Exposure to antibiotics in the first 24 months of life and neurocognitive outcomes at 11 years of age.

“Children who had received antibiotics in the first 6 months of life had significantly lower overall cognitive and verbal comprehension abilities, increased risk of problems with metacognition, executive function, impulsivity, hyperactivity, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and emotional problems.”


Storms have increased in frequency and intesity – No, they haven’t!

BBC Hurricnaes

The misleading (or completely false) story line goes:

Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane’s destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but that hit only sparsely populated areas. A Danish research team came up with a new measurement that looked at just how big and strong the hurricane was, not how much money it cost. They call it Area of Total Destruction.

But extreme weather expert Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. has some problems with the study.

True data on the immune system

“The fact is, the immune system that we know today and the science that we have today has nothing to do with the science of 100 years ago. The science that these people are playing with is 100 year old science and it’s based on what’s called reductionism. You reduce everything to a single variable, antibodies. If the antibodies are up, everything is good. Well, it’s total bullshit. It’s fake science. The reality is the immune system contains the microbiome, the innate system, the interferon system, the adaptive system, and the neural system. These five systems work in a very complex way. And to tell people that your system is the same as your system and your system, is total nonsense. The future of medicine and in fact, thousands of years ago was – is precision and personalized medicine: The right medicine, for the right person, at the right time. Part of this entire thesis is that you should use your brain to make a decision for what you want in your life. Right? It’s called: You make choices. If the state is supposed to make choices for what gets injected into you, where does this begin and end?” — V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, PhD

Satellite captures rarely-seen atmospheric gravity wave phenomenon off WA’s north

Gravity Wave
Gravity Wave

Satellite images have captured a usually invisible phenomenon known as atmospheric gravity waves pulsing through clouds off Western Australia’s north-west.

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) senior meteorologist Adam Morgan said atmospheric gravity waves were basically ripples in the sky.

“When you think of waves in the ocean, they’re a type of gravity wave,” he said.

“When you throw a rock in a pond and you see the ripples flowing out, they’re gravity waves as well.

“Essentially gravity waves are disturbances in any sort of fluid, so we see them often in water, but the atmosphere is a fluid as well — so any sort of disturbances in there can generate waves.”