Saturday, May 28, 2011

World Between Me News

Black Holes- A place of no Return

Ok, so today's amazing facts will be about the Black Holes.  

A Black Hole is a region in space in which nothing, not even light can escape. So once something gets in, it can't get out.
The area around the black hole is called the event horizon. There is a huge gravitational pull going in on in the event horizon. Any planet, any star, or any light that crosses the event horizon, will greatly be sucked in to the black hole.

The event horizon is also called "a point of no return" as because anything in this area will be sucked into the black hole with absolutely no chance of escape.
Black holes are not strong enough to pull anything outside the event horizon.

In the event horizon (the area around the black hole) the time appears to slow down for the external viewer, but in fact it doesn't.

These black holes are formed when heavy stars collapse in a supernova at the end of their life cycle. After a black hole has formed it can continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. By sucking in other stars and merging with other black holes, supermassive black holes of millions of solar masses may be formed.

Monday, May 23, 2011

World Between Me News

Kuru Disease- Cannibalism Facts

Many years ago people believed in many things. The times really differed from what we have now. Especially medicine as nobody back then had a drug store to go every time they had a cough or flu. Instead people experimented with things I still can't believe you could do. Some of their experiments were successful weather it healed a wound or fought a disease. Other experiments made everything worse. New diseases were formed then spread.
Once of these diseases is Kuru Disease.

Kuru, also known as laughing sickness due to the outbursts of laughter that mark its second phase, was first noted in New Guinea in the early 1900s. By the 1950s, anthropologists and Australian government officials reported that kuru was rampant with approximately 8,000 cases. The infected group partook in ritual acts of mortuary cannibalism, which behaviour was later determined to be responsible for the epidemic transmission of the disease. the disease all but disappeared with the termination of cannibalism in New Guinea

Kuru is a prion disease very like scrapie in sheep, BSE mad cow disease and its human form vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease). Kuru was the first transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (prion disease) discovered in humans.

Kuru is a disease passed on during funeral rites of the Fore tribe when the body of the dead was ritually cooked and eaten. The brain, the most infected part of the body of someone with Kuru was eaten by the closest females relatives of the departed. The women and children scooped out the brain from the skull and would not wash their hands for many weeks after the funeral. The disease was probably also passed onto many others in the tribe because of this practice.

Kuru dementia is now almost non existent for two main reasons. The disease wiped out many tribes who practiced this ritual and Government in New Guinea discouraged cannibalism. It is believed the disease existed for only a short time as elders could not remember it when they were young.
Kuru Infected Brain

Signs of Kuru, like variant CJD is believed to have a long incubation period of many years. Signs and symptoms include profound neurological deterioration that manifests itself with disordered movement, tremors, unsteadiness, mood disorder and in some dementia. Death followed a comatose state within 6 to 12 months after the first appearance of symptoms.

There is no treatment for Kuru.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Things to know

College- A Hit or a Myth??

So I decided to drop a few names below. These are some of the people who never, ever finished school. They either never applied or they dropped out after few months. This shows that even without a degree, you are able to be on top of the world. Check out who NEVER finished school!!

People Who NEVER finished college:

1. Halle Berry - Multimillionaire Actress

2.  Michael Dell - founder and CEO of DELL

3. Henry Ford - Ford motor Company

4. Rachel Ray- TV show Cook

5. Steven Spielberg- Movie Director

6. Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook Founder 

7. Bill Gates- Founder of Microsoft. 

These people are now one of the world's most powerful and most successful people. They never got their degree, as they believed in more. They wanted much more than a high paycheck every month. All these people worked their ass off, just to get on top of the world. Some had  ideas, and some were looking for one. This is how you win.

See, it doesn't matter what's written on a piece of paper. It's what in your head. If you can do more, or want more- what's stopping you? You go out there and you get what you deserve. After all, you have nothing to lose.  

This is just my opinion, but I believe that college will bring you stability and balance in your life, but not millions. Sure, you will get a nice paycheck every month, you'll go to the same job every single day, because you have to. You just spend say 3 or 6 years in college just to do this job.  Maybe after few years you will get a raise. But will you be different from others? Will you earn more than your colleague? How about millions? Have you ever thought how to get them? I did. And someday I will be there.