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Healthcare in Mississipi: Photojournalist: Lynsey Addario

Healthcare in Mississipi: Photojournalist: Lynsey Addario | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"Nowhere is the American health care system more broken and desperate than rural Mississippi. Which is why an approach born in a broken and desperate place — Iran — may offer the best chance of saving lives. Photographer Lynsey Addario visited the impoverished state of Mississippi to explore this new approach to health care and hear some of the stories of those suffering from health problems." - Lynsey Addario


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Photographer Lynsey Addario visited the impoverished state of Mississippi to explore this new approach to health care and hear some of the stories of those suffering from health problems.

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Giant Concrete Arrows Across America

Giant Concrete Arrows Across America | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Every so often, a hiker or a backpacker will run across something puzzling: a ginormous concrete arrow, as much as seventy feet in length, just sitting in the middle of scrub-covered America. What are these giant arrows? Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings solves the mystery.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 20, 2:18 PM

This is fascinating...just because a technology is old and outdated in modern society doesn't mean it wasn't ingenious.  The original mathematicians who calculated angles and distances study geometry so they could navigate and 'measure the Earth.' Before GPS, these giant arrows helped pilots navigate across the United States; they are part of the genealogical strands of navigational technology.   Mathematics can be incredibly spatial as well as geospatial.   


Tagsmapping, GPS, math, geospatial, location, historical.

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Very intriguing!

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Foraging for edible plants on LoMo

Foraging for edible plants on LoMo | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

Urban Agriculture class on Lone Mountain identifying, tasting, and foraging edible plants and weeds in the surrounding area. [via Sam Wilder]


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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

This Go-Bag Will Keep You Ready For The Coming Apocalypse | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
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

Iscope Telescopic Magnetic Flashlight | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
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?

Coke: Wait, People Thought Vitamin Water Was Good for You? | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

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/

 

August 29, 2013 Nation of Change
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?

How was the AIDS epidemic reversed? | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"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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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.

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How was the AIDS epidemic reversed?

Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 23, 1:51 PM

The story of AIDS, and of AIDS in Africa, is actually multiple stories. The perseverance of her people, the willingness (now) to put it on the front burner, sharing of information and technology all help to reduce the numbers of the dying.  HIV victims are living longer. Drugs are improving. Distribution of drugs is improving.

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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

Join the Debate: 3D Printed Guns or Government Regulation? - Gizmodo | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Join the Debate: 3D Printed Guns or Government Regulation?

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You could call a spade a spade. But this is not just any spade | Gear Up Crovel

You could call a spade a spade. But this is not just any spade | Gear Up Crovel | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

The Crovel combines the function of 13 tools in one packed in a light and extremely durable survival tool. It serves as a crowbar and shovel (get it?), pryer/nail remover, axe, hammer, hoe (yo'mama), serrated knife, cleaver, saw, machete, can opener, grappling hook, and believe it or not, a chair. And did we mention that the rope grip detaches in case you need a rope?


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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.


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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?

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 25, 2:08 PM

The last president of Mexico reported 26,000 people missing; the current president reported only 8,000. After public outcry however the number was raised to 16,000. According to human rights groups, all three of those estimates are lowballed compared to what the real number should be. There has been over 70,000 drug related violence since 2006. The reason for almost all of Mexico’s increase in violence is the government targeting the leaders of the cartels, arresting 30 out of 37 major cartel leaders. What this did was break each cartel into little cartel factions which increased the frequency in violence. When the new president came in, he decided to focus more on local law enforcement stopping local drug related violence. The corruption in local law enforcement is wide spread, which is the reason why violence is still eminent in Mexico. Basically, the police is working with the cartels, and to go even deeper into that I would even go as far as to say the government is working with the cartels.   

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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

What to Keep in Your First-Aid Kit | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
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

Ebola | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

 

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

The Zombie Invasion Could Happen This Halloween | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
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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Infographic for teaching about the science behind earthquakes.

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What is a bugout truck and what should it be?

What is a bugout truck and what should it be? | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

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

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
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.