Sustainable Sneakers: UC San Diego Scientists Create The World's First Biodegradable Shoe.
Sustainable Sneakers: UC San Diego Scientists Create The World's First Biodegradable Shoe. Three UC San Diego professors, Stephen Mayfield, Michael Burkart, and Robert Pomeroy of the University of California San Diego, Stephen Mayfield, Michael Burkart, and Robert Pomeroy, have created the world's first footwear using fully biodegradable materials. After six years of research and experimentation, these professors are launching the world's first biodegradable footwear through Blue view, of which Mayfield is also CEO. These professors also developed seaweed-based flip-flops using a polyurethane bottom, licensed to Reef through their company agenesis, which is branded by the consumer-facing company Blue view.Read full story
California Will Ban The Sale Of Natural-Gas Heaters By 2030. This Technology Could Replace Them.
California Will Ban The Sale Of Natural-Gas Heaters By 2030. This Technology Could Replace Them. The proposed plan would effectively ban the sale of natural gas-powered appliances, with the state requiring complete devices in new homes by 2026 and full appliances in new businesses by 2029. The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to ban most gas appliances in new buildings, citing the climate crisis, a policy that should equip new homes and businesses with electric stoves, clothes dryers, water heaters, and stoves.Read full story
San Francisco Is Considered The Best Coffee City In America, According To Wallet-hub.
San Francisco Is Considered The Best Coffee City In America, According To Wallet-hub. San Francisco, not Seattle, has been named the best city in the nation for coffee lovers by WalletHubs' 2022 America's Best Coffee Cities. According to Wallethub, San Francisco is the best coffee city in America. The California city of San Diego is one of ten cities where they love coffee.Read full story
Man Selling Floppy Disks Says He Still Receives Orders From Airlines
The Last Man Selling Floppy Disks Says He Still Receives Orders From Airlines. Tom Persky regularly repairs, recycles and sells floppy disks to anyone who wants to get their hands on old technology. Tom constantly maintains, recycles, and sells floppy disks to anyone who might have needed hands in a previous era.Read full story
The Last Few Days Of Summer Will Be Mild Across San Diego County, But A Warm-up Is Coming.
The Last Few Days Of Summer Will Be Mild Across San Diego County, But A Warm-up Is Coming. Enjoy Labor Day if you can, and we’ll be back on Tuesday with the latest news. We’ll keep watching, just in case, but we’re feeling pretty good next week in Houston.Read full story
Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Poised To Make Waves In Del Mar.
Put Your Pup On A Board – Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Poised To Make Waves In Del Mar. Surfers and their dogs will attend the 2021 Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon at Del Mar Dog Beach on September 18, and registration is still open. Hosted by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, the annual Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon raises money for Rancho Santa Fe's nonprofit programs beyond pet adoption services. Not only is the annual Surf Dog Surf Marathon a great family getaway, but the Helen Woodward Animal Center last year offered dog surf lessons to accompany the event. Dogs get ready to board and ride the waves for the title of the best dog at the Helen Woodward Animal Center's annual Surf Dog Surf Marathon on September 18 at Del Mar Dog Beach.Read full story
New Rosecrans Homeless Shelter Set To Open In The Midway District
New Rosecrans Homeless Shelter Set To Open In The Midway District. Midway County has constructed the city's first homeless shelter in San Diego, which will provide 24-hour protection and focus on people with mental illness and addictions. A homeless shelter in downtown San Diego is getting a new operating contract, and a similar one in the Midway area will open this summer.Read full story
Charles Is Now King After Queen Elizabeth II'S Death: The British Royal Family's Line Of Succession Explained
Charles Is Now King After Queen Elizabeth II'S Death: The British Royal Family's Line Of Succession Explained. Prince of Wales Charles ascended the throne after Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully in Balm-oral, Scotland, on Thursday afternoon. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, Prince Charles automatically succeeded his mother as King of England, taking the name of King Charles III. Charles took the throne at three, and his mother immediately became king.Read full story
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, dies at 96
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, dies at 96. LONDON—Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch and one of the most enduring royal figures the world has known, has died at the age of 96. In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 70th birthday on the throne, becoming the longest-serving British monarch and the first to reach this milestone. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch who ascended the throne at just 27 and ruled the UK for over 70 years on the British throne, is dead, Buckingham Palace has announced on Twitter.Read full story
Where To Find $3 Movie Tickets In San Diego County For National Cinema Day.
