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  • Mouse Study Suggests a Surprising Link Between Nose-Picking And Alzheimer's

    11/04/2022 5:18:04 PM PDT · by billorites · 40 replies
    ScienceAlerts ^ | November 1, 2022 | David Nield
    A new study has revealed a tenuous but plausible link between picking your nose and increasing the risk of developing dementia. In cases where picking at your nose damages internal tissues, critical species of bacteria have a clearer path to the brain, which responds to their presence in ways that resemble signs of Alzheimer's disease. There are plenty of caveats here, not least that so far the supporting research is based on mice rather than humans, but the findings are definitely worth further investigation – and could improve our understanding of how Alzheimer's gets started, which remains something of a...
  • Common back ailment could be sign of heart failure (Lumbar spinal stenosis)

    Researchers have found a link between a common back ailment and a type of heart failure. Once considered rare, the heart disease, called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, is now thought to be a more common but underdiagnosed cause of heart failure. The disease is caused by proteins called transthyretin that can clump together and create amyloid deposits in the heart, the spine, ligaments, and other tissues. In the heart, the deposits stiffen the walls and reduce the amount of blood the heart can pump. Until recently, no treatment was available for this type of heart failure. But in 2019, the FDA...
  • Climate change: How to talk to a denier(hurl alert)

    07/24/2022 5:18:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd July 2022 | By Merlyn Thomas & Marco Silva
    What can you do when the people closest to you believe climate change is a hoax? It was during school pick-up a few years ago that Lance Lawson first asked his father about his views on global warming. "He basically told me something along the lines of 'It's nonsense'," Lance recalls. His dad spoke of unscrupulous politicians "fearmongering" for electoral gain. Climate change, he told Lance, was completely "overblown". Lance, now 21, lives with his father, Brian Anderson, in the US state of Florida. He was just a teenager when that conversation happened, but it made a huge impression on...
  • Survey: More Than 750,000 Dead, 30 Million Injured Because of Covid Vax

    06/30/2022 4:58:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | June 27, 2022 | Veronika Kyrylenko
    The United States federal bodies responsible for the nation’s healthcare policies keep turning a blind eye to the devastating number of deaths and injuries associated with experimental gene therapeutics against Covid, aka Covid vaccines. All severe reactions to the shots are proclaimed “rare.” Steve Kirsch, California tech entrepreneur and founder of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (VSRF), has estimated that the shots have left as many as five million Americans unable to work, 30 million injured, and more than 750,000 dead, as of June 24, 2022.According to the latest survey conducted by Pollfish on behalf of the VSRF, vaccines are...
  • Ancient humans made giant omelets from the eggs of ‘Demon Ducks of Doom’

    06/05/2022 9:07:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    syfy-wire ^ | June 4, 2022, 1:00 PM ET | Cassidy Ward
    “Genyornis was two meters tall and 200 kilos. We don’t know exactly what it would have looked like because it’s been dead for a while and there are few skeletal remains available. It was certainly a flightless bird with some characteristics shared with ostriches, like the big chest and small wings, but it would have looked more like a big goose or duck,” The evidence that humans were eating these large eggs comes from burnt eggshells found among the remains of ancient cultures. Scientists studying these sites find two different types of eggshells, one of which comes from emus and...
  • First Australians ate giant eggs of huge flightless birds, ancient proteins confirm

    06/01/2022 11:48:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 25, 2022 | University of Cambridge
    Proteins extracted from fragments of prehistoric eggshell found in the Australian sands confirm that the continent’s earliest humans consumed the eggs of a two-metre tall bird that disappeared into extinction over 47,000 years ago.Burn marks discovered on scraps of ancient shell several years ago suggested the first Australians cooked and ate large eggs from a long-extinct bird – leading to fierce debate over the species that laid them.Now, an international team led by scientists from the universities of Cambridge and Turin have placed the animal on the evolutionary tree by comparing the protein sequences from powdered egg fossils to those...
  • Just for the record: the more you vax, the weaker your immune system becomes

