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Culture
Culture
Culture annon Israeli culture reflects the diverse background of its people. The country\'s most successful writers draw their inspiration from Jewish tradition. Such writers have included the novelist Shmuel Yosef Agnon, co-winner of the 1966 Nobel Prize in literature, and the philosopher Martin Buber. The foremost orchestra of the nation, the Israel Philharmonic, attracts a number of world-famous conductors and soloists each year. A vigorous tradition of folk song, in which the influence of Or
Current Status of Malaria Vaccinology
Current Status of Malaria Vaccinology
Current Status of Malaria Vaccinology annon In order to assess the current status of malaria vaccinology one must first take an overview of the whole of the whole disease. One must understand the disease and its enormity on a global basis. Malaria is a protozoan disease of which over 150 million cases are reported per annum. In tropical Africa alone more than 1 million children under the age of fourteen die each year from Malaria. From these figures it is easy to see that eradication of this dis
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power annon Most of the world’s electricity is generated by either thermal or hydroelectric power plants. Thermal power plants use fuel to boil water which makes steam. The steam turns turbines that generate electricity. Hydroelectric power plants use the great force of rushing water from a dam or a waterfall to turn the turbines. The majority of thermal power plants burn fossil fuels because thermal power plants are cheaper to maintain and have to meet less of the governments requiremen
Ozone
Ozone
Ozone annon Ozone is an important molecule in maintaining the homeostasis in the environment. Ozone, the molecule O3, makes a layer in the stratosphere, situated 10 to 15 kilometers from the earth\'s surface. The dioxide molecule, O2 and Oxygen atom O, collide with each other result in the formation of Ozone, O3. In this reaction, the molecule O3 contains an excess of energy. Once the molecule is formed, it is not stable enough to last long. The energy-rich O3 molecules discards the excess energ
Psychology A Science
Psychology A Science
Psychology A Science annon In order to answer this question it is important to understand the definitions of both psychology and science. The word \'psychology\' comes from the Greek \'psyche\' (or soul) and \'logos\' (or study), which came to be known as the \'study of the soul\'. The American Heritage Dictionary defines psychology as: 1. the science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes 2. the science of human and animal behavior. In its pure definition the dictionary h
Sweeteners
Sweeteners
Sweeteners annon Saccharin is an organic petroleum-based compound that is three to five hundred times sweeter than sucrose. It is non-nutritive because the human body is unable to metabolize the foreign chemical. Saccharin does not contribute calories; for this reason it is commonly used in diet foods. The obese [feel] that saccharin is their lifeline to slimdom, and diabetics [claim] it is essential to control their blood sugar (Brody 482). The same people who consume saccharin certainly would
How Does Technology Effect Us?
How Does Technology Effect Us?
How Does Technology Effect Us? annon U.S. Wage Trends The microeconomic picture of the U.S. has changed immensely since 1973, and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nation’s high school graduates and high school drop-outs. “Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze – international competition, technology, deregulation, the decline of unions and defense cuts – technology is probably the most critical. It has favored the educated and the skilled,” says M. B. Zuckerman,
UFO Fact Or Fiction
UFO Fact Or Fiction
UFO Fact Or Fiction annon Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, as they\'re fondly called, are one of the century\'s most intriguing and controversial mysteries. Since ancient times, UFOs of all types have been accounted for. More today than ever, hundreds of thinkers, theologians, and scientists have tried to answer why there are or whether there aren\'t UFOs. According to some, the speculation that UFOs are alien spacecrafts from another world is an absurd and foolish proposal. Others vehement
Wind Power
Wind Power
Wind Power annon The wind turbine, also called a windmill, is a means of harnessing the kinetic energy of the wind and converting it into electrical energy. This is accomplished by turning blades called aerofoils, which drive a shaft, which drive a motor (turbine) and ar e connected to a generator. It is estimated that the total power capacity of winds surrounding the earth is 1 x 1011 Gigawatts (Cheremisinoff 6). The total energy of the winds fluctuates from year to year. Windmill expert Richar
The recent news of the successful cloning of an ad
The recent news of the successful cloning of an ad
The recent news of the successful cloning of an adult sheep-in which the sheep\'s DNA was inserted into an unfertilized sheep egg to produce a lamb with identical DNA-has generated an outpouring of ethical concerns. These concerns are not about Dolly, the now famous sheep, nor even about the considerable impact cloning may have on the animal breeding industry, but rather about the possibility of cloning humans. For the most part, however, the ethical concerns being raised are exaggerated and mis
Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine annon Throughout recorded history, people of various cultures have relied on what Western medical practitioners today call alternative medicine. The term alternative medicine covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies. It generally describes those treatments and health care practices that are outside mainstream Western health care. People use these treatments and therapies in a variety of ways. Alternative therapies used alone are often referred
Just before the beginning of World War II, Albert
Just before the beginning of World War II, Albert
Just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Urged by Hungarian-born physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene Wingner, and Edward Teller, Einstein told Roosevelt about Nazi German efforts to purify Uranium-235 which might be used to build an atomic bomb. Shortly after that the United States Government began work on the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the United States effort to develop the atomic bomb before th
It is always a mystery about how the universe bega
It is always a mystery about how the universe bega
It is always a mystery about how the universe began, whether if and when it will end. Astronomers construct hypotheses called cosmological models that try to find the answer. There are two types of models: Big Bang and Steady State. However, through many observational evidences, the Big Bang theory can best explain the creation of the universe. The Big Bang model postulates that about 15 to 20 billion years ago, the universe violently exploded into being, in an event called the Big Bang. Before
Bioethics, which is the study of value judgments p
Bioethics, which is the study of value judgments p
Bioethics, which is the study of value judgments pertaining to human conduct in the area of biology and includes those related to the practice of medicine, has been an important aspect of all areas in the scientific field (Bernstein, Maurice, M.D.). It is one of the factors that says whether or not certain scientific research can go on, and if it can, under which rules and regulations it must abide by. One of the most recent and controversial issues facing our society today is the idea of clonin
England went through dramatic changes in the 19th
England went through dramatic changes in the 19th
England went through dramatic changes in the 19th century. English culture, socio-economic structure and politics where largely influenced by the principles of science. Many social expressions occurred due to these changes. Transformations which categorized this time period could be observed in social institutions; for instance: the switch from popular Evangelicalism to atheism, emergence of feminism and the creation of new political ideologies (Liberalism, Conservatism and Radicalism). These ar
The societal issue being addressed in this article
The societal issue being addressed in this article
The societal issue being addressed in this article is the cloning of humans and nuclear cell fusion. This question lingering into every household...Should we be playing God? This question has substantial points on each side. Some people think that we shouldn’t be manipulating nature’s creations ,and we should leave things the way they are because that is the way things are meant to be. Other’s oppose that jurisdiction and state that we can rid the world of cancers and tumors and quite possibly s
Coral reefs are arguably the world’s most beautifu
Coral reefs are arguably the world’s most beautifu
Coral reefs are arguably the world’s most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the oceans, because of the rich diversity of life they support. Scientists have not yet finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. There are three types of coral reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Fringing reefs are located close to shore, separated from land by only shallow water. Barrier reefs lie farthe
Creation vs evolution, was man created be an almig
Creation vs evolution, was man created be an almig
Creation vs evolution, was man created be an almighty god, or is he simply a product of modern science. This question has puzzled scholarly minds for many years and yet will for many to come. The one that makes the most sense to me and has the most supporting evidence, is evolution. Not the normal, goop to fish to creature to monkey to man, obviously I skipped some, but one not so greatly known. It is called punctual equalibrium. Punctual equalibrium is a type of evolution stating that the evolu
Contents
Contents
Contents Introduction Overview of Diabetes Type I What is diabetes type I Health implications of diabetes type I Physical Activity What is physical activity? Why do we need physical activity in our lives? Physical Activity and Diabetes (Epidemiology) Conclusion Bibliography Introduction For our seminar topic physical activity and disease we chose diabetes as the focus of our research. Since diabetes is such a complex disease with many different forms, we decided to focus on diabetes type I. Th
PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autu
PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autu
PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of Top Secret, Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Top Secret is the international edition of the German magazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secret carries the Naming Names column, which CAIB is pre
What is an Earthquake?
