QPR are interested in Middlesbrough defender George Friend, as are Crystal Palace and Reading, according to Sky Sports.The 26-year-old’s contract is due to expire next year and his representatives are hoping to negotiate a new deal.Meanwhile, Fulham, Palace, Swansea and West Brom are interested in QPR defender Nedum Onuoha, as are clubs in Turkey, Goal.com say.It is claimed that Rangers boss Harry Redknapp wants to discuss a new contract for the 27-year-old but that Onuoha could look to move on amid ‘uncertainty’ over his role following the recent signings of Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker.A source is quoted as saying: “Nedum is happy at QPR and figured prominently last season, but he won’t accept sitting on the bench this season, and he knows there is interest elsewhere.”Onuoha played an important role for QPR last seasonAnd the Evening Standard say Redknapp is considering a move for French striker Andy Delort.Brentford are also apparently interested in the 22-year-old, who plays for Tours in the French second division and scored 24 league goals last season.See also:QPR wanted Sanchez, report claimsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
What are aliens doing in science news reports? There is no evidence they even exist. That has not hindered some scientists from speculating. BBC News reporters Pallab Ghosh headlined an entry “Astronomers hopeful of detecting extra-terrestrial life,” and adorned it with a Hollywood-style alien corpse. The article highlighted the optimism of Lord Rees, the president of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal of Britain, who thinks we are getting close to discovering alien life. And whatever the discovery shows them to be, “It would change our view of ourselves and our place in the cosmos.” Frank Drake of SETI fame was also given very good press by the BBC News for finding nothing for 50 years. Drake was praised for inventing an equation that, to evaluate, would require knowledge of several factors that are beyond observation or measurement. Reporter Jonathan Amos focused on what our reactions would be if we discovered aliens. New Scientist went even further and speculated on what aliens will look like. Reporter Stephen Battersby acknowledged there is no evidence for “Tentacled monsters, pale skinny humanoids, shimmery beings of pure energy… When it comes to the question of what alien life forms might look like, we are free to let our imagination roam,” he said. “The science-in-waiting of extraterrestrial anatomy has yet to acquire its first piece of data, so nobody knows what features we will behold if and when humans and aliens come face-to-face. Or face to squirmy something.” From there, various astrobiologists and origin-of-life researchers weighed in with their imaginative speculations. Stephen Benner thought life might be built on alien chemistry. Battersby speculated about life in our solar system. “In our eyes, the Titanians might seem pretty laid back. At around 93 kelvin, Titan’s seas are very cold and that makes chemical reactions super slow.” Dirk Schulze-Makuch (U of Washington) who said, “Things could be very slow-moving and slow-growing. The lifetime of such an organism may be 10,000 years, or perhaps as much as a million.” Battersby switched over to SETI and let his imagination run loose: “Even without knowing the details of their chemistry or habitat, it is possible to hazard a few guesses,” he said. He used “convergent evolution” to speculate that aliens might look like us, and even put English words in their mouth. So if our aliens come from a planet with a range of habitats not too different from those on Earth, they might well have some of the same characteristics. A well-lit world like ours would probably produce beings with eyes – so maybe a recognisable face after all. And our cosmic correspondents would presumably need some manipulating organs to fiddle with the nuts and bolts of their technology. They might even have hands, but then again why not a prehensile tail or a trunk instead? “Maybe it’s an antenna, maybe a tentacle,” says [Lynn] Rothschild [NASA Ames]. “Maybe an octopus would look at us and think ‘How can you expect this organism to develop technology with its two clumsy front limbs?’”While we’re speculating, let’s not let empiricism get in the way. They might even be machines; or “we might find tentacled monsters, pale skinny humanoids, shimmery beings of pure energy….” At least we can take comfort in the probability that the aliens are green – that is, environmentalists. The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) tells us, for good or for ill, “Astrobiology Opens Pandora’s Box.” Pandora has improved her reputation since the movie Avatar. “Lisa Kaltenegger from NAI’s MIT team discusses exoplanets and science fiction with CNN World, noting that it’s likely many moons such as Avatar’s Pandora exist, and we’re that much closer to finding