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Homöopathie: Pharmahersteller Hevert geht juristisch gegen Kritiker vor - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Konkret geht es um ein Interview mit der "Rheinpfalz", in dem Grams auf die Frage: "Machen wir es kurz: Wirken Homöopathika?" antwortete: "Nicht über den Placebo-Effekt hinaus."

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/homeopathy/

Tatsächlich scheint Hevert zu versuchen, eine wissenschaftliche Frage juristisch zu beantworten
Homeopathy  free  speech  science 
12 days ago by asterisk2a
Transkinder | spiegel.tv
sex characteristics develop first in the womb
only when basic anatomy finished in the womb
brain starts development
theory different sex steroid environment or something else between these two different periods in womb.
transgender  science 
25 days ago by asterisk2a
(752) CSI Genome: From Neanderthals to superhumans? | SRF Sternstunde Philosophie - YouTube
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/future-crispr-babies-gene-editing - Science is racing to stop another CRISPR baby from being born As the world grapples with the first gene-edited babies, questions are being raised about where we go next. &! https://futurism.com/the-byte/gene-editing-mutated-animals-crispr - MUTATED ANIMALS SHOW WHY GENE EDITING ISN’T READY FOR HUMAN TRIALS
CRISPR  genome  China  philosophy  medicine  epigenetics  genetics  ethics  moral  morality  evolution  god  HIV  AIDS  complexity  complex  gene  edit  deletion  interaction  Science  safety 
december 2018 by asterisk2a
Archaeologists find earliest evidence of bread | Science | The Guardian
Using radiocarbon-dating of charred plant materials found within the hearths, the team found the fireplaces were used just over 14,000 years ago.

“Bread has been seen as a product of agriculturist, settled societies, but our evidence from Jordan now basically predates the onset of plant cultivation … by at least 3,000 years,” said Dr Tobias Richter, co-author of the study from the University of Copenhagen, noting that fully-fledged agriculture in the Levant is believed to have emerged around 8,000 BC.

“So bread was being made by hunter-gatherers before they started to cultivate any plants,” he said.
Evolution  Science 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Amazon fish challenges mutation idea - BBC News
Evolutionary theory suggests that species favouring asexual reproduction will rapidly become extinct, as their genomes accumulate deadly mutations over time.

But a study on an Amazon fish has cast doubt on the rapidity of this decline.

Despite thousands of years of asexual reproduction, the genomes of the Amazon molly fish are remarkably stable and the species has survived.

Details of the work have been published in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
evolution  science 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Tory members 'a breed apart' from other main parties, study finds | Politics | The Guardian
Poll shows Conservative grassroots more supportive of the death penalty, obedience to authority and a hard Brexit &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YU9djt_CQM - Authoritarianism: The political science that explains Trump & Trump Brexit Putin AfD = Tyrant - https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/1814546858557902/ //// 30 years thrid way technocracy produced autocracy plutocracy pure unashamedly in your face.
DonaldTrump  Brexit  Donald  Trump  authoritarianism  Psychology  Sociology  Political  Science  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  alt-right  right-wing  far-right  neoNazi  Nazi  neo-Nazi  Germany  AfD  immigration  tyrant  history  autocracy  technocracy  technocrat  neoliberal  neoliberalism  globalisation  globalization  Austerity  economic  GFC  recovery  working  poor  Precariat  demagogue  No  Representation  plutocracy  oligarchy  Super  Rich  1%  democracy  lobby  revolving  door 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Internal 'clock' makes some people age faster and die younger – regardless of lifestyle | Science | The Guardian
Scientists have found the most definitive evidence yet that some people are destined to age quicker and die younger than others - regardless of their lifestyle.

The findings could explain the seemingly random and unfair way that death is sometimes dealt out, and raise the intriguing future possibility of being able to extend the natural human lifespan.

“You get people who are vegan, sleep 10 hours a day, have a low-stress job, and still end up dying young,” said Steve Horvath, a biostatistician who led the research at the University of California, Los Angeles. “We’ve shown some people have a faster innate ageing rate.”
