Daily Archives: September 26, 2014

10 things we didn’t know last week


10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29375917

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W Africa Ebola deaths ‘pass 3,000’


W Africa Ebola deaths ‘pass 3,000’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-29382412

Recall for nearly 40,000 lbs. of Foster Farms ‘Breast Grilled Strips’ | Local & Regional News | Eugene News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KVAL CBS 13


http://www.kval.com/news/local/Recall-issued-on-nearly-40000-pounds-of-Foster-Farms-chicken-277294301.html?mobile=y

Cuba sending 300 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in West Africa


http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/idINKCN0HM00120140927?irpc=932

Monsanto GMO wheat contamination discovered in Montana — RT News


http://www.rt.com/news/191088-monsanto-wheat-montana-gmo/

French rally against hostage killing


French rally against hostage killing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29378954

Who’s afraid of bromine?


Who’s afraid of bromine? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29376436

Getty Images: Ford Issues Recall For 850,000 2013-14 Vehicles


http://www.google.com/hostednews/getty/article/ALeqM5gzyxxEeHpHAiplR1lOCUx9E_vUHA?docId=456152780

IS battles for Syrian border town


IS battles for Syrian border town http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29382945

Fired US worker beheads colleague


Fired US worker beheads colleague http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29381980

Abbas: Israel’s Gaza war ‘genocide’


Abbas: Israel’s Gaza war ‘genocide’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29387079

Three 9/11 firemen die on same day


Three 9/11 firemen die on same day http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29381978

A Primer on the Deadly Math of Ebola – Businessweek


http://mobile.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-26/ebolas-deadly-math

UPDATE 3-Russia moves to take control of oil firm from billionaire


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL6N0RR0BG20140926?irpc=932

Chicago airports grounded after fire at suburban air traffic control facility  – NY Daily News


http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/chicago-airports-grounded-fire-suburban-air-traffic-control-facility-article-1.1953717

today’s holiday: Marshall Islands Manit Day


Marshall Islands Manit Day

In the Marshall Islands, Manit Day is part of the annual cultural festival Lutok Kobban Alele, which aims to promote and preserve the Marshallese culture. On Manit Day, people can set up booths outside the Alele Museum, Library, and National Archive—which displays exclusive and original artifacts of the Marshall Islands—to sell their handicrafts, food, and drinks. As part of the celebration, children have the opportunity to perform dances, sing songs, perform skits, or tell folklore stories. More… Discuss

quotation: There is no remedy for love but to love more. Henry David Thoreau


There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

today’s birthday: Ivan Pavlov (1849) Russian physiologist and Nobel laureate Ivan Pavlov is chiefly known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex, a reflex developed gradually by training in association with a specific repeated external stimulus. In the 1890s, he was investigating the gastric function of dogs when he noticed that the animals began salivating at the mere sound of the bell that preceded their feedings. He made this phenomenon the focus of his research. What other experimental subjects did he use in his research? More… Discuss


Ivan Pavlov (1849)

Russian physiologist and Nobel laureate Ivan Pavlov is chiefly known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex, a reflex developed gradually by training in association with a specific repeated external stimulus. In the 1890s, he was investigating the gastric function of dogs when he noticed that the animals began salivating at the mere sound of the bell that preceded their feedings. He made this phenomenon the focus of his research. What other experimental subjects did he use in his research? More… Discuss

this day in the yeseryear: Sweden Adopts New Act of Succession (1810)


Sweden Adopts New Act of Succession (1810)

The present Swedish royal dynasty was established by French-born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. Bernadotte initially supported Napoleon but then shifted his allegiance to Sweden. In 1810, he was invited to become crown prince of Sweden. He was made heir to Charles XIII through the Act of Succession. Among other things, it specifies that a Swedish prince must belong to the Church of Sweden and be raised within the realm. What change was made to the rule of succession in 1980? More… Discuss

Green Lakes State Park


Green Lakes State Park

Green Lakes State Park near Syracuse, New York, is home to two unusual lakes. Green Lake and Round Lake are meromictic, meaning that unlike most lakes, their deep and shallow waters do not mix. The absence of mixing produces relatively undisturbed layers of sediment—a scientific boon—and creates gorgeous blue-green waters. Along with its eponymous lakes, the park is known for its 18-hole public golf course, which opened at the height of the Great Depression. How was the course’s designer paid? More… Discuss

word: resolute


resolute 

Definition: (adjective) Firm in purpose or belief; steadfast.
Synonyms: determined, stalwart, staunch, persevering
Usage: I am resolute in my opposition to these proposals, so don’t bother trying to sway me. Discuss.

Microsoft offers first look at new Windows – and gives it a name


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0HL12F20140926?irpc=932

Complex molecule discovered in space


Complex molecule discovered in space http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29368984

Shares of Russian oil tycoon seized


Shares of Russian oil tycoon seized http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29375590

Day in pictures: 26 September


Day in pictures: 26 September http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-29374981

US air strikes ‘destroy IS tanks’


US air strikes ‘destroy IS tanks’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29379537

Curry spice ‘helps brain self-heal’


Curry spice ‘helps brain self-heal’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29361351

Hungary suspends gas flow to Ukraine


Hungary suspends gas flow to Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29374151

US introduces a new militant threat


US introduces a new militant threat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/29334548

US policeman arrested over shooting


US policeman arrested over shooting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29373115

Taliban seize key Afghan district


Taliban seize key Afghan district http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29375436