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'Hundreds' of Britons fight in Syria

'Hundreds' of Britons fight in Syria | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
The number of British Islamists who have gone to Syria to fight is in the "low hundreds", the head of domestic intelligence service MI5 says.

Via @NewDayStarts
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I predict that this s because the british are helping the islaists in the holy wars. Plus, these are just British Islamists which makes sense. But, then again how is Syria in relation with the holy wars. Is Syria siding with the opposite side of islam. Why are they in there? Is it because Obama told them too? I wonder why!

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The number of British Islamists who have gone to Syria to fight is in the "low hundreds", the head of domestic intelligence service MI5 says.

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Half of Parents Have Trouble Helping Their Kids with Homework

Half of Parents Have Trouble Helping Their Kids with Homework | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2013) – As kids nationwide are getting back into the homework routine, the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) teamed up with Google to ask parents the question many silently dread each fall – are you ever unable to help your kids with their homework?

The new survey revealed that not only do nearly 50 percent of parents (49.1 percent)* admit to struggling with providing kids the homework help they need, but also nearly half (46.5 percent)** of parents with children in grades one through 12 who feel unable to lend a helping hand struggle because they themselves don’t understand the subject matter.


Via Mel Riddile
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This is really fascinating and I completely believe its true. I believe it's true because my mom never really understands how yo help me with my homework an my dad most of the time does. This isn't about throwing my mom under the bus. It's about the question comes to my mind: is this becuase my mom didn't understand it when she learned it our I because she never learned it or both? This is could possibly be because the subjects the kids these days are learning are completely new to adults. After all, it is a whole new generation!

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Supreme Court Says Breast Cancer Genes Cannot Be Patented | Physicians News

Supreme Court Says Breast Cancer Genes Cannot Be Patented | Physicians News | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it

"The U.S. Supreme Court today unanimously invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on behalf of researchers, genetic counselors, patients, breast cancer and women’s health groups, and medical professional associations representing 150,000 geneticists, pathologists, and laboratory professionals."


Via Susan Zager
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Will this impact the way researchers of breast cancer share their information and research? Obviously, the people will still share their information because they probably want to help people and cure people, but if it was me, I wouldn't want some one stealing my information and calling it theirs. Unless, you are the type of person who doesn't really care about credit and just wants tell help people, it feels good to receive credit for helping those people. Hopefully, researchers will still feel the need to share their research even if they don't get a patent. 

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Susan Zager's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:39 AM

"The court found that the patents on human genes are invalid, which represents a major shift in patent law and overturns current Patent Office policy. The court also found that patents on complementary DNA, or cDNA, are patent-eligible. Scientists can provide genetic testing without relying on cDNA. Thus, the court’s ruling lifted the patent obstacle to offering genetic diagnostic testing."


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Scientists to Initiate Research on MND

Scientists to Initiate Research on MND | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it

A group of 22 scientists across Australia has received a grant of $2.2 million to study the disease. The funds have been raised by the MND Research Institute of Australia................................


Via TEAM Mike Lopez Memorial Foundation |Find us on Twitter:@TEAMCUREALS
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This brings a lot of questions to mind. What is MND? What's the harmfullness of MND? It seems that it is very harmful because scientists spent 2.2 million. 

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Providing Patients with Access to their Personal Medical Records On-The-Go

These are the slides from my talk on "Providing Patients with Access to their Personal Medical Records On-The-Go" at the 2nd Annual Wireless Healthcare Asia Summit 2012 in Singapore.


Instead of talking about hard core tech and uber cool technologies, this time I touched upon the issues which have hurt the adoption of patient record technologies and driven the usage down, and caused consequent fragmentation of potential solutions.


I strongly feel that actively driving adoption is the key to realizing the benefits of healthcare technology. And my talk was about a 3 point strategy to electronic patient records. INTEGRATE , ENGAGE AND SHARE... 

 

Via nrip
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This seems to be very helpful and convenient for patients, but what I'm worried about is the hacking of personal records. The web and technology is a very common "play ground" for hackers and creepy people. If something is on the internet it can be hacked (by the wrong people.) And, especially since they're health records, it's not safe to put it on there. Someone could potentionally hack the system, get into someone's records, find their illnesses snd their location, and harm them! Now, I might be over reacting and exaggerating, but it's not the safest thing to put personal records on internet files. I'm not against a more convenient way to of things such as technology, but until it's completely secure, they can't risk this kind of stuff. 