DNA  ageing  epigenetics  biology  science  complexity  genetics  gene  microbiome  longevity 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
It's a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly | Michael E Mann | Opinion | The Guardian
https://theintercept.com/2017/08/28/harvey-didnt-come-out-of-the-blue-now-is-the-time-to-talk-about-climate-change/ - There is a simple thermodynamic relationship known as the Clausius-Clapeyron equation that tells us there is a roughly 3% increase in average atmospheric moisture content for each 0.5C of warming. Sea surface temperatures in the area where Harvey intensified were 0.5-1C warmer than current-day average temperatures, which translates to 1-1.5C warmer than “average” temperatures a few decades ago. That means 3-5% more moisture in the atmosphere. &! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/29/how-did-climate-change-worsen-hurricane-harvey https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/29/houston-harvey-new-orleans-katrina-survivors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0TCrGtTEQM
Hurricane  Harvey  Sandy  Katrina  climatechange  globalwarming  climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  flash  flooding  drought  rising  sea  level  temperature  science  Klimakatastrophe  climatecatastrophe 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW unter Kartellverdacht: Einmal Schrottpresse - SPIEGEL ONLINE
das Wort der Industrie kein Verlass ist. [...] Problem für die Branche, von der in Deutschland fast jeder siebte Arbeitsplatz abhängt. //&! http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/volkswagen-audi-porsche-bmw-und-daimler-unter-kartellverdacht-a-1159052.html - Die deutsche Autoindustrie hat sich seit den Neunzigerjahren in geheimen Arbeitskreisen über die Technik, Kosten, Zulieferer und sogar über die Abgasreinigung ihrer Dieselfahrzeuge abgesprochen. Das belegt eine Art Selbstanzeige, die der VW-Konzern nach Informationen des SPIEGEL bei den Wettbewerbsbehörden eingereicht hat. Es könnte einer der größten Kartellfälle der deutschen Wirtschaftsgeschichte werden. &! http://www.politico.eu/article/daimler-volkswagen-bmw-porsche-audi-siemens-the-dishonest-germans/
Abgasskandal  VW  BMW  Audi  Mercedes  Diesel  CO2  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  European  Union  cartel  collusion  bribery  lobby  revolving  door  neoliberal  neoliberalism  capitalism  profit  maximisation  climate  change  global  warming  climatechange  globalwarming  public  health  air  noise  pollution  Trust  governance  corporate  welfare  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  science  big  pharma  tobacco  pharmaceutical  vested  interest  Military–industrial  food–industrial  conglomerate  tax  evasion  avoidance  Glaubwürdigkeit  Journalism  journalismus  Absprache  Bundeskartellamt  Diesel-Gate  Abgas-Affäre  Porsche  Daimler  Dieselskandal 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Wie Wissenschaft und Fortschritt unser Menschenbild verändern - Kolumne - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Wissenschaft hat auch zum Thema Homosexualität Fortschrittliches beizutragen. Für Homosexualität - und für Bisexualität - gilt das gleiche wie für Linkshändigkeit: Sie ist angeboren. Möglicherweise gibt es Menschen mit einer homo- oder bisexuellen genetischen Disposition, die aufgrund von Umwelteinflüssen ein Hetero-Leben führen, aber in einem Punkt sind sich die einschlägig forschenden Wissenschaftler einig: Die Gene - und vielleicht pränatale Hormone - spielen eine zentrale Rolle für die sexuelle Orientierung.

Paradoxerweise nennen gerade diejenigen, die Schwule und Lesben am stärksten ablehnen, Homosexualität gerne "widernatürlich". Auch hier hilft die Wissenschaft: Homosexualität ist durch biologische und physiologische Vorgänge bedingt und damit eben genau das: natürlich. Widernatürlich ist dagegen der Versuch, homosexuelle Menschen mit Umerziehungsmethoden zur Heterosexualität zu bekehren. Weit schlimmer als das, was man all den Linkshändern angetan hat. [...] Religiosität ist kein guter Ratgeber
LGBT  science  Transgender  Religion  humanity  humanism  climate  change  climatechange  globalwarming  global  warming 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon | Science | The Guardian
Previous trials, in which conventional procedures were compared with sham versions of the same surgery, found that there was no significant benefit beyond placebo for arthritic knee surgery, spinal cement injections for vertebral fractures, some gastric balloon procedures for obesity and certain forms of endometriosis surgery.
NHS  medical  science  placebo  effect 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
(1487) Shane Smith Investigates The True Cost of Climate Denial (VICE on HBO: Season 5, Episode 1) - YouTube
same tactics in tobacco, meat, climate = seeding doubt & creating a debate about scientific consensus. "doc merchants of doubt" // climate change cost will be astronomical! // public attitude //
climatechange  globalwarming  climate  change  global  warming  FEMA  economic  damage  denial  science  doubt  PR  language  communication  public  health  economics  lobby  lobbying  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  Tobacco  Debate  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  medical–industrial  agriculture  industry  cost  fossil  fuel  shareholder  fiduciary  responsibility  profit  maximisation  drought  flood  flash  flooding  national  security  vested  interest 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Fast food, Fat profits: Obesity in America - YouTube
Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050. &! There's a science to making addictive food, a practice that convinces us to eat food that's bad for us because it tastes so good. - https://youtu.be/4cpdb78pWl4
obesity  overweight  Cancer  CVD  Diabetes  USA  chronic  sick  population  Salt  Sugar  Fast  Food  science  Fat  addiction  self-medication  dopamine  coping  mechanism  stress  relief  lobby  Food–industrial  complex  conglomerate  multinational  book 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Bill McKibben: Fighting Back on Climate Change | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - YouTube
Oklahoma became more seismic active than California. // Republicans created more than echo chamber. Own facts and truths. // Smashing heat records for 3 years in a row.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Republicans  EPA  pollution  environment  public  health  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  lobby  USA  fracking  Climate  Change  global  warming  climatechange  globalwarming  coastal  erosion  soil  water  methane  Oil  rising  sea  levels  Florida  economic  damage  science 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Cancer patients could be disadvantaged by Brexit, say experts | Society | The Guardian
In an editorial published on Friday in the ecancermedicalscience journal, six doctors, representing cancer physicians, patient advocacy groups and genomics researchers, said the UK government must be prepared to fill in the gaps in law, regulation and resource allocation that would open up after Brexit. [...] Brexit would mean that the EU directive no longer applied in the UK, which is of concern to the manufacturers of devices and tests unless the EU and the UK share regulatory frameworks in future to allow ready import and export of devices/tests.”
