Friday, October 19, 2018

Most Harmful Species In 150 Years Invades Northeast USA

lantern fly

An invasive species known as the spotted lanternfly is posing a threat to trees and crop in the United States. Experts are saying this is the most destructive species seen in over 150 years

This insect native to China, India and Vietnam is is already causing crop damage in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The biggest threat is to the forests in the Northeast. This species has the ability to cause great damage to hops, grapes and forests for logging industries

The production of honeydew by the insect serves as a catalyst for fungal growths. But one concern that has some experts worried is the lantern flies lay their eggs in Christmas trees. Then the insects can hatch in homes during the Christmas season.

Pesticides are the most productive means of control. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rich Old People Injecting Young Blood

As strange as it may sound, older people are lining up to be injected with the blood of younger humans, some as young as 16.

Ambrosia Medical , founded by Stanford Medical graduate Jesse Karmazi,  plans to open its first clinic in New York City in the next few months. Ambrosia was involved in the first clinical trials in the US that tested the effects of this treatment.

“The trial, which involved giving patients 1.5 liters of plasma from a donor between the ages of 16 and 25 over two days, was conducted with physician David Wright, who owns a private intravenous-therapy center in Monterey, California.

“Before and after the infusions, participants’ blood was tested for a handful of biomarkers, or measurable biological substances and processes that are thought to provide a snapshot of health and disease.”

In the week since the company launched their website, they have already received over 100 calls from people requesting appointments.

During the trials, patients paid $8,000 to be involved and receive the treatment, but the company has clarified that the price the public sees may be much different, even higher, than what the trial participants paid.


Friday, September 28, 2018

Israeli Forces Kill 6 and Injure 400

Photo: Reuters

During terrorist activities of incendiary balloons and striking choke points under cover of burning tires at the Israeli border, 6 Palestinians were killed and over 400 injured during protests in Gaza, this Friday, in their commemoration of the second Intifada. Thousands of Palestinians gathered to riot at five locations along Gaza Strip's frontier with Israel in response to calls by the militant group Hamas

The Israeli military said in a statement that in response to "grenades and explosive devices" hurled at troops during the protests, Israeli aircraft carried out two airstrikes on Hamas militant positions in the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Medicane On Track To Hit Europe

2014 Medican

First things first, you may be thinking to yourself - what is a Medicane? Medicanes are very rare tropical-like cyclones that happen in the Mediterranean Sea.

Medicane "Zorbas" is expected to form in the southern Mediterranean Sea. Zorbas may hit Crete, Greece late Saturday with hurricane-force winds and locally heavy rain.  Wind damage and  flash floods are expected as it hits the European continent September 29th.