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Journal Reference:

  1. Seoungwoo Lee, Jie Zhang, Michel Wedel. EXPRESS: Managing the Versioning Decision over an App’s Lifetime. Journal of Marketing, 2021; 002224292110000 DOI: 10.1177/00222429211000068

The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Managing the Versioning Decision over an App’s Lifetime” and is authored by Seoungwoo Lee, Jie Zhang, and Michel Wedel.

Is it really over for paid mobile apps? The mobile app industry is unique because free apps are much more prevalent than paid apps in most app categories, contrary to many other product markets where free products primarily play a supportive role to the paid products. Apps have been trending toward the free version in the past decade, such that in July 2020, 96% of apps on the Google Play platform were free. However, 63% of the free apps had fewer than a thousand downloads per month and 60% of app publishers generated less than $500 per month in 2015.

Are there ways for paid apps to make free apps more profitable? And how can app publishers improve profitability by strategically deploying or eliminating the paid and free versions of an app over its lifetime? To answer these questions, the research team investigated app publisher’s decisions to offer the free, paid, or both versions of an app by considering the dynamic interplays between the free and paid versions. The findings offer valuable insights for app publishers on how to manage the versioning decision over an app’s lifetime.

First, the researchers demonstrate how the free and paid versions influence each other’s current demand, future demand, and in-app revenues. They find that either version’s cumulative user base stimulates future demand for both versions via social influence, yet simultaneously offering both versions hurts the demand for each other in the current period. Also, the presence of a paid version reduces the in-app purchase rate and active user base and, therefore, the in-app purchase and advertising revenues of a free app, but the presence of a free version appears to have little negative impact on the paid version of an app. Therefore, app publishers should be mindful of the paid version’s negative impact on the free version. In general, simultaneously offering both versions helps a publisher achieve cost savings via economies of scale, but it reduces revenues from each version compared to when either version is offered alone.

Second, analyses show that the most common optimal launch strategy is to offer the paid version first. Paid apps can generate download revenues from the first day of sales, while in-app revenues from either version rely on a sizeable user base which takes time to build. So, publishers can rely on paid apps to generate operating capital and recuperate development and launch costs much more quickly. Nonetheless, there are variations across app categories, which are related to differences in apps’ abilities to monetize from different revenue sources. For example, the percentage of utility apps that should launch a paid app is particularly high because they have a lower ability to monetize the free app through in-app purchase items and advertising. In contrast, entertainment apps should mostly launch a free version because they have high availability of in-app ad networks and in-app purchase items.

Third, the optimal versioning decisions and their evolutionary patterns change over an app’s ages and vary by app category. The evolutionary patterns of optimal versioning decisions show that, for most apps, the relative profitability of the free version tends to increase with app age while that of the paid version tends to decline. Therefore, the profitability of simultaneously offering both versions tends to increase with app age until a certain point, after which the free-only version will take over as the most common optimal versioning decision, which occurs about 1.5 years after launch on average for the (relatively more successful) apps in the data. Also, there is substantial cross-category variations in the versioning evolution patterns. For example, unlike for the other categories examined, the optimal versioning decision for most utility apps in our data is to stay with the paid-only option throughout an app’s lifetime.

This research reveals the dynamic interplay between free and paid versions of an app over its lifetime and suggests a possible remedy for the failure of apps. As the researchers explain, “Many apps that start out with a free version fail because they cannot generate enough revenue to sustain early-stage operations. We urge app publishers to pay close attention to the interplay between free and paid app versions and to improve the profitability of free apps by strategically deploying or eliminating their paid version counterparts over an app’s lifetime.”

We wish to give thanks to the writer of this short article for this awesome content

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Journal Reference:

  1. Seoungwoo Lee, Jie Zhang, Michel Wedel. EXPRESS: Managing the Versioning Decision over an App’s Lifetime. Journal of Marketing, 2021; 002224292110000 DOI: 10.1177/00222429211000068

The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Managing the Versioning Decision over an App’s Lifetime” and is authored by Seoungwoo Lee, Jie Zhang, and Michel Wedel.

Is it really over for paid mobile apps? The mobile app industry is unique because free apps are much more prevalent than paid apps in most app categories, contrary to many other product markets where free products primarily play a supportive role to the paid products. Apps have been trending toward the free version in the past decade, such that in July 2020, 96% of apps on the Google Play platform were free. However, 63% of the free apps had fewer than a thousand downloads per month and 60% of app publishers generated less than $500 per month in 2015.

Are there ways for paid apps to make free apps more profitable? And how can app publishers improve profitability by strategically deploying or eliminating the paid and free versions of an app over its lifetime? To answer these questions, the research team investigated app publisher’s decisions to offer the free, paid, or both versions of an app by considering the dynamic interplays between the free and paid versions. The findings offer valuable insights for app publishers on how to manage the versioning decision over an app’s lifetime.

First, the researchers demonstrate how the free and paid versions influence each other’s current demand, future demand, and in-app revenues. They find that either version’s cumulative user base stimulates future demand for both versions via social influence, yet simultaneously offering both versions hurts the demand for each other in the current period. Also, the presence of a paid version reduces the in-app purchase rate and active user base and, therefore, the in-app purchase and advertising revenues of a free app, but the presence of a free version appears to have little negative impact on the paid version of an app. Therefore, app publishers should be mindful of the paid version’s negative impact on the free version. In general, simultaneously offering both versions helps a publisher achieve cost savings via economies of scale, but it reduces revenues from each version compared to when either version is offered alone.

Second, analyses show that the most common optimal launch strategy is to offer the paid version first. Paid apps can generate download revenues from the first day of sales, while in-app revenues from either version rely on a sizeable user base which takes time to build. So, publishers can rely on paid apps to generate operating capital and recuperate development and launch costs much more quickly. Nonetheless, there are variations across app categories, which are related to differences in apps’ abilities to monetize from different revenue sources. For example, the percentage of utility apps that should launch a paid app is particularly high because they have a lower ability to monetize the free app through in-app purchase items and advertising. In contrast, entertainment apps should mostly launch a free version because they have high availability of in-app ad networks and in-app purchase items.

Third, the optimal versioning decisions and their evolutionary patterns change over an app’s ages and vary by app category. The evolutionary patterns of optimal versioning decisions show that, for most apps, the relative profitability of the free version tends to increase with app age while that of the paid version tends to decline. Therefore, the profitability of simultaneously offering both versions tends to increase with app age until a certain point, after which the free-only version will take over as the most common optimal versioning decision, which occurs about 1.5 years after launch on average for the (relatively more successful) apps in the data. Also, there is substantial cross-category variations in the versioning evolution patterns. For example, unlike for the other categories examined, the optimal versioning decision for most utility apps in our data is to stay with the paid-only option throughout an app’s lifetime.

This research reveals the dynamic interplay between free and paid versions of an app over its lifetime and suggests a possible remedy for the failure of apps. As the researchers explain, “Many apps that start out with a free version fail because they cannot generate enough revenue to sustain early-stage operations. We urge app publishers to pay close attention to the interplay between free and paid app versions and to improve the profitability of free apps by strategically deploying or eliminating their paid version counterparts over an app’s lifetime.”

We wish to give thanks to the writer of this short article for this awesome content

When to release free and paid apps for maximal revenue

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On 21 September 2021 the Verona Arena was the setting for “Invitation to travel – Concert for Franco Battiato”. A show that now becomes a live album available in a double special version: double CD and box with 4 vinyls (label: International Music and Arts – distribution: Universal Music Italia) and on all digital platforms.

The most surprising thing about the performance that is presented in this live album, and which also stood out in its purely visual, emotional, physical part, is the embrace with which Franco Battiato went through his artistic experience: embracing electronics, experimentation, orchestral music and the more pop and melodious music not anticipating the times, as is sometimes written about great personalities, but rather bringing them closer together, prefiguring them, making them all incredibly contemporary.

The many inclinations of Battiato, his many voices, supported by an orchestra such as the one formed by the Filarmonica dell’Opera Italiana Bruno Bartoletti conducted by Carlo Guaitoli and the musicians who accompanied Battiato on the last tour were represented at the Arena di Verona: Angelo Privitera on keyboards and programming, Osvaldo Di Dio and Antonello D’Urso on guitars, Andrea Torresani on bass, Giordano Colombo on drums. The rest is the story of the music that has accompanied us in Italy for decades and that finds itself on a prestigious stage to tell its best, an uninterrupted flow of music, capable of crossing decades with the gift of continuous relaunch, of the ever-present challenge.

It is not a tribute to Franco Battiato, but a meeting between one of the most important composers of the last 50 years and many artists who have come looking for him.