Brexit  NHS  Austerity  STP  Cancer  R&D  rationing  medical  advances  science  STEM  EEA  regulation 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Climate stirring change beneath the waves - BBC News
Human-induced climate change is triggering changes beneath the waves that could have a long-term effect on marine food webs, a study suggests. An assessment of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic found the microscopic organisms' pole-ward shift was faster than previously reported. It observed that the ocean's tiny plant community was "poised for marked shift and shuffle". [...] "The main results of the study were that we found that when the climate changes it was not just the temperature that was changing and impacting phytoplankton but it was also all the ocean circulation and the conditions in the ocean surface, such as nutrients and light, that have an ecological impact," Dr Barton observed. "Generally, the whole physical environment is altered; in some cases, quite substantially."
ocean  warming  climate  change  environmental  disaster  ecological  disaster  global  warming  climate  crisis  mass  extinction  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  science  complexity  nature 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Meeresspiegel-Prognose: Nordsee flutet Norddeutschland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Hamburg, weite Teile Schleswig-Holsteins und der Niederlande versinken im Meer, Brüssel wird Hafenstadt, ein Arm der Nordsee reicht bis Berlin - in 10.000 Jahren könnte das Meer weite Teile Mitteleuropas geflutet haben, sollten neueste Prognosen tatsächlich eintreten. Ursache wäre der ungebremste Ausstoß von Treibhausgasen aus Fabriken, Kraftwerken und Autos. [...] Knapp einen Millimeter pro Jahr könnte sich das Land senken, haben die Forscher aufgrund aktueller Messungen angenommen. Aufgrund des Zusammenwirkens von Meeresspiegelanstieg und Landsenkung würde die Nordsee an der deutschen Küste nach 10.000 Jahren um 35 Meter steigen, folgert Reicherter. [...] Die Klimaschutz-Debatte konzentriere sich zu sehr auf die nahe Zukunft, allzu leicht würde vergessen, dass der Klimawandel Jahrtausende andauern könnte, schreiben die Forscher in "Nature". Treibhausgase blieben noch lange in der Luft, selbst wenn ihr Ausstoß gestoppt würde.
climate  change  global  warming  Generationengerechtigkeit  ocean  warming  rising  sea  levels  soil  erosion  climate  refugees  climate  crisis  climate  science  COP21  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  science  carbon  tax 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Obama climate initiative: Supreme Court calls halt - BBC News
this is akin to taking plaster to fix a crumbling high rise: limiting the emissions and putting cost on emissions for one industry, seen as heavies polluter in public eye ... while livestock industry is biggest +50% of them all. // what is needed is a carbon tax that also includes environmental and ecological cost (ie deforestation, water pollution from pig waste - livestock farming) and if we are already there, what about antibiotic-resistance? A Marschall Plan for the future of earth and its occupants. A future for us. // If and import doesn't have a carbon tax, tariffs have to be enacted on imports based on their damage to environment, ecology and carbon emissions. ... // economic damage & public health problems and health inequality in the future is deferred taxation for the next generation // Obama isn't bold enough. Not Utopian enough.
livestock  farming  coal  power  gas  shale  gas  fracking  carbon  tax  COP21  self-regulation  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  era  public  transportation  gasoline  Petroleum  Industry  fossil  fuel  zombie  consumer  consumerism  materialism  Wegwerfgesellschaft  Generationengerechtigkeit  climate  crisis  climate  change  climate  science  climate  system  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  economic  damage  coastal  erosion  public  health  policy  public  health  air  pollution  public  safety  water  pollution  pollution  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  ocean  warming  acidification  Overfishing  Meat  Industry  food  global  warming  exploitation  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  oversight  revolving  door  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  accountability  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  presidency  barackobama  economic  history  history 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Climate change 'to make transatlantic flights longer' - BBC News
Previous studies have shown that climate change is likely to increase turbulence on these transatlantic flights. In this new study researchers modelled how atmospheric winds would change given a doubling of atmospheric CO2. They fed the results into the same route algorithms that airlines routinely use to plan their transatlantic journeys. They found that the winds on the New York to London route will become 15% faster on average. Flights from London will become twice as likely to take over seven hours while flights from New York will speed up and will become twice as likely to take under five hours and 20 minutes. While on average, flights will only gain and lose a few minutes each way, the cumulative impact is "significant" says the study.
