Travel & Adventure Video: ‘Nazaré, Portugal’ – Home Of Biggest Waves On Earth

Nazaré  is a municipality in Oeste region and Leiria District, in historic Estremadura province of Portugal.

It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast (Costa de Prata). The population in 2011 was 15,158 in an area of 82.43 km². The present mayor is Walter Chicharro, a member of the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is on 8 September, as part of the Our Lady of Nazaré Festival, a ten-day religious and secular celebration with processions, bullfights, fireworks, folk dancing and a fair.

The town consists of three neighbourhoods: Praia (along the beach), Sítio (an old village, on top of a cliff) and Pederneira (another old village, on a hilltop). Praia and Sítio are linked by the Nazaré Funicular, a funicular railway.

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Travel Videos: ‘Memories From The Dolomites’ (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Sam Rogue

This film summarises our 10 days trip to the dolomites, followed by some 5 days or so in Cinque Terre. Only on our last day I had the idea for the notebook and how to tie the whole story together, so we filmed those parts on our last afternoon, and I called up Luca whom I’d met spontaneously through Instagram and who had come to the famous Seceda-2500 with us, and asked him if he was okay with narrating the story.

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Study: “Anti-Inflamatory” Diet Of Vegetables, Fruits, Coffee & Tea Lowers Heart Disease And Stroke Risks

Dietary patterns with a higher proinflammatory potential were associated with higher CVD risk. Reducing the inflammatory potential of the diet may potentially provide an effective strategy for CVD prevention.

Background

Inflammation plays an important role in cardiovascular disease (CVD) development. Diet modulates inflammation; however, it remains unknown whether dietary patterns with higher inflammatory potential are associated with long-term CVD risk.

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Science Podcasts: Radio Bursts In Milky Way, Covid-19 In Schools & Octopuses

Astronomers pin down the likely origins of mysterious fast radio bursts, Covid-19 in schools, octopuses taste with touch and the latest on what the US election means for science.

In this episode:

00:46 The origins of mysterious fast radio bursts

The detection of a brief but enormously-powerful radio burst originating from within the Milky Way could help researchers answer one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries.

Research article: Bochenek et al.News: Astronomers spot first fast radio burst in the Milky Way

07:59 Coronapod

At the start of the pandemic, there were fears that schools could become hotspots for infections. We discuss the evidence suggesting that this is unlikely to be the case, and the rates of infection in children of different ages.

News: Why schools probably aren’t COVID hotspots

18:34 Research Highlights

Octopuses taste with touch, and a tool to watch dangerously-reactive metals grow.

Research Highlight: How octopuses taste with their arms — all eight of themResearch Highlight: How to make violently reactive metals and watch them grow

21:28 An update on the US election

Although the winner of this year’s US election is unclear, we discuss the current situation and what it might mean for science.

28:58 Briefing Chat

We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, ancient genomes reveal the migration of man’s best friend, and a new polio vaccine looks set to receive emergency approval.

News: Ancient dog DNA reveals 11,000 years of canine evolutionNews: New polio vaccine poised to get emergency WHO approval

Middle East Tourism: ‘The Red Sea Project’ – Island Archipelago, Saudi Arabia

The Red Sea Project is being created as a unique, luxury tourism destination that will embrace nature, culture and adventure, setting new standards in sustainable development and positioning Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.

The 90-plus pristine islands are a haven of natural beauty. 75 percent of the islands will remain undeveloped and nine have been designated as areas of special conservation interest.

With its own dedicated airport under development, the Red Sea Project will be easily accessible to visitors from around the world. At the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, 250 million people will be within three hours flying time. With an average summer temperature of 32 degrees and 360 days of sunshine, the Red Sea Project will be a truly year-round destination.

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Wildlife Video: ’24 Hours On Earth’ – In One Image

“Nature reveals itself to us in unique ways, if we stop and look at the world through a window of time,” says photographer Stephen Wilkes. Using a special photographic technique that reveals how a scene changes from day to night in a single image,

Wilkes exposes the Earth’s beautiful complexity and the impacts of climate change — from the disruption of flamingo migrations in Africa to the threat of melting ice — with unprecedented force. This performance was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020.

(Watch the full event here: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.)

Countdown is TED’s global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world.

Political Video: ‘Fracking Debate’ In Pennsylvania May Decide Election (WSJ)

In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, the debate over fracking signaled the potentially decisive role Pennsylvania voters on both sides of the issue could play on Election Day. Photo: Bloomberg News

Buildings: ‘Battle To Build Transamerica Pyramid’ – San Francisco, 1969 (Video)

Unwelcome when it was first proposed, San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid has overcome public opinion, economics and the extreme challenges of its location to become one of the world’s most famous buildings.

Full story here – https://www.theb1m.com/video/the-batt…

The Transamerica Pyramid at 600 Montgomery Street between Clay and Washington Streets in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, United States, is a 48-story futurist building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. 

Morning News Podcast: Election Too Close To Call, Digital Ballots

Trump, Biden locked in close election contest, Democrats flip Senate seat in Colorado, Republicans win in Alabama, and why can’t we vote from our smartphone.