Here is the tracklist

CD 1

1. SONIA BERGAMASCO AND CRISTINA BAGGIO – Invitation to travel

2. ARISA – Come away death

3. MORGAN – Like a camel in a gutter

4. ANGELO BRANDUARDI – The king of the world

5. GIANNI MORANDI – What will remain of me (Mesopotamia)

6. MAX GAZZE ‘- Another life

7. CARMEN CONSOLI – The whole universe obeys love

8. MAHMOOD – No time no space

9. CRISTINA SCABBIA AND DAVIDE FERRARIO – Strange days

10. CARLO GUAITOLI – Indian moon

11. EMMA – The animal.

12. PAOLA TURCI – Poor country

13. FIORELLA MANNOIA – The season of love

14. GIANNI MAROCCOLO, ANDREA CHIMENTI, ANTONIO AIAZZI, BEPPE BROTTO – Air of revolution / From East to West

15. SUBSONICA – Up patriots to arms

16. BLUVERTIGO – Shock in my town

17. VINICIO CAPOSSELA – The tower

18. EXTRALISCIO – I want to see you dance

CD 2

1. ALICE – Who am I?

2. JURI CAMISASCA – Attende Domine (original title The existence of God)

3. JURI CAMISASCA AND NABIL BEY – The shadow of light

4. EUGENIO FINARDI AND CRISTINA BAGGIO – The ocean of silence

5. SIMONE CRISTICCHI – Praise to the inviolate

6. ALICE – The cure

7. BAUSTELLE – The trains of Tozeur

8. JOVANOTTI – The era of the white boar

9. LUCA MADONIA – Summer on a solitary beach

10. GIOVANNI CACCAMO – The birds

11. MORGAN AND FABIO CINTI – Signs of life

12. COLAPESCE DIMARTINO – Bandiera bianca / New feeling

13. CARMEN CONSOLI, COLAPESCE DIMARTINO, GIOVANNI CACCAMO, LUCA MADONIA, MARIO INCUDINE – Permanent center of gravity

14. GIANNA NANNINI – Cuccurucucù

15. VASCO BRONDI – Magic shop

16. ENZO AVITABILE AND MARIO INCUDINE – Strangeness of love

17. DIODATO – And I come to look for you

The same tracks are contained in the 4 vinyl box version.


Last updated: Sunday 5 December 2021, 6:51 pm

© REPRODUCTION RESERVED

We want to give thanks to the author of this post for this amazing web content

Franco Battiato, the Verona tribute concert becomes a double cd

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On 21 September 2021 the Verona Arena was the setting for “Invitation to travel – Concert for Franco Battiato”. A show that now becomes a live album available in a double special version: double CD and box with 4 vinyls (label: International Music and Arts – distribution: Universal Music Italia) and on all digital platforms.

The most surprising thing about the performance that is presented in this live album, and which also stood out in its purely visual, emotional, physical part, is the embrace with which Franco Battiato went through his artistic experience: embracing electronics, experimentation, orchestral music and the more pop and melodious music not anticipating the times, as is sometimes written about great personalities, but rather bringing them closer together, prefiguring them, making them all incredibly contemporary.

The many inclinations of Battiato, his many voices, supported by an orchestra such as the one formed by the Filarmonica dell’Opera Italiana Bruno Bartoletti conducted by Carlo Guaitoli and the musicians who accompanied Battiato on the last tour were represented at the Arena di Verona: Angelo Privitera on keyboards and programming, Osvaldo Di Dio and Antonello D’Urso on guitars, Andrea Torresani on bass, Giordano Colombo on drums. The rest is the story of the music that has accompanied us in Italy for decades and that finds itself on a prestigious stage to tell its best, an uninterrupted flow of music, capable of crossing decades with the gift of continuous relaunch, of the ever-present challenge.

It is not a tribute to Franco Battiato, but a meeting between one of the most important composers of the last 50 years and many artists who have come looking for him.

Here is the tracklist

CD 1

1. SONIA BERGAMASCO AND CRISTINA BAGGIO – Invitation to travel

2. ARISA – Come away death

3. MORGAN – Like a camel in a gutter

4. ANGELO BRANDUARDI – The king of the world

5. GIANNI MORANDI – What will remain of me (Mesopotamia)

6. MAX GAZZE ‘- Another life

7. CARMEN CONSOLI – The whole universe obeys love

8. MAHMOOD – No time no space

9. CRISTINA SCABBIA AND DAVIDE FERRARIO – Strange days

10. CARLO GUAITOLI – Indian moon

11. EMMA – The animal.

12. PAOLA TURCI – Poor country

13. FIORELLA MANNOIA – The season of love

14. GIANNI MAROCCOLO, ANDREA CHIMENTI, ANTONIO AIAZZI, BEPPE BROTTO – Air of revolution / From East to West

15. SUBSONICA – Up patriots to arms

16. BLUVERTIGO – Shock in my town

17. VINICIO CAPOSSELA – The tower

18. EXTRALISCIO – I want to see you dance

CD 2

1. ALICE – Who am I?

2. JURI CAMISASCA – Attende Domine (original title The existence of God)

3. JURI CAMISASCA AND NABIL BEY – The shadow of light

4. EUGENIO FINARDI AND CRISTINA BAGGIO – The ocean of silence

5. SIMONE CRISTICCHI – Praise to the inviolate

6. ALICE – The cure

7. BAUSTELLE – The trains of Tozeur

8. JOVANOTTI – The era of the white boar

9. LUCA MADONIA – Summer on a solitary beach

10. GIOVANNI CACCAMO – The birds

11. MORGAN AND FABIO CINTI – Signs of life

12. COLAPESCE DIMARTINO – Bandiera bianca / New feeling

13. CARMEN CONSOLI, COLAPESCE DIMARTINO, GIOVANNI CACCAMO, LUCA MADONIA, MARIO INCUDINE – Permanent center of gravity

14. GIANNA NANNINI – Cuccurucucù

15. VASCO BRONDI – Magic shop

16. ENZO AVITABILE AND MARIO INCUDINE – Strangeness of love

17. DIODATO – And I come to look for you

The same tracks are contained in the 4 vinyl box version.


Last updated: Sunday 5 December 2021, 6:51 pm

© REPRODUCTION RESERVED

We want to give thanks to the author of this post for this amazing web content

Franco Battiato, the Verona tribute concert becomes a double cd

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638735934) } [2]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(67) "Artificial material protects light states on smallest length scales" ["link"]=> string(118) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/healthandscience/artificial-material-protects-light-states-on-smallest-length-scales/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Tony Grantly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 05 Dec 2021 19:19:09 +0000" ["category"]=> string(55) "Health And Scienceartificiallightmaterialprotectsscales" ["guid"]=> string(40) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/?p=4057" ["description"]=> string(749) "Journal Reference: Jinlong Lu, Konstantin G. Wirth, Wenlong Gao, Andreas Heßler, Basudeb Sain, Thomas Taubner, Thomas Zentgraf. Observing 0D subwavelength-localized modes at ~100 THz protected by weak topology. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (49) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl3903 Topological crystals function on the basis of specific structures, the properties of which remain largely unaffected by disturbances and deviations. ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4953) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Jinlong Lu, Konstantin G. Wirth, Wenlong Gao, Andreas Heßler, Basudeb Sain, Thomas Taubner, Thomas Zentgraf. Observing 0D subwavelength-localized modes at ~100 THz protected by weak topology. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (49) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl3903

Topological crystals function on the basis of specific structures, the properties of which remain largely unaffected by disturbances and deviations. While in normal photonic crystals the effects needed for light manipulation are fragile and can be affected by defects in the material structure, for example, in topological photonic crystals, they are protected from this. The topological structures allow properties such as unidirectional light propagation and increased robustness for guiding photons, small particles of light — features that are crucial for future light-based technologies.

Photonic crystals influence the propagation of electromagnetic waves with the help of an optical band gap for photons, which blocks the movement of light in certain directions. Scattering usually occurs — some photons are reflected back, while others are reflected away. “With topological light states that span an extended range of photonic crystals, you can prevent this. In normal optical waveguides and fibers, back reflection poses a major problem because it leads to unwanted feedback. Loss during propagation hinders large-scale integration in optical chips, in which photons are responsible for transmitting information. With the help of topological photonic crystals, novel unidirectional waveguides can be achieved that transmit light without any back reflection, even in the presence of arbitrarily large disorder,” explains Professor Thomas Zentgraf, head of the Ultrafast Nanophotonics research group at Paderborn University. The concept, which has its origins in solid-state physics, has already led to numerous applications, including robust light transmission, topological delay lines, topological lasers and quantum interference.

“It was also recently proven that topological photonic crystals based on a weak topology with a crystal dislocation in the periodic structure also exhibit these special properties and also support what are known as topologically-protected strongly spatially localised light states. When something is topologically protected, any changes in the parameters do not affect the protected properties. Localised light states are extremely useful for non-linear amplification, miniaturisation of photonic components and integration of photonic quantum chips,” adds Zentgraf. In this context, weak topological states are special states for the light that result not only from the topological band structure, but also from the formation of the crystal structure.

