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Apr 23 10:57

UNIT 731: HOW LEADERS OF JAPAN’S WWII GERM WARFARE UNIT ENDED UP WORKING FOR THE US

Unit 731, the notorious germ warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that conducted horrific lethal experiments on Chinese civilians and Allied prisoners of war before and during World War II, is back in the news again after the Japanese government released the names of more than 3,000 of its former members. The unit is little known in either Japan or the United States; what’s even less known is that rather than punish its members, US authorities during the postwar occupation of Japan paid them millions of dollars to share knowledge gained from, among other crimes, dissecting live POWs and killing hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians by aerial spraying of bubonic plague and other deadly diseases.

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It is an ugly reality that the American Deep State frequently does not punish horrific war criminals, but co-opts them for scientific gain, as happened here.

Apr 23 10:48

CITIZEN SCIENTIST WHO HELPED EXPOSE FLINT WATER CRISIS HONORED WITH GOLDMAN PRIZE

A stay-at-home mother of four and trained medical assistant who led the effort to expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan has recieved a prestigious award that honors grassroots environmental activists from across the globe.

LeeAnne Walters is the North American recipient of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize, which is awarded to one activist from each of the world's six inhabited continents.

After Walters's eyelashes started falling out, her twin toddlers broke out in a rash, and her teenage son started experiencing vision and kidney problems in 2014, she filed a formal complaint. Months later, in February 2015, local officials tested lead levels in her water—which, they determined, were dangerously high.

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The rich and well-connected never eat their own.

Apr 23 09:51

US Air Force to Put Sensors on Allies’ Satellites

The U.S. Air Force is planning to put sensors on allies’ satellites to boost deterrence, increase resiliency — and simply get them to orbit sooner.

The move is intended to diversify the makeup of military spacecraft that circle the Earth, better protecting them from an enemy attack and persuading Russia and China to think twice before launching a war in space, service officials say.

“When you can complicate the decision-making of an adversary, particularly in crisis, you have have a greater deterrent effect because they have to think about consequences in different ways,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Wednesday at the National Space Symposium, an annual gathering of more than 14,000 military and commercial space professionals.

Spreading out satellites in the manner makes military assets in space more resilient — a term often used by Air Force leaders in recent years to describe spacecraft that can better withstand an enemy attack.

Apr 23 09:11

Update On The Flint Water Crisis With Flint Mayor Karen Weaver

Apr 23 08:33

Subterranean fires & gold rushes: Meet America’s ghosts towns (PHOTOS)

Swallowed by lakes, abandoned beside tapped out mines and collapsed due to subterranean fires, the US is pockmarked with thousands of ghost towns.

Dotted all around the country, the derelict towns, full of decaying buildings, have provided the backdrop and inspiration for numerous songs and stories. Most of them were once thriving communities but, for one calamitous reason or another, all the residents have long since departed.

Here’s a whistle-stop tour of some of the towns America left behind.

Apr 23 08:26

Iceland whale SLAUGHTER: Fury as new hunting season comes to Icelandic waters

MIGHTY fin whales are to be killed for health supplements as a new season of hunting comes to Iceland’s notorious waters.

The second largest creatures on the planet could be killed in their scores when whaling resumes in the North Atlantic after a two-year cessastion.

Two Icelandic whaling vessels are being prepared for a 100-day season to the despair of conservationists who warn of seas being stained red with the blood of the huge marine mammals.

The Icelandic authorities allowed for a quota of 161 fin whales a year when they first gave permission for the protected species to be hunted a decade ago after a 20-year moratorium.

Apr 23 08:15

Quitting a Bad Habit: Germany to Massively Restrict Monsanto Weedkiller

On Tuesday, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner announced that legislation is being drafted to end the use of glyphosate in the country’s home gardens, parks and sports facilities.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in agricultural giant Monsanto's Roundup product, is used to kill weeds. In Germany, an estimated 40 percent of all crop-growing land is treated with the toxic chemical.

The German minister is also planning on establishing additional restrictions for the use of glyphosate in agriculture, except in areas that easily erode and cannot be exposed to heavy machinery.

Apr 23 08:15

The New Space Race: NASA to Award 1st Contracts for Gateway Moon Base

As the space race heats up, the first contracts for the manufacture of key components for humanity’s Gateway orbital lunar base will be awarded in 2019, according to NASA.

