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  • Home gardening offers ways to trim grocery costs [Survival Today, an on going thread]

    03/23/2008 11:36:40 PM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,035 replies · 73,160+ views
    Dallas News.com ^ | March 14th, 2008 | DEAN FOSDICK
    Americans finding soaring food prices hard to stomach can battle back by growing their own food. [Click image for a larger version] Dean Fosdick Dean Fosdick Home vegetable gardens appear to be booming as a result of the twin movements to eat local and pinch pennies. At the Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta this winter, D. Landreth Seed Co. of New Freedom, Pa., sold three to four times more seed packets than last year, says Barb Melera, president. "This is the first time I've ever heard people say, 'I can grow this more cheaply than I can buy it in...
  • Low Buzz May Give Mice Better Bones and Less Fat

    11/04/2007 6:36:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 124+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 30, 2007 | GINA KOLATA
    Clinton T. Rubin knows full well that his recent results are surprising — that no one has been more taken aback than he. And he cautions that it is far too soon to leap to conclusions about humans. But still, he says, what if ... ? And no wonder, other scientists say. Dr. Rubin, director of the Center for Biotechnology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is reporting that in mice, a simple treatment that does not involve drugs appears to be directing cells to turn into bone instead of fat. All he does is put...
  • Minerals from French Clay Cure Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria

    10/26/2007 12:48:52 PM PDT · by BGHater · 34 replies · 180+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 25 Oct 2007 | Tamara Hardison
    It has always been believed, but never proven that French clay can kill several varieties of bacteria that cause diseases. Today, a researcher at Arizona State University at Tempe is leading a study to show why certain minerals kill certain bacteria. French clay has been shown to kill Mycobacterium ulcerans, or M. Ulcerans, which is so epidemical in Africa. It also treats Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is responsible for deadly infections that are difficult to treat. Furthermore, it has been known for thousands of years that people have used clay for healing wounds, helping indigestion, and killing intestinal worms....
  • Foreign investors flee US securities

    10/16/2007 10:09:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 303 replies · 547+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 10/16/07 | Michael Mackenzie
    Foreign investors slashed their holdings of US securities by a record amount as the credit squeeze intensified, according to the latest Treasury figures. The Treasury International Capital report – known as the Tic – for August will be closely watched because it appears amid growing concerns about the weakness of the US dollar, which hit a record low recently against a basket of major currencies. “The bad news is that [the data] plainly show how vulnerable the dollar is to a continuation of the credit crunch-risk averse environment,” said Alan Ruskin, chief international strategist at RBS Greenwich Capital. “There is...
  • The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities

    06/24/2005 11:41:30 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 185 replies · 20,951+ views
    Techsupportalert ^ | 6/24/05 | Techsupportalert
    1 Best Free Web Browser Internet Explorer is a good browser but it has become such a target for malicious exploits that it is now a major security risk. Quite separately, the browser itself is now looking dated with most alternative products offering tabbed browsing and other productivity enhancements. There are several excellent alternatives but Mozilla Firefox is the stand-out pick. It's safer than Internet Explorer, so safe in fact that many users have reported no spyware infections since they started using the product. It's also browses faster than Internet Explorer and since the release of version 1.0, it's stable...
  • Google Maps is spying on my cat, says freaked out BB reader

    05/30/2007 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 37 replies · 3,118+ views
    BoingBoing.net ^ | 5/30/07 | Mary Kalin-Casey
    BoingBoing reader Mary Kalin-Casey says, The new Google Maps zoom feature zooms all the way into my living room window. See cat on cat perch. I'm all for mapping, but this feature literally gives me the shakes. I feel like I need to close all my curtains now. I'm going to look into whether it's possible for a person to have pictures of their home removed from Google Maps. Meanwhile, I'm happy to show bb readers the photo in the interest of illustrating creepy privacy violations. Heck, the whole world can see him anyway. Link. Dang, it's so detailed, I...
  • Greensburg Kansas EF-5 Tornado Damage Stock Photos

