Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Medicated | Tags: Australia, Australian Law, Crime, health, Health News, Medicinal Cannabis, Medicinal Marijuana | Comments Off on CHRONIC! Australia to Legalise Cannabis
Australia’s Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Health Minister Sussan Ley says the Government wants to give people suffering from debilitating illnesses access to all of the most effective medical treatments, including medical cannabis.
The minister said she had been moved by stories of people who get relief from the currently restricted drug, sometimes legally imported but not always. However, Ms Ley said the legalisation was only about medicinal cannabis, not recreational use.
“This is not a debate about legalisation of cannabis. This is not about illicit drugs. This is not a product you smoke. This has nothing to do with that,” Ms Ley said. “Most commonly the product is an oil or a tincture that you put on your skin.”
A progressive government in Victoria looks to have that state as the nation’s first onboard, the state Government plans to embark on a cannabis cultivation trial, based on the recommendations of a report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Outside the Box | Tags: Alternative Medicine, Anti Vaccination Movement, Homeopathy, Mythbuster, Sceptic, SciBabe, Yvette d'Entremont | Comments Off on Mythbusting SciBabe Reveals Her Secrets to Debunking Pseudosciences
Yvette d’Entremont — chemist, blogger, and better known on the internet as “SciBabe” — has revealed how her medical history inspired her to debunk myths masquerading as science.
In her most famous stunt, she swallows the entire contents of a bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills – 50 in all – to prove that they do not have any effect.
Alternative medicine is one of her pet subjects for debunking, along with the anti-vaccination movement, anti-genetically modified organisms campaigners and people who promote fake cancer cures.
Scibabe doesn’t deny that some people reckon that alternative medicines like homeopathy work for them, but says they are not based on any form of scientific evidence :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 7th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Applied Science, Astrophysical, Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: 67P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA, European Space Agency, Philae, Space Exploration | Comments Off on Rosetta on Final Approach to Comet Landing
In the most complex space mission since the moon landing, an attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. Launched by the European Space Agency, Rosetta has become the first ever spacecraft to catch up with a comet, a landmark stage in a decade-long space mission that scientists hope will help unlock some of the secrets of the solar system.
The Rosetta spacecraft has travelled six billion kilometres using the gravitational forces of Earth and Mars to slingshot towards the five-kilometre-wide comet. The craft is now within 100 kilometres and considered to be on its final approach :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 18th, 2014 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: Chukotka, Pithovirus sibericum, Russia, Siberia, Worlds Biggest Virus | Comments Off on Scientists Wake Virus After 30,000 Year Slumber
French scientists say they have revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.
Wakening the long-dormant virus serves as a warning that unknown pathogens entombed in frozen soil may be roused by global warming, the scientists said.
The virus, Pithovirus sibericum, was found in a 30-metre-deep sample of permanently frozen soil taken from coastal tundra in Chukotka, near the East Siberia Sea, where the average annual temperature is -13.4 degrees Celsius.
The team thawed the virus and watched it replicate in a culture in a petri dish, where it infected a simple single-cell organism called an amoeba.
Radiocarbon dating of the soil sample found that vegetation grew there more than 30,000 years ago, a time when mammoths and Neanderthals walked the Earth, according to a paper published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Applied Science, Cankler Science News, Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Physics | Tags: Inexhaustible Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fusion, Practical Nuclear Fusion | Comments Off on US Researchers Reach Turning Point in Fusion Energy
Scientists in the United States say they have taken an important step on a decades-old quest to harness nuclear fusion to generate nearly inexhaustible energy. For the first time, two nuclear fusion experiments succeeded in producing more energy than was used to trigger the reaction, the journal Nature reports :: Read the full article »»»»