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  • Gung Hay Fat Choy! says Bobo the Parrot

    Posted by AC Team

    Gung Hay Fat Choy! says Bobo the Parrot
    February 10. 2014 Bobo, the parrot says "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" Thanks to Youtube video channel maker "sonic1997" for sharing Bobo's greeting. The African grey parrot has many more videos on the channel as recently as five months ago.  Click here to hear Bobo's greeting.  

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  • In Memoriam: Senator Daniel Inouye 1924-2012

    Posted by AC Team

    December 17, 2012 American war hero and distinguished Senator Daniel Inouye has died at the age of 88 of respiratory complications at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. "Tonight, our country has lost a true American hero," said President Barack Obama. Senator Inouye was the second longest serving senator in the U.S. and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his World War II heroics. He was a member of the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated unit in U.S. history.  For the full story click here...
  • Feeling Stressed, and Wanting More Time? By Marilyn Tam “How did it get so late so soon?” - Dr. Seuss

    Posted by Marilyn Tam

    Feeling Stressed, and Wanting More Time? By Marilyn Tam  “How did it get so late so soon?” - Dr. Seuss “It’s November already, where did the year go?” “The holidays are coming, and I’m still caught up in projects that I started months ago.” “Get all my work done? If I had 48 hours in a day I may get caught up in another year. Do you relate? Occasionally or more often, everyone has felt that time was rushing by, carrying with it our chances to finish what we began, say sorry, or redo something that we wish we hadn’t done. When the days are so packed with demands, both assigned and self-imposed, we have a tendency to live in a constant mad rush. Many of us multi-task and juggle urgent projects daily, careening through life with little time to ask w...
  • SF Scientist Shinya Yamanaka shares Nobel medicine prize

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

     October 8, 2012 Dr. Shinya Yamanaka - Photo by Chris Goodfellow Gladstone Institutes SF  The world of medicine has taken a huge leap forward with the startling discoveries by Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, 50, and British researcher Sir John Gurdon, 79. Yamanaka and Gurdon are winners of the Nobel Prize for medicine announced today for their joint discoveries in stem cells. As a post-doctorate scientist at Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, Yamanaka began what would become his life's work to unlock the code to creating stem cells. By 2006, he succeeded in unlocking the code, furthering the research published in 1962 by Sir John Gurdon, who now works for the University of Cambridge. The groundbreaking discoveries prove that it is possible to take genetic material from any cell in the body...
  • You Are Good Enough by Marilyn Tam

    Posted by Marilyn Tam

      You Are Good Enough By Marilyn Tam   They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.   ~Mahatma Gandhi               Are you good enough? Most people harbor feelings that somehow if people really knew who they are, they will not like them. This nagging feeling buzzes in the brain like small yet powerfully irritating mosquitoes, ready to sting at any moment, undermining our confidence to claim our rightful place at the table. This sense of insecurity can be negatively self-fulfilling and very destructive because it robs us of the confidence and courage to forge ahead on achieving our dreams. The choice to change is in our own hands.           ...