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it

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This is very good news for a kid like me because this helps me convince me parents that I should get more games because of thus diagram. I feel that this might not be true for all games because some games are just random, but then again that could help kids with creativity. I feel that now that I am aware of this it seems nothing but true. And I really hope that when I show my parents this, it will convince to get more games. Who knew games help brains!

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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'Hundreds' of Britons fight in Syria

'Hundreds' of Britons fight in Syria | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
The number of British Islamists who have gone to Syria to fight is in the "low hundreds", the head of domestic intelligence service MI5 says.

Via @NewDayStarts
MaddieWalrus's insight:

I predict that this s because the british are helping the islaists in the holy wars. Plus, these are just British Islamists which makes sense. But, then again how is Syria in relation with the holy wars. Is Syria siding with the opposite side of islam. Why are they in there? Is it because Obama told them too? I wonder why!

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The number of British Islamists who have gone to Syria to fight is in the "low hundreds", the head of domestic intelligence service MI5 says.

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China to deploy new strategic missile class of submarines next year

China to deploy new strategic missile class of submarines next year | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
China’s navy is expected to begin the first sea patrols next year of a new class of strategic missile submarines, highlighting a new and growing missile threat to the U.S. homeland, according to U.S. defense officials.

Via SASFOR
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What does this meander the safety of our citizens. I know that the Chinese army has stengthed because the wealth of china goes to the army. This means that they must be planning this which means that they will be extremely prepared. I hope that this gives the U.S. Army a heads up to plan ahead in case that China's intentions are true. I know that America's army is well trained, but I am worried that they won't be enough to stop them. 

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Obama's Speech: No End to War Threat Against Syria | Global ...

Obama's Speech: No End to War Threat Against Syria | Global ... | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
In his nationally televised speech Tuesday night, President Obama made an awkward and embarrassing tactical retreat on his announced plans to carry out military strikes against Syria. It would be a grave mistake, however, ...
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I'm sorry that the president made an embarrassment out of himself, but I'm very glad to hear that he has retreated on the whole idea. Not only to I think it's saving America from trouble, but it's saving other places from if we make a mistake and it effects other people involved. Hopefully, Mr. President realized that we need to use our resources, such as military, wiser than if this decision was to be passed.

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Gates: US war on Syria like 'throwing gasoline on fire in Middle East' - Press TV

Gates: US war on Syria like 'throwing gasoline on fire in Middle East' - Press TV | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
MinnPost.com Syria War Wariness Should Remain Antiwar.com Starting with that war, the executive has conducted most minor military actions and even some other major ones – for example, the invasions of Grenada and Panama – without congressional...
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I completely agree. The United States is just making things worse by meddling. Plus I've seen many other scoop it's saying the same thing. that they disagree completely. Plus I think this is a great metaphor and used exactly right in the context! 

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Millions in drugs seized at border - U-T San Diego

Millions in drugs seized at border - U-T San Diego | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
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Millions in drugs seized at border
U-T San Diego
Border officers seized nearly 600 pounds of drugs worth more than $4 million during four incidents last week, federal officials said Tuesday.

Via Semaj Noswad
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I think that this is awful. It's an awful impact on the world and not good influence on kids. I'm very glad that we have such good security, but still that's awful. I hope in the future, someone will fix the drug problem.

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Google Glass: Making Learning Visible with Wearable Technology | Edutopia.org

Google Glass: Making Learning Visible with Wearable Technology | Edutopia.org | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it

I am eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see. -- from Dziga Vertov's (1896 - 1954) "I Am Camera."

 

This September I watched anxiously as Dylan, my student in the Personal Projects class, lifted a jagged, ruby-colored shard of glass over the worktable while wearing computer-in-an-eyeglass technology known as Google Glass.

 

I asked was he recording. He nodded "Yes."

 

Dylan was about to smooth the edges of the ruby shard using a grinder for the stain-glass window he was making while recording the process using Glass. He is a responsible 17-year-old who had experience in the classroom studio, but after many years of teaching studio art, I can still get a little nervous about mixing young adults and new technology along with sharp objects.

 

"Make sure you direct the video towards your hands, but pay attention to what you're doing, please," I said. "Try to forget that you are recording and just make sure you don't lose a finger, ok?"

 

Dylan took my nagging in stride and again nodded in affirmation. He then gestured his head up and down to turn the device on and in a clear, distinct voice said, "Ok Glass, record a video." He brought the ruby shard towards the grinder as the machine whirred to life.

