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7 Websites For Science Questions & Answers For The Scientific Spirit

7 Websites For Science Questions & Answers For The Scientific Spirit | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it

"The web is the Grand Oracle. It sees all and answers all. I wish we had the educational and self-learning edge it gives to today’s generation. In a snap, you can tap it to ask anything about the world we live in, and generally it is pretty accurate answering back. Perhaps, apart from the ‘question of life’ it can answer anything. Who knows, someone might come up with that answer too in due time. But for now, from the purely scientific point of view, you can ask away about life sciences…and all the associated disciplines.
We have our own platform for questions and answers, and that’s where a reader asked us about some good websites on questions related to science, particularly physics and chemistry? He got the help he needed. Perhaps, with the help of this post and the seven websites mentioned here, you will too...."


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Δέχτηκα απειλές για τη ζωή μου όταν μίλησα για φοροδιαφυγή στην Ελλάδα... χαχαχαχα!

Δέχτηκα απειλές για τη ζωή μου όταν μίλησα για φοροδιαφυγή στην Ελλάδα... χαχαχαχα! | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Μιλώντας στους «Financial Times», η διευθύντρια του ΔΝΤ σημείωσε πως χρειάστηκε να αυξηθεί η προσωπική ασφάλειά της μετά τις απειλές. Για «συγκλονιστική» δήλωση και για «απαράδεκτη σιωπή» της...
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κλαίω από τα γέλια ... σιγά μην δίνει κανείς σημασία στην ύπαρξή της...

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Hamas executed 11 of its members !!!

Hamas executed 11 of its members !!! | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Aug 22, 2014 - Hamas executed 11 of the organization members who were suspicious of cooperating with Israel... Watch Now on JerusalemOnline.com
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Από τα πιο πλούσια σε λαϊκή παράδοση ( κυρίως αγγειοπλαστική ), ιστορία, χρώμα, γραφικότητα αλλά και τοπικές γεύσεις νησιά των Κυκλάδων, η Σίφνος προσφέρεται για όσους δεν αρκούνται απλώς στις χρυσές αμμουδιές ( στις τελευταίες χάνει στα σημεία άλλωστε ). Τα παραδοσιακά χωριά με το κυρίαρχο λευκό, τα ανθισμένα παρτέρια, τους πέτρινους ανεμόμυλους και τους γαλάζιους τρούλους των εκκλησιών δημιουργούν το ιδανικό σκηνικό για ατμοσφαιρικές διακοπές. Καλή τουριστική υποδομή με επίκεντρο την Απολλωνία και τα παραθεριστικά θέρετρα όπως ο Πλατύς Γιαλός, οι Καμάρες ( λιμάνι ) και το Βαθύ, ενδιαφέροντα αξιοθέατα και παρεΐστικα στέκια για ποτό προσθέτουν πόντους. Εκτός από τη γραφική Απολλωνία, τον πιο κοσμικό οικισμό, όπου θα βρείτε ωραία εστιατόρια και μπαράκια, στα οπωσδήποτε σημειώστε το Κάστρο, την παλιά πρωτεύουσα της Σίφνου, έναν από τους πιο γραφικούς οικισμούς που διατηρεί αναλλοίωτη την οχυρωματική μεσαιωνική οικοδομική μορφή του και θυμίζει ζωντανό μουσείο. Κάτω από το Κάστρο βρίσκεται ο μικρός όρμος Σεράλια, με μια σειρά από ψαροταβέρνες. Το καλοκαίρι δεν λείπουν οι πολιτιστικές εκδηλώσεις σε πολυχώρους τέχνης ανά το νησί.

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Found ! #Whale thought #extinct for 2 million years

Found ! #Whale thought #extinct for 2 million years | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that the pygmy right whale is the last living relative of an ancient group of whales long believed to be extinct.
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The pygmy right whale, a mysterious and elusive creature that rarely comes to shore, is the last living relative of an ancient group of whales long believed to be extinct, a new study suggests. The findings, published today (Dec. 18) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, may help to explain why the enigmatic marine mammals look so different from any other living whale. "The living pygmy right whale is, if you like, a remnant, almost like a living fossil," said Felix Marx, a paleontologist at the University of Otago in New Zealand. "It's the last survivor of quite an ancient lineage that until now no one thought was around."



Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/found-whale-thought-extinct-for-2-million-years#ixzz3AjH0OFhs

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να μια καλη ειδηση: Το Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο Εκκλησιών ζητάει να καταργηθεί το άβατο στο Αγιο Ορος

να μια καλη ειδηση:  Το Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο Εκκλησιών ζητάει να καταργηθεί το άβατο στο Αγιο Ορος | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Βόμβα στα θεμέλια του Αγίου Ορους βάζουν οι αποφάσεις που έλαβε το Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο Εκκλησιών καθώς μεταξύ άλλων γίνεται αναφορά για την κατάργηση του άβατου. Συγκεκριμένα, και σύμφωνα με την εφημερίδα «Ορθόδοξος Τύπος» στο Πουσάν της Νοτίου Κορέας υπεγράφησαν 16 Συμφωνίες των Χριστιανικών «Εκκλησιών» και 16 άλλες, με άλλες θρησκείες.
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Το Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο Εκκλησιών ζητάει να καταργηθεί το άβατο στο Αγιο Ορος

 

να ενα καλο νεο αν ειναι αληθινο !

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οι εκτρώσεις στο Βυζάντιο !

οι εκτρώσεις στο Βυζάντιο ! | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
All legislation of Byzantium from the earliest times also condemned abortions. Consequently, foeticide was considered equal to murder and infanticide and the result was severe punishments for all persons who participated in an abortive technique reliant on drugs or other methods. The punishments could extend to exile, confiscation of property and death.
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Abortions in Byzantine times (325-1453 AD) - Medievalists.net

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LOOK: The Sun Has Gone Eerily Quiet... Or Has It?

LOOK: The Sun Has Gone Eerily Quiet... Or Has It? | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Our sun erupted with activity, sported several sunspots and unleashed massive solar flares just last month in what scientists dubbed a "solar mini max." But now, the sun appears to have gone strangely quiet.

In fact, the side that faces ...
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That's a bit unusual, given that scientists believe the sun is in solar maximum, a period of peak activity during the sun's roughly 11-year solar cycle. The sun is currently in solar cycle No. 24, since scientists first started tracking sunspot variation in 1755.

"It is weird, but it's not super weird," solar physicist Tony Phillips wrote on his website, Spaceweather.com, according to the Los Angeles Times. "To have a spotless day during solar maximum is odd, but then again, this solar maximum we are in has been very wimpy."

Phillips first reported low solar activity on July 15, 2014. In days following, he noticed a continuing trend of few sunspots and low X-ray output, which he dubbed the "All Quiet Event."

This kind of behavior might be expected during the sun's solar minimum, its period of lowest activity. For instance, in 2008, during its last solar minimum, the sun went 266 days with no observable sunspots. But a sunspot-free day is uncommon during solar maximum.

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If the Annan Plan was applied to Turkey instead of Cyprus

If the Annan Plan was applied to Turkey instead of Cyprus | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
The Hellenic American Leadership Council is hereby established to chart a new course for the Greek-American community: to ensure the continuity of a distinct and distinguished Greek- American community; to promote a renewed commitment to civic involvement, human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world; and to enhance the historic relationship between the United States and worldwide Hellenism.
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Message of the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

Message of the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
The Hellenic American Leadership Council is hereby established to chart a new course for the Greek-American community: to ensure the continuity of a distinct and distinguished Greek- American community; to promote a renewed commitment to civic involvement, human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world; and to enhance the historic relationship between the United States and worldwide Hellenism.
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να γιατί θα «πέσει» ο Σαμαράς... απλά πράγματα !

