Economy, propaganda, global and local, politics, corporate actions, human activities and their effects on populations, micro and macro, why the world is heading the way it is, how we got here and little bits in between. thats what this is, a story thus far and hopefully a metaphoric switch that turns on a light bulb. 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. By 2020, the government estimates that 30 million eligible bachelors will be unable to find a wife. Beyond a surplus of single men, some economists have warned of an impending elder-care crisis, noting that China’s working-age population peaked in 2012, leaving fewer gainfully employed people on hand to take care of their parents and older relatives. 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.
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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. 20101113_WOM943.gif (GIF Image, 595 × 455 pixels) Alternative News and Information. 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.
Most of the waste comes in the home, the report says. Portion sizes account for significant food loss in restaurants, too, it 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.
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Americans have a completely different relationship to cleanliness This American woman has a tidy room! Things Americans Do That Seem Just Bizarre To The Outside World. Consequence and Clarity. The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class. Robbi Giuliano teaches fifth-graders as they sit on yoga balls at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School Monday on Feb. 4, 2013, in West Chester, Pa.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke) A post I published in July titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” seems to have struck a nerve with readers, who continue to read it in big numbers. The piece was by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist, who said that kids are being forced to sit for too long while they are in school and are being deprived of enough time for real physical activity. This, she said, is affecting their ability to learn and in some cases leading to improper ADHD diagnoses. 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. 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… 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. » About me Early Retirement Extreme. Consequence and Clarity. How Times Have Changed: Iran In The 60's And 70's (20 Pics) October 4, 2012 | 41 Comments | Topics: main. 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.