What is an Earthquake?
What is an Earthquake? An earthquake is a shaking of the ground caused by the sudden shifting of large sections of the earth\'s crust. Earthquakes are one of the most powerful events on earth, and they can be terrifying. A severe earthquake may release energy 10,000 times as great as that of the first atomic bomb. Rock movements during an earthquake can make rivers change their direction. Earthquakes can trigger landslides and Volcanoes that cause great damage and loss of life. Large earthquakes
Questions on the origin of life and of the univers
Questions on the origin of life and of the univers
Questions on the origin of life and of the universe must have challenged human curiosity and imagination as soon as early man had time for activities other than survival. In 1859, Charles Darwin published the Origin of Species, and since then, people have debated between the creationism and evolutionism theories. The theory of evolution has been supported only through various religious writings, particularly the Bible. Creationists believe in a divine creator, God. Creationism has a broad range
Science is a creature that continues to evolve at
Science is a creature that continues to evolve at
Science is a creature that continues to evolve at a much higher rate than the beings thatgave it birth. The transformation time from tree-shrew, to ape, to human far exceeds the timefrom analytical engine, to calculator, to computer. But science, in the past, has always remaineddistant. It has allowed for advances in production, transportation, and even entertainment, butnever in history will science be able to so deeply affect our lives as genetic engineering willundoubtedly do. With the birth
(May 1987) By Martin H. Goodman MD (this essay is
(May 1987) By Martin H. Goodman MD (this essay is
(May 1987) By Martin H. Goodman MD (this essay is in the public domain) Introduction: AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a sentence of slow but inevitable death. I\'ve already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. In my part of the country, one man in 10 may already be carrying the AIDS virus. While the figures may currently be less in much of the rest of the co
Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come
Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come
Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households. This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. However, only in the last 40 years ha
Toss a pebble in a pond -see the ripples? Now drop
Toss a pebble in a pond -see the ripples? Now drop
Toss a pebble in a pond -see the ripples? Now drop two pebbles close together. Look at what happens when the two sets of waves combine -you get a new wave! When a crest and a trough meet, they cancel out and the water goes flat. When two crests meet, they produce one, bigger crest. When two troughs collide, they make a single, deeper trough. Believe it or not, you\'ve just found a key to understanding how a hologram works. But what do waves in a pond have to do with those amazing three- dimensio
Seeing well without contact lenses and glasses is
Seeing well without contact lenses and glasses is
Seeing well without contact lenses and glasses is the dream of millions of Americans and modern medical science has enabled that dream to come true (Caster, 8). Since first grade, Dede Head, a 30-year-old fitness trainer in North Carolina, has worn glasses to correct sever nearsightedness and astigmatism. Over the years she became accustomed to wearing glasses and contacts, but this has limited many important aspects of her life, including sports. She then heard of a laser eye surgery that supp
The psychedelic effects of d-Lysergic Acid Diethyl
The psychedelic effects of d-Lysergic Acid Diethyl
The psychedelic effects of d-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25 (LSD) were discovered by Dr. Albert Hoffman by accident in 1938. In the 1950s and 1960s, LSD was used by psychiatrists for analytic psychotherapy. It was thought that the administration of LSD could aid the patient in releasing repressed material. It was also suggested that psychiatrists themselves might develop more insight into the pathology of a diseased mind through self experimentation. 1,2 During the late 60s, LSD became popular as
It seems as though every time we turn around there
It seems as though every time we turn around there
It seems as though every time we turn around there is a new health fad, be it a drug, herb or diet. Within the past 10 years the drug melatonin has hit the market and seems to have made quite a splash with the public and the media. At a time when an estimated thirty to forty million Americans suffer from serious sleep disorders that interfere with their sleep quality and health, many are desperate for an easy solution (Sleep Foundation 1). The media claims that this wonder drug melatonin is th
You might remember the heroic role that newly-inve
You might remember the heroic role that newly-inve
You might remember the heroic role that newly-invented radar played in the Second World War. People hailed it then as Our Miracle Ally. But even in its earliest years, as it was helping win the war, radar proved to be more than an expert enemy locator. Radar technicians, doodling away in their idle moments, found that they could focus a radar beam on a marshmallow and toast it. They also popped popcorn with it. Such was the beginning of microwave cooking. The very same energy that warned the B
Myopic little men in tuxedos, or highly efficient
Myopic little men in tuxedos, or highly efficient
Myopic little men in tuxedos, or highly efficient land/water animals? Recent research indicates there\'s more to penguins than meets the eye. If you\'ve every wondered what it would be like to be able to see as clearly under water as you can on land, just ask the nearest penguin.Most aquatic animals are short-sighted on land. Most terrestrial animals (and that includes us) are far-sighted under water. But researchers have discovered that penguins can apparently see equally well in both environme
Fate? Are You Sure?
