National Children’s Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers
The National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Children’s Study will begin recruiting volunteers to take part in its comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children’s health. At a briefing, NIH officials announced that the first phase of recruitment for the study will begin in Duplin County, North Carolina, and Queens, New York.
I spoke with Mr. Lee Tune about future infrastructure and applications.
He told me the software and how it was designed is compatible with the red light and crime camera systems now in most major… Continue
Added by C on January 16, 2009 at 6:00pm —
PACIFICA – About 700 Israelis have been arrested for protesting against the war on Gaza since the beginning of the deadly offensive, said Neve Gordon, chair of the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel on Monday.
"700 Israelis have been arrested since this war began, because they protested this… Continue
The Body Soviet: Propaganda,
Hygiene and the Revolutionary State
by Tricia Starks
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – By making the personal political, hygienists in the early days of the Soviet Union attempted to improve public health dramatically and played a key role in the establishment of the Soviet state. In The Body Soviet: Propaganda, Hygiene and the Revolutionary State, historian Tricia Starks examines the extensive collections… Continue
Added by C on January 14, 2009 at 9:56pm —
UNRWA spokesman Johan Eriksson told the British Broadcasting Corp. via phone from Jerusalem that he had just spoken to the agencys boss in Gaza City, who confirmed to him that at least three shells containing white phosphorus hit their sprawling compound.
Fire is raging inside our compound. It is inside a mechanical workshop, Eriksson told the BBC, adding that shipping pallets loaded with humanitarian aid were also on fire inside the compound.
Study says 'error-monitoring' signals keep us from being too different from others
Your brain may be wired to go along with popular opinion in social situations, a new study suggests.
Scans done with functional magnetic resonance imaging showed that people whose opinion differed with that of a group of people experienced a neuronal response in the brain's rostral cingulate zone (RCZ) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) -- areas that seem… Continue
Added by C on January 14, 2009 at 2:41pm —
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
Published: January 13, 2009
WASHINGTON — It is true, President Bush sounded alarms about Barack Obama during the campaign season. On Tuesday, Mr. Bush went one step further: He declared Mr. Obama’s inauguration an actual emergency.
The declaration, though, was not a political statement about Republicans being run out of town. Rather, it was a bureaucratic move intended to provide additional federal money to help Washington cope with the huge… Continue
CALL THE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO COMMIT ERIC HOLDER TO ENFORCING THE LAW FOR PAST BUSH CRIMES
We scored an amazing mass media victory this week, which we must immediately build on and expand, when first Keith Olbermann took note of the fact that the number one question on the Obama "change" site was asking about a special prosecutor for the torture and wiretap crimes of the Bush administration.…
My name is Omer Goldman. I am 19 years old. I am one of the Shministim. Thank you for signing the Shministim letter to support me and my friends. Tell your friends to send a letter to the Israeli Minister of Defense.
If we must have gun-buyer background checks to stop criminals,
at least do it without compiling massive records on the innocent.
BIDS: “Blind Identification Database System”
Basically, BIDS distributes the list of hardcore prohibited possessors
to federally licensed firearm dealers. Dealers check their customers
against the computerized list to lockout illegal sales.
Added by leilei on January 2, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Oregon's Uber Kontrol Freak Governor Ted Kulongoski is at it again.
Last week two articles referencing Ted’s plan to install GPS tracking chips on all of our vehicles appeared in the Observer.
Lawmakers are worried that their global warming scare tactics will cause us to purchase more fuel efficient vehicles, which is what they told us to do in the first place, and therefore strip the State of billions of dollars of gas tax money.