Monday, 24 September

07:00 EDT

Sailor Rescued At Sea After Dismasting During Round-The-World Race [News : NPR]

India

Abhilash Tomy, an Indian navy commander participating in the arduous non-stop, unassisted race, called for help on Friday after his boat was rolled in an Indian Ocean storm.

(Image credit: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images)

Floodwaters From Florence Hit Elderly Hard [News : NPR]

Jerry Gray with his dog, Zoe, who he also calls "Sweetie" and "Hard Head." Zoe was the only pet his deceased wife, Hilda, would allow in their house. After losing his wife and now his house, Gray says Zoe means everything to him. "If I lost her, forget it," he says.

For the elderly, a flood can turn into an eviction notice. They're often on fixed incomes and can't afford repairs.

(Image credit: Jason Beaubien/Jason Beaubien/NPR)

When Florence Hit Her School Community, This Principal Stepped Up [News : NPR]

Krista Holland (right) and Regina Wooten, another Wilmington principal, pose with toys Holland brought to a Chapel Hill shelter.

Many of Krista Holland's students have been away from home and out of school for more than week. She says, "The lack of a sense of normalcy for the kids, I think that's where my heart aches the most."

(Image credit: Lisa Philip/WUNC)

Belkin’s Boostup wireless dock can charge three Apple devices at once [The Verge - All Posts]

It’s not quite AirPower, but Belkin’s latest charging dock gives you a convenient way of charging up to three Apple devices simultaneously. The Boostup Wireless Charging Dock has a pair of elevated wireless charging pads to power your iPhone and Apple Watch, and a USB Type-A port for charging a third device, like an AirPods case.

The charger offers 7.5W of Qi power for all iPhone models capable of wireless charging, including the bigger XS Max. Otherwise it delivers 5W/1A to both the Apple Watch and via the USB port. The dock as a whole is powered by an included 45W AC adapter.

The announcement comes after Apple’s first-party AirPower charging pad failed to launch amid reports that the device continues to be plagued by issues such as...

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05:00 EDT

Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do [News : NPR]

Jean Couch, 75, perches on the edge of a chair at her home in Los Altos Hills, Calif. She teaches people the art of sitting in chairs without back pain.

Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks.

(Image credit: Erin Brethauer for NPR)

Trump And Japan's Abe Meet In New York Amid U.N. General Assembly Session [News : NPR]

In a photo taken at last year

The two leaders met for dinner at Trump Tower, where they discussed trade and military ties. The meeting comes as the U.S. considers imposing hefty import tariffs on foreign-made automobiles.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

04:00 EDT

Famed Mathematician Claims Proof of 160-Year-Old Riemann Hypothesis [Slashdot]

Slashdot reader OneHundredAndTen writes: Sir Michael Atiyah claims to have proved the Riemann hypothesis. This is not some internet crank, but one the towering figures of mathematics in the second half of the 20th century. The thing is, he's almost 90 years old. According to New Scientist, Atiyah is set to present his "simple proof" of the Riemann hypothesis on Monday at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany. Atiyah has received two awards often referred to as the Nobel prizes of mathematics, the Fields medal and the Abel Prize; he also served as president of the London Mathematical Society, the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. "[T]he hypothesis is intimately connected to the distribution of prime numbers, those indivisible by any whole number other than themselves and one," reports New Scientist. "If the hypothesis is proven to be correct, mathematicians would be armed with a map to the location of all such prime numbers, a breakthrough with far-reaching repercussions in the field."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Another account [Pharyngula]

Here we go again…another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has stepped forward to testify about Brett Kavanaugh’s drunken behavior at Yale. It’s a story vetted by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, two journalists with a rock-solid reputation.

Will the Republicans finally withdraw this nomination? If they push it through, all they’ll accomplish is to diminish the authority of the Supreme Court still further.

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