I came across this radio station a couple of days ago. Although projects like this that aim to encourage communication between the Jewish and Muslim communities are not novel ideas nowadays, they are definitely commendable for their efforts. I haven't caught many of the talk shows yet - mostly just music so far. I'm tuning in as I write this and they just played Talk Talk, The Verve, Garbage, and David Bowie. Last night they played some Jewish contemporary music. The station is based out of Bristol and aims to encourage dialogue and understanding between the Muslim and Jewish communities. Please check out their official site HERE.
On a related note, I've been avidly reading and watching Aljazeera lately. As of November, 2006 they now have an English news site complete with video broadcasts. Check it out HERE.
I am happy to announce today that MeisterMed, maker of popular PDA
medical software, has now optimized one of their most downloaded
programs for the Apple iPhone. LyteMeister is now available free to
the public on their website. Since everything is text-based the
program is fast enough for quick access. Hopefully more of their
programs will be available soon! Check out LyteMeister here: www.meistermed.com/mobile. Official MeisterMed site HERE.
So here's a fun trick to do with your browser. Go to Amazon.com or the results page of any Google Images search. Then copy and paste the following code into the address bar and it will take all of the photos on the page and animate them in a circular pattern on your screen! I've only tried it on Google and Amazon. Not sure if it'll work with other websites yet.
From Yahoo! News: Michael Lenahan, 23, of Philadelphia, Pa. is gored in the leg by a
fighting bull during a traditional bull run in Pamplona, Spain,
Thursday July 12, 2007. Two American brothers were gored Thursday
during the longest and bloodiest morning bull run at the San Fermin
festival in the northeastern city of Pamplona. Lawrence Lenahan, 26, of
Hermosa Beach, Calif. and Michael Lenahan, 23, of Philadelphia, Pa.
were gored by a bull who strayed from the pack, turned around and ran
the wrong way. The older brother suffered a eight-inch (20-centimeter)
goring in the left buttock after a dangerous sharp right turn in the
course Lenahan described as a 'dead man's curve.' The younger brother
was injured shortly before the bull ring, the end point of the daily
runs, after the bulls horn entered beneath his skin in his right shin.
(AP Photo/ Inaki Porto) [Thanks to Rowan Paul]
Hot on the tire tracks of the Mini revival comes the iconic Fiat 500 for 2008. The original car debuted in 1957 and has been fondly remembered since, even making an appearance in Pixar's movie "Cars" as Luigi the tire shop owner. Fiat is considering selling the car in the US through Maserati dealerships, but we may have to wait until 2010. Bummer. Check out the pics below and see why this car is an instant classic. It's just so cute that you want to give it a hug. Via Motor Trend.
surveyed ranked text messaging above even their own emotional state as
the biggest reason for poor driving. The survey studied 900 students from 26 schools, 37 percent of whom
ranked text messaging as "extremely" or "very" distracting.
Interestingly, only 14 percent of the teens surveyed said that talking on that very same cell phone is a major distraction.
Researchers working on the Human Salivary Proteome Project have now identified over one thousand proteins present in human saliva, five of which are associated with having oral cancer. They also found specific proteins present in the saliva of patients with breast cancer and Sjogren's syndrome (an autoimmune disease). Also, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have noted that amylase, a well-known enzyme present in saliva that helps to break down protein, can be correlated with sleepiness. Research subjects who were deprived of sleep for more than 28 hours had elevated amylase levels which normalized after a good night's sleep. All these discoveries may eventually lead to alternative detection methods for cancers, and even sleepiness, simply by spitting into a cup. Full article via Popular Science and Breast Cancer Blog.