Muslim Student At DC March

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Muslim Student At DC March Is Shepard Fairey's Poster Come To LifeSHARETWEETPIN-IT5 CommentsBookmarkByALLEGRA KIRKLANDPublishedJANUARY 21, 2017, 3:39 PM EDT4815Views WASHINGTON -- Nour Obeidallah bought her American flag hijab long before she decided to attend the Women's March on Washington. Wearing it on Saturday, with a cardboard cutout framing her in the center, she bore a striking resemblance to the "we the people" posters designed for the event by graphic artist Shepherd Fairy."I feel a little overwhelmed," Obeidallah told TPM about her experience at the march. "It's amazing that this many people came out, not just to support women's rights and preserving Planned Parenthood but for so many varied causes." A New York University student considering an economics degree, Obeidallah came to D.C. on an all-expenses trip organized by the university's Asia Pacific Institute."I'd…
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How to Draw with Math

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How to Draw with MathThe regularity of natural patterns can lead artists to use mathematical concepts in works of artBy Hamid Naderi Yeganeh on January 9, 2017  Credit: Hamid Naderi YeganehMathematics can help us to draw real-life objects. The regularity of natural patterns can lead artists to use mathematical concepts in works of art. Many plants have very interesting and beautiful leaves and some mathematical patterns can be found in their structures. For example, Aloe polyphylla is a plant species from Lesotho. The leaves of an Aloe polyphylla form very beautiful spirals.There are various ways of generating leaves shapes with mathematical concepts. A famous example is the Barnsley fern. The British mathematician Michael Barnsley (born 1946) described this beautiful fractal in his book Fractals Everywhere. His fractal resembles the fern leaves. He created this fractal by using the iterated…
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A Muslim teen from New York City who Helped an Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway was honored

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Muslim Teen Honored for Chasing Down Attacker of Orthodox WomanMarcy OsterJanuary 8, 2017(JTA) — A Muslim teen from New York City who helped police catch a man who hit an Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway was honored by community leaders.Ahmed Khalifa, 17, stopped the Brooklyn-bound train on Dec. 28 so that the woman could get medical attention and then jumped off the train to follow the assailant.The slap broke the woman’s glasses and caused her to lose consciousness. She was removed from the train and taken to a local hospital.Khalifa followed the assailant and contacted the Shomrim Jewish safety patrol who got the police involved.He waited near the bus stop until the police arrived. The police removed the assailant, identified as Rayvon Jones, 31, from the bus. Jones was…
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Reading the scroll from En-Gedi

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From damage to discovery via virtual unwrapping: Reading the scroll from En-GediWilliam Brent Seales1,*, Clifford Seth Parker1, Michael Segal2, Emanuel Tov2, Pnina Shor3 and Yosef Porath3+ Author Affiliations↵*Corresponding author. Email: seales@uky.edu  Science Advances  21 Sep 2016:Vol. 2, no. 9, e1601247DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601247ArticleFigures & DataInfo & MetricseLetters PDFAbstractComputer imaging techniques are commonly used to preserve and share readable manuscripts, but capturing writing locked away in ancient, deteriorated documents poses an entirely different challenge. This software pipeline—referred to as “virtual unwrapping”—allows textual artifacts to be read completely and noninvasively. The systematic digital analysis of the extremely fragile En-Gedi scroll (the oldest Pentateuchal scroll in Hebrew outside of the Dead Sea Scrolls) reveals the writing hidden on its untouchable, disintegrating sheets. Our approach for recovering substantial ink-based text from a damaged object results in readable columns at such high quality that serious critical textual…
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Carbon Capture Breakthrough by an Indian company

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Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthroughCarbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking soda – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year  Tuticorin thermal power station near the port of Thoothukudi on the Bay of Bengal, southern India. The plant is said to be the first industrial-scale example of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). Photograph: Roger HarrabinRoger HarrabinWednesday 4 January 2017 10.19 GMTFirst published on Tuesday 3 January 2017 06.01 GMTView more sharing optionsShares9,968Comments333A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from its own coal-powered boiler and using it to make baking soda.Crucially, the technology is running without subsidy, which is a major advance for carbon capture…
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Israeli rabbis have approved the practice of polygamy

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Israeli rabbis have approved the practice of polygamy to counter what they believe is a demographic threat posed by Arab populations living in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.An expose by Channel 10, an Israeli broadcasting channel, revealed the practice was approved by the rabbinate that has actively encouraged and facilitated polygamy, claiming the practice will give Jews an edge in the demographic race against Arabs in Israel.One rabbi who has been married for 26 years is filmed by an undercover reporter persuading a single woman to become his second wife.“If your parents ask you why you don’t marry like everyone else,” he told her, “tell them that it is a mitzvah [religious commandment] and I want to do a mitzvah.”The rabbi showed the reporter a letter signed by Jerusalem’s Chief…
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