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Jul 05 07:51

Monster landslide rocks Southeast Alaska

A massive landslide, estimated to be around six-and-half miles long, near Glacier Bay has scientists in New York clambering to get to Southeast. The slide happened Tuesday morning, and was discovered by a local pilot.

Jul 05 07:47

FDA Commissioner Sued For Hiding Data That Led To Deaths Of Over 5000 People

Former FDA commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, is the subject of a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. And the details are as grisly as the plaintiff’s allegations. Hamburg is being accused of using her position of power to gain approval for a dangerous antibiotic called Levaquin in order to help her husband’s hedge fund benefit financially. The hedge fund was deeply seeded with Johnson & Johnson, makers of Levaquin. According to The Daily Caller, “Both Alkermes and Johnson & Johnson stock value increased significantly during Hamburg’s tenure,…”

The lawsuit opens with: “This Amended Complaint sets forth allegations that involve a conspiracy by Defendants, each and every one of them, to reap large financial returns by failing to disclose to Plaintiffs and the public at large the full extent of the devastating, life-threatening, and deadly effects of a highly dangerous pharmaceutical drug named Levaquin,…”

Jul 05 07:25

Back To The Future With Laverne And Shirley: The Trivialisation Of The GMO Debate

When people don’t possess sufficient expertise on matters, they require simplicity. They desire easily manageable packages of knowledge, and these packages become taken for granted stocks of ‘common sense’ that enable them to cope with or to understand the world around them, no matter how faulty or misrepresented that ‘knowledge’ may be.

Jul 05 07:05

Nobel laureate GMO promoter presided over firm that lost billions

The letter from over 100 Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace for opposing GMOs in general and GMO golden rice in particular has become mired in a new scandal.

Last week the publicity stunt was shown to have links to Monsanto. Representatives of NGOs – including Greenpeace, the subject of the laureates’ attack – who tried to attend the press conference about the letter were astonished to find their way blocked by none other than Jay Byrne, Monsanto’s notorious former communications director and president of the PR company V-Fluence, which is known to work for Monsanto. He is on record as having identified Greenpeace as a target for attack as far back as 2010.

Knowledgeable critics also denounced the letter on the grounds that most of the signatories had no expertise in relevant fields such as toxicology, agriculture, or risk assessment.

Jul 04 16:34

Are YOU eating cloned meat? It might be more common than you think, say scientists

Two decades after Scotland's Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal, consumers may well wonder whether they are drinking milk or eating meat from cookie-cutter cows or their offspring.

The simple answer is 'probably'.

But the fact is, there is no way to know for sure, the experts have said.

This is the case even in Europe, which has come closer to banning livestock cloning than anywhere else in the world.

Jul 04 16:28

'Depression pills made me unfit to be a mother': Documentary maker Katinka Newman reveals all about her breakdown

After a 20-minute interview, he pronounced me depressed and prescribed an antidepressant drug, escitalopram.

In my attempt to run away from my problems, albeit in a small way, I’d started a descent into hell.

For I suffered a reaction to the drug that turned me into a self-harming, hallucinating, suicidal wreck.

But doctors failed to realise my symptoms were caused by an adverse drug reaction, so they put me on more pills.

Escitalopram is one of the SSRI class of antidepressants (the best-known is Prozac). They are designed to raise the levels of the ‘feelgood’ chemical serotonin in the brain.

Jul 04 12:37

Large Anti-Vaccine Crowd Holds Health Freedom Rally At Santa Monica City Hall

Parents gathered in peaceful protest of the July 1 enactment of SB277 Mandatory Vaccine Law in California to commemorate those who have been vaccine injured. Sister Candlelight vigils were held throughout California and in cities nationwide.

Jul 04 11:21

Russia May Test-Fire Its Most Powerful Ballistic Missile Sarmat Near Hawaii

FIXED LINK! Sorry!

Good luck Mike and Claire!

“As a rule, our missiles were tested using Plesetsk — Kura trajectory or Baikonur — Kura. The range of such a flight does not exceed 7,000 kilometers, while many of our missiles on tactical and technical characteristics fly well over 12,000 kilometers. In this case, our military must fire from the north to the area near the Hawaiian Islands. The test is difficult, but it is necessary,” Esin explained.

Jul 04 11:17

Arizona Republican Suggests “Sterilizing Women As A Condition For Receiving Food Stamps”

The far-right former lawmaker who helped push Arizona’s “papers please” immigration law has resigned as a top official with the state GOP after making comments about sterilizing poor women. The state Democratic Party recently highlighted comments made by Russell Pearce, a former state senator, on his radio show. Discussing the state’s public assistance programs, Pearce declared: “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations…Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”

Jul 04 10:40

Video: Human Upgrade? US Approves Gene Mod For Cancer Cure

For the very first time, U.S. officials have given the green light for scientists to experiment with the modification of human genes.

Jul 04 07:49

NASA Spacecraft Reveals Sounds Made When Crossing Into ‘Jupiter’s Home Turf’

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which is heading towards Jupiter, has entered the planet’s magnetic field and has given scientists the chance to hear what it is like to cross from the solar system into “Jupiter’s home turf.”

Jul 04 07:48

China to ‘eavesdrop’ on alien life with giant, multimillion dollar radio telescope

China has completed construction of the world’s largest radio telescope, which required the resettlement of more than 9,000 people. It will be used to hunt for signs of alien life in deep space.

The Single-Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), as it is known, is an enormous dish made up of 4,450 reflector panels with a diameter of half a kilometer and an area the size of around 30 football pitches, according to the Xinhua news agency.

It was completed in southwestern China’s Guizhou Province on Sunday, when the last reflector was fitted into a natural bunker, which is situated among the mountains of Pingtang County.

