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Honeybee die off threatens food supplies

Media beatup or emerging catastrophe Looks like the food supply is in danger of getting severly affected by the bee deaths Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation's honeybees could have a devastating effect on America's dinner plate, perhaps even reducing us to a glorified bread-and-water diet Honeybees don't just make honey; they pollinate more than 90 of the tastiest flowering crops we have Among them: apples, nuts,

Have we got death all wrong - when are you dead?

This amazing article shows that death, as we know it might be wrong when the body stops breathing, the cells in the body do not immediatly die, as medicine has supposed, but instead goes into a form of hybernation for up to an hour They only die when oxygen is pumped into the body - as when they are being resusitated May 7, 2007 issue - Consider someone who has just died of a heart attack His organs are intact, he hasn't lost blood All that's happened is his heart has stopped beating

Helium 3 - super fuel causing a new space race to the moon

Helium 3 promises to be the new super fuel that might stop Global warming by replacing existing fuel sources However its rare on Earth, and abundant supposedly on the moon According to some, that is the reason for the new race to the moon, The sooner countries get their hands on Helium 3 the sooner they can change their power systems over to this new fuel A single space shuttle load or roughly 25 tons could supply the entire United States' energy needs for a year And there is pl

Is Alzheimer's reversable? Maybe so if people are challenged

Apparently so from experiments with mice Putting people in environmentally enriching situations stimulates the growth of new neurons that replace the decaying ones With mice this reversed the onset of Alzheimera Unfortunately from my visits to nursing homes they can be some of them most unenriching environments I have ever seen Yet that situation is desired by the clients, they don't seem like change or variety beyond the options they are used to I wonder if making them all change r

New planet found media get all hyper about it

Don't worry the planet it so far away that humans won't get there in the near or far future If humanity ever manages to travel 20 lightyears, only then will they be able to say with any degree of sureity that the planet is potentially habital If the mass is 5x that of earth's it might mean that gravity is 5x that as well Not good if you have a bad back Rules it out from the start as "potentially habitable" Until then read the media hype and imagination But it sells papers

What was 20 feet tall, the largest organism in the world 350 mill years ago?

Yes your right! It was a fungus! Maybe those stories about people living in mushrooms was a form of species memory Prototaxites has generated controversy for more than a century Originally classified as a conifer, scientists later argued that it was instead a lichen, various types of algae or a fungus Whatever it was, it stood in tree-like trunks more than 20 feet tall, making it the largest-known organism on land in its day, 350 million years ago [quote]No matter what argument

Aspartame may cause cancer

Lose weight, get cancer hmmm, thats a hard choice The question is can we really make that choice, it seems to be in most things now Aspartame is an artificial sweetener consumed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide It is used in over 6,000 diet products including soft drinks, chewing gum, candy, desserts, yogurt as well as in pharmaceuticals, in particular, syrups and antibiotics for children In 2005, the European Ramazzini Foundation published important experimental d

Do the bees have a form of AIDS or cancer?

The panic over the disapearing bees is increasing, now research has found that they may have a form of Aids, or cancer, weakening their immune systems Genetic testing at Columbia University has revealed the presence of multiple micro-organisms in bees from hives or colonies that are in decline, suggesting that something is weakening their immune system [b]The researchers have found some fungi in the affected bees that are found in humans whose immune systems have been suppressed by the

Huge fossilized rainforest found in coal mine

Whats 40 meters high and 1 meter thick Yes! Your're right, its a moss! Researchers have uncovered a 300-million-yearold-fossilised rainforest, buried deep below ground in a coal mine in Illinois, US It is by far the largest such forest ever found and provides an unprecedented look at the ecology of one of the world's earliest tropical forests Palaeobiologists from the US National Museum of Natural History NMNH in Washington DC, US, and the University of Bristol in the UK found a b

Only 10 million more years until we all get fried by cosmic radiation

Every 62 million years life on earth gets fried by cosmic radiation Until now, however, even the scientists who first discovered the cyclical pattern had not been able to explain it[/quote] Melott said The Kansas researchers discovered that high rates of extinction in the cycle coincide almost perfectly with periodic "excursions" of the solar system outside the central plane of the Milky Way galaxy "Excursions to galactic north coincide with drops in biodiversity," Melott

Huge impact crater in the Sahara may have created glass

There goes the ancient nuclear warfare theory popular on the net A huge crater in the Sahara desert, said to be the largest one ever found in the region, and dwarfing Arizona's "Meteor Crater", poses new questions for geologists Is the crater related to the origins of the mysterious "desert glass" in the region Scientists suggest that a meteorite impact millions of years ago is the cause of the giant crater imaged above Recently discovered in satellite images of the area, th

Massive impact on moon rolled it over.

I thought it was the entrance to the Death Star An enormous impact basin located near the lunar south pole may have caused the Moon to roll over early in its history, new research suggests The biggest, deepest impact crater in the solar system lies near the Moon's south pole Called the South Pole-Aitken SPA basin, it is 2500 kilometres wide and 12 kilometres deep and is thought to have been created about 4 billion years ago Francis Nimmo of the University of California in Santa C

Only one anti aging creme works - product sells out - panic ensues

The BBC ran a documentary on anti aging cremes, and how 99% of them are useless But one anti aging creme came through and actually works The result, within 24 hours of the documentary the stock sells out and customers are beating down the doors for more Last week, after the BBC2 science series Horizon's March 27 programme investigated the increasingly outrageous claims on the jars of anti aging cremes from the elite cosmetics houses, its conclusion was that, yes, indeed, there was one ac

Are GM crops killing the bees, are we on the edge of another global catastrophe?

There is another post here on how bees in America and other countries are dying off at a catastrophic rate and no one knows why One answer may be GM plants that are widely grown in America I don't think we fully understand the importance of what is happening in the bee world at present We are so fixiated on global warming, the Iraq war, etc that this quiet decemation of bees is unnoticed by the media Yet this may turn out to be the greatest threat ever to our way of life The prob

Monsanto feeds growth hormones to cows and tries to stop disssent

Monsanto produces grain with a growth hormone in it to make cows give more milk It is trying to stop other milk companies advertising that their milk does not contain such hormones What is the matter with the world Who in their right mind would want their family to drink hormone added milk just because it makes more money for the farms What do the consumers get out of it One day all that crap in the food is going to create a lot of pain, and we will have no one to blame but ourselve
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