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What This Drawing Taught Me About Four-Dimensional Spacetime. My aim as a theoretical physicist is to unite quantum theory with Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.

What This Drawing Taught Me About Four-Dimensional Spacetime

While there are a few proposals for this unification, such as string theory and loop quantum gravity, many roadblocks to a complete unification remain. Einstein’s theory tells us the gravitational force is a direct manifestation of space and time bending. The sun bends the fabric of space, much like a sleeping person bends a mattress. Planetary orbits, including Earth’s, are motion along the contours of the bent space created by the sun.

This theory provides some critical insights into the nature of light. As I gazed at the drawing, I could feel the artists challenging me to reconsider the nature of light. Quantum mechanics, however, says many weird things about physical reality. Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders. Beri Fox, president and chief executive of Marble King in Paden City, W.Va., possibly the last American manufacturer of toy marbles, said she had not yet focused on the candidates’ overall plans, just “bits and pieces.”

Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders

Making sure American companies can compete with China is a priority for her, said Ms. Fox, who employs 28 people. She hopes that Mr. College Football’s Most Valuable Teams: Reigning Champion Clemson Tigers Claw Into Top 25. By the standards of most college football programs, the Clemson Tigers have a proud history, with a claim to the 1981 national championship and memorable postseason victories including the 2014 Orange Bowl.

College Football’s Most Valuable Teams: Reigning Champion Clemson Tigers Claw Into Top 25

But as they entered the fourth quarter of the January 2016 national championship game, even with a 3-point lead and the sport’s No. 1 ranking, they still looked something like minnows next to the juggernaut Alabama Crimson Tide. Sure enough, Alabama emerged from a spectacular 15 minutes of football—featuring a 95-yard kickoff return and a combined five touchdowns—with a 45-40 victory, dashing the Tigers’ dream of their first national title in 34 years. But what seemed like a disappointment at the time turned out to be just the beginning of a remarkable dynasty. In the three-plus seasons since, the Tigers have made two title game appearances, taking their revenge against Alabama twice over, and have dropped just three games total. The Decade Dominated by the Ultraluxury Condo. Developers used the 2010s to reshape the New York skyline with soaring condo towers — many of which will struggle to sell units well into the next decade.

The Decade Dominated by the Ultraluxury Condo

But what began as a period of exuberance for investors ended with a dwindling pool of high-end buyers willing to pay record prices. Apartments are still selling, especially in the resale market, but often at marked down prices. “We think of this decade as this boom of new product never seen before, but that’s a distant memory,” said Jonathan J. Miller, the president of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants. Beddr. ‘Tic Tac’ UFO Video: Q&A With Navy Pilot Chad Underwood. In the 15 years since Chad Underwood recorded a bizarre and erratic UFO — now called “the Tic Tac,” a name Underwood himself came up with — from the infrared camera on the left wing of his F/A-18 Super Hornet, he’s become a flight instructor, a civilian employee in the aerospace industry, and a father.

‘Tic Tac’ UFO Video: Q&A With Navy Pilot Chad Underwood

But he has not yet spoken publicly about what he saw that day, even now, two years after his video made the front page of the New York Times. As he explained before speaking with Intelligencer, Underwood has mostly wanted to avoid having his name “attached to the ‘little green men’ crazies that are out there.” The story of the Tic Tac begins around November 10, 2004, when radar operator Kevin Day first reported seeing odd and slow-moving objects flying in groups of five to ten off of San Clemente Island, west of the San Diego coast. - Are you a robot?

The Great Recycling Con. In the Video Op-Ed above, we debunk a recycling myth that has lulled us into guilt-free consumption for decades.

The Great Recycling Con

This holiday season, the United States Postal Service expects to ship almost one billion packages — cardboard boxes full of electronics and fabric and plastic galore. And the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans generate 25 percent more waste in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than during the rest of the year, an additional one million tons per week. But hey, most of it is recyclable, right? Well, not really. In the Video Op-Ed above, we debunk a recycling myth that has lulled us into guilt-free consumption for decades. This holiday season, the United States Postal Service expects to ship almost one billion packages — cardboard boxes full of electronics and fabric and plastic galore.

This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry. Jimmy Kennedy earned $13 million during his nine-year career as a player in the National Football League.

This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry

He was the kind of person most banks would be happy to have as a client. But when Mr. Kennedy tried to become a “private client” at JPMorgan Chase, an elite designation that would earn him travel discounts, exclusive event invitations and better deals on loans, he kept getting the runaround. At first, he didn’t understand why. Special Report: Hong Kong on Edge, Protests, China, Extradition Bill. Here’s what to expect for US winter weather after a cool October.

Each month, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) puts out an analysis of the previous month’s weather after the final tally.

Here’s what to expect for US winter weather after a cool October

The most recent update covers an odd October for the US, where the month included some terrifying wildfire conditions in California. This latest analysis also provides the long-range outlook for the winter months. October provides another good reminder to Americans that their country is not the entire planet. Courtesy of the jet stream doing its thing, the western US experienced notably cool temperatures for much of the month.

