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Climate awareness: Artist creates city mural from Amazon ashes

BY FRENCH PRESS AGENCY – AFP

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OCT 19, 2021 10:03 AM GMT+3

An aerial photo shows a mural by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2021. (EPA Photo)

To raise awareness of climate change, Brazilian street artist Mundano painted a giant mural in Sao Paulo using ashes collected from the scorched Amazon rainforest.

The giant 1,000-square meter fresco titled “The Forest Firefighter” – featuring a heroic figure who is helpless in the face of a raging fire – will be inaugurated on Tuesday.

“The idea came from impotence. We’ve been seeing for decades how the jungle has been burnt, and in the last few years that has reached record levels,” Mundano, who goes by one name and calls himself an “artivist,” told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Mundano, 36, collected 200 kilograms (441 pounds) of ashes from different areas affected by fires to create the mural on a building close to Avenida Paulista, the main avenue running through Brazil’s largest city.

The ashes came from the Amazon jungle, the Pantanal wetlands, the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado savannah.

Bringing ‘ashes to the people’

Mundano hopes his mural will raise awareness among Sao Paulo residents about the vast fires that ravage Brazil’s precious ecosphere every year.

“No one sees the fires, they’re very far away in the Amazon. The idea is to bring the ashes here to the people to create greater empathy,” said Mundano.

In June and July, Mundano felt the heat of the fires firsthand when he went to collect the ashes.

But what also caught his attention was the distress of the firefighters trying to extinguish the flames that do so much damage to Brazil’s flora and fauna.

Symbolizing the fauna in the mural is a crocodile skeleton painted next to the heroic firefighter.

The entire fresco is made in various shades of black and grey depending on how much water Mundano mixed in with the ashes.

The black and white artwork contrasts sharply with the colorful graffiti that adorns many buildings in Sao Paulo.

“We live in a city that is grey, or asphalt and grey. The pavement is grey, there’s pollution … and we’re becoming grey too.”

‘Negligent’

A graffiti artist during his teenage years, Mundano made a name for himself in 2012 by decorating the carts of the city’s recyclable materials collectors with bright colors and signs that read “My vehicle doesn’t pollute.”

In 2020, Mundano painted another giant mural using toxic mud from the Brumadinho dam that collapsed in 2019 leaving 270 people dead.

His current mural is a statement denouncing Brazil’s successive governments that Mundano calls “negligent” and incapable of protecting the environment.

Things only got worse under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Since he took office in 2019, an average of 10,000 square kilometers (3861 square miles) of Amazon forest has been destroyed per year, compared to 6,500 square kilometers over the previous decade.

The fires that follow deforestation to prepare the land for agriculture and livestock farming have also reached alarming levels.

“The current government is promoting the dismantling of the environment and trampling on the basic rights of vulnerable populations” such as indigenous people, said Mundano.

His mural is based on a famous painting by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari titled “The Coffee Farmer.”

Like the 1934 painting, Mundano’s fresco shows a Black man with his face turned to the side and vegetation in the background.

Mundano used a real person to model for his painting, a volunteer fire fighter named Vinicius Curva de Vento, whom the artist saw battle the flames.

But while Portinari’s farmer wields a spade to dig the ground, the forest firefighter uses his shovel to smother the flames.

And the luxurious vegetation in Portinari’s painting contrasts with the mural’s scorched landscape that includes trucks piled high with felled tree trunks.

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A mural by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2021.

Brazilian artist and activist Mundano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2021.

A mural by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2021.

Brazil: Artist creates mural with ashes from Amazon fires

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Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe The artist Mundano had created a mural from the ashes of burnt trees in the Amazon rainforest on a house facade in Sao Paulo, as seen on Saturday. The 1,000-square-metre (10,000 sq ft) mural showed a firefighter standing amidst deforestation, fires and dead animals, symbolising the more than 28,060 fires in the Amazon region. Mundano said he had travelled more than 10,000 kilometres through Brazil between June and July to collect ash from the Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal, the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest. #Mundano #SaoPaulo #Brazil Video ID: 20211016-035 Video on Demand: https://ruptly.tv/videos/20211016-035 Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly

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·  Why it matters: The tech company — which claims to reach over 90% of the nation’s 18- to 34-year-olds — wants to expand the Snapchat generation” in local and state offices.

The top five issues Snapchatters say they care about: civil rights, education, the environment, health care and jobs.

·  A burst of interest came from six of the most populous states: Texas, Florida, Ohio, California, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

How it works: Snap is partnering with 10 candidate recruitment organizations, including ones that focus on helping young progressives, conservatives and immigrants to seek elected office.

·  In the opening days, more than 24,000 Snapchat users expressed interest in working with one of those organizations to explore running for local positions, including school board or city council.

·  Another 46,000 users nominated a friend to run.

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An erupting volcano on La Palma in the Spanish Canary Islands has forced authorities to evacuate hundreds of homes, as the lava gushes towards the sea. Local officials have warned the lava could trigger chemical reactions when it reaches the sea, causing explosions and the release of toxic gases. The BBC’s Dan Johnson reports on the latest stage of the evacuations from the ground in La Palma. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #CanaryIslands #LaPalma #BBCNews

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The erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma has blown open new fissures, sending more lava streaking across the island. Authorities are monitoring air quality along the shoreline – where lava has reached the Atlantic ocean. The Spanish Government has committed to re-building the island, and is providing millions for those who lose houses and livelihoods. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch

