Daily Archives: February 1, 2023

‘The needle in the haystack’: radioactive capsule found in Australia after extensive search

Guardian News – Feb 1, 2023




A tiny radioactive capsule that was lost in the Australian outback for more than two weeks and posed a ‘significant public health risk’ has been found by the side of the road. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub

The 8mm by 6mm capsule, which fell from a secure device on a truck travelling from a Rio Tinto mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to Perth, was found south of the town of Newman. The Australian defence force is now verifying the device by its serial number. It is being stored at a secure location in Newman before being transported to Perth on Thursday, inside a lead container to shield people from radiation.

Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australian outback found by side of 1,400km stretch of road ► https://www.theguardian.com/australia… What is the radioactive capsule missing in WA used for and how dangerous is it? ► https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

21st Century Global Health Priorities with Christopher Murray

University of California Television (UCTV) – Feb 1, 2023

The world has lived through 2+ years of the COVID-19 pandemic, heightening the awareness of the links between health and other aspects of life including education and the economy. Future pandemics are a real risk but there are a number of other threats to human health and well-being as well. These include climate change, the rise of obesity, inverted population pyramids, inter-state conflict, rising inequalities, antimicrobial resistance. Counterbalancing these threats are the opportunities that may come through the health sector and broader innovation. Using a comprehensive future health scenario framework, Christopher Murray, professor and chair of Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, explores the range of future trajectories that may unfold in the 21st century. Recorded on 10/06/2022. [2/2023] [Show ID: 38271]

00:00 Start 00:19 Introduction 04:25 Main Presentation 56:07 Audience questions

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Almost one million people attend Pope Francis’ Congo mass

CBC News: The National – Feb 1, 2023

A mass presided over by Pope Francis in the Democratic Republic of Congo was attended by close to one million people. The head of English Africa news at Vatican Radio says Catholicism is on the rise there, as the Catholic Church provides health care and schooling.

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Live: ‘Green Comet’ comes close to Earth, reaching the minimum distance

CGTN – Feb 1, 2023



A green-hued comet known as C/2022 E3 (ZTF) makes its closest approach to Earth. It was last visible in the night sky during the Stone Age. It’s expected to be most visible to the naked eye for stargazers while reaching minimum distance. Credit: Virtual Telescope Project and Telescope Live #GreenComet

Food Politics with Marion Nestle

The Edible Schoolyard Project

Feb 1, 2023

Operation Crossroads Africa – YouTube Channel

Operation Crossroads Africa is a non-profit grassroots program that sends a group of 8-10 volunteers to a designated African country in the summer for 7 weeks. 6 of those 7 weeks are spent working or volunteering with a specific project either medical, education, agriculture, construction or women’s health. The final week is a travel week in which you can travel the country. The organization has been dubbed the precursor to the Peace Corps by President John F. Kennedy. Having sent 12,000 volunteers over the course of 58 years, it is proven the skills you develop and friendships built, stick with you for a lifetime. Sign up to volunteer this summer www.operationcrossroadsafrica.org

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Ron DeSantis and the battle over Black history | 1A


This week, the College Board released the updated framework for its advanced African American Studies course amid backlash from conservative lawmakers over the curriculum.

Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education banned the course from being taught in the state’s public schools.

In a statement, the FDOE called the course a violation of state law and lacking in historical value, a claim that many experts and historians refute.

Critics say it’s a further attempt by conservative politicians to limit what and how history – particularly racial history – is taught.

What place should politics have in determining school curriculum? How should states regulate the teaching of history? We convene a panel of experts to talk about it.


Andrew Spar
president, Florida Education Association

Sen. Shevrin Jones
Democratic member of the Florida Senate, representing District 35

Adam Laats
education historian, professor of education at Binghamton University, author of “The Other School Reformers: Conservative Activism in American Education”

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
professor of history, The New School; author, “Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture.”

Janai Nelson
President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

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