Sci-Fi Mice: Mouse Study Shows How Memory Can Be Manipulated With Alarming Implications

Sci-Fi Mice: Mouse Study Shows How Memory Can Be Manipulated With Alarming Implications
Mousing Over Your Memories: Futuristic Study Shows How Memories Can Be Manipulated In Mice In the Phillip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” which was later adapted into two film versions of “Total Recall,” an ordinary clerk living in the near future longs to visit Mars, a tony vacation destination he can’t afford on his salary.… Read the rest

Libertarians Line Up: Gary Johnson Is The Only Candidate To Clearly Take A Stand Against Mandatory Vaccines

Libertarians Line Up: Gary Johnson Is The Only Candidate To Clearly Take A Stand Against Mandatory Vaccines
Libertarians Breathe A Sigh Of Relief As Gary Johnson Comes Out Unequivocally Against Mandatory Vaccines There must be some training facility for presidential candidates where they hone their skills at weaseling out of giving straight answers. They make it look so effortless: never before have so many words been said with so little substance underlying them as when we watch a presidential speech or debate.… Read the rest

Sinister Bedfellows: Amid Arizona Marijuana Legalization Fight, Major Opioid Maker Donates To Opponents

Sinister Bedfellows: Amid Arizona Marijuana Legalization Fight, Major Opioid Maker Donates To Opponents
Strange Bedfellows: Maker Of Opioid That Has Killed Thousands Donates To Anti-Weed Lobbying Groups They say “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” but oh boy does that ever make for some weird friends when it comes to politics. And especially when it comes to the politics of marijuana legalization. The landscape around marijuana is already so topsy-turvy, so filled with Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka land mines that it is almost impossible to navigate without losing your mind; the insane things people have been propagandized with for so many decades have calcified brains.… Read the rest

As DEA Announces Plans To Put Kratom On Schedule 1, Big Pharma Locks Down Patents On Constituent Ingredients

As DEA Announces Plans To Put Kratom On Schedule 1, Big Pharma Locks Down Patents On Constituent Ingredients
Kratom’s Chemicals For Big Pharma, Yes; Kratom The Plant For Users, No: Welcome To The DEA’s Mad Hatter Logic “All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” –George Orwell When is a plant not a plant but a drug, and thus illegal? And when are the constituent chemicals that come from that plant not illegal, but rather patented medicine?… Read the rest

When The Cure Is Worse Than The Disease: Merck Finally Admits Their Shingles Vaxx Causes Blindness

When The Cure Is Worse Than The Disease: Merck Finally Admits Their Shingles Vaxx Causes Blindness
Blinded By The Light: Merck Finally Reveals That Its Shingles Vaccine Can Cause Blindness Sometimes it feels like there’s a cure coming out for everything. There are so many studies, research papers and conferences illuminating this or that disease and some new breakthrough that promises to send it the way of the dodo that it is hard to keep up. That is partly a result of a Wild West mentality with pharmaceutical companies right now; in the U.S.… Read the rest

Passing Up The Pills: In A Nation Overrun With Chemicals, Many Are Turning To Alternative Ways To Treat Pain

Passing Up The Pills: In A Nation Overrun With Chemicals, Many Are Turning To Alternative Ways To Treat Pain
Saying No Thanks To Pain Pills: More People Turning To Alternative Pain Treatments It is hard to describe just how debilitating chronic, unending pain is for those who have never lived with it. We humans are tough creatures, or at least we come from tough stock; we are tougher than our pampered modern existence would lead you to believe. We can take a lot of pain.… Read the rest

Zika News: Mosquito Spraying In South Carolina Kills Millions Of Bees While Vaccine Trials Begin In Puerto Rico

Zika News: Mosquito Spraying In South Carolina Kills Millions Of Bees While Vaccine Trials Begin In Puerto Rico
The Madness Continues: Zika Panic Kills Thousands Of S.C. Bees As Vaccine Testing Begins In Puerto Rico In terms of the Zika virus panic that continues to sweep the U.S., it’s hard to say where you might prefer be: South Carolina, Miami, or Puerto Rico. All three areas have been or are about to be ground zero for various fronts on the Zika/Aedes aegypti mosquito wars that rage across the southeast part of the U.S.… Read the rest

Bad Heart? Move to Greece: Mediterranean Diet Found To Be Better For Your Heart Than Statins

Bad Heart? Move to Greece: Mediterranean Diet Found To Be Better For Your Heart Than Statins
Nuts To Statins: Mediterranean Diet Better For Your Heart Than Pricy, Ocnrtoversial Statins If you are facing heart problems and wondering if there’s anything you can do to stave off the Grim Reaper a while longer, you might want to consider trading in that statin prescription for a nice plate full of fish and vegetables. A new study has found that for people already suffering from heart problems, a Mediterranean style diet–one rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and leaning more on olive oil than butter–can reduce their chances of an early death by 37 percent.… Read the rest

Breastfeeding Rates Continue To Grow

Breastfeeding Rates Continue To Grow
Breastfeeding Rates Continue To Grow: CDC Cites Latest Report Card Statistics, Showing More Women Choosing To Breastfeed Usually these days if you reads a story about breastfeeding, it involves some benighted busybody fussing over a woman who has the temerity to care for her baby in the way that mammals have done for millions of years–in public. That’s always the kicker, isn’t it?… Read the rest

Hearing Loss Reversible? Loss Of Crucial Hairs In The Ears May Be Reversible Using Treatment Derived From Sea Anemones

Hearing Loss Reversible? Loss Of Crucial Hairs In The Ears May Be Reversible Using Treatment Derived From Sea Anemones
Sea Anemones And Hearing Loss: How One Creature’s Hair-Like Protrusions May Reverse Human Hearing Loss They say that hearing loss isn’t something that is reversible–just ask Pete Townshend of the legendary rock band The Who. After decades of playing before huge audiences surrounded by massive stacks of amplifiers–and one famous mid-1960s incident in which the band’s drummer Keith Moon set off an explosive charge that was triple what it was supposed to be while Townsend was standing right next to it–the singer has battled hearing loss nearly as long as he has been playing music.… Read the rest