Health and human byproducts

Bizarre: 5 Tasty Human By-Products You Can Eat

Although picking your nose, peeing on your feet and drinking your own blood is typically frowned upon (and quite gross), there are some physical and mental health benefits these human by-products can offer. From fighting diseases to boosting moods – here are some inexpensive home remedies you can use that will cost you nothing more than your dignity.
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Internet Communities

How the Internet Changed Communities

Some see them as social circles or places where someone can stand out. Ideas are shared, plans for meet-ups can be arranged, and friendships are forged. How can anyone feel alone in the vast communities of cyberspace? We are living in a world where every clique, every group, every small little neighborhood of data and people flood every web page.
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Bionics

Robo-Humans: How We Will Integrate Bionics Into Our Bodies

We’ve heard of providing individuals who’ve lost limbs with prosthetic arms and legs. We’ve even heard of doctors implanting bionic hearts into patients, but how far will this bionic future go? With the aid of science and robotics, people who couldn’t walk or see are now doing so. However, these faux body parts could eventually become the norm and even favored by humans who want to advance their abilities.
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Clean Coal?

Clean Coal: How Lobbyists Undermined US Interests for Profit

During the 2016 U.S. election, Donald Trump stood on the podium during a rally in West Virginia. Trump had chosen West Virginia, historically an epicenter for coal production, to unleash his full support for what he perceived as an ‘American’ energy source. In front of the screaming crowd, he donned a coal miners hat and gave a vague series of talking points on his support of coal.
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Quackery

Quackery is Alive and Well in the 21st Century

Despite the fact that you’re reading this on a machine that most likely fits in your pocket and would have been inconceivable just 20 years ago you’d be forgiven for forgetting that humanity is actually at the peak of its scientific knowledge, so why is quackery still prevalent?
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Kymriah

Kymriah: A Futuristic Approach to Leukemia Treatment

There is a breakthrough on the battlefield that is leukemia treatment, and it goes by the name Kymriah, a gene altering therapy created by Novartis. Last August 30th, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first ever CAR-T cell therapy for children and young adults under 25 who are suffering from an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the United States.
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Climate change

Climate Change: The Never Ending Debate

There has been a lot of brouhaha on the issue of climate change for the past few years, which has degenerated into two distinct factions, either denouncing the concept or shoring up support for it. It is hardly an option now to be on the fence as the debate goes on. This very matter is reshaping not only the world of science but government and private sector policies as well. Hence there is no escaping its clout. Many of our world leaders today have taken sides so why shouldn’t we?
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Freelancer work in Thailand

How the Internet Has Changed the Way We Work and Earn

Around five years ago, I was a starry-eyed new graduate, ready to take on the world! But wait, is this what I had signed up for? I would get up early, get to the subway (what New York City calls its metro system), wait about 5 minutes to get on because of all the people, then sit at a desk all day to work a job I really couldn’t care less about. I thought to myself that there had to be a better way.
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