Daily Archives: October 26, 2014

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Harvard researchers discover possible cure for Cancer : MEDICINE & HEALTH : The Science Times


http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/1036/20141026/harvard-researchers-discover-possible-cure-for-cancer.htm

CDC Moves Fast on NY Ebola Case as Soul-Searching Begins – Businessweek


http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2014-10-27/cdc-moves-fast-on-ny-ebola-case-as-soul-searching-begins

Possible staph contamination sparks nationwide recall of chicken products | Daily Digest News


http://dailydigestnews.com/2014/10/possible-staph-contamination-sparks-nationwide-recall-of-chicken-products/

Saint of the Day for Sunday, October 26th, 2014: St. Bean


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St. Bean

On December 16, there is named in the Roman Martyrology and in certain Irish calendars a Saint Bean in Ireland, who had been confused with the St. Bean whose feast is still observed in the Scottish … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Angam Day


Angam Day

Nauru is an island in the Pacific, about 2,200 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia, and 2,400 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. Over the past 100 years, the existence of Nauruans has been threatened a number of times—by tribal disputes in the 1870s and by an influenza epidemic in 1919. During World War II, two-thirds of the population were deported by the Japanese to the Caroline Islands to build airstrips. Angam (“hope”) Day on October 26 commemorates the various occasions when the Nauruan population has reached 1,500, considered the minimum number necessary for survival. More… Discuss

quotation: A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, Never in the tongue of him that makes it. William Shakespeare


A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, Never in the tongue of him that makes it.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Discuss

today’s birthday: Domenico Scarlatti (1685)


Domenico Scarlatti (1685)

Although he lived during the Baroque era, Scarlatti, an Italian composer and virtuoso harpsichordist, was extremely influential in the development of the Classical period of music. He is best known for his composition of 555 keyboard sonatas, written for the Spanish queen Maria Bárbara, whom he had tutored as a child and in whose service he remained for much of his life. Scarlatti is said to have engaged in a keyboard competition with what other composer as a young man? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Football Association Formed (1863)


Football Association Formed (1863)

The Football Association (FA), the governing body of football in England, played a leading role in establishing rules for the modern game. All of England‘s professional football clubs are members of the FA, which runs several competitions, including the FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world. After a dispute about the rules surrounding ball carrying and “hacking”—kicking opponents—led a number of clubs to withdraw from the FA, a similar organization was formed for what sport? More… Discuss

Ancient Easter Islanders Mingled with South Americans


Ancient Easter Islanders Mingled with South Americans

Easter Island is perhaps best known for its mysterious, monolithic stone statues that have been the subject of countless investigations, but the ancient Polynesian people who populated the island are also a focus of study. Easter Island is separated from South America by 2,300 miles (3,700 km) of ocean, ostensibly leaving its population fairly isolated prior to the arrival of Westerners in 1722. However, genetic analysis shows that the islanders had intimate contact with native South Americans sometime between 1300 and 1500, suggesting that a migration route between Polynesia and the Americas had been established by this period. More… Discuss

The Roof, the Roof, the Roof (of My Mouth) Is on Fire!


The Roof, the Roof, the Roof (of My Mouth) Is on Fire!

The burning sensation that engulfs your mouth when you eat a chili pepper is caused by the extremely pungent compound capsaicin. In 1912, Wilber Lincoln Scoville devised a system for ranking the relative spiciness of different peppers based on the degree of dilution necessary for a panel of taste testers to no longer feel the “heat” when sipping a pepper extract. The higher a pepper’s measurement in Scoville units, the hotter it is. What are some of the world’s hottest peppers? More… Discuss

word: whet


whet 

Definition: (verb) To make more keen; stimulate.
Synonyms: quicken, pique
Usage: The aroma of frying bacon whetted my appetite. Discuss.

Escape from Boko Haram


Escape from Boko Haram http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29762252

Letting the water in


Letting the water in http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29761274

Takata Air Bag Recall Update: Senator Blumenthal Urges National Action, Industry Oversight Reform


http://www.ibtimes.com/takata-air-bag-recall-update-senator-blumenthal-urges-national-action-industry-oversight-1713289

What Actually Happens When A Person Is Infected With The Ebola Virus


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Nurse Under Ebola Quarantine Hires Civil Rights Lawyer


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6050450

Towns ‘feel under siege’ from migrants


Towns ‘feel under siege’ from migrants http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29776970

EU budget anger – UK is not alone


EU budget anger – UK is not alone http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-eu-29776473

EU budget anger – UK is not alone


EU budget anger – UK is not alone http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-eu-29776473

EU budget anger – UK is not alone


EU budget anger – UK is not alone http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-eu-29776473

Vulnerable European banks identified


Vulnerable European banks identified http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29777589

UK ends Afghan combat operations


UK ends Afghan combat operations http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29776544

What was achieved in Afghanistan?


What was achieved in Afghanistan? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29761100

US envoy condemns Ebola response


US envoy condemns Ebola response http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29776348

Lebanon army steps up Tripoli battle


Lebanon army steps up Tripoli battle http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29778462

Ukraine votes in snap elections


Ukraine votes in snap elections http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29772078

Ukraine votes in snap elections


Ukraine votes in snap elections http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29772078

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this pressed: Obama aides criticize Ebola quarantine rules – USA TODAY


“If you put everyone in one basket, even people who are clearly no threat, then we have the problem of the disincentive of people that we need,” Fauci said on ABC’s This Week. “Let’s not forget the best way to stop this epidemic and protect America is to stop it in Africa, and you can really help stopping it in Africa if we have our people, our heroes, the health care workers, go there and help us to protect America.”

Aides to President Obama are criticizing decisions by three states to quarantine people who are returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and United Nations ambassador Samantha Power said quarantines may discourage health workers from traveling to West Africa to help block the disease at its source.

“If you put everyone in one basket, even people who are clearly no threat, then we have the problem of the disincentive of people that we need,” Fauci said on ABC’s This Week. “Let’s not forget the best way to stop this epidemic and protect America is to stop it in Africa, and you can really help stopping it in Africa if we have our people, our heroes, the health care workers, go there and help us to protect America.”

via Obama aides criticize Ebola quarantine rules.

NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci: Returning Ebola health care workers shouldn’t face ‘draconian’ rules — NBC Nightly News


this pressed: Vaticano at 12h! — Enrica Ciccarelli (@Enricapianist)


‘Record number’ of low-paid Britons


‘Record number’ of low-paid Britons http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29771470

Weekendish: The best of the week’s reads


Weekendish: The best of the week’s reads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29755747

10 things you may not know about laughter


10 things you may not know about laughter http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29754636

UK base in Afghanistan handed over


UK base in Afghanistan handed over http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29776544