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Is There A Limit To How Long Humans Can Live?

Researchers claim that a normal human lifespan actually has a limit. The maximum human lifespan is about 115 years, according to their findings.

 

Maximum Human Lifespan

 

Researchers from Tilburg University and Erasmus University Rotterdam tackled an already controversial subject when they took on human lifespan as their topic of choice. Though studies on the topic have been done before, researchers now utilized the extreme value theory in order to find out just how long humans can actually live. Perhaps also as a way to clear things up.

 

This has been a controversial topic ever since a similar study was published in 2016, which also stated the cap for human lifespan. The claim sparked many opposing reactions from other scientists and researchers who found their statistics flawed, and who firmly believe that the current evidence points to no known specific limit.

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All they had to do was say that we now have a limited lifespan due to global warming and these "scientists" would have all fallen over themselves to agree with it. Instead this is controversial.

 

Question, what is the quality of life during those last 30 years?

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Camera lenses literally melted during the solar eclipse

Will people ever learn?

 

A camera rental company found its cameras and lenses severely damaged after people took them to shoot the solar eclipse last month.

 

This, despite warning users not to point their cameras directly at the sun.

 

Online rental shop LensRentals told renters that solar filters had to be attached to lenses to protect them and camera sensors during the eclipse.

 

Naturally, some people didn't listen.

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You mean online renters are as bad as all the rest? I'm shocked.

 

 

What kind of shocks me about this is that I'm unfamiliar with the kind of cameras that were being rented.

 

Getting "into" photogrraphy in the mid '80's, there were  no places that would "rent" cameras at the time.  Not around my neck o' the woods anyway.  And since I'm more "old school" as far as photography goes, all my cameras and their  attachable lenses have GLASS optics.  And if the item purports to suggest the sun can get hot enough during  an eclipse to MELT GLASS, then NOBODY should have even been OUTSIDE during the event.

 

Probably more likely referring to those dolts who take pictures with their PHONES and think it's "photography".  :rolleyes:

 

 

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How Mainstream News Writers Ruin Science

Let’s pretend we’re mainstream news editors, and we just caught wind of a new study on eye development. Say this study shows that in mice, if we delete a certain protein transcription factor, mice stop making eyeball cells. And if we delete this transcription factor before the mice are born, those mice are born without eyes.

As a mainstream news editor, we want to turn this into a story. So we do two things: 1) spin the study so that it’s relevant to humans, and 2) incentivize people to read our article.

But how? It’s simple. First, we relate this “eye” study to a condition humans fear: blindness. Then we ignore the fact that this study has nothing to do with blindness – but rather eye development – and we start writing.

When we’re done, we add a sensationalized headline of which people can’t resist clicking:

“Scientists Discover Why Eyes Go Blurry And Get Blind“

Then we broadcast our article to the world. And since we’re mainstream news, other media outlets read us. They see our article about what “causes” blindness, and then they react by rewriting it and publishing their own. After all, they don’t want their readers spotting a breaking story on the competition’s website. Within a day, hundreds of news sources follow suit.

The end-result? A massive spread of misinformation.

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The fake "scientists" know how to use the media to promote whatever agenda they have. Does anyone really believe Earth is hitting record temperatures? I hope not, but if you read the press you would think so.

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Controversial footprints suggest we evolved in Europe not Africa

A set of ancient footprints has been found on a Greek island. They are extremely old – 5.7 million years – yet they seem to have been made by one of our hominin ancestors.

 

At that time, hominins are thought to have been confined to Africa. The discovery supports the controversial suggestion that they may also have been living in eastern Europe.

 

The earliest stages of hominin evolution are still mysterious. Our lineage split from chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, between 7 and 13 million years ago. The oldest undoubted hominin fossils were found in east Africa and date back about 4 million years – but there are a few older, possible hominin fossils from 6 to 7 million years ago. These include Orrorin from Kenya, and Sahelanthropus from Chad – locations that are roughly 2500 kilometres apart.

 

Mystery feet

 

The oldest hominin foot fossils we have are from the 4.4-million-year-old Ardipithecus ramidus. But Ardipithecus had an opposable big toe that would have left a distinctive pattern in its footprints. The Trachilos track-maker appears to have held all five toes parallel.

 

“There’s something slightly funny about the big toe,” says Ahlberg. “Its position and shape are very similar to those of a modern human, but it seems to be more mobile,” a bit like the opposable thumb of a chimpanzee.