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Friday on the NewsHour, Republican senators block the push for an independent investigation into the mob attack on the capitol on January 6. The western U.S. faces a critical shortage of water as the threats of wildfires loom on the horizon. Then, David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart analyze the failure to investigate the insurrection, how QAnon is breaking up families, and the Biden budget. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Why a commission to investigate Jan. 6 was not established https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0nWu… News Wrap: News Wrap: Air travel to see pre-pandemic highs this weekend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1KJX… Remembering the victims of the San Jose mass shooting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVouo… Former NJ Gov. Kean ‘sad’ that GOP blocked Jan. 6 commission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEYD2… 2021 could be one of the driest years in a millennium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qDYi… 15% of Americans believe outlandish QAnon conspiracies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zd75… Brooks and Capehart on Jan. 6 commission vote, Biden budget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYbv-… In memory of 5 amazing Americans lost to COVID https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX-KN… How art is retelling the powerful stories of Tulsa massacre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4UNG… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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The latest on the deadly San Jose rail yard shooting, Ohio announces the first winner of $1 million vaccine lottery, and a California health official urges caution for Memorial Day weekend. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 01:59 San Jose Shooting 04:25 Memorial Day Travel Rush 08:00 Mother Of Capitol Hill Officer Urges Commission 09:52 Cybersecurity Crackdown 11:29 Anti-Asian Hate Crimes 13:27 Tulsa Confronts Trauma Of Massacre 16:52 Lost Submarines Of WWII » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews Connect with NBC Nightly News online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNightlyNews.com: https://nbcnews.to/2wFotQ8 Find Nightly News on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2TZ1PhF Follow Nightly News on Twitter: https://bit.ly/1yFY2s4 Follow Nightly News on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2tEncJD NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. #NBCNews #MemorialDay #Tulsa

Could a small jolt of electricity to your gut help treat chronic diseases? Medical hacker and TED Fellow Khalil Ramadi is developing a new, noninvasive therapy that could treat diseases like diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s with an electronic pill. More targeted than a traditional pill and less invasive than surgery, these micro-devices contain electronics that deliver “bionudges” — bursts of electrical or chemical stimuli — to the gut, potentially helping control appetite, aid digestion, regulate hormones — and even stimulate happiness in the brain.

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Khalil Ramadi · Medical hacker

Khalil Ramadi builds medical technologies that leverage the connection between the brain and the gut.

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This groundbreaking selection of talks from the TED Fellows are snapshots of influential, new ideas from leading voices in medicine, human rights, conservation, astrophysics, education and beyond. Dive in to discover what (and who) is shaping your future.

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A phone call to a US prison or jail can cost up to a dollar per minute — a rate that forces one in three families with incarcerated loved ones into debt. In this searing talk about mass incarceration, criminal justice advocate and TED Fellow Bianca Tylek exposes the predatory nature of the billion-dollar prison telecom industry and presents straightforward strategies to dismantle the network of corporations that has a financial interest in seeing more people behind bars for longer periods of time.

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Bianca Tylek · Criminal justice advocate

Bianca Tylek is dismantling the US prison industry.

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If you can’t afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you, right? Not in US civil court. From high legal fees to confusing paperwork and expensive lawyers, it can be difficult to settle civil matters. Entrepreneur and TED Fellow Rohan Pavuluri is working to streamline cumbersome legal processes with an app that empowers people to solve their own legal problems.

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Rohan Pavuluri · Civil rights entrepreneur

Rohan Pavuluri helps American families navigate an increasingly complex and expensive legal system.

There’s a job out there with a great deal of power, pay, prestige, and near-perfect job-security. And there’s only one way to be hired: get appointed to the US Supreme Court. But how do US Supreme Court Justices actually get that honor? Peter Paccone outlines the difficult process of getting a seat on the highest bench in the country. [Directed by Hernando Bahamon, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Manuel Borda].

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Every environment on the planet — from forested mountaintops to scorching deserts and even the human gut — has a microbiome that keeps it healthy and balanced. Ecologist Steven Allison explores how these extraordinarily adaptable, diverse collections of microorganisms could help solve big global problems like climate change and food insecurity — and makes the case for getting to know Earth’s original inhabitants in fascinating ways.

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Steven D. Allison · Ecologist

For Steven Allison, it’s no longer sufficient to just study the natural world — we must make sure our world stays ecologically sound for generations to come.

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Your lifelong health may have been decided the day you were born, says microbiome researcher Henna-Maria Uusitupa. In this fascinating talk, she shows how the gut microbes you acquire during birth and as an infant impact your health into adulthood — and discusses new microbiome research that could help tackle problems like obesity and diabetes.

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Henna-Maria Uusitupa investigates innovative solutions to minimize health risks that infants might have due to disruptions in microbiota development.

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There are about a hundred trillion microbes living inside your gut — protecting you from infection, aiding digestion and regulating your immune system. As our bodies have adapted to life in modern society, we’ve started to lose some of our normal microbes; at the same time, diseases linked to a loss of diversity in microbiome are skyrocketing in developed nations. Computational microbiologist Dan Knights shares some intriguing discoveries about the differences in the microbiomes of people in developing countries compared to the US, and how they might affect our health. Learn more about the world of microbes living inside you — and the work being done to create tools to restore and replenish them.

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Dan Knights · Computational microbiologist

Dan Knights develops computational methods for doing precision medicine with gut bacterial communities, or microbiomes, and he applies those methods to study human disease.

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Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.

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Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses — and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies.

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How the microbiome shapes our world

Rob Knight talks to biologist Jonathan Eisen and biodiversity scientist Jessica Green about the latest research on complex microbial ecosystems — out in the world and inside our guts.

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From the microbes in our stomachs to the ones on our teeth we are homes to millions of unique and diverse communities which help our bodies function. Jessica Green and Karen Guillemin emphasize the importance of understanding the many organisms that make up each and every organism. [Directed by Celine Keller and Paula Spagnoletti, narrated by Jessica Green].

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Jessica Green · Engineer and biodiversity scientist

Jessica Green wants people to understand the important role microbes play in every facet of our lives: climate change, building ecosystems, human health, even roller derby — using nontraditional tools like art, animation and film to help people visualize the invisible world.

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Live Science: Human brain: Facts, functions & anatomy

By Tanya Lewis – Staff WriterAshley P. Taylor – Live Science Contributor 

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system.

A medical illustration of the human brain from ‘Quain’s Elements of Anatomy, Eighth Edition, Vol.II’ (by William Sharpey MD, LLD, FRS L&E, Allen Thomson, MD, LLD, FRS L&E, and Edward Albert Schafer) depicts the right half of the brain, 1876. (Image credit: Vintage MedStock/Getty Images)

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives signals from the body’s sensory organs and outputs information to the muscles. The human brain has the same basic structure as other mammal brains but is larger in relation to body size than the brains of many other mammals, such as dolphins, whales and elephants.

HOW MUCH DOES A HUMAN BRAIN WEIGH?

