The History and Science Behind Your Terrible Breath

After the defeat of Cleopatra’s forces by Octavian (later Augustus, emperor of Rome), the Egyptian queen and her lover Marc Antony fled to Egypt. In Shakespeare’s imagining, one of Cleopatra’s greatest fears was the the horrid breath of the Romans. Shown here: “The Death of Cleopatra” by Reginald Arthur, 1892. (Wikimedia Commons) Persistent mouth-stink has been dousing the flames of passion for millennia. Why haven’t we come up with a cure? By Brian Handwerk In The Art of Love, the Roman poet Ovid offers some words of advice to the amorous. To attract the opposite sex, he writes, a seductive … Continue reading The History and Science Behind Your Terrible Breath

What is osteoarthritis and why is it so hard to diagnose?

Retired NBA player Shaquille O’Neal had surgery on a big toe to treat osteoarthritis in 2002. LUCY NICHOLSON / AFP / GETTY IMAGES A degenerative joint disease or ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, osteoarthritis can be largely asymptomatic until it’s too late. Wren Greene explains. When I was 28 years old, I was diagnosed with advanced stage osteoarthritis in my knee. I had injured it playing soccer as a teenager but, after surgery, it felt fine for years. The pain was hardly noticeable at first, just a little tenderness after a run or a long hike. But within a year or two, … Continue reading What is osteoarthritis and why is it so hard to diagnose?

Why The Melted Fuel Under Fukushima Could Poison Our Planet With Nuclear Radiation For 1000s Of Years

By Michael Snyder Six years ago, an absolutely devastating tsunami caused a triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power facility.  It was the worst environmental disaster in all of human history, and even though six years have passed since that time, nobody knows where the three melted cores are.  Just recently, authorities believe that they spotted some melted fuel underneath reactor 2, but even from a distance the level of nuclear radiation that was detected was being described as “unimaginable”.  Essentially what we are talking about are three enormous “dirty bombs” that are continuously emitting tremendous amounts of nuclear radiation … Continue reading Why The Melted Fuel Under Fukushima Could Poison Our Planet With Nuclear Radiation For 1000s Of Years

The great cryptocurrency heist

image edited by Web Invesigator Blockchain enthusiasts crave a world without bankers, lawyers or fat-cat executives. There’s just one problem: trust E J Spode writes on topics at the intersection of science, politics and popular culture. He has been published by 3:AM Magazine, which is currently serialising his novel The Oddity. On 20 July 2016, something happened that was arguably the most philosophically interesting event to take place in your lifetime or mine. On that day, after much deliberation and hand-wringing, in the aftermath of a multimillion-dollar swindle from his automated, algorithm-driven, supposedly foolproof corporation, Vitalik Buterin, then 22 years old, announced the ‘hard fork’ of the … Continue reading The great cryptocurrency heist

The Gender Ending Agenda of Anti-Creationists

  by Julian Rose, Contributor, Waking Times The Universe is sexual. Electric. Sexual-electric. Its electricity produced by a state of polarity. Polarity which causes friction. Friction as the fundamental life force. The life force which catalyzes birth. Birth: an act of procreation; ‘pro-creation’. A Divine act. The birthing of the Universe as Divine Action. An action brought about by the mutual attraction existing between two interconnected, gravity enhanced polar opposites. Negative/positive; day/night; yin/yang; male/female. No life without duality. No duality without polarity. No birth without duality/polarity. No evolution without procreation, and no procreation without the sexes. Sexuality is sacred, an eternal … Continue reading The Gender Ending Agenda of Anti-Creationists