In full: Theresa May's speech at Belfast's Waterfront Hall BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Below is the full text of Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on July 20 2018: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/in-full-theresa-mays-speech-at-belfasts-waterfront-hall-37138123.html Email Below is the full text of Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on July 20 2018: When I became Prime Minister just over two years ago I spoke of the precious bond between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A union not just of nations, but of peoples bound by a common purpose, whoever we are and wherever we are from. I also reminded people that the full name of my political party is the Conservative and Unionist Party. And that name carries a profound significance for me. The Party I lead has a belief in the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as a central tenet of our political philosophy. And as Prime … [Read more...] about In full: Theresa May’s speech at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall
Importance of science in our daily life
Sponsored content from MD News Updated 1:09 pm, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Photo: San Antonio MD News Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: San Antonio MD News The Weight of Evidence: Bringing Research into Hospital Design 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When hospitals and health systems construct new facilities or renovate existing spaces, they are turning increasingly to design techniques that incorporate research on enhancing care. The resulting improvements are invaluable, particularly as healthcare quality is measured to a greater degree by outcomes and the patient experience. Architecture firm EwingCole and Clemson University recently won prestigious design awards. Below, they discuss their data-driven approaches to advancing care. Patient-centric Detail in an Ambulatory Surgery Center EwingCole won a Best of … [Read more...] about The Weight of Evidence: Bringing Research into Hospital Design
The calm the ocean brings us may be our blue heaven.But does it come from our “blue mind”?Perhaps more than anyone, San Diegans know the relaxing, zen-like feeling you can get at the sea shore. Lately, there’s been a growing effort to explain this through science.So with a nod to the beautiful weather we’ve been having, this column is taking a day off from its usual political fare and going to the beach.Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols has attracted a lot of attention in recent years with his book “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.”The colors, sounds and rhythms of the ocean and the air around it often bring us a sense of peacefulness. Nichols and others give scientific reasons for this, though some scientists aren’t buying all of it, even if they agree there’s an instinctive sense of well-being and wonder we … [Read more...] about Does ‘blue mind’ science explain why we love the ocean?
Climate change. Plastics polluting our oceans. Food insecurity and drought. These are issues on the minds of an increasing number of Americans. In a recent poll conducted by Pew Research Center, 74 percent of Americans agreed that our country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment. “The government should do everything they can,” said Daniel Horst, a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Sciences program at Cascadia College. “They have a large amount of power to affect change at the individual level, and can make national policies and budgeting that could support a huge swath of environmental programming.” While Horst is passionate about the role that government should play in protecting our environment, he believes that citizens have the power to enact and affect lasting change as well. Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Sustainable Practices offered at Cascadia College in the Seattle suburb of Bothell is unique. How? It prepares students to … [Read more...] about Is a Career in Sustainability on Your Horizon?
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University (THE CONVERSATION) The world is an uncertain and risky place. The news constantly bombards us with scary situations from school shootings to gruesome murders. Risk is everywhere and associated with everything. For example, the Center for Disease Control a decade ago estimated over 20 million people a year ended up in emergency rooms because of bathroom injuries. While this figure is shockingly high, it probably won’t prevent you from using the toilet or washing your hands. And in general, hiding under the bed to avoid risky decisions is not a realistic option for living life. In part, that’s because we’re all risk analysts, continually weighing the costs and benefits of every decision we make. The problem is, most of us aren’t actually that good at it. As an economist, I thought it would be interesting to … [Read more...] about How to deal with life’s risks more rationally