"Judging by what I have learned about men and women, I am convinced that there is far more in them of idealist will power than ever comes to the surface of the world." -- Dr. Albert Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day
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It's been 100 days since President Barack Obama took office, and news outlets across the political spectrum are weighing in with performance reviews -- a good portion of which have focused primarily on the economic actions Obama has taken since January 20. But an article from NBC's Chief Justice Correspondent Pete Williams takes a look at the progress Obama has made towards permanently renewing … [Read more...] about 100 Days Down; Little Progress on Assault Weapons Ban
In one of yesterday's posts, I mentioned the popularity of Albert Schweitzer's quote about music and felines ("There are two refuges from life’s miseries: music and cats”). Albert Schweitzer: Thoughts for Our Times, edited by Erica Anderson (and with a preface by Dr. Lachlan Forrow, ASF's president), contains an anecdote that puts the flesh on that quote: "Even in the midst of putting up a … [Read more...] about The Cat Boom: A Surprising Consequence of Global Warming
William Easterly of Aid Watch highlights an alternately fascinating and disheartening article in the Daily Nation, a Kenyan newspaper: Mosquito net manufactures are teaming up with the provincial administration and village elders in several parts of Kenya in an effort to apprehend and prosecute people who use the products for purposes other than covering beds. According to Dr Elizabeth Juma, who … [Read more...] about Malaria Net Misuse: Fishing Gear? Wedding Dresses?
Bloomberg's Elizabeth Lopatto reports that per a newly released Nature study, autistic children have altered genes controlling their brain development: "The discovery gives scientists targets to perhaps begin developing treatments, said study author Gerard Schellenberg, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, in Philadelphia. “When we think about treatments, those target … [Read more...] about New Autism Study: “A Major Jump”