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A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to our Sun. Knowing the rate that these potentially habitable planets occur will be important for designing future astronomical missions to characterize nearby rocky planets around sun-like stars that could support life. A paper describing the model appears August 14, 2019 in The Astronomical Journal.…

Abdominal (bowel) sounds Abdominal, or bowel, sounds refer to noises made within the small and large intestines, typically during digestion. They’re characterized by hollow sounds that may be similar to the sounds of water moving through pipes. Bowel sounds are most often a normal occurrence. However, frequent, unusually loud sounds or the lack of abdominal sounds may indicate an underlying condition within the digestive system. The stomach muscle contractions also help to make you hungry,…

It can be really confusing trying to find out the best cars for beginners and young drivers. It can be even more confusing trying to figure out which car should be your first. It doesn’t really matter if you’re a recent grad with your first real job, or someone different from the prototype first-time car buyer, it will be confusing. Actually, the car-buying process is never filled with as much uncertainty as it is the…

The senator explains to The Nation why he is raising concerns not just about the presidential debates but about the media’s narrow coverage of national crises. Bernie Sanders will have a prime spot on the next Democratic presidential debate stage in Houston, and he will undoubtedly participate as aggressively as the other leading contenders for the party’s 2020 nomination. But the senator from Vermont makes no secret of his frustration with the scope and character…

If you were to organize programming languages into tiers, there would probably three main tiers. The top tier, the highest of them would include mainstream languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, etc. While some of these languages may be fading, you’re better of knowing at least one of these languages to land a great job. Most of the top tier languages are firmly entrenched. It takes quite a while for a programming language to…

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin If you’re a book worm and were asked to summarize their love for reading, you would probably be stuck. There is no way to articulate the love for books, but the quote above comes pretty close. A book-lover knows that only a couple of things can provide you the joy you…

Programmers who aspire to achieve greatness need to know what languages to learn. And the best way to do so is to know the 7 most in-demand programming languages of 2019. They need to select the right education and work on a very particular set of skills that will impress future employers. This way, they’re guaranteed to land their dream job. So, what are the most in-demand programming languages of 2019? And are which one…

If you are thinking about learning a new programming language, you’re probably wondering what are the highest paid programming languages. It’s actually pretty natural for developers, whether beginner or experienced, to think for the career prospects. Leaving a couple of things besides, we mainly tend to focus on the salary we can get using these languages. But, you should also focus on other things, such as: User-friendliness of the language – this helps a lot…

I hope to see Ruby help every programmer in the world to be productive, and to enjoy programming, and to be happy. That is the primary purpose of Ruby language. Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby The very first stable version of Ruby was released 23 years go, way back in 1996. This makes Ruby a pretty mature programming language, and it still remains one of the most popular and used languages in the…

Intermittent fasting is currently one of the world’s most popular health trends. People are using it to: Lose weight Improve their health Simplify their lifestyle A lot of studies show that it can have tremendously powerful effects on your body and brain, and in some cases to help you live longer. (The said study.) This is the ultimate comprehensive step-by-step guide to intermittent fasting. What is Intermittent Fasting in essence? Simplifying everything, intermittent fasting is…