Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Drawings by Michelangelo at the Metropolitan Museum!





Friday, December 29, 2017

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Crazy Coconut Crabs
These crabs are not your average pinchers you find in the ocean. It is the largest land-living athropod in the world. They are huge and grow to the size of a big dog and their size also reflects their power. When a human is pinched by one of these alien-like creatures, they will be in excruciating pain from the intensity and longevity of their harsh grip. They will feed on anything left on the ground as a potential food source, lending them the name ‘Robber crabs.’
Source IFLMYLIFE

Yesterday at the Met Breur the exhibition of Edvard Munch!
Although Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) attained notoriety early in his career for his haunting depictions of human anxiety and alienation that reflected modern experience, he believed that his artistic breakthrough occurred around 1913 at the age of 50.Throughout his career, Munch regularly revisited subjects from his earlier years, exploring them with renewed inspiration and intensity.
I wonder in 200 years from now where I will be...if the world won't be destroyed by megalomaniac head of states! 




Sunday, December 24, 2017

10 Amazing Robots That Really Exist

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Great Loss for ABT!

American Ballet Theatre just announced that principal dancer Marcelo Gomes, who celebrated 20 years with the company this summer, has resigned.
Last Saturday, ABT learned of a "highly concerning" allegation of sexual misconduct by Gomes, related to an incident from approximately eight years ago. A press release from board chairman Andrew F. Barth says that the allegation did not involve any current or former company members, and didn't occur in relation to Gomes' employment with ABT. The company launched an independent investigation, and today, in light of that investigation, Gomes gave his resignation.
Details are scarce right now. But as far as we know, Gomes is still on the lineup to choreograph for The Washington Ballet's program of premieres in March. And his documentary, Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, is scheduled to have its theatrical premiere at Film Forum in New York City from January 3 to 16.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Since the topic of my posts today is pee...
Scientists from Belgium built a solar-powered machine that can turn urine into drinkable water. They decided the best place to get a ton of urine was a 10-day music and theater festival in central Ghent. Now, if I ask for a beer should I ask if it was made by urine? Well at least the color is right.
The team was able to collect 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of unconsumed water that they will use to make Belgian beer, from the partygoers’ urine. Source : Futurismo.com -
Arra Dianne Hifarva

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

CHANGE URINE INTO WATER!

Supplying water to the International Space Station is totally impossible. What is the solution? A machine which transforms pee into water. It's what the astronauts drink at the Space Station. Now it said that in Belgium they are using urine even to make beer. Technology makes everything possible.
Sources- Salon, Wikipidia, Futurismo.com

WOMEN ASTRONAUTS!



Samantha Christoforetti from the European Space Agency is an Italian astronaut who lived 199 days at the International Space Station!

Monday, December 18, 2017

HEADY LAMARR!

She was a very famous movie star but few knows that she was a very talented scientist, who invented the technique to guide torpedoes which later became the blueprint for the bluetooth and wi-fi. When Howard  Hughes was having problems with his airplanes which were not fast enough, he asked Lamarr for advice. She studied the birds and fishes and came with the solution that the wings of the airplanes shouldn't be square.They should imitate the wings of a bird and the fins of a fish.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Earth is facing an extinction crisis – and humans shoulder the blame.
Wildlife poaching and illegal trade. Climate change. Urbanization. Mining. These are some of the myriad things we do that endanger animals and, in the process, damage our own well-being.

(CNN)A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived surgery to insert it back into her chest.

Vanellope Hope Wilkins, now three weeks old, was delivered by a team of 50 medical professionals at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK, on November 22.
Born with ectopia cordis, a rare congenital condition causing her heart to grow outside her body, the baby girl underwent three intensive surgeries to put her heart inside her chest. She is now on the road to recovery.

Private space companies want to send humans where none have gone before. Big-picture thinkers like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson are developing spacecraft that can take tourists into orbit around the Earth, to vacation on the Moon, or even to build settlements on Mars.

