SAN FRANCISCO mdash; We now know where NASA''s first asteroid sample return mission aims to snag its otherworldly stuff.
I am an astrophysicist and am interested in a wide range of theoretical problems in astrophysics, from the formation of the very first galaxies to the gravitational interactions of black holes, stars and even planets. Black holes are intriguing systems, and supermassive black holes and the dense stellar environments that surround them represent one of the most extreme places in our universe.The supermassive black hole that lurks at the center of our galaxy, called Sgr A , has a mass of about 4 million times that of our Sun. A black hole is a place in space where gravity is so strong that neither particles or light can escape from it. Surrounding Sgr A is a dense cluster of stars. Precise measurements of the orbits of these stars allowed astronomers to confirm the existence of this supermassive black hole and to measure its mass. For more than 20 years, scientists have been monitoring the orbits of these stars around the supermassive black hole. Based on what we 've seen, my colleagues and I show that if there is a friend there, it might be a second black hole nearby that is at least 100,000 times the mass of the Sun.
The thing is, much of the information we need on a daily basis happens in interactions with the people around us. Sometimes that information isn #39;t especially accessible or useful, especially when you #39;re traveling somewhere that you don #39;t speak the language. Until now.Google is rolling out Interpreter Mode, which debuted earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, to iOS and Android devices. Until now, the real time translation tool was only available on Google Nest Hub devices, which you aren #39;t likely to have handy when you #39;re traveling in a foreign country and need to get directions or a restroom.
PUBG Mobile has started receiving the v0.16.0 content update, and this one is a big update in terms of new features and changes it brings. The latest PUBG Mobile update marks the in game winter festival, and it brings a new RageGear mode as well as the ability to snowboard in the new Snow Paradise region of Erangel map. A new Ruins map for Team Death Match has arrived, alongside a nifty perspective button to quickly switch between TPP and FPP. Moreover, players can now heal by using consumables while moving, and a tonne of firearm balancing tweaks have also made their way to PUBG Mobile with the fresh content update.The PUBG Mobile v0.16.0 content update is now rolling out via the stable channel for Android and iOS, but the game servers won''t be taken offline. The update is 673MB in size, and those who download it before December 17 will be rewarded with 50 silver, 2,888 BP, and a 3 day winter dress to go with the winter theme. Talking about the major changes, the EvoGround now has a new mode called RageGear, wherein players are divided into two categories one manning the mounted weapon and the other one driving the vehicle.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where the insulin your pancreas makes can ''t work properly, or your pancreas can ''t make enough insulin. This impaired process can pose serious health risks if you have type 2 diabetes because the release of insulin helps to regulate blood sugar levels. If left untreated, unregulated blood sugar levels can lead to life threatening health complications such as heart disease and stroke.Luckily, making simple dietary tweaks can help to control blood sugar levels and certain foods have been shown to be more effective than others at fuelling this process.
MORE THAN 30 years ago, doctors in the northern city of Daqing began a pioneering long term study into the prevention of type 2 diabetes, a disease which was then thought to affect about 1% of Chinese. When doctors, academics and officials convened there this autumn to discuss the conclusions and promote prevention work, they faced a very different reality. About 11% of Chinese adults now have the condition, nearly the proportion in America and twice the level in Britain. Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common globally, but in recent years its prevalence has been growing fastest in China.Diabetes is a dysfunction in the body s regulation of blood sugar levels. Type 1 is rare and usually shows up early in life, triggered by factors that are not yet well understood. It can kill swiftly unless managed with daily injections of insulin. Type 2 is far more common, accounting for more than 90% of cases worldwide. It tends to develop in adults, especially if they are overweight or do not exercise much. It can usually be controlled with pills and lifestyle changes, and can sometimes be reversed. Both types, if not well treated, can cause complications such as organ damage, blindness, strokes and heart attacks.
The most comprehensive study of exoplanets ever recorded has revealed that water may be more ”common ” on other planets than Earth than had previously been thought. Water is considered to be one of the main ingredients to life, as is evident on our home planet. So the discovery that many planets in the cosmos could contain water theoretically means alien life elsewhere may exist.The researchers analysed data from 19 exoplanets to look at their thermal and chemical make up.
According to a report by Times of India, the question was put forward by the leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri concerning a case that happened last month in Mandi district, where a 71 year old woman was branded as a witch and paraded in the area. The incumbent government in its reply stated that 24 people were arrested in connection with the case and claimed that various other steps have been taken to ensure women security in the state. Further adding that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has also initiated a Gudiya helpline in January 2018 while in November this year 112 emergency helpline number has also been started. In order to ensure prompt registration of the cases in crimes against women, every district has been allotted with female police station except Lahul Spiti and Kinnaur, the government added in its reply.
The never ending sandbox fight between Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) camps just got a new twist.A scaling solution for Ethereum was proposed the other day, but now, some bitcoiners claim this is an old idea and that it might be implemented in Bitcoin if it proves valuable.
The amount of Ethereum locked in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has hit an all time high after one of the most explosive months for deposits on record and is now up 22,400 percent since December 2017.More than a million Ether ($146 million) has been deposited into DeFi products in the last four weeks, pushing the total locked up to 4.5 million ETH, according to data from DeFi Pulse.
