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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. …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Why Climate Change Arguments Won’t Change the Climate

    Why Climate Change Arguments Won’t Change the Climate

    We are living through a period in which we are seeing the collapse of the world order that we were born and raised in and watching as it is replaced …
  • 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 …
  • 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 – …
  • 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. …
  • The Case Against San Serif Type

    The Case Against San Serif Type

    I am not a fan of san serif typefaces, which puts me at odds with most web designers today, so I want to make the case for semi-serif and full-serif …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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, …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. …
  • 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 …
  • 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, …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. 
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Spinal Cord Breakthrough

    Spinal Cord Breakthrough

    A 40-year old Bulgarian man has undergone breakthrough transplant surgery enabling him to walk again. The patient, Darek Fidyka, was paralyzed from the chest down after suffering stab wounds to his …
  • The New York Times Flubs Another Gaff On Mueller Report

    The New York Times Flubs Another Gaff On Mueller Report

    The New York Times has flubbed (botched or mishandled) another gaffe (minor error) in its reporting on the fallout from the Attorney General William P. Barr's summary of the findings …
  • Google Glass Not Quite Dead Yet

    Google Glass Not Quite Dead Yet

    Google may have shut down its Explorer program and stopped sales of Google Glass, but the controversial wearable technology isn’t dead yet. That’s according to Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, …
  • WWE to Induct Fan to Hall of Fame

    WWE to Induct Fan to Hall of Fame

    When the first bell rings the gladiators in the ring will commence in battle, as heroes and villains clash at WWE’s most celebrated event, WrestleMania. The day before the event, …
  • Fox News Anchor Sues Hasbro Over Toy Hamster

    Fox News Anchor Sues Hasbro Over Toy Hamster

    A Fox News anchorwoman is suing Hasbro Corporation for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that supposedly shares her name and possibly her resemblance. Harris Faulkner has been …
  • What Green Means and Other Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

    What Green Means and Other Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

    Shamrocks and shenanigans, luck and leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage, green beer and, well, more green beer – one can’t help but wonder what it all has to do with …
  • Ten Good Reasons Not to Listen to Bad Online Marketing Advice

    Ten Good Reasons Not to Listen to Bad Online Marketing Advice

    Entrepreneur Magazine gave some space to Susan Gunelius‘ musings about social media. Being somewhat concerned with the subject, I decided to review her conclusions. 1. The Law of Listening Gunelius believes that …
  • Twin Fetuses Sent Out With Laundry by Las Vegas Hospital

    Twin Fetuses Sent Out With Laundry by Las Vegas Hospital

    Twin fetuses were discovered wrapped in a sheet Tuesday morning by workers at a laundry facility in Henderson, Nevada. The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (BHCQC) is investigating …
  • Microsoft to bid Farewell to Internet Explorer?

    Microsoft to bid Farewell to Internet Explorer?

    Microsoft announced recently that it will be soon parting ways with the classic Internet Explorer brand and will eventually replace it with a newer browser, which is currently referred to …
  • Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    It was 60 years ago on July 17th that Disneyland opened up its gates to the public for the very first time. The iconic theme park in Anaheim, California has …
  • Ebola Survival Genetic?

    Ebola Survival Genetic?

    An Ebola victim’s  genetic make-up may be the deciding factor when it comes to the fatality of the Ebola virus, according to a study published in the October 30 edition …
  • Consumers Conned by Restaurant Rankings: True or False?

    Consumers Conned by Restaurant Rankings: True or False?

    Consumers are increasingly dependent upon second-hand recommendations from total strangers when deciding where to spend our money. Whether we refer to reviews posted online, or studies conducted by people who …
  • Minn. Sex Offender Program Unconstitutional

    Minn. Sex Offender Program Unconstitutional

    In a decision that seemed to surprise no one but Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) was declared unconstitutional by federal judge Donovan Frank. The ruling sets …
  • Federal Judge Block’s Order to End DACA Program

    Federal Judge Block’s Order to End DACA Program

    A federal judge Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's plan to end the program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the country illegally …
  • Surgery Cures Arachnophobia

    Surgery Cures Arachnophobia

    Brain surgery has unintentionally allowed a man once terrified of spiders to touch and admire them without fear. A case study set to be published on January 27, 2015 in …
  • “Hello Barbie” Talking Doll to hit Store Shelves This Fall

    “Hello Barbie” Talking Doll to hit Store Shelves This Fall

    Step aside, Barbie, because “Hello Barbie”, a high-tech talking doll, will be hitting store shelves this fall. Mattel, Inc., which produces the popular toy brand for children, announced the new …
  • Artificial Leaves May Produce Oxygen for Future Eco-cities

    Artificial Leaves May Produce Oxygen for Future Eco-cities

    The Earth’s air quality has been deteriorating for decades.  Everyone knows that, just as almost everyone knows that the deforestation of the world’s rainforests has played…and continues to play…a major role …
  • Full House Star Battling Lyme Disease

    Full House Star Battling Lyme Disease

    Former Full House cast member Ashley Olsen is reportedly battling Lyme disease, sources have confirmed. An unnamed source told OK Magazine recently that the illness is affecting Olsen’s ability to work on a …
  • Stephen Hawking on the Harmful Election of Donald Trump

