Butter vs. Margarine: What’s The Difference?

By Kate Bratskeir

The butter vs. margarine debate is a confusing one. Which spread is healthier?

Butter is made from milk or cream. That’s really it. Some consumers are concerned about its high levels of saturated fat, and this concern brought margarine to the dairy aisle. Margarine’s make-up is a bit more complicated. Vegetable oil tends to be the main ingredient, but each margarine brand differs, and some are way healthier than others. Many have less unsaturated fat than their butter counterparts, but are often full of trans fat. In the video above, AsapScience puts the confusion to rest. Watch and be enlightened.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/butter-vs-margarine_n_6074926.html

 

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‘Parallel universes DO exist’: Multiple versions of us are living in alternate worlds that interact with each other, theory claims

Dr Michael Hall from Griffith's Centre for Quantum Dynamics says the 'Many-Interacting Worlds' theory may even create the extraordinary possibility of testing for the existence of other worlds

Dr Michael Hall from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics says the ‘Many-Interacting Worlds’ theory may even create the extraordinary possibility of testing for the existence of other worlds

  • The parallel worlds constantly influence one another, researchers claim
  • This is because, instead of a collapse in which quantum particles ‘choose’ to occupy one state or another, they in fact occupy both, simultaneously
  • The theory could resolve some of the irregularities in quantum mechanics
  • It states some worlds are almost identical to ours, but most are different
  • Theory may even create possibility of one day testing for these worlds

Imagine a world where dinosaurs hadn’t become extinct, Germany had won World War II and you were born in an entirely different country.

These worlds could exist today in parallel universes, which constantly interact with each other, according to a group of US and Australian researchers.

It may sound like science fiction, but the new theory could resolve some of the irregularities in quantum mechanics that have baffled scientists for centuries.

The team from Griffiths University and the University of California suggest that rather than evolving independently, nearby worlds influence one another by a subtle force of repulsion.

They claim that such an interaction could explain everything that is bizarre about how particles operate on a microscopic scale.

Quantum mechanics is notoriously difficult to fathom, exhibiting weird phenomena which seem to violate the laws of cause and effect.

IS OUR UNIVERSE A HOLOGRAM? UNIVERSE COULD BE A MERE PROJECTION

The holographic model suggests gravity in the universe comes from thin, vibrating strings. These strings are holograms of events that take place in a simpler, flatter cosmos

The holographic model suggests gravity in the universe comes from thin, vibrating strings. These strings are holograms of events that take place in a simpler, flatter cosmos

The universe is a hologram and everything you can see – including this article and the device you are reading it on – is a mere projection.

This is according to a controversial model proposed in 1997 by theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena.

Until now the bizarre theory had never been tested, but recent mathematical models suggest that the mind-boggling principle could be true.

According to the theory, gravity in the universe comes from thin, vibrating strings.

These strings are holograms of events that take place in a simpler, flatter cosmos. Professor Maldacena’s model suggests that the universe exists in nine dimensions of space, and one of time.

In December, Japanese researchers attempted to tackle this problem by providing mathematical evidence that the holographic principle might be correct.

The holographic principle suggests that, like the security chip on a credit card for example, there is a two-dimensional surface that contains all the information needed to describe a three-dimensional object – which in this case is our universe.

In essence, the principle claims that data containing a description of a volume of space – such as a human or a comet – could be hidden in a region of this flattened, ‘real’ version of the universe.

In a black hole, for instance, all the objects that ever fall into it would be entirely contained in surface fluctuations. This means that the objects would be stored almost as ‘memory’ or fragment of data rather than a physical object in existence…

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2816039/Parallel-universes-exist-Multiple-versions-living-alternate-worlds-interact-theory-claims.html#ixzz3HkQbMDi7
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Is dark energy turning the universe into a ‘big, empty, boring’ place? Mysterious force may be swallowing up galaxies

Scientists claim the latest astronomical data favours a dark energy that grows as it interacts with dark matter, and appears to be stunting the growth of structure in the cosmos. Pictured is a Hubble Space Telescope composite image of evidence for a dark matter ring in galaxy cluster CI0024+17

Scientists claim the latest astronomical data favours a dark energy that grows as it interacts with dark matter, and appears to be stunting the growth of structure in the cosmos. Pictured is a Hubble Space Telescope composite image of evidence for a dark matter ring in galaxy cluster CI0024+17

  • Dark matter is the cosmic scaffolding on which the universe is built
  • UK and Italian scientists say it is being slowly erased by dark energy
  • Dark energy is a substance thought to be pushing the universe apart
  • Scientists claim dark energy is growing as it interacts with dark matter
  • ‘The findings suggest that dark matter is evaporating, slowing that growth of structure,’ said Professor David Wands at Portsmouth University

A mysterious dark energy could be swallowing up the universe to leave a ‘big, empty, boring’ place.

Researchers from the UK and Italy clam to have found indications that dark matter, the cosmic scaffolding on which the universe is built, is being slowly erased by dark energy.

They claim the latest astronomical data favours a dark energy that grows as it interacts with dark matter, and this appears to be stunting the growth of structure in the cosmos…

DARK ENERGY VS DARK MATTER

Dark energy can be observed in models that show how the universe expands.

But no one knows exactly what it is. One explanation for dark energy is that it is a property of space.

Another suggests that dark energy comes from the quantum theory of matter. In this theory, ’empty space’ is full of temporary particles that continually form and then disappear.

Scientists believe roughly 68 per cent of the Universe is dark energy and dark matter makes up about 27 per cent.

The rest – everything on Earth and all normal matter – adds up to less than five per cent of the universe.

Dark matter surrounds galaxies across the universe, and is invisible because it does not reflect light.