them with NASA’s Kepler mission.” Actually, Pandora does exist. It’s a little bitty moon inside Saturn’s F-Ring (see Planetary Photojournal). But since this is an article about Astrobiology, the implication is that where big-world Pandoras of the Avatar kind form, Pandorans – environmentally-friendly sentient communicators – are sure to emerge. Why? Because evolution is a force throughout the universe. Whether green sentient slime or general electric beings of pure energy, it good things to life. For more on SETI speculation, see the 10/31/2009 entry. If this is New Scientist, don’t ask what New Rationality is supposed to be. Can you imagine the reaction of these “scientists” if theologians or historians were to flip out in unsubstantiated imagination like this? This is nothing but Darwinism, with all its silly concoctions like “convergent evolution” (01/26/2010) projected into space. They call it “science-in-waiting.” Gnomology could be called that, too (09/01/2009, 09/17/2008, 04/21/2008, and 03/16/2008 commentaries). Let’s throw in alchemy, astrology and natural magic. After all, no data are needed, and those “sciences” actually had more to work with. While the alien hunters are speculating in Fantasyland pretending to be scientists, maybe they could tell us how many aliens made of pure energy could dance on the head of a pin.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.A nose for repair: Medical Xpress reported that a man with a severed spinal cord—an injury thought to be irreparable—has recovered partial sensation and movement of his limbs again. The secret: transplanted cells from his nose! This is astonishing; it offers hope for quadriplegics some day.Treating patients with a complete spinal cord injury (SCI), the condition in which no motor or sensory function is preserved in the spinal segments below the level of the injury, has generally been unsuccessful. This is because no treatment methods have been able to regenerate the severed spinal nerves across the injured area. Now, doctors in Poland and scientists from England may have restored some function and sensory sensation to a 38 year-old man who had sustained a traumatic transection (severing) of the spinal cord in the upper vertabral level Th9. By removing one of his olfactory bulbs, where the sense of smell resides, and transplanting his own olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) and olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONFs) into the damaged area along with a nerve “bridge” constructed between the two stumps of the damage spinal column, they have seen some voluntary limb function and sensation recovery over a 19 month follow-up.The BBC News has a video of the patient, Darek Fidyka, walking slowly with the aid of a frame; he said it’s “like you were born again.”Update 10/23/14: Medical Xpress update says the patient is not only walking, but can dress and undress himself and get into bed without help. Darek, age 40, described his progress with tears in his eyes. The doctors are now seeking new patients for the life-changing treatment.Diabetes cure? A new stem cell recipe offers hope for diabetics, Science Magazine reported. It appears that the stem cells could be embryonic or induced pluripotent stem cells; either way, the stem cells appear able to create the pancreatic beta cells necessary to produce insulin. Tests with mice have cured them of diabetes. “The diabetes research community has been waiting for ages for this type of breakthrough,” one researcher said. Human treatments are probably years away, though.The all-healing eye: Could the cure for blindness be right in front of your eyeballs? Medical Xpress says that stem cells found in the cornea show hope for restoring sight to the blind. “Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that a region on the front surface of the eye harbours special stem cells that could treat blinding eye conditions,” the article begins; these cells are found “in a narrow gap lying between the transparent cornea and white sclera.” Macular degeneration is one of the diseases that may be treatable with these stem cells.Professor Andrew Lotery, of the University of Southampton and a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Southampton General Hospital led the study. He comments: “These cells are readily accessible, and they have surprising plasticity, which makes them an attractive cell resource for future therapies. This would help avoid complications with rejection or contamination because the cells taken from the eye would be returned to the same patient. More research is now needed to develop this approach before these cells are used in patients.”Another good thing: these cells are found in old people’s eyes, too, “and can be cultured even from the corneal limbus of 97 year olds.” This offers hope of treatment for both old and young from their own eyeballs.Wait; there’s more: These are just a few examples