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DrWeb is the nom de plume de Net for a librarian in San Diego, CA...
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Reblogged Dec 22, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
Oldsters, it turns out, matter. They matter a lot. And not just in human families. I've been reading a new book called The Once and Future World, by J. B. MacKinnon, which points out that when we humans hunt game, when we fish the sea, we often prize the biggest animals because they have the biggest tusks, or the most protein, so they're the ones we kill first. But in many species, the biggest animals are also the oldest, and if we eliminate too many grandpas and grandmas, pulling them out of the mix can unravel the social order around... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 22, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses. via www.npr.org Continue reading
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Reblogged Dec 21, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
LatestIs Your Meat Safe? New Report Urges USDA To Boost Fight Against Salmonella The Pew Charitable Trusts argue in a new report that the USDA isn’t doing enough to protect the public from Salmonella outbreaks.Nineteen Students In China Hospitalized From Poisoned Yogurt; Perpetrator Deemed Mentally Ill A woman with a suspected mental illness poisoned yogurt drinks and caused nineteen students in China to be hospitalized.Losing Weight Is Harder For Black Women On Same Diet As White Women Black women lost less weight than white counterparts while on the same diet, according to a new study, which points to metabolic differences.Titanium... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 21, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
Here's an excerpt from my Rick Steves' European Christmas book, explaining how our tradition of decorating Christmas trees came to be: via www.huffingtonpost.com Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 20, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
Decked-out halls from wall to wall - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.comMember Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out via www.cbs8.com Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 19, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
The American work force has some of weakest mathematical and problem-solving skills in the developed world. In a recent survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a global policy organization, adults in the United States scored far below average and better than only two of 12 other developed comparison countries, Italy and Spain. Worse still, the United States is losing ground in worker training to countries in Europe and Asia whose schools are not just superior to ours but getting steadily better. via www.nytimes.com Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 19, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
Here Comes Santa Claus, Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down iOS/Windows/Android Lane… via howtomobile.apps.gov Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 19, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
Until now, people were told to strive for blood pressures below 140/90, with some taking multiple drugs to achieve that goal. But the guidelines committee, which spent five years reviewing evidence, concluded that the goal for people over 60 should be a systolic pressure of less than 150. And the diastolic goal should remain less than 90. via www.nytimes.com Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 18, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
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via www.washingtonpost.com "This year’s inductees include the 1956 sci-fi ad­ven­ture “Forbidden Planet,” notable for being the first film to feature a robot with personality..." Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 18, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain
Reblogged Dec 18, 2013 at DrWeb's Domain