climate  change  jet  stream  global  warming  economic  damage  unintended  consequences  unknown  unkown  climate  science  climate  system 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
'Killer blizzard' which battered America is heading for Scotland (From Herald Scotland)
[ Blizzard Jonas. More moisture. More precipitation. More energy to be released. ] Forecasters have predicted the weather system will hit Britain on Tuesday morning, bringing torrential rain and heavy winds. The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning covering most of Wales, north-west England and west Scotland.
extreme  weather  weather  extreme  UK  USA  global  warming  climate  change  ocean  warming  El  Nino  Gulf  Stream  greenland  iceshield  weather  system  climate  science 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Blizzard: US-Ostküste versinkt im Schnee - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Blizzard Jonas [ more moisture in air, more precipitation (more snow) ] Wintersturm in den USA: Heftige Schneefälle, der Verkehr steht still - bit.ly/1Qsrgmm //&! Blizzard: New York steht still - #snowzilla hat Millionenmetropolen an der US-Ostküste zu Geisterstädten gemacht: Der Blizzard legte in vielen Städten das öffentliche Leben lahm. In New York dürfen die Menschen nicht mehr Auto fahren - sonst werden sie verhaftet, droht die Polizei. - bit.ly/1K4zbVx - Allein am Samstag fielen an der Ostküste fast 5000 Linienflüge aus, 2169 weitere wurden diesen Sonntag gestrichen. [...] Lebensmittel ausverkauft //&! most flights for sun and mon cancelled - 7ny.tv/1Vijfjb &! secures itslef a spot in Top 5 of lifestime storms - 7ny.tv/1OHgt5g - an inch close to the biggest ever snowfall - bbc.in/20mwcM7
extreme  weather  weather  extreme  economic  damage  climate  change  global  warming  ocean  warming  weather  system  climate  science 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Evidence suggests huge ninth planet exists past Pluto at solar system's edge | Science | The Guardian
If the researchers have their sums right, the mysterious new world is 10 times more massive than Earth and up to four times the size. Nicknamed Planet Nine, it moves on an extremely elongated orbit, and takes a staggering 10,000 to 20,000 years to swing once around the sun. The icy world, if it exists, has evaded detection because it is so far away. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) calculate that the closest it comes to the sun is 15 times the distance to Pluto. It then heads into uncharted territory, 75 times further out than Pluto, or about 93 billion miles from the sun. A ray of light would take a week to get there.
science  Universe 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal 'own goal' - BBC News
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios which he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go wrong". Prof Hawking is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures, which explore research into black holes, and his warning came in answer to audience questions. He says that assuming humanity eventually establishes colonies on other worlds, it will be able to survive. "Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. [...] But he also said that future generations of researchers should be aware of how scientific and technological progress is changing the world, and to help the wider public understand it. //&! bit.ly/1RwS7yA
humanity  blackswan  GFC  self-regulation  humanitarian  crisis  human  tragedy  geneticallyengineered  genetics  gene  editing  global  warming  climate  crisis  climate  change  food  security  National  health  crisis  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  sick  population  nuclear  power  nuclear  waste  nuclear  war  climate  science  climate  system  water  scarcity  watersupply  water  rights  water  supply  water  pollution  water  security  drinking  water  inequality  Super  Rich  1%  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  shared  economic  interest  Stephen  Hawking  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  mass  extinction  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  Fukushima  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  economic  damage  AI  artificial  intelligence  Elon  Musk 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
WS MoreOrLess: Climate Change by BBC Radio 4: More or Less
Ruth Alexander investigates claims climate change has contributed to the war in Syria, // Syria civil war side story! "Global warming played a significant part in migration of people into city." drought chance more likely.
