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  • Feel-Good Friday: A Breakthrough in Gene Therapy Restores Hearing to Children

    02/23/2024 8:52:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/23/2024 | Jennifer Oliver O'Connell
    While medical science and the health community have huge problems and too often focus on death management rather than enhancing life, it is breakthroughs like this that give hope that all is not lost. A medical miracle of hearing for this end-of-February Feel-Good Friday.A novel gene therapy approach has given five children who were born deaf the ability to hear. The method, which overcomes a roadblock presented by large genes, may be useful in other treatments, according to researchers.The work, conducted in Fudan, China, by a team co-led by Zheng-Yi Chen at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard...
  • Neuralink First Human Patient Reportedly Makes ‘Full Recovery’, Musk Says Patient Can Control Computer Mouse With Thoughts

    02/22/2024 4:22:22 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | 2/21/24 | Danielle
    The first human patient for Neuralink implanted with a brain chip appears to have made a ‘full recovery,’ according to Elon Musk. “Progress is good and the patient seems to have made a full recovery, with neural effects that we are aware of,” Musk said in a Spaces event on X, according to the Daily Mail. “Patient is able to move a mouse around the screen by just thinking,” he reportedly added.
  • Numerous U.S. cell service providers having outages, tracking website says

    02/22/2024 3:38:22 AM PST · by srmanuel · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 02/22/24 | CBS
    Probably nothing to worry about but something to keep your eyes on, we've been told by a number of people to expect a major cyber-attack inside the USA. The interesting about this report is the outages have hit AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile and their discount brands like Cricket, etc.
  • The Dragon Is the Only Mythical Animal on the Chinese Zodiac—or Is It?

    02/11/2024 6:03:24 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    Answers in Genesis ^ | 2/10/24 | Troy Lacey
    Chinese New Year 2024 will fall on Saturday, February 10, 2024. This means the Year of the Rabbit ends on February 9, and the Year of the Dragon (which coincidentally, this author is a member of) starts on February 10 according to the Chinese zodiac. Unlike the Gregorian calendar where New Year’s Day consistently occurs on January 1, the date of Chinese New Year changes every year, but it always falls between January 21 and February 20, usually the second new moon after the winter solstice. And unlike the usual one-day holiday for New Year’s (or two days for New...
  • 10 Reasons Why The World Can't Run Without Fossil Fuels

    02/17/2024 9:55:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 02/17/2024 | Gail Tverberg
    Banks, governments, and businesses would face failure due to the essential role of fossil fuels in the economy.Critical infrastructure like electricity, internet, and trade systems would collapse without fossil fuel support.Agriculture and home heating would become inefficient and inaccessible to many, leading to widespread social upheaval.It is now popular to talk about leaving fossil fuels to prevent climate change. Pretty much the same result occurs if we run short of fossil fuels: We lose fossil fuels, but it is because we cannot extract them. Practically no one tells us about the extent to which the current system depends upon fossil...
  • CDC Dr. Daniel Jernigan: “The Risk Of Getting Myocarditis Is Much Lower Among Those Vaccinated Than Among Those That Were Unvaccinated."

    02/15/2024 3:51:42 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    CDC Dr. Daniel Jernigan: “The risk of getting myocarditis is much lower among those vaccinated than among those that were unvaccinated."(50 seconds video clip in the link below)
  • Scientists Warn of Real-Life Day After Tomorrow Scenario: Gulf Stream Collapse Possible by 2025, Plunging Europe into Deep Freeze.