Expected to begin next year, a big push to reignite space exploration will see landmark awards for contractors to begin building humanity's first orbital moon base, according to NASA.
Intended to be used as a staging area for deep-space exploration and study, the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G) will orbit the moon, and operate as a jumping-off point for manned Mars exhibitions, as well as to the asteroid belt and other planets.

Contracts for power and propulsion systems will be announced, as well as those for habitation and life-support, according to a Thursday statement from NASA associate administrator William Gerstenmaier during the 2018 Space Symposium conference in Colorado.

Apr 22 14:52

Lamar Odom Credits Marijuana for Being ‘Walking Miracle’ Following Overdose

After a 2015 trip to a Nevada brothel left him unconscious and recovering from multiple strokes, former NBA star Lamar Odom says he's turned to cannabis to aid in his recovery efforts.

“Marijuana has helped, especially with my stroke,” Odom recently told People magazine. “With my coordination, my balance, and my overall physical attributes—all my doctors say I’m a walking miracle. I think marijuana attributed to that.”

Apr 22 08:23

Spectacular Lyrid meteor shower will peak on April 22, 2018

A spectacular celestial show is in the offing as scientists expect the Lyrid meteor shower to peak shortly before dawn on April 22.

Up to 20 meteors per hour will likely be visible overnight on April 21-22, as per NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. To view the Lyrid shower, observers should find an area away from light pollution on the night of April 21.

Apr 21 13:01

Accidental FOIA Reveals Mind Control Documents; Here’s Further Evidence This Technology Exists

By Aaron Kesel

Journalist Curtis Waltman filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Washington State Fusion Center (which is partnered with Department of Homeland Security) to obtain information about Antifa and white supremacist groups; instead of getting information on how the agency targets the groups, he got way more than the information he was looking for – Curtis was accidentally sent a mysterious file with the label “EM effects on human body.zip.” The file included methods of “remote mind control,” MuckRock reported...

Apr 21 09:32

New NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Faces 'Uphill Climb' After Contentious Confirmation

Jim Bridenstine shouldn't necessarily expect smooth sailing now that he's finally in as NASA administrator, experts say.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Bridenstine yesterday (April 19), more than seven months after President Donald Trump nominated the Oklahoma congressman for NASA's top post. The final vote was 50-49 and strictly along party lines, with all Republicans supporting Bridenstine and all Democrats, along with both independents, opposing him. (Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is sidelined by health issues and did not vote.)

Such division is pretty much unheard of for NASA chiefs, who have generally been confirmed without much dissension or debate. And it will likely make Bridenstine's job a bit tougher, at least in the early going, said space policy expert John Logsdon.

Apr 21 08:48

Mass Shootings May Be Linked To Psychotropic Drug Use

Zoloft, Lexapro and Prozac have all become household names, generating billions of dollars each year for the pharmaceutical companies that produce them. But why will no one talk about the effect they are they having on the nation’s psychology?

“Why does it always seem that the shooter in these type of mass killings has been on some sort of psychotropic drugs?” asks former Texas Congressman Ron Paul. “Why is it no one is questioning these medications? All of which come with labels warning of horrific side effects. Perhaps one reason they are ignored is that the pharmaceutical industry spends billions each year lobbying congress.”

Mania, suicidal thoughts and dangerous impulses are all common side effects of these medications. With one in six Americans taking these mind-altering drugs, the link between medication and the rise of abhorrent behavior in our nation has yet to be properly investigated.

Apr 21 08:44

'Do NOT eat romaine lettuce,' CDC warns - as an expert explains why the fields where the leaf is grown in winter could be contaminated with E. coli for YEARS

This month alone, 53 Americans have been sickened by E. coli linked to romaine lettuce, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The agency issued a foreboding warning to anyone who had purchased any romaine, or lettuce that might be romaine if it could have been grown in Western Arizona: 'throw it away.'

This outbreak is particularly dangerous because it involves a strain of the bacteria that produces the potentially deadly Shiga toxin.

A food product safety expert told Daily Mail Online that the romaine contamination is to be taken seriously - and the ground where 90 percent of winter lettuce grows could be toxic for years.

Apr 21 08:37

WORLD RENOWNED SCIENTISTS HAVE THEIR LAB SHUT DOWN AFTER TROUBLESOME VACCINE DISCOVERY

Recently, the Italian police raided their home, the police took all digital assets that were owned by the the two nanopathologists, including laptops, computers, and flash-drives, basically years of work and research.

