Renowned astronomer Galileo Galilei has been lauded for centuries for his courageous principled stance against the Catholic Church. He argued in favor of the Earth moving around the Sun, rather than vice versa, in direct contradiction to church teachings at the time.
But a long-lost letter has been discovered at the Royal Society in London indicating that Galileo tried to soften his initial claims to avoid the church's wrath. n August, Salvatore Ricciardo, a postdoc in science history at the University of Bergamo in Italy, visited London and searched various British libraries for any handwritten comments on Galileo's works.
He was idly flipping through a catalogue at the Royal Society when he came across the letter Galileo wrote to a friend in 1613, outlining his arguments.
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A former top White House official has revised her statement to investigators about a key event in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, after her initial claim was contradicted by the guilty plea of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to people familiar with the matter.
K.T. McFarland, who briefly served as Flynn's deputy, has now said that he may have been referring to sanctions when they spoke in late December 2016 after Flynn's calls with Russia's ambassador to the United States, these people said.
When FBI agents first visited her at her Long Island home in the summer of 2017, McFarland denied ever talking to Flynn about any discussion of sanctions between him and the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, in December 2016 during the presidential transition.
For a time, investigators saw her answers as "inconsistent," putting her in legal peril as the FBI tried to determine if she had lied to them.
This is Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. He's going to be featured on the cover of the October edition of ESPN The Magazine. A first for the publication.
If you watch Fortnite gameplay streams, Ninja's work is inescapable. He plays with celebrities, random people, other famous gamers, and of course, by himself.
In April, he broke Twitch records by hitting over 600,000 concurrent viewers. The next month, Ninja broke his own record. By his estimate, he makes "close to" a million dollars a month from donations, subscriptions, and sponsorship deals.
To an audience of a certain age, he is the next Michael Jordan or Joe Montana.
The US Republican Party has apologised to Hindus after an advertisement meant to woo them ended up offending instead.
The ad, published to celebrate a Hindu festival for the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, also included the political message: "Would you worship a donkey or an elephant? The choice is yours." The donkey is the political symbol for the Democrats while the elephant is the symbol for the Republicans.
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) called the ad "problematic". It asked the party's branch in Texas's Fort Bend County, which published the ad in a local newspaper, for clarification.
"While we appreciate the Fort Bend County GOP's attempt to reach out to Hindus on an important Hindu festival, its ad -- equating Hindus' veneration of the Lord Ganesha with choosing a political party based on its animal symbol -- is problematic and offensive," said HAF Board Member Rishi Bhutada in an official statement.