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TAKE ACTION: We Need to Be Able to Hold Abusive Nursing Homes Accountable
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, family, americans, health, women )

- 4 hours ago -
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TAKE ACTION NOW! Myanmar: Crack Down on Illegal Electrofishing That's Hurting This Rare Dolphin
Animals  (tags: electrofishing, dolphins, slaughter, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 6 hours ago -
Myanmar's Irrawaddy River is home to one of the oldest human-animal partnerships: local fishermen and wild Irrawaddy dolphins. But modern electrofishing -- where metal rods or conductive nets linked to car batteries send electric currents that stun unsus
Mealworms Munch on Styrofoam Without Dying Shock Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: mealworms, polystyrene foam, styrofoam, poop pellets, fertilizer, digest, carbon dioxide )

- 15 hours ago -
Styrofoam and other polystyrene foam are poisonous to a lot of animals so mealworms ability to digest them came as quite a surprise to scientists. Half of the eaten styrofoam turns into carbon dioxide the other half non-toxic poop pellets for fertilizer.
A Medical Breakthrough Made Possible By Ancient Chinese Remedies Just Won A Nobel Prize
Health & Wellness  (tags: AlternativeMed, complimentary medicine, disease, health, humans, illness, interesting, research, treatment )

- 17 hours ago -
For centuries, malaria has ravaged much of the underdeveloped world - including Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Economic losses in the Motherland amount to $12 billion annually via increased health care costs and loss of productivity and...
Nobel Prize in Medicine: Ancient Chinese Mystic Led Youyou Tu to Develop Prizewinning Antimalaria Drug
Health & Wellness  (tags: Nobel Prize, anti-malaria, drug, scientist, medicine )

- 1 day ago -
A fourth century Chinese mystic who lived at the time when Britain was still part of the Roman Empire provided a key insight into an antimalaria drug that has been honoured in the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
Tell Congress to Take Action to End Gun Violence ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: violence, guns, society, politics, crime, murder, death, ethics, congress )

- 1 day ago -
Your member of Congress needs to hear that you care about this.
Climate Change Affects Agriculture in Nepal
World  (tags: Climate change affects agriculture in Ne )

- 3 days ago -
"When our crops need rainfall, there are often long dry spells. And when it rains, it's plentiful and most of the time it's a flood-like situation that damages the crops more," the 42-year-old farmer explained.
Demand Care for Children Caught in the Migrant Crisis
World  (tags: refugees, child care, conflicts, Human Rights, humanity welfare, ethics, World Leaders )

- 3 days ago -
Tell President Obama to push harder to resolve conflicts. Countless migrant and refugee children are at risk - and our leaders in Washington must do everything in their power to protect them. Join us in demanding that President Obama call on European...
The Deadly Consequences When Police Lack Proper Training to Handle Mental Illness Calls
Health & Wellness  (tags: policing, police training, mentally ill persons, mental illness police calls, mental health unit, tragedies )

- 6 days ago -
According to a survey by a police research and policy nonprofit, new recruits typically have 60 hours of training to learn how to handle a gun, but only eight hours of training to learn strategies for handling the mentally ill.
Grandson of Atomic Bomb Crewman Writes of Hibakusha Horrors
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, asia, death, hibakusha, hiroshima )

- 5 days ago -
Beser's grandfather, Jacob, was an army lieutenant and radar specialist who became the only man in the world to fly on both of the B-29s carrying the "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" atomic bombs.
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