Photos: When Santa Monica Beach Was Segregated: LAist

The story of Santa Monica\’s Inkwell beach sounds like something out of the Jim Crow South. During the 1920\’s, the 200-foot-long strip was one of the only beaches in the county—save for a sliver of Manhattan Beach—where African-Americans were allowed to enjoy the ocean.

via Photos: When Santa Monica Beach Was Segregated: LAist.

Cycling deaths in London – Boris to make an exception of himself?

When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose Too – Wired Science

The ability to treat cancer, and to transplant organs, because doing those successfully relies on suppressing the immune system and willingly making ourselves vulnerable to infection. Any treatment that relies on a permanent port into the bloodstream — for instance, kidney dialysis. Any major open-cavity surgery, on the heart, the lungs, the abdomen. Any surgery on a part of the body that already harbors a population of bacteria: the guts, the bladder, the genitals. Implantable devices: new hips, new knees, new heart valves. Cosmetic plastic surgery. Liposuction. Tattoos.

We’d lose the ability to treat people after traumatic accidents, as major as crashing your car and as minor as your kid falling out of a tree. We’d lose the safety of modern childbirth: Before the antibiotic era, 5 women died out of every 1,000 who gave birth. One out of every nine skin infections killed. Three out of every 10 people who got pneumonia died from it.

via When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose Too – Wired Science.

The Right Habitat, Food Source Keys to Supporting Populations of Beneficial Insect / Press Releases / News and Media / Southern SARE – SARE

Entomologists with North Carolina State University have unlocked a few secrets in the life cycle of a tiny beneficial wasp that parasitizes stinkbug eggs. The findings increase the potential for biological control of stinkbugs, reducing the need for insecticides.

Sriyanka Lahiri, a NCSU graduate student, received a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) Graduate Student Grant to study the overwintering and nutrition requirements of Telenomus podisi– a minute parasitic wasp that kills stinkbug embryos in egg masses and replaces them with its own young. NCSU associate professor David Orr was also a project participant.

via The Right Habitat, Food Source Keys to Supporting Populations of Beneficial Insect / Press Releases / News and Media / Southern SARE – SARE.

Israeli forces demolish water tank in Nablus village | Maan News Agency

Occupation is always seemingly random in its acts of terrorism and intimidation to deny humanity of those it seeks to suppress.

 

Israeli forces demolished a water tank and an agricultural structure in the Nablus village of Aqraba on Wednesday, a local official said.

Deputy mayor of Aqraba Bilal Abdul-Hadi told Ma\’an that three bulldozers escorted by seven military vehicles stormed the al-Taweel neighborhood and began demolishing the structures, claiming they were built without authorization.

The steel agricultural structure belongs to Marwan Hussein Abdul-Hadi and the water tank to Imad Fathi Minnat Allah.

Israel has destroyed more than 558 Palestinian properties in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the beginning of this year, displacing 919 people, according to OCHA.

Between 2009 and 2011, Israel\’s military destroyed 173 water, sanitation and hygiene structures in the West Bank including 40 wells, 57 rainwater collection cisterns and at least 20 toilets and sinks, OCHA says.

via Israeli forces demolish water tank in Nablus village | Maan News Agency.

US Supreme Court Majority joins GOP attack on women’s rights – declines to block Texas abortion law – USA – FRANCE 24

A sharply divided Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Tuesday to allow Texas to continue enforcing new abortion restrictions that opponents say have led to the closure of more than a third of the state\’s clinics.

via US Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law – USA – FRANCE 24.