CBS Los Angeles, Aug. 20, 2017
Best Things To Do This Week In Orange County – August 21
Many local colleges … are hosting viewing events for Monday morning’s solar eclipse, but the one at UCI will probably be the biggest. Deemed the Great American Eclipse Viewing Party, the event—hosted by the university’s Department of Physics & Astronomy—will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Expect to find a variety of eclipse-related activities as well as telescopes and eclipse glasses for use throughout the event.
Science News, Aug. 18, 2017
We share the Milky Way with 100 million black holes
Scientists from the University of California, Irvine calculated the galaxy’s black hole population as part of a new census that estimates the numbers of cosmic chasms in galaxies big and small. … But the new result indicates that, in the Milky Way alone, there are about 10 million black holes with masses at least that large. So “you don’t have to do anything particularly odd or unusual in order to explain the LIGO signal,” says physicist James Bullock, a coauthor of the study.
The New York Times, Aug. 21, 2017
The Showdown Over How We Define Fringe Views in America
“That’s what really dangerous about what’s happening right now,” said Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine. “There should be a one-sided information flow condemning Nazis. And when there’s not, it’s very problematic.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Today.com, Aug. 18, 2017
Midnight snacking might give you a sunburn, according to study
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center and UC Irvine say that when you ask the body to start digesting food at hours when it’s normally doing the work of repair and rebuilding (that is, when you sleep), you disrupt “the biological clock of the skin,” as Science Daily calls it. That includes the ability of an enzyme to protect you against the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
The Los Angeles Review of Books, Aug. 18, 2017
Christopher Nolan in Command: The Dunkirk Spirit Fleshed
Jerome Christensen is a professor of English at the University of California Irvine, writes: “Dunkirk is a film of shocking suddenness, visceral impact, and constant fear, all of which the audience is made to feel, as if participants in the miraculous evacuation from the shores of France in May 1940.”
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