Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The information on donations that can be sent to Haiti found from the following locations:
A tearful statement from Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean on Hati's earthquake is a must see in the following video:
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Are the impacts of Climate Change irreversible? Have we crossed the threshold point from which no point of return is possible anymore? For millions and millions of people of our world, Climate Change is not an arbitrary abstract concept that only can be heard occasionally from global pulpit of endless summits or from march of protesters' suppressed slogans around the globe. This is the painful reality for countless many. Where would the displaced millions go? The world should not just wait for the inevitable to happen in just mere years or months away. If we are really the most intelligent species with humanity as the core of our moral norm, a sustainable migration plan and action need to be in place for displaced human being like Mahe Noor and her family.in reference to: Environmental Refugees Unable to Return Home - NYTimes.com (view on Google Sidewiki)
"...can an old brain learn, and then remember what it learns? Put another way, is this a brain that should be in school?
As it happens, yes."
Here is the trick: "The trick is finding ways to keep brain connections in good condition and to grow more of them..............for adults, one way to nudge neurons in the right direction is to challenge the very assumptions they have worked so hard to accumulate while young. With a brain already full of well-connected pathways, adult learners should “jiggle their synapses a bit” by confronting thoughts that are contrary to their own,"
"for adults, one way to nudge neurons in the right direction is to challenge the very assumptions they have worked so hard to accumulate while young. With a brain already full of well-connected pathways, adult learners should “jiggle their synapses a bit” by confronting thoughts that are contrary to their own,"
- Adult Learning - Neuroscience - How to Train the Aging Brain - NYTimes.com (view on Google Sidewiki)
Friday, January 01, 2010
By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)
Once in a blue moon
Wind howls through chilling freeze
Stopping growling hyenas on tracks
Of murderous sneeze
Once in a blue moon
Eagles soar above fogs and clouds
And treacherous fox hides
Behind displayed shrouds
By gone year and memories
Real and embedded
Sparkle flashes of neurons
Sweeping away the chill and frill of night
The renewed sunlight bristles snowy trees and awn
Obliterating the shimmering blue moon
With shining rays of fulsome dawn