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  • Sunburn warning as Britain faces its highest EVER UV levels thanks to lack of pollution fewer plane vapor trails

    06/24/2020 10:17:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:11 EDT, 24 June 2020 | Nick Enoch
    Britain could reach its highest levels of UV radiation due to a lack of planes, coupled with clear blue skies and sweltering temperatures — a potent combination that increases the risk of skin cancer. Ultraviolet rays, which can also cause sunburn and cataracts, are expected to reach level 9 across parts of Devon and Cornwall on what is set to be the hottest day of the year in the UK so far. The mercury hit a sweltering 90.5°F (32.5°C) on Wednesday, while temperatures today could climb even further in the Midlands and Wales. West London is forecast to see temperatures...
  • With No Lawyer Or Public Relations Rep And Little Backing From Prominent Women’s Groups, Tara Reade Stands Alone

    05/05/2020 11:50:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 4, 2020 | Andrew Kerr and Mary Margaret Olohan
    Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade is facing the former vice president’s presidential campaign and the Democratic establishment without the type of pro-bono legal and public relations support that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford received. A prominent legal defense fund that was established in the wake of the #MeToo movement told Reade in February that it couldn’t support her because it would put its charitable status at risk. Reade has said she hasn’t received any offers for pro-bono public relations support to handle the deluge of reporter inquiries she has received in the weeks since her allegation...
  • Xenex CEO explains how ultraviolet light is used to kill germs, bacteria in hospitals

    04/29/2020 7:50:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29 2020 | Joshua Nelson
    The CEO of Xenex Disinfection Services explained to Fox News on Wednesday how ultraviolet light can disinfect the coronavirus on masks in “about two minutes.” “Different germs are vulnerable to UV light at different wavelengths,” Morris Miller told “Fox & Friends First.” Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said Monday that a research team is in the "pre-clinical stages" of developing ways to harness UV light to treat viruses and bacteria, though such technology has not been tested on patients.
  • Ghostly Faces and Invisible Verse Found in Medieval Text

    04/07/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Live Science ^ | Jeanna Bryner,
    "The Black Book of Carmarthen," dating to 1250, contains texts from the ninth through 12th centuries, including some of the earliest references to Arthur and Merlin. "It's easy to think we know all we can know about a manuscript like the 'Black Book,' but to see these ghosts from the past brought back to life in front of our eyes has been incredibly exciting," Myriah Williams, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement. "The drawings and verse that we're in the process of recovering demonstrate the value of giving these books another look." ... "The...
  • Doodles and poems found in Black Book of Carmarthen

    05/12/2019 9:40:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    BBC Wales News ^ | 1 April 2015 | Lucy Ballinger
    The 750-year-old Black Book of Carmarthen is the first Welsh text to include medieval figures such as King Arthur and Merlin... Now, thanks to high resolution photography and UV lighting, some of its secrets have finally been revealed... The collection of poetry and illustrations was penned by one scribe in the 13th Century who added to it over the years. It was then passed from owner to owner, with more additions being made in the margins... But 300 years after it was first written the then owner, believed to be Jaspar Gryffyth, decided to purge the pages of anything that...
  • Church of Sol: The Solar Cycle's Potential Impact on Weather and Climate

    01/20/2019 7:26:34 PM PST · by Pontiac · 16 replies ^ | 1/20/19 | Bob Henson
    In our last post, we looked at seasonal forecasts that have long been calling for a cold late winter in the central and eastern United States based on various signals, including stratospheric warming and the El Niño/Southern Oscillation. A winter storm dubbed Harper is the first salvo in this transition. This weekend, Harper will bring very heavy snows and widespread ice across large parts of the Northeast. See for frequent updates on Harper. There’s another player in the seasonal prediction game, and it’s one that many forecasters have long derided or dismissed: the 11-year cycle of solar activity. In...
  • Jeff Flake Potentially Pressing Charges Against Sexual Assault Survivors Who Confronted Him Today

