Day: September 29, 2012

Picture of the Day-Mysterious Octopus

The Mysterious Blanket Octopus The blanket octopus is perhaps the only creature on earth aside from man that truly appreciates a sense of drama. For example, most animals use things like poisons, sprays or smells as defensive mechanisms to ward off attackers. Not the blanket octopus. The blanket octopus instead […]

Taking Mathematics to Heart

ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2012) — Mathematics might seem like an abstract discipline, remote from real-world applications but their equations can significantly help understand and simulate the functioning of nature. Professor Alfio Quarteroni of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) is leading the Mathcard project in developing mathematical models of the […]

My Question: Freedom of Speech or Verbal Abuse?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD I verbalize my question by quoting a short article from Wikipedia about ‘Verbal abuse.’  I know that today most in the West, care rather little about their religion or the religion of others, but, most of the Western people are kind hearted and do care about the feelings of others.  So, my question […]