    05/19/2007 4:45:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 1,398+ views
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  • Niacin Expected To Grow As Heart Treatment

    01/23/2007 3:01:37 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 2,537+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-23-2007
    Niacin expected to grow as heart treatment CLEVELAND, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Cleveland doctor says use of niacin as a cholesterol drug is likely to increase following the failure of a drug that was found to increase heart problems. Dr. Steven Nissen, a cardiologist at the famed Cleveland Clinic and president of the American College of Cardiology, said niacin, a B vitamin that raises HDL, commonly known as good cholesterol, is likely to increase in prominence after trials of the Pfizer Inc. cholesterol drug torcetrapib failed, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Raising HDL levels in patients helps to...
  • If You Want To Feel Younger, Forget Your Statins

    03/17/2007 6:01:45 PM PDT · by blam · 165 replies · 4,881+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-17-2007 | James LeFanu
    If you want to feel younger, forget your statins By James LeFanu, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 11:20pm GMT 17/03/2007 A doctor accused of wittingly prescribing useless or possibly lethal drugs would vehemently - and understandably - deny it. This makes it rather difficult to oppose the prevailing medical consensus on statins - the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to four million people in Britain at a cost of £1 billion a year. That's quite a sum. It could pay the salaries of 700,000 nurses or build two spanking new teaching hospitals. An even bigger sum is £15 billion. That is the profit...
  • Why Computers Frustrate Older Adults

    03/17/2007 4:11:09 PM PDT · by blam · 82 replies · 2,158+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-17-2007 | University Of Alberta
    Source: University of Alberta Date: March 17, 2007 Why Computers Frustrate Older Adults Science Daily — A number of evolving social changes highlight the importance of making computer technology accessible and usable for older adults. For instance, older adults are using email increasingly to keep up their social contact with others and are using the Internet to look up health information. An innovative research study was conducted at the University of Alberta which analyzed the performance outcomes of older adults when being tested on the computer and Internet. What researchers found can be applied as a 'best practice' when teaching...
  • Immigration By the Numbers

    01/08/2007 5:57:57 AM PST · by A. Pole · 51 replies · 830+ views
    Google Video ^ | Mar 8, 2006 | Roy Beck
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  • Waterwheel invention promises cheap electricity

    12/31/2006 9:30:45 AM PST · by aculeus · 130 replies · 5,284+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 31, 2006 | Unsigned
    It's a mechanical problem that's troubled scientists since Archimedes and the ancient Greeks but now an electrician has come up with a new invention that could help save consumers thousands of pounds in energy bills. Scotsman Ian Gilmartin, 60, and his friend Bob Cattley, 58, both from Kendal, Cumbria have invented a mini-waterwheel capable of supplying enough electricity to power a house - for free. The contraption is designed to be used in small rivers or streams - ideal for potentially thousands of homes across Britain. It is the first off-the-shelf waterwheel system which can generate a good supply of...
  • Monasteries and Madrassas: Five Myths About Christianity, Islam, and the Middle Ages

    09/02/2006 8:14:14 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 98 replies · 1,304+ views
    Crisis ^ | July 26 , 2006 | H. W. Crocker III
    Monasteries and Madrassas: Five Myths About Christianity, Islam, and the Middle Ages By H. W. Crocker III Does Islam need a Reformation? Not unless you think it would benefit from additional dollops of Puritanism; further encouragement to smash altars, stained glass, and other forms of ?idolatry?; prodding to ban riotous celebrations like Christmas and Easter; and support for fundamentalist Islamic schools that insist on sola Korana and sola Sunnah . Indeed, it would seem that Islam has already had its reformers. Railing against the corruption of the West (let's call it ?Rome? for short) have been such modern Islamic...
  • Windows Genuine Advantage: What it is, how to ditch it

