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  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 23-29, 2021

    01/23/2021 7:09:12 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 56 replies
    January 23, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • Queens Woman, 70, Repeatedly Laced Her Husband's Coffee With Insect Killer: DA

    01/18/2021 12:55:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    https://www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | Published January 16, 2021 • Updated 37 mins ago | Staff
    Suncha Tinevra allegedly spiked her husband’s coffee two or three times with ant and roach killer A 70-year-old woman is accused of lacing her husband’s coffee with ant and roach killer multiple times, causing him to become sick. Suncha Tinevra was caught on home surveillance video Jan. 12 retrieving a bottle from beneath a sink and squeezing its white powdery contents into her husband’s coffee, Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz said Saturday. “The victim did become sick, but thankfully did not die,” Katz said in a news release. Tinevra allegedly spiked the husband’s coffee two or three times. She...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 16-22, 2021

    01/16/2021 7:12:09 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 136 replies
    January 16, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • The Science of Making Alcohol-Free Beer ... Craft breweries and beer giants alike are bringing non-alcoholic suds to the masses.

    01/15/2021 12:47:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    https://www.popularmechanics.com ^ | BY SARAH KLOEPPLE | DEC 31, 2020
    Maybe you’ve seen it at the bottom of a restaurant’s beverage menu or a brewery’s extensive beer list: the “NA” or “nonalcoholic” option. There, it might feel like an afterthought. But the nonalcoholic movement, especially when it comes to beer, is gaining traction in the adult-beverage market. Nonalcoholic beer dates back to Prohibition, but it’s having a resurgence, fueled by changing consumer habits and brewers’ successful tinkering with the complex processes required to make it. Between this past July and September, NA beer sales were up approximately 38% in the U.S. compared with the same period in 2019, according to...
  • A Man Injected Magic Mushroom 'Tea' Into His Veins, And Fungus Grew Inside Him

    01/14/2021 8:41:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | NICOLETTA LANESE | 14 JANUARY 2021
    A man brewed a tea from "magic mushrooms" and injected the concoction into his veins; several days later, he ended up at the emergency department with the fungus growing in his blood. The man spent 22 days in the hospital, with eight of those days in the intensive care unit (ICU), where he received treatment for multisystem organ failure. Now released, he is still being treated with a long-term regimen of antibiotic and antifungal drugs, according to a description of the case published January 11 in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. The case didn't reveal whether injecting...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 9-15, 2021

    01/09/2021 6:55:59 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 111 replies
    January 9, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • How Do You Prepare for a Revolution?

    01/07/2021 10:53:58 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 69 replies
    organic prepper ^ | 6/1/20 | Daisy Luther
    Prepper Ping - How do you prepare for a revolution? Or for Socialism, where the misery is shared when there is no more money In this article, I want to speak specifically about the practical steps you need to take to be prepared for a revolution if things should come to that point across the country. This article is not about philosophy or right vs. wrong. It’s not about fighting for your “side” whatever side that might be. It’s about surviving. There are lots of links because I’m not reinventing the entire wheel here – that would be a book...
  • Study of Over 50,000 People Links Brown Fat With Better Health Outcomes

    01/05/2021 8:55:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | JACINTA BOWLER | 5 JANUARY 2021
    PET scans showing someone with brown fat (l) and no brown fat. (Andreas G. Wibmer/Heiko Schöder/MSKCC) ============================================================== A large new study has provided strong evidence that people with brown fat in their bodies are less likely to suffer from a range of health conditions. "For the first time, it reveals a link to lower risk of certain conditions," says one of the researchers, Rockefeller University Hospital physician Paul Cohen. "These findings make us more confident about the potential of targeting brown fat for therapeutic benefit." Brown fat or brown adipose tissue (BAT) is particularly common in hibernating mammals and...
  • No New Years Day

    01/02/2021 1:30:14 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 25 replies
    Medium.com ^ | March 7, 2018 << | Corrado Rosca
    We need to revisit New Year’s weekend 2010 for a few minutes. Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on successive Saturdays that year. New Years Eve was a Friday. That is the week the CIA apparently murdered Special Assistant Secretary of the Air Force John P. Wheeler, III. Mr. Wheeler was a multi-faceted retired Army Officer active in the U.S. Intelligence community and in a more public role, he had been the spearhead for raising the funds necessary for construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. [snip] John Wheeler despite being the top expert and an apparent opponent...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 2-8, 2021

    01/02/2021 6:43:19 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 95 replies
    January 2, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • Laine's Letters: Food Insurance

    12/31/2020 9:11:26 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies
    Bluebird Blog ^ | December 20, 2020 | Laine
    Dear Sisters, We have car insurance in case we get into a car accident. We have life insurance should something happen to us and our daughter needs to be taken care of. We have house insurance should we have a fire or storm and need to rebuild. We have health insurance should we need to be hospitalized or see a doctor. But another insurance that is a necessity for us is food insurance. We have food insurance in case of sickness, unemployment, or a tough season. Both of my grandmothers always had food insurance living in N.H. with the threat...
  • Squirrel-Mania! Queens Residents Describe In Graphic Detail Being Attacked By Crazed Rodents

