The Washington Post Published 11:29 am PDT, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Sandy Magnus washes her hair aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in 2002. Sandy Magnus washes her hair aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in 2002. Photo: NASA/Johnson Space Center Photo: NASA/Johnson Space Center Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Sandy Magnus washes her hair aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in 2002. Sandy Magnus washes her hair aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in 2002. Photo: NASA/Johnson Space Center 50 astronauts, in their own words 1 / 7 Back to Gallery (EDITORS: This project was produced with the help of the Uniphi Space Agency, a public relations and marketing agency that represents … [Read more...] about 50 astronauts, in their own words
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Health Around 4 million children develop asthma each year because they breathe in polluted air, with the U.S. ranking third worst in the world when it comes to suffering the burden of minors being exposed to traffic fumes. That's according to new research. Since the 1950s, pediatric cases of asthma—which can cause wheezing, breathlessness and potentially fatal attacks—have spiked. Asthma is now the most common non-communicable disease affecting children. Existing research suggests the air pollution caused by traffic could cause the airways to become inflamed, which could, in turn, trigger asthma in those who are at genetic risk of developing the condition. The new study focused on the effects of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a major component of traffic-related air pollution. Scientists at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health studied data collected between 2010 and 2015 on 125 cities across 194 countries. They investigated … [Read more...] about Air Pollution: U.S. Ranks World’s Third Worst in Study on Asthma in Children
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized. By JANET REITMANNOV. 3, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations center in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va. Jesus Christ, he thought, studying the footage in which crowds of angry men, who had gathered to attend or protest the Unite the Right rally, set upon one another with sticks and flagpole spears and flame throwers and God knows what else. A black man held an aerosol can, igniting the spray, and in retaliation, a white man picked … [Read more...] about U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKevin Sack and John Schwartz Oct. 8, 2018 DAVANT, La. — In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there. But on an average day in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of its 872 beds went unoccupied, making it one of the emptiest jails in the state, records show. And because of its isolated, flood-prone location, the jail still must be evacuated before any major storm or risk becoming an accidental Alcatraz. There is but one reason the Plaquemines jail was rebuilt on … [Read more...] about As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair