Artist's reused materials, if there were errors, changes or they changed their minds, and now thanks to infrared and hyperspectral imaging plus X-ray fluorescence to find zinc in the drawings, we know something about what Da Vinci had originally planned. Using infrared reflectography in 2005, they discovered a preliminary drawing of the Virgin Mary - different from the final result.
And now they have revealed Leonardo’s earlier design for the angel and baby Christ.
Of course, how we came to be is not a new field, for as long as mankind was able to take a break from grinding out life we've wondered how it all came to be.
Other more dangerous claims are that it will help with schizophrenia and epilepsy. The reality is that if the ketogenic diet could do any of those things, meal plans would be in double-blind clinical trials right now. Those diseases are a trillion dollar market.
Companies want to move away from the marijuana stigma (and the tax - California couldn't wait to legalize it so they could slap 40 percent tax on it) so the supplement trend has been Cannabidiol (CBD) in the food and beverage industry, where almost anything goes when it comes to health and wellness claims. If you are willing to pay to claim it, someone is willing to pay to believe you.
Rising Water Stress Slowed Down RATE Of Increase In Greening - World Still Greening Fast (or Browning, For Ocean Seaweed)
This is an interesting paper but it’s been misreported widely. Over the last decade the world has continued to get greener almost everywhere, especially so in India, many farmers now grow several crops a year in many areas instead of one, and in China because of its work on reafforestation, restoring degraded land and more intensive agriculture.
Only 5% of the Earth has a browning. So why does the map in this recent Nature paper seem to show the opposite?
Well it’s because it is a map of a change in the RATE of greening.
Refinancing maturities is not usually a big deal but Teva and Mylan and Heritage Pharmaceuticals became the poster children for Big Pharma arrogance - even though they are all genetic companies, and were somehow wrapped in an ethical halo compared to their original product predecessors.
An ambulance for a scrape? Yes, nearly 3,000 more of them, and that is just in one city. All paid for by everyone whose premiums went up.
I'm not being mean to baby boomers, they also were the first generation to have a polio vaccine and they ended Smallpox. They paid the taxes that funded an optimistic War On Cancer and the successful moon landings and Medicare. I was just noting that if you are in the spin business, you can frame broad demographics, especially tens of millions of people, any way you want.
And that is being done with a report saying baby boomers thinks food - specifically organic food -is medicine.
And documents show biotech companies like Monsanto doing the same. But an investigation into a supposed controversy claimed by trade groups like US Right To Know and their sister sites like Sourcewatch led to nothing.
"We couldn't find anything special or unusual about the lists - it was mostly information that you could find in a public place with a bit of research."
North Sea Dogger Bank Wind Turbine Project Could Supply More Power To The EU By 2045 Than Coal Does Now
This is a plan for a wind turbine hub in the North Sea on Dogger Bank, that could up to 180GW by 2045 in time to help Europe achieve net zero emissions. The “Dogger Bank”, is the sunken Doggerland, a region of the North Sea that used to be above the sea in the last ice age. It is far from land, so winds would be much more steady.
The shallowest parts are only 15 meters below sea level making it an ideal place to build artificial islands (a bit like the Chinese artificial islands in the South China sea) and build sea turbines like this. The turbines could be towed into place as is already done for offshore wind. This video briefly describes it:
California Farmers Use More Chlorpyrifos Than Any State. Now Politicians Are Banning It - Without Seeing Data
Last year, the scientifically wacky 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California - the most overturned appeals court by the Supreme Court of the United States - tried to order EPA to ban chlorpyrifos even though they hadn't seen any data showing it causes any defects in people.
On numerous other issues, they seem to pick a position and then torture data until they confess. And that is a concern about all their findings. In the case of gun violence there is a concern about their numbers they replaced one hospital in a small (60) sample with one that had more than 100 times greater non-fatal gun injuries its predecessor ever had. The new hospital added over 22,000 gun injuries to the 2015 national estimate which made gun violence look more common.
Mainstream Eenvironmentalism and “The Empty Radicalism of the Climate Apocalypse" When It Comes To Food
Devang Mehta says that's why he came away from the report more frustrated than ever with mainstream public environmentalism and what one policy expert has called, “the empty radicalism of the climate apocalypse.”
Australians seem to be willing to stand up for reason at a time when American (and British) journalists are more interested in evangelizing claims by their political allies.
It's found some mysterious gravitational readings which experts infer mean Jupiter's core is less dense and more extended that expected.
Jupiter began as a dense, rocky or icy planet that later gathered its thick atmosphere from the primordial disk of gas and dust that birthed our sun so what if the recent data could be explained by a giant impact that stirred Jupiter's core, mixing the dense contents of its core with less dense layers above. Like another planet.