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  • California college grad the 14th person to fall off 'serial killer' cliffs; family says death 'preventable'

    05/01/2024 8:50:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 55 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | May 1, 2024 | Audrey Conklin
    Over the last 30 years, 14 people, including three University of California, Santa Barbara, students, have fallen to their deaths from the same stretch of cliffs in Isla Vista, a neighborhood along the coast in Santa Barbara. Jacob Parker, a 23-year-old UCSB alumnus who graduated last spring, became the 14th victim to fall off the cliffs' edge while he was attending an afternoon party April 20 at one of the many houses that back up onto the bluffs. "He had so much potential. I was just looking forward to seeing what he would accomplish in life. This was just the...
  • Can transgender women breastfeed?

    02/25/2024 11:23:33 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 58 replies
    The Economist ^ | 2/23/24 | The Economist
    Biological males may have a latent capacity to produce small amounts of milk THE MALE breast is an evolutionary enigma. Human males are born with nipples and milk ducts—traits that appear early in embryonic development, before sex differentiation. What is more mysterious, however, is why male mammals of all kinds have not evolved to use this equipment to feed their offspring. The plumbing is intact: human males are known to be able to produce a milky nipple discharge in rare circumstances. That phenomenon is now in the spotlight after one trust in England’s National Health Service (NHS) stirred controversy in...
  • Brothers killed in head-on motorcycle crash with each other

    12/19/2023 4:40:22 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 22 replies
    KOLO TV ^ | December 11, 2023 | Kimberly Keagy, Makenna Leisifer and Amanda Alvarado
    KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ/Gray News) - Two brothers were killed in a head-on crash Saturday night in West Virginia, WSAZ reports. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, two motorcycles collided in a head-on crash, and brothers Shawn Dakota Roseberry, 24, and Michael Lee Roseberry, 26, both died at the scene. Deputies said they believe that speed and wet roadways played a role in the crash, but noted the motorcycles were not street legal, had faulty equipment and neither driver was wearing a helmet. No other vehicles or people were involved in the crash.
  • Taking selfies is now considered a 'public health problem,' requires 'safety messaging,' say researchers.

    11/25/2023 11:03:31 AM PST · by Carriage Hill · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.24.2023 | Angelica Stabile
    The taking of selfies is now considered legitimately dangerous. A review by the University of New South Wales concluded that taking selfies could actually pose a "public health problem." Referencing data from multiple peer-reviewed studies in both the U.S. and Australia since 2011, the review was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in September of this year.
  • Of Primates and Percentages: No, Humans Aren’t 99% Chimp Whether we are 99 or 84% similar to chimps genetically, there is clearly more going on than materialists can account for.

    10/01/2023 6:03:56 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 65 replies
    breakpoi ^ | 03/13/23 | John Stonestreet and Shane Morris
    In a recent discussion on The Discovery Institute’s ID the Future podcast, geologist Casey Luskin explained that the original “98-99%” figure was derived from a single protein-to-protein comparison before the chimp genome was sequenced. Since then, we’ve gained a great deal more precision. According to Luskin, humans and chimps have about 35 million single base-pair genetic differences and five million insertion-deletion differences. Humans also have 689 unique genes not found in chimps. And while there are different ways of quantifying the differences, almost none of these ways yield the famous “98-99%” number. For example, in 2018, Queen Mary University of...
  • Death Valley visitors drawn to the hottest spot on Earth during ongoing US heat wave

    07/16/2023 6:23:18 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 60 replies
    Channel 3000 News/AP ^ | July 16, 2023 | AP Staff
    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — As uninviting as it sounds, Death Valley National Park beckons. Even as the already extreme temperatures are forecast to climb even higher, potentially topping records amid a major U.S. heat wave, tourists are arriving at this infamous desert landscape on the California-Nevada border. Daniel Jusehus snapped a photo earlier this week of a famed thermometer outside the aptly named Furnace Creek Visitor Center after challenging himself to a run in the sweltering heat. "I was really noticing, you know, I didn't feel so hot, but my body was working really hard to cool myself,"...
  • Esra Haynes chroming death: Ally Langdon holds back tears on A Current Affair [Australia]

