One of the tiniest moths I ’ ve ever seen
Yesterday, I was tidying up egg cartons and the moth trap when I noticed a Least Carpet roosting on a window frame, I stepped up with a pot to catch it so I could release it into the back garden but spotted another tiny moth next to it. At this point, I wasn’t even sure it was a moth. It looked orange with what seemed to be white stripes. I grabbed a quick phone macro shot, before potting it. It wasn’t a species I’d noticed or recorded before, but the ObsIdentify app ticked it as the Horse-chestnut Leafminer, Cameraria ohridella. This was confirmed by a quick look at the species page on UK Moths. I set u...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - July 20, 2023 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Lepidoptera Source Type: blogs

Deep Questions to Ask: Philosophers and How They Wrestled with These Questions
Conclusion These are just a few of the many deep questions that philosophers have asked throughout history. As you can see, there are no easy answers to these types of questions.  But that doesn't mean they're not worth asking. In fact, it's often through asking these difficult questions and staring your biggest fear in the face is important.  For more related information, please read this Pick The Brain article “Ancient Philosophy and Modern Personal Development”. In this way we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us. So don't be afraid to ask those tough questions...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Levenson Tags: career confidence creativity featured happiness philosophy self-improvement success great philosophers Source Type: blogs

Terrorists Are Not Crossing the Mexican Border
Alex NowrastehMany politicians are worried that terrorists hidden among the illegal immigrants, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied alien children are currently crossing the Southwest border from Mexico. The most recent example is abrutal grilling of Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC). In that interview, the secretary even stated that “known or suspected terrorist — KST is the acronym that we use — individuals who match that profile have tried to cross the border, the land border, have tried to travel by air into the United States not only this year, but las...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Pray for Health and Protection, But Realize that God is Not an Insurance Policy
Pray for Health and Protection,But Realize that God is Not an Insurance PolicyThrough many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.—Acts 14:22bHow many times have you heard someone say, “I’m a Christian, so I know God will protect me from illness, accident, and crime”? What does the Bible say? Jesus himself tells us to pray for our needs, such as food, for forgiveness for our sins, and for protection from Satan:So this is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, we pray that your name will always be kept holy. We pray that your kingdom will come—that what you want will be done here on earth, the same a...
Source: The Virtual Salt - September 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Robert Harris Source Type: blogs

Master health musings : Where did Alexander the Great, checked his LDL and Chenghis khan recorded his BP ?
A middle-aged man a Biotech engineer, who is just back from his annual health check, sitting in front of me with a deeply anguished face and said “Doctor my LDL is 130mg, and my diastolic BP is 90 mmHg and fasting sugar is 120 mg .I am very much worried about my future” Wait , let me go through your file, I said , Isn’t a serious Issue doctor? No, its not , But , doctor, I have read about ASCOT, SPRINT and HOPE-3 trials. I guess they tell us to keep the LDL, blood sugar and diastolic BP all these three parameters around 80. Isn’t doctor? He went on to add, that his old fashioned family physician ha...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - June 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: Uncategorized master health check up in cardiology preventive health care Source Type: blogs

Tiptoeing Around Facebook In Healthcare
Data privacy scandals, help in rigging elections, spreading fake news: Facebook has some tough months behind it and users are not happy with the social media giant’s performance. However, Mark Zuckerberg’s company does not only have a political and social impact, but it’s also quite relevant in healthcare. We looked around what Facebook currently does in healthcare and evaluated whether those are viable ways to follow in the future. What have you done to the world, Zuck? In November 2018, a Fortune poll suggested that Americans consider Facebook to be the least trustworthy of all the major technology companies...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Security & Privacy Social media in Healthcare AI facebook fake news future Innovation Mark Zuckerberg smart healthcare technology VR Source Type: blogs

