I am a lawyer who focuses on space issues that seeks to ensure the peaceful and sustainable exploration and use of space. I believe that people can achieve world peace through space. To do so, we must recognize landing sites on the moon and other celestial bodies as the universal human achievements they are, built on the research and dreams of scientists and engineers spanning centuries on this globe. I believe that the One Small Step Act, enacted in a divisive political environment, demonstrates that space and preservation truly are nonpartisan, even unifying principles. … [Read more...] about ‘One Small Step’ Act Encourages Protection of Human Heritage in Space
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You may have seen one of those crazed contests on YouTube or at a fair where people "compete" to eat as many hot peppers as possible. For instance, in May 2017, a competitive eater who goes by the name LA Beast set a Guinness World Record for eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes — 13. Ghost peppers, for those of you that don't know, are some of the hottest in the world and rate 1 million per pepper on the Scoville heat scale (a scientific measure of how hot a pepper is). To put things in perspective, that's at least 100 times hotter than a jalapeño, which ranks anywhere between about 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville units. … [Read more...] about Is the Carolina Reaper the World’s Hottest Pepper?
In the U.S., you may hear capicola called gabagool or gobbagoal. Huh? Many Italian-Americans pronounce certain words – especially those related to food – with an accent that developed over the years as Italians with regional dialects immigrated to the U.S. In the case of capicola, certain Italian-Americans will pronounce the hard "c" as "g," the "p" as "b," the "o" as "ooh," and then drop the last vowel. Et voilà – capicola becomes gabagool. This pronunciation was popularized in the TV show "The Sopranos." … [Read more...] about Capicola: The Italian Dried Meat Tony Soprano Called ‘Gabagool’
The name might be your first clue that you're dealing with imposters. Check the domain name that appears in the address line of your browser. Many illicit sites (of all kinds) are hosted in far-flung or obscure locations and thus may not have a typical .com name that denotes so much of the web's more credible traffic. … [Read more...] about 10 Signs That Streaming Movie Site Isn’t Legit