Could GM Maize Cause Tumours, Kidney, Liver Problems?

Sep 22, 2012 by

Rats fed genetically modified crops suffered more premature deaths, tumours, kidney and liver problems, a worrying new study has found. Rats fed genetically modified crops suffered more premature deaths, tumours, kidney and liver problems, a worrying new study has found. The research suggests rats fed GM maize, grown with or without herbicide “Roundup”, or those [...]

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"Easter Island Drug," Bee Nursing Hold Anti-aging Secrets?

Jul 11, 2012 by

Two recent animal discoveries may someday help humans lead longer, better lives.One study shows that aging honeybees can regain the brainpower of youth. In the other, a so-called Easter Island drug enhanced the memories of laboratory mice.The bee study, published in May by the journal Experimental Gerontology, looked at the different capabilities of young and [...]

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Grape seed extract kills head and neck cancer cells, leaves healthy cells unharmed

Jul 06, 2012 by

Nearly 12,000 people will die of head and neck cancer in the United States this year and worldwide cases will exceed half a million. A study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that in both cell lines and mouse models, grape seed extract (GSE) kills head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells, while [...]

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Grow Your Brain through Meditation

Jun 25, 2012

Last week, two University of Oregon scientists published new research confirming and expanding upon previous findings from a 2010 study which supported the benefits of a Chinese meditation technique known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT). The paper, authored by Eugene scientists Yi-Yuan Tang and Michael Posner, appears in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings [...]

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Time Bomb? Banks Pressured to Buy Government Debt

Jun 03, 2012

Regulators are allowing banks to escape counting their country’s debt against capital requirements and loosening other rules to create a steady market for government bonds, the study says.   While that helps governments issue more and more debt, the strategy could ultimately explode if the governments are unable to make the bond payments, leaving the [...]

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Daniel Ellsberg, "The Most Dangerous Man in America"

Jun 02, 2012

“On return to the RAND Corporation in 1967, Ellsberg worked on the top secret McNamara study of U.S. Decision-making in Vietnam, 1945-68, which later came to be known as the Pentagon Papers. In 1969, he photocopied the 7,000 page study and gave it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; in 1971 he gave it to [...]

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Distinct ‘God spot’ in the brain does not exist, MU researcher says

May 01, 2012

Study shows religious participation and spirituality processed in different cerebral regions… See it on, via Mindscape

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The Extraordinary Genius of Albert Einstein

Apr 19, 2012

The core of the video is a workshop pedagogical on the Theory of Special Relativity as part of the educational process conducted by our youth leadership, not for the sake of understanding the theory itself, but using Einstein’s particular discovery as a case study to demonstrate and walk people through real human thinking, as being [...]

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300-Million-Year Old Forest, Preserved Like Pompeii

Feb 27, 2012

Pompeii-like, a 300-million-year-old tropical forest was preserved in ash when a volcano erupted in what is today northern China. A new study by University of Pennsylvania paleobotanist Hermann Pfefferkorn and colleagues presents a reconstruction of this fossilized forest, lending insight into the ecology and climate of its time. See it on, via Mindscape

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30 Year Study: Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional, Chemical Farming

Feb 26, 2012

Based on a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvania’s Rodale Institute, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every category. See it on, via Mindscape

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