Sir John Eccles
Sir John Eccles was a leading neurophysiologist who studied synaptic transmissions in the brain, the relationship between brain and mind, and the nature of consciousness. He was born in Australia, educated at the University of Melbourne, received a Rhodes Scholarship in 1925, and eventually worked at medical centers in Australia, the US, and Switzerland. He was knighted in 1958 and received Australia's highest award, Companion in the Order of Australia, in 1990. He died at age 94 on May 2, 1997.
Publication Name: Endeavour
Subject: Science and technology
A people's moratorium on nuclear testing
The people of Kazakhstan were able to obtain a moratorium on nuclear testing near the city of Semipalatinsk. The Kazakh anti-nuclear movement suceeded in completely stopping nuclear testing. In fact, no nuclear blasts were conducted in Kazakhstan in 1990 and 1991.
Publication Name: Buzzworm
Subject: Environmental issues
Photorefractive keratectomy uses an excimer laser, or a laser that emits ultraviolet light, to treat nearsightedness. The treatment is more predictable than radial keratotomy and may cause the eye to be less susceptible to injury.
Publication Name: Vogue
Subject: Fashion and beauty