Fate? Are You Sure?
Fate? Are You Sure? Bob Walker [English-Shakespeare] As one goes through life, many things shape personality and alter the direction one takes in life. These things usually take the form of events that one can look back on and evaluate; one may say, I knew I wanted to become [a writer, painter, king]...here, or wish one could go back and do it all again. These \'turning points\' are very important, and they may result in drastic changes. These changes, however, may be interpreted as fated (tha
Aids Conspricay - Is AIDS Biological Warfare?
Aids Conspricay - Is AIDS Biological Warfare?
Aids Conspricay - Is AIDS Biological Warfare? Refinance now homeowner even if you have bad credit. 185 loc Aids Conspricay - Is AIDS Biological Warfare? The following is a complete verbatim transcription from a recent broadcast of Network 23, a program shown on a local Los Angeles Public Access Cable Channel. Good evening, I\'m Michel Kassett. This is Network 23. A couple of weeks ago we had a program on the subject of AIDS, addressing the question of whether AIDS-the AIDS virus-was created by
AIDS: A US Made Monster?
AIDS: A US Made Monster?
AIDS: A US Made Monster? AIDS: A US Made Monster? PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of Top Secret, Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Top Secret is the international edition of the German magazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secret
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Abortion Abortion is defined as the termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life. Abortions must be conducted before the end of six months or the fetus will leave the womb and it would be considered premature birth. If the fetus weighs less than 18 ounces or is less than 20 weeks into pregnancy, it is usually considered an abortion. There are two types of abortions. One is spontaneous and the other
Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder?
Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder?
Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder? Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder? Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. With the exception of laws in few states, the mutilated bodies of the victims are thrown into dumpsters like pieces of rotten meat. While these victims lay waiting in the infested dumpsters to be hauled off to a landfill, the murderers are in their offices waiting for their next patient--th
Abortion: Life or Death - Who Chooses
Abortion: Life or Death - Who Chooses
Abortion: Life or Death - Who Chooses Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Abortion: Life or Death - Who Chooses In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as our civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medi
Animal Rights
Animal Rights
Animal Rights Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Animal Rights As Doctor Zola-Morgan stated in a speech to animal right activists, I\'ve seen the impact of the animal rights movement. I believe this is an attack on science of the worst kind. If we allow it to prevail it will take us back to the dark ages. Too much of the public has come to think of medical researchers as tormenters rather than healers. The good is overlooked and the bad is exploited. Although many pe
Animal Rights
Animal Rights
Animal Rights $115 Designer Cosmetic Collection From Cosmetique -- Only $1! Animal Rights Animals have been used in medical research for centuries. In a recent count, it was determined that 8,815 animals were being used for research at MSU, 8,503 of them rodents - rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. There were 18 dogs, three cats and a variety of goats, ferrets, pigeons and rabbits. The struggle against this tyranny is a struggle as important as any of the moral and social issues that have been fo
Do We Really Love Our Animals?
Do We Really Love Our Animals?