    Stephen Hawking on the Harmful Election of Donald Trump

    Stephen Hawking, like many physicists before him, has made the leap from physics to current events. Hawking has become a pundit, and like many other pundits, he offers opinions without …
  • Wanna Bet Democrats Take House? Europeans Do

    Wanna Bet Democrats Take House? Europeans Do

    While the stakes may be high for Americans, at least politically, millions of Europeans have a different kind of interest in the outcome. They are putting their money where their …
  • 100-Year-Old New Jersey Man Kills Wife in Murder-Suicide

    100-Year-Old New Jersey Man Kills Wife in Murder-Suicide

    Authorities say a 100 year-old man from Elmwood Park, New Jersey who, according to his family, suffered from dementia, murdered his 88-year-old wife with an ax while she slept. Police are …
  • Joni Mitchell in Good Spirits at Los Angeles Hospital

    Joni Mitchell in Good Spirits at Los Angeles Hospital

    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was hospitalized Tuesday, her official website confirmed. When asked for information regarding Mitchell, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said that about 2:30 p.m., a person in …
  • NHL Playoff Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning

    NHL Playoff Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning

    Playing 22 seasons with the Red Wings from 1983-2006; Steve Yzerman will always be known as “the Captain” in Hockeytown USA, leading the Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup victories …
  • U.S. Close to Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan

    U.S. Close to Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan

    After nearly 17 years of conflict, the United States looks ready to finally pull their troops from Afghanistan, according to a story in the Washington Post. In an ironic twist, …
  • Sleep Apnea Impairs Memory

    Sleep Apnea Impairs Memory

    Sleep has long been recognized as an important part of the memory consolidation process. In a relatively small recent study, however, scientists have been able to correlate Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep length with …
  • How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 1)

    How to Make a Better Cup of Coffee at Home (Part 1)

    For many of us, our first memories of coffee-making at home are of mom filling the percolator with water, pulling the can of Folgers or MJB off of the shelf …
  • Chris Christie’s War on Press Seen as Bridgegate Retaliation

    Chris Christie’s War on Press Seen as Bridgegate Retaliation

    New Jersey’s Democratically controlled State Legislature, aided and abetted by lame duck New Jersey Governor and erstwhile Republican presidential nominee Chris Christie, has opened a can of worms with respect …
  • Fortune Magazine Picks Another Round of 50 Great Leaders

    Fortune Magazine Picks Another Round of 50 Great Leaders

    Fortune Magazine likes to publish lists of people and things. On April 1st (and isn’t that appropriate), the business magazine will publish its second annual list of “The World’s 50 Greatest …
  • Anxiety Afflicts 18 Percent of All Americans

    Anxiety Afflicts 18 Percent of All Americans

    Anxiety disorder is a mental illness that is common among many Americans, especially women. In fact, nearly one in five Americans (18 percent) have this disorder, reports The New York …
  • Pete Seeger, Folk Music Legend, Dies at 94

    Pete Seeger, Folk Music Legend, Dies at 94

    Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking folk music legend, passed away at 94 on January 27th, one of the last remaining remnants of the folk music revival movement that led circuitously from …
  • Asteroid to Make Close Pass by Earth

    Asteroid to Make Close Pass by Earth

    Astronomers, scientists and amateur star-gazers will get a rare opportunity to see an asteroid up close this week when a giant asteroid flies very close to Earth on Monday, Jan. …
  • How the NY Times Helped Blame Melania Trump for Campaign’s Failure

    How the NY Times Helped Blame Melania Trump for Campaign’s Failure

    I just read the Times article about how Melania Trump’s speech ended up replete with plagiarisms, and it is pretty obvious that the Times was fed a full load of …
  • Excess Fast Food May Deprive Children of Brain Boosting Nutrition

    Excess Fast Food May Deprive Children of Brain Boosting Nutrition

    Numerous research studies have already documented the adverse effects that fast food diets have on both children and adults when it comes to weight control and overall physical health. Now, …
  • Are Antibiotics Really Effective or Really Dangerous?

    Are Antibiotics Really Effective or Really Dangerous?

    When people get sick, they – and their doctors – typically rely on antibiotics to treat the illness. Nevertheless, antibiotics only work briefly and are predominately used to treat bacterial …
  • Christie Orders Air Force General to Slim Down

    Christie Orders Air Force General to Slim Down

    Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey wants the leader of the New Jersey National Guard to get in shape as soon as possible. Recently, the governor gave Air Force Brig. …
  • 10-Year-Old Girl Dies after Riding Roller Coaster

    10-Year-Old Girl Dies after Riding Roller Coaster

    Jasmine Martinez, a 10-year-old girl from Ventura County, California, died after passing out on a roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia. The report was …
  • How to Raise Fresh Capital Without Getting in Over Your Head

    How to Raise Fresh Capital Without Getting in Over Your Head

    You are in business. You found this article because you have been surfing the internet looking for business funding opportunities that will allow you to raise fresh capital for your …
  • 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 …
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