There Is No National Emergency on the Border, Mr. President
ConclusionThere will be a long legal battle over the President ’s declaration of a national emergency along the border to build some of his border fence.  Regardless of the outcome, there is no good reason to declare the border a national emergency.  (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Study Compares Trump ’s Personality With Other Populist Leaders And Finds He Is An “Outlier Among The Outliers”
Via Nai et al, 2019 By Christian Jarrett Talk of personality in politics is often dismissed as idle gossip, but politicians’ personalities inform their policy choices, shape their campaigning style and predict their chances of electoral success. In fact, there has been much speculation that personality may be key to understanding perhaps the biggest electoral shock ever – Donald Trump’s triumph in the 2016 US Presidential election. Many commentators have highlighted Trump’s unusually brash, extraverted and narcissistic personality and proposed that it may partly explain his appeal among some voters. How...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - January 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Personality Political Source Type: blogs

45,000 “Special Interest Aliens” Caught Since 2007, But No U.S. Terrorist Attacks from Illegal Border Crossers
ConclusionSo far, there have been zero people murdered or injured in terror attacks committed by illegal border crossers on U.S. soil.   This includes those who entered as illegal immigrants and those who entered illegally and then applied for asylum.  Only seven terrorists from special interest countries, all of whom entered prior to the government putting those countries on a list, even entered the U.S. illegally by crossing a land border.  Two of them were arrested within hours of doing so, two other received asylum, and none of them crossed the Mexican border. Our above evidence is based on past events.   The futu...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier, Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Does the Migrant Caravan Pose a Serious Terrorism Risk?
Yesterday, President Trumptweeted that “unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with themigrant caravan approaching the U.S. border. Vice President Pencelater tried to justify President Trump ’s comment by arguing that, “It is inconvincible that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent in a crowd of more than 7,000 people advancing toward our border.” Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studieswrote that  “the president was obviously referencing … ‘special interest aliens’ … U.S.-bound migrants moving along well-established Latin America smuggling routes from [Muslim] countries.” Perhaps...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Does the Migrant Caravan Pose a Terrorism Risk?
Yesterday, President Trumptweeted that “unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with themigrant caravan approaching the U.S. border. Vice President Pencelater tried to justify President Trump ’s comment by arguing that, “It is inconvincible that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent in a crowd of more than 7,000 people advancing toward our border.” Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studieswrote that  “the president was obviously referencing … ‘special interest aliens’ … U.S.-bound migrants moving along well-established Latin America smuggling routes from [Muslim] countries.” Perhaps...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

How Autocracies Could Misuse Digital Health Innovations
How long do you think it will take for authoritarian governments, dictatorships or tyrannies until they realize the vast potential in digital health technologies and until they learn how to harness their powers? Twenty years? Ten years? We have to warn you, the era of 24/7 surveillance and intrusion into the innermost secrets of human life is even closer than that. Watch out! Dystopic worst case scenario-alert! Digital technologies are double-edged swords: they promised social change… On 17 December 2010, a Tunisian vegetable vendor set up his cart on the street in Sidi Bouzid to sell goods that he obtained the day befor...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Future of Medicine Security & Privacy AR artificial intelligence big data biotechnology black mirror dystopia genes genetics genomics Health health sensors Healthcare insurance MR Personalized medicine scifi Source Type: blogs

Congressman Perry, Terrorists Did Not Cross the Border to Attack Las Vegas
Republican Congressman Scott Perry (PA) was a guest onTucker Carlson Tonight last night in a segment about the continuing investigation into the Las Vegas shooting earlier this year. Congressman Perrysaid:I have been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence, credible information regarding potential terrorist infiltration through the southern border regarding this incident.When pressed by another guest, Congressman Perry offered zero evidence but did say that “I have received what I feel to be and believe to be credible evidence of a possible terrorist nexus.”  With all due respect to Congressman Perry’s ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Hypocrisy on Election Interference
In his press conference last month, President Barack Obama sternlyvoiced concern about “potential foreign influence in our election process.”The goal may be a valid one, but it cloaks hypocrisy of staggering proportions. The United States has been assiduously intervening in foreign elections for decades —perhaps even for centuries.The central issue in the 2016 election was with some hacked emails, published by Wikileaks, indicating that some top members of the Democratic National Committee were rooting for Hillary Clinton to win their party ’s nomination for president. This seems to have been the extent of the “i...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 4, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John Mueller Source Type: blogs