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Thanksgiving Day on the National Mall

Suddenly there’s lots more to see and do in the tourist center of D.C., an easy subway ride away for me. And boy, was it ever great to be back on a subway train after all these months. It was off-peak and sparsely populated.  My visit yesterday, on a sunny Thanksgiving morning, was a total pleasure. Here are some highlights for gardeners, especially. Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building finally reopened last week and after its 2004 closure to...
Tags: Gardening, Washington Post, Washington, Kansas, National Mall, Norway, Mall, Public Gardens, Observatory, Botanic Garden, Dougherty, Ripley Garden, USBG, Patrick Dougherty, Nicolas Party, Industries Building


The Wrens’ Kevin Whelan & Charles Bissell Trade Blows In New Interview About Breakup

Kevin Whelan, formerly of the Wrens, is releasing Observatory, his debut album as Aeon Station, next month on Sub Pop. Notoriously, half of the album was originally recorded for inclusion on the next Wrens album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2003’s widely beloved The Meadowlands, which was also supposed to be released by Sub Pop. But due to a falling out with Wrens bandmate Charles Bissell — who has been tinkering with the new Wrens music for more than a decade, and who was seeking more robust ...
Tags: Music, News, Observatory, Whelan, Meadowlands, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station, Greg Whelan, Jerry MacDonald Bissell


Chipotle: A Future Begins

Ten years after Chipotle’s groundbreaking work featuring Willie Nelson covering Coldplay’s “The Scientist,” Observatory once again teamed up with Nexus Studios to craft a stop-animation tale of hope and optimism for the future of family farmers, this time with Kacey Musgraves reimagining another Coldplay classic, “Fix You.” It’s a tale playing out all too frequently across America: after generations on the family farm, competition with industrialized farming and the young pers...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Advertising, America, Willie Nelson, Coldplay, U S, Observatory, Nexus Studios


Movies Like La La Land You Really Need To Check Out

Damien Chazelle's third feature film, "La La Land," was a surprise to everybody, from critics to the audience, when it came out in 2016. Chazelle had never directed a mainstream musical before, and yet there he was, delivering what is now considered a masterpiece of the genre. "La La Land" follows two young artists in Los Angeles desperate for their big break: aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). While their first meeting puts them at odds with each other,...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Paris, John Goodman, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Jets, Christian, Ryan Gosling, Mia, Upper West Side, Detroit


Darjeeling- The Queen of Eastern Himalayas

85 year old Aku was happy to see visitors and gleefully narrated stories about the secluded monastery, where he is the head monk and caretaker. He is the lone person at the monastery which also offers breathtaking views of the snow clad Himalayas. As I listened to his stories, my eyes loitered around the colourful walls of the monastery and the spectacular views. I was a tad disappointed that it was only on the last day of my travel in Darjeeling that I found this gem, tucked away from the ...
Tags: Travel, China, India, Himalayas, Mall, Unesco World Heritage Site, Travels, Hills, Unesco World Heritage, Buddha, Buddhist, West Bengal, Sikkim, Observatory, St Andrew, Dali


Dishing up the goods: Square Kilometre Array moves out of the theoretical and into the contractual

Plus: Australian telescope precursor finds weird waves in the middle of the galaxy The governments of South Africa and Australia have signed agreements formalizing the construction and operation of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) telescopes by the Observatory's governing body.…
Tags: Australia, Software, South Africa, Observatory, Square Kilometre Array Observatory SKAO


The Wrens’ Charles Bissell Addresses Split With Bandmate Kevin Whelan

Everyone invested in New Jersey indie rock heroes the Wrens has been waiting well over a decade for Charles Bissell — the band’s singer, guitarist, resident producer, and de facto leader — to finish tinkering with the new album they’ve been promising since not too long after 2003’s masterful The Meadowlands. That includes Bissell’s Wrens co-frontman Kevin Whelan. In a New York Times interview last month, Whelan announced that, having run out of patience with Bissell’s perfectionist delays and co...
Tags: Music, News, New York Times, Queens, New Jersey, Observatory, Whelan, Bissell, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, Jerry MacDonald, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station, Greg Whelan Kevin


