Browsing All Posts filed under »Survival«

How Did Cancer Drugs Accidentally Reverse Gray Hair?

July 21, 2017


Gray hair may be optional once we learn how a few immunotherapy drugs miraculously turned back the biological clock for several cancer patients. Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved […]

The Last Animal Life on Earth will be… Microscopic Bears

July 14, 2017


Tardigrades aren’t really bears, of course, but they do resemble little eyeless bears with extra legs. It turns out they are pretty amazing, and much better than humans at survival.  Plenty of threats could wipe humans out — including climate change, nuclear war, and disease. But after we (and all other animals on the planet […]

Don’t sleep outside: Teen wakes to crunching sound of bear biting his head

July 10, 2017


This is a crazy story. Dylan looks in amazingly good shape for having his skull bitten by a bear and for being dragged 10 feet by his head. He gets an official Badass of Camping award from me for successfully fighting off an attacking bear bare handed.  A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought […]

Survive the Top Human Threat: Artificial Super Intelligence

July 8, 2017


What most threatens humankind? The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, you may be surprised to learn, puts Artificial Intelligence at the top of the list. (Sample video lecture) 10 THREATS TO MANKIND Artificial intelligence Bio-hacking Killer robots Nuclear war Climate change Asteroid impact Loss of reality Food shortage Particle accelerator Tyrannical ruler Link […]

Beating Lyme Disease, An Evidence-Based Approach

June 21, 2017


Hidden Lyme disease is huge and growing problem. Since tests for the infection are not conclusive for reasons you will read below, you can try a Lyme and co-infection elimination test, keeping a regular honest daily journal of times you take things and times you have symptoms. With a few caveats, elimination of symptoms will […]

Aggressive Bees Swarm  Huntington Beach Woman, Invade Home

June 18, 2017


Watch out for bees in the Huntington Beach area. A woman was hospitalized with multiple stings after a swarm of bees attacked her in Huntington Beach on Saturday morning, authorities said. The Huntington Beach Fire Department received a call shortly after 9 a.m. and arrived to find bees “swarming all over” the woman, said Capt. […]

The 8 richest men have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest

May 19, 2017


Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are wealthy compared to most of the rest of the world. Keep that in mind. The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as […]

Breakthrough Artificial Photosynthesis Cleans Polluted Air, Makes Energy

April 26, 2017


An invention by scientists at the University of Central Florida turns greenhouse gases into clean air, producing fuel at the same time. By mixing titanium with organic molecules, they created metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) tuned to blue light. These ‘light-harvesting antennae’ created reactions which turned CO2 into two reduced forms of cabon, formate and formamides, described […]

Earth Day 2017, Over 400 Science Protest Signs

April 22, 2017


Here’s what people had to say with their signs at the San Francisco protest march in support of science, April 22, 2017. I shot these 400+ photos of protest signs earlier today at the march for science in San Francisco. My sense from the flow of the crowd was that there were thousands more I did […]

Earth Day: Thousands of Scientists to Protest in the Streets

April 21, 2017


People in white lab coats and many more will take to the streets in America on April 22, Earth Day, in a march to protest a disturbing trend away from evidence based decision making.  Find the Science March in your area. If the majority of scientists are correct, very stupid decisions are being made and […]

A Professor’s Plan to Save the Earth: Refreeze the Arctic 

April 19, 2017


Some say we can face the facts about climate change or go extinct. If you’ve looked at the facts and agree, there’s an astrophysics professor with a plan.  To understand why some feel this is urgent,  consider this experiment:  The temperature of the water in a pot on the stove with ice cubes in it […]

Breakthrough: Old mice made young with cell-penetrating peptide

April 7, 2017


An amazing peptide drug that induces the death of senescent cells which cause aging is named FOXO4-DRI.  Researchers designed a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) called FOXO4-DRI that selectively targeted senescent cells for apoptosis and restored function in tissues affected by chemotherapy and aging. … Authors observed an interaction between FOXO4 and p53—a protein that regulates apoptosis […]

How to Know What’s True

April 1, 2017


An altruistic alien with atmospheric appendages appeared. It told me to save the world. It told me how:  “Give people reasonable criteria to use to tell if something is true,” it said, with great italics.  “That’s it?” I asked.  “Yes. Everything else will sort out,” it said. It then folded into inner space and vanished in […]

