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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, 30 March, 2011

                                                                   Art                                                                         Science

                                              Stockholm museum                                           China leads challenge
                                             sifts through our trash
                                                                                                       to "scientific superpowers"
                                                                                                        (Reuters) - China and                                                                                          cations in the world, grow-
                                                                                                     other emerging nations                                                                                            ing from just 736 papers in
Mariah Carey                                                                                         such as Brazil and India                                                                                          1996 to 13,238 in 2008.
                                                                                                     are becoming leaders in                                                                                              The Iranian govern-
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MARIAH!!                                                                           science to rival tradition-                                                                                       ment has committed to a
Check out some festive Anniversary                                                                   al "scientific superpow-                                                                                          "comprehensive plan for
wishes for MC @                                                                                      ers" like the United States,                                                                                      science" including boost-
                                                                                                     Europe and Japan, a top                                                                                           ing R&D investment to 4
                Tonya Lee Han-                                                                       British academy said on                                                                                           percent of GDP by 2030,
                nagan I love you                                                                     Monday.                                                                                                           compared with just 0.59
                                                                                                        A report by the Royal                                                                                          percent of gross domestic
                                                                                                     Society science academy                                                                                           product (GDP) in 2006.
                Mark Flores Bero-                                                                    also found some rapidly                                                                                              Turkey has also dra-
                nilla Happy Birth-                                                                   emerging scientific na-                                                                                           matically improved its sci-
                day MC!                        (AFP) - It may not be the Mona Lisa, but an old,      tions not usually associ-                                                                                         entific performance, at a
                                            empty milk carton and other trash we toss away can       ated with a strong science                                                                                        rate to almost rival China,
                Nathany Freduz-             also tell an interesting story about our culture, our    base, including Iran, Tu-                                                                                         with R&D spending in-
                eski i love you             history and ourselves, according to a new exhibit        nisia and Turkey.                                                                                                 creasing nearly sixfold be-
                                            in Stockholm called "Garbage". The first and most           The report, entitled                                                                                           tween 1995 and 2007Dur-
                                            obvious conclusion to be drawn from the samples          Knowledge, Networks                                                                                               ing that time the number
                                            of rubbish gathered through the ages is that our gar-    and Nations: Global sci-                                                                                          of researchers increased
                                            bage has changed dramatically in step with our own
                                            changing times.
                                                                                                     entific collaboration in the
                                                                                                     21st century, stressed the
                                                                                                                                    The United          search papers between the
                                                                                                                                                        periods 1993-2003 and
                                                                                                                                                                                        rankings at third place, al-
                                                                                                                                                                                        though its share is down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       by 43 percent, the report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       found, and four times as
                                               An 18th-century pair of discarded trousers says
                                            a lot. They were worn until faded and threadbare,
                                                                                                     growing importance of in-
