Archive for April 25th, 2016

Chernobyl's legacy 30 years on

Monday, April 25th, 2016:

Media captionBBC Rewind looks at what was done to stop further damage Large numbers of children are still being born with severe birth defects and rare types of cancer in areas near to Chernobyl, three decades on from the world’s worst civil nuclear disaster. The accident on 26 April 1986 contributed to the downfall of the Soviet Union, changed the way the world thinks about nuclear energy and has affected an unquantifiable number of people in the region. For British paediatrician Dr Rachel Furley, the “desperately sad” reality is that women who have spent their entire lives exposed to high […] Read More →

Surfin' back to the '80s: Spyder Surf Quiksilver Triple Crown of Retro Surfing – Easy Reader News

Monday, April 25th, 2016:

 Added on April 25, 2016  Sean Carroll  Hermosa Beach Mens Finalists (L to R): Dane Zaun, Chris Darrah, Tom Seth, Matt Pagan, Robbie Itzinger, Cody Purcell. Photo by Richard O’Reily by Sean Carroll  The South Bay Quiksilver Triple Crown of Retro Surfing took place Saturday in a fun, waist to head high wind swell on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier.   The contest was sponsored by Quiksilver and Spyder Surf, which was hosting its 9th Annual Spyder Surf Fest on Pier Plaza. “What makes this contest different from the others,” explained Spyder founder Dennis Jarvis, “is that the boards are older, they’re dinged up. You have to […] Read More →

Unlocking memories, one iPod at a time – Journal Times

Monday, April 25th, 2016:

Musical memories are some of our most vivid, and a series of recent studies show that listening to music engages networks in our brains in areas that control motor actions, emotions and creativity. Armed with such knowledge, eighth-grade students at The Prairie School are helping residents of St. Monica’s Senior Living facility unlock their musical memories through a special project called iPods for Alzheimer’s. The project — conceived by area residents Lois Solberg and Pat Badger — was inspired by a national program documented in an award-winning film titled “Alive Inside” ( The film chronicles the astonishingly revitalizing effect that […] Read More →

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