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  • Texas hospital says man, 30, died after attending 'COVID party'

    07/11/2020 1:20:04 PM PDT · by familyop · 144 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    ...according to the hospital’s top doctor, Jane Appleby..."Just before the person died they looked at the nurse and they said, 'I think I made a mistake. I thought it was a hoax but it's not," she said,...the hospital is treating other COVID-19 patients in their 20s and 30s who are "severely ill,"...
  • ‘Relapses Are Through The Roof, Overdoses Are Through The Roof’: How The Pandemic Is Upping Substance Abuse

    05/19/2020 6:23:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    'You take rehab.com—our website traffic is up 382 percent in the past 30 days with people looking for treatment for either substance abuse or mental health.' This is a “pandemic within a pandemic,” according to addiction expert Tim Ryan, who’s watched the coronavirus outbreak exacerbate the preexistent opioid and mental health crises with devastating effect. Ryan, the star of A&E’s 2017 “Dope Man” special, is the founder of “A Man In Recovery Foundation,” which partners with Rehab.com. A former heroin addict, his mission is to assist others struggling with substance abuse.In a Friday interview, Ryan explained how the stresses of...
  • Why Extravagant Beauty Is Evolution’s Most Persistent Problem

    04/22/2020 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    While the rest of us can’t imagine life without beauty, its absence would certainly make life easier for evolutionists. They will just have to accept their beautiful plight. I don’t often think about evolution, but I recently found myself doing so under the warm, cerulean waters of Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. I was snorkeling, taking in the tropical fish schooling around me. I thought, how did their diverse and extravagant beauty come to exist? If natural selection is the engine that created the living world, what is the reason behind this opulence? Why does beauty even...
  • Flubros! New science fire Day 13

    04/02/2020 4:11:49 AM PDT · by impimp · 122 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 2 April 2020 | impimp
    It’s just the flu, bro. Today I am presenting new science that I developed that will improve the situation we are in with this Coronavirus. My qualifications to speak on epidemiological matters are listed below: 1, Flubros member for 13 days 2. I am smart and creative and read the internet Herd immunity holds that when approximately 60% of a population gets a virus then the other 40% are way less likely to get it because there are fewer potential transmitters of the disease around. Therefore, I introduce the new science concept of encouraging healthiness-differentiated social distancing - or HSD....
  • Can This Pandemic Usher in a New Era?

    03/27/2020 7:32:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    To fight the coronavirus at home, France is removing all military forces from Iraq. When NATO scaled back its war games in Europe because of the pandemic, Russia reciprocated. Moscow announced it would cancel its war games along NATO's border. Nations seem to be recognizing and responding to the grim new geostrategic reality of March 2020: The pandemic is the real enemy of us all, and while we fight it, each in his own national corner, we are in this together. Never allow a serious crisis to go to waste, said Barack Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel during the...
  • Massive freshwater mussel die-off is ecological mystery

    12/18/2019 9:03:33 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 41 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 12/17/19 | KAREN GRAHAM
    Abingdon - The crystal -clear waters of the Clinch River, which meanders southwest across the Virginia-Tennessee border, look clean and healthy. But a mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels in the river has scientists scrambling to find the cause.{snip}Since 2016, though, the Clinch River has seen 10 of its 56 species of mussels have gone extinct with another 20 species now considered endangered - like the fluted kidneyshell, snuffbox, birdwing pearly mussel, and the shiny pigtoe. The pheasantshell mussel, once one of the Clinch’s most abundant mussel species, has plummeted by more than 90 percent, from a population estimated to be...
  • Selfie Gone Wrong: Woman Who Crossed Zoo Barrier To Take Picture Near Jaguar Survives Attack

    03/10/2019 12:00:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 10, 2019 | GILLIAN EDEVANE
    An attempt at taking a selfie at the zoo devolved into a dangerous situation for a woman in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday evening, according to zoo officials and emergency responders. The visitor at the city's Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park allegedly crossed a barrier to snap a photo near a jaguar when the animal clawed her arm, causing injuries. A witness who captured video of the aftermath of the attack posted the footage to Reddit; it depicts the zoo guest crying on the ground with visible, bloody gashes on her arm as bystanders crowd around to offer aid....
  • TWITTER HORROR: Chelsea Manning Tweets Suicide Note and Picture of Herself (tr)