Do We Really Love Our Animals? Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Do We Really Love Our Animals? Do you consider yourself a pet lover? Do you love animals in general? Can you imagine yourself as a little boy in a trailer far away from the depths of socialization? Once upon a time there was this boy, and this boy had a friend. No matter how hard times got he had Bo. The boy was incredibly happy because he had always dreamed of having a dog like that, a companion. Then you
Medical Testing On Animals
Medical Testing On Animals
Medical Testing On Animals Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Medical Testing On Animals Animals have been used in medical research for centuries. Most of the animals used for research are rodents - rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Some dogs, cats and a variety of goats, ferrets, pigeons, monkeys and rabbits are also used .The struggle against this tyranny is a struggle as important as any of the moral and social issues that have been fought over in recent years. Animal
The Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes
The Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes
The Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes Refinance now homeowner even if you have bad credit. 185 loc The Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes Marijuana is illegal in fifty states because of its classification as an illicit drug, but controversial issues have been established that this illicit drug has improved the course of treatment for suffering patients. Marijuana has beneficial effects when used in medicinal scenarios for the treatment of pain; thus it should be an administered drug
Violence on Childrens TV
Violence on Childrens TV
Violence on Childrens TV Free Swiss Anti-Wrinkle Cream. You Won\'t Believe Your Eyes! Violence on Childrens TV Are today\'s children being exposed to too much violence via television? I think so. From the teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to the Mighty Morphin\' Power Rangers, kids are always being exposed to the rock-\'em-sock-\'em heroes of T.V., or the brainless violence of Beavis and Butthead. When we live in a country where our children watch an average of three to four hours of television dail
Violence on TV
Violence on TV
Violence on TV $115 Designer Cosmetic Collection From Cosmetique -- Only $1! Violence on TV What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples\' living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic worl
Exposing Children to Profanity
Exposing Children to Profanity
Exposing Children to Profanity Let American Consumer Counseling Help you Get Out of Debt! Exposing Children to Profanity The United States Constitution gives Americans many rights. One of those rights is the freedom of speech. A controversy has erupted in the United States because the government is unable to determine the limitations on this right. In early America when our forefathers wrote the Constitution, profanity was not accepted (Shoeder 72). This makes determining the true definition o
Is Communication Doomed?
Is Communication Doomed?
Is Communication Doomed? Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Is Communication Doomed? It is essential that everyone is capable of reading, writing, and communicating in an articulate and organized manner. Unfortunately, many American students lack the necessary skills needed for effective communication. It is contradictory that there are so many illiterate students in this current age that many define as \'the age of the information superhighway.\' It seems as though many
Parent's taking control of their children's educat
Parent's taking control of their children's educat
Parent\'s taking control of their children\'s education Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Parent\'s taking control of their children\'s education Never before in the United States have parents been so disgruntled about their children\'s education. The main reason behind this massive disruption is that public schools are not living up to parent\'s standards. Therefore, parents are taking their children\'s educations and futures into their own hands, and doing so quite ef
Should There be Compulsary College Classes
Should There be Compulsary College Classes
Should There be Compulsary College Classes Should There be Compulsary College Classes Open your eyes, clean out your ears, sit down and listen, straighten your back, keep your head forward and be ready to have an open mind? Having an open mind is a good quality to have while experiencing different situations that you may encounter. People have many different opinions and ideas which they are expressing in today\'s society. College is another step along the journey of life that a select few will
The American Diet
The American Diet
The American Diet The American Diet You are what you eat, goes a famous saying. And if that is truly the case, then a lot of Americans would appear to be unhealthy, chemically treated, commercially raised slabs of animal flesh. And while that is not a particularly pleasant thought, it is nonetheless an description of the typical American omnivore who survives on the consumption of Big Macs and steak fajitas. But there are individuals who do not follow this American norm and have altered their
Subject: Political Science Title: The Apathy of Ge
Subject: Political Science Title: The Apathy of Ge
Subject: Political Science Title: The Apathy of Generation X For the past 25 years it has been wondered why the young people of America have shared the same apathetic attitude towards politics as the older generation of Americans. Indeed, the issues concerning young voters are just as important as those concerning older voters. Why the newest voters choose to abstain their right has long been studied. While it has been proven that the vote of young people can make or a break an election, most ca