SB 258—California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act #ComeClean


Today in Los Angeles’s Pershing Square, nearly 100 people came together to celebrate the passing of SB 258—California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act which requires companies to disclose the ingredients they use in everyday products. This history-making legislation isn’t just a win for the state of California. It’s a win for people’s right to know everywhere.

For years, companies like Seventh Generation, organizations like Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Women’s Voices for the Earth, and people like you have teamed up to drive the change we wish to see in the world. Thank you to all who helped make this victory possible. We couldn’t have done it without you. #ComeClean

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Watch “Freak Out!” on YouTube


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Wikipedia Main Page:  Today’s featured article


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Today’s featured article

Freak Out! (1966) is the debut studio album by the American rock band the Mothers of Invention. One of rock music’s firstconcept albums, it is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa‘s perception of American pop culture. It was also one of the earliest double albumsin rock music. It features Zappa on vocals and guitar, along with lead vocalist and tambourine player Ray Collins, bass player and vocalist Roy Estrada, drummer-vocalist Jimmy Carl Black and guitar playerElliot Ingber, who later joined Captain Beefheart‘sMagic Band under the name Winged Eel Fingerling. The musical content of Freak Out! ranges from rhythm and blues,doo-wop and standardblues-influenced rock to orchestral arrangements and avant-garde sound collages. The album was a success in Europe; in the United States, it was poorly received at first, but gradually gained a cult following. In 1999, the album was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, and in 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it among the500 Greatest Albums of All Time. (Full article…)

Yes or No? (See anything else other than chicken?


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Chardin Jean-Simeon – Still Life with Attributes of the Arts


Chardin Jean-Simeon - Still Life with Attributes of the Arts

Chardin Jean-Simeon – Still Life with Attributes of the Arts

Collantes Francisco – St John the Baptist in the Desert


Collantes Francisco - St John the Baptist in the Desert

Collantes Francisco – St John the Baptist in the Desert

Isn’t nature incredible?



Isn't nature incredible?

Isn’t nature incredible?

Clerisseau Charles-Louis – Grotto of Nymph Egeria


Clerisseau Charles-Louis - Grotto of Nymph Egeria

Clerisseau Charles-Louis – Grotto of Nymph Egeria

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My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

My favorite classical music stationis KUSC: GET YOUR APP FROM GOOGLE PLAY!


My favorite classical music stationis KUSC: GET YOUR APP FROM GOOGLE PLAY!

BBC News: Week in pictures: 11 – 17 November 2017


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California has 840 miles of coastline. If you ask us, that’s just another reason to visit Laguna Beach. (via christmas.ham)


California has 840 miles of coastline. If you ask us, that's just another reason to visit Laguna Beach. (via christmas.ham)

California has 840 miles of coastline. If you ask us, that’s just another reason to visit Laguna Beach. (via christmas.ham)

Buongiorno a voi! C’è un tempo per capire, un tempo per scegliere, un altro per decidere. C’è un tempo che abbiamo vissuto, l’altro che abbiamo perso e un tempo che ci attende. Seneca


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C'è un tempo che abbiamo vissuto, l'altro che abbiamo perso e un tempo che ci attende.

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C’è un tempo per capire, un tempo per scegliere, un altro per decidere.
C’è un tempo che abbiamo vissuto, l’altro che abbiamo perso e un tempo che ci attende.

Seneca

Siena Cathedral, Tuscany !


Siena Cathedral, Tuscany !

Siena Cathedral, Tuscany !

Today’s Holiday: Morocco Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:
Morocco Independence Day

Independence Day, also known as Fête de l’indépendance, is a national holiday commemorating Morocco’s independence from France on November 18, 1927. Other public holidays in Morocco include: August 20, the anniversary of the king’s and people’s revolution, and November 6, the anniversary of the Green March in 1975. In order to claim the Western Sahara for Morocco, more than 300,000 Moroccans marched into the territory, which the Spanish still controlled; Spanish troops left the area by early 1976. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Asa Gray (1810)


Today’s Birthday:
Asa Gray (1810)