Syrien  Syriza  COP21  climate  change  climate  crisis  climate  science  drought  water  scarcity  water  supply  water  security  civil  war  food  security  National  Middle  East  migration  Iraq 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Whoa...The Climate Crisis at the North Pole - YouTube
Storm Frank/Storm Eva/Storm Desmond. High temps @North Pole. This will go down into the history books! Destabalising of Polar Vortex (colder winters) vs El Nino effect (warmer wetter winters) + Jet Stream wobbly (<< still cutting edge science.) [...] 'Destable Polar Vortex due to global warming.' Wobbly Jet Stream = chaotic weather (ie warm arctic like california warm). Coming Decades more extremes, more events. //&! Civilization's rise based on fossil fuel = also it's demise, mass extinction - youtu.be/XhkpsyT3mDc //&! Pre-COP21 France Foreign Minister "We Are on the Edge of a Climatic Abyss" - youtu.be/jfeS5k1518o //&! Crisis is Worse Than We Think & Scientists Are Self-Censoring to Downplay Risk - youtu.be/NmL4t8TclGU - public collectively comfortably aware. and hoping for carbon capture tech. youtu.be/svlU6p0gHgo //&! Naomi Klein on Why Climate Change is ‘Incredibly Threatening To Our Elites’ - youtu.be/g_2GjzS576A
climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  El  Nino  weather  extreme  COP21  greenland  iceshield  Gulf  Stream  climate  science  climate  system  climate  crisis  jet  fossil  fuel  mass  extinction  National  Security  food  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  shared  economic  interest  economic  damage  carbonfootprint  carbon  tax  carbonemission  carbon  trading  scheme  methane  Meat  Industry  food  deforestation  soil  erosion  coastal  erosion  rising  sea  levels  ocean  warming  public  sentiment  public  perception  public  awareness  public  debate  public  image  public  opinion  air  pollution  carbon  capture 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Suspended BBC journalist breaks silence over Tyson Fury comments · PinkNews
[ Platforming, see paris lees on Germaine Greer and platforming for wrong people ... ] The Newsline journalist was since suspended, and had previously said he was not allowed to comment on the controversy. But in a new YouTube video, West did comment, saying: “I’m not really meant to say anything, but I wanted to just say that I chose between being an objective journalist and being a human being with thoughts and opinions with principles.” He went on: “I shouldn’t have given my opinion on something that was current” but said that at the same time he “couldn’t forget the little boy I was when I was nine or 10 at school and I was being bullied for being camp and being gay”. The video now appears to have been deleted from West’s YouTube page.
free  speech  hate  speech  hate  crime  homophobic  Homophobia  transphobia  Transphobic  freedom  of  speech  Pressefreiheit  Germaine  Greer  gay  rights  stigma  public  sentiment  public  awareness  public  perception  public  discourse  public  debate  public  opinion  public  health  public  safety  discrimination  social  discrimination  Tyson  Fury  prejudice  snap  judgement  bias  judgement  Religion  science 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse | Society | The Guardian
Despite European Union regulations aiming to cut back on the unnecessary use of antibiotics, Dr Brown believes it will take more than just legislation to tackle the superbug crisis. Market forces will need to be compelled to cut usage, perhaps when prompted by a shift in public opinion, he said. “Those with a vested interest find ways around legislation. So, in addition to public policy we will need also the power of market forces,” he added. “When the public start demanding meat that has not seen antibiotics - because they understand that the meat may contain antibiotic resistant bacteria - only then will real progress be made. We need education about the threat.”
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  superbug  MCR-1  Colistin  E.  coli  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  EHEC  Salmonella  Campylobacter  Listeria  MRSA  Hospital-acquired  infection  ESBL  tuberculosis  public  sentiment  food  industry  public  awareness  public  perception  public  image  PR  livestock  farming  Meat  Poultry  Fish  public  relations  public  safety  public  health  policy  public  health  Milk  Dairy  Egg  conglomerate  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  epidemic  pandemic  WHO  economic  damage  accountability  oversight  white-collar  crime  Industrial  Factory  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  animal  welfare  COP21  carbon  tax  carbonfootprint  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonemission  climate  change  global  warming  climate  science  climate  crisis  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  mass  extinction  humanity  democracy  interest  groups  vested  interest  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  crony  capitalism  capitalism 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Interview ǀ „Man muss entscheiden – wie Luke Skywalker“ — der Freitag
Interview Die Vikare Ulrike Garve und Lucas Ludewig entdecken in Star Wars viele christliche Motive. Die wollen sie in einem Gottesdienst in Berlin aufgreifen [...] die wichtigen Fragen anzusprechen, um die es in dem Film geht: Zum Beispiel, wie gehen wir mit einem Imperium um? [...] Das Gute und Böse? Ludewig: Zum Beispiel diese Dialektik. Wie geht man damit um, dass man von der Sünde befreit ist, aber ja weiter fehlerhaft durchs Leben läuft. Die Situation, die Luke Skywalker im Film erlebt, betrifft uns alle. Wir sind nicht per se böse oder gut, wir müssen uns entscheiden, was wir sein wollen. Luke weiß, dass es einen dunklen Teil in ihm gibt. Er macht eine Entwicklung durch – und entscheidet sich, seinen Vater nicht zu töten, also böse zu sein. Er wirft sein Lichtschwert weg und nimmt den Tod in den Kauf. [...] "Wir müssen den Staat immer wieder danach fragen, ob er sein Handeln verantworten kann."
