Category Archives: Survival

Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a “state of emergency.” Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it’s now clear that TEPCO has engage in a two-and-a-half-year cover-up of immense magnitude. “I believe it’s been leaking into the ocean from the start of… Read More »

‘Invisible’ Wetsuits Confuse Attacking Sharks

A company in Australia has developed a range of wetsuits which they say renders the wearer nearly invisible or repulsive to sharks. It is hoped the suits will help prevent attacks on divers, surfers and even swimmers who wear them in coastal areas that are shark infested. They incorporate patented Shark Attack Mitigation System technology… Read More »

Strawberries Can Reverse Precancerous Progression

Because of the well-defined, stepwise progression of esophageal, researchers jumped on it as a way to test the ability of berries – the healthiest fruits – to reverse the progression of cancer. A randomized phase 2 clinical trial of strawberries for patients with precancerous lesions of the esophagus was undertaken. Six months of eating the… Read More »

Evolution Too Slow to Keep Up With Climate Change

Many vertebrate species would have to evolve about 10,000 times faster than they have in the past to adapt to the rapid climate change expected in the next 100 years, a study led by a University of Arizona ecologist has found. … “Basically, we figured out how much species changed in their climatic niche on… Read More »

Sweet Misery: The Eye-Opening Story Behind Aspartame

Aspartame — best known by the names of Nutrasweet and Equal — is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined. Yet, this artificial sweetener continues to be used in more than 6,000 products (often sugar-free or “diet” versions), and millions of people… Read More »

104 Studies: Pesticides linked Parkinson’s

… A recent meta-analysis published in the journal Neurology6, examined data from 104 studies published between 1975 and 2011, in search for a potential link between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease. As many previous studies, it found one… Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder in which neurons in a region within your brain responsible for normal… Read More »

University creates sperm bank for honeybees

There’s a lot of buzz at Washington State University over work to develop the first sperm bank for honeybees. Entomologist Steve Sheppard and his crew are using liquid nitrogen to preserve semen extracted from the industrious insects that pollinate much of the nation’s food supply but face environmental threats. The goal is to preserve and… Read More »

Aortic Dissection, Short Stabbing Chest Pain

I’ve had a rough week, lots of stress, not enough sleep, eating too late, and a co-worker passed away. This morning at about 3:45 am an unbelievably strong sharp heart pain woke me. I have a hiatal hernia but this was a very different sensation from any heartburn. I was sweating, trembling with clammy skin… Read More »

Centuries-old frozen plants revived

Plants that were frozen during the “Little Ice Age” centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say. Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under laboratory conditions. Researchers say this back-from-the-dead trick has implications for how ecosystems recover from the planet’s cyclic long periods of ice coverage. The findings appear in… Read More »

3D Printer Used To Save Baby’s Life

… Bryan and April Gionfriddo have a 6-month-old baby, Kaiba, who suddenly couldn’t breathe due to his bronchus suddenly collapsing. The baby’s parents took him to the emergency room where it was determined Kaiba would require a splint being inserted in order to hold open his bronchial tube, to hopefully allow the tissue to grow… Read More »

80-year-old becomes oldest man to climb Mount Everest

An 80-year-old Japanese man on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mt. Everest, officials said. Yuichiro Miura reached the top of Everest Thursday morning with his physician son Gota, mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said from the base of Everest. Miura’s achievement eclipses that of a Nepali man who climbed Everest at… Read More »

How to Grow Your Own Organic Food in Small Spaces

Sprouts are an authentic “super” food that many overlook or have long stopped using. In addition to their superior nutritional profile, sprouts are really easy to grow if you’re an apartment dweller, as they don’t require an outdoor garden. A powerhouse of nutrition, sprouts can contain up to 30 times the nutrition of organic vegetables… Read More »

Colombia: Would-be robber struck by bus

A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman’s mobile phone. The incident happened in the Colombian city of Bogota, and was captured on CCTV. The man escaped with only minor injuries, while his victim’s mobile phone was returned to her. via BBC News… Read More »

Rotavirus: India unveils cheap Rotavac diarrhoea vaccine

Scientists in India have unveiled a new low-cost vaccine against a deadly virus that kills about half a million children around the world each year. Rotavirus causes dehydration and severe diarrhoea and spreads through contaminated hands and surfaces and is rampant in Asia and Africa. India says clinical trials show the new vaccine, Rotavac, can… Read More »

GM Wheat Could Permanently Damage Human Genetics by Silencing Hundreds of Genes Throughout the Body

It is one of the only major food crops left without a genetically-modified GM counterpart, but this could soon change if the Australian government gets its way in approving a GM wheat variety developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization CSIRO, an agency of the Australian government. Despite being hailed by its creators… Read More »

Cutting specific atmospheric pollutants would slow sea level rise

Image: black carbon, a short-lived pollutant (shown in purple), shrouds the globe. With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow sea level rise this century.Scientists found that reductions in four pollutants that cycle comparatively quickly through the atmosphere could temporarily   forestall the… Read More »

Is It Still Possible to Disappear From Society?

