Thursday, August 27, 2015

“In December, @lonelyplanet made a decision that stunned...



“In December, @lonelyplanet made a decision that stunned many in the travel industry: It named Queens the No. 1 travel destination in the United States for 2015. The designation has buoyed the borough’s promoters, who say it reaffirms their belief that Queens deserves to be — and is finally becoming — a significant tourist destination in its own right, not just a doormat for air travelers bound for Manhattan or, perhaps more vexing for Queens loyalists, Brooklyn. @bengiville took this photo of @nycgo representatives escorting a group of journalists from Mexico on the rooftop of @zhotelny in #LongIslandCity.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“#regram from @littlebrownmushroom, also known as Alec...



“#regram from @littlebrownmushroom, also known as Alec Soth. He is in #Tokyo on assignment for #NYTMag. Follow @littlebrownmushroom to see more in the coming days. #viewfrommyhotelwindow” By nytimes on Instagram.



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Article on Doctor Ratings in the Wall Street Journal http://t.co/85fvDjQP4h— Joshua Schwimmer, MD...



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“A picture by a 12-year-old boy, a #Nigerian refugee who...



“A picture by a 12-year-old boy, a #Nigerian refugee who fled Boko Haram attacks.
This drawing was done in a workshop the #MSF mental health team conducts for children in the Dar Es Salaam refugee camp in #Chad. “It is easier for #children to express their fears through #drawing,” says Aurelia Morabito, an MSF #psychologist. “Afterwards, we talk about the pictures with them and their parents with the aim to help them control their fears. In every session, the children recount horrible stories through their drawings. We see pictures of guns, helicopters and decapitated people. We hear stories of children who left Nigeria, only to experience another attack in Niger, to come back to Nigeria to see the violence again. Many have run alone through the night, or stayed the night hiding in the water, hoping nobody will find them.”
© MSF” By doctorswithoutborders on Instagram.



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“Find out about the man behind the museum: September 8...



“Find out about the man behind the museum: September 8 author Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz will be launching the paperback of her book, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels. Join her for reading, discussion, book signing and light refreshments. Where else, but with us? Muttermuseum.org/events #visitphilly #bookstagram #booklaunch #muttersmarvels #philadelphia #philly #museum #parkway #anatomy #morbid #medicine #library #medicalhistory” By muttermuseum on Instagram.



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“A baby #gorilla playing peekaboo at the @bronxzoo....



“A baby #gorilla playing peekaboo at the @bronxzoo. @damonwinter photographed the inhabitants of the Congo Gorilla Forest for a story about #summerlove in New York City. Most visitors to the zoo don’t have a clue how many conference calls, committee meetings, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations it takes to produce a healthy relationship between two gorillas. Zookeepers from around the United States meet regularly to oversee the breeding plans for the 353 gorillas currently inhabiting 51 American zoos. Among other things, a gorilla’s personality, sexual experience and behavioral patterns are all factors in determining the best match. True love? #🐒” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Syrian refugee Awaash Al-Ahmad Al Hiweel sits with her...



“Syrian refugee Awaash Al-Ahmad Al Hiweel sits with her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Wafa’a in the waiting room of #MSF’s clinic in #Baalbek, the #BekaaValley. Wafa’a has been suffering from diarrhoea, dizziness and loss of appetite. Al Hiweel and her family live in an informal tented settlement, where the lack of proper latrines, clean water and poor living conditions contribute to poor health.
Conditions in the camps were exacerbated by Lebanon’s heat wave in July/August 2015. In the Bekaa Valley, home to at least 410,000 refugees, temperatures soared to over 40 degrees. The heat doesn’t just bring discomfort; it also brings sickness. © Dalila Mahdawi/MSF” By doctorswithoutborders on Instagram.



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Collinder 399: The Coat Hanger via NASA



Collinder 399: The Coat Hanger via NASA



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“As @nytimes staff photographer @jamesestrin continued his...



“As @nytimes staff photographer @jamesestrin continued his walk along Broadway in Manhattan on Tuesday, he came across this #broadwaystar in Times Square. Elmo wasn’t taking a nap, @jamesestrin said — “just cooling off.” Follow @jamesestrin as he documents the length of Broadway in Manhattan on his Instagram account. #walkbroadway #regram” By nytimes on Instagram.



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Does sleep deprivation have any effect on elective daytime...



Does sleep deprivation have any effect on elective daytime operations performed by attending surgeons? via Now@NEJM



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“@heislerphoto captured the #BrooklynBridge peeking out...



“@heislerphoto captured the #BrooklynBridge peeking out from behind some foliage (and some construction) during a recent walk through @brooklynbridgepark. On Saturday, September 12, we invite you to join us on a photo hunt at @photovillenyc in @brooklynbridgepark. We’ll post a series of clues on Instagram that will lead you through the park. Your challenge: Find the answers, photograph them and share your pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #NYTPhotoHunt. We’ll share more information about the #NYTPhotoHunt in the coming weeks. #emojisinthewild #🌉” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“It is with an extremely heavy heart we report the deaths...