    08/01/2006 8:47:10 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 106 replies · 2,342+ views
    Computerworld.com ^ | 7/30/2006 | Scot Finnie
    It's not easy to remove Microsoft's anti-piracy program, but it can be done Scot Finnie Today’s Top Stories or Other Windows Stories July 30, 2006 (Computerworld) -- Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) software is installed on computers running Windows XP via Microsoft's online update services. For most XP users, that means Automatic Updates, which Microsoft has worked very hard since Windows XP SP2 to make us run in full-automatic mode. WGA has already appeared in several beta versions, with slightly different behaviors, and Microsoft appears to be still actively developing this tool. For many people, the fact that the software giant...
  • Stephen Baldwin and the Extreme Sport of Jesus Christ

    08/16/2006 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies · 600+ views
    PR.com ^ | August 15, 2006 | Allison Kugel, Senior Editor
    I recently had the privilege of speaking with actor Stephen Baldwin for an interview that I had been looking forward to for quite some time. Stephen Baldwin is the youngest in a family of charismatic movie stars that consists of four handsome blue eyed brothers from my hometown of Long Island, New York. This modern day Hollywood dynasty includes brothers Alec, William, Daniel and the baby, Stephen. Stephen Baldwin first made a name for himself in the nineties television show, The Young Riders, and then went on to star in romantic comedies like: Threesome; the Academy Award winning crime...
  • The Extraordinary Nazca Prehistoric Balloon

    08/20/2006 2:15:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 552+ views
    Airship dot com (this domain for sale) ^ | before Nov 2004 | Julian Nott and Jim Woodman
    Julian Nott and Jim Woodman tested their theory that manned smoke balloons of cotton and reed not only controlled these designs but may also have been used for ceremonial/religious festivals in which important members of the society who had died were transported on a ritualistic journey to the sun, the god they worshipped... "To our surprise," says Nott, "the quality of the smoke was crucial. Modern historians--laughing at the Montgolfiers, who believed that what was being burned to heat the balloon was important--claim that all that mattered was the heat. However, this balloon showed that it is essential to have...
  • It Didn't Happen Overnight

    08/17/2006 5:25:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 1,354+ views
    Gun Owners of America e-mail | August 17, 2005 | Sen. H. L. Richardson (ret.)
    Because of my many years as a conservative in elected office, I have been asked by others, "how did we get in this mess we are in?" The great author Robert Louis Stevenson wisely said, "Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." That's what's happening now, we're at the banquet. Here is a brief synopsis of how it happened. Many Americans believe that the core religious values, which founded and sustained this nation, have not only been sadly neglected but also forgotten. In so doing, the public is finding out what political ignorance...
  • Illegal Immigrants Swamping Small Town America

    08/15/2006 2:14:23 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 12 replies · 448+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 14, 2006 | The Stiletto
    Mayor Louis Barletta of Hazelton, PA, burst onto the national scene last month when he testified before a special Senate “field hearing” in Philadelphia about the impact of illegal immigration on the quality of life in his tiny community (pop. 22,000 to 31,000, according to various estimates), a former coal-mining town just south of Wilkes-Barre: “We've seen a dramatic increase in gang-style graffiti, some of which has included threats to kill police officers,” Mr. Barletta said of his small town in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. … Mr. Barletta said four men charged with murder in...
  • Beware of tyrants with "Little Man's" disease

    08/14/2006 6:52:19 AM PDT · by Neville72 · 99 replies · 4,293+ views
    8/14/2006 | Me
    Napolean 5'2" Hitler 5'7" Attila 4'6" Stalin 5'4" Khrushchev 5'3" Ahmadinejad 5'0"
  • A Dead Dog Lives On (Inside New Dogs)[Can a tumor become a new form of life?]

