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  • Study: Cold weather may have killed 95% of stink bugs left outside

    02/19/2019 9:34:07 AM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    6wjactv ^ | Feb. 18, 2019 | Travis Gary
    The cold isn’t all bad. According to a release from the National Pest Management Association, the polar vortex may have killed up to 95 percent of the stink bugs that were left out to brave the elements. The release cites a Virginia Tech research experiment. However, the study refers only to the bugs that couldn’t find shelter to stay warm for the winter. Bugs that may have made it inside your home before the cold are likely still warm and cozy.
  • New Study: Fast Food Can Make Your Penis Smaller

    02/11/2019 3:24:12 AM PST · by vannrox · 105 replies
    The daily sheeple ^ | 6JAN19 | Terrence Donovan
    A new published study found that a chemical commonly found on fast-food wrappers and non-stick frying pans could seriously have a significant impact on male penis endowment.According to the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, those who had been exposed to perfluoroalkyl compounds had significantly smaller penises than those who hadn’t.Also referred to as PFCs, the compounds also lowered semen quality. They’re designed to make cooking easier, but it seems that they may have a bizarre effect on penises.Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substancesare a class of fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom.The compounds are also found...
  • Should the Illinois Tollway keep spending this $25 million?

    01/22/2019 10:59:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2018 | Editorial Board
    Northern Illinois has its share of public works projects that have languished in the “planning stages” for years without ever seeing an inaugural bucket of concrete poured. Millions spent, nothing delivered. A third airport in Peotone comes to mind. So do the Illiana toll road and, for those with long memories, the Crosstown Expressway proposal of the 1960s and ’70s. You probably can put the Route 53 extension on the same dusty shelf. Proposals for an expressway that would extend Route 53 into Lake County stretch back to the 1960s. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads But now the Chicago Metropolitan...
  • What Generation Z Learned from Millennials: Skip College

    01/06/2019 6:54:13 PM PST · by vannrox · 55 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 4Jan19 | Andrew Moran
    For years, millennials have scoffed at the notion of fixing someone else’s toilet, installing elevators, or cleaning a patient’s teeth. Instead, they wanted to get educated in lesbian dance theory, gender studies, and how white people and western civilization destroyed the world. As a result, student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark, the youth unemployment rate hovers around 9%, and the most tech-savvy and educated generation is delaying adulthood. But their generational successors are not making the same mistakes, choosing to put in a good day’s work rather than whining on Twitter about how “problematic” the TV series...
  • Gun Rights Activists Have Said All Along: The Background Check System Is Severely Flawed(T)

    11/25/2018 8:17:11 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/24/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) at UC Davis and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a study about the impact California's gun control laws have had on homicide and suicide rates over the last 10 years. And guess what? Researchers found that the Golden State's gun control laws had absolutely no impact. And, even more surprising, the study's lead researcher found that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is severely flawed. "It compared observed annual firearm homicide and suicide rates in California over 10 years following enactment of comprehensive background check and misdemeanor violence...
  • That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death, Study Finds

    11/04/2018 4:44:17 AM PST · by vannrox · 74 replies
    the study finds ^ | 6oct18 | Editorial staff
    Research shows that the harmful effects of light drinking outweigh the benefits touted by other studies ST. LOUIS — We often see studies that tell us not only is light or moderate drinking not harmful to our health, in some cases, it’s actually good for us. But new research out of Washington University’s School of Medicine suggests that daily glass of wine may not be such a good idea after all. Instead, it actually raises your risk of dying sooner. According to the study of more than 400,000 American adults, light drinkers — regardless of age — are 20 percent...
  • Surprise Study Reveals Even Healthy Humans Are "Riddled" With Mutant Cells

    10/24/2018 12:50:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Science Alert ^ | October 22, 2018 | Peter Dockrill
    If you thought your cell were mostly normal, it might be time to guess again. Your body may in fact be a shrine to colonies of mutant clones. It's common knowledge that mutations in cells are what give rise to cancer, but far less is known about what gives rise to mutations in the first place. Now, scientists have discovered even healthy people's tissue can be "riddled" with genetic mutations, to the extent researchers describe as shocking. "We discovered that by the time an individual reaches middle age, they probably have more mutant than normal cells," says oncologist and cancer...
  • That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death, Study Finds

    10/08/2018 6:29:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies
    Studyfinds ^ | 9OCT18 | editorial staff
    ST. LOUIS — We often see studies that tell us not only is light or moderate drinking not harmful to our health, in some cases, it’s actually good for us. But new research out of Washington University’s School of Medicine suggests that daily glass of wine may not be such a good idea after all. Instead, it actually raises your risk of dying sooner. According to the study of more than 400,000 American adults, light drinkers — regardless of age — are 20 percent more likely to suffer a premature death. “It used to seem like having one or two...
  • No, not all women should be believed: Study shows false sex assault reports higher than stated

    10/08/2018 4:04:50 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/8/18 | USA Features
    Fake News: All during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process we were told by Democrats to suspend belief and suspend a pillar of our legal system — the presumption of innocence until proven guilty — because we must believe the women who accused him of sexual assault. We must believe them sans evidence or corroboration, we were told, because women don’t fabricate claims of sexual assault. Except that, on occasion, they do. And in fact, according to several studies, it happens much more often than most of us have been led to believe.
  • Walker wants DOT to look into expanding portion of I-41

    09/06/2018 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | August 22, 2018 | FOX 11 News
    (WLUK) -- One could argue summer is a synonym for construction season. You'll likely find orange barrels in the summer and traffic certain hours of the day. "I see it sometimes coming the other way," said Luke Agnew of Fall River. Once a week, Agnew makes the more than 100 mile drive from Columbia County to Door County."It's usually late evening or mid-morning," he said. He tries his best to avoid the stop and go but not all drivers can say the same. When it comes to the I-41 corridor between De Pere to Appleton, Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday:After...
  • New study angers transgenders for claiming they have at least ONE mental disorder

