Monthly Archives: February 2015

prescription of drugs

Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe Advertisements

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Getting email responses from busy people

The SI Rules 1.Try to send no more than one email a day. 2.Emails should be 3 sentences or less. Better if you can get the whole email in the subject line. 3.If you need information, ask yes or no … Continue reading

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research on drugs tend to exaggerate the drugs’ benefits

Medical Journal Cites Misleading Drug Research By DENISE GRADY Published: November 10, 1999 Reports of research on drugs tend to exaggerate the drugs’ benefits, making them sound better than they really are, according to an article and editorial being published … Continue reading

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The Green Revolution

The Green Revolution refers to a series of research, and development, and technology transfer initiatives, occurring between the 1940s and the late 1960s, that increased agricultural production worldwide, particularly in the developing world, beginning most markedly in the late 1960s.[1] … Continue reading

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Norman Ernest Borlaug

Norman Ernest Borlaug (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009)[2] was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called “the father of the Green Revolution“,[3] “agriculture‘s greatest spokesperson”[4] and “The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives”.[5][6] He is … Continue reading

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The precautionary principle

The precautionary principle or precautionary approach to risk management states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or … Continue reading

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Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs)

Dealing with CO2 directly is a matter of first avoiding combustion of fossil fuels and secondly of sequestering CO2 that is released. To avoid climatic tipping points, what options exist? This is the topic of a new paper released on … Continue reading

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Paul Jozef Crutzen

Paul Jozef Crutzen (born December 3, 1933) is a Dutch Nobel prize winning atmospheric chemist. Crutzen’s childhood began just a few years before the start of WWII. In September 1940, the same year Germany invaded The Netherlands, Crutzen entered his … Continue reading

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renewable power generation technologies

SIEMENS vision 2050 With tidal power higher capacity rates can achieved and furthermore it is more predictable. This new Tesla battery will power your home, and maybe the electric grid too “Like many of Tesla’s projects, this one is coming … Continue reading

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budget on the climate

Published on Dec 6, 2013 The Grantham Institute for Climate Change Annual Lecture 2013, given by Professor Thomas Stocker, University of Bern, Switzerland and Co-chair of IPCC WGI CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are now unprecedented in at least the … Continue reading

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