Jul 03 15:51

This 'Hourglass' Liquid Battery Runs on Gravity

Liquid flow batteries were first developed back in the 1970s, so called because the materials used for the positive and negative electrodes are in liquid form, separated by a membrane. Any number of chemical compounds can be used, except instead of solid slabs, the battery uses tiny particles in a liquid slurry. But even liquid flow batteries typically require complicated systems involving storage tanks, pumps, and valves. That’s costly to maintain, since there are far more possibilities for leaks or failures.

So Yet-Ming Chang and his MIT colleagues came up with an alternative design concept for liquid flow batteries—one that simply relies upon gravity as a pump mechanism, substantially reducing the complexity of the entire system, and hence the overall cost.

The device looks more like a windowpane than a traditional hourglass, but the concept is the same: the slurry containing the particles flows from one end to the other via a narrow channel.

Jul 03 12:15

5 Best Homesteading YouTube Channels to Binge Watch

By Jeffrey Green

Can you picture yourself living a homesteading lifestyle?

Waking up early to milk the cows, release the chickens to scratch the barnyard, collect their eggs and then update your blog before your stay-at-home family rises. The rest of the day you do chores aimed at delivering an authentic human experience for people you love. You produce high-quality food and happy healthy humans. You have independence and security but still enjoy the fruits of modern convenience.

Yes, you can do it. Many families are already living the dream and sharing their experiences on YouTube...

Jul 03 09:04

NASA Has Confirmed That Earth Now Has A Second Moon That’s Here To Stay

It’s been confirmed that the moon is no longer Earth’s only cosmic companion.
NASA reported this month that a mini-moon, affectionately named asteroid 2016 HO3, has been orbiting Earth for only about 100 years and may stick around for a few centuries.

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More info is HERE, but it is a very tiny object requiring large amateur telescopes to view!

Jul 03 09:01

Zika Hoax: Strategy of Liars, House of Cards

By Jon Rappoport

The entire platform of “proof” that the Zika virus causes a birth defect called microcephaly has descended into gibberish.

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But now, we’re in the “expansion” phase. Medical bureaucrats at the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO), knowing they’re standing on quicksand, knowing they’re nothing more than professional liars, are executing a familiar cover story...

Jul 03 08:11

Courthouse News 7-1-16… “Monsanto Can’t Duck Woman’s Cancer Claims”

“A federal judge this week refused Monsanto’s request to dismiss a lawsuit by a former Kona coffee grower who claims she got cancer from the company’s weed-killer Roundup. Christine and Kenneth Sheppard, former owners of Dragons Lair Kona Coffee Farm in Captain Cook on the Big Island, accuse the agribusiness giant of concealing risks associated with glyphosate…

“From 1996 through 2004, the Sheppards sprayed their farm with Roundup. In 2003, Christine Sheppard was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma… The Sheppards had never lived near any industry and were “turning organic,” living in Kona… Then Christine saw a report from Sweden that linked Roundup with non-Hodgkin lymphoma… She bookmarked the report to read later, but found it had been removed from the web, “rumor says under pressure from chemical giants,”…

Jul 02 19:40

Mechanical Engineer Sends Open Letter to Main Defender of the 9/11 Official Account, Zden?k Bažant

On June 19, 2016, Tony Szamboti, a mechanical engineer who has studied the World Trade Center collapses intensively for the past ten years, sent an open letter to Northwestern civil engineering Professor Zden?k Bažant. Dr. Bažant is the author of four articles in the Journal of Engineering Mechanics that purport to explain why the lower sections of the WTC Twin Towers provided no discernible resistance to the falling upper sections.

Dear Professor Bazant,

This open letter is being sent to you to request that you correct your four papers on the collapse of the WTC Towers, which were published by the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

In these papers, the values used for the below three items:

The velocity of the descending upper section of the building
The mass of the descending upper section of the building
The column strength of the underlying story at the impact floor

have been shown in the intervening years to be significantly unrepresentative of the actual situation concerning the North Tower (WTC 1) at the time of its collapse.

Jul 02 19:29

Scottish Fireman Resigns in Wake of Anti-9/11 Truth Pressure

A few years later, Maxwell learned of Tony Rooke, a filmmaker who was seeking funding to produce a documentary about 9/11, and he made a donation. Upon finding out that Maxwell was a fireman, Rooke asked him to make an appearance in the film. Maxwell agreed.

The main focus of Incontrovertible is World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), which collapsed — purportedly from fires — late in the afternoon of 9/11. Once the film was released, Maxwell gave copies of the DVD to friends, firefighters in his unit, policemen in the street, and military personnel. He was hopeful that once they realized the facts about WTC 7, they would be as shocked and incensed as he was at the cover-up. “I thought that mass action would follow! But exactly the opposite occurred: indifference, apathy, silence,” Maxwell recalls.

Jul 02 17:58

Massive New Study Suggests Pesticide the Cause of Microcephaly — NOT Zika Virus

By Justin Gardner

A new scientific study carried out by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is casting doubt on the assumed connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly. The study was prompted by the fact that no similar epidemics of microcephaly are being found in other countries hit hard by the Zika virus...

Jul 02 15:16

Who Owns Your Body?

“When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.”
? Ron Paul

Jul 02 14:29

Sheriff explains why Texas mom killed two daughters in front of husband

Jason Sheats told investigators that his wife struggled with depression and anxiety and after each suicide attempt had been treated and evaluated at different private mental health facilities. After she stayed several days, Jason told authorities, he would pick Christy up and take her home. At the time of the shooting, Jason said, his wife was taking “numerous” prescription medications. She was also seeing a therapist.

Jul 02 09:59

Micro-plastics Threaten Ocean’s Ecosystem: Juvenile Fish are Becoming Addicted to Micro-beads

By number23

Larval fish are becoming addicted to consuming micro-beads, according to a new study by a group of Swedish researchers.

The study, entitled “Environmentally relevant concentrations of microplastic particles influence larval fish ecology,” was published earlier this month in the journal Science. As outlined in the study’s abstract, the scientists discovered that when developing fish are exposed to high concentrations of micro-plastic particles, they exhibit altered behaviors and stunted growth, which in turn led to increased mortality rates.

