Incredible Winners Of Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Revealed

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the 12 winners of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019. Touching on the many areas of astrophotography, the winning pictures are, as always, breathtaking and awe-inspiring, telling stories about the sky and our relationship with it. Pictures may be worth a thousand words, and in some of these even more than that.  The overall winner and winner of the “Our Moon” category is Hungarian photographer László Francsics, who takes home the £10,000 (about $12,500) prize money. The winning image is a composite view stitching together 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on January 21, 2019.  “The original composition, the quality of the shots themselves, the chromatic and visual impact, …

37 Mass Shooters Who Were On Antidepressants

By Jerome London Updated September 11, 2019 James Holmes, Aurora “Batman” shooter. (Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department) Every time there’s a mass shooting in America it understandably starts up another “national conversation” about gun rights because, by definition, there would be no mass shootings without guns. But since mass shootings are perpetrated by an extremely tiny minority of gun owners, many of whom don’t even own their guns legally, perhaps it’s naïve to think that gun ownership is itself the sole or even primary cause of mass shootings. Countries such as Norway, France, and Switzerland—all of which have stricter gun laws and lower per-capita gun ownership than the United States—have far higher per-capita rates of mass shootings. When searching for other …

My Heritage Is Mixed Race. Chances Are Decent That Yours Is, Too

My great grandfathers were white men. Both of them loved and married black women at great peril to themselves and all they possessed. Miscegenation laws in America forbade interracial marriage until the landmark Loving vs. Virginia case of 1967 (the year I was born). So, if they wanted to marry the women they loved, they could not remain in the deep South. They had to flee to border states or free states in order to marry and survive. My paternal great grandfather, Joseph Bardsley Nelson, was an Irishman from North Carolina. He met and fell in love with a mixed race (African American and Cherokee) woman named Ida from South Carolina. How they crossed paths is unknown, but pop, as …

Hatebase catalogues the worlds hate speech in real time so you dont have to

Policing hate speech is something nearly every online communication platform struggles with. Because to police it, you must detect it; and to detect it, you must understand it. Hatebase is a company that has made understanding hate speech its primary mission, and it provides that understanding as a service — an increasingly valuable one. Essentially Hatebase analyzes language use on the web, structures and contextualizes the resulting data, and sells (or provides) the resulting database to companies and researchers that don’t have the expertise to do this themselves. The Canadian company, a small but growing operation, emerged out of research at the Sentinel Project into predicting and preventing atrocities based on analyzing the language used in a conflict-ridden region. “What …

JAXA launch for HTV-8 cargo mission to International Space Station officially scrubbed

During a press conference held just after 6 AM JST, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Launch Director Atsutoshi Tamura and the Director of JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center Takeshi Fujita detailed what the two partners knew so far about the cause of their aborted HTV-8 mission on Tuesday. The launch, scheduled to take place at 6:33 AM JST, instead was officially scrubbed at around 4:34 AM JST due to a fire on the mobile launcher upon which the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIB rocket was sitting ready for launch. The fire began at 3:05 AM JST according to Tamura, and efforts began immediately to extinguish it immediately, with the fire finally being completely put out (as far as JAXA and MHI can tell) by …

Explorium reveals $19.1M in total funding for machine learning data discovery platform

Explorium, a data discovery platform for machine learning models, received a couple of unannounced funding rounds over the last year — a $3.6 million seed round last September and a $15.5 million Series A round in March. Today, it made both of these rounds public. The seed round was led by Emerge with participation of F2 Capital. The Series A was led by Zeev Ventures with participation from the seed investors. The total raised is $19.1 million. The company founders, who have a data science background, found that it was problematic to find the right data to build a machine learning model. Like most good startup founders confronted with a problem, they decided to solve it themselves by building a …

Facebook debuts vaccine pop-up windows to stop the spread of misinformation

(CNN)A new feature is rolling out on Facebook and Instagram to combat the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation. How vaccines stop diseases like measles “We know that parents often turn to social media to access health information and connect with other parents, and it can be difficult to determine what is accurate and who the credible sources of information are,” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said in an email on Wednesday. Combating “vaccine myths and misinformation is a shared responsibility and we applaud these efforts,” she said in part. This launch comes at the same time a measles outbreak has hit the United States, reaching more than 1,200 confirmed cases across 31 states since the beginning of the year. Outbreaks have also …

