Ways to Save Earth: Pulling CO2 From the Air to Make Gasoline

I hear a lot of dismay out there about the environment, but I believe there is still hope for the planet Earth, that we might even reverse the ongoing Holocene extinction if we humans stop squabbling and really get our act together. As one great example, it is said to be possible to undo the greenhouse effect we have created by extracting CO2 from the air in order to reverse climate change. The technology already exists, in fact, it just needs to be scaled up. From its pilot plant in Squamish, British Columbia, Carbon Engineering has successfully developed and demonstrated … Continue reading Ways to Save Earth: Pulling CO2 From the Air to Make Gasoline

Tornado Missed Hitting Earth + Weirdest Weather 2019

There is a city in the state of Texas named “Earth”. On or around 26 May 2019, a tornado was confirmed west of the town of Earth, “just north of Highway 70 – moving northeast” and it “just missed Earth to the north” according to a tweet by the National Weather Service in Lubbock Texas. @NWSLubbock I’ve been enjoying looking at all the recent weird 2019 weather, things I missed watching the news. Here’s a sample. There were record highs in June 2019 in the usually snowy state of Alaska. There was a US rash of tornadoes, nearly 300 confirmed … Continue reading Tornado Missed Hitting Earth + Weirdest Weather 2019

Alert: 37 Million Face New Tornadoes, Floods

CORRECTION: The original title here said “37 million Texans” and while 37 million people were under flood warnings in multiple states, the entire population of Texas in 2019 is estimated to be 29 million according to World Population Review. As additional fact checking, last year the population of Texas was only 28.7 million. (28,701,845 – 2018 est). UPDATE (May 4, 2019): “Deadly Flooding From Michigan to the South Damages Homes, Sends Mississippi River to 157-Year-High in Davenport, Iowa” This still from a drone video shows how bad the flooding is in Davenport, Iowa right now: Click for link to video on … Continue reading Alert: 37 Million Face New Tornadoes, Floods

The Message of the Birds

Birds had huge meetings and spent years deciding what to say to humans, then, when the time was right, they leveraged social media to deliver the message. Would the humans understand? Would they take birds seriously? No telling, but they had to try. “Humans, there is a guldok coming. Signal if you understand. Time is running out. You must dorg and shlok. This will save the earth. Don’t delay.” Well, no, we didn’t get it. “Hogging the camera and checking itself out,” we said. All we understood is that a pair of birds got famous for their apparent fascination with … Continue reading The Message of the Birds

To Win, Remove Salt from Seawater Cheaply

How is it that we have deadly water shortages on a world covered mostly by water? Unfortunately, sea water kills most crops and we can’t drink it due to the high salt content. Effective large scale salt removal from of sea water could therefore save millions of lives. With climate change happening we need more than the 15,906 operational desalination plants we currently have. Did you know we had that many? Desalinating sea water is much more expensive than getting fresh water from rivers or groundwater, water recycling and water conservation, but for many places on earth, desalinating is their … Continue reading To Win, Remove Salt from Seawater Cheaply

3D Printing Human Hearts with Stem Cells

With thousands waiting for replacement hearts around the world, the quest is on for created replacements made of patient stem cells or rejuvenated heart tissue to avoid problems with tissue rejection as often occurs with donor hearts. Israeli scientists have moved science one step closer in the quest. Scientists at Tel Aviv University have printed the world’s first 3-D heart complete with blood vessels using personalized “ink” made of collagen, a protein. – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_hOL2JNsw Scientists in Israel unveil a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels calling it a first and “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities … Continue reading 3D Printing Human Hearts with Stem Cells

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)

Videos: What is aging? Can we cure it?

Some see aging as a curable disease. I like this view so here are a few videos on how we might cure aging. Of course, curing aging causes all kinds of resource problems, but I still think we should be working on it while we are working on ways to generate clean energy, sustainable healthy foods and new living spaces. Perhaps some people who will live to 200 years old are already alive today. The trick, however, would be to look like you are no more than about 65 when you are 200 years old. This should make me get … Continue reading Videos: What is aging? Can we cure it?