First the good news…
Now the bad…
Bird Flu is not as contagious as coronavirus, but much more lethal.
BTW, you may have noticed I post links to Yahoo news a lot. It’s still one of my first stops when browsing the news. Mostly because it links to so many reputable news sources. (Although, a few not so reputable ones as well. Just not as many as other sites.)
I’ve mentioned that e cigarettes have really never been properly tested on humans. Just sayin’
“There were nearly 1,300 cases of measles in the U.S. through November, That’s the largest number in 27 years. There were no deaths but about 120 people ended up in the hospital.
This from a disease that vaccines had essentially purged from the country for a decade.
“How can we have gone from eliminating the disease to reviving a disease? It’s mind-shattering that we would go in that direction,” said U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who heads a congressional subcommittee that oversees public health spending.
Does a sleeping octopus dream?
More vaping results…
Happened 50 years ago Today.
Think about it. When a team of historians and scholars were recently asked “What is the greatest accomplishment in human history?” The overwhelming answer was the time when humans walked on the moon.
The last human to set foot on the moon was 47 years ago.
Why so long?
Thanks to stupidity. A disease that was almost wiped out in this country has now been brought back by ignorance and arrogance.
Another great video from Veritasium.
Circa 1980’s I’m guessing. From the Australian Kids TV Show “The Curiosity Show”.
His contributions to Physics and his ability to popularize science have secured his place in history, his triumph over motor neuron disease have made him a legend. It is rare that a real human is far more compelling a character than anything fiction could dream up.
Wow, so cool.
Every year students ask me questions about quantum mechanics. And I have to say “It’s weird.” and leave it largely at that. Here’s a good reason why…
I have one of these somewhere. They are amazing to watch. The laws of thermodynamics at work.
How did people live in such density before sanitation?
Malaria kills over one million people per year. This could be big, regardless of strange side effects.
This accounts for a great deal of bad policy decisions I think.
Bad stuff here. NASA image of the wildfires from space.
Okay so one of my fun facts this week was that humans kill a million sharks each year, but sharks only kill about six humans per year. Well, I was wrong. Humans kill 100 MILLION sharks each year.
And speaking of sharks…
Could early hominids have been walking around in Germany 9.7 million years ago? I doesn’t seem likely, and it’s a bit much to derive from two teeth.
Here is the slightly “fringe” article (warning: ad clogged website)…
And here is a response from National Geographic…
Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Belonged to Mystery Primate
Two terms that should go together, but don’t seem to. This article is pretty scary.