of a burgeoning movement to find healing cells within the body. Stem cells have been found in the esophagus (Science Daily), possibly available to treat throat conditions and cancer. Stem cells in the brain (Science Daily) appear to have an “unexpected role” in regenerating lost neurons, a repair long thought impossible. And stem cells in placentas (Science Daily) might one day treat multiple sclerosis. Clinical trials so far show this is safe.Update 10/23/14: Another story on Medical Xpress says that researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have reprogrammed mouse skin cells directly into brain cells, without having to go through the stem cell stage. This could herald future treatments for Huntington’s Disease and other brain disorders.This is all wonderful news, but it raises a question: if these cells are there, why don’t they fix things without our help? Did the Creator install repair tools in us that don’t work? Here are some possible answers: (1) maybe they do more than we know, and we just aren’t aware of it. More importantly, (2) there’s been a lot of degradation since the Fall. A Biblical creation view would expect that the curse of sin that brought death broke a lot of things that were intended to promote immortality. We see that salamanders can regrow lost limbs. Maybe that’s a hint of what could have been, and will some day be, on a restored world for the righteous. In the meantime, God has given us the ability to learn about how things work so that we can help one another. The “good” stem cells (adult cells) show promise to bring back some of that lost repair capability, without having to kill an embryo to do it. More power to these researchers! Let the FDA not delay unnecessarily. You and I know people who could really use these “miracle” treatments.
An important book by Dr Jerry Bergman documents the most important example ever of the dictum, “Ideas have consequences.”Jerry Bergman, How Darwinism Corrodes Morality: Darwinism, Immorality, Abortion and the Sexual Revolution. Joshua Press (2017).Three of the best books I have ever read about the cultural fallout of Darwinism have been: (1) The Long War Against God, by Henry Morris, Jr., (2) Darwin Day in America, by John West, and (3) How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, by Dr. Jerry Bergman. Of the three, the latter—new this year by Dr. Jerry Bergman, a contributing writer for Creation-Evolution Headlines—may be the most accessible and motivating of all. Its 294 pages leave you breathless with a withering display of well-documented accounts of people who took Darwin’s “dangerous idea” and ran with it. It leaves you with an overwhelming sense that this evil ideology must be stopped.I want to open the curtain with one of his concluding quotations about the Japanese soldiers in World War II, who justified these atrocities after learning how Darwinian evolution supported their notion of the Japanese as a superior race. [Warning: graphic information. You may want to shield your eyes from the next 3 paragraphs.][Japanese] brought atrocity and death on a scale that staggers the imagination. In the midst of it were the prisoners of war. Japan held some 132,000 POWs from America, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Holland, and Australia. Of those, nearly 36,000 died, more than one in every four. Americans fared particularly badly; of the 34,648 Americans held by Japan, 12,935—more than 37 percent—died. By comparison, only 1 percent of Americans held by the Nazis and Italians died. Japan murdered thousands of POWs on death marches and worked thousads of others to death… including some 16,000 POWs who died alongside as many as 100,000 Asian laborers forced to build the Burma-Siam Railway.[In addition,] thousands of other POWs were beaten, burned, stabbed, or clubbed to death, shot, beheaded, killed during medical experiments, or eaten alive in ritual acts of cannibalism… [T]housands more died of starvation and easily preventable diseases. Of the 2,500 POWs at Borneo’s Sandakan camp, only 6… made it to September 1945 alive.Dr Bergman had previously described the infamous Rape of Nanking in 1937, called the one event that can be “held up as an example of the unmitigated evil lying just below the surface of unbridled military adventurism”. In an unprecedented “orgy of cruelty seldom if ever matched in world history,” some 20,000 to 80,000 women were raped and between 260,000 and 350,000 Chinese (considered ‘racially inferior’ to the Japanese) were murdered within a span of a few weeks. It’s not just the numbers, but the “diabological tortures” they were subjected to that makes this event unbelievable: hanging some by their tongues on iron hooks, burying some up to their waists and laughing at them as German shepherds tore them apart, roasting people alive. In one incident, two Japanese officers forced their men to round up hundreds of Chinese civilians just to see who could decapitate the most in a set period of time.Now that I have your attention, let’s see what was behind this. I can hear some evolutionists calling foul already; ‘These war atrocities can’t be blamed on Darwin,’ they will protest. ‘War is hell, and this is par for the course in any war; the Allies did some pretty mean things, too.’ (Let’s quickly remember the comfy quarters at Guantanamo to see American values about treatment of prisoners, and the screams that ensue any time the ‘torture’ of waterboarding—that causes zero lasting harm—is brought up.) Evolutionists will protest loud and long, that even if some of the Japanese intellectuals had embraced Darwinism, one cannot blame Darwin for what some people did with his ideas, which they must have misunderstood.Bergman’s book shows otherwise. He had just established how the Japanese elite, including Emperor Hirohito, had welcomed Darwinism as the new “rationalist” view to bring their country into the modern world. In the decades preceding the war, as in Germany, the intellectuals and political leaders of Japan embraced Darwinism as the explanation for their superiority. Lots of countries throughout history (Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans) had thought themselves superior, but this was different. The Nazis, fascists, communists and imperialists now had a “scientific” rationale for unmitigated evil against anyone who stood in their way. Darwin, along with Spencer and Malthus, had produced a world of struggle that was all about power. It was about crushing one’s opponents; why? –because the losers prove themselves as less evolved. The world thrived on competition and progressed by a “struggle for existence” thanks to Darwin’s “law” of natural selection. This was new in world ideology. Science rewards the brutal victor. In this view, war is necessary and good. What is ‘evil’ is mercy and caring for the ‘unfit.’The horrors of the Japanese holocaust form just the final episode in Bergman’s case that Darwinism corrodes morality. Before the reader even gets to chapter 16, he or she will have seen witness after witness point to Darwin as the father of the ideas that justified other moral atrocities: abortion, sexual adventurism, eugenics, racism, and even mass murder. He’s not just talking old history. In chapter 8, he describes the murderous escapade of Anders Breivik, who in 2011 killed 77 young people in Norway on a rampage motivated by his Darwinian beliefs, documenting the link with quotes from Breivik’s own manifesto. In this case, as in the others, Bergman doesn’t need to make the argument himself. In his matter-of-fact style, he lets the perpetrators indict themselves out of their own writings, and when those are not available, he cites leading historians who have written academic accounts of the events.History is, in fact, an important by-product of reading this book. Bergman has a knack for uncovering little-known facts about historical figures, including famous ones like Nietzche, Freud and Hitler, and for bringing to light lesser-known but influential persons like Havelock Ellis, Chet Raymo and Karl Pearson. Along the way, the reader will catch rarely-seen angles on Margaret Sanger, Alfred Kinsey, Charles Manson and others, showing their deep roots into Darwinism, and will learn about important historical trends in academia and education that resulted from Darwin’s conquest of the world’s elite and popular culture, such as social Darwinism, sex education and eugenics. Like Morris and West showed in their books, one cannot understand the 20th (and 21st) centuries without grasping the pervasive and pernicious influence of Darwinian thinking on every aspect of society.In the final two-page chapter, “Some Conclusions,” Bergman answers an important objection that might be raised to his thesis that Darwinism corrodes morality. If Darwinism is true, he admits, then “Obviously, no matter how much harm it has caused, this does not affect the truth of Darwinism.” But “Conversely, if evolution, given the standard definition of evolution of progression from simple molecules by random combinations of molecules to the first cell, and then eventually to humans by mutations and natural selection, is false, the harm caused by this erroneous idea is enormous.” For decades, Dr Gerald Bergman has been a leading scientist proving that Darwinian evolution is indeed false (see Fossil Forensics, his latest book, and his numerous scientific papers analyzing alleged proofs of evolution), and in this concluding chapter, he briefly offers scientific reasons for judging Darwinism to be wrong. Given that, the enormity of the harm brought by Darwin’s dangerous idea grows exponentially, because one can find his disciples today routinely extending Darwinism to the evolution of stars, galaxies, and even habitable universes in a multiverse. How Darwinism Corrodes Morality exposes, in gory detail, the evil fruit