να γιατί θα «πέσει» ο Σαμαράς... απλά πράγματα ! | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
«Το ζήτημα του ονόματος πρέπει να επιλυθεί με έναν δίκαιο συμβιβασμό»
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Η κ. Μέρκελ, όπως μεταδίδουν τα μέσα ενημέρωσης των Σκοπίων και αναμεταδίδει το Αθηναϊκό Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων, ανέφερε πως είναι αισιόδοξη και πως θα μπορούσε να βρεθεί λύση στο θέμα του ονόματος.

«Νομίζω ότι μπορούμε με κάποιο τρόπο να επιλύσουμε το ζήτημα. Έχω ασχοληθεί προσωπικά με την υπόθεση αυτήν και όλους τους πιθανούς συνδυασμούς του ονόματος, όμως μερικές φορές πιστεύω πως δεν υπάρχει κάτι άλλο που μπορεί να επινοηθεί», επισήμανε και υπογράμμισε πως είναι έτοιμη για μια εποικοδομητική συνεργασία προς επίλυση του ζητήματος, σημειώνοντας ότι «τίποτε δεν μπορεί να γίνει χωρίς συμβιβασμούς».

«Στη Γερμανία λέμε, ένας συμβιβασμός γίνεται, όταν όσοι συμμετέχουν εμφανίζονται εξίσου δυσαρεστημένοι. Δεν μπορεί να επιτευχθεί συμβιβασμός και να είναι όλοι ικανοποιημένοι και περιχαρείς. Όταν όλοι είναι εξίσου δυσαρεστημένοι, τότε θεωρείται δίκαιος ο συμβιβασμός» υπογράμμισε η κ. Μέρκελ και πρόσθεσε ότι πρέπει να επιλυθεί το πρόβλημα της ονομασίας, ώστε να προχωρήσει η ευρωπαϊκή και ευρωατλαντική προοπτική της ΠΓΔΜ.

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Να τα βλεπουν αυτα οι δικοι μας καρεκλοκενταυροι ... Παραιτήθηκε ο Βρετανός Υπουργός Εξωτερικών

Να τα βλεπουν αυτα οι δικοι μας καρεκλοκενταυροι     ...  Παραιτήθηκε ο Βρετανός Υπουργός Εξωτερικών | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
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“Απόψε παραιτούμαι ως υπουργός Εξωτερικών μετά από 4 χρόνια που τέλεσα ως Επικεφαλής της Βουλής των Κοινοτήτων”, ανάρτησε ο ίδιος στον λογαριασμό του στο Twitter. “Δεν θα σταθώ ως βουλευτής στις εκλογές που θα διεξαχθούν τον Μάιο του 2015, μετά από 26 χρόνια ως βουλευτής. Από τον Μάιο του 2015 και μετά από τόσο μεγάλο χρονικό διάστημα στην πολιτική, θα ήθελα να τολμήσω πράγματα που πάντα ήθελα να κάνω”, δήλωσε. - See more at: http://ikypros.com/?p=29006#sthash.Cvvr3Dqn.dpuf

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On the Absinthe Trail

On the Absinthe Trail | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Visiting a region along the France-Switzerland border with rich ties to the once-banned spirit known as the Green Fairy.
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Sunbeams shot through the forest, lighting up the wispy fog on the path ahead. For over an hour I’d been walking up the mountain trail without seeing a soul, marching to the off-kilter orchestras of Swiss cowbells ringing their dull symphonies in nearby meadows, to which I added my own contrapuntal exhalations whenever I stopped to catch my breath. For several minutes, I was certain that I had lost my way. But eventually I spotted a sign for the goal I was seeking: La Fontaine Froide, it said, was somewhere up ahead.

A “cold fountain” wasn’t the only reason I’d come to this tiny Francophone valley in northwest Switzerland, just across the border from the Franche-Comté province of eastern France. I was looking for the fountain because its chilly water was said to be ideal for diluting — or “troubling,” as locals put it — a glass of absinthe, the area’s traditional alcoholic beverage. An intense spirit flavored with a bouquet of powerful herbs, absinthe had been the favorite drink of Impressionist painters, Romantic poets and the bons vivants of the belle epoque before being banned around Europe on the eve of World War I. There was supposed to be a bottle of the good stuff, as well as a glass, waiting to reward any visitor who survived the long hike up the mountain.

