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21 September 2011 Last updated at 06:06 ET By Kate Dailey BBC News Magazine Extraordinary individuals: Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Ludwig van Beethoven The annual awarding of MacArthur Foundation grants means that another 22 people are going to find themselves called "genius". But is the title a blessing or a curse?
Ballot Title and Submission Clause Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of marijuana; permitting a person twenty-one years of age or older to consume or possess limited amounts of marijuana; providing for the licensing of cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities, and retail stores; permitting local governments to regulate or prohibit such facilities; requiring the general assembly to enact an excise tax to be levied upon wholesale sales of marijuana; requiring that the first $40 million in revenue raised annually by such tax be credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund; and requiring the general assembly to enact legislation governing the cultivation, processing, and sale of industrial hemp? Full Text of Initiative Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado
Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima mountain chain in South America. The 31 square kilometer summit area of Mount Roraima is defined by 400 meter tall cliffs on all sides and includes the borders of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. The tabletop mountains of the Pakaraima’s are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to some two billion years ago. The result is the staggering landscape of Mount Rariama:
Great Depression Dust Bowl via Wikipedia A person who was a child during the Great Depression of the 1930s would be in his or her nineties today. There is no shared national experience of the depths and devastating human impact of the Great Depression. We feel the recession of today as being extraordinary, but how does it compare to the singular economic event of the last century? There are many relevant parallels between and lessons to be learned from the Great Depression and Great Recession that can provide a historical perspective and policy insight.
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The world's population pyramid is changing shape THE world's population will reach 7 billion by the end of October, according to the latest projections from the United Nations. For the first time the UN has attempted to look as far ahead as 2100, using various assumptions about how fertility and mortality rates might change over the years. The average of these estimates suggests that the global population will cross 10 billion by 2085. By 2100, 22.3% of people will be aged 65 or over, up from just 7.6% in 2010. The bulk of population growth is expected to come from the developing world.
Welcome to the Must Watch section. It is our understanding that for a truly democratic society to exist, there must be a free flow of easily accessible information. For the most part (not including heavy censorship in China), the Internet has allowed for this free flow of information to everyone and anyone with access to the internet and it is imperative that this right continues to be protected. Unfortunately, the principle of free flowing information does not exist in the mainstream media because our governments continue to allow large corporations to consolidate the entire media industry. For this reason , many facts, perspectives, and opinions do not make it to our televisions, movie theatres, newspapers, and radio stations.
Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god. ~ Jean Rostand I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. ~ Stephen Roberts
1. FAULTY CAUSE: ( post hoc ergo propter hoc ) mistakes correlation or association for causation, by assuming that because one thing follows another it was caused by the other. example: A black cat crossed Babbs' path yesterday and, sure enough, she was involved in an automobile accident later that same afternoon. example: The introduction of sex education courses at the high school level has resulted in increased promiscuity among teens. A recent study revealed that the number of reported cases of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) was significantly higher for high schools that offered courses in sex education than for high schools that did not. 2. SWEEPING GENERALIZATION: ( dicto simpliciter ) assumes that what is true of the whole will also be true of the part, or that what is true in most instances will be true in all instances.
We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie.
Lojong (Tib. བློ་སྦྱོང་, Wylie : blo sbyong ) is a mind training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Geshe Chekhawa . The practice involves refining and purifying one's motivations and attitudes.
12 June 2011 Last updated at 20:42 ET By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News The single-cell lasers were less than 20 millionths of a metre across A single living cell has been coaxed into producing laser light, researchers report in Nature Photonics . The technique starts by engineering a cell that can produce a light-emitting protein that was first obtained from glowing jellyfish.
1. The Man with the Golden Gun A maths expert was used to make sure the angles were cool for James Bond’s corkscrew jump involving an AMC Hornet spinning 360 degrees horizontally over a broken bridge.