Friday October 13th, 2017 13:28 Lincoln College to offer ‘Capstone’ degrees at Normal campus

NORMAL — A new, accelerated option will be available this fall for people with associate’s degrees in applied science seeking their bachelor’s degree.

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    Friday October 13th, 2017 01:26 Faster-than-light neutrinos show science in action

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      Thursday October 12th, 2017 13:25 Strata Week: Crowdsourcing and gaming spur a scientific breakthrough – Fold.it users make a scientific breakthrough …

      In this week’s data news: Fold.it gamers help with HIV research, Twitter eyes data analytics, and Google testifies before the Senate.

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        Thursday October 12th, 2017 01:21 Milestone Scientific and Beijing 3H Scientific to Form Joint Venture Bringing Breakthrough Technology to the Epidural …

        LIVINGSTON, N.J. — Milestone Scientific Inc. , the recognized leader in advanced drug delivery technologies, today announced that it has signed a definitive joint venture agreement with Beijing 3H Scientific Technology Co., Ltd. for the development, commercialization, manufacture and marketing of epidural and intra-articular injection instruments.

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          Wednesday October 11th, 2017 13:15 Shipping Sensor Goes to Work for Climate Science

          A sensor developed by FedEx may help increase the rigor of measurements for climate scientists.

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            Wednesday October 11th, 2017 01:12 Chemistry Experiments | Decolorization of Iodine | Pakistan Science Club |

            www.paksc.org , video taken from NISTE ,JICA Pakistan Science Education Experiment Resource. jicapkscience.com

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              Tuesday October 10th, 2017 13:08 Prince Charles – The Prince of Wales

              Charles Philip Arthur George, the first son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born at Buckingham Palace on 14th November 1948. A proclamation was posted on the Palace railings just before midnight, announcing that Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth had been safely delivered of a son. On 15th December, the Prince was christened at Buckingham Palace, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Geoffrey Fisher.

              The Prince’s mother was proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II when she was 25, as her father, King George VI, died aged 56 on 6th February 1952. On the Queen’s accession to the throne, Prince Charles – as the Sovereign’s eldest son – became Heir Apparent, at the age of 3. The Prince, as Heir to The Throne, was entitled: The Duke of Cornwall under a charter of King Edward III in 1337; and, in the Scottish peerage, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland. The Prince was 4 at his mother’s Coronation, in Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953. Many people who saw the Coronation will have memories of him seated between his widowed grandmother, henceforth known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and his aunt, Princess Margaret.

              The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh made the decision that the Prince should attend school rather than have a tutor at the Palace, and so the Prince began at Hill House School in West London on 7th November 1956. After 10 months, the young Prince became a boarder at Cheam School, a preparatory school in Berkshire. In 1958 while The Prince was at Cheam, The Queen created him The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester. The Prince was nine-years-old.

              In April 1962 Prince Charles started his first term at Gordonstoun, a school near Elgin in Eastern Scotland which The Duke of Edinburgh had also attended. He also spent 2 terms in 1966 as an exchange student at Timbertop, a remote outpost of the Geelong Church of England Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia. After he returned to Gordonstoun for his final year, the Prince of Wales was appointed school guardian (head boy). The Prince, who had already passed six O Levels, also took A Levels and was awarded a grade B in history and a C in French, together with a distinction in an optional special history paper in July 1967. The Prince went to Cambridge University in 1967 to read archaeology and anthropology at Trinity College. He changed to history for the second part of his degree, and in 1970 was awarded a 2:2 degree.

              Charles was invested as Prince of Wales by The Queen on 1st July 1969 in a colourful ceremony at Caernarfon Castle. Before the investiture Charles had spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, to learn to speak Welsh. On 11th February 1970, Prince Charles took his seat in the House of Lords.

              At his own request, the Prince had received flying instruction from the RAF during his second year at Cambridge. On 8th March 1971, the Prince flew himself to the Royal Air Force (RAF) Cranwell in Lincolnshire, to train as a jet pilot. In September 1971 after the passing out parade at Cranwell, the Prince started a naval career, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and both his great-grandfathers. The six-week course at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, was followed by service on the guided missile destroyer HMS Norfolk and two frigates. The Prince qualified as a helicopter pilot in 1974 before joining 845 Naval Air Squadron, which operated from the Commando carrier HMS Hermes. On 9th February 1976, The Prince took command of the coastal minehunter HMS Bronington for his final nine months in the Navy.

              On 29th July 1981, The Prince of Wales was married to Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul’s Cathedral, who then became HRH The Princess of Wales. Diana was born on 1st July 1961, at Park House on the Queen’s estate at Sandringham, Norfolk. She lived there until the death in 1975 of her grandfather, the 7th Earl, when the family moved to the Spencer family seat at Althorp House in Northamptonshire. Lady Diana’s father, then Viscount Althorp and later the eighth Earl Spencer, had been an equerry to both George VI and his wife. Diana’s maternal grandmother, Ruth, Lady Fermoy, was a close friend and lady-in-waiting to The Queen Mother.

              The Prince and Princess of Wales had two sons: Prince William, born on 21st June 1982; and Prince Harry, born on 15th September 1984. From the time of their marriage, the Prince and Princess of Wales went on overseas tours and carried out many engagements together in the UK. On 9th December 1992, the Prime Minister, John Major, announced to the House of Commons that the Prince and Princess of Wales were to separate. The marriage was dissolved on 28th August, 1996, however, the Princess was still considered a member of the Royal Family. She continued to live at Kensington Palace and to generously carry out altruistic work for a number of charities.