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Where To Find Some Of America's Craziest Bacon Dishes

Where To Find Some Of America's Craziest Bacon Dishes | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
If you've thought of a way to consume bacon, we guarantee you someone else has, too. Here, an ode to America's bacon mania....
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Six months ago Guerilla Science decided to tackle a singular puzzle: the pervasive discomfort humans have with the sexual diversity that defines our species. Our solution? Heavenly Nipples: an upmarket, high-end fashion emporium designed to celebrate humanity’s spectacular sexual spectrum.

Our key collaborator was the Brighton-based artist Jamie McCartney, creator of the Great Wall of Vagina, who held court for the entire week, photo-scanning the anatomical diversity of the denizens of Glastonbury, explaining his work, and bringing “freedom from body dysmorphia” to Britain’s largest festival.

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Ζιοβάνι, ο μάγος του Θρύλου!

Ζιοβάνι, ο μάγος του Θρύλου! | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Το εντυπωσιακό πρωτοσέλιδο της Mundo Deportivo την επόμενη της συμφωνίας Μπαρτσελόνα - Ολυμπιακού για την πώληση του Ζιοβάνι (9/7/1999)
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Σαν σήμερα, πριν 15 χρόνια (8/7/1999) ο Ολυμπιακός απέκτησε τον Ζιοβάνι από την Μπαρτσελόνα και ο Θανάσης Κρεκούκιας θυμάται το χρονικό της μεταγραφής. Ο Φαν Χάαλ, ο Ρίμπο, οι διαπραγματεύσεις και το τελικό "ναι" του Βραζιλιάνου "μάγου"

 

Όταν η επαφή έγινε εφικτή και ο Ζιοβάνι σιγουρεύτηκε για το πόσο πολύ τον ήθελε ο Ολυμπιακός, είπε το ναι και όλα τελείωσαν με αίσιο τρόπο. Η Μπαρτσελόνα πήρε τα ίδια ακριβώς χρήματα που είχε δώσει τρία χρόνια πριν στην Σάντος, δηλαδή 1 δις πεσέτες (6 εκατομμύρια ευρώ), ενώ ο Βραζιλιάνος υπέγραψε τριετές συμβόλαιο με ετήσιες απολαβές 600 εκατομμύρια δραχμές. Οι "ερυθρόλευκοι" είχαν πραγματοποιήσει μια από τις μεγαλύτερες μεταγραφές στην ιστορία του συλλόγου αλλά και του ελληνικού ποδοσφαίρου και η ποδοσφαιρική μαγεία του Ζιοβάνι ξεδιπλώθηκε στα ελληνικά και ευρωπαϊκά γήπεδα για τα επόμενα έξι χρόνια.

 

Πηγές: "Ζιοβάνι, ο θρύλος, η αυτοβιογραφία μου" του Αλέξανδρου Λοθάνο, Mundo Deportivo, As, Marca, elpais.com

 

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Fight Against Climate Change a Casualty of European Economic Crisis

Fight Against Climate Change a Casualty of European Economic Crisis | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Extracting billions of tons of carbon from the Earth's crust and dumping them in the atmosphere is a very dangerous experiment, and we can't afford to mess like that with our only life-support system.
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EU leaders didn’t discuss climate strategy at their four summits this year, while France, Germany, Spain and Britain are focused on paring the region’s 10.5 percent unemployment rate and 10.8 trillion euros ($13.9 trillion) in debt. The matter didn’t emerge during U.S. presidential debates.

