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There is also a lesson here for decision makers at all levels in government. in the hope of some corrective action.s youngest brother Ashok was also a guest of the household for 15 years and moved out two years ago.We are waiting for Devesh to complete his matriculation before moving into our new house, she said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVideo courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute This deep-sea octopus is a jellyfish junkie By Erik StokstadMar 27 2017 4:45 PM Jellyfish can be a menace to beachgoers and a threat to fisheries but for some oceangoing species they’re a meal Even though jellyfish are mostly just blobs of low-calorie gelatin—think Jello minus the sugar—scientists are discovering more and more predators from vampire squid to tuna noshing on the tentacled beasts Now scientists are adding the giant deep-sea octopus Haliphron atlanticus to the list of jelly connoisseurs Little is known about deep-sea food webs so researchers using remotely operated submersibles in 2013 were excited when they spotted three of these mysterious creatures off California and Hawaii holding jellyfish remains in their arms (above; see the full video here) The jellies’ arms and reproductive organs which contain most of their nutrition were missing suggesting they had already been gobbled up And because the octopuses were holding the jellyfish from behind scientists think they might have been using their prey’s stinging tentacles to catch more food a trick employed by at least two other species of octopus Back on land the scientists took a trip to the Hamburg Zoological Museum in Germany to investigate the stomach contents of five preserved H atlanticus specimens Their findings confirmed that these 4-meter-long octopuses do indeed eat jellyfish And because H atlanticus is in turn eaten by large fish blue sharks and even sperm whales jellyfish are an important part of the ocean’s food web Updated: November 7 2015 9:44 am Title:The Republic of Reason: Words They Could Not Kill Selected Writings of Dabholkar Pansare and Kalburgi Publisher: Sahmat Pages: 120 Price: Rs 120 Excerpts from the book: Narendra Dabholkar: Whether a person is moral or not does not depend on whether he or she eats meat Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot in Pune on August 20 2013 The idea of examining moral values is not palatable to some people Actually the stand one should take should be “’feel free to examine my morality It will stand your test and if it does not it won’t be morality” Why should one stick to things that don’t stand the test A piece of gold is never afraid of being tested in the furnace because it is confident that going through the test will make it more lustrous Same is the case with morality It easily stands the test of time eternal Let me explain how Honesty strict vegetarianism on the part of Brahmins and denial of education to women were three among the several values observed by the society a hundred years ago What do we think of them today Honesty is a timeless value Society’s stability depends on whether its members are honest in their dealings with each other We have to proceed with our dealings taking it for granted that people are honest The society benefits to the extent that they are honest Brahmins’ vegetarianism was another value of those days But now it is rendered obsolete Today whether a person is moral or not does not depend on whether he or she eats meat The third moral value of those days was denial of education to women For a woman to be educated was to be immoral The situation today is reversed The democratic governments of today give priority to women’s education in their policy This reveals how moral values change with time Many restrictions — political economic psychological and religious — bind every individual Freeing oneself from these bindings is as important for a person as his own resolution to be moral Mahatma Gandhi used to say “I fight the British rule because the political and economic restrictions they have placed on us come in the way of my being moral” The exploitation by the British rule was immoral So Gandhiji opposed it The so-called religious morality engenders superstition and mental slavery that leads to immorality So [the Andhasraddha Nirmulan Samiti] ANiS opposes it ANiS welcomes that morality which treasures humaneness promotes time-tested values elevates the society and the individual Whether it comes from religious sentiment or from rational humanism is the moot point ANiS expects that it should emerge from the bottom of the heart and it should accept the need for social change to engender moral behavior in the society ANiS always welcomes such a morality because creating a moral society is a thing dearest to hearts of our activists Excerpted from the essay ‘Ethics and the Eradication of Superstition’ Govind