The scorpion has had various meanings and representations in different cultures in history.
In Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh for example approaches mountains where scorpion folk guard the entrance. Additionally, the Akkadians called the constellation Scorpio, Girtab, meaning the Seizer, or Stinger and “Place Where One Bows Down”.
In Egyptian mythology, the scorpion stands for Set, the Trickster and brother of Nephthys, nemesis and opponent of Osiris, and Isis.
The Falaknuma palace of Hyderabad, India, is laid out in the shape of a scorpion with two stingers spreading out as wings to the north.
You go to your doctor and he/she is perplexed by your symptoms. Well it turns out that Google might have the answer. Researchers impressed by Google’s medical diagnoses
Researchers have found that a simple Google search can solve diagnostic problems which mystify even the best GPs.
Modern medicine is so complex that the average doctor, estimated to carry around two million medical facts in his head, does not have a big enough brain to be capable of identifying every ailment presented to the surgery or clinic.
But Google gives access to more than three billion medical articles on the web and may be the most powerful diagnostic aid available to doctors. To test Google’s value as a clinical tool, researchers from Brisbane University selected 26 of the hardest cases and found the search engine got the correct diagnosis in more than half of them (58 per cent) – with just a few keystrokes.
Google successfully diagnosed conditions ranging from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the degenerative brain disorder, to cat scratch disease, an infection causing lymph node swelling after an animal wound.
Which takes us a step closer to computer diagnosis or screening first and seeing the doctor as part of the next stage in your treatment.
The state of broadcast journalism is in a sorry state. It wasn’t very good and Fox came along and accelerated the decline, but Ed Bradley at 60 Minutes was one of the few exceptions. Unlike the other 90% of the talking heads we see on the networks or local news Bradley seemed to get that journalism was about most of the time, genuinely informing people – Ed Bradley of ’60 Minutes’ Dies at 65
Ed Bradley, 65, a suave and streetwise reporter considered one of the best interviewers on television and the winner of 19 Emmy awards for his work on “60 Minutes” and “CBS Reports,” died of leukemia Nov. 9 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He lived in New York.
Bradley, the first African American at CBS to be a White House correspondent and a Sunday night anchor, covered a broad array of stories with insight and aplomb during his 39-year career, from war to politics to sensitive portraits of artists. He won virtually every broadcast news award — some of them more than once.
“He was an icon not only to black journalists, but to journalists at large,” said Bryan Monroe, vice president and editorial director of Jet and Ebony magazines and president of the National Association of Black Journalists, which gave Bradley its lifetime achievement award last year. “While there may have been a script, he was open to improvisation, spontaneity and going where the story took you. He stayed authentic to who he was.”