“What scares me is that climate policy is sliding off the international policy agenda,” International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol said in an interview (source)

This inaction is a stark contrast with what climate scientists are saying: "Sea ice in the Arctic shrank to its lowest on record this summer as drought devastated corn crops in the U.S. Midwest and superstorm Sandy pummeled the East coast after becoming the largest ever tropical system in the Atlantic. The World Meteorological Organization says greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere touched a high in 2011, and the UN says that will make the weather more volatile."

I'm not saying that dealing with Europe's economic woes isn't important, just that we shouldn't look so much at the short-term that we forget issues that will affect billions of people and all species on Earth for generations to come. Let's get serious about dealing with climate change.

Via Bloomberg

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Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses

Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in northeast Nigeria: witnesses | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday.
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Ο Πρόεδρος της ΔΟΑ για την επέτειο των 10 χρόνων από τους ΟΑ Αθήνα 2004

Ο Πρόεδρος της ΔΟΑ για την επέτειο των 10 χρόνων από τους ΟΑ Αθήνα 2004 | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
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Ο Πρόεδρος της Διεθνούς Ολυμπιακής Ακαδημίας και της Εθνικής Ολυμπιακής Ακαδημίας, με αφορμή την επέτειο των 10 ετών από τους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες της Αθήνας, δηλώνει τα εξής:

Σαν σήμερα πριν από 10 χρόνια η Αθήνα και όλη η Ελλάδα μαζί της παρουσίαζαν σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο τι μπορεί να πετύχει μια μικρή χώρα με όλους τους πολίτες ενωμένους. Σαν σήμερα, το 2004 η Αθήνα και ολόκληρη η Ελλάδα φαινόταν ότι έμπαινε σε μια καινούργια εποχή. Οι Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες της Αθήνας μας πρόσφεραν την ευκαιρία. Μια τέτοια ημέρα αξίζει να τη θυμόμαστε γιατί μας έκανε να ζήσουμε στιγμές μοναδικές.

Δυστυχώς, όμως πολύ γρήγορα επιστρέψαμε στη μιζέρια και το φθόνο. Δημιουργήσαμε το καλύτερο πλαίσιο ανάπτυξης της Ολυμπιακής Παιδείας και τα βιβλία που γράφτηκαν με κόπο και φροντίδα, αραχνιάζουν ακόμα στα υπόγεια του Υπουργείου Παιδείας. Δημιουργήσαμε σύγχρονες αθλητικές εγκαταστάσεις, πολλές από τις οποίες σήμερα ρημάζουν από την έλλειψη κρατικού ενδιαφέροντος. Δημιουργήσαμε μια εικόνα της νέας  Ελλάδας που κάποιοι σήμερα βιάζονται να αποδομήσουν.

Παρά την εξέλιξη όμως αυτή, κανένας δε μπορεί και δε πρέπει να ξεχνάει τους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες της Αθήνας του 2004 γιατί ήταν μια σημαντική στιγμή στη σύγχρονη ιστορία του Έθνους μας. Ας αναλογιστούμε, έστω και για ένα λεπτό, ότι γι’ αυτή τη στιγμή δουλέψαμε ΟΛΟΙ ΜΑΖΙ !! Μήπως αυτό πρέπει να είναι και το μήνυμα για σήμερα;

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Le onzième festival des nations

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La Grèce, l'Ukraine et les Bourrélous du Quercy sont au programme du onzième festival de folklore organisé le vendredi 8 août par l'association Tourisme et Culture, en partenariat avec le Festival international du Rouergue. Cajarc est la seule ...
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Originaire d'Halkida, la plus grande ville de l'île d'Eubée, le très renommé et attendu groupe Alonaki représentera la Grèce. L'ensemble Podilia, déjà venu et apprécié en Rouergue, exécutera des danses populaires de l'ouest de l'Ukraine. Dirigé par Nicole Péligry, le groupe local Les Bourrélous du Quercy donnera un aperçu des danses traditionnelles de la région.