Micro-beads, the tiny pieces of plastic we find in many everyday cosmetic products such as face wash, body scrub and toothpaste, are so small they easily travel down our plugholes, through the water filtration system and into the ocean. Once there, these tiny pieces of plastic cause havoc in the ocean’s ecosystem...

Jul 02 08:22

Rob Schneider’s Uncensored Press Release On Vaccination

“The most basic of all human rights is the ability to have control over your own body and be able to exercise informed consent when making medical decisions that can harm you or your child.” -Rob Schneider

Jul 02 07:28

Charlie Rose and Obama Speechwriters Laugh At Those Who Lost Health Insurance

JON LOVETT, FORMER OBAMA SPEECH WRITER: I really like, I was very — the joke speeches is the most fun part of this. But the things I’m the most proud of were the most serious speeches, I think. Health care, economic speeches.

JON FAVREAU, FORMER OBAMA SPEECH WRITER: Lovett wrote the line about “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.”

LOVETT: How dare you!

Jul 01 21:02

General David Shoup

After Kennedy was murdered they got rid of General Shoup. One of the greatest US Marines in the history of the Corps.

It has been said that "Old men start wars and young men fight them." To the extent that foreign policies are developed by politicians and then enforced by men and women of the military this is certainly true.

Such dissent is not specific to the young; in every war a small minority in older generations has risen in opposition to war as well.

"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-crocked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. That they design and want. That they fight and work for."

Jul 01 15:31

Hundreds Of US Clinics Sell Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments

More than 500 clinics across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell treatments for conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to cosmetic enhancements, a new study finds.

Jul 01 13:23

At Least 570 Stem Cell Clinics Operate Unregulated By FDA — Study

Businesses marketing stem cell therapy are flourishing in the US, where there is no federal approval or regulation for the procedures. A new study finds the controversial services are being offered at approximately 570 clinics.

Jul 01 12:52

Zika Virus: 3 More US Babies Born With Birth Defects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that three more American babies have been born with birth defects likely linked to Zika virus infections. The agency also said another lost pregnancy was linked to the virus.

Jul 01 12:27

Arkansas Kratom Ban Yanks Away The Only Help For Pain and Addiction

By Brandon Turbeville

The police state has struck again – this time in the state of Arkansas. In what has become an increasing trend across the country, the natural pain killer, stress reliever and recovery assistant known as Kratom has been added to the list of Schedule 1 narcotics by the Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas is now the sixth state to ban the plant along with Alabama, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Vermont and Indiana...

Jul 01 10:07

MONSANTO SUED OVER CLAIMS WEED KILLER GAVE 30 PEOPLE CANCER

According to Yolanda Mendoza, the use of Monsanto’s “Roundup” weed killer nearly killed her.

Mendoza used the weed killer once a week on her one-acre property, which she says gave her non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Cbsnews.com reports:

During her five-month battle with the disease, her children were only allowed to visit once a week. There were moments when she didn’t think she’d make it, but Mendoza said her kids helped her through them, and the most difficult part was “not being there for them.”

After intense chemotherapy, her cancer is now in remission, but Mendoza is fighting a battle against the product she says made her sick – the popular weed killer “Roundup.” She used the backpack sprayer once a week on her one-acre property.

“I would strap it on and I would walk around spraying,” Mendoza said.

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I hope this lawsuit is completely successful; if ever a company deserves to be sued out of existence, it is Monsanto.

Jul 01 10:05

Tennessee Bill Expanding Health Freedom Now in Effect

By Mike Maharrey

Today, a Tennessee law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the Volunteer State went into effect.

Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) introduced Senate Bill 2443 (SB2443) on Jan. 21. Known as the “Health Care Empowerment Act,” the legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and patients from the onerous requirements and regulations under the state insurance code...

Jul 01 09:49

Music Legend Kris Kristofferson Misdiagnosed With Alzheimer’s, Goes Public With Lyme

By Brandon Turbeville

For years Kris Kristofferson was told he was suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and would simply have to get used to a failing memory that would only continue to get worse.

Kristofferson had been having trouble with his short-term memory for quite some time and even had problems recounting the past, losing his grasp on memories that even many of his fans could recall, having read biographies and watched documentaries about his life...

Jul 01 08:15

Rosetta's grande finale: Space probe is to crash land on comet it has spent two years orbiting in September (but at just 1 mph)

In its final ours the space probe will beam back high resolution clos up images of the comet along with other last ditch measurements.

Its mission will then end with it impacting on the surface in what is being described as a 'soft landing'.

Scientists say the impact will take place at around 1.1 miles per hour – about half the speed of the landing by the ill-fated Philae lander.

Dr Matt Taylor, Rosetta project scientist at the European Space Agency, said: 'We're trying to squeeze as many observations in as possible before we run out of solar power.

Jul 01 08:10

Jupiter's throwing a firework party for Juno – and Hubble's peeking in

"These auroras are very dramatic and among the most active I have ever seen", said Jonathan Nichols, principal investigator of the study and physics lecturer at the University of Leicester. "It almost seems as if Jupiter is throwing a firework party for the imminent arrival of Juno."

Jul 01 07:58

Common chemicals found in plastic bottles, pollution and even makeup are 'damaging babies' brains and lowering their IQs'

Scientists said the chemicals can lower children's IQs and are being introduced into people's lives with little review of the associated dangers.

Chemicals that are of most concern include lead and mercury, organophosphate pesticides used in agriculture and gardens, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) found in flame retardants, and phthalates, found in plastic bottles, food containers and beauty products.

Flame retardants, and traffic pollution and from wood smoke can also affect brain development in both the womb and in childhood, according to the new report.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), once used as coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment, are also of concern.

