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  1. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    by , 10-11-2017 at 05:10 AM
    • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

    • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

    • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

    • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18
    ...
  2. 11:11 - Make a wish!

    by , 07-16-2016 at 11:11 PM
    11:11 make a wish! I’m sure you remember this saying, and maybe you still say it today. It is the only time of the day (using the 12 hour clock) that all the numbers on the clock are the same. Where does this saying come from? Should you even bother to make a wish? What makes this time so important and what is the significance of 11:11?

    Why are so many of us seeing this right now. Is it a biological thing where our bodies get in the habit of looking at a clock during this time? If ...

    Updated 07-27-2016 at 01:23 AM by gracie7

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    Gracie's thoughts , General Knowledge , Love , Events
  3. Russia aims to develop 'teleportation' in 20 years

    by , 06-23-2016 at 07:32 AM
    It’s a question that physicists, philosophers, and science fiction writers have pondered for decades: how to travel from one place to another without travelling through the space in between.

    Now a Kremlin-backed research program is seeking to make the teleportation technology behind Captain Kirk’s transporter a reality.

    A proposed multi-trillion pound strategic development program drawn up for Vladimir Putin would seek to develop teleportation by 2035.
    ...
  4. Biotech Company Granted Ethical Permission To Attempt To Use Stem Cells To Reactivate The Brains Of The Dead

    by , 05-17-2016 at 05:53 AM
    A biotech company in the U.S. has been granted ethical permission by an Institutional Review Board in the U.S. and India to use 20 brain-dead patients for what is sure to be a highly controversial study: From next year, they plan to stimulate their nervous systems in order to restart the brains. Bioquark is hoping that its part in the groundbreaking ReAnima project will reveal if people can at least partly be brought back from the dead.

    It is important to note that at this point, ...
  5. New Target Found for Potential HIV Vaccine

    by , 05-14-2016 at 04:54 AM
    Researchers isolated an antibody from a person infected with HIV that can block the virus from infecting other cells.

    Shortly after HIV was identified in 1984 as the cause of AIDS, scientists started working on a vaccine to protect people against the infection.

    But HIV is a complex and changeable virus, making a safe and effective vaccine elusive.

    Still, the attempt continues.

    The latest discovery on this front comes from a team led by ...
  6. Galactic Cinderella at #MetGala

    by , 05-04-2016 at 03:19 AM
    Claire Danes may known as a talented actress, but now she’s got another title to add to her resume: Galactic Cinderella. And that’s because, at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City, Claire Danes wore a custom light-up Cinderella-style gown by American fashion designer Zac Posen. The dress was so magnificent that it instantly went viral… and you’re about to see why!

    This year’s Met Gala theme was “Manys x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Posen created a fiber-optic organza ...
  7. Which Social-Media Tribe Are You?

    by , 04-28-2016 at 04:24 AM
    Social media, that most absorbing of time-fillers that's only ever a swipe away, has come to dominate how we communicate - and for some more than others. Here, after an honest, but anonymous, poll in the Vogue office, we break down the varying breeds of users out there - from overzealous hashtaggers and oversharers, to those that opt out entirely.

    The Lurkers
    These are users that never comment, never “like”, never post and never admit to your face that they’ve checked out ...
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