Global Science Research and the Value of International Collaboration
Science research spending around the globe has increased by 45 percent to more than $1,000 billion (one trillion) U.S. dollars since 2002. BRIC and other developing countries, including China, India, Brazil and South Korea, account for much of the increase in scientific publications. Global collaboration in science research has a strong, positive impact on scientific discovery, knowledge dissemination and addressing important global issues.Two Kinds of Emotions on the Death of Osama Bin Laden
Bin Laden is dead. Do we feel a sense of relief, that this great injustice has been finally put to rest? Or do we exult in the triumph of finally nailing the guy. Our emotional response to this welcome news tells us a lot about how normally deal with loss and anger.Third World and Emerging Market Inflation Simple Solution for Stability
2011 will go down in history as the year of inflation for emerging markets. It seems that the whole world is inflating, while the United States lags behind. Nevertheless, as all these Third World and emerging nations are watching their labor costs rise, and their material costs rise, those goods and services they produce, which Americans buy will obviously cost more.Anger of Arab Spring
Oppressed people in Arab and Middle Eastern countries have always bristled under the yoke of repressive dictatorships. This year they have risen up in rebellion. A discussion of how anger leads to response and how that response transcends the anger.What is It With Humans and Their Need for Nuclear Weapons – Enough Already!
Nuclear proliferation is a scaring thing, and the nuclear weaponry has serious implications for future generations when used. It would be wonderful if nuclear weapons just didn’t exist, but alas, they do, and more and more nation-states, some less than stable, are getting hold of the technology and making it part of their military strategy. Some for deterrent sake, others considering its wielding power in geo-political negotiation, so unfortunately it is a symbol of power, and a threat to those who oppose them and their political will.Learning More About Poverty in Peru
We just got back from a family visit to Peru and saw some of the most incredible sights in our lives. From mountain top glaciers, blistering desert to pristine rainforest we were taken aback by the epic beauty of the swathes of different geographical zones. A fantastical rich country – but we also saw incredible poverty.An Epic 2012 Presidential Campaign Looms, But Not Here
Next year could bring an epic presidential election campaign that will change the direction of a former Cold War superpower. I am not talking about the election in the United States.Is It Okay to Hate?
With the announced death of Osama Bin Laden, social media has been filled with both people who are cheering and celebrating his demise, and with others who feel celebrating anyone’s death is inappropriate. And so it brings up the question, “Is it okay to hate?” What it really comes down to is: do you want to hurt yourself? I know this might sound like a stretch, but if you think about it, hate is not much different from refusing to forgive, carrying a grudge, envy, jealousy, or any other so-called ‘negative’ emotion.Fighting the Anthrax Threat – By Making More Anthrax
This article covers the government response to the anthrax terrorist threat. Good intentions combined with massive government spending actually put the public in greater danger, rather than making us safer.Facts About Nigerian People
Here is an insider tip about Nigeria people. Are you planning on visiting Nigeria and wondering the kind of people you are going to meet? What do you think of an average Nigerian male? Are you hoping to get married to a Nigerian girl, learn a bit about people from Nigeria, their hopes, dreams, and what is our earnest expectations.