James Grundvig via the World Mercury Project describes what happened quite well:

Apr 21 08:01

Gov. Hickenlooper on making pot illegal again if tied to crime: 'I'm not ruling it out'

Trump comes out for legal pot and now the dems want to make it illegal again.
If they have an increased crime rate it is most likely due to illegal aliens.
The legal pot business in Oregon and Washington use illegal aliens in preference to Americans because they pay them a much lower wage and require Spanish to hold many of the jobs in the industry.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was against legalizing marijuana, but once the voters spoke, he went along and defended Coloradans' right to use recreational pot.

In an interview with CNN, he appears to be opening the door a crack to the idea of re-criminalizing cannabis.

Apr 20 17:30

New Study Warns that Processed Sugar Consumption May be Dumbing Down Young Children

In and of itself, that’s a lot of bad press, but a new study serves as a warning to pregnant women and new mothers, suggesting that sugar may actually be to blame for poor childhood cognition. That’s right, sugar consumption may be dumbing down children, negatively affecting cognitive abilities and speech functions.

Apr 20 08:33

Mount Io (Iwo-yama volcano) erupts for the first time since 1768, Japan

Iwo-yama volcano also known as Mount Io and Mount Ioyama, located on the Ebino Highland and a part of Kirishimayama volcano group in Japan's Kyushu, erupted at 06:39 UTC (15:39 JST) on April 19, 2018 for the first time since 1768.

The volcano ejected ash high into the air, forcing the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the alert level from 2 to 3 (of 5), restricting access to the volcano. Today marks the first time JMA has raised the alert level to 3 for this volcano.

The agency said that it confirmed the scattering of volcanic rocks around the crater and added that it is possible that the volcanic activity will further increase.

Residents and tourists are cautioned against falling rocks within 3 km (1.8 km) and pyroclastic flows within 2 km (1.2 miles) from the crater. In addition, the agency called for people to be on guard over the possibility of mudslides after any rainfall, depending on how much ash fell from the volcano.

Apr 20 08:27

How the Lowly Mushroom is Becoming a Nutritional Star

By Robert Beelman, Pennsylvania State University

Mushrooms are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavor-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni.

In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of what they don’t contribute to the diet; they contain no cholesterol and gluten and are low in fat, sugars, sodium and calories. But that was selling mushrooms short...

Apr 20 08:03

911 operator gets jail time for hanging up on callers: ‘Ain’t nobody got time for this’

Affirmative action in action.

HOUSTON — If Creshenda Williams didn't have time then, she surely has plenty of time now.

Williams, the former 911 operator who hung up on dozens of callers and first responders, has been sentenced to 18 months of probation with 10 days in jail. A grand jury found the 44-year-old guilty of interfering with emergency telephone calls, a misdemeanor offense, following a three-day trial that ended Wednesday.

Apr 20 07:02

Bill Gates Funding Web of Satellites For Global Real-Time Surveillance

By Nicholas West

The emergence of low-cost micro satellites has spawned a global surveillance arms race: the familiar problem-reaction-solution paradigm upon what all other arms races are built...

Amid this frenzy of investment in space surveillance that could become the ultimate Big Brother technology, once again arch technocrat Bill Gates has felt compelled to get involved with his own offering...

Apr 20 06:06

Rise of the robots: 8 professions that will be taken over by AI technology

As robots and artificial intelligence (AI) technology begin their takeover, more jobs will be taken away from humans, resulting in entire professions being supplanted by next level advances in modern technology. This is no longer a what-if, but a well-known fact. Robots have started to take away human jobs, and they will continue to do so as they get more sophisticated.

Apr 20 05:32

Smartphone overuse increases loneliness and anxiety, and forms connections in the brain 'similar to how OPIOID addiction is experienced,' study warns

Smartphone dependence may have similar effects on the brain to some of those seen in opioid addiction, according to a new study.

Researchers surveying college students about technology use have found a number of worrying trends among those who overly rely on their devices – and warn the behavior is much like any other type of substance abuse.

In addition to the neurological effects, the researchers found that people who are dependent on their phones tend to feel isolated, lonely, depressed, and anxious more so than their peers.

Apr 19 19:15

Police Testing Controversial Portable DNA Machine

By Aaron Kesel

For the last 10 months, Houston police have been testing a new mobile DNA machine called rapid DNA that runs tests in under two hours.

