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    The Quiet Chernobyl: NASA Releases Shocking Pictures Of The Loss Of The Aral Sea 1, October 1, 2014 by jonathanturley These pictures from NASA are being called “the quiet Chernobyl.” It is the Aral Sea as seen in 2000 and as seen this year. The massive decline of water levels is particularly evidence from the black line showing the shoreline in the 1960s.

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  • Scientists Reveal Hidden Portraits Within Renowned Da Vinci Painting

    Scientists Reveal Hidden Portraits Within Renowned Da Vinci Painting 1, October 11, 2014 by Darren Smith Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor A French engineer has revealed two portraits beneath one of polymath Leonardo Da Vinci’s great works known in the English art world as “The Lady with an Ermine.

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    • Okay, Somebody Did Survive Being Sucked Into a Jet Engine

      Folks, I am sticking by my conclusion that the medical profession really does not need a billing code to indicate a second office visit by a patient whose complaint is that he was sucked into a jet engine. See "Injury Code V97.33XD: Sucked Into Jet Engine (Subsequent Encounter)" (Oct. 3, 2014). But after several emails, a little research, and watching the clip below a couple o ...
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    • Ikeoluwa Opayemi: Barred From School Because Of Ebola Fears, Father Sues

      "The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school [Meadowside Elementary in Milford] amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa [Nigeria.] - Pat Eaton-Robb, "Connecticut Family Sues Over School's Ebola Fears," Associated Press, October 28, 2014. Here is the article.
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    • Ikeoluwa Opayemi: Barred From School Because Of Ebola Fears, Father Sues

      … was not one mandated by the state but by Milford's public health official. If America were not such a litigious nation, the fear of Ebola and any "mistakes" made might not be resulting in lawsuits or threats of them. Regarding the latter, nurse Kaci Hickox is being represented by civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel. She contends that the mandated quarantine she was forced to endure when she returned from West Africa was "inhumane." The fear of lawsuits could distract from best practices in preventing and treating Ebola. …

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    • Scientists Reveal Hidden Portraits Within Renowned Da Vinci Painting

      … over the course of three years utilizing a novel technology involving reflective lighting to render some surprising elements to the five hundred year old painting. Pascal is a co-founder of Lumiere Technology in Paris which invented Layer Amplification Method. The technology involves projecting a series of intense light onto the painting, analyzing…

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    • Okay, Somebody Did Survive Being Sucked Into a Jet Engine

      … Folks, I am sticking by my conclusion that the medical profession really does not need a billing code to indicate a second office visit by a patient whose complaint is that he was sucked into a jet engine. See "Injury Code V97.33XD: Sucked Into Jet Engine (Subsequent Encounter)" (Oct. 3, 2014). But after several emails, a little research…

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    • Injury Code V97.33XD: Sucked Into Jet Engine (for Second Time)

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