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posted by Dopefish on Tuesday February 25 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the we-are-made-of-star-stuff dept.
AnonTechie writes "Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., today released a significant expansion and upgrade to a public, on-line database that houses a unique and extensive collection of information about a family of complex, carbon-rich molecules that are both widespread and abundant throughout the universe. Scientists believe more than 20 percent of the carbon in the universe is tied up in this extensive family of compounds, collectively know as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or simply PAHs.
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  • (Score: 1) by tynin on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:19AM

    by tynin (2013) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:19AM (#7017) Journal

    I imagine you didn't click on the Homepage [] link on the leftside column. From there it is under the "Customize Stories on the Homepage" part of the page, it has that "All Sections" portion with some radio dials to select some very non-obvious dot and dash symbols that don't convey anything meaningful, but lo and behold, selecting the right most radio dial and clicking Save at the bottom fixed me.

  • (Score: 1) by tynin on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:21AM

    by tynin (2013) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:21AM (#7022) Journal

    Strange, I swear I gave it a different URL for that Homepage link. Here is what I meant to link to: []

  • (Score: 2) by frojack on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:34AM

    by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:34AM (#7031) Journal

    Ah, there it is...

    You are right, that page is a bit of a mess. Conveys no meaning seems like a euphemism for
    deliberately uninformative.
    Non obvious dot dash seems to be binary code, but I still can get past that part where I
    read "Here is where you can choose to ignore subjects you have no interest in"
    and was left wondering if Checking something meant excluding it or including it.

    When I arrived nothing was checked. Yet I seemed to be getting all articles.

    No, you are mistaken. I've always had this sig.
    • (Score: 2) by unitron on Wednesday February 26 2014, @09:12AM

      by unitron (70) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @09:12AM (#7210) Journal

      I think I remember something about that on /.

      If you leave all the boxes unchecked, you get everything, but if you check a single one of them, you have to check all the ones you care about in order to see them.

      It's like it's dormant as long as you don't touch it or something.

      But it's something I haven't looked at over there in years.

      something something Slashcott something something Beta something something