If you’ve been paying attention to this burgeoning industry (or even if you haven’t), SpaceX is hard to ignore. The high-profile company has completed more missions than any of its competition.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

When people talk about skyscrapers, New York City, Abu Dhabi, Beijing are the first thing which comes to their mind. However Between the 12th and 13th centuries, Bologna (Italy) had hundred of skyscrapers! Nobody knows exactly why they were built.

"ENDURANCE-A year in space", a fascinating book by the astronaut Scott Kelly, who lived a year at the International Space Station and his gruesome adaptation to return to earth gravity.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

THIS IS SAD! VERY SAD!

Federal wildlife officials on Monday called climate change the biggest threat to the survival of the polar bear and warned that without decisive action to combat global warming, the bears would almost certainly disappear from much of the Arctic.
The New York Times!

Monday, December 11, 2017

The winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize have a stark warning for the world's nuclear powers: the planet's destruction is "only one impulsive tantrum away." Members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), while accepting the prize during a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, urged all countries that have nukes to get rid of them. Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing and an ICAN member, said the world can't "tolerate this insanity any longer.
CNN-by Doug Criss

Sunday, December 10, 2017

He was a mega star!





PARIS — Hundreds of motorcycles roared down the Champs-Élysées and crowds sang in unison as tens of thousands of fans of Johnny Hallyday, the French rock star who died this past week, lined the streets of Paris today, Saturday, for his funeral procession.
The New York Times

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Paris pays tribute to the late Johnny Hallyday!

PARIS-thousands of fans are expected to pay tribute to the late French rock star Johnny Hallyday today Saturday.
Hallyday died Wednesday at age 74. The route for his funeral procession includes the grand Champs-Elysees avenue, where the singer's band is expected to play.
The words "Thank you Johnny" will be displayed on the Eiffel Tower during the weekend.
All soccer stadiums hosting games in the top two divisions of the French league plan Hallyday tributes as well.
His death has prompted a wave of emotion in the country where Hallyday, who often was described as France's Elvis Presley, seduced several generations of fans.


Friday, December 08, 2017

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.
For the first time in the United States, a woman who had a uterus transplant has given birth.
The mother, who was born without a uterus, received the transplant from a living donor last year at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and had a baby boy there last month, the hospital said on Friday.By DENISE GRADY- New York Times

Thursday, December 07, 2017

If the hurricanes were not enough...
 we have now the wildfires in California.


LOS ANGELES — With thick plumes of smoke, towering flames and mass evacuations, a fast-moving wildfire struck one of America’s major cities on Wednesday. (source 


As fires raged out of control across Southern California, a new blaze erupted in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, near iconic landmarks like the U.C.L.A. campus and the Getty Museum, home to old masters paintings and ancient Roman statues. (Souce The New York Times)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

LIFE IN MARS!

Is there life on Mars? We may soon have an answer thanks to NASA's revolutionary new Mars 2020 rover.
 
The famous Mars Science Laboratory mission's Curiosity rover has been going strong since it first landed on the Red Planet back in August 2012, but NASA is getting ready to send a new rover, and although it looks a lot like Curiosity, it's got a skill set that might finally reveal—or forever put the kibosh on—things like signs of life, present or past, that once lived on Mars. 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Looking or life somewhere else in the Universe.

Source: Futurism.com

Monday, December 04, 2017

Maria's Ghost!

It's been 75 days since Hurricane Maria hammered the US Virgin Islands, and although the buzz of daily life is returning, the storm's ghost hovers over everything.
Power remains out for more than 60% of the territory. On St. Croix, the largest of the islands, only about a fourth of residents -- known as Crucians -- have electricity. Many homes still have no roofs. Cell networks are spotty. From CNN

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Barbra Streisand dog dies!

Barbra Streisand dog died and she is devastated!
Only people who have pets knows what is to loose a dog. They become members of the family. In her show on Netflix, Barbra dedicated a great part of it, to Sammie, her dog.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

This is great news! 

This is great news! Now it's about time to go after the Bull 
Fight and the Fox Hunting!

Friday, December 01, 2017

The Giants of the sky!

I am still amazed how those things can fly!