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Coming to the History Channel soon - A bigfoot found on a Greek island proves the existence of Atlantis!

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Controversial footprints suggest we evolved in Europe not Africa

A set of ancient footprints has been found on a Greek island. They are extremely old – 5.7 million years – yet they seem to have been made by one of our hominin ancestors.

 

At that time, hominins are thought to have been confined to Africa. The discovery supports the controversial suggestion that they may also have been living in eastern Europe.

 

The earliest stages of hominin evolution are still mysterious. Our lineage split from chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, between 7 and 13 million years ago. The oldest undoubted hominin fossils were found in east Africa and date back about 4 million years – but there are a few older, possible hominin fossils from 6 to 7 million years ago. These include Orrorin from Kenya, and Sahelanthropus from Chad – locations that are roughly 2500 kilometres apart.

 

Mystery feet

 

The oldest hominin foot fossils we have are from the 4.4-million-year-old Ardipithecus ramidus. But Ardipithecus had an opposable big toe that would have left a distinctive pattern in its footprints. The Trachilos track-maker appears to have held all five toes parallel.

 

“There’s something slightly funny about the big toe,” says Ahlberg. “Its position and shape are very similar to those of a modern human, but it seems to be more mobile,” a bit like the opposable thumb of a chimpanzee.

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Coming to the History Channel soon - A bigfoot found on a Greek island proves the existence of Atlantis!

 

 

The footprints are Obama's. He's can't even leave history alone. What a troublemaker.

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Controversial footprints suggest we evolved in Europe not Africa

A set of ancient footprints has been found on a Greek island. They are extremely old – 5.7 million years – yet they seem to have been made by one of our hominin ancestors.

 

At that time, hominins are thought to have been confined to Africa. The discovery supports the controversial suggestion that they may also have been living in eastern Europe.

 

The earliest stages of hominin evolution are still mysterious. Our lineage split from chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, between 7 and 13 million years ago. The oldest undoubted hominin fossils were found in east Africa and date back about 4 million years – but there are a few older, possible hominin fossils from 6 to 7 million years ago. These include Orrorin from Kenya, and Sahelanthropus from Chad – locations that are roughly 2500 kilometres apart.

 

Mystery feet

 

The oldest hominin foot fossils we have are from the 4.4-million-year-old Ardipithecus ramidus. But Ardipithecus had an opposable big toe that would have left a distinctive pattern in its footprints. The Trachilos track-maker appears to have held all five toes parallel.

 

“There’s something slightly funny about the big toe,” says Ahlberg. “Its position and shape are very similar to those of a modern human, but it seems to be more mobile,” a bit like the opposable thumb of a chimpanzee.

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Coming to the History Channel soon - A bigfoot found on a Greek island proves the existence of Atlantis!

 

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Controversial footprints suggest we evolved in Europe not Africa

A set of ancient footprints has been found on a Greek island. They are extremely old – 5.7 million years – yet they seem to have been made by one of our hominin ancestors.

 

At that time, hominins are thought to have been confined to Africa. The discovery supports the controversial suggestion that they may also have been living in eastern Europe.

 

The earliest stages of hominin evolution are still mysterious. Our lineage split from chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, between 7 and 13 million years ago. The oldest undoubted hominin fossils were found in east Africa and date back about 4 million years – but there are a few older, possible hominin fossils from 6 to 7 million years ago. These include Orrorin from Kenya, and Sahelanthropus from Chad – locations that are roughly 2500 kilometres apart.

 

Mystery feet

 

The oldest hominin foot fossils we have are from the 4.4-million-year-old Ardipithecus ramidus. But Ardipithecus had an opposable big toe that would have left a distinctive pattern in its footprints. The Trachilos track-maker appears to have held all five toes parallel.

 

“There’s something slightly funny about the big toe,” says Ahlberg. “Its position and shape are very similar to those of a modern human, but it seems to be more mobile,” a bit like the opposable thumb of a chimpanzee.

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Coming to the History Channel soon - A bigfoot found on a Greek island proves the existence of Atlantis!

 

 

 

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Antidepressants found in brains of fish in Niagara River

UB researchers have found human anti-depressants in the brains of bass, walleye, and several other fish in the Niagara River.

