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Technology and Tradition Collide: From Gender Bias to Sex Selection

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"Every year, as a result of prenatal sex selection, 1.5 million girls around the world are missing at birth.  How do we know these girls are missing if they were never born? Under normal circumstances, about 102 to 107 male babies are born for every 100 female babies born. This is called the sex ratio at birth, or SRB."

 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:23 PM

How do local cultures create these demographic statistics?  How do these demographic statistics impact local cultures? 


Tags: gender, technologyfolk culture, statistics, China, population.

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Women's Self Defense Class at UB

Women's Self Defense Class at UB | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Another round of women's self defense classes were given in Cayo this weekend. Belmopan City Online was at the University of Belize to cover the event. Thanks, Renee Wentz, for all your time and effort to keep the ladies safe.

"Don't MESS with these ladies!! (in fact don't mess with ANY lady). A Great self-defence class was held this Satuday free of charge at UB. The girls and women who participated learned great tips on how to conduct themselves to avoid becoming victims, what to do if you're being followed, and how to fight back during an actual attack. Everyone left feeling empowered and a little safer. To find out about more upcoming sessions, 'like' the 'S.H.E. Thing...' page:

https://www.facebook.com/S.H.E.Thing.SelfDefense"


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Canning 101 | Home Made Simple

Canning 101 | Home Made Simple | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Discover how to properly and safely can produce.

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Why the Violence in Mexico is Getting Worse

"Mass killings have become increasingly common across Mexico due to the country's ongoing war on drugs. Cartels and gangs, often working with help from local police, are murdering innocent victims by the dozens and leaving them in unmarked graves. So just how bad is the violence in Mexico, and what is the Mexican President doing to stop it?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 4, 12:08 PM

Read the transcript of the video here, that link is also a nice resource for to do some additional research on the topic.


Tags: Mexico, narcotics.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, November 14, 2:45 PM

The war on drugs has destroyed thousands of lives in Mexico.  Despite efforts from government officials to dismantle the drug system in the country, it seems as if their efforts are going nowhere. With the dismantling of large drug gangs and the capturing of 30 out of 37 most wanted drug lordes in Mexico, it gives the illusion that government officials finally has a control over this ordeal. Rather, it has destroyed large drug groups and created smaller ones. With the new president in office, I don't think all of his efforts to wage the war on drugs is beneficial. How is allowing drug lordes to keep their weapon beneficial to stopping the war on drugs in Mexico?

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Why Are Millions Of Americans Preparing For Doomsday?

Why Are Millions Of Americans Preparing For Doomsday? | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

All over America, there are millions of Americans that are quietly preparing for doomsday. They are turning spare rooms into long-term food storage pantries, they are planting survival gardens, they are converting their homes over to alternative sources of energy, they are taking self-defense courses and they are stocking up on just about anything you can imagine.


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What to Keep in Your First-Aid Kit

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In an emergency, a properly stocked first-aid kit can often mean the difference between stopping a situation from escalating before it gets out of control and winding up with a life-threatening incide

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Ebola

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Ebola (1976- ) is a disease that has killed nearly 5,000 so far in 2014 in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It broke out in December 2013 right near where the three countries meet. It is by far the worst Ebola outbreak ever. There is no cure. It kills 70% to 90% of those who get sick.

 

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Zombies, Twitter, And Braaiiins!: The Neuroscience of The Walking Dead

Zombies, Twitter, And Braaiiins!: The Neuroscience of The Walking Dead | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Neal Ungerleider:  "A study of "Walking Dead" viewers looks at what happens to the mind while watching a zombie apocalypse… and what happens when viewers don’t share emotionally wrenching scenes on social media."


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he has problems ^^^
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The Zombie Invasion Could Happen This Halloween

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Are you ready for the zombie invasion? It could very well be this Halloween, you know. So you should think about getting yourself and your family prepared. Zombie Survival Guide Of course, some peo...

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The Science of Earthquakes

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From fault types to the Ring of Fire to hydraulic fracking, the Earthquakes infographic by Weather Underground helps us understand the complexities of what shakes the ground.

 

Tags: disasters, geomorphology, physical, infographic.


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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 27, 7:20 PM

informative indeed.


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What is a bugout truck and what should it be?

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What is the best type of bugout truck? What is necessary in it and what don't you really want. A bugout truck is a great survival tool!


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A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

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Corn is not what you think. For starters: Most of the time, it's not human food.

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Rachael Johns's curator insight, October 24, 10:17 AM

The corn we are growing is not helping world hunger but is making the world more unhealthy. Most the corn that we grow is either going to be used as sweeteners or as feed for cows. When we feed this to the cows it is literally killing the cows that WE eat.

Nolan Walters's curator insight, October 25, 11:29 AM

Most of the corn is not even going to us. Most of it goes to the animals, who eat it (which is cheaper than grass), which fatten them up for slaughter for humans.  Corn also gets turned into Corn Syrup, which fattens us.  The Corn industry is mostly to fatten up animals for meat for us humans in MDCs. 