Although these were banned in the US in 1977 and in the UK in 1981, they can linger in the environment for decades.

Jul 01 05:29

About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year

About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late Thursday.

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Jul 01 04:14

Flu vaccine facts they don't want you to know about

As reported by Dr. Brent Hunter at Blogs.NaturalNews.com in November 2013, just as the influenza season was beginning that year the media and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already begun ramping up the propaganda about how important it was to get the flu vaccine, despite the fact that the shot itself had been deemed extremely toxic, ineffective and very unsafe.

"Did you know that the 2013-2014 influenza vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury?" he wrote. "The vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than the safety limit for drinking water!"

Jun 30 21:53

The Brexit reshuffles world geopolitics

No-one seems to comprehend the consequences of the British decision to leave the European Union.

While the veil is being ripped apart before our eyes, our elites do not understand the situation any better than the Communist Party of Soviet Russia could see the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 – the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991.

In identical fashion, we will soon be witnessing the dissolution of the European Union, then NATO, and unless they pay close attention, the dismantling of the United States.

Jun 30 19:06

The Miserable Catch 22 Of Mental Illness

I’ve dealt with mental health issues for decades now. Nothing fancy or interesting like multiple personalities or hallucinations. Just run-of-the-mill boring ones — good old depression and anxiety, and maybe some undiagnosed PTSD to go with it.

Jun 30 14:56

Pro-GMO Spin Masquerading As Science Courtesy Of “Shameful White Men Of Privilege”

Unlike their predecessors, early 21st century missionaries do not come armed with bibles. They come as members of a scientific priesthood, spouting slick PR and are supported by the likes of Bill Gates, taxpayer ‘aid’ and the global agritech cartel and rely on the leverage of international institutions like the World Bank, IMF and WTO.

Jun 30 14:53

Dining Out? Here’s Some Food For Thought

Americans now spend more on dining out than on groceries. But while we increasingly seek out organic and fair trade goods at the store, we usually don’t think about the social and environmental impacts of dining out.

Jun 30 09:53

Upper House approves ban on GMO production & imports in Russia

Russia’s Federation Council has approved a bill introducing fines for producing GMO products in Russia or importing them from abroad, with the exception of genetically altered organisms and materials used for expertise and research.

Jun 30 09:48

Japanese space agency to trial electric cable for space junk removal

The space agency is planning an experiment to remove simulated space junk as part of efforts to develop a simple and inexpensive disposal system for objects that might puncture the International Space Station or destroy satellites.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said scientists will try to slow a cylindrical object and steer it toward the atmosphere, where debris typically burns up.

Space junk beyond a certain size is monitored by the U.S. military but there is currently no effective means of removing it.

Jun 30 09:45

Popular weed killer faces lawsuit over cancer claims

During her five-month battle with the disease, her children were only allowed to visit once a week. There were moments when she didn't think she'd make it, but Mendoza said her kids helped her through them, and the most difficult part was "not being there for them."

After intense chemotherapy, her cancer is now in remission, but Mendoza is fighting a battle against the product she says made her sick - the popular weed killer "Roundup." She used the backpack sprayer once a week on her one-acre property.

"I would strap it on and I would walk around spraying," Mendoza said.

Attorney Robin L. Greenwald's firm Weitz & Luxenberg represents Mendoza and more than 30 other suing or planning to sue Monsanto, the agriculture company that discovered Roundup's main ingredient, glyphosate. She said her clients used Roundup frequently at work and at home.

Jun 30 09:31

Shocking Report: Over 5,300 U.S. Water Systems are in Violation of the Law — Poisoning Millions

By Claire Bernish

According to a new report, some 18 million Americans “live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law.”

Flint apparently marked the tip of a nefarious iceberg, and lead isn’t the only contaminant polluting drinking water for millions in the United States...

Jun 30 09:27

107 Nobel Laureates Demand Greenpeace Stop Opposing GMOs... Because "We're Scientists"

The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in children in the developing world.

"We urge Greenpeace and its supporters to re-examine the experience of farmers and consumers worldwide with crops and foods improved through biotechnology, recognize the findings of authoritative scientific bodies and regulatory agencies, and abandon their campaign against 'GMOs' in general and Golden Rice in particular," the letter states according to The Washington Post.

The reasoning is simple according to those who signed the letter: "We're scientists" - so there!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me preface this by saying I come from a science background myself, but all too often science gets hijacked and distorted for political or economic gain, or simply makes goofs which are perpetuated by arrogance!

Why should we not just blindly trust science?

Alchemy, for one.

Phlogiston Chemistry, for another.

Prior to the 14th Century Astronomers thought the Earth was the center of the universe, because, well, that's what the church wanted, and spent hundreds of years of scientific research on the theory of Epicycles, trying to reconcile the Earth centered model with the observed motions of the planets. Epicycles hold the record for longest running scientific goof in history!

17th Century doctors thought rubbing chicken dung into your scalp would cure baldness! They also thought leeches sucked disease out of patients.

18th Century Geologists thought the Earth was 6000 years old, because, well, that's what the church wanted!

Prior to the 1950s, scientists thought proteins carried our heredity.

Until the 19th Century, doctors thought infection was caused by bad air, from which we get the term "Malaria."

Scientists claimed cigarettes were good for you up until the 1950s. They even had a machine to pump tobacco smoke into your anus...

... the origin of the phrase "blowing smoke up your a**!"

In 1948, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to the discovery of DDT. A few years later it had almost collapsed the food chain.

In 1949, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to the discovery of the "therapeutic value" of lobotomy! Patients had their brains butchered by having what was essentially an ice pick shoved up their nose into their brains!

Until 2005, doctors thought ulcers were caused by stress.

National Geographic ran an article in 2015 whining why people don't believe science. But science is not about belief but about facts! And National Geographic should not be questioning why people do not trust science after its own 1999 "Piltdown Chicken" scandal!