The human brain weighs about 3 lbs. (1.4 kilograms) and makes up about 2% of a human’s body weight. On average, male brains are about 10% larger than female brains, according to Northwestern Medicine in Illinois. The average male has a brain volume of nearly 78 cubic inches (1,274 cubic centimeters), while the average female brain has a volume of 69 cubic inches (1,131 cubic cm). The cerebrum, which is the main part of the brain located in the front area of the skull, makes up 85% of the brain’s weight.

HOW MANY BRAIN CELLS DOES A HUMAN HAVE?

The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells (neurons) — called “gray matter,” according to a 2012 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The brain also has about the same number of non-neuronal cells, such as the oligodendrocytes that insulate neuronal axons with a myelin sheath. This gives axons (thin strands through which electrical impulses are transmitted between neurons) a white appearance, and so these axons are called the brain’s “white matter.”

OTHER COOL FACTS ABOUT THE BRAIN

  • The brain can’t multitask, according to the Dent Neurologic Institute. Instead, it switches between tasks, which increases errors and makes things take longer.
  • The human brain triples in size during the first year of life and reaches full maturity at about age 25.
  • Humans use all of the brain all of the time, not just 10% of it.
  • The brain is 60% fat, according to Northwestern Medicine.
  • The human brain can generate 23 watts of electrical power — enough to fuel a small lightbulb.

Do Scientists Understand The Human Brain?  | Video

“We might someday figure out how the brain works” says NYU neuroscientist Gary Marcus, co-author of “The Future of the Brain”, in this exclusive interview with Live Science’s Bahar Gholipour. Marcus breaks down the latest advancements in neuroscience and explains where these discoveries are coming from.

ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN

The largest part of the human brain is the cerebrum, which is divided into two hemispheres, according to the Mayfield Clinic. Each hemisphere consists of four lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital. The rippled surface of the cerebrum is called the cortex. Underneath the cerebrum lies the brainstem, and behind that sits the cerebellum.

The frontal lobe is important for cognitive functions, such as thought and planning ahead, and for the control of voluntary movement. The temporal lobe generates memories and emotions. The parietal lobe integrates input from different senses and is important for spatial orientation and navigation. Visual processing takes place in the occipital lobe, near the back of the skull.

The brainstem connects to the spinal cord and consists of the medulla oblongata, pons and midbrain. The primary functions of the brainstem include relaying information between the brain and the body; supplying most of the cranial nerves to the face and head; and performing critical functions in controlling the heart, breathing and levels of consciousness (it’s involved in controlling wake and sleep cycles).

Human brain anatomy.  (Image credit: Mark Garlick/Getty Images)

Between the cerebrum and brainstem lie the thalamus and hypothalamus. The thalamus relays sensory and motor signals to the cortex. Except for olfaction (sense of smell), every sensory system sends information through the thalamus to the cortex, according to the online textbook, “Neuroanatomy, Thalamus” (StatPublishing, 2020). The hypothalamus connects the nervous system to the endocrine system — where hormones are produced — via the pituitary gland.

The cerebellum lies beneath the cerebrum and has important functions in motor control. It plays a role in coordination and balance and may also have some cognitive functions.

The brain also has four interconnected cavities, called ventricles, which produce what’s called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid circulates around the brain and spinal cord, cushioning it from injury, and is eventually absorbed into the bloodstream.

In addition to cushioning the central nervous system, CSF clears waste from the brain. In what’s called the glymphatic system, waste products from the interstitial fluid surrounding brain cells move into the CSF and away from the brain, according to the Society for Neuroscience. Studies suggest this waste clearance process mostly happens during sleep. In a 2013 Science paper, researchers reported that when mice were asleep, their interstitial spaces expanded by 60%, and the brain’s glymphatic system cleared beta-amyloid (the protein that makes up Alzheimer’s disease’s hallmark plaques) faster than when the rodents were awake. Clearing potentially neurotoxic waste from the brain or “taking out the trash” through the glymphatic system could be one reason that sleep is so important, the authors suggested in their paper.

Is The Human Brain Just a Computer? One Neuroscientist Thinks So

In recent years, much of the scientific community has backed away from the ‘computational engine’ comparison, citing the brain’s extreme complexity. But NYU neuroscientist Gary Marcus, co-author of “The Future of the Brain,” thinks “we’ve given up too soon,” in this chat with Live Science’s Bahar Gholipour. PLAY SOUND

IS BRAIN SIZE LINKED TO INTELLIGENCE?

Overall brain size doesn’t correlate with level of intelligence for non-human animals. For instance, the brain of a sperm whale is more than five times heavier than the human brain, but humans are considered to be of higher intelligence than sperm whales. A more accurate measure of an animal’s likely intelligence is the ratio between the size of the brain and body size, although not even that measure puts humans in first place: The tree shrew has the highest brain-to-body ratio of any mammal, according to BrainFacts.org, a website produced by the Society for Neuroscience.

Among humans, brain size doesn’t indicate a person’s level of intelligence. Some geniuses in their field have smaller-than-average brains, while others have brains that are larger than average, according to Christof Koch, a neuroscientist and president of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. For example, compare the brains of two highly acclaimed writers. The Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev’s brain was found to weigh 71 ounces (2,021 grams), while the brain of French writer Anatole France weighed only 36 ounces (1,017 g).

Brain size doesn’t indicate a person’s intelligence.   (Image credit: Shutterstock)

The reason behind humans’ intelligence, in part, is neurons and folds. Humans have more neurons per unit volume than other animals, and the only way they can all fit within the brain’s layered structure is to make folds in the outer layer, or cortex, said Dr. Eric Holland, a neurosurgeon and cancer biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington.

“The more complicated a brain gets, the more gyri and sulci, or wiggly hills and valleys, it has,” Holland told Live Science. Other intelligent animals, such as monkeys and dolphins, also have these folds in their cortex, whereas mice have smooth brains, he said.

How the brain is integrated also seems to matter when it comes to intelligence. A genius among geniuses, Albert Einstein had an average size brain; researchers suspect his mind-boggling cognitive abilities may have stemmed from its high connectivity, with several pathways connecting distant regions of his brain, Live Science previously reported.

