Penn to begin athletic competition this weekend; first Ivy toresume sports
After over a year with no sporting events, the Penn Division ofRecreation and Intercollegiate Athletics has received approval to move into IvyPhase IV, meaning that it can resume local competition beginning on Saturday,March 27. It will be the first Ivy League school to compete in the wake of theCOVID-19 cancellations. Penn Athletics relayed the decision in an announcementalong with an unveiling of its spring schedule. The typical spring sportsteams — baseball, softball, rowing, lacrosse, tennis, and track and field —will be competing in abbreviated seasons against strictly local competition. Noteam will face any Ivy League foes. Competition kicks off on March 27 with Pennbaseball taking on Villanova on March 27 and track and field competing in thePenn Challenge the same day against the Wildcats along with Rider, SaintJoseph's, and Temple.
Mapleton 17-year-old entrepreneur has a flourishing bakingreputation
At age 17, Jannelyse Allred, of Mapleton, has a thrivingbusiness. She bakes eight varieties of bread for the Mapleton Farmers Marketand has done so for a couple years. She has a food handler’s permit as well asa cottage kitchen permit.
Perseverance Martian landing point named after Octavia E. Butler
The perseverance rover thatrecently landed on Mars was named after a novelist Octavia E. Butler. This person is behind one of Nasa's mottos, which it to do science accurately.Butler is an author, and she wrote many books. One of her books argues thatexploring space is important because our planet will be in shambles. ThroughoutNasa's history, they have honored other sci-fi writers on other missions.
Neurons,or nerve cells, are the principal cell in our nervous system, which includesyour brain, spinal cord, and nerves. There are around 86 billion neuronsin the brain and around a billion more in the spinal cord. Neurons are thecells that help transfer messages from one place to another in our body.Basically, every time you touch something, the touch triggers an electricalsignal from the neuron closest to the skin. That neuron that is closest to theskin sends a message to the brain. The brain then processes the information andsends a signal to whatever muscle it might attend to. Different parts of aneuron do specific jobs, such as make, move, and receive messages. A neuronnormally receives the messages, or signal on small branches, called dendrites.These dendrites stick out from the body of the cell, sending signals down along trail called the axel. The end of the axel has another group of branchesthat are called the axel terminal. The signals move along the axelterminal in the form of negative and positively charged ions. The signals aredelivered through chemical signals. Since neurons are the ones who send andreceive signals from different body parts, one neuron could have a length of upto three feet.
In 2003, the National Museum of Chinacovers Chinese history from 1.7 million years ago to the end of the QingDynasty in 1911. Notable works include the “Houmuwu” Rectangle Ding, a rectangular bronze sacrificial vesselmade in the late Shang Dynasty, the heaviest piece of ancient bronze ware inthe world, and a Han Dynasty jade burial suit laced with gold thread. Located on the eastern side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, thisis one of the largest museums in the world and the second-most visited artmuseum in the world, just after the Louvre. Two of the virtual exhibitsavailable for 360-degree viewing are the Resplendence of the Tang Dynasty andSunken Silver.
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Phosphorus for Earth’s earliest life may have been forged bylightning
The phosphorus that went into building the firstDNA and RNA molecules is thought to have come from a mineral calledschreibersite, which is typically found in meteorites. But a new analysis ofminerals forged by a lightning strike hints that lightning may have producedenough schreibersite on early Earth to help kickstart life, researchers report.Scientists analyzed a hunk of glassy material called fulgurite, which formedwhen lightning zapped the ground in Illinois in 2016. By firing lasers, X-raysand electrons at the fulgurite and observing how those beams interacted withthe material, the researchers were able to probe its composition. Theydiscovered that the fulgurite was studded with tiny kernels of schreibersite,which collectively made up about 100 grams — or about 0.4 percent — of thelightning-made material. Using those observations, along with estimates ofweather conditions on early Earth, scientists calculated the amount ofschreibersite that lightning strikes could have created billions of years ago.From about 4.5 billion to 3.5 billion years ago, lightning could have forged110 to 11,000 kilograms of phosphorus-containing compounds each year to helpseed life, the researchers conclude.
Sleep isimportant. Our bodies get the rest and recovery it needs, and our brainsorts our memories. But sleep is not something only humans experience,all other animals experience it too. Researchers have yet to discover anyanimal that does not sleep, that is how important sleep is to life. Whenstudying the sleeping patterns of wild octopuses, researchers discovered thatthey had two distinct phases. In the first, called quiet sleep, theoctopuses are pale and motionless with the pupils of their eyes narrowed toslits. The second is called active sleep. Eyes dart around, suckers’contract, muscles twitch, skin textures change and, most dramatically, brightcolors race across octopuses’ bodies. This wild sleep is rhythmic, happeningevery half an hour or so, and brief; it is over after about 40 seconds. This “active sleep” is similar to something humans experience during sleep,Rapid Eye Movement or REM. During this stage of human sleep is often whenwe have dreams. It is unclear whether octopuses dream or if humans wouldeven be able to understand them if they did.
Collect Unopened Packages of Period Products and Donate Them to a Local Homeless Shelter $1,000Scholarship
This amazingscholarship opportunity provides you a chance to help your community and win$1,000! By collecting and donating period products, like tampons and pads, to alocal homeless shelter, you will be entered into this scholarship once yousubmit a picture of the products. What is the best part? The requirements arevery easy to meet! You do not need to submit your GPA or write an essay, and youhave to be under 26 years old. The deadline is March 31st, 2021, so make sureto apply now!