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Archive for April, 2010 :


Study Links Chocolate to Depression
April 30th, 2010

New research by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows that increased chocolate consumption is linked with depression.


Pokeberries = Low-Cost Solar?
April 30th, 2010

Pokeberries — the weeds that children smash to stain their cheeks purple-red and that Civil War soldiers used to write letters home — could be the key to spreading solar power across the globe


Robots In Space
April 30th, 2010

NASA predicts a 300-pound humanoid robot that they’re building for the International Space Station will help “will allow us to go farther and achieve more than we can probably even imagine today.”


Prozac and Similar Drugs Causing Rise of Mental Illness in US?
April 29th, 2010

An interview with investigative reporter Robert Whitaker, about the dramatic increase in mental illness disability and its surprising cause.


Eye Spirits
April 29th, 2010

Is the disease called macular degeneration or Charles Bonnet Syndrome causing hallucinations in patients or are they really visions of other-dimensional level?


Carbs Against Cardio: Refined Carbos, Not Fats, Threaten the Heart
April 27th, 2010

Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home message from the U.S. government for the past 30 years.


Why Acupuncture Aids Spinal Recovery
April 27th, 2010

Rats with damaged spines can walk again thanks to acupuncture. The ancient treatment seems to stop nerve cell death by reducing inflammation.


Top Secret Quantum Messages for Your Room Only
April 27th, 2010

Unlike ordinary messaging, Quantum communications ensures that only the intended recipients at exactly the right location can read the sender’s messages.


Dinosaurs Died from Sudden Temperature Drop – Scientists
April 24th, 2010

Dinosaurs were wiped out by sudden drop in temperatures, not by comet striking the planet, scientists claimed.


Potentially Deadly Fungus Spreading in US, Canada
April 24th, 2010

A potentially deadly strain of fungus is spreading among animals and people in the northwestern United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia, researchers reported on Thursday.


Heal the Earth with Positive Vibrations
April 24th, 2010

Aiding the planet and all her creatures by controlling emotional output. This “green” concept allows us to go beyond recycling, or planting trees, but to an entirely new level.


Early Humans May Have Bred With Other Species – Twice
April 23rd, 2010

Human evolution is looking more tangled than ever. A new genetic study of nearly two thousand people from around the world suggests that some of our ancestors bred with other species of humans, such as Neanderthals, at least twice.


Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts
April 23rd, 2010

Through the 1990’s, Dr. Masaru Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water.


Robot See, Robot Do
April 23rd, 2010

An ambitious coalition of researchers recently met in Berlin to discuss how bots can autonomously learn and develop motor skills in open-ended environments.


People Believe More in ESP When Told It’s Been Scientifically Disproven
April 21st, 2010

Newly published research on belief in ESP suggests a public disregard for — and perhaps even hostility toward — the scientific consensus.


Acid in Breast Milk Can Beat Cancer
April 21st, 2010

A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, claim researchers.


Alternate Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours!
April 21st, 2010

Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat.


Supermassive Black Holes Can Kill Whole Galaxies
April 18th, 2010

Astrophysicists have found that when a supermassive black hole quickly devours gas and dust, it can generate enough radiation to abort all the embryonic stars in the surrounding galaxy.


Maggots: Nature’s Nurses
April 18th, 2010

Father Nzamujo created a special zone at the Songhai Center in Porto Novo, Benin where all slaughter waste is offered to flies. Maggots fed to fish and quails, cutting costs generating food.


Artificial Pancreas Breakthrough Offers Solution for Health Effects of Eating Artificial Food
April 16th, 2010

A biomedical engineer at Boston University has developed a so-called “artificial pancreas” that helps diabetics maintain balanced blood sugar levels by monitoring the blood and releasing either insulin or glucagon as needed.


What Women MUST Know About Pills and Breast Cancer
April 16th, 2010

Lifestyles and behaviors directly affect Women’s physical and emotional wellbeing, attacking even their hormonal health. Many will see a doctor that will just give them either a prescription drug or some version of the Birth Control Pill, which has been suspected for a number of illnesses for so long a time.