    08/10/2006 6:58:40 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 9 replies · 1,884+ views
    The Loom ^ | 09 Aug 2006 | Carl Zimmer
    Can a tumor become a new form of life? This is the freaky but serious question that arises from a new study in the journal Cell. Scientists from London and Chicago have studied a peculiar cancer that afflicts dogs, known as canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT) or Sticker's sarcoma. It is a cancer of immune cells called histiocytes, and dogs typically develop grapefruit-sized tumors that disappear after a few months. Some scientists have suggested that Sticker's sarcoma can be transmitted from dog to dog, either by mating or by licking or touching a tumor. They noted that the tumor cells...
  • Young homeowners often repair-challenged (Gen Y can't DIY)

    08/07/2006 6:58:08 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 138 replies · 2,980+ views
    MSBNC.com ^ | 8-3-06
    CHICAGO - The staff at his neighborhood hardware store can spot John Carter from a distance. He's the slightly befuddled guy who often comes in declaring, "I have no idea what I'm doing. Can you at least get me through tonight?" The 26-year-old Chicagoan, who's been slowly rehabbing the condo he bought last year, is part of a generation of young homeowners who admit they often have no clue how to handle home projects. Story continues below « -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- advertisement -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For them, shop class was optional. It also was more common for their parents to hire contractors, leaving fewer...
  • The Claim: Wounds Heal Better When Exposed to Air

    08/07/2006 12:00:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 802+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | August 1, 2006 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    Really? THE FACTS Most parents and school nurses have a time-honored approach to treating a small wound: clean it up, stop the bleeding and then let it get some air. The point of this approach, as described in medical texts, is to lower the odds of infection and to speed the healing process. But over the years, researchers have found that what many people know about treating small cuts and scrapes is wrong. Exposing a wound to the air so it can breathe is a terrible mistake, experts say, because it creates a dry environment that promotes cell death. A...
  • Left-handed guys, be proud, you earn more (Happy Southpaw Day!)

    08/13/2006 6:59:53 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 38 replies · 387+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/13/6 | Mehul Srivastava
    In the iconic TV show "The Simpsons," Homer Simpson is constantly jealous of his neighbor Ned Flanders' prosperity -- so jealous that when the left-handed Flanders opens a store for left-handed people (the Leftorium), Simpson never tells any of his left-handed friends about it. "My kingdom for a left-handed tin opener," yells Mr. Burns, the richest man in the fictional town of Springfield, but Simpson keeps quiet as the Leftorium shuts down for lack of customers. The show's creators may not have known it then, but they were on to something -- Homer Simpson probably has a good reason to...
  • Over 70s should drink up: study

    07/24/2006 9:42:27 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 29 replies · 1,150+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25 July 2006
    A STUDY of men and women age 70 to 79 found that those who downed one to seven alcoholic drinks a week had a significantly lower risk of heart problems or death than those who did not imbibe, researchers said today. Why the apparent protective effect exists is not clear, the report from the US Institute on Ageing and the University of Florida said, but it does not appear to be related to speculation that alcohol consumption has an anti-inflammatory effect. The study involved 2487 men and women, without heart disease and between the ages of 70 and 79, who...
  • Geckos inspire 'super-adhesive' (Nature's glue stronger than human's design)

    07/26/2006 7:43:59 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 34 replies · 842+ views
    BBC ^ | July 26, 2006 | Staff
    Just one metre square of a new super-sticky material inspired by gecko feet could suspend the weight of an average family car, say its inventors. The plastic, known as Synthetic Gecko, has been developed by researchers at aerospace and defence firm BAE Systems. Like the reptile's foot, the polymer is covered in millions of tiny mushroom-like hairs that provide grip. Future applications could include an adhesive to repair aircraft, skin grafts or even a Spiderman-style suit. "It would mean that your local window cleaner could dispense with his ladders and climb up the side of your house," says Dr Sajad...
  • Gas escaping from ocean floor may drive global warming

