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A Special Place for Blog Lovers with a Touch of Science!

Blog of Earth & Planetary Sciences EPS blog is specially made for Natural Science enthusiasts. Here you can discuss the most relevant themes of today’s scientific world with scientists from all around the world. Our goal is to facilitate the conversation between both scholars and amateurs by providing an online platform, which covers all the...

Blog of Earth & Planetary Sciences EPS blog is specially made for Natural Science enthusiasts. Here you can discuss the most relevant themes of today’s scientific world with scientists from all around the world. Our goal is to facilitate the conversation between both scholars and amateurs by providing an online platform, which covers all the main branches of Earth and Planetary Sciences like Geology, Informatics, Ecology, Space Technologies and, last but not the least, Educational methods and systems.

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Conversations with an AI

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Rationality vs Irrationality?

In many ways, rationality and irrationality can be seen as two sides of the same coin. Both involve making decisions based on incomplete or inaccurate information, and both can lead to suboptimal outcomes. The key difference is that rationality is based on logical reasoning and a systematic approach to problem-solving, while irrationality is based on emotions and gut feelings.

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Deepest scientific ocean drilling sheds light on Japan's next great earthquake

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Tectonic stress in Japan's Nankai subduction zone is less than expected

Scientists who drilled deeper into an undersea earthquake fault than ever before have found that the tectonic stress in Japan's Nankai subduction zone is less than expected, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington.

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Great Art Explained: Edward Hopper

Credit: Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, 1942 (via Wikipedia)

Between painting and cinema

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is one of the most renowned American painters of the 20th century. His paintings are enigmatic, thought-provocative, and suggestive. His style – realistic, sharp, and "noir". He often depicts dark scenes torn by stark light with lonely and sullen figures, usually a couple that emits dysfunctional emotionality and disconnection. 

Most of his works look like shots directly taken from the films of his time. In fact, many times they were. He was an ardent cinephile. He took inspiration from motion pictures and turned them into pictures. Interestingly, many directors were also greatly influenced by Hopper's paintings and in turn, used them in their movies. That became the most emblematic conversation between painting and cinema, and 55 years later, it is still an ongoing relationship productively connecting two different mediums.

Below you can enjoy another great short video made on the topic by James Payne.

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Conversations with an AI: Dark Matter

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Mysteries of the Universe

Today, we ask our AI friend about one of the most mysterious phenomena in the Universe – the so-called dark matter. We indirectly know about it by registering the gravitational force it exerts on surrounding objects. It is invisible, undetectable, and hypothetical, yet there are strong pieces of evidence that such a matter exists. Below you can read the answer of GPT-3.

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Xavier Cortada at the TED Countdown

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Socially engaged art

Artist Xavier Cortada spoke at the TED Countdown event hosted in London, England on Monday, October 3rd, 2022. He talked about using socially engaged art as a tool for engaging, educating, and mobilizing communities around climate action. The TED Talk will likely be published online in December 2022.

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