You Can Probably Guess Another Person’s Political Views. -With Your Nose

right side view of sleeping corgi muzzle


On the sillier end of things, another pheromone study has come out.

And it says, somehow mystifyingly, that people can more-or-less smell each-others’ political beliefs.

Whatever the influence is, it’s got to be extremely-subtle given all possible environmental variables (if this study is not completely BS, of-course).

SO: What the researchers did was to set things up similar to the er, ~somewhat-proven Immune-System…

No Free Lunch, Apparently: Artificial Sweeteners Wreak Havoc On Blood-Sugar After-All

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I guess you just can’t win, can you?

Earlier, we’d found out that our pal Fructose was not the savior to diabetics it was supposed to be, because instead of raising blood-sugar, it just raised fat in the blood.

-So instead of diabetes, you got cardio-disease.

Well, in a recent study by the Weizmann Institute of Health, we find out that somehow mystifyingly, even Artificial Sweeteners backfire.

All 3 biggies…

EWG’s Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen & Hazardous 3 In An Infographic!

dirty dozen clean fifteen infographic excerpt by garrick dee tan


Awhile back, we posted on the fantastic & comprehensive list put together by the Environmental Working Group of the fruit & vegetable produce that you should keep an eye out for. -Especially in-terms of amount & type of pesticides used-on & absorbed-by them.

What they help us do is…

Making The Complex A Little Simpler: The Number Needed To Treat

yellow and blue color waves cross over statistics tables


A little while back, we told you about the great conference Wired put on with MDAnderson, called WIRED DATA | Life.

And one of the standout presentations of that conference was put-on by inveterate smartass, David Newman, of the site: The Number Needed to Treat.

Well, Wired has seen fit to remind us of David & Co-Founder Graham Walker’s work in a recent Science post.
 
What the NNT tries to do is take the highest-quality studies it can find and publish a ratings-system…

IDEO Encourages DesignOn Concept Contributors To Tackle Old People

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(figuratively)
I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to check out the full list of lifehack-style products & service innovations over at design-juggernaut IDEO,

-But By Far, my favorite of the bunch is the Snow White Evil Queen/Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come -style Aging Mirror.
 
I don’t know how far out they wanted to take the concept in its proposed future technological reach.

-But [at least in its most-blown-out-future-form] this could take a whole host of…

Links:
The Gray Mirror
at:IDEO-DesignOn:Aging

Shot Heard Round The World!: Obscure Arthritis Drug Leads To Full Head Of Hair. -Kinda…

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DAMMIT!!!

I thought this was going to be a THE cure for normal DHT-based Male-Pattern Baldness.

-But NOooOOOOooo!!! :(

Okay, okay, okay; it’s no less impressive that the patient in question, who had both Plaque-Psoriasis and (just like our old .000001%-er pal John D. Rockefeller) Total Hair-Loss on his entire body, -was cured of Both conditions by the drug-wizardry cooked up by Yale’s scientists.
 
Not only that but so far…

Links:
YaleNews

John Oliver Reminds Us To Take Supplement Claims With A Grain Of Salt, Even From The Great And Powerful Oz


 
john oliver doctor mehmet oz congress diet supplements last week tonight [NSFW, for language & some subject-matter]
We’ve all heard the crazy claims. -Don’t do anything involving Hard Work, Research, Discipline, or Nutrition; -Just Pop a Pill! And Let Chemistry Do The Work For You!!!

Oliver doesn’t stop the funny to explain the ephedra issue very well, and he certainly does tee off on a doc trying to fill his hour of content. Unfortunately, that content sometimes seems aimed at the people who read the National Enquirer for diet-tips in the checkout aisle.

-And then put it back without paying.

But really; -Let’s face it. This is all really about…

Links:
YouTube-Last Week Tonight

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