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by Sookie
12 months ago
Yamaha P71 Digital Piano - A Great Gift Idea - Full Keyboard - Takes Up Less Space

 As a kid growing up in the 60s and 70s I loved music.  I wanted to learn piano, but with 6 people in our household there simply was not the room to invest in one.  I then decided to try the guitar as it takes up less room, and...

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by RoseWrites
1 year ago
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Zika: The Warnings About Wolbachia and Culex Our Health Authorities are Ignoring

Over the past few days, I've been shocked to see and hear obvious attempts to downplay Zika's similarities to West Nile virus. And what I discovered sent chills up my spine. It's possible that a seemingly harmless mosquito control method (using the bacterium Wolbachia) could enhance the Zika virus in Culex mosquitoes. And Culex have finally been acknowledged as a vector of Zika (by the WHO). In California and Florida, Culex mosquitoes are everywhere. And it appears that dangerous decisions have been (and are being) made by our public health authorities that we can never undo.

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by RoseWrites
1 year ago
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Birds as Reservoir Hosts of Zika: What You Are Not Being Told

No surprise: money is probably at the root of why the public (and many in the scientific community) are ignoring, omitting, or downplaying the fact that the Zika virus is found in birds. Forty-five years ago, 15 percent of birds studied in Uganda were found to be reservoir hosts of the Zika virus. That percentage would only increase as Zika has spread and mutated around the globe. And Culex are also vectors of the Zika virus (this has been proven by three independent research teams out of Brazil, China, and Canada). Those culpable for the most harmful strain of Zika may be the backers of Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases. The people involved include Bill and Melinda Gates and the following governments: UK Department for International Development, United States Agency for International Development through the Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge, Australian and Queensland governments, and the Brazilian government. With those deep pockets and power, it's no wonder why crucial studies and reports have magically disappeared from the internet.

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by RoseWrites
1 year ago
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Egos: The Real Reason Scientists are Unable to Solve Zika Mysteries

Once I researched Wolbachia some more, I realized there has been a dangerous precedent already set in motion in California, Brazil, Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia. Two separate research teams found Culex infected by a specific type of Wolbachia caused a totally unexpected result: an increase in West Nile and malaria infections. Culex already harbor Wolbachia, however, there are numerous strains of this bacteria. Since the WHO has finally admitted that Culex are also a vector of Zika, I felt it was prudent for Florida (and other regions of the world) to be aware of the risks involved with Wolbachia-based mosquito control and to test out whether local Culex - that will eventually acquire it naturally from the Wolbachia-infected Aedes - will become (or are already) a more worrisome vector of the Zika virus.

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by Sookie
1 year ago
Polaroid 300 Instant Camera Film - Instant Print Is Back! - Photos Right Away

As a teenager in the 70s, most cameras required film and flashbulbs and developing time.  But one day my Dad brought home a really cool Polaroid camera that would shoot the picture and instant print and we would all gather around to watch it instantly develop!  It was much...

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Is it Morally Responsible to Insert Computerized Chips Into Humans?

Is it morally responsible to insert computerized chips into humans? Whether or not using chips in humans it ethical depends on how one looks at it. There are a lot of questions associated with this issue; the main ones being responsibility and ethics.

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Is Connecting to the Past on Facebook Unhealthy for Current Relationships?

In some situations, seeking out old connections on Facebook is totally healthy and a lot of fun, but in other situations it may be detrimental to life and create problems in a current relationship. How to tell?

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by RoseWrites
1 year ago
Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes Might Reduce Dengue, Enhance Zika, and Cause a Million Souls to Become Sterile

The carelessness of our public health authorities over the Zika virus has disappointed me immensely this past year. And just when I thought there would be some signs of remorse, WHO's director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan, blamed the vector control strategies of countries in southeast Asia. Meanwhile, she has known since February 2016 that Culex mosquitoes were also a likely Zika vector that require entirely different eradication methods. But even worse: Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquitoes have been released in various regions of the world for the past six years. And while Wolbachia in Aedes may not be transmitted to humans; Culex mosquitoes are capable of acquiring it and transmitting it. Culex are able to infect humans with filarial worms infected with Wolbachia. And Wolbachia seem to play an inordinate role in diseases. For weeks I pored over studies and found to my utter shock that Culex with Zika and Wolbachia could be responsible for some of the most devastating outcomes for human life.

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
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A Look at Privacy Risks for Twitter Users

Anything that is displayed on the web opens up some risk of privacy, and Twitter is not excluded. People often create user names, but these are also often connected to real names in today's Internet age. Credibility is necessary.

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Has Society Become Controlled by Technology?

Basically, we've become so dependent on tech, it can be said we've allowed it to dominate our lives. Overall, we give the commands to technology and computer systems and/or devices simply to get the job done. Or, we use it to make live easier and also to tap into the other advantages it offers. 

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Does Round-the-Clock News Increase Public Fear?

There is a lot to be afraid of, and we know this because these fears are being fed to us through constant daily news feeds. That being said, perhaps the real question is if whether or not there is truly more to worry about today than there was in days of yesteryear? Or is it just we are more aware?

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
What is the Facebook Dislike Button Scam?

The scam is a spin on a popular Facebook feature, the legitimate "Like" button. The scammers hope to appeal to those users who may want to "dislike" web pages rather than "like" them.

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by MatthewA
1 year ago
How to Add Blur to Your Photos with Image-Editing Software

Who says that a blurred shot doesn't make for a great photo?

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
How Scientists Discovered Gold 'Growing' on Trees in Australia

Who says money doesn't grow on trees? While you might not find cold hard cash, in Australia, you might find traces of gold in the leaves of eucalyptus trees.

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Things You Should Not Do On Facebook

There are some other things you should consider not posting or doing on Facebook to keep yourself and your personal information safe. What types of posts should you avoid?

Technology
by M-Holmes
1 year ago
Scientific reasons for Leaves changing color and Bees buzzing

Need answers to questions like why leaves change color in Autumn or why do Bees buzzÉ Read on...

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by Leigh Goessl
1 year ago
Ways to Use Voicemail More Efficiently

Using voicemail gives you the opportunity to be creative and achieve efficiency and effectiveness at the same time. There are a few primary things to think about when using voicemail in a business capacity.

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by TrevorLaRene
1 year ago
What Does It Cost To Start A Podcast?

Have you thought about starting your own podcast? Do you know how much it will cost? Read further to find out more information. (It is not as expensive as you might think.)

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by M-Holmes
1 year ago
Scientific Explanations of Interesting Facts

Learn about the scientific reasons to why we get deaf when yawning and how the popcorn pops.

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by Sookie
1 year ago
Solar Powered Device Chargers - Stay Connected While Backpacking or Camping

Camping and hiking have changed dramatically in the last few years.  If you are an avid outdoorsy type person, but also have an attachment to your electronics then you can have the best of both worlds.

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