Jan 14

Mice are transformed into aggressive ‘zombie’ hunters after scientists flick a killer switch in their brains:

  • Experts isolated the brain circuits that coordinate predatory hunting
  • Switching on targeted neurons signalled mice to use their jaws to bite
  • Mice took on qualities of ‘walkers’ from The Walking Dead
  • But the analogy is limited – mice only wanted to bite when hungry and did not attack their peers 

They’re known for their timidity and love of cheese, but scientists have tapped into the ‘killer instinct’ of mice, to turn them into aggressive ‘zombies’.

Researchers isolated the brain circuitry in mice that coordinates predatory hunting, including one set of neurons in the amygdala – the brain’s centre of emotion and motivation, making the animal pursue prey.

They also ‘switched on’ another set in the brain region signalling the animal to use its jaw and neck muscles to bite anything in its path – a little like a fictional zombie

H/t reader kevin a.

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Jan 12

Groundbreaking Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Liver Disease at Low Doses:

A new study published Monday in Scientific Reports, an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature, has shown that the glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats at very low doses.

The new peer-reviewed study led by Dr Michael Antoniou at King’s College London using cutting edge profiling methods describes the molecular composition of the livers of female rats administered with an extremely low dose of Roundup weedkiller over a 2-year period. The dose of glyphosate from the Roundup administered was thousands of times below what is permitted by regulators worldwide. The study revealed that these animals suffered from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

This study is unique in that it is the first to show a causative link between consumption of Roundup at a real-world environmental dose and a serious disease condition. Continue reading »

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Jan 10

“The amount of deception going on to keep this information from you, it’s meant to depopulate this planet.”

“That’s the ONLY conclusion I can come to right now.”


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New news headline out as NASA admits Mini Ice Age coming faster than anticipated. All continents are now showing signs of cooling. With summer snow in New Zealand, record snow in Athens, Central Asia record cold, North America record snows, Sahara desert snows, Middle East blizzard, and Australia 5X rains and desert floods. Get ready as there is no where to run.

GLOBAL FREEZING: 15-year ICE AGE to hit in just 4 years as the sun prepares to ‘HIBERNATE’
http://www.express.co.uk/news/science…
https://www.sott.net/article/333965-G…
https://www.sott.net/article/338719-1…
Cooling of the southern high latitudes during the Medieval Periodand its effect on ENSO http://www.academia.edu/15118247/Cool…

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Jan 10

Dichloroacetate (DCA): This New Drug Appears to Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct:

By Dr. Mercola

According to the American Cancer Society, the odds you’ll develop cancer in your lifetime are one in two, if you’re a man, and one in three, if you’re a woman.1 But an experimental cancer drug shown to shrink tumors by correcting metabolic oddities in cancer cells shows promise in the fight against this deadly disease. The synthetic drug DCA (dichloroacetate) DOES indeed kill cancer cells, both in the lab and in human beings. However, whether it can reverse tumor growth without harming you in other ways remains to be seen. Continue reading »

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Jan 07

Acquired savant syndrome: When tragedy turns you into a genius:

IMAGINE if you woke up one day and could suddenly play an instrument flawlessly.

Or make sense of complex mathematical equations you never could have comprehended in school.

Or maybe you could recall all the details from specific dates in your life at the drop of a hat.

A handful of people around the world have a mental condition known as “acquired savant syndrome”.

A “savant” is a person with a mental disability, like autism, who demonstrates “superhuman” abilities, typically in the fields of maths, music or art. Continue reading »

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Jan 07

7 Ways Cannabis Can Protect The Brain:

Cannabis kills brain cells, right? Think again…

It’s true, most of us can think of at least one committed stoner with a memory of a goldfish and a vacant, thousand yard stare. So it may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that the cannabis plant can actually protect the brain and prevent certain neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s from forming.

And yet, even though the US government officially denies any such therapeutic use of cannabis, it has taken out a patent on cannabinoids saying they ‘are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia’.

So, instead of damaging memory it would seem that cannabis could actually do quite the opposite, and even protect against age related memory loss and dementia.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – a therapeutic target: Continue reading »

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Jan 05

…. but NOT because of CO2. Take a look at average global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 …

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Anyone who says we’re enduring “unprecedented global warming” is lying or woefully misinformed

Temperatures were warmer than today for most of the past 10,000 years

Here’s the reason for the “global freeze” …


GLOBAL FREEZE: Europe and USA faces SUB-ZERO drop as Atlantic current on verge of COLLAPSE:

HUGE parts of the USA and Europe, including Britain will be exposed to freezing temperatures if the Atlantic Ocean Current continues to weaken.

