New Video Highlights Venomous Drugs

In the final chapter of Venomous, I explain how the deadliest animals on the planet may hold the power to save lives. Though it might seem counterintuitive, toxins aren’t really that different from cures—both specifically target some pathway in the body that is going wrong. The therapeutic use of venoms traces back centuries to some of our oldest […]

Google Searches: Focus On the 2016 MUFON Symposium

The Symposium will be held at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista Hotel, Orlando, Florida, from 25 August to 28 August 2016. https://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=2016+MUFON+Symposium (Search term: 2016 MUFON Symposium) https://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=2016+MUFON+International+Symposium (2016 MUFON International Symposium) (openminds.tv image)

UFO Looked Like ‘Living Creature’ says, Witness

     A Tennessee witness at Hendersonville reported watching a “reddish-brown, tube-shaped” object move low overhead that looked like it was swimming, according to testimony in Case 77821 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The reporting witness and her husband were driving westbound along Vietnam Veteran’s Parkway in Sumner County along the […]

Martian Rocks Hint at Life on The Red Planet?

     Traces of manganese found in rocks on Mars could be indicators that there was once oxygen on the Red Planet. There are a lot of rocks on Mars, and most of them wouldn’t raise an By Joseph Dussaultwww.csmonitor.com7-26-16 eyebrow. But one in particular has revealed new insights about the ancient Martian atmosphere…. In […]

The Bad Sausage & The Discovery of Botulism

“A lot kills, a little cures,” wrote the father of toxicology, and botulinum toxin is the poster child for this important pharmaceutical concept. Depending on the dosage and route, this potent bacterial toxin is either a devastating foodborne poison – one of the most deadly toxins known to man, capable of causing paralyzing death – […]

The Bad Sausage & The Discovery of Botulism

“A lot kills, a little cures,” wrote the father of toxicology, and botulinum toxin is the poster child for this important pharmaceutical concept. Depending on the dosage and route, this potent bacterial toxin is either a devastating foodborne poison – one of the most deadly toxins known to man, capable of causing paralyzing death – […]

The End of Ego-Depletion Theory?

It’s not been a good month for the theory of ego-depletion – the idea that self-control is a limited resource that can be depleted by overuse. Two weeks ago, researchers reported evidence of bias in the published literature examining the question of whether glucose can reverse ego-depletion. Now, the very existence of the ego-depletion phenomenon […]

Seen from space: eight days of a blazing California wildfire

The Soberanes Fire has scorched an area twice as large as Manhattan. Watch nearly its full duration so far in this animation of satellite images. Since it started on July 22, the Soberanes Fire along California’s Big Sur coast has scorched at least 33,668 acres — an area nearly two and third times the size of Manhattan. Along the way it has […]

Americans Fear Enhanced Humans Will Worsen Inequality

Americans have long celebrated fictional superheroes with extraordinary powers such as flight, superhuman strength and incredible speed. In real life, a survey shows Americans seem wary of technologies leading to enhanced humans with better brainpower or greater athletic abilities. Many Americans worry that biomedical technologies such as gene editing, brain chip implants, and synthetic blood will increase the […]

FREE ET

No, this isn’t a giveaway. Nor is it advocacy for a new persecuted minority. FREE stands for the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters, an organization founded by the late astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell. The FREE website explains it this way: FREE was formally incorporated as a Not for Profit Research Organization on July 15, […]