    07/20/2006 4:08:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 103 replies · 2,825+ views
    UC Santa Barbara via Eureka Alert ^ | 7-19-06 | Ira Leifer and Gail Gallessich
    (Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- Gas escaping from the ocean floor may provide some answers to understanding historical global warming cycles and provide information on current climate changes, according to a team of scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The findings are reported in the July 20 on-line version of the scientific journal, Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Remarkable and unexpected support for this idea occurred when divers and scientists from UC Santa Barbara observed and videotaped a massive blowout of methane from the ocean floor. It happened in an area of gas and oil seepage coming out of small volcanoes...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 7/17/06-Beirut,Bourj Shimali,Choueifat,Khiam,Ouzai

    07/17/2006 6:15:25 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 54 replies · 4,789+ views
    DOD, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, AFP and the usual suspects | 7/17/06 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 7/17/06 - Beirut, Dahyieh Junubiya, al-Ghubeiri, Beir al-Abed, Bourj Shimali, Choueifat, Jiyeh, Khiam, Nabatiyeh, Ouzai, Saida, Sawfar, Taanayel, Tyre, Kiryat Shmona, Zebqine, Masnaa, Jdaydet Yabous, Damascus, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Cyprus, Poriat, Kabul, Bagram, Fallujah, Baghdad, Samawa BREAKING: Israel ground forces enter Lebanon BREAKING: Beirut - Israeli airstrike on the terrorist strongholds BREAKING: Dahyieh Junubiya - Israeli airstrike on the terrorist stronghold BREAKING: Bourj Shimali - Israeli airstrike on the terrorist stronghold BREAKING: Choueifat - Israeli airstrike on the terrorist stronghold BREAKING: Jiyeh - Israeli airstrike on the terrorist stronghold BREAKING: Khiam -...
  • Streaming Live Israeli TV Link - If your interested.

    07/15/2006 12:13:21 AM PDT · by cdnerds · 31 replies · 18,651+ views
    Here is a link to live streaming Israeli TV with about 10 channels to surf. There are no captions or subs but if you want to see whats going on - you might want to check this out.
  • Networking: Consumers eying home networks

    07/10/2006 11:09:37 AM PDT · by 2Jim_Brown · 36 replies · 962+ views
    UPI ^ | July 10, 2006 | UPI
    New research indicates that demand for home networks -- to connect home theaters, security cameras, home lighting systems, and the like -- is increasing rapidly, even though the percentage of new homes which feature these broadband powered networks still remains relatively small. Experts are telling United Press International's Networking column that many home buyers are asking builders to install the networks as a standard feature in new homes today. By Gene Koprowski
  • Large-Scale, Cheap Solar Electricity

    06/24/2006 11:19:37 AM PDT · by Abathar · 121 replies · 2,961+ views
    Technology Review ^ | June 23, 2006 | Kevin Bullis
    A well-financed California startup is promising to build a solar-cell factory that could finally make solar power affordable. This week, Nanosolar, a startup in Palo Alto, CA, announced plans to build a production facility with the capacity to make enough solar cells annually to generate 430 megawatts. This output would represent a substantial portion of the worldwide production of solar energy. According to Nanosolar's CEO Martin Roscheisen, the company will be able to produce solar cells much less expensively than is done with existing photovoltaics because its new method allows for the mass-production of the devices. In fact, maintains Roscheisen,...
  • If You Could Live Anywhere

    06/16/2006 7:54:24 AM PDT · by SantaLuz · 85 replies · 1,114+ views
    Freepers I need your help. We're very seriously thinking of moving out of Southern California. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1636409/posts We've read the books "50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family" and the comprehensive "Cities Ranked and Rated". We've used the websites www.bestplaces.net and www.findyourspot.com. We've received the travel guides from over 40 states we're thinking of travelling or moving to. But I think the people of FreeRepulic might be the best resource of all for recommending places to raise a homeschooling family in the US. Many of the people here travel quite a bit and have noticed trends that affect families. So if...
  • Alzheimer's Vaccine Shows Promise