A shock study has revealed the current is weakening and is at risk of collapsing. If it does, temperatures in parts of Europe could become almost unbearably cold.

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current (AMOC) carries heat from the equator northwards, partially contributing to the heat of northern Europe’s climate.

However, while previous studies had found it is not affected by a spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide, new research suggests otherwise.

A study published in the journal Science Advances has found the AMOC will shut down if it is continually exposed to doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide over a prolonged period. Continue reading »

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Jan 05

Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Increase Risk of Autism in Babies by 87%: JAMA Study:

According to a report published Monday in Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, pregnant women taking antidepressants, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) including Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil, have an increased chance of giving birth to children diagnosed with autism.

The recent study found that children whose mothers took antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy were 87% more likely to be diagnosed with autism. Continue reading »

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Jan 04

Scientists Examine 105-Year-Old Super Athlete:

In the world of competitive cycling, the most prestigious mark is the “hour record”: the longest distance cycled in one hour from a stationary start. The current record holder is Bradley Wiggins, who pedaled 54.526 kilometers during his attempt in June 2015.

Robert Marchand didn’t cycle quite so far when he undertook the feat a year earlier, only 26.93 kilometers. But that mark isn’t too shabby for a man born in 1911. In fact, it’s a record for his age group. Continue reading »

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Jan 04

New Study: Running Instantly Increases Brainpower:

We know that exercise is great for our bodies, but did you know it’s also great for your brain? A new study shows that running, even more than other aerobic or high-intensity exercises increases the development of neurons in the parts of the brain we use for learning and retaining information. Researchers saw that the hippocampus lights up on imaging scans during running (indicating growth and new connections) but stays dark during exercises like weight lifting.

I practice high-intensity interval training myself (with exercises like weight lifting or rope jumping) because studies show that exercising in this way burns more calories; however, the effects of neurogenesis only occur during sustained running (i.e., at a steady pace for 20 minutes or more). And compared to those who are sedentary, subjects who ran three times a week had 2-3 times more hippocampal neurons at the end of the study. While researchers are not exactly sure why these results are the case, there are theories about how sustained increased respiration (and therefore oxygen) and blood flow contribute to this brain activity. Running has even been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in known patients and researchers believe there may soon be evidence that running can prevent the disease altogether. Continue reading »

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Dec 27

Natural cures cannot be patented, so nobody will waste millions to get these “substances” FDA approved and that is why all these natural cures will always (misleadingly) be labeled ‘unproven’:

Study: Grape Seed Extract Kills 76% Of Leukemia Cancer Cells In 24 Hours

Dandelion Root Extract Found To Kill Leukemia Cells, Prostate Cancer Cells And Chemo-Resistant Melanoma

Cannabis oil cures terminal cancer in 3-year-old after pharmaceutical drugs fail miserably

Cannabis Extract Fights ‘Incurable Form’ Of Leukemia


New gene-therapy cancer treatment ‘wipes out’ dying girl’s leukaemia:

A six year-old leukaemia sufferer who became one of the first in the world to trial a new gene-therapy treatment is smiling again – after tests revealed her cancer has vanished.

Erin Cross, of Chester, in Cheshire, was gravely-ill earlier this year with deadly acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a cancer of the white blood cells.

But after £100,000 was raised in a public appeal on ITV’s This Morning show with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, in July she jetted to Seattle with her doting parents Sarah and Antony Cross.

Experimental, pioneering new AR (Chimaeric Antigen Receptor) T-Cell therapy re-engineers the cells in the lab to attack and kill cancer cells when injected back into the patient’s body.

Now her family have been told by Seattle Children’s Hospital that blood tests reveal the cancer has completely disappeared.

And it means on December 28th at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital she will be well enough to have a bone marrow transplant – to make sure the leukaemia can never return. Continue reading »

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Dec 27

CERN Antimatter Research: Unleashing ‘Hell On Earth’?:

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, has been studying for decades to unlock the mystery of antimatter. Just recently, they made a breakthrough, but some religious groups are not happy, saying CERN has created a “hell on earth”.