Humans also have the largest frontal lobes of any animal, Holland said. The frontal lobes are associated with higher-level functions such as self-control, planning, logic and abstract thought — basically, “the things that make us particularly human,” he said.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LEFT BRAIN AND RIGHT BRAIN?

The human brain is divided into two hemispheres, the left and right, connected by a bundle of nerve fibers called the corpus callosum. The hemispheres are strongly, though not entirely, symmetrical. Generally, the left brain controls the muscles on the right side of the body, and the right brain controls the left side. One hemisphere may be slightly dominant, as with left- or right-handedness.

Related: What’s the difference between the right brain and the left brain?

The popular notions about “left brain” and “right brain” qualities are generalizations that are not well supported by evidence. However, there are some important differences between these areas. The left brain contains regions that are involved in language production and comprehension (called Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area, respectively) and is also associated with mathematical calculation and fact retrieval, Holland said. The right brain plays a role in visual and auditory processing, spatial skills and artistic ability — more instinctive or creative things, Holland said — though these functions involve both hemispheres. “Everyone uses both halves all the time,” he said.

The human brain has two hemispheres, which are popularly considered to be responsible for completely different set of skills, but there’s little scientific research to support that notion.  (Image credit: Dimitri Otis/Getty Images)

BRAIN INITIATIVE

In April 2013, President Barack Obama announced a scientific grand challenge known as the BRAIN Initiative, short for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. The $100-million-plus effort aimed to develop new technologies to produce a dynamic picture of the human brain, from the level of individual cells to complex circuits.

Like other major science efforts, such as the Human Genome Project, the significant expense is usually worth the investment, Holland said. Scientists hope the increased understanding will lead to new ways to treat, cure and prevent brain disorders.

The project contains members from several government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as well as private research organizations, including the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

In May 2013, the project’s backers outlined their goals in the journal Science. In September 2014, the NIH announced $46 million in BRAIN Initiative grants. Industry members pledged another $30 million to support the effort, and major foundations and universities also agreed to apply more than $240 million of their own research toward BRAIN Initiative goals.

When the project was announced, President Obama convened a commission to evaluate the ethical issues involved in research on the brain. In May 2014, the commission released the first half of its report, calling for ethics to be integrated early and explicitly in neuroscience research, Live Science previously reported. In March 2015, the commission released the second half of the report, which focused on issues of cognitive enhancement, informed consent and using neuroscience in the legal system, Live Science reported.

The Brain Initiative has achieved several of its goals. As of 2018, the NIH has “invested more than $559 million in the research of more than 500 scientists,” and Congress appropriated “close to $400 million in NIH funding for fiscal year 2018,” according to the initiative’s website. The research funding facilitated the development of new brain-imaging and brain-mapping tools, and helped create the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) — an effort to catalog the brain’s “parts’ list.” The BICCN released its first results in November 2018.

Beyond a parts list, the BRAIN Initiative is working to develop a detailed picture of the circuits in the brain. For example, in 2020, BRAIN Initiative researchers published a study in the journal Neuron, reporting that they had developed a system, tested in mice, to control and monitor circuit activity at any depth in the brain. Previous efforts could only examine circuits close to the surface of the brain. Also in 2020, the initiative’s Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) program, an effort to map circuits in the cortex, launched a website where researchers can share their data, including electron microscopy images of circuits.

Since 2019, the initiative has sponsored a photo and video contest in which initiative researchers are invited to submit eye-catching depictions of the brain. Check out the 2020 winners on the Brain Initiative website.

DOES THE BRAIN STAY ALIVE AFTER A PERSON DIES?

April 2019 marked a milestone for both the initiative and neuroscience research at large: BRAIN Initiative researcher Nenad Sestan, of the Yale School of Medicine, published a report in the journal Nature, revealing that his research team had restored circulation and some cellular functions to pig brains four hours after the animals’ deaths, Live Science previously reported. The results challenged the prevailing view that brain cells are suddenly and irreversibly damaged shortly after the heart stops beating. The researchers did not observe any signs of consciousness in the brains, nor were they trying to; on the contrary, the researchers injected pig brains with chemicals that mimicked blood flow and also blocked neurons from firing. The researchers emphasized that they did not bring the pig brains back to life. They did, however, restore some of their cellular activity.

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Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan

 Colossal – Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan

AUGUST 17, 2018  KATE SIERZPUTOWSKI

Larval fish of Dendrochirus, all images copyright Ryo Minemizu

Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series Phenomenons explores the diverse beauty and extravagant colors of plankton, and is shot amongst the dark waters of the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji and other coasts around Japan, the Philippines and Maldives. To capture the small creatures Minemizu sets his shutter speed to just a fraction of a second, while ensuring that his own movements don’t disturb the surrounding organisms.

“Plankton symbolize how precious life is by their tiny existence,” he explains. “I wanted other people to see them as they are in the sea, so it was my motivation from the beginning to shoot plankton underwater, which is quite a challenge. Most plankton are small, and their movements are hard to predict.”

His solo exhibition Jewels in the Night Sea begins a three-city tour at Canon Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo from August 20-29, 2018. It will then move to Cannon galleries in Nagoya and Osaka from September 6-12 and September 20-26, 2018. You can see more of Minemizu’s underwater photography on Instagram and Twitter. Select prints from his Phenomenons series are available in his online shop. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Abdominal fin of an unconventional trough pattern is large enough to ensure buoyancy. Body length: 35mm

Unknown a larval Gymnapogon

This fish resembles a color and a way to swim like a flatworm/body length 20mm

Batesian mimicry, larval fish of Soleichthys

Unlike as now that being shed by the tide, when it comes to adults it is not moving at the bottom of the deep sea.

Larval Tripod fish

A kind of Paralepididae, which is approaching with interest in the light.

