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A Shift in Medical Paradigm

 
A Shift in Medical Paradigm
 
Empirical Observations: 
 
Throughout the analysis of the physical exterior of the book “Anatomy of the Bones Muscles” by John Bell, several attributes and key features are noticeable which evidently distinguish it from the writings 
that are published today. Primarily, the rugged texture of the front cover which possesses a unique pattern similar to snake skin being quite apparent gives no information about the subjects addressed in its

Food for Thought: Misrepresentation of GMOs in Social Media

       Since about twenty years ago, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are a part of our everyday world. With the goal of producing seed variants that are more resistant to pesticides as well as being capable of warding off insects, scientists were able to create a “superior” amalgam of organisms by merging the DNA of various species and make large-scale farming a more efficient method. Today, the world produces more food than it actually needs. However, this relatively new science presents many unknowns, and scientists and the public alike are not all yet ready to accept its safety.

Animal Use in Biomedical Research: Killing In the Name of Science

Animal Use in Biomedical Research: Killing In the Name of Science

 

Climate, Justice & Global Capitalism

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“Perhaps at the time of the 1992 Earth Summit, or even at the turn of the millennium, 2°C levels of mitigation could have been achieved through significant evolutionary changes within the political and economic hegemony. But climate change is a cumulative issue! Now, in 2013, we in high-emitting (post-)industrial nations face a very different prospect. Our ongoing and collective carbon profligacy has squandered any opportunity for the ‘evolutionary change’ afforded by our earlier (and larger) 2°C carbon budget. Today, after two decades of bluff and lies, the remaining 2°C budget demands revolutionary change to the political and economic hegemony”

- Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research (UK)

The discovery of a new specie

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In the article " Brazil dolphin is first new river species since 1918" posted on January 22, 201, Matt McGath informs us of a new specie. One of the rarest creatures in our world is the river dolphin. Three out of the 4 river dolphin can be found on the Red List, which means that they are seriously at risk of extinction. The first river dolphin since the end of World War One has been discovered by scientists in Brazil.

New Possibilities

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            An article titled “E-whiskers: Highly sensitive tactile sensors developed for robotics and other applications" by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was published on Science Daily on January 21st 2014. This article discusses the potential benefits of using extremely sensitive, mechanical whiskers as a means to better understand certain environments.  This idea is taken from the hypothesis that whiskers on animals, such as cats, are extremely sensitive, and that similarly the mechanical whiskers could be used to create better sensors.

New Possibilities

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            An article titled “E-whiskers: Highly sensitive tactile sensors developed for robotics and other applications" by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was published on Science Daily on January 21st 2014. This article discusses the potential benefits of using extremely sensitive, mechanical whiskers as a means to better understand certain environments.  This idea is taken from the hypothesis that whiskers on animals, such as cats, are extremely sensitive, and that similarly the mechanical whiskers could be used to create better sensors.

Two sugars in my phone, please.

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          There has been a new invention recently in the USA. Some researchers from the Virginia Technology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have created a new kind of battery: a sugar battery. The sugar-powered battery could replace the traditional lithium-ion batteries that have been used for decades. The scientists who created it claim that this new technology can store 10 times more energy than traditional equivalent size batteries found in smartphones. Moreover, the sugar batteries are cheaper, refillable and environment friendly, as they are biodegradable.

New Truths: Ceres

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In a BBC article published on January 22nd, Jonathan Amos discusses new findings in the scientific journal “Nature”. The asteroid Ceres has been discovered to spew water vapour into space. Relatively little is known about the dwarf planet, but a 2013 study using the Herschel telescope revealed that 6kg of water vapour is emitted from the surface of Ceres every second.

Future of Space Programs

Kenneth Chang's article, The Final Frontier’s Financial Limits (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/science/space/the-final-frontiers-financial-limits.html?ref=science&_r=0), talks about the future of N.A.S.A.'s budget concerning planetary exploration and space exploration.