MRI scans reveal that Wim Hof artificially induces a stress response in his brain
Source: Science Explains How the Iceman Resists Extreme Cold
Over the last 50 years, Americans have steadily gotten older, more bicoastal and less likely to move to a new city.
Source: America’s graying population in 3 maps
Posted on May.22, 2018 in Dept of Defense, North Korea by Steven Aftergood
“Pyongyang portrays nuclear weapons as its most effective way to deter the threat from the United States,” the Department of Defense says in a newly disclosed report to Congress on North Korean security policy.
—“North Korea’s primary strategic goal is perpetual Kim family rule via the simultaneous development of its economy and nuclear weapons program — a two-pronged policy known as byungjin.” See Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 2017, Office of the Secretary of Defense, February 2018.
Aunt Phillis’s Cabin, a pro-slavery response to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Were the exertions of the Abolitionists successful, what would be the result? The soul sickens at the thought. Scenes of blood and horror—the desolation of our fair Southern States—the final destruction of the negroes in them. This would be the result of immediate … Continue reading “Aunt Phillis’s Cabin, A Pro-Slavery Response to Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)”
Source: Aunt Phillis’s Cabin, A Pro-Slavery Response to Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) – Flashbak
Compared with those of the 19th century, many of today’s economic advances and upheavals seem mild.
Source: Opinion | The old capitalism returns
France is known for many of its cultural items, including exceptional cuisine, wine, and the Louvre. Soon, it may also be known for its arm-length, shovel-headed, carnivorous worms.
Source: France is Being Invaded By Giant Killer Worms
The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength.
Source: How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a method for growing and connecting single neurons using geometric patterns to route the neurons more precisely, cell by cell. The article, ̶…
Source: Researchers recreate a brain, piece by piece
THE Nipah virus is something new. And it has disturbing abilities.
Source: Killer virus outbreak has people panicked, authorities scrambling
Two authors pursue silence in nets of words
The US government secured a criminal conviction against Purdue Pharma in the mid-2000s but failed to curb sales of the drug after Giuliani reached a deal to avoid a bar on Purdue doing business
Source: Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths
A person’s sitting position can have a significant impact on their posture and back health. Many people have to sit down for extended periods during the day and should take care to maintain a good posture, especially when working at a desk. Learn how to achieve good posture and improve back health here.
Source: Sitting positions: Posture and back health
The bone density test used to screen for osteoporosis is a low-dose X-ray known as a DEXA scan. (Getty Images)
Handedness is an ancient trait, but researchers are rethinking its roots.
Source: Discover Magazine
A prisoner is strapped into the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison, New York – circa 1900s.
Scientists now believe plant was commonplace on continent in prehistoric period. The growth of wild cannabis was rife in Europe during the Stone Age, but the plant disappeared from the continent before the first farmers had a chance to cultivate it, according to new research. Scientists have previously struggled to determine where the plant grew,Read More
Source: Cannabis Used to Grow Wild in Europe but Went Extinct Before First Farmers Arrived, Research Finds | Cannabis Culture