    02/12/2024 4:44:08 PM PST · by davikkm · 60 replies
    In the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow, humanity is plunged into a nightmarish international storm that sends the planet into a new ice age. And although the blockbuster was consigned to the realms of sci-fi, the science behind the frightening scenario is true. In a matter of years, melting glaciers could shut down the Gulf Stream – the system of currents that brings warmth to the northern hemisphere, experts say.
  • Sunspot 15 times Larger than Earth to Trigger Solar Flares and Destroy Grid, Scientists Warn

    02/10/2024 7:00:07 AM PST · by Sam77 · 43 replies ^ | 10 February 2024 | Michael Taylor
    The Sun’s surface is currently on overdrive as the Earth enters a period of high cosmic activity, with a major new threat discovered in the form of an enormous sunspot visible from the surface of Mars. While sunspots are not usually a cause for concern, scientists warn that the gargantuan sunspot group AR3576, which measures over 124,274 miles, could trigger powerful solar flares and wreak havoc on the Earth. Sunspots, which appear as dark holes on the Sun’s surface, are known to be so disruptive they can trigger coronal mass ejections (CMEs) – large plasma and magnetic releases from the...
  • Earthquake

    02/09/2024 1:58:22 PM PST · by married21 · 116 replies
    Self | Self
    Did you feel it? Small, brief earthquake. A couple movements, pause, then shaking. One cat took notice. The other slept through it.
  • Mark Steyn Ordered by Jury to Pay Former Penn State 'Climate Scientist' $1M in Defamation Case

    02/08/2024 9:41:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/08/2024 | Becca Lower
    Conservative pundit and radio host Mark Steyn has been ordered by a jury to pay a former Penn State professor and "climate scientist" $1 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit about blog posts, published in 2012, criticizing the professor's work. via AP:The jury in Superior Court of the District of Columbia found that [think tank fellow Rand] Simberg and Steyn made false statements, awarding Mann $1 in compensatory damages from each writer. It awarded punitive damages of $1,000 from Simberg and $1 million from Steyn, after finding that the pair made their statements with “maliciousness, spite, ill will, vengeance...
  • A Bad Day for America [Mann v. Steyn: The Verdict]

    02/08/2024 9:00:58 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 29 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 2, 2024 | Amy K. Mitchell
    As many of you already know, a Washington, DC jury today found the Defendants (Mark Steyn and Rand Simberg) liable for defamatory speech and reckless disregard of provable facts. Putting aside the monetary damages, the real damage done by this case is to every American who still believes in the First Amendment. The precedent set today, and as alluded to by Justice Alito when the case was petitioned before the U.S. Supreme Court, means that disagreement and/or criticism of a matter of public policy — the founding principle of this country — is now in doubt. And should you choose...
  • Mann wins in Mann v. Steyn [Live reporting via Twitter; Steyn ordered to pay $1MM in punitive damages(!)]

    02/08/2024 3:05:37 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2-08-2024 | DawnTJ90
    [Tweets excerpted]: The judge is going over the verdict form question by question Simberg - defamatory? Lead Juror: Yes Provably false: Yes Simberg's statement false: Yes Simberg knew it was false: Yes Mann suffered injury: Yes Simberg Verdict Compensatory Damages: $1 Punitive Damages: $1000.00 Steyn's verdict Defamatory statements: Yes Provably False: Yes False Statements: Yes Published With Knowledge Of Falsity: Yes Entertaining serious doubts: Yes Reckless Disregard Mann Suffered Injury: Yes Compensatory Damages: $1 Punitive Damages: $1,000,000.00
  • Patient Zero Comes Back From Stage Four Cancer: Was It Ivermectin?

    02/06/2024 8:16:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Rescue with Michael Capuzzo ^ | 02/06/2024 | MARY BETH PFEIFFER
    Paul Mann received chemotherapy and radiation treatments for metastatic prostate cancer. “It was just so hard,” he said. “Then I thought, I can’t give up. I have it written on my arm that I won’t.” He took ivermectin and supplements after traditional care and is in remission. (Photos from Paul Mann) After ten rounds of radiation and six of chemotherapy, Paul Mann, fifty-five years old, wanted to know his chances. “You’re squeaking by day to day,” his doctor told him. It had been five months since his diagnosis. He was referred to a hospice service and seen by a minister....
  • More fun with ChatGPT (NFL edition)

