The question is why? Blood is actually a poor source of energy. It consists of 78 percent liquid and what is left is 93 percent proteins and only one percent carbohydrates (1). Blood provides very little in the way of vitamins. Not only that, a blood-based diet exposes animals to blood-borne pathogens.
And yet some bat species (order Chiroptera) feed exclusively on blood and have managed to survive evolution that should have killed them, and their reliance on low-grade nourishment, off.
UC San Francisco Tobacco-Funded Researchers Argue Cigarette Addiction Is More Social And Less Physical
The science says otherwise. Aquatic farming -- aquaculture -- can help feed the future global population while substantially reducing one of the biggest environmental impacts of protein production -- land use -- without requiring people to entirely abandon protein as a food source.
What is the South Atlantic Anomaly?
Last week, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina held a meeting to discuss the results of a 30-million-dollar fede
Jordan I Want My Money Peterson Distorts Science For Alt-Right Market Niche While Pleasing Jews And Academic Overlords
Jordan Peterson is like Milo Yiannopoulos and many similar Trump-age enabled e-celebrities, and from a scientist’s point of view, less, because Milo does not emphasize a scientific façade like Peterson does. The Alt-Right is a growing market niche where you can try “making it” by being edgy without too much sexual depravity. Being more perverted than the last guy is almost the only politically correct edgy still allowed in the mainstream, whether unfunny “comedians”, or pop music or … well even including hiring practices of universities, but its called “inclusiveness” then.
~100% Certain Earth Hit By SMALL Asteroid In 2000 Years - Risk ≪ Lightning - Can Retire Most Of Remaining Risk With $50 Million
This is another of those sensationalist doomsday stories in the red top tabloids scaring people. The stories say that we are 100% certain to be hit by an asteroid. Well, yes, for small asteroids, but we are 100% certain to be hit by lightning too, many times a year. Your chance of dying of an asteroid impact is far less than that of dying of a lightning strike, 10,000 times less likely.
Scientist Support Greatest RAP Legend Genius Kanye West For President Of The United States Of America
“I know Obama was heaven-sent, but ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be president” –Ye vs. the People
The dancer, actress, director and photographer Helene “Leni” Riefenstahl, who died in 2003, is a controversial character, largely because of the many propaganda movies she produced for the Nazis. So when it was recently announced that her estate would be handed over to a Berlin photography museum, historians of the period hoped to find some clarification about the extent of her involvement with the Nazi regime.
Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong.
New evidence suggests that cancer alternatively uses the “accelerator” and the “brake” in order to survive.
2040 Is Likely Earliest Date For Mars Sample Return (unless Sterilized) And Little More Than Astrobiology Technology Demo
The BBC has just reported that ESA have signed a letter of intent to co-operate with NASA on a Mars sample return (see Agencies aim to bring back rocks from Mars). I hope this does not mean a change of focus for ESA from in situ searches to a sample return. It would be so sad if it did mean that. The NASA program is more of an astrobiology technology demo than an actual astrobiological mission. They would return our very controversial Tissint and ALH84001 meteorites as top priority targets for the organics and in the case of Tissint the carbon isotope ratios - and would not be able to detect life amongst all the meteorite organics.
With The Science Settled That Neonicotinoids Don't Cause Honeybee Problems, Why Does Europe Need To Ban Them?
Why Polar Regions Of Mars Are Of Outstanding Interest For Astrobiology - And Why We Haven't Been Able To Explore Them Yet
The reason we know so little about the polar regions is not lack of interest. The polar regions are of great interest, for instance the Martian dry ice geysers in Richardson crater, one of the most interesting dynamic processes on Mars and the polar regions also have astrobiological interest too. There are potential habitats there that might even have fresh liquid water within 7 cms of the surface of clear ice - of all the unexpected things to find on Mars with its near vacuum atmosphere!
The study consisted of 20 healthy men and women age 60 to 79 from the Boulder area. Half took a placebo and half took 20 milligrams per day of a commercially available supplement called MitoQ, which is Coenzyme Q10 which uses chemistry to allow the antioxidant to penetrate the membrane of mitochondria, the energy factories of our cells.