              When Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on 31st August 1997, The Prince of Wales flew to Paris with her two sisters to bring her body back to London. On the day of the funeral, Prince Charles accompanied his two sons, aged 15 and twelve at the time, as they walked behind the coffin from The Mall to Westminster Abbey. With them were The Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess’s brother, Earl Spencer. Prince Charles requested that the media respect his sons’ privacy, and to allow them to lead a normal school life. In the following years, Princes William and Harry, who are second and third in line to the throne, accompanied their father on only a few official engagements in the UK and abroad.

              On 9th April 2005, the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles were married in a civil ceremony at the Guildhall, Windsor. After the wedding, Camilla became known as HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were joined by almost 800 guests at a Service of Prayer and Dedication at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Service was followed by a reception at Windsor Castle hosted by Her Majesty The Queen. It is intended that the Duchess of Cornwall will use the title HRH The Princess Consort if the Prince of Wales accedes to the throne.

              The Duchess supports the Prince in his work. Through the years, Charles has developed a wide range of interests which are today reflected in ‘The Prince’s Charities’, a group of 20 not-for-profit organisations of which he is President. Eighteen of the twenty charities were founded personally by the Prince. The group is the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the UK, raising over £130 million annually. The organisations are active across a broad range of areas including opportunity and enterprise, education, health, architecture, and responsible business and the natural environment. These interests are also reflected in the list of more than 400 organisations of which the Prince has since become Patron or President of.

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                Tuesday October 10th, 2017 01:05 10 Ways To Lose Weight

                According to latest figures from the National Health Survey in 2007-08, men are more likely to be overweight than women, with 68 percent of men now being classified overweight or obese compared with 55 percent for women.

                Unfortunately many overweight men don’t recognize their beer gut as a problem, with around 44 percent perceiving themselves as being an ‘acceptable weight’.

                Being overweight increases the likelihood of many lifestyle problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea, many of which are preventable via healthy eating and exercise.

                Weight that’s around the middle – the apple shape or beer gut that’s typical of men’s weight distribution – poses another health problem. It puts men at greater risk of heart disease and diabetes than women with their pear shape. This abdominal fat is much more metabolically active than weight on hips and thighs as it enters the main circulation far more quickly and sends up your cholesterol or blood sugars.

                On the plus side, abdominal fat is much easier to shift, so once a man makes up his mind to eat less and move more, his weight loss efforts are rewarded much more quickly than most women’s.

                What weight to aim for?

                Use one of these weight measures as a goal for a healthy weight for yourself:

                1. Waist circumference

                Run a tape measure around your waist at the largest part. Aim for a waist girth that’s less than 102 cm (40 inches) or 95cm (38 inches) if you’re of Asian descent.

                2. Body Mass Index (BMI)

                Work out your weight in kilograms and your height in meters. Divide your weight by your height squared. Your BMI should be less than 25. This applies to men over 18.

                Top 10 diet-wise steps for men

                Forget the fads and supplements. Follow the basics and the weight will come off steadily.

                1. Aim to halve your alcohol intake. That male beer gut is not a myth – alcohol is a big contributor to kilojoules (calories). Stick to 1 or 2 glasses of red wine a night, trade down to light or low-carb beer, intersperse a mineral water or soft drink when you’re out.

                2. Keep portions modest. Unless you’re working out or in training, aim for no more than 200g meat or chicken or 300g fish. Don’t go back for seconds.

                3. Fill your plate with more vegetables or salad; cut back on potato, pasta and rice. A large baked/boiled potato or a cup of pasta/rice is ample for most men. Easy veggies for men to cook are tomatoes (also good for prostate health), broccoli, peas (frozen as nutritious as fresh), corn cobs, mushrooms and onions (good to barbecue along with the steak).

                4. Steer clear of fast food with its super-sizes and artery-clogging saturated and trans fats. Filled rolls eg Subway, plain burgers, BBQ chicken, sushi rolls and Asian stir-fries with vegetables are usually healthier choices (but not always – it depends on the outlet). Say No to chips.

                5. Swap white bread for wholegrain; trade in frosted flakes for high-fibre or oats options. These fill you up and stick with you for longer for the same kilojoules.

                6. Look for the high-fibre option when you can in breakfast cereals, soups, cracker biscuits, vegetable sticks instead of crackers.

                7. Buy fruit you can eat on the run without having to peel like cherries, grapes or blueberries. Or dice up 4 or 5 different fruits and make up tubs of fruit salad to take to work or have ready as a snack when you get hungry.

                8. When dining out, skip entree and order fish or steak as your main. Make sure you ask for vegetables or salad. Avoid rich creamy sauces and gravy. Don’t feel you have to clean your plate.

                9. Don’t skip breakfast. A pizza or a danish later in the morning adds more kilojoules than a simple bowl of wholegrain cereal with milk.

                10. Get moving. Walk the dog with the kids, find a walking buddy in your street to meet up with twice a week, swim laps or in the ocean, join the local gym. Tip: write in two classes a week into your diary so you don’t forget. Notch up 30 minutes of brisk exercise every day.

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                Monday October 9th, 2017 13:01 Science Toasts ‘Star Trek’ At 45 With Roddenberry Doc

                Discovery-owned Science will mark the 45th anniversary of one of the greatest television franchises of all time, Star Trek , with the two-hour special Trek Nation premiering on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.

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                  Monday October 9th, 2017 01:00 Odisha takes ‘rath’ route to popularise science congress

                  Odisha will roll out a science ‘rath’ Nov 14 in the state to popularize the Indian Science Congress that is scheduled to be held in state capital Bhubaneswar early next year, an organiser said Monday.

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