Science Podcasts: New Gravitational Waves, Black Hole Mergers & Arctic Animal Tracking

First up, host Sarah Crespi talks with Staff Writer Adrian Cho about new gravitational wave detections from the first half of 2019—including 37 new black hole mergers. With so many mergers now recorded, astrophysicists can do different kinds of research into things like how new pairs of black holes come to be and how often they merge.

Sarah also talks with Sarah Davidson, data curator at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, about results from an Arctic animal tracking project that includes 3 decades of location information on many species, from soaring golden eagles to baby caribou taking their first steps. The early results from the Arctic Animal Movement Archive show that researchers can use the database as a baseline for future Arctic investigations and to examine the effects of climate on ecosystems in this key region. 

Culinary Arts Video: Chefs Jordan Kahn & Zaiyu Hasegawa Make Ultimate Fried Chicken Sandwich

CHEF JORDAN KAHN OF VESPERTINE. THE PROJECT WAS FORMED THROUGH A COLLABORATION WITH ARCHITECT ERIC OWEN MOSS, AND A GROUP OF RENOWNED ARTISTS TO RE-IMAGINE AND EXPLORE THE EXPERIENCE OF DINING. THE CONVERGENCE OF FOOD, ART, ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC, AND SCULPTURE IS WOVEN THROUGHOUT TO CREATE AN IMMERSIVE, MULTI-SENSORY EVENT.

Zaiyu Hasegawa is the chef/owner of two Michelin star DEN restaurant in Jingumae Tokyo.

New Art Films: ‘MUSEUM’ – Ballet & Skateboarding At The Louvre And Musée d’Orsay In Paris (Video)

A love story between a ballet dancer and a Parisian skateboarder in empty French museums. The union of two bodies in motion through time and history of art. Two souls intimately linked, each one appropriating their own space to revive the works of art. Museum : an epic and lyrical journey between shadows and lights combining classical ballet and skateboarding.

Directed by Marin Troude & Tristan Helias
Produced by Tristan Helias
Ballet dancer : Victoria Dauberville
Skateboarder : Tristan Helias
Musée d’Orsay : Laurence Des Cars, Amélie Hardivillier, Marion Guillaud, Fanny Livet
CMN : Philippe Béleval, Jill Ickowicz
Script : Tristan Helias, Marin Troude
Art direction : Marin Troude, Tristan Helias
Ballet choreography : Victora Dauberville
Cinematography : Killian Lassablière & Marin Troude

Timelapse Travel Videos: ‘Castles In Spain’ (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Martin Zalba

Spain’s turbulent history has resulted in a multitude of hilltop fortresses ranging from extravagant fairytale-like palatial palaces to oppressive military fortresses and, of course, the architectural delights of the Moorish Alcazars.

With roughly 2,500 castles to explore, whether they stand in near-perfect preservation or are now just atmospheric ruins, here are some of the best castles in Spain that you must see.

See list of Spain’s Top Castles

Road Trip Travel: ‘Curves – Portugal’ (2020 Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Stefan Bogner

The land that is now Portugal has been inhabited for thousands of years and its national boundaries have been defined for eight centuries. This long history is reflected in a particular culture that is the result of the mixture of the many peoples who settled here and those that the Portuguese encountered on their journeys of Discovery.

It is found in the villages and towns, in the monuments and traditions, which bring together influences that the Portuguese have applied creatively. And the omnipresent sea has also shaped our personality and taken us beyond the continent of Europe, enabling us to learn and share with the rest of the world.

VisitPortugal Website

New Aerial Travel Videos: ‘Ireland’, The Emerald Isle

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.