    06/13/2006 5:25:57 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 6 replies · 232+ views
    Forbes.com - Associated Press ^ | 06.12.2006 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    An experimental vaccine is showing promise against Alzheimer's disease, reducing brain deposits that are blamed for the disorder. The deposits have been cut by between 15.5 percent and 38.5 percent in mice, with no major side effects, researchers said Monday in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Tests of the DNA-based vaccine are under way in monkeys, and if those are successful, testing in people could begin, perhaps within three years, said lead researcher Yoh Matsumoto of the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience in Japan. If all goes well, this type of treatment might be...
  • Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe

    06/14/2006 8:03:32 AM PDT · by Jack Bull · 77 replies · 5,067+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/12/06 | Tom Harris
    Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe "The Inconvenient Truth" is indeed inconvenient to alarmists "Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it," Al Gore sensibly asserts in his film "An Inconvenient Truth", showing at Cumberland 4 Cinemas in Toronto since Jun 2. With that outlook in mind, what do world climate experts actually think about the science of his movie? Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they...
  • Trying to get a glimpse of what’s over on the other side (Signs of Life after Death?)

    06/10/2006 9:45:53 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 309 replies · 6,122+ views
    .theheraldbulletin ^ | June 11 06 | Jim Bailey
    Despite lifelong beliefs that have been ingrained in my faith since childhood, I have to admit that like almost everyone else I have from time to time wondered if my existence will simply come to an end on the day I draw my last breath. There is, after all, no way to prove one way or the other that human life continues in another realm after the body ceases to function. Nobody has come back to testify about it, with one notable exception of course, and those who reject his divinity also tend to doubt what he had to say...
  • Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever

    05/25/2006 2:20:45 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 19 replies · 1,043+ views
    www.fantastic-voyage.net/ ^ | September 27, 2005 | Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman, M.D.
    Immortality is within our grasp . . . In Fantastic Voyage, high-tech visionary Ray Kurzweil teams up with life-extension expert Terry Grossman, M.D., to consider the awesome benefits to human health and longevity promised by the leading edge of medical science--and what you can do today to take full advantage of these startling advances. Citing extensive research findings that sound as radical as the most speculative science fiction, Kurzweil and Grossman offer a program designed to slow aging and disease processes to such a degree that you should be in good health and good spirits when the more extreme...
  • China Craves War With U.S.

    05/22/2006 12:16:22 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 77 replies · 2,783+ views
    HumanEvents ^ | 5/22/6 | Elizabeth Kantor
    A new book out today, Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States, argues that China is bent on picking a fight with the world’s remaining superpower—and shows just how that war might play out, in scenarios that read like episodes from a Tom Clancy novel. Jed Babbin, Showdown co-author (with Edward Timperlake), agreed to answer some questions about the new book, and about what the U.S. needs to do to counter the China threat. Babbin served as deputy undersecretary for defense in the first Bush administration and is the author of Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and...
  • The Massive Yet Tiny Engine (gearhead tech breakthrough!)

    05/21/2006 3:35:17 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 256 replies · 8,644+ views
    American Antigravity ^ | 5/12/2006 | Tin Ventura
    Imagine dumping the big V-8 in your SUV for a 25-pound, 2.4 liter engine that gives you 150 miles per gallon on biodiesel - with a boost in horsepower and torque to boot. Meet Raphial Morgado and the little engine that could... With up to 40 times the power to weight ratio of a conventional engine, flexible fuel compatibility, a displacement of 850 cubic inches and the torque of a 32-cylinder engine, the MYT is the beginning of a new paradigm for engines in the 21st century! "The inspiration for the MYT Engine design came from the need to have...
  • Drinking Coffee 'Is Good For The Heart'

    05/11/2006 8:03:30 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies · 1,433+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-12-2006 | Celia Hall
    Drinking coffee 'is good for the heart' By Celia Hall, Medical Editor (Filed: 12/05/2006) One to three cups of coffee a day may protect people from heart disease and strokes, according to research which contradicts numerous studies that have suggested that coffee is bad for you. The good news for coffee drinkers comes from a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and is based on a study of 27,000 older women, followed for 15 years. It found a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease by about 30 per cent in women who had a moderate intake of coffee. The...
  • The First Entirely Positive,“How do we Help Solve the Illegal Immigration Problem?" Thread

