I would like to say that i've been super busy these past two weeks- but that would be a lie. Truth is, I sleep at un-godly hours and wake up at said un-godly hours and I cram in some form of sustenance in between. BUT today I have been reading up on articles that have been piling up on the world wide web and felt like sharing :) so enjoy!
First up, researchers have found a breakthrough in the treatment of anorexia. Apparently there are chemical changes with neurotransmitters that occur within the womb of those affected by anorexia. This could prove that anorexics have a genetic disposition to the disorder as opposed to some sort of psychologic response to looking like models or some traumatic event.
I found this next article and HAD to share, apparently there are new breakthroughs in breast implants- a British firm is experimenting with stem cells from the stomach, to give breast enhancements the more "natural" feel. They have been experimenting with this form of surgery on breast cancer survivors and are hoping to "expand cosmetic enhancement in healthy women."
A top Spanish court is looking into indicting former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for circumventing international law and justifying torture crimes. Although the move is largely symbolic, meaning there is no threat of prosecution, human rights groups around the world are cheering the Spaniards on.
Next week is the G20 summit and in anticipation for it, 35,000 people marched on the streets of London lobbying the G20 to push for movement on "jobs, justice and climate". This was today by the way, and it was hailing.
This is a bit gossipy but I HATE the shamwow commercials they make me want to chuck something at my tv, so on that note, the host of the commercial- Vince Shlomi, was arrested for punching a hooker. Enough said.
To counter NATO, Russia has decided to boost its arsenal by building 6 more nuclear submarines. The earliest of which, will be online by 2011 the rest following by 2017. A Russian minister has said that Russia fully intends to observe the international arms control agreements on equal terms with other countries.
And finally, facebook has sprung up many groups countering the Pope's recent comments on condoms, in which he stated that they don't prevent the spread of HIV but that they also make it worse. I'm quite sure how that works out but whatever, whats noteworthy about this is that said facebook froups are sending millions of condoms to the Vatican in protest, which I thought was funny. Ooooh and there multi-colored!
Ok that is it from for this evening, I bid you all a lovely day!