February 2013 Archive

EVAR for life

Kumudini Hettiarachchi reports A man considered a “medical disaster” is back home after undergoing the first-ever endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in Sri Lanka. View(s): The tension was palpable. It was not that Consultant Vascular ...

Bye-bye to varicose veins with little pain

View(s): You no longer need to get “cut up” to treat this vascular disease, says Consultant Vascular and Transplant Surgeon, �Dr. Daminda Rajamantri who discusses the convenience of laser treatment with ...

The Most Beautiful Cricket Grounds in the World

As international cricket comes to Dharamsala, a ground nestled among the northern Indian mountains close to the home of the Dalai Lama, our writers recall their memories of the most ...

Sri Lanka stun defending champion England in a thriller

Mumbai: Sri Lanka Women sprung the surprise of the day at the ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013 when Shashikala Siriwardena’s side beat the current world champion, England, by one ...

U.S. Composting Council Honors Will Allen of Growing Power

  BETHESDA, MD, February 7, 2013 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Urban agriculturist, composter, and food justice advocate Will Allen of Growing Power was recognized by the United States Composting Council (USCC) for his outstanding ...

Retrobituaries: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Magie, Inventor of Monopoly

Image credit: PieceOfMind.Wordpress.com Welcome to the first installment of Retrobituaries! DB Grady's new column will look back at the lives of interesting (but not crazy famous) people who died long ago. In 1904, ...

11 Amazing Thank You Notes from Famous People

--by Adrienne Crezo, Original Story, Feb 16, 2012 Letters of Note is one of our favorite places to hang out. Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of interesting letters, telegrams, memos ...

7 Ways to Have More by Owning Less

--by Maria Popova, Original Story, Aug 11, 2011 Inconspicuous consumption, or what lunching ladies have to do with social web karma. Stuff. We all accumulate it and eventually form all kinds of ...

The Mahatma and the Poet: Tagore’s Letters to Gandhi on Power, Morality, and Science

--by Maria Popova, Original Story, Feb 07, 2013 “Passive resistance is a force which is not necessarily moral in itself; it can be used against truth as well as for it.” Between ...

Bill McKibben: Planetary Emergency

One of the world’s leading climate activists on the science of dangerous weather, the imperative to organize, and how to get out of bed in the morning on a planet ...

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