Scientists believe that the Big Bang produced equal amounts of matter and antimatter. They cancel each other out until only a relatively small amount of matter remained and antimatter vanished.

Scientists At CERN Were Able To Tickle Antimatter Atoms And Make Them Shine Continue reading »

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Dec 27

Ten Archaeological Enigmas from Across the Globe:

One of the best things about archaeology is uncovering places, artifacts, and human remains that answer long-held mysteries about our past and our origins. But frequently discoveries are made that do not solve ancient puzzles, but simply raise more questions to be answered. Here we feature ten such discoveries – from indecipherable manuscripts to Frankenstein mummies, and incredible artifacts from unknown civilizations. Some of these mysteries will one day be solved as science and research techniques progress, others will keep their secrets hidden forever.

The Unknown Origins of the Longyou Caves

Located near the village of Shiyan Beicun in Zhejiang province, China, lies the Longyou caves – an extensive, magnificent and rare ancient underground world considered in China as ‘the ninth wonder of the ancient world’.  The Longyou grottoes, which are thought to date back at least 2,000 years, represent one of the largest underground excavations of ancient times and are an enduring mystery that have perplexed experts from every discipline that has examined them.  Scientists from around the world in the fields of archaeology, architecture, engineering, and geology have absolutely no idea how they were built, by whom, and why. First discovered in 1992 by a local villager, 36 grottoes have now been discovered covering a massive 30,000 square metres. Carved into solid siltstone, each grotto descends around 30 metres underground and contains stone rooms, bridges, gutters and pools. There are pillars evenly distributed throughout the caves which are supporting the ceiling, and the walls, ceiling and stone columns are uniformly decorated with chisel marks in a series of parallel lines. To date, scientists have not been able to establish who built them, how they were constructed, and why.

H/t reader kevin a.

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Dec 26

Timelapse video of CAST following the Sun in the morning and in the evening. Video credit: Madalin-Mihai Rosu/CERN

Exotic particles as the Sun aligns with the center of the Milky Way:

As the Sun made an annual alignment with the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy on December 18, 2016, the scientists at CERN carried out the first of a kind experiment to measure hypothetical exotic particles possibly emitted by the black hole.

The research team utilized the CERN Axion Solar Telescope’s (CAST) prototype dipole magnet to measure the axions and chameleons which may be emitted from the center of the black hole. This is the first of a kind experiment, as there was no previous attempt at measuring the particles, until now. Continue reading »

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Dec 24

 – Poisoned Field: Glyphosate, the Underrated Risk?:

By Dr. Mercola

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is an herbicide like no other, as more tons of it have been sprayed worldwide than any other herbicide before it.

Writing in Environmental Sciences Europe, scientists noted that in the U.S. and likely globally, “no pesticide has come remotely close to such intensive and widespread use.”1

“Glyphosate will likely remain the most widely applied pesticide worldwide for years to come,” they continued earlier this year, which is alarming as its environmental and public health risks become increasingly apparent. Continue reading »

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Dec 22

MIT Study Shows Wind Power Can NEVER Compete with Conventional Sources:

In their sillier moments, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers pitch the line that their pointless product is not only getting cheaper all the time, but go so far as to claim that wind power is already cheaper than gas and coal-fired power. Risible PR antics aside, the wind industry has always had a troubled relationship with the facts.

Now, coming to their aid in that regard is a study pulled together by the heavy-hitters hailing from the hallowed halls of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

When pressed on the facts, the wind-cultist resorts to personal attacks on their challenger’s academic cred. Up against the best and brightest that America has to offer, STT is not so sure that strategy will offer any hope to the wind industry’s already panicked spin kings in resisting the bleeding obvious.

MIT: Green Energy Can’t Work Unless You Tax Everything
The Daily Caller
Andrew Follett
25 February 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have confirmed what many in the energy world already knew: Without government support or high taxes, green energy will never be able to compete with conventional, more reliable power plants. Continue reading »

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Dec 21

Cannabinoids Heal The Body:

By Wes Annac, Editor, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel

If this were the 60s or 70s and you told someone you were using cannabis for pain relief or to treat an illness, you might get a funny look. Today, however, countless legitimate medicinal uses have been discovered for the plant. It’s finally receiving positive attention from a society that’s condemned it for nearly a century.

