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Pas nécessaire de mener une vie saine pour vivre très vieux

Pas nécessaire de mener une vie saine pour vivre très vieux | aquarium | Scoop.it

NEW YORK – On pourrait croire que pour vivre très vieux, il faut avoir de saines habitudes de vie. Une étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Université Yeshiva, à New York, tend pourtant à démontrer le contraire.
Dans le cadre de cette recherche, 447 Juifs ashkénazes âgés de 95 à 112 ans ont été interviewés. Descendant d’un petit groupe fondateur relativement homogène, ils présentaient des caractères génétiques relativement similaires, ce qui a facilité la recherche.

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Tomer Heymann’s Documentary About Leaving Israel - Tablet Magazine

Tomer Heymann’s Documentary About Leaving Israel - Tablet Magazine | aquarium | Scoop.it
As told in this week’s parasha, Moses couldn’t enter the Promised Land. My three brothers, the subjects of my latest documentary film, chose to leave it.
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Remembering RFK's Visit To 'The Land Of Apartheid' : NPR

In June of 1966, just two years before he was shot and killed, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy went to South Africa to speak out against apartheid. Filmmaker Larry Shore documents that journey in RFK In the Land of Apartheid.
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AHA!: A Best Case Example of Sustainable Storytelling

AHA!: A Best Case Example of Sustainable Storytelling | aquarium | Scoop.it
In the past year or so, there’s been a lot of buzz about the power of storytelling for businesses.
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Sifteo Cubes – Des cubes interactifs pour une nouvelle façon de jouer ! | Ufunk.net

Sifteo Cubes – Des cubes interactifs pour une nouvelle façon de jouer ! | Ufunk.net | aquarium | Scoop.it
Sifteo Cubes est un nouveau concept de jeu vidéo portable assez révolutionnaire puisqu'au lieu de tenir en main une console ou une manette, vous aurez entre...
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Zabar’s Sold It as Lobster Salad, but Key Ingredient Was Missing

Zabar’s Sold It as Lobster Salad, but Key Ingredient Was Missing | aquarium | Scoop.it
Over 15 years, Zabar’s has sold thousands of pounds of its lobster salad. There’s just one quibble: there’s no lobster in it.
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Les ombres claires | Berce-moi encore de mensonges. Dis-moi encore des...

Les ombres claires | Berce-moi encore de mensonges. Dis-moi encore des... | aquarium | Scoop.it
Berce-moi encore de mensonges. Dis-moi encore des mots doux, faux mais doux. Prends-moi encore avec passion, même si elle est feinte. Une dernière fois. Puis laisse-moi tomber. Laisse-moi glisser,...
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New York in a bun 1916

New York in a bun 1916 | aquarium | Scoop.it
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Un reptile marin fossile de 78 millions d'années découvert avec son embryon

Un reptile marin fossile de 78 millions d'années découvert avec son embryon | aquarium | Scoop.it

La découverte du fossile d'un reptile marin vieux de 78 millions d'années avec son embryon bien formé, un spécimen unique, révèle que ce plésiosaure mettait bas sa progéniture et ne pondait pas d'œufs, selon une étude parue jeudi 11 août dans la revue américaine Science.

Ce plésiosaure adulte carnassier, un polycotylus latippinus, mesurait 4,7 m de long et était muni de quatre nageoires. Il vivait aux côtés des dinosaures durant l'ère du Mésozoïque (- 251 à - 65 millions d'années) et porte un embryon au corps développé avec des côtes, vingt vertèbres, des hanches et les os des nageoires.

Pour Robin O'Keefe, un biologiste de l'université Marshall (Virginie occidentale) et Luis Chiappe, directeur du Musée du dinosaure au Musée d'histoire naturelle de Los Angeles, où ce "double fossile" est actuellement exposé, il s'agit de la première preuve que les plésiosaures mettaient bas plutôt que de pondre et faire éclore des œufs.

Bien que cette façon de donner naissance ait été documentée chez plusieurs autres groupes de reptiles aquatiques du Mésozoïque, aucune indication jusqu'alors ne laissait penser que les plésiosaures mettaient également bas leurs petits.

Les plésiosaures n'ont aucun descendant vivant connu mais étaient très communs dans les océans de la planète à l'époque des dinosaures, disparus il y a soixante-cinq millions d'années.

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If Male Superheroes Posed Like Wonder Woman

If Male Superheroes Posed Like Wonder Woman | aquarium | Scoop.it
The latest Justice League comic book has been revealed, and we feel like Wonder Woman looks a little bit over-sexualized.
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Déboucheur de Chien

Déboucheur de Chien | aquarium | Scoop.it

Samedi soir, 18h55. L'astreinte du long week-end m'attend, et la journée a été sinistrement calme. Mais le 15, c'est l'ouverture de la chasse, et la météo prévue n'est pas caniculaire : les chasseurs vont donc pouvoir faire courir leurs chiens, et la saison des sutures va certainement commencer sur les chapeaux de roue.

Mais le premier appel, c'est un éleveur, et pas pour une de ses vaches.

- Fourrure ? Je rentre des foins là, j'ai un chien qui arrive pas à faire le ventre ?
- Hein ?
- Ouais pardon, en français plus clair, il peut pas chier.
- Ah ouais c'est plus clair. Vous lui avez donné des os ?
- Oui, hier...
- Ben mettez un gant, du savon dessus, un doigt dans le cul et voyez si c'est pas un os de traviole, à sortir. M'enfin c'est pas toujours facile, rappelez-moi si ça merde.

Un éleveur, c'est débrouillard. Prions. Pendant, ce temps, je fais la compta.

- J'ai les doigts trop gros et trop court, je touche l'os, ma fille aussi, mais même si elle a des doigts plus longs et fins, elle y arrive pas, je peux vous les envoyer ?
- OK.

