Don’t say you weren’t warned. But also don’t worry, the experts say. As we wrote last month when an asteroid about 900 feet long passed near enough to Earth to generate headlines about a “close encounter,” more rocks are always headed our way.
And as the schedule of what’s known to be closing in shows, asteroid DX110 is due today. The 100-foot wide chunk of space debris is supposed to pass by within about 217,000 miles of our planet. How close is that? Well, the experts at the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory point out that the “average distance between Earth and its moon is about 239,000 miles.” (Don’t worry, by the way, the asteroid is not on a collision path with the moon, either.) Don’t Worry, They Say, 100-Foot Asteroid Will Miss Us Today)
People in Western countries are consuming massive amounts of refined sugars, reaching about 150 lbs (67 kg) per year in some countries. This amounts to over 500calories of sugar per day.
The sources vary on the exact figures, but it is very clear that we are consuming way more sugar than our bodies are equipped to handle (4). Controlled human studies show that large amounts of sugar can lead to severe metabolic problems, including insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides — to name a few (5, 6).
Added sugar is believed to be one of the main drivers of diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even cancer (7, 8, 9, 10). (via What’s Wrong With The Modern Diet [CHARTS])
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Contributors include: Kyria Abrahams, Serenity Caldwell, MacKenzie Haley, Madeleine Johnson, Kat Leyh, Jed McGowan, Roxanne Palmer, and the Stanford Graphic Novel Project.
Becoming an adult is a complex and sometimes painful process. Terrified by this transition, some people stay in a halfway stage before youth’s tranquility and carelessness vanish forever. I decided to tell the story of this suspended state through several communities of young graffiti writers that I followed for two years in Europe and Argentina, who have found the perfect tool to evade adulthood. Graffiti lets them linger in a limbo of myths, legends and heroic deeds.
They are drawn to the appeal of being an outlaw, the obstacles, and the theatricality of their targets. This is the story of their escape and to a certain extent also about mine.
Newsweek: Is negotiation with Russia possible at this point?
Tymoshenko: Yes, but the negotiations should not be between Ukraine and Russia. World leaders should understand that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine concerns the entire world.
Newsweek: How can world leaders help Ukraine?
Tymoshenko: By negotiating. We have the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances [a 1994 agreement between Russia, the United States and Britain guaranteeing the territorial integrity of Ukraine in return for its renunciation of nuclear weapons]…. British and American military forces are the guarantors of peace in our country. This is not a reason to start a war; the agreement should prevent a war from happening.