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How Does Your Experience Affect Your DNA?

Since Gregor Mendel’s famous experiments crossing literally tens of thousands of pea plants in the late 1800s, we have known that genes are passed from one parents to the children. Since the Hershey-Chase experiments in 1952, where they radioactively marked both DNA and proteins in

China 10X Beyond Safe Limits: Out Of Control Pollution

Earlier this year saw reports of China using giant LED screens to broadcast the rising of the sun for it’s citizens who can’t even see the sunrise due to the massive amounts of smog in the air. Last month Chinese officials released a report

The Benefits of Beer And the Risk of BBQ

How you grill your meat may play a big part on your health in the long run. If you use a charcoal or wood-burning barbeque grill, and you constantly grill your meat at high temperatures, you run the risk of your meat forming two

Man Detained In Psychiatric Ward For Giving Out Hundreds Of Dollars To Strangers

Officials in Halifax, Canada, have detained a man because he had been giving away money to strangers. Richard Wright had been vacationing in the city and decided to spend some of his time giving away various amounts of money to strangers on the street.

YouTube Empowers Agencies To Shut Down Activist Accounts

It was recently announced that Google, YouTube’s parent company, had given roughly 200 people and organizations the ability to “flag” at least 20 YouTube videos at once to be reviewed for having violated the site’s guidelines. It seems one of their first targets has

Why China “Needs” To Hold Tibet

Oftentimes China is discussed in terms of economic growth or its military expansion in the region. Occasionally news about their environmental problems, including the fact that 28,000 of 50,000 Chinese rivers have disappeared on their maps over the last decade. We also occasionally hear

123 Studies Show Cannabis Prohibition Is Killing Cancer Patients

This article is a far more detailed version of a smaller collection of studies showing the medicinal capabilities of cannabis for treating cancer. With alcohol showing essentially no medical properties beyond application as an anti-septic, cannabis (and in particular a molecules known as cannabinol -CBD-

Chinese One-Child Policy Fuels Baby Trafficking

The Chinese Ministry of Public Security announced that 382 abducted Chinese babies have been rescued by the police.  On Feb 19th the police launched an operation in Beijing and Jiangsu, based on last year’s finding of at least four websites which were found to

Antidepressants May Worsen Depression And Psychological Problems

A new study by the University of Liverpool, involving over 1800 individuals, found that an increase in suicidal thoughts and general psychological problems may be more often associated with antidepressants than commonly admitted. Although in many studies a decrease in depression in adult and

China Looks Set To Introduce Gold-Backed New World Reserve Currency

The US dollar has been the world’s reserve currency for many decades now, but the trends seem to indicate that China is preparing to overtake the US in regards to being the “standard” currency. The world’s monetary system has not had any direct involvement