Where You To Find $3 Movie Tickets In San Diego County For National Cinema Day. For National Film Festival day, hundreds of movie theaters are offering discounted tickets on Film Festival day, including dozens across San Diego County. The first-ever National Cinema Day will feature all film tickets at just $3, including on all high-end formats. National Cinema Day offers $3 movie tickets to cities across San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Berkeley, and other Bay Area cities. Theaters throughout metro Phoenix and around the nation are offering $3 movie tickets throughout the day on Saturday, September 3.Read full story
'Full Of Energy': San Diego Zoo Welcomes Southern Male White Rhino
'Full Of Energy': San Diego Zoo Welcomes Southern Male White Rhino. SAN DIEGO (August 22, 2022)—A male Southern White Rhino baby stands with its mother after playing in the Mud Wallows in Nikita Khan's rhino rehabilitation facility at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The San Diego Zoo revealed Welcome to Home in a post on Monday on social media, which included a video of a young southern white rhino running through its enclosure and rolling through Mud as it seeks to stay more relaxed from California's heat. Wildlife care specialists at the facility said the baby was healthy, confident, and energetic, according to a statement by the San Diego Zoo.Read full story
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Queer (LGBTQ) + Pride
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Queer (LGBTQ) + Pride. The Library of Congress has prepared guides for memorial observations, including an exhaustive catalog of public laws, presidential proclamations, and congressional resolutions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pride month. On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Office of Civil Rights at the Commerce Department, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development, the United States Customs and Border Protection, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, recognized Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month 2017, a month-long observance celebrating the communities and the communities influence on the Nations history. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) celebrates yearly. In June, in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots in 1969 as well as efforts to advance equal justice and equal opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBT) Pride Month, Which is an annual celebration of our Nation's LGBTQ community and its influence on our country's history.Read full story
In India, Over 2,000 Dehydrated Birds Treated At Animal Hospital; Climate Change As Cause Of Creature's Thirst Alarms.
In INDIA, Over 2,000 Dehydrated Birds Treated At Animal Hospital; Climate Change As Cause Of Creature's Thirst Alarms Experts. An animal rescue group in India says it has cured 250 birds from heat-related illnesses since March. An animal hospital in the western city of Ahmedabad has treated about 2,000 chickens in the past month, many of them sickly and severely dehydrated, and some falling from trees with broken wings. A hospital in the Indian city of Gurgaon said that it had a record number of birds cured of fever, dehydration, and heatstroke as temperatures soared to 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit); that week. Eagle attacks are a prime example of how wildlife affects extreme heat in the West.Read full story
Johnny Depp Trial: Crowds Grow Outside Courtroom As Amber Heard Expected Back On Stand.
