Saturday, April 30, 2011

We can be awake and asleep at the same time

MY PAPER FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011, PAGE A18, WORLD
From
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Source Website:
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/TechandScience/Story/STIStory_662176.html
By
AFP, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, PARIS, Apr 28, 2011



PHOTO: Switching in Your Sleep -– Are you Snoozing or Secretly Awake?
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IF YOUVE ever mislaid your keys or glasses, and blamed this on being daft or forgetful, you may be doing yourself a disservice: You may be a bit short of sleep, that's all.

So suggests a study on rats, which says that if a brain is tired, parts of it can fall asleep for a fraction of a second, even though the organ is ostensibly awake at the time. The implications are far-reaching, especially for people doing tasks where lack of sleep could be dangerous, say its authors.



PHOTO: A new study indicates that if a brain is tired, parts of it can fall asleep for a fraction of a second, although it is 'awake' at the time.
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'Even before you feel fatigued, there are signs in the brain that you should stop certain activities that may require alertness,' said Dr Chiara Cirelli, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

'Specific groups of neurons may be falling asleep, with negative consequences on performance.'



PHOTO: “Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.” Bonnie Raitt
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The investigation, published in the British journal Nature, challenges conventional belief that sleep deprivation affects the entire brain. Dr Cirelli and colleagues inserted ultra-fine probes into the brains of 11 adult rats to monitor electrical activity in sub-groups of neurons in the motor cortex, which is in charge of semi-automatic 'motor' movements.



PHOTO: Dreaming Awake; Riding The Spiral of Time’s Unfolding Prophecies.
The seed of light that births all life is singing open the petals of our hearts. Let us listen. Let us expand, grow and become. Let us be…
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The rodents were then kept up four hours beyond their usual bedtime, thanks to novel objects that were introduced into their cage to keep them awake. The monitors showed that even when the animals were to all outward appearances awake and active, neurons in these specific areas did not fire - in other words, parts of the brain were in 'local sleep' even when others were awake. Episodes of 'local sleep' affected the rats' behaviour, the scientists found.



PHOTO: Although it is not typically something that many people may consider, drinking enough water to get yourself out of a dehydrated state may be just the ticket to help you to sleep better.
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The animals were trained for two hours to carry out a tricky task, of gripping a sugar pellet with a single paw. But the more tired they became, the harder they found to do this job. They began to drop the pellets or miss reaching out to them. It needed just a few cells to go off-line, and for as short as a third of a second, for the fumble to happen, said Dr Cirelli in a press release.
By AFP, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, PARIS



PHOTO: Not having to carry around an extra 15-20 pounds of body weight has given more energy
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

花花世界 (Huā huā shì jiè) - Flower flower everywhere

我报 星期二 2011年4月26日综合新闻 (zōng hé xīn wén), Page B2
MY PAPER TUESDAY APRIL 26, 2011, PAGE B2, GENERAL NEWS

By
法新社 (Fǎ xīn shè) AFP, Agence France Presse




PHOTO: 花花世界 - Flower flower everywhere
(huā huā shì jiè)
MY PAPER TUESDAY APRIL 26, 2011, PAGE B2, GENERAL NEWS

我报 星期二 2011年4月26日综合新闻
(zōng hé xīn wén), Page B2


TOURISTS travelling in mobile homes park by the sides of the fields to admire the colourful flower bulbs in Lisse, the Netherlands. Known as the "centre of the bulb-growing region", the village' s position stems not only from its geographical location, but also from the cultivation and trade of flower bulbs that has flourished here for centuries.

A flower parade is held every spring through the main streets of Lisse. (AFP)
By 法新社 (Fǎ xīn shè) AFP, Agence France Presse



PHOTO: 韩国济州岛樱花 Korea, Jeju cherry flower
(Hán guó Jǐ zhōu dǎo yīng huā)
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http://abroad.lotour.com/r/20110309/n585234.shtml



PHOTO: 女人的"花花世界"养生经 - Women's colorful world - Health instruction
(nǚ rén de Huā huā shì jiè yǎng shēng jīng)
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http://www.ce.cn/life/jkys/yszd/200903/26/t20090326_18621866.shtml






PHOTO: 电脑特效之花花世界(1024x768壁纸) - The colorful world of computer special effects (1024x768 Wallpaper)
diàn nǎo tè xiào zhī Huā huā shì jiè (1024x768 bì zhǐ)
http://www.pconline.com.cn/pcedu/photo/10304/pic/0409flowers07.jpg
http://wallpaper.pconline.com.cn/source/46793.html



PHOTO: 电脑特效之花花世界(1024x768壁纸) - The colorful world of computer special effects (1024x768 Wallpaper)
diàn nǎo tè xiào zhī Huā huā shì jiè (1024x768 bì zhǐ)
http://www.pconline.com.cn/pcedu/photo/10304/pic/0409flowers05.jpg
http://wallpaper.pconline.com.cn/source/46795.html