    02/06/2024 3:13:23 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 15 replies
    ChatGPT 3.5 ^ | 02/06/2024 | Self/ChatGPT
    I have a casual interest in AI, but most of my tests, which are NOT designed to trip it up, end in failure. Right now, it is way too unreliable for too many things to be a very useful tool except maybe in computer programming and IT support. Here I ask ChatGPT 3.5 (NOT the newest version) a simple question about the NFL. Dr. Sivana: Could you describe the history of the field goal in the NFL? ChatGPT: Certainly! The field goal has been an integral part of American football since its inception, including in the NFL. Here's a brief...
  • Candida Auris Unleashed: A Silent Menace with a 60% Fatality Rate Spreads Rapidly Across the US

    02/06/2024 5:25:37 AM PST · by davikkm · 91 replies
    In the shadows of the ongoing health challenges, a silent but deadly adversary is swiftly making its presence known across the United States: Candida auris. This rare and drug-resistant fungal infection, marked by a chilling 60% fatality rate, is sending shockwaves through the healthcare community due to its rapid spread and defiance against traditional antifungal treatments. Recent reports confirm its arrival in Washington State, underscoring the urgent need for proactive measures. With a death rate as high as 60%, Candida auris has become a formidable adversary in the realm of infectious diseases.
  • Climate Scientists to Block Out Sun With Umbrella Size of Argentina

    02/03/2024 4:13:43 AM PST · by Sam77 · 49 replies ^ | 02/03/2024 | Bradley Greer
    Climate change scientists are so desperate to stop the Sun’s rays from reaching the Earth that they plan to launch massive umbrellas into space to reduce the Earth’s exposure to our closest star. According to climate scientists, large parasols could be placed above the Earth’s atmosphere to block out the Sun’s rays, reducing the intensity of sunlight to stop “climate change” and “global warming.”
  • Yet Another Problem with EVs [semi-satire]

    01/31/2024 8:47:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 January 2024 | John Semmens
    Most people are already aware that electric vehicles (EVs) cost more to buy, have a more limited range, are expensive to repair, and that charging stations in rural areas are few and far between. This winter we learned that many EVs are incapacitated by cold weather. Now that the EVs have been on the road awhile owners are having pay $1,500 to replace all the tires after about 8,000-10,000 miles of driving. Not only is this more expensive than for gasoline-powered cars whose tires typically last four times as long. It is also highly polluting. Breathing in the four-times as...
  • Domination of the Government by the Non-Scientific Climate Change RELIGION Violates the Establishment Clause

    01/30/2024 9:37:30 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 20 replies
    I am not a scientist, and do not claim to speak in the name of science. But neither are most of those who make dogmatic, religious pronouncements about their misunderstanding of climate and environmental issues, by any stretch of the imagination "scientists" or qualified to make "scientific" pronouncements. But Greenpeace founder Dr. Patrick Moore Ph.D. (University of B.C. 1974) is an actual scientist, who points out the extreme foolishness of the dogmatic "environmental" movement in his book "Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom". Moore notes that, over a geologically significant expanse of time, 100,000's or millions of years, our...
  • Elon Musk said that the first human patient has received a brain implant from his startup Neuralink

    01/29/2024 8:44:03 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 62 replies
    Unusual Whales ^ | January 29th, 2024 | unattributed
    Elon Musk said that the first human patient has received a brain implant from his startup Neuralink. In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Musk reported that the patient is recovering well, and the initial results of the Neuralink brain implant procedure are promising. Neuralink's brain implant is designed to assist individuals with traumatic injuries in operating computers using their thoughts. In May, the company announced FDA approval for its first human trials. Last year, Neuralink began recruiting patients with quadriplegia due to cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for the trial. On X, Musk...
  • Study Claims Almost One Third of Gen Z Are Sexual Deviants

    01/27/2024 5:31:49 AM PST · by davikkm · 35 replies
    If 30% of the population was gay by birth, they we would see that number in all animals. That we don’t, is proof that homosexuality is not a natural occurrence. The natural occurrence of homosexuality would be a defective mutation that would take that animal’s DNA out of the gene pool. Fun Fact: Did you know they justify promoting homosexuality to children because it will reduce the birthrate and thereby change the weather?