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Vaping Over Cigarettes: A Public Health Win
Kids Running Lemonade Stands Understand The U-Shaped Curve Isn't Real, Why Don't Environmentalists?
Friends of the Earth, the kooky offshoot of Sierra Club that hates science even more, is dumping its advertising budget into a claim it commissioned from a Maharishi Institute scholar who runs what is apparently an uncredentialed lab claiming they were able to detect a weedkiller in common food ...
By Hank Campbell
Genesis In Space: Israel Is About To Be The Fourth Country To Have A Moon Mission
A short few months after China became the third country with a moon mission (following the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), Israel will be the fourth.On February 22nd, 2019, give or take weather events, the Beresheet Moon lander, once one of the candidates for the Google ...
By News Staff
Kratom Is A Drug, But Indonesia Really Wants It To Remain An Unlicensed Supplement
A product like Zicam, which claims it can make colds shorter, shields itself from truth in advertising claims by admitting on the label its product is not actual medicine, it is homeopathy, a pretend drug for people who want to believe.If they were required to show it works, the way pharmaceutical ...
By Hank Campbell
Beer Before Wine And You Won't Feel Fine
Plenty of us have been there: waking up after a night out with a thumping headache, feeling sick and swearing never to touch alcohol again. If only there were a way to prevent these terrible hangovers.It isn’t uncommon for us to mix our drinks, maybe a beer in the pub before moving on to wine ...
By The Conversation
Ants, Twinkies, Cockroaches; What Could Really Survive A Nuclear Apocalypse?
Cockroaches have a reputation for resilience, likely contributing to the belief that they could even survive a nuclear bomb and subsequent radiation exposure.And though Fukushima was not a nuclear bomb, or even a real disaster (more people died trying to escape than from radiation), the claim that ...
By News Staff
More Like Modules: T. Rex Had A Flexible Skull
Senckenberg scientist Ingmar Werneburg, together with an international team, re-examined the An examination of the skull structure of Tyrannosaurus rex using “anatomical network analysis” found that the carnivorous dinosaur had an extremely flexible skull structure. Tyrannosaurus rex – the ...
By News Staff
In Chernobyl, It's No Bleak Metro 2033 Scenario - Wildlife Is Abundant
Wildlife is abundant in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, found a month-long camera study which found 10 mammal and five bird species scavenging fish carcasses placed on the shoreline of rivers and canals there. Among the species were white-tailed eagles, American mink and river otter.A previous study ...
By News Staff
Forcing Other Countries To Ban Shark Finning: A Bipartisan Conservation Bill Back In Congress
During the George W. Bush administration, American furniture makers had a crippling disadvantage. While American timber was tightly regulated, foreign supplies had no limitations on where their wood originated from, and could engage in destructive practices and undercut U.S. companies.President ...
By Hank Campbell
Grasses Have Been Genetically Modifying For Millenia - By Stealing
Grasses have been able to short cut evolution by taking genes from their neighbors, finds a new study.Since Darwin, much of the theory of evolution has been based on common descent, where natural selection acts on the genes passed from parent to offspring. But sometimes what seems to be natural ...
By News Staff
Raw Milk Linked To Possible Bacterial Infections In 19 States
Raw milk sold by Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania and laced with Brucella strain RB51 has been linked to exposures in 19 states by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Raw milk, a recent trend by organic food lovers, lacks pasteurization, a process ...
By News Staff
The Genetics Of Having Perfect Pitch
Perfect pitch may be more strongly under genetic control than previously thought, according to a new study.Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven were able to precisely identify musical notes and there is certainly a genetic component to music like there is math or sprinting - while anyone can be functional ...
By News Staff
Oxytocin And Vasopressin - An Experiment Tackles The Chemistry Of Love And Altruism
Love is a complex topic. You love your dog differently than you love chocolate. There are times when you might put your dog, or a loved one, ahead of yourself, but you would never jump in front of a moving car to save chocolate.The altruism of love has been a philosophical topic for centuries and ...