 

A press release put out Tuesday by UB states that a new study has detected high concentrations of those drugs and their metabolized remnants in the brain tissue of ten fish species found in the Niagara River.

 

The discovery of antidepressants in aquatic life in the river raises serious environmental concerns, says lead scientist Diana Aga, PhD, the Henry M. Woodburn Professor of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

 

“These active ingredients from antidepressants, which are coming out from wastewater treatment plants, are accumulating in fish brains,” Aga says. “It is a threat to biodiversity, and we should be very concerned.”

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I'm pretty sure the fish aren't getting depressed about this news, they probably like it.

 

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Amid Severe Fire Season, Finger Pointing Over Forest Management Heats Up

In the midst of Montana’s severe fire season, a heated debated has reignited over forest management, with a group of Montana Republican lawmakers arguing that lawsuits halting logging projects are elevating wildfire dangers, while critics counter that GOP lawmakers are at fault for not recognizing climate change and failing to properly fund federal agencies.

 

“Montanans are saying we are tired of breathing the smoke,” Daines said on the tour, according to Montana Public Radio. “We are tired of seeing these catastrophic wildfires. And either we are going to better manage our forests, or the forests are going to manage us.”

 

Daines blames “extreme environmental groups” that have sued the U.S. Forest Service for halting logging and thinning projects that he says could reduce large amounts of fuel and help prevent wildfires.

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The city "environmentalists" have been doing this for years, suing to blocking thinning in the forests to prevent wildfires. Then when major fires happen they conveniently blame global warming for the damage.

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Antidepressants found in brains of fish in Niagara River

UB researchers have found human anti-depressants in the brains of bass, walleye, and several other fish in the Niagara River.

 

A press release put out Tuesday by UB states that a new study has detected high concentrations of those drugs and their metabolized remnants in the brain tissue of ten fish species found in the Niagara River.

 

The discovery of antidepressants in aquatic life in the river raises serious environmental concerns, says lead scientist Diana Aga, PhD, the Henry M. Woodburn Professor of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

 

“These active ingredients from antidepressants, which are coming out from wastewater treatment plants, are accumulating in fish brains,” Aga says. “It is a threat to biodiversity, and we should be very concerned.”

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I'm pretty sure the fish aren't getting depressed about this news, they probably like it.

 

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Antidepressants found in brains of fish in Niagara River

 

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I'm pretty sure the fish aren't getting depressed about this news, they probably like it.

 

 

A common side effect of antidepressants is suicidal ideation. This is more prevalent with youth and small body size. It seems logical that fish's weight being only a few pounds at most and ages of less than five years would lead to many of them seeking self-destruction. 

 

I must wonder if fishing in that area is good because of so many bass and walleye opting for suicide-by-hook. 

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A common side effect of antidepressants is suicidal ideation. This is more prevalent with youth and small body size. It seems logical that fish's weight being only a few pounds at most and ages of less than five years would lead to many of them seeking self-destruction. 

 

I must wonder if fishing in that area is good because of so many bass and walleye opting for suicide-by-hook. 

:lol:

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Amazon sued over eclipse glasses after couple cites blind spots

A South Carolina couple says faulty eclipse glasses purchased through Amazon left them with dark spots and distorted vision following last month's eclipse.

 

A proposed class-action lawsuit filed last week now accuses the retail giant of negligence for marketing "inherently defective and extremely dangerous" glasses.

 

A three-pack of eclipse glasses arrived at the Charleston home of Corey Thomas Payne last month, according to federal court papers reported by GeekWire. He gave a pair to Kayla Harris, his fiancee, and the couple used them to view the Aug. 21 eclipse.

 

Afterward, the lawsuit claims, the couple's headaches and eye watering gave way to blurriness, changes in color and "a central blind spot."

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More victims of the eclipse that trusted the internet.

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Schools Start Too Early

Starting school later can help adolescents get enough sleep and improve their health, academic performance, and quality of life.

 

Not getting enough sleep is common among high school students and is associated with several health risks including being overweight, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, and using drugs, as well as poor academic performance.

 

One of the reasons adolescents do not get enough sleep is early school start times. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that middle and high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later to give students the opportunity to get the amount of sleep they need, but most American adolescents start school too early.

 

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teenagers aged 13 to 18 years should regularly sleep 8 to 10 hours per day for good health. Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to

  •     Be overweight.
  •     Not engage in daily physical activity.
  •     Suffer from symptoms of depression.
  •     Engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs.
  •     Perform poorly in school.

