Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

Bad History – 1421 by Gavin Menzies


Published on Feb 1, 2019

This video talks about a famous example of bad history: 1421 by Gavin Menzies. In 1421, he claims China discovered America, Australia, Antarctica, and took Siberia home. No really.

1421 Chinese discover america before europeans

Published on May 10, 2016

Rowan Gavin Paton Menzies (born 14 August 1937)[1] is a British author and retired submarine lieutenant-commander who has written books promoting claims that the Chinese sailed to America before Columbus. Historians have rejected Menzies’ theories and assertions[2][3][4][5][6][7] and have categorised his work as pseudohistory.[8][9][10]

He is best known for his controversial book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, in which he asserts that the fleets of Chinese Admiral Zheng He visited the Americas prior to European explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492, and that the same fleet circumnavigated the globe a century before the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan. Menzies’ second book, 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance extended his discovery hypothesis to the European continent. In his third book, The Lost Empire of Atlantis, Menzies claims that Atlantis did exist, in the form of the Minoan Civilization, and that it maintained a global seaborne empire extending to the shores of America and India, millennia before actual contact in the Age of Discovery.

Estimated 45 million people will face food shortages in Africa this year

CGTN Africa
Published on Jul 17, 2019

The UN is expected to launch its world hunger report, titled the 2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report. The report provides the latest estimates of the number and proportion of hungry people globally. In Africa, an estimated 45 million people in 14 countries will face severe food shortages this year mainly due to below average rainfall. CGTN’s Robert Nagila has more.


W.H.O. to meet for emergency response as Ebola spreads to Goma

CGTN Africa
Published on Jul 17, 2019

The World Health Organisation emergency committee is set to convene for the fourth time to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in the DRC constitutes an international health emergency. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the confirmation of a new case In Goma is a game changer. The UN is also asking the international community to increase funding to support the response. CGTN’s Amy McConaghy reports

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program

NASA Video
Published on Mar 11, 2019

NASA ARSET seeks to empower the global community through online and in-person remote sensing training.
Learn more at our website: https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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NASA ARSET: Using Remote Sensing Data & Trends.Earth for Monitoring SDG 15

NASA Video
Published on Jul 17, 2019

Advanced Webinar: Remote Sensing for Monitoring Land Degradation and Sustainable Cities SDGs

Part Two In this webinar, attendees will learn about land cover change and soil organic carbon and how to monitor those metrics with remote sensing; learn about country reporting requirements for SDG 15; and view and interpret local remote sensing data associated with SDG 15 within Trends.Earth.

Download materials from this presentation: https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/land/webi
This training was created by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET). ARSET is a part of NASA’s Applied Science’s Capacity Building Program.
Learn more about ARSET: http://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/

People of Congo voice their fears after confirmed Ebola case


Published on Jul 17, 2019

People of Congo voice their fears and according to them need to be vaccinated as soon as possible, after confirmed Ebola case. According to the UN aid chief, hundreds of millions of dollars would be needed to respond to the epidemic of Ebola.

The trouble with negative emissions

NTNU lectures
Published on Jul 10, 2017

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To the Moon! Apollo 11’s great adventure

CBS Sunday Morning

Published on Jul 14, 2019

Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and, in archive footage, hears from mission commander Neil Armstrong about the achievement of the first Moon landing, and of the “magnificent desolation” they found there.

Former NASA Astronaut Explains How Food Is Different in Space | WIRED


Published on Jul 16, 2019

What’s different about food in space? Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino breaks down all the differences between eating on Earth and eating in space. Is astronaut ice cream REALLY a thing? Who decides what food is brought to space? Can you eat burgers in space? Why do astronauts use tortillas instead of bread? Mike Massimino is a former NASA astronaut, senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Museum, and professor at Columbia University.