Pansare: The Sangh is the boss Govind Pandharinath Pansare Sarsanghachalak and other leaders of the RSS were never tired of claiming ad nauseum for years that the RSS was a cultural organisation and it had nothing to do with politics The RSS was banned after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination The organisation in a letter to the then home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel assured that the Sangh was a cultural organisation and it did not dabble in politics Having procured this letter of assurance and other assurances the ban on the RSS was lifted However in the recent Mahashibir (Great Camp) at Nagpur its chief Rajendrasingh or Rajju Bhaiyya issued a firman to the swayamsevaks to do everything for the success of the BJP in the forthcoming elections…Well the RSS is now claiming Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy It is more than clear now that the RSS is the mother organisation and BJP BMS ABVP VHP BJYM Bajrang Dal Patit Pavan Sanghatana are its affiliates or masks mukhaute It is the Sangh which decides who is to speak what and when Sangh is the boss the rest subsidiaries The Sangh determines the policy others merely implement it so goes its style of functioning One cannot forget what Govindacharya said recently “Atal Bihari Vajpayee too is a mukhauta The real leader is Advani” Such is the Sangh with its mukhauta It is now donning another mukhauta of Mahatma Gandhi Well why not one may ask… Nathuram Godse a Savarkarite activist of RSS working in the Hindu Mahasabha murdered Mahatma Gandhi on 30 January 1948 Nathuram his brother Gopal a Sangh activist himself and a co-accused in the conspiracy and in fact all the RSS activists justified the Mahatma’s murder which they still do… On the day of Gandhi’s murder sweets (pedhas and sugar) were distributed in Pune and other places This Nathuram was hanged on 15 November so the Sangh people sometime clandestinely and sometime openly observe this day For the whole of the country 30 January is the Martyr’s Day For the Sangh it is 15 November For India Mahatma Gandhi is a martyr; for the Sangh Parivar Nathuram is a martyr It’s a weird thing; on the one hand murder someone justify the dastardly act treat the murderer as a martyr celebrate the murder and on the other proclaim “Gandhian socialism” display huge posters of him and remember the man in prayers every morning How to explain this riddle Excerpted from the essay ‘Mahatma Gandhi and his legacy’ From the epilogue: ‘This murder is not another statistic’* On August 7 2015 Niloy Chatterjee Neel was at home in an apartment complex in Dhaka’s North Gohan area when a gang of unknown assailants forced their way in Armed with machetes they preceded to brutally hack Neel who went by the pen-name Niloy Neel to death This murder could be seen as a mere crime statistic and reminder that violence is still a part of life in Bangladesh along with the rest of south Asia Except it should not be seen like that because it is not The motive betrays what it really was about Neel was a secular blogger and activist He was a member of the “Gonojagoran Moncha” a platform for youth demanding capital punishment for those guilty of war crimes during Bangladesh’s war for independence Apart from that he frequently blogged against communalism and fundamentalism on his website ‘Istishon’ (Station) He had received a lot of death threats from religious fanatics for his work… The Bangladesh branch of Al Qaida in the Indian subcontinent Ansar Al Islam sent an email claiming credit for the killing and warned of more to come The Dhaka Tribune reported the email as saying: “We Al-Qaida in the Indian subcontinent claim responsibility for this operation as vengeance for the honour of the messenger of Allah… If your ‘Freedom of Speech’ maintains no limits then widen your chests for ‘Freedom of our Machetes’” Neel’s murder wasn’t the first one either He was the fourth blogger to be murdered in this fashion by fundamentalist elements in this year alone The murder is a testament to the growing wave of religious extremism and radicalisation in Bangladesh The first one to be murdered in 2015 was Bangladesh-born US citizen Avijit Roy on February 26 Roy was the founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site which champions liberal secular writing… Roy was followed by Oyasiqur Rahman Babu an atheist blogger…The third blogger to be killed was Anant Bijoy Das on May 12 Das was murdered as he was headed to work in a bank in Sylhet He was ambushed by machete-wielding assailants who chased him down and hacked him to death in the middle of a busy road Das was an atheist who wrote blogs for Mukto-Mona which was formerly moderated by Roy He had been receiving threats which increased after Roy’s murder… Following the murders of Roy and Babu Das had reached out to the International Humanist and Ethical Union a global umbrella organisation embracing humanist atheist rationalist secularist sceptic freethinking and similar organisations worldwide According to a statement of the IHEU he wrote to the organisation: “It seems to me I am one of the targets I am not sure how long I will hide myself But I am sure if they find me they will do what they did to Mr Avijit Roy My life is seriously unsecured [sic] I am not sure how can I protect myself and my family”… Excerpted from the essay ‘Chilling winds in the neighbourhood’ Book cover of ‘The Republic of Reason’ The book can be got by emailing the publisher at [email protected] *In the print version the epilogue was wrongly attributed to M M KalburgiWritten by PTI | Washington | Published: June 17 2013 12:56 pm Related News Researchers claim to have discovered a new memory-boosting chemical in micea finding that could pave way for drug targets to improve memory in humans In one memory testnormal mice were able to relocate a submerged platform about three times faster after receiving injections of the potent chemical than mice that received sham injectionsresearchers said The mice that received the chemical also better remembered cues associated with unpleasant stimuli the sort of fear conditioning that could help a mouse avoid being preyed upon “It appears that the process of evolution has not optimised memory consolidationotherwise I don’t think we could have improved upon it the way we did in our study with normalhealthy mice” senior study authorPeter Walter from the University of CaliforniaSan Francisco (UCSF) said The memory-boosting chemical was singled out from among 100000 chemicals screened for their potential to perturb a protective biochemical pathway within cells that is activated when cells are unable to keep up with the need to fold proteins into their working forms Researcher Carmela Sidrauski discovered that the chemical acts within the cell beyond the biochemical pathway that activates this unfolded protein responseto more broadly impact what’s known as the integrated stress response In this responseseveral biochemical pathways converge on a single molecular lynchpina protein called eIF2 alpha “Among other thingsthe inactivation of eIF2 alpha is a brake on memory consolidation” Walter saidperhaps an evolutionary consequence of a cell or organism becoming better able to adapt in other ways Turning off eIF2 alpha dials down production of most proteinssome of which may be needed for memory formationWalter said Its inactivation also ramps up production of a few key proteins that help cells cope with stress Study co-author Nahum Sonenbergof McGill University previously linked memory and eIF2 alpha in genetic studies of mice The chemical integrated stress response inhibitor (ISRIB) counters the effects of eIF2 alpha inactivation inside cellsthe researchers found “ISRIB shows good pharmacokinetic properties (how a drug is absorbeddistributed and eliminated)readily crosses the blood-brain barrierand exhibits no overt toxicity in mice which makes it very useful for studies in mice” Walter said These properties also indicate that ISRIB might serve as a good starting point for human drug developmentsaid Walter The study was published in the journal eLife For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Melbourne | Published: January 19 2009 10:10 am Related News An Australian exercise expert has advised females trying to lose weight to ape males to build up a muscular body that can help to shed weight more effectively The physiologistas quoted in ‘Herald Sun’ report on Mondayasked females that if they wanted to drop those kilograms quicklythey needed to lose weight like a man Exercise physiologist Melissa Arkinstall reasoned it out as “males have more metabolically ‘active’ bodies because they have more muscle mass Having more muscle mass is important because when you work outmuscles use more kilojoules than fatwhich results in an increased metabolic rate” The key for women is to find a way to boost their metabolism and build more lean muscle Weight training is a great way to do thisas is exercising regularly “Lean body tissue (amount) is a major determinant of a persons metabolic rate” Arkinstall said adding “therefore increasing muscle mass is important when youre trying to boost your metabolism” “Having more muscle mass means your body is more metabolically activeso as a result your body uses more energy to burn off foods That is why males will generally have a higher metabolic rate than females” “Interestinglywomen gain strength with less increase in muscle size because they have lower levels of testosterone The lower levels of testosterone limits their ability to create big muscles”she said Meanwhiledietician Lisa Sutherland also points to the long-term benefits of weight training for women Not only will it help tone the bodyit improves bone strength “If you are female and doing regular strength training as part of your