Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

this pressed for the bees and the flowers: Flash – Nature’s ‘medicine cabinet’ fights bee disease – France 24


18 February 2015 – 01H40

Nature’s ‘medicine cabinet’ fights bee disease

© AFP/File | Honey bees gather on a moveable comb hive at the Bee Research Laboratory, in Beltsville, Maryland on August 22, 2007

PARIS (AFP) –

Floral nectar contains a bouquet of natural chemicals that may help fight parasite infection in bumble bees, a study said Wednesday.

The findings throw up clues for helping honey bee colonies battling mysterious but catastrophic decline.

Biologists in New England tested eight nectar compounds on North American bumble bees — Latin name Bombus impatiens — that had been infected in the lab with an intestinal parasite called Crithidia bombi.

Four of the eight were effective against Crithidia, which is spread by bee faeces and lowers winter survival rates and reproductive success.

via Flash – Nature’s ‘medicine cabinet’ fights bee disease – France 24.

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today’s image: Mark Twain -The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – published on February 18, 1885



The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published on February 18, 1885, and became one of the writer’s most famous works. Samuel Clemens, born in 1835, first used the pseudonym of Mark Twain when he wrote a humorous travel account in 1863. Books such as Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer made Mark Twain a popular American author because people could relate to his stories of boyhood adventures colored with social commentary. As a satirical, critical voice of the United States, Twain continued to write and lecture across the country and the world. Mark Twain died in 1910.

Image: Library of Congress

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USA TODAY: Congress reacts to immigration ruling


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Congress reacts to immigration ruling

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USA TODAY: AG orders review of bankers’ actions


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AG orders review of bankers’ actions

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From NPR News


Figuring Out If A Doctor Is In Your Network Can Be Perplexing http://n.pr/1EknpPo

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From NPR News


You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords http://n.pr/1CBrNJL

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From NPR News: Federal Judge Blocks….


Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Executive Actions On Immigration http://n.pr/1CDIHaz

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From NPR News: After Sandy…


After Sandy: Insurance Claim Battles Cost Homeowners, Taxpayers http://n.pr/1FH1R04

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From France 24


Ex-minister unrepentant for comments on French PM’s Jewish wife

http://f24.my/1EF476W

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From France 24


Tens of thousands in Copenhagen vigil for shooting victims

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From France 24


Scottish band Texas still strong after 25 years

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From France 24


Pro-Russian rebels claim seizure of Debaltseve rail hub

http://f24.my/1vCbSpm

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From France 24


Can Egypt drag Europe into a new Libyan intervention?

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From CNN : Obama vows to abide by court order


Obama vows to abide by court order
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/17/politics/texas-obama-immigration-injunction/index.html

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From CNN : Who is on al Qaeda’s ‘wanted’ list?


Who is on al Qaeda’s ‘wanted’ list?
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2015/02/16/orig-pkg-robertson-al-qaeda-wanted-list.cnn.html

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CNN : Why the flawed ‘War on Terror’ needs a reboot


Why the flawed ‘War on Terror’ needs a reboot
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/17/opinion/war-on-terror-reboot/index.html

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From CNN : 5 myths (and one surprising fact) about Lent


5 myths (and one surprising fact) about Lent
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/17/living/catholic-lent/index.html

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From CNN : ISIS has launched a major assault on Kurdish positions southwest of Irbil, Iraq, Kurdish officials say.


ISIS has launched a major assault on Kurdish positions southwest of Irbil, Iraq, Kurdish officials say.
http://www.cnn.com

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From VOA : Reports: Danish Gunman Swore Allegiance to IS Leader


http://www.voanews.com/A/2647459.html

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From VOA : Suicide Bombing Kills 5 in E. Pakistan


http://www.voanews.com/A/2647032.html

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From VOA : IS May Be Selling Human Organs, Iraqi Diplomat Says


http://www.voanews.com/A/2647838.html

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From VOA : Taliban Attack Targets Afghan Police, Kills 22


http://www.voanews.com/A/2647066.html

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From VOA : Bombers Hit 3 Locations in Nigeria


http://www.voanews.com/A/2647271.html

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From VOA : US: ‘Proxy War’ With Russia Over E. Ukraine Not in World’s Interest


http://www.voanews.com/A/2647007.html

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From BBC : ‘Coup plot foiled’ in Venezuela


‘Coup plot foiled’ in Venezuela http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31464248

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From BBC : Rolls ‘does not tolerate’ bribes


