Author - Soren Dreier

Bright Lights, Big Headache

People experiencing migraines often avoid light and find relief in darkness. A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has revealed a previously unknown connection between the light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye and centers in the...

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Enter The Food Detectives

It was in December 2015 that the cases began to trickle in across the US. There were never very many at a time, but they were consistent: the victims, whose symptoms may have included vomiting and bloody diarrhoea, were testing positive for specific, nasty strains of E. coli. And the...

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3 People Have Caught Plague in New Mexico

Three people in New Mexico have been infected with plague this month, which is close to the number of plague cases that the state saw in all of 2016, according to health officials. This week, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reported two cases of plague — one in a 52-year-old...

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CNN Is Dead: The Entire Russia Narrative Is Fake

Nobody else needs to dig a grave for CNN because they are doing it themselves.  There has been scandal after scandal at the network, and now one of their producers has been caught on undercover video admitting that CNN has been pushing fake news stories about a connection between Donald...

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Seismic Swarms Shakes Up the World

Seismic swarms unrest the world: 900 earthquakes in Yellowstone, 40 quakes near Lake Tahoe, 40 earthquakes in northern Iceland. There are currently several seismic swarms ondergoing around the world. Nobody knows when they are going to stop and more frightening what they are going to...

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The Great Siberian Butterflypocalipse

Extinct in the UK, and on the retreat in western Europe and Scandinavia, the species if prolific this summer in Tomsk and Novosibirsk. It’s been called the ‘butterflypocalipse’, an invasion of the Black-veined White butterfly which flies under the scientific name Aporia...

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The Animals That Controls Light

We’ve all heard of squid and octopus using pigments to blend in with their surroundings, but what about becoming completely invisible? To become actually see through, and appear as if you aren’t there, you need to either allow light to travel through you unimpeded, or bend light around...

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Vitamin C: The Cure for Deadly Infections? (Yes)

A new protocol that includes this common nutrient could save millions of lives—and has already sparked a raging debate among doctors. After 28 years  teaching and practicing critical care medicine, Dr. Paul Marik knows when a patient is at death’s door. So in January 2016, when 53-year...

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The Dark Evolution of British Drinking Culture

I first met alcohol in the late 1980s. It was the morning after one of my parents’ parties. My sister and I, aged 9 or 10, were up alone. We trawled the lounge for abandoned cans.I remember being methodical: Pick one up, give it a shake to see if there’s anything inside, and if there is...

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23 Muslim-Controlled “No Go Zones” In Sweden

Though European leaders and their US-based counterparts have vehemently denied their existence, a leaked report from the Swedish police confirms that there are at least 23 Muslim-controlled “No-Go Zones” and some 60 “vulnerable areas” where non-muslim citizens of the country can no longer...

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Transcend the Self and Connect to Something Bigger

In 1969, the British writer Philip Pullman was walking down the Charing Cross Road in London, when his consciousness abruptly shifted. It appeared to him that ‘everything was connected by similarities and correspondences and echoes’. The author of the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials...

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Are You An Emotional Eater?

Reaching out for that bar of chocolate or potato chips when you’re feeling low, upset or tired is a situation that most of us are familiar with. Emotional eaters tend to lose the least amount of weight and have the hardest time keeping it off. Food has the uncanny ability to make us...

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How the CIA Turned Us Onto LSD and Heroin

“There’s a huge story to be told,” says Anthony Lappé, “about the actual extent of the U.S. government’s involvement in drug trafficking.” And that’s exactly the story Lappé and his co-producers Julian Hobbs and Elli Hakami tell in a mesmerizing...

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Strange Tombs and Cemeteries in New Orleans

The most unusual final resting places in the Big Easy’s “Cities of the Dead.” New Orleans is well known as the capital of the Mardi Gras festival, the birthplace of jazz, and as a melting pot of Cajun, Creole, Afro-Caribbean, and Southern influences. But the Crescent...

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How To Prevent Heat Stroke Symptoms

Heat stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the body can no longer cool itself. The body suffers from dehydration  because it can’t release internal heat into the environment, resulting in core temperatures of over 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The scary part is that most people aren’t...

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It’s so Hot in Arizona

It’s so hot in Arizona right now that everything is literally melting So, it’s really, really hot in Arizona right now. In fact, the entire Southwest is experiencing an extreme heat wave with temperatures reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and people and animals experiencing heat stroke and...

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Japanese Diver and His Best Friend Fish

Scuba diver Hiroyuki Arakawa and Yoriko are the unlikeliest of friends. While they both share a love for the sea, Yoriko’s gills and tail make her a little more aquatically inclined. Nearly every day for the past 25 years, Arakawa has been diving into the waters of Hasama Underwater...

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Supercell Thunderstorms

Most people flee inside at the sight of thunderclouds, but Chad Cowan runs towards them. As Colossal reports, the Kansas-based photographer and filmmaker has spent the past decade chasing storms across America’s Tornado Alley, a storm-prone region in the southern plains of the central...

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