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Even the dramatic recent reductions in the cost of spectacles and cataract operations are not doing enough to reduce the catastrophic impact that untreated sight conditions have in the third world, but strangely enough, our appetite for HD on our mobile phones will fix this.Even the dramatic recent reductions in the cost of spectacles and cataract operations... more
The name Plumpy’nut may sound quirky, but this ridiculously simple product idea is already keeping countless famine-struck children from starvation and will save millions of lives
The French are not known for granting unequivocal recognition to the culinary majesty that is ‘peanut butter and jelly’, especially when Americans go as far as using it as a metaphor for obviousness, in terms of “things that naturally go together”. But these small packs of sweet, fortified peanut butter are a French invention which is revolutionising humanitarian relief.The name Plumpy’nut may sound quirky, but this ridiculously simple product idea... more
I suppose I stepped a bit over the line the other day when I posted that Leland Yee called me a racist. He did, or should I say his twitter account did in a passive aggressive way infer that my dislike of shark finning to provide the main ingredient for the beloved shark fin soup was born out of racism by the use of the hash tag #racism.I suppose I stepped a bit over the line the other day when I posted that Leland Yee... more
Countries around the world have either banned or stepped up tests on imports from quake-stricken Japan after radioactive substances were found in its food and water following blasts at a nuclear plant.
:http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/us-radioactive-health-idUSTRE72N6LJ20110324Countries around the world have either banned or stepped up tests on imports from... more
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (aka HFPA) announced this morning (via ComingSoon) that actor Robert De Niro would be receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field. Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.
http://www.moviesreviews2010.com/robert-de-niro-receiving-hfpas-2011-cecil-b-demille-award/The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (aka HFPA) announced this morning (via... more
In some ways, it might seem absurd to call Facebook a state and Mr Zuckerberg its governor. It has no land to defend; no police to enforce law and order; it does not have subjects, bound by a clear cluster of rights, obligations and cultural signals. Compared with citizenship of a country, membership is easy to acquire and renounce http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/free-stuff/425-facebook-stateIn some ways, it might seem absurd to call Facebook a state and Mr Zuckerberg its... more
So, some people like to call things FAILs, when they aren’t FAILs at all. I try to look for the glimmer of goodness in everything, so this is another edition of some FAILs that I don’t think are really FAILs.
This isn't so much of a FAIL as it is a supreme dedication to irony. Some might say "your child will be seriously injured if he IS NOT wearing a helmet." This father says "my child will be seriously injured because he IS wearing a helmet."
Before the internet, the only way police agencies caught child predators was by selling fake copies of child pornography at Sam Goody. When Sam Goody filed for bankruptcy, they had to develop new strategies.
This is not a FAIL. If you support diversity, you should support Pepsi's first furry / s&m spokesmodel. This is a huge development for that community.
Yes, they wrote SAFETY SHOP in Impact font. Yes, that is the font most associated with FAILs. That does not make this picture FAIL worthy.
This is only a FAIL if the woman visits the Serengeti. She will either be confused for an ostrich, and mauled by lions. Or she will be confused for a lioness, and join their den. This isn't so bad but I bet it'd be really hard to check your e-mail.
Okay, I'll admit it... that's an ugly statue. FAIL accepted!
Are you really going to be the person to tell this guy that his head-sized muscle is a FAIL? If he finds your IP address, it's squashing time.
Catch up on your FAILs that aren’t FAILS.
- Some FAILs that I don't think are FAILs #15
- SFTIDTAF #14
- SFTIDTAF #13
- SFTIDTAF #12
- More STIDTAF
So, some people like to call things FAILs, when they aren’t FAILs at all. I try... more
Finally, the ministry of defence are taking environmental concerns seriously. Their new critically acclaimed range of green ammunition will continue to reduce the threat of insurgents, terrorism and war but will ensure that a broader impact on the environment is minimised. From reduced-lead bullets to recyclable explosives, developments put forward are part of a major investment in ecologically-sound equipment and logistics.Finally, the ministry of defence are taking environmental concerns seriously. Their... more
A brief video on the Global Natural Health Care Trust working in South Africa.
HIV/AIDS statistics published by UNAIDS Nov 2009
More than 25 million people worldwide have died of AIDS since 1981.
