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Jul 02 08:52

Ukraine becomes an associate member of CERN

Today, Ukraine becomes an associate member State of CERN. This follows official notification to CERN that Ukraine’s Parliament has ratified the agreement, signed with CERN in October 2013, granting Ukraine that associate member status.

"Our hard and consistent work over the past two decades has been crowned today by a remarkable event - granting Ukraine the status of CERN associate member. It is an extremely important step on the way of Ukraine's European integration," said Yurii Klymenko, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva.

"It is a great pleasure to warmly welcome Ukraine into the CERN family. The laboratory has worked closely with Ukrainian colleagues over many years, and we look forward to strengthening this collaboration in the framework of associate membership," said CERN Director General, Fabiola Gianotti.

Jul 02 08:19

The Role of Vitamin C in the Treatment of Terminal Cancer

Studies in the 1970s showed an extraordinary survival gain in terminal cancer patients with vitamin C, a “simple and relatively nontoxic therapy.” It’s no wonder it got a lot of attention. But studies in the 1980s found no such benefit, so scientists were “left with the inevitable conclusion that the apparent positive results [in the original study] were the product of case-selection bias rather than treatment effectiveness.”

Jul 02 08:17

Asteroid Day - Watch NASA's special broadcast on how it is protecting Earth from space rocks

NASA is marking the event with a special television program featuring the agency’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office and other projects working to find and study near-Earth objects (NEOs) at noon EDT Friday, June 30, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT.

Jul 02 08:04

AMERICA'S FERTILITY RATE FALLS TO RECORD LOW

The US isn't yet grappling with the economic disaster that is a shrinking population - unlike Japan. Though it's starting to look like a not-too-distant possibility. US birthrates fell to yet another historic low in 2016 as a whirlwind of economic and cultural factors inspire more women to delay, or forgo, having children. According to provisional data for the fourth quarter provided by the CDC, the US birthrate has declined to 62 births per 1000 women – its lowest level on record, and down from 62.5 in 2015.

This is especially troubling because demographers worry that a dwindling birth rate will hurt economic growth and tax revenues needed to fund transfer payments to a growing elderly population, as more members of the baby boomer generation age into retire.

Jul 01 17:21

What They’re Not Telling You About Marijuana Legalization In Nevada

In this video, Vin Armani examines the marijuana law in Nevada to see what’s really in it. No, you’re not free to grow it. Read the fine print. Over an ounce is still a FELONY. What did they actually legalize? Government made themselves a cannabis cartel to profit more than entrepreneurs from every joint sold. Watch below:

Jul 01 09:41

Torrential rain leads to intense flooding in Berlin

Extremely heavy rains hit Berlin on June 29, leading to flooded streets, evacuations, and disrupted public transport. Firefighters have called a state of emergency.

Jul 01 09:30

WHOA: MULTIPLE CASES OF THE PLAGUE CONFIRMED IN THIS STATE

Another two plague cases have been reported in the Santa Fe area of New Mexico, health officials report according to USA Today. Two women, ages 52 and 62, have both been treated for the dreaded disease. They constitute the second and third plague victims from Santa Fe County.

Jul 01 09:20

Deadly mosquito-borne pandemic poses a greater threat to humankind than global war and could easily wipe out 10 MILLION, Bill Gates warns

A deadly mosquito-borne pandemic poses a greater threat to humankind than global war, billionaire Bill Gates warns.

In a hard-hitting new documentary, the world's richest man said a killer bug could wipe out 10 million people without warning.

Footage seen by MailOnline, set to be aired next week, shows the philanthropist's worries towards the danger of disease-carrying mosquitos.

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"Fortunately, I own the rights to a vaccine, which I have named WindozeVacc, that can save you all!" -- Bull Gatez

Jun 30 23:22

America's Death Throes

China and Russia have already ditched the US dollar in their vast energy trade. Now China is leveraging Saudi Arabia to also abandon the greenback for oil sales. No wonder, it seems, that US policies are increasingly lashing out.

US global power depends on its presumed economic prowess and military force. With its economy in long-term decline, precipitated by the teetering dollar, the US rulers are relying increasingly on militarism to project power. That tendency is pushing the world to war.

The challenge is to somehow steer the American military monster into a safe berth without eliciting a world war.