Cyclone Debbie leaves shark in road

March 30, 2017


Poor shark. Beautiful animal. Cyclone Debbie reached category 4, which means catestropic damage and sustained 130 to 150 mph winds. One report says Debbie had winds up to 163 mph and is feared to have damaged the Great Barrier Reef. Sustained winds over 150 mph would make Debbie a category 5, the worst possible on […]

Largest Dinosaur Footprint Found + Atmosphere and Human Survival

March 29, 2017


Here's what is being called the world's largest dinosaur footprint. It was found in the Walmadany area of the Dampier peninsula in Western Australia. The illustration shows how big a dinosaur would have to be to make the footprint.

Robots to take 38% of U.S. jobs by 2030s

March 25, 2017


The rise of the robots is well underway. Artificial intelligence is predicted to reach a singularity, where machines outthink humans and take over.  Okay, here’s what only a few know, the biggest secret: Intelligent conscious machines took over long long ago. What we are experiencing now is all a simulation they are playing of the time […]

15 killed, dozens missing in garbage dump landslide

March 12, 2017


It is beyond sad when people are literally buried alive by a landslide of garbage. I’m glad there is a plan to improve that area, but it isn’t happening fast enough. How much waste do you generate every day? A landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at […]

20 million face famine. Declassified US plan to help 

March 12, 2017


While browsing the National Archives, I found a 10 step plan to prevent third world hunger emergencies in declassified US documents. The plan was dated July 9, 1984. More than 30 years later, most of the wealthy world watches while millions are about starve to death. What can we do? Here’s my rough paraphrase of […]

Anti-radiation vest may allow space exploration

March 6, 2017


The company that makes anti-radiation vests has a web site which says full body gamma radiation protection would weigh a quarter ton, so they have a solution that only shields vital organs.  US space agency NASA has said it hopes to send astronauts to Mars in the mid-2030s. The vest is made of layers that […]

Weird weather: 155mph twister winds and baseball-sized hail stones

March 2, 2017


You don’t see hail this size every day. Is this a record? It is big, but not the biggest on record. Here’s the winner: The largest recorded hailstone in the U.S. was nearly as big as a volleyball and fell on July 23, 2010, in Vivian, South Dakota. It was 8 inches in diameter and […]

Cancer treatment success with genetic modification of T-cells

March 1, 2017


Some good news on the cancer research front. An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, Kite Pharma Inc. said Tuesday. In all, 82% […]

Pope: Mass extinction happening now

February 27, 2017


This is the most sensible use of popedom. I thank Pope Francis for the call to action. Life on earth is failing and we must wake up and work together. Earth is entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity’s existence, researchers have declared.  (Link) It’s easy to look around and miss or ignore the signs, […]

Google to elevate disagreement. Is your gut reaction valid?

February 23, 2017


Going with your gut instinct is quick. If your education included logical reasoning (test) and that became part of your natural process of discernment, you will consider facts along with their sources and merits and your choices will most often be correct. If, however, you learned to think in a way that takes any view […]

NASA: Six earth-like planets orbiting one star just 37 ly away

February 23, 2017


How soon can we land on a newly discovered earth-like planet and populate it? At this time, we don’t have a single unclassified spacecraft that can get humans beyond low earth orbit, much less to Mars. By one estimate, traveling the 4.24 light years between Earth and Proxima Centauri, the closest star, would take over […]

Hundreds rescued from dramatic San Jose floods

February 22, 2017


Record flooding continues in California.  Hundreds of homes were evacuated as people were rescued wading in waist-high water and clinging to trees after days of rain caused water levels in Coyote Creek to rise and flood several neighborhoods in San Jose. Two days of rain caused the already overfilled Anderson Dam to start sending water […]

Oroville dam spillway may fail, 188,000 told to evacuate

February 13, 2017


Update: A mandatory evacuation affecting nearly 200,000 people around Lake Oroville in California was downgraded to an evacuation warning Tuesday — with the caution that the condition of the dam that imperils the area could still change quickly. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said told the tens of thousands who were forced to leave their […]