By LUKE DITTRICH MAY 14, 2019 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s “monkey island.” The surviving primates could help scientists learn about the psychological response to traumatizing events. The Health Issue Can CBD Really Do All That? Was It a Sonic Attack on U.S. Diplomats or TK? Children Don’t Come Here to Die, They Come Here to Live Their Last Days Primal Fear: Can Monkeys Help Unlock the Secrets of Trauma? Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s “monkey island.” The surviving primates could help scientists learn about the psychological response to traumatizing events. By LUKE DITTRICH MAY 14, 2019 On Valentine’s Day, 2018, five months after Hurricane Maria made landfall, Daniel Phillips stood at the edge of a denuded forest on the eastern half of a 38-acre island known as Cayo Santiago, a clipboard in his hand, his eyes on the monkeys. The island sits about a half-mile off the … [Read more...] about Primal Fear: Can Monkeys Help Unlock the Secrets of Trauma?
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Lifestyle / Health by Stevie Gallacher April 9, 2019, 6:00 am Sign up to our Weekly newsletter On Monday mornings in the 1950s, doctor’s surgeries across the country were filled with scores of people claiming to have the same illness. It was thanks to The Doc Replies, The Sunday Post’s weekly medical advice column – the most popular section of the country’s biggest-selling newspaper. A collection of the classic columns have been reprinted in a new book but does the advice dished out in The Doc Replies: Medical Wisdom From The 1950s stand up? In the book, Dr Lynda Morton, a modern-day GP, has looked at some of the old Doc columns, based on real letters from bulging readers’ mail sacks, and examines how the doctor’s advice in the 1950s compares with modern medical knowledge. Some guidance remains sound, although other pieces of advice – such as smoking 15 cigarettes a day – are now hopelessly outdated. “Social … [Read more...] about Our doctor’s orders: The Sunday Post’s famous column is collected for a new generation, but does 1950s advice hold up in 2019?
We recently returned from Norway. Some of what we saw there bears on the discussion here in Minnesota about Gov. Tim Walz’s proposal to increase the gas tax. The price over there is more than $7 per gallon, about half of which is tax. Central Oslo is clean, quiet and very pleasant compared with downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. Diesels are not allowed in the center, and many streets are completely car-free. Those streets are full of street-level shops, restaurants, bars and pedestrians (in all weather). Oslo has committed to go car-free and is eliminating parking spots, replacing them with bicycle and transit lanes. Public transit options (bus, tram, light and heavy rail) are excellent, and it seems like everyone uses them. The few cars on the road stop for pedestrians at every corner. We took a short trip on Sognefjord — aboard a battery-powered electric ferry. We traveled to the fjord on a train — the Norwegian railway system is electrified. Norway is also looking … [Read more...] about What we saw in Norway: A model for Minnesota
I KNOW I shouldn’t be surprised by the latest Jeremy Corbyn saga. Yet still it somehow beggars belief that the Leader of the Opposition could be so tone deaf. I guess he wasn’t content with having alienated a good percentage of the country already. So this week, in one fell swoop, he invited all women in the country to loathe him a little bit more than they might already. I’m talking about whether or not he called Theresa May a “stupid woman” during PMQs. It happened after Mrs May accused him of descending into “pantomime” over Brexit, saying even his own party wasn’t behind him. Just after that, as the PM sat down, Mr Corbyn muttered “stupid woman”. Jeremy Corbyn denies mouthing the words 'stupid woman' and denies using 'sexist or misogynistic' language I say “whether or not” because he has denied it — which only makes matters worse. I am not a lip reader but I think it’s apparent to … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn’s sexism is simply outrageous… and so is his cowardly lie
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 12:59 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 "Don’t be that person when a SF eatery opens a branch in Oakland who says, 'Finally! It’s the best fried chicken, ice cream, burger, pizza or whatever.' We have really great local stuff here too." —Arwa Toulan, Oakland resident less "Don’t be that person when a SF eatery opens a branch in Oakland who says, 'Finally! It’s the best fried chicken, ice cream, burger, pizza or whatever.' We have really great local stuff here too." —Arwa ... more Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle "Don't come here and start calling the police on random black people because they make you uncomfortable. It will not go well for you." —Jessica Gardezy, Oakland resident "Don't come here and start calling the police on random black people because they make you uncomfortable. It will not go well for you." … [Read more...] about How not to be a gentrifier in the Bay Area