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  • “Anatomy Trains” Controversy

    “Anatomy Trains” Controversy

    It seems like almost every field of science has its own maverick who preaches his or her own mantra and worldview on the way things work. Medical science has Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola. Food science has – no surprise …
  • Responding to Ad Hominem Anti-Semitism on the Internet

    Responding to Ad Hominem Anti-Semitism on the Internet

    Antisemitism is raising its ugly head all over the internet, again. Yesterday, I received an email from someone called "Rebel of Oz" with a link to post entitled "How We Can Overthrow the Jew World Order." The sender of that …
  • Science Guy Bill Nye’s Views on GMO Foods Challenged

    Science Guy Bill Nye’s Views on GMO Foods Challenged

    Bill Nye, The Science Guy, was recently challenged to a public debate to back up his claims about GMO foods in his new book, Undeniable. Dr. Kevin Folta,Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, wrote an open …
  • Keep Calm Poster Sparks Chaos

    Keep Calm Poster Sparks Chaos

    “Keep Calm and Carry On!” was initially used in a motivational poster created by the Ministry of Information and produced by the British government in 1939. It was used as a tool to prepare citizens for the Second World War, to …
  • Science Daily’s New Fat Myth: Fat is Converted to Carbon Dioxide

    Science Daily’s New Fat Myth: Fat is Converted to Carbon Dioxide

    An article appearing last week on the Science Daily website makes the outrageous claim that body fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water. This new fat myth is probably less harmful than many other myths associated with weight loss, but that is only …
  • Early Oceans From Meteorites

    Early Oceans From Meteorites

    Earth’s vast oceans may owe their genesis to water-bearing meteorites that bombarded the planet in its infancy, according to a new study published in Science. The research team found a link between hydrogen samples from the waters of Earth, ancient …
  • Stone Poetry by Algis Kemezys

    Stone Poetry by Algis Kemezys

    Algis Kemezys is one of those rare human beings who creates new things out of old cloth.  A multimedia artist originally from Canada, Kemezys – on very little money – travels around the world recording both vanishing worlds before they …
  • Details of Nepal Earthquake Tell Tragic Tale

    Details of Nepal Earthquake Tell Tragic Tale

    The devastating results of a 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday are surfacing, and they appear to be as tragic as many expected. Reuters reports that the Nepal earthquake death toll has risen to 1,341, and the New York Times reports …
  • Autism Rate Investigated

    Autism Rate Investigated

    The percentage of children diagnosed with autism has risen dramatically across the globe over the past three decades. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, has confirmed what many health professionals and worried parents have suspected regarding
  • Yet Another Review of the Year in Reviews

    Yet Another Review of the Year in Reviews

    Every year, news organizations feel obligated to publish a year in review article, in which they summarize what they thought were the most important stories of the year. This year, instead of simply publishing our own list, we decided to …
  • San Diego Pain Summit Bridges Research and Practice

    San Diego Pain Summit Bridges Research and Practice

    San Diego, California, may be famous for many things, such as Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Chargers, and year-round mild weather that rarely sees any ice and snow. Among manual therapists, which includes physical and massage therapists, “America’s …
  • DRIVE PROUD Campaign Makes Debut for 2015 Chrysler 300

    DRIVE PROUD Campaign Makes Debut for 2015 Chrysler 300

    The Chrysler brand recently launched an advertising campaign for the new ramped up 2015 Chrysler 300. The “Drive Proud" campaign, narrated by Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones, celebrates those Americans who have earned their …
  • Aspirin’s Dangers Outweigh the Benefits

    Aspirin’s Dangers Outweigh the Benefits

    Aspirin has been widely recommended as a preventative therapy for cardiovascular disease (CVD) since the early 1980s, but that recommendation is now being challenged. Previous studies have demonstrated an overuse of aspirin in primary care patients. In January of 2015, …
  • Rand Paul’s Budget Proposals Just Don’t Add Up to Success

    Rand Paul’s Budget Proposals Just Don’t Add Up to Success

    Less than a week out of the starting gate, Rand Paul is already picking up the wrong kind of public attention, due largely to his combative attitude toward the media, which has been picking on him (or so he appears to …
  • Blues Legend BB King Dead at 89

    Blues Legend BB King Dead at 89

    BB King, whose hits include the likes of  Thrill is Gone, died in his sleep at his Las Vegas home on Thursday according to his website. He was 89. Many fellow musicians took to social media to express their condolences …
  • Texting Causes Neck Pain?