 

The recording process went smoothly and required little time to train Dylan in its use. After recording, a slight tap on the side of the device uploaded the video to a social network. The ease of use is partly why I am excited by pioneering Google Glass in the classroom, but I am most eager to explore the possibilities of using it for immersive, experiential learning and documentation used for reviewing and reflecting upon the student's work.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This is truly incredible. It had the feel of glasses and has the use of a phone. Plus, it is voice activated and movement activated. This brings so many possibilities into the future. It means that you can do basically anything with your hands and if you want to record what your doing like the student did or if your just having lunch and you want to call a buddy to join you, you can! It's cool because now you  can multitask or just do something on the google glass and have free hands! 

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The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult

The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it

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After what has happened to the Philippines, it is even more unfortunate that they aren't that reachable for aid. I hope that even though the effort is tough peoe will still try to help them. They probably are and hopefully the people will fund an easier route to get to the Philippines. I am still saying prayers for them!

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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 30, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a devastating time for the people of the Philippines. All they have to worry about is staying alive and being close to there family members. Help is on the way. Everyone in the world should pitch in and try to help them in anyway they can. But what I would like to find out is why this has happen when it has not before in this country. This country I have not seen in the news before this big devastation had happened. I am also curious to find out how come the help aid is taking so long to arrive when people are dying because they have no food available for them because it has been destroyed or it is trapped under all the debris from all the buildings that have collapsed because they were not structured properly. this situation is a repeat of hurricane Katrina in the united states were all the house were not hurricane proof and were built in places known for disaster.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 19, 10:37 PM

Due to the fact the Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, it makes aid response very difficult. When natural disasters such as typhoons occur in the Philippines it can negatively affect hundreds of islands, making it difficult to help the people on every island. It can takes days for supplies to arrive on some of the islands, and sometimes people do not even receive necessary supplies such as food and water. Countries, which are composed of numerous islands, face many challenges.  

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 7:09 PM

Fortunately, the Philippines has a relatively stable infrastructure so even though lots of areas were hit, the human fatalities and issues are not as bad as they could have been. Unfortunately, these are many islands and getting from one to the next is very difficult when all communications and landing areas are compromised.

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Almost Anything Can Be A Touch Input with The Touch Board and Electric Paint

Almost Anything Can Be A Touch Input with The Touch Board and Electric Paint | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
Bare Conductive, a British startup, has designed an Arduino Leonardo compatible board with 12 capacitive touch sensors called the Touch Board.

Via cnxsoft
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This is a great invention for the society! You can psint anything with electric paint. This could be anything! It's one invention that does the things that 1000 inventions do! This is definetly on my Christmas list!

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OMG! Best Use Of A Billboard I Have Ever Seen.

OMG! Best Use Of A Billboard I Have Ever Seen. | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
I fricking love engineers.

Via vee pointer
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This is similar to something I saw in technology class. It was something about the new glass invention, the flexible durable glass tablets, phones, maps, and even billboard. That's correct, animated bill boards! What does this mean for the inovation of the future technology. This is inovating at its finest. Before we know it, there will be flying cars and mind apps!

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Betrayed Again: Israel "Furious" with White House for Leak on Syria Strike -

Betrayed Again: Israel "Furious" with White House for Leak on Syria Strike - | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
Exactly as I predicted when I reported on the Obama leak on the strike on Hezb’Allah’s military missile base, Israel is stunned by the betrayal by the Obama administration.
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This brings up many questions for me. Why is Israel mad? Are Isreal and Syria allibys? Maybe, they're helping eachother. This also brings up the question of what could happen because we already have Syria mad at us and we don't need aisreal mad at us. I also thought that the US is helping aisreal in the holy wars and they shouldn't be mad at us because then we won't help them in the Holy Wars and it seems that they need all the help that they can get!

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Researchers discover a new driver of breast cancer

Researchers discover a new driver of breast cancer | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it

"DALLAS – Nov. 7, 2013 – A team of researchers at UT Southwestern has found that as cholesterol is metabolized, a potent stimulant of breast cancer is created – one that fuels estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, and that may also defeat a common treatment strategy for those cancers.

Dr. Philip Shaul, Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Pediatrics and a member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

The multidisciplinary team discovered that a cholesterol metabolite called 27-hydroxycholesterol, or 27HC, promotes tumor growth in estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, which are the most common type of breast cancer. Estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer was previously believed to be stimulated primarily by the female sex hormone estrogen and it is commonly treated using endocrine-based medications that starve tumors of estrogen.

The discovery of 27HC as another driver of breast cancer may explain why endocrine-based therapy is often unsuccessful, providing a new target for therapy, the researchers say."


