Sugar can make you stupid and margarine makes you aggressive and salt gives you high blood pressure, right? Wrong.

Nutritionists used to tell us that salt would raise our blood pressure, cause hypertension and increase the risk of premature death, but that argument has always been controversial and difficult to defend.

In the June 3rd edition of the New York Times, Gary Taubes quotes researcher Drummond Rennie as saying that the eat-less-salt message had "made a commitment to salt education that goes way beyond the scientific facts."
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Nearly one-tenth of hemisphere’s mammals are unlikely to outrun climate change.

A safe haven could be out of reach for 9% of the Western Hemisphere’s mammals, and as much as 40% in certain regions, because the animals just won’t move swiftly enough to outpace climate change.

For the past decade scientists have outlined new areas suitable for mammals likely to be displaced as climate change first makes their current habitat inhospitable, then unlivable. For the first time a new study considers whether mammals will actually be able to move to those new areas before they are overrun by climate change. read more

Sperm quality is down everywhere, and the suspected causes range from estrogen in our drinking water to pesticides, but Israel worse off than other developed countries. This is a real problem for women looking for IVF fertilization.

In the August 16th edition of the Los Angeles Times, Edmund Sanders quotes Israeli researcher Ruth Har-Nir, who runs a sperm bank, as saying, "Under no circumstances can we accept sperm of this quality." She has noticed problems with Israeli sperm for a decade and says, "This is the trend.
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Now that farmers can hire circlmakers to decorate their fields for fun and PROFIT, more and more manmade formations are appearing. Some of them are even quite striking–from a distance. Up close, though, you find broken stems, no interweaving and generally rough edges. This formation, however, is among the most magnificent ever created. No human circlemakers are even close to the skill level required to create this superb work. 

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