    05/28/2018 8:20:03 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 96 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 28 May 2018 | Alicia Powe
    Full Title) TWITTER HORROR: Chelsea Manning Tweets Suicide Note and Picture of Herself on Ledge of a Tall Building Chelsea Manning tweeted a suicide note and a picture of herself standing on the edge of a tall building on Sunday night. Manning, a Democratic Senatorial candidate, posted what appeared to be a suicide note on Twitter around 8:30 PM on Sunday. Chelsea tweeted, “I’m sorry – I tried – I’m sorry I let you all down – I’m not really cut out for this world – I tried adapting to this world out here but I failed you – I...
  • The Most Common Misunderstandings About Evolution

    02/22/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 147 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | February 20, 2016 | Paula Kover
    Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent episode of the Australian series of "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here", former cricket star Shane Warne questioned the theory - asking "if humans evolved from monkeys, why haven't today's monkeys evolved"? Similarly, a head teacher from a primary school in the UK recently stated that evolution is a theory rather than a fact. This is despite the fact that children in the UK start learning about evolution in Year 6 (ten to 11-year-olds),...
  • Genes of brain-eating tribe members shine light on prion protection

    06/14/2015 7:43:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    upi ^ | June 14, 2015 at 4:05 PM | Brooks Hays |
    In the late 1950s, some 2 percent of the Fore tribe from Papa New Guinea died each year from a rare neural disease known as kuru. The mad cow-like disease was spread by the tribe's now-retired practice of eating the brains of their deceased relatives. A new study, however, has identified a gene adaptation that protected a small subset of the Fore population from kuru and other similar diseases. Kuru and other similar diseases are characterized by the proliferation of misshapen neural proteins called prions. These invaders stick together in infected brains, forming plaque-like polymers that slowly suffocate neural pathways...
  • Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, Researchers

    04/06/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Bio News - Tx ^ | 3-13-2014 | Mike Nace
    Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, According To Researchers Posted by: Mike Nace March 13, 2014 An increasing volume of archaeological research and effort has come to focus particularly on the genetic evolution and development of human beings since the last Ice Age. While the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago, promising, new research suggests that substantial evolution of the human species can now be evidenced even in peoples from as recently as 5,000 years ago — a relative blink of an eye in geological terms — thanks to cutting-edge...
  • The evolution of beauty: Face the facts

    11/14/2013 11:16:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Economist ^ | November 16, 2013 | The Economist
    What makes for a beautiful visage, and why, may have been discovered accidentally on a Russian fur farm BEAUTY, the saying has it, is only skin deep. Not true. Skin is important (the cosmetics industry proves that). But so is what lies under it. In particular, the shape of people’s faces, determined by their bone structure, contributes enormously to how beautiful they are. And, since the ultimate point of beauty is to signal who is a good prospect as a mate, what makes a face beautiful is not only an aesthetic matter but also a biological one. How those bone...
  • Genome Study Points to Adaptation in Early African-Americans

    01/08/2012 2:22:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2012 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Researchers scanning the genomes of African-Americans say they see evidence of natural selection as their ancestors adapted to the harsh conditions of their new environment in America. The scientists, led by Li Jin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, report in the journal Genome Research that certain disease-causing variant genes became more common in African-Americans after their ancestors reached American shores — perhaps because they conferred greater, offsetting benefits. Other gene variants have become less common, the researchers say, like the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin, which in its more common single-dose form protects against malaria. The Shanghai...
  • Strength Through Appeasement… Obama to Share US Missile Secrets With Russia

