How an ancient Peruvian queen looked


This video says about itself:

15 December 2017

Scientists reconstructed the face of a Peruvian queen nearly 1,200 years after her death. Using a 3D print of her skull as a base, her facial features were rebuilt by hand. Found in 2012, the woman was buried in a tomb that also contained 57 other noblewomen.

Beautiful dragonflies at old swimming pool


This video says about itself:

18 October 2013

Southern Hawker [aka blue hawker] Dragonfly, video footage of male and female of the species, filmed in the New Forest and East Dorset (United Kingdom).

Near Santpoort town in the coastal sand dunes region in the Netherlands, there used to be a hospital. A swimming pool for the patients was built.

In 1986, the hospital closed down. The area became a nature reserve. Various wildlife species started to use the swimming pool. Prominent among them, blue hawker dragonflies.

There is a report by Sjek Venhuis on blue hawkers at that pool in 2013-2017 on the Internet. In summer, adults of this beautiful insect species come there to mate. Females deposit their eggs on the banks of the old swimming pool. In winter, dragonfly larvae crawl on the bottom.

The old pool is now one of the most important blue hawker spots in the Netherlands. In 2017, at least 200 females deposited eggs there.

London Grenfell Tower disaster, film plans


This video from Britain says about itself:

22 October 2017

Lowkey speaking at the “Grenfell: Institutional Racism and the Social Cleansing of our Cities” workshop, Stand Up To Racism conference 2017.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Grenfell Tower fire: Steve McQueen to film tribute to victims

The new artwork is being funded by McQueen, who comes from a council estate close to the site of the disaster

Roisin O’Connor

Steve McQueen is set to lead a project which will create a “lasting memorial” for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The artist and director behind films including the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave will begin work this week, using a helicopter to film the ruins of the building in Kensington, west London.

The new artwork is being funded by McQueen, who comes from a council estate close to the site of the disaster, and will eventually go on display in a London museum, the Sunday Times reports.

“This is to record this moment in the community’s history and make a lasting memorial to the tragedy”, an official website, intended to explain the project to survivors, said.

“This would be done with respect to those who lost their lives and the wider community. The aim is that it lives on in the mind of the nation and the world long after the covering has gone up.”

Grenfell Tower is currently being covered by a white plastic screen to prevent more psychological trauma to those affected. Officials hope the building will be fully covered by the end of March 2018.

71 people died from the fire in June 2017. Six months on from the fire, four out of five families made homeless are still searching for permanent accommodation, while almost half face Christmas in a hotel. Two days after the disaster, the Prime Minister promised families would be rehoused within three weeks.

Survivors and local residents were joined by members of the royal family and senior politicians last week for a national service to mark the six-month anniversary of the fire at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

There was no official representative at the service from Kensington council, which has been heavily criticised for its handling of the crisis.

​McQueen’s project will not go on display for at least two years — while the police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire and an independent public inquiry take place.

Japan nuclear news update


This 2011 CNN video from the USA says about itself:

15 March 2011

Dale Bridenbaugh quit his job at GE [General Electric] to protest the Mark 1 nuclear reactor design used at a damaged Japanese power plant.

Japan court bars restart of nuclear reactor shut after Fukushima — Bloomberg: here.

Government and utilities shaken by high court challenge to public trust in Japan’s nuclear authority — The Japan Times: here.

Japanese officials are trying to decide what to do with thousands of tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant: here.

High radiation levels are still limiting recovery work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, a stark reality that reporters saw firsthand when they observed efforts to remove risk factors there: here.

To serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, you must meet certain health and fitness requirements: you must be fit to serve. But a healthy group of young service men and women – many in their 20s – have come down with serious health problems since serving on a humanitarian mission to Fukushima, Japan, following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that led to a nuclear meltdown of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TepCo) nuclear power plant: here.