Archive for July, 2012 :

sOccket Ball: Electricity Through Soccer!
July 31st, 2012

Four girls from Harvard created a technology that could change the game for energy.

How to Save 150 Gallons of Water Per Day Without Leaving Your Home
July 31st, 2012

Just how much water is your home wasting per day?

Baby Seal Enters House, Sleeps On Couch
July 31st, 2012

After a long day wandering in the street and through a cat door, this young seal pup went straight for the couch at a home in the Bay of Plenty.

Giving Women Control Over Their Health Care
July 31st, 2012

The Affordable Care Act is making it easier for women to do that by making health care more accessible and affordable for millions of American women and families.

When Pregnant Moms Eat More Nuts, Their Kids Have Fewer Allergies
July 30th, 2012

Expectant mothers who continue to eat nuts during their pregnancies produce children with fewer overall allergies.

Obama Agency Rules Pepsi’s Use Of Aborted Fetal Cells In Soft Drinks Constitutes ‘Ordinary Business Operations’
July 30th, 2012

The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue.

CDC Calls For More Government Intervention To Battle ‘Chronic Disease,’ Obesity
July 30th, 2012

In the latest issue of the CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease, “An Evaluation Framework for Obesity Prevention Policy Interventions” calls for “interventions that extend beyond individual behaviors” to combat obesity.

Natural And Organic Meat Shopping Is On The Rise; Consumers Are Waking Up
July 30th, 2012

New consumer research shows that while some grocery spending has fallen in recent months, shoppers are increasing their spending on organic meat and poultry has increased for the first time in years.

White House Chef Says Future Food To Be Made From Chemicals, Not Real Food Ingredients
July 30th, 2012

Food scientists then shared samples of these laboratory creations with audience members, who were told that the imitation food products are the wave of the future.

It’s Time To Expose Trader Joe’s GMOs!
July 30th, 2012

The fact is no supermarket in America is immune to genetic contamination.

How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health
July 30th, 2012

Check out this graphic to see how drinking a soda affects your health, from the moment it enters your mouth to the time it is absorbed into the rest of your body, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

AI Systems Could Fight Cyberbullying
July 30th, 2012

Smart software could detect online bullying via a database system that can identify even the subtlest of abusive comments.

500 Million-Year-Old ‘Mistake’ Led to Humans
July 30th, 2012

Over 500 million years ago a spineless creature on the ocean floor experienced two successive doublings in the amount of its DNA, a “mistake” that eventually triggered the evolution of humans and many other animals.

The Play ‘High Strangeness’ Recalls Kentucky Women’s 1976 Alien-Abduction Claim
July 30th, 2012

Danville writer’s play, at Pioneer Playhouse, looks at the ramifications of such a report.

Did You Know That ‘Natural’ Foods Can Still Contain GMOs?
July 27th, 2012

The main difference between ‘organic’ and ‘natural’.

Cinnamon Beats Alzheimers
July 27th, 2012

In animal models of Alzheimer’s, cinnamon reduced s-amyloid plaques associated with the pathology of AD. Reduction of these proteins can improve mental cognition.

Genetically Modified Apples Newest GMO Creation to be Pushed on Consumers
July 27th, 2012

Genetically Modified Apples Opposed by 69% of Canadians.

Sunbed Tanning Kills 800 In Europe Every Year
July 26th, 2012

Sunbed users run a 20 percent higher risk than non-users of developing skin cancer, according to a report that blamed some 800 melanoma deaths in Europe every year on indoor tanning.

World’s Oldest Cave Art Found—Made by Neanderthals?
July 25th, 2012

“It adds to evidence Neanderthals were not a distinct species,” archaeologist says.

Breast Milk Seems To Kill HIV
July 23rd, 2012

Breast milk is starting to look like a potent HIV-fighter.

Cannabinoids, Like Those Found In Marijuana, Occur Naturally In Human Breast Milk
July 20th, 2012

Human breast milk naturally contains many of the same cannabinoids found in marijuana, which are actually extremely vital for proper human development.