    Texting Causes Neck Pain?

    A recent story on CBS News touted the belief  that texting with your head jutted forward and downward – like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo – could lead to back pain. The premise is based on a study by Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, chief …
  • BindleSnitch Editorial: Truth or Consequences

    BindleSnitch Editorial: Truth or Consequences

    ISIS has executed a second Frenchman, Mickael Dos Santos, 22, according to an execution video released today. While an unknown number of Syrians, Lebanese, and Kurds, not to mention other Iraqis, have been executed by the outlaw regime, three Americans, …
  • Diet Helps Bees Resist Pesticides

    Diet Helps Bees Resist Pesticides

    Photo of honey bee by Jon Sullivan (PD) With the right diet, honey bees can better resist pesticides, according to a new study published in the Journal of Insect Physiology. Honey bees fed a diet of pollen showed less sensitivity …
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview

    Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (94-68, 1st in NL West, Eliminated in NLDS) Much like their crosstown rivals, the Angels, the Dodgers enjoyed a phenomenal 2014 season only to see it end in the first series of the postseason. The Dodgers were …
  • Bizarre Death Ruled “Not a Homicide” Despite Questions

    Bizarre Death Ruled “Not a Homicide” Despite Questions

    Brooke Baures – the waitress who was killed in a bizarre dumb-waiter accident in a Wisconsin restaurant – was not a victim of a homicide, according to the autopsy report released today by Fountain City Police Chief Jason Mork.  Despite …
  • Kerry’s Reckless Middle East Stance

    Kerry’s Reckless Middle East Stance

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians “unsustainable,” but what is really unsustainable is the belief that the status quo between Israel and Palestine is not sustainable, because it has been and it …
  • Golf Shots: Another WD by Tiger Woods Raises Serious Concerns

    Golf Shots: Another WD by Tiger Woods Raises Serious Concerns

    It is probably a good idea to start thinking about another favorite player to follow now that Tiger Woods is all but gone from professional golf. There is nothing official, mind you, but there are fears rippling about the PGA that …
  • NY AG Orders Allegedly Fake Herbal Supplements Off Store Shelves

    NY AG Orders Allegedly Fake Herbal Supplements Off Store Shelves

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent cease and desist orders to four major retailers instructing them to remove allegedly substandard herbal supplements from their stores’ shelves according to a press release from AG Scheiderman’s office.
  • What is Gluten and Why Should You Care

    What is Gluten and Why Should You Care

    Celiac disease has caused an upsurge of interest in gluten-free foods, but there are far more gluten-free eaters than there are celiac disease sufferers. Why is that?
  • Hugging Acts as Preventative Medicine

    Hugging Acts as Preventative Medicine

    A new study from the Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences has shown that giving a person a hug can act like a form of preventative care. Touch, or close physical contact, can result in a psychosomatic response, which …
  • National Dumpling Day is a Day for Everyone

    National Dumpling Day is a Day for Everyone

    September 26th is National Dumpling Day, according to nationalcalendarday.com. Dumplings are popular all around the world and each culture has a different take on these doughy pockets of delicious. Varieties of Dumplings Dumplings have been enjoyed for years by all …
  • Donald Trump Has Chronic Foot in Mouth Disease

    Donald Trump Has Chronic Foot in Mouth Disease

    There’s no doubt about it. Donald Trump has chronic foot in mouth disease, and it is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better, if it ever does. Big time. CNN correspondent M.J. Lee called Republican presidential candidate …
  • Modular Cell Phones May Change How We Buy Technology

    Modular Cell Phones May Change How We Buy Technology

    Mobile devices have become an essential part of everyday life for most people but, with the exception of a small percentage of specialized devices, they tend to be dangerously delicate for items with such high price tags. As a fail-safe …
  • Madonna Takes a Spill at 2015 Brit Awards Bash in London

    Madonna Takes a Spill at 2015 Brit Awards Bash in London

    The 2015 Brit Awards on February 25th will be unforgettable for American pop star Madonna, who took a bad spill onstage while performing her hit single “Living for Love” for a live audience.  The fall from the stage at the 02 Arena in …
  • Five Good Reasons to Drink More Water Each Day

    Five Good Reasons to Drink More Water Each Day

    Water is essential to the human body. Our bodies are made up of more than 60% water according to waterinfo.org. They also tell us that the blood, bones, brain and muscles of the human body are composed largely of various percentages …
  • GOP Front Runners Put On Their Running Shoes for 2016

