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World’s Largest Solar Plant Goes Live, Could Revolutionize Fight Against Climate Change

If there is anywhere in the world that solar power technology could deliver unprecedented amounts of renewable energy, it’s sub-Saharan Africa. The Sahara Desert sees an average of less than 2.5 centimeters of rain annually, has an average temperature of 86°F, and reaches 122°F in the warmest months. But until February 4, no one had taken on the task of proving the extent of the solar energy value of this harsh climate. Moroccan King Mohammed VI is seeking to change all that.

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21 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Make You Believe Anything Is Possible

At the age of 21, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with a rare, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. At the time, doctors gave him two years to live. Today, aged 74 and still kicking, Hawking is considered to be one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists on Earth.

Both his astounding work and his very existence prove that even when facing dire odds, humans can achieve great things. Expand your mind, feed your soul, and get inspired to achieve great things of your own with these amazing Stephen Hawking quotes:

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Stephen Hawking Quotes Loud Minds

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Sold Physics Books

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Intelligence Adapt To Change

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Adapt Survive

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Mistakes

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Get On With Life

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Predestination Street Crossing

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God Plays Dice

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Scientists Torch Bearers

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Humankind Talking Listening

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Understanding The Universe

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Universe Boundary Conditions

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Look At The Stars

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Expectations Reduced To Zero

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No Hurry To Die

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Free Mind

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Science Possible Divine Inspiration

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Life Tragic Funny

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Life Hope

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Stephen Hawking Quotes Monkeys

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Then And Now: See What The World’s Most Densely Populated City Looked Like 100 Years Ago

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Calle Escolta, Manila, Philippines in 1878. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Here in the United States, we often use New York City as our paradigm of extraordinary population density. Indeed, the city proper and some surrounding municipalities hold nine of the top ten spots for most densely populated places in America, and the city itself contains over 27,000 people per square mile. But that’s just a quarter of the density of the most crowded city on Earth: Manila, Philippines.

However, Manila wasn’t always so densely packed. When the photo above was taken, in 1878, Calle Escolta (the street pictured above) was the primary commercial thoroughfare in not just all of old Manila, but in all of the Philippines.

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Newly Discovered Galaxies May Shed Light On Mysterious Gravitational Force Sucking Earth In

Hidden Galaxies

An annotated artist’s impression showing radio waves traveling from the new galaxies, then passing through the Milky Way and arriving at the Parkes radio telescope on Earth (not to scale). Image Source: International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

Hundreds of secret galaxies hiding in the Zone of Avoidance behind the Milky Way, all helping to reveal the mysteries of The Great Attractor, an enigmatic gravitational force with the pull of a million billion Suns. It sounds like the plot of an old fashioned Marvel comic book, but, according to a new breakthrough study, all of it — right down to the nomenclature — is pure fact.

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