Considered one of the most important botanists in American history, Gray laid the foundation for the study of plants in North America. He made botanical expeditions to the western US, established Harvard University’s botany department, and wrote prodigiously on the subject of plants, producing several classic, still-valued textbooks. Charles Darwin was such an admirer of Gray’s work that he shared his theory of natural selection with Gray before publishing it. What toxin was named for Gray? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Day of Two Noons: US and Canada Adopt Standard Time Zones (1883)


This Day in History:
The Day of Two Noons: US and Canada Adopt Standard Time Zones (1883)

Before the adoption of time zones, clocks in the US and Canada were set according to the position of the sun overhead, meaning that time varied according to location. For the rail industry, this presented a logistical nightmare, and so many railroads kept their own time, further complicating matters. Standardization solved everything. On “The Day of Two Noons,” train stations reset their clocks according to newly adopted time standards. Which US city continued to keep local time until the 1900s? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry James


Quote of the Day:
Henry James

Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Persian Royal Road


Article of the Day:
The Persian Royal Road

The Persian Royal Road was an ancient highway built by King Darius I in the 5th Century BCE to facilitate communication throughout his empire. The route, reconstructed using archeological research and historical records, passed through present day Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. The Greek historian Herodotus’ praise for the speed of the Persian couriers, who were said to be able to travel the road’s 1,677 miles (2,699 kilometers) in seven days, is popularly associated with what US public service? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: in fee


Idiom of the Day:
in fee

law (specifically of land) In absolute legal ownership or subjection. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: dumbstruck


Word of the Day:
dumbstruck

Definition: (adjective) So shocked or astonished as to be rendered speechless.
Synonyms: dumbfounded, flabbergasted, stupefied, thunderstruck
Usage: He stood dumbstruck in the doorway as the partygoers yelled “Surprise!” in unison.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Piazza del Duomo, #Florence. #photo credit @visit_florence #VisitFlorence


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Piazza del Duomo, #Florence.

#photo credit @visit_florence #VisitFlorence

“Still Life with a Fruit-Bowl”, 1886 – Sold by Theo van Gogh By Émile Schuffenecker, French Post-Impressionist artist and art collector (1851-1934)


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“Still Life with a Fruit-Bowl”, 1886 – Sold by Theo van Gogh
By Émile Schuffenecker, French Post-Impressionist artist and art collector (1851-1934)
“From 1873 to 1879, Theo, after a short time in Brussels, worked for the Goupil branch in The Hague, a busy artistic centre thanks to a group of painters known as The Hague School. The Goupil branch largely contributed to the dissemination of their work. Theo became friends with many of these painters.

During Theo’s stay in Paris from 1880 to 1890, his activities as an art dealer are well documented thanks to letters exchanged with his brother and other artists, but also thanks to the account books of the Goupil establishment kept at the Getty Museum.

An accomplished art dealer, Theo offered his customers a choice of paintings, sculptures and graphic art as wide as possible, his activity concentrating mostly on contemporary artists. Although he was bound by the Goupil headquarters’ guidelines, he nonetheless had a measure of freedom and he promoted the impressionists and avant-garde artists, friends of his brother (in particular Gauguin).

At the beginning of 1881 Theo was appointed manager of the Goupil branch at 19 boulevard Montmartre where he offered paintings by non-academic artists and from which he sold about 1,000 paintings, including works by members of the Barbizon School as well as by Monet, Gauguin, Pissarro, Degas, Schuffenecker and other impressionist and avant-garde artists” – See more at http://bit.ly/2qkC8cR

“Still Life with a Fruit-Bowl”, 1886 – Sold by Theo van Gogh
By Emile Schuffenecker, French Post-Impressionist artist and art collector (1851-1934)
oil on canvas; 65 x 54 cm; 25.6 × 21.3 in.
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Emil Racoviţă- primul român de la capătul Pământului | Istorie pe scurt


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Biologul, speologul şi exploratorul Emil Racoviţă s-a născut la Iaşi pe data de 15 noiembrie 1868, într-o familie de boieri moldoveni ai căror strămoşi au urcat pe tronul ţării în secolul al XVIII-lea. A copilărit în judeţul Vaslui, la Sorăneşti, iar primele studii le-a făcut în Iaşi, sub îndrumarea scriitorului şi învăţătorului de atunci, Ion Creangă. Pasiunea sa pentru ştiinţele naturale a fost descoperită de timpuriu, în timpul studiilor de la Liceul „Institutele Unite“, de către doi dascăli de elită, Grigore Cobălcescu şi Petru Poni.

