Vi skal til at se på verdenskortet med helt andre øjne, skrev SAS' driftschef i Ingeniøren i 1956 i en artikel om flyenes fremtidige udvikling. Navnlig indkøbet af hurtige flytyper som DC-8 og Boeing 707 ville få betydning.
Capricornus is one of the fainter constellations, but at the moment there are two bright planets pointing the way This is the best time of year to search out Capricornus, the goat . It is most often represented on sky maps as the mythical sea-goat, a half-goat half-fish creature. Capricornus is one of the 12 zodiacal constellations, occupying its station between Sagittarius and Aquarius. Continue
A massive fire on a stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka's coast has been extinguished, the island nation's navy said Sunday, as international salvage experts began to assess the damage over fears of an environmental disaster if there is a leak.
Good mental health enables people to realize their full potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to their communities. However the growing burden of mental illness is staggering. At a global level, one-in-four people will likely experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Meanwhile, over 300 million people are estimated to suffer fro
We generate a lot of data. According to a 2015 survey , we take 150 photos on our phones every month and have 600 sitting on our rolls. It's only a matter of time before iCloud or Google Drive runs out of space. Add to this that as services fade-out, keeping the data we've made or bought from them is becoming more frustrating. The coming death of Google Music , for example, has left people who've
Exclusive: John Dargavel says his professional body 'damaged and demeaned' all foresters by dismissing links between logging and bushfire risks A veteran Australian forestry scientist has launched a blistering attack on his professional association after it used the retraction of a scientific paper to dismiss links between logging and increased bushfire risks. In an open letter to the Institute o
Just over 4.6 million people live in the state of Louisiana, a state well known for its music, food, and festivals, many of which take place in its largest city, New Orleans. From the northern uplands to the Mississippi River Delta, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Louisiana and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty , a collection of images
Cole Burston / Bloomberg / Getty On the Fourth of July, I drove across the border from the United States into Canada. Two months later, I drove the other way. Both times, I crossed at the same point: just east of Lake Ontario, amid the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River. Both times, I was driving a rented U-Haul, carrying household effects I was swapping between city and vacation house. A
Public toilets | National anthem | Local poo | Comfort blanket | Overkill The closure of public toilets has caused a panic, not least for those travelling by car ( The Shewee revolution: how 2020 has changed urination , 3 September). When our parish council decided to close the village centre toilets a splendid initiative took them over. Now, they are a pristine facility, funded and run by volunt
Tim Enthoven A round 597 a.d. , Pope Gregory I dispatched an expedition to England to convert the Anglo-Saxon king of Kent and his subjects. The leader of the mission, a monk named Augustine , had orders to shoehorn the new Christians into Church-sanctioned marriages. That meant quashing pagan practices such as polygamy, arranged marriages (Christian matrimony was notionally consensual, hence the
A weary friend of mine—another working mom—recently texted to say she couldn't decide which aspect of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic was worse: "the insanity or the monotony." Either way, the misery will not end when 2020 does. The new year will inherit many of the same problems that have become so grindingly familiar in 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention got some Am
This might seem a very strange time to publish a book recommending that we read the voices from the past. After all, isn't the present hammering at our door rather violently? There's a worldwide pandemic; a presidential election is about to consume the attention of America; and if all that weren't sufficient, we are entering hurricane season. The present is keeping us plenty busy. Who has time fo
Cloud computing, big data, and networking mean that IT careers have never been hotter. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to see IT careers grow 12% by 2028 , adding more than half a million new jobs in the US alone. Yet the industry can't wait. According to the International Information System Security Certification Consortium , globally, we were short 4 million cybersecurity professionals a
What will the future look, smell, sound, taste, and feel like? And why on Earth—and other planets—are those questions relevant, especially given the havoc going on in the world, right here and now? Simply put, because those future sensory experiences will be the ultimate test of whether we made it through this difficult era. As long as we're embodied beings, processing the world through our sense
"Oh, hi there! Want to be my friend?" (Bryan Padron / Unsplash/) Sometimes things just smell—it's a fact of life. Maybe your mom stopped by your place with that friend who stinks like an ashtray, or your dog found something interesting to roll over on its way home. You probably have had to face a wide range of utterly insulting odors in your life, so before they make your house unlivable, you sho
It was only when I started collapsing – violently, dangerously – for no apparent reason, that I began to understand the impact of being kidnapped 25 years earlier You might say the first major fault lines made their appearance just as I arrived at the door of a hard-earned adult-made happiness. It was 1992 and my husband Thomas and I, newly married, were in Paris visiting his sister and her husba
When Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would stop accepting political advertising in the week before the US presidential election, he was responding to widespread fear that social media has outsize power to change the balance of an election. Political campaigns have long believed that direct voter contact and personalized messaging are effective tools to convince people to vote for a partic
The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it edged northward into an area vulnerable to flooding and mudslides.
California is sweltering under a dangerous heat wave Labor Day weekend that was spreading triple-digit temperatures over much of the state, raising concerns about power outages and the spread of the coronavirus as throngs of people packed beaches and mountains for relief.
Sudanese authorities declared their country a natural disaster area and imposed a three-month state of emergency across the country after rising floodwaters and heavy rainfall killed around 100 people and inundated over 100,000 houses since late July.
An international team of salvage experts arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday to assess damage to a fire-stricken oil tanker off the east coast, officials said, as fear mounted for an environmental disaster if there is a leak.