A dozen states had Octobers that ranked somewhere around the 8th coldest on record. GOP allies circulate data showing vaping ban will sink Trump in 2020 - Axios. Republicans' goal this week is to create as much distance as possible between President Trump and the witnesses and make the case that Trump himself never specifically ordered a halt on aid to Ukraine with the intention of forcing a political investigation.

GOP allies circulate data showing vaping ban will sink Trump in 2020 - Axios

Behind the scenes: Republicans think Trump's former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and former NSC official Tim Morrison will be their star witnesses, though some are griping that Schiff has tucked their hearing into Tuesday afternoon, Republican officials working on impeachment tell Axios. "Their testimony is super important, and Schiff knows they undermine his case. So what he's done is taken these two critical witnesses and buried them in the afternoon when no one pays attention," one GOP official said. Chinese Central Bank Flags Acceleration of Digital Currency Development – China Banking News.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has flagged the acceleration of efforts to develop its own digital currency.

Chinese Central Bank Flags Acceleration of Digital Currency Development – China Banking News

PBOC outlined eight areas of “focal work” at its 2019 Second Half Work Teleconference held on 2 August. Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. 16,000 Readers Shared Their Experiences of Being Told to ‘Go Back.’ Here Are Some of Their Stories. I wished for nothing more in those first months than to be able to go back home to Panama — but this was my home now. My mother was fighting alongside their fathers. Didn’t that mean we belonged here, too? — Paola Salas Paredes, Washington, D.C. I had just started a doctorate program in August 2001. Soon after 9/11, I was talking about the attacks with some of my fellow graduate students. These same classmates told me I should “love it or leave it” with respect to the United States. Kim Kardashian: Exploiting Japanese culture for Kimono shapewear? Kim, oh no. “I’ve been passionate about this for 15 years,” Kim Kardashian tweeted Tuesday alongside an announcement for her new shapewear line, controversially named Kimono.

Japan, however, has been passionate about the kimono since it originated there in the Heian era, beginning 794 AD — millennia before Kardashian even arrived on the pop culture scene with her leaked 2003 sex tape. The internet was quick to accuse the star of cultural appropriation of the traditional full-body garment. Photo of Drowned Migrants Captures Pathos of Those Who Risk It All. MEXICO CITY — The father and daughter lie face down in the muddy water along the banks of the Rio Grande, her tiny head tucked inside his T-shirt, an arm draped over his neck. The portrait of desperation was captured on Monday by the journalist Julia Le Duc, in the hours after Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez died with his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, as they tried to cross from Mexico to the United States.

The image represents a poignant distillation of the perilous journey migrants face on their passage north to the United States, and the tragic consequences that often go unseen in the loud and caustic debate over border policy. [Salvadorans grieve for father and daughter who drowned.] It recalled other powerful and sometimes disturbing photos that have galvanized public attention to the horrors of war and the acute suffering of individual refugees and migrants — personal stories that are often obscured by larger events. [Our editors discuss why they decided to publish the image.] Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari’s First Four Years in Four Charts. Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in for a second and final four-year term on Wednesday after being re-elected in February on pledges of reviving economic growth in Africa’s most populous nation.

These charts show some of the economic progress and challenges that marked Buhari’s first term in office: Inflation has been above the central bank’s target of 6% to 9% ever since Buhari took power in May 2015. Price growth has eased from the level of almost 20% it reached in 2016 when the central bank loosened the naira peg, but investor uncertainty over a multiple exchange rate system and high food costs keep inflation elevated. Middle classes are revolting against hypocritical elites. What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives?

Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream. Sam Il-Rumi came to the United States with his parents and brothers in 1980, fleeing the occupied West Bank and settling in New York, where his father opened a pet-food store in the East Village. Magna Carta, Petition of Right, History of Civil Liberties : United for Human Rights. The Magna Carta (1215) Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” signed by the King of England in 1215, was a turning point in human rights. The Neighborhood Is Mostly Black. The Home Buyers Are Mostly White.

A Houston High School Has a New Dress Code. For Parents. Ashton P. Woods, a community activist who is running for Houston City Council, denounced the policy as elitist and a form of respectability politics. Hollywood Upended as Unions Tell Writers to Fire Agents. Tax Headaches? A Dose of Muni Bonds Might Help. Burj Khalifa Developer Recovers Amid Gloom as Traders Get Picky. China's Evergrande sells $3 billion in bonds, yields top 10 percent. Investors like Asia high-yield, junk bonds by China property developers. Global investors are snapping up high-risk bonds in Asia — especially those offered by Chinese property developers — in a sign that investors are increasingly more willing to take bigger bets. Game of Thrones Set Photographer on Her 14 Favorite Shots. Investor rips Ocasio-Cortez as ‘financially illiterate’ at Sharpton conference.