The Paralepididae

Hyperiidea on Nausithoe jellyfish

Larval Barred soapfish

The paddle of zoea larva of Lysmata

Megalopa larva of Eplumula phalangium

Larva of Pleurobranchaea

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Biden lays out foreign policy priorities at Munich summit, TED – John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate & Al Gore to discuss the make-or-break decade ahead of us, Countdown – A global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

Biden lays out foreign policy priorities at Munich summit, TED – John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate & Al Gore to discuss the make-or-break decade ahead of us, Countdown – A global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

PBS News: WATCH LIVE: Biden lays out foreign policy priorities at Munich summit, 2.19.2021 

TED: John Kerry and Al Gore – The US is back in the Paris agreement what’ s next

TED: Christiana figueres – The case for stubborn optimism on climate

TED: David Lammy – Climate justice can’t happen without racial justice

TED: Cheryl Holder – The link between climate change health and poverty

TED: Al Gore, Gloria Kasang, Bulus Nana Firman, Ximena Loria, and Tim Guinee – Climate change is our reality here’s how were taking action

TED: Luisa Neubauer – Why you should be a climate activist

TED: Greta Thunberg – The disarming case to act right now on climate change

TED: Antonio Guterres – The race to a zero-emission world starts now

TED: Kristen Bell – Giant ant what is net zero

TED: Johan Rockstrom – 10 years to transform the future of humanity or destabilize the planet

TED: Kristen Bell – Giant ant- Why is the world warming up#t-15839

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WATCH LIVE: Biden lays out foreign policy priorities at Munich summit

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The US is back in the Paris Agreement. What’s next?

On his first day as president, Joe Biden signed a letter of acceptance that set in motion the 30-day process for the United States to re-join the Paris Agreement on climate. On the day the US returns to the accord, John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate, sits down with Nobel Laureate Al Gore to discuss the make-or-break decade ahead of us. Listen as Kerry lays out how the US fits into the global plan to get to net-zero emissions, explains why the COP26 UN climate conference could be humanity’s “last best hope” to build international momentum and explores the role of business and youth activists in promoting environmental justice. (This interview features an introduction from Christiana Figueres, the principal architect of the Paris Agreement.)

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John Kerry · Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

John F. Kerry is the United States’s first Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.

Al Gore · Climate advocate

Nobel Laureate Al Gore focused the world’s attention on the global climate crisis.

Christiana Figueres · Stubborn optimist

Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change.

AL GORE and JOHN KERRY

Christiana Figueres

“This decade is a moment of choice unlike any we have ever lived,” says Christiana Figueres, the architect of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement. The daughter of Costa Rica’s beloved President José Figueres Ferrer, she shares how her father’s unwillingness to lose the country he loved taught her how stubborn optimism can catalyze action and change. With an unshakeable determination to fight for the generations that will come after us, Figueres describes what stubborn optimism is (and isn’t) — and urges everyone to envision and work for the future they want for humanity.

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Christiana Figueres · Stubborn optimistChristiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change.

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Why has there been so little mention of saving Black lives from the climate emergency? For too long, racial justice efforts have been distinguished from climate justice work, says David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, England. In a stirring talk about building a new movement to care for the planet, Lammy calls for inclusion and support of Black and minority leadership on climate issues and a global recognition that we can’t solve climate change without racial, social and intergenerational justice.

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David Lammy · Member of Parliament, UK

David Lammy is the first Black MP to hold the Justice post in British Parliament, either in government or opposition.

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For the poor and vulnerable, the health impacts of climate change are already here, says physician Cheryl Holder. Unseasonably hot temperatures, disease-carrying mosquitoes and climate gentrification threaten those with existing health conditions, while wealthier people move to higher ground. In an impassioned talk, Holder proposes impactful ways clinicians can protect their patients from climate-related health challenges — and calls on doctors, politicians and others to build a care system that incorporates economic and social justice.

This video was produced by TEDMED. TED’s editors featured it among our daily selections on the home page.

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Cheryl Holder · Physician

Cheryl Holder advocates for comprehensive medical prevention and care strategies for poor communities impacted by climate change.

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With the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore is helping mold future leaders to build the movement for climate survival and social justice from the ground up. He introduces us to four of the Project’s graduates, each of whom confronts climate change on their own terms: Ximena Loría, founder of Misión 2 Grados, an NGO influencing public policy in Central America; Nana Firman, “daughter of the rainforest” and advocate for climate justice among Indigenous peoples; Gloria Kasang Bulus, a Nigerian activist for women and education; and Tim Guinee, a first responder and climate change fighter in upstate New York. Together, they’re gathering local actors into a global, grassroots movement that aims to turn the climate fight around.

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Gloria Kasang Bulus · Climate activist

Gloria Kasang Bulus has dedicated her life to promoting environmental ethics, sustainable use of natural resources and preserving the natural environment for future generations.

Nana Firman · Carbon footprint activist

Nana Firman wants to unite the world behind a commitment to sustainability and environmental justice.

Ximena Loría · Climate education activist

Ximena Loría works to expose the human cost of environmental problems.

Tim Guinee · Firefighter and climate activist

Tim Guinee is a passionate advocate for creating a more sustainable world.

Al Gore · Climate advocate

Nobel Laureate Al Gore focused the world’s attention on the global climate crisis.

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Countdown: A global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

Learn how you can help cut the world’s emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world.

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“I dream of a world where geography classes teach about the climate crisis as this one great challenge that was won by people like you and me,” says climate activist Luisa Neubauer. With Greta Thunberg, Neubauer helped initiate “Fridays For Future,” the momentous international school strike movement that protests the lack of action on the climate crisis. She shares four first steps that anyone, regardless of age, can take to become a climate activist. “This is not a job for a single generation. This is a job for humanity,” she says.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxYouth@München, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

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Luisa Neubauer · Climate activist

Luisa Neubauer is a climate activist, author and leader of the “Fridays For Future” school strike movement.

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In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world’s attention. “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions,” Thunberg says. “All we have to do is to wake up and change.”

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxStockholm, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

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Greta Thunberg · Climate activist

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish climate activist.

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TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community.

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“If we don’t act now on climate change, this coming century may be one of humanity’s last,” says António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres urges us to use this moment to rebuild with ambitious climate action in mind — and lays out a blueprint for getting companies, governments and countries to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. “We can only win the race to zero together,” he says. “I urge you all to get on board.”

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António Guterres · Secretary-General of the United Nations

António Guterres is at the forefront of fighting the climate emergency and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: What is net-zero? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan)

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Kristen Bell · Actor, executive producer

Actor Kristen Bell most recently starred in the NBC series “The Good Place,” opposite Ted Danson.

