This short article contains a jaw dropping amount of information about the technological and economic developments happening around the world. While I’ve been mesmerised (often much to my chagrin) about what’s going on in America these days, the really interesting stuff is happing elsewhere.
This is an interesting article, one that gels with my own beliefs about exposure to the sun.
How did we get it so wrong? How could people with low vitamin D levels clearly suffer higher rates of so many diseases and yet not be helped by supplementation?
As it turns out, a rogue band of researchers has had an explanation all along. And if they’re right, it means that once again we have been epically misled.
These rebels argue that what made the people with high vitamin D levels so healthy was not the vitamin itself. That was just a marker. Their vitamin D levels were high because they were getting plenty of exposure to the thing that was really responsible for their good health—that big orange ball shining down from above.
When I spoke with Weller, I made the mistake of characterizing this notion as counterintuitive. “It’s entirely intuitive,” he responded. “Homo sapiens have been around for 200,000 years.
Until the industrial revolution, we lived outside. How did we get through the Neolithic Era without sunscreen? Actually, perfectly well. What’s counterintuitive is that dermatologists run around saying, ‘Don’t go outside, you might die.’”
When you spend much of your day treating patients with terrible melanomas, it’s natural to focus on preventing them, but you need to keep the big picture in mind. Orthopedic surgeons, after all, don’t advise their patients to avoid exercise in order to reduce the risk of knee injuries.
I try my best to keep up with all the useful apps available for Mac but didn’t realise there were so many I didn’t know about.
This is truly, TRULY, the most disgusting article I’ve read in a long time.
The world’s largest cockroach farm is breeding 6 billion adult cockroaches a year and using artificial intelligence to manage a colony larger than the world’s human population – all for medicinal use.
It is part of the production process for a “healing potion” consumed by millions of patients in China, according to the government.
There are many cockroach breeding facilities in China, for use as an ingredient in medicine or as a source of protein for livestock feed. But no other facility can match the productivity of the farm in the city of Xichang, in southwestern Sichuan province.
Honestly I sometimes get so confused about this whole debate on whether Christianity and homosexuality can coexist.
It’s helpful when people like Christopher Yuan, who is a Christian who has struggled with homosexual tendencies in the past, come forward with a reminder of the the bible’s position.
We found some of these caterpillars in the park nearby our place. We brought them home and this article has been a wonderful wealth of information about the caterpillars development.
We’re looking forward to when the butterflies emerge now!
The process is more amazing and mysterious than I thought.
From Wired’s new Masterminds video series:
This is utterly fascinating. It is true though that if you know how to blend into a crowd you can disappear. I’ve used that to slink away from parties I didn’t want to be in and no one knew I had left.
From ABC News (Australia)
China just keeps on evolving and evolving. With a country so big they really have resorted to some extreme measures to control their population. Not sure how this is all going to turn out in the end.
I bought myself the Logitech K380 recently. It’s a simple bluetooth keyboard that’s capable of being paired with 3 devices. This is my very short review of it. Continue reading “Logitech K380 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard – A Quick Review”