    05/12/2006 5:47:27 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 1,352 replies · 12,403+ views
    5.12.06 | ohioWfan
    I’m going to try something entirely new to Free Republic………..start a thread restricted to practical, positive. pro-active things that this huge forum filled with good people who love this country can actually DO about helping to solve the illegal immigration problem, and how we can ‘encourage’ our leaders at all levels to get their acts together. This is not a thread for venting or attacking (Heaven knows, that‘s been done plenty around here!). Let’s keep it entirely positive……..no attacks on the President and ‘Bushbots’ or the GOP………or on each other, from EITHER side. No threats to ’kick the GOP bums...
  • Group Demands Failing Students Be Allowed to Gradu

    05/21/2006 11:19:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies · 244+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 18 May 2006 | John Semmens
    Californians for Justice filed a writ in April demanding that the state drop its requirement that students must pass the math and English test in order to receive a diploma. "Students who put in their time should graduate," said Tonto Moro, one of the students who failed the test. "They don't require prisoners who serve their time to pass a test in order to get out of jail. It is unfair to us who have committed no crime to be treated worse." Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman previously granted this year's senior class a reprieve from passing the...
  • Greetings, President Bush, you donkey infidel

    05/13/2006 10:59:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 1,411+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman. ^ | May 13, 2006 | James Lileks
    NEWHOUSE NEWS SERVICE News story: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent an 18-page letter to President Bush. No word on whether it was handwritten in tiny type, margin to margin, and wrapped in tinfoil. Herewith are some excerpts: Dear Infidel Crusader Zionist sock-puppet Saudi-lackey despoiler of Mesopotamia woman-touching pigdog fiendish (293 words excised) shah-licking son of a toad's offal: I trust this finds you well. I have much on my mind, and have taken the pen to unburden my breast. I have enclosed a self-addressed, stamped envelope should you wish to reply. (429 words concerning Jewish penetration of the Postal...
  • Walk a Quarter-Mile or Die (You'll live 6 more years if you can do it)

    05/13/2006 7:51:47 PM PDT · by Seamoth · 76 replies · 1,979+ views
    LiveScience.com (via Yahoo news) ^ | Tue May 2, 2006 | Robert Roy Britt
    If you can walk a quarter-mile, odds are you have at least six years of life left in you, scientists announced today. And the faster you can do it, the longer you might live. While walking is no guarantee of health or longevity, a new study found that the ability of elderly people to do the quarter-mile was an "important determinant" in whether they'd be alive six years later and how much illness and disability they would endure. "The ability to complete this walk was a powerful predictor of health outcomes," said study leader Anne Newman of the University of...
  • The Difference Between Fallen Angels, Demons, Aliens, Jedi, and the Watchers

    05/12/2006 8:24:27 PM PDT · by restornu · 121 replies · 31,935+ views
    The Watcher Files ^ | By Sherry Shriner
    In these last days, the Bible says it will be a time of mass hybridization and the mixture and corruption of human DNA by fallen angels, also known as "Aliens." The government is and has been, conditioning the existence of aliens through Hollywood, science fiction, cartoons, and other sources. However, they are not telling you the whole truth. These Aliens are not ascended masters, or enlightened ones, or beings from galaxies millions of miles away, nor are they our forefathers or original creators. They are fallen angels who were kicked out of heaven for their rebellion against the headship...
  • Growth hormone, insulin may be key to longevity

