Car fumes 'raise heart attack risk for six-hour window' 21 September 2011Last updated at 03:25 By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News Studies show exhaust fumes can thicken the blood making it more likely to clot Breathing in heavy traffic fumes can trigger a heart attack, say UK experts. Heart attack risk is raised for about six hours post-exposure and goes down again after that, researchers found. They say in the British Medical Journal that pollution probably hastens rather than directly cause attacks. But repeated exposure is still bad for health, they say, substantially shortening life expectancy, and so the advice to people remains the same - avoid as far as is possible. Prof Jeremy Pearson, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which co-funded the study, said: "This large-scale study shows conclusively that your risk of having a heart attack goes up temporarily, for around six hours, after breathing in higher levels of vehicle exhaust. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote Early peak
Morality Quiz/Test your Morals, Values & Ethics - Your Morals.Org 90-9-1 close Sean founded Ant’s Eye View's Austin practice, where he launched special practices, developed business and oversaw project delivery. He has worked extensively in marketing operations, brand management, customer service, product development, strategy, process design and measurement projects. Before Ant's Eye View, Sean worked with Dell and pioneered a Social Media Model to improve global brand health, customer service models, and Dell's overall culture. The Model has been cited by books, periodicals and university research for its innovation.
Participation inequality In social sciences, participation inequality consists of difference between levels of participation of various groups in certain activities. Common examples include: In politics, participation inequality typically affects "the kinds of individuals, such as the young, the poor and those with little formal education" who tend to not take the initiative to participate in electoral and related events. State enumeration, such as was done in Canada before the implementation of the National Register of Electors in 1996, "worked to augment voter turnout among all segments of society and thus mitigated a natural tendency toward participation inequality in electoral politics". See also References
Palestine’s Strongest UN Ally? India has already expressed backing for the Palestinian bid for UN membership. But how much will this hurt ties with Israel? By S. Samuel C. Rajiv for The Diplomat September 21, 2011 Facebook5 Twitter0 Google+2 LinkedIn0 With India’s ascension to the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member in January 2011, attention has inevitably focused on New Delhi’s positions on key international issues. With its history of support for Palestinian-related resolutions at the United Nations, it shouldn’t be surprising that India has already expressed support for the Palestinian bid. Such support goes back a long way. The Palestinians for their part claim that more than 140 countries have expressed support for their bid. Israel’s position is far more clear-cut. With all this in mind, what impact will India’s support for the Palestinian bid have on India-Israel relations? India’s recent statements should therefore have surprised no-one. S.
Online Communities Activity Spring/S... Lurker In Internet culture, a lurker is typically a member of an online community who observes, but does not actively participate. The exact definition depends on context. Lurkers make up a large proportion of all users in online communities. Lurking allows users to learn the conventions of an online community before they actively participate, improving their socialization when they eventually de-lurk. However, a lack of social contact while lurking sometimes causes loneliness or apathy among lurkers. Lurkers are referred to using many names, including browsers, read-only participants, non-public participants, legitimate peripheral participants, or vicarious learners. History Since the beginning of computer-mediated communication lurking has been a concern for community members. The term “lurk” can be traced back to when it was first used during the 14th century. The word referred to someone that would hide in concealment, often for an evil purpose. De-lurking
Google Is Not Making You Stupid : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture hide captionGoogle: Just another manifestation of an age-old strategy. Chris Hondros/Getty Images Google: Just another manifestation of an age-old strategy. Technology makes us nervous. There was a great public response to the publication some weeks ago of a Columbia University study indicating that the Internet is changing the way we remember information. What Betsy Sparrow and her colleagues found is that we are less likely to remember information if that information was readily available to us on the Internet. The study is worthwhile and important; but like so much of the best work in cognitive science, it serves merely to confirm something we already know. Consider: I dog ear my books. Or perhaps we should say: That way I don't need to remember where I left off. There's nothing fancy, up-to-date or Internet age about this example, to be sure, but it is striking nonetheless. I say we do this naturally. Shut your eyes. Is Google making you stupid?
Online Communities Map Spring 2007 (Courtesy of XKCD: ) When is the social curation bubble going to burst? You just can’t move for social curation services right now. The biggest noise might be coming from Pinterest, which is growing like a weed — but whether it’s the new-look Delicious, Switzerland’s Paperli, shopping curation site Svpply, image service Mlkshk or another site, the fact is that almost everybody seems to want to help you save and sort and share the things you find on the web right now. With this swirl of activity, then, it’s no surprise to hear that Parisian service Pearltrees — slogan “collect, organize, discover” — has just raised another $6 million of funding, led by local conglomerate Groupe Accueil. The company, which has been running in public since 2009, welcomed the injection of funds as a way to help expand and scale up its system for bookmarking and organizing, which is based around a clustered visual interface. And it needs that scale. When I made the comparison between the two services, however, Pearltrees’ marketing chief François Rocaboy objected.
Magazine > Tom Gallant - Can Porn be Art? | Tom tells us where he buys his Or, more accurately, can porn be used to create art? Tom Gallant thinks so, and using a very sharp knife and an attentive eye that should be long blind, he shapes beautiful cutaway figures out of hardcore smut. The detailed handcut technique is reminiscent of late Victorian illustration, and his subjects often mirror this style with a series on woodland birds, and another on flowers. But William Morris never used high gloss interracial gangbangs as his medium. I had a word with Tom to find out what's up. Would it be fair to say that a common strand in your work is surprise porn? Fair but not strictly true. Gold Finch Some of your work, like the Collector VI series, are a bit like Rorschach patterns, and the only immediately apparent tits are woodland birds, but once you notice the smut it's impossible to unsee. I could never see the three cubes floating in a fish tank so gave up squinting and turned to porn instead. It is a very conscious choice. Honeysuckle His Greed and Stupidity
Tools for Data Collection The Internet’s Social Libraries: Pinterest and Pearltrees - Nvate Miranda Moore Social media is something that most people use every day. Whether we’re updating our statuses on Facebook or taking pictures of our food on Instagram, social media is used to keep up with those near and far from us. A popular trend in social media is a sort of webpage described as a “social library.” A social library is a way of digitally collecting things that interest a person and then sharing them with friends. What are these social libraries and how do they stack up against each other? What is Pinterest? Pinterest is basically an online pin board that relies more heavily on pictures than text, though text can also be used. Pinterest was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp. Much like that of other social networking sites, Pinterest has its own terms for how to work the site. In addition to the website, Pinterest also has a mobile app that is available for Apple and Android devices. What is Pearltrees? Credit: Pearltrees Pearltrees versus Pinterest
Your Complete Guide to HIV – What Are The REAL Risks From Sleeping With Girls? HIV has been something of a godsend to socially conservative groups who see sex as sin. They use the threat of the disease to scare people into equating sex with death. Consequently, alot of misinformation gets out by groups with ulterior motives other than educating the public. For example most recently, U.S. But just because there are a lot of politicans and interest groups with religious motives to exaggerate the risks – there still ARE risks and you should be aware of them. HIV is a virus that replicates and multiples in the white blood cells, cells responsible for fighting off diseases. What happens is that once the HIV virus replicates in enough numbers, your immune system is weakened and you can catch exotic, life threatening infections that no healthy person would ever normally catch. You have “AIDS” once your immune system has been sufficiently compromised to catch life threatening illnesses such as cancer, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Your Chances Of Catching HIV (P.S. Don’t panic!