Tag Archives: Building

‘Green Tax’ For Eco-Friendly Renovations

Sky News Homeowners could be forced to pay for eco-friendly renovations when they want to make simple household repairs under plans being considered by the Government. The scheme would affect people installing windows, boilers or even conservatories in what has … Continue reading

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Seeding Justice, Cultivating Democracy

Source: Ground Truth Last week, hundreds of people poured into the Women’s Building here in San Francisco to take part in the Justice Begins with Seeds conference, organized by the California Biosafety Alliance and co-sponsored by PANNA and several other … Continue reading

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Achieving A Single View Of The Citizen

James Orr gov.aol.com Citizens rely on numerous critical services from the public sector. Delivering these services in a cohesive way involves uniting a diverse base of people, processes, systems and agencies. The first step to bridging this “information divide” involves … Continue reading

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RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature

Steven Pinker RSA In this new RSAnimate Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings. Taken from the RSA’s free public events programme www.thersa.org/events.

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Human Infertility

Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda Vitamin D is one of the most important building blocks of our immune system. Nothing new here. There is tons of research that shows the different ways in which people could take vitamin D … Continue reading

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Higher risk of birth defects from assisted reproduction

Michael Davis EurekAlert A University of Adelaide study has identified the risk of major birth defects associated with different types of assisted reproductive technology. In the most comprehensive study of its kind in the world, researchers from the University’s Robinson … Continue reading

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Orangutans show engineering skills when building nests

BBC News Orangutans show remarkably advanced engineering skills when making nests, researchers say. The researchers, led by scientists at the University of Manchester, followed and filmed the apes in the forests of Sumatra. The team also took orangutans’ nests apart … Continue reading

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Conquering shyness now’s simpler than you believe

The Wise Directory Finding out how to overcome shyness might be simpler than you believe. You might have been battling with shy ideas and feelings for the entire existence, but the good thing is it’s rarely to early to alter. … Continue reading

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Are silver nanoparticles harmful?

Julie Johansen EurekAlert Silver nanoparticles cause more damage to testicular cells than titanium dioxide nanoparticles, according to a recent study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. However, the use of both types may affect testicular cells with possible consequences … Continue reading

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