Doctors in Falluja, a war-ravaged region in Iraq, are reportedly treating 15 times as many chronic deformities in babies since the war began. There has also been an increase in infant cancers and scientists are suggesting that there could be links to toxic materials left over from the fighting. “A group of Iraqi and British officials, including the former Iraqi minister for women’s affairs, Dr Nawal Majeed a-Sammarai, and the British doctors David Halpin and Chris Burns-Cox, have petitioned the UN general assembly to ask that an independent committee fully investigate the defects and help clean up toxic materials left over decades of war – including the six years since Saddam Hussein was ousted. ‘We are seeing a very significant increase in central nervous system anomalies,” said Falluja general hospital’s director and senior specialist, Dr Ayman Qais. ‘Before 2003 [the start of the war] I was seeing sporadic numbers of deformities in babies. Now the frequency of deformities has increased dramatically.’
The essential element needed for innovation is creative dissonance — and the keys to unlocking it were forged by bankers in Italy.
Consciousness isn’t just a problem for philosophers. On this episode of Dispatches, Kmele sat down with scientists, a mathematician, a spiritual leader, and an entrepreneur, all trying to get to the heart of “the feeling of life itself.”
The brilliant mind who discovered the spacetime solution for rotating black holes claims singularities don't physically exist. Is he right?