    01/05/2012 2:48:33 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 5,2012 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama signaled Congress this week that he is planning on providing Moscow with US missile defense secrets. The Washington Times reported: President Obama signaled Congress this week that he is prepared to share U.S. missile defense secrets with Russia. In the president’s signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said restrictions aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on U.S. Standard Missile-3 velocity burnout parameters might impinge on his constitutional foreign policy authority. As first disclosed in this space several weeks ago, U.S. officials are planning to provide Moscow with the...
  • Darwin's Sacred Imposter: The Illusion That Natural Selection Operates on Organisms

    09/01/2011 4:59:31 AM PDT · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2011 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. *
    Darwin's Sacred Imposter: The Illusion That Natural Selection Operates on Organisms by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * "Suppose in July 1969 two men watched the Saturn V rocket launch the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. One marveled at the power of nature’s cosmic siphon acting on the rocket to lift it off the pad and accelerate it upward. The other said that liftoff was actually caused by a natural phenomenon called “natural projection” that was inevitable if compressed combustible fuels were released and ignited in a cone, directing violently expanding gases downward with sufficient thrust to lift the...
  • Evolution/Natural Selection Derive From Cosmic Expansion

    08/25/2010 5:26:59 AM PDT · by Dov Henis · 20 replies
    E'postings | several, since 1997 | Dov Henis
    Natural Selection Derives From Cosmic Expansion Two suggested editorial items: I. Origin And Nature Of Natural Selection Update Concepts And Comprehension Life is another mass format. All mass formats are subject to natural selection. Natural selection is delaying conversion of mass to energy fueling cosmic expansion. Cosmic expansion is reconversion of all mass to energy. Natural Selection Updated 2010 Beyond Historical Concepts Natural Selection applies to ALL mass formats. Life is just one of them. Natural Selection Defined: Natural selection is E (energy) temporarily constrained in an m (mass) format. Period. Natural selection is a ubiquitous property of each and...
  • Getting to Darwin: Obstacles to Accepting Evolution by Natural Selection (How to convince students)

    04/15/2010 8:24:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 582+ views
    Journal of Science and Education (via SpringerLink) ^ | August 2009 | Paul Thagard and Scott Findlay
    Paul Thagard1 and Scott Findlay1 Philosophy Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada Published online: 20 August 2009 Abstract Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is central to modern biology, but is resisted by many people. This paper discusses the major psychological obstacles to accepting Darwin’s theory. Cognitive obstacles to adopting evolution by natural selection include conceptual difficulties, methodological issues, and coherence problems that derive from the intuitiveness of alternative theories. The main emotional obstacles to accepting evolution are its apparent conflict with valued beliefs about God, souls, and morality. We draw on the philosophy of science...
  • Gang Punk Dies in "Accidental" Shooting

    03/25/2010 6:50:47 AM PDT · by laotzu · 11 replies · 597+ views
    WOAI ^ | 3/25/10 | Jim Forsyth
    San Antonio - A 29 year old man is in custody in connection with the shooting death of a teenager near Jefferson high school overnight, 1200 WOAI news reports. Police think the victim was shot 'accidentally' by a fellow gang member in a home in the 200 block of Thomas Jefferson. The unidentified teen was pronounced dead at the scene. A couple of hours later, detectives picked up Michael Juarez, 29, and charged him with manslaughter. Detectives say both Juarez and the victim were in the same dorky street gang, and the shooting may have been an 'accident.'
  • Why everything you've been told about evolution is wrong (now this is weird)

    What if Darwin's theory of natural selection is inaccurate? What if the way you live now affects the life expectancy of your descendants?
  • New species evolve in bursts - Red Queen hypothesis of gradual evolution undermined.

    12/10/2009 9:27:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1,758+ views
    Nature News ^ | 9 December 2009 | Kerri Smith
    New species might arise as a result of single rare events, rather than through the gradual accumulation of many small changes over time, according to a study of thousands of species and their evolutionary family trees. This contradicts a widely accepted theory of how speciation occurs: that species are continually changing to keep pace with their environment, and that new species emerge as these changes accrue. Known as the 'Red Queen' hypothesis, it is named after the character in Lewis Carroll's book Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There who tells a surprised Alice: "Here, you see, it takes...