College football schedule, Week 8 kickoff times: Alabama-Tennessee picked as SEC on CBS Game of the Week

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NCAA Football: Tennessee at Florida

One of the great SEC rivalries will be in the spotlight on Week 8 with Alabama and Tennessee now set to face off in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week. The Oct. 24 date between the Crimson Tide and Volunteers will be the 102nd meeting in the series with the Tide holding a 56-38-7 all-time advantage.

The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl on the call. 

Among the many interesting storylines surrounding this year’s meeting is the latest chance for Jeremy Pruitt to measure his program against the class of the conference. Coming off a second-half collapse against Georgia, the Vols and their fans will be looking for a full four-quarter show of competitiveness against their traditional October rival. There is a lot of excitement about how Pruitt has elevated the program on the recruiting trail and in its eight-game winning streak that stretched from the 2019 season to the loss at Georgia. Hower, as Phillip Fulmer has mentioned, Tennessee will be judged by how it performs against three teams: Georgia, Florida and Alabama. 

Other highlights from the Week 8 schedule in the SEC include Georgia’s trip to face Kentucky, Auburn traveling to take on Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss, and Florida hosting a Missouri team that’s looking more dangerous after a win against LSU.

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  • Noon — Auburn at Ole Miss — SEC Network
  • 3:30 p.m. — Alabama at Tennessee — CBS 
  • 4 p.m. — South Carolina at LSU — SEC Network
  • 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. — Missouri at Florida — ESPN or SEC Network
  • 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. — Georgia at Kentucky — ESPN or SEC Network


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How racism at the L.A. Times shaped my journalism career

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As a journalist and an academic, I am reluctant to write first-person pieces. However, as I read the mea culpa series concerning the Los Angeles Times’ history of racism in its coverage and hiring practices, I am compelled to tell my experience as someone who grew up reading the newpsaper, and someone who experienced its racism up close.

a close up of a book: A graphic in the June 12, 1981, edition of the L.A. Times, with a story that advanced racist attitudes about the city's Black and Latino communities. (Los Angeles Times)

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A graphic in the June 12, 1981, edition of the L.A. Times, with a story that advanced racist attitudes about the city’s Black and Latino communities. (Los Angeles Times)

Journalism is in my blood. My father was the political cartoonist at the Los Angeles Sentinel, which for decades was the largest-circulated African American newspaper west of the Mississippi River. During his more than 40-year career, he was thrice named political cartoonist of the year by the National Newspaper Publishers Assn., the Black press trade group. Over the years, my father and The Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Paul Conrad, became friends.


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In high school I edited the campus paper and covered high school sports for the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner. I also wrote a weekly general interest column for the Sentinel. In college, I was managing editor of the paper at Los Angeles City College and went on the become a staff writer for the newspaper at Cal State Los Angeles. It was there that Paul Scott, the venerable journalism department chairman, recommended my employment at The Times and other Southern California newspapers. Scott had been highly successful at gaining reporting jobs for his top graduating students.

However, a few days before my graduation, Scott called me into his office to deliver the news that “no one wants a colored reporter.” In particular, the L.A. Times told him they “already had one.”

But my relationship with


Gravity As Matter Warping Space-Time Now 500 Times Harder To Disprove

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  • Many experts cast doubts on Einstein’s theory for more than a century
  • A new study proved Einstein’s theory of relativity aligns with present-day quantum physics
  • The conclusion was based on the first photo of a supermassive black hole

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity becomes 500 times harder to negate as the first image ever taken of supermassive blackholes made a stronger case that gravity, indeed, is a matter warping spacetime. The photo of the black hole’s shadow was consistent with astrophysical findings of the much later time, therefore giving significant weight to Einstein’s idea of general relativity. 

Einstein’s theory that gravity is caused by a warping spacetime has been under the scientific lens for more than 100 years. Many experts of modern times have cast their doubts on his finding, saying that it remains mathematically irreconcilable with the foundation of quantum mechanics. 

