A Bajau diver holds up his wooden diving mask. Scientists are starting to uncover the genetic basis of the Bajau people’s incredible breath-holding abilities. by ED YONG The Bajau people of southeast Asia are among the most accomplished divers in the world. In the summer of 2015, Melissa Ilardo got to see how good they are firsthand. She remembers diving with Pai Bayubu, who had already gone fairly deep when he saw a giant clam, 30 to 50 feet below him. “He just dropped down,” Ilardo recalls. “He pointed at it, and then he was there. Underwater, the Bajau are as comfortable as most … Continue reading How Asia’s Super Divers Evolved for a Life At Sea
by: Jessica Dolores (Natural News) Ever wondered why your usually calm dog suddenly becomes nervous whenever he hears loud or sudden noises? The poor pet may be in pain. That’s what new research from the University of Lincoln found out. Animal behavioral scientists from the U.K. and Brazil studied dogs who were extra sensitive to loudness, different pitches, or sudden noises. They found that dogs with musculoskeletal pain showed greater noise sensitivity. The researchers say that pain, which could be undiagnosed, could worsen when noise makes the dogs tense up, or when these disturbances startle them. This adds stress to inflamed muscles or … Continue reading Does your dog tense up around sudden noises? Vets say they should be routinely assessed for pain, inflamed muscles
by Isaac Davis, Staff Writer Waking Times If you’ve ever wondered why the world seems hopelessly fraught with endless conflict, ruled corrupt states, and bent on developing a never-ending supply of advanced weaponry, you’d need to understand the nature of our debt based economy. The IMF has just reported that total global debt is now at a staggering $164 trillion, which amounts to 225% of total global GDP. Every person on this planet could turn over everything they produce for the next two plus years and we’d still be in debt. The number is now so astronomically high that its impossible to … Continue reading GLOBAL DEBT IS NOW AN INSANE $164 TRILLION, BUT WHO EXACTLY DO WE OWE?