Science is not perfect. Science does make mistakes. The beauty of science is supposed to be that they admit it, not use the label of "science" like a modern religious icon to push agendas onto people! Anyone who says the "Science is settled" is not being scientific, they are being propagandistic!

Jun 30 09:21

Killing Newborn Babies No Different To Abortion, Say Medical Ethicists

A medical journal has called for the acceptance of ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn baby), causing outrage among pro-life campaigners and raising an array of ethical questions.

Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Alberto Giubilini from the University of Milan and Francesca Minerva from Melbourne University argue that foetuses and newborns “do not have the same moral status as actual persons”.

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And who gets to decide who is or is not an "actual person?"

Jun 30 08:58

22,000 Nurses Refuse *Mandatory* Vaccinations

If you are a nurse in the US and refuse the flu vaccine (one the CDC has even admitted doesn’t always work, largely due to fast mutations and too slow of production) then you have to wear a face mask while on duty. Despite the fact that multiple studies have also shown that flu vaccinations are ineffective and do not offer any extra protection for hospital patients, hospitals are forcing the issue on some of their most prized employees.

Some nurses are choosing to lose their jobs instead of being forced into receiving a vaccine. Others are fighting back by suing the hospital, state, and federal governments for $100,000,000 for trying to take away their constitutional rights.

Jun 30 08:38

Do You Still Eat Baby Carrots? After Reading This, You Won’t!

By Amanda Froelich

Carrots are part of a healthy diet, right? Well, if they’re organic, haven’t been processed, or dipped in chemical cleaners, absolutely. Carrots are an incredibly nutritious root vegetable to consume as they’re rich in fiber and vitamins A and C.

Of course, that doesn’t really apply to “baby” carrots, which are made from larger, crooked or deformed carrots. As Mercola relays, the bright orange, edible-looking bites are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots and are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine so they might be preserved.

Why is this done?...

Jun 30 07:35

CDC Halts Use of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

By Missy Fluegge

Just days ago, an advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted against using the popular FluMist nasal spray vaccine for the upcoming flu season campaign due to its extreme ineffectiveness.

The CDC’s vaccine task force, known as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) announced that the live attenuated vaccine was only three percent effective in children ages 2 through 17...

Jun 30 06:37

Michigan governor’s private lawyers withholding Flint crisis docs – attorney general

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s private attorneys withheld documents related to the Flint water crisis from state lawyers investigating the matter, the state’s attorney general said.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told reporters Tuesday that his investigators are being stonewalled by Snyder’s private attorneys, who are set to receive more than $1.2 million in taxpayer funds for providing the governor with legal counsel.

Jun 29 18:51

Police are giving people and homes 'Social Disorder' ratings

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is using a 'Social Disorder Index' (SDI) to determine the level of social disorder a location presents to its surrounding community. SDI can map areas as small as 250 feet by 250 feet. SDI is just another name for Real-Time Data Centers run by DHS

Jun 29 17:05

Malaria Vaccine Can Cause Negative 'Rebound Effect,' Study Says

A vaccine for malaria has been a long-time dream for researchers, but it’s no easy feat. Now, a new study on our most advanced vaccine shows its efficacy not only wanes, but it can also make some kids get more bouts of malaria later in life. In a seven-year follow up of the Phase II trial of the RTS,S vaccine—the malaria vaccine that has been in development the longest—researchers found the vaccine significantly dropped in efficacy over time.

Jun 29 16:25

Gardasil: Sharing the Carnage with Boys

By Jennifer Otto

In 2014, at the age of 18 and a half, Zach was a first semester full-time college student and worked a laborious job roughly 30 hours a week. His life was on track, he was social, active and happy. Zach swam like a fish in the water with a body built for track who walked miles almost every day.

In early October that same year, Zach sustained an ankle injury which placed him out of work while he recovered. During this October 3rd appointment for his ankle, he was talked into a flu vaccination. October 13th, Zach returned for a follow up and was talked into accepting the Gardasil and meningococcal vaccines. It was shortly after this that the first phase of his health decline began...

Jun 29 13:40

US NAVY IS DEVELOPING ‘SUPERSONIC SUBMARINES’ THAT COULD CUT THROUGH THE OCEAN AT THE SPEED OF SOUND USING A BUBBLE

As swimmers know, moving cleanly through the water can be a problem due o the huge amounts of drag created – and for submarines, this is even more of a problem. However, US Navy funded researchers say they have a simple solution – a bubble. Researchers at Penn State Applied Research Laboratory are developing a new system using a technique called supercavitation.

Jun 29 10:05

Warning: House office water tainted with lead

A House office’s water supply has been tainted by high lead levels and may be unsafe, according to a warning blasted out to congressional offices Tuesday night.
In a “dear colleagues” letter, House office buildings superintendent William Weidemeyer told members and staff that the Cannon House Office Building was experiencing lead levels above normal, according to a recent water test.
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“This week, the AOC received results within the Cannon House Office Building that indicate lead levels in drinking water sources are slightly above the EPA standard,” the email reads. “Although the cause of the increase remains under investigation, in an abundance of caution all drinking water sources and office-provided water filtration units in the building will be turned off beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016.”

The office will be providing bottled water for drinking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, THAT's what's been generating the muddled thinking demonstrated by some of the House's legislation in current years!!! :-)

Jun 29 09:56

DARK Act Passes Senate Committee, A Coup For Big Ag Corporations

By Brandon Turbeville

On Tuesday June 23rd, it was reported that the Senate’s Agriculture Committee had reached a deal on GMO food labeling and what is essentially a slightly modified version of what clean food proponents have labeled the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know Act).

Senators, corporations and the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association are hailing the bill as the victory for the art of compromise. While labeling proponents and otherwise thinking Americans realize that the bill is nothing more than an attempt to prevent them from actually knowing what they’re eating as well as an attempt to prevent states from making that information available to them...

