People opposed to marriage equality have made a few arguments for why it shouldnБt be legalised, including one that doesnБt stack up: that children with same-sex parents are worse off than kids with heterosexual parents. Sky News presenter Caroline Marcus had this to say : БDecades of scientific research confirm, on average, children have the best outcomes when raised by their married biological mother and father, a point made by 374 members including six past state presidents of peak medical body, the Australian Medical Association (AMA). Б And government MP Kevin Andrews : БWhat we know from decades of social science research is that the best environment for raising children, the optimal environment for raising children, is having two loving parents. A man and a woman. A husband and
Has it occurred to you today that you are thirsty? Guess what by the time you experience the sensation of the thirst, you are already dehydrated. That thirst is your body calling for re-hydration. So, really, what does this mean? Why should we drink more water? Your body is composed of roughly 60% water. That means when we are dehydrated and most of us spend our days constantly dehydrated to some degree we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body. Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without the proper water intake. If you don t drink water, you will die. It s that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water - maybe a week. We can live much longer without food. For most of us, we should prioritize the consumption of
The Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 is a piece of legislation (in England and Wales) which tells people with pathways into hospital, which can be civil or criminal Many people who receive inpatient treatment on psychiatric wards have agreed to go into hospital asP (also known as voluntary patients). However, roughly half are in hospital without their agreement as. This is because they have been detained under the Mental Health Act (often called being sectioned). If you are a formal patient you lose certain rights, including the right to leave hospital freely, so if you're in this situation it's really important to know your rights under the Mental Health Act. What does the Mental Health Act cover? The Mental Health Act is divided up into lots of different sections. ). Your family's rights
The common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, was first introduced to New Zealand from Australia in 1837 to establish a fur trade. This release was unsuccessful and a second release 20 years later at the same Southland location was required for them to establish. The possum has a thick, bushy tail, thick body fur, a pointed snout and large, pointed ears. There are two colour forms of the species - grey and black, with many variations in appearance. Possums can walk, jump and bound and its prehensile tail helps it move around tree branches. The size and weight of possums varies across New Zealand. Typically, adult possums are 65 to 95 cm long and weigh 1. 5 to 5 kg. Possums are nocturnal and can live anywhere where there is shelter and a varied food supply. They are now widespread
Some pimples should be left alone. Some pimples namely cysts and nodules should never be popped. But there's one type of a zit known as a pustule that can be popped at home, according dermatologist Dr. Allison Arthur told INSIDER. Here's her breakdown of the exact steps to take to minimize scarring and infection. When it comes to, dermatologists have a general rule for the public: Don't do it at home. Popping your own can lead to infection and permanent scarring, and interfering could make them look even worse,. But pimples can hurt. They often have horrible timing, growing inflamed and filling with pus at the exact moments that we need to look our best. Plus, videos make it look like so much fun. Leaving them alone requires Herculean effort that few can muster. So INSIDER asked if
Vicksburg and Gettysburg were two crucial Union victories that were made even more important because they occurred just days apart in July of 1863. Vicksburg, Mississippi occupied bluff atop a bend in the river, and as long as it was under Confederate control, the Union could not fully control navigation on the river, which had been a major strategic objective from the beginning of the war. Vicksburg fell on July 4, 1863 after a siege of almost two months. The loss was a crippling one for the Confederacy, which saw its western department severed from the East. It also resulted in the appointment of Ulysses S. Grant, the victorious commander at Vicksburg, to command of all Union forces. ...
Okay, this is just a story about my experience the other day. It's not life changing. It's not political. It won't help your marriage or improve your theology. But it has me baffled, so maybe, just maybe, someone out there can suggest an explanation for what I saw. The other day I was in the back yard getting ready to fill the birdfeeders. Now, my yard here in the desert is completely fenced in with a minimum of 6' high fencing, and my yard has no grass. It is a desert landscape, which means dirt covered by rocks. So as I was going to the side yard to get the birdseed, I noticed a hole had been dug in the side yard along the wall. I took a closer look. It was a brand new hole -- the dirt was still damp -- and it was maybe 3" in diameter. I couldn't see the end of the hole. My wife, my
Well known for their slow, plodding gait, polar bears walk at about five to six kilometers (3. 73 miles) per hour. Females with small cubs walk more slowly, about two-and-a-half to four kilometers (1. 55 to 2. 48 miles) per hour. Polar bearsPare able to gallop as fast as a horse over short distances but prefer to amble leisurely. Norwegian scientist Nils Oritsland showed us that polar bears expend more than twice the energy of most other mammals when walking or running, showing higher-than-average increases in temperature and in oxygen consumption. ...
Our objective is to show experimentally that light is necessary for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process in which light energy is converted into chemical energy. Using the energy of light, carbohydrates such as sugars are synthesised from carbon dioxide and water. The name photosynthesis is derived from the Greek words, photo for light and synthesis meaning putting together. Oxygen is also released, as a waste product. Light is the major factor for photosynthesis to take place and by doing this experiment we need to prove that light is necessary for photosynthesis. O) into carbohydrates. Light energy is absorbed by chlorophyll, a photosynthetic pigment of the plant, while air containing carbon dioxide and oxygen enters the plant through the leaf stomata. An extremely important
Chlorin is a highly efficient disinfectant, and it is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing bacteria that the water or its transport pipes might contain. Б has been hailed as the savior against бand various other waterborne diseases, and rightfully so,Б says Steve Harrison, president of water filter maker Environmental Systems Distributing. БIts disinfectant qualitiesБhave allowed communities and whole cities to grow and prosper by providing disease-free tap water to homes and industry. Б But Harrison says that all this disinfecting has not come without a price: Chlorine introduced into the water supply reacts with other naturally-occurring elements to form toxins called trihalomethanes (THMs), which eventually make their way into our bodies. THMs have been linked to a