In a joint experiment, researchers from Paderborn University and RWTH Aachen University used a special near-field optical microscope to demonstrate the existence of such strongly localised light states in topological structures. “We showed that the versatility of weak topology can produce a strongly spatially localised optical field in an intentionally induced structural dislocation,” explains Jinlong Lu, a PhD student in Zentgraf’s group and lead author of the paper. “Our study demonstrates a viable strategy for achieving a topologically-protected, localised zero-dimensional state for light,” adds Zentgraf. With their work, the researchers have proven that near-field microscopy is a valuable tool for characterising topological structures with nanoscale resolution at optical frequencies.

The findings provide a basis for the use of strongly localised optical light states based on weak topology. Phase-change materials with a tunable refractive index could therefore also be used for the nanostructures used in the experiment to produce robust and active topological photonic elements. “We’re now working on concepts to equip the dislocation centres in the crystal structure with special quantum emitters for single photon generation,” says Zentgraf, adding: “These could then be used in future optical quantum computers, for which single photon generation plays an important role.”

We would love to thank the writer of this write-up for this remarkable material

Artificial material protects light states on smallest length scales

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Journal Reference:

  1. Jinlong Lu, Konstantin G. Wirth, Wenlong Gao, Andreas Heßler, Basudeb Sain, Thomas Taubner, Thomas Zentgraf. Observing 0D subwavelength-localized modes at ~100 THz protected by weak topology. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (49) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl3903

Topological crystals function on the basis of specific structures, the properties of which remain largely unaffected by disturbances and deviations. While in normal photonic crystals the effects needed for light manipulation are fragile and can be affected by defects in the material structure, for example, in topological photonic crystals, they are protected from this. The topological structures allow properties such as unidirectional light propagation and increased robustness for guiding photons, small particles of light — features that are crucial for future light-based technologies.

Photonic crystals influence the propagation of electromagnetic waves with the help of an optical band gap for photons, which blocks the movement of light in certain directions. Scattering usually occurs — some photons are reflected back, while others are reflected away. “With topological light states that span an extended range of photonic crystals, you can prevent this. In normal optical waveguides and fibers, back reflection poses a major problem because it leads to unwanted feedback. Loss during propagation hinders large-scale integration in optical chips, in which photons are responsible for transmitting information. With the help of topological photonic crystals, novel unidirectional waveguides can be achieved that transmit light without any back reflection, even in the presence of arbitrarily large disorder,” explains Professor Thomas Zentgraf, head of the Ultrafast Nanophotonics research group at Paderborn University. The concept, which has its origins in solid-state physics, has already led to numerous applications, including robust light transmission, topological delay lines, topological lasers and quantum interference.

“It was also recently proven that topological photonic crystals based on a weak topology with a crystal dislocation in the periodic structure also exhibit these special properties and also support what are known as topologically-protected strongly spatially localised light states. When something is topologically protected, any changes in the parameters do not affect the protected properties. Localised light states are extremely useful for non-linear amplification, miniaturisation of photonic components and integration of photonic quantum chips,” adds Zentgraf. In this context, weak topological states are special states for the light that result not only from the topological band structure, but also from the formation of the crystal structure.

In a joint experiment, researchers from Paderborn University and RWTH Aachen University used a special near-field optical microscope to demonstrate the existence of such strongly localised light states in topological structures. “We showed that the versatility of weak topology can produce a strongly spatially localised optical field in an intentionally induced structural dislocation,” explains Jinlong Lu, a PhD student in Zentgraf’s group and lead author of the paper. “Our study demonstrates a viable strategy for achieving a topologically-protected, localised zero-dimensional state for light,” adds Zentgraf. With their work, the researchers have proven that near-field microscopy is a valuable tool for characterising topological structures with nanoscale resolution at optical frequencies.

The findings provide a basis for the use of strongly localised optical light states based on weak topology. Phase-change materials with a tunable refractive index could therefore also be used for the nanostructures used in the experiment to produce robust and active topological photonic elements. “We’re now working on concepts to equip the dislocation centres in the crystal structure with special quantum emitters for single photon generation,” says Zentgraf, adding: “These could then be used in future optical quantum computers, for which single photon generation plays an important role.”

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638731949) } [3]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(51) "Probiotics improve nausea and vomiting in pregnancy" ["link"]=> string(102) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/healthandscience/probiotics-improve-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Tony Grantly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 05 Dec 2021 18:02:27 +0000" ["category"]=> string(58) "Health And ScienceimprovenauseapregnancyProbioticsvomiting" ["guid"]=> string(40) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/?p=4052" ["description"]=> string(669) "Journal Reference: Albert T. Liu, Shuai Chen, Prasant Kumar Jena, Lili Sheng, Ying Hu, Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan. Probiotics Improve Gastrointestinal Function and Life Quality in Pregnancy. Nutrients, 2021; 13 (11): 3931 DOI: 10.3390/nu13113931 Nausea and vomiting affect about 85% of pregnancies and can significantly impact quality of life, particularly during early pregnancy. “The cause of ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(6498) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Albert T. Liu, Shuai Chen, Prasant Kumar Jena, Lili Sheng, Ying Hu, Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan. Probiotics Improve Gastrointestinal Function and Life Quality in Pregnancy. Nutrients, 2021; 13 (11): 3931 DOI: 10.3390/nu13113931

Nausea and vomiting affect about 85% of pregnancies and can significantly impact quality of life, particularly during early pregnancy.

“The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is unknown to this date. Various theories have been proposed, but none of them is conclusive,” said Albert T. Liu, lead author for the study and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

“Nausea, vomiting and constipation during pregnancy can significantly diminish the quality of patients’ lives. Once nausea and vomiting during pregnancy progress, they can become difficult to control, and sometimes the patient even needs to be hospitalized,” Liu said.

Beneficial microbes

Probiotics are referred to as “beneficial bacteria.” They can be found in foods like yogurt, kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut and tempeh. Probiotics are also available as food supplements. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, other than vitamins, probiotics or prebiotics were the third most commonly used dietary supplement for adults.

Probiotics are thought to support the community of different microbes, often referred to as the “gut microbiome,” found in the gastrointestinal tract.

During pregnancy, hormones like estrogen and progesterone increase, bringing about many physical changes. These increases can also change the gut microbiome, which likely affects the digestive system functions and causes unwanted symptoms like nausea, vomiting and constipation.

The researchers set out to determine whether supplementing with a probiotic could be beneficial for gastrointestinal function during pregnancy.

The study lasted for 16 days. A total of 32 participants took a probiotic capsule twice a day for six days and then took two days off. They then repeated the cycle.

The probiotics were available over-the-counter and mainly containedLactobacillus., a type of good bacteria. Each capsule contained approximately 10 billion live cultures at the time of manufacture.

Participants kept 17 daily observations of their symptoms during the duration of the study, for a total of 535 observations for the researchers to statistically assess.

What the researchers found was that taking the probiotic significantly reduced nausea and vomiting. Nausea hours (the number of hours participants felt nauseous) were reduced by 16%, and the number of times they vomited was reduced by 33%. Probiotic intake also significantly improved symptoms related to quality of life, such as fatigue, poor appetite and difficulty maintaining normal social activities, as scored by questionnaires.

Probiotics were also found to reduce constipation significantly.

“Over the years, I’ve observed that probiotics can reduce nausea and vomiting and ease constipation. It’s very encouraging that the study proved this to be true,” said Liu. “Probiotics have also benefited many of my other patients who weren’t in the study,” said Liu.

New clues from gut microbes and byproducts

Participants also contributed fecal specimens before and during the study. The samples were analyzed to identify the type and number of microbes and the different byproducts of digestion.

This allowed the researchers to examine whether biomarkers in the fecal specimens corresponded with more severe nausea and assess how the probiotics affected participants who began the study with different baseline biomarkers.

One finding was that a low amount of bacteria that carry an enzyme named bile salt hydrolase, which generates bile acid to absorb nutrients, was associated with more pregnancy-related vomiting. Probiotics increase bile salt hydrolase-producing bacteria, which may explain why the supplements decreased levels of nausea and vomiting.

Another finding was that high levels of the gut microbes Akkermansia and A. muciniphila at the beginning of the study were associated with more vomiting. The probiotic significantly reduced the amount of those particular microbes and also reduced vomiting. This suggests Akkermansia and A. muciniphila may be reliable biomarkers that can predict vomiting in pregnancy.

Another finding was that vitamin E levels increased after taking probiotics. Higher levels of vitamin E were associated with low vomiting scores.

“This research provides key insights about the impact of gut microbes on gastrointestinal function during pregnancy. Our gut microbiota explains why we are what we eat, and why bacteria-generated metabolites and products have a huge impact on our health,” said Wan. “They affect the gastrointestinal tract as well as skin health and neurological function.”

