One might be excused for beginning to think it is the end of the world, with the number of earthquakes we have experienced this past year, the number of signs in the heavens and now one of the largest locusts swarms in a quarter century plaguing Africa, but plagues of locusts in Africa and the Mideast have occurred for centuries. The latest outbreak, which began … Continue reading Worst Locust Plague in 25 Years Threatens the Horn of Africa
The sight of multiple drones flying together in formation or in groups can be terrifying, particularly when authorities don’t know the source. Law enforcement in four Colorado counties reported mystery drone sightings last week and still have no clue as to the source. Sheriffs in Phillips, Lincoln, Yuma and Washington Counties were trying to crack the mystery when sightings spread to three other counties in … Continue reading Night-Flying Drones Are an Enigma to Colorado Law Enforcement
The appeal and success of Marvel’s superhero movies and spin-off series are converging with the real world of AI, the quest for the superhuman and unprecedented biomedical developments at a dizzying speed. Enter CRISPR-Cas9, the newest gene editing tool that is creating a buzz in the high stakes financial world of pharmaceuticals, academia and research that is sparking a global patent race for new and … Continue reading The High Stakes World of Gene Editing
You’ve probably been told your entire life that fluoride is good for you and that only conspiracy theory nuts and health freaks think it’s dangerous. After all, why would municipalities add it to our water and our toothpaste if it had dangerous side effects? Turns out, the dangers of fluoride aren’t just a theory. And thanks to the latest American Medical Association’s journal on pediatrics, … Continue reading Exposure to Fluoride by Pregnant Women Found to Lower IQ
When Hal Lindsey first published his block-buster book Late Great Planet Earth in 1970, ordinary Americans didn’t have personal computers, DNA hadn’t been mapped and no one outside of tech or government had ever heard of the world wide web. No matter, Lindsey’s best-selling prophecy book left an undeniable and wide-reaching mark on the American psyche—both Christian and secular. Lindsey’s dystopian warnings terrified Christians and … Continue reading Should We be Terrified of Insect Drones?
A few weeks ago, a company called DNA Diet announced the launch of a weight loss program that is based solely on a participant’s DNA profile. Members simply upload their AncesteryDNA or 23andMe data and the company provides customized meal plans, grocery lists, new recipes, exercise plans and exclusive content into how genetics play a role in weight loss and healthy living. Each member also … Continue reading A Weight Loss Plan Based on Your DNA. Really.
The Obesity Society (TOS), the leading organization of top scientists and health professionals devoted to understanding and reversing the epidemic of obesity, has just updated its 2008 statement on obesity, and it’s going to cause ripples in the health and medical communities. Rather than treating obesity as a moral failing, the TOS is calling for obesity to be classified as a worldwide, non-communicable chronic disease. … Continue reading Obesity: Moral Failing or Disease?