Abba Eban (1915-2002) was an Israeli diplomat, scholar, and statesman. He was famous for, among many other things, his expert command of ten different languages. His insight and ability as an orator helped propel him to the rank of Vice President of the UN General Assembly in 1952.
"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives" ~Abba Eban, 1970
Take some time to watch the below interview between Eban and Mike Wallace, from a time when journalists did.... well.... journalism. Regardless of your opinion on the subject matter, you can't deny Eban's eloquent mastery of words and speech.
They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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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