Walking Tours: Musée Rodin In Paris, France

The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919, primarily dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It has two sites: the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris, as well as just outside Paris at Rodin’s old home, the Villa des Brillants at Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine. 

Previews: New Scientist Magazine – May 21, 2022

COVER STORIES

  • CULTURE Regenesis review: Farming is killing the planet but we can stop it
  • FEATURES Why the next big solar storm might hit Earth without warning
  • FEATURES The female body is misunderstood and this is why, says Rachel E. Gross
  • FEATURES How the massive dogs bred to protect livestock could save wolves too

Science: Galaxies Without Dark Matter, High Helium Levels, Solar Energy Jump

Dark matter makes up most of the matter in the Universe, and is thought to be needed for galaxies to form. But four years ago, astronomers made a perplexing, and controversial discovery: two galaxies seemingly devoid of dark matter. 

This week the team suggests that a cosmic collision may explain how these, and a string of other dark-matter-free galaxies, could have formed.

Research article: van Dokkum et al

News and Views: Giant collision created galaxies devoid of dark matter

08:39 Research Highlights

How fossil fuel burning has caused levels of helium to rise, and a high-efficiency, hybrid solar-energy system.

Research Highlight: Helium levels in the atmosphere are ballooning

Research Highlight: Flower power: ‘Sunflower’ system churns out useful energy

10:49 Researchers experiences of the war in Ukraine

We hear the stories of scientists whose lives have been affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including researchers who have become refugees, soldiers and activists in the face of a horrifying conflict.

Nature Feature: How three Ukrainian scientists are surviving Russia’s brutal war

20:46 Imaging the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

Last week, a team of researchers released an image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive blackhole at the centre of our galaxy. We hear how they took the image and what it is revealing about these enormous objects.

Nature News: Black hole at the centre of our Galaxy imaged for the first time

Previews: London Review Of Books – May 26, 2022

London Review of Books, May 26, 2022 –

James MeekHow Civil Wars Start – And How to Stop Them by Barbara F. Walter

LettersHugh Pennington, Anna Swan, Thomas Ciantra, Nicholas Blanton, David Howell, Oren Margolis, Peter Thonemann, Michael Gray, Nick Rampley, Bernard Richards, Tom WellsClare JacksonElizabeth Stuart: Queen of Hearts by Nadine AkkermanJames ButlerShort Cuts: Limping to Success

Scotland Home Of Year: Eco Cottage, Biggar (2022)

The SHOTY judges check out Pentland View in Elsrickle, Biggar, an eco-cottage dating back to the 1890s, which has undergone a major renovation, including a contemporary extension.

See more from Anna Campbell Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers in Scotland’s Home Of The Year here, including more from Glasgow and the Clyde Valley region, here: https://bbc.in/3jldkyh

Cities: The Skyscraper Boom In Toronto, Canada

Canada’s biggest city is experiencing a skyscraper boom. Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.

U.S. Lifestyle Rankings: The Best Places To Live In 2022

The 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023:

1. Huntsville, Alabama
2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Green Bay, Wisconsin
4. Boulder, Colorado
5. San Jose, California
6. Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina
7. Fayetteville, Arkansas
8. Portland, Maine
9. Sarasota, Florida
10. San Francisco

Housing costs are rising fast and there aren’t enough homes on the market nationwide to meet demand, and anyone looking to move is acutely aware of the competition and high cost to buy or rent a home. The Best Places to Live rankings factor in how the cost of living compares to the area’s median household income, but U.S. News & World Report also broke out the data into its own ranking.

Travel Short Film: ‘Würm – A Scotland Journey’

Würm – A Scotland Journey is a short and non narrative drone film about Scotland landscape.

History of Scotland seems to begin 12 000 years ago after the Würm Ice age. During 3 weeks in august 2019 we crossed the highlands, Skye and Mull chased by clouds and rain. Behind every mountain, every Loch and every cliff, we discover beautiful landscapes, waterfall and colors forged by millions years. In this film I tried to transcribe the beauty of this country.

Awards and selection :
– Best drone Video : Yucca Valley Film Festival
– Outstanding Achievement Awards – Berlin Flash Film Festival
– Outstanding Achievement Awards – Tagore International Film Festival
– Official Selection Hollywood Art And Movie Festival
– Official Selection AZ Drone Festival
– Official Selection Accordi Disaccordi International Film Festival
– Official Selection Eho Mountain Film Festival
– Official Selection International Festival of Outdoor Films
– Official Selection – Khariv inbternational festival of arts and travel
– Official Selection – Blue 2 Blue dron Film Festival
– Official Selection – Best Of User by Parrot

Preview: Times Literary Supplement – May 20, 2022

Times Literary Supplement, May 20, 2022 – This week’s @TheTLS, featuring @wmarybeard on Roman souvenirs; @EdwardDocx on Boris Johnson and contempt; @pwilcken on Operation Car Wash; @AdamSJFoulds on music and conflict; @_Poots_ on Leslie Thomas QC – and more