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    A question about the twin paradox --do the two clocks agree or disagree?

    One twin is to undertake a voyage to a star ,7.07 light years away from earth. The other twin stays at home . Space twin gets into his spaceship, and does a "circuit" to accelerate his ship up to 0.707c , and then flies by earth .As he passes earth ,the twins signal to synchronise and start their... show more
    One twin is to undertake a voyage to a star ,7.07 light years away from earth. The other twin stays at home . Space twin gets into his spaceship, and does a "circuit" to accelerate his ship up to 0.707c , and then flies by earth .As he passes earth ,the twins signal to synchronise and start their respective clocks . Space twin continues his flight ,at 0.707c, to the star .There , ,but without slowing down , he transmits his clock's reading back to his twin on earth . When the twin on earth receives that reading will it agree ,or not , with his journey time calculation of 10 years ?
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    Has infrastructure development in Oz improved much in the past 150 year?

    Infrastructure development in Australia has always been notoriously slow, largely down to alcoholism. In 1860 Australia wanted to build a telegraph line connecting the south and north of the country. Telegraphy is kind of like the NBN but faster. Many states saw the economic benefit of being part of the telegraph... show more
    Infrastructure development in Australia has always been notoriously slow, largely down to alcoholism. In 1860 Australia wanted to build a telegraph line connecting the south and north of the country. Telegraphy is kind of like the NBN but faster. Many states saw the economic benefit of being part of the telegraph route so there was a race to win the project and start construction. The only problem was that the centre of Australia was largely uncharted at that time so they needed someone to find a route through. Several states sent out expeditions. In Victoria, an Irish soldier and policeman called Robert O'Hara Burke raised his hand and said, "Too easy, mate. I'll do that." Despite having no experience of expeditions whatsoever, the Victorian government bizarrely provided £2,000 of funding for his journey. He took the money, assembled a group of 19 men and bought provisions which included enough food to last two years, a cedar-topped oak camp table with two chairs, rockets, flags, a Chinese gong and 270 litres of rum. All essential for cross country travel. When asked why they needed so much rum they explained that the camels would need it to prevent them getting scurvy! As we all know, rum is just packed full of vitamin C. You could tell the expedition was going to be a disaster because on the first day 15,000 people cheered them off from Royal Park but they were so sloshed that they only made it to Moonee Ponds. If you live in Melbourne you will know that is a 30min walk.
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    God loves; cons hate. Are cons rejoicing that CNN anchor and Trump's enemy Chris Cuomo (bro of NY governor) has caught COVID-19?

    And now cons are praying NY governor Andrew Cuomo will also catch COVID-19?
    And now cons are praying NY governor Andrew Cuomo will also catch COVID-19?
    10 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
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    My parents won't let me go vegetarian!?

    Best answer: What makes them think that humans were meant to eat meat, I wonder? The world's biggest incisors, for example are on the hippopotamus, which is a herbivore. However, their reasons are emotional: they feel a but insulted that you don't want to be like them. Here are some general suggestions I make to... show more
    Best answer: What makes them think that humans were meant to eat meat, I wonder? The world's biggest incisors, for example are on the hippopotamus, which is a herbivore. However, their reasons are emotional: they feel a but insulted that you don't want to be like them.

    Here are some general suggestions I make to younger teens in case you might get some helpful ideas from them. Ask to have a serious discussion with your parents about how they see things panning out in the coming months and years. It needs to be fairly rational, so if one of you becomes too emotional (e.g. angry) it would be best to time out and try again another time. Prepare in advance what you would like to say and ask: write a plan, even.  
     
    As you reach each birthday, for example, or each new school year, what rights, freedoms and responsibilities will you have? Chores, pocket money, curfews, dating, etc. will all come into it, obviously. You can't really expect something for nothing, so think about what you can put into the family and household as part of your negotiations as to what you can get.  
     
    If you are to grow into a responsible adult, it must be a gradual process: if they keep you wrapped up in cotton wool and then suddenly let you out of the box at eighteen, you won't have enough experience to know how to handle it.  
     
    That said, your parent(s) is/are responsible for your safety and welfare during this time: no doubt they love you and they themselves have the experiences you don't yet. Seeing things on t.v. and hearing your friends' (exaggerated?) stories aren't quite the same.  
     
    If they don't want to do this, ask them if they will please consider a plan and talk again in a week or so. All plans need to be a little flexible, as unexpected things can happen, of course.  
     
    Hopefully this will show that you have a maturing attitude to your family and your life.   
     
     
    Good Luck!   
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    Why can't America do what China does to combat coronavirus? Is it against human rights?

    China's lockdown rules are extremely strict. Everyone is forced to stay home and wear mask at all times They disinfect every inch of their country every hour air and ground and walls and ceilings. Harsh punishment for people not following orders, no warnings. America is different, people still go out, no... show more
    China's lockdown rules are extremely strict. Everyone is forced to stay home and wear mask at all times They disinfect every inch of their country every hour air and ground and walls and ceilings. Harsh punishment for people not following orders, no warnings. America is different, people still go out, no one puts mask on, cities still dirty with no one bother to disinfect the ground or air. Many people from new york now trying to escape but they might bring the virus to another state.
    78 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
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    The Corona virus has now killed more Americans than 9/11. Should U.S wage war on China like we did with Bin Laden?
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    Why did Cuomo allow sick New yorkers to leave the state to infect USA?

    Americans want to know why Cuomo isnt arrested.
    Americans want to know why Cuomo isnt arrested.
    25 answers · Politics · 7 hours ago
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    Media is reporting “More have now died from Corona Virus than in 9/11”,  why don’t they also report this for Influenza Deaths every year?

    Around 30,000 die every flu season in the US alone, ten times the amount who died in 9/11
    Around 30,000 die every flu season in the US alone, ten times the amount who died in 9/11
    49 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
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    Have there any people that have recovered from coronavirus?

    Best answer: Yes, many have recovered from the virus
    Best answer: Yes, many have recovered from the virus
    32 answers · Politics · 22 hours ago
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    Could Trump's failure be more obvious?

    New York has more coronavirus cases than the whole country of Germany -- and more than twice as many deaths. In January, Germany developed its own reliable test for COVIDー19 and began mass testing. In February, Trump was demanding New York drop its investigations into him.
    New York has more coronavirus cases than the whole country of Germany -- and more than twice as many deaths. In January, Germany developed its own reliable test for COVIDー19 and began mass testing. In February, Trump was demanding New York drop its investigations into him.
    14 answers · Politics · 4 hours ago
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    Men gain nothing and risk losing everything in marriage, why the hell do they still do it??

    Somebody please explain to me???
    Somebody please explain to me???
    32 answers · Gender & Women's Studies · 1 day ago
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    Poll: What do you think is the cutest animal?

    Inspired by Sooyoung's question.
    Inspired by Sooyoung's question.
    64 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 days ago
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    Do you wear your shoes in the house?

    Bare in mind there a foot fettishers around.🕵️‍♀️
    Bare in mind there a foot fettishers around.🕵️‍♀️
    54 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 days ago
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    Survey:: What did you have in your breakfast today ?

    I just had omelette n a toast
    I just had omelette n a toast
    61 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 days ago
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    What time do you go to bed?

    Best answer: It varies. I've been going to bed around 7pm the last couple weeks because I've been sick. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm staying up later, and going to bed around 10 pm.
    Best answer: It varies. I've been going to bed around 7pm the last couple weeks because I've been sick. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm staying up later, and going to bed around 10 pm.
    21 answers · Polls & Surveys · 6 hours ago