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Dala  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Revisiting Pioneer - Did NASA Detect Phosphine at Venus in 1978?

It appears that ‘phosphine’ is the gas and ‘phosphene’ is the phenomenon of seeing light without having light enter the eye. So that’s a thing I learned today. Thanks for asking!

Dala  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 7, 2020

Today's Wikipedia Rabbit Hole is Brought to You by the Letter R and the Makers of Warfarin:

    Alberta was settled relatively late in North American history and only became a province in 1905. Black rats cannot survive in its climate at all, and brown rats must live near people and in their structures to survive the winters. There are numerous predators in Canada's vast natural areas which will eat non-native rats, so it took until 1950 for invading rats to make their way over land from Eastern Canada.[50] Immediately upon their arrival at the eastern border with Saskatchewan, the Alberta government implemented an extremely aggressive rat control program to stop them from advancing further. A systematic detection and eradication system was used throughout a control zone about 600 kilometres (400 mi) long and 30 kilometres (20 mi) wide along the eastern border to eliminate rat infestations before the rats could spread further into the province. Shotguns, bulldozers, high explosives, poison gas, and incendiaries were used to destroy rats. Numerous farm buildings were destroyed in the process. Initially, tons of arsenic trioxide were spread around thousands of farm yards to poison rats, but soon after the program commenced the rodenticide and medical drug warfarin was introduced, which is much safer for people and more effective at killing rats than arsenic.[51]

WTF Alberta?

Dala  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Multiple 'water bodies' found under surface of Mars

Can do. Will post some interesting things I have seen in the last week or so once I check to see that they haven't already been posted.

Dala  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Multiple 'water bodies' found under surface of Mars

I am so making the Eastern Narrow Mouthed Toad my new phone ringtone.