HPD launched a pilot program with the company ANDE to test a machine that runs DNA tests in under two hours...

Apr 19 14:38

Remarkable evolution of 'Indonesian fish people' revealed: Bajau tribe have spleens 50% larger than normal allowing them to hold their breath for 13 minutes when diving

A population of Indonesian 'fish people' have evolved spleens are 50 per cent larger than normal people, enabling them to free dive to depths of more than 200 feet (61 metres).

The genetic change discovered in the Bajau tribe - who can hold their breath for 13 minutes - is the first known example of a human adaptation to deep diving, researchers found.

For more than 1,000 years, the Bajau - known as 'Sea Nomads' - have wandered the seas of southern Asia in house boats, catching fish by free diving with spears.

Apr 19 14:33

The cost of being an alpha male: Study reveals testosterone-fueled hedge fund managers like those in 'Wolf of Wall Street' are more likely to LOSE money, commit fraud, and get fired

For the study, researchers measured the facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) -- a feature that has been linked to high testosterone levels in adults -- of 3,228 male hedge fund managers from 1,901 investment firms.

They discovered that male hedge fund managers with a wider face -- a proxy for testosterone levels -- underperform those with a lower facial width-to-height ratio by 5.8% each year.

This contrasts with the images often portrayed in popular culture that glorify the bullish behavior of investment bankers, traders and hedge fund managers.

Think of billionaire corporate raider Gordon Gekko in 'Wall Street' or rogue trader Jordan Belfort in the 'Wolf of Wall Street'.

Not only are these managers more likely to produce lower returns, but they're also more likely to get fired, commit fraud and make risky investment decisions.

Apr 19 13:11

BOEHNER'S MARIJUANA LOBBYING IS SYMPTOMATIC OF SPECIAL-INTEREST PROBLEM

The former Speaker of House, John Boehner, and former Massachusetts Governor, Bill Weld, were added to the Board of Advisors for Acreage Holdings, an investment company heavily involved in the legal cannabis industry. This pair of former conservative leaders will certainly help to bring bipartisan support for the pro-legalization movement. They’re also part of an emerging trend of conservative revolving door lobbyists working on behalf of the legal marijuana industry.

Apr 19 11:49

Russia Threatens To Halt Critical Rocket Engine Exports To The U.S.

Despite earlier reported hopes that Putin seeks a deal with Trump, as opposed to escalating tensions, it appears Russia is planniong to do just that.

Last Friday (the 13th), just before the US, UK and France launched 105 Tomahawk missiles at Syria, we noted that as part of Russian countermeasures against US sanctions, it could halt titanium exports to the US, critical for the production of Boeing airplanes, which promptly sent Boeing's stock lower.

As it turns out Russia has leverage not only over the biggest US exporter of airplanes and military equipment: what piqued our interest, is the United States Department of Defense (DoD) dependency on Russian-manufactured rocket engines to launch military satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO).

Apr 19 10:58

Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!

Keep an eye out for shooting stars early Sunday morning (April 22): The Lyrid meteor shower has been active, and will hit its peak after midnight.

Observers under dark skies in the Northern Hemisphere can view as many as a dozen Lyrid meteors each hour in the early morning from mid- to late April. And up to 20 meteors per hour will likely be visible overnight Saturday to Sunday (April 21-22), according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Space Science Telescope Institute (STScI).

Apr 19 09:17

Is incumbent Lockheed Martin the only player in the GPS III follow-on competition?

Of the three companies interested in producing GPS III follow-on satellites, at least one of them — in this case, Boeing — will not be competing for the opportunity.

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Boeing had all been awarded phase 1 contracts in 2016 to perform readiness feasibility studies for follow-on next-generation GPS III satellites from the 11th satellite onward.

At this point, however, it is unclear whether incumbent Lockheed Martin — the only competitor that has confirmed it has put forward a proposal — is a shoo-in for the contract by default.

Apr 19 09:16

U.S. Spy Satellite Agency To Seek “Tiny Rockets” For Small Sats

The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, known for buying gigantic, “exquisite” spy satellites, is learning to think small for some of its needs.

“We want to explore what the tiny rocket marketplace can provide for us,” NRO Director Betty Sapp told an audience here at the Space Symposium on Tuesday.

She was referring to the burgeoning marketplace of small launch vehicles.