White Claw Moves Creative to VCCP out of Rothco After Five Years

Hard seltzer brand White Claw has named VCCP as its international communication agency to help it develop global campaigns, taking over from Accenture-owned agency Rothco. The appointment, following a global pitch process run by The Observatory, will see VCCP work alongside Accenture Interactive, which will continue as its digital transformation partner for the brand. VCCP...
Tags: General, Advertising, Beer, Accounts, Accenture, Food & Beverage, Observatory, Rothco, Vccp, Accenture Interactive, White Claw, Spirits & Cannabis


White Claw Moves Creative to VCCP Out of Rothco After 5 Years

Hard seltzer brand White Claw has named VCCP as its international communication agency to help it develop global campaigns, taking over from Accenture-owned agency Rothco. The appointment, following a global pitch process run by The Observatory, will see VCCP work alongside Accenture Interactive, which will continue as its digital transformation partner for the brand. VCCP...
Tags: General, Advertising, Beer, Accounts, Accenture, Food & Beverage, Observatory, Rothco, Vccp, Accenture Interactive, White Claw, Spirits & Cannabis


Fight over controversial redevelopment of River Club heads to court

The R4.6-billion project, set to house Amazon’s new African headquarters, is on ‘sacred floodplain’, say applicants The post appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Amazon, Environment, First Nations, Conservation, Colonialism, Land, Biodiversity, Redevelopment, Indigenous People, Observatory, San, Black River, Khoi, Cultural Heritage, River Club, City of Cape Town


NASA readies commands to switch on Hubble's back-up hardware

Observatory might be able to spot distant stars, but it can't hear a bunch of engineers holding their breath NASA is preparing to have another crack at restoring the veteran Hubble telescope to service with a multi-day test of procedures to fire up back-up hardware aboard the spacecraft.…
Tags: Nasa, Software, Observatory


Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will bring tour to Los Angeles and Santa Ana

Punk rock bands Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are hitting the road together later this summer with support from The Bronx. The trek kicks off in August and comes to California for multiple dates in October with shows at Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto Thursday, Oct. 7; a festival performance at Aftershock at Discovery Park in Sacramento Friday, Oct. 8; the Observatory OC Festival Grounds in Santa Ana Saturday, Oct. 9; Gallagher Square Park at Petco Park in San Diego Sunday, Oct. 10; Vina Robles Am...
Tags: Music, California, Boston, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Palo Alto, Things To Do, Soccer, New Zealand, San Diego, Dropkick Murphys, Morrissey, Cypress Hill, Paso Robles, Tim Armstrong


At least 25 dead in police raid in Rio de Janeiro

By Marcelo Silva de Sousa and Diarlei Rodriguez | Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Police targeting drug traffickers raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and at least one officer and two dozen others died after being shot, authorities said. The civil police’s press office confirmed the death of the cop and 24 alleged “criminals” in a message to the Associated Press. A police helicopter flew low over the Jacarezinho favela as heavily armed men fled police by leaping from roof to roof, a...
Tags: Crime, News, Supreme Court, Los Angeles, Sport, World news, Soccer, Gop, Idaho, Army, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Associated Press, Cheney, Rio, Observatory


Khoikhoi versus US giant Amazon

The controversial River Club development gets the go-ahead, but opponents say they are heading for court The post Khoikhoi versus US giant Amazon appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Amazon, Environment, US, Development, First Nations, Heritage, Cape Town, Jeff Bezos, Destruction, Observatory, Khoi, Khoikhoi, River Club, City of Cape Town, Subs-only, Leslie London


The Little-Known Female Scientists Who Mapped 400,000 Stars Over a Century Ago: An Introduction to the “Harvard Computers”

Image via Wikimedia Commons As team names go, the Harvard Computers has kind of an oddball ring to it, but it’s far preferable to Pickering’s Harem, as the female scientists brought in under the Harvard Observatory’s male director were collectively referred to early on in their 40-some years of service to the institution. A possibly apocryphal story has it that Director Edward Pickering was so frustrated by his male assistants’ pokey pace in examining 1000s of photographic plates bearing images...
Tags: Google, Gender, Astronomy, Science, College, Scotland, Boston, Harvard, Orion, Fleming, Facebook Twitter, Observatory, Wikimedia Commons, Pickering, Edward Pickering, Annie Jump Cannon


