Store Cupboard Ingredient Could Help To Fight Parkinson's Disease
One of our store cupboard staple ingredients could be an unlikely weapon in the fight against Parkinson's disease.
Scientists have found that cinnamon, a spice commonly used all over the world, contains a chemical with brain-protecting benefits.
A recent study using mice discovered that the substance Cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon is converted into sodium benzoate by the liver, a substance approved for the treatment of neurological disorders. A team at Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago found that, once synthesised, the chemical enters the brain and prevents the loss of certain proteins that help to protect cells and neurons, and improve motor functions.
Earth Narrowly Missed Impact From Deadly Solar Storm in 2012
The world's media has been awash recently with news of a cosmic near-miss a couple of years ago that could have spelled disaster for planet Earth.
Physicists have released details of a solar storm that occurred on July 23rd, 2012, along with the disturbing fact that, had the storm occurred just one week earlier, Earth would have been directly in the line of fire.
“I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did,” physicist Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado said in a NASA Science online release. “If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire.”
Freak Storms Wreak Havoc On Both Sides Of The Pond
After a freak storm killed one person and hospitalized nine more on Venice Beach Sunday afternoon, a similar bizarre weather event brought the English South Coast to a standstill today.
Feet of water fell in less than an hour in the seaside town of Brighton, Hove and Worthing, devastating homes and bringing traffic and trains to a standstill.Brighton station tweeted the downpour at the stations was like a 'zombie apocalypse'.
Mysterious Holes Appearing At "The End Of The World"
There is a place in Siberia known as Yamal, which literally translates as "the end of the world."
It is an area that is notorious for earth-shattering events, as this was the region where the most dangerous meteor in recent history struck in 1908 with devastating results. Thankfully, the blast occurred in a relatively uninhabited zone, but forests were levelled over a distance of 2000 square kilometers (1242 miles).
Yamal is now the site of another unlikely happening in the form of a huge, unexplained crater, estimated by observers to be around 50 meters (164 feet) wide and 70 meters (229 feet) deep with water from melting permafrost cascading down its sides into snow-covered depths.
Triangles, Strange Sounds and the End Times
On July 12 Megadeth drummer Nick Menza recorded a triangular UFO over Los Angeles. Here, Linda Moulton Howe interviews witnesses who had powerful and frightening experiences with just such triangles that included eerie and terrifying trumpet sounds that have been heard around the world in recent years. One of these witnesses had an extremely close and terrifying encounter with a triangle. There was some sort of a threat involved concerning the remote viewing work that this witness was doing near Area 51.
These are very unusual and powerful testaments, well worth your careful attention.
Whitley Strieber on Aliens and the Underground
Whitley Strieber reads from his new book, Alien Hunter: Underworld and tells some hair-raising stories about his own experiences with phenomena coming up from beneath our feet. This is one of his most candid statements, also, about why he writes fiction and what may be behind it. If you listen to nothing else, listen to his riveting, heartfelt description of his process that opens the show.
But the chapter he reads is also riveting. One thing that has to be remembered: Whitley is a good writer. Very damn good. Enjoy!
Cylinders over Afghan Battlefield
A number of cylinders appear to be present in the sky over a battlefield in Afghanistan. The objects are floating in the air, not moving under their own power. They could be balloons, but the shape and the location are certainly unusual.
Megadeth Drummer Records UFO Video in LA
Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza recorded this triangle UFO in Studio City, California on July 14 at 10:52 PM. The object is not a normal display of aircraft lights and probably not a drone, given the movement of the fourth light. This is most likely an unknown.
Vladimir Putin's Dark Dreams
If Vladimir Putin had personally ordered the shoot-down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 last week, events could not have played into his hands more perfectly. In fact, the result has been so valuable to Putin, that it seems possible that he did take a calculated risk here and order the missile to be fired at the plane.
It wasn't just any plane that was shot down. It was the only plane to cross the combat zone that day that was packed with Dutch nationals. On the surface, it would seem that the last thing Putin would want to do would be to create such friction between him and his biggest western trading partner.