The CDC Is Preparing for Nuclear War. Should You Prepare, Too?

Odd Timing

On January 2, U.S. President Donald Trump sent the now-infamous tweet in which he asserted that his “nuclear button” was both “much bigger” and “more powerful” than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced plans to stage a livestreamed grand rounds (a teaching session for medical professionals) titled “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation” on January 16.

During the grand rounds, speakers from the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other government agencies will deliver presentations with such titles as “Roadmap to Radiation Preparedness” and “Public Health: Preparing for the Unthinkable.”

So, is this a coincidence? Or a scary omen that Trump’s tweet was more than just bluster?

https://futurism.com/cdc-preparing-nuclear-war-should-prepare/

Denmark Breaks Own Record for Electricity Generated via Wind Power

Recently Scientific American ran a blog post by John Horgan, which argued that science is sexist at its core. Horgan wrote:

Is science sexist? Of course it is, in two ways. First, women in science (including engineering, math, medicine) face discrimination, harassment and other forms of maltreatment from men. Second, male scientists portray females as males’ intellectual inferiors. These two forms of sexism are mutually reinforcing. That is, male scientists use science to justify their sexist attitudes toward and maltreatment of women. Then, when women fail to thrive, the men say, See? Women just aren’t our equals.

The first claim that Horgan makes is that science is sexist because women face discrimination, harassment and other forms of maltreatment. We do not deny that women face such challenges in STEM, as they do in many other professional environments and industries. However, the prevalence of sexual harassment in the scientific and technical industries is not nearly as high as it is service-sector and low-wage jobs, and we believe that it is premature to claim that sexual harassment has caused the uneven gender ratio in STEM. There is no clear evidence demonstrating a causal link between the two.

https://futurism.com/denmark-breaks-own-record-electricity-generated-wind-power/

A Different Take on Sexism in Science – Scientific American Blog Network

Recently Scientific American ran a blog post by John Horgan, which argued that science is sexist at its core. Horgan wrote:

Is science sexist? Of course it is, in two ways. First, women in science (including engineering, math, medicine) face discrimination, harassment and other forms of maltreatment from men. Second, male scientists portray females as males’ intellectual inferiors. These two forms of sexism are mutually reinforcing. That is, male scientists use science to justify their sexist attitudes toward and maltreatment of women. Then, when women fail to thrive, the men say, See? Women just aren’t our equals.

The first claim that Horgan makes is that science is sexist because women face discrimination, harassment and other forms of maltreatment. We do not deny that women face such challenges in STEM, as they do in many other professional environments and industries. However, the prevalence of sexual harassment in the scientific and technical industries is not nearly as high as it is service-sector and low-wage jobs, and we believe that it is premature to claim that sexual harassment has caused the uneven gender ratio in STEM. There is no clear evidence demonstrating a causal link between the two.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/a-different-take-on-sexism-in-science/

NASA Has Plans to Give Mars a “Magnetic Shield” to Enable Human Colonization

IN BRIEF
  • Since Mars lacks a protective atmosphere, it isn’t habitable to humans. But in the interest of terraforming the Red Planet, scientists are looking at magnets.
  • Using a magnetic shield, scientists theorize they could recreate Mars’ atmosphere and make conditions more hospitable for human life.

https://futurism.com/nasa-has-plans-to-give-mars-a-magnetic-shield-to-enable-human-colonization/

The hit medieval drama series ‘Knightfall’ is coming to SBS | Guide

  • The story of the Knights Templar is explored in ‘Knightfall’. (SBS)

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Their story is the stuff of legend, and now the world of the Knights Templar is coming to the screen in new historical drama Knightfall. The most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, the warrior monks were at the heart of medieval politics and warfare until suddenly they weren’t.

In an epic exploration of the Knights Templar, Knightfall chronicles the history of the elite warriors of the Crusades. It delves into the great secrets they protected, and tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that helped sustain these warriors on the battlefield until the dark events that would forever sear the infamous date of Friday the 13th into the world’s psyche.

The highly-anticipated drama series premieres in Australia with a double episode on Thursday 1 February at 8.30pm on SBS and continues Thursdays at 9.30pm. SBS On Demand will have a sneak preview of the first episode available from 25 January.

https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2018/01/10/hit-medieval-drama-series-knightfall-coming-sbs?cid=sbs%3Aguide%3Atile4%3Fcid%3Dknightfall%3Afb%3Aeditorial%3A20170111

Emotions in high places: Why EQ is outranking IQ in leadership positions – Beilby

Emotions in high places: Why EQ is outranking IQ in leadership positions

Emotional intelligence – it’s a term many of us have heard kicked around before, but few of us might actually know what it really means. There’s no doubting that a high IQ (intelligence quotient) is essential for leadership success in the business world, however there’s more and more research out there suggesting that a high EQ (emotional quotient) is one of the most valuable qualities in a good workplace leader.

While the idea of focusing on “emotions” or “feelings” in the profit-driven, results-focussed world of business might seem ridiculous to some, EQ in the workplace is much more than some touchy feely, new age nonsense. In fact, when hiring new talent, 67% of the attributes that employers are looking for are EQ competencies

Someone with a high EQ has the capacity to recognize their own emotions and those of others, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage or adjust their emotions to adapt to environments or achieve their goals.

The ability to register and respond to emotions in an intuitive way is essential to workplace success. This principle applies just as strongly to the talent we work with as it does to our own line of work! As recruiters, our role requires practicing strong emotional intelligence when it comes to managing both clients and talent – we are in the business of relationships, after all!

Norwich University have brought together results from numerous studies to create a super useful infographic looking at the effect of IQ and EQ on successful leadership, and the findings are pretty interesting…

http://beilby.com.au/emotions-in-high-places-why-eq-is-outranking-iq-in-leadership-positions/