On April 7, 1968 - 3 days after Martin Luther King was assassinated - Nina Simone performed the Martin Luther King Suite:
Sunday in Savannah (Nina Simone Sunday In Savannah (Live) )
Why? (The King of Love is Dead) (Nina Simone - Why? (The King of Love is Dead) [Full Live Version] )
Mississippi Goddam (NINA SIMONE - Mississippi Goddam (Recorded Live) )
When I was 12, trying to figure out what book to read at our public library, my dad suggested I try reading In the Shadow of Man by . So I tried it - and then I realized I was going to be a primatologist when I grew up. I wouldn't necessarily say I've grown up, but I am a primatologist, and it all started with a polite British woman who headed to Tanzania in 1960 with her mother, observed amazing, unbelievable things about wild chimpanzees, and shared what she learned with the world. Thanks, Dr. Goodall!
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Chiara Andolina studies an Asian species of mosquito responsible for transmitting malaria on that continent. As well as being less hardy than their African counterparts, they _refuse to eat anything except human blood, which is why Andolina has to feed them herself.
She does this simply by sticking her arm through a muslin sock and into their cages. It takes half an hour and she does it every four days. “They’re very spoiled,” she says.
Andolina fed around 600 mosquitoes yesterday_
Using pitch location data, researchers examined how umpires' biases affect their calls. Surprise - the home team's strike zone is significantly larger than the visitor's team. But status matters too - all-star pitchers get the benefit of a larger strike zone than pitchers who've never been to the All Star Game. And pitchers with a reputation for precision benefit for more called strikes which were actually balls, than pitchers with a reputation for wildness (Greg Maddux vs. Randy Johnson, for example).
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"Despite millions of dollars in research on vaccines and treatments, the deadly and frightening Ebola virus is best tackled today the same way it was during its first epidemic in 1976: With soap, clean water, protective gear, and quarantine."
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To effectively stem the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, you need to understand how threatened populations view disease and sickness, how each culture deals with particular diseases, and what barriers might exist to seeking treatment. There are anthropologists deploying with WHO teams now in order to avoid misunderstandings like those which occurred in Uganda:
_Before the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders started bringing in anthropologists, medical staff often had a difficult time convincing families to bring their sick loved ones to clinics and isolation wards. In Uganda, Hewlett remembers, people were afraid of the international health care workers.
"The local people thought that the Europeans in control of the isolation units were in a body parts business," he says. "Their loved ones would go into the isolation units and they would never see them come out."_
If you're interested, Hewlett has published an article on the cultural context of Ebola during the 2003 outbreak in Uganda, which is available #openaccess here:
Hewlett and Amola. 2003. Cultural Contexts of Ebola in Northern Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases 9(10): 1242-1248.
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When the Nazis abandoned Treblinka in 1943, they tried to destroy evidence of the atrocities committed there by razing the camp and gas chambers. Consequently, most of the information we have about what happened at this labor and death camp - where 900,000 Jews were killed in less than one and a half years - comes from survivors' accounts. Forensic archaeologists have started excavations at the site. "These artifacts are there, and these human remains are on the surface, and they're not being recorded or recovered."
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