Do Dolphins Have Conversations?

Do Dolphins Have Conversations

A study in Russia has shown that dolphins while traveling through the ocean at incredible speeds, fighting with sharks still have the time to have a chat with each other.  Dolphins chat via sonar with other dolphins like having a conversation like people.  Like people they are very polite, like waiting without interrupting while the other is “speaking”. Dolphins are […]

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Fracking’s seismic impact

Fracking

Geologists are warning that fracking may be leading to an increase in seismic activity. A recent advisory from the U.S. Geological Survey warns that activities related to hydraulic fracturing—or fracking, extracting oil and natural gas from subterranean rock formations—has likely contributed to the recent spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma, and experts warn that the chances for a major quake in […]

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The Danger of Keeping Secrets

The Danger of Keeping Secrets

Alcoholics Anonymous has a saying “You’re only as sick as your secrets” which you know is one of the hallmarks of alcoholism, addiction, and deception.  The addict keeps the secret to cover up their addiction which leads them to deceive themselves and others.  When alcoholics become sober, they tend to be totally honest with people, to keep themselves from going […]

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Pollution arrives on winds from China

Along with goods for U.S. markets, China’s booming factories are exporting pollution that fouls the air over the Western U.S., a new study has found. “We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing back across the Pacific to haunt us,” University of California, Irvine, earth scientist Steven Davis tells The Telegraph (U.K.).The study […]

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The sad state of warehoused children

Russian orphanages are a scandal, said Jennifer Rankin. State institutions house nearly 400,000 children, a population larger than many cities. But less than one third of these children are actually orphans. Many “fall into the system when their parents, often fighting a losing battle with alcohol or drugs,” lose their parental rights. Even more of them—nearly half the total—have disabilities, […]

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Personalized Diets

Personalized Diets

For years the Federal Dietary Guidelines have handed out a blueprint to Americans for good nutrition.  As it turns out this may not be a good outline for all Americans.  People are different in all respects; even identical twins have different ways they respond to food. People have been told to follow the same diet as the next person. Now […]

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Smoking Causes Schizophrenia in Newborns

Smoking Associated with Schizophrenia in Newborns

In a study of women who smoke and their pregnancies they determined that there is a large possibility that the infant may have develop schizophrenia.  Researchers found that if the women smoked cigarettes or used smokeless tobacco this could also occur.  Some of the infants may have low birth weight, preterm delivery, and the possibility of sudden infant death syndrome.  […]

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Autism caused by packaging chemicals?

Packaging materials causing autism

Nine out of 10 Americans have a chemical called bisphenol A in their urine, said Nicholas D. Kristof. BPA, which can be found in plastic food containers, soup can linings, ATM receipts, and many other consumer products, is a proven “endocrine disruptor”—a substance that mimics or alters human hormones. Studies have already linked BPA to breast cancer, diabetes, and hyperactivity, […]

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