‘We’re guinea pigs’: Canada’s oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients

Millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices in order to function — to do everything from walk without pain to pump blood through their veins. But a new CBC investigation reveals some devices are approved with scant scientific evidence to show they are safe and effective.

This remote tribe in New Guinea cuts boys’ skin with razors so they look like crocodiles

Crocodiles may be creatures that Western people fear, but a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea revere the reptile so much they try to look like them. In an extreme initiation ceremony which sometimes ends in death, boys as young as 11 are sliced with razor blades with the very purpose that they will scar. […]

Top 10 facts about guinea pigs

For details, see facebook.com/GuineaPigAppreciationDay. In the meantime, here are some guinea pig facts. 1. Guinea pigs are not pigs and do not come from Guinea. It is unclear how they got their name. They are a South American animal, while Guinea is in West Africa. 2. Guinea hogs however are no relation but are a […]

The world’s largest gaming service, Steam, is giving up on regulation and turning over 200 million users into guinea pigs

Revived Games / Acid With over 200 million active users, Valve’s Steam service is the world’s largest digital game platform. A controversial game on Steam had players playing the role of a school shooter, which sparked outrage after images of the game went viral. The game was removed from Steam by Valve. As a result, […]

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea

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At least 15 people have died after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Papa New Guinea

Jerome Kay/Handout via REUTERS At least 15 people died, and dozens more were injured, by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Officials are still investigating reports of fatalities and are examining the extent of damage after landslides were triggered. At least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake […]

‘Human guinea pig’ Tim Ferriss doesn’t eat for 72 hours at a time — and he says it gives him more energy and focus

Bestselling author and star podcast host Tim Ferriss undergoes a monthly three-day fast in addition to longer supervised fasts. He said the habit makes him feel physically and mentally refreshed. There is established research showing that intermittent fasting is proven to be effective for weight loss, and emerging research suggesting it can slow cell aging. […]