There is speculation that the age of those infected is playing a part, while social distancing is also having an impact Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government's Covid-19 dashboard shows cases have risen steadily from their lowest point on 1 July when the rolling seven-day average was down to 574. By 30 August it had more than doubled, to 1,402 a day. Yet the
To dream of imminent solutions is only human. But progress will come from controlled expectations At the end of any summer we brace ourselves – for back to school, returning to work and even for Christmas plans. But this year, the reality bump is like no other. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reverberate globally, there is no doubt that we must be ready to face a long road ahead, certainly
Drugs now under development are unlikely to end the pandemic, the Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar warns Finding a vaccine will take time and global cooperation Vaccines will not be a silver bullet to end the Covid-19 pandemic and leaders must avoid creating false hope, a key government adviser has warned. Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, writes in today's Observer that the first
UCR's Brain Game Center's nationwide study on memory training is open for participation! We need your help. Without you, our research would not be possible! We are looking for people ages 18+ to participate in our fully online study which will give you free access to our memory training app. US residents are eligible to be entered into our weekly giveaways for a chance to win an Amazon gift card
Hi all! I'm a cognitive neuroscience student and feel so completely fully alone. I'm not very extroverted but I still enjoy having human contact. I never got to know the fellow students at my uni and the isolation during these times hasn't made things any easier. Are there others in a similar situation? Should we combine out forces and try to find a way to support each other? I can create a group
Letters reveal that the 19th-century pioneer's radical approach to healthcare was inspired by a strict family regime She was the 19th-century pioneer of modern nursing, dubbed the "lady with the lamp" for her continuous care of wounded soldiers in the Crimean war. In an earlier age of contagion, she was far ahead of her time in realising that cleanliness, fresh air and open-air exercise helped pa
85 procent av tvååringar i en ny studie tittar på TV dagligen. Forskare över hela världen undersöker samband mellan barns utveckling och digitala medier. Men hur farligt är egentligen skärmtid för barn?
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews to detail pathway out of lockdown ; thousands attend protests against coronavirus measures in Croatia and Italy . Follow the latest updates Why Australia's Covid jobs crisis could last years Covid-19 'could be endemic in deprived parts of England' Kamala Harris says she wouldn't trust Trump on safety of Covid vaccine before election See all our coronavirus coverag
An experimental medication that increases height in children with the most common form of dwarfism has raised hope that it can help them lead easier lives. But some say the condition is not a problem in need of a cure.
At root, every computer can be thought of as a gigantic array of switches, packed into a tiny little space. Whether you're streaming Netflix, writing up a report, or aiming a giant space laser to communicate with aliens, at root all that's really happening is that a lot of switches are being flipped to one or zero, really fast. This is just one example of how you use discrete mathematics, whether
COVID-19 is a collective risk. It threatens everyone, and we all must cooperate to lower the chance that the coronavirus harms any one individual. Among other things, that means keeping safe social distances and wearing masks . But many people choose not to do these things , making spread of infection more likely. When someone chooses not to follow public health guidelines around the coronavirus,
Researchers found no evidence that nitrate from the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River System is mixing across the Northern Gulf shelf into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The findings are consistent with recent modeling work by fellow scientists that indicates 90 percent of Mississippi River nutrients are retained in the near-shore ecosystem, which implies that nutrients from the Mississippi Ri
Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognise extraterrestrials if we found them? In July, three unmanned missions blasted off to Mars – from China ( Tianwen-1 ), the US ( Nasa's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) and the United Arab Emirates ( Hope ). The Chinese and American missions have lander craft that will seek signs of current or past life on Mars. N
Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: A poultry researcher who's up to 14 retractions A swift … Continue reading
If you're a person who just uses a blender for the occasional shake or smoothy, you probably take your device for granted. But the fact of the matter is not all blenders are created equal. High-quality blenders are built to last and can be used for much more than the occasional drink. In fact, a high-powered blender can be used for a wide variety of time-saving culinary tasks, which can eliminate
TRANSPORTATION Did You Fly a Jetpack Over Los Angeles This Weekend? Because the FBI Is Looking for You Tom McKay | Gizmodo "Did you fly a jetpack over Los Angeles at approximately 3,000 feet on Sunday? Some kind of tiny helicopter? Maybe a lawn chair with balloons tied to it? If the answer to any of the above questions is 'yes,' you should probably lay low for a while (by which I mean cool it on
Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox . Credit A holiday is approaching, and although we're all ready to kick back, "COVID-19 is not taking a break for Labor Day weekend," Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor at the Colorado Schoo
Though strippers are some of hip-hop's most discerning tastemakers , it's rare to see music videos, TV shows, or films treat them as anything but ornamental—scantily clad symbols of men's power and wealth. The breakout star of the new drama P-Valley is a welcome intervention. Mercedes (played by Brandee Evans) is the dazzling headliner at the Mississippi strip club at the center of the Starz seri
Sorry for the candid fashion of this question. So to start off, I'm ok with biological and nanotechnological methods of human enhancement. In fact, I'm somewhat enthusiastic about biological life extension/rejuvenation, and will likely have a vested interest in medicating myself for that purpose when a drug with sufficient efficacy has been developed. I like all the research that's being done whe
BioNyt Videnskabens Verden (www.bionyt.dk) er Danmarks ældste populærvidenskabelige tidsskrift for naturvidenskab. Det er det eneste blad af sin art i Danmark, som er helliget international forskning inden for livsvidenskaberne.
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