On April 23, the agency will issue a final request for proposals to industry for “Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket,” with bids due at the end of May. This follows a draft request for proposal published in March. The NRO told me this is the first time the agency’s Office of Space Launch will procure a rocket exclusively to launch small satellites.

The agency aims to award contracts in June for the winning companies to complete the project in time for a June 2019 launch.

Apr 19 08:23

Incredible skywriting display in Phoenix that looks like planes have PRINTED words in the air baffles locals: Here's how it was created

Incredible text that appeared above Phoenix has left onlookers confused as to how it was created.

The messages, including 'cisco #collabsummit', are a form of skywriting which has the appearance of digitally typed text.

Skytyping, or digital skywriting, is a technique whereby smoke is emitted in a series of bursts, each of which can be the length of a skyscraper.

These appear like the text produced by old fashioned dot matrix printers, in which characters are formed on the page by printing rows and columns of ink dots.

Apr 19 08:13

Surprise! Wireless brain implants are not secure, and can be hijacked to kill you or steal thoughts

Scientists in Belgium have tested the security of a wireless brain implant called a neurostimulator – and found that its unprotected signals can be hacked with off-the-shelf equipment.

And because this particularly bit of kit resides amid sensitive gray matter – to treat conditions like Parkinson's – the potential consequences of successful remote exploitation include voltage changes that could result in sensory denial, disability, and death.

Apr 19 08:07

Soyuz later! Russia might exit satellite launch business

Russia has dropped a broad hint that it might leave the space launch business to private operators.

Space launches have become a relative commodity: SpaceX publishes a price list offering a Falcon 9 trip to geosynchronous transfer orbit for $62m, or $90m for Falcon Heavy.

Russia's official newsagency TASS carried a report suggesting the country might let the new generation of private launch vehicles have the business to themselves rather than try to build a platform that can compete with SpaceX.

Apr 19 07:43

Neuroscientist shares easy, natural ways to prevent dementia

So you’ve become a regular at the gym, turned vegan, and done almost everything in your power to stay physically healthy. What about staying mentally fit as well? Mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental fitness protects us from depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases.

Apr 18 14:12

Iron Supplements Grow Cancer Cells – Throw Them Away

There are some very questionable supplements on the market. Some are made from rocks, hair or metals. Iron can build up in the system and become toxic....here's what to do instead...

Apr 18 12:49

Family of Overland Park 17-year-old killed by police files lawsuit against officer, city

Johnson County Kansas is one of the most corrupt counties in the USA.
The County has been run by the same gang out of Wichita,Kansas for about 40 years. They murdered this kid before he even knew they where there. His first indication was being shot 6 times.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The family of an Overland Park teen fatally shot by police has filed a lawsuit, arguing the officer used excessive force.

Apr 18 11:37

he Painful Truth About Last Year’s Failed Flu Vaccine

“…most ‘flu’ appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.” – From the British Medical Journal editor, Peter Doshi, MD

“71 people would need to be treated with the flu vaccine to prevent one case. In other words, the flu vaccine did nothing for 70 out of 71 who received it. That means this study found the flu vaccine failed 99% (70/71).” — Dr David Brownstein

“Under ideal conditions (when the vaccine actually matches the main viruses circulating that season) you need to vaccinate 33 healthy adults to avoid one set of influenza symptoms. 33 is what is called the NNV (Number Needed to Vaccinate).” – Dr Tom Jefferson of the Cochrane Collaboration (Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2018. Feb. 1,2:CD001269)

Apr 18 11:26

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program at Porton Down

The Pentagon has spent at least $70 million on military experiments involving tests with deadly viruses and chemical agents at Porton Down – the UK military laboratory near the city of Salisbury. The secretive biological and chemical research facility is located just 13 km from where on 4th March former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench following an alleged Novichok nerve agent poisoning.

Apr 18 10:44

A Conversation on Race — Paul Craig Roberts

Considering that the only slavery experienced by any living black or white person is income tax slavery, race is an issue only because it has been orchestrated as an issue along with gender and sexual preference. These divisive issues are the products of Identity Politics spawned by cultural Marxism.
But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

The working class, designated by Hillary Clinton as “the Trump deplorables,” is now the victimizer, not the victim. Marxism has been stood on its head.
In real Marxism, conflict is class conflict. Workers and capitalists have different interests, and history is a struggle between material interests. The capitalist is the villain and the workers are the victims.

