New Alzheimer’s Drug Approved by China After 17 Years of Testing

The Chinese equivalent of the FDA internationally approved a new drug shown to be effective at managing mild-to-moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease after a rigorous, 17-year, 3-Phase clinical trial which yielded positive results.

The announcement paves the way for the new drug, designated GV-971 and marketed as Jiuyiyi, to be prescribed immediately in China and increases the likelihood it may be approved in Europe and North America soon.

Object C/2019 Q4 is Causing Skywatchers to Overlook Near-Earth Asteroids – Sometimes Only Noticing Them AFTER They Hit the Planet [VIDEO]

Astronomers have been so busy observing a mysterious object in deep space that they’re overlooking dangerous nearby asteroids with the potential of hitting the Earth, sometimes only noticing them as they strike or zoom past the planet.

Object C/2019 Q4 was first discovered on August 30 by amateur Ukrainian astronomer Gennady Borisov, and scientists have been baffled by it ever since. At first, the consensus was that it’s a giant space rock which originated in our own solar system. But, its composition remains a mystery and astronomers now believe it’s an interstellar traveler, only the second to have been discovered.

‘Square Hole’ Cloud Formation Found on Google Earth – Is it UFO-Related? [VIDEO]

A YouTube channel owner posted a video Wednesday showing what looks like a “square cloud” formation captured by the Google Earth satellite camera software. The weird, extreme weather pattern naturally has the YouTuber wondering, can it be UFO-related?

Actually looking more like a giant, wailing mouth, the cloud formation is pretty weird no matter its appearance. Aren’t clouds usually more circular? Or, even displaying no discernible pattern at all?

Australian Sea Snails May Hold Key To Curing Colorectal Cancer

Research scientists have long known that cures for deadly diseases can be discovered in the humblest (and least likely) of places. After all, Penicillin came from moldy bread accidentally left in a petri dish over the weekend.

But, sea snails curing cancer? 

Apparently. It seems that the mucus produced by the White Rock Shell sea snail, common to the shores of Australia and New Zealand, contains chemicals found to be effective at fighting off colorectal cancer.

Planning On a Hike? How to Not Be Eaten By a Bear

Hunters out in bear country are usually well armed and, if they encounter a brown, black or grizzly bear (Polar Bears are a whole other animal) there’s a good chance they’ll get away alive. But, hikers and campers are not as likely to have a weapon and even less aware of the signs that bears are around. So, what do you do if you’re unlucky enough to come across a bear that’s not more afraid of you than you are of it? Here are a few tips that might help.

The World’s Most Addictive Drugs – Are You Hooked?

In 2018 more Americans overdosed (both accidentally and intentionally) on prescription drugs than on any other potentially addictive chemical substance – combined. This once overlooked epidemic has only increased over the last 3 years, but at least has lead to greater awareness about addictive drugs and their dangers. While this scourge continues, Americans are now learning more about the devastating effects of all addictive substances, both legal and outlawed. Here is some of what we’ve learned so far about the most addictive drugs on Earth.

Going Viral: The Original Joe Miller’s Joke Book Has Been Unearthed – Is It Still Funny?

Any comedian worth their salt has heard the one about Joe Miller’s Joke Book. It’s an apocryphal tale, in which a stage actor named Joe Miller, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, compiled the first book of 12 jokes (then called “jests”) and it became his lasting legacy.

From ancient times, the number 12 has been considered a mark of portent and import. There are 12 months in the year, 12 signs of the Zodiac and 12 musical notes in the scale. And, let’s not forget that bagels taste better by the dozen. So, naturally, Joe Miller thought 12 jokes were all that were needed to entertain any gathering, small or large, and to leave a witty mark for posterity.

Accidental Discoveries: When Smart Inventors Make Dumb Mistakes

Most successful inventors will agree that many mistakes are made in the lab, garage or at the kitchen table before a new product comes to market. But, sometimes, those blunders end up with something even better: The Accidental Discovery. Here’s a list of some of the most famous, profitable and useful accidental discoveries of all time. Like Thomas Edison himself once said, “Success is 99% failure.” Actually, I made that up. But it sounds much better coming from him…

Why the Eruption of The Yellowstone Volcano Would Totally Suck – Are You Prepared For Armageddon?

