“This is what change looks like,” remarked US President Barack Obama moments after the final House vote passed his universal health care legislation in an historic victory.
"This is what change looks like," remarked US President Barack Obama moments after the final House vote passed his universal health care legislation in an historic victory. He said the passage proved that "we are still people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges." He continued: "Today’s vote answers the dreams of so many who have fought for this. Long after the debate fades away and the prognostication fades away and the dust settles, what will remain standing…is a health care system that incorporates ideas from both parties." The Washington Post reports that Obama described the new legislation as not "radical" but instead "major". He said it "moves us decisively in the right direction." Adding: "Some have predicted another siege of parliamentary manoeuvring. It’s time to bring this debate to a close," he said, referring to next week’s action in the Senate, which must approve a package of changes to the bill and could spark continued political wrangling over what is, so far, a success for the new President.
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We take fewer mental pictures per second.
- Recent memories run in our brains like sped-up old movies.
- In childhood, we capture images in our memory much more quickly.
- The complexities of grownup neural pathways are no match for the direct routes of young brains.
A consortium of scientists and engineers have proposed that the U.S. and Mexico build a series of guarded solar, wind, natural gas and desalination facilities along the entirety of the border.
- The proposal was recently presented to several U.S. members of Congress.
- The plan still calls for border security, considering all of the facilities along the border would be guarded and connected by physical barriers.
- It's undoubtedly an expensive and complicated proposal, but the team argues that border regions are ideal spots for wind and solar energy, and that they could use the jobs and fresh water the energy park would create.
It's one of the most consistent patterns in the unviverse. What causes it?
- Spinning discs are everywhere – just look at our solar system, the rings of Saturn, and all the spiral galaxies in the universe.
- Spinning discs are the result of two things: The force of gravity and a phenomenon in physics called the conservation of angular momentum.
- Gravity brings matter together; the closer the matter gets, the more it accelerates – much like an ice skater who spins faster and faster the closer their arms get to their body. Then, this spinning cloud collapses due to up and down and diagonal collisions that cancel each other out until the only motion they have in common is the spin – and voila: A flat disc.
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