Neil deGrasse Tyson is Tired of Your Shit - Imgur
Neil deGrasse Tyson is Tired of Your Shit - Imgur
RANT TIME MOTHERFUCKERS
Okay, this is making me fucking sick.
You may have seen a “life hack” post going around telling you that this fruit called the Garcinia Cambogia has some “magic” ability to boost your metabolism by 300%. THIS IS FALSE AND THIS FRUIT CAN ACTUALLY DAMAGE YOUR LIVER. The post states that the fruit cannot be bought in stores because it’s “too effective,” but it provides a link to a website where you can apparently order them. I’m not sure it’s even legal to sell them online, so I’d strongly suggest not buying them.
Garcinia Cambogia (or Garcinia Gummi-Gutta) can NOT be used as a way to lose weight, and does NOT BOOST YOUR METABOLISM BY 300%; in fact, it could even give you Hepatotoxicity, WHICH IS THE REASON IT WAS DRAWN OFF THE MARKET - NOT BECAUSE IT WAS “TOO EFFECTIVE.”
I don’t know where this rumour started, and I don’t know why Lifehackable is trying to make everyone believe it. I believe they were paid, or maybe they’re just too stupid to make a simple Google search.
In 2012, some dude (apparently a television personality) by the alias of Dr. Oz started promoting Garcinia Cambogia extract, claiming it was some some fucking magic weight-loss aid - BUT CLINICAL TRIALS DO NOT SUPPORT THESE CLAIMS! A meta-analysis found a possible small, but short-term weight-loss effect - but it was under 1 kilogram (which is about 2 pounds).
Don’t buy this fruit.
Don’t eat this fruit and don’t tell your friends about this fruit. This fruit doesn’t boost your metabolism, it fucking damages your liver. THERE IS A REASON THESE THINGS CANNOT BE BOUGHT IN STORES.
And it doesn’t even taste good. Rant over.
For those of you asking for my sources:
Albino alligator who suffers from back pain is given acupuncture. Bino was born eight years ago with the apparently incurable ailments of hunchback and scoliosis - but he is now receiving acupuncture at the Sao Paulo Aquarium, where he has lived since 2007. Once a week, several needles are inserted into Bino’s back - and the treatment is working. He is already able to twitch his tail again and move his back legs, which until recently he was unable to do.
Ben Goldacre: Medicalisation - Don’t Take it lying down:
I know this article is dealing specifically with humans and how acupuncture works on humans, but I think (given how much smarter a lot of animals are than we think) it is safe to say that the majority of the bunk behind acupuncture would also work in a similar way with them.
Spend a lot of time, effort, and energy focusing on a sick creature, and that creature may show signs of improvement, whether or not you’re sticking needles in its back.
What makes this even worse is the fact that we literally cannot communicate with this creature. All we know is that it has physical problems, and now it still has them but after a few weeks of getting a lot of physical attention it has managed to start twitching its tail.
There are numerous studies/papers that suggest that non-human animals are also able to be effected by placebos or conditioning (and numerous others that simply show that human interaction with an ill or injured animal, or simply any animal, can have all sorts of effects).
This is the third in a series of pieces debunking the scaremongering and hysteria regarding the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. I believe the anxiety about the meltdown and its aftermath comes from a mix of negativity toward nuclear power, hostility toward plant operators TEPCO (which is well-deserved in most cases), a lack of knowledge about basic science, distrust of experts (who are seen as dishonest shills) and the common habit of sharing social content that’s driven by strong negative emotions – often without understanding it, and sometimes without even reading it.
The study claimed to have found evidence that a steady diet of genetically modified corn caused tumours in rats, as well as severe liver and kidney damage
Warning: Graphic images
An arresting but widely criticized study that stoked fears about genetically modified foods (GMOs) was retracted Thursday.
The move was met with relief by scientists who heaped scorn on the French study after it was published last year. The study claimed a steady diet of genetically modified corn caused tumours in rats.
But observers say the damage will be hard to undo.
The retraction is “good news,” says biologist Robert Wager, at Vancouver Island University, who objected to the study from the outset. But he says “it’s worrisome it took over a year for the journal to do the right thing.”
‘What is being offered in our country to patients as TCM is a construct that was created in China on an office desk which has been altered further on its way to the West.’
An update of our “Psychic Defective” analysis examines developments in eleven cases Sylvia Browne made predictions about, explores a new reading, and scrutinizes her other failed predictions about the papacy and American politics.
There is a lot of astrology in the astronomy tag lately, and I am growing ever more appreciative of Tumblr Savior.
Tumblr users like to play a little fast and loose with the definitions of words sometimes, so I’m going to outline the difference between astrology and astronomy:
Astrology is the idea that astronomical events, such as the position of a planet, affect human life. Many cultures have developed their own different systems of divination based on the stars.
Astronomy is an area of scientific discipline that studies objects in space using physics, math, and chemistry as tools.
Both share a common origin and a common prefix, but they are distinct concepts. One is considered a valid science backed by evidence, the other is not. That’s all I’ll say on that subject.
Your beliefs are your own business, but astrology and astronomy are not interchangeable words.
Since I have no idea how to tackle the subject of seeing pictures of galaxies and whatnot tagged “astroid,” I’m done policing the tags for the day!
What the hell is an ‘astroid’?
wow its almost like if u dont get a vaccine for a horrible disease youre more likely to get aforementioned horrible disease who knew