According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.
Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above.
[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]
Scientific Names: Bungarus flaviceps baluensis, B. f. flaviceps, Elaps bivirgatus, Megaerophis flaviceps
Common Names: Red-headed krait, Yellow-headed krait, Rotkopf krait
Found mainly in forests & jungles, mainly in hilly or mountainous areas of Southeast Asia.
Activity and Behavior
Mainly nocturnal & terrestrial. Slow-moving by day, more active at night. When provoked, raises head & wags tail slowly. Rarely seen. Probably oviparous (no clutch size reported; related spp. reportedly lay 3-12 eggs/ clutch). Probably feeds mainly on other snakes (like most true kraits), & sometimes on other available small animals.
Little known about venom; likely potently neurotoxic. Few bites of humans recorded, but potentially lethal to humans.
October 14 2014 - Teachers in the Mexican state of Guerrero clashed with police and set city hall ablaze Monday in the city of Chilpancingo, calling for greater action over the disappearance of 43 students in September. It is widely believed they were taken by police and handed over to a drug cartel with ties to local government. [video]
Students burn Mexican govt. building in protest over police corruption
Hundreds of residents in a southern-Mexican city smashed up the state capital building in a furious protest over the continued lack of information about 43 local college students, believed to have been abducted by corrupt police. The local police are allegedly working with a powerful drug cartel and it’s feared that 10 newly discovered mass graves my contain the bodies of the students taken on September 26. “Up to 20” charred remains were discovered on Saturday. As an investigation is underway, 26 police officers have so far been arrested, a number of which admitted to working with the Guerreros Unidos - an infamous drug cartel. Arrest warrants have also been issued for the mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Albarca, his wife and his security chief, but they have gone into hiding.
Malay Red Harlequin - Paralaxita damajanti
The Malay Red Harlequin, species Paralaxita damajanti (Lepidoptera - Riodinidae), is a striking butterfly native to peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
These colorful butterflies are very difficult to locate, and invariably encountered singly. In semi darkness into the dense forests where this species inhabits, the butterfly is almost invisible to mammalian, reptilian or avian eyes, but the distinctive pattern and contrasting colors may reflect a strong ultra-violet trademark that could be essential to enable potential mates to locate each other.
Photo credit: ©Antonio Giudici | Locality: Klung Ching, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (2013)
this makes my blood boil
But we were the savages… They mock, destroy, murder, steal, conquer, rape, pillage, and don’t try to understand… But we, and all other indigenous/melanated people, WE were/are the savages. Yeah, right.
ugh. i don’t even think i want to know what’s happening…
I can’t!! Right now, this just too much for me! From the attire of this man - I use this world lightly here - , you can tell this picture was taken fairly recently (and not 200 years ago)!
Thanx for bringing ‘civilization’ !
jarring picture of the day
I wish people would stop bitching over this. Slavery, racism, wahh wahh! Get over it.
There always has to be a festering, worthless piece of shit in the crowd, no matter how devastating the picture is.
But the best part is that asshole’s URL is “tellthemthetruth.” Seems you can’t handle the truth.
Infected Workers, Slow Deployment, No Vaccines: Ebola Response Shows Pitfalls of Privatized Health
Published on Oct 15, 2014
http://democracynow.org - Although the rate of new Ebola infections has slowed in some areas, the World Health Organization says it would be premature to read that as a success. New WHO projections suggest there could be between 5,000 and 10,000 new cases a week by December. The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response told the U.N. Security Council that the steps implemented by the international community are not enough to halt the advance of the fatal disease. “This is an international humanitarian and health crisis,” says Lawrence Gostin, university professor and faculty director at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Gostin says privatized healthcare has undermined the U.S. response to Ebola, with a lack of available vaccines and access to proper care. “Much of our innovation is driven by the private sector, and from their point of view, Ebola was not a predictable disease and those who got Ebola were too poor to pay for it.” We are also joined by Karen Higgins, co-president of National Nurses United.
Watch all Democracy Now! coverage of the Ebola outbreak and global response
El New York Times es ETA.
Mientras aquí intentan culpar a la enfermera, en el resto del mundo ya sabe dónde está el fallo.