that sprang from a wicked tree planted by Charles Darwin. For that, this may be the most important book Bergman has yet written.Lest any critics try to counter with examples of Christianity corroding morality, let’s think about that a moment. There are clear-cut, undisputable accounts of ‘Christians’ doing awful things: burnings at the stake, inquisitions, religious wars, and the like. Up to the present day, examples continue that are grievous and inexcusable: pastors caught in adultery, sexual abuse by priests, and occasional attacks by Christian ‘extremists’ (although the Christians are most often the passive recipients of terror rather than the perpetrators; consider what has been happening in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt). The difference is in the foundation. You can’t find any justification for these things in the Bible. You cannot derive them from the teachings of Jesus or the disciples. When bad people do bad things in the name of Jesus, they are misusing His holy name, working in direct opposition to Christ’s command to love our enemies and do good to those who hate you. Darwinism’s disciples, by contrast, draw their ideas directly out of the old Bearded Buddha’s own words. Darwin may not have been a terrorist himself (by all accounts, he was a Victorian gentleman), but he predicted race wars and struggle for existence in his own writings. Darwin was not, by the way, a gifted scientist as is often portrayed, but was more of a selfish, conniving, cruel, God-hating schemer, as Jerry Bergman documents in another book worth reading, The Dark Side of Darwin. You cannot think of persons more opposite in their ideas, manners, and influences than Jesus Christ and Charles Darwin.I’ve read many books by Jerry Bergman. For me, this may be his best—for an odd reason. It made me angry. I got angry watching in page after page how a false doctrine based on a silly idea (natural selection, the Stuff Happens Law) brought so much suffering and bloodshed to the world. When you already know how silly natural selection is (see my essay), and then you see how it captivated the imaginations of so many influential people, it just makes you sick. I sometimes try to get people to laugh at Darwinian just-so stories (recent example), but we need to get beyond humor to anger. Like I often say, don’t think for a minute that the evil fruit of Darwin’s evil tree was exhausted in the 20th century. Darwinian sap still permeates the branches of universities and institutions today. It is still the state religion in America, the official curriculum in many schools, the evolving law of a progressive elite. A “new eugenics” is gaining traction in labs that want to breed a super-race, producing a society of haves and have-nots, the latter needing to be weeded out as unfit for modernity.More Darwinian evil is coming. Don’t just get angry. Fight it. Fight the silliness of just-so stories and the ugliness of ‘struggle for existence’ by supporting ministries like Creation-Evolution Headlines that daily shine light on the truth. And if you are an evolutionist reading this, fear not that radical creationists are going to round you up, bury you up to your waist and turn German shepherds loose on you. Fear not that we will see how many of you we can decapitate in an hour. Fear not that we will censor you, hate you, and ostracize you. No; that is our opponents’ way. If you run into a true Christian, he or she will gently look you in the eye, and with firm compassion, say, “Repent, and believe the good news” (Mark 1:15).(Visited 533 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
ReadWriteEnterpriseOur channel devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Sponsored by Socialtext.OpenID for Google Apps is Here, But Not Everybody’s Happy Google announced this week that everyone using Google Apps enterprise or education editions can now use their organization’s domain as a federated single sign-on. That means that millions of schools, businesses and other organizations can now use their Apps accounts as an OpenID. However, a few prominent developers and advocates feel that Google’s approach is not entirely acceptable. They are critical of the use of vendor-specific extensions and APIs instead of the open standards that are so important to OpenID.ReadWriteStartOur channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs.BakeSpace: An Unlikely Startup Success Story from TwiistupThis post is part of our ReadWriteStart channel, which is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. The channel is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark. To sign up for BizSpark, click here.BakeSpace might not be the sexiest concept on the startup block. A recipe swap community, said founder Babette Pepaj, strikes many in the tech community as “touchy feely” or “a chick site.” Nevertheless, the site was named a 2009 Webby Award Nominee for Best Social Network and continues