Coffee Beetle Withstands Extremely Toxic Concentrations of Caffeine
The coffee berry borer is the most destructive coffee pest in the world. This coffee beetle, found in most regions where coffee is cultivated, can reduce a crop yield by 80 percent. This insect is the only coffee pest that uses the coffee beans as its sole source of food. It bores into the bean and […]
Caffeine-Based Gold Compounds May Fight Cancer
It has been known for some time that caffeine can kill cancer cells. In fact, the therapeutic power of caffeine has been documented for potentially treating brain cancer, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, oral/pharyngeal cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and even lung cancer. Now, researchers report in the […]
Wake the Dead with Caffeine!
An Englishman was recently was found dead in his West Midlands flat, and, at his inquest, the Black Country Coroner, Mr. Robin Balmain, blamed his death on a “massive overdose of caffeine.” In fact, the man had consumed a bag of twelve caffeinated Hero Instant Energy Mints containing a total of 500 mg of caffeine. This […]
Judge Converses with Horse
Perhaps you sometimes wonder why our government is run so poorly. One reason might be the intellectual incapacity of our judges, our legislators, and our President. And, possibly, if these people would use more caffeine, they just might be a bit smarter and more competent. This video illustrates the mental weakness of one judge who, […]
Memories, Memories — Good News about Caffeine!
A new study from Johns Hopkins University has proven for the first time that caffeine consolidates and preserves long-term memory. It has long been known that a little caffeine ramps up concentration, attention, vigilance, visuospatial reasoning, and the ability to perform calculations and think logically. It has also been recognized that caffeine improves short-term memory, […]
Forbes Blasts FDA for Unconstitutional "Regulation by Intimidation"
In a recent groundbreaking editorial, Forbes magazine called the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to account for playing into the hands of politicians seeking publicity and attorneys trying to win judgements. Forbes specifically accuses the FDA of levying threats and intimidation against companies using caffeine in their products. According to the editorial, this bullying is not […]
The DSM-5: American Psychiatric Association Goes Berserk over Caffeine!
In the new fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), “caffeine intoxication” and “caffeine withdrawal” have been lumped in with heroin and alcohol addiction in the APA’s official list of mental disorders. As a result of such dubious notions, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has nixed the DSM and […]
Caffeine Gives Cells Boost Needed to Create New Tissues
By adding caffeine to egg cells, scientists have finally succeeded in using cloning to create human embryonic stem cells, a step toward creating replacement tissue to treat diseases. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, in a study led by Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov and reported in the journal Cell, created embryonic stem cells using somatic cell […]
Caffeine Boosts Driver Safety
Long-haul truck drivers who use coffee and other caffeine sources are significantly less likely to have an accident than drivers who don’t indulge in caffeine. Australian researchers looked at data on over 500 truck drivers who were recently involved in a crash, comparing them another group of over 500 truck drivers who had not had […]
Caffeine Buzz: Bringing Back the Bees!
A study has shown that the caffeine-laced nectar of some plants improves the learning process for bees by enhancing their memory. As a result, the bees are more likely to keep returning to pollinate the flowers providing caffeine. In effect, these plants use caffeine to alter the pollinating bees’ behavior, said Geraldine Wright, a honeybee […]