Word of the Day


   WORD OF THE DAYSeptember 25, 2021        WORD OF THE DAY September 25, 2021         obtuse    adjective | ahb-TOOSS   What It Means   Obtuse means "difficult to understand" or "unable to understand what is obvious."  // The attorney explained the obtuse language in the contract to her client.  // Maybe I am being obtuse, … Continue reading Word of the Day

Swiss landscape painting—once destined for Hitler’s Führermuseum—acquired by London’s National Gallery


Swiss landscape painting—once destined for Hitler’s Führermuseum—acquired by London’s National Gallery Alexandre Calame’s Chalets at Rigi was sold in 1996 at an auction of unclaimed works with proceeds going to benefit victims of the Holocaust MARTIN BAILEY 23rd September 2021 11:26 BST MORE Alexandre Calame’s Chalets at Rigi (1861) London’s National Gallery has just acquired … Continue reading Swiss landscape painting—once destined for Hitler’s Führermuseum—acquired by London’s National Gallery

From fighter pilot to robotics pioneer: An interview with Missy Cummings


From fighter pilot to robotics pioneer: An interview with Missy Cummings One of the US Navy’s first female fighter pilots, the engineering and robotics professor talks about the promise and peril of automation in airplanes and cars, predicting a “very distinct shift away from replacing human reasoning to augmenting human reasoning.” In this episode of the … Continue reading From fighter pilot to robotics pioneer: An interview with Missy Cummings

7 Shakespearean Insults to Make Life More Interesting


Words at Play 7 Shakespearean Insults to Make Life More Interesting Scorn thine enemies, those three-inch fools, like the Bard 16 Sep 2021 "Hempen Homespun" What hempen home-spuns have we swaggering here... —A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 3.1.67 Clothes, they say, make the man—or unmake him, as the case may be. In this scene from A Midsummer … Continue reading 7 Shakespearean Insults to Make Life More Interesting

7 Things You Might Not Know About the US Supreme Court


7 Things You Might Not Know About the US Supreme Court Find out seven surprising facts about how the nation’s highest court works and how it’s changed over the years. ELIZABETH NIX 1. The court was around for 145 years before it got a permanent home of its own. The court convened for the first time in … Continue reading 7 Things You Might Not Know About the US Supreme Court

GERMAN RESEARCHERS CONVERTED A TESLA MODEL Y INTO A HYDROGEN CAR


WHY THOUGH? GERMAN RESEARCHERS CONVERTED A TESLA MODEL Y INTO A HYDROGEN CAR THERE'S A LOT TO UNPACK HERE. CRAVENTURE / FUTURISM Hesla Motors On Wednesday, German Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek revealed an automotive Frankenstein creation: A Tesla Model Y that had been converted into a hydrogen vehicle that she called a “hyper hybrid.” The goal … Continue reading GERMAN RESEARCHERS CONVERTED A TESLA MODEL Y INTO A HYDROGEN CAR

U.S. vs. Canada: five modern-day territorial disputes


U.S. vs. Canada: five modern-day territorial disputes All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future. Credit: TUBS, CC BY-SA 3.0 / image processed by Ruland Kolen KEY TAKEAWAYS U.S.-Canada relations are mostly friendly, but both countries do not agree on everything. In these five places, they even argue … Continue reading U.S. vs. Canada: five modern-day territorial disputes

Austin Kleon’s Newsletter


What does a seed look like? Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Here is a zine inspired by my friend Steven Tomlinson. (Steven also inspired one of my favorite bits in Steal Like an Artist.) Most of what I learned was from The Book of Seeds. (If you scroll to the end of this post, there’s a PDF you can print out with a … Continue reading Austin Kleon’s Newsletter

Europe’s Unlikely Champion


How Italy’s Success Can Strengthen the West Europe’s Unlikely Champion How Italy’s Success Can Strengthen the West By Giovanna De Maio September 24, 2021 Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi at a news conference in Tripoli, Libya, April 2021 Hazem Ahmed / Reuters https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/italy/2021-09-24/europes-unlikely-champion?utm_medium=newsletters&utm_source=fatoday&utm_campaign=The%20Future%20of%20Conquest&utm_content=20210924&utm_term=FA%20Today%20-%20112017 Within the EU, Italy is often the source of headaches: fiscally unreliable, politically … Continue reading Europe’s Unlikely Champion

Who was the most controversial philosopher?


