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Environment

This section contains articles about science, nature, medicine, anthropology, health and the human spirit.

 
 Insulin, first useInsulin, first use by The Ovi Team
23rd January, 1922: The first injection of Insulin (called isletin originally) on Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old diabetic who lay dying at the Toronto General Hospital on 11th January 1922 caused a severe allergic reaction.
 
 This is Not Dresden*This is Not Dresden* by David Sparenberg
Just when we were about to give up hope... No-stop! This is not correct. We had already lost all hope. So, after we had lost all hope, the rain came and put out the fires of apocalypse.
 
 Janus-Faced on Climate Change: Microsoft's Carbon VisionJanus-Faced on Climate Change: Microsoft's Carbon Vision by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
"This is a bold bet -a moonshot- for Microsoft." So claimed Brad Smith, Microsoft President, in a Thursday announcement painting a picture of a company that intends to be carbon negative by 2030.
 
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 A Matter of Quality: Air Pollution, Tennis and Sporting OfficialdomA Matter of Quality: Air Pollution, Tennis and Sporting Officialdom by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
They are disgruntled and have every right to be. Whatever one's feelings about tennis, expecting athletes to perform in subpar conditions is a rank matter that should see officials taken to task.
 
 Incendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species EffectIncendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species Effect by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Cocooned as it is from the world of science scepticism, the handling of the bush fire catastrophe unfolding in Australia is going to one of the more notable (non)achievements of the Morrison government.
 
 Do fruits, vegetables, plants; animals have a purpose in life?Do fruits, vegetables, plants; animals have a purpose in life? by Joseph Gatt
Let me be a little radical here. Human beings, plants and animals pretty much have the same purpose in life: breeding children in the best possible conditions, and ensuring the best possible future for their seedlings.
 
 Greta Thunberg and the Psychology of FearGreta Thunberg and the Psychology of Fear by George Cassidy Payne
According to most climate scientists, emissions would need to start falling next year by 7.6% annually and continue at that rate for a decade in order for the world to have any chance of...
 
 Climate Change Accounting: The Failure of COP25Climate Change Accounting: The Failure of COP25 by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Prior to the UN Convention on Climate Change talks held in Madrid, the sense that tradition would assert itself was hard to buck. Weariness and frustration came in the wake of initial high minded optimism.
 
 The birth of quantum theoryThe birth of quantum theory by The Ovi Team
December 14th 1900; German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbreaking study of the effect of radiation on a "blackbody" substance, and the quantum theory of modern physics is born.
 
 Celebrating Mountain LifeCelebrating Mountain Life by The Ovi Team
December 11th; International Mountain Day. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Mountains, the International Mountain Day strives to achieve a stronger engagement of actors/institutions and...
 
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