Grigore Cobălcescu

Grigore Cobălcescu

După liceu, a urmat, la dorinţa tatălui său, Facultatea de Drept din Paris, dar, mai târziu, tânărul Racoviţă a renunţat, pentru a se dedica vocaţiei care s-a dovedit în timp că i-a fost destinată, iar în anul 1891, va absolvi Facultatea de Ştiinţe din Sorbona, avându-l ca profesor de zoologie pe cunoscutul om de ştiinţă Henri Lacaze-Duthiers. A început să se impună ca specialist în ştiinţele naturale, printre oamenii de ştiinţă europeni, în anul 1896, când şi-a susţinut remarcabila teză de doctorat cu titlul, „Le lobe céphalique et lâencéphale des annélides polychétes“. Prima perioadă de activitate şi-a consacrat-o studiilor de zoologie marină, la staţiunile de cercetare de la Roscoff şi Banyuls sur Mer, din Franţa, timp în care a descoperit, împreună cu G. Pruvot, 11 specii de anelide (viermi cu corpul cilindric).

Vasul Belgica

Vasul Belgica

Referinţele remarcabile pe care le-a primit la susţinerea tezei de doctorat, începutul activităţii sale, cât şi mintea sa sclipitoare şi ascuţitul său simţ al aventurii l-au determinat pe polonezul Arctowski să îl recomande imediat căpitanului Adrien de Gerlache, căruia îi încolţise ideea organizării unei expediţii în Antarctica. Astfel că Gerlache a alcătuit echipajul pentru bordul vasului Belgica, care, alături de nume sonore din vremea aceea, precum Georges Lecointe, secundul expediţiei, Roald Amundsen, norvegianul care doar peste câţiva ani avea să cucerească Polul Sud, medicul american Frederick Cook, rivalul lui Robert Peary în cucerirea Nordului, polonezii H. Arctowski şi A. Dobrowolski, îl include şi pe românul Emil Racoviţă, căruia îi dă în grijă laboratorul fotografic cu aparate ce formau imaginea pe plăci de sticlă, comandate special pentru expediţie la atelierele cunoscutului Antoine Lumière, părintele cinematografului. Pentru Emil Racoviţă, „Expediţia Belgica“ a fost doar începutul. Nemărginita lui dorinţă de a afla ce este dincolo de faţa imediată a lucrurilor l-a purtat aproape în toate colţurile lumii.

Emil Racoviţă înaintea plecării in expediția Antartica.

Emil Racoviţă înaintea plecării in expediția Antartica.

A dus la bun sfârşit, într-un mod excepţional, misiunea din Antarctica, dintre anii 1897-1899, întorcându-se din această vestită călătorie cu o colecţie de 1600 de specimene botanice şi zoologice. A publicat apoi o cuprinzătoare lucrare despre cetacee. După ce în Antarctica a dat unei insule descoperite numele profesorului său de la Iaşi, Cobălcescu, el şi-a continuat cercetările asupra animalelor marine, iar în 1907, semnează actul de naştere a biospeologiei, definită de el ca ştiinţă a formelor de viaţă din mediul subteran, prin publicarea studiului „Essai sur les problémes biospéologiques“. În timp, a întreprins cercetări speologice în numeroase ţări.

