Monday, August 06, 2018

Coffee and Provocation

The Angle of the Dangle
Little dogs pee higher to make themselves look bigger.

Is It Time to Unfreeze Frankenstein?
Worms frozen solid for more than 30,000 years have been brought back to life. The worms came from an ancient squirrel burrow in a permafrost wall of the Duvanny Yar outcrop in the lower reaches of the Kolyma River -

The Business of GMO Animals
UK labs made 1.9 million transgenic animals last year.

Erasing Existence as Well as History, Culture and Treaties
A recent survey found that 40% of Americans don’t believe Native people exist.

The Fight for Better Light Is Over
LED bulbs are now as cheap as incandescents. Cheap light that uses less energy is an old battle. Our ancestors had to gather and chop wood 10 hours a day for 6 days to produce 1,000 lumen hours of light, the equivalent of one modern light bulb shining for just 54 minutes.

Venezuela' Economy Tracked in Coffee
Bloomberg’s Cafe Con Leche Index tracks the economic misfortune of Venezuela where the price of coffee has risen from 190,000 Bolivars a cup in late April to 2,000,000 Bolivars this week.

Don't Eat Raw Centipedes
They can carry rat lungworm disease.

Stopping Dengue Fever With Engineered Mosquitoes
Australian researchers in Queensland have kept a city free of Dengue Fever since 2014 by releasing captive-bred mosquitoes with the naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria in their gut. The engineered mosquitoes are mating with local mosquitoes and spreading the Wolbachia, which results in females laying eggs that are sterile.

The Cicadas That are Brain Buzzed by Mushrooms
A fungus fills cicadas with amphetamines and mind-altering drugs that makes them horny even as their ass falls off,

The Sexual Healing of Naked Mole Rats
Most mammals lose longevity due to the stress of breeding, but for naked mole rats, procreating appears to slow aging. Scientists are trying to figure our why.

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