    12/30/2020 6:33:31 PM PST · by familyop · 40 replies
    WLNY, CBS New York ^ | December 29, 2020 | Hazel Sanchez
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some people living in a Queens neighborhood are afraid to leave their homes. That’s because there have been several aggressive squirrel attacks over the last few weeks, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Tuesday. Micheline Frederick is still bruised. Her bite wounds are healing after she was attacked by a squirrel one week ago.
  • Eat, Drink & Be Healthy

    12/30/2020 12:36:55 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    https://www.yoursun.com ^ | December 30, 2020 | By Carol Bruyere
    We are what we eat. While it may sound like a corny phrase, it’s very true. Our diets have an impact on everything in our lives, including our social interactions, appearance, health and even psychological condition. Food does more than provide fuel for our bodies. It can comfort us, add happiness and help create memories, traditions and unique experiences. Punta Gorda-based Registered Dietician Nutritionist Gisela Bouvier said, “Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life … it feeds us in many ways …” But food can be our friend or foe. While healthy eating habits can contribute to longevity,...
  • Diet Changes – Including More Wine and Cheese – May Help Reduce Cognitive Decline

    12/30/2020 12:11:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | By Iowa State University | December 30, 2020
    The foods we eat may have a direct impact on our cognitive acuity in our later years. This is the key finding of an Iowa State University research study spotlighted in an article published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study was spearheaded by principal investigator, Auriel Willette, an assistant professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Brandon Klinedinst, a Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate working in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department at Iowa State. The study is a first-of-its-kind large scale analysis that connects specific foods to later-in-life cognitive acuity. Willette, Klinedinst,...
  • Don’t Miss Tonight’s Full Moon: The Wolf Moon

    12/29/2020 11:54:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | By Gordon Johnston, NASA | December 29, 2020
    The Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon, Ice Moon, Cold Moon, the Moon after Yule, the Long Night Moon, the Datta Jayanti Moon, Unduvap Poya, and the Chang’e Moon. The next full Moon will be Tuesday evening, December 29, 2020, appearing opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 10:28 PM EST. This is close enough to midnight that the full Moon will be on the next day in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), so many calendars will show the full Moon on December 30, 2020. The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Monday evening...
  • Prayer request for a friend

    12/27/2020 3:58:31 PM PST · by Arkansas Tider · 38 replies
    My friend Jimmy needs every prayer he can get, Friday I learned he was very sick with the china virus and not doing well. Today I found out he has been admitted to the UAB Hospital intensive care unit. His china virus has turned into viral pneumonia and his oxygen levels are sporadic and difficult to control. They are trying everything possible to keep him off the ventilator.
  • Weekly Garden Thread - December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021

    12/25/2020 1:36:58 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 56 replies
    December 26, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Thousands of pounds of cheese balls spill onto Maryland highway

    12/22/2020 12:39:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 22, 2020 / 2:17 PM | By Ben Hooper
    The Maryland Department of Transportation said a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 495 in Montgomery County and spilled some of its load of 20,000 pounds of cheese balls onto the roadway. Photo by Willis Lam/Wikimedia Commons ============================================================ Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Transportation officials in Maryland said a tractor-trailer hauling 20,000 pounds of cheese balls overturned on the interstate, spilling snacks across lanes of traffic. The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration said the tractor-trailer was involved in a crash at 2:23 p.m. on Interstate 495 in Montgomery County and spilled cheese ball snacks into the roadway. The crash also resulted...
  • Mini Antibodies Produced by a Llama and Isolated by Neuroscientists Could Prevent COVID-19 Infection

    12/22/2020 10:18:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    https://scitechdaily.com ^ | By National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | December 22, 2020
    NIH scientists showed that nanobodies isolated from a llama may prevent COVID-19 infections. Infections happen when SARS-CoV-2 virus spike proteins (yellow) latch onto ACE2 receptors (blue) that line the outside of a cell. The NIH nanobodies (grey) may prevent infections by covering spike proteins, which blocks binding to the ACE2 receptor. Credit: Courtesy of Brody lab, NIH/NINDS ==================================================================== Preliminary results suggest anti-COVID19 nanobodies may be effective at preventing and diagnosing infections. National Institutes of Health researchers have isolated a set of promising, tiny antibodies, or “nanobodies,” against SARS-CoV-2 that were produced by a llama named Cormac. Preliminary results published in...
  • Enhanced scorpion venom molecules can be used to treat Chagas disease

    12/21/2020 12:56:16 PM PST · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    https://medicalxpress.com ^ | December 21, 2020 | by FAPESP
    Animal toxins are research targets owing to their therapeutic and biotechnological potential. Researchers at the Federal University of the ABC (UFABC), Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and Federal University of Ceará (UFC) in Brazil have discovered that VmCT1, an antimicrobial peptide isolated from the venom of the scorpion Vaejovis mexicanus, and its analogs kill Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Previous research has demonstrated VmCT1's potential against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as tumor cells and other protozoans. "VmCT1 contains 13 amino acid residues and displayed good selectivity and high potency against all three developmental phases...