Daily Archives: May 18, 2021

Maricopa County Recorder Speaks Out Against Trump | MSNBC


Published on May 18, 2021

Stephen Richer, Recorder for Maricopa County in Arizona, discusses the misinformation surrounding the county’s election audit.

Republican Maricopa County official decries the ‘big lie’ behind third vote audit

PBS NewsHour

Published on May 18, 2021

An order to audit the 2020 vote by the Republican-controlled state senate in Arizona has been opposed by several members of the county board of supervisors, who say the process has made Arizona a “laughing stock” and it’s time to accept the results. Stephanie Sy speaks to Bill Gates, the vice chair of the Maricopa County board of supervisors and one of the signers of that letter, about the matter.

Better brain health | DW Documentary

DW Documentary

Published on Mar 5, 2020

Chocolate reduces stress. Fish stimulates the brain. Is there any truth to such popular beliefs? The findings of researchers around the world say yes: It appears we really are what we eat.

A study in a British prison found that inmates who took vitamin supplements were less prone to violent behavior. And in Germany, a psychologist at the University of Lübeck has shown that social behavior is influenced by the ingredients consumed at breakfast. But what really happens in the brain when we opt for honey instead of jam, and fish rather than sausage? Scientists around the world are trying to find out. Neuro-nutrition is the name of an interdisciplinary research field that investigates the impact of nutrition on brain health. Experiments on rats and flies offer new insight into the effects of our eating habits. When laboratory rats are fed a diet of junk food, the result is not just obesity. The menu also has a direct influence on their memory performance. The role of the intestinal flora has been known for some time, but scientists are currently discovering other relationships. So-called “brain food” for example: The Mediterranean diet that’s based on vegetables and fish is said to provide the best nutrition for small grey cells. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, for example, protect the nerve cells and are indispensable for the development of the brain – because the brain is also what it eats!

WATCH LIVE: DISRUPTED — How COVID Changed Education — a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Special

PBS NewsHour

Premiered 78 minutes ago

At the end of a tumultuous school year for millions of students and teachers across the country, the PBS NewsHour and Student Reporting Labs (SRL) will host Disrupted: How COVID Changed Education, a one-hour virtual special highlighting the impact of pandemic on the nation’s schools, students and educators. The community event will be hosted by PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz and feature teen voices, with a focus on the issues that affected young people, from learning loss to mental health challenges.

Special guests for the event will also include PBS NewsHour National Correspondent William Brangham, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, journalist Taylor Trudon, high profile social media content creators including Curtis Roach and Taylor Cassidy, and students and teachers from across the country.

Louisiana, Southern U.S. Flooded by Heavy Thunderstorms

NowThis News

Published on May 18, 2021

‘Like, this ain’t no joke, man’ — The southern U.S. is dealing with widespread flooding yet again after heavy thunderstorms and tornadoes hit the area.

Is This America’s Comeback to the Climate Change Fight?

Terra Mater

Published on Jan 15, 2021

During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden’s Climate Plan was described as the most “aggressive” of any US presidential candidate ever. His green ambitions offer a marked contrast to Donald Trump’s activities, which included withdrawing America from the Paris Agreement of 2015. ↠Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/TerraMaterO…

With the earth’s temperature reaching new highs and emissions still not at their peak, it’s certainly time for a change in policy by the world’s second-largest producer of emissions. But what exactly is Joe Biden’s plan for the environment – and does it really stand a chance of succeeding?

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5 Incredibly Well Preserved Roman Buildings

Kings and Things

Published on Jul 12, 2018

When you think of Roman Architecture, what comes in to your mind may well be images of overgrown, crumbling ruins. But despite being nearly 2000 years old, there are actually quite a few examples of Roman buildings remaining more or less unchanged to this day. In this video, I’ll be showing off five of them!

Music used in this video:

Art of Silence, by Uniq (www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V-pYCGx0C4)

“River Fire” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…

“Clean Soul” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b

Barry Clifford: Pirate Treasure Found | Nat Geo Live

National Geographic

After years of searching, underwater explorer Barry Clifford made world headlines in 1985 with his discovery of the first fully verified pirate shipwreck: the Whydah, which sank near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in April 1717.

Shark Museum To Open At Site Of Cape Cod Pirate Museum | WBUR News | Whydah

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy plans to open a shark museum at a site on Cape Cod that is currently home to a pirate museum.

The conservancy announced Thursday it had signed a lease to take over space now occupied by the Expedition Whydah Museum in Provincetown, The Cape Cod Times reported.

Barry Clifford, who discovered the pirate ship Whydah in 1984, has had the Provincetown museum for over 20 years. He opened a larger museum in Yarmouth in 2016.

He said the two museums are too close to one another.

The Provincetown space is double the size of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Shark Center in Chatham, and Education Director Marianne Long said the organization is planning on opening a museum in the new space.

“Our plan is to create new and different exhibits for families to learn about white sharks and white shark research,” Long said.

The Chatham facility averaged 17,500 visitors a year, but there is the potential for many more guests in Provincetown, she said.

The conservancy will hold on to the Chatham facility to focus on educational outreach.

The Provincetown location also comes with a boatslip, and the conservancy plans to run ecotours in a newly purchased 24-foot vessel.

Why A Group Of Scientists Are Calling For An Investigation Into Origin Of Pandemic | CommonHealth

Prominent local scientists are joining a group of international colleagues who are calling for a thorough investigation to determine the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.

The group includes Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

He spoke with WBUR’s Weekend Edition about signing the letter published in the journal Science.

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