20 For 2020: The Legal Tech Trends that Defined the Year

Whoa, what the f*&% just happened? This was a year few of us will ever forget. It brought untold hardships for many and unfamiliar challenges for all of us. To those who suffered losses of loved ones or illness, to those who lost their jobs or their homes, to any and all who suffered scars this year, I offer my heartfelt condolences. But in the world of legal technology and innovation, the phrase I heard often repeated this year was “silver lining.” It was a silver lining in the form of an accel...
Tags: Utah, New York, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, California, Massachusetts, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, America, San Francisco, United States, Arizona, New Zealand, Wisconsin


Beer Can Pinhole Camera Takes Longest Exposure Photograph Ever

This pinhole solargraph, taken using a beer can pinhole camera over a period of eight years and one month, is thought to be the longest exposure image ever made. The photo shows the path of the Sun across the sky over that time period, almost 3000 trails in all. Regina Valkenborgh set the camera up in 2012 and then forgot about it; it was found by someone else this year. Said Valkenborgh of the project: “It was a stroke of luck that the picture was left untouched, to be saved by David after a...
Tags: David, Jason Kottke, Observatory, Regina Valkenborgh, Said Valkenborgh, Regina Valkenborgh Sun


“Theft” Brings Some Shock and Awe to ‘His Dark Materials’ With the Help of Paddington Bear

His Dark Materials is only getting better with each episode of its second season, with the third episode, “Theft,” finally bringing an end to the sluggish witches vs. Magisterium plot and getting to the real action. And by real action, I mean Will and Lyra sitting down in a movie theater to watch Paddington. No, I don’t really mean that. But that scene is a pivotal example of how His Dark Materials is letting loose its dour, epic fantasy trappings to embrace some of the awe and whimsy that was ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Features, Paddington, Miranda, Will, Boreal, Wilson, Mary, Lee, Haley, Lin Manuel Miranda, Observatory, Kirby, Andrew Scott


Giant Arecibo radio telescope collapses in Puerto Rico

Observatory had been set to close after damage in AugustScientists and Puerto Ricans mourn loss of historic facilityA huge radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century collapsed on Tuesday, officials said. Related: US to shut down famed huge Arecibo space telescope in Puerto Rico jungle Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Americas, US, World news, US news, Puerto Rico, Observatory, Arecibo, Giant Arecibo


Darjeeling- The Queen of Eastern Himalayas

85 year old Aku was happy to see visitors and gleefully narrated stories about the secluded monastery, where he is the head monk and caretaker. He was the lone person at the monastery which also offers breathtaking views of the snow clad Himalayas. As I listened to his stories, my eyes loitered around the colourful walls of the monastery and the spectacular views. I was a tad disappointed that it was only on the last day of my travel in Darjeeling that I found this gem, tucked away from the...
Tags: Travel, China, India, Mall, Unesco World Heritage, Buddha, Buddhist, West Bengal, Sikkim, Observatory, St Andrew, Dali, Gorkha, Eastern Himalayas, Kurseong, R Niranjan Das


All Of A Sudden, Legal Tech Marketplaces Are Proliferating

Over the past month or so, three separate resources have launched, all devoted to serving as a marketplace directory for legal technology products. In short order came the Legaltech Hub, a website aiming to be the world’s most complete directory of commercial legal tech; The Observatory, a creation of the law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe that is a directory of more than 600 legal tech products; and the Thomson Reuters Marketplace, an online store where users can try and buy legal tech prod...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe, Observatory, Reynen Court, Legaltech Hub, Thomson Reuters Marketplace


Spain’s Language Academy Acknowledges, Then Backs Away From, Gender-Neutral Pronoun

