Daily Archives: May 25, 2022
Aerial Views: Pittsburgh In Western Pennsylvania (4K)
Pittsburgh is a city in western Pennsylvania at the junction of 3 rivers. Its Gilded Age sites, including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, speak to its history as an early-20th-century industrial capital. In the North Shore neighborhood are the modern Andy Warhol Museum, Heinz Field football stadium and PNC Park baseball stadium.
Science: Fossil Mystery Solved, A Silk Mother Of Pearl, Bolivian Amazon
The puzzle of Palaeospondylus – Over a hundred years ago, archaeologists discovered fossils of the aquatic animal Palaeospondylus. But since then researchers have been unable to place where this animal sits on the tree of life. Now, new analysis of Palaeospondylus’s anatomy might help to solve this mystery.
08:18 Research Highlights
A strong, silk-based version of mother of pearl, and the parrots that use their heads when climbing.
Research Highlight: Silk imitates mother of pearl for a tough, eco-friendly material
Research Highlight: A ‘forbidden’ body type? These parrots flout the rules
10:51 How lasers revealed an ancient Amazonian civilization
Archaeologists have used LiDAR to uncover evidence of an ancient civilization buried in the Bolivian Amazon. The team’s work suggests that this area was not as sparsely populated in pre-Hispanic times as previously thought.
Research article: Prümers et al.
News and Views: Large-scale early urban settlements in Amazonia
Nature Video: Lost beneath the leaves: Lasers reveal an ancient Amazonian civilisation
16:21 Briefing Chat
We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, the debate surrounding the first transplant of pig kidneys into humans, and the plants grown in lunar soil.
Nature News: First pig kidneys transplanted into people: what scientists think
Preview: Times Literary Supplement – May 27, 2022
Times Literary Supplement, May 27, 2022 – @TheTLS, featuring @NshShulman on the Queen; @nclarke14 on Melvyn Bragg; @richardlea on nuclear power; Claire Lowdon on Elif Batuman; @RohanMaitzen on Rosalind Brackenbury; @rinireg on abortion – and more.
Wednesday News: Turkey’s Foreign Policy, Russia In Donbas, World Economies
What are Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign-policy aims? Plus: Russian troops try to encircle Ukrainian special forces in the Donbas region, a dispatch from our team at the World Economic Forum, and the latest business news.
Tanzania: The Road To Mount Kilimanjaro
This episode with @Tayo Aina brings you to Tanzania in east Africa. The country is famous for its stunning natural landscapes. Discover with Tayo the region around Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Watch him jump into the Chemka Hot Springs with their crystal blue water and let him show you a very rare gemstone, tanzanite, that is almost only be found in Tanzania. Which African country should Tayo explore for you next?
Timeline: 00:00 Intro 01:04 Arriving in Arusha 01:58 In Search of Mount Kilimanjaro 05:50 Chemka Hot Springs 08:03 Tanzanite, a unique gemstone 09:33 Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre
Preview: Smithsonian Magazine – June 2022
Flesh, Blood & Bronze
One sculptor and his team of artists take on the epic project of conveying the century-old conflict through a massive bronze installation
PHOTOGRAPHS BY VINCENT TULLO
Not Far From Kyiv
To residents of Southern California with ties to the Eastern European nations, the conflict feels close to home
PHOTOGRAPHS AND INTERVIEWS BY STELLA KALININA
In a Tight Spot
Conservationists are racing to rescue a delightful coastal animal from rising seas
PHOTOGRAPH BY LAUREN OWENS LAMBERT
TEXT BY MADDIE BENDER
The Real Pinocchio
Forget what you know from the cartoon. The 19th-century story, now in a new translation, was a rallying cry for universal education and Italian nationhood
BY PERRI KLASS
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SIMONA GHIZZONI
Escape from the Gilded Cage
Even if her husband was a murderer, a woman in a bad marriage once had few options. Unless she fled to South Dakota
BY APRIL WHITE
For more than a century, museum artifacts were acquired in ways we no longer find acceptable. How can we repair the damage?
The world’s largest book repository has expanded far beyond its original scope to include sound recordings and digitized collections
Van Gogh in the Grove
A new exhibition of lesser known works during a pivotal time sheds light on his budding genius
Role of a Lifetime
An unpublished memoir reveals how the world’s most famous child actress became a star of the environmental movement
A Brief History of Red Drink
The obscure roots of a centuries-old beverage that’s now a Juneteenth fixture
The Next Clone
Forget Dolly the Sheep. The birth of a mouse named Cumulina 25 years ago launched a genetic revolution