Hollywood  Religion  Star  Wars  Theology  Disney  Politics  Policy  Makers  science  folly  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Wall  Street  economic  growth  trickle-down  economics  neoliberalism  neoliberal  economic  model  Unrechtsstaat  injustice  economic  justice  System  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  double  standard  white-collar  crime  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  philosophy 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Wetter vor Weihnachten: Süßer die Büsche nie blühen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ mild winter ] Schal und Mütze liegen wieder im Schrank - und da können sie noch eine Weile bleiben: Deutschland stehen warme Feiertage bevor. Das irritiert nicht nur Weihnachtsromantiker, sondern auch Pflanzen und Tiere.
climate  change  global  warming  climate  science  climate  crisis  climate  system  El  Nino  2015  2016  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  weather  system  economic  damage  COP21  ecological  disaster  mass  extinction  environmental  disaster 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Health without wealth - YouTube
manage chronic diseases remotely. home or GP. but no hospital visit. + health coaches visits! [ bi weekly visists. weekly seminars ] << community measure. reducing 1/3 of visits. [ diet-related chronic diseases account for 3/4ths of NHS budget ]
health  inequality  diabetes  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  public  health  policy  public  health  sick  population  health  care  health  care  budget  prevention  intervention  mental  health  A&E  mental  illness  health  policy  health  care  spending  health  crisis  health  science  heart  disease  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  NHS  community  community  management 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Paris climate deal: reaction from the experts | Environment | The Guardian
While the summit delegates herald their ambitious targets, scientists and campaigners have mixed views of the agreement [...] :: However, we should also be cautious. It is clear that the 1C temperature rise over pre-industrial levels that we have seen so far has triggered a whole range of effects including melting of mountain glaciers, significant sea-level rise, devastating droughts, and flooding. These effects are likely to get much worse with even modest future increases. Keeping temperatures to manageable levels also assumes that we know what the precise link is between atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and the global temperature response. We don’t know this, nor the nature and strength of natural feedbacks in the climate system that might drive future warming. [...] When we speak about targets of two degrees, or even 1.5, we should remember that science has yet to uncover a simple relationship between carbon emissions and the level of future global warming. ...
COP21  climate  science  climate  system  climate  change  climate  crisis  global  warming 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
German plasma success raises nuclear fusion hopes - BBC News
A German nuclear fusion experiment has produced a special super-hot gas which scientists hope will eventually lead to clean, cheap energy. [...] Physicists are in a worldwide race to create stable fusion devices that could not only mimic the Sun but release abundant energy, without the volumes of toxic waste generated by nuclear fission - the splitting of the atom. [...] The project began nine years ago and has cost 1bn euros (£720m; $1.1bn) so far. The EU's main nuclear fusion project is called Iter, at Cadarache, in the south of France. But it will not be fired up until the 2020s. It is controversial, having already cost more than €10bn. [...] Scientists have been working on nuclear fusion for more than 50 years but the extreme temperatures involved and the difficulty of controlling plasmas mean progress is slow.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
COP21: Why do two degrees matter? - BBC News
2 Degree limit was agreed by consensus of western nations (w fossil fuel lobbies sitting left and right next to them), stupid.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
An increase in the water temperature of the world's oceans of around 6 °C could stop oxygen production by phytoplankton : Futurology
To get an idea of what lower temperatures will bring us: "A 4 degrees C future is incompatible with an organized global community, is likely to be beyond 'adaptation', is devastating to the majority of ecosystems, and has a high probability of not being stable. "
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Conspiracy-theorist nutbags run Congress, and they’re making Benghazi a verb: Next up, climate scientists - Salon.com
But in this political environment, being cautious about just handing a bunch of documents over to Republican is a smart move. After watching the Planned Parenthood and Benghazi hearings, a couple of things are clear: One, the Republicans will extract any stray word or number they can and take it out of context in an effort to advance their political agenda, with concerns about decency and honesty not restraining them in the slightest. Two, if they can’t find something like that, they’ll probably just lie about it. [...] The episode was a stellar demonstration of how the utter lack of morals and decency among House Republicans will lead them to distort and lie about numbers, even in the most obnoxious and obvious ways. [...] Imagine what kind of lies and distortions Republicans could gin up with the complex equations and variables that go into climate science. // confusing people. put doubt into peoples mind.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, 23/11/2015, 'We battled recurring cancer'
Cancer charities say there needs to be more support for people facing a recurring diagnosis of cancer. Figures show there is a 5% chance of sufferers getting a different kind of cancer in the future. // overweight/obese carry higher risk of cancer bc of the fat being inflammatory factor! inflammation through fat and diet is bad for immune system - nutritionfacts.org/?s=inflammation
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden - YouTube
Fiber is critical for optimal health, while only 3% of Americans get 100% of RDA. And this is not about pills, or added fiber into processed food. This is whole-food plant-based fiber. //&! Microbiome: The Inside Story - youtu.be/2ObAE52uMDU
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Paris climate summit: world leaders told to iron out differences before talks end | Environment | The Guardian
France steps up diplomatic efforts to get consensus [among nations concerned about economic growth (employment - capitalism - keep the ghost in the machine), living on a planet with finite resources] on a global deal six days before official talks conclude. //&! Mekong: a river rising The fate of 70 million people rests on what happens to the Mekong river. With world leaders meeting in Paris next week for crucial UN climate talks, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia’s vast waterway - a place that encapsulates some of the dilemmas they must solve. He meets people struggling to deal with the impacts of climate change as well as the ecological havoc created by giant dams, deforestation, coastal erosion and fast-growing cities - bit.ly/1LAYGHX //&!
