Thought for the day

"The growth of the Internet will slow drastically, as the flaw in ‘Metcalfe’s law’ becomes apparent: most people have nothing to say to each other! By 2005, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine," -- Paul Krugman

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Hawaii is experiencing a rare dual eruption of volcanoes, as both Mauna Loa and Kīlauea spewed lava on the archipelago’s Big Island Tuesday.

Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting Sunday for the first time in nearly four decades, and nearby Kilauea has been erupting for the past year.

Exclusive: Canadian Peoples Party Leader Blasts Retailer Over Viral Euthanasia Ad Making Suicide Seem Cool to Young People MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:37

People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier has slammed a Canadian company over a viral video, criticising the retailer for trying to make suicide seem “cool.”

The PPC leader criticised Quebec retailer Simons after a commercial the company made several weeks ago went viral on social media over the weekend.

Record efficiency of 26.81% for large silicon solar cells malterwitty Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:56

Chinese solar cell developer Longi Green Energy Technology is claiming a new record efficiency for its full sized monocrystalline silicon wafers at 26.81%.

This is certified by the Institut für Solarenergieforschung in Hameln (ISFH) and exceed the previous record of 26.7% in 2017 for a heterojunction (HJT) cell.

Steroid injections given to tens of thousands of arthritis patients for pain relief may make the condition WORSE, studies show malterwitty Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:25

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Chicago Medical School gathered data from hundreds of osteoarthritis patients to gauge how their condition would react to the shots.

A clip promoting the “beauty” of euthanasia sparked outrage online, as Canada plans to expand the application of medical assistance in dying (MAID) next year.

Retailer Simons has shocked Canada by releasing a commercial dubbed “All Is Beauty” supporting assisted suicide. The clip features a woman named Jennyfer Hatch who opted to end her life in October – reports suggest she suffered from Ehlers Danlos syndrome.

Many users called the ad “dystopian”, with some warning that Canadian authorities would force it onto people who are too poor to pay their medical bills.

Plastic pollution in the ANTARCTIC is now as bad as everywhere else on Earth: Scientists discover synthetic microplastics in air, seawater, sediment and ice near the South Pole malterwitty Tue, 11/29/2022 - 13:05
CDC study: COVID-19 mRNA shots increase risk of myocarditis by 13,200% malterwitty Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:53

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines increase the risk of myocarditis (heart muscle inflammation) by 13,200 percent.

As an oncologist I am seeing people with stable cancer rapidly progress after being forced to have a booster malterwitty Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:46
Study: Vitamin D reduces COVID-19 death risk by at least 25% malterwitty Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:43

Supplementing with vitamin D can reduce the risk of dying from Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infection by at least 25 percent, according to a paper.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a huge particle accelerator located on the French-Swiss border, is going into hibernation early this year due to European energy-saving efforts. The operator says it will still have plenty of data for analysis despite  the disruption.

Monday marks the deadline set by the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, which operates the massive machine, to pause experiments for the winter season, RIA Novosti has reported. The decision was confirmed earlier this month.