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Smart Meters and Radio Waves
Are the new Smart Meters from Hydro Quebec safe? Are they different from a cordless or cell phone when it comes to RF emissions?Read More.
Could Omega 3′s be used as a treatment for ADHD?Read More.
Should we root for astragalus root?
Dr. Oz likes the herb astragalus. He says that it “actually slows down the aging process right where it happens, inside of our cells, where the blueprint of our cells resides.”Read More.
It seems hard to believe now, but in the 1930s a “miracle cure” which actually contained radioactive radium was widely promoted in North America by William J.A. Bailey, an ex auto-swindler.Read More.
Nutrients with the right “resonance frequency”Read More.
In the 16th century enemies of the sculptor Benvenuto Cellini attempted to murder him by poisoning his food. Instead, they ended up curing him of syphilis. What had they put in his food?Read More.
How safe is imported fish from China?Read More.
Can dangerous material be made with a rock tumbler?Read More.
In some areas of British Columbia pine forests, little pouches about ten centimeters wide can be seen hanging from the trees. What is their purpose?
The destruction is devastating, as is evident to anyone flying over the pine forests of western Canada or the U.S.Read More.
The juice of the aloe vera plant has a reputation for helping to heal skin disorders. But what did Aristotle recommend the juice for?
Cleansing the body…internally. You know what Aristotle said to Alexander the Great in 325 B.C.? Come here Alex, I have something to show you.Read More.
Biotechnology in Africa
Sure, we know hunger exists. We’ve read that five thousand Africans die every day from a simple lack of food, and millions of others have diets that are totally inadequate to maintain health.Read More.
Food Additives and Hyperactivity
A link between certain food additives and ill behaviour in children was first proposed by pediatrician Benjamin Feingold back in the 1970s. He claimed that eliminating additive laden foods eliminated hyperactivity in many children.Read More.
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The making of Ice Cream varies in different countries. Why?
Why is it that in hot countries we put salt on ice in the ice cream makers to keep the ice from melting, while in cold countries we put salt on ice to melt it? In both cases, the answer is based on the fact that adding salt to an ice water mixture in equilibrium, lowers the freezing point (or melting point) of the equilibrium. Read more
Can dangerous material be made with a rock tumbler?
This should be a harmless activity in that all that is happening is an automatic way to grind down minerals that often result in polished and sometime quite beautiful stones. Read more
Are the new Smart Meters from Hydro Quebec safe? Are they different from a cordless or cell phone when it comes to RF emissions?
Cell phones, microwave ovens, wi-fi, smart meters. What do they have in common? They all emit radiation in the radiofrequency range. Read more
Did You Know?
Fear of Killer Bees
In about 1956, biologists in Brazil imported a number of queen honeybees from Tanzania, intending to crossbreed them with local honeybees to produce a strain that made more honey and was better adapted to tropical conditions. In 1957, the Sfrican bees escaped into the wild, and the original plan backfired. Not only did honey production in the region drop sharply, but according to a 1965 report, hundreds of Brazilian dogs, pigs, and chickens were stung to death. In 1986, a Costa Rican student reportedly died after an estimated 8,000 killer bees stung him. The U.S. news media reacted with alarm, and Hollywood gave us such classicas as [made for TV movie] Killer Bees (1974), The Swarm (1978), The Bees (1978), and Killer Bees (2002). Even Saturday Night Live, countered this grim trend with a series of skits about killer bees, featuring the entire cast in striped bee costumes (50 Health Scares that Fizzled, 2011).
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UC Santa Barbara scientists discover cinnamon compounds' potential ability to prevent Alzheimer's
Cinnamon: Can the red-brown spice with the unmistakable fragrance and variety of uses offer an important benefit? The common baking spice might hold the key to delaying the onset of –– or warding off –– the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
Simple Vision Test Predicts IQ
A simple visual test is surprisingly accurate at predicting IQ, according to new research. The study found that people's ability to efficiently filter out visual information in the background and focus on the foreground is strongly linked to IQ.
NIH scientists discover molecule triggers sensation of itch
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health report they have discovered in mouse studies that a small molecule released in the spinal cord triggers a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch.
NIH Researchers conduct first genomic survey of human skin fungal diversity
While humans have harnessed the power of yeast to ferment bread and beer, the function of yeast or other types of fungi that live in and on the human body is not well understood.