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Cell phones generate electromagnetic fields (EMF), and emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR). They share this feature with all modern electronics that run on alternating current (AC) power (from the power grid and the outlets in your walls) or that utilize wireless communication. Different devices radiate different levels of EMF, with different characteristics. …

The many potential negative health effects from EMF exposure (including many cancers and Alzheimer’s disease) can take decades to develop. So we won’t know the results of this experiment for many years—possibly decades. But by then, it may be too late for billions of people. …the entire power grid is an EMF-generation network that reaches almost every individual in America and 75% of the global population. Today, early in the 21st century, we find ourselves fully immersed in a soup of electromagnetic radiation on a nearly continuous basis. …

While cancer is one of the primary classes of negative health effects studied by researchers, EMF exposure has been shown to increase risk for many other types of negative health outcomes. In fact, levels of EMF thousands of times lower than current safety standards have been shown to significantly increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease) and male infertility associated with damaged sperm cells. In one study, those who lived within 50 meters of a high voltage power line were significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease when compared to those living 600 meters or more away. The increased risk was 24% after one year, 50% after 5 years, and 100% after 10 years. Other research demonstrates that using a cell phone between two and four hours a day leads to 40% lower sperm counts than found in men who do not use cell phones, and the surviving sperm cells demonstrate lower levels of motility and viability.

EMF exposure (as with many environmental pollutants) not only affects people, but all of nature. In fact, negative effects have been demonstrated across a wide variety of plant and animal life. EMF, even at very low levels, can interrupt the ability of birds and bees to navigate. Numerous studies link this effect with the phenomena of avian tower fatalities (in which birds die from collisions with power line and communications towers). These same navigational effects have been linked to colony collapse disorder (CCD), which is devastating the global population of honey bees (in one study, placement of a single active cell phone in front of a hive led to the rapid and complete demise of the entire colony). And a mystery illness affecting trees around Europe has been linked to WiFi radiation in the environment. …

[M]odern technology (the source of the humanmade electromagnetic fields discussed here) has fueled a remarkable degree of innovation, productivity, and improvement in the quality of life. If tomorrow the power grid went down, all cell phone networks would cease operation, millions of computers around the world wouldn’t turn on, and the night would be illuminated only by candlelight and the moon—we’d have a lot less EMF exposure, but at the cost of the complete collapse of modern society.

EMF isn’t just a by-product of modern society. EMF, and our ability to harness it for technological purposes, is the cornerstone of modern society. Sanitation, food production and storage, health care—these are just some of the essential social systems that rely on power and wireless communication. We have evolved a society that is fundamentally reliant upon a set of technologies that generate forms and levels of electromagnetic radiation not seen on this planet prior to the 19th century.

As a result of the central role these devices play in modern life, individuals are understandably predisposed to resist information that may challenge the safety of activities that result in EMF exposures. People simply cannot bear the thought of restricting their time with— much less giving up—these beloved gadgets. This gives industry a huge advantage because there is a large segment of the public that would rather not know.

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Your cellphone is killing you (via kateoplis)

kateoplis:

“Say Anything is 25 years old, as are all the unfulfilled hopes and aspirations of your youth, including but not limited to the dream you had of making a difference in the lives of people other than your friends and family and the vague ideas that at some point in your life the work you would be doing would have meaning in and of itself and not merely be the thing you dragged yourself into each morning because you became a prisoner to status and possessions and the ever-increasing series of compromises and “temporary” positions you took with the delusion that you would only do those things until you got yourself to a place where you were able to follow your bliss, and now when you look back on that idealistic kid from 1989 you are stricken with a mixture of disgust for the ignorance of youth and sadness about the hard realities of life. But of course this is only true for people of a certain age; if you are much younger, don’t worry, I’m sure everything will work out exactly the way you expect it to.”
Movie Old

kateoplis:

Say Anything is 25 years old, as are all the unfulfilled hopes and aspirations of your youth, including but not limited to the dream you had of making a difference in the lives of people other than your friends and family and the vague ideas that at some point in your life the work you would be doing would have meaning in and of itself and not merely be the thing you dragged yourself into each morning because you became a prisoner to status and possessions and the ever-increasing series of compromises and “temporary” positions you took with the delusion that you would only do those things until you got yourself to a place where you were able to follow your bliss, and now when you look back on that idealistic kid from 1989 you are stricken with a mixture of disgust for the ignorance of youth and sadness about the hard realities of life. But of course this is only true for people of a certain age; if you are much younger, don’t worry, I’m sure everything will work out exactly the way you expect it to.

