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Invasive giant Burmese pythons have infested Florida, so scientists have tried to relocate them. But they just keep coming back home: http://usat.ly/1hBcyVo

Invasive giant Burmese pythons have infested Florida, so scientists have tried to relocate them. But they just keep coming back home: http://usat.ly/1hBcyVo

A little more detail on yesterday’s Big Bang news.

And: What’s left to discover?

A little more detail on yesterday’s Big Bang news.

And: What’s left to discover?

Do you feel red-faced when you’re angry or embarrassed? Tight in the chest when you’re anxious? Butterflies in your stomach when you’re in love? (Yep, yep and yep!)

It turns out our emotions are directly linked to sensations in specific parts of our bodies, according to a recent study by a team of Finnish researchers.

In five experiments, 700 online participants from Finland, Sweden and Taiwan were given outlines of a body and asked to color in the regions where they felt warmer or cooler in certain body parts in response to 13 emotions, including anger, fear, surprise, happiness and depression.

Read more: http://usat.ly/1eTrNfF

You can take the test yourself, here.

Do you feel red-faced when you’re angry or embarrassed? Tight in the chest when you’re anxious? Butterflies in your stomach when you’re in love? (Yep, yep and yep!)

It turns out our emotions are directly linked to sensations in specific parts of our bodies, according to a recent study by a team of Finnish researchers.

In five experiments, 700 online participants from Finland, Sweden and Taiwan were given outlines of a body and asked to color in the regions where they felt warmer or cooler in certain body parts in response to 13 emotions, including anger, fear, surprise, happiness and depression.

Read more: http://usat.ly/1eTrNfF

You can take the test yourself, here.

What’s that? Oh, just a humanoid robot, NBD.
(Photo by Matt Cardy, Getty Images)

What’s that? Oh, just a humanoid robot, NBD.

(Photo by Matt Cardy, Getty Images)

NASA’s 6,000-Mile Panorama: A Sliver of Earth in a Billion Pixels
(via NASA’s 6,000-Mile Panorama: A Sliver of Earth in a Billion Pixels)

NASA’s 6,000-Mile Panorama: A Sliver of Earth in a Billion Pixels

(via NASA’s 6,000-Mile Panorama: A Sliver of Earth in a Billion Pixels)

jtotheizzoe:

The Earliest Days of NASA

Maria Popova, at Brain Pickings, happened upon a treasure trove of early NASA (and its airplane-only predecessor NACA) archive photos. They are really something. From biplanes to the Mercury capsule, pre-1950 aeronautics seemed to live by the motto of “If we build it, then we can go there.” That’s a sentiment we could use a bit more of.

More here.

Let’s Not Spring Forward | A Blog Around The Clock

From Scientific American

Even cows don’t like Daylight Saving Time. Come Sunday morning, when the milking machines get attached to their udders a whole hour too early, the otherwise placid bovines on dairy farms around the United States will snort in surprise and dismay. They may give less milk than usual. They could take days or weeks to get used to the new milking schedules.

And for humans:

The reason for negative health effects of DST is that, in essence, the entire world is jet-lagged for a few days.

So … do you feel as jet-lagged as we do?

How cool is this? Scientists with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted two features shaped like “Pac-Man” on moons of Saturn. One was observed on the moon Mimas in 2010 and the latest on the moon Tethys. (Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/SWRI)

How cool is this? Scientists with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted two features shaped like “Pac-Man” on moons of Saturn. One was observed on the moon Mimas in 2010 and the latest on the moon Tethys.

(Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/SWRI)

theatlantic:

When the International Space Station Passes Over Your House, NASA Will Send You a Text Message
Your latest reminder that the future is now.
[Image: Till Credner via NASA]

Yes, please!

theatlantic:

When the International Space Station Passes Over Your House, NASA Will Send You a Text Message

Your latest reminder that the future is now.

[Image: Till Credner via NASA]

Yes, please!

This photo released by NASA today shows the final stages of a titanic galaxy merger — when two become one.
More images from space this week: http://usat.ly/UfnEaD

This photo released by NASA today shows the final stages of a titanic galaxy merger — when two become one.

More images from space this week: http://usat.ly/UfnEaD