Archive for ‘science’

February 17, 2019

Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

Squirrel monkeys don’t see color like people. But inject their eyeballs with a genetically engineered virus and they suddenly can perceive a new rainbow. The same trick could someday be used on color-blind people.

Source: Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

August 17, 2018

Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

The 2006 Humanist of the Year doesn’t need rose-colored glasses to see what’s clear about humanity’s progress. STEVEN PINKER is a cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, popular science author, and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He has been recognized by a number of prestigious academic bodies, including the National Academy […]

Source: Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

February 18, 2018

You Will Probably Be Surprised After Calculating the Impact of Your Meat Consumption on the Environment and Yourself

One of my resolutions this year is to eat less meat. As a lifelong carnivore, this task has already proven to be easier said than done. The major challenge comes down to changing my habits. After years of enjoying bacon with my eggs for breakfast, I now associate its comforting greasy taste with the feeling of fullness. So how do I—and others like me—overcome this obstacle? One big challenge is finding a way to stay motivated.Enter the Meat Blitz-Calculator.

Source: You Will Probably Be Surprised After Calculating the Impact of Your Meat Consumption on the Environment and Yourself

October 21, 2017

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Source: How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

September 5, 2017

Does Sugar Cause Diabetes?

The recent film “What the Health” raised the question as to whether sugar or other carbohydrates cause diabetes. Neal Barnard, MD, has answers.

Source: Does Sugar Cause Diabetes?

February 27, 2017

The (Impossible?) Quest to Build to the Perfect Meat-Free Burger

Impossible Foods has created something extraordinary: a vegan burger for carnivores. It promises to do a lot of good — but is it any good?

Source: The (Impossible?) Quest to Build to the Perfect Meat-Free Burger

January 1, 2017

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us. – Vox

Source: Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us. – Vox

January 1, 2017

11 of the biggest scientific milestones from 2016 that are worth celebrating | Irish Examiner

When it comes to scientific achievements, 2016 has certainly been one worth celebrating.

Source: 11 of the biggest scientific milestones from 2016 that are worth celebrating | Irish Examiner

January 1, 2017

7 bad science and health ideas that should die with 2016 – Vox

Source: 7 bad science and health ideas that should die with 2016 – Vox

January 1, 2017

Fake treatments for real diseases: A review of allergy and asthma advertisements by naturopaths, chiropractors, homeopaths and acupuncturists – Science-Based Medicine

A majority of Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic and acupuncture clinics claim that they can diagnose or treat allergies, sensitivities and asthma.

Source: Fake treatments for real diseases: A review of allergy and asthma advertisements by naturopaths, chiropractors, homeopaths and acupuncturists – Science-Based Medicine