The question of anti-Semitism, Nazism, and a particularly nasty sibling haunted Nietzsche's legacy. Who was the most controversial philosopher? The question of anti-Semitism, Nazism, and a particularly nasty sibling haunted Nietzsche's legacy. KEY TAKEAWAYS Nietzsche's works are famously iconoclastic and meandering. They attack nearly every major institution or ideology of his day. His ideas of a … Continue reading Who was the most controversial philosopher?

You don’t see objective reality objectively: neuroscience catches up to philosophy


You don’t see objective reality objectively: neuroscience catches up to philosophy Objective reality exists, but what can you know about it that isn't subjective. According to some neuroscientists, not much.https://bigthink.com/thinking/objective-reality-2/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weeklynewsletter Photo by Sam Moqadam on Unsplash KEY TAKEAWAYS Some thinkers propose that it is impossible for us to interact directly with objective reality. Studies suggest that our brains … Continue reading You don’t see objective reality objectively: neuroscience catches up to philosophy

How France Can Avoid Being Reduced to a Symbolic Power


After AUKUS, the French face the same fate on the world stage as the British unless they pursue EU strategic autonomy led from Brussels rather than Paris. By Garvan Walshe, a former national and international security policy advisor to the British Conservative Party and the Executive Director of TRD Policy. https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/24/france-aukus-submarines-avoid-reduced-symbolic-power/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36432&utm_term=Editors%20Picks%20OC&tpcc=36432

Afghan Resistance Mulls Formation of Government in Exile


Fighters, politicians, and generals will try to ape the Taliban’s playbook while the extremists sleepwalk into civil war. https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/24/afghan-resistance-taliban-takeover-government-exile-tajikistan/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36432&utm_term=Editors%20Picks%20OC&tpcc=36432

Brexit Fallout Could ‘Collapse’ the Good Friday Agreement


Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney warns about the ongoing border disputes, but he stresses that violence is unlikely. By Robbie Gramer, a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy, and Amy Mackinnon, a national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy. https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/24/northern-ireland-coveney-brexit-protocol-good-friday/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36432&utm_term=Editors%20Picks%20OC&tpcc=36432

Did you know


Did you know... ... that today is the Festival of Latest Novelties? Celebrate the latest novelty or invention made by the newest fads and odd novelty items. You never know how long they're going to last, so get your celebrating in early. 😉 ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "The older I get the more I realize … Continue reading Did you know

Today’s Poem: Poem.com Newsletter


September 23, 2021 Cold Sore Lip Red Coat Hoa Nguyen What if I ate too much food there being not enough money immigranty and save all the ketchup packets George Carlin record on the record player of how many ways to curseand they are all funny (small brown bird with a black neck and a beak full of … Continue reading Today’s Poem: Poem.com Newsletter

Selvage


WORD OF THE DAY Selvage SEL-vij Part of speech: noun Origin: Late Middle English, 15th century. (Geological term is from the 1930s.) 1 An edge produced on woven fabric during manufacture that prevents it from unraveling. 2 (Geology) a zone of altered rock, especially volcanic glass, at the edge of a rock mass. Examples of Selvage in a sentence … Continue reading Selvage

Newsetter: Intellifusion : 5 Incidents


Friday 24th September 2021 Hi Dhananjaya, Here's your weekly rundown of the global security landscape, highlighting key incidents that have taken place from each region in the last seven days; MIDDLE EAST & ASIA Afghanistan Islamic State - Khorosan Province (ISKP) have carried out a series of bombings and assassinations in the eastern city of … Continue reading Newsetter: Intellifusion : 5 Incidents

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases. •JOINT MILITARY TRAINING EXERCISE WITH SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION (SCO) MEMBER STATES CULMINATES AT ORENBURG, RUSSIA •Prime Minister’s meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of the Quad Leaders’ Summit •Ministry of Civil Aviation releases India’s airspace map for drone operations •The Steel … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.