                                                                                                     ternational cooperation in
                                                                                                                                    States still        2004-2008.
                                                                                                                                                            Although the United
                                                                                                                                                                                        slightly at 6.5 percent from
                                                                                                                                                                                        7.1 percent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       many papers with Turkish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       authors were published in
                                            repeatedly mended, darned, patched until it was fi-
                                            nally used to help to fill in a large crack in a wall
                                                                                                     the conduct and impact of
                                                                                                     science, and its ability to
                                                                                                                                    leads the           States still leads the world,
                                                                                                                                                        its share of global author-
                                                                                                                                                                                           Among big surprises
                                                                                                                                                                                        in the report's findings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2008 as in 1996.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It also highlighted Tu-
                                            and block a cold draft.
                                               Compare that to a pair of 2010 hip, Swedish brand-
                                                                                                     tackle global problems
                                                                                                     like energy security, cli-
                                                                                                                                    world               ship has fallen to 21 per-
                                                                                                                                                        cent from 26 percent and
                                                                                                                                                                                        were a handful of coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                        tries whose scientific cre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nisia, which has raised the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       percentage of its GDP spent
                                            ed jeans, which have been industrially "pre-used"        mate change and loss of                            its closest rival is now Chi-   dentials have come almost      on R&D to 1.25 percent
Daniel                                      and ripped, and carries a sales notices informing the    biodiversity.                                      na, which has risen from        from nowhere to feature        in 2009 from 0.03 percent
                                            consumer that the "new" product has "half the life          The publication data                            sixth to second place with      far more prominently in        in 1996, at the same time
Radcliffe                                   but double the look."                                    analyzed by the report                             a share of authorship ris-      world science.                 as restructuring national
                                               The caption below the doll showcase reads: "Young     showed changes in the                              ing to 10.2 percent from           Iran is the fastest grow-   R&D to create 624 re-
More than 16,000 children in the U.S.       Swedes today on average have 536 toys during the         share of the world's au-                           4.4 percent.                    ing country in terms of        search units and 139 re-
and U.K. auditioned for the role of Harry   course of their childhoods."                             thorship of scientific re-                             Britain is stable in the    numbers of scientific publi-   search laboratories.
Potter. - http://www.omg-facts.com/view/       Reusable, cotton sanitary napkins, broken china
Facts/27907                                 repaired with metal staples, carpets made entirely
                                            out of used and left-over fabric scraps: recycling is
                Andrew Kim Lol              no modern concept -- in the squalid 18th and 19th                                                    Protest
                                            centuries it was the norm.
                                               "What we want to show is that during that period,
                                            nothing, or virtually nothing was garbage," explains
                Fitri ‘anita And the        Lena Landerberg, the exhibit curator.
                winner finally is              That mentality abruptly ended around 1920, when
                Daniel Radclife...          the "garbage-emptying" era set in, lasting unabated
                                            until the early 1980s.
                Antonette Marti-               Things were consumed and tossed aside at a diz-
                nez Wow                     zying speed, and few questioned the reining attitude
                                            until a gradual ecological awakening first brought us
                                            garbage bags at the end of the 1960s and eventually
                                            the idea of sorting and recycling our trash.
                                               Today, Swedes each on average throw away about
                                            a half tonne of garbage every year -- which is still
                                            three times less than the average American -- if you
                                            only count their domestic "production".