Johnny Depp Trial: Revealed Amber Heard, Johnny used to kill him with drugs, found cocaine in the private part. Amber Heard defended herself for the first time Wednesday in Fairfax County on vilification accusations brought by ex-husband Johnny Depp and calumnious statements made by her ex-husband Depp. May 4 “Aquaman” actress Amber Heard vowed that her ex-husband Johnny Depp physically mauled her. After making fun of one of his tattoos, he started slapping, which eventually became a “short search.” Smoking cocaine in his body. Amber Heard testified tearfully in a Fairfax County, Virginia, court on Wednesday about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Johnny Depp in a defamation trial involving the former Hollywood couple. Attorney Ben with his client actor Johnny in Fairfax County District Court, May 4, 2022, in Johnny Depp's defamation case against ex-wife actress Amber Heard Depp talks while Amber Heard vows in Fairfax, Virginia.Read full story
The Rocket Engine That Proves Solar Thermal Propulsion
The Rocket Engine That Proves Solar Thermal Propulsion Isn't Just A Crazy Theory. It may not sound like much, but Jason Benkoski and his team have just demonstrated solar thermal propulsion, a previously theoretical type of solar-powered rocket engine. With advances in materials science and engineering, Jason Benkosky and colleagues have demonstrated the viability of concepts with the first solar thermal engine prototype. According to Jason Benkoski and his team, he has just shown a solar thermal engine that was once considered theoretical and often considered science fiction.Read full story
12,500-Year-Old Ancient Sphinx Was Recently Found In Pakistan
Imagine everyone's reaction when the news broke that another sphinx had been found in Balochistan, Pakistan, a mile away from the most famous discovery ever, the Sphinx of Giza in Giza, Egypt, About 6,000 miles (ca. 9,656 km). Another impressive sphinx was recently discovered in Balochistan, Pakistan, exactly 6,000 km from the already famous Sphinx in Giza, Egypt. The Balochistan Sphinx is often referred to as the Balochistan Sphinx.Read full story
Met Eireann forecast thunderstorms ahead of big change with 18C in some areas
Ireland Weather: Met Eireann Forecast Thunderstorms Ahead Of Big Change With 18C Heat In Some Areas. The Met Eireann is expecting a more widespread period of windy and destructive weather Friday morning as Storm Eunice moves through Ireland. In a nationwide weather warning, the Met Eireann said that Storm Eunice could become “multiple dangerous and destructive events with possible destructive winds, heavy rain and snow.” The Met Eireann reports that Ireland is heading for “a very volatile week of weather that should cause some disruption from time to time”. Looking ahead, the Met Eireann predicts weather conditions will remain warm with light rain and drizzle through Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.Read full story
Secret Government Info Confirms First Known Interstellar Object On Earth, Scientists Say
First Known Interstellar Object On Earth, Scientists Say. Secret Government information confirms Earth's first known interstellar object -- a small meteor that hit Earth in 2014 came from another star system and may have left interstellar debris on the ocean floor, scientists say report. Papua New Guinea's first known interstellar meteor in 2014 was a visitor from another star system, according to newly confirmed government data, making it the first known interstellar meteor—and the first we know of an Interstellar visitor. The fireball that appeared over Papua New Guinea in 2014 was actually a space rock from a completely different solar system, according to recently declassified government documents.Read full story
Sri Lanka Says It Will Stop Servicing Its Foreign Debt
Sri Lanka Says It Will Stop Servicing Its Foreign Debt. The crisis-hit country said it would suspend foreign debt payments to buy food and gasoline using its limited funds. The crisis-hit country was due to repay $4 billion of foreign debt this year, including $1 billion in July, but its foreign exchange reserves stood at just about $1.93 billion in March. Sri Lanka will temporarily suspend payments on its external debt to avoid a serious default, the head of its central bank said, pointing to the country's limited foreign exchange reserves that it needs to save to import essential goods such as fuel. Facing extremely low reserves, he announced on Tuesday that the crisis-hit country would default on its foreign debt in anticipation of a Monetary Fund bailout.Read full story
Hubble Confirms the Most Massive Comet Nucleus Ever Seen – A mind-boggling 500 trillion tonnes is on its way this way.
Hubble Confirms The Largest Comet Nucleus Ever Seen. Comet C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein), estimated at 80 miles (ca. 129 km) in diameter and 500 trillion tons in mass, has the largest frozen comet nucleus ever seen. With an estimated mass of 500 trillion tons, the huge mega-comet is about 100,000 times more massive than typical comets much closer to the Sun. It is also believed to have a mass of about 500 trillion tons, which is one hundred thousand times more than a typical comet found closest to the Sun. Direction quickly.Read full story