    05/23/2023 12:53:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | May 23, 2023 - 8:01AM | Georgina Noack
    Esra Haynes chroming death: Ally Langdon holds back tears on A Current Affair The heartbroken parents of a 13-year-old girl who died after a chroming accident spoke on TV, bringing host Ally Langdon to tears. The heartbroken parents of a 13-year-old girl who died after inhaling dangerous chemicals from a deodorant can are on a mission to make their daughter’s life count. Esra Haynes, a Year 8 student at Lilydale High School in Melbourne’s outer east, went into cardiac arrest and sustained irreparable brain damage after taking part in increasingly popular trend called ‘chroming’ while at a friend’s sleepover on...
  • AI could go 'Terminator,' gain upper hand over humans in Darwinian rules of evolution, report warns

    04/05/2023 11:27:33 PM PDT · by McGruff · 95 replies
    Fox news ^ | April 4, 2023 | Emma Colton
    Artificial intelligence could gain the upper hand over humanity and pose "catastrophic" risks under the Darwinian rules of evolution, a new report warns. Evolution by natural selection could give rise to "selfish behavior" in AI as it strives to survive, author and AI researcher Dan Hendrycks argues in the new paper "Natural Selection Favors AIs over Humans." "We argue that natural selection creates incentives for AI agents to act against human interests. Our argument relies on two observations," Hendrycks, the director of the Center for AI Safety, said in the report. "Firstly, natural selection may be a dominant force in...
  • Teen plummets to her death trying to retrieve her cellphone

    11/02/2022 11:02:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    .foxnews ^ | Rebecca Rosenberg |
    On Oct. 12, Melike Gün Kanavuzlar was on the fourth floor of a building in Ortaca, a city in southwestern Turkey about 115 miles from the scenic resort town of Bodrum, when she tried to recover the device. She lost her footing and plummeted four stories to the pavement below, Cumhiryet reported. The local newspaper said the young girl had been taking a selfie before she slipped.
  • Charles Darwin’s Evolution Grift Is Ending: The theory of evolution is falling out of favor in scientific circles

    10/28/2022 8:53:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/28/2022 | Scott Hogenson
    The American Left, as a political force, relies on deception. At the macro level, the Left lies about pretty much everything. They do this because they are acutely aware that if they told the truth about their policies, very few people would support them. But there are also smaller fibs. Call them micro-deceptions, ones that betray select issues at the edge of the Left’s radar that are irritating them at the moment. I received one such micro-deception the other day from Amazon. After purchasing a book from Amazon a few days earlier, (I heartily recommend the Autobiography of Josiah Henson)...
  • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    09/30/2022 11:53:08 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    World ^ | September 22, 2022 | Michael Behe
    Fearfully and wonderfully madeESSAY | Elegant molecular machines at the center of life belie Darwin’s theoryAt a recent conference, I watched a computer simulation of the most important machine in the world: ATP synthase. Without it, no life can exist. In the cells of every organism on Earth, from bluebird to blue whale, from amoeba to alfalfa to Aunt Millie, this molecular machine packages energy for cells to use, like AA batteries for so many game systems.No batteries, no game.I sat halfway back in the room on the center aisle, amid the hundred-odd scientists and casually dressed grad students watching...
  • Suspect in FBI building attack killed in standoff, identified as Jan. 6 participant

    08/11/2022 4:00:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies ^ | August 11, 2022 | Misty Severi
    The suspect who attempted to breach an FBI office in Cincinnati was killed by law enforcement during an hourslong standoff, Ohio police announced Thursday afternoon. The man was identified as Ricky Walter Shiffer, and he was also at the Capitol on Jan. 6, sources told CNN. The suspect was shot and killed by officers after he raised his weapon at law enforcement after unsuccessful negotiation tactics, police said, according to NewsNation's Evan Lambert.
  • Caught on camera: Visitors watch in shock as lion bites off man’s finger at zoo in Jamaica

    05/27/2022 8:06:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    The Jamaica Zoo later issued a clarification saying the man’s actions do not represent the “safety procedures and policies that must be adhered to” at the facility at all times. A fun day at the zoo for a group of visitors in Jamaica turned into a horrific ordeal as they ended up witnessing a lion going rogue on a person who appeared to be a zookeeper. A video of the incident, which has since gone viral, drew flak on social media with many questioning the treatment meted out to animals at the facility. The video shows an African lion roaring...
  • Florida teen killed while friends were taking turns shooting one another in bulletproof vest, police say

    04/09/2022 1:05:19 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/9/22
    A Florida boy, 16, was killed this week after he and at least two others took turns shooting one another while wearing body armor, officials said. Joshua Vining and Colton Whitler, both 17, were arrested Thursday and are being tried as adults in connection with the shooting incident Sunday in Belleview (about 70 miles northwest of Orlando), where Christopher Leroy Broad Jr. was killed, according to the Belleview Police Department.