Although the findings are intriguing, the researchers caution that due to the small sample size, further studies will be needed to confirm the effects of the probiotics.

“Our previous work showed the benefits of probiotics in preventing liver inflammation. The current study might be one of the first to show the benefits of probiotics in pregnancy,” said Wan. “It would be interesting and important to further test whether probiotics can reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients.”

Additional authors on this study include Shuai Chen from the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Prasant Kumar Jena, Lili Sheng and Ying Hu from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

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Probiotics improve nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

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Journal Reference:

  1. Albert T. Liu, Shuai Chen, Prasant Kumar Jena, Lili Sheng, Ying Hu, Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan. Probiotics Improve Gastrointestinal Function and Life Quality in Pregnancy. Nutrients, 2021; 13 (11): 3931 DOI: 10.3390/nu13113931

Nausea and vomiting affect about 85% of pregnancies and can significantly impact quality of life, particularly during early pregnancy.

“The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is unknown to this date. Various theories have been proposed, but none of them is conclusive,” said Albert T. Liu, lead author for the study and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

“Nausea, vomiting and constipation during pregnancy can significantly diminish the quality of patients’ lives. Once nausea and vomiting during pregnancy progress, they can become difficult to control, and sometimes the patient even needs to be hospitalized,” Liu said.

Beneficial microbes

Probiotics are referred to as “beneficial bacteria.” They can be found in foods like yogurt, kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut and tempeh. Probiotics are also available as food supplements. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, other than vitamins, probiotics or prebiotics were the third most commonly used dietary supplement for adults.

Probiotics are thought to support the community of different microbes, often referred to as the “gut microbiome,” found in the gastrointestinal tract.

During pregnancy, hormones like estrogen and progesterone increase, bringing about many physical changes. These increases can also change the gut microbiome, which likely affects the digestive system functions and causes unwanted symptoms like nausea, vomiting and constipation.

The researchers set out to determine whether supplementing with a probiotic could be beneficial for gastrointestinal function during pregnancy.

The study lasted for 16 days. A total of 32 participants took a probiotic capsule twice a day for six days and then took two days off. They then repeated the cycle.

The probiotics were available over-the-counter and mainly containedLactobacillus., a type of good bacteria. Each capsule contained approximately 10 billion live cultures at the time of manufacture.

Participants kept 17 daily observations of their symptoms during the duration of the study, for a total of 535 observations for the researchers to statistically assess.

What the researchers found was that taking the probiotic significantly reduced nausea and vomiting. Nausea hours (the number of hours participants felt nauseous) were reduced by 16%, and the number of times they vomited was reduced by 33%. Probiotic intake also significantly improved symptoms related to quality of life, such as fatigue, poor appetite and difficulty maintaining normal social activities, as scored by questionnaires.

Probiotics were also found to reduce constipation significantly.

“Over the years, I’ve observed that probiotics can reduce nausea and vomiting and ease constipation. It’s very encouraging that the study proved this to be true,” said Liu. “Probiotics have also benefited many of my other patients who weren’t in the study,” said Liu.

New clues from gut microbes and byproducts

Participants also contributed fecal specimens before and during the study. The samples were analyzed to identify the type and number of microbes and the different byproducts of digestion.

This allowed the researchers to examine whether biomarkers in the fecal specimens corresponded with more severe nausea and assess how the probiotics affected participants who began the study with different baseline biomarkers.

One finding was that a low amount of bacteria that carry an enzyme named bile salt hydrolase, which generates bile acid to absorb nutrients, was associated with more pregnancy-related vomiting. Probiotics increase bile salt hydrolase-producing bacteria, which may explain why the supplements decreased levels of nausea and vomiting.

Another finding was that high levels of the gut microbes Akkermansia and A. muciniphila at the beginning of the study were associated with more vomiting. The probiotic significantly reduced the amount of those particular microbes and also reduced vomiting. This suggests Akkermansia and A. muciniphila may be reliable biomarkers that can predict vomiting in pregnancy.

Another finding was that vitamin E levels increased after taking probiotics. Higher levels of vitamin E were associated with low vomiting scores.

“This research provides key insights about the impact of gut microbes on gastrointestinal function during pregnancy. Our gut microbiota explains why we are what we eat, and why bacteria-generated metabolites and products have a huge impact on our health,” said Wan. “They affect the gastrointestinal tract as well as skin health and neurological function.”

Although the findings are intriguing, the researchers caution that due to the small sample size, further studies will be needed to confirm the effects of the probiotics.

“Our previous work showed the benefits of probiotics in preventing liver inflammation. The current study might be one of the first to show the benefits of probiotics in pregnancy,” said Wan. “It would be interesting and important to further test whether probiotics can reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients.”

Additional authors on this study include Shuai Chen from the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Prasant Kumar Jena, Lili Sheng and Ying Hu from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

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Probiotics improve nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638727347) } [4]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(69) "Die schönsten Orte und Reiseziele der Mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste" ["link"]=> string(111) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/lifestyle/die-schonsten-orte-und-reiseziele-der-mecklenburgischen-ostseekuste/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Paula Hooper" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 05 Dec 2021 17:41:13 +0000" ["category"]=> string(71) "LifestylederdieMecklenburgischenOrteOstseeküsteReisezieleschönstenund" ["guid"]=> string(40) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/?p=4046" ["description"]=> string(814) "Werbung: Beitrag in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Reiseland Deutschland Über 1’400 Kilometer Ostseeküste weist das Bundesland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern auf. Und entlang dieser Küste lässt sich so einiges Entdecken: geschichtsträchtige Hansestädte, noble Kaiserbäder, charmante Fischerdörfer und eine abwechslungsreiche Naturlandschaft. Eine Gegend, die fast für jeden (Urlaubs-)Geschmack etwas in petto hat. Kein Wunder, steht Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regelmässig auf dem Siegertreppchen ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(46684) "

Werbung: Beitrag in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Reiseland Deutschland

Über 1’400 Kilometer Ostseeküste weist das Bundesland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern auf. Und entlang dieser Küste lässt sich so einiges Entdecken: geschichtsträchtige Hansestädte, noble Kaiserbäder, charmante Fischerdörfer und eine abwechslungsreiche Naturlandschaft. Eine Gegend, die fast für jeden (Urlaubs-)Geschmack etwas in petto hat. Kein Wunder, steht Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regelmässig auf dem Siegertreppchen des beliebtesten Ferienbundeslandes.

Wir haben uns diesen Spätsommer eine Woche Zeit genommen, um drei der insgesamt sechs Hansestädte Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns und ihr Umland zu besichtigen. Die Zugreise führte uns von Rostock via Stralsund bis nach Greifswald im nordöstlichsten Ecken von Deutschland. In den nachfolgenden Zeilen zeigen wir dir, wie vielfältig die Mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste ist und welche Orte uns besonders gefallen haben.

Die Mecklenburgische Ostseeküste im Überblick

Die Küste Mecklenburg-Vorpommers reicht von der Travemündung bei Lübeck bis zur polnischen Grenze bei Swinemünde auf der Insel Usedom. Zu den Hansestädten mit direktem Küstenbezug zählen Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund und Greifswald. Etwas weiter im Landesinneren bzw. etwas weiter von der Küste entfernt liegen Anklam an der Peene und Demmin. Die Altstädte von Wismar und Stralsund sind im Jahr 2002 in die Liste der UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe aufgenommen worden.

Zwischen Rostock und Stralsund befindet sich die Halbinsel Fischland-Darß-Zingst, die grossteils im Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft liegt und für ihre hübschen Kapitänshäuser und die weitläufige Natur bekannt ist. Bei Stralsund schlägt die «Rügenbrücke» den Bogen über den Strelasund auf die Insel Rügen – der Touristenmagnet schlechthin. Und östlich von Greifswald geht’s via Wolgast nach Usedom, wo SonnenanbeterInnen 40 Kilometer Sandstrand vorfinden. ¨

Die Reiseziele der Mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste sind so vielfältig, dass es einem bei der Ferienplanung keinesfalls leichtfällt, Prioritäten zu setzen. Soll ich einen oder zwei Tage für Rostock einplanen? Das Kranichland oder die Insel Rügen besuchen? Und lohnt sich ein Zwischenstopp in Greifswald? Mit diesen Fragen im Hinterkopf haben wir uns auf den Weg an die Ostsee gemacht.  

