American photographer Brad Goldpaint has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers from around the world to win the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018. Goldpaint's awe-inspiring photograph—taken in Moab, Utah—depicts immense rock formations with the Milky Way looming overhead on the right, and the Andromeda galaxy on the left. Competition judge Will Gater said: “For me this superb image is emblematic of everything it means to be an astrophotographer; the balance between light and dark, the contrasting textures and tones of land and sky and the photographer alone under a starry canopy of breathtaking scale and beauty.”Winning images of the other categories and special prizes include Mikkel Beiter's image of the Aurora Borealis above a fjord in Northern Norway's Lofoten archipelago, Nicolas Lefaudeux's image of a total solar eclipse flanked by the blue star Regulus and the red planet Mars, and a remarkable parade of the planets … [Read more...] about Stunning Utah Canyon Image Wins 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
We took a look at the latest data available from national statistics office Istat to get a picture of Italy's anglophone residents. A note on the numbers: they refer to people who have officially registered their residence with the local authorities, something all foreigners in Italy are supposed to do after three months living here (but that some don't). They don't include non-Italians who only spend part of the year in Italy, naturalized Italians, or dual citizens who've registered under their Italian passport. And of course, there's no way to count all the many people from non-English-speaking countries who use the language too. But with all those things in mind, here's what we know about native English speakers living in Italy. As of January 1st, 2017, around 5.1 million non-Italians called Italy home, roughly 8.5 percent of the country's total population of 60.5 million. Native English speakers account for only a small percentage of Italy's foreign … [Read more...] about Where do all the English speakers live in Italy?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by The senator’s genetic analysis was sound, scientists said. But whether the senator may claim a cultural kinship with Native Americans is a very different question. ByCarl Zimmer Oct. 15, 2018 In a rare political riposte, Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday released an analysis of her DNA indicating that she has a Native American ancestor, likely between six and 10 generations back in her family history. President Trump has mocked Ms. Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry, often calling her Pocahontas. The new analysis appeared to be scientifically rigorous, researchers said, but it cannot give someone a cultural identity as Native American. The research on Ms. Warren’s DNA was led by Carlos Bustamante, a Stanford University geneticist who has written a number of studies on the … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren Has a Native American Ancestor. Does That Make Her Native American?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySheila Kaplan Oct. 7, 2018 GENEVA — Up in the convention center balcony on Day 1 of the World Health Organization’s tobacco treaty negotiations last week, two men posted invitations to a party on the lake. The event, called the “Nicotine Is Not Your Enemy Soirée,” was held at La Potinière, a posh restaurant with views of the city’s soaring Jet d’Eau fountain and the Alps beyond. There, guests enjoyed tapas and an open bar, passed around e-cigarette samples and listened to an industry advocate, Bernhard-Michael Mayer, scorn anti-vaping activists for insisting on proof that e-cigarettes aren’t harmful. It’s impossible, he said, to prove that even a piece of fruit is entirely harmless. To Dr. Mayer and the party sponsor — the … [Read more...] about Flashy Science Hub and Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks
Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 – Public Health: Shanghai Ranking released 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. following are the best performing universities for Public Health. World Rank Institution* Country/Region Total Score Score on 1 Harvard University 262.2 98 2 Johns Hopkins University 216.3 100 3 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 193.5 62 4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 191.1 63.3 5 Karolinska Institute 187.1 56 6 University College London 185.8 62.1 7 University of Washington 185.1 66.3 8 Emory University 183.4 64.9 9 Columbia University 183.0 58.8 10 University of Toronto 180.2 69.6 11 University of Bristol 175.6 36 12 University of Copenhagen 172.9 50.8 13 University of Oxford 172.6 53 14 Imperial College London 172.5 49.5 15 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 170.5 58.8 16 University of California, San Francisco 167.5 64.5 17 University of California, … [Read more...] about Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 – Public Health