Movie Old

99percentinvisible:

Deaf dancers move to the vibrations in the silence.

nursingisinmyblood:

According to the journal the Lancet, scientists in North Carolina and Mexico in a joint collaboration have grown and implanted vagina’s from four girl’s own cells and implanted them as fully functioning organs. In this latest success in regenerative medicine, scientists have created a functioning organ that is indistinguishable from the patient’s own tissue and has grown in size with the women who had the implantation surgery as teens.  These four women were born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a rare condition in which girls are born with a vagina and/ or uterus that is underdeveloped or absent.  
The four women in the study who are now in young adulthood, are sexually active and report normal function of the organ even menstruation in 2 of the 4 women who were born with a normal uterus.  It is unknown at this time if the organs will be capable for childbirth, but because they are menstruating it is believed that it is possible, according to the director of Wake Forest’s Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala.
The conventional treatment for those with this condition was surgery using grafts from intestinal tissue or skin, but these options had several drawbacks like odor and not being strong enough. 
The surgeries took place between June 2005 and October 2008 when the women were between 13 and 18 years old.  In the process the scientists took a small amount of genital cells from the patient and grew these in the lab into two types of cells, muscle and epithelial. These were then placed in layers onto a base scaffolding made of collagen which could be easily absorbed by the patient’s body.  Then it was individually shaped to fit each patient and placed into an incubator for about a week.  Surgery was performed on the patient to create a place in the body for the new organ and then the engineered implant was attached to existing reproductive organs.  In six months time the scientists said you couldn’t tell the difference between the implanted vagina and a normal one.
From Reuters 

nursingisinmyblood:

According to the journal the Lancet, scientists in North Carolina and Mexico in a joint collaboration have grown and implanted vagina’s from four girl’s own cells and implanted them as fully functioning organs. In this latest success in regenerative medicine, scientists have created a functioning organ that is indistinguishable from the patient’s own tissue and has grown in size with the women who had the implantation surgery as teens.  These four women were born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a rare condition in which girls are born with a vagina and/ or uterus that is underdeveloped or absent.  

The four women in the study who are now in young adulthood, are sexually active and report normal function of the organ even menstruation in 2 of the 4 women who were born with a normal uterus.  It is unknown at this time if the organs will be capable for childbirth, but because they are menstruating it is believed that it is possible, according to the director of Wake Forest’s Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala.

The conventional treatment for those with this condition was surgery using grafts from intestinal tissue or skin, but these options had several drawbacks like odor and not being strong enough. 

The surgeries took place between June 2005 and October 2008 when the women were between 13 and 18 years old.  In the process the scientists took a small amount of genital cells from the patient and grew these in the lab into two types of cells, muscle and epithelial. These were then placed in layers onto a base scaffolding made of collagen which could be easily absorbed by the patient’s body.  Then it was individually shaped to fit each patient and placed into an incubator for about a week.  Surgery was performed on the patient to create a place in the body for the new organ and then the engineered implant was attached to existing reproductive organs.  In six months time the scientists said you couldn’t tell the difference between the implanted vagina and a normal one.

From Reuters 

(via laboratoryequipment)

For the “bacon anon”

veganinspo:

As a nutrition student, I felt obliged to share this with the anon. 

the-milk-eyed-mender:

kitsunecoffee:

beecharts:

fangirequeen:

knottybear:

archiemcphee:

Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:

[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE. 

So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
[via TYWKIWDBI]

Wow.

SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!

CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AN ANCIENT CRAFTSMAN WAS PRESENTED WITH PEOPLE LOOKING FOR HELP TO NORMALIZE THEIR DISABILITY. AND THEN SAID ‘NAH FUCK THIS WE’RE GOING TO
MAKE YOU LOOK BADASS.’ 

i love her

the-milk-eyed-mender:

kitsunecoffee:

beecharts:

fangirequeen:

knottybear:

archiemcphee:

Here’s an awesome little piece of history:

Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:

[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE. 

So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.

[via TYWKIWDBI]

Wow.

SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!

CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AN ANCIENT CRAFTSMAN WAS PRESENTED WITH PEOPLE LOOKING FOR HELP TO NORMALIZE THEIR DISABILITY. AND THEN SAID ‘NAH FUCK THIS WE’RE GOING TO

MAKE YOU LOOK BADASS.’ 

i love her

(via ourhumanbody)

kateoplis:

"We in the United States grow up celebrating ourselves as the world’s most powerful nation, the world’s richest nation, the world’s freest and most blessed nation.

Sure, technically Norwegians may be wealthier per capita, and the Japanese may live longer, but the world watches the…

nevver:

Things I WOULD Wish Upon My Enemies Part II

nevver:

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