Emil Racoviţă la bordul navei Belgica la sfârșitul iernii polare

Emil Racoviţă la bordul navei Belgica la sfârșitul iernii polare

După îndelungi explorări, Racoviţă s-a întors în ţară, iar întreaga sa activitate a căpătat un caracter oficial, căci în 1920 a devenit membru al Organizaţiei Universităţii din Cluj. Întors în capitala Transilvaniei, a fondat primul Institut de Speologie din lume, iar rezultatele biospeologice au fost excepţionale: 1.200 de peşteri explorate în Europa şi Africa, o colecţie incluzând 50.000 de animale de peşteră, 66 de tratate publicate despre fauna subterană, consemnate în 6.000 de pagini. Toate eforturile biologului român au avut pentru acea vreme caracter promotor, iar toate acţiunile sale de cercetare le-a făcut cu un singur scop: să înţeleagă istoria naturală a mediului subteran. Până la începerea războiului, timp de 20 de ani, Emil Racoviţă a ocupat mai multe funcţii importante. A fost rector al Universităţii din Cluj, între anii 1929-1930, preşedinte al Academiei Române de Ştiinţe, în perioada 1926-1929, director al Institutului Speologic. A fost ales şi membru al Academiei Române şi, pentru o vreme, a condus această înaltă instituţie. A fost membru al unor importante academii şi societăţi ştiinţifice străine.

Emil Racoviţă scafandru la Banyuls-sur-Mer în iarna 1899,

Emil Racoviţă scafandru la Banyuls-sur-Mer în iarna 1899,

Societatea Zoologică a Franţei şi Societatea de Speologie din Paris l-au ales preşedinte de onoare, iar în 1928, a condus primul Congres al Naturaliştilor din România. În toată această vreme a dus importante campanii pentru protejarea mediului înconjurător. Timp de patru ani, în urma Dictatului de la Viena, din anul 1940, Facultatea de Ştiinţe, împreună cu Institutul de Speologie au fost mutate la Timişoara. Activitatea ştiinţifică din aceste centre s-a întrerupt. Întors la Cluj, Emil Racoviţă a făcut eforturi mari pentru a reorganiza institutul, dar nu a mai avut timpul necesar, căci marele cercetător român a murit pe 17 noiembrie 1947.

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Mormantul lui Emil Racovita

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Natalie Portman (a pencil sketch)


Natalie Portman  (a pencil sketch)

Natalie Portman (a pencil sketch)

Today’s Holiday: Great American Smokeout


Today’s Holiday:
Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society encourages nonsmokers to “adopt” smokers on this day and support them as they go through withdrawal from nicotine—a drug that is said to be as addictive as heroin. Schools are particularly active in observing the Smokeout, teaching young people that the easiest way to avoid the health problems associated with smoking is never to start. Other organizations also sponsor programs and activities designed to increase public awareness of the hazards to which both smokers and those who breathe their smoke are exposed. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: George Simon Kaufman (1889)


Today’s Birthday:
George Simon Kaufman (1889)

Kaufman was an American dramatist and humorist who co-wrote more than 40 plays, many of which became tremendously successful. His collaboration with Moss Hart produced such plays as Once in a Lifetime and You Can’t Take It With You, and he also worked on the Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera. Kaufman was also an influential drama critic for New York newspapers and was known for his caustic wit. What did he once suggest as a way to avoid crowds during a flu epidemic? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: LSD Is First Synthesized by Swiss Chemist Albert Hofmann (1938)


This Day in History:
LSD Is First Synthesized by Swiss Chemist Albert Hofmann (1938)

Ergot, a toxic fungus that grows on rye, can cause spasms and hallucinations if accidentally ingested. In 1938, Hofmann was researching potentially useful derivatives of ergot when he first synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). However, he did not discover its hallucinogenic properties until five years later, when he accidentally absorbed some of the substance through his fingertips. In 1947, his laboratory introduced LSD as a psychiatric drug. What is “Bicycle Day”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charles Darwin


Quote of the Day:
Charles Darwin

How great would be the desire in every admirer of nature to behold, if such were possible, the scenery of another planet! More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Pyramid of Cestius


Article of the Day:
The Pyramid of Cestius

One of the best preserved ancient buildings in Rome, the Pyramid of Cestius was built circa 12 BCE as a tomb for magistrate Gaius Cestius Epulo. Constructed of brick-faced concrete covered with slabs of white marble, the pyramid stood at a fork between two ancient roads and was later incorporated into the Aurelian Walls, built around 271 CE to fortify the city. The origins of the pyramid were forgotten during the Middle Ages, and later Romans mistakenly concluded that the tomb belonged to whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch