Archive for September 19th, 2013

September 19, 2013

What Big Questions Remain about Sea Level Rise?: Scientific American

 

What Big Questions Remain about Sea Level Rise?: Scientific American.

September 19, 2013

snopes.com: Hand of Hope — Fetal Surgery Photo

 

snopes.com: Hand of Hope — Fetal Surgery Photo.

September 19, 2013

Private Cygnus Spacecraft Launches on Maiden Space Station Voyage: Scientific American

 

Private Cygnus Spacecraft Launches on Maiden Space Station Voyage: Scientific American.

September 19, 2013

Being Told “The Child Will Not Die”: Heather Doney’s Story

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HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Heather Doney’s blog Becoming Worldly. It was originally published on November 19, 2012.

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Trigger warning for To Break Down a Child series: posts in this series may include detailed descriptions of corporal punishment and physical abuse and violence towards children.

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Recently my Mom told me something that shook me to my core. She said, “Your father said if you disciplined a child according to the bible, they would not die.” Then she told me she recognized the Pearls’ book “To Train Up A Child.”

It all got brought up because my 10 year old brother likes to give lots of hugs of his own accord, and my Mom and I were talking about how nice that is, how sweet of a boy he is, and she said she wished her older sons, now 25 and 22, were as…

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September 19, 2013

RDFRS: Homeopaths Without Borders practice exploitation not humanitarianism

 

RDFRS: Homeopaths Without Borders practice exploitation not humanitarianism.

September 19, 2013

Researcher: There is no evidence video games triggers violence

The Lead with Jake Tapper

It’s a story line that has become all too familiar: A young man with a gun snaps, for whatever reason, and sets out to take as many lives as he can. What emerges about the killers in the aftermath also tends to follow a similar pattern – they often showed signs of mental illness, kept to themselves, and in many instances played violent video games.

Several friends of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis said he often played such games for hours.

But it’s very difficult to claim that playing violent games triggers aggression and violence, said Patrick Markey, associate professor of psychology at Villanova University.

“There is really no evidence to suggest that such violent media is linked to these shootings, or really any real world violence,” said Markey. “What we find in our laboratory studies are very small effects affecting our thoughts, our cognitions, but not so much affecting…

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September 19, 2013

The Dead Rhetoric of War | NationofChange

 

The Dead Rhetoric of War | NationofChange.

September 19, 2013

Message from the Big G

Message from the Big G