Jun 30 16:07

Two New Studies Confirm Common Insecticide Weakens Honeybee Hives

By Derrick Broze

After years of back and forth speculation and conflicting studies from countries around the world, it seems fair to say neonicotinoids insecticides are causing dramatic weakening of honeybee hives. The “neonics” are a class of pesticide that has previously been linked to declines in bee populations. Neonics were developed in 1991 and commercial use began in the mid-1990s. Around 2006, commercial beekeepers began reporting what is now known as colony collapse disorder — where entire colonies of bees die off with no obvious cause. The disorder has been reported in commercial colonies all over the world. Several studies have implicated neonics, which are used to kill insects harmful to crops. Two new studies seem to confirm the danger of the class of insecticides...

Jun 30 15:51

Incredible self-powering smart window that could save on energy costs by automatically controlling the amount of light and heat in your home

The window, which was developed by researchers from Princeton University, uses near-ultraviolet light to generate electricity, which powers chemical reactions that lighten or darken the glass as needed.

When darkened, the window can block more than 80 per cent of light.

Professor Yueh-Lin Loo, lead author of the study, said: 'Sunlight is a mixture of electromagnetic radiation made up of near-UV rays, visible light, and infrared energy, or heat.

'We wanted the smart window to dynamically control the amount of natural light and heat that can come inside, saving on energy cost and making the space more comfortable.'

The smart window controls the transmission of visible light and infrared heat into the building, while the new type of solar cell uses near-UV light to power the system.

Jun 30 15:38

Teenage girl's memory has been wiped by pioneering treatment to shrink a grape-sized brain tumour that caused her excruciating headaches

A healthy teenager has had her memory wiped by treatment to shrink a grape-sized brain tumour that caused excruciating headaches.

Charlotte Reid, 17, of Sidmouth, Devon, has had her life turned 'upside down' after having innovative proton beam therapy in Florida.

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'At the time, we knew she had to have the treatment to save her life. There was no choice but it has had a serious impact. She won't remember what day of the week it is, or even what she had for lunch.

'She never looks forward to things, because she doesn't remember they are going to happen. She doesn't remember if she has had a nice treat.

'It's quite difficult for me as a mum. I spend a lot of time answering questions for her.

'Her memory had been severely affected. She remembers everything before she had treatment well but everything since then is almost gone.'

Jun 30 15:21

Italian Study Finds Cocoa Helps Brain Power

A new review study suggests consumption of cocoa flavanols has a beneficial effect on cognition. Moreover, some researchers go as far as to recommend cocoa as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition.

Jun 30 15:19

More Research Shows Big Surge in U.S. Opioid Use, Addictions

One in five people who gets commercial health insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield filled at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller in 2015, a new study finds.

The research also found that the number of members diagnosed with an opioid use disorder rose almost five-fold from 2010 to 2016.

That increase is far higher than the 65 percent increase in the use of medication-assisted treatments, according to the study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).

Jun 30 15:10

Oklahoma sues opioid drugmakers; New Hampshire presses epidemic probe

Oklahoma on Friday joined growing litigation over claims drugmakers misrepresented the risks of opioid painkillers, as New Hampshire cleared a hurdle in its own probe of the role played by companies in the national addiction epidemic.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson, Allergan Plc and units of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

The drugmakers engaged in a "fraudulent, decades-long marketing campaign to profit from the suffering of thousands of Oklahomans," Hunter said.

"The lawsuit claims the companies knowingly marketed their drugs as safe for chronic pain management while downplaying the risk of opioid dependency," he added.

Jun 30 13:59

California Democrats Killed A Bill That Would’ve Saved Billions Of Dollars, Says Economist

California’s Democratic lawmakers blocked universal health care legislation — the culmination of a successful lobbying campaign to portray the proposal as unrealistic and unaffordable. But days later, advocates of a universal health care system in which the government is the single payer got three boosts.

First, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren — a prospective 2020 presidential candidate — said Democrats should support legislation to create a single-payer system. Then influential investor Warren Buffett declared his support for such a system. And most recently, a new poll from Quinnipiac University found 60 percent of Americans now say they support “an expansion of Medicare that would make it available to any American who wants it.”

Jun 30 11:57

President Donald Trump Suggests Republicans Repeal then Replace Obamacare

President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that if Republicans remain unable to pass their current healthcare bill, they should immediately repeal and then replace Obamacare.

Jun 30 10:28

Large-scale study 'shows neonic pesticides harm bees'

The most extensive study to date on neonicotinoid pesticides concludes that they harm both honeybees and wild bees.

Researchers said that exposure to the chemicals left honeybee hives less likely to survive over winter, while bumblebees and solitary bees produced fewer queens.

