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Old Jul 15th, 2019, 05:05 PM   #561
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The Science Is Settled!!!

Study: 95 Percent of Biologists Say Life Begins at Conception

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After a five-year struggle, University of Chicago student Steven Jacobs finally published his study into biologists' opinions on whether life begins at conception. That study won him a Ph.D., but it also angered the liberal biologists and many others in academia. Some have demonized him, saying his survey seemed developed by the Ku Klux Klan and that it would expedite the extinction of the human race.

Jacobs' study found that a vast majority of Americans believe biologists should determine the question "When does a human's life begin?" and that the question is important to the abortion debate. Then Jacobs surveyed biologists and found that 95 percent of them agreed that "a human's life begins at fertilization."
h/t JJ Sefton @ AoS, who noted:

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Old Jul 15th, 2019, 05:11 PM   #562
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Just one more reason to take any gov't recommended dietary report with a truckload of salt...

Study Finds Fruit Juice and Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated with Cancer, Artificially Sweetened Drinks Not Associated With Cancer

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The medical experts accepted a theory with no evidence for it and foisted it on the country for fifty years in what has been called the largest, longest uncontrolled experiment in history.

We're finally now starting to test what this experiment has wrought.
Drinking large amounts of fruit juice may raise your risk of cancer, according to a big study which has found a link between the regular consumption of all kinds of sugary drinks and the likelihood of developing the disease.

The study, carried out in France, is the first substantial piece of research to find a specific association between sugar and cancer. Sugary drinks such as colas, lemonade and energy drinks have been linked to obesity, which is a cause of cancer, but the French researchers suggest there could also be other reasons sugar could trigger it.

The study, published in the BMJ, finds the association with cancer is just as strong with fruit juices as it is with colas. "When the group of sugary drinks was split into 100% fruit juices and other sugary drinks, the consumption of both beverage types was associated with a higher risk of overall cancer," it says.
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Old Jul 15th, 2019, 06:50 PM   #563
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Just one more reason to take any gov't recommended dietary report with a truckload of salt...

Study Finds Fruit Juice and Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated with Cancer, Artificially Sweetened Drinks Not Associated With Cancer
Have been saying this for years. Pop in general contains less sugar than many fruit juices: Coke, 11g/100 g; grape juice 14 g/100 g.
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Old Aug 6th, 2019, 05:08 PM   #564
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Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brain Cells Work

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In fact, a study published in 2017 has overturned a 100-year-old assumption on what exactly makes a neuron 'fire', posing new mechanisms behind certain neurological disorders.

A team of physicists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel conducted experiments on rat neurons grown in a culture to determine exactly how a neuron responds to the signals it receives from other cells.

To understand why this is important, we need to go back to 1907 when a French neuroscientist named Louis Lapicque proposed a model to describe how the voltage of a nerve cell's membrane increases as a current is applied.

Once reaching a certain threshold, the neuron reacts with a spike of activity, after which the membrane's voltage resets.

What this means is a neuron won't send a message unless it collects a strong enough signal.

Lapique's equations weren't the last word on the matter, not by far. But the basic principle of his integrate-and-fire model has remained relatively unchallenged in subsequent descriptions, today forming the foundation of most neuronal computational schemes.
Interesting.
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Old Aug 14th, 2019, 09:39 AM   #565
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A Supermassive Black Hole At Our Galaxy’s Center Flared Out, Astronomer Says

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The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy emitted a bizarre flash of light, an astronomer studying the phenomenon said.

The flash likely occurred around May 13, and was uncharacteristic of the normal celestial behavior of the black hole, Sagittarius A, at the center of the galaxy, according to Science Alert.
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No the flash did not occur around May 13. We are about 26,000 light years from the center of the galaxy. It was observed around May 13, it happened 26,000 years ago.
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No the flash did not occur around May 13. We are about 26,000 light years from the center of the galaxy. It was observed around May 13, it happened 26,000 years ago.
What's a few dozen millennia? Such a fusspot!
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Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

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Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo.
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