Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Cult of Celebrity, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Favorite New Thought, Geoffrey Robertson, Get Out of the House, Highpants News, Julian Assange, M.Aaron Silverman, Michael Courtenay, News, News Update, Ramble, Revolute, Shut the F_ck Up, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition, The Architect, Vegan Loving Carnivores, WikiLeaks, www.highpants.com | Comments Off
In what can only be described as a bitch-and moan, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced the whistleblowing website is suspending publication of classified documents due to a funding crisis.
Assange fronted the media at London’s Frontline media club to announce that the website would be forced to fold after Christmas unless it raised about $3.3 million in funds.
If this isn’t a monomaniacal smokescreen, put up by the a waning narcissistic hack, please explain Assanges last grab at headlines – 4 weeks ago - In a previous report, we pointed out that WikiLeaks had effectively been closed for new business, after the computer mastermind behind the site –The Architect – walked away from the organisation, taking with him code essential to the operation of the Wikileaks web site.
[read the full article] A Man is Not an Island: Julian Assange! To top-off his blatant hunt for celebrity, and in what can only be described as a narcissistic outburst, Assange stated “Across the general population of the world I have more than 84 per cent name recognition” We kid you not! :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 18th, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Applied Science, Blip, Caffeine, Cankler, Coffee, Depression, Favorite New Thought, Harvard School of Public Health, Highpants News, Love and other Drugs, Medicated, Medicine, Michael Courtenay, Michel Lucas, Science, Science News, Toxically Engineered, Verity Penfold, www.highpants.com | Comments Off
We’ve been waiting for this discovery for years, patiently sipping away at our cuppa with the hopeful thought that it might one day be of benefit, we’re halfway there. Women who drink four cups of coffee a day are 20 per cent less likely to become depressed than women who rarely drink coffee. Caffeine is the most widely used central nervous system stimulant in the glaxy, 80 percent of consumption is in the form of coffee. Previous research, including one prospective study among men, has suggested an association between coffee consumption and depression risk. Because depression is a chronic and recurrent condition that affects twice as many women as men, including approximately one of every five U.S. women during their lifetime, “identification of risk factors for depression among women and the development of new preventive strategies are, therefore, a public health priority” Researchers sought to examine whether, in women, consumption of caffeine or certain caffeinated beverages is associated with the risk of depression. They studied 50,739 U.S. women from 1996 through 2006. V★P READ MORE
Posted: October 18th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Applied Science, Bipolar Blond, Cankler, Cankler Science News, Chemically Engineered, Dopamine, Dr Tali Sharot, Dr Tamara Shiner, Favorite New Thought, L-DOPA, M.Aaron Silverman, Medicated, Medicine, Professor Ray Dolan, Real True Lies, Science, Science News, That Human Condition, The Optimism Bias, Toxically Engineered, University College London, www.highpants.com | Comments Off
“In two or three hundred years life on earth will be unimaginably beautiful, astounding. Man needs such a life and if it hasn’t yet appeared, he should begin to anticipate it, wait for it, dream about it, prepare for it” - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. In a study, published in Current Biology, researchers have confirmed an important role for dopamine in how human expectations are formed and how people make complex decisions. It also contributes to an understanding of how pleasure expectation can go awry. The study has found human beings are hard-wired to be optimistic, even in the face of a darker reality. Scientists led by Dr Tali Sharot at the University College London studied a group of people who were told they were likely to experience something bad. The results found most people stayed highly optimistic. And the researchers say the study shows why people are often foolhardy, naive or overly ambitious. The research team examined estimated pleasure of future events before and after the administration of a drug called L-DOPA which is known to enhance dopamine function in the brain and is commonly used to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. M★S READ MORE
Posted: October 12th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Blip, Channel Blipvert, Channel Blipvert Socially Engineered, Dustin Farrell, Favorite New Thought, Landscapes: Volume Two, M.Aaron Silverman, That Human Condition, Travel, Tune, Vegan Loving Carnivores, Verity Penfold, Video, www.highpants.com | Comments Off
Last week we taunted Mondayitis with a video clip/time-lapse from Dustin Farrell. Well here’s episode 2! In his latest work, “Landscapes Volume Two,” the Arizona photographer has elevated the artform to the highest level, using motion control and HDR (High Dynamic Range) techniques to reveal an unseen world of landscapes in Arizona and Utah, where space takes on a different meaning when he’s altered time. It’s set to the music of John Murphy’s “Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor).” Dustin Farrell is one of the foremost time-lapse experts in the world. Take a look at how he accomplishes these feats in greater detail here. By the way, Dustin urges you to watch these sequences in HD, full screen with sound. M★S CHECK THE VIDEO
Posted: October 10th, 2011 | Author: Marcus fangerfield | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Blip, Cankler, diseases-and-disorders, england, environment, health, Highpants News, Marcus Dangerfield, Medicated, Medicine, Michael Kimlin, photobiology, Research, Science, Science News, science-and-technology, skin-cancer, Toxically Engineered, UK, UVA Rays, UVB Rays, www.highpants.com | Comments Off
There is new evidence that the sun’s UV rays are even more damaging than previously thought. The sun emits two kinds of UV rays to the earth’s surface: UVA and UVB. It had been thought that those rays do not damage the deeper layers of the skin as much as they damage the top layers. New research from Kings College London has found that is the case for UVB rays, but not for UVA rays. The study has found UVA rays are more carcinogenic than previously realised – a finding scientists say underscores how important it is to limit exposure to the sun and to tanning studios. The kind of damage they saw in UVA exposed skin has been shown in other studies to lead to skin cancer. UVA causes these changes at a larger incidence than has been expected or predicted, researchers say. The findings make it even more important, experts say, for people to regularly use broad spectrum sun protection, from hats, sun-protective clothing, and sunscreen. That isn’t always an easy task since the sun protection factor (SPF) listed on sunscreen labels only measures how well the product blocks UVB, not UVA. M★D READ MORE
Posted: October 10th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Applied Science, Blip, Cankler, Cankler Science News, Cell Metabolism, Diabetes, Kathryn F Mills, Medicated, Medicine, Michael Courtenay, NAD, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, NMN, Science, Science News, Shin-ichiro Imai, SIRT1, Toxically Engineered, Washington University School of Medicine, www.highpants.com | Comments Off
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored normal blood sugar metabolism in diabetic mice using a compound the body makes naturally. The finding suggests that it may one day be possible for people to take the compound in pill form to treat or even prevent type 2 diabetes. The naturally occurring enzyme, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide - NMN – plays an important role in how cells use energy. Researcher Shin-ichiro Imai says this discovery holds promise for people because the mechanisms that NMN influences are largely the same in mice and humans.Consuming a high fat diet and aging are contributors to diabetes. The researchers say a fatty diet and aging is also associated with lower levels of nicotinamide mononucleotide, slowing the body’s production of NAD leads to abnormal metabolic conditions such as diabetes. NAD could not be given to the mice directly because of toxic effects. But after administering NMN, levels of NAD rise and the diabetic mice show dramatically improved responses to glucose. In some cases, they return to normal. M★C READ MORE