Jun 29 09:39

Confessions of a Child Raised by the Television

By Chris Veritas

When I was a child, I watched a lot of MTV. Before I even knew who the real Madonna was, I was watching the fake Madonna sing “Like a virgin” in her video. I can’t even tell you how much time I wasted inside, absorbing contrived nonsense. But I didn’t know any better. It was simply a given that this was how people lived.

Having grown up a bit, I see how television has changed America completely. We stay inside now and at look at screens, instead of walking under the sun and absorbing vitamin D; talking to our neighbors; exploring the outside world; or building and creating things. In other words, we’re not doing the things that sustain our health and are natural to us! That’s progress, for sure. (Laughs sarcastically.)

We are social creatures, so the introverted nature of television watching doesn’t fit our make up...

Jun 29 09:27

Bikini Islanders Still Deal with Fallout of US Nuclear Tests, 70 Years Later

By Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University

In 1946, French fashion designer Jacques Heim released a woman’s swimsuit he called the “Atome” (French for “atom”) – a name selected to suggest its design would be as shocking to people that summer as the atomic bombings of Japan had been the summer before.

Not to be outdone, competitor Louis Réard raised the stakes, quickly releasing an even more skimpy swimsuit. The Vatican found Réard’s swimsuit more than shocking, declaring it to actually be “sinful.” So what did Réard consider an appropriate name for his creation? He called it the “Bikini” – a name meant to shock people even more than “Atome.” But why was this name so shocking?

Jun 29 08:46

Why ultra-powerful radio bursts are the most perplexing mystery in astronomy

But when no more bursts appeared, initial excitement turned to doubt. Radio astronomers have learnt to be sceptical of mysterious spikes in their detectors: the events can all too easily result from mobile-phone signals, stray radar probes, strange weather phenomena and instrumental glitches. Wider acceptance of what is now known as the Lorimer burst came only in the past few years, after observers working at Parkes and other telescopes spotted similar signals. Today, the 2001 event is recognized as the first in a new and exceedingly peculiar class of sources known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) — one of the most perplexing mysteries in astronomy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to take a wild-assed guess here that as a star goes nova, the shell of plasma ejected from the surface crosses the star's magnetic field, and the interaction of free electrons with that magnetic field acts as a natural magnetron, emitting a brief burst of intense radio energy.

Jun 29 08:00

THIS IS EXACTLY WHY JIM CARREY CALLED OUT “GOVERNMENT FASCISM” IN RESPONSE TO MANDATORY VACCINATION LAW

When the passing of a mandatory vaccine law for children in California took place in 2015, various public figures and activists, including Jim Carrey, took to social media to voice their thoughts around the new mandate. The bill removes all exemptions to vaccine requirements for school entry except those medically indicated. The law applies to students attending any public or private school in the state, so parents who choose not to vaccinate children for non-medical reasons would need to homeschool their children. The only other states with similar immunization policies that do not allow any non-medical exemptions are Mississippi and West Virginia.

Carrey is not the only one making noise, a documentary which explores the possible harmful health outcomes of vaccines titled Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe was set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month, but after receiving severe public backlash, was pulled from the festival.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Two thoughts here; either homeschool your child, or move from the state of California, period, end of discussion; the state government here has, collectively, lost its mind.

There is no such thing as a "safe" amount of mercury in a vaccine; it is simply a preservative to give the product a longer shelf life.

And the other problem is, there have never been any tests to validate the safety of multiple vaccines, when administered together.

If I were the parent of a very young child, this would be keeping me up at night.

And as reported at activistpost.com in April of this year:

A HUGE hat tip and shout out goes to Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, for finding pharmacological admittance and written proof that at least one vaccine causes autism as an adverse reaction. According to the U.S. FDA’s online Biologics Blood Vaccines publication, Sanofi Pasteur’s Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (DTaP) package insert information under the section for Adverse Reactions, which runs from page 6 to page 11, we find the following declared admission that DTaP caused autism “during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine.” See the copy and paste information below. So, why all the denials that a vaccine hasn’t or can’t cause autism?

Please, if you are a parent, or have kids you love around you, take time to read the entire article.

And you have to ask yourself, if the DTAP vaccine can cause autism, why in heaven's name is it still allowed to be used by the FDA?!?

The answer is very simple.

The vaccine industry makes billions, no matter how many people are hurt by vaccines with known side effects, like the vaccine described above.

And if all vaccines are really that safe, why does the US have a National Vaccine Injury Compensation program?!? As reported at the dailysheeple.com one year ago last April:

If a case makes it to vaccine court and an award is granted to a family, the money comes from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Since the first National Vaccine Injury Compensation (VICP) claims were filed in 1989, 3,887 compensation awards have been made. More than $3.0 billion in compensation awards has been paid to petitioners and more than $120.4 million has been paid to cover attorneys’ fees and other legal costs. To date, 9,860 claims have been dismissed. Of those, 4,912 claimants were paid more than $64.8 million to cover attorneys’ fees and other legal costs. For those who are still skeptical that such a thing exists… The following are cases in which the families of children who suffered from vaccine-related injuries (and in one case, unfortunately, death) were awarded compensation by the vaccine court. Click on each child’s name to view the actual court documents.

I am not an anti-vaxxer; but I strongly believe that US citizens should have the right for those vaccines given to their kids to be 100% safe; pharmaceutical companies CAN do this, but choose not to, because it is more expensive, and - hey - when it comes to money, children are merely....expendable.

Jun 29 07:36

THIS IS EXACTLY WHY JIM CARREY CALLED OUT “GOVERNMENT FASCISM” IN RESPONSE TO MANDATORY VACCINATION LAW

When the passing of a mandatory vaccine law for children in California took place in 2015, various public figures and activists, including Jim Carrey, took to social media to voice their thoughts around the new mandate. The bill removes all exemptions to vaccine requirements for school entry except those medically indicated. The law applies to students attending any public or private school in the state, so parents who choose not to vaccinate children for non-medical reasons would need to homeschool their children. The only other states with similar immunization policies that do not allow any non-medical exemptions are Mississippi and West Virginia.