Alex Lewis's curator insight, October 30, 12:46 PM

The fact that we could use this land to grow surplus edible food instead of corn that isn't edible and goes to feed obese and unhealthy cows is sickening. There are millions of people dying in Africa and other LDC's from starvation, but we use our farmland to grow inedible corn and overfeed cows to the point of death. The corn is used to feed animals, and the animals are then slaughtered months, weeks or even days before they would've died of overfeeding. 

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Feeding the Whole World

"Louise Fresco argues that a smart approach to large-scale, industrial farming and food production will feed our planet's incoming population of nine billion. Only foods like (the scorned) supermarket white bread, she says, will nourish on a global scale."


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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, October 19, 12:07 PM

Feed The World ...

dilaycock's curator insight, October 19, 6:45 PM

Fresco argues that we tend to see "home-made" agriculture as a thing of beauty, whereas the reality is that many small scale farmers struggle and live a subsistence lifestyle. The adoration of small-scale farming, notes Fresco, is a luxury to those who can afford it. Large-scale production has increased the availability and affordability of food. Food production should be given as high a priority as climate change and sustainability, and we should seriously consider ways in which land can be used as a multi-purpose space that includes agriculture.

Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, October 24, 10:55 AM

Louise Fresco speaks of local food production and small scale control

and the entire food nework

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The Greatest Invention?

"What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 11, 3:58 PM

What one invention has made the greatest difference in the lives of people all around the world?  The case can be made for the washing machine; it has been a major tool in transforming the lives of women and restructuring gender roles in industrialized societies. 


Tags: gapminder, poverty gendertechnology, industry, development, TED.

Kelli Jones's curator insight, October 19, 5:41 PM

I think that it is really interesting how something that almost everybody in todays society has and uses and doesn't really think about, can be described as a "miracle" to some people.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 27, 7:32 PM

unarguably one of the greatest inventions of mankind.

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Recycle Pallets as Garden Planters

Recycle Pallets as Garden Planters | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

This was posted by GreenerGreenGrass Organic Lawn Care Blog

 

I saw this photo from Homestead Survival and just had to share it. I have actually been thinking about doing raised garden beds this year to expand our gardening space. Although there is plenty of ...


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This Go-Bag Will Keep You Ready For The Coming Apocalypse

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Call it paranoia if you want, but when the end of the world comes due to zombies, aliens, severe weather, asteroids, or Black Friday stampedes, you're going to want to be ready and waiting with your trusty bug-out bag.

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15 Doomsday Fiction Books That May Soon Become Reality | The Daily Sheeple

15 Doomsday Fiction Books That May Soon Become Reality | The Daily Sheeple | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Sometimes, fiction can inspire us in a way that a dry, how-to book cannot. Many preppers remember the book that woke them up and made them say, "Wow - that could really happen. I need to change the way I'm doing things and get prepared." Reading post-apocalyptic fiction can help us to "war game" and figure out "what would I do if...."

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Iscope Telescopic Magnetic Flashlight

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iScope is the remarkable extendable app function tool that's more than simply a flashlight. It extends, bends as well as is a magnet for picking up products up to 2 lbs.

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Walking Dead Fan Nathan Fillion Shares His Plans For The Zombie Apocalypse - Don't you mean "go over to Carolyn's place, hole up, have a cup of tea and wait for this whole thing to blow over"?

Walking Dead Fan Nathan Fillion Shares His Plans For The Zombie Apocalypse - Don't you mean "go over to Carolyn's place, hole up, have a cup of tea and wait for this whole thing to blow over"? | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

I think we can all rest a little easier knowing that our most valuable national export already has a plan in action to keep himself safe when the undead inevitably rise from their graves to feast on the brains of space cowboys. By the way, AMC, if you ever need a celebrity cameo for The Walking ... http://www.newsyab.com/walking-dead-fan-nathan-fillion-shares-his-plans-for-the-zombie-apocalypse-dont-you-mean-go-over-to-carolyns-place-hole-up-have-a-cup-of-tea-and-wait-for-this-whole-thing-to-blow-over/


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Coke: Wait, People Thought Vitamin Water Was Good for You?

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JAN 18, 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

 

Sure, vitaminwater is healthy—for Coca-Cola's bottom line...

In light of Coca-Cola's much-discussed attempt to place itself at the vanguard in the fight against obesity—see video above—it's worth taking look at its line of "enhanced waters," known as Glacéau vitaminwater. You could be forgiven for thinking the product is a life-giving nectar. The made-up word Glacéau evokes the purity of glaciers. Vitamins are essential nutrients. And water is an unimpeachable ingredient... And What's Really in This "miracle" water? ... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/01/coca-cola-vitamin-water-obesity.

 

Jan 22, 2013 THE TROUBLE WITH COCA-COLA'S NEW ANTI-OBESITY CAMPAIGN http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/01/whats-behind-colas-new-anti-obesity-campaign/

 

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FAT CHANCE: DIET COKE FIGHTS OBESITY? KEEPING THE DIET SODA MONEY TRAIN ROLLING http://www.nationofchange.org/fat-chance-diet-coke-fights-obesity-1377785616

 

HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE  http://sco.lt/65vNYX

 

 

 


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How was the AIDS epidemic reversed?

