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May 17, 2022

Scientists prove diseased blood vessels communicate with the brain

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, existential risks, genetics, government, lifeboat, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, singularity

An international team which includes University of Manchester scientists has for the first time demonstrated that nerve signals are exchanged between clogged up arteries and the brain.

The discovery of the previously unknown electrical circuit is a breakthrough in our understanding of atherosclerosis, a potentially deadly disease where plaques form on the innermost layer of arteries.

The study of mice found that new nerve bundles are formed on the outer layer of where the artery is diseased, so the brain can detect where the damage is and communicate with it.

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May 16, 2022

A Flip of Earth’s Magnetic Poles 42,000 Years Ago May Have Led to Mass Extinctions

Posted by in categories: climatology, existential risks

A new study is revealing that a reversal in the Earth’s magnetic poles 42,000 to 41,000 years ago may have led to environmental crises that resulted in mass extinctions. The period is called the Laschamps excursion and the research used precise carbon dating obtained from ancient tree fossils to study its effects.

The team details how they created a precise radiocarbon record around the time of the “Laschamps geomagnetic reversal about 41,000 years ago from the rings of New Zealand swamp kauri trees.”

“This record reveals a substantial increase in the carbon-14 content of the atmosphere culminating during the period of weakening magnetic field strength preceding the polarity switch.” The team concluded that the “geomagnetic field minimum caused substantial changes in atmospheric ozone concentration that drove synchronous global climate and environmental” with their model investigating the consequences of this event.

May 15, 2022

Humanity Will Need to Survive About 400,000 Years if We Want any Chance of Hearing From an Alien Civilization

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks

Can humanity last another 400,000 years? We might have to if we want to talk to another technological civilization.


If there are so many galaxies, stars, and planets, where are all the aliens, and why haven’t we heard from them? Those are the simple questions at the heart of the Fermi Paradox. In a new paper, a pair of researchers ask the next obvious question: how long will we have to survive to hear from another alien civilization?

Their answer? 400,000 years.

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May 11, 2022

Fermi Paradox: 10 Reasons to Assume we are Not Alone

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An exploration of some Fermi Paradox related reasons that it’s highly unlikely that we are the only intelligent life in the universe.

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May 10, 2022

Is Society in General Turning its Back on Intellectual Discussion and Scientific Discovery?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, existential risks

In our global struggle to deal with COVID-19 and the existential threat that is climate change, there is a growing anti-intellectual, anti-science movement afoot.


Is 21st-century civilization following Rome and China as we turn to disinformation delivered by the technologies science has fostered?

May 4, 2022

Asteroid Impact: NASA Estimates Space Rock the Size of the Great Pyramid May Hit Earth on May 6

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

Apr 26, 2022

Russia’s Attack on Ukraine is Making Everything on this Planet Worse

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, existential risks, nuclear energy, quantum physics

James McCall SpringerHmmm… So quantum computing systems aren’t close to being perfected BUT they’re being used for ransomware attacks?

Is “bleepingcomouter” a bs sensationalist media producer like Futurism?

Len Rosen shared a link.

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Apr 25, 2022

Chapter Seven — 2021 Dr. Burzynski — Artificial Intelligence & the Extinction of 99% of Oncologists

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, existential risks, genetics, robotics/AI

A series of interviews recorded in August of 2021 with Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski.
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Notes from Dr. Burzynski:

1. Cancer is the disease of information processing which I described in the article in.
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Apr 25, 2022

When did the dinosaurs go extinct?

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

The end, when it came, came suddenly. An asteroid or comet 10 kilometres across slammed into the Gulf of Mexico, gouging a 180-kilometre crater and unleashing firestorms, eruptions and mega-tsunamis across the globe. The debris blocked out the Sun for years. The dinosaurs – and the other 75 per cent of life that went down with them – didn’t stand a chance.

The story of the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago is well known. But that of their origin is less so. Dinosaurs were the dominant animals on land for at least 135 million years, the longest reign of any group. Had the impact not happened, they might still be in control. Where did these magnificent beasts come from?

Apr 21, 2022

The art of Aphantasia: How ‘mind blind’ artists create without being able to visualise

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, existential risks, neuroscience

Josh SeehermanI don’t think he’s wrong.

Walter Lynsdale” agreeing with a Twitter user who said the “Woke mind virus is the biggest threat to civilization,”

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