Jun 30 09:58

Composite Wood, Construction: Authorities Close in on Carcinogenic Formaldehyde Emissions

By Christopher Clark

The long list of fraud cases which elude national or regional regulations continues. After the global Volkswagen emissions case, the US and Canadian authorities are turning their eyes to the wood import business, with millions of items being sold on national soil, putting consumer health at risk. The extent of the fraud is still not fully assessed, but regulators in the US and in Canada are already on the move to fill the gap...

Jun 30 09:32

New Nevada Law Legalizes Commercial Hemp Production Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey

Tomorrow, a new Nevada law goes into effect legalizing commercial industrial hemp production in the state, despite a federal ban on the same. The new policy sets the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect within the state.

A bipartisan coalition of 12 legislators sponsored Senate Bill 396 (SB396). The new law authorizes the cultivation of industrial hemp for commercial purposes and the production of agricultural hemp seed in Nevada. The statute expands current law...

Jun 30 09:25

Monsanto to Fight “Cancer Causing” Label For Its Signature Weedkiller in California

By Aaron Kesel

Roundup weedkiller maker Monsanto is planning to fight back as California moves closer to labeling the dangerous chemical as “cancer causing.”

Glyphosate will be added to California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said.

Monsanto argues that the decision is “unwarranted on the basis of science and the law.”...

Jun 30 09:24

The DEA Just Admitted Weed Has Never Killed Anyone and Causes ‘Happiness’

The Drug Enforcement Agency just admitted that cannabis has never killed anyone. Ever. They also acknowledged that the little green plant, which has been used across civilizations for thousands of years, causes “merriment” and “happiness.” But they still want to keep it illegal.

Jun 30 09:22

Fecal bacteria found in Starbucks drinks, says report

If the massive amount of sugar found in most Starbucks beverages hasn’t managed to deter you from going there, the prospect of another unwelcome ingredient found in the coffee chain’s beverages should be enough to send you running in the opposite direction: Fecal bacteria.

That’s right, you could be getting a lot more than you bargained for the next time you order an iced coffee at chains like Starbucks after an eye-opening investigation from the BBC found that 30 percent of the samples of iced drinks taken from Starbucks tested positive for what is known as “fecal coliforms.” The same was true of Caffe Nero, while the UK chain Costa Coffee had fecal bacteria in 70 percent of the samples tested.

Jun 30 09:15

Artificial meat warning: The Health Ranger reveals all that you’re NOT being told about fake meat grown in labs

Also, as the a multiple award-winning investigative science journalist and lab science director of an ISO-accredited analytical laboratory, CWC Labs, Adams says what he is seeing with the artificial meat companies is that they are all turning to various forms of excitotoxins like MSG (monosodium glutamate) and so on “in order to create the savory taste that you normally get from a [real] meat product.”

The end products may resemble meat — like, for instance, a hamburger — but really its a chemical cocktail of poisons and GMOs.

“So people who think they’re going to be saving the planet by eating plant-based meat, or artificial meat, are actually being tricked,” Adams said. “What they’re going to be doing instead is supporting GMO agriculture companies that poison the world with genetic pollution, and they poison the world with herbicides like glyphosate or Roundup or various pesticides.”

Jun 30 08:49

Why Big Marijuana Will Survive Jeff Sessions

I have had Crohn's disease for over 40 years. It affects more than just your digestive system. It causes eye problems.liver,kidney and pancreatic problems. It causes skin problems like Pyoderma Gangreneosum and Erythema Nodosum. With P.G you get big ulcers on your skin that smell bad and really hurt. With E.N.the capillaries under your skin rupture and you leak blood through your skin. The same happens in the whites of your eyes and you look like Dracula. It is a tough disease to have! Cannabis and other natural remedies,herbs ,vitamins and especially amino acids are what I use. Crohn's causes an imbalance in serotonin and dopamine. Cannabis lowers serotonin and raises dopamine. It makes my life bearable.
Why do we have to ask permission to treat our own illnesses as we see fit?

Jun 30 08:33

EVIL: European Court Of Human Rights Sentences 10-Month-Old Sick Baby To Die, Won't Let Parents Come To US For Possible Life-Saving Treatment (11 Pics)

Eight weeks into Charlie Gard’s life, it was discovered he suffered from a rare disorder — a mitochondrial depletion condition — that weakened his body and left him unable to breathe without a ventilator.

Jun 30 08:20

NASA tells Curiosity: quit showing off, no 'wheelies' please

After 18 months of testing, NASA's pushed a patch to the Mars Curiosity Rover – to extend its wheels' life, and eliminate over-exuberant climbs causing “wheelies”.

Written by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Jeff Biesiadecki and Olivier Toupet, the software update went live earlier this month, having been uploaded to the famous robot in March.