Giant Ant · Creative studio

Giant Ant is a creative studio that crafts art, design, animation and ideas.

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Countdown | October 2020

“For the first time, we are forced to consider the real risk of destabilizing the entire planet,” says climate impact scholar Johan Rockström. In a talk backed by vivid animations of the climate crisis, he shows how nine out of the 15 big biophysical systems that regulate the climate — from the permafrost of Siberia to the great forests of the North to the Amazon rainforest — are at risk of reaching tipping points, which could make Earth uninhabitable for humanity. Hear his plan for putting the planet back on the path of sustainability over the next 10 years — and protecting the future of our children.

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Johan Rockström · Climate impact scholar

Johan Rockström works to understand Earth resilience.

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Read the Club of Rome’s “Planetary Emergency 2.0.”

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A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is the world warming up? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan)

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Kristen Bell · Actor, executive producer

Actor Kristen Bell most recently starred in the NBC series “The Good Place,” opposite Ted Danson.

Giant Ant · Creative studio

Giant Ant is a creative studio that crafts art, design, animation and ideas.

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Countdown: A global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

It’s time to act on climate. Learn how you can help cut the world’s emissions in half by 2030.

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A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Where does all the carbon we release go? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan)

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Kristen Bell · Actor, executive producer

Actor Kristen Bell most recently starred in the NBC series “The Good Place,” opposite Ted Danson.

Giant Ant · Creative studio

Giant Ant is a creative studio that crafts art, design, animation and ideas.

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Countdown: A global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

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A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan)

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Kristen Bell · Actor, executive producer

Actor Kristen Bell most recently starred in the NBC series “The Good Place,” opposite Ted Danson.

Giant Ant · Creative studio

Giant Ant is a creative studio that crafts art, design, animation and ideas.

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Countdown: A global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

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A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why act now? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan)

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Kristen Bell · Actor, executive producer

Actor Kristen Bell most recently starred in the NBC series “The Good Place,” opposite Ted Danson.

Giant Ant · Creative studio

Giant Ant is a creative studio that crafts art, design, animation and ideas.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode, November 1, 2020, WATCH LIVE: Joe Biden campaigns in Philadelphia, Streamed live 9 hours ago, Nov 1, 2020, and WATCH LIVE: Kamala Harris campaigns in Georgia, Streamed live 12 hours ago, Nov 1, 2020

NBC News: Live: Biden And Obama Campaign In Michigan, Streamed live 8 hours ago, Oct 31, 2020, Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 1st), and Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – November 1st, 2020 | Meet The Press

NowThis News: ‘THE PURGED’: A Closer Look At America’s Vanishing Voters, Nov 1, 2020, Election Tracker — November 1, 2020, and This Week’s Most Intense Politics Videos: October 25-30, 2020    

DW News: Why Europe is praying for Trump to lose the US election | DW Analysis, Oct 30, 2020, US Election: Will voters turn on Trump after COVID-19 response catastrophe? | Conflict Zone, Oct 31, 2020,

The Young Turks: Jared Kushner Spills The Beans On Trump, Nov 1, 2020, and Kayleigh  McEnany Praises Biden And ROASTS Trump, Oct 31, 2020

Fox News: Kayleigh McEnany on election: ‘We are very confident that we are going to win’, •Oct 31, 2020

Glenn Kirschner: Trump/McConnell “Not Qualified” Judges Repeatedly & Overwhelmingly Vote Against Counting All Ballots, Oct 31, 2020

Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics: Election 2020: Republicans Challenge the President, Streamed live on Sep 24, 2020

CNN News: Road to 270: Polls show Trump leading in only 2 battleground states, Nov 1, 2020, and   Analyst: ‘Incredibly concerning’ Trump would tout SCOTUS election role, Oct 31, 2020

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Trump’s 100 Most Tremendous Scandals: The Definitive List | The Daily Social Distancing Show, Oct 30, 2020, and The Kid Gloves Come Off, May 16, 2019    

TED: Alex Rosenthal When is a pandemic over? And TEDMED,  Leor Weinberger Can we create vaccines that mutate and spread? 2020-10-29

Roylab Stats: [LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic, Real Time Counter, World Map, News

Started streaming on Apr 17, 2020 

Bored Panda: People On Twitter Explain How American Voting Works And People From Other Countries Can’t Believe It

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode, November 1, 2020

Nov 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, November 1, the Biden and Trump campaigns make their final push before election day, COVID-19 numbers climb around the globe, forcing new restrictions and lockdowns, and we report from North Carolina and Pennsylvania as part of our ongoing series, “Roads to Election 2020.” Hari Sreenivasan anchors from North Carolina. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

WATCH LIVE: Joe Biden campaigns in Philadelphia

Streamed live 9 hours ago, Nov 1, 2020 PBS NewsHour

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WATCH LIVE: Kamala Harris campaigns in Georgia

Streamed live 12 hours ago, Nov 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

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Live: Biden And Obama Campaign In Michigan | NBC News

Streamed live 8 hours ago, Oct 31, 2020  NBC News

Watch live coverage as Joe Biden and Barack Obama speak at a drive-in campaign rally in Detroit, Mich., during the final weekend before the 2020 election. Be sure to read our latest breaking news updates, fact checks and our frequently updated live blog at NBC News.com/2020. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Live: Biden And Obama Campaign In Michigan | NBC News

Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 1st)

Nov 1, 2020  NBC News

Trump’s Sunday swing: 5 rallies in 5 states, Biden blitzes through battleground Pennsylvania, and why Democrats in Beaver County, Pennsylvania vote Republican.

Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – November 1st, 2020 | Meet The Press | NBC News

Nov 1, 2020  NBC News

With less than two days to go until Election Day, the latest NBC News/WSJ poll shows a ten point lead for Joe Biden. Pollsters Bill McInturff and Jeff Horwitt go inside the numbers. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar talks about how her state will handle late mail-in votes, during an exclusive interview. Stanford Professor Nate Persily calls for an autopsy to secure the election after the votes are counted. Ellison Barber, Blayne Alexander, Morgan Radford and Maura Barrett report from battleground states. Kristen Welker, Kasie Hunt, Rich Lowry and Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) join the Meet the Press roundtable in the final days of the 2020 campaign. Be sure to read our latest breaking news updates, fact checks and our frequently updated live blog at NBC News.com/2020. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

‘THE PURGED’: A Closer Look At America’s Vanishing Voters | NowThis

Nov 1, 2020  NowThis News

‘THE PURGED’ VOTERS: A 92 year old Black woman was one of thousands wrongly purged from the voting rolls— half a century after she fought for the right to vote. Emmy-winner Debra Messing narrates this powerful documentary about how voter suppression can swing an election. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, mini-documentary ‘The Purged’ takes an unflinching look at the disenfranchised voters who can swing the election. For more U.S. politics and 2020 election news, subscribe to NowThis News. #Election #Politics #Vote #Biden #Trump #News #NowThis Connect with NowThis

Election Tracker — November 1, 2020 | LIVE | NowThis

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GET THE FACTS—TRUMP TRIES TO DELEGITIMIZE VOTE-COUNTING: NowThis is tracking the latest 2020 news & forecasts. Pres. Trump and his allies have argued for weeks that votes tallied after election night shouldn’t count. ‘The Election should end on November 3rd, not weeks later!’ Trump tweeted. GOP officials say they may legally challenge votes not counted on Election Day. But no laws back up Trump’s claims. Here are the facts: 1) Ballots are legally counted after Election Day in all 50 states 2) No state reports final results or certifies the winner on Election Day 3) In 29 states, military ballots can be received after Election Day, and in 18 states, ballots that arrive after Election Day are counted, per state law 4) Absentee & mail ballots take longer to count, with several processes done by hand; that doesn’t mean late results are flawed or fraudulent 5) People voting by mail are disproportionately Democrats, so neither in-person ballots nor mail ballots reflect the full vote count » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis #Election #Politics #Trump #Biden #News #NowThis #NowThisNews

This Week’s Most Intense Politics Videos: October 25-30, 2020 | NowThis

Oct 30, 2020  NowThis News

Another week down – these were the most intense politics videos from the last week. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, we’re less than a week away from the 2020 election, which will determine whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump will be our next president. The week prior to election week has been full of intense moments and revelations, including the ‘patient zero’ for swine flu coming forward, Kristen Welker dominating the last presidential debate, and so much more. For more weekly roundups, follow NowThis News. #Politics #PatientZero #KristenWelker #News #NowThis #NowThisNews

Why Europe is praying for Trump to lose the US election | DW Analysis

Oct 30, 2020  DW News

Almost four years of Donald Trump have left America’s European allies in a state of shock. He’s walked out of important treaties. He’s lashed out against America’s friends. He has cozied up to authoritarians. He’s abandoned the most important international treaties of our time. And he has even threatened NATO — the bedrock of America’s global power. It’s diplomatic disruption on an unprecedented scale. But even for America’s shell-shocked allies, it may not be all bad. So just how much has Trump disrupted transatlantic relations? DW’s Chief International Editor Richard Walker explains why Europe is praying for a Joe Biden win in the 2020 US election. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts… #UsElection2020 #DonaldTrump #JoeBiden

US Election: Will voters turn on Trump after COVID-19 response catastrophe? | Conflict Zone

Oct 31, 2020  DW News

“Americans are looking for hope,” the Trump campaign advisor Mica Mosbacher tells Conflict Zone in the final days before election day. But with over 200,000 people dead and more than eight million confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, will hopeful voters trust an incumbent president who has played down the threat and been accused of botching the country’s response to the pandemic? Down the line from Texas, Republican strategist Mica Mosbacher joins host Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone. Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle’s top political interview. Every week, our hosts Tim Sebastian and Sarah Kelly are face to face with global decision-makers, seeking straight answers to straight questions, putting the spotlight on controversial issues and calling the powerful to account. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts…

Jared Kushner Spills The Beans On Trump

Nov 1, 2020  The Young Turks

Bob Woodward revealed a lot about the Trump administration. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola discuss on The Young Turks. Keep Hope (and TYT) Alive: http://tyt.com/go Hosts: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola Cast: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola *** The largest online progressive news show in the world. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. Help support our mission and get perks. Membership protects TYT’s independence from corporate ownership and allows us to provide free live shows that speak truth to power for people around the world. See Perks: ? https://www.youtube.com/TheYoungTurks…

Kayleigh McEnany Praises Biden And ROASTS Trump

Oct 31, 2020  The Young Turks

This is proof that Kayleigh McEnany will say anything to be relevant. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. Keep Hope (and TYT) Alive: http://tyt.com/go Read more HERE: https://www.mediaite.com/election-202… Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur Cast: Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur *** The largest online progressive news show in the world. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. Help support our mission and get perks. Membership protects TYT’s independence from corporate ownership and allows us to provide free live shows that speak truth to power for people around the world. See Perks: ? https://www.youtube.com/TheYoungTurks… SUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ? http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… FACEBOOK: ? http://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks TWITTER: ? http://www.twitter.com/TheYoungTurks INSTAGRAM: ? http://www.instagram.com/TheYoungTurks TWITCH: ? http://www.twitch.com/tyt ? Merch: http://shoptyt.com ? Donate: http://www.tyt.com/go ? Website: https://www.tyt.com ?App: http://www.tyt.com/app ? Newsletters: https://www.tyt.com/newsletters/ If you want to watch more videos from TYT, consider subscribing to other channels in our network: The Damage Report ? https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport TYT Sports ? https://www.youtube.com/tytsports The Conversation ? https://www.youtube.com/tytconversation Rebel HQ ? https://www.youtube.com/rebelhq TYT Investigates ? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNJ… #TYT #TheYoungTurks #BreakingNews

Kayleigh McEnany on election: ‘We are very confident that we are going to win’

Oct 31, 2020 Fox News

Trump 2020 senior campaign adviser Kayleigh McEnany discusses the state of the 2020 presidential race and an update to the hostage rescue in West Africa. Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com

Trump/McConnell “Not Qualified” Judges Repeatedly & Overwhelmingly Vote Against Counting All Ballots

Oct 31, 2020  Glenn Kirschner

The Washington Post report today that the Trump/McConnell judges have voted overwhelmingly to clamp down on extensions of time to count votes. In a very real sense, these judges are ruling in ways that result in voter suppression. Here is what we can do about it. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, “Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner” can be downloaded where you get your podcasts. Follow me on: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirsch…

Election 2020: Republicans Challenge the President

Streamed live on Sep 24, 2020  Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics

Tonight in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum — Join Tara Setmayer, Tim Miller, Kristopher Purcell, and Steve Schmidt for a conversation on Republicans challenging the president in the 2020 election. The conversation begins at 6pm ET.

