July 2014 Archive

NASA Mars Spacecraft Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

This graphic depicts the orbit of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it swings around the sun in 2014. On Oct. 19, the comet will have a very close pass ...

Cancer blood test moves closer after promising results

By Dominic HughesHealth correspondent, BBC News White blood cells are used to assess the risk of cancer Continue reading the main story Related Stories New blood test hope for brain cancer Blood test hope for ...

How Money And Credit Work

23/07/2014 by Henning Meyer Do you think that in recent years, as a result of the global economic crisis, the whole discussion about public policy has become increasingly focussed on economics? And that much ...

Young Lankan scientist makes life-saving snakebite discovery

By Malaka Rodrigo A landmark discovery by a Sri Lankan scientist could save thousands of lives lost through snakebite the world over. A snakebite victim’s life often hangs in the balance in ...

To Zion and Back

Ismail Khalidi interviews Max Blumenthal July 15, 2014 The journalist on the rise of Israeli extremism. Max Blumenthal’s 2009 book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, was positively reviewed and garnered ...

Charlie Haden: the Great Liberator

The Man Who Invented Free-Bassing by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR Charlie Haden was the master of tempo, the keeper of crazy beats. He set the pace for some of the most challenging and ...

iDoctor Could a smartphone be the future of medicine

This is what they call modern technology. This cardiologist is certainly on the 'cutting edge.' Looks like the future of diagnostic medicine and treatment is going to be quite revolutionary. This is just ...


By Dr. Mass R. Usuf – PhD, MD (Acu), MFHom More than 500 cases of dengue, representing 50% of countrywide cases, are reported daily in Colombo. Last year recorded a massive ...

Vitamin D Deficiency

Research has discovered that there is a startling correlation between vitamin D deficiencies among Sri Lankans who move to Western, cooler countries compared to the deficiency in those who remain ...

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