In Case You Missed It! 2nd Edition

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These are some articles that have been going around the Beryl Labs offices. We found them very interesting and we hope you do too. Please enjoy our second edition of In Case You Missed It!

Visits to Proxima Centauri’s planet are probably millennia away

Visits to Proxima Centauri’s planet are probably millennia away – If you’d like to vacation at the newly found planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, you might want to reconsider. It’s nearby astronomically — a mere 4.2 light-years away — but still too far away for any plausible transportation technology to reach within the current millennium. [via: www.sciencenews.org]

Dwarf planet Ceres may have vanishing ice volcanoes

Dwarf planet Ceres may have vanishing ice volcanoes – A recently discovered solitary ice volcano on the dwarf planet Ceres may have some hidden older siblings, say scientists who have tested a likely way such mountains of icy rock — called cryovolcanoes — might disappear over millions of years. [via: www.sciencedaily.com]

Tom Wolfe’s denial of language evolution stumbles over his own words

Tom Wolfe’s denial of language evolution stumbles over his own words – Language is a tricky thing to write about. You’re using it while dissecting it. That sort of recursion can trip you up. As a philosopher friend of mine once said, a zoologist studying tigers, while riding on the back of a tiger, should be very careful. [via: www.sciencenews.org]

Unhealthy gut microbes a cause of hypertension, researchers find

Unhealthy gut microbes a cause of hypertension, researchers find – Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. [via: www.sciencedaily.com]

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