    04/07/2022 1:07:24 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 27 replies
    substack.com ^ | 4/6/2022 | Steve Kirsch
    Independent data from the UK and New Zealand show the same thing: the more you vaccinate, the greater your chance of getting infected. It was supposed to be the other way around, wasn't it?Steve KirschApr 6 128145 It doesn’t get any more insane than this: the more you vaccinate, the greater your chance of getting COVID. Vaccinate 3 times and your risk of getting COVID is 3 times worse than an unvaccinated person.Here are examples of government data showing that the more you vaccinate, the more likely you are to being infected:The Covid-19 Scam & Vaccines (see section entitled “Fully-vaccinated...
  • RAND Finds only 123 of 27,900 Gun Control Studies Meet Rigorous Scientific Standards

    04/05/2022 8:19:29 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 11 replies
    blog Truth About Guns ^ | April 3, 2022 | John Boch
    We’ve all heard stories — on a monthly basis, if not more often — about alleged “studies” that allegedly show that if we just pass a few more gun control measures, we can finally turn the tide on the criminal misuse of firearms. Various big gun control groups love to tout these studies to support their baseless claims that more commonsense restrictions on law-abiding citizens’ rights will make the difference where thousands of other gun control laws have failed. Take, for instance, this one from the highly respected, straight-shooting (cough) news network, CNN . . . Study: 3 federal laws...
  • FDA Panel’s Endorsement of COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Makes Sense, Experts Say

    10/19/2021 10:39:46 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 20 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10-19-21 | Zachary Steiber
    The recent advisory panel endorsement of boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines was a good decision, experts told The Epoch Times. “The recommendations are following the evidence that we have and I’m pretty comfortable with what they’re moving forward with. It makes sense,” said Dr. Michael Saag, professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Alabama Birmingham. “For the most part, I think their recommendations are reasonable,” added Dr. Tom Russo, professor and chief of infectious disease at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “The boosters are going to...
  • Ashkenazi Jews rank smartest in world: Studies show descendants of Jews from Medieval Germany, throughout Europe have IQ 20% higher than global average

    10/08/2021 9:40:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Nelly Lalani
    Is it possible for your ancestry, religious affiliation, or nationality to determine your intellect? According to a study performed by Cambridge University called, "From Chance to Choice: Genetic and Justice," Ashkenazi Jews have a median IQ of 117. That’s 10 points higher than the “accepted” IQ of their biggest competition, Northeast Asia, and 20% higher than the global average. The Ashkenazim make up approximately 80% of all Jews with descendants from Medieval Germany and throughout Europe. The other 20% is made up of Sephardic Jews. I bet you’re frantically searching ancestry.com right now. Genetic research from the Albert Einstein College...
  • Smackdown: JunkScience.com Founder Dismantles WashPost Blaming Climate Change for Hurricane Ida

    08/31/2021 5:56:21 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/31/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    JunkScience.com Founder Steve Milloy ripped an absurd Washington Post argument that Hurricane Ida — which caused power outages to more than a million homes — is a spawn of climate change. The leftist Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper capitalized on the catastrophic hurricane to push insane eco-extremist talking points: “How climate change helped make Hurricane Ida one of Louisiana’s worst.” The story’s first paragraph peddled straight-up fear porn: “From its birth, the storm was destined to become a monster.” It continued, calling the storm “the poster child for a climate change-driven disaster.” Milloy lambasted the propaganda in comments to MRC Business: “A...
  • JunkScience.com Founder Steve Milloy Promises to Sue Biden EPA

    06/30/2021 9:26:05 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/30/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    JunkScience.com founder Steve Milloy ripped President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency for filling a core committee with compromised eco-partisans. The junk science buster is vowing to sue the Biden administration as a result. Milloy published a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan headlined “Milloy to EPA Administrator: Pick a new [Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)] or see you in court.” CASAC is supposed to provide “independent advice to the EPA Administrator on the technical bases for EPA's National Ambient Air Quality Standards.” Milloy reminded Regan: “The law requires that CASAC be constituted as a fair and balanced independent panel....
  • Shockingly Strong Correlation Between ‘Delta Variant’ Rise and Increased Vaccinations: Could the "Delta Variant" be growing as a result of the vaccine push?