“Regular” people are standing up for cannabis, unafraid of the consequences imposed by an unfair system. Rather than continue to condemn it, people are openly exploring and sharing information about its benefits. Even doctors are speaking out about it. Continue reading »

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Dec 21

Dr. Ibrahim: MON810 GM Corn Damages Small Intestines of Rats:

Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study from Egypt.

Effect of genetically modified corn on the jejunal mucosa of adult male albino rat

Full Paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27769625

Authors: Ibrahim MA, Okasha EF.

Abstract

Genetically modified (GM) plants expressing insecticidal traits offer a new strategy for crop protection. GM-corn contains Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) genes producing delta endotoxins in the whole plant. Diet can influence the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract altering its function and structure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of GM-corn on the histological structure of jejunal mucosa of adult male albino rat using different histological, immunohistochemical and morphometrical methods. Twenty adult male albino rats were divided into two equal groups; control and GM-corn fed group administered with 30% GM-corn for 90days. Specimens from the jejunum were processed for light and electron microscopy. Immunohistochemical study was carried out using antibody against proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). Different morphometrical parameters were assessed. Specimens from GM-corn fed group showed different forms of structural changes. Focal destruction and loss of the villi leaving denuded mucosal surface alternating with stratified areas were observed, while some crypts appeared totally disrupted. Congested blood capillaries and focal infiltration with mononuclear cells were detected. Significant upregulation of PCNA expression, increase in number of goblet cells and a significant increase in both villous height and crypt depth were detected. Marked ultrastructural changes of some enterocytes with focal loss of the microvillous border were observed. Some enterocytes had vacuolated cytoplasm, swollen mitochondria with disrupted cristae and dilated rough endoplasmic reticulum (rER). Some cells had dark irregular nuclei with abnormally clumped chromatin. It could be concluded that consumption of GM-corn profoundly alters the jejunal histological structure.

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Dec 21

New Study Shows Major Molecular Differences between GMO and Non-GMO Corn:

A unique new study published Monday in the scientific journal Nature has used molecular profiles to reveal major differences in composition between a GMO corn and its non-GMO parent. These findings question industry and regulatory position of “substantial equivalence” and have serious safety implications.

The new peer-reviewed study led by Dr Michael Antoniou at King’s College London describes the effects of the process of genetic engineering on the composition of a genetically modified Roundup-resistant GMO corn variety, NK603. Continue reading »

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Dec 21

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Dec 19

Update:

ISIS ‘Officially’ Claims Responsibility For Berlin Attack

THIS IS WAR: German ministers turn on Angela Merkel amid call for MARTIAL LAW after Berlin

German Police Release Suspect In Berlin Truck Attack

Berlin Police Says It Arrested “The Wrong Man”: Truck Attacker Is “Armed, Still At Large”

Commentary down below.


Truck Ploughs Into Berlin Christmas Market Killing Nine, Injured Over 50 In Apparent Terrorist Attack:

Here is the latest:

  • Local police confirm twelve people were killed, and 48 injured when a truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in east Berlin around 8:00pm on Monday evening.
  • According to local police, the incident, which took place at the foot of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church, is likely terror related
  • According to information from German newspaper Die Welt, the alleged truck driver is from Pakistan, and is reported to have arrived as a refugee in Germany on 16 February 2016.
  •  The dead passenger was a Polish national.
  • German police is urging Berliners to stay at home; Merkel is to be briefed by the German Interior Minister.

additionally, Die Welt reports Trump noting that

The drama on the Berlin Christmas market is a “terrible terror attack”. “Innocent civilians were murdered on the street when they were just about to celebrate the Christmas holidays,” Trump wrote in a message. Continue reading »

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Dec 18

Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels ‘COOLS planet’, says NASA:

BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found.

Major theories about what causes temperatures to rise have been thrown into doubt after NASA found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialisation where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place. Continue reading »

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Dec 17

Related info:

Little Known Chinese Herb & Iron Kill 98% of Cancer Cells in 16 Hours

Asian Herb (Artemisia Annua) Annihilates Cancer Cells In 16 Hours


Wormwood Extract Kills Cancer Cells:

Medieval as it sounds, scientists are testing a recipe of wormwood and iron on breast cancer cells, and so far the results are encouraging. In a new study, researchers report that artemesinin–a derivative of the wormwood plant–kills iron-enriched breast cancer cells but doesn’t harm many healthy ones. Artemesinin’s destructive properties are triggered by higher than normal levels of iron in cancer cells. Continue reading »

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Dec 16

“Distilled water proved as effective as chemotherapeutic agents in distilled water and more destructive than chemotherapeutic agents in saline within the 2-hour time limit of the experiment,” the researchers reported.