Two of the country’s most notorious survivalists – the Hermit of North Pond in Maine, and The Mountain Man of Utah, were found and arrested in the last few weeks. And a case of a missing family, the McStay family of southern California, was effectively closed when investigators said the family appears to have gone… Read More »

85% Of Cops Say Gun Control Is Useless, Detrimental

In a national survey of members of one of the largest groups for law enforcement professionals, an overwhelming majority of active duty and retired officers said that the Obama administration’s gun control proposals will either have no effect or will make things significantly worse. In the survey conducted by PoliceOne.com, a stunning 85 percent of… Read More »

Japan Nuclear Plant Leaks Radioactive Water

About 120 tons, or almost 32,000 gallons, of highly contaminated water appeared to have breached the inner protective lining of the pool at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, said the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company. It was unclear how much of the water had made it through two additional layers of lining to reach soil, but… Read More »

Cell reprogramming to cure leukemia and lymphoma?

Researchers from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona reprogramme lymphoma and leukemia cells to halt their malignancy. Resulting cells remain benign even when no longer subjected to treatment and reduce likelihood of developing new tumours. Results are published in this week’s edition of the scientific journal Cell Reports. Leukemia and lymphoma are two… Read More »

Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Deaths in China

Outdoor air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010, nearly 40 percent of the global total, according to a new summary of data from a scientific study on leading causes of death worldwide. Figured another way, the researchers said, China’s toll from pollution was the loss of 25 million healthy years… Read More »

Soaring Bee Deaths in 2012 Sound Alarm on Malady

A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beekeepers say, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation’s fruits and vegetables. A conclusive explanation so far has escaped scientists studying… Read More »

Sensory helmet could mean firefighters are not left in the dark

A specially-adapted ‘tactile helmet’, developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions with vital clues about their surroundings.The helmet is fitted with a number of ultrasound sensors that are used to detect the distances between the helmet and nearby walls or other obstacles. These signals are transmitted to… Read More »

‘Survivor’ France Contestant Gerald Babin Dies, Season Canceled

Gerald Babin, French ‘Survivor’ contestant, dies. Tragedy struck “Survivor’s” French adaptation “Koh Lanta” Friday, March 22 when 25-year-old contestant Gerald Babin died after suffering a heart attack during “shipwreck” challenge that also included a tug of war in Cambodia. The show was immediately canceled for the season as Channel TF1 and Adventure Line Productions flew… Read More »

Nasa Confirms Meteor After ‘Fireball’ Reports

  “Judging from the brightness, we’re dealing with something as bright as the full moon,” said Bill Cooke, who works for Nasa’s Meteoroid Environmental Office. “We basically had a boulder enter the atmosphere over the northeast.” Mr Cooke said the meteor had been widely seen, with hundreds of reports on social media like Twitter as… Read More »

Honda recalls 250,000 vehicles for braking problem

Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles worldwide for brakes that can suddenly kick in even when the driver isn’t braking. No crashes have been reported related to the defect. Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it was recalling more than 183,000 vehicles in the U.S., including the Acura RL, Acura MDX and Pilot models. More than… Read More »

Heroic ‘Human Chain’ Saves Drowning Boy in New Zealand

Desperate beachgoers formed a human chain to battle “treacherous and dumping” waves to save a boy from drowning. Twelve-year-old Joshua McQuoid was caught by a wave and swept out while playing with a friend at the beach on Napier’s Marine Parade in New Zealand at 4.55pm on Sunday. A German tourist went to the boy’s… Read More »

Intern attacked and killed by lion at cat sanctuary

  The animal involved in the attack, a 4-year-old male African lion named Cous Cous, is shown last year at the sanctuary. (KFSN-TV / Associated Press / July 12, 2012) DUNLAP, Calif. — A 26-year-old woman was attacked and killed by a lion at a Fresno County cat sanctuary Wednesday, and deputies shot the animal… Read More »

Massive Asteroid Crashed Into Ancient Australia

A massive asteroid that crashed into Earth left behind a large impact crater in Australia and changed the entire landscape of the planet, scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) and University of Queensland claim in a recently-published study. According to Stuart Gary of ABC News in Australia, the impact zone is centered in the… Read More »

Common pesticides ‘can kill frogs within an hour’

Widely used pesticides can kill frogs within an hour, new research has revealed, suggesting the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the catastrophic global decline of amphibians. The scientists behind the study said it was both “astonishing” and “alarming” that common pesticides could be so toxic at the doses approved by… Read More »

Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice

… The Harvard group focused on a process called telomere shortening. Most cells in the body contain 23 pairs of chromosomes, which carry our DNA. At the ends of each chromosome is a protective cap called a telomere. Each time a cell divides, the telomeres are snipped shorter, until eventually they stop working and the… Read More »