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Submission + - Let science be science (

Dan Drollette writes: On April 22, a young particle physicist will be in Washington, DC, to be part of the March for Science. She explains why marchers should not have to worry about appearing as another special-interest group.

Submission + - Trump Administration Freezes all Grant Activity at EPA

PvtVoid writes: From the Washington Post: An email went out to employees in the agency’s Office of Acquisition Management within hours of President Trump’s swearing-in on Friday.

“New EPA administration has asked that all contract and grant awards be temporarily suspended, effective immediately,” read the email, which was shared with The Washington Post. “Until we receive further clarification, which we hope to have soon, please construe this to include task orders and work assignments.”

Comment Re:What complete nonsense (Score 1) 308

FWIW, there are diamonds in asteroids too.

Where did you ever get that idea? Diamonds are only formed under conditions you will find on a planetary body:

Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 mi) in the Earth's mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth).

Ain't gonna happen on an asteroid. A basic rule of thumb is that asteroids will only contain igneous materials, never sedimentary or metamorphic.

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