    03/02/2022 2:21:48 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Rumble ^ | 03/01/22 | James Perloff
    Author James Perloff returns to SGT Report in this 2016 rewind, this was the most watched interview on my YouTube channel, ever. Nearly 4 million views before the video along with my entire channel was nuked without cause or warning on October 15, 2020. So James asked me to repost it, and I thought that was a pretty good idea. Thanks for tuning in.
  • Inside Australia’s Covid internment camp

    12/02/2021 2:49:41 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    UNHERD NEWS ^ | 2 December 2021 | Freddie Sayers
    Freddie Sayers spoke to Hayley Hodgson, who has returned from a 14-day detention.. Hayley Hodgson, 26, moved to Darwin from Melbourne to escape the never-ending lockdowns — only to find herself locked up in a Covid Internment Camp without even having the virus. She’s just returned from a 14-day detention at Howard Springs, the 2000-capacity Covid camp outside Darwin to which regional Covid cases are transported by the authorities. In an exclusive interview with Freddie Sayers, she recounted her experiences. It all began when a friend of hers tested positive. She recounts how investigators came to her home shortly afterwards,...
  • QAnon Anti-Vaxxer Called COVID a Hoax Even as His ‘Lungs Stopped Functioning’

    08/31/2021 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 127 replies ^ | August 30, 2021 | David Gilbert
    Robert David Steele, a former CIA officer turned conspiracy theorist who claimed to be the first person to call COVID-19 a hoax, has died from COVID-19. Steele, who was among the earliest QAnon promoters and helped the conspiracy theory move from the fringes of the internet into the mainstream, was hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19 earlier this month. But he continued to spread anti-vaccine and COVID-denial conspiracy theories until the end. “I will not take the vaccination, though I did test positive for whatever they’re calling ‘COVID’ today, but the bottom line is that my lungs are not functioning,” Steele...
  • Father, mother, and son all die within a week after refusing vaccine

    08/09/2021 9:26:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 213 replies ^ | 9 Aug 2021 | Jordan King
    A man who lost his entire immediate family to Covid in one week is urging people to get the vaccine. Francis Goncalves’ mother, father and brother all died in hospital within two weeks of contracting coronavirus. Despite his parents living with underlying health conditions, they, along with his brother, refused to take a jab. ‘(My family) got caught up in a lot of the anti-vaccination propaganda that’s going around,’ he told Wales Online. ‘It preys on people who are afraid and they fall into the trap.’ Francis, 43, who lives in Cardiff, is now speaking out so people who’ve been...
  • On Evolution and Racism, Scientific American Goes to War Against the Truth

    07/08/2021 11:14:56 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Science Today ^ | July 8, 2021 | David Klinghoffer
    On Evolution and Racism, Scientific American Goes to War Against the TruthGiven evolution’s racist baggage, you might think the theory’s proponents would be somewhat abashed to accuse the critics of Darwin of “white supremacy.” Apparently not. Writing in Scientific American, Allison Hopper goes there: “Denial of Evolution Is a Form of White Supremacy.” Who is Allison Hopper? She is a white lady, a “filmmaker and designer with a master’s degree in educational design from New York University. Early in her career, she worked on PBS documentaries.” Ms. Hopper “has presented on evolution at the Big History Conference in Amsterdam and...
  • The Iconic Darwin's Arch in The Galapagos Is Gone Forever After a Collapse

    05/20/2021 6:36:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 20 MAY 2021 | LAURA GEGGEL
    The top of Darwin's Arch, the famous natural stone archway in the northern Galapagos Islands, has crashed into the waves, according to news reports. The arch, located less than 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) off the steep and rocky coast of Darwin Island, collapsed as "a consequence of natural erosion," on May 17, the Ecuador Ministry of Environment and Water wrote in Spanish on Twitter. The natural arch was named for the English biologist Charles Darwin, who studied evolution in the Galapagos during his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle in the early 1830s. Now that the arch's top is gone, one...