• Bob Dylan breaks two-week silence over Nobel prize

    Prize motivation: "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"
    Born: 24 May 1941, Duluth, MN, USA

    FACTS
    -No response to repeated calls from the academy
    -A brief acknowledgement of the award was removed from his website soon after it appeared
    -Writer and academy member Per Wastberg said Dylan’s failure to respond to overtures was “impolite and arro...

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  • A book is like a garden

    A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb

    A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

    Let books be your dining ...

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  • New Research on cell stress

    A new study has uncovered the mechanism in which there is a link between a specific type of cellular stress and brain damage similar to that associated with neurodegenerative diseases. This research was published by Cell Press in the Dec. 9 issue of the journal of Neuron.

    It is a fact that, body cells are continuously exposed to various types of environmental stresses. Nature has provided cells...

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  • Chants as stress busters?

    Chants are words, which are repeated rhythmically and insistently in single notes. Traditionally, chants are powerful words which have magical effects on us and are agnostic of religious beliefs. All major religions recommend chanting.

    Many modern researches are also being undertaken to analyze how chanting affects our physical and mental wellbeing. There have been many remarkable results deriv...

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