By Hank Campbell
Ashitaba Won't Help You Live Longer, It Won't Even Help You Become A Samurai
The race is on to be the food craze of 2019 and the leading contenders so far are biltong - beef jerky from South Africa - and angelica keiskei koidzumi (ashitaba) from Japan. If a plant can have a leaf cut off and have it grow back the next day, why not assume eating it will help humans? Because ...
By Hank Campbell
Clark Kent Was Right: Subtle Disguises Are Effective
In the comics and films, Clark Kent wore reading glasses while Superman had no glasses but sported a lock of hair on his forehead - and no one figured it out. Ridiculous, it was later said.Perhaps it was ridiculous if keen reporters who knew Kent well did not figure it out, but for the most part ...
By News Staff
Dear Believers In Vampires And Integrative Medicine - Plasma From Young Donors Is Not A Remedy For Anything Except Wealth
One new craze in the alternatives to medicine community is infusions of plasma from young donors, sold with the claim that it can prevent aging, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and even PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. Vampires are just a story people choose to buy, like ...
By Hank Campbell
Immune Checkpoint Molecule Can Stop Cancer All By Itself
An immune checkpoint molecule, SA-4-1BB developed for cancer immunotherapy also protects against future development of multiple types of cancer when administered by itself, shows a new study.The recombinant protein molecule SA-4-1BBL has been used to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of cancer vaccines ...
By News Staff
Like Stonehenge? Brits May Have To Thank The French
By Charles Choi, Inside Science – New research suggests that megaliths -- monuments such as Stonehenge created from large rocks during the Stone and Copper Ages in Europe -- owe their origins to a mysterious culture from northwest France with advanced seafaring technology.Roughly 35,000 megaliths ...
By Inside Science
Women Wear White To Promote Equality - But Other Colors Were Historically Important Also
During President Donald Trump’s Feb. 5 State of the Union address, scores of Democratic congresswomen wore white to pay tribute to suffragists and their fight for women’s rights. In the past, other politicians have done the same. Hillary Clinton wore a white pantsuit during her acceptance speech ...
By The Conversation
This Is Your Brain On Love
Is love a mystery or can it be reduced to chemical processes in the brain? And, what are those chemical processes? And, perhaps most importantly, can you prepare the brain for love? Falling in Love When you are falling in love a kind of chemical bomb goes off in the brain. There’s a ...
By Michael Merzenich
Friends Of The Earth Presents Yogic Flying Instructor John Fagan In 'How To Do Science'
Friends of the Earth, social justice warriors, 1960s-era anti-science activists, occasional lobbyists, and current Political Action Committee (PAC) for Democrats (including Green New Deal darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY) (1) teased us in a media kit with the promise of a science study ...
By Hank Campbell
There's Finally A Name For Studies Done In Feces And It's...
In vitro, in utero, these are science terms that have become commonly known. In vitro means studies in cells, like using test tubes, or a test for a fetus in the womb in the case of in utero.Studies done in feces - yes, excrement - haven't really had a name, they though are common in gut bacteria ...
By News Staff
"Ultra-Processed" Food Is Not Killing People In France - Too Many Calories Are
A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine had all of the ingredients mainstream media love in food stories; a cosmic sounding number of participants (44,551), which sounds like it adds statistical power, and a provocative conclusion about the perils of the modern world - in this case that eating ...
By Hank Campbell
Have You Appeared In A Racist Photo Or Harassed Women? Here's How To Say 'I'm Sorry'
“I’m sorry.”These two words may seem simple, but the ability to express them when you’re in the wrong is anything but – particularly for those in the public eye. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, to name a recent example, was forced to apologize after his 1984 medical school yearbook page ...
By The Conversation
Organic Consumers Association Sponsors Anti-Vaccine Meeting With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
In 2011 I wrote a book with Dr. Alex Berezow of RealClearScience in which we noted the common cause among the anti-vaccine, anti-energy, and anti-GMO communities. They shared common beliefs about distrust of science and I made a challenge; I said if I drew a radius around a Whole Foods, I could ...
By Hank Campbell
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