Africa has over 14 million AIDS orphans
Child AIDS deaths in just 2008 = 0.28 million
Children newly infected with HIV in 2008 = 0.43 million
Children living with HIV/AIDS in 2008 estimated at 2.1 million
Worldwide AIDS deaths in just in 2008 = 2.0 million
Total number of people living with HIV/AIDS in 2008 estimated to be 33.4 million
Women living with HIV/AIDS in 2008 estimated at 15.7 million of total
People newly infected with HIV in 2008 estimated at 2.7 million
HIV AIDS in Africa...so who cares?
amongst others...the Global Natural Health Care Trust working in South AfricaA brief video on the Global Natural Health Care Trust working in South Africa.... more
Rejoice, because you are alive: An asteroid named 2009 TM8 just passed only 216,000 miles from Earth, racing at 18,163mph. That's closer than the moon. But don't worry, there'll be plenty of opportunities to panic, says the JPL:
If it's typical density, it would create a 4 kiloton explosion in the Earth's atmosphere if it were to hit, which of course it won't. You'd expect an object of this size to fly within the orbit of the moon every few days or so.
That's what Don Yeomans—manager of the Near-Earth Object Program Office at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California—said talking about 2009 TM8 and the other 7 million objects in the near-Earth space which, "needless to say we have discovered only a small fraction of them."
Great. At 30 feet, something like 2009 TM8 is not as big as the killer Apophis or as the superkiller that can destroy everything on Earth. But who cares about destroying everything when this thing is large enough to annihilate Brooklyn.
Ah well, as if I needed any excuses to celebrate after this sodding Friday. Zacapa rum, here I come.Rejoice, because you are alive: An asteroid named 2009 TM8 just passed only 216,000... more
This week, we launched Impact, our new section devoted to giving back. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our HuffPost community, it immediately lived up to its name...This week, we launched Impact, our new section devoted to giving back. Thanks to the... more
NASA, along with just about everyone else down here on Earth, is looking to see if there is water on the Moon. And not just random bits of ice on the surface, but really big quantities of water that we can use, should humans ever have a Lunar colony.NASA, along with just about everyone else down here on Earth, is looking to see if... more
By discovering new resources, and new uses for known ingredients, Impact Fusion International creates patented technology that you won't find anywhere else. Their entire new line of products use their signature Mastic Gum compound, which accelerates delivery to the blood system.
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Aaron Sklar, Designer for Humanity at IDEO, shared insights on design thinking with envisionGood.tv this week at his office in Palo Alto, California. Hear about IDEO's partnership with GOOD Magazine, and the role of design thinking to help address the problem of obesity among young people in the United States.
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http://twitter.com/envisionGoodAaron Sklar, Designer for Humanity at IDEO, shared insights on design thinking with... more
envisionGood.tv met up with Aaron Sklar, Designer for Humanity at IDEO, this week at his office in Palo Alto, California: learn from Aaron what "humanity-centered design" is all about, and hear what you can expect at his panel at the upcoming Social Capital Markets (SOCAP09) conference in San Francisco, Ca, this September.
Thanks for watching: please subscribe, comment, and rate this vid - thanks!envisionGood.tv met up with Aaron Sklar, Designer for Humanity at IDEO, this week at... more
The space telescope of the NASA Spitzer found evidence of a collision between two planets around a young star. The star around which it was identified the impact has "only" 12 million years, much less than the 4 and a half billion years of our solar system, and is located in the constellation of the Peacock (Pavo) at a distance of 100 light years from us. The clash involved a planet large like Mars and one like Mercury, both much smaller than the Earth.The space telescope of the NASA Spitzer found evidence of a collision between two... more
I thought NASA assured us that they knew where all of those objects were... And now something just up and whacks Jupiter? Surprise....I thought NASA assured us that they knew where all of those objects were... And now... more
Who cares about urban planning? I could be sarcastic and say only people who are paid to care. But that's not really true. This is an example of how people impact their environment, what their environment looks like when it is left alone for 40 years, and the impacts roads and cars can have on even the most urban environments.
This is about the Washington Park Arboretum, which has the SR 520 Bridge crossing through it. The bridge, after 40 years, is inadequate for the number of cars that go across it each day. So let's build a new, bigger bridge, right? Maybe. Let's think about it first.Who cares about urban planning? I could be sarcastic and say only people who are paid... more