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The Sad Truth About Today’s World Illustrated By Steve Cutts. Art isn’t all fairytale photoshoots and landscape shots – it can also act as catalyst of change.
Life Inside a Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine. Help Make MDMA a Legal Medicine. Research is showing that MDMA combined with psychotherapy can be an effective option for people who haven’t been helped by other treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
PTSD can be caused by trauma from war, sexual assault, violence, accidents, natural disasters, and other stressful events. You can help make MDMA a legal medicine and heal people suffering from trauma by helping fund the production of the MDMA needed for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Phase 3 clinical trials. What if i told you a difference of opinion does not mean. The time passes and nothing happens. Many in China Can Now Have a Second Child, but Say No. The imbalance is a result of Chinese using various sex selection methods to have a son under the so-called one-child policy.
Since its inception in 1979, the one-child policy has been credited with helping foster China’s surging economy by slowing population growth. But the family planning restrictions have produced an array of unintended consequences. In 2012, there were about 40 million more men than women, including 18 million more boys than girls under the age of 15. All aboard the feel train. Looking at your phone makes you temporarily deaf. Study found humans experience 'inattentional deafness' to normal-volume sounds as they complete increasingly difficult visual tasks Brain scans showed the volunteers weren't ignoring or filtering out the sounds - they couldn't even hear themFindings suggest the brain's visual and auditory processing centers share limited resources By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 14:37 GMT, 28 February 2016 | Updated: 15:18 GMT, 28 February 2016.
Earth has entered new epoch as result of human impact: study. CANBERRA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Overwhelming evidence found by an international team of scientists have shown that humans have altered the Earth to the point that the Earth has entered a new geological time period, a press release by the Australian National University (ANU) said on Friday.
Professor Will Steffen, the only member from Australia in the 24-strong Anthropocene Working Group, said the Earth has moved from the Holocene epoch of the past 11,700 years and into a new Anthropocene epoch. In a paper published in the latest edition of Science, the researchers have found human activity has left a marked and persistent record of impact on the Earth. A Billion Dollars Isn’t Cool. You Know What’s Cool? Basic Human Decency. ‘”Business!”
Cried the Ghost, wringing his hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” ‘ – A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens. Why Two Decades of Brain Research Could Be Seriously Flawed. It’s often said, a bit hyperbolically perhaps, that the human brain is the most complex structure in the known universe.
For thousands of years, we’ve wanted to peep inside and see what it’s doing—through trepanation, through CT scans, or through a technique that’s been in favour over the last two decades or so: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) which measures blood flow (and, indirectly, activity) inside the brain. fMRI is an amazing tool that’s spawned a whole new field of research, not to mention an endless series of studies on how the brain works. Fuck-yeah-fitness: muffintop-less: Now by no... - Healthy Minds;Fit Bodies. 8 maps that will change the way you look at Africa.
You already know that Africa isn’t a country.
But what else? Check out these maps and put the continent’s population, income, growth, and potential into context. 1. Where the world’s 7 billion live National Geographic‘s map illustrates where and how the world lives. 20101113_WOM943.gif (GIF Image, 595 × 455 pixels) Alternative News and Information. 2482 × 1755 - economist.com 595 × 455 - economist.com.
Laying blame: Humans caused mass megafauna extinctions in ancient past. When species after species of animal continue to go extinct today, it’s pretty clear who to blame. Humans are ushering in a sixth mass extinction event, largely through human-caused climate change but also through deforestation, overfishing, and other distinctly Homo sapiens activities. But how far back does our ability to obliterate stretch? A debate has continued for decades now on exactly what was the primary cause of big die-offs of large mammals from the end of the last ice age: was it a changing climate (a naturally changing one, that is, unlike today), or the spread of early humans?
A study by researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark claims to have cleared up the cloudy question, with computer modeling laying the blame squarely on humans and only very slightly on climate. The most important chart about the American economy you'll see this year. Fight for Oil: 100 Years in the Middle East (1/3) 40% of U.S. food wasted, report says.
