“I hadn’t realized I’d learned to talk with a weightless tongue.”
-Commander Chris Hadfield spoke earlier today from Houston during his first press conference since returning to Earth.
Hadfield said that symptoms of adapting to Earth after four months of weightlessness on the International Space Station include dizziness, a sore body and neck and difficulty walking and exercising. He has to sit down while taking a shower so he doesn’t faint, and with no callouses on his hands and feet, walks around like “walking on hot coals.”
During the press conference, he wore a G-suit underneath his clothing to coax the blood back up to his head. Learn more about his adjustment from space to Earth here.
“There were total massacres…People were tortured, burned, shot, stabbed by soldiers. They were exterminating entire communities. You can’t say that’s not genocide.”
-Jose Cortez, an Ixil civil war survivor who runs a small NGO that aids fellow survivors, on the ongoing genocide trial in Guatemala.
Using forensic science, investigators have found compelling evidence that thousands of innocent indigenous Ixil Mayans were the target of extermination in Guatemala during the 1980s, a discovery that is directly affecting the genocide trial of former leader Efrain Rios Montt.
Two-thirds of American office workers experience pain on the job and a quarter expect it. Not from physical exertion, but from too much hunching, sitting, clicking and staring at screens.
According to a recent study from the American Osteopathic Association, the average “work potato” misses the equivalent of three days on the job each year simply because they don’t move enough.