High-end watchmaking is an industry steeped in tradition and proud heritage, which can prove to be a problem when the modern world comes knocking. However, at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, tradition met tech in a much-needed boost to the industry. The 29th edition brought together the best watchmakers in the world for four days to show off their latest creations. SIHH kicked off on Sunday night at the inauguration party, with all 35 brand CEOs gathering for the annual photo to talk shop and let their hair down for the evening. The show continued in kind, with evening cocktail parties at various stands and Champagne as a well-deserved treat for industry professionals - and writers - at the end of each day. For the second year running, SIHH was also open to everyone on the final day, giving the public a chance to be among the first to see the latest in the enigmatic world of luxury timepieces. Here are the highlights from Geneva’s world of superwatches. … [Read more...] about Technology and tradition: the new world of watchmaking at SIHH 2019
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -Mark Twain So, you've been around a while, seen all sorts of things, and learned an awful lot about the world, solar system and Universe that we live in. But how well do you know it, really? Image credit: NASA / Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. To scale and in order, these are the eight planets you know so well. There are the four rocky worlds of our inner solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, and the four gas giants that dominate the outer solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. With our huge assortment of terrestrial and space telescopes, as well as interplanetary space probes such as Cassini, Messenger, the Mars missions and, of course, Voyager, we've taken some amazing images of every one of these worlds. Image credit: flickr user hedgehog3457. My question for you, however, is can you recognize them? A long time ago, I made a quiz to see whether you could tell … [Read more...] about Whose world is it, anyway?
Heather Leighton, Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle Updated 9:01 am PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Part of this early 1900s Victorian home in Minneapolis was used as a set for the "Mary Tyler Moore Show." It became known as "TV's most famous bachelorette pad." Part of this early 1900s Victorian home in Minneapolis was used as a set for the "Mary Tyler Moore Show." It became known as "TV's most famous bachelorette pad." Photo: ©LandMark/All Rights Reserved Photo: ©LandMark/All Rights Reserved Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32 Part of this early 1900s Victorian home in Minneapolis was used as a set for the "Mary Tyler Moore Show." It became known as "TV's most famous bachelorette pad." Part of this early 1900s Victorian home in Minneapolis was used as … [Read more...] about What famous TV homes are worth in the real world
Updated 2:42 pm PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, arrives for a ceremony to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. An ethics watchdog group asked the Justice Department on Friday to investigate whether President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka violated federal conflict-of-interest law by promoting an Opportunity Zone tax break program from which she could potentially benefit. less FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, arrives for a ceremony to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Image 1 … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump to work on World Bank president search
Health Humanity has made significant strides forward when it comes to global health in the past few decades. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), life expectancy has increased in many parts of the world, polio is on the verge of being eradicated and six million fewer children under the age of five years old died in 2016, compared to 1990. Read more: What is hysteresis? The phenomenon behind the anti-vax movement Despite these achievements, significant global health challenges remain, ranging from the prevalence of deadly noncommunicable diseases to the damaging effects of environmental pollution. This year marks the beginning of the WHO’s 13th General Programme—a five-year strategic plan with the goal of creating a healthier world for all by addressing any remaining challenges. Below are ten of the most significant issues that the WHO and its partners will tackle in 2019. Air pollution and climate change The WHO considers air … [Read more...] about Anti-vax Movement Listed by World Health Organization As One of the Top 10 Health Threats for 2019