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"If ever there was a demonstration of the power of science, it is the course of the fight billed 'Mankind v AIDS'. Until 1981 the disease (though already established in parts of Africa) was unknown to science. Within a decade it passed from being seen as primarily a threat to gay men, and then to promiscuous heterosexuals, to being a plague that might do to some parts of Africa what the Black Death did to medieval Europe. But now, though 1.6m people a year still die of it, that number is on a downward trajectory­, and AIDS rarely makes the headlines any more. How was this achieved?  The answer has two parts: sound science and international co-operation."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 29, 1:24 PM

The Ebola epidemic has dominated headlines recently.  In their haste, it has been lost on that media the scary medical story of the 20th century (AIDS) that was going to doom Africa is now a success story.  Some of the stories about Ebola have treated Africa as one monolithic place--Africa is not a single story.  


Tagsmedical, diffusion, Africa, regions, perspective.


Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, November 2, 9:46 PM

With developing science and the preaching of safe sex AIDS is on a downward curve in the number of deaths that it causes.  With the advancement of science and medicine it has been found what is working for those with AIDS and what combinations are found to be most beneficial.  Along with medicine however the topic of safe sex is being presented to people around the world.  With these strides that are being made AIDS is not as large of a topic as it was in the past.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 11, 3:23 AM

How was the AIDS epidemic reversed?

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Assessing the Science of Ebola Transmission

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The research on how the virus spreads is not as ambiguous as some have made it seem.

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Waging War Against Global Food Waste

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National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tristram Stuart wants the world to stop throwing away so much good food.

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hailey thornton's curator insight, November 6, 8:56 AM

what do we do when we have leftovers from our dinner. we throw it all away . if we just took the salvageable veggies that we can use to feed the animals that we end up eating . the landfills are being filled faster than we can get rid of what is in them .  we need to find alternative ways to get rid of our waste cause

we will be living in a land fill in the future if we dont

Rebecca McClure's curator insight, November 15, 11:13 PM

Year 9: Food Security

Alex Lewis's curator insight, November 21, 12:18 PM

I think this is a great idea, and the more we reduce our food waste, the better. We can use this food to feed the starving, which would solve two problems at once. Also, the idea of feeding the excess food to the pigs is a good idea. Not as good as conserving the food to give to the needy though. 

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Johnson & Johnson Commits $200 million to Speed Ebola Vaccine Development and Expand Production | Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Commits $200 million to Speed Ebola Vaccine Development and Expand Production | Johnson & Johnson | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

 

 Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that it has made a commitment of up to $200 million to accelerate and significantly expand the production of an Ebola vaccine program in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The company is closely collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as other key stakeholders, governments, and public health authorities on the clinical testing, development, production and distribution of the vaccine regimen.

 

The vaccine regimen, which was discovered in a collaborative research program with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), combines a Janssen preventative vaccine with a vaccine from Bavarian Nordic, a biotechnology company based in Denmark. This combination vaccine regimen has shown promising results in preclinical studies, and is now planned to be tested for safety and immunogenicity in healthy volunteers in Europe, the United States of America and Africa starting in early January. Janssen is targeting production of more than one million doses of the vaccine regimen in 2015, 250,000 of which are expected to be released for broad application in clinical trials by May 2015.

The regimen consists of two vaccine components that are based on AdVac® technology from Crucell Holland B.V., which is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, and the MVA-BN® technology from Bavarian Nordic. The research collaboration for a monovalent vaccine targeting the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus is part of an ongoing development program for a multivalent vaccine against other virus strains that cause disease in humans, including Ebola and Marburg viruses. 

As part of an overall commitment to advance innovations that address unmet medical needs worldwide, a team of dedicated experts has been assigned to focus on bringing this preventative vaccine to people in need. The commitment by Johnson & Johnson includes an equity investment in Bavarian Nordic to provide capital for the development, testing and production of Bavarian Nordic’s vaccine. Janssen will take the lead in funding and developing both components of the combination vaccine regimen.

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Krishan Maggon 's curator insight, October 22, 10:48 AM

J&J intends to produce 1 million doses of the new NIAID+Bavarian Nordic Ebola vaccine at Janssen R&D lab/plant.

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Join the Debate: 3D Printed Guns or Government Regulation? - Gizmodo

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Join the Debate: 3D Printed Guns or Government Regulation?

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Feeding Our Hungry Planet

"By 2050, the world's population will likely increase 35 percent. But is growing more food the only option—or even the best? National Geographic investigates the challenges and solutions to feeding everyone on our planet, based on an eight-month series in National Geographic magazine.  Visit http://natgeofood.com for ongoing coverage of food issues as we investigate the Future of Food today on World Food Day."

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture.


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Truthbehere2's curator insight, October 17, 10:30 AM

I think I might as well buy some land and plant my own huge garden for this crap coming up and have a fence around my yard too

Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 19, 8:53 AM

Population increase is just part of the story. How do we feed everyone? How will we provide for the needs of everyone?  Can the earth sustain the use of her resources and the impact of our growing needs and output. First we must eat. Can we learn to do that wisely?