Hamilton Scouts Call The ISS To Get Answers From Astronaut

The voice, at once forceful and friendly, came in the space’s weightlessness, but it had some serious things to state to the 58th Scout troop of the Hamilton, who were delighted to be listening here on the land.

Things such as: “It (Earth) is the most gorgeous thing we have ever looked at. Its cloud movement and glowing blues, the lights of the cities and the northern lights at the poles. It is very touching and a steady spectacle. It appears sturdy and yet delicate, which convinces us that we have to take care of it.” Amen.

That was David Saint-Jacques (Canadian astronaut) speaking, from the ISS (International Space Station), to the dozens of Cubs, Beavers, and Scouts grouped in a huge open field in Burlington at the Mount Nemo Scout Camp. Most of them were aligned at a microphone, hanging around to ask him queries.

As far as anybody knows, it is the first time that a Hamilton request to talk squarely with the ISS has ever become successful. And, when it did this week, the 58th’s scouts, some of them dressed in outfits of space shuttle, were visibly brimming with expectations.

Speaking of ISS, if you think a broken toilet is not good on Earth, spare a notion for the astronomers who have to tackle it in zero gravity. That is what the poor astronomers on the ISS were left struggling with earlier when their $19 Million commode broke, as per a status report by NASA. Almost 9.5 Liters of water overflew due to the accident. The group had to clean it up with the help of towels while operating to solve the leak, stated the space organization.

The present toilet was given in 2008 to the craft aboard Endeavour (space shuttle), after the earlier one was broken, as per media.


Most Connections Amid Personality Traits And Life Results Are Replicable

Studies showing connections amid personality characteristics and life results, like marital solidity and professional achievements, offer a reasonably accurate roadmap of the association between personality and different aspects of one’s life, as per to outcomes from a large-scale duplication project. The study was published in Psychological Science. The outcomes of the project “present grounds for careful optimism on the personality-conclusion writing,” states Christopher J. Soto, a study author and psychology researcher at Colby College. He developed the LOOPR (Life Outcomes of Personality Replication) project.

The LOOPR project is aimed to replicate 78 earlier identified trait-result connections, which had been stated in a complete literature review issued in 2006. The project particularly examined connections amid the big five personality characteristics—openness to conscientiousness, experience, agreeableness, extraversion, and neuroticism—and 48 interpersonal, individual, and institutional outcomes ranging from subjective well-being to private behavior to work-related performance. Prior to carrying out the study, Soto pre-registered the research hypotheses, materials, design, and analysis plans on the OSF (Open Science Framework). The analysis demonstrated that the mass of the replication endeavors was successful—which means the replication trials reproduced earlier identified trait-result associations about 85% of the time. The LOOPR project outcome showed connections amid personality traits and life outcomes that were mostly not as strong as those initially published.

On a similar note, a study showed that if the individual is having a healthy personality or not can be predicted. Researchers from the UCD (University of California, Davis) have found a healthy personality model in the latest study utilizing a contemporary trait viewpoint. They discovered that the healthy personality could be described, with a higher level of agreement, in regards to the 30 aspects of the “big five” replica of personality traits. The study was published in the Journal of Personality and Societal Psychology.