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Britain set for white Christmas? 36 days of snow forecast after 'coldest Atlantic for 80 years' - Mirror Online
Experts blamed the record cold ocean temperatures on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, also feared to be slowing the Gulf Stream, which pushes warm currents towards Britain. The US Government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather department said: "The area of ocean had its coldest January to August in at least 80 years of records." //&! [Stronger than ever El Nino may exacerbate Winter conditions] The knock-on effects around the globe, which include unusually cold winters in Britain, could be catastrophic. The last El Nino, six years ago, saw the UK crippled by the worst winter for decades with widespread harsh frosts, sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow setting in from early December and lasting until March. - bit.ly/1PuF8fr - UK forecasters are also bracing themselves for the worst with all the ingredients in place for a lengthy and savagely cold and snowy season. [...] unprecedented sequence of events
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Meat In Moderation: Media Reacts to WHO Cancer Report - YouTube
Response as expected. Moderation and Balanced. Its Position. Positioning as part of your lifestyle, life, reward yourself, treat yourself. most known "have a break have a kit kat. [...] [and share]" And Pick Your Poison, YOLO you know. Mass media are also reliant on Food Industry Advertising, stupid! Obvious conflict of interest. Editor "No you can't go so hard on them, write it in a balanced way." // First Video from their Channel - World Health Organization: Meat Causes Cancer! - youtu.be/ATvv71ycifU //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/video/everything-in-moderation-even-heart-disease/ & http://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-diet-just-give-it-to-me-straight-doc/ //&! FOOD (Junk Food, Engineered Sweets to addiction) AS REWARD FOR CHILDREN- youtu.be/dmSFAO13dV4?t=4m40s - child abuse in the making. Developing bad habit. Later in life you come home from a stressful day ... and reward yourself with food and alcohol, because you feel emotionally drained and stressed out.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Cancer Research Has Stalled - T. Colin Campbell
But such conclusions fail to explain changes in the rates of cancer over time, or the wide variation in cancer prevalence between different human populations. They are flawed for a very fundamental reason: they assume that most types of cancer are caused by DNA mutations. This is the mutation theory of cancer. It serves as a fundamental explanation of cancer development and thus is a central focus of cancer research and clinical practice. [...] I disagree with this theory. I suggest that failing to question the mutation theory of cancer is the underlying scientific reason the War on Cancer is not being won. A nutritional theory of cancer .... [ who makes money on cancer treatment if there is rarely cancer amongst the population vs major cause of death in western society? ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War, Emails Show - The New York Times
BOUGHT SCIENCE & Papers. // At Monsanto, sales of genetically modified seeds were steadily rising. But executives at the company’s St. Louis headquarters were privately worried about attacks on the safety of their products.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Forget El Niño, start worrying about the North Atlantic blob | News | The Guardian
This question is what climate scientists across the northern hemisphere are trying to answer, especially since it coincides with an exceptionally cold North Atlantic, which might be even more important because it affects the position of the jet stream. The easterly winds of last week, bringing unseasonably cold weather, are believed to be as a direct result of this North Atlantic cold diverting the jet stream and allowing cold easterly air from Siberia to reach our shores. There has already been snow in Germany.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Immune clue to preventing schizophrenia - BBC News
[ does diet and epigentics play a role, science knows that risk is higher if you have family case. big pharma would not be amused to hear that schizophrenic schizophrenia episodes could be reduced with an anti-inflammatory diet and active lifestyle. and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's) do not work at the same rate and have side effects (lower efficacy) ] Brain scans found an overactive immune system in patients as well as in those at high risk of schizophrenia. The UK Medical Research Council team wants to test anti-inflammatory drugs to treat or even prevent the disease. [...] There has been mounting evidence that the immune system and inflammation play a key role in schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions. //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=schizo >> ie &! http://nutritionfacts.org/video/poultry-exposure-and-neurological-disease/ - Poultry workers ...
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Bad Science: Vegetables Are Better For You Than Fruit - YouTube
5 a day should be upped to 7. ... how about at least a dozen. // diversity, coulourful. // Form UK Farmers Lobby Group to make the dozen a day recommendation! includes also legumes, beans, whole grains, ... "EarthToTable" "DirtyVegetable" //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Tobacco tax increase urged by parliamentary group - BBC News
The tax rate currently goes up by 2% above inflation each year, but the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health wants that increased to 5%. It says an extra £100m per year would be generated to spend on anti-smoking projects, and the rate of decline in smoking would be doubled. Tobacco manufacturers described the proposal as "counter-productive".
