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Oct 8, 2018

Cleanup Begins After Ships Collide Causing Fuel Spill in Mediterranean Sea

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

  • A pair of merchant ships collided causing a fuel spill in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • No injuries were reported in the collision.
  • French and Italian authorities are working to contain the spill.

French and Italian maritime authorities ays they have begun cleaning up a fuel spill that has spread 12.5 miles in the Mediterranean Sea after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica.

Italy’s coast guard said Monday it’s recovering some of the polluted material and monitoring the spill amid changing weather conditions.

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Oct 8, 2018

A Brain Scientist Who Studies Alzheimer’s Explains How She Stays Mentally Fit

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

Best Brain Game To Stave Off Alzheimer’s Could Be Your Job : Shots — Health News Alzheimer’s prevention specialist Jessica Langbaum says that like most working people she gets plenty of mental exercise without playing crossword puzzles or brain games. She says work is the key.

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Oct 8, 2018

Bill Faloon speech at RAADfest 2018 (Sept 21, San Diego, CA)

Posted by in category: life extension

Faloon talking about the current state of the war on aging.

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Oct 8, 2018

China to train African scientists as part of $60-billion development plan

Posted by in categories: energy, policy, transportation

But some policy experts and scientists worry that African nations might become too reliant on other countries to provide training. Others doubt that the initiatives will truly boost African science, as similar projects planned at past forums have yet to produce noticeable benefits.


But critics worry the investment will make African countries too reliant on an outside power.

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Oct 7, 2018

Anti-aging effects of compound in some fruits and vegetables verified in novel new research

Posted by in categories: food, life extension

New research has revealed that fisetin – a natural flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables – functions as an effective senolytic agent by clearing out damaged aging cells, improving health and extending lifespan.

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Oct 7, 2018

‘Sea sludge’ could solve current problems with biofuels

Posted by in categories: futurism, sustainability

Strains of algae and fungi that produce their own oil could cut costs and increase productivity for biofuels of the future.

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Oct 7, 2018

Connecticut receives $30 million for water-related projects

Posted by in category: sustainability

Connecticut receives $30 million in federal funding to improve water infrastructure, including drinking water and municipal sewage projects.

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Oct 7, 2018

Ric Edelman: Bitcoin will be an asset class

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics, finance, government, innovation

Kudos to WallStreet analyst and advisor, Ric Edelman. He drank the Kool-Aid, he understands a profound sea change, and he sees the ducks starting to line up.

Check out the clearly articulated interview, below, with Bob Pisani at the New York Stock Exchange and legendary Wall Street advisor, Ric Edelman, (Not my term…That’s what CNBC anchor, Melissa Lee, calls him). Read between the lines, especially the last words in the video, below.

Ric Edleman has just joined Bitwise as both investor and advisor. This lends credibility and gravitas to the organization that created the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund. Bitwise benefits from Edelman’s affiliation, because the US has been slow (some would say “cautious”) in recognizing the facts on the ground: Cryptocurrency is already an asset class.

Edelman fully embraces a strong future for Bitcoin—not just as a currency or payment instrument, but as a legal and recognized asset class; one that is at the starting line of a wide open racetrack. He explains that the SEC sets a high bar for offering a Bitcoin ETF, but that this will be achieved. It will pave the way for large institutions, pension funds, etc to allocate a portion of money under management for blockchain products.

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Oct 7, 2018

Saving the Planet One Modified Gene At a Time

Posted by in category: futurism

Throughout history, our species have come against great challenges which ultimately determined whether we survived or not. So far, we’ve made it to nearly the start of the third decade of the 21st century. And yet, even greater challenges stand before us today, forcing us, once again, to fight for our very existence.


Grand challenges stand before us that will ultimately determine whether we, as a species, will survive. With the help of science and technology, there may just be hope yet!

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Oct 7, 2018

Japan Set to Approve Controversial Gene Editing of Human Embryos

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

Japan’s draft guidelines for a proposal to begin editing genes found in human embryos was recently announced. The decision has some scientists concerned.

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