FC Barcelona
- Barça with                                  Age of Equality: Who
Japan                                        pays on the first date?
FC Barcelona would like to show our                                                                    South Korea environmental activists wear masks and yellow raincoats during a demonstration to oppose nu-
support for the people of Japan and                                                                    clear power. The Korean characters read "No, nuclear power plants."                               (AFP)
send a special message of hope and
support to all our Japanese Club mem-
bers and supporters in that country.

                Fabian Angeeluss                                                                                                                 Health
                Chukwuma We

                                                                                                                   R adiation from airport
                will always show
                our love to japan
                and we stand as

                                                                                                                      scanners very low
                THE CATALONIA

                Andrea Ivanova
                ....wonderful....               (Reuters) - More than half of British women pay         (Reuters) - Airport scan-                                                                                      lion 5-year-old girls who
                Barca is really             for themselves on a first date, even though men still    ners are an "extremely low"                                                                                       travel one round-trip a
                ,, MES QUE UN               want to pay, according to a survey on Monday.            source of radiation expo-                                                                                         week, going through the
                CLUB”.....                     A poll of 1,924 adults for online bank first direct   sure that poses virtually                                                                                         scanners would cause one
                                            found that 58 percent of women expect to split the       no health risk, not even                                                                                          additional cancer out of
                                            bill on a first date, double the proportion of men       to frequent air travelers,                                                                                        the 250,000 breast can-
                                            (29 percent).                                            U.S. researchers said on                                                                                          cers that are set to occur
                                               Additionally, 14 percent of women think it should     Monday.                                                                                                           in this group over their
                                            be whoever suggested the date.                              The study may help ease                                                                                        lifetimes.
                                               Only a quarter of women said that they thought        fears of uneasy travelers                                                                                             Dr. Stephen Machnicki
                                            men should pay for a first date, while three percent     already spooked by re-                                                                                            of Lenox Hill Hospital in
                                            said they themselves should foot the bill, suggest-      ports of radiation leaking                                                                                        New York, who was not
                                            ing that women feel they should not be beholden to       from the crippled nuclear                                                                                         involved in the study, said
                                            men, but that men should also pay their way.             plants in Japan.                                                                                                  the radiation from one of
                                               Male respondents on the other hand believed that         Some travelers and air-                                                                                        these scanners is less than
Elephant struck                             chivalry isn't dead, with 55 percent expecting to pay    line crews have expressed                                                                                         what someone would get
                                            the full bill on a first date, and men spending an av-   concerns about being re-                                                                                          just by taking a cross-coun-
with a metal                                erage of 65 pounds ($104) on a first date compared       peatedly exposed to ra-                                                                                           try flight.
                                            to women who spend 50 pounds.                            diation from the body                                                                                                 "Hopefully it will help
pitchfork                                      Shouldering not just the financial burden but         scanners, which the Trans-                                                                                        them to overcome their
                                            also the organizational responsibility, more than        portation Security Admin-                                                                                         fears of going through
Northamptonshire Police said they were
working with the RSPCA after images
                                            nine in 10 males (94 percent) said they would or-
                                            ganize the first date, compared with just 65 per-
                                                                                                     istration has deployed to
                                                                                                     detect banned items on
                                                                                                                                    The study           fliers and 5-year-old girls
                                                                                                                                                        who are frequent fliers, be-
                                                                                                                                                                                        would normally develop
                                                                                                                                                                                        among people in a group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the scanners, Machnicki
emerged of Annie the Asian elephant
- the UK’s last circus elephant - being
                                            cent of women.
                                               Highlighting the financial considerations behind
                                                                                                        Only one type of full-
                                                                                                                                    may help            cause children are more
                                                                                                                                                        sensitive to the effects of
                                                                                                                                                                                        this size.
                                                                                                                                                                                           For frequent fliers, peo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Smith-Bindman -- who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       has published several stud-
struck with a metal pitchfork.              dating, 38 percent of people would use discount
                                            vouchers on a first date, a figure slightly higher for
                                                                                                     body airport scanner -- the
                                                                                                     backscatter X-ray machine
                                                                                                                                    ease fears          radiation.
                                                                                                                                                           They said of the total
                                                                                                                                                                                        ple who fly 60 hours a
                                                                                                                                                                                        week, there might be four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ies on cancer risks from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       overuse of medical imaging
                Mizuki Naito Per-
                son who struck
                                            men (41 percent) than women (36)
                                               "As we approach the wedding season, the cou-
                                                                                                     -- expose individuals to
                                                                                                     ionizing radiation such
                                                                                                                                    of uneasy           750 million flights taken
                                                                                                                                                        per year by 100 million
                                                                                                                                                                                        extra cancers on top of the
                                                                                                                                                                                        600 extra cancers just from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       -- said the risk from airport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       scanners is trivial.
                the poor ele-
                phant should be
                                            ple on everyone's lips is Kate Middleton and Prince
                                            William," first direct Senior Savings Product Man-
                                                                                                     as that used in common
                                                                                                     medical X-rays.
                                                                                                                                    travelers           passengers, there would
                                                                                                                                                        be an additional six can-
                                                                                                                                                                                        flying -- which exposes
                                                                                                                                                                                        people to more solar radia-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           "If you compare it to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CT scan, you need to go
                struck them self!           ager Richard Brown said in a statement. "It would           To estimate the risk from                       cers over the course of         tion -- and 400,000 cancers    through an airport scan-
                Then they will              be fascinating to know if they split the bill or if      these machines, the team                           their lifetimes.                that normally would occur      ner 200,000 times to be
                get some idea               William paid and pulled out a discount voucher on        divided travelers into three                          That is in addition to       over their lifetime.           equivalent to the dose of
                of the pain they            their first date."                                       groups: all flyers, frequent                       the 40 million cancers that        And for every 2 mil-        one CT," she said.

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