The Sun Will Come Out
Monsoon rains have killed over 500 people in India in what forecasters are touting as one of the worst rainstorms the country has seen. Bombay, the financial capital has been shut down for two days following massive landslides and in the small town of Juigaon, an estimated 100 folks were buried under an avalanche. Yesterday the Maharashtra government, the town in India suffering the greatest hit so far, called for a holiday today and asked everyone to stay home.
Wish You Were Muslim
Over 131 people are dead in China from what reports are calling the Swine Flu. Although the condition has never been known to cross lines between pigs and humans, scientists now believe the disease could mutate and unleash an epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) said it is watching developments closely. America does not import livestock from China. Chinese officials say that feel they can control the pig-borne bacterial disease. Sidebar: Cancel my order of pork fried rice and pernil please.
Life imitates are or is that the other way around? Today, Japanese scientist unveiled Repliee Q1, a life-like silicone skinned female android that appears to breathe, sit and flutter her eyelids like a human. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University says one day robots will fool us into believing they are human. The Repliee Q1 is said to be able to follow the movement of a human wearing motion sensors or act independently. It can even respond to people touching it.
This afternoon’s On Blast is a two-parter...
The first part comes from Jeanine – most of you have started responding to it already that is: Is it just me or are the rules of parenting and nurturing changing these days? In the past 2 weeks, we've seen 2 cases in the DC area where mothers have either killed their child or, left them in harm's way. The second part deals with involvement and was submitted by Maddy: I know someone who has been involved in an "unhealthy" "mentally, verbally & physically abusive relationship" for 10 years. Should one get involved or just sit back and listen? Wrap-Up: What’s the story with parents lately and second is it worth getting involved?
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