For Sale: England's Forests
Cameron’s plan to flog the public forest estate is opposed by 84% of the public. Stupid and destructive as this sell-off promises to be, it’s a stone’s throw from really interesting.
Cameron’s plan to flog the public forest estate is opposed by 84% of the public. And yet, stupid and destructive as this sell-off promises to be, it’s just a stone’s throw from something really interesting. The creation of the public forest estate was as brutal as any other nationalisation. ...I’m told that you can find entire farmsteads – houses, barns, pens and yards - compulsorily purchased by the state and now buried in darkness and sepulchral silence. The disposal of the English estate is likely to be as destructive as its creation, as forests managed by a radically-reformed commission are flogged to the highest bidder.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
The Bajau people's nomadic lifestyle has given them remarkable adaptions, enabling them to stay underwater for unbelievable periods of time. Their lifestyle, however, is quickly disappearing.
- The Bajau people travel in small flotillas throughout the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, hunting fish underwater for food.
- Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
- Unfortunately, many disparate factors are erasing the traditional Bajau way of life.
The Canadian professor's old-school message is why many started listening to him.
- The simplicity of Peterson's message on suffering echoes Buddha and Rabbi Hillel.
- By bearing your suffering, you learn how to become a better person.
- Our suffering is often the result of our own actions, so learn to pinpoint the reasons behind it.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
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