Et vous, vous faites quoi le samedi soir ?

Quinze minutes plus tard, j'ai le chien dans la courette carrelée de la clinique, avec les deux (grands) enfants de l'éleveur qui le tiennent en laisse en me demandant si ça va lui faire mal. Oui. Mais bon, sans plus, enfin on verra. On l'endormira si c'est trop douloureux.

Toucher rectal : le chien a une grosse prostate, qui doit gêner le passage des selles. Je ne touche pas l'os senti par l'éleveur, mais je palpe un gros boudin dur dans le colon, à travers l'abdomen. Le chien est cool, j'envoie 150mL d'eau tiède savonneuse additionnée de sulfate de magnésium dans le rectum, avec le genre de seringue qui vous ferait fuir en courant.

 

 

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Maître Eolas - Google+ - Le con du jour Le con du jour s'appelle Carles Bonet, et…

Maître Eolas - Google+ - Le con du jour Le con du jour s'appelle Carles Bonet, et… | aquarium | Scoop.it
Le con du jour Le con du jour s'appelle Carles Bonet, et est conseiller municipal de la ville de Salt, dans la province de Girone, Catalogne, en Espagne.…...
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TechCrunch | Hello World: Israel is Out-Classing You in Civil Disobedience

TechCrunch | Hello World: Israel is Out-Classing You in Civil Disobedience | aquarium | Scoop.it
In the four weeks since the social protests have begun in Israel, hundreds have been killed, dozens of women have reportedly been raped, a number of children tortured, and countless districts have been looted.
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How America Came to Accept Same-Sex Marriage (A Love Story) | Dollars and Sex | Big Think

How America Came to Accept Same-Sex Marriage (A Love Story) | Dollars and Sex | Big Think | aquarium | Scoop.it

A love story for the 21st century (cue the violins). Several years ago a very close family friend in Vancouver was searching our family name on the Internet and had the good fortune to meet up with the wife of my cousin in South Africa. The two women became friends and eventually fell in love. Divorce (from my cousin) and marriage between them followed (essentially, since marriage laws in South Africa weren’t quite there yet). Canadian immigration law allowed my cousin’s now former wife to enter the country (with my little second cousins) as the wife of our good friend and they have lived (very) happily ever after.

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At the time the big question was this: Who was going to tell Dad? I loved my father but he had not exactly left us with the impression that he was on-board with same-sex marriage. But, as it turned out he didn’t need to be told (while he may not have had liberal views he certainly wasn’t naive) and to our surprise he was thrilled that they had found happiness in each other. I never would have seen that coming.

In 1996 Gallop conducted a poll in the US that asked the question: “Do you think marriages between homosexuals should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?” In that poll 68% indicated that they should not. In a poll in May of this year, in response to a similar question (“Do you think marriages between same-sex couples....”), only 45% expressed the same opinion. In only 15% years there has been an incredible 23% decline in opposition.

It seems like people, like my father, are capable of changing their long standing opinions.

A new paper published in Social Science Quarterly decomposes this trend and asks how this change in attitude has taken place. Specifically, the authors want to know how much of the trend has been caused by a change in cohorts (as the young replace the old in the sample) and how much has been a change in individual opinion about same-sex marriage.*

The authors find that the change in cohorts is responsible for only 1/3 of the change in attitudes between 1988 and 2006 (the last year of available data). If they were able to look right up until 2011, with the change in opinion accelerating over time, I suspect that this effect would be even smaller.

So many people have changed their minds about same-sex marriage; the effect we observe is not just the replacement of the less accepting older generation with the more accepting younger generation.

So, who has changed their mind and who has not?

Young people between the ages of 18 to 29 have changed their opinion more than people over the age of 30.
Women have changed their opinion more than have men.
Whites and people of other races and ethnicities changed opinion more that have Blacks. In fact, the opinion of people in that community has remained almost unchanged (71% opposed same-sex marriage in 1988 compared to 69% in 2006).
Those who live in the western states have changed their opinion less than in any other region of the country (in fairness they started out being more accepting) and those in the North East have changed their opinion the most.
Those living in cities changed their opinion more than those in rural areas.
Those who are more educated changed their opinion less than those who are less educated.
Evangelical Protestants changed their opinion less than less than have non-evangelicals.
Democrats have changed their opinion more than have Republicans.
The authors of this paper argue that this change has taken place because people in these groups have come to accept that the legalization of same-sex marriage is an equality issue rather than a moral issue. I have to wonder though if these are the groups in which people have come to observe marriages between people of the same gender. It is much harder to be opposed to same-sex marriage when you see your neighbors, your colleagues or your family members happily united.

My father came from a very traditional, male-dominated (South African) back ground. If he had survived today would have been his 81st birthday. At the end of his life he not only accepted, but embraced, the concept of same-sex marriage. His grandchildren have never had to make that journey; they accept these types of unions as perfectly normal.

We live in an era of social change and while it may appear that public opinion is converging in favour of same-sex marriage what we observe is that opinion is actually diverging over across racial, regional, religious and political divides. Social observers might be well advised to watch how this change evolves over time. I know I will.

* Baunach, Dawn Michelle ."Decomposing Trends in Attitudes TowardGay Marriage, 1988–2006." SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, Volume 92, Number 2, June 2011.

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people i want to punch in the face | blankanvas

people i want to punch in the face | blankanvas | aquarium | Scoop.it
The perfect gift for any tortured corporate slave. Available at USD10.00.
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Stéphane Bak: J'ai 14 ans - on Dailymotion

Stéphane a 14 ans et beaucoup d'humour. Plus jeune artiste dans ce domaine en France.Promis il ne vous parle pas de ses problèmes d'acné.
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