In general, quantum physicists assert that Einstein’s theory of relativity contradicts the scientific understanding of the subatomic world. So far, nothing has proved Einstein wrong. 

Simulation of Binary black hole merger GW190521. Up to now, black holes with mass 100 to 1,000 times that of our Sun had never been found Simulation of Binary black hole merger GW190521. Up to now, black holes with mass 100 to 1,000 times that of our Sun had never been found Photo: MAX PLANCK INSTISTUTE FOR GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS / N. Fischer

A new study published in the journal Physical Review Letters, which assessed the first photo taken of the supermassive black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Earth’s sun, favored Einstein once again.    

A team of astrophysicists from the University of Arizona who conducted the study measured the distortion in the black hole’s shadow. They concluded that the shadow is consistent with Einstein’s theory of relativity.   

“[F]or the first time we have a different gauge by which we can do a test that’s 500 times better, and that gauge is the shadow


College football schedule, games 2020: What to watch in Week 5, TV channels, Saturday kickoff times

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Week 5 in college football brings us a feast of compelling matchups across the conference spectrum, particularly in the SEC. No. 7 Auburn will head to Athens to take on No. 4 Georgia in the game known as the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry,” and No. 13 Texas A&M will head to Tuscaloosa to face off with No. 2 Alabama. 

The AAC has a big matchup between No. 25 Memphis and SMU that will define the early-season landscape in a conference with hopes to place a team in the College Football Playoff.

What should you be watching on Saturday? Here’s a viewer’s guide to help you navigate through all of the action.

All times eastern

The biggest games

No. 13 Texas A&M at No. 2 Alabama — 3:30 p.m., CBS: The Aggies haven’t topped the Crimson Tide since Johnny Manziel had his Heisman moment at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2012. Can they break that streak on Saturday? It’ll take a magical effort from fourth-year starting quarterback Kellen Mond against the stout Crimson Tide defense. Good luck, Kellen.

No. 25 Memphis at SMU — 3:30 p.m., ESPN2: If Group of Five football intrigues you (and it should), you have to be giddy for this matchup. The Tigers haven’t played since Sept. 5 and have a pivotal matchup against a Mustangs squad that has put up 50 or more points in back-to-back games. Buckle up. There will be points-a-plenty. 

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No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia — 7:30 p.m., ESPN: Make no mistake, this will be one of the defining games of the SEC season. Both of these teams looked sluggish early before pulling away


Moonwalking Humans Get Blasted With 200 Times the Radiation Experienced on Earth | Smart News

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The 12 human beings who have walked on the moon were all bombarded by radiation roughly 200 times what we experience here on Earth, reports Adam Mann for Science. That’s two to three times what astronauts experience aboard the International Space Station, explains Marcia Dunn for the Associated Press (AP), suggesting that any long term human presence on the moon will require shelters with thick walls capable of blocking the radiation.

Despite the fact that the measurements, which come courtesy of China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander, are quite high compared to what we experience on Earth, the data is quite useful for protecting future moonwalkers. According to Science, the levels of radiation at the lunar surface wouldn’t be expected to increase the risk of NASA astronauts developing cancer by more than 3 percent—a risk threshold the agency is legally required to keep its astronauts’ activities safely below.

“This is an immense achievement in the sense that now we have a data set which we can use to benchmark our radiation” and to assess the risk posed to humans on the moon, Thomas Berger, a physicist with the German Space Agency’s medicine institute, tells the AP.

Some forms of radiation, which is electromagnetic energy emitted in forms like heat, visible light, X-rays and radio waves, can mess with the cells inside the human body by breaking up the atoms and molecules they’re made of. On Earth, most people are familiar with ultraviolet radiation’s harmful effects on our skin, but in space, astronauts are also subjected to galactic cosmic rays, accelerated solar particles, neutrons and gamma rays, according to the research published this week in the journal Science Advances. This material can damage our DNA and lead to increased incidences of cancer or contribute to other health problems such as

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