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Brilliant Light Power Demonstration, June 28th 2016

Randal Mills and his crew are finishing a closed system prototype of their new power source.  They are four months away from fabrication of the photovoltaic cell dome.  It’s been a decade in the making, and they are finally nearing the finish line.  The end result will be world where power is virtually free, with no…

Petition To Overturn FDA’s Classification of ECigs as Tobacco

Sign it. Petition closes June 4, 2016

Read more about the issue here.  A new report released today from the Royal College of Physicians, Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction concludes that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health. Smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking.

My Results Using Turmeric / Curcumin

I’ve tried all sorts of supplements for all sorts of various reasons over the course of my life.  Out of all the supplements I’ve ever tried, I don’t think I’ve ever had one that actually made a radical difference in the way I feel. Until now. I have no agenda here.  I’m not getting paid…

Vegetarian Diet Raises Risk of Heart Disease And Cancer

The Daily Mail came out with a pretty outrageous headline today, claiming that a “vegetarian diet raises risk of heart disease and cancer.” So is this statement true? Not really. The headline is exceptionally misleading. It makes it sound like eating a vegetarian diet increases one’s absolute risk of cancer relative to eating a Standard American Diet (SAD),…

Unlimited Access To 47 Million Research Papers For Free

Apparently some enterprising pirates have figured out a way to host a repository of 47 million pirated research papers.  The website Sci-Hub has just come online, where one can find virtually any paper on any subject.  I just tried looking up some obscure papers written by Hannes Alfven back in the 80s.  To my surprise,…