Soccer "Injustice" Rocks American Psyche
Why was America so rattled by its disallowed goal in last week's World Cup match against Slovenia? Andrés T. Tapia blames violation of the American sense of "internal control."
Why was America so rattled by its disallowed goal in last week's World Cup match against Slovenia? Andrés T. Tapia blames violation of the American sense of "internal control." Most fans of any of the other 31 teams in South Africa would also have been angry but the American rage conveyed a sense of usurpation of the notion that: "No matter how overwhelming the odds, there is always a hero that comes through. The Americans win by the sheer power of their efforts and self confidence more so than education or skills... Even a referee's whistle should be overruled by almighty technology."
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.
An innovation may lead to lifelike self-reproducing and 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.
Some evidence attributes a certain neurological phenomenon to a near death experience.
Time of death is considered when a person has gone into cardiac arrest. This is the cessation of the electrical impulse that drive the heartbeat. As a result, the heart locks up. The moment the heart stops is considered time of death. But does death overtake our mind immediately afterward or does it slowly creep in?
- A huge segment of America's population — the Baby Boom generation — is aging and will live longer than any American generation in history.
- The story we read about in the news? Their drain on social services like Social Security and Medicare.
- But increased longevity is a cause for celebration, says Ashton Applewhite, not doom and gloom.
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