MIT Media Lab Rocked by New Jeffrey Epstein Revelations

Scandal has been swirling around theaccused sex trafficker and several researchers quitting in protest. But the outcry is about to get much louder after a bombshell Joichi Itos recent claim that his decision to accept Epsteins donations was simply an models. Eastern European, definitely. All of the female staffers at the lab made it a point to be super nice to them, Swenson said.We literally had a conversation about how, on the off chance that theyre not there by choice, we could maybe help them. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

MIT Media Lab Rocked by New Jeffrey Epstein Revelations

Scandal has been swirling around theaccused sex trafficker and several researchers quitting in protest. But the outcry is about to get much louder after a bombshell Joichi Itos recent claim that his decision to accept Epsteins donations was simply an models. Eastern European, definitely. All of the female staffers at the lab made it a point to be super nice to them, Swenson said.We literally had a conversation about how, on the off chance that theyre not there by choice, we could maybe help them. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

MIT Media Lab Rocked by New Jeffrey Epstein Revelations

Scandal has been swirling around theaccused sex trafficker and several researchers quitting in protest. But the outcry is about to get much louder after a bombshell Joichi Itos recent claim that his decision to accept Epsteins donations was simply an models. Eastern European, definitely. All of the female staffers at the lab made it a point to be super nice to them, Swenson said.We literally had a conversation about how, on the off chance that theyre not there by choice, we could maybe help them. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

MIT Media Lab Rocked by New Jeffrey Epstein Revelations

Scandal has been swirling around theaccused sex trafficker and several researchers quitting in protest. But the outcry is about to get much louder after a bombshell Joichi Itos recent claim that his decision to accept Epsteins donations was simply an models. Eastern European, definitely. All of the female staffers at the lab made it a point to be super nice to them, Swenson said.We literally had a conversation about how, on the off chance that theyre not there by choice, we could maybe help them. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

What a GOP Abortion Bill Would Have Forced Me to Do

Dear Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Im sorry we have to meet like this. This is the refrain that plays over and over in my mind as I remember how doctor after doctor, nurse after nurse introduced themselves to me at the hospital bed I was still stunned to find myself in. At 22 weeks, six days pregnant, I was not supposed to be there, both as a practical and statistical matter. your advocacy of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and to defend the incredible medical professionals who support women like me and families like ours on their most difficult daysthe medical professionals who would be criminalized by the legislation you support. Today, House Republicans under your leadership are scheduled …

Moscow Cops Raid Offices of Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny, Who Just Wont Quit

MOSCOWAt about 8 oclock Thursday night, days before municipal elections, police special forcesmen in black uniforms with faces hidden under black balaclavasbroke the door to opposition leader Alexei Navalnys Anti-Corruption Foundation, stormed in and confiscated pretty much everything: computers, cameras, film lights, cell phones, clothes, food, as well as thousands of documents important for independent election observers. Two hours later police detained nine of the foundations members in different corners of the Russian capital. During the raid Navalny, famous for his cool resistance and extraordinary stamina, took a video of his teams lawyers playing soccer in the office, as if nothing unusual was happening. In the past decade Russian authorities have put Navalny behind bars dozens of times for hundreds …

Here’s How Long You Can Expect Apple’s 2019 Keynote Address To Run

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images How Long Will Apple’s 2019 Keynote Last? The Brand’s Announcements Will Take Awhile By Daffany Chan 3 hours ago If you’re a huge fan of Apple, you’re most likely in the know about the upcoming 2019 keynote address. After all, the special live event is one of the most highly anticipated days of the year in the tech world. Of course, fans who tune into the live address will get the complete update about the new gadgets Apple is releasing as they’re announced. Since the keynote address is happening on a weekday ⁠— Tuesday, Sept. 10 ⁠— you’re probably wondering, “How long will Apple’s 2019 Keynote last?” Given the amount of time the special event …

The World War II Diet That Saved Britain

When the British went to war Winston Churchill could one man with a rigorous doctrine of his own have cut through all the bureaucracies, vested interests and red tape with such speed and results. When Drummond discovered that dried eggs were being produced in California and Wisconsin he had them included in the Lend-Lease program. After the war the American Public Health Association, citing Drummond for an award, said his work was one of the greatest demonstrations in public health administration that the world has ever seen. But Drummond had a conviction and personal authority that was hard to challenge. He gained recognition by advancing the knowledge of how vitamins worked, first as a pupil of a Polish biochemist, Casimir …