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"On an evening in December 2023, 43-year-old small business owner Sarah Rosenkranz collapsed in her home in Granbury, Texas and was rushed to the emergency room. Her heart pounded 200 beats per minute; her blood pressure spiked into hypertensive crisis; her skull throbbed. “It felt like my head was in a pressure vise being crushed,” she says. “That pain was worse than childbirth.”.. " More at TIME ➜

"Electroencephalography, or EEG, was invented 100 years ago. In the years since the invention of this device to monitor brain electricity, it has had an incredible impact on how scientists study the human brain"....More at The Conversation ➜

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence to announce the colonies' separation from the Kingdom of Great Britain, bringing a new nation into the world. Although the Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is the founding document of the United States.
It is now up to us, as our laws evolve in fact and interpretation, to remain vigilant and not allow anyone, to exploit our natural differences, beliefs, opinions and backgrounds to divide us for their own selfish benefit.   More

It is widely believed today that the Earth's moon is the result of a giant impact between Earth, then in its early proto-planet stage, and an astronomical body called Theia. The debris from this impact, collected in an orbit around Earth to form the Moon. Analysis of samples brought back from the NASA Apollo missions suggest support for this theory, which is called the Giant-impact theory.
Most moons in our solar system are believed not to have formed this way but from gravitational capture by the planets during the formation of our solar system. Read More at the UK National History Museum.  

"When you think about the word “art,” what comes to mind? A child’s artwork pinned to the fridge? A favorite artist whose work always inspires? Abstract art that is hard to understand? "...."Although everyone has their own concept of what defines art, one thing is universally true: Creativity is a defining feature of the human species".... More at The Conversation ➜

"I recently had the pleasure of (virtually) sitting down with Madiba K. Dennie to talk about her new book, The Originalism Trap: How Extremists Stole the Constitution and How We the People Can Take It Back.” Read More at Public Notice ➜  

"Two outlets controlled by right-wing media tycoons are working in tandem to aggressively push specious claims about President Joe Biden's fitness for office to millions of Americans. This is how they launder hit pieces into the news cycle". More at Public Notice ➜

Flag Day

Posted by Kronos Profile 06/14/24 at 01:44AM Share History Public Interest See more by Kronos

On June 14 , 1777, the Second Continental Congress issued a resolution adopting the Flag of the United States. It wasn't until 1949, that Congress approved the national observance, and President Harry Truman signed it into law.

There have been twenty-seven official versions of the flag to date. The current version of the flag dates to August 21, 1959, after Hawaii became the fiftieth state. More

 "Titanium dioxide is a potentially harmful food coloring additive found in thousands of foods, where it makes foods look whiter and more opaque.... it is used solely for superficial purposes, and can potentially damage DNA, CSPI recommends avoiding titanium dioxide altogether." Found in chewing gums, hard-shell candies, coffee creamers, baked goods, puddings, frostings, dressings, and sauces... More at CSPI ➜

Fix the Court "unveiled a list of the gifts the U.S. Supreme Court justices have received over the years, and the numbers are staggering: in the last two decades (Jan. 2004-Dec. 2023), the justices have accepted 344 gifts valued at $2,993,036."
"If one includes another 101 gifts that Justice Thomas likely received over those 20 years — mostly comprising free trips to and free stays at Bohemian Grove and Topridge worth $1,787,684 — that number jumps to 445 gifts valued at $4,780,720." More at Fix the Court ➜

"About one in seven (14%) adults under 35  think daily sunscreen use is more harmful to the skin than direct sun exposure"

"Nearly a quarter (23%) believe drinking water and staying hydrated prevents a sunburn," Read the National survey by the Orlando Health Cancer Institute➜

What If.......

Posted by Dicere Profile 06/01/24 at 04:42PM Share Public Interest See more by Dicere

What if...... The 70 plus years of occupation and control of the West Bank and Gaza have become the norm and we may have lost the ability to see it as a struggle for justice, liberty, life, and peace. A struggle, that gets hijacked by hatred and extremism on both sides.
What if.... We could reject anti-Semitic and anti-Palestinian actions as well as extremism and bigotry as we strive for two homes for two people to live and prosper in peace and cooperation.
What if.... The freedom and safety of Jewish Israelis and the freedom and safety of Christian and Muslim Palestinians are not mutually exclusive — in fact, they are secured through co-existence.
What if..... We could work together to make this happen?