Genetic Breakthrough Could Produce ‘Babies with Three Parents’
April 16th, 2010

Researchers in the UK have developed a method of curing a class of genetic disorders by transplanting parts of embryonic cells from one mother to another, creating the possibility of babies with three biological parents.


Materialistic People Liked Less by Peers Than ‘Experiential’ People
April 16th, 2010

People who pursue happiness through material possessions are liked less by their peers than people who pursue happiness through life experiences, according to a new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology Professor Leaf Van Boven.


Knowing the Mind of God: Seven Theories of Everything
April 13th, 2010

The “theory of everything” will describe the workings of the universe at the most fundamental level and thus encompass our entire understanding of nature.


Mind-Reading Gorillas Love A Good Game
April 13th, 2010

A research hints that gorillas may have “theory of mind” – the capacity to attribute mental states to others.


Living In A Society Can Boost Brain Size
April 13th, 2010

The bees’ unusual social structure has allowed biologists to collect some of the best evidence yet that living in a society can boost brain size.


Why Are Scientists Trying To Create Slow Light?
April 13th, 2010

Achieving faster than light speed is one of the dearest dreams of science (and science fiction). But what about slowing light down?


If Mainstream Medicine Really Works, Why Are Americans So Unhealthy?
April 12th, 2010

Did you ever wonder why such an alarmingly high percentage of Americans are obese, diabetic, depressed and suffering from cancer, heart disease, kidney disorders and skin problems?


Inside WikiLeaks’ Leak Factory
April 12th, 2010

WikiLeaks has revealed the secrets of the Pentagon, Scientology, among others. Meet the shadowy figure behind the whistleblower site.


Mind Reading Is Now Possible
April 12th, 2010

A computer can tell with 78 percent accuracy when someone is thinking about a hammer and not pliers.


Transplanted Organs Impart Memories Onto Recipients
April 10th, 2010

A study has shown that sometimes donor recipients take on certain characteristics or personality traits from the donor, a phenomenon that researchers are having a difficult time explaining.


FDA: Asthma Drugs Can Actually Cause Serious Asthma Attacks
April 10th, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued new restrictions for four popular long-acting asthma drugs, as all contain an ingredient that relaxes airway muscles in the lungs which can cause asthma-related death.


Study to Probe Whether Omega-3 Source and Freshness Affects Health
April 8th, 2010

Researchers in Norway are kicking off a new project to investigate whether it is healthier to consume omega-3 from fish or supplements, and whether rancid oil is really best avoided.


Gene Breakthrough Could Produce Extra Sweet Tomatoes
April 8th, 2010

Israeli and American scientists have developed a sweet and plentiful variety of tomato, which may cater to consumer demand for natural products.


Climate Link Found in Strange Arctic Bird Deaths
April 8th, 2010

Like scenes out of Gary Larson’s “Far Side” comic strip, scientists have discovered a tragicomedy playing out in deaths of Arctic seabirds.


It Takes More Than Breakfast To Lower Cholesterol
April 7th, 2010

If you believe what you read in the cereal aisle, the right breakfast choice can lower your cholesterol — and cut your risk of heart disease. Research shows that more dietary changes are needed for significant benefits.


Life Span May be as Wide as Your Smile
April 7th, 2010

A study looks at smiles in pictures of baseball players and compares death rates. The bigger the smile, the longer the life, they found.


Cell Phones Linked to Breast Cancer?
April 7th, 2010

Dr. John G. West, of The Breast Link at the Breast Care and Imaging Center of Orange, Calif., discusses the potential link between breast cancer and cell phones.


Food Allergies Are Answer to Medical Mystery
April 7th, 2010

After a series of tests and misdiagnoses, he discovers his weakness and nausea were caused by allergic reactions to milk, wheat and other foods.


Forests May Depend on Survival of Native People
April 6th, 2010

Indigenous forest communities may offer examples of sensible governance for shared resources on a small planet.