A company named EnChroma has developed glasses that allow color blind people to see colors. The technology, developed by accident, is interesting in itself. (See this and this for details.) But what most struck me is the video showing people experiencing color for the first time in their lives. See it after the jump. [Read more...]
Google is putting some of its gazillions of dollars into a venture capital fund. Its goal is to fund research that will let us live for 500 years. [Read more...]
One reason ISIS is killing so many people: the terrorists are reportedly harvesting their victim’s organs and selling them on the black market. [Read more...]
Have you been told to “watch your cholesterol,” so you’ve gone on a diet that cut out eggs, meats, and some of your favorite foods, making yourself miserable? Well, it was all for NOTHING.
The official Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, recognizing that cholesterol comes from the liver and not the food we eat and that cholesterol in the blood isn’t the main factor in heart disease anyway, has decreed that people need not longer worry about cholesterol in their diets. So go eat an egg. [Read more...]
An outbreak of measles that started in Disneyland is being blamed on parents who do not believe in vaccinating their children. These folks, who come from both sides of the political spectrum, fear a link–first raised by scientists but then retracted– between vaccination and autism, or they believe vaccination is unnatural like genetic engineering, or they don’t believe the government should mandate their children’s medical treatment, etc. [Read more...]