We Do Need Emoticons.
I have been pumping out ideas into the BigThink space at an alarming rate [ so fast in fact, that no-one reads them, but BigThink is not responsible for that [G] (that's my version of the emoticon for "big grin") ].
These ideas run the full gamut from very-serious to somewhat-flippant. Without emoticons, it can sometimes be hard to flag when you are trying to be serious, and when not. They have become an essential part of our textual communication. Please implement as soon as possible. I can continue to use my outdated techniques, but I need to be able to interpret when to be serious with others.
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.
- Unfortunately, many disparate factors are erasing the traditional Bajau way of life.
We explore the history of blood types and how they are classified to find out what makes the Rh-null type important to science and dangerous for those who live with it.
- Fewer than 50 people worldwide have 'golden blood' — or Rh-null.
- Blood is considered Rh-null if it lacks all of the 61 possible antigens in the Rh system.
- It's also very dangerous to live with this blood type, as so few people have it.
An innovation may lead to lifelike 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.
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