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"…We live in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. Each day, whether it’s from TV news, phone notifications...
"…We live in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. Each day, whether it’s from TV news, phone notifications, online browsing, social media, or even the good old fashioned paper, we hear stories of the increasing dangers of cybercrime. Feeling overwhelmed yet? You’re not alone. A recent study published by the National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) says that “security fatigue” is a real phenomenon affecting 63 percent of its participants. So what, exactly, is security fatigue? And why is it a dangerous, though understandable, phenomenon?"
Trauma care in the military and civilian sectors is a portrait of contradiction. On one hand, the nation...
Trauma care in the military and civilian sectors is a portrait of contradiction. On one hand, the nation has never seen better systems of care for those wounded on the battlefield or severely injured within the United States. On the other, many trauma patients, depending on when or where they are injured, do not receive the benefit of those gains. Far too many die needlessly or sustain lifelong disabilities as a result. Hundreds or more U.S. service member lives could likely be saved in future wars if trauma care were optimal. Those potential gains soar into the tens of thousands of lives saved if past and future improvements in military trauma care could be systematically translated into the civilian sector.
Perhaps not coincidentally, from the time that French chefs began visiting Japan (and Japanese chefs...
Perhaps not coincidentally, from the time that French chefs began visiting Japan (and Japanese chefs began training in France) in the mid-1960s, fine dining has become increasingly like Japan’s most formal dining tradition, kaiseki. Kaiseki is most easily defined as Japanese haute cuisine, but like many translations, that equivalence leaves out key context. For one, while European haute cuisine descended from royal court banquets, kaiseki’s cultural legacy is tied both to the dining habits of the elite and to the Zen Buddhist tradition of the tea ceremony, which highlighted the rustic and the seasonal as a meditation on impermanence.
Rhino horn is the most valuable illegally traded wildlife product in the world, more expensive per pound...
Rhino horn is the most valuable illegally traded wildlife product in the world, more expensive per pound than either gold or cocaine and much more valuable than elephant ivory. With as few as 25,000 wild rhinos left in Africa, conservationist and law enforcement fight a constant battle with criminal syndicates seeking to kill rhinos and sell their horns to wealthy consumers abroad, many in Asia.

By Dr. Fred An unnamed infant in the Bikingi group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, was observed by trackers with an abnormally distended belly earlier this month. He was ambulating independently but with difficulty due to his sagging belly....

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Iraqi woman who fled her home in Intisar district of Mosul, a city in northern Iraq surrounded by troops...
Iraqi woman who fled her home in Intisar district of Mosul, a city in northern Iraq surrounded by troops, is waiting for transport at the Kurdish checkpoint in Shakuli village, hoping to get into the refugee camp in Erbil, on November 10, 2016. A month ago Iraqi troops started the operation to free Mosul from ISIS, which occupied the city in the summer of 2014.
Where Have All The Leaders Gone? We are presently facing a global crisis in leadership — at least according...
Where Have All The Leaders Gone?
We are presently facing a global crisis in leadership — at least according to a survey of experts convened by the World Economic Forum in 2014, that is. Fully 86 percent of the 1200 individuals surveyed by the forum responded that the global crisis in leadership posed a “serious challenge to prospects for tackling the world’s most pressing and dire challenges.” Across the board, from religious institutions to government, media, and business, faith in leadership has crumbled over the past 15 years.
Film footage from panel discussion at the Wilson Center in Washington DC. "We lose sight of these disasters...
Film footage from panel discussion at the Wilson Center in Washington DC. "We lose sight of these disasters when the cameras are gone," warned Dr. Eric Noji, Prevention chief of Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Emergency Response at the Centers for Disease Control. Noji, along with his colleagues, Drs. Frederick "Skip" Burkle and Lynn Lawry, led a timely discussion on public health management before, during, and after natural disasters. Drawing on their extensive domestic and international disaster relief experience, as well as recent crises such as Hurricane Katrina, the Sichuan earthquake, and Cyclone Nargis, the three commented on the public health consequences of natural disasters, the current state of international humanitarian assistance, and priorities for health system reconstruction.
Health equity, the attainment of the highest level of health for all people, is yet to be realized for...
Health equity, the attainment of the highest level of health for all people, is yet to be realized for many populations in the United States. Health equity focuses on diseases and health care services, but is also broadly linked to social determinants, such as socioeconomic status, the physical environment, discrimination, and legislative policies. For one population, Native Hawaiians, the indigenous people of Hawai‘i, the elusiveness of health equity is reflected in the excess burden of health and social disparities. The experience of health disparities for this native population is even more troubling as Hawai‘i, with its diverse multiethnic population, is reputed to be the “healthiest state in America.” This paper provides a perspective on health equity for Native Hawaiians by reviewing population characteristics, identifying prominent health and social disparities, presenting programs that show promise for health equity, and concluding with recommendations for the future.
Today we invite you to venture into the heart of the Amazon and discover your connection to the world's...
Today we invite you to venture into the heart of the Amazon and discover your connection to the world's largest rainforest through Voyager, Google Earth's storytelling platform. You’ll find 11 new interactive stories about different parts of the vast Brazilian Amazon region, which is home to about 27 million people and a wide array of cultures.

All of these stories are told by the diverse peoples who call the forest home, and some were produced by one of Brazil's greatest storytellers, the acclaimed film director Fernando Meirelles. Combined, they create an immersive web and mobile experience told through video, mapping, audio and 360° virtual reality, covering a broad range of issues facing the future of the rainforest—and, consequently, the planet.
Born in 1920, Cooley graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Austin and earned his...
Born in 1920, Cooley graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Austin and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1944.Cooley performed the first transplant of a human heart in the United States in 1968. The following year, he became the first surgeon to implant an artificial heart in a human. In 1962, Cooley founded the Texas Heart Institute, where he was serving as the president emeritus and surgeon-in-chief emeritus. At the time of his death, Cooley was also serving as a surgery consultant at Texas Children's Hospital and a surgery professor at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan awarded Cooley the Medal of Freedom - the nation's highest civilian honor.
4 Things Leaders Can Learn from This Election With this year’s presidential debates being the most watched...
4 Things Leaders Can Learn from This Election
With this year’s presidential debates being the most watched of all time, the political fireworks have gotten people talking—and arguing—more than almost any other election ever. But whether it’s Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton who takes the day on November 8th, there’s a lot that corporate leaders can learn from the way that voters have responded to the controversial climate of the race.
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