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That’s no moon

From as far back as I can remember, I’d occasionally stare at the moon. (I’d stare at the sun really occasionally, and see how long I could before I had to turn away. but I could stare long enough that the sun turned bluey-green, the rest of ther sky turned dark blue, and a white crescent shape spanning approximately one-third of the circumference of the sun would spin along the outside of the sun, wildly and randomly). But back to the moon… I often still look at the moon, but once in a while I stare at it.

Happiness

We find that as people get older, they get happier. And moreover we find that for younger people associate happiness more with excitement, and as people get older they associate happiness with peacefulness. Sep Kamvar Professor of Computational Science, Stanford University

Try wrap your mind around this

A team of scientists has succeeded in putting an object large enough to be visible to the naked eye into a mixed quantum state of moving and not moving. Andrew Cleland at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his team cooled a tiny metal paddle until it reached its quantum mechanical ‘ground state’ — the lowest-energy state permitted by quantum mechanics. They then used the weird rules of quantum mechanics to simultaneously set the paddle moving while leaving it standing still.