Evolutionary Multi-Cellularity Gap Explained | Brazil President Dilma Rousseff 72% Approval | Anne Sinclair @ Huff Po France
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‘Le Huffington Post’ French edition, launching in partnership with the newspaper Le Monde, will be led by Anne Sinclair, the well-known TV journalist in France and wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Under her new title of ‘editorial director’, Sinclair told Elle France, via the New York Times:
‘‘I am very happy to resume my career, amid the euphoria of taking part in something new. I think I still have something to bring to the profession.’’
Sinclair is a wealthy heiress, formerly the host of a popular television interview program during the 1980s and ’90s. She gave up her position in 1997 when Mr Strauss-Kahn became finance minister of France.
‘‘I am neither a saint nor a victim,’’ Sinclair told Elle, when asked about her continuing support for her husband, who is under fire still for his sexual laisons . ‘‘I am a free woman.’’
‘‘Unconditional support does not exist,’’ she added. ‘‘One supports if one has decided to support. Nobody knows what happens in a private relationship, and I deny anyone the right to judge mine. I am comfortable with my decisions, my actions, I made them independently.’’
Year One Dilma Rousseff
With an approval rating of 72 percent, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff proved that “a technocrat who never worked as an elected official coule step out of her predecessor’s shaw and achieve success on her own terms.”
Dilma Rousseff has strengthened ties with the United States and was the first woman to address the opening session of the United Nations. Read on at Americas Society - Council of the Americas
Huge Evolutionary Understanding
In what could be a truly memorable cup of coffee, postdoctoral researcher Will Ratcliff and associate professor Michael Travisano, both from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota, chatted that bridging the famous multi-cellularity gap would be “just about the coolest thing we could do.”
Evolutionary biologists have long wondered how more than 500 million years ago, single-celled organisms on Earth’s surface begann forming multicellular clusters that ultimately became plants and animals.
Deciding to pursue the question, the two scientists found the answer in their first experiment, writes Science Daily.
“To understand why the world is full of plants and animals, including humans, we need to know how one-celled organisms made the switch to living as a group, as multicelled organisms,” said Sam Scheiner, program director in the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Division of Environmental Biology. “This study is the first to experimentally observe that transition, providing a look at an event that took place hundreds of millions of years ago.”
NEW | Anne’s OMG! Ultimate Hyprocrisy!
Ga State Rep Kip wants all Georgia welfare recipients to take a drug test. Alas, Kip was arrested last week, driving his fast-moving Jaguar through a red light. Denying that he had been drinking at breakfast time, Kip failed the ‘intoximeter’ test, the ‘walk and turn test’ and standing on one leg.
Rick Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director Jamie Johnson, sent out a June email saying an American female president would harm children. The Des Moines Register outlined ‘Nine reasons Michele Bachmann’s campaign fizzled. #5 reason: Sexism among some conservatives.
The question then comes, ‘Is it God’s highest desire, that is, his biblically expressed will, … to have a woman rule the institutions of the family, the church, and the state?’ ” Johnson’s email said.
Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall (R) threw his hat into Virginia’s senate race yesterday, educating Anne on his views that God punished women who have had abortions by giving them disabled children. Still reeling from yesterday’s revelation of Karen Santorum’s 5-6 year live-in relationship with an abortion doctor, Anne asks if Marshall really means to suggest that …
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TED’s Clay Shirky
Why SOPA is a bad idea
What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto — a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
This is NotCot’s landing page today, a tribute to the many websites participating in the anti-SOFA “defend our freedom to share” the Internet day. The way NotCot is organized, we can’t send you to a replication of this screenshot image. But this SOPA link on NotCot brings up a host of participating organizations.