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  • A gut bacterium as a fountain of youth? Well, let’s start with reversing insulin resistance

    11/16/2018 11:17:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 11/15/2018 | Melissa Healy
    Move over Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. There’s a new health-promoting gut bacterium in town, and it’s called Akkermansia muciniphila. You will not find its benefits at the bottom of a yogurt cup. But a new study has identified more than one way to nurture its growth in the gut, and offered evidence that it may maintain — and even restore — health as we age. Published this week in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the new research found that in mice and monkeys whose metabolisms had grown cranky with age, taking steps to boost A. muciniphila in the gut reduced the...
  • Dems Planned To Use Altered Forms to FIX Mail Ballots in Florida after Deadline

    11/16/2018 11:11:30 AM PST · by McQ444 · 6 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-16 21:00 | Paul Bedard
    Just a day after Florida's election left top state races too close to call; a Democratic party leader instructed staffers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature issues on absentee ballots following the state's deadline.
  • Does not compute: Japan cyber security minister admits shunning PCs

    11/16/2018 10:59:55 AM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies ^ | 16 Nov 2018 - 19:17
    Tokyo: A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive. Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government's cyber security strategy office and also the minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that Tokyo will host in 2020. In parliament on Wednesday however, he admitted he doesn't use computers. "Since the age of 25, I have instructed my employees and secretaries, so I don't use computers myself," he said in a response...
  • Students say they don't know what 'trivial' means in exam question fiasco

    11/16/2018 10:52:42 AM PST · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/15/18 | Ealanor Ainge Roy
    New Zealand high school students have demanded examiners ignore that they don’t know what the word “trivial” means, after it appeared in a final-year exam and left many confused. Some students who took the year 13 history exam claimed the “unfamiliar word” was too hard, and the exam should now be marked according to each student’s different understanding and interpretation of “trivial”. The exam asked for students to write an essay on whether they agreed with a quote from Julius Caesar which reads: “Events of importance are the result of trivial causes”. An online petition claims the word trivial “caused...
  • [YouTube video] Posters ask very important question about "Camp Fire Video on Skyay"

    11/16/2018 10:18:34 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | Richard Silva [poster]
    #CampFire video on Skyway this morning.
  • Super Bowl 39 - This video was shot 13 + years ago.

    11/16/2018 10:02:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/6/2005 | espn
  • JamesOKeefe: WATCH: "Non-citizens" in disguises offered ballots to vote...

    11/16/2018 9:27:51 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 16 Nov 18 | James OKeefe
    WATCH: "Non-citizens" in disguises offered ballots to vote. "We just require that you state your name and address" say the poll workers. "We don't need" ID they repeat. "We simply need for you to make an X in this box."
  • Schrödinger's Bacteria? Physics Experiment Leads to 1st Entanglement of Living Organisms

    11/16/2018 9:19:36 AM PST · by ETL · 15 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer
    A lot of scientists think that major quantum effects like entanglement, in which particles separated by vast distances mysteriously link up their states, shouldn't work for living things. But a new paper argues that it already has — that scientists in 2016 have already created a sort of Schrödinger's cat — only with quantum-entangled bacteria. Usually, we describe quantum physics as a set of rules that governs the behavior of extremely tiny things: light particles, atoms and other infinitesimally small objects. The larger world, at the bacterial scale (which is also our scale — the chaotic realm of life) isn't...
  • 'Pathetic...Caged Animal': Morning Joe Reduced to Sorry Mess of Trump Trolling

    11/16/2018 9:14:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "It's getting to the point, where I'm no fun anymore." -- Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Morning Joe might consider adopting the Crosby, Stills & Nash hit as its theme song. Because a show that in the not-that-distant past was at times entertaining and even insightful has been reduced to nothing but an utterly predictable, and hence boring, Trump-trolling mess. On Morning Joe, every day is Groundhog Day. But instead of Cher belting out "I Got You Babe," it's the panel singing the same—old—song, which might be entitled "We Hate Trump." Take this morning—which could have been any morning—in which the...
  • Interstellar Comet Oumuamua is Smaller than Previously Thought, Has Highly Reflective Surface

    11/16/2018 8:43:45 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    ‘Oumuamua was first detected by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii, in October 2017 while the telescope was surveying for near-Earth asteroids.Subsequent detailed observations conducted by multiple ground-based telescopes and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope detected the sunlight reflected off ‘Oumuamua’s surface.Large variations in the object’s brightness suggested that ‘Oumuamua is highly elongated and probably less than 2,600 feet (800 m) in its longest dimension.But NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope tracks asteroids and comets using the infrared energy, or heat, that they radiate, which can provide more specific information about an object’s size than optical observations of...
  • Worst Basketball Cheap Shot Ever Seen..? Wow..