For some reason, the inevitable eruption of the Yellowstone Super Volcano is in the news again. Such a catastrophe would be devastating to the US, of course, and would probably affect the whole world over the days, weeks and months to follow. Still, the chances of it occurring within the next 10,000 years is about a million to one. But, what if it happens sooner? With our luck, it would probably be on a Friday. Right around quitting time. On payday. Just before “Ladies Only” happy hour. Now, THAT would be a catastrophe…

What If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Blows?:

Movies That Tricked Audiences Into Thinking They Were Real – Were You Fooled?

Believe it or not, web surfers have actually turned to Google to ask if certain movies are real or not. It’s not unusual that some naive (or clueless) movie goers were convinced that what they saw on the screen were either “lost scenes” or illegally produced footage of real crimes, up to and including murder. But, we are usually let in on the joke. Here are a bunch of movies in which their creators intentionally fooled the audience into thinking the action was real – and it worked.

Orson Welles himself would be proud…

Little Known Facts About Batman – When Will the Next Movie Open?

Now that we know that the dude who played the vampire in the Twilight series (Robert Pattinson) will be the next Batman, expect to withstand a tsunami of speculation and hype rolling up to the movie’s release in June, 2021.

Few film franchises have met with the critical and audience acclaim paid to the Dark Knight trilogy, and for good reason. The story starts at the fabled “Bat-Man” beginnings and continues into the present day and beyond. For a tale stretching back 80 years, it’s no surprise that the legend continues to build. Still, there is much about the myth that most fans are not aware of. Here are a few tantalizing tidbits to tide us over until the Dark Knight returns…

Eccentric English Critic Talks LA Municipal Artwork – Meet Professor Knestor Jackdaws (VIDEO)

A visiting UK Art Critic, Professor Knestor Jackdaws, takes a tour of some of LA’s outdoor municipal artwork and contrasts two prominent examples. One makes the cut, and the other… mutts the cake? You get the idea…

Professor Jackdaws, who some say fits the classic mold of the English Eccentric, is nonetheless renowned as a world-class art critic who has posted dozens of videos on YouTube, lending his opinion to, and considerable acumen on, historic and contemporary works of art in settings all around the globe.

Dietary Do’s And Don’ts For Kids Diagnosed With ADHD – How Can Parents Help Beyond Medication?

Whether or not ADHD (Attention Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder) is a made-up condition doesn’t seem to matter to the millions of doctors prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs to a whole new generation of Ritalin-addicted third graders. But, what about when the kids get the munchies? Here are some dietary Do’s and Don’ts for children diagnosed with ADHD that may keep this modern scourge (which used to be called hyperactivity) under control and help kids shut up, sit down and pay attention. Now, where were we?

Fast Food Workers Reveal What You Should Never Order – Once Again, Reddit Leads the Way

We have all learned that Reddit can be an invaluable resource for all kinds of news and information. But, perhaps it’s most useful for unvarnished truth-telling. Here are some comments from Redditors who have worked the other side of the counter at some famous fast food chain restaurants. If you think your biggest worry is employees spitting in your food (or, Yikes! – much worse!) what they have to say may make some customers swear off fast food for good. Let’s just call it “The Reddit Diet.

Alternative Health Therapies That Don’t Really Work – Was Grandma Totally Wrong?

Like the old saying goes, you’ve got everything if you’ve got your health. And most people will do anything to keep it. Especially if Grandma says it worked in her day. Turns out, old people don’t know what they’re talking about either. Here are some health myths that have been proven to be completely wrong.

And (mostly) hilarious…

Eat Breakfast To Lose Weight

The theory is, if you’re full you can have a light lunch and a well-balanced dinner. It actually does work. Unfortunately, it’s all the junk food you fill up on in between that’s really making you fat…