A 3-year-old girl enters a hospital with severe Vitamin A deficiency and micronutrient malnutrition. The cause: Her parents had self-diagnosed her with so many food allergies that her entire diet consisted of chickpea milk, bison meat, and salicylate-free vegetables. (Which, basically, means very few vegetables.) An older sister on the same diet had developed scurvy and rickets. The case report is technical and dry, but the story you can see happening underneath is just heart-wrenching. Especially the point at which the parents refuse Vitamin A supplementation and the doctors have to call child protective services.
Yesterday, Jason posted a video from someone in Texas who couldn't melt a snowball in 10 seconds with a hairdryer and seems to think something funny is going on. Like dogs barking at the rain, many us are mystified and annoyed by the whims of nature. But not all of us think that the snow… READ THE REST
The 1967 Gyro X is a self-balancing two-wheel prototype vehicle, a magnificent example of inventing a problem so that you can invent its solution. The project was born in 1967, designed by Alex Tremulis and gyroscope specialist Tom Summers, with a budget of $750,000 (about $6 million today) but it was soon abandoned due to… READ THE REST
Some Texans have decided that the recent snow was manufactured by the government. Independent: A number of other videos have cropped up on the same platforms with titles like "Need some explaining…" and "Anyone played with the government generated snow yet?" The same doubts have actually arisen before when snow unexpectedly blanketed Atlanta, Georgia, in… READ THE REST
If you have a list of pet peeves, then drivers who don't signal are definitely on your list, and you're not the only one! It's also common courtesy for bike riders to give drivers behind them an idea when they're about to slow down or make a turn. Unfortunately, many cyclists don't give drivers a… READ THE REST
Panic attacks are no joke. They're deliberating, scary, and potentially dangerous. The heart starts pounding, breathing becomes strained, and the fear is palpable and very real. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America, affecting up to 40 million adults. Although people who experience anxiety visit a doctor 3 to 5 times more… READ THE REST
Bitcoin. By now, nearly everyone understands that Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency, an intangible item that carries with it a truckload of very tangible value. But while everybody kind of knows what Bitcoin is, there are incredibly few who actually understand how Bitcoin works, how you buy it, or how people in the know… READ THE REST