Jun 30 08:19

Legal weed comes to Nevada — and alcohol industry wants a piece of the pot

When the recreational marijuana statue was approved by voters, it gave alcohol wholesalers exclusive rights to the distribution licenses for the first 18 months it was enacted. Letters were mailed to eligible license holders in the state, but Chris Thompson, the executive director for the Las Vegas chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) said with few responses, tax commissioners approved a temporary regulation that would allow the department to make exceptions for non-wholesalers.

Jun 30 07:44

Waters at risk? EPA will revoke The Clean Waters Act of 1972

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the direction of the Trump administration, will revoke a rule that gives the agency broad authority over regulating the pollution of tributaries and wetlands that flow into the country’s largest rivers. [1]

Jun 30 07:10

Flu Vaccine virtually worthless in people 65 years and older

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admits yet again that last year’s flu vaccine failed to protect the most vulnerable among us. Flu-related hospitalizations were at an all time high in the winter of 2016-2017 for adults 65 and older. The CDC reports that last year’s flu vaccine was roughly 42 percent effective overall for preventing the kind of serious illness that leads to doctor’s visits and hospitalizations. Worse yet, the CDC confessed that last year’s shot was essentially ineffective for the group of people who are hit hardest by the flu – those 65 and older. The winter was dominated by flu strain, Type A H3N2, which seems to cause more serious illness and death than other flu strains. Even though the vaccine was well matched with the flu strains going around last year, it was a total failure.

Jun 30 06:41

Acetaminophen Taken During Pregnancy Can Inhibit Masculinity

Acetaminophen – known in other parts of the world as paracetamol and under various brand names such as Tylenol – is making scientific headlines more and more now. If you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, acetaminophen…

Jun 29 22:42

Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?

Paul Craig Roberts

For sixteen years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing untold war crimes, and sending millions of war refugees to burden Europe, while simultaneously claiming that Washington cannot afford its Social Security and Medicare obligations or to fund a national health service like every civilized country has.

Considering the enormous social needs that cannot be met because of the massive cost of these orchestrated wars, one would think that the American people would be asking questions about the purpose of these wars. What is being achieved at such enormous costs? Domestic needs are neglected so that the military/security complex can grow fat on war profits.

The lack of curiousity on the part of the American people, the media, and Congress about the purpose of these wars, which have been proven to be based entirely on lies, is extraordinary.

Jun 29 14:52

Soy Seeds Sales Surge, Giving Monsanto Better-Than-Expected 3rd Quarter

Monsanto has reported better-than-expected quarterly profits after record soybean sales lifted the company above analysts’ estimates.

On Wednesday, Monsanto (MON) reported third-quarter income of $843 million, or earnings of $1.90 per share, compared to the previous year’s $717 million, or $1.63 per share.

Jun 29 11:11

Aspartame & MSG Banned From Italian Restaurants

Italy is considered the healthiest country in the world. Aspartame has been banned from Italian restaurants, illegal even to own it. A friend, Brenda Cassini, once told me it was a saying in Italy," if you want to get embalmed go to America."

Jun 29 11:10

Partial Skull Fossils Found In China Could Be A New Species -‘A Kind Of Unknown Or New Archaic Human’, Researcher Says

Two partial archaic human skulls, from the Lingjing site, Xuchang, central China, provide a new window into the biology and populations patterns of the immediate predecessors of modern humans in eastern Eurasia.

The study of these skull fragments found in China shows that the ancestors of modern humans had features that resembled Neanderthals.

Jun 29 11:06

From driverless cars to robotic workers, the future is going to be here before you know it

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.

Jun 29 10:30

Resveratrol compound in grapes found to kill cancer stem cells

The answer to preventing colon cancer could be literally dangling in front of you. That is, if you’re in a vineyard. Scientists have recently discovered that grapes could hold the answer to killing colon cancer stem cells.

Researchers from the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute have found a potential cure for colon cancer. They discovered that the compounds found in grapes — resveratrol — could be effective in treating colon cancer, according to Jairam K.P. Vanamala, associate professor of food sciences at Penn State. “The combination of resveratrol and grape seed extract is very effective at killing colon cancer cells. And what we’re learning is that combination of these compounds is not toxic to healthy cells.”

Jun 29 10:08

Ron Paul: Trump is Just Like CNN, Putting Out His Own False News to Start War in Syria

In a peculiar move, the White House announced Monday evening a chemical weapons attack in Syria will be carried out soon by the regime of Bashar al-Assad against civilians — the second government-launched attack on his own people in the past few months — and that the U.S. would pulverize Syrian forces as retribution.

If, that