1. Die vielen Gesichter der Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock

Mit über 200’000 Einwohnern ist Rostock die grösste Stadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns. Sie ist auch diejenige Stadt mit dem grössten Hafen der deutschen Ostseeküste. Rostock versprüht einerseits Grossstadt Flair und ist andererseits überraschend alternativ. Zwei Komponenten, die ich an Städten besonders mag. Eine weitere Komponente sind die vielen «Gesichter», die Rostock heute hat. Diese zeigen sich besonders schön bei der Faulen Grube hinter der Marienkirche. Auf der einen Seite leicht schiefe, kleinteilige Fachwerkgebäude. Auf der anderen Seite die 60 Meter breite «Lange Strasse». Eine Prachtstrasse nach sowjetischem Vorbild. Gesäumt von einer Gesamtüberbauung, die in den Nachkriegsjahren im Rahmen einer grossangelegten Bauinitiative zwischen 1953 bis 1967 entstand und seit 1979 unter Denkmalschutz steht. Städtebaulich hochinteressant.

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Die schönsten Orte und Reiseziele der Mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste

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Werbung: Beitrag in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Reiseland Deutschland

Über 1’400 Kilometer Ostseeküste weist das Bundesland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern auf. Und entlang dieser Küste lässt sich so einiges Entdecken: geschichtsträchtige Hansestädte, noble Kaiserbäder, charmante Fischerdörfer und eine abwechslungsreiche Naturlandschaft. Eine Gegend, die fast für jeden (Urlaubs-)Geschmack etwas in petto hat. Kein Wunder, steht Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regelmässig auf dem Siegertreppchen des beliebtesten Ferienbundeslandes.

Wir haben uns diesen Spätsommer eine Woche Zeit genommen, um drei der insgesamt sechs Hansestädte Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns und ihr Umland zu besichtigen. Die Zugreise führte uns von Rostock via Stralsund bis nach Greifswald im nordöstlichsten Ecken von Deutschland. In den nachfolgenden Zeilen zeigen wir dir, wie vielfältig die Mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste ist und welche Orte uns besonders gefallen haben.

Die Mecklenburgische Ostseeküste im Überblick

Die Küste Mecklenburg-Vorpommers reicht von der Travemündung bei Lübeck bis zur polnischen Grenze bei Swinemünde auf der Insel Usedom. Zu den Hansestädten mit direktem Küstenbezug zählen Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund und Greifswald. Etwas weiter im Landesinneren bzw. etwas weiter von der Küste entfernt liegen Anklam an der Peene und Demmin. Die Altstädte von Wismar und Stralsund sind im Jahr 2002 in die Liste der UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe aufgenommen worden.

Zwischen Rostock und Stralsund befindet sich die Halbinsel Fischland-Darß-Zingst, die grossteils im Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft liegt und für ihre hübschen Kapitänshäuser und die weitläufige Natur bekannt ist. Bei Stralsund schlägt die «Rügenbrücke» den Bogen über den Strelasund auf die Insel Rügen – der Touristenmagnet schlechthin. Und östlich von Greifswald geht’s via Wolgast nach Usedom, wo SonnenanbeterInnen 40 Kilometer Sandstrand vorfinden. ¨

Die Reiseziele der Mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste sind so vielfältig, dass es einem bei der Ferienplanung keinesfalls leichtfällt, Prioritäten zu setzen. Soll ich einen oder zwei Tage für Rostock einplanen? Das Kranichland oder die Insel Rügen besuchen? Und lohnt sich ein Zwischenstopp in Greifswald? Mit diesen Fragen im Hinterkopf haben wir uns auf den Weg an die Ostsee gemacht.  

1. Die vielen Gesichter der Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock

Mit über 200’000 Einwohnern ist Rostock die grösste Stadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns. Sie ist auch diejenige Stadt mit dem grössten Hafen der deutschen Ostseeküste. Rostock versprüht einerseits Grossstadt Flair und ist andererseits überraschend alternativ. Zwei Komponenten, die ich an Städten besonders mag. Eine weitere Komponente sind die vielen «Gesichter», die Rostock heute hat. Diese zeigen sich besonders schön bei der Faulen Grube hinter der Marienkirche. Auf der einen Seite leicht schiefe, kleinteilige Fachwerkgebäude. Auf der anderen Seite die 60 Meter breite «Lange Strasse». Eine Prachtstrasse nach sowjetischem Vorbild. Gesäumt von einer Gesamtüberbauung, die in den Nachkriegsjahren im Rahmen einer grossangelegten Bauinitiative zwischen 1953 bis 1967 entstand und seit 1979 unter Denkmalschutz steht. Städtebaulich hochinteressant.

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Die schönsten Orte und Reiseziele der Mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste

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Three heats will decide the Italian X Factor of 2021. The appointment is the one with the final of the show signed by Sky and produced by Fremantle, scheduled for the evening of Thursday 9, at 9.15 pm, live from the Mediolanum Forum in Assago (where the expected capacity is 5700 people in the audience) on Sky, in simulcast on TV8 and streaming on NOW. The last act of the musical competition will take place in the name of balance, with one competitor each for each judge. Manuel Agnelli, Emma, ​​Hell Raton and Mika will compete for the final respectively with Bengala Fire, gIANMARIA, Baltimore and Fellow. On the X Factor stage the Maneskin will return as guests, while the international guests will be Coldplay. «Seeing the Maneskin on this stage will be an emotion – said Agnelli, waiting to see his Bengala Fire back in action – also because they are bringing so much attention to what happens at X Factor. Their success is due to various factors: they are great communicators and this has helped them to reach all over the world without adapting but rather provoking, but they are also hard workers. They managed to enter that virtuous spiral that happens once every few years and it is good that it happened with them ». Protagonist of the 2021 edition, also a lot of songwriting. «I like it – commented Mika – also because this has allowed us to work on more classic reinterpretations of the songs. With Fellow it was not an easy journey, because television is also a difficult thing to interpret. Those with a kind of modesty are likely to appear cold, while credible characteristics may seem less so through the screen. It was a work of delicacy and mutual trust. Fun, but in a serious way ». Emma, ​​who will be among the big names in Sanremo 2022, has also focused on the ideas and personality of her competitor. personal choices, to avoid confusion or showing up with a dress that does not represent him one hundred percent, also in view of the musical career that he will have to build after X Factor. Like everyone else, the profession of music is made up of choices to be made ».

The typical contamination of a producer, which is Baltimore, is one of the cards that Hell Raton has bet on for its finalist. «He represents taste in the search for sound – explained ‘Manuelitò – which is perhaps also the first thing that won me over. Producers, like Baltimore, spend hours in the studio looking for perfection. It knows how to contaminate and range between many worlds ». Manuel Agnelli plays at home, who knows more than a little about bands and who with Bengala Fire returns to bet on the personality that winks more than one eye on the world of rock. «Bengala Fire – commented Agnelli – to begin with they play well and it is not something to be taken for granted. They are a real band, made up of people who have known each other for years and who have always brought great fun to the stage, which is not always easy to represent on television. They have a charismatic frontman who moves in a very personal way. Their path was coherent musically, they worked hard to grow and to learn to be on television ».


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X Factor, final for four between rock and songwriting

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Three heats will decide the Italian X Factor of 2021. The appointment is the one with the final of the show signed by Sky and produced by Fremantle, scheduled for the evening of Thursday 9, at 9.15 pm, live from the Mediolanum Forum in Assago (where the expected capacity is 5700 people in the audience) on Sky, in simulcast on TV8 and streaming on NOW. The last act of the musical competition will take place in the name of balance, with one competitor each for each judge. Manuel Agnelli, Emma, ​​Hell Raton and Mika will compete for the final respectively with Bengala Fire, gIANMARIA, Baltimore and Fellow. On the X Factor stage the Maneskin will return as guests, while the international guests will be Coldplay. «Seeing the Maneskin on this stage will be an emotion – said Agnelli, waiting to see his Bengala Fire back in action – also because they are bringing so much attention to what happens at X Factor. Their success is due to various factors: they are great communicators and this has helped them to reach all over the world without adapting but rather provoking, but they are also hard workers. They managed to enter that virtuous spiral that happens once every few years and it is good that it happened with them ». Protagonist of the 2021 edition, also a lot of songwriting. «I like it – commented Mika – also because this has allowed us to work on more classic reinterpretations of the songs. With Fellow it was not an easy journey, because television is also a difficult thing to interpret. Those with a kind of modesty are likely to appear cold, while credible characteristics may seem less so through the screen. It was a work of delicacy and mutual trust. Fun, but in a serious way ». Emma, ​​who will be among the big names in Sanremo 2022, has also focused on the ideas and personality of her competitor. personal choices, to avoid confusion or showing up with a dress that does not represent him one hundred percent, also in view of the musical career that he will have to build after X Factor. Like everyone else, the profession of music is made up of choices to be made ».

