Massive U.S. Machines That Hunt For Ripples In Space-Time Just Got An Upgrade

Scientists are about to restart the two giant facilities in the United States that register gravitational waves, the ripples in the very fabric of the universe that were predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. Einstein realized that when massive objects such as black holes collide, the impact sends shock waves through space-time that are like the ripples in water created by tossing a pebble in a pond. In 2015, researchers made history by detecting gravitational waves from...

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Shelby County Youth and Substance Abuse

Feb 27, 2019
Church Health

Shelby County youth have greater access to drugs and are more likely to try drugs than other students around the nation.


Jennifer Chandler

This year that date falls on February 28.


 

 

 

Combining the past with the present, Memphis College of Art (MCA) hosts the Take Note: The Final Faculty Biennial Exhibition, which showcases work from current faculty, as well as all living Professors Emeriti. The exhibit features a wide variety of art, including photographs, sculptures, twelve feet by twelve feet works, and even a wall of handprints from students and faculty over the years.

The exhibit is on display from February 22 to March 19, with the artist reception from 6:00PM - 8:00PM on March 1st. 

Coordinator of External Engagement Oliva Wall and Associate Professor of Studio Art, Sculpture - Ceramics Area Head Leandra Urrutia join Darel Snodgrass on Checking on the Arts to discuss the Take Note: The Final Faculty Biennial Exhibition. 

 

 


This week, the Memphis City Council granted Memphis Light, Gas and Water a three percent rate increase on water, but denied proposed increases for electricity and gas.

MLGW President and CEO J.T. Young joins WKNO TV’s Behind the Headlines with host Eric Barnes and Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries. Young explains why MLGW needs the increases, saying there are issues with equipment and infrastructure already in place. In the past, items were replaced as needed, but Young argues that things need to be "fixed before they break.”

The Governor of Virginia isn't the first politician to have a photo from his past come back to haunt him. But the Democrat who allegedly appeared in blackface in his college yearbook did generate a tsunami of journalists poring through yearbooks in search of other guilty parties. 

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A new lawsuit questions whether the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission’s internal financial and policy information should be public record.  

Church Health

Chances are, your heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times in your lifetime.


Justin Fox Burks

Thinking about dinner tonight?


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is taking a new hands-on approach to educating families about preventive care.

This week on WKNO-TV Channel 10’s Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes and Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries are joined by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital President and CEO Meri Armour and Le Bonheur's Pediatrician-in-Chief Dr. Jon McCullers to discuss the “Family Resilience Initiative.”

This week, Tennessee legislators have rolled out a number of new proposals. Some, like the Natural Marriage Defense Act and a proposed abortion ban, are based on the presumption that a new conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court will be more inclined to revoke Constitutional protections for LGBTQ people and women.  

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The Sackler family's $1.3 million donation to the U.K.'s National Portrait Gallery will not go ahead as planned, as both sides say they're concerned that allegations of opioid profiteering against the family could overshadow the gift and become a distraction.

"It has become evident that recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait Gallery from its important work," a spokesperson for the Sackler Trust said.

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With just over a week to go until the deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the son of President Donald Trump says that everything would be on track had British Prime Minister Theresa May taken his father's advice on Brexit.

The race to build the next generation of super-fast mobile-data networks has begun in Germany, which started auctioning off its spectrum licenses for 5G on Tuesday.

But this highly technical event has become the center of a geopolitical storm between the U.S. and China, with Europe caught in the middle.

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