It cannot be seen directly with telescopes, but astronomers know it to be out there because of the gravitational effects it has on the matter we can see.

The European Space Agency says: ‘Shine a torch in a completely dark room, and you will see only what the torch illuminates.

‘That does not mean that the room around you does not exist.

Scientists are fairly sure it exists and is crucial to the universe, but they do not know what it looks like or where to find it…

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Research Forecasts Next Wave of Wearable Biometric Identification

by Nicholas West

The move to give everyone a global unique ID that can be verified across nearly all human activity continues to be incrementally rolled out.

The fear of identity theft and cyber-banking crime of all stripes has been the sales pitch to accept identity tech such as facial recognition, iris scans, vein scans, voiceprinting and fingerprinting, as well as their attendant databases.

Digital sign-in services, smart cards and a range of biometrics have all been offered as perfect solutions that are starting to enter the market at many levels. Moreover, there is an ongoing cooperative effort between global banks and corporations to ensure that there will be standardized, centralized entry into the consumer/internet/banking matrix of the future. Couple this with the (hackable) “Internet of Things” entering our homes whether we approve or not and we are finding ourselves at the threshold of a new reality.

A London-based research and consultancy group called Goode Intelligence reveals the evolution of wearable technology and biometrics in a recent update to their forecast of the global biometric industry and authentication agenda. Most notably, they show how disparate parts of authentication systems and smart gadgets are beginning to merge with the Internet of Things.As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, in the future YOU will be the password. Even though Goode Intelligence is clearly invested in the proliferation of this technology, their press release is an important read as it offers up many of the signposts for those concerned about the increasing pervasiveness of this technology…

– See more at: http://www.techswarm.com/2014/10/research-forecasts-next-wave-of.html#sthash.4bcJx0Ir.dpuf

 

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The Misery That Halloween Really Is

By Ted Twietmeyer

Trick or treat – Little beggars mindlessly knocking on doors until their knuckles bleed and get a blister from pushing door bell buttons. So why is all this right to do? Does it make sense? How is this day connected to the dead, if at all?

Let’s look at the real Halloween, which has been watered down and changed from how it began as a pagan day. Celts offered the gods blood sacrifices, and worried about the Sun coming up each day. Cows, horses and other animals were burned on bonfires as sacrifices. These sacrifices were to give back the essence of life to the gods which animals have in payment for what the Earth gave to man. Burnt entrails were read like tealeaves to determine fortunes.

For amusement before the 1800’s, villagers would collect dozens of cats. These would be placed in a net and hoisted up off the ground. Then the cats would be set on fire to burn alive. Sadistic people thought this was great sport and amusing. Some cats were hung on ropes or burned at the stake. In one television documentary several years ago, large wicker baskets were packed with people selected at random and set on fire to burn alive.

In the eighth century the pope declared October 31st as the day before All Saints Day. He made it the day to honor all the saints which did not have their own day. Hence, October 31st was also known as All Hallow’s Evening. Halloween is merely a contraction of words.

Pagans continue to celebrate Halloween today with chanting, masks and beating a drum while marching around a circle of fire.

Despite the attempt by the catholic church to absorb Halloween, even today pagans and Christians still wear costumes, bob for apples, carve pumpkins, decorate with fake skulls and skeletons, etc…

more…

http://rense.com/general96/misery.html

 

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CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

By Bob Fredericks

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.

“If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.

Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released on its Web site saying the deadly virus can be spread through “droplets.”

“Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” the poster states.

Nass slammed the contradiction.

“The CDC said it doesn’t spread at all by air, then Friday they came out with this poster,” she said. “They admit that these particles or droplets may land on objects such as doorknobs and that Ebola can be transmitted that way.”

Dr. Rossi Hassad, a professor of epidemiology at Mercy College, said droplets could remain active for up to a day.

“A shorter duration for dry surfaces like a table or doorknob, and longer durations in a moist, damp environment,” Hassad said.

The CDC did not respond to a request for comment.

In other developments:

  •  The de Blasio administration said the cost to New York of preparing for and treating Ebola ­patients and suspected victims will be “in the millions.” The city intends to ask the feds for help in paying the bill.
  • Dr. Craig Spencer remained at Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition.
  • The 5-year-old Bronx boy hospitalized at Bellevue was taken out of isolation after doctors determined he had only a respiratory infection.
  • Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian man who later died, was declared disease-free and released from an Atlanta hospital — and was elated to be able to go home with the all-clear. “It has been God’s love that has truly carried my family and me through this difficult time and has played such an important role in giving me hope and strength to fight,” she said.
  • Doctors Without Borders nurse Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, is staying at an undisclosed location in Maine. Tuesday night, her lawyer told ABC News, “Going forward, she does not intend to abide by the quarantine imposed by Maine officials because she is not a risk to others.”
  • President Obama delivered a veiled jab at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s treatment of Hickox, saying officials should not react to the crisis based on “fears.”

http://nypost.com/2014/10/29/cdc-admits-droplets-from-a-sneeze-could-spread-ebola/

 

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Dangers of more than 3 glasses of milk a day: High intake may not protect against broken bones and could actually increase chance of death

  • Milk known for cutting risk of fractures because it contains Vitamin D
  • But new study says certain sugars may actually boost inflammation
  • For now researchers say they can not prove a ’cause and effect’
  • It’s early days and more work needed before advising we drink less
  • Good news is yoghurt and cheese led to less deaths and fractures

Drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may not protect bones against breaking – and may even lead to higher rates of death, say researchers.

A new study suggests certain types of sugars found in milk may increase inflammation and oxidative stress, which can damage body cells.

But Swedish researchers said their study could not prove ‘cause and effect’ and much more research was needed before anyone would be advised to limit their milk consumption.

Women who drank more than three glasses had double the risk of death than women who drank less than one

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