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
SEASPIRACY: What You Should Know About Fish, The Ocean, and More! - YouTube
fish pellets (heavy metals) are fed to on land livestock. ... do you know what is fed to your beef? fish pellets?! GMO crop!? what you piece of meat has been treated with (antibiotics, medication, supplements, etc)?! no. no disclosure. no transparency. no accountability. //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=fish
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Scientists Under Attack - Trailer - YouTube
Can we still trust our scientists? This timely documentary explores how the heavy hand of the agriculture industry is steering ‘science’ towards its own interests, eliminating legitimate research and silencing any critical opinions. Taking a close look at genetic engineering and the powerful vested interests that dominate its research, ‘Scientists Under Attack’ reveals the frightening reality of modern science, as objective investigation is corrupted by corporate money. // Animals are Fed GM crop. Food Industry does not need to disclose this.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Five research papers that revolutionised health - BBC News
Richard Doll was the British statistician working for the Medical Research Council who published a ground-breaking paper in the British Medical Journal in 1950 that concluded there was "a real association between carcinoma of the lung and smoking". He looked at the incidence of smoking and lung cancer in a large number of patients and compared their experience with people who had different cancers - what scientists call a control group. His findings led him to give up smoking. But despite many subsequent studies that have supported the connection, the tobacco industry has not accepted the research.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease - YouTube
>> medical profession may come around: what is bad for your arteries and heart is bad for your brain as new research shows. cholesterol levels do play role/correlate with "Cerebral amyloid angiopathy"/beta-amyloid formation in the brain aka brain plaques. After all, its a build up of the arteries in our brain (brain consists mostly of fat) "Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a neurological condition in which proteins called amyloid build up on the walls of the arteries in the brain. The condition increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke and dementia." - 1.usa.gov/1MlBi6u // And prevention is better than cure because cognitive function starts to be lost early on before medical/personal detection of the condition. // LDL cholestero may be able to cross blood brain barrier. Like the leaky gut thing (induced by consumption of animal products). //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
‘What is the Government’s role in the fight against cancer?’
“From the APPGC’s standpoint, if the past few years have been about putting in place the tools required to reduce the ‘cancer gap’ between the NHS and other comparable health systems, then the next years will be about putting the tools to good use, driving up standards, highlighting best practice and shining a light on dark corners. [ ie prevention? like diet and lifestyle changes? as well as taxing addictive food?! holistic across policy tools and avenues ... ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
WHO | A call for higher taxes on tobacco
Dr Margaret Chan and Mike Bloomberg call for higher taxes on tobacco. The evidence is clear: raising tobacco taxes cuts usage, encourages smokers to quit and discourages young people from picking up the habit in the first place. The United Nations ought to encourage countries to raise tobacco taxes to support the world’s Sustainable Development Goals and reduce tobacco use.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Study supports cancer link with height - BBC News
nutritionfacts.org //Its results found that for every extra 10cm (4in) of height, when fully grown, the risk of developing cancer increased by 18% in women and 11% in men. But experts said the study did not take into account many risk factors and that tall people should not be worried. To reduce risk of cancer, the most important things to do are: give up smoking, cut down on alcohol, adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. [ and its not about more cells as noted by one doc, its about the bigger need of caloric intake, and thus bigger intake of sick food, cancer food, processed food, ... thus bigger load on the system: insulin response, IGF-1 load bigger, long-term = higher risk. its comparable with obese people are at higher risk because they eat more sick food, even if you take into account the sick status they are in vs tall person with normal weight. Common Sense, KISS ] &! bit.ly/1Vr8Oye
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Concern over hidden diesel pollutant - BBC News
Atmospheric levels of a little known by-product from diesel engines are up 70 times higher than expected according to a study. Researchers found that long-chain hydrocarbons are significantly under-reported in car manufacturers' data. These hydrocarbons are a key component of two of the worst air pollutants, ozone and particulate matter. The authors believe these "hidden" emissions are having a large impact on air quality in cities like London. The exhaust pipes of diesel-fuelled trucks and cars produce an array of emissions that have different impacts on the air that people breathe. Complicated mixture The nitrogen dioxide and particles that are emitted from burning diesel have a direct impact on human health in cities. But diesel also contains more complex, long-chain hydrocarbons, whose role in air pollution has been little understood until now. [ science ] There have been several air pollution alerts in London over the past two years
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Documentary - Sugar v Fat - YouTube - min 38 - engineering addictive food "I have a sweet tooth"
Fat vs Sugar (vs Salt). Its not one. Its the combination of 3 via processed foods/home made dishes/junk/fast food/ready meals by the food industry towards the bliss point, moorish, addictive. Tricking the brain 2 overeat those engineered foods! SEE BOOK: Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss! bit.ly/1O1F0Uh - A combination u cant find it in nature. Bliss point ratio! Cheese cake/glaze donut is half fat half sugar. & dont forget the Salt. Processed Food is literally deadly because it IS engineered 2 addiction (Wall Street Food Conglomerate profit maximisation/shareholder value) combination of 50/50 + high in salt = moorish. Tricking our stop buttons (Leptin and Ghrelin, satiety feeling (via condensed volume (no/little added fiber) to calories ratio)) that we have // Thus have to make the effort & planning, making your meals yourself. // Also Dr. Robert Lustig, boo&talks: processed food as culprit. //&! youtu.be/_H5oFX7bHtY + exercise & animal protein culprit too! //&! youtu.be/2uisu5dY3G0
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