Suarez & Streotyping of Mental ill-health.
A blog to remember from Random Storyteller.
The sun fingers and prickles me,
And the dock creaks gray,
Floating on algaed styrofoam.
A silvery leap spatters
This drowsy morning,
Now tail-thrashed alert.
The trout flee weedbeds,
And sunken-log mysteries
For spring-fed depths.
My toes curve over the edge
Of wave-slapped wood,
And I dive,
In an arc,
Into their current,
Desiring mute cool green
Until it presses
Hard on my breast,
And I push upward,
Bursting into white air,
Leaping Trout by Winslow Homer
Underwater courtesy of Mikhail Vedyokhin
Drops of water courtesy of iamharin
The debate on legalising Marijuana rages on.
Americans are increasingly consuming marijuana but also seeking treatment for problems caused by their use of the drug, according to a new report.
The World Drug Report was released Thursday against the backdrop of a country whose states are increasingly liberalizing legal access to marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes. The report suggests that as laws have relaxed toward the herb, more people have begun to use it — from 2008 to 2012, marijuana use among “people 12 years and older” increased almost 2 percentage points, from 10.3 to 12.1.
Washington State and Colorado recently legalized pot for recreational use, numerous states allow it for medical use, and residents in other states — New York,Alaska and Kentucky, among others — are working to legalize various forms of marijuana use, and legalization has become a staple in youth discourse and liberal politics.
The report cautions that the…
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Living in hope does not lead to anything. Read above link.
A very thought provoking piece particular for both experimental and theoretical scientists.
Google has got 6 new Toys!
Google will offer the world a peek at its future this week during its annual technology conference, Google I/O. Though the event is geared towards software developers, Google often uses the conference to unveil big new consumer products—Google Glass got its first public demo at the 2012 conference, and Google’s paid music streaming service debuted last year.
There’s no way to know exactly what Google has planned for this year’s I/O, but we can make some educated guesses. Here’s a guide on what to expect from the 2014 Google I/O conference, which begins Wednesday:
Google will likely put its operating system for smartwatches and other wearable devices front and center this year. Android Wear, announced in March, is a version of Google’s Android operating system fine-tuned for watches and wearables. It’s expected to incorporate digital assistant software Google Now and accept voice commands, among other features.
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A simple explanation of mechanism of a Heart Attack.
Scientists may have identified the connection between chronic stress and heart attacks, according to a new study: white blood cells.
“[They] are important to fight infection and healing, but if you have too many of them, or they are in the wrong place, they can be harmful,” said Matthias Nahrendorf of the Harvard Medical School, who was a co-author of the study, Agence France-Presse reports.
Stress causes an overproduction of white blood cells, which defend the body against diseases but can cause problems when produced in excess. These extra cells can stick to artery walls, causing restrictions in blood flow and aiding the formation of clots that can cause blood-vessel blockages throughout the body.
Columbia University researcher and physician Dr. Alan Tall, who was not involved in the study, told Science magazine that while doctors have believed that chronic stress could lead to cardiovascular disease, the exact mechanism has…
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Worth reading by every postgraduate student.
In August of last year, I gave a paper to the University of Melbourne’s Office of Research Ethics and Integrity research seminars, Tuesdays with OREI, on ‘Hyper-Anxiety about Research Integrity among library staff and RHD students’ that ended up doing two different things. So this is the first of a five part blog series, about who is anxious, why it’s unhelpful, and what we can do instead. The final posts will address ways of promoting ‘research integrity’ among cohorts who are not already fully signed up to the values of research integrity and academic honesty, because, according to the research, they are also badly served by a focus on plagiarism and punishment.
You can read the whole series by clicking on the category ‘Hyper-Anxiety & Academic Honesty’.
This is the first post of a five part blog series, one which will address ‘hyper-anxiety’ among those who are…
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A short piece of work full of lessons despite its brevity.
Inspired by a haiku written by JannaTWrites > Nature – Haiku
Sorrel thrived in the city rubbish dump.
The kind woman, taking pity, uprooted and brought him home. She cleaned and trimmed, and removed the parasites that infested him. She placed Sorrel near the window, so that nourishing sunlight bathed him. Besides a clean soft bed, she fed him all sorts of nutrients which modern science had birthed.
However, after a week, Sorrel fell ill. He shrivelled and withered. No matter what the woman tried, Sorrel’s condition worsened.
Finally, he bent down in death.
“I wonder whether I should have simply left you in the rubbish dump,” whispered the woman, as she pulled out the dead plant and tossed it into a rubbish bin.
Sorrel – A boy’s name but also a vegetable, eaten in soups, sauces and salads.
Notice, how some plants sprout spontaneously in the wild. Yet…
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Found the list of blogs to read a must for every post graduate student. Have a look at some of them. See what you think.