Jun 29 07:30

AG says Michigan governor's private attorneys withheld documents in Flint water probe

Gov. Rick Snyder's private attorneys withheld documents that investigators with the Michigan Attorney General's Office have requested, Attorney General Bill Schuette said.

Snyder's spokesman said Tuesday the The governor's office is working to comply with the investigation.

Schuette identified the governor's attorneys during a June 28 roundtable when asked for details about who was withholding documents.

"It's the governor's private attorneys that were not providing that information," Schuette said Tuesday to a roomful of reporters and news cameras.

"I think we'll solve that, but that's the issue," Schuette said. He did not give details as to how the issue would be solved, or if the requested documents were still outstanding Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everyone in the State of Michigan, who signed off on changing the water source for the city of Flint, should be collectively tried for massive, reckless health endangerment, convicted, and serve the hardest time possible, to discourage any city and state officials in the US from EVER attempting to pull a stunt like that again.

Because although certain treatments (like chelation therapy) can remove the lead from the body, they cannot remove the damage lead has already done to kids' bodies and minds.

No citizen of this country should EVER be treated as expendable, ever,and this is precisely what happened to the citizens of Flint, and their families.

Jun 28 17:55

Earth-like Martian Past "The only ways on Earth that we know how to make these manganese materials involve atmospheric oxygen or microbes."

Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now.

Researchers found high levels of manganese oxides by using a laser-firing instrument on the rover. This hint of more oxygen in Mars' early atmosphere adds to other Curiosity findings -- such as evidence about ancient lakes -- revealing how Earth-like our neighboring planet once was.

This research also adds important context to other clues about atmospheric oxygen in Mars' past. The manganese oxides were found in mineral veins within a geological setting the Curiosity mission has placed in a timeline of ancient environmental conditions. From that context, the higher oxygen level can be linked to a time when groundwater was present in the rover's Gale Crater study area.

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Jun 28 16:39

Russia Officially Bans GMOs, Predicts Total Domestic Food by 2020

By Brandon Turbeville

As Monsanto and Big Ag takes a beating around the world (except for the U.S.), Russia has dealt another blow to the multi-national corporation. The Russian State Duma has recently passed a bill banning both the import and production of genetically modified foods. While the United States moves forward with its attempts to pass the authoritarian DARK Act, Russia is moving in the opposite direction...

Jun 28 16:38

ALIEN BREAKTHROUGH: Proof of LIFE ON MARS close as Nasa finds Earth-like atmosphere

The space agency’s Curiosity Rover found high-levels of manganese oxides in Martian rocks as more evidence mounts the Red Planet was once a suitable candidate to host life.

Another recent finding includes proof of ancient lakes on Earth’s closest neighbour, as well as the belief water once flowed freely there.

The discovery of the manganese oxides could be the strongest clue that life once existed as they are formed here on Earth by “atmospheric oxygen or microbes," said Nina Lanza, a planetary scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

She added: "Now we're seeing manganese oxides on Mars, and we're wondering how the heck these could have formed?

Jun 28 16:08

NY Residents Test Off The Charts For Dangerous Drinking Water Toxin

By Brandon Turbeville

In early June at least two residents in the small upstate New York village, Hoosick Falls, were tested to have 50 times the national average of the toxic chemical PFOA (perflurooctanoic acid). Harold and Marion Stevens told News 10 ABC TV that their numbers were 159 and 104 mcg per liter respectively. The nationwide average readings for PFOA are 2.08.

While this may seem like a problem more specific to Harold and Marion, the average reading for residents in Hoosick Falls is 23.5. “The average person up there is about 11 times the national average,” said Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, a village representative...

Jun 28 15:22

BORDER AGENT: VAST MAJORITY OF ILLEGALS RELEASED INTO COUNTRY – DISEASE OR NO DISEASE

Agents still encounter tuberculosis, scabies, measles, chickenpox and other unidentifiable infectious diseases when apprehending illegal immigrants on the South Texas border, an officer exclusively told Infowars.

Jun 28 15:22

Seven Refugees With Active TB Sent to Idaho

Seven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed shortly after their resettlement in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Jun 28 13:52

Michigan lawmaker urges Flint to accept plastic pipe

The bids to replace lead service lines with copper pipes at 500 homes considered the highest risk for lead exposure in Flint came in "extremely high," according to Mayor Karen Weaver, whose staff is supposed to meet again this week with potential contractors.

The cash-strapped city, which has been dealing with a tainted water crisis going back to April 2014, had budgeted $2 million, or about $4,000 per house, for the first big phase of its pipe replacement plan.

Meanwhile, State Rep. Joseph Graves is questioning why Flint officials have yet to accept the donation of free polyethylene service lines from Los Angeles-based JM Eagle, the No. 1 pipe extruder in North America. Back on Feb. 22, CEO Walter Wang offered enough free product to replace lead service lines carrying water to all homes and businesses.

Jun 28 13:45

Donald Trump’s Trade Speech: Clinton ‘Worships Globalism over Americanism’

Now you are speakin my language!

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke in Monessen, Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon, differentiating his trade policy of an independent America from presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s record on trade and globalization.
“Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization — moving our jobs, our wealth, and our factories to Mexico and overseas,” Trump declared. “Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy. But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache.”

Jun 28 12:05

How Juno Will Survive Its Death-Defying Mission to Jupiter

Juno is NASA's next great planetary spacecraft, built to fly closer to Jupiter than any probe has ever gone before. It is scheduled to arrive next week, at 9 PM Eastern on Monday, July 4, which will mark the end of a five-year trip. (Juno took the scenic route, leaving home in 2011 and swinging back by Earth in 2013 for a gravity assist.) As Juno makes the treacherous approach that marks the end of its journey, the craft will shut off its instruments and blindly launch itself into a polar orbit that gets closer and closer to the great planet. When it opens its eyes on the other side, Juno will try to learn how Jupiter formed and what that tells us about the origin of our entire solar system.