“It is with an extremely heavy heart we report the deaths of two of our colleagues in South Sudan. Our sincerest condolences go to the family and friends of Gawar Top Puoy and James Gatluak Gatpieny, killed amid fighting in Leer, Unity state. Last week, Gawar, a logistician who had worked for MSF since 2009, was killed during an attack on the village of Wulu. James, a community health worker who had worked for MSF since 2011, was killed during a separate attack on the village of Payak last week. The photo above was taken earlier this year from the maternity unit of Leer hospital, where we have worked for 26 years. © Petterik Wiggers/MSF
#MSF #SouthSudan #Leer #Unity #Hospital #War #Conflict” By doctorswithoutborders on Instagram.



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“Catching waves at one of New York City’s two designated...



“Catching waves at one of New York City’s two designated surfing beaches, in #Rockaway, Queens. The growing popularity of surfing in the area has attracted large beach crowds, fueled new businesses and generated other economic boosts. But it has also made the two city-sanctioned #surfing beaches, near Beach 90th and Beach 67th Streets, packed with wave seekers. While many surfers are pushing for a new or expanded surfing area nearby in an area that is closed to both swimming and surfing, residents of a new development there want the beaches reserved for the swimmers. Photo by @nytimes staff photographer Chang W. Lee.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Australian nurse Carol Nagy rushes an eight-month-old...



“Australian nurse Carol Nagy rushes an eight-month-old Nigerian baby to the clinic on the #Phoenix, a search and rescue vessel in the #Mediterranean Sea jointly run by #MSF and #MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station). Earlier this month, the Phoenix and another MSF search and rescue ship, the Bourbon Argos, worked together with the Italian coast guard to complete the most complex and dangerous rescue so far.
The #boat was extremely overcrowded and listing from side to side. The only way to stabilise it was to have those who could swim to jump into the water and hold on to large flotation devices deployed by the Phoenix. Everyone was extremely relieved when the 604 people were bought on board the boats safely (289 on the Phoenix and 315 on the Bourbon Argos). © Gabriele François Casini/MSF” By doctorswithoutborders on Instagram.



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Meteors and Milky Way over Mount Ranier via NASA



Meteors and Milky Way over Mount Ranier via NASA



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“Last week, @nasa’s #Cassini spacecraft captured this...



“Last week, @nasa’s #Cassini spacecraft captured this crescent view as it made its last flyby of Dione, the fourth largest of Saturn’s more than 60 moons. Cassini entered orbit around #Saturn 11 years ago. Now, it’s on its farewell tour. Beginning in October, the spacecraft will make three final flybys of Enceladus, a smaller moon that has jets of water vapor and ice shooting out of its south pole. But what’s most intriguing is that, beneath its outer shell of ice, Enceladus could have a six-mile-deep ocean, making it possibly one of the most promising places in the solar system to look for life. In the meantime, Dione has its own mysteries that planetary scientists hope to unravel…” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Magic Tree” via xkcd.com



“Magic Tree” via xkcd.com



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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

“Migrants waited after being detained by Hungarian police...



“Migrants waited after being detained by Hungarian police after crossing the Serbia-Hungary border outside Asotthalom, #Hungary on Sunday. A wave of tens of thousands of migrants and refugees — many fleeing wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan — has worked its way up the length of the Balkans. The mass of people has overwhelmed the authorities, from the tiny Greek island of Kos to impoverished Macedonia, which declared a state of emergency last week. Hungarian officials thought a fence would help slow the tide. But it may actually be spurring them on, accelerating their race to get north before the country’s border with Serbia — almost 109 miles long — is cordoned off. Photo by @sergeyponomarev, who has been covering the story on #nytassignment.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“If there is one health myth that will not die, it is...



“If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day. But according to @nytimes contributor Aaron E. Carroll, there is no science behind the idea. Many people believe that the source of the rule was a 1945 Food and Nutrition Board recommendation that said people need about 2.5 liters of water a day. But they ignored the sentence that followed closely behind: “Most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.” @heislerphoto photographed a vendor selling water on yet another warm day in Brooklyn earlier this month.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“@justinbieber and @skrillex performing the...



“@justinbieber and @skrillex performing the million-selling single “Where Are Ü Now” during the @Billboard #Hot100Fest at @nikonjbt on Sunday in New York. The song arrives in a swirl of electronic sound and vanishes in a distant echo, like a phantasm. As with most Top 10 hits, it’s the result of a matrix of inspirations and decisions, coincidences and hard work, marketing and luck. Photo by @chadbatka on #nytassignment.“ By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Yesterday, Sierra Leone discharged its last Ebola...