DeFi services include lending, decentralized exchanges, derivatives, payments, and assets. Considered an overall indicator of the health of the space, the $650 million locked up in DeFi accounts for 2% of the total Ethereum supply.
Two changes in Conservative prime minister, two general elections and a parliament paralysed after years of stalled Brexit negations; today ''s UK general election is one of the most important in a generation.
The Brexit Party manifesto is the only major political party ''s that completely fails to mention LGBT issues.
Apple, already under fire from longtime users for the ever increasing price of its products, attracted considerable ire and ridicule when it announced the high end monitor in June. Of course, there are many expensive displays out there it was more the fact that Apple was selling the display for $5,000, the stand separately for $999 and an optional ;nano texture; coating for an additional grand.Just wait till you see how much the Mac Pro that goes with it costs.
We ve passed Thanksgiving and are racing toward Christmas. Island author Phil Reppert has transformed the traditional telling of the Nativity into a modern day tale. He locates Nativity on East 7th: A New York City Christmas squarely in Manhattan s Lower East Side, which harbors his main characters. Reppert explains about the inspiration for his book, Many years ago I heard a Catholic sister give a wonderful Advent talk on the Christmas story. She said that each year we should approach the traditional spiritual story with fresh eyes and an open heart, seeing new and deeper layers of meaning in the characters and events of the first Christmas. She said, Listen to the story with your heart, place yourself in the story, and find out what it means to you today The book is a coming of age story for the 20 year old Joseph, the protagonist (an aspiring woodworker) and teller of the story. His journey leads him to discover that relationships and connection with others are what he is seeking. His bonding starts off with the Boys of Benny s an odd assortment of rough and tumble local bar characters from a Vietnam vet to an aging hippie to an EMT, who will come in handy for the birth scene in a night blizzard. The Boys of Benny s, the Shepherds, are the ordinary, everyday working folks, just trying to make it in life, Reppert says. But Joseph is soon drawn across the street to St. Francis Parish and the extraordinary couple who cook meals for the homeless, and the elderly activist priest, Father Jasper. Reppert found inspiration for this wise and compassionate man in a minister he heard preach one Sunday in New York City, the well known social activist the Rev. William Sloane Coffin. Reppert says, This was the first time I heard a minister speak so boldly on the unjust treatment of the poor and homeless in New York City, and the church s duty to speak out and act on their part, Reppert says. I must admit, Rev. Coffin, along with other theologians I read, had a great influence on the development of Father Jasper s character and mystique. One of the characters in the book says of Father Jasper, He is an addiction, he makes you high on love. Reppert completes his trio of wise men with a rabbi and an imam who show up at various times in the book. Reppert situates his story in Manhattan because, I love NYC for the cultural diversity, the energy, and the distinct neighborhoods. As a 20 year old, I spent a great amount of time in Greenwich Village, more in the East Village. And yes, on Friday nights I frequented a local neighborhood bar on East 7th Street, where old men sat alone at the bar drinking their whiskey and we kids played countless games of pool while drinking countless juice size glasses of beer. East 7th Street was a neighborhood made up of locals and newbies, working and professional classes, and people from all ethnic backgrounds. Reppert casts Mary as Maria, pregnant and alone in the world until she becomes involved in the parish. But as Reppert says, although outcast from her family, she approaches her challenging life situation with maturity, acceptance, hopefulness, and unshaken faith. He explained that his initial intention was to write a short, modern day Christmas story. I wanted to try something different for this particular Christmas because I d heard our kids complaints from last Christmas: Must we read it again? We know the story. The story I started to write was not a warm and fuzzy sentimental story, but a modern day story about the outcast, the persecuted foreigner, the poor and homeless, the working class, the politically oppressed. As I started writing, it morphed into something bigger, until the characters took a life of their own and I had no idea where the story was headed. The author continues, I started writing this composition just prior to the last presidential election, and it is an understatement to say that I was greatly affected by the lack of civility and ugliness in our country. Writing this novel was my form of journaling, not only a way to deal with my own anger and disgust, but to look deeply into my own complicity in the matter, my prejudices and egotistical tendencies. I have never before used fictional characters and scenes to imagine a world that could be different, a story where a new love is born into. In A Note from the Author at the end of the novel, Reppert writes, Christmas is the time where we are called to look deeper, rededicate ourselves, stretch our hearts open a little farther, reawaken ourselves to the divine love born into this world, incarnate in a little peasant baby, found in a manger, for Love never fails, Love never ends. Where there is love, there is hope. Nativity on East 7th: A New York City Christmas by Phil Reppert. Available at Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven, Edgartown Books, Cronig s Market, and online. You can learn more about the author at philreppert.com.
Bermuda as an international business jurisdiction has never before faced as many challenges and potential game changers as it does today.Its character will be severely tested, and there are things it must do to remain relevant in the changing world, according to one of the island s business leaders.
Based on these facts, the law firm says, the company''s public statements were false and materially misleading throughout the class period. "When the market learned the truth about Infosys, investors suffered damages," it said.The Schall Law Firm has also invited investors with losses over $100,000 to contact the firm. The lawsuit has been filed for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b 5 promulgated thereunder by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said.