    09/28/2018 3:25:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 112 replies
    UltraViolet ^ | September 28, 2018 | Madison Donzis
    WASHINGTON — An organizer for a leading national women’s group, UltraViolet, was told by the U.S. Capitol Police that Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) is potentially pressing charges against two sexual assault survivors and UltraViolet members who confronted Flake on his way into the hearing earlier today. Shaunna Thomas, Executive Director of UltraViolet, issued the following in response: “Charging sexual assault survivors for sharing their stories is shameful and cowardly. Senator Flake should be ashamed of himself for attempting to frighten survivors into silence. This is absolutely unbelievable.
  • Women's group projects 'Kavanaugh is a sexual predator' on courthouse

    09/25/2018 7:45:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2018 | Justin Wise
    A group that advocates against sexism on Tuesday night projected messages condemning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh onto the courthouse where he currently serves as a judge. The group, UltraViolet, projected messages that read "Kavanaugh is a sexual predator and well documented liar" onto the building where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit resides. Other messages projected included "He lied every time he testified," and "Kavanaugh must withdraw." The PR firm working for the group said in an email that the initial plan was to project the messages on the Supreme Court building. But after...
  • Women’s advocacy group UltraViolet demands Spotify remove Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Brown, more

    05/15/2018 4:07:48 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/14/18 | Gerrick Kennedy
    In response to Spotify’s newly launched Hate Content and Hateful Conduct public policy, women’s advocacy group UltraViolet is calling on the streaming service to widen its net beyond R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, which were the first acts to see their music removed from promotional playlists. UltraViolet, a national organization working on a range of issues including reproductive rights, healthcare, economic security, violence and racial justice, published an open letter Monday to Spotify head Daniel Ek, applauding a recent decision to pull Kelly and XXXTentacion’s music from playlists and algorithmic recommendations. However, the group is also imploring that the policy be...
  • Trump protesters asked to leave LPGA Tour event

    03/18/2017 10:52:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2017 9:22 PM EDT | John Nicholson
    About a dozen people protesting the U.S. Women’s Open being played at a course President Donald Trump owns left peacefully Saturday after security officials asked them to leave the front entrance of the LPGA Tour’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Members of the group UltraViolet protested for less than 30 minutes before they were asked to leave the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. A plane flew over the course later with a banner reading “LPGA: TAKE A MULLIGAN. DUMP SEXIST TRUMP.” The U.S. Golf Association-run U.S. Women’s Open is July 13-16 at Trump National Golf Club in...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Sputnik Planum vs. Krun Macula

    06/18/2016 12:30:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | Saturday, June 18, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Pluto's pitted plains meet rugged highlands in this stunning view. On the left lies a southeastern extent of the bright region still informally known as Sputnik Planum. At right the edge of a dark region, informally Krun Macula, rises some 2.5 kilometers above the icy plains. Along the boundary, connected clusters of large pits form deep valleys, some over 40 kilometers long with shadowy floors. Nitrogen ice is likely responsible for the more reflective plains. The dark red color of the highlands is thought to be from complex compounds called tholins, a product of ultraviolet light induced chemical reactions...
  • Women's group wants sponsors to sever ties with Peyton Manning

    02/17/2016 7:31:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 17, 2016 | John Breech
    A national women's group is urging companies that sponsor Peyton Manning to cut ties with the Broncos quarterback. UltraViolet, a group made up of over 700,000 people, specifically called out Papa John's and Nationwide Insurance as two companies that should suspend ties with Manning immediately. The group would also like the NFL to investigate the 1996 incident at the University of Tennessee that took place between Manning and former Volunteers trainer Jamie Naughright.
  • Lost in Space: Half of All Stars Are Rogues Between Galaxies

    11/07/2014 1:26:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | Charles Q. Choi
    A star mystery solved? These newfound stars could help solve the so-called "photon underproduction crisis," which suggests that an extraordinary amount of ultraviolet light appears to be missing from the universe. The intergalactic stars could also help address what is known as the "missing baryon problem." Baryons are a class of subatomic particles that includes the protons and neutrons that make up the hearts of atoms inside normal matter. Theories of the formation and evolution of the universe predict there should be far more baryons than scientists currently see. The baryons that astronomers have accounted for in the local cosmic...
  • Mayor launching crusade against tanning salons

    10/12/2013 7:44:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 11, 2013 | Carl Campanile
    <p>The city is launching a new offensive to monitor tanning salons and warn customers of the dangers of skin cancer from overexposure to UV radiation, The Post has learned.</p> <p>In what could be the Bloomberg’s Administration’s final health crusade, the anti-tanorexic plan will be submitted to the Board of Health on Tuesday,. The board — all appointees of Mayor Bloomberg — is expected to adopt the new rules, which would take effect in the spring following public hearings.</p>
  • Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked [Amazing Tech!]

