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New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers

New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers
New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers

It hasn't even had a clinical study.

I really hate when reserach marketing dept gets hold of a proposed study & spins it to the gullible media as a breakthrough about to change lives.

This is a potential game changer for Pancreatic cancer. One of the reasons its so deadly is because of how difficult it is to diagnose.

I was going to ask "when can I get this test" and based on your post the answer is "one decade of you're lucky".

Yes, this is the most interesting aspect of this future test.

Scientists are "very worried" that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet could accelerate and raise sea levels more than expected.

Scientists are "very worried" that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet could accelerate and raise sea levels more than expected.
Scientists are "very worried" that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet could accelerate and ra...

I am a scientist Permaculture Design Science designer, consultant, and practioner, and I am happy there is a simple solution to this problem, unfortunately it is being ignored. One of two simple landscaping techniques called on-contour-swales and keyline plowing improves the runoff coefficient of the land from the 0.5 average to 0.1.

This also stops floods, droughts, drying reefs, erosion while generating more stable rain, crystal clear rivers and lakes, potable water, hydro opportunities where there were none.

Here I have been working on a summary document that explains the basics. It's got some pictures.

I've built them before by hand, and they can be installed en mass with machines.

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Edit: The 'scientist' part to be more specific

I can't imagine being a climate scientist.

It must feel like being part of the Night Watch, seeing white walkers, then trying to warn the seven kingdoms to prepare for it, but nobody is listening to the fact that...

that winter is co...

wait a minute...

Futurama solved this problem years ago. Just drop a huge ice cube in the ocean and all will be well.

Contour farming made a fairly big impact in Australia from what I perceive. Erosion was an issue with lots of attention about around 80-90s.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136869457/view Contour farming near Northam, Western Australia wheat belt, 1990

Since then though GPS and zero-til has come about, which probably caused a few to go back to straight lines, while removing their last few trees.

NHS to ban homeopathy and herbal medicine, as 'misuse of resources'

NHS to ban homeopathy and herbal medicine, as 'misuse of resources'
NHS to ban homeopathy and herbal medicine, as 'misuse of resources'

They're trying to make homeopathy more effective, by reducing the amount of it present in the healthcare system.

Good. You'd think this would have been done sooner, but better late than never.

Title is somewhat misleading as the whole article was about homeopathy, not herbal medicine. And I find their specific targeting of fentanyl odd, which was one of the only banned meds mentioned by name in the article. There's no question in anyone's mind of whether fentanyl works. Why ban it?

It's not banned. Neither is homeopathy or any of the other stuff.

Rather, they aren't covered by the NHS anymore. For fentanyl it's because you can buy it cheaper OTC than getting it through the NHS.

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‘Poacher kills’ over 100 elephants: Police have arrested a suspected poacher for allegedly poisoning over 100 elephants using cyanide at Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe).

‘Poacher kills’ over 100 elephants: Police have arrested a suspected poacher for allegedly poison...

One human did this. One...

I mean we kill 300,000 dolphins and porpoises each year as by-catch of tuna, just because we're too cheap and lazy to enforce fishing techniques that prevent dolphins from being caught. Don't expect too much from humans.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/01/07/260555381/thousands-of-whales-dolphins-killed-to-s...

Kill the person and everyone who voluntarily benefited from this. Set a standard of fear and people will not do this.

Additionally, IIRC, I read that surrounding the elephants were dozens of corpses of birds, cheetahs, any animal looking for a drink, basically.

It's the poaching equivalent of a tactical nuke.

Putin told Trump that Russian hackers were too good to get caught

Putin told Trump that Russian hackers were too good to get caught
Putin told Trump that Russian hackers were too good to get caught

And it's absolutely no surprise Trump would believe that.

Quote comes from Trump's own communications advisor, Trump supporters still all like: "it's a bunch of anonymous spooks and fake news."

It's getting to the point that you folks are going to have to gouge out your eyes and rip off your ears to maintain this level of denial.

I'm left wondering why Trump decided to tweet out wanting to create an online cybersecurity taskforce with them?

Trump's plan to create a cybersecurity partnership with Putin draws ridicule from within his own party

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-russia-20170709-story.html

Why aren't the Republicans upset that the President of the United States is rooting for the Russians, over the US ?

What the fuck is wrong with Republicans these days? Are they just total ass-wipes?

Over 2,500 products have shrunk in size over the past five years but are being sold for the same price, official figures show.

Over 2,500 products have shrunk in size over the past five years but are being sold for the same price, official figures show.
Over 2,500 products have shrunk in size over the past five years but are being sold for the same ...

