A Seaweed Stops 99% of Cow Methane Emissions

Cows normally produce a lot of methane, a greenhouse gas, which is one reason eating less beef and dairy helps the environment. Less demand equals fewer cows and a less greenhouse gas. As some will not change dietary habits, this discovery is very interesting. Just a small amount of the sea weed Asparagopsis reduces cow’s methane emissions by 99%. Researchers want to mass-farm a native Queensland seaweed, which stops cows burping methane, in a bid to help cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. A previous study by the CSIRO discovered adding a small amount of Asparagopsis to the cow’s diet … Continue reading A Seaweed Stops 99% of Cow Methane Emissions

Joking Addiction, A Brain Issue

Damage to the brain’s right frontal lobe makes some people tell inappropriate jokes. Have you known someone with this condition? It’s very interesting to me what a malfunction in a certain brain area can do to a person’s behavior. Witzelsucht (German: “joking addiction”) is a set of pure and rare neurological symptoms characterized by a tendency to make puns, or tell inappropriate jokes or pointless stories in socially inappropriate situations. It makes one unable to read sarcasm. A less common symptom is hypersexuality, the tendency to make sexual comments at inappropriate times or situations. Patients do not understand that their … Continue reading Joking Addiction, A Brain Issue

Idaho Woman Sentenced to Wear Charm Bracelet

It’s a strange probation requirement on the face of it, but wearing the faces of her children in a charm bracelet for the next three years to remind her of what really matters in life could be helpful. A judge handed down this unusual sentence in Boise Idaho this month in a drug fraud case to help a woman stay away from drugs and alcohol. …[the woman] was sentenced in Boise’s U.S. District Court earlier this month for using fraud to obtain illegal drugs from the hospital where she worked. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge sentenced her to three years … Continue reading Idaho Woman Sentenced to Wear Charm Bracelet

Ancient Bats Linked to Blood Cancer

Never eat a bat. What could happen is that 45 million years later, your species could still be paying for it by dying of a complicated blood cancer. Leukaemia began in ancient bent-winged bats up to 45 million years ago, a study has found. A blood cancer-causing virus has been found in ancient DNA traces in a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments. The discovery provides a “missing link” in the fossil record of retroviruses – a family of viruses that date back almost half a billion years. Known as a “deltaretrovirus”, human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1) infects 15 to … Continue reading Ancient Bats Linked to Blood Cancer

Neanderthal used antibiotics and pain meds. Was Zeus a Neanderthal?

Did Neanderthal man use penicillin and painkillers? They overlapped with modern humans for thousands of years. We now know we interbread with Neanderthals. From genetic sequencing by 23andme.com, I even know my own percentage of Neanderthal ancestry. They had bigger brains, they were much stronger than modern humans, and better immune systems and eyesight. I have a pet theory about them. I believe they were some of the “gods” in our mythology, and also the “giants in the earth” in verbal stories that later became part of the written Bible. Genesis 6:4 “There were giants in the earth in those … Continue reading Neanderthal used antibiotics and pain meds. Was Zeus a Neanderthal?

Why Mole Rats Don’t Get Cancer + Total Cure for Human Cancer (Claim)

How do the only mammals that don’t get cancer pull off this biological trick? Scientists have figured it out and are working to use this knowledge to help fight human cancers. The trick they use is a “suicidal protein, called interferon beta” which quickly kills precancerous cells and their damaged neighbors. … Blind mole rats  and naked mole rats–both subterranean rodents with long life spans–are the only mammals never known to develop cancer. Three years ago, Seluanov and Gorbunova determined the anti-cancer mechanism in the naked mole rat. Their research found that a specific gene–p16–makes the cancerous cells in naked … Continue reading Why Mole Rats Don’t Get Cancer + Total Cure for Human Cancer (Claim)