    GOP Front Runners Put On Their Running Shoes for 2016

    The GOP front runners are putting on their dancing shoes for 2016, but this is one year when the tortoise has it all over the hare. The idea of having a third Bush in the White House is gaining momentum for …
  • Fifty Shades May Not Be So Crazy

    Fifty Shades May Not Be So Crazy

    Hot, sexy, dangerous and … controversial. Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling novel by E L James, has been turning heads since it was first released in May of 2011. The story revolves around a young literature student, Anastasia Steele, …
  • Required Watch List for News Junkies

    Required Watch List for News Junkies

    If you’re a news junkie, or you are heading that direction, this list of films about the newspaper business should interest you. These films capture the essence of what Americans – rightly or wrongly – believe about the role and …
  • 2020: How the Democrats Are Already Blowing It Again

    2020: How the Democrats Are Already Blowing It Again

    This year, in what has been billed (incorrectly) as the most important midterm election in American history, the Democratic party absolutely failed to present the electorate with a national campaign, leaving it up to the individual candidates to put together …
  • A Female Face May Soon Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

    A Female Face May Soon Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

    Ever since 1929, President Andrew Jackson’s face has been gracing the $20 bill, but the male dominance on U.S. paper currency may soon be a thing of the past. Women on 20s, a non-profit organization, is currently conducting an online campaign to remove …
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive in Bathtub Accident

    Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive in Bathtub Accident

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face down in her bathtub at her Atlanta, Georgia home on Saturday morning. According to police, Brown’s husband, Nick Gordon, and a mutual friend …
  • Close Down the Internet to Reduce School Shootings

    Close Down the Internet to Reduce School Shootings

    Another horrific tragedy has people wondering what can be done to stop school shootings in America. With 17 dead and 14 injured at the hands of deranged former student, people across the United States are looking for a way to …
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel to Be More of a Thriller

    Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel to Be More of a Thriller

    The upcoming sequel to the February, 2015 erotic film, Fifty Shades of Grey, will most likely be a thriller, according to Universal Pictures chairman, Donna Langley. Fifty Shades Darker, the second installment of the Grey saga, will be written by Niall Leonard who …
  • Dinosaur Feathers Evolved for Display

    Dinosaur Feathers Evolved for Display

    Image of Rupicola peruviana by Bill Bouton (CC) Long before birds flocked to the skies, a number of dinosaurs sported various types of feathers, ranging from simple filaments to more complex pennaceous feathers. An article published in Science is now proposing that …
  • Nine Very Good Reasons for Humans to Love the Sun

    Nine Very Good Reasons for Humans to Love the Sun

    The sun is that star in the center of our solar system. This star is the most important source of energy for life on Earth. 
  • ESPN Anchor Calls Trump a Racist via Twitter

    ESPN Anchor Calls Trump a Racist via Twitter

    Jemele Hill, the 41 year-old co-anchor of the ESPN’s flagship SportsCenter program, set off a political firestorm a few days ago, when she tweeted out the comment, shown above, labeling President Donald J. Trump as a “white supremacist."
  • Five Ways to Lead a Happier and More Grateful Lifestyle

    Five Ways to Lead a Happier and More Grateful Lifestyle

    Humans are inherently creatures of habit and fall into unhealthy ways quite easily. Many people struggle with depression and unhappiness, looking to find a way out of the black abyss. According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America website, “Anxiety disorders …
  • Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings Out With Achilles Injury

    Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings Out With Achilles Injury

    It looks like the Detroit Pistons will have to find another way to continue their winning streak, now that star point guard Brandon Jennings will not be by their side. Jennings, 25, and the Pistons were trailing the Milwaukee Bucks in …
  • Dark Rumblings in Oil Economics

    Dark Rumblings in Oil Economics

    Oil prices have stayed low for some time now, but there are dark rumblings concerning the future of crude oil. Rig counts are dropping, the domestic shale boom has busted the wallets of oil producers, turmoil in Middle East is …
  • Coconut Oil: Super Food or Super Fad?

    Coconut Oil: Super Food or Super Fad?

    The media is flooded with seemingly endless advertisements for fad diets that promise model looks, superfoods with near magical powers, and supplements that rival the most powerful medicines known to man with the benefit of zero side effects. For those …
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