Science Magazine – June 3, 2022: A 10th-century Maya structure at Chichen Itza, Mexico, is often called the Observatory for its expansive view of the sky and a design seemingly guided by key positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets. The historic Maya anchored their calendars and rituals to celestial events, and their astronomical knowledge is now coming into sharper focus thanks to new analyses of archaeological relics and insights from today’s Maya.
Daily Archives: June 2, 2022
Front Page View: The New York Times – June 3, 2022
‘Enough, Enough’: Biden Calls On Lawmakers to Pass Gun Legislation
President Biden urged lawmakers to stop the sale of assault-style weapons, expand universal background checks and pass “red flag” laws after last month’s massacres in Texas and New York.
COVERS: FRANCE-AMÉRIQUE MAGAZINE – JUNE 2022 ISSUE
French Lands Adrift in the Ocean
Some 3 million people live in French overseas territories – islands like Guadeloupe, Martinique, Polynesia, New Caledonia, Réunion, and Saint Pierre and Miquelon, remnants of France’s colonial empire. We explore these distant lands that are regularly pushing for independence. Also in this issue, meet the French community of Hawaii, read about Alma de Bretteville Spreckels – the “great-grandmother of San Francisco” and a friend of Rodin – and discover our interview with U.S. historian Stephen Bourque on the “the Allied war against France” during the Normandy landings. Lastly, we bring you the story of Disneyland Paris, which revived fears of Americanization in France when it opened 30 years ago.
Preview: New Scientist Magazine – June 4, 2022
Aerial Views: Scalby Ness, Scarborough, England
Scalby Ness Sands is a beach in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.