Juan Jose Bedoya Londono

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6 Questions Your Doctor Isn't Asking You (Which Might Be Keeping You Sick)

You haven't felt well in a really long time. You've sat in your fair share of waiting rooms, taken a million tests, and filled more prescriptions than your medicine cabinet can comfortably hold.<p>But you still haven't gotten to the bottom of your chronic health issues.<p>Why isn't anything helping?<p>Maybe …

Wellness

Is America Governable?

The world seems a right mess! Ebola is wreaking havoc in West Africa. Spillover effects are more than likely to expand geographically, not lessen. The Islamic State threatens to control Iraq and Syria with a perverted ideology that in evilness approaches and may surpass the Nazis during World War …

Gay Marriage and the Political Psychology of Disgust

When Mi­chael Sam kissed his boy­friend on tele­vi­sion to cel­eb­rate his suc­cess­ful draft in­to the NFL, some view­ers were dis­gus­ted. The …

Can video games be sports?

The Olympic Games are as ancient a Greek tradition as the Athenian concept of democracy. So long as there’s been human culture, sports have been an integral part of it. In their many forms and over their long history, sports have provided relief from the trudgery of daily life and a less bloody way …

Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion<p>A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex …

Siblings

Soundcloud is Walking a Difficult and Dangerous Road to Change

As I scan over my Stream page, my eyes naturally float to the top right of the page. Out of habit, I almost unconsciously click the now empty space …

Within A Decade, Every Nation Will Have Weaponized Drones

Governments around the world will soon have a new tool to fight wars, carry out assassinations and suppress domestic dissent. According to military …

Will the Republicans go the way of the Whigs?

<b>Abraham Lincoln, Ted Cruz (AP/Alexander Gardner/Pat Sullivan)</b><p>It would take a huge defeat or a civil war to kill the GOP — but its dysfunction may augur a new political era<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>February 22, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Since at least the end of the Reagan administration, we’ve seen occasional …

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land. Agree with him or not, there is …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

The Origin of the 8 Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It

One of the most unchanged elements of our life today is our optimal work time or how long we should work -- generally, every person I've spoken to quotes me something close to 8 hours a day.<p>And data seems to confirm that: The average American works 8.8 hours every day. At least, those are the …

Time Management

China Will Soon Embark On A Decade-Long 'Green Cycle'

Such pollution has had serious ramifications for China's public health, with one recent study showing air pollution alone having caused 1.2 million premature deaths. The more developed economies of the world may think of looking down their noses at China for such lax environmental policies, but …

Pollution

Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex

In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what he viewed as one of its greatest threats: the military-industrial complex composed of military contractors and lobbyists perpetuating war.<p>Eisenhower warned that "an immense military establishment …

Apple Taps UK Engineer for New Optical Image Stabilization System for iOS Device Cameras

In line with yesterday's report claiming that the iPhone 6 will retain an 8-megapixel rear camera while focusing on other aspects such as image stabilization to improve performance, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published an Apple patent application (via <i>Unwired View</i>) outlining a …

Four-year-old boy 'accidentally shot dead' by US forces in Afghanistan

Child killed by Marines in Helmand after troops mistook him for enemy amid dusty weather, provincial governor says<p>US forces in Afghanistan have accidentally shot dead a four-year-old boy, Afghan officials said on Friday, the latest violence to strain ties between the uneasy allies.<p>The Afghan-US …

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners

China's leaders address Chairman Mao's 're-education through labour' by closing labour camps across country and releasing tens of thousands of prisoners<p><b>China</b> appears to have fulfilled a promise to dismantle hundreds of labour camps and release tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned in them …

How To Save The Electrical Grid

Extreme storms such as Hurricane Sandy have pushed the U.S. electrical grid to its breaking point. The technology exists to keep the lights on—we just need to implement it.<p>The explosion lit up the Manhattan skyline. A sudden boom, a one-two punch of yellow light—then everything went black. After …

Attack On Twitch Streamer Shuts Down Riot And EA Servers, Attracts Police

It started as a game of League of Legends, and ended with a swarm of cops pointing guns at the player and accusing him of having hostages held against their will in his home.<p>Welcome to the world of online video game harassment.<p>Professional League of Legends streamer James “Phantoml0rd” Varga spent …