YOU don’t have to be a history buff to get the most out of a visit to Lübeck: with its handsome buildings, cafe-bars on winding streets, art shops, leafy parks and waterside walkways, there’s plenty to take in on the contemporary plane. But, being one of those cities where past is so obviously integral to present – the spires of its medieval churches visible for miles around; its 15th century defensive gate, the Holstentor, taking pride of place on the main road into the city centre and on official and tourist paraphernalia; its town hall in use since the 1200s – you can’t but be drawn to its back story. As it turns out, it’s a narrative that’s a central piece of Europe’s jigsaw. (Ah, Europe; do you remember Europe, Ted?) Lübeck is the former capital of the Hanseatic League, a confederation of northern European towns and cities dating from the 14th century that’s often touted as a precursor of today’s international … [Read more...] about Travel: The historic city of Lubeck is a sweet spot on Germany’s Baltic coast
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Emily Palmer, New York Times 8:00 pm CST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrives at the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn on January 30, 2019 in New York. - The trial, which began on November 5, 2018 with jury selection, is expected to last four months. 'El Chapo' Guzman stands accused of smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine into the United States over a period of 25 years. If convicted, the 61-year-old Guzman could spend the rest of his life behind bars in a maximum security US prison. less Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrives at the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn on January 30, 2019 in New York. - The trial, which began on November 5, 2018 with jury selection, ... more Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Emma Coronel Aispuro Talks About Her Life as El Chapo’s Wife
Home News Environment Daily news 24 January 2019 By Richard GrayBeach life can be tough for creatures that endure ocean tides every day. One species of marine snail, however, appears to have found a clever way of coping with the dramatic changes in conditions – they wear heatproof coats. A type of turban snail, so-called because of the shape of their shells, is often found on rocky shorelines around Japan covered in a mat of green algae. While most turban snails will eagerly feast upon algae, Lunella coreensis accumulates it as a vegetative jacket as they grow, until … Advertisement Trending Latest Video Free We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it A meteorite hit the moon during Monday's total lunar eclipse We’ve discovered a new type of blood vessel in our bones Common vaccine may protect children from developing type 1 diabetes 8 ways to keep your brain young and stave … [Read more...] about Some snails wear jackets made of algae to protect them from the sun
When it went on sale in late September, Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket was the first piece of clothing to integrate Google's Project Jacquard touch-gesture functionality. At $350 a pop, it's not a surprise that the Jacquard by Google app (which is used to customize and control the jacket) shows just 100-500 installs. That means a few hundred people will be delighted to learn that the app just got its first major update, which lets wearers of the Jacquard-woven jacket use gestures that enable new light modes for the tag on the sleeve, as well as find their phone. The new Jacquard abilities are called "Illuminate" and "Find Your Phone." The "Illuminate" ability let wearers assign a custom gesture to enable one of three light modes: Shine, which turns the tag on the jacket's sleeve into a flashlight Blink, which turns the tag into a blinking light to make you more visible to drivers and others when you're outside in the dark Strobe, which turns the tag into a … [Read more...] about Google’s Project Jacquard jacket can now light up its tag and find your phone
Seth Shostak, Senior astronomer, Institute fellow, SETI Institute Published 12:54 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 FILE-- This image provided by NASA Tuesday Feb. 2, 2010 shows a mystery object that was discovered on Jan. 6, 2010, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) sky survey. A new paper by a trio of Harvard University researchers argues that we all might be immigrants from deep space, brought to Earth via a mechanism called panspermia. less FILE-- This image provided by NASA Tuesday Feb. 2, 2010 shows a mystery object that was discovered on Jan. 6, 2010, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) sky survey. A new paper by a trio of ... more Photo: AP FILE-- A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above Inspiration Point early on August 12, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. A new paper by a trio of Harvard University researchers argues that we all might be immigrants … [Read more...] about Comets and Asteroids Bearing Life?