A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank. Why Are We So Obsessed With Theranos And Elizabeth Holmes? Cheap Money Era Shows No One Knows How Monetary Policy Works. Martin Shkreli Steers His Old Company From Prison—With Contraband Cellphone. Ocasio-Cortez aide accused of funneling $1M into private accounts. A conservative government watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide of funneling $1 million in donations into his private accounts in a possible violation of the law, according to a report.

The transfers were made by Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, and may have run afoul of the Federal Election Campaign Act that places a limit of $5,000 on contributions from political action committees to candidates, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. The complaint, filed Monday by the National Legal and Policy Center, said the transfers violated the law because PACs must disclose what those funds were used for — such as advertisements, payments to vendors and donations to candidates. The private companies Chakrabarti moved the money to are not subject to those requirements. `Private Credit Glut' Hints at M&A Wave for $770 Billion Market. Kneeling During the Anthem at Ole Miss: ‘I Needed to Stand Up for My Rights’

Thousands of migrant youth allegedly suffered sexual abuse in U.S. custody - Axios. Late Stage Capitalism: Definition, Examples, Trending. Grace Rauh sur Twitter : "I don't have the average # of hours a day Mayor de Blasio is spending at City Hall, but @willieneuman tracked the # of days the Mayor showed up. In 2017, he came to City Hall an average of 9 days a MONTH. Can Kamala Harris Repeat Obama’s Success With Black Voters? It’s Complicated.

Tom Brokaw trumpets his ignorance of Hispanic assimilation. Tucker Carlson: Mitt Romney supports the status quo. But for everyone else, it's infuriating. Time to Break the Silence on Palestine. Time to Break the Silence on Palestine. David Rubenstein. Microsoft’s Leap Into Housing Illuminates Government’s Retreat. De Blasio, O’Neill clash over Black Lives Matter surveillance. Trump Claims There Is a Crisis at the Border. What’s the Reality? Scoop: Mary Meeker's new VC firm will be called Bond - Axios. Sync your calendar with the solar system. Trump Trashes Mattis After Exit, Asking `What's He Done for Me?' 2018: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics. Special report: The aging, childless future - Axios. Kids, Please Don’t Read This Article on What Trump Said About Santa Claus. Uber Is Said to Select Morgan Stanley to Lead 2019 IPO. Macron Has a Long-Term Vision. But the French Have Urgent Needs.

The ethical red flags of genetically edited babies - Axios. When Blue Chip Companies Pile on Debt, It’s Time to Worry. Doctors, patients raise alarms about cancer linked to breast implants. Tekashi 6ix9ine Faces 32 Years to Life on Racketeering, Firearm Charges. What Happened to Carmelo Anthony? Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. S.C. Rep. Mark Sanford Says Haitians Shouldn't Get Birthright Citizenship.

Trump’s Nationalism Is Breaking Point for Some Suburban Voters, Risking G.O.P. Coalition. Most Popular Porn Searches - What Porn Do People Search for? Shitty Media Men – Shitty Media Men. Will Time Ever Be Up For Abusive Men In Hip-Hop? Has the N.C.A.A.’s ‘Student-Athlete’ Fiction Reached Its Logical End? When Asian Women Are Harassed for Marrying Non-Asian Men. A Map of Every Building in America. How a Garden for the Poor Became a Playground for the Rich. Trump’s Focus on a Washington Building Project Draws Scrutiny. Gerontocracy - Age and leadership. User Data and Cookie Consent. User Data and Cookie Consent. Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice? The Dickensian Conditions of Life in a For-Profit Lockup. User Data and Cookie Consent. User Data and Cookie Consent. Top Sloan Kettering Cancer Doctor Resigns After Failing to Disclose Industry Ties. Nypd-officers-arrested-prostitution-gambling. 15 years after the invasion of Iraq, and now largely out of the glare of the media, US and UK oil corporations start to flaunt the spoils of imperial conquest.

What Is The Best Workout For An Endomorph? How Sarma Melngailis, Queen of Vegan Cuisine, Became a Runaway Fugitiv. Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act. BK residents march in Bed-Stuy for annual Isese Festival. Must watch: Chris Hayes on 'despicable' new Trump policy. Here are Dan's opening remarks on the NFL's new National Anthem policy & player protests:… Noam Chomsky: Today's Republican Party Could Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History. How Your Brain Can Trick You Into Trusting People. What It’s Like to Be a Really Beautiful Woman. Globalization’s Backlash Is Here, at Just the Wrong Time. Unarmed black man shot to death in own backyard. Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook breach was a wake-up call, not a hack. BuzzFeed maneuver could free Stormy Daniels to speak on Trump. Racial Justice Drives Fight for, and Against, Legal Pot in New Jersey.

Lawyer’s ‘Get-Rich’ Scheme Has B-Movie Start, Prison Finale. Andrew Sullivan on the Opioid Epidemic in America. Florida woman: Airline told me to flush pet hamster.