    11/16/2018 7:42:13 AM PST · by gaijin · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | me
    Division 3 College basketball, Massachusetts, Fitchburg State vs. Nichols College: Fitchburg State - Kewan Platt, perp Nichols College - Nate Tenaglia, victim Defender Kewan Platt trotting up to Nichols College Nate Tenaglia, then attempting a 3-pointer: Defender does quick head check to the ref, the better to make sure his action goes unseen. Defender throws a quick, sharp elbow to the face, man collapses to the floor. My understanding is the defender has been indefinately suspended and barred from campus. The brief twitter vid of the incident is pretty impressive, I've only seen one hockey cheap shot meaner than this...
  • Fireball lights up Central Texas sky

    11/16/2018 7:32:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    KXAN ^ | 11/15/2018 | Jime Spencer
    A meteor so bright it stunned Central Texans who witnessed it at 9:22 p.m. Thursday. The streaking space debris was spotted across Texas and in adjacent states. A number of witnesses from western Travis County to Kyle in Hays County also reported a sonic boom, with some saying it rattled their windows. Meteors that are brighter than planets in the night sky are called fireballs. This one clearly was, as some reported the entire sky lighting up as the green, light yellow and white object streaked across the Texas sky. It may have been a piece of rock from an...
  • The queen once found a slug in her salad and sent the chef a brutal note

    11/16/2018 7:27:40 AM PST · by ETL · 39 replies ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Stacey Leasca | Travel + Leisure
    If there’s one thing you probably want to avoid as a member of the Royal household staff it’s getting on Queen Elizabeth’s bad side. Especially, if you’re her personal chef. In the new book, "Dinner at Buckingham Palace," written by former royal servant Charles Oliver, he reveals that the queen was royally peeved when she bit into her dinner salad only to find a slug in her greens. (Honestly, can you blame her for being mad?)According to Oliver, the queen and Prince Philip regularly eat their meals with notepads so they can send their suggestions back to the kitchen. This time,...
  • NASA, Northrop Grumman Postpone Space Station Cargo Ship Launch to Saturday

    11/16/2018 7:26:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | November 15, 2018 02:52pm ET | Tariq Malik,
    NASA and Northrop Grumman have postponed the launch of an Antares rocket carrying fresh supplies for the International Space Station for 24 hours due to bad weather. The launch will now lift off early Saturday, Nov. 17, NASA officials said. The Antares rocket and its payload, an uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship also built by Northrop Grumman, were originally scheduled to launch to the station today (Nov. 14) from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, but severe weather from storms along the U.S. East Coast prompted a delay to Friday. That same dismal weather forecast led mission managers to...
  • Undercover Investigator Exposes True Agenda Behind Migrant Caravans

    11/16/2018 7:05:58 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 39 replies
    NN ^ | 11/15/18 | Jay Greenberg
    An undercover investigator, who embedded himself in a Central American migrant caravan, has exposed the true agenda behind the mass migration, and a major cover-up by the liberal mainstream media. After covertly traveling with the caravans, the investigative filmmaker revealed what he found this week during an interview with Fox News's Tucker Carlson. Ami Horowitz traveled to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca where he joined a caravan and moved with the migrants as they made their way north in the hope of entering the United States.
  • Am I a Racist?

    11/16/2018 6:48:57 AM PST · by 2nd Amendment · 107 replies
    I had an unfortunate event happen to me this morning. For a semi-retirement job I decided to substitute teach. After hearing 2 black students tell me they hated history, I began to extol the rich contributions of blacks to American history. Moments later I was escorted to the office by the principal and escorted to the door. He implied I was a racist and we do not single out black students in our school. The parents of the students are coming in to support the students. and I will be blacklisted from subbing in county schools.I learned firsthand the sensitivity...
  • Vanity: “White People Behaving Badly” Stories

    11/16/2018 6:46:20 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Every week I’m seeing a “white people behaving badly” story. A woman questions a black man about entering his own expensive townhouse. White woman berates Hispanic woman about speaking Spanish. White middle school boys do a Hitler salute. These stories are widely reported nationally and internationally (Daily Mail). Why? The events are so rare they warrant press attention? Perhaps. More likely they fit a narrative the MSM is constantly pushing and serve as reinforcement. Narrative: whites are evil. Other minority citizens are victims. The victim mentality is part of a divide and conquer tactic of leftists. Keep blacks, women (who...
  • Plenty of people were ready to see Mike McCarthy fired after Packers' loss to Seahawks

    11/16/2018 6:39:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jack Baer
    By nearly all accounts, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had a brutal game on Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. Whether it was failing to mount a challenge against Tyler Lockett’s “catch,” giving budding star Aaron Jones only six touches in the second half, some adventurous timeout management or the decision to punt 4th and 2 on Green Bay’s final possession, McCarthy’s detractors had plenty to point to as the Packers lost 27-24 and fell to 4-5-1.
  • Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’

    11/16/2018 6:12:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 84 replies
    Science ^ | Nov. 15, 2018 | Ann Gibbons
    Ask medieval historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he's got an answer: "536." Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of Europe. Not 1918, when the flu killed 50 million to 100 million people, mostly young adults. But 536. In Europe, "It was the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive, if not the worst year," says McCormick, a historian and archaeologist who chairs the Harvard University Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.
  • 10 BIG LIES About Donald Trump

    11/16/2018 5:46:21 AM PST · by rebuildus · 8 replies ^ | 11/16/18 | Patrick Rooney
    You’re gonna like this one. I’ve been wanting to put it out for almost a week, but encountered some technical difficulties. The late, great Tom Petty once sung that The Waiting Is The Hardest Part (link) And now is as good a time as any to release my new video: 10 BIG LIES About Donald Trump (link). Trump derangement syndrome is showing no signs of abating. I hope you like it. Send it to your friends by clicking on “SHARE” under the video. Ideas are taken as truth until they’re questioned. Here’s my list of 10 BIG LIES About Donald...