Distilled Water Kills Bladder Cancer Cells As Effectively As Chemotherapy:

Can distilled water kill bladder cancer cells? That’s the question doctors at the Department of Urology, University of Bonn, Germany are attempting to answer. The surprising results suggest simple distilled water might just be a bladder cancer cell’s worst nightmare.

Reporting in the October 2006 International Journal of Clinical Practice, the team said that the surgical procedure called transurethral resection is used to remove bladder cancer and followed by instillation of chemotherapeutic agents such as mitomycin; it is considered as standard therapy in recurrent superficial bladder cancer. Continue reading »

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Dec 16

7,000-Year-Old Forest and Footprints Uncovered in the Atlantis of Britain:

Ancient footprints as well as prehistoric tree stumps and logs have become visible along a 200-meter stretch of a coastline at Low Hauxley near Amble, Northumberland, in what is believed to be Doggerland, the Atlantis of Britain.

The Daily Mail reports that the forest existed in the late Mesolithic period. It began to form around 5,300 BC, and it was covered by the ocean three centuries later. The studies proved that at the time, when the ancient forest existed, the sea level was much lower. It was a period when Britain had recently separated from the land of what is currently Denmark. The forest consisted mostly of hazel, alder, and oak trees. Researchers believe the forest was part of Doggerland, an ancient stretch of a land, which connected the UK and Europe. Continue reading »

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Dec 15

Personally, I would NOT take it.


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Amanita muscaria

Medical Scientists Stunned As “Magic Mushroom” Treatment Found to Heal Mental Illness… Yet It Remains Illegal:

Two major clinical trials have reportedly reaffirmed the effectiveness of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic found in 200 varieties of mushrooms, in treating mental illness.Earlier this year, researchers at London’s Imperial College found that after one week of high doses of psilocybin, twelve study participants no longer suffered with depression or self loathing. Eleven weeks later, five of them no longer had any lingering depression symptoms. Continue reading »

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Dec 14

Pyramids in Antarctica
Image: Google Maps, 81°57’41.15″W 79°58’38.32″S

The Ice Is Cracking in Antarctica. “Pyramids” Have Been Spotted. Is a Secret Past Emerging?:

There are secrets in Antarctica. You can sense them from thousands of miles away.

And they are starting to come out.

A giant crack in the ice has freed an iceberg the size of a small U.S. state, and it will ignite the climate change/global warming debate; but this change will also offer unique perspective on the geological history that has never before been known. Ice is accumulating rapidly in one part of the continent, but melting in the other. According to Live Science:

Mysterious ‘Crater’ in Antarctica Has Ominous Cause:

A “crater” in Antarctica once thought to be the work of a meteorite impact is actually the result of ice melt, new research finds. Continue reading »

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Dec 11

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Credit: Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

‘Star in a Jar’ Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy:

For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion reactor that would generate energy in the same manner as the sun and other stars, but down here on Earth.

Incorporated into terrestrial power plants, this “star in a jar” technology would essentially provide Earth with limitless clean energy, forever. And according to new reports out of Europe this week, we just took another big step toward making it happen.

In a study published in the latest edition of the journal Nature Communications, researchers confirmed that Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion energy device is on track and working as planned. The space-age system, known as a stellerator, generated its first batch of hydrogen plasma when it was first fired up earlier this year. The new tests basically give scientists the green light to proceed to the next stage of the process.

It works like this: Unlike a traditional fission reactor, which splits atoms of heavy elements to generate energy, a fusion reactor works by fusing the nuclei of lighter atoms into heavier atoms. The process releases massive amounts of energy and produces no radioactive waste. The “fuel” used in a fusion reactor is simple hydrogen, which can be extracted from water. Continue reading »

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Dec 09

‘Alien-Like’ Skulls Excavated in Mexico:

Human skulls deliberately warped into strange, alien-like shapes have been unearthed in a 1,000-year-old cemetery in Mexico, researchers say.

The practice of deforming skulls of children as they grew was common in Central America, and these findings suggest the tradition spread farther north than had been thought, scientists added. Continue reading »

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