exercise regimenyour bones will thank you for it” Sutherland said “Sureyour weights program may help you tone up and boost your metabolism by increasing your lean muscle massbut its the long-term benefits for your bones that will really make a difference to your life as you get older” “Osteoporosis is a significant health problem for femalesbut resistance exercise can help to reduce the risk of bone lossparticularly when this accelerates after menopause” she said “As we get olderstrong muscles will help us maintain independence in our daily livingsuch as carrying the shopping bags and moving things around the houseand will also reduce the risk of falls and fractures Strength training can lessen chronic health problems such as diabetes” she added For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Bloomberg | Updated: December 1 2017 2:21 pm The Apple Watch already uses machine learning to identify when the heart rate spikes abnormally but this personalized approach goes a step further (File Photo) Related News A device that’s embedded in a new wristband for the Apple Watch marries two existing features—the heart rate monitor and activity sensors—and takes them to a new level using artificial intelligence The KardiaBand from AliveCor uses a neural network to predict and analyze the wearer’s heart rate based on his or her history and a trove of cardiovascular data from both sick and healthy people The device measures the heart rate every five seconds and tells users when it’s out of their expected range It doesn’t apply a generic range—instead it determines what’s abnormal for you The Apple Watch already uses machine learning to identify when the heart rate spikes abnormally but this personalized approach goes a step further When the device realizes you’re out of range it will prompt you to record the heart’s electrical rhythm using electrocardiogram (EKG) technology built into the wristband The process involves placing a thumb over the sensor for 30 seconds while the results appear on the face of the watch A recording is then available to send to a doctor Portable EKG readers that work with smartphones have been around for years allowing consumers to check their heart’s electrical activity at will using a separate device The crucial issue was knowing exactly when to do it For people in danger of cardiovascular-related complications such as stroke devices like this may soon play a critical role in helping wearers avoid a health emergency “This is continuously monitoring your heart rate to let you know if something is potentially off track” said Eric Topol director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and a professor of molecular medicine who isn’t involved with the technology “That’s the big difference” “This is the first time I’ve seen artificial intelligence on a smart watch” said Topol who is also a cardiologist “It’s definitely a step in the right direction” The reading could help detect dangerous electrical abnormalities such as atrial fibrillation The condition marked by an erratic rhythm that can lead to deadly blood clots and strokes develops in about one-quarter of people over age 40 The technology however doesn’t come cheap The KardiaBand the first medical device accessory approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use with the Apple Watch sells for $199 Users also have to subscribe to AliveCor’s premium service at a cost of $99 a year Of course they also have to have an Apple Watch Series 3 They are on sale at Macy’s for $399 Apple also announced its own research initiative in the same medical space Thursday launching the Apple Heart Study app aimed at collecting data on irregular heart rhythms The work is designed to identify Apple Watch users who might be in atrial fibrillation and thus at increased risk for stroke The Apple Watch has a sensor that gathers signals from four separate spots to detect the amount of blood flowing through the wrist It analyzes that information along with data from software algorithms to isolate heart rhythms and identify irregularities Wearers involved in the study who are found to have an erratic heart rhythm will be sent an electrocardiogram patch from BioTelemetry Inc that can provide constant monitoring and will be offered a free consultation with a study doctor The difference between the two products Those with the KardiaBand can get an immediate high qualify reading of their heart’s electrical activity when it seems to be awry Those participating in the Apple study will get automatic monitoring of their heart rhythm 24 hours a day if they are found to have a problem once their patch arrives For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related News I’m well aware of that.Chotila, Dalits or upper castes, For all the latest India News, Fasting Promotes detoxification Processed foods contain lots of additives.

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