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Mythbusting SciBabe Reveals Her Secrets to Debunking Pseudosciences

Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Outside the Box | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mythbusting SciBabe Reveals Her Secrets to Debunking Pseudosciences

Mythbuster SciBabe Reveals Her Secrets to Debunking Science MythsYvette 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 »»»»


Obesity Damage to Mother’s Eggs Passed on to Offspring

Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Favorite New Thought, Health, Outside the Box | Tags: , | Comments Off on Obesity Damage to Mother’s Eggs Passed on to Offspring

Obesity damage to mum's eggs passes to offspringResearchers from the University of Adelaide say they’ve unraveled a key mechanism that may explain how obesity can be passed from mother to child, the discovery may also provide clarity into why obese women find it so difficult to fall pregnant.

According to their study, obese mothers ‘transmit’ metabolic problems to their offspring through changes to the mitochondria in their eggs, long before conception has taken place.

The researchers were able to reverse this damage in eggs of obese mice using drugs that reduce cellular stress.

They say their findings, published today in Development, may point towards future therapies to help obese women overcome fertility issues and prevent multigenerational health problems related to obesity :: Read the full article »»»»


Sponsored Video! GALAXY Note 8.0 “The Creative Process” with Illustrator Andrew Park

Posted: July 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Outside the Box | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Sponsored Video! GALAXY Note 8.0 “The Creative Process” with Illustrator Andrew Park

SAMSUNGThe world it seems is filled with tablets, from the priced-low Pendo to the iPad. This blogger however has a penchant for Samsung’s Galaxy, but for those deciding on a tablet that’ll get them through the day at the same time as it’s able to fit in their satchel, Samsung hasn’t made things easy.

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, you’ve got two machines with exceedingly similar specifications to decide between. What we’ve got to check this afternoon is how the two make their mark in the world – and if it really is all about the S-Pen in the end.

By far my favourite – form and function – is The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, it works with an 8-inch display at 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 carries the same size and pixel density – they’re effective the same in day-to-day use, while the subtle differences in software will make the tiniest of differences up-close :: Checkout slashgears double  review :: Read the full review here »»»»

Find out how “the hand “behind the RSA Animate videos captures and visualizes the world’s imagination :: Read the full article »»»»


Sir Robert Edwards,Test-tube Baby Pioneer Dies at 87

Posted: April 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Outside the Box | Tags: | Comments Off on Sir Robert Edwards,Test-tube Baby Pioneer Dies at 87

Sir Robert Edwards

British scientist Sir Robert Edwards, who was awarded a Nobel prize for his pioneering work in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), died on Wednesday aged 87. The British professor spent his career making the dream of having a baby come true for millions of people worldwide, running into conflict with the Catholic Church and fellow scientists on his way.

He was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine in 2010, five decades after he began experimenting and long after the birth of the world’s first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, in 1978. Sir Robert was too frail to pick up his Nobel prize in Stockholm in 2010, leaving that to his wife Ruth, with whom he had five daughters. However, he remained a fellow of Churchill College at Cambridge until his death.

Born in Yorkshire in northern England on September 27, 1925, into a working-class family, Sir Robert served in the British army during World War II before returning home to study first agricultural sciences and then animal genetics :: Read the full article »»»»


There’s GOLD in Them There Hills, Termite Hills That Is…

Posted: December 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Entomology, Favorite New Thought, Geology, Outside the Box | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on There’s GOLD in Them There Hills, Termite Hills That Is…

Cankler - Theres GOLD in Them There Hills, Termite Hills That Is - Litchfield NT Magnetic Termite MoundsThose superneat boffins at Australia’s science-factory – The CSIRO –  have found that termite mounds could indicate where gold or other mineral deposits lie beneath the surface.

Researchers believe that even small termite mounds could be reliable markers, and that termites themselves may be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly means of finding new mineral deposits.

Termite mounds are abundant across Australia’s north, and the largest ones can stand up to five metres tall. The research was published in science journals PLoS ONE and Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, found that at a test site in the West Australian goldfields termite mounds contained high concentrations of gold. This gold indicates there is a larger deposit underneath :: Read the full article »»»»