The typical contamination of a producer, which is Baltimore, is one of the cards that Hell Raton has bet on for its finalist. «He represents taste in the search for sound – explained ‘Manuelitò – which is perhaps also the first thing that won me over. Producers, like Baltimore, spend hours in the studio looking for perfection. It knows how to contaminate and range between many worlds ». Manuel Agnelli plays at home, who knows more than a little about bands and who with Bengala Fire returns to bet on the personality that winks more than one eye on the world of rock. «Bengala Fire – commented Agnelli – to begin with they play well and it is not something to be taken for granted. They are a real band, made up of people who have known each other for years and who have always brought great fun to the stage, which is not always easy to represent on television. They have a charismatic frontman who moves in a very personal way. Their path was coherent musically, they worked hard to grow and to learn to be on television ».


Last updated: Sunday 5 December 2021, 17:51

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X Factor, final for four between rock and songwriting

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638725420) } [6]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(79) "Jeff Goldblum is accused of ‘Islamophobia’ for a comment on RuPaul’s show" ["link"]=> string(114) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/celebrity/jeff-goldblum-is-accused-of-islamophobia-for-a-comment-on-rupauls-show/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Sally Scully" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 05 Dec 2021 17:27:09 +0000" ["category"]=> string(54) "CelebrityAccusedCOMMENTGoldblumIslamophobiaJeffRuPauls" ["guid"]=> string(40) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/?p=4034" ["description"]=> string(700) "Jeff Goldblum he is a very particular type. The actor and dancer, very famous for participating in sagas like those of Jurassic Park or Marvel, has one of the most prolific careers in the world. Hollywood current. While his documentary television show is very successful on Disney + (The world according to Jeff Goldblum), the ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5112) "

Jeff Goldblum he is a very particular type. The actor and dancer, very famous for participating in sagas like those of Jurassic Park or Marvel, has one of the most prolific careers in the world. Hollywood current. While his documentary television show is very successful on Disney + (The world according to Jeff Goldblum), the protagonist of La mosca collaborates and visits other programs. The last of them has been RuPauls Drag Race, the reality show of cross-dressing and varied performances that has been successful for more than 12 seasons, and in it, It has left a pearl that has made it the target of criticism from millions of viewers in the United States and around the world.

The actor has been accused of ‘islamfobo

The actor has been a jury of the contest along with actress Rachel Bloom, and in one of the critics, controversy has been unleashed against him for a comment that many qualify on social networks as out of tune or islamfobo. It all came from the aesthetic choice made by the drag queen Jackie Cox, who thought of using the hiyab to honor Muslim women and vindicate their role. Goldblum did not understand the concept, and thought that it was incongruous to honor something like this when, according to the actor, Islam does not respect the role of homosexuals or women, punishing them by nature or gender. Cox, who broke down in tears, thought he was wrong. “I want the importance and need to give visibility to religious minorities in the United States to be appreciated”, explicaba Cox.

“Wait, isn’t this religion against homosexuality and against women? I want to make it clear that I’m just reflecting and thinking out loud, and probably being somewhat stupid.”Goldblum argued. As they explain in Cinemana. Social networks did not take long to echo the observation, which although it was considered correct by many, others took it as an attack on their religion and belief system. “I can’t believe Jeff Goldblum attended Drag Race and accuse Islam of being macho when he himself has admitted that he would willingly work again with Woody Allen“argued one of these users on the social network Twitter.” Islam, I’m sorry, sweetheart. I’m very sorry that an ugly bitch like Jeff Goldblum said something like that. “

“I’m sorry that an ugly bitch like Jeff Goldblum criticized Islam”

“I think some idiots still don’t get what the Jeff Goldblum thing is about. If Jackie had come out dressed as the Pope, he would never have mentioned homophobia and the misogyny that Christianity has, “confirmed another from your Twitter profile. While everything returns to its course, we remind you that the actor gets to participate in Jurassic World 3.

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Jeff Goldblum is accused of ‘Islamophobia’ for a comment on RuPaul’s show

" } ["summary"]=> string(700) "Jeff Goldblum he is a very particular type. The actor and dancer, very famous for participating in sagas like those of Jurassic Park or Marvel, has one of the most prolific careers in the world. Hollywood current. While his documentary television show is very successful on Disney + (The world according to Jeff Goldblum), the ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(5112) "

Jeff Goldblum he is a very particular type. The actor and dancer, very famous for participating in sagas like those of Jurassic Park or Marvel, has one of the most prolific careers in the world. Hollywood current. While his documentary television show is very successful on Disney + (The world according to Jeff Goldblum), the protagonist of La mosca collaborates and visits other programs. The last of them has been RuPauls Drag Race, the reality show of cross-dressing and varied performances that has been successful for more than 12 seasons, and in it, It has left a pearl that has made it the target of criticism from millions of viewers in the United States and around the world.

The actor has been accused of ‘islamfobo

The actor has been a jury of the contest along with actress Rachel Bloom, and in one of the critics, controversy has been unleashed against him for a comment that many qualify on social networks as out of tune or islamfobo. It all came from the aesthetic choice made by the drag queen Jackie Cox, who thought of using the hiyab to honor Muslim women and vindicate their role. Goldblum did not understand the concept, and thought that it was incongruous to honor something like this when, according to the actor, Islam does not respect the role of homosexuals or women, punishing them by nature or gender. Cox, who broke down in tears, thought he was wrong. “I want the importance and need to give visibility to religious minorities in the United States to be appreciated”, explicaba Cox.

“Wait, isn’t this religion against homosexuality and against women? I want to make it clear that I’m just reflecting and thinking out loud, and probably being somewhat stupid.”Goldblum argued. As they explain in Cinemana. Social networks did not take long to echo the observation, which although it was considered correct by many, others took it as an attack on their religion and belief system. “I can’t believe Jeff Goldblum attended Drag Race and accuse Islam of being macho when he himself has admitted that he would willingly work again with Woody Allen“argued one of these users on the social network Twitter.” Islam, I’m sorry, sweetheart. I’m very sorry that an ugly bitch like Jeff Goldblum said something like that. “

“I’m sorry that an ugly bitch like Jeff Goldblum criticized Islam”

“I think some idiots still don’t get what the Jeff Goldblum thing is about. If Jackie had come out dressed as the Pope, he would never have mentioned homophobia and the misogyny that Christianity has, “confirmed another from your Twitter profile. While everything returns to its course, we remind you that the actor gets to participate in Jurassic World 3.

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Jeff Goldblum is accused of ‘Islamophobia’ for a comment on RuPaul’s show

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638725229) } [7]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(39) "Predicting protein-protein interactions" ["link"]=> string(90) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/healthandscience/predicting-protein-protein-interactions/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Tony Grantly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 05 Dec 2021 16:45:29 +0000" ["category"]=> string(54) "Health And ScienceinteractionsPredictingproteinprotein" ["guid"]=> string(40) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/?p=4029" ["description"]=> string(701) "Journal Reference: Samuel Sledzieski, Rohit Singh, Lenore Cowen, Bonnie Berger. D-SCRIPT translates genome to phenome with sequence-based, structure-aware, genome-scale predictions of protein-protein interactions. Cell Systems, 2021; 12 (10): 969 DOI: 10.1016/j.cels.2021.08.010 Those predictions allow researchers to model PPI networks with a clustering method and enable the detection of functional subnetworks, or modules. Scientists study organisms’ ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(2578) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Samuel Sledzieski, Rohit Singh, Lenore Cowen, Bonnie Berger. D-SCRIPT translates genome to phenome with sequence-based, structure-aware, genome-scale predictions of protein-protein interactions. Cell Systems, 2021; 12 (10): 969 DOI: 10.1016/j.cels.2021.08.010

Those predictions allow researchers to model PPI networks with a clustering method and enable the detection of functional subnetworks, or modules. Scientists study organisms’ PPI networks as a means of understanding their signaling circuitry, which could lead to better prediction of cell behavior and gene functions, while finding functional modules in PPI networks could help researchers reach stronger understandings of cellular functional organization.

Cowen along with researchers Sam Sledzieski, Rohit Singh, and renowned computational biologist Bonnie Berger from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab found that the D-SCRIPT model, trained on more than 38,000 human PPIs, was better able to generalize when compared to the current state-of-the-art approach (the deep-learning method PIPR), and therefore could characterize fly proteins. They also applied D-SCRIPT to screen for PPIs related to cow digestion and identified functional gene modules that related to immune response and metabolism.

The researchers concluded that the D-SCRIPT model trained on human PPI data could be applied to many species of interest — critically, even those that have been rarely studied or that lack PPI data.

