Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Year: 2017

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne. Every year, the streets ring with the same lilting song. Sweet, nostalgic, hopeful; “Auld Lang Syne” has become an absolute tradition in New Year’s Eve celebrations. And so, we sing. Or, at least, we sing the first couple of lines and politely mumble the rest into our champagne

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Canis Minor Constellation

Canis Minor Constellation

Canis Minor Constellation. Canis Minor is a small constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere. In the second century, it was included as an asterism, or pattern, of two stars in Ptolemy’s 48 constellations, and it is counted among the 88 modern constellations. Its name is Latin for “lesser dog,” in contrast to Canis Major, the “greater dog;” both figures

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What Is Evidence-Based Medicine?

What Is Evidence-Based Medicine?

What Is Evidence-Based Medicine? In medicine, the term “evidence-based” causes more arguments than you might expect. And that’s quite apart from the recent political controversy over why certain words were avoided in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention budget documents. The arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan lines, either. The mission of “evidence-based medicine” is surprisingly recent.

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Humans 2.0

Humans 2.0

Humans 2.0. Bryan Johnson isn’t short of ambition. The founder and CEO of neuroscience company Kernel want “to expand the bounds of human intelligence”. He is planning to do this with neuroprosthetics; brain augmentations that can improve mental function and treat disorders. Put simply, Kernel hopes to place a chip

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Stateless Minorities And Their Search For Citizenship

Stateless Minorities And Their Search For Citizenship

Stateless Minorities And Their Search For Citizenship. An estimated 10 million people worldwide are stateless, including three million officially, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency said. Muslim Rohingyas in Buddhist-majority Myanmar form the world’s most significant stateless minority, with

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