In the pseudo Marxism of Identity Politics, the white race is the villain, especially the white heterosexual male, and racial minorities, women, and homosexuals are the victims.
But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

Apr 18 09:49

Britain admits OPCW did not confirm ‘essential evidence’ on origin of Skripal poison

The British delegation to the OPCW has admitted that international chemical weapons inspectors did not confirm the origin of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury ex-spy poisoning.
The UK’s representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Peter Wilson, said identifying the nerve agent is an “essential part of the investigation,” and that the OPCW has identified neither its origin nor the laboratory where it was produced.

"But of course, while the identification of the nerve agent used is an essential piece of technical evidence in our investigation, neither DSTL’s analysis, nor the OPCW’s report, identifies the country or laboratory of origin of the agent used in this attack," he said.

The British government claims a Soviet-era nerve agent that has become known as Novichok was used against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia and accused Russia of producing and deploying it.

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Translation: Prime Minister May lied about this, to demonize Russia, when those lies could not be backed up by solid research.

Apr 17 18:07

Eating lentils regularly could prevent the need for several medications: They nourish blood vessels and improve blood flow, pressure, circulation

(Natural News) According to a study, lentils can help significantly reduce “dangerous blood pressure levels.”

Additionally, new data also showed that lentils could reverse deteriorating blood vessel health.

Apr 17 13:36

Philadelphia Approves ‘Supervised Injection’ Of Heroin, Other Drugs Amid Opioid Epidemic

Officials in Philadelphia are moving to open safe-injection sites for drugs like fentanyl and heroin as the opioid crisis persists. But the state attorney general insists there’s “no safe way to inject” the highly addictive drugs.

Officials in Philadelphia announced on Tuesday that they would encourage the creation of addiction engagement sites that would oversee medically-supervised consumption of drugs, WCAU reports.

Apr 17 11:08

SCIENTISTS ACCIDENTALLY DEVELOP 'MUTANT' ENZYME THAT EATS PLASTIC

Researchers in the UK and the U.S. have inadvertently engineered an enzyme that eats up plastic.

The enzyme is able to digest PET (polyethylene terephthalate)—the same material used in the ubiquitousplastic bottle that's clogging up landfills, coastlines and oceans around the world.

Amazingly, this discovery only happened by chance. Scientists from the University of Portsmouth in the UK and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) were examining the structure of a natural enzyme, Ideonella sakaiensis, found in 2016 at a Japanese waste recycling center. This enzyme could already break down PET plastic—it just doesn't do it very quickly.

To understand how Ideonella sakaiensis evolved, the research team "tweaked" the structure of the enzyme by adding some amino acids, according to John McGeehan, a Portsmouth professor who co-led the work. They ended up creating an enzyme that worked even faster than the natural one.

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This... is a very exciting, and hopeful, development!!

Apr 17 11:01

Tenacious Sandy Hook Researcher Wins One in Court

Pozner withdrew the lawsuit after refusing to provide discovery concerning whether Mr. Pozner was Mr. Pozner. AJ 's attorneys should make short work of this man whomever he may be. Bizarre!

As questions continue to surround the official story of the devastating 2012 shooting of schoolchildren and staff in Newtown, Conn., one researcher has prevailed in a lawsuit brought against him by the father of one of the slain children. Dave Gahary interviewed former state trooper Wolfgang Halbig to learn more about the situation.

Apr 17 10:25

NH365 110: Toxic Bras – Cancer Risks EXPOSED

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the “internet and e-mail rumors and at least one book have suggested that bras cause breast cancer by obstructing lymph flow. There is no good scientific or clinical basis for this claim, and a 2014 study of more than 1,500 women found no association between wearing a bra and breast cancer risk.”

That book they are referring to … no doubt, has everything to do with my special guest – who will expose the true connection between bras and breast cancer.

Apr 17 09:07

Could antibiotics from men's beards or the soil in your back garden be the ultimate weapons in the battle against the superbugs?

Wounded from battle, ancient Egyptian soldiers would fill their injuries with copper filings that would come off their swords as they sharpened them.

The idea was that this would prevent the wounds getting infected and speed up healing — though they didn't quite understand how it worked at the time.

Now, 5,000 years later, researchers have resurrected this idea as a way to treat infections and counter the devastating rise of bacterial resistance that's rendering many of our antibiotics useless.