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Predicting protein-protein interactions

" } ["summary"]=> string(701) "Journal Reference: Samuel Sledzieski, Rohit Singh, Lenore Cowen, Bonnie Berger. D-SCRIPT translates genome to phenome with sequence-based, structure-aware, genome-scale predictions of protein-protein interactions. Cell Systems, 2021; 12 (10): 969 DOI: 10.1016/j.cels.2021.08.010 Those predictions allow researchers to model PPI networks with a clustering method and enable the detection of functional subnetworks, or modules. Scientists study organisms’ ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(2578) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Samuel Sledzieski, Rohit Singh, Lenore Cowen, Bonnie Berger. D-SCRIPT translates genome to phenome with sequence-based, structure-aware, genome-scale predictions of protein-protein interactions. Cell Systems, 2021; 12 (10): 969 DOI: 10.1016/j.cels.2021.08.010

Those predictions allow researchers to model PPI networks with a clustering method and enable the detection of functional subnetworks, or modules. Scientists study organisms’ PPI networks as a means of understanding their signaling circuitry, which could lead to better prediction of cell behavior and gene functions, while finding functional modules in PPI networks could help researchers reach stronger understandings of cellular functional organization.

Cowen along with researchers Sam Sledzieski, Rohit Singh, and renowned computational biologist Bonnie Berger from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab found that the D-SCRIPT model, trained on more than 38,000 human PPIs, was better able to generalize when compared to the current state-of-the-art approach (the deep-learning method PIPR), and therefore could characterize fly proteins. They also applied D-SCRIPT to screen for PPIs related to cow digestion and identified functional gene modules that related to immune response and metabolism.

The researchers concluded that the D-SCRIPT model trained on human PPI data could be applied to many species of interest — critically, even those that have been rarely studied or that lack PPI data.

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Predicting protein-protein interactions

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638722729) } [8]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(101) "Jokic, the feeling with the Garden in New York, the horses and … The story of an underestimated MVP" ["link"]=> string(135) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/sport/jokic-the-feeling-with-the-garden-in-new-york-the-horses-and-the-story-of-an-underestimated-mvp/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(8) "Tim Hall" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 05 Dec 2021 15:43:05 +0000" ["category"]=> string(55) "SportfeelinggardenhorsesJokicMVPStoryunderestimatedYork" ["guid"]=> string(40) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/?p=4025" ["description"]=> string(747) "Denver, prostrated by Covid and injuries, clings to its pivot. Everyone talks about Curry, Giannis and Durant, but few have an impact like the Serbian. Who went to see horse racing in New Jersey and then destroyed the Knicks: “The Garden? I like something about this place, but I don’t know what it is.” Is ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4911) "

Denver, prostrated by Covid and injuries, clings to its pivot. Everyone talks about Curry, Giannis and Durant, but few have an impact like the Serbian. Who went to see horse racing in New Jersey and then destroyed the Knicks: “The Garden? I like something about this place, but I don’t know what it is.”

Is it possible that the league’s MVP is undervalued? It seems a paradox, yet it could be just like that for Nikola Jokic, in the NBA. Character totally outside the box of the American world, and not just sports, who plays in a peripheral market, Denver, which still stumbles with the English, declined in its own way. In short, the Joker is a feast for the eyes on the parquet, but he does less hole in the screen as a character than many other champions, even less strong than him. And so in America we are talking above all about Steph Curry’s impossible triples, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s athletic omnipotence, Kevin Durant’s catwalk elegance. But with the Nuggets remodeled, hit hard by injuries and Covid, which go to pieces, with a record, 11 won and 11 lost, from the waterline, it happens that we tend to forget about Jokic. But then you see him play, the latest enterprise, conquering the Garden of New York as an enemy, with his game as anachronistic as it is irrepressible precisely because without protocol countermeasures, and you realize that there is no one like him, and that The litmus test, after the best-of-the-league season, is not only outdated, but perhaps even doing even better, with less support. If possible.

Purebred horse

The 32-point show, shooting 14/19, with 11 rebounds and 5 side assists in just 27 ‘of use, enough and advanced to conquer the Knicks house, made eyes roll. He laughed after the game. “Ah, I knew it, they told me you were going to ask me why I always play well at Garden. I like something about this place, I don’t know what it is. Applause from the opposing fans? I didn’t hear them, isn’t that normal? ”. No it is not. But he is not normal, an extraordinary player for absolute value and style of play, not very athletic, but who compensates with technique and encyclopedic instincts. With the addition of Slavic irreverence and a pinch of genius: the recipe from MVP is served. But listen to his explanation, a little less technical, here, of the great evening: “Horses inspired me, they are my first passion. I have 7 to 9 at home, it depends on the month. on the eve of the game, to see the races from Harness Racing in the Meadowlands. In Serbia they are not popular, here instead… “. “I will ask the Nuggets to be able to visit the horses in every trip,” he jokes, Gascon. Purebred thoroughbreds like him are few around, however.

Malone’s serenade

Coach Malone knows it well, and when he talks about him he is delighted. Not only because the center travels at 26.1 points, 13.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, shooting with an absurd 59% from the field, but because in the absence of the injured Murray and Porter, second and third best player of the team, and also of pawns of roles like Dozier, Rivers and Hyland, Jokic is holding the Nuggets on their feet almost alone. Listen to the coach: “Nikola has to touch the ball with almost every possession, when he does something positive always happens for us. Then he likes this Arena. Three or four years ago we already knew what it was worth, but the performance of 40 points against the Knicks then Porzingis opened the eyes of many who still did not know him well. ” Certainly he has already entered the Olimpico of the noble opponents of the Knicks because Spike Lee on the sidelines found something to fight for a contested foul. The Joker’s response: “Brother, it was foul.” Word of MVP in charge.

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Jokic, the feeling with the Garden in New York, the horses and … The story of an underestimated MVP

" } ["summary"]=> string(747) "Denver, prostrated by Covid and injuries, clings to its pivot. Everyone talks about Curry, Giannis and Durant, but few have an impact like the Serbian. Who went to see horse racing in New Jersey and then destroyed the Knicks: “The Garden? I like something about this place, but I don’t know what it is.” Is ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(4911) "

Denver, prostrated by Covid and injuries, clings to its pivot. Everyone talks about Curry, Giannis and Durant, but few have an impact like the Serbian. Who went to see horse racing in New Jersey and then destroyed the Knicks: “The Garden? I like something about this place, but I don’t know what it is.”

Is it possible that the league’s MVP is undervalued? It seems a paradox, yet it could be just like that for Nikola Jokic, in the NBA. Character totally outside the box of the American world, and not just sports, who plays in a peripheral market, Denver, which still stumbles with the English, declined in its own way. In short, the Joker is a feast for the eyes on the parquet, but he does less hole in the screen as a character than many other champions, even less strong than him. And so in America we are talking above all about Steph Curry’s impossible triples, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s athletic omnipotence, Kevin Durant’s catwalk elegance. But with the Nuggets remodeled, hit hard by injuries and Covid, which go to pieces, with a record, 11 won and 11 lost, from the waterline, it happens that we tend to forget about Jokic. But then you see him play, the latest enterprise, conquering the Garden of New York as an enemy, with his game as anachronistic as it is irrepressible precisely because without protocol countermeasures, and you realize that there is no one like him, and that The litmus test, after the best-of-the-league season, is not only outdated, but perhaps even doing even better, with less support. If possible.

Purebred horse

The 32-point show, shooting 14/19, with 11 rebounds and 5 side assists in just 27 ‘of use, enough and advanced to conquer the Knicks house, made eyes roll. He laughed after the game. “Ah, I knew it, they told me you were going to ask me why I always play well at Garden. I like something about this place, I don’t know what it is. Applause from the opposing fans? I didn’t hear them, isn’t that normal? ”. No it is not. But he is not normal, an extraordinary player for absolute value and style of play, not very athletic, but who compensates with technique and encyclopedic instincts. With the addition of Slavic irreverence and a pinch of genius: the recipe from MVP is served. But listen to his explanation, a little less technical, here, of the great evening: “Horses inspired me, they are my first passion. I have 7 to 9 at home, it depends on the month. on the eve of the game, to see the races from Harness Racing in the Meadowlands. In Serbia they are not popular, here instead… “. “I will ask the Nuggets to be able to visit the horses in every trip,” he jokes, Gascon. Purebred thoroughbreds like him are few around, however.

Malone’s serenade

Coach Malone knows it well, and when he talks about him he is delighted. Not only because the center travels at 26.1 points, 13.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, shooting with an absurd 59% from the field, but because in the absence of the injured Murray and Porter, second and third best player of the team, and also of pawns of roles like Dozier, Rivers and Hyland, Jokic is holding the Nuggets on their feet almost alone. Listen to the coach: “Nikola has to touch the ball with almost every possession, when he does something positive always happens for us. Then he likes this Arena. Three or four years ago we already knew what it was worth, but the performance of 40 points against the Knicks then Porzingis opened the eyes of many who still did not know him well. ” Certainly he has already entered the Olimpico of the noble opponents of the Knicks because Spike Lee on the sidelines found something to fight for a contested foul. The Joker’s response: “Brother, it was foul.” Word of MVP in charge.