Forty percent of food in the United States is never eaten, amounting to $165 billion a year in waste, taking a toll on the country's water resources and significantly increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council released this week. The group says more than 20 pounds of food is wasted each month for each of 311 million Americans, amounting to $1,350 to $2,275 annually in waste for a family of four. Think of it as dumping 80 quarter-pound hamburger patties in the garbage each month, or chucking two dozen boxes of breakfast cereal into the trash bin rather than putting them in your pantry. The report points out waste in all areas of the U.S. food supply chain, from field to plate, from farms to warehouses, from buffets to school cafeterias. "Food is simply too good to waste," the report says.
EMERGENCY! WHO MOVES TO FINAL PHASE CLINICAL 3 TRIALS IN EBOLA-AFFECTED COUNTRIES, SKIPS PHASE 2 TRIALS FOR EBOLA VACCINE WHICH COULD GIVE PEOPLE EBOLA ALTOGETHER. This Infographic Shows You How to Answer Police and Avoid Arrest. The life expectancy myth, and why many ancient humans lived long healthy lives. It is not uncommon to hear talk about how lucky we are to live in this age of scientific and medical advancement where antibiotics and vaccinations keep us living longer, while our poor ancient ancestors were lucky to live past the age of 35. Well this is not quite true. At best, it oversimplifies a complex issue, and at worst it is a blatant misrepresentation of statistics.
The Top 1% Vs YOU. Radical new documentary claims Copernicus and four centuries of science is wrong. A new documentary called The Principle, which is due to be launched on 10th October, is set to take on more than four centuries of established belief in the Copernican Principle by presenting shocking new scientific evidence that suggests the Earth holds a special place within the cosmos. The film has already resulted in an absolute media frenzy, smear campaign, and storm of controversy as furious scientists vehemently defend their position – and that’s before they have even seen the evidence. The Indian Sage who developed Atomic Theory 2,600 years ago.
John Dalton (1766 – 1844), an English chemist and physicist, is the man credited today with the development of atomic theory. However, a theory of atoms was actually formulated2,500 years before Dalton by an Indian sage and philosopher, known as Acharya Kanad. The world is full of fucking ‘why’ people. You... Things Americans Do That Seem Just Bizarre To The Outside World. Things Russians might find odd about the way Americans live - Mysterious Russian soul - The Voice of Russia's Global Discussion.
Consequence and Clarity. The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class. You are not useless, but the society that tells you so is. Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world. Megadrought Risk Growing For United States, Climate Models Show - weather.com. By the end of the century, we could be seeing the worst droughts in 1,000 years for the Great Plains and Southwestern United States. The map at the top of this page shows the findings of several climate models when studying the future of soil moisture, according to NASA's Earth Observatory.
Foundation X and the Solution to the Global Financial Crisis. _mf7xvhaPE51rxtdxuo1_400.gif (400×170) Occupy the Mind — Richard Wolff. Myth #2: People support ISIS because they like its radical form of Islam - The 9 biggest myths about ISIS. You have probably heard that ISIS has a degree of popular support among some Iraqi and Syrian Sunni Muslims.
I feel like Delusion/Stupidity is a survival mechanism. Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan… View the photos. On a recent trip to Afghanistan, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox drew fire for calling it "a broken 13th-century country. " Taubman Scholar Dr. Max Wicha: Some cancer treatments increase cancer stem cells. Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Cancer drugs designed to curb the growth of blood vessels that feed tumors have been found to increase the number of cancer stem cells in breast tumors in mice, according to a new study authored by Taubman Institute Senior Scholar Dr. Max Wicha. That suggests a possible new explanation for why the drugs Avastin and Sutent don't lead to longer cancer survival rates in humans.
The researchers treated mice with breast cancer using Avastin and Sutent, both of which work by stopping the growth and formation of blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. They found that turmors treated with these drugs developed more cancer stem cells, the cells that fuel a cancer's growth and spread, and that often are resistant to standard treatment. Both the number of cancer stem cells and the percentage of cancer stem cells that make up the tumor increased after being treated with each of these therapies. » About me Early Retirement Extreme. How Times Have Changed: Iran In The 60's And 70's (20 Pics) How U.S. Americans are Broken « Dharma Addicts. DelaneyCurtin - Section 6.4- The Fall of the Roman Empire. CHERNOBYL catastrophe was not an accident...CIA sabotage Manual..and more.