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  • Why do kittens have vertical pupils?

    08/09/2015 9:31:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies ^ | Aug. 10, 2015
    Pupils' shape and size can reveal whether your kitten is a hunter or the hunted, research shows, Zee News reports. The study also said that species with pupils that are vertical slits are more likely to be ambush predators that are active both day and night. "For species that are active both night and day, like domestic cats, slit pupils provide the dynamic range needed to help them see in dim light yet not get blinded by the midday sun," said lead researcher Martin Banks, professor of optometry at University of California-Berkeley. The vertical slits of domestic cats and...
  • THE HEALING OF [the eyes of] GEMMA DI GIORGI [by St. Padre Pio] [Ecumenical]

    04/02/2011 10:05:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies ^ | not given | PadrePioDevotions
    THE HEALING OF GEMMA DI GIORGIAmong the many miracles of healing attributed to Padre Pio, some are so unusual and unique that they have been the subject of much discussion and controversy in medical circles. In these particular cases, the person who has been healed lives a completely normal life afterward, even though they continue to have all the physical symptoms of their illness. From a scientific viewpoint, they are still sick. One such person is Gemma di Giorgi.Gemma di Giorgi was born on Christmas day in 1939, in the Sicilian town of Ribera. Almost immediately, her mother realized that...
  • Muslim pupils learn to cut off hands of thieves

    02/10/2011 11:25:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/10/11 | Graham Paton
    Up to 5,000 pupils attending weekend schools across Britain are being exposed to textbooks claiming that some Jews were transformed into pigs and apes, and that some offences could be punished with stoning. One book for six year-olds warns that those who do not believe in Islam will be condemned to “hellfire” in death. Another text for 15 year-olds teaches that thieves who break Sharia law should have their hands cut off for a first offence and their feet amputated for a subsequent crime. Teenagers are presented with diagrams showing where the cuts should be made.
  • 30,000 pupils branded as bigots: Teachers log 'racist' and 'homophobic' jibes in playground

    01/17/2011 8:48:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/17/11 | Sarah Harris
    More than 10,000 primary school pupils in a single year have been labelled racist or homophobic over minor squabbles. Even toddlers in nursery classes are being penalised for so-called hate crimes such as using the words ‘white trash’ or ‘gaylord’. Schools are forced to report their language to education authorities, which keep a register of incidents. This leads to at least 30,000 primary and secondary pupils per year being effectively classed as bigots because of anti-bullying rules.
  • Pupils Told They Have A 'Right' To A Good Sex Life: That's The Advice For Youngsters From The NHS

    07/12/2009 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 998+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 12th 2009
    Pupils told they have a 'right' to a good sex life: That's the advice for youngsters from the NHS By DANIEL MARTIN 12th July 2009 'Unbelievable': An NHS leaflet is telling school pupils they have a 'right' to an enjoyable sex life and that 'an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away' The NHS is telling school pupils they have a 'right' to an enjoyable sex life and that it is good for their health. A Health Service leaflet says experts concentrate too much on the need for safe sex and loving relationships, and not enough on the pleasure it...
  • Taliban Execute Teacher In Front Of His Pupils For Educating Girls

    12/16/2005 5:55:11 PM PST · by blam · 65 replies · 3,541+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2005 | Tom Coghlan
    Taliban execute teacher in front of his pupils for educating girls By Tom Coghlan in Kabul (Filed: 17/12/2005) Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan have executed a school teacher in front of his pupils for refusing to comply with warnings to stop educating girls. The attack took place on Thursday at a secondary school in Nadi Ali district, Helmand province, the scene of many Taliban attacks in recent months, according to the police, who learned of the incident yesterday. About 4,000 British troops will be deployed to the province in April to combat an increasingly confident insurgency. Pupils at the school...
  • Sexual Affairs between Pupils and Teachers ‘Can Be Beneficial’ Says UK Prof

    11/12/2005 5:18:52 AM PST · by NYer · 50 replies · 1,761+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 11, 2005 | Terry Vanderheyden
    SHEFFIELD, UK, November 11, 2005 ( – A professor of education is contending that sexual relations between pupils and teachers can lend a beneficial “erotic charge” to the classroom.Sheffield University professor Pat Sikes, in a paper to be published in the new year, “Scandalous stories and dangerous liaisons: when female pupils and male teachers fall in love,” describes instances of sexual relationships between schoolgirls and their teachers. Sikes told the Times Educational Supplement that she fell in love with her 22-year-old teacher when she was a girl and pupil of his at only 14, claiming that not all such relationships...
  • Let pupils swear in school, argues parents' group

    08/30/2005 4:55:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 989+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 8/30/05 | FIONA MACGREGOR
    Let pupils swear in school, argues parents' group FIONA MACGREGOR Key points • Parents' representatives say teachers make swearing worse by overreacting • Call for open swearing in classroom follows trial in English school • Teachers groups there is no place for swearing in Scottish classrooms Key quote "Experienced teachers know swearing is something that needs different responses depending on the situation, but I do not think it is acceptable in a formal school setting" - Jim McNally, head of the Children in School section of the Institute of Education at Stirling University Story in full PUPILS should be allowed...
  • CA: Does state spend enough on pupils?

    01/09/2005 8:35:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 450+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 1/9/05 | Jill Tucker
    Every year, taxpayers write a $7,000 check, on average, to educate each of the state's 6.3 million public school students. Some, including the governor, say that's plenty. Others say that's nowhere near enough. The reality is, no one really knows and we're not likely to get an answer anytime soon. The state has never sat down and put a price on a year's worth of reading, writing and 'rithmatic, not to mention art, history, music, librarians, nurses and school counselors. The $50 billion annual education budget is basically an arbitrary figure generated by how much money there is as determined...
  • School Has Taken 300 Pupils From Families Granted Asylum In EU (UK)

    10/21/2003 5:43:24 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 127+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-22-2003 | Philip Johnson/Liz Lightfoot
    School has taken 300 pupils from families granted asylum in EUBy Philip Johnston and Liz Lightfoot (Filed: 22/10/2003) Hundreds of refugees granted asylum in other European Union countries are coming to Britain and enrolling their children in schools. A report published by Ofsted yesterday described how one primary school had taken in 300 pupils in two years from families who had been granted asylum status in another EU country. There have been reports that large numbers of Somalis given asylum in Holland have been settling in Britain under the EU right to move freely between member sates. The Ofsted report...
  • China Shuts Schools And Sends 17 Million Pupils Home In Effort To Contain Outbreak (SARS)

    04/23/2003 3:06:30 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 105+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-24-2003 | Raymond Whitaker
    China shuts schools and sends 17 million pupils home in effort to contain outbreak By Raymond Whitaker 24 April 2003 CHINA: Beijing closed schools for two weeks and sent 1.7 million pupils home yesterday as the country struggled to contain a Sars outbreak thought to have originated in its south. Facing accusations that the worldwide spread of the disease was due to Chinese secrecy and slowness to react, the authorities also announced plans to invoke emergency measures to quarantine people exposed to the virus and to restrict access to buildings where there were infections or suspected infections. The official news...