Cancer cells can be killed with metal from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, thanks to new research from University of Warwick UK and Sun-Yat Sen University in China Compound based on iridium kills cancer cells by filling them with deadly version of oxygen when activated by laser light – without harming healthy tissue Researchers […]
Posted onDecember 17, 2017bypostroad|Comments Off on 14 Funniest Wildlife Photos Of 2017 Have Been Announced, And They Will Make Your Day
The awards are held in order to spread awareness about wildlife conservation since 2015 and with each year it’s growing more and more popular. It’s been a real success this year, the quality of images has improved substantially and we have had more entries and from more countries, said one of the founders of the competition, photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks.
“I have lost four years of ‘education.’ Why five? (let’s tell Russia about this)” Black students asking for the reopening of their schools, closed by the county authorities to protest against integration. Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia. July 1963
Friday night dinner service at the Salvation Army is halfway over and the front window is fogged with the heat coming off the steam trays. A long stretch of mild weather in Iowa City has finally given over to the cold, and people are trickling outside in heavy layers to smoke and shoot the shit. Sarah Ziegenhorn and John, who doesn’t give his last name, are standing a little ways off from the group, talking about planes passing overhead and the 100 or so doses of naloxone sitting in the trunk of her car.
Posted onDecember 17, 2017bypostroad|Comments Off on The Final Version of the G.O.P. Tax Bill Is a Corrupt, Cruel, Budget-Busting Hairball
Grant the Republican Party leaders one thing: their tactics in passing their hugely unpopular tax bill have been consistent—consistently evasive. A few weeks ago, the Senate version of the bill was passed in the middle of the night. This weekend, the final iteration of the legislation was made public on Friday evening—a traditional dumping ground for bad news. The Republicans intend to hold votes on the bill early next week in both houses of Congress, and it seems certain to pass.
Charles Darwin had been dead for three years when his granddaughter, Gwen Raverat, was born, so that her very famous grandfather was already a myth and “obviously in the same category as God and Father Christmas”. And, as in the case of both God and Father Christmas, she realized very fast that it could be embarrassing to over-identify oneself with him, so the small Gwen sensibly decided it was generally best to change the subject if her grandfather was mentioned. Both a myth, and, according to A. N. Wilson, a “mythmaker”, Charles Darwin has been mentioned a great deal since, as generation after generation of books and articles defending, evaluating, denouncing, and generally chewing over Darwin and his theory of evolution has risen up and perished. If Darwin is the “common ancestor” of all this print, he has produced many species. Taken collectively, these four books provide a representative…
Posted onDecember 16, 2017bypostroad|Comments Off on GOP Tax Bill Could Turn America Into World’s Most Unequal Society, UN Expert Warns
The poverty expert delivered a blistering report on inequality and the social safety net in the U.S.
“The way in which those in the bottom 20 percent exist is in dramatic contrast to the wealth in the country ― and is being further exacerbated by current trends,” Philip Alston, the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said at a press conference during which he delivered his findings from a two-week trip through some of the poorer regions of the United States.