Robin Pogorzelski Films (May 10, 2023) – I met Antonio while hiking this summer in the French Alps. He was sitting with his two dogs at the top of a mountain pass, looking down on his flock of sheep. We talked for an hour. A month later, I came back with a camera to make this short film with him.
This documentary is a tribute to the shepherd.
With : Antonio De Feo Shot & Edit & Color : Robin Pogorzelski Sound Engineer: Simon Bourrat Sound Designer / Mix : Raphaël Pibarot Original score : Antoine Duchêne Impeesa Production
nature Magazine – May 11, 2023 issue:The human reference genome has been the backbone of human genomics since the release of the draft sequence in 2001. But it has its limitations: one genome cannot hope to capture the diversity of the human species. In this week’s issue, the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium presents the first draft human pangenome, which combines genetic material from 47 genetically diverse individuals to provide a more complete picture of the human genome.
The Guardian Weekly (May 12, 2023) – The name Geof frey Hinton was little known outside the tech industry until last week, when the so-called “godfather of AI” gave an interview after leaving Google in which he warned that machine learning is leading us into uncharted territory.
So is now the time to get properly frightened about the capabilities unleashed by machine learning? Technology writer John Naughton in this week’s big story says an unequivocal yes as he explores a worrying near future, and what prompted Hinton to speak out.
Britain spent last weekend watching avidly or determinedly avoiding the exuberant display of ancient ceremony around the coronation of King Charles III. Our coverage takes a fondly amused look at all the pageantry, personalities and gold braid with Rachel Cooke, while columnist Nesrine Malik unpicks the game of divide and rule, display and disguise through which the institution hangs on to popular support. We also visit Belize to find out how arguments about reparations for slavery are linked to its relationship to the British crown.
DW Travel (May 10, 2023) – Kraków is Poland’s second-largest city, and we’ve collected three things any visit there must include!
Video timeline: 0:00 Intro 0:30 Krakow’s Main Market Square 0:46 Cloth Hall 1:00 Poland’s National Museum 1:12 St. Mary’s Basilica 1:56 Must eat: Pierogi 2:05 Kazimierz 2:15 Starka Restaurant 3:06 Must visit: Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory 4:05 Krakus Mound
Kraków, a southern Poland city near the border of the Czech Republic, is known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Its old town – ringed by Planty Park and remnants of the city’s medieval walls – is centered on the stately, expansive Rynek Glówny (market square). This plaza is the site of the Cloth Hall, a Renaissance-era trading outpost, and St. Mary’s Basilica, a 14th-century Gothic church.
A Walk in Paris Videos (May 10, 2023) – Reims, also spelled Rheims, city, Marne département, Grand Estrégion, northeastern France. It lies east-northeast of Paris. On the Vesle River, a tributary of the Aisne, and the Marne–Aisne canal, the city is situated in vine-growing country in which champagne wine is produced. It is overlooked from the southwest by the Montagne de Reims.
The Gallic tribe of the Remi (from which Reims derives its name) was conquered without difficulty by the Romans, and the town flourished under their occupation. In the 5th century, Clovis, the Frankish king, was baptized at Reims by Bishop Remigius (Rémi), and in memory of this occasion most French kings were subsequently consecrated there. (Charles VII, for example, was crowned there in 1429 in the presence of Joan of Arc.)
National Trust (May 10, 2023) – The gardens surrounding Wightwick Manor, cared for by the National Trust, are influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement, which started in Britain during the late 19th century.
This means the garden design extends into the house, where visitors can see flowers such as roses used as motifs for interiors and artworks. Watch this video to discover how politics has also left its mark on the gardens that are still enjoyed by visitors today. You’ll see architectural artefacts from the Houses of Parliament and a tree planted by Clement Richard Attlee, the Labour Prime Minster who served from 1945 to 1951.
You’ll also learn about the history of the estate and its planting schemes and find out more about what the National Trust is doing to make the gardens more accessible for visitors.
The Globalist, May 10, 2023: The Asean summit kicks off in Indonesia. Plus: the tit-for-tat diplomatic spat between China and Canada, train trouble in Switzerland and a special interview with Slovenia’s Eurovision entrant.