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31 English From Sunday Till Thursday ALANBAA 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". People 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 FOREVER 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 said. emerged of Annie the Asian elephant - the UK’s last circus elephant - being cent of women. Highlighting the financial considerations behind passengers. 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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