Via Susan Zager
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This is a great breakthrough because now researchers can adjust the cancer treatments to break through this new discovery. This is great for the society because it could possibly cure the most common breast cancer. I hope that researchers find a way to treat the cancer now that the have more facts, I think that this is a lesson to all former researchers that if you assume something as they did here with the female hormone, you won't succeed. And I really do hope and believe that this researchers will succeed.  This could really change the way researchers look at their research.

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Is Obama Leading The U.S. into War with Russia?...

Is Obama Leading The U.S. into War with Russia?... | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
Alex is joined by Professor of International Law Francis Boyle to discuss the continuous news coming out on Syria, the use of chemical weapons and the fright... (Is Obama Leading The U.S. into War with Russia?
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I thought that we were just in war with Syria, not Russia as well! this concludes that meddling in other countries where you don't have a dog in the fight is not wise. I hope this all gets resolved and Obama backs down on the threat of war in Syria. Not only would we be in war with Syria, but we would be in war with Russia. I say that if someone's not threatening our country, then we stay out of their business!

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Historic Flooding Across Colorado

Historic Flooding Across Colorado | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
Over the past few days, a 4,500-square-mile area across Colorado's Front Range has been hit by devastating floods, leaving at least six dead, forcing thousands to evacuate, and destroying thousands of homes and farms...

Via EconMatters, PamelaMueller
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I think that this is very troubling. I heard that president Obama is calling colorado a disaster area. this is also troubling, but I'm glad to here that American Red Cross has come to the rescue. I hope that this all gets resolved and that there is no more floods to come.

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PamelaMueller's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:48 PM

This is a devastating event - unlike anything any of us could have imagined - especially in beautiful Colorado. Our prayers are with all those affected by the flooding and also with the rescue teams, still busy at work. 

Marissa Roy's curator insight, September 18, 2013 12:41 PM

Who would have known that this flood would have been so catastrophic? My thoughts are with the thousands of people affected by this natural disaster. I cannot even imagine how long the recovery is going to take...

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11 Hidden iPhone features that will be enabled by iOS 7 - Independent.ie

11 Hidden iPhone features that will be enabled by iOS 7 - Independent.ie | The Beginning of War in Syria | Scoop.it
ALONGSIDE the blaze of publicity for the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c, Apple also announced it is to release its latest operating system iOS 7 for mobile devices.

Via Tiaan Jonker
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I recently got the ios7 and it is fabulous. Its not only mobile devices, but iPads too. Its a brand new design with brighter colors and lovely new additions to camera and photos. Plus AirDrop, Siri, and more!

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Hyphenet Inc.'s comment, September 20, 2013 11:20 AM
At first I wasn't so sure about the layout and colors, but I've gotten quiet used to it already. I do like the accordion feature when on Safari.
Hyphenet Inc.'s comment, September 20, 2013 11:22 AM
Here's a blog with some reviews for the iOS 7 http://www.hyphenet.com/blog/know-upgrade-ios-7/
Elizabeth Oneil's comment, September 20, 2013 1:59 PM
VVX cool
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Ron Paul Asks "Will Congress Endorse Obama's War Plans? And, Does It Matter?" | Zero Hedge

President Obama announced this weekend that he has decided to use military force against Syria and would seek authorization from Congress when it returned from its August break. Every Member ought to vote against this reckless and immoral use of the US military. But even if every single Member and Senator votes for another war, it will not make this terrible idea any better because some sort of nod is given to the Constitution along the way.  Besides, the president made it clear that Congressional authorization is superfluous, asserting falsely that he has the authority to act on his own with or without Congress. That Congress allows itself to be treated as window dressing by the imperial president is just astonishing.

 

The President on Saturday claimed that the alleged chemical attack in Syria on August 21 presented "a serious danger to our national security." I disagree with the idea that every conflict, every dictator, and every insurgency everywhere in the world is somehow critical to our national security. That is the thinking of an empire, not a republic. It is the kind of thinking that this president shares with his predecessor and it is bankrupting us and destroying our liberties here at home. 

 

According to recent media reports, the military does not have enough money to attack Syria and would have to go to Congress for a supplemental appropriation to carry out the strikes. ...

 


Via Hal
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   I kind of agree with the author of this Scoop because instead of meddling in other locations or places, our government should be use their power and time to create more job opportunities. Or something useful towards our country. Then again, leaving Syria and other neighboring civilizations in harm is not very considerate. But, then again our military is not a toy that five year olds use. It's a group of people risking their lives for our lives and, we must respect that by using them for strong purposes only. I'm on the fence with this decision, and I wouldn't be surprised if congress was divided equally in opinions.

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