PHOTO: 武汉春暖,看花花世界() - Wuhan arrival of spring, flower everywhere
Wǔ hàn chūn nuǎn, kàn Huā huā shì jiè (tú)

http://idoimg.3mt.com.cn/Article/upload/201104/1104072251189218.jpg
http://ido.3mt.com.cn/Article/201104/show2168023c33p1.html



PHOTO: 花花世界中的宁静生活(组图) - Quiet life in the fast-paced world (Photos)
Huā huā shì jiè zhōng de níng jìng shēng huó (zǔ tú)

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http://house.hexun.com/2010-12-28/126444507_21.html



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Monday, April 25, 2011

Star Awards 红星大奖 2011 - Xiang Yun (向云) dressed to ‘kill’ with husband’s approval

Source Website:
http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/celebrity/buzz/asia/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4796716
http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/celebrity/buzz/asia/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4796716&page=2
Posted:
24/04/2011



PHOTO: "I didn't know the dress is so revealing!"
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PHOTO: The newly-minted winner of ‘All Time Favourite Artiste’ of Star Awards 2011 gets the nod from hubby Edmund Chen to dress sexy but her two kids think otherwise
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http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/celebrity/buzz/asia/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4796716


Veteran actress Xiang Yun is indeed one hot mama, and rightly so.

Looking absolutely alluring and stunning in a black deep v-neck slinky gown made-to-measure by Francis Cheong, with "a safety net" - according to the actress herself - for extra security over her twin assets, Xiang Yun was a picture of elegance at last night's (24 Apr) Star Awards where she accepted her new "heavenly rank" of All Time Favourite Artiste Award.

Speaking to xinmsn, she was a picture of bliss standing next to husband Edmund Chen and their two kids - 20-year-old son Chen Yi Xi and 11-year-old daughter Chen Yi Xin.



PHOTO: Star Awards 2011 ‘Show 2’ Winners Xiang Yun - "I'm really very happy to have my family here with me this year despite my kids being sick and Edmund flew back from overseas to support me,"
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"I'm really very happy to have my family here with me this year despite my kids being sick and Edmund flew back from overseas to support me," she beamed with pride, "My son's got food poisoning and my daughter's down with flu."

Describing her emotions when she was waiting to accept the award, Xiang Yun could not help but got emotional when a video montage of her earlier acting days was played.



PHOTO: 向云登"神台" 精彩演艺路回顾 - Xiang Yun on stage for best Performing Actress Review
2007年《戏剧情牵25年》- 2007 "East Meets West 25-year drama" Mon, 28 Feb 2011 03:27:48 GMT
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"Especially this clip of me receiving the Special Achievement Award in 1995, my son was only four years old then...how time flies!"

When the topic turned to her sexy outfit, a unanimous grin formed on their faces. When probed by xinmsn, Xiang Yun let on that her kids are both "conservative" and were disapproving of mummy's revealing dress initially.



PHOTO: "I didn't know the dress is so revealing!"
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http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/celebrity/buzz/asia/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4796716&page=2


She shared: "When they first saw my dress, they were so afraid their father would be angry!" (Laughs)

"I didn't know the dress is so revealing!" Xiang Yun explained, "They just told me it's a really beautiful dress."

So what does Edmund think of his missus's sexiness?

"I'm very proud!" he replied without missing a beat, "[Because] it's all mine!" (Laughs)



PHOTO: 向云登"神台" 精彩演艺路回顾 - Xiang Yun on stage for best Performing Actress Review
2010年《红星大奖》- 2010 《Star Awards》
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http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/zh/celebrity/buzz/asia/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=4674623&page=18



PHOTO: 向云登"神台" 精彩演艺路回顾 - Xiang Yun on stage for best Performing Actress Review
2010年《红星大奖》- 2010 《Star Awards》
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http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/zh/celebrity/buzz/asia/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=4674623&page=19



PHOTO: 向云《红星大奖2011》星光大道精彩图集
Xiang Yun
《Star Awards 2011》
Walk of Fame wonderful album
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http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/zh/celebrity/buzz/asia/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=4796056



PHOTO: 红星大奖2011》星光大道精彩图集
《Star Awards 2011》 Walk of Fame wonderful album
向云 (xiàng yún)、林梅娇 (lín méi jiāo)、潘玲玲 (pān líng líng)、许美珍 (xǔ měi zhēn)、郭舒贤 (guō shū xián)
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http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/zh/celebrity/buzz/asia/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=4796056&page=25



PHOTO: 红星大奖2011》星光大道精彩图集
《Star Awards 2011》 Walk of Fame wonderful album
欧萱 (ōu xuān), 郑斌辉 (zhèng bīn huī)
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http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/zh/celebrity/buzz/asia/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=4796056&page=16


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