to drive traffic and ad revenue with strong content and a great roadmap for mobile and offline integration. Purchase The ReadWriteWeb Q2 2009 VC Funding ReportOur Second Premium Report for BusinessesWe’re excited to announce the availability of ReadWriteWeb’s Q2 2009 VC Funding Report, our second premium report powered by data from ChubbyBrain. We have been tracking early-stage investment in Internet, mobile and SaaS since the financial crisis in September 2008 and we believe that this report is unlike anything else you’ve seen. Investors, bankers and advisers involved in the funding of digital innovation will get the facts on the deal-by-deal basis that they need to make decisions. Our Report gives you the facts on 240 deals closed in April, May and June – who invested, in what company, how much they invested and when. Read on to see what’s included in the guide and how to purchase it.Web TrendsYahoo’s Bing Deal Puts Delicious, BOSS & More at Risk This week Microsoft and Yahoo announced a deal (details below) whereby Microsoft’s Bing will become the new Yahoo! search engine and Yahoo! will sell ads against those search results on its site. There’s a whole lot of money in play, but as users we don’t think that’s the most interesting part of this story. There may be some very interesting consequences, both positive and negative, for innovation – our favorite part of the online experience. Our guess is that it will be a net negative for forward-looking web users.Report: Social Networks Growing while Other Social Media Sites Stagnate and DeclineUniversal McCann has released a new report that looks at the state of social media today. Apparently, this trend is showing no sign of slowing down. In fact, it’s still growing. From posting photos to writing blogs, the desire to share has become a universal phenomenon. However, the latest report shows that internet users are beginning to now center their digital life around social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Orkut, choosing to share their content within these sites instead of on services with a single focus, like Blogger or Flickr.Internet Fridges The Internet fridge is probably the most oft-quoted example of what the Internet of Things – when everyday objects are connected to the Internet – will enable. Imagine a refrigerator (so the story goes) that monitors the food inside it and notifies you when you’re low on, for example, milk. It also perhaps monitors all of the best food websites, gathering recipes for your dinners and adding the ingredients automatically to your shopping list. And that’s just part of the sci-fi story of the Internet fridge. RFID: State of the MarketRFID is an emerging standard for identification and tracking of goods. It’s one of the key underlying technologies for the Internet of Things. Some big names in the retail industry have climbed on board the RFID freight train. Notably Wal-Mart, which has not only adopted RFID big time, but pressured its suppliers to do so too. For Ask.com, Becoming #3 In Search Must Be Bittersweet If Microsoft’s Bing takes all of Yahoo’s US search engine market share then it will be at 26% to Google’s 70%, according to traffic analysts Hitwise. Such consolidation would put the venerable Ask.com in third place, with a mere 2.46%. That would mean that the next spot on the ladder will have 10X as much market share as Ask. That can’t make the company happy. 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Tags:#Features#web#Weekly Wrap-ups SEE MORE STARTUPS COVERAGE IN OUR READWRITESTART CHANNELWeb ProductsIt’s Official: Microsoft and Yahoo Announce Search Deal A few months from now, Yahoo’s search engine will be “powered by Bing.” After months of back and forth between Microsoft and Yahoo, the two companies finally announced a deal this week that will bring Microsoft’s search engine to Yahoo’s properties, while Yahoo will become the sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers. Barring any roadblocks from industry and government regulators, this deal will grant Microsoft an exclusive license to Yahoo’s core search technologies for 10 years. Yahoo expects that this deal will increase the company’s cash flow by about $275 million.Apple Flip Flops on “Mature” iPhone App Policy Last week, iPhone developers were taken by surprise when Apple unceremoniously removed their ability to promote their “mature” applications (ages 17+) using promo codes. These codes allow application creators to raise awareness about their work by sending out free copies of apps to select individuals, such as those working in the media, in the hopes of having their new app reviewed. Now it seems that Apple has reversed this earlier, controversial decision and is allowing promo codes once again. But we have to wonder: why were they ever removed to begin with?Twitter Redesigns As Streaming Trends SiteTwitter announced this week its new home page redesign, complete with