My grandfather has kept a record of this happening for decades. He's weighed out every item he's ever bought and recorded the price with the weight in a little journal and he's got hundreds of them. He is super pissed at Oreos.

Edit 1: Thank you for my first gold kind stranger! My grandparents live 2 miles from me. I put in a call earlier for my grandma to start looking, I will go help when I leave work today. Grandpa does not walk much he is 88 years old. From our conversation on the phone he had been recording his groceries since the mid 1950s, with the same scale, and stopped after he lost the ability to walk in 2012. Now to note this man keeps everything. I know I will have mountains of boxes to search. But I am on the hunt.

I will post these to R/dataisbeautiful when I locate them. I've had multiple people reach out offering to help with the spreadsheets/visuals thank you he will absolutely love to have it in visuals. I will reach out to those of you shortly.

Update: After 2 hours searching with Grandma, so far nothing. They are wanting to go to bed and will continue the search tomorrow.

Hence Cadbury a few years back with the creme eggs... "They haven't gotten smaller, you've gotten bigger!" No, they definitely got smaller...

spreadsheet it and release it to reddit. please.

edit: he has thousands interested in his pasttime, let him know we think its awesome and would like if he were to share with us.

Exceptionally smaller. It wasn't like they reduced it by 3%. They nicked like 5 grams off a 39 gram object.

They also went from 6 in a carton to 5 and then they changed the recipe of the creme to make it more sugary and solid and less smooth and melty.

I don't buy them anymore because I end up ranting about the changes and how they were better when I was a kid to my seven year old daughter at which point I realize I turned out like my parents and then the depression sets in.

Kushner Confirms Four Russia Meetings, Calls Them Insignificant

Kushner Confirms Four Russia Meetings, Calls Them Insignificant
Kushner Confirms Four Russia Meetings, Calls Them Insignificant

He also forgot to add 77 items totaling $10 million to his disclosure. First - rich people problems. Second - why are we letting an unelected person hold such an important position, when it takes them 20+ tries to fill out the paperwork correctly???

Phase 1: there were no meetings with Russians

Phase 2: there were meetings but nothing important was discussed

Phase 3: important things were discussed but nothing illegal about any of it.

Phase 4: on the advice of my lawyers I cannot talk about these Russian meetings any more.

Because this is the most corrupt administration in modern history.

Gorkov gave Kushner a piece of art and a bag of dirt from a Belarus village his grandparents are from, Kushner said.

1) I wonder how much the art was worth.

2) A Russian representative literally gave them dirt.

3) He very clearly remembers this meeting, but decided it was best not to disclose it.

Polish president to veto law on courts

Polish president to veto law on courts
Polish president to veto law on courts

This is fantastic news. I was at one of these protests on Friday. The general consensus was that the president would approve this anyway. It wouldn't be the first time; protesting is a way of life in Poland for many people the past couple of years and it quite regularly yields no positive result.

This does make the more cynical among us think "What's this a smokescreen for?" and "Was he ever going to pass it?" The last time there were protests of this scale, it was over the changes to already restrictive abortion laws. You may have heard of it; a lot of our women in Poland went on strike for the day. The bill was dropped because of it, but then it emerged a week later that some underhanded bills had been rushed through the senate during that tightened the government's grip on the tribunal court.

What've they hidden behind this cluster fuck, I wonder?

Also, for anyone unfamiliar with how Polish law making works, this effectively kills any attempt at passing this bill. When the president vetos, it goes back to the senate. The senate then needs to pass it with a three fifths majority in order to overrule the veto. PiS, the ruling government, only holds 51% of the senate, and that's with the support of a much smaller party, Kukiz. PO (Civic Platform), the opposition, and Nowoczesna, the smaller opposition, are liberal and opposed to the government. There's no way this will get 60%. If the vote fails, the bill in its current form is scrapped and PiS need to start again. At this point it's unlikely PiS will pursue it further (given that president Duda is part of the PiS party) but even if they did, it won't win. They'll keep trying though.

Edit: 60% is not two thirds. Need more coffee.

Edit again:

Since this comment is high up, I'd like to add some TL;DR for anyone who doesn't know enough to understand why this is causing such a stir. In Poland there's a tribunal court and the supreme court. The tribunal court is the constitution protecting court that can shoot down laws that are in breech of the constitution or might violate the freedom of citizens under the same constitution. PiS made some changes to the tribunal court that, long story short, culminated with them having de facto control from January this year, when the former head judge resigned and they nominated their own judge to take his place (every government is obliged to do so, however, due to their other changes, this tipped the balance in their favour.) The judge who left was the only person standing between PiS and the tribunal court.

