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By: Nancy J. Thorner
7/21/2014 06:00 AM

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Attendees of The Heartland Institute’s 9th International Conference on Climate Change held in Las Vegas from July 7-9, “Just Don’t Wonder About Global Warming, Understand It,” heard some of the world’s leading climate scientists and researchers discuss the latest state of global warming science, including questions of whether manmade global warming will harm plants, animals, or human welfare. 

Eight hundred participants gathered to hear 64 speakers from 12 different countries despite the fierce summer heat of Las Vegas. At one point 4,000 individuals were listening to the conference as it was streamed live from Las Vegas.

Speakers addressed myths of climate alarmism, specifically refuting the often-repeated assertion that 97 percent of scientists disagree with so-called global warming skeptics. On the contrary, speakers noted, only 0.5 percent of the authors of 11,944 scientific papers on climate and…

SeaIntel: Carriers to secure big savings from the Nicaragua Canal

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President Daniel Ortega together with the canal project's major Chinese invstor, Wang Jing.
Photo: Esteban Felix


If the Nicaragua Canal is realized carriers will secure significant savings in terms of sailing time and - especially - fuel consumption by using the new alternative to Suez and Panama.

Published 21.07.14 at 13:07

There could be massive savings in store for carriers opting to use the planned Nicaragua Canal going forward. 

The canal will connect the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea, and was approved by an authority committee in the country on July 8.

In a new analysis SeaIntel takes a closer look at the canal, which will form a de facto alternative to the canals in Suez and Panama if the USD 40 billion project is actually realized. 

If carriers sailing from Asia to the US East C…

15 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Nutrition


JUL. 15, 2014, 12:08 PM

Jason Lee/Reuters

There is way too much nonsense going around in nutrition.

People don’t seem to agree on anything and trying to make sense of it can be overwhelming.

However… eating healthy does NOT have to be complicated if you keep a few things in mind.

Here are 15 things that everyone needs to know about nutrition.

1. Meat Does Not Rot In Your Colon

One of the most ridiculous myths about meat, is that it rots in your colon. This is absolute nonsense, kept alive by people who want to scare others away from eating meat.

The truth is that meat gets broken down by stomach acid and enzymes, then absorbed, mostly as amino acids and fatty acids. The human digestive system is well equipped for meat consumption and our bodies make full use of the proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals found in meat.

If you want to know what really rots in your colon, then it is indigestible plant matter, also known as fiber.

This is actually a good thing… the …