trending topics and search. Twitter has over the years evolved into a multifaceted real-time tool. The community has given timely updates on earthquakes, the Iran election and we’ve even seen professional poker players bluff in real-time Tweets. It has evolved into a community where users can discover breaking news and trends; and the new home page complements that.Why Do You Tweet? eMarketer reports that, according to the “Consumer Internet Barometer,” the majority of Twitter users (42%) use the service to communicate with their friends. About 29% use Twitter to update their status, 26% to find news, and 21% for work-related reasons. Oddly, only 0.3% said that they use Twitter for fun. Significantly more women use Twitter to keep in touch with friends than men (48.4% vs. 33.6%). Will Apple’s “Interactive Album” Cocktail Inspire Better Bands? In an unsurprising move, Apple is said to be working with major record labels to provide an “interactive album” to consumers. The company is rumored to be working with EMI, Sony, Warner and Universal to bundle photos, lyric sheets, liner notes and videos with album purchases in the iTunes store. According to the FInancial Times, the move is meant to increase album sales. 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Alternate NamesTotal shoulder arthroplasty – discharge; Endoprosthetic shoulder replacement – discharge; Partial shoulder replacement – discharge; Partial shoulder arthroplasty – discharge; Replacement – shoulder – discharge; Arthroplasty – shoulder – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had shoulder replacement surgery to replace the bones of your shoulder joint with artificial joint parts. The parts include a stem made of metal and a metal ball that fits on the top of the stem. A plastic piece is used as the new surface of the shoulder blade.You received pain medicine. You also learned how to manage swelling around your new joint.What to Expect at HomeYour shoulder area may feel warm and tender for 2-4 weeks. The swelling should go down during this time.You will need help with daily tasks such as driving, shopping, bathing,making meals, and housework for up to 6 weeks.Activity You will need to weara sling for the first 6 weeks after surgery. Rest your shoulderon a rolled up towel or small pillow when lying down.Your doctor or physical therapist may teach you pendulum exercises to do at home for 4-6 weeks. You will also learn safe ways to move and use your shoulder.Ask your doctor about which sports and other activities are okay for you after you recover. You may not be able to drive for at least 4 weeks. Your doctor or physical therapist will tell you when it is okay.Consider making some changes around your home so it is easier for you to take care of yourself.advertisementPainYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicines. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain. Waiting too long to take it will allow your pain to get worse than it should.Narcotic pain medicine (codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone) can make you constipated. If you are taking them, drink plenty of fluids, and eat fruits and vegetables and other high-fiber foods to help keep your stools loose. Do not drink alcohol or drive if you are taking these pain medicines.Taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or other anti-inflammatory drugs with your prescription pain drugs may also help. Ask your doctor about using them. Your doctor may also give you aspirin to prevent blood clots. Stop taking anti-inflammatory medicines if you take aspirin.Wound Care Sutures (stitches) or staples will be removed about 1-2 weeks after surgery.Keep the dressing (bandage) over your wound clean and dry. You may change the dressing every day if you like.Do not shower until after your follow-up appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you when you can begin taking showers. When you do, let the water run over the incision. Do NOT scrub.Do not soak your wound in the bath tub or a hot tub for at least the first 3 weeks.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if you have:Bleeding that soaks through your dressing and does not stop when you place pressure over the areaPain that does not go away when you take your pain medicineSwelling in your armRedness, pain, swelling, or a yellowish discharge from the woundTemperature higher than 101 FAlso call the doctor if:Your hand or fingers are darker in color or feel cool to the touch.Your new shoulder joint does not feel secure. It feels like it is moving around.ReferencesGlenohumeral arthritis and its management. In: Rockwood CA Jr, Matsen FA III, Wirth MA, Lippitt SB, Clinton J, eds. The Shoulder. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 22.Throckmorton TW. Shoulder and elbow arthroplasty.In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 20012:chap 12.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.