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The Guantánamo files reveal... • An 89-year-old Afghan villager was detained at Guantánamo Bay despite suffering from dementia, depression and sickness, while a 14-year-old boy, who had been an innocent kidnap victim, was also imprisoned. Other files reveal that almost 100 of the inmates who passed through Guantánamo are listed by their captors as having had depressive or psychotic illness. • A number of British nationals and residents were held for years despite US authorities being aware they were not Taliban or al-Qaida members. One Briton, Jamal al-Harith was rendered to Guantánamo simply because he had been held in a Taliban prison and was thought to have knowledge of their interrogation techniques. • US authorities relied heavily on information obtained from a small number of detainees under torture.
IMF bombshell: Age of America nears end Brett Arends' ROI. By Brett Arends, MarketWatch BOSTON (MarketWatch) — The International Monetary Fund has just dropped a bombshell, and nobody noticed.
For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China. IMF sees China topping U.S. in 2016 According to the latest IMF official forecasts, China's economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 — just five years from now. Brett Arends looks at the implications for the U.S. dollar and the Treasury market. And it’s a lot closer than you may think. According to the latest IMF official forecasts, China’s economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 — just five years from now.
Put that in your calendar. It provides a painful context for the budget wrangling taking place in Washington right now. Most people aren’t prepared for this. China’s economy will be the world’s largest within five years or so. Indigenous Tweets. Bli smartare! - Kropp & Själ. Vem kan rabbla tyska prepositioner och briljera med kunskaper om svenska regenter idag när är det enda du behöver lära dig utantill är koden till ditt bankomatkort?
Det mesta du behöver veta kan du på mindre än en minut kolla upp på nätet. Dagens Kropp & Själ diskuterar vilka krav som ställs på våra moderna hjärnor och om det går att bli smartare. Mind Event – Toward a Science of Consciousness, 1-8 maj, 2011. Tjernobyl och Kärnkraftsbloggen. Maryland says, no DTC genetic testing for you « Frank Hecker. I’m interrupting my blog hiatus to discuss direct-to-consumer (or DTC) genetic testing, an issue that has recently become a cause célèbre (at least among the relatively small group of people concerned about it) and that I think deserves wider attention, as it’s an early indicator of some of the disruption that will occur around health care in the 21st century.
In recent years the cost of sequencing human genomes (i.e., the DNA information that makes you you) has been dropping like a rock. While getting your complete personal genomic data is still relatively expensive (thousands of dollars), the cost of getting less complete data is now at the point where it’s almost an impulse purchase; for example, the startup company 23andme offers a service for $199 plus $5 per month that provides information on various places where your genome might differ from other peoples (“single nucleotide polymorphisms” or “SNPs”, pronounced “snips”) and some interpretation on what such differences might mean.
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