Because of this, the supreme court is more or less the only legal power blocking the government from running riot over the constitution. The proposed laws that have been vetoed would have given PiS power to appoint supreme court judges. The supreme court, as well as upholding law and order within the government, are also responsible for protecting political opposition from persecution, as well as protecting your average joe from the government. One such case involves a collision with the prime minister's motorcade that the government is attempting to point the blame at the driver of the car driven into, even though all evidence suggests the fault lies with the motorcade drivers. Without the supreme court protecting him, this man would already surely be in prison.

So, when the government, who already controls the tribunal when the tribunal should be 'neutral', announces they want to change the law so they can fire every judge and put in judges at their discretion, peoeple took to the streets in protest. During these protests, which have been some of the largest Poland has seen (and Poland has seen some large protests recently), PiS pushed the bills through the senate. At protests over the weekend crowds were chanting "Veto" because only the president at this point could stop them. It's therefore good news that he has vetoed two, but unfortunately only two: the third is relating to 'everyday' court such as divorce cases, child custody, etc. This has not been vetoed.

This is not the end, either. PiS will keep trying. They've already made several power grabs since coming into power: first they tookover the state television. Then they took over the tribunal court. Then they attempted to bar the media from the senate, but didn't succeed. Though this bill now returns to the senate and requires a 60% majority to pass (very unlikely), they'll just come back again with a different bill.

Edit 3:

For anyone late to reading this, reports are surfacing in Poland this evening that the President vetoed without consulting Kaczynski. There's plenty of assumption that this was simply political games. If true, this is a pretty significant development.

Pretty huge. Implementing this law would have forced the European Commission to invoke Article 7 and set the stage for a showdown with Poland and Hungary versus the rest of the bloc.

For context: in 2015, the Polish government interfered heavily in the selection of five new justices at the Constitutional Court and subsequently passed a law to increase its influence. This was strongly criticised by the EU, with the EU Parliament passing a resolution to condemn it.

The government now goes again for more influence on the judiciary, with the new law aiming to replace a lot of senior judges by judges directly appointed by the Attorney General.

Yeah but think about it as a smoke screen. PiS's been trying to push many controversial bills recently, only to pull them out after public outcry (the most recent one being the fuel tax for the roads).

They've been testing how far they can push, and what reactions they can expect.

Think about constitutional referendum they want do (well the president, but with kaczors backing no doubt), and what was one of the announced goals of it? Strengthening the power of prime minister or the president.

So now we have huge reforms being pushed, written on a knee in few days, full of errors, passed in the dead of night. To almost universally negative reaction.

Then comes Duda the hero and vetoes TWO of THREE bills (common court bill was passed, which everyone ignores in conversation).

Lo and behold Dudas actions are praised even by opposition.

Do you see where I'm going with it?

It's all part of the grand plan. Kaczyński is not a fucking idiot, he is really smart. And Duda is a puppet.

Heinz toddler food loaded with so much sugar it should be deemed confectionary, court hears

Heinz toddler food loaded with so much sugar it should be deemed confectionary, court hears

It really surprises me that people are still duped by processed foods and their labels these days. I mean, you just know that it's got added sugar in.

If you want your kids to have something that's packed with fruit and vegetables, healthy, high in vitamins, minerals, protein and dietary fiber, no saturated fats and no cholesterol.......give them fruit and vegetables! It's not fucking rocket science. And now I'm making myself angry. Great. Thanks.

Probably partly "big sugar" pushing the product to everyone, but also partly still remnants of the 1950's bullshit study that said that fat is bad for you. Every manufacturer reduced fat content to sell more, and then realized that fat is a taste carrier. Remove the fat, and suddenly food tastes like dry cardboard. So to make it palatable, they packed it full of sugar instead, and quick carbs are vastly worse for you than the fat that was removed. We're no doubt still seeing the consequences of that idiocy today.

By Heinz logic, Carrot cake is good for me then... Time for another slice!

The US is the ONLY country I've been to (of 15) where fresh fruits and vegetables are shockingly more expensive than junk food. Where I live, a kilo of oranges cost roughly $1 (I'm converting). A liter of Tropicana costs $1.5, and the equivalent weight in processed food costs probably $2-3.

How does a population eat fresh veggies and fruits of they are the most expensive thing you can buy?

Thousands march through Moscow for internet freedom as Russia cracks down ahead of election

Thousands march through Moscow for internet freedom as Russia cracks down ahead of election
Thousands march through Moscow for internet freedom as Russia cracks down ahead of election

Got a feeling that Russia Today won't cover this...

...And yep

"Election"..... suuuuuuure

You mean Putin renewing the expiration date on his President-for-life card?

To be fair, "More than 2,000 people" is a tiny protest. It's probably easy to ignore even on a slow day.

Try one of these subthreads