Easy, Natural Ways To Reduce Skin Cancer Risk
July 20th, 2012

Contrary to what allopathic dermatologists recommend, a daily, moderate dose of sun without sunscreen is actually beneficial for the skin.

Why You Should Always Choose Organic
July 20th, 2012

A fairly rigid diet of organic food, drinks, herbs, vitamins, minerals, Dead Sea salts and natural spring water enables human beings to reach their ultimate HEALTH POTENTIAL and use more than 15 percent of their BRAIN each day.

Woman Defends Property Against Smart Meter Invasion
July 20th, 2012

A Houston area homeowner, Thelma Taormina, was forced to defend her property and her constitutional rights when a utility worker bypassed her “No Trespassing and No Smart Meters” sign, then started a scuffle to install a Smart Meter.

Congenital Analgesia: The Agony Of Feeling No Pain
July 19th, 2012

Steven Pete and his brother were born with the rare genetic disorder congenital analgesia. They grew up – in Washington state, US – with a sense of touch but, as he explains in his own words, without ever feeling pain.

Case Study: IViG Keeps Alzheimer’s At Bay For A Decade
July 19th, 2012

IVIG may not just be a therapy that treats symptoms, according to Dr. Richard Caselli, a neurologist. The drug seems to block the “destructive process” of inflammation mechanisms in the brain.

Glacier Twice As Big As Manhattan Snaps Off Greenland Ice Sheet
July 19th, 2012

An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan tore off one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, illustrating another dramatic change to the warming island.

How Dolphins May Use A Mathematical Trick To Find Fish
July 18th, 2012

Mathematical tricks can get around this, and dolphins may naturally use them to locate the fishy signal amid the bubbles.

Lightning & Disease: A Primitive Thought System Overturned
July 18th, 2012

To the ancients, one of the most terrifying and inexplicable forces that they would encounter on a regular basis came in the form of blinding shafts of energy hurling down from the sky above, killing and setting fires indiscriminately – a phenomenon we now call lightning.

Dozens of Genetically Modified Babies Already Born – How Will They Alter Human Species?
July 18th, 2012

According to the featured article7, “altering the human germline—in effect tinkering with the very make-up of our species—is a technique shunned by the vast majority of the world’s scientists.

Human Corpses Harvested In Multimillion-Dollar Trade
July 18th, 2012

A grisly trade in human body parts leaves relatives grieving and some recipients at risk of life-threatening disease.

Seven Hours of Sleep a Night Optimal for Memory
July 18th, 2012

To keep your brain sharp, a new study finds that the sleep sweet spot is seven hours, no more, no less.

Radiation – How To Protect Yourself From Its Effects Safely And Naturally
July 17th, 2012

Because the body works synergistically to heal and protect, consume a variety of organic, whole plant-based foods in a variety of colors to guarantee a good supply of antioxidants and the elimination of free radicals.

FDA Warns About Mexicali Brand Products On Listeria Concerns
July 17th, 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers on Friday against eating products of the Mexicali Cheese Corp because the deadly listeria bacteria has been found in some of them.

Living Around Dogs, Cats Beneficial To Infants
July 16th, 2012

A new study finds that children who lived with dogs or cats during their first year of life got sick less frequently than kids from pet-free zones.

Asteroid Crashes Likely Gave Earth Its Water
July 15th, 2012

Asteroids from the inner solar system are the most likely source of the majority of Earth’s water, a new study suggests.

NASA Offers Glimpse Into Aug. 5 Mars Rover Landing on Monday
July 15th, 2012

NASA will hold a press conference Monday (July 16) to discuss the Aug. 5 landing plan for its huge Mars rover Curiosity, the largest rover ever sent to the Red Planet, and you can follow the briefing live online.

Nearly Half A Million Yahoo Passwords Leaked Following Hack
July 13th, 2012

Some 450,000 email addresses and associated unencrypted passwords have been dumped online by the hacking collective “D33Ds Company” following the compromise of a Yahoo subdomain.

Magnetic Sensors Discovered in Fish May Explain Wi-Fi Risks
July 12th, 2012

This is strong evidence that magnetosensory cells are probably widely found across many species, possibly including humans.