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These Powerful Images Portray Your Favorite Superheroes In Moments Of Isolation

These Powerful Images Portray Your Favorite Superheroes In Moments Of Isolation | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Unbelievable Photography
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Going Through His Storage, One Photographer Found A Treasure Box He’d Put Away 50 Years Ago…

Going Through His Storage, One Photographer Found A Treasure Box He’d Put Away 50 Years Ago… | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
This sounds like a movie script, but it actually happened in real life. Ken Heyman -- an 83-year-old award-winning photographer was rummaging through his storage when a box labeled "Mothers" caught his eye. He had completely forgotten what was in it... When he opened the box, Mr. Heyman found a fascinating series of images of…
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Missile Strike on Malaysia Airlines Flight Killed About 100 AIDS Researchers and Advocates

Missile Strike on Malaysia Airlines Flight Killed About 100 AIDS Researchers and Advocates | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
About 100 passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday were headed to the biennial International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. It is one of the largest research conferences in the world, begun in 1985, where scientists, advocates, and policymakers gather to share the latest...
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Among the many lost were two giants of the HIV research community. “Both Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren meant a lot to us, as colleagues and as friends,” an anguished Brandon O’Dell of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development told me. Lange was once the president of the International AIDS Society, which organizes the conference. Van Tongeren, his partner, was a nurse and advocate and head of communications for the AIGHD.

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οι Γερμανοι επιβραβευουν Ελληνες Ακτινολογους !

οι Γερμανοι επιβραβευουν Ελληνες Ακτινολογους ! | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
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The 20th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Radiation Oncology(DEGRO) which was held on July 3-6 in Düsseldorf, Germany, was attended by the German radiologists and three Greek doctors who were awarded for their contribution to the treatment of cancer. Dr Nikolaos Zamboglou, professor and director at the Radiation and Oncology Clinic of Offenbach and Dr Dimos Baltas, professor and director at the Department of Medical Physics and Engineering of the University Hospital of Goethe University in Frankfurt were awarded for their contribution in the field of radiotherapy. They have both been working in for the German health system for over forty years.

Vasileios Askoxylakis, from Crete, Greece, lecturer at the Department of Radiation Oncology in the University of Heidelberg received the emerging scientist award. Askoxylakis is currently a research fellow at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital, on a grant from the German Research Foundation.
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Ο Σουλτς απέβαλε τον ευρωβουλευτή του ΚΚΕ Κ. Παπαδάκη

Ο Σουλτς απέβαλε τον ευρωβουλευτή του ΚΚΕ Κ. Παπαδάκη | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Ο ευρωβουλευτής του ΚΚΕ πήρε τον λόγο πριν μιλήσει η Μ. Λεπέν και μετά την ομιλία του Φάρατζ (Vid)
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Ο Μάρτιν Σουλτς απέβαλε εκτός αίθουσας τον ευρωβουλευτή του ΚΚΕ, Κώστα Παπαδάκη, εφαρμόζοντας, όπως είπε, τον κώδικα της  Ευρωβουλής κατά τη διάρκεια της σημερινής συνεδρίασης της Ολομέλειας της Ευρωβουλής.

Στην αίθουσα προκλήθηκε ένταση. Το περιστατικό σημειώθηκε κατά τη διάρκεια της συζήτησης για την ψήφιση από το Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο του Ζαν Κλωντ Γιούνκερ στη θέση του προέδρου της Κομισιόν, ενώ ο κ. Παπαδάκης έφυγε με τη συνοδεία φρουρών από την αίθουσα της ολομέλειας του Κοινοβουλίου.

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'Made by Hellas' Exhibition at Hellenic Motor Museum

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The car exhibition “Made by Hellas” organized by the Hellenic Motor Museum, opened on Thursday, June 5 and will last until the end of the month
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On the question “how many cars do think have been manufactured in Greece ?” most Greek citizens would probably reply “None.” However, the case is rather different as proven by the thematic exhibition “Made in Hellas” organized by the Hellenic Motor Museum, opened on Thursday June 5 and will last until the end of the month.