    09/04/2018 8:37:04 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/4/18 | USA Features
    PC Science: A newly released study is angering the transgender community for concluding that most young people who ‘come out’ as trans have at least one mental disorder. In the study, which was published at PLoS ONE and focused primarily on female teens, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences at Brown University Lisa Littman found that 87 percent of young people were reported by their parents to have come out as trans after an increased amount of time spent on social media and the Internet and after “cluster outbreaks” of gender dysphoria among groups of friends.
  • Study: There is No Safe Level of Drinking Alcohol

    09/04/2018 5:22:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 82 replies
    Sci-news ^ | 28Aug18 | Editorial staff
    “The health risks associated with alcohol are massive,” said study senior author Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou, a researcher in the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. “Our findings are consistent with other recent research, which found clear and convincing correlations between drinking and premature death, cancer, and cardiovascular problems. Zero alcohol consumption minimizes the overall risk of health loss.” “The study does not distinguish between beer, wine, and liquor due to a lack of evidence when estimating the disease burden,” she added. “However, we used data on all alcohol-related deaths generally and related health outcomes to...
  • Major study claiming U.S. has most mass shootings is completely BOGUS: Report

    08/31/2018 12:15:06 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/31/18 | USA Features
    Fiction: A major paper released in 2016 and often cited by the gun-hating Left claiming that the United States has the highest rate of mass shootings is completely bogus, according to a new report that examined the data and methodology. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), founded by noted criminologist John Lott, Jr., said that the paper, written by Adam Lankford, got massive national and international coverage when it was first published. Even former President Obama referenced Lankford’s claims to justify calls for ‘sensible gun control.’
  • Study proves that ‘Medicare for all’ will BANKRUPT the country in 10 years

    Collapse: One of “Democratic” presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ biggest campaign promises in 2016 was “Medicare for all” — the unofficial name of his universal healthcare plan. Like all avowed socialists, big ideas are based not on any realistic ability to pay for them, but rather on the notion that in order to get the big ideas passed, you’ve got to bribe voters with other peoples’ money so they’ll support you. Well, Bernie got jobbed out of the Democratic Party nomination by a corrupt DNC and an equally corrupt rival, Hillary Clinton, and the rest is history. Too bad the Medicare-for-all...
  • Drinking an extra glass of wine 'will shorten your life by 30 minutes'

    04/13/2018 4:37:45 AM PDT · by vannrox · 121 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Fri 13 Apr 2018 07.09 BST First published on Thu 12 Apr 2018 23.30 BST | Sarah Boseley Health editor
    Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old. Those who think a glass of red wine every evening will help keep the heart healthy will be dismayed. The paper, published in the Lancet medical journal, says five standard 175ml glasses of wine or five pints a week is the upper safe limit – about 100g of alcohol, or 12.5 units in total. More than that raises the risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm...
  • Tree rings tell tale of drought in Mongolia over the last 2,000 years

    03/19/2018 9:41:20 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 15 replies
    Science News ^ | March 19, 2018 | DAN GARISTO
    "It was suspected that a harsh drought from about 2000 to 2010 that killed tens of thousands of livestock was unprecedented in the region’s history and primarily the result of human-caused climate change. But the tree ring data show that the dry spell, while rare in its severity, was not outside the realm of natural climate variability, researchers report online March 14 in Science Advances."
  • NRA Meetings Reduce Injuries with Guns | An Obvious Reason

    03/10/2018 11:06:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A study written about in Scientific American found that during NRA conventions, injuries with guns drop. I read the headline and thought, that makes perfect sense. With the NRA making national headlines, more people are thinking about the safe handling of firearms, people have become sensitized about guns and accidents, even briefly, and they are making less mistakes.In addition, people who are considering crimes become sensitized to the danger of armed victims, and likely postpone or change their criminal behavior, if only momentarily.  Most gun injuries are intentional and related to criminal behavior. According to the study, 20% of...
  • Christianity Gets a Faith Lift... from Harvard

    01/24/2018 1:52:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | January 23, 2018 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    Liberals have stuck to a pretty consistent strategy in dealing with American Christianity: If you repeat something often enough, people will start to believe it. With the media's help, they set out to convince the country that evangelicals were dying on the political vine. But, as so often happens, they were proven wrong on the biggest of stages when, in 2016, the church's "withering" influence proved to be anything but. Since then, teams of researchers have been trying to get a read on the state of Christianity in America -- and what they've found might surprise you. After years of...
  • Study: 42 percent of Repubs believe "accurate" but negative stories are ‘fake news’ (Barf alert)

    01/19/2018 7:36:08 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16th 2018 | Erik Wemple
    All those media-trust studies have a tendency toward the rote. Yes, we already knew that the public had little trust in the country’s journalistic organs. Yes, we knew that finding credible sources could be a harrowing pursuit for the public. Yes, we knew that an increasing portion of the U.S. public felt that the news was biased. Yet this nugget from a new Gallup-Knight Foundation survey just about knocked the Erik Wemple Blog out of a decade-long media-research torpor: "Four in 10 [or 42 percent of] Republicans consider accurate news stories that cast a politician or political group in a...
  • Another Government Boondoggle: $430,000 Study of Latino Food Shopping Habits

    01/17/2018 2:20:15 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 January 2018 | Raven Clabough
    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is abusing taxpayer dollars once again, this time by issuing a $430,000 grant for a study on the grocery store purchases of American Latino families. The study is yet another example of unconstitutional government overreach, and it raises the possibility for the government to intervene in the dietary habits of its citizens, despite its strongly negative record in this area.