Scientists project fire risk for South America’s Amazon Basin in 2015 to fall along an east-west divide. According to their model, based on multiple satellite datasets, the forests of the western Amazon will experience average or below-average fire risk, while those in the eastern Amazon will see above-average risk. —> Read More
Dr Hugh Lewis examines the threat posed by growing amounts of space junk, and outlines some possible solutions. —> Read More
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This post is the latest in the World of Dances series, which profiles ballet and dance photography in iconic, architectonically unique, culturally emblematic, rapidly vanishing landmarks or simply unexpected locations, that Kike captures about during his travels.
Female dancers: Claire Mazza, Nasiyat Begalieva, Lauren Treat and Melissa Weber.
Male dancers: Morgan Stinnett, , Samuel Lariviere, and Carlos Diaz.
Ballet: Connecticut Ballet
Location: Parmelee Farm, Killingworth, Connecticut.
Kike Calvo Ballet Gift Collection
Explore a selection of Ballet books
National Geographic Book “Stunning Photographs”
World of Dances Collection
National Geographic Online Store
Great Canvas Online Store
Books on Dance and Ballet:
Dancers: Behind the Scenes with The Royal Ballet
Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
Anna Pavlova: Twentieth Century Ballerina
(Anna) Pavlova: Portrait of a Dancer
Dance of the Swan: A Story about Anna Pavlova (Creative Minds Biography)
The Dancer’s Way: The New York City Ballet Guide to Mind, Body, and Nutrition
Dance Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)
The Dance Bible: The Complete Resource for Aspiring Dancers
American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History
The Ballet Book
Selected Reading for Children:
Degas and the Little Dancer (Anholt’s Artists Books For Children)
Marie in Fourth Position: The Story of Degas’ “The Little Dancer” (Picture Books)
What Makes A Degas A Degas?
DK Eyewitness Books: Dance
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The decline of the Hainan gibbon – the world’s rarest primate – has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents. —> Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers are rushing to draft New York’s first regulations for a type of heavy-duty rooftop air conditioning equipment amid suspicions that bacteria-laden mist from these units could be the cause of the deadliest known outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the city’s history.
Seven people have died and at least 86 have fallen ill in the South Bronx since July 10. People can get exposed to Legionella bacteria from a variety of sources, but cooling towers have been implicated in past outbreaks. Testing found five contaminated units in the part of the city where people are getting sick.
Five things to know about the outbreak:
HOW COMMON IS LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE?
Between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized in the U.S. each year with Legionnaires’ disease, which is a type of pneumonia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of cases reported to the CDC each year has been rising, roughly doubling between 2000 and 2009.
A study in New York City found 1,449 cases and 185 deaths between 2002 and 2011. That’s an average of around 19 deaths per year.
“Let’s be clear that Legionnaires’ disease has been a persistent health problem for years. A problem all over the country. A problem that has been slowing and steadily growing all over the country,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
WHERE IT LURKS
The bacteria can thrive in warm water and become especially dangerous when the water is turned into a mist that can be inhaled.
Medical investigators have linked past outbreaks to public fountains, air conditioning systems, spas, showers and even the misters than keep fruit moist in supermarkets. In the case of New York City’s outbreak, the infected people might have simply been walking by on the street when they inhaled the mist.
Investigators are still trying to determine which, if any, —> Read More
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People who ate spicy food three times a week cut their risk of dying by 14 per cent, a study by Harvard University found
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As the race for the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations enters the early stages, voters have a large pool of candidates to consider, including 17 declared candidates on the Republican side alone. —> Read More