Time for Europe to Act on Bosnia
The EU should make 2011 the year when it finally takes the lead in helping Bosnia on its journey from a war-ravaged ward to a stable member state.
The European Union should make 2011 the year when it finally takes the lead in helping Bosnia on its journey from a war-ravaged ward to a stable member state. Bosnia: Europe’s Time to Act, the latest briefing from the International Crisis Group, argues that the EU is better placed to cajole Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats than the Office of the High Representative (OHR), the pro-consular entity established by the Peace Implementation Council (PIC) after the 1995 Dayton Accords. ...It is time for the members states to reinforce its "Delegation" (embassy) in the country so it can get on with the job only it can perform.
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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.
It's not just a case of "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
- A new study suggests children who endure trauma grow up to be adults with more empathy than others.
- The effect is not universal, however. Only one kind of empathy was greatly effected.
- The study may lead to further investigations into how people cope with trauma and lead to new ways to help victims bounce back.
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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