If you have a few bucks looking for a home, you could do worse than to help out my sister-in-law, who’s getting on one of those “spinning” stationary bikes for three hours to raise money to kick cancer in the teeth:
As most of you know, my sister, Tabitha Beatty Alfter, passed away from cancer on September 6, 2013, at 33 years old. Losing my sister has been the hardest thing I have ever had to endure and do not wish that anyone ever has to experience the pain to losing anyone they love to cancer. So, I am committed to do my part to work towards a cure.
A can of beer every day is Mark Behrends’ secret to a long life.
The Nebraska City man turned 110 years old on May 16, making him Nebraska’s oldest living person and possibly the oldest man living in the United States.
“He always told everybody the reason he has lived so long is drinking one can of beer, every day at 3 p.m.,” said his daughter Lois Bassinger of Nebraska City. “He always joked that that was his medicine since he takes very little medicine.”
The stringent emission rules, known as the Clean Power Plan, are at the center of President Obama’s agenda to address the threat of climate change. Many scientists say manmade greenhouse gas emissions are causing the Earth’s climate to warm, resulting in severe weather, droughts and flooding.
The agency sent what will become its final regulations for the plan to the Office of Management and Budget to undergo one last review. After the review period, which could take 60 days, the Clean Power Plan will be published and will be law.
Inspired by octopus arms, a robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by researchers in Italy.
Soft robotics is a promising technology in the medical field, particularly for surgical applications. This arm was designed for surgical operations which need to access remote, confined regions of the body and, once there, manipulate soft organs without damaging them, and relies on coffee grounds as a control mechanism!
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -- Robert A. Heinlein