 

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So letting them stay up later at night reduces the risk of drinking, smoking and doing drugs? This is another scam study to try and dumb down our school system, and they never give up trying.

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Schools Start Too Early

Starting school later can help adolescents get enough sleep and improve their health, academic performance, and quality of life.

 

Not getting enough sleep is common among high school students and is associated with several health risks including being overweight, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, and using drugs, as well as poor academic performance.

 

One of the reasons adolescents do not get enough sleep is early school start times. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that middle and high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later to give students the opportunity to get the amount of sleep they need, but most American adolescents start school too early.

 

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teenagers aged 13 to 18 years should regularly sleep 8 to 10 hours per day for good health. Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to

  •     Be overweight.
  •     Not engage in daily physical activity.
  •     Suffer from symptoms of depression.
  •     Engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs.
  •     Perform poorly in school.

 

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So letting them stay up later at night reduces the risk of drinking, smoking and doing drugs? This is another scam study to try and dumb down our school system, and they never give up trying.

 

 

There is also the missed opportunity for parents to watch out for excessive amounts of sugar, and eliminate HFCS and MSG in what their kids eat.

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A common side effect of antidepressants is suicidal ideation. This is more prevalent with youth and small body size. It seems logical that fish's weight being only a few pounds at most and ages of less than five years would lead to many of them seeking self-destruction. 

 

I must wonder if fishing in that area is good because of so many bass and walleye opting for suicide-by-hook. 

 

As a black friend of mine would approvingly say, "mmm-hmm".

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One of the reasons adolescents do not get enough sleep is early school start times. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that middle and high schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later to give students the opportunity to get the amount of sleep they need, but most American adolescents start school too early.

 

But the main reason they don't get enough sleep is that they are on their cell phones overnight texting, sexting, and posting on the TCM Message Boards.

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Hurricane Irma track: Which forecast model should you trust?

The fate of Florida depends on when and how Hurricane Irma makes a right turn.

 

National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini says forecasters have no doubt it will turn in the days ahead. If it's an early, sharp turn, Irma is more likely to keep closer to the peninsula's eastern shore or even over water as it churns north.

 

But if it turns later and more widely, the center of Irma and its maximum destructive capacity would move inland.

 

Different computer models -- often run by different governments and various agencies -- use different recipes or formulas to mimic the atmosphere. They all also approximate current conditions differently.

 

So the resulting models look like a plate of spaghetti thrown on a map. But in that messy mass, meteorologists can get an increasingly strong idea of where a storm like Irma is heading.

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The early computer models showed this hurricane going north of the islands, so they were way off on this one.

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French girl bitten by rats in night attack at home

A disabled French girl covered in rat bites is critically ill in hospital after a pack swarmed into her bedroom in northern France.

The 14-year-old paraplegic was sleeping on the ground floor when the attack happened, in a rented house in Roubaix.

A medical expert quoted by France Info said the girl had 45 facial lesions, 150 on her hands and 30 on her feet.

The girl's father is suing the landlord for alleged negligence. Reports say rubbish bins nearby were overflowing.

He said everything had been fine when the family had gone to bed. He was sleeping upstairs.

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Just by chance look at what comes out in the news, a rat attack of a disabled person. These are not the warm and friendly litter critters the animal rights people pretend they are.

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Hurricane Irma track: Which forecast model should you trust?

The fate of Florida depends on when and how Hurricane Irma makes a right turn.

 

National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini says forecasters have no doubt it will turn in the days ahead. If it's an early, sharp turn, Irma is more likely to keep closer to the peninsula's eastern shore or even over water as it churns north.

 

But if it turns later and more widely, the center of Irma and its maximum destructive capacity would move inland.

 

Different computer models -- often run by different governments and various agencies -- use different recipes or formulas to mimic the atmosphere. They all also approximate current conditions differently.

 

So the resulting models look like a plate of spaghetti thrown on a map. But in that messy mass, meteorologists can get an increasingly strong idea of where a storm like Irma is heading.

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The early computer models showed this hurricane going north of the islands, so they were way off on this one.

 

 

This brings to mind the computer models of Anthropogenic Global Warming.  Well,  actually much more attention is going into the computer models of the hurricanes.  In the end they don't know a damn thing.  This storm system is a refresher course on how well that all works.

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