Third Time for the ID
The third time is the charm. 26th of September and a number of other newspapers are now reporting that Sunday's suicide bomber has been identified as Abd al-Rahman Mahdi Ali Qasim al-'Ujayri. (I'm following the Yemen Observer's vowelling on the name, maybe mistakenly.)
The 26th of September also reprints what it says is al-'Ujayri's letter to his mother on page two. The back page has a list and picture of 12 individuals that the Yemeni government is seeking in connection with the attack, including the 25-year-old 'Amr Mushin al-Mihlfi, whom the government claims recruited al-'Ujayri.
Much of al-'Ujayri's story is remarkably similar to that of Muhammad al-'Umda, who recently gave an interview to Sada al-Malahim about his road to jihad. Al-'Umda, also known by the kunya Abu Ghrayb, grew up in the same neighborhood of Taizz as did al-'Ujayri and like al-'Ujayri he spent time at an Islamic center in Taizz - although I believe al-'Umda's training came at the al-Furqan Institute run by al-Maqtari, which has since been shut down.
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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