What Carl Sagan’s Cosmos can teach us about the future | by Evan Hilgemann | Predict | Sep, 2020

The first scientists

The first scientific culture in the world was established about 2,500 years ago in Ionia, a Greek colony located among the islands and coasts of the eastern Aegean Sea (roughly the western shoreline of Turkey today). Ionia was not at the center of anything, but was at a crossroads of trade between Greece and the civilizations of Eastern Asia. As often happens in such regions a diversity of cultures prevailed and differing belief systems were accepted. The physical disconnection of the islands and inlets further prevented a single world view from taking over the region.

Around 600–400 B.C. an era known as the Ionian Awakening began. The Ionians rejected superstition and a remarkable idea took hold: the universe is knowable. It exhibits an internal order that allows the laws of nature to be revealed.

The thinkers of the time were children of sailors, farmers, and tradesmen.

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Most States in Second Covid Wave, But 13 Trapped in First

A healthcare worker sits at the entrance to a free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(CN) — As the Covid-19 death toll in the United States passes the grim milestone of 200,000, a mathematic analysis of U.S. cases shows that 31 states entered their second wave at the end of July — while 13 others were still in the first wave.

The notion of a second wave of the novel coronavirus, a phenomenon wherein a disease infects one group of people first, then infections appear to decrease but later increase in a different part of the population resulting in a second wave of infections, has been looming since the global pandemic began. And recently, there is speculation that a second wave is starting in Europe. 

Some European countries are reporting a rapid rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations. Hospitalizations have

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Brick Township School Board Election 2020: Jessica Clayton

BRICK, NJ — When voters go to the polls Nov. 3, they will be asked to choose two people to serve on the Brick Township Board of Education.

There are five people seeking those two seats, which are volunteer, unpaid three-year terms on the board.

Patch asked each candidate to answer questions to give voters information about who they are and their stances on various issues. We are printing their responses in full, unedited except for spelling or punctuation.

Here are the answers from Jessica Clayton, who is seeking re-election and running solo under the slogan Fighting For Funding.

Previous elective office, if any:

Board of Education in Brick

Does anyone in your family work for the school district or in politics?

I have a bachelor’s in History and English from Rutgers University and completed a Preschool through Third Grade graduate certification program at Montclair State University


In-Home Family

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Buried under piles of tomatoes? Three Quebec chefs come to the rescue

It has a tendency to creep up on you.One day you’re enjoying evening dinners on the patio, proudly serving up the vegetables you planted and tenderly cared for all summer.And then, all of a sudden, there it is. A frost warning.Your juicy tomatoes and spicy chile peppers need to get out of the garden, and fast, leaving you buried under piles of fruits and vegetables.CBC Quebec reached out to three chefs, with three very different takes, in search of the perfect tomato recipe to make the most of the fall harvest.Marinara sauceMario Russo remembers Sunday afternoons at his childhood home in Montreal would often turn into a boisterous, crowded affair.His parents, both from Naples, would lay out an assortment of tomatoes on the kitchen table, brushing the dirt off before slicing a small X on the bottom

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Nike China Unveils Stunning Animated Tribute To Kobe Bryant

Such was the esteem Kobe Bryant was held globally, China is the latest Nike territory to unveil a tribute to the basketball legend.

Bryant, 44, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles in January, alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other passengers.

Called “Dear Kobe”, Nike China’s spot is the work of creative agency Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai and director Francois Rousselet and the Mathematic animation team in Paris.

Set to a piano score, the spot juxtaposes young fans and athletes inspired by the legend with animated montages of his famous gameplay.

Check out the work below:

Commenting on the work, Mathematic executive producer Guillaume Marien said: “When we started this project, we knew we needed to be very considerate when defining the animation style and effects. The spot is a poignant reminder of the life of Kobe Bryant, and we knew it would be viewed by millions

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Douglas Paul Dohrman Discusses How to Build Kids’ STEM Skills From Home

Douglas Paul Dohrman recently discussed how parents can help build their kids’ STEM education skills from home.

Science, technology, engineering, mathematic — they’re the basis of STEM education and essential areas of learning for kids of all ages. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently stated that there are more than 8.6 million STEM-oriented jobs in the United States. Douglas Paul Dohrman explained that that number is continuously rising, and it’s important for kids to develop STEM skills, even when learning from home.

“The coronavirus pandemic has forced many kids to start the new school year online from home,” Douglas Paul Dohrman said. “That can make hands-on learning very difficult, and STEM education is very hands-on.”

Douglas Paul Dohrman explained that because STEM learning is so experiment-based, it’s important for parents to help advance their kids’ STEM skills at home. He offered a few ways for parents to help advance these

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