Late last month, the Royal Spanish Academy launched the Observatory of Words, a web portal that discusses terms and expressions which are coming into regular use in Spanish but which the Academy isn’t ready to officially include in dictionaries. The media quickly noticed that among the words indexed in the new Observatory was elle, coined as a gender-neutral alternative to el/ella (he/she). Within four days, elle was gone. Here’s why. – Global Voices
Tags: Art, Spain, Words, Academy, Observatory, Royal Spanish Academy, 11.13.20, Observatory of Words


'This is not good': The Arecibo telescope just suffered even more damage that will set back searches for asteroids and aliens

A hole in the 1,000-foot-wide reflector dish of the Arecibo Observatory, torn when a cable fell on August 10, 2020. Arecibo Observatory The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope that hunts for hazardous asteroids and helps scientists search for alien life. It just suffered its second catastrophic cable break in just three months. In August, an auxiliary cable broke and tore a hole into the observatory's reflector dish. On Friday, a cable associated with the first one snapped and crashed...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, James Bond, Alien Life, Asteroids, Maria, Puerto Rico, University Of Vermont, Telescopes, University of Central Florida, Irma, Observatory


Bobcat fire spared historic Mount Wilson telescopes, but it was close

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters tacked spot fires in the Angeles National Forest Friday morning and secured the edges of the Bobcat fire, which was 89% contained after scorching about 115,800 acres. “Single trees may continue to flare up and smoke,” the Angeles National Forest said Thursday. “Please do not call 911; we are aware and are actively patrolling and mopping up.” The Mount Wilson Institute issued a statement Thursday night to celebrate that the observatory had survived the fire, which at on...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, House, Albert Einstein, Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Mitchell, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Santa Ana, Observatory, Kevin McCarthy


Facebook removed network that used platform’s tools to get rid of anti-Islam, anti-Pak content

Facebook has removed a network of from Pakistan that leveraged Facebook’s own reporting tools to get anti-Islamic and content critical of the Pakistani government removed. Alongside, the network also posted content critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army, and about how Modi has handled the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook said the posts were in Urdu, Hindi, English, and Punjabi and seems to have primarily targeted Pakistanis and Indians. The network was engaging in “c...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Pakistan, Islam, Muslim, ISI, Misinformation, Modi, Tehreek, Observatory, Indian Army


Uncovering nature’s biggest secrets with a $460M, continent-scale observatory

Across 81 sites all around the U.S., NEON has thousands of sensors to track ecological changes.
Tags: Climate Change, Trends, Features, Ecology, Neon, Observatory, Battelle, Long-term Ecological Research


UK: TCC Stays Proceedings Where Smash And Grab Decision Remained Unpaid - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Kew engaged Donald Insall Associates to provide architectural services as part of a project to convert and refurbish The King's Observatory in Richmond to form a private residence.
Tags: UK, News, Richmond, Donald, Observatory, Kew, TCC, Insall Associates, Charles Russell Speechlys


Observatory’s starring role in pandemic

The astronomical centre will oversee the production of cheaper and less invasive devices than ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients The post Observatory’s starring role in pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Vaccine, Meerkat, Observatory, CPAP, SKA, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, COVID, Ventilators, HFNO, Intubation, South African Radio Astronomy Observatory


NW Syria clashes kill 48 in highest toll since truce: monitor

Clashes in northwest Syria killed 48 regime fighters and jihadists Sunday in the highest such death toll since the start of a two-month-old ceasefire there, a monitor said. A truce since March 6 had largely stemmed fighting in Syria's last major rebel bastion of Idlib after a months-long regime assault that killed hundreds of civilians and forced almost a million to flee. "It's the highest death toll for fighters since the truce came into force," said Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman, who r...
Tags: News, Syria, Idlib, Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman


NW Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce: monitor

Clashes in northwest Syria killed 22 regime fighters and jihadists Sunday in the highest such death toll since the start of a two-month-old ceasefire there, a monitor said. A truce since March 6 had largely stemmed fighting in Syria's last major rebel bastion of Idlib after a months-long regime assault that killed hundreds of civilians and forced almost a million to flee. "It's the highest death toll for fighters since the truce came into force," said Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman, who r...
Tags: News, Syria, Idlib, Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman