Friday, January 29, 2010

young angelina jolie

having always been an aj fan, i enjoyed seeing this footage of angie as a young girl in a totally non-stalker way. her mother is so beautiful; angelina looks so much like her now.

videos can be found here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

health briefings.

via discovery health, tiny robots prepare for surgery.

childhood trauma may not only cause damage to one's mental and emotional health, but it may leave a lasting imprint to DNA as well.

treating PTSD with ecstacy

i'm all for drugs being used for medicinal purposes; that was one of my principle reasons behind my move from florida to california- medical marijuana.

south carolina psychiatrist michael mithoefer is targeting PTSD sufferers withmethylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, or more commonly known by its street name, ecstacy.

space briefings.

daddy, forget the pony, i want a space orbiter!

NASA is now selling old space orbiters to raise money; museums and other organizations are able to bid on the space memorabilia.

in other space news, a meteorite hit lorton, virginia last week.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

chronic fatigue..virus? and early puberty for girls?

chronic fatigue syndrome has finally been linked to a specific pathogen, XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia-related virus). XMRV is only one of three known retroviruses.

read the full article here on discovery health.

on a completely different topic, the average age of girls' puberty is falling. this can be blamed on the synthetic estrogens that now run rampant in the environment.

read the full article here on discover health.

science meets social media

...and it's love at first app.

scientists are using google to perform a variety of tasks; from tracking epidemics to searching for new mountains.

science? there's an app for that!

read the full article here on discover magazine.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

something alive in your skin!

the idea of insects being able to lay eggs (that can then hatch) into human skin repulses me, to say the least. i am not too squeamish when it comes to medical dealings, but this article certainly got me.

beware backpacking through the amazon! you could "carry young" without ever having to get pregnant! or even have sex!

read the original article here on the discovery health blog.

while we're on the subject of insects, DEET has been used for more than 60 years as an insect repellent, but is it safe?

scientists don't really know much about the substance, and it may cause damage to the nervous system, according to this article posted at the discovery health blog.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

green: water bottles and mattresses

everyone drinks water and sleeps, right? so you might as well be green while doing these things!

which reusable water bottle is the most environmentally friendly? find out here.

sleep green: mattress choice, care, disposal, and recycling tips here.