Jun 28 11:08

Top 11 'conspiracy theories' we all found out were TRUE and hugely destructive to our health and safety

It's funny how so many people try to discredit natural health enthusiasts when they hear about food or medicine they've been consuming or taking for years – mainly because they just don't want to find out that they've been "doing it wrong" for so long. Then, when undeniable proof comes along, they still make a last ditch attempt to deny the truth; however, slowly but surely, they start asking questions, and verifying answers for themselves, and then it happens: Some bad health "event" comes along, and they decide to try to "get healthy" and turn over a "new leaf." In that process, they must face themselves in the mirror and ask the all important question: "Have I been wrong all these years?"

Jun 28 11:01

Stephen Hawking: Governments are engaged in an AI arms race that could destroy humanity

On Monday, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking went on the Larry King show. He was less than optimistic about the future of humanity.

Jun 28 10:24

Is Water A Pollutant?

Water and carbon dioxide are life-giving chemical compounds. Life, on Earth, could not exist without these compounds. What else do they have in common?

Jun 28 10:06

Russian State Duma Passes Total Ban on GMO Crops and Animals

Russia’s State Duma adopted Friday the third and final reading of a government bill that introduces a total ban on the cultivation and breeding in Russia of genetically modified (GM) plants and animals, except for scientific research purposes.

Jun 28 10:02

Senate Agrees On “DARK Act” GMO Labeling Bill

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry agreed on a new bill aimed at labeling foods with genetically modified ingredients. The committee has been trying for several months to get a bill passed before Vermont’s labeling law goes into effect on July 1.

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow released a statement, calling the bill “an important path forward that represents a true compromise. Since time is of the essence, we urge our colleagues to move swiftly to support this bill.” Roberts said if his colleagues do not act on the bill now Vermont’s law will cause confusion in the marketplace. The bill would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture two years to write the labeling rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, for the next two years (if not longer) the GMO companies can sell you whatever they want, and you are not allowed to know!

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Jun 27 14:54

Erdogan apologizes to Putin over death of Russian pilot, calls Russia ‘friend & strategic partner’

Looks like Erdogan can see the handwriting on the wall. Between Brexit and Trump. The US decline.He has seen the error of his ways...maybe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has received a letter in which his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the death of the pilot who was killed when a Russian jet was downed over the Syrian-Turkish border last November, the Kremlin said.
Erdogan expressed readiness to restore relations with Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Jun 27 14:00

While you were distracted by BREXIT, Monsanto's puppets in the U.S. Senate announced a 'compromise' to outlaw GMO labeling laws nationwide

While UK citizens were revolting en masse against bureaucratic rule in Europe, another cabal of prostituted lawmakers were busy plotting against American food consumers. According to this announcement from the United States Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, committee leaders have reached a "bipartisan agriculture biotechnology compromise solution."

What exactly is this so-called "compromise?"

Jun 27 13:54

National Cancer Institute Quietly Confirms Cannabis Can Cure Cancer

Apparently the left hand of this government doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, or more likely doesn’t want to know. With the easy prey of grabbing marijuana users in most states and locking them up in prisons for cheap labor while destroying families, there’s little motivation to curb that racket by dropping marijuana out of its DEA Schedule 1 Controlled Substance rating.

Schedule 1 includes drugs that are dangerous, addictive, and without any medical merit. The DEA needs to justify its budgetary funding and the FDA prefers rubber stamp approving pharmaceutical drugs that are far more dangerous than marijuana and far less effective. The FDA has to oblige their corporate clients to keep their licensure payments from Big Pharma rolling in.

Jun 27 12:32

Vermont Health Department concealing number of refugees with contagious TB

Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis nearly a month after Watchdog reported that more than one-third of Vermont’s resettled refugees test positive for TB.

Jun 27 11:06

CALIFORNIA TO BECOME FIRST STATE TO MANDATE ADULT VACCINES: CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR THOSE WHO REFUSE

SB792 would eliminate an adult’s right to exempt themselves from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure. The bill would make California the first state to require mandated vaccinations.

Jun 27 11:00

Pepsi putting aspartame back into diet drinks 1yr after removing controversial sweetener

PepsiCo is reintroducing aspartame into some of its diet drinks - a year after after they removed the artificial sweetener as part of a marketing move over health concerns.

Pepsi removed the sweetener “in response to consumer demand” in April 2015, to appeal to customers who were concerned aspartame carries health risks.

Jun 27 08:38

Will this prove water flows on Mars? Curiosity Rover to search for briny liquid thought to cascade down nearby mountain

Scientists are dispatching the robot to explore a feature on a sandy hillside they believe could be their best chance yet of finding water on the red planet.

Researchers announced last year that strange dark streaks that appear on Martian mountain sides seem to be created by liquid water.

They are now hoping to get a closer look at this phenomenon – known as recurring slope lineae – by sending Curiosity to one of these areas.

Jun 27 08:36

A spotless sun: Incredible image shows solar activity at its quietest in 100 years - and some say it could trigger a mini ice age

During Solar Max, huge sunspots and intense solar flares are a daily occurrence. Auroras appear in Florida. Radiation storms knock out satellites.

The last such episode took place in the years around 2000-2001.

During Solar Minimum, the opposite occurs. Solar flares are almost non-existent while whole weeks go by without a single, tiny sunspot to break the monotony of the blank sun. This is what we are experiencing now.

The longest minimum on record, the Maunder Minimum of 1645-1715, lasted an incredible 70 years.

During this period, sunspots were rarely observed and the solar cycle seemed to have broken down completely.

The period of quiet coincided with the Little Ice Age, a series of extraordinarily bitter winters in Earth's northern hemisphere.

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