Rolls ‘does not tolerate’ bribes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31487742

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From BBC : Colombian soldiers killed by bomb


Colombian soldiers killed by bomb http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31485045

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From BBC : Cuba sentences two for murder


Cuba sentences two for murder http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31491583

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From BBC : Turkish women share stories of abuse


Turkish women share stories of abuse http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-31504416

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From BBC : Day in pictures: 17 February 2015


Day in pictures: 17 February 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-31502524

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From BBC : Code to delete Facebook photos found


Code to delete Facebook photos found http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/31486858

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From BBC : Anger over BBC radio streaming


Anger over BBC radio streaming http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31487515

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From BBC : Digital skills crucial, says report


Digital skills crucial, says report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31501917

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From BBC : Dotcom’s team reacts to guilty plea


Dotcom’s team reacts to guilty plea http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31488708

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From BBC : Greece ‘to request loan extension’


Greece ‘to request loan extension’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31499815

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From BBC : New round of US-Cuba talks confirmed


New round of US-Cuba talks confirmed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31509073

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From BBC : Boston mayor scolds snow jumpers


Boston mayor scolds snow jumpers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31508616

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From BBC : Naseer ‘led Manchester terror cell’


Naseer ‘led Manchester terror cell’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31507845

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From BBC : Boko Haram blamed for Nigeria blast


Boko Haram blamed for Nigeria blast http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31509022

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From BBC : Myanmar gives army power amid unrest


Myanmar gives army power amid unrest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31511331

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From BBC : Judge halts Obama’s migrant action


Judge halts Obama’s migrant action http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31508614

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From BBC : Putin ‘predicted Ukraine fighting’


Putin ‘predicted Ukraine fighting’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31511926

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today’s holiday: Bonden Festival (2015)


Bonden Festival (2015)

At the Bonden (or Bonten) Festival at Yokote in the Akita Prefecture of Japan, each district of the city has a team of young men to carry its bonden in a race to the Asahiokayama-jinja shrine. The bonden is a 10-foot (3-m) bamboo pole, draped with heavy cloth and topped by a platform holding a figure of the Animal of the Year. Those carrying the bonden gradually increase their pace until they are running, often pushing members of competing teams to the ground to be the first to the top. The team that arrives first wins the privilege of offering its bonden to the kami, or god. More… Discuss

quotation: Frances Hodgson Burnett


Fate alone saw the meaning of the web it wove, the might of it, and its place in the making of a world’s history.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) Discuss

today’s birthday: Michael Jordan (1963)


Michael Jordan (1963)

Considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan ended his career with a regular-season scoring average of 30.1 points per game, the highest in NBA history. He won six NBA championships, was league MVP five times, and earned two Olympic gold medals. Jordan’s mid-air acrobatics and slam dunk skills are legendary and earned him the nickname “Air Jordan.” After retiring from basketball in 1993, Jordan surprised fans by beginning a career in what sport? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Kasparov Beats Deep Blue (1996)


Kasparov Beats Deep Blue (1996)

Garry Kasparov is a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest players in history. He was the youngest person to become the World Chess Federation’s World Chess Champion, a title he held from 1985 until 1993. In 1996, Kasparov played against a super-computer called “Deep Blue,” which was capable of evaluating 100 billion positions each turn. He lost the first game, but rebounded in the next five games to beat the machine. What happened when Kasparov faced the computer in a rematch a year later? More… Discuss

Photo-Sharing App a Popular Tool for Doctors: Share your medical anomalies with the world? How stupid is that?


Photo-Sharing App a Popular Tool for Doctors

While seemingly everyone is on Instagram, doctors have their own photo-sharing app for medical anomalies: Figure 1. It was created by physician Josh Landy to be a “global knowledge notebook,” a way to get second, third, and fourth opinions on a case—virtually—and to be a learning tool in the medical profession. Such sharing has raised concerns about doctor-patient confidentiality, but all personal information is removed when images are uploaded, and patients must give permission for their pictures to be shared. As of summer 2014, Figure 1 had 150,000 users. More… Discuss

People and places: The San


The San

The San are an indigenous people of Africa, mainly found in Botswana, Namibia, Angola, and South Africa. Once nomadic hunters and gatherers of wild food in desolate areas like the Kalahari Desert of southwest Africa, most of the San now live in settlements and work on cattle ranches or farms. The San have a rich folklore, are skilled in drawing, and have a remarkably complex language characterized by the use of clicks. What plant used by the San has been patented, and why? More… Discuss