Research has shown that copper has a powerful antibacterial effect, shutting down energy production in the bacteria and damaging their DNA. Not only does this kill the bugs, but damaging DNA also means the bacteria cannot develop resistance to copper.

Apr 17 08:59

Sugar In The Diet May Increase Risks Of Opioid Addiction

Could a diet high in refined sugars make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose? New research, from our laboratory of behavioral neuroscience at the University of Guelph, suggests...

Apr 17 08:54

The Supreme Court just handed the Trump administration a loss on immigration — and Gorsuch was the tiebreaking vote

When it rains it pours! If Trump had read this guys previous decisions on immigration.......!

The court's 5-4 decision — an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices — concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent. Conviction for a crime of violence makes deportation "a virtual certainty" for an immigrant, no matter how long he has lived in the United States, Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her opinion for the court.

Apr 17 08:39

Scientists warn that many pharma drugs DESTROY our gut microbiome, causing us to be more vulnerable to disease

You’ve probably heard by now that antibiotics can seriously impact your gut microbiome, but it turns out that this action is not just limited to antibiotics. Now, scientists from Germany’s European Molecular Biology Laboratory have found that many drugs that target human cells rather than bacteria can cause changes in microbiome composition as well.

In fact, the scientists found that more than 25 percent of the 923 non-antibiotic drugs studied decreased the growth of one or more species of human gut bacteria. Some of the drugs that were identified as problematic include anti-diabetics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, atypical antipsychotics, and proton pump inhibitors.

Apr 17 07:52

Western Military Debacle in Eastern Ghouta

You won’t be hearing any of this in the western news media because the U.S./UK definitely want to keep the lid on this report. Compiled by Chinese intelligence analysts and explained below by Evgeniy Satanovskiy, one of Russia’s leading Middle East experts, it throws a new light on the situation in Syria and, indirectly, the Skripals poisoning too.
According to the Chinese analysts hundreds of U.S. Special Forces and advisors were killed or wounded in East Ghouta during the recent Syrian Arab Army assault. On March 17 alone Chinese analysts estimate that as many as 200 U.S. Special Forces personnel were “eliminated”.

Apr 17 07:30

AN EMPIRE BUILT ON FEAR AT HOME AND ABROAD

Political leaders and the mass media deluge the public with a constant stream of frightening incidents caused by the enemy-of-the-week: nerve gas killing dozens of little babies in Syria, Russian-directed poison assassination attempts in England and terror incidents throughout Europe, requiring an increase in domestic police state surveillance and spying. Extensively monitored bank records, intrusive workplace controls, and all personal and, especially, political communications, are in the hands of state security officials or corporate security contractors.

Apr 17 07:23

Pesticides Are Making Children Aggressive, Time for an Overhaul

Pesticides cause a multitude of adverse effects on humans. However, they are especially harmful to children. They may have something to do with the mass-shootings in schools all over America because some of them are neurotoxins. This means they affect and damage the central nervous system and…

Apr 17 06:54

The Neocons’ Real Plan for Syria Emerges from the Lack of Rubble

I told you over the weekend that Trump’s presidency was over. As a practical matter it is. His yielding to his ‘advisors’ on every foreign policy issue makes it clear that he can’t or won’t stand up to the relentless pressure to do what his instincts tell him.

This morning’s article at the Deep State Washington Post paints a very clear picture of what the situation is. The advisors whose loyalties are dubious run the show. Their thinking has not evolved one whit from previous administrations.

Remember what Russian President Vladimir Putin always says, “Presidents change. Policies do not.”

Apr 16 16:28

Massive asteroid big enough to 'destroy a city' skimmed by yesterday at just half the distance between Earth and the moon - and scientists only noticed it HOURS before

An asteroid traveling at 66,174 miles an hour came close to Earth yesterday just hours after it was noticed.

The asteroid is named 2018 GE3, and it was first observed at Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey on Saturday night.

Soon after it was noticed, it skimmed past Earth, getting within 119,500 miles of our planet.

Apr 16 12:16

Cohen attorneys say feds seized devices that have 'nothing to do' with warrant, rip 'unprecedented' search

Gorilla Dust! Diversion and blackmail. Using a stripper for a cover up!
Two evil factions slugging it out over a prostrate and wounded America!
Is there a false flag coming?

Attorneys for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in their latest court filing, blasted the FBI for its “unprecedented” raid on his properties last week and claimed the feds seized items that “have nothing to do with the probable cause” on which the warrant was granted.

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