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Jokic, the feeling with the Garden in New York, the horses and … The story of an underestimated MVP

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1638718985) } [9]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(67) "Previously unrecognized tsunami hazard identified in coastal cities" ["link"]=> string(118) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/healthandscience/previously-unrecognized-tsunami-hazard-identified-in-coastal-cities/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Tony Grantly" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sun, 05 Dec 2021 15:28:10 +0000" ["category"]=> string(66) "Health And Sciencecitiescoastalhazardidentifiedtsunamiunrecognized" ["guid"]=> string(40) "https://wikileaksisdemocracy.org/?p=4020" ["description"]=> string(748) "Journal Reference: Ahmed Elbanna et al. Anatomy of strike-slip fault tsunami-genesis. PNAS, 2021 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2025632118 The study led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign civil and environmental engineering professor Ahmed Elbanna and professor Ares Rosakis of the California Institute of Technology used the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to model tsunami ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5682) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Ahmed Elbanna et al. Anatomy of strike-slip fault tsunami-genesis. PNAS, 2021 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2025632118

The study led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign civil and environmental engineering professor Ahmed Elbanna and professor Ares Rosakis of the California Institute of Technology used the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to model tsunami hazards related to strike-slip faults around the globe. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Whenever we saw large tsunamis triggered by earthquakes along strike-slip faults, people assumed that perhaps the earthquake had caused an undersea landslide, displacing water that way,” Rosakis said.

The researchers said that a strike-slip fault exists when two blocks of rock on the fault line slide horizontally past one another. The San Andreas Fault is an example of a strike-slip fault.

In September 2018, a moderate 7.5 magnitude earthquake and unexpectedly powerful tsunami swept through Palu, a city situated on the inland side of Palu Bay on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The quake occurred along a northwest-southeast trending strike-slip fault that runs through the city and plunges below the bay along Palu’s northwest shore.

“It looked like a bulldozer had come in and leveled the town,” said co-author Costas Synolakis, the president of Athens College and a professor of civil engineering at the University of Southern California, who surveyed the area following the devastating event. “This is why it is so important that we try to understand what really happened.”

Studies exploring connections between strike-slip faulting and tsunamis exist. However, they focus on specific fault systems or geographic locations, obscuring the complex details of the fault geometry and bathymetry, the study reports.

“What is unique about our study is that instead of considering a location-specific event, we focused on the fundamentals of a strike-slip fault system interacting within the boundaries of a narrow bay,” Elbanna said. “We opted to simulate a very basic planar fault passing through a very simplified smooth-bottomed bay, similar to a bathtub. Having this simplified baseline model allows us to generalize to any place on the planet that may be at risk.”

Intersonic earthquakes are fault ruptures that happen so quickly that their movement outpaces the seismic shear waves they generate — like a sonic boom, but with the shock wave moving through the earth’s crust. The simulations found that intersonic earthquakes can provide enough energy and large enough horizontal displacements to trigger large tsunami waves.

When such earthquakes occur within a narrow bay, the researchers reported three distinct phases that can lead to a tsunami: the initial fault movement and shockwave causing almost instantaneous shaking of the coastal land; the displacement of water while the earthquake is occurring; and gravity-driven motion of the tsunami wave after the ground motion has subsided that carries the wave to shore.

“Each of these phases will have a different effect depending on the unique geography of the surrounding land and bathymetry of the bay,” Elbanna said. “And, unlike the earthquakes and subsequent water displacement that occur many miles offshore, an earthquake and tsunami that occurs within the narrow confines of a bay will allow for very little warning time for the coast.”

Elbanna compares the effect of horizontal strike-slip fault displacements to holding a water cup in your hand and shaking it horizontally.

“The sloshing motion is a result of the horizontal shaking. When an earthquake occurs along a strike-slip fault in a narrow bay, the horizontal ground motion pushes and pulls the boundaries of the bay leading to displacement of water in the vertical direction and initiation of the tsunami,” he said.

“The physics-based model used in this study provides critical insight about the hazard associated with strike-slip faulting, particularly, the need to account for such risk to mitigate future damage to other bays traversed by strike-slip faults,” said Illinois graduate student Mohamed Abdelmeguid, who conducted the simulations along with former graduate student Xiao Ma, currently a senior research scientist at Exxon Mobil.

The at-risk regions identified by the team — Northern California, Turkey and Egypt — have experienced intersonic earthquakes in the past, and the researchers recommend revisiting the tsunami hazard rating of underwater strike-slip faults, particularly those traversing narrow bays.

“It may not look like the tsunami scene from Dwayne Johnson’s ‘San Andreas’ movie, but the tsunami risk for Northern California and several places worldwide need to be seriously revisited,” Elbanna said.

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Previously unrecognized tsunami hazard identified in coastal cities

" } ["summary"]=> string(748) "Journal Reference: Ahmed Elbanna et al. Anatomy of strike-slip fault tsunami-genesis. PNAS, 2021 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2025632118 The study led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign civil and environmental engineering professor Ahmed Elbanna and professor Ares Rosakis of the California Institute of Technology used the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to model tsunami ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(5682) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Ahmed Elbanna et al. Anatomy of strike-slip fault tsunami-genesis. PNAS, 2021 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2025632118

The study led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign civil and environmental engineering professor Ahmed Elbanna and professor Ares Rosakis of the California Institute of Technology used the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to model tsunami hazards related to strike-slip faults around the globe. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Whenever we saw large tsunamis triggered by earthquakes along strike-slip faults, people assumed that perhaps the earthquake had caused an undersea landslide, displacing water that way,” Rosakis said.

The researchers said that a strike-slip fault exists when two blocks of rock on the fault line slide horizontally past one another. The San Andreas Fault is an example of a strike-slip fault.

In September 2018, a moderate 7.5 magnitude earthquake and unexpectedly powerful tsunami swept through Palu, a city situated on the inland side of Palu Bay on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The quake occurred along a northwest-southeast trending strike-slip fault that runs through the city and plunges below the bay along Palu’s northwest shore.

“It looked like a bulldozer had come in and leveled the town,” said co-author Costas Synolakis, the president of Athens College and a professor of civil engineering at the University of Southern California, who surveyed the area following the devastating event. “This is why it is so important that we try to understand what really happened.”

Studies exploring connections between strike-slip faulting and tsunamis exist. However, they focus on specific fault systems or geographic locations, obscuring the complex details of the fault geometry and bathymetry, the study reports.

“What is unique about our study is that instead of considering a location-specific event, we focused on the fundamentals of a strike-slip fault system interacting within the boundaries of a narrow bay,” Elbanna said. “We opted to simulate a very basic planar fault passing through a very simplified smooth-bottomed bay, similar to a bathtub. Having this simplified baseline model allows us to generalize to any place on the planet that may be at risk.”

Intersonic earthquakes are fault ruptures that happen so quickly that their movement outpaces the seismic shear waves they generate — like a sonic boom, but with the shock wave moving through the earth’s crust. The simulations found that intersonic earthquakes can provide enough energy and large enough horizontal displacements to trigger large tsunami waves.

When such earthquakes occur within a narrow bay, the researchers reported three distinct phases that can lead to a tsunami: the initial fault movement and shockwave causing almost instantaneous shaking of the coastal land; the displacement of water while the earthquake is occurring; and gravity-driven motion of the tsunami wave after the ground motion has subsided that carries the wave to shore.

“Each of these phases will have a different effect depending on the unique geography of the surrounding land and bathymetry of the bay,” Elbanna said. “And, unlike the earthquakes and subsequent water displacement that occur many miles offshore, an earthquake and tsunami that occurs within the narrow confines of a bay will allow for very little warning time for the coast.”

Elbanna compares the effect of horizontal strike-slip fault displacements to holding a water cup in your hand and shaking it horizontally.

“The sloshing motion is a result of the horizontal shaking. When an earthquake occurs along a strike-slip fault in a narrow bay, the horizontal ground motion pushes and pulls the boundaries of the bay leading to displacement of water in the vertical direction and initiation of the tsunami,” he said.

“The physics-based model used in this study provides critical insight about the hazard associated with strike-slip faulting, particularly, the need to account for such risk to mitigate future damage to other bays traversed by strike-slip faults,” said Illinois graduate student Mohamed Abdelmeguid, who conducted the simulations along with former graduate student Xiao Ma, currently a senior research scientist at Exxon Mobil.

The at-risk regions identified by the team — Northern California, Turkey and Egypt — have experienced intersonic earthquakes in the past, and the researchers recommend revisiting the tsunami hazard rating of underwater strike-slip faults, particularly those traversing narrow bays.

“It may not look like the tsunami scene from Dwayne Johnson’s ‘San Andreas’ movie, but the tsunami risk for Northern California and several places worldwide need to be seriously revisited,” Elbanna said.

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Previously unrecognized tsunami hazard identified in coastal cities

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