    08/20/2010 12:31:24 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 97 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 20 August, 2010 | Gizmodo
       Original Greek statues were brightly painted, but after thousands of years, those paints have worn away. Find out how shining a light on the statues can be that's required to see them the way they were thousands of years ago.Although it seems impossible to think that anything could be left to discover after thousands of years of wind, sun, sand, and art students, finding the long lost patterns on a piece of ancient Greek sculpture can be as easy as shining a lamp on it. A technique called ‘raking light' has been used to analyze art for a long...
  • Ottawa boy's invisible invention warns birds about deadly windows

    01/23/2009 11:47:02 AM PST · by Abathar · 44 replies · 331+ views
    CBC news ^ | January 21, 2009
    Eighth grader Charlie Sobcov wants to stop birds from dying in collisions with windows, but he doesn't want to ruin anybody's view. For his latest school science fair project he has invented painted, plastic decals that can be placed — discreetly — right in the middle of a window pane. "This paint is a colour that birds can see but humans can't," he said Wednesday on CBC Radio's All in a Day. "It's like putting a big stop sign in the middle of the window." The colour is ultraviolet, beyond the range of colours visible to humans. That means the...
  • Sun Damage Sun kills 60,000 a year, WHO says

    08/01/2006 8:51:39 AM PDT · by SheLion · 59 replies · 1,229+ views
    As many as 60,000 people a year die from too much sun, mostly from malignant skin cancer, the World Health Organization reported...As many as 60,000 people a year die from too much sun, mostly from malignant skin cancer, the World Health Organization reported on Wednesday. It found that 48,000 deaths every year are caused by malignant melanomas, and 12,000 by other kinds of skin cancer. About 90 percent of such cancers are caused by ultraviolet light from the sun. Radiation from the sun also causes often serious sunburn, skin aging, eye cataracts, pterygium -- a fleshy growth on the surface...
  • A bathroom that cleans itself

    02/08/2006 10:12:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,048+ views
    Cleaning bathrooms may become a thing of the past with new coatings that will do the job for you. Researchers at the University of New South Wales are developing new coatings they hope will be used for self-cleaning surfaces in hospitals and the home. Led by Professor Rose Amal and Professor Michael Brungs of the ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, a research team is studying tiny particles of titanium dioxide currently used on outdoor surfaces such as self-cleaning windows. The particles work by absorbing ultraviolet light below a certain wavelength, exciting electrons and giving the particles an oxidising quality stronger...
  • Dark, Leafy Greens Help Shield Eyes from Cataracts

    12/03/2004 10:10:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 696+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/04 | Alison McCook - Reuters Health
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research provides further evidence that substances in kale, spinach and other green vegetables help protect aging eyes from cataracts. In an experiment, investigators found that human eye cells treated with antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin showed less damage after being exposed to ultraviolet rays, the sunlight ingredient considered a major contributor to cataracts. Cataracts occur when proteins in the eye's lens begin to clump together, forming a milky cloud that obscures vision. Currently, around 20 million Americans have cataracts, and research suggests that the more sunlight you are exposed to in life, the greater...
  • US lab sent N-secrets over e-mail (pulsed ultraviolet laser(

    07/19/2004 4:11:33 PM PDT · by take · 9 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | July 19, 2004 | /
    US lab sent N-secrets over e-mail Los Alamos National Laboratory officials have discovered in recent weeks that secret information at the nuclear weapons facility was repeatedly transmitted over an unclassified e-mail system, reports the Los Angeles Times. Officials at the New Mexico lab confirmed Sunday that the incidents were reported to Energy Department headquarters in Washington, and said that they were taking measures to improve security and "prevent significant risks to national security", the paper said. Last week, the lab's director disclosed that two disks containing classified nuclear weapons information were lost. The disks contained information about a possible test...