“Yesterday, Sierra Leone discharged its last Ebola patient. "We share the enthusiasm of the Sierra Leonean people that the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone may soon be over,” says Jose Hulsenbek, MSF head of mission in Sierra Leone. “But we still must pass 42 days with no cases for the country to be declared Ebola-free and maintain the momentum and vigilance to spot any unexpected cases now and in future. Last week Guinea recorded three new cases and we know well that the virus knows no borders. The Ebola crisis in west Africa will be truly over only when all the affected countries have recorded no cases for 42 days.” © Fabio Basone/MSF
#EverydayAfrica #MSF #Ebola #Virus #SierraLeone #EverydayEverywhere” By doctorswithoutborders on Instagram.



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“The #frugaltraveler felt ambitious when planning a trip...



“The #frugaltraveler felt ambitious when planning a trip to Indonesia. But he only had 18 days. “Trying to see everything certainly wouldn’t work — at 17,000 or so islands, 18 days would get you about a minute and a half on each (teleportation technology required),” he wrote for @nytimestravel. Instead, he planned an ambitious agenda that took him to four very different places on four disparate islands. “I hoped to find experiences that might represent the mind-boggling diversity of the country.” Monkeys included. @andyhaslamphoto photographed the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary for @nytimestravel. 🐒🐒” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Last week, a fully #MSF chartered flight was sent from...



“Last week, a fully #MSF chartered flight was sent from #Ostend, #Belgium, to the Greek island of #Lesbos carrying tents and water and sanitation material. The cargo will be used to cover the immediate needs for shelter and hygiene facilities on the islands of Lesbos and the #Dodecanese, which are currently overwhelmed due to a lack of reception facilities for the increasing arrivals of #refugees and migrants.

The shipment includes 40 tents, shade nets and plastic sheeting, seven water tanks, 12 water distribution kits, 40 latrines and other water and sanitation material. Most of the material will be used for supporting refugees’ needs in Lesbos, while 10 tents, two water distribution kits and two water tanks will be sent to the MSF team that is based in Kos. © Borja Ruiz Rodriguez/MSF” By doctorswithoutborders on Instagram.



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Dione, Rings, Shadows, Saturn via NASA



Dione, Rings, Shadows, Saturn via NASA



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Monday, August 24, 2015

“@candiscayne ruled the New York club scene for more than...



“@candiscayne ruled the New York club scene for more than a decade before moving to Hollywood in 2007. There, Candis became the first #transgender actress to appear on network TV. She has reemerged to public view on a larger stage after becoming the unlikely confidante of @caitlynjenner. Photo by Alexi Hobbs for The New York Times.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Showing Figure 1 to the new students at @uoftmedicine...



“Showing Figure 1 to the new students at @uoftmedicine today. Welcome to medical school!” By figure1 on Instagram



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“After two boxing world titles, prison and bankruptcy,...



“After two boxing world titles, prison and bankruptcy, Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe hopes to cement another legacy: as a restaurateur. The name of @riddickboweofficial’s place? Bowe’s. The restaurant is a narrow establishment on 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in #Harlem that sells rotisserie chicken and fresh juices. It is discreet enough that you could walk right past it. It is also the latest stop for Riddick Bowe, the two-time former world champion heavyweight boxer, who has struggled with life after boxing since he retired from the sport in 1996. Photo by Christopher Lee for The New York Times.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“@gracejonesofficial was the headliner at the @afropunk...



“@gracejonesofficial was the headliner at the @afropunk festival in Brooklyn. At the end of the first night of this year’s festival, she was wearing very little: an under-bust corset, sheer tights and white body paint in stripes and patterns. At 67, Jones’s confidence is extreme but relaxed; her whole enterprise is bold, honest, provocative and peaceful, like the #Afropunk Festival she was headlining. @nicolefara took this photo on #nytassignment.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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“The situation in the #Idomeni area on the border between...



“The situation in the #Idomeni area on the border between #Macedonia (FYROM) and #Greece is currently in a state of chaos, with 3,000 migrants and refugees being violently prevented by Macedonian troops from crossing the border. Tear gas has been used to disperse crowds, and there is widespread fear, panic and frustration among the people.
An #MSF mobile medical team is operating in the area. We received 10 people with wounds from stun grenades fired by Macedonian border troops. Four of those wounded by the grenades needed to be referred to hospital, one of whom was also wounded after being beaten by #FYROM army personnel. Six of the 10 had less serious injuries and could be treated on the spot. © Eloisa d’Orsi” By doctorswithoutborders on Instagram.



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“A camp in #Hogdalen, outside Stockholm, home to 50 to 60...



“A camp in #Hogdalen, outside Stockholm, home to 50 to 60 #Roma people. There is a pocket of startling poverty in the hills at Hogdalen, just a 20-minute Metro ride from the center of #Stockholm, one of Europe’s most affluent capitals. While refugees from outside Europe who gain asylum become eligible for basic social welfare benefits, poor European migrants who lack jobs — most notably the transient Roma beggars — typically get little or no help from the government safety net. In this makeshift camp, beggars face a constant battle against evictions that force them to move — often just a short distance. Photo by Moa Karlberg on #nytassignment.” By nytimes on Instagram.



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