    05/08/2006 2:57:12 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 77 replies · 1,590+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Megan Rauscher
    A number of studies have shown that restricting calories increases the lifespan of animals, but the biological basis for this has remained elusive. A new report hints that growth hormone, as well as insulin, are key factors in the life-extending effects of calorie restriction. "The implication ... for pharmaceutical development would be that the signaling pathways of growth hormone and insulin may be logical targets for development of anti-aging medicine," Dr. Andrezej Bartke from Southern Illinois University in Springfield told Reuters Health. "Although it would be irresponsible to recommend that healthy people start using anti-diabetic drugs," said Bartke, "it is...
  • Researcher: Tectonic Plates Slowly Moving

    04/11/2006 9:02:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 824+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/06 | Tim Fought - ap
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Using hand-me-down technology from the Cold War, scientists have discovered that the seafloor off the Pacific Northwest is a jumping kind of place, with thousands of small, swarming earthquakes and tectonic plates that are slowly rearranging themselves. The findings could mean that a "Big One" earthquake may not be as severe as previously thought, the lead researcher said. An article in the journal Geology by researcher Robert Dziak describes the findings. Dziak is an associate professor at Oregon State University who also works for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. He's stationed at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center...
  • "The True History of the Southwest, 101"

    04/08/2006 10:23:27 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 213 replies · 5,747+ views
    My own study and research | April 8th, 2006 | Travis McGee
    "The True History of the Southwest, 101"The amount of historical idiocy and fallacies surrounding the history of the Southwest is staggering, chief among them the "Aztlan" fairy tales. What's the truth? How did the Spanish Europeans conquer the Southwest? The "conquistadores" (that means "conquerors") did it with the lance, and the lash. For example, in 1541 Coronado entered present-day New Mexico (which included present Arizona during the Spanish era) searching for the "lost cities of gold." One of his first actions upon meeting the natives was to burn 100s of them alive in their dwellings, for not handing over suspected...
  • The Blood Cleaner [device filters viruses from circulating blood]

    04/09/2006 5:53:21 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 45 replies · 1,344+ views
    Popular Science ^ | March 2006 | David Kohn
    No bigger than a pen, this device filters smallpox, Ebola and other viruses from the blood It is a prospect that terrifies bioweapons experts: Terrorists release smallpox into an American city, spreading sickness and panic. Because the disease is untreatable and vaccines no longer exist, first responders and other emergency personnel would be particularly vulnerable. A new invention, however, may help to avert the worst of this worst-case scenario. Aethlon Medical, a small San Diego biotech company, is developing a portable device that removes viruses from blood. Known as the Hemopurifier, it filters not only smallpox but numerous other viruses,...
  • Message from a Time Traveler

    04/06/2006 4:33:24 AM PDT · by Mr170IQ · 875 replies · 25,928+ views
    Dan Simmons - Official Web Site ^ | April 1, 2006 | Dan Simmons
    The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a husky voice that he was...
  • Space plane flies free

    04/07/2006 4:39:23 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 15 replies · 699+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 04/07/06 | Alan Boyle
    After weeks of delay, the military X-37 space plane went through its first free flight through the skies over California's Mojave Desert today and landed autonomously at Edwards Air Force Base. That's the good news from the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The bad news is that the vehicle experienced an "anomaly" and went off the runway, DARPA spokeswoman Jan Walker told me. Fortunately, only minor damage was done, she said. The X-37 was carried up from the Mojave Airport by Scaled Composites' White Knight airplane, the same mothership that bore SpaceShipOne into the sky for its historic private-sector...
  • Republican Split on Immigration Reflects Nation's Struggle

    03/29/2006 3:56:29 PM PST · by Crackingham · 31 replies · 922+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/29/6 | Rachel L. Swarns
    It is almost as if they are looking at two different Americas. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who supports a legalization plan, was surrounded by reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers say they face days of contentious debate on the issue. The Senate Republicans who voted on Monday to legalize the nation's illegal immigrants look at the waves of immigration reshaping this country and see a powerful work force, millions of potential voters and future Americans. The House Republicans who backed tough border security legislation in December look at the same group of people and see a flood...