Transforming Cancer Into a Manageable Illness With Multi-Drug Approach
July 12th, 2012

A Harvard researcher studying the evolution of drug resistance in cancer says that, in a few decades, “many, many cancers could be manageable.”

Urgent Action Alert on TWO GMO Amendments!
July 12th, 2012

This morning we learned of a dangerous set of policy riders which the biotech industry was able to get inserted into (and buried within) the House Agriculture Committee’s discussion draft of the voluminous 2012 Farm Bill.

Bees May Hold Ability To Slow Effects Of Aging
July 11th, 2012

New research from Arizona State University finds that older honeybees turned back the clock on brain aging when they took on new duties, such as caring for baby bees.

Early-Life Exposure to PCE, Chemical in Drinking Water, May Affect Vision
July 11th, 2012

Prenatal and early childhood exposure to the chemical solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) found in drinking water may be associated with long-term visual impairments, particularly in the area of color discrimination, a new study led by BUSPH researchers has found.

Not So Happy: King Penguins Stressed by Human Presence
July 11th, 2012

King penguins tolerate some, but not all, human interference.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Prevent Bone Loss, Study Suggests
July 11th, 2012

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women’s bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis.

Florida Accused Of Keeping Tuberculosis Outbreak Secret
July 10th, 2012

The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years.

The Drug That Banishes Fear
July 10th, 2012

Scientists from Duke University and the National Institute of Health studied an endocannabinoid chemical, called anandamide, that is secreted naturally in humans and causes bliss while reducing anxiety.

Is Your Cat Hosting a Human Suicide Parasite?
July 10th, 2012

A new study of more than 45,000 women, the largest of its kind, suggests that there could be a link between infection with the Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) parasite and suicides among women. T. gondii is sometimes called the “Kitty Litter Parasite” because it usually spreads through contact with cat feces.

Silent Spring for Us?
July 10th, 2012

Today it is humans who are directly threatened by technologies designed to extract the maximum profit at the lowest private cost and the maximum social cost from natural resources.

Organic Farming Pioneers Receive SVN Award
July 9th, 2012

Myra and Drew Goodman are being recognized for their environmental leadership through co-founding Earthbound Farm, known for revolutionizing the salad industry with its organic produce that saves millions of pounds of synthetic fertilizers annually.

Bioengineers Discover Single Cancer Cell Can Produce Up to Five Daughter Cells
July 6th, 2012

Bioengineers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science developed a platform to mechanically confine cells, simulating the in vivo three-dimensional environments in which they divide, and found that, upon confinement, cancer cells often split into three or more daughter cells.

Navy To Stop Using Image Of Muslim Woman For Target Practice
July 5th, 2012

The Navy will not use a target depicting a Muslim woman holding a gun at a new training range for SEALs in Virginia Beach.

Walmart: 50 Years of Facilitating America’s Industrial Decline
July 3rd, 2012

Retail giant Walmart, the second-largest corporation on the planet, has not gotten the scrutiny it deserves for “facilitating America’s industrial decline,” says a report released Monday from Demos.

Oldest DNA Recovered from 7,000-Year Old Skeletons in Spain
July 3rd, 2012

The bones of the two young adult males were found in a cave in the Cantabarian mountain range in 2006 by a handful of explorers, 4,920 feet above sea level.

Death Of The Birds And The Bees Across America
July 3rd, 2012

Researchers conclusion was that neonicotinoid pesticides damage the health and life cycle of bees over the long term by affecting the nervous system.

Portrait Gallery Features Amelia Earhart’s Life
July 3rd, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington is exploring the life of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart from her flying to her advocacy for women’s rights.

Native Group Helps Google Preserve Endangered Languages
July 2nd, 2012

The Google Endangered Languages Project, launched June 21 to coincide with National Aboriginal Day, invites language experts from around the world to post videos, audio clips, books and other publications on its website to catalogue languages that are in danger of becoming extinct.

Coke And Pepsi Contain Alcohol
July 1st, 2012

Tests have revealed that more than half of leading soft drinks, like Coke and Pepsi, contain traces of alcohol.