Archive for October, 2014

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.



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.


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…

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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 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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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…

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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…




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.”



  • 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


From: Infowars

$84K study seeks ways to make public fear “climate change and overpopulation”

The National Science Foundation is funding a study to determine how to brainwash the public into fearing “climate change and overpopulation” as if they were Ebola.

The NSF awarded an $84,000 grant to researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo yesterday to figure out how to make the public fear “climate change and overpopulation” as much as Ebola by analyzing how the public became concerned about a potential large-scale Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

“In addition to the issue-specific value of knowing more about risk perceptions related to the Ebola outbreak, findings from this project will inform the design of communication messages related to risk issues that are often perceived to be psychologically distant by the American public, such as climate change and overpopulation,” the study’s abstract states. “The specific mechanisms through which the study variables influence risk communication behaviors will also inform communication campaigns aimed at encouraging greater public engagement with risk information.”

“In doing so, the proposed research will integrate theory from social psychology and risk communication to explore the utility of psychological distance in informing public communication about emerging public health risks.”

The proponents of “climate change,” many of whom with positions of power within the government, have been facing growing public backlash as more and more evidence disputes “global warming,” so now they are simply trying to brainwash the public into accepting “climate change.”

They want the public to fear “climate change” so they can bilk taxpayers out of not only their money but also their rights.

But more scientists are openly exposing this scam.

“The polar ice is increasing, not melting away,” the co-founder of the Weather Channel, meteorologist Jason Taylor, said in an open letter to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “Polar Bears are increasing in number.”

“Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).”

“I have studied this topic seriously for years,” he added. “It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”

Two other scientists, Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition and Bob Carter of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University in Australia, said there’s essentially zero evidence that carbon dioxide from human activities is causing “catastrophic climate change.”

“Yes, the ‘executive summary’ of reports from the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change continues to sound the alarm – but the summary is written by the politicians,” they wrote. “The scientific bulk of the report, while still tinged with improper advocacy, has all but thrown in the towel.”

“And the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change lists thousands of scientific papers that either debunk or cast serious doubt on the supposed ‘consensus’ model.”

Oregon-based physicist Gordon Fulks similarly explained that carbon dioxide has been blamed for a variety of non-existent conditions.

“CO2 is said to be responsible for global warming that is not occurring, for accelerated sea-level rise that is not occurring, for net glacial and sea ice melt that is not occurring … and for increasing extreme weather that is not occurring,” he said.

The fear of “overpopulation” is also largely blown out of proportion to fit a political agenda much like “global warming,” but it too has little scientific evidence…




By Jenna (cc by 2.0).

By Jenna (cc by 2.0).


With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to pull your Ouija board off that seldom dusted shelf and channel a spirit or two for answers to your most sleepover-enhancing questions. It’ll will be even creepier when you realize that the answers are coming from inside the house, inside you.

The Ouija board first appeared in stores in the 1890s, a mark of 19th century America’s obsession with spiritualism. It was a flat board with the letters of the alphabet written in two arced rows over a straight line of numbers, 0 through 9. The words “YES” and “NO” appear in the uppermost corners and “GOODBYE” is written at the bottom. The board comes with a planchette, a tear-drop shaped device on little feet with a hole in its body through which you can read the number or letter underneath it.

Instructions for using the board are simple: two or more people — mediums — place their fingers lightly on the planchette, ask a question, and let the spirits guide the planchette around the board. The answer will either be a yes or no, or it will be a word spelled out.

For best results, the board asks for mediums who are serious about the process, turn off anything that emits electrical disturbances, and who light candles and incense.

Almost nothing has changed about the Ouija board since its debut, save our understanding of how it probably works. It could be a spirit reaching out to you, but science provides another spooky possibility: You are unconsciously answering questions that you never thought you could.

Two factors are at play when using an Ouija board: A strong subconscious need for an answer to a question and a phenomenon known as the ideomotor effect.

The ideomotor effect says that people can move or move something without their conscious mind realizing it. In the case of the Ouija board, if you really want the answer to a question to be yes and your partner knows it, you could both push the planchette to “YES” without either of you consciously applying any force. (And if you think you can ever keep your hands completely still, try keeping a laser pointer’s dot perfectly motionless.)

You can test this effect for yourself. Find a string and tie something moderately heavy to it. Extend your arm and hold the string and hanging object as still as possible. Now imagine the object moving in a circle. Even though you think your arm is motionless, the object should start moving!

The University of British Columbia ran a study on the ideomotor effect and the Ouija board in 2012. One test had subjects sit at a Ouija board with another person and answer factual yes or no questions. The subject was blindfolded when using the board and the partner knowingly removed their hands from the planchette. The blindfolded subject moved the planchette alone, answering questions, but felt that they were exerting no force on it at all. The subjects answered more questions correctly than when they answered the same questions verbally — they did better when they believed they weren’t in full control of the planchette…






There is something unique about porn stars. It isn’t just the fact that they fuck a lot of people on camera, although that is surely attention getting. It goes deeper than that.

Society is obsessed and captivated with the sex industry. The men and women who work in the industry are often either adored or derided. But with every fantasy comes reality. So what is the reality for the stars in this business?

Some believe that porn stars must be different than the rest of us, and maybe even deficient in some way. They have to be right? Not just in what they do for a living but deep inside. How could someone spend their days having sex for money, and on camera no less? What is wrong with them? How could they do it? Aren’t they ashamed?

Others go the other route, they are starstruck by porn stars. They are in awe of the lifestyle, or what they consider it to be. Beautiful people, doing drugs, partying, having sex, all day long. And getting paid for it no less.

But then what happens? What happens when it is over? There are a couple of older porn stars that are still performing, but they are the exception. What does one do later in life? How does one go from being filmed to have sex with ten people one day, to being middle aged the next? Are these people now brittle and broken? Used up by the industry that they once championed? Or are they content in their middle years, away from the spotlight and all that sex? That has to get exhausting. Right?

More and more, the place to go to find out is BearManor Bare. While many publishing houses publish porn memoirs ,BearManor Bare is the only one that makes it their bread and butter. Publisher Ben Ohmart has been cranking them out for a while now. Already on his roster are books by or about John Holmes, Seka, Howie Gordon and Marilyn Chambers. Soon to be released is a memoir by Rebecca Lord

Recently two books have been released by BearManor Bare that help answer

the constantly burning question…”How the Hell did you do that?”

Porsche Lynn is a legend of adult film. In her book she walks us through her career in burlesque, porn, and kink. Porsche started as a dancer, became an adult film star, and is now a dominatrix at her own dungeon in Phoenix. Porsche appears to have no regrets at all about her life and her choices. Although her books make it clear she has grown immensely as a person over the years, she still lets her freak flag fly and seems to have a great time doing so.

On the more poignant side of things is a book by Serena. She calls her book a “memory” book and with good reason. Serena had a severe fall and was in the hospital for a month in a coma, which resulted in near total amnesia. In a poignant manner, her book helps her, and the rest of us, recreate a map of her life. Serena tells the tale of growing up with bipolar disorder before becoming a model for adult magazines and subsequently a famous porn star…

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