The exhibition was the idea of the founder of the Museum, Theodore Charagionis. Fifty percent of the cars on display are part of the Museum’s own collection, while the other half is contributed by the Automobile and Touring Club of Greece (ELPA), the Antique Car Club of Greece (FILPA) and by other individual contributors. The aim of the exhibition is to present vehicles that have any relationship with Greece, whether they were made or designed in Greece or whether they are designed or manufactured by Greeks abroad.

The exhibition includes widely known models like the Nissan Sunny, which was manufactured in Greece from 1981 until 1995 and of course, the legendary Mini, which was wholly designed by Alexandros Issigonis. In the “Made by Hellas” exhibition many variations of the particular car are displayed.

Other cars that enrich the exhibition are the Fiat Barchetta, one of the many models designed by Andreas Zapatinas, and who would know that the creator of the modern Audi A3, Gary Telaak, comes from Thessaloniki? Or that a small electric car named Enfield E800 was designed during the 1970’s in Greece? Ηowever, most vehicles manufactured in Greece belong to the category of small professional cars. A visitor of the exhibition “Made by Hellas” has the opportunity to admire models like the Pony, Zebra and Renault Farma and lesser known models like the Sherpa and the Farmobil 700.

The well-known mechanical engineer, Dimitris Korres, will also participate in the exhibition with three prototype models that precede the famous Korres P4 model. Also single-seat vehicles created by Greek universities and polytechnic schools will be on display. On the stands placed between the exhibits, the visitors can read about the history of each vehicle, as well as, the history of the vehicles that could not be on display, like the Scavas II or the Chicago designed by Giorgos Michail.

The exhibition ‘Made by Hellas’ will be accommodated until June 30 on the top floor of the Hellenic Motor Museum in Athens. The general entry fee is 8€, whereas the reduced fee for students, children, the elderly and groups of more than four people is 5€.

(By Dimitra Paganopoulou)

- See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/06/17/hellenic-motor-museum-presents-made-in-greece-car-exhibition/#sthash.ZU5JeZpb.dpuf

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Britain plans to build commercial spaceport

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Eight possible locations for spaceport will be announced by ministers at Farnborough air show on Tuesday
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Britain is to build a commercial spaceport that will be used to launch manned missions and commercial satellites. A list of eight locations for the spaceport – which could be used by Virgin Galactic and the US company XCOR to launch space tourism flights – has been drawn up by the government and will be announced on Tuesday at the Farnborough air show.

It is planned to have Britain's spaceport in operation by 2018 even though a decision has yet to be made on its location. Several sites around the country have been linked to spaceport plans and are now being studied by officials.

"We have worked out the regulatory regime we need to launch spaceships in Britain and assessed what kind of aviation checks will have to be imposed when we put craft into space," said the science minister, David Willetts. "In the wake of that work we have now created a shortlist of locations for the first British spaceport."

Details of the list are being kept secret until Tuesday but experts believe locations could include the north of Scotland, Bristol, Norfolk and the Outer Hebrides. The first of these possible sites – Lossiemouth on the Moray coast of Scotland – is already home to a major helicopter rescue centre and has been pinpointed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic as a desirable site for launching its spaceplanes, a proposal that has been backed enthusiastically by the Scottish National party.

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Heavenly Nipples celebrates sexual diversity at the Glastonbury Festival

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Zoe Cormier: At this year's festival, Guerilla Science used latex nipples, merkins and the Great Wall of Vagina to confront the pervasive discomfort humans have with our sexual diversity
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Six months ago Guerilla Science decided to tackle a singular puzzle: the pervasive discomfort humans have with the sexual diversity that defines our species. Our solution? Heavenly Nipples: an upmarket, high-end fashion emporium designed to celebrate humanity’s spectacular sexual spectrum.

Our key collaborator was the Brighton-based artist Jamie McCartney, creator of the Great Wall of Vagina, who held court for the entire week, photo-scanning the anatomical diversity of the denizens of Glastonbury, explaining his work, and bringing “freedom from body dysmorphia” to Britain’s largest festival.

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