Life Expectancy Drops In America

April 28th, 2008 | researchmaterial

…life expectancy has fallen or stagnated for almost 1 in 5 women in the US, and 1 in 20 men.

Majid Ezzati and colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston studied mortality rates in all US counties between 1961 and 1999. They found that the inequality between counties’ rates had been narrowing until the 1980s, when the trend reversed and the gap began to widen again.
Life expectancy dropping in some parts of US – health – 28 April 2008 – New Scientist


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April 28th, 2008 | photography


New SF Magazine Editions

April 28th, 2008 | brainjuice

SERENDIPITY #8, free web-only magical-realist fiction magazine.

Behind the Wainscot #14 : "an irregular blogozine… this special issue is a series of linked, short form experiments re-rendering the Arthurian Legend in a combined Southern Gothic-Magic Realist mode."


Gin And The Cognitive Surplus

April 28th, 2008 | researchmaterial

The best fifteen minutes from Clay Shirky I’ve yet seen: