Daily Archives: August 20, 2011

Simple Buddhist Monk

His Holiness the Dalai Lama meets with members of the press in Tallinn, Estonia, on August 18, 2011. (www.dalailama.com)

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A tiny detail from Giovanni Bellini’s painting ” St Francis in the Desert”

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I don’t know

Japanese scientist Shunichi Yamashita is a leading expert on the effects of nuclear radiation. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses his work in communicating the potential dangers of exposure to residents living near the Fukushima nuclear plant.  How dangerous are … Continue reading

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Federal officials and lawmakers, along with the drug industry and doctors’ groups, are rushing to find remedies for critical shortages of drugs to treat a number of life-threatening illnesses, including bacterial infection and several forms of cancer. The proposed solutions, which … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI  celebrates the World Youth Day’s opening ceremony on a vast white stage adorned with an image of Mary and Jesus at Cibeles square in Madrid on August 18, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is heading to Madrid for … Continue reading

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