Science

September 18, 2021

It Took 100,000 Photos to Put Together This 230-Megapixel Picture of the Sun

Backyard astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy is always challenging himself, whether it's capturing the ISS transitting or creating high-definition photos of the Moon. This time, he assembled a powerful telescope that has allowed him to photograph the Sun with incredible detail. In fact, this latest picture is a 230-megapixel image that is the result of 100,000 individual still photos—all taken in his backyard.

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September 16, 2021

Dazzling Winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

A photograph of the annular solar eclipse taken in Tibet has been awarded the top prize at the prestigious Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards. Chinese photographer Shuchang Dong came away with the award in the 13th iteration of the contest, which celebrates the artistry of astrophotography. “Powerful, dramatic, and profound in its simplicity,” said competition judge Jon Culshaw. “This image constantly draws the eye back to it, away from all others.

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September 9, 2021

A Japanese Researcher Is Developing an Alzheimer’s Vaccine Which Can Be Taken Orally

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease faced by many families as their relatives age. Making up 67% of dementia cases, Alzheimer’s affects memory and cognitions, typically appearing in senior citizens. At present, there is no cure. However, attempts to create a vaccine to prevent the cognitive decline have made progress in recent years. In particular, Japanese researcher Dr.

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September 7, 2021

Study Reveals How Much Exercise You Need To Counteract Sitting All Day Long

Do you sit at a desk all day? Many jobs require sitting all day from nine to five. These hours can be harmful for your health, particularly if you (like most people) find yourself slouching. A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that such sedentary work days can be counteracted with exercise—specifically 30 to 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

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