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High Calorie, Low Nutrient Food Apocalypse

March 15th, 2017

Via: BBC: A teaspoon of oil, measured out with precision, is how Professor Tim Benton remembers his mother preparing items for frying. When he was growing up in the 1960s, vegetable oil was still a precious commodity and used sparingly. Fast-forward to today and oil is now so abundant and cheaply available that most of […]

New GOP Bill Lets Companies Force Employees to Take Genetic Tests

March 12th, 2017

Via: ExtremeTech: A new bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and approved by the House Ways and Means Committee would allow corporations to force employees to undergo genetic testing — and then share those results with third parties. In theory, this is already illegal, thanks to a 2008 law known as GINA. This type of […]

Britain: Surge in Children Being Admitted to Hospital for Sleeping Disorders

March 5th, 2017

Via: Telegraph: Three times as many children under 14 are being admitted into hospital with sleeping disorders than ten years ago as technology keeps many awake at night. Households where both parents work are also pushing bedtimes later, with a lack of sleep raising fears of poor school performance and later life health woes. It […]

Fasting Diet ‘Regenerates Diabetic Pancreas’

February 24th, 2017

Via: BBC: The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers. Restoring the function of the organ – which helps control blood sugar levels – reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments. The study, published in the journal Cell, says the diet reboots the body. Experts said […]

Most Scientists ‘Can’t Replicate Studies by Their Peers’

February 23rd, 2017

Via: BBC: Science is facing a “reproducibility crisis” where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests. This is frustrating clinicians and drug developers who want solid foundations of pre-clinical research to build upon. From his lab at the University of Virginia’s Centre for Open Science, immunologist […]

U.S. WC-135 Nuclear Sniffer Plane Left UK, Heading Towards Norway and the Barents Sea

February 23rd, 2017

Via: The Aviationist: The WC-135 Constant Phoenix has launched from RAF Mildenhall earlier today for a mission towards northern Europe and the Barents Sea. Interestingly, an RC-135W spyplane has launched from the same base on the same route. What’s their mission? … Whereas it was not the first time the Constant Phoenix visited the British […]

‘Mismatch’ Between the way Our Senses Evolved and Modern World Is Making Us Ill

February 21st, 2017

Via: Independent: The modern world is radically at odds with the way human senses have evolved, helping to make us short-sighted, obese and depressed, scientists have warned. Spending large amounts of time indoors under artificial light and staring at computer screens has helped produce a “myopia epidemic” with as many as 90 per cent of […]

Bill Gates Warns Tens of Millions Could be Killed by Bio-Terrorism

February 19th, 2017

Mmm hmm. Tell me another one, Bill. U.S. Researchers Trying to Create Pandemic Avian Flu Baxter International “Unintentionally” Sent Flu Samples to Companies that Contained H5N1 Avian Flu Scientist Makes H5N1 Highly Contagious New Bird Flu ‘Has Unique Traits’ Bird Flu Researchers to Continue Work on Engineered Virus Scientists Sequence Black Death Bacteria DNA Britain: […]

Fukushima Reactor Radiation Levels Soaring Unexpectedly

February 4th, 2017

Via: ScienceAlert: The radiation levels inside Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor No. 2 have soared in recent weeks, reaching a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour, a number experts have called “unimaginable”. Radiation is now by far the highest it has been since the reactor was struck by a tsunami in March 2011 – […]

The Surgeon Giving His Patients VR Instead of Sedatives

February 3rd, 2017

Via: BBC: The surgeon makes his first cut and blood spills down Ana’s leg. She’s surrounded by medical equipment – stools, trolleys, swabs, syringes – with super-bright surgical lamps suspended above the bed. Her vital signs are displayed on monitors just behind. But Ana is oblivious. She’s immersed in a three-dimensional re-creation of Machu Picchu. […]

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