Road to 270: Polls show Trump leading in only 2 battleground states

Nov 1, 2020  CNN

CNN’s John King explains the recent polls from battleground states in the 2020 election which show that former Vice President Biden has a lead over President Trump. #CNN #News

Analyst: ‘Incredibly concerning’ Trump would tout SCOTUS election role

Oct 31, 2020  CNN

CNN’s election law analyst Jonathan Diaz breaks down what voters and President Donald Trump can expect when it comes to the Supreme Court’s involvement with the upcoming presidential election. #CNN #News

Trump’s 100 Most Tremendous Scandals: The Definitive List | The Daily Social Distancing Show

Oct 30, 2020  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Here it is, the definitive list of Trump’s 100 Most Tremendous Scandals. Note: This list is not definitive. What did we miss? Let us know in the comments! #DailyShow Subscribe to The Daily Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWh… Follow The Daily Show: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedailyshow

The Kid Gloves Come Off | The Daily Show

May 16, 2019  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show highlights young people taking an outsized role in politics, including teen activists from Parkland and kids who challenged Dianne Feinstein on climate change. Subscribe to The Daily Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWh… Follow The Daily Show: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedailyshow Watch full episodes of The Daily Show for free: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-sho…

Consider the following scenario: a highly infectious, sometimes deadly respiratory virus infects humans for the first time. It spreads rapidly worldwide, and the WHO declares a pandemic. The death toll starts to rise and everyone is asking the same question: when will the pandemic end? Alex Rosenthal details the three main strategies governments can use to contain and end a pandemic. [Directed by Visorama, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Bamm Bamm Wolfgang].

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Alex Rosenthal takes everyday experiences and turns them into mind-bending puzzles.

Viruses mutate and spread from person to person, a dynamic process that often leaves us playing catch-up when there’s a new disease outbreak. What if vaccines worked the same way? Virologist Leor Weinberger shares a scientific breakthrough: “hijacker therapy,” a type of medical treatment that could attack, modify and spread alongside a virus, potentially treating afflicted individuals and slowing the spread of infections like HIV.

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Leor Weinberger and his team have developed novel therapies with profound implications in depriving infectious diseases, in particular HIV, of the ability to replicate.

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[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

Started streaming on Apr 17, 2020  Roylab Stats

Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on total cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation.

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Bored Panda: People On Twitter Explain How American Voting Works And People From Other Countries Can’t Believe It

 Robertas Lisickis   BoredPanda staff   3 DAYS AGO

Voting is done differently around the world. There are different systems of voting whereby either the popular vote wins or voters decide on reps who decide on the winner and whatnot.

But then there’s also the process of voting—where do people go, how do they cast their vote, and, most importantly, how long will it take. Well, the last one, turns out, is in HUGE contrast when it comes to the US and the rest of the world.

Apparently, Americans spend countless hours queuing and waiting for their turn to enter the voting booth and to cast their vote, whereas the rest of the world spends around as much time voting as one would spend waiting for the barista to make and deliver their coffee at Starbucks.

The internet is left surprised with how long Americans have to wait in line just so that they could vote

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So, since it’s voting season in the US, a lot of Americans are sharing their considerably extreme voting experiences on Twitter. And then there’s Europeans and everyone else sharing their complete opposite experiences.

Turns out, people in the US often stand in line for hours, and I do mean literally hours

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A number of US citizens shared how they stood in line for two hours at the very least to a whopping eleven hours just so that they could vote. Talk about dedication to your country!

While some stand in line for about 2 hours, Johnta Austin had to do so for a whopping 11 hours!

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Here’s what a typical voting line looks like as shown by one Twitter user

And it doesn’t matter what weather it is either—people are committed

This prompted a response from people from other countries around the world: Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and others. It turned out, the amount of time citizens of these countries spent partaking in the voting process was around three minutes. At worst, it was fifteen minutes. See the stark contrast here?

More specifically, in Sweden, it was three minutes because there was a senior in a wheelchair in the queue; in France, hardly no waiting time and no more than 10-people queues; in Canada, no more than two minutes; in Australia, where voting is mandatory, no more than three minutes. The list goes on and on.

It wasn’t long until someone asked the question—how long does voting take outside of the US?

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Many internauts from Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and other places  responded with the opposite of what US voters experience

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So, why are Americans practically breaking records with their queuing to vote? The short answer seems to be the lack of resources (polling locations, voting station employees, etc.) to deal with the huge demand.

The longer answer, though, is “it’s complicated.” Besides the fact that too many people show up and there aren’t enough polling stations and people managing them, there’s also the long voting process within the ballots, technical problems, lack of polling station staff training, underfunding of election administrations, and a number of other small problems that make up one huge issue.

For the most part, the average voter outside the US spends around 2–3 minutes and no more than 20 voting

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Though, interesting to think, but some say that the long lines aren’t all that bad. It is said to be a celebration by those who endure them—it is a sign of patriotic enthusiasm. Others do think it’s more a form of sadism rather than a celebration, but nobody’s judging if it works for people.

What are your thoughts on this? Tell us your voting experience in your country in the comment section below!

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Robertas Lisickis  Author, BoredPanda staff

Robertas, nicknamed the Comma Inquisitor by friends, is a Bored Panda writer and content creator. After his studies at LCC International University, where he got a BA in English Language and Literature, Robertas went on to do freelance teaching, translation, and copywriting work, primarily specializing in IT. He spent nearly three years writing about all things Wi-Fi, eventually being picked up by Bored Panda. Whenever there’s free time, he spends it playing video games, like No Man’s Sky and Euro Truck Simulator 2, or hosting Dungeons & Dragons sessions for his primarily Chaotic Evil team called the Natural Ones.

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