    06/20/2021 9:20:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 06/20/2021 | JD Rucker
    Statistical analysis of the “Delta Variant” of Covid-19 compared to vaccinations in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States points to a narrative that runs contrary to what mainstream media and governments have been promoting. A closer look at the numbers reveals the Delta Variant may actually be strengthening as a result of increased vaccinations.First, here’s an important note. The last year has made me a “prudent conspiracy theorist.” My former self would often disregard nearly all conspiracy theories because I found them to be wanting. But things have clearly changed for me, millions of Americans, and the world...
  • Science Says If You're Vaccinated, Enjoy Life Again

    04/28/2021 5:35:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2021 | Betsy McCaughy
    For 14 months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended draconian restrictions on Americans' daily lives to combat COVID-19. The CDC made light of the hardships and economic losses the restrictions inflicted. Call the agency the "Centers for Doubletalk and Confusion." Now, evidence is emerging that the restrictions were based on flimsy science or sheer guesswork. Last week, MIT researchers showed that the CDC's six-foot social distancing rule has no basis in science. If you're indoors, your risk is the same whether an infected person is three feet away from you, or six feet away, or even 60...
  • You Can’t Accept Homosexuality and Then Reject Transgenderism

    02/26/2021 5:33:35 AM PST · by Freedomlibertyjustice · 64 replies
    The Gatekeepers ^ | 2-25-2021 | Denise McAllister
    One of the most obvious challenges to objective truth today is transgender compliance—agreeing that an individual can change his sex from male to female (or vice versa), and be referenced as such, on the mere basis of feelings and psychology. It’s no wonder conservatives are pushing back against this illogical and anti-scientific agenda—a dogma that projects man’s subjective truth over nature and reality. Unfortunately, however, too many conservatives are on the losing end of the argument because they have already sacrificed key premises regarding sexuality. Put simply, those who have said “yes” to homosexuality as a true and legitimate sexual...
  • Psychological ‘signature’ for the extremist mind uncovered (barf alert)

    02/23/2021 7:20:09 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Researchers have mapped an underlying “psychological signature” for people who are predisposed to holding extreme social, political and religious attitudes and supporting violence in the name of ideology. A new study suggests that a particular mix of personality traits and types of unconscious cognition – the ways our brain takes in basic information – is a strong predictor for extremist views across a range of beliefs, including nationalism and religious fervour. These mental characteristics include poorer working memory and slower “perceptual strategies” – the unconscious processing of changing stimuli, such as shape and colour – as well as tendencies towards...
  • Fauci: COVID vaccine rollout needs to prioritize people of color

    01/27/2021 7:09:26 PM PST · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    Axios ^ | 13 mins ago 1/27/21 | Shawna Chen
    Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci highlighted the need to address racial disparities in the COVID-19 vaccination process, per an interview with The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.What he’s saying: "I think that's the one thing we really got to be careful of. We don't want in the beginning ... most of the people who are getting it are otherwise, well, middle-class white people.""You really want to get it to the people who are really the most vulnerable ... you don't want to have a situation where people who really are in need of it, because of where they...
  • Legislator mocks trans Biden nominee on Facebook, apologizes

    01/24/2021 4:58:40 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | January 23, 2021
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state’s recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology Saturday.</p>
  • Biden Picks Transgender Woman As Assistant Health Secretary

    01/20/2021 2:03:42 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 73 replies
    stripes.com ^ | January 19, 2021
    President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. “Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond," Biden said in a statement.
  • Biden pick to head DOJ Civil Rights Division wrote Blacks had 'superior physical and mental abilities'

    01/12/2021 6:35:57 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/12/21
    EXCLUSIVE – Joe Biden's pick to run the Justice Department's enormously powerful Civil Rights Division is a woman called Kristen Clarke. Clarke says her job is simple: End hate. But like so many in her world, Clarke is actually an enthusiastic purveyor of what she claims to fight. A new investigation by "Tucker Carlson Tonight" has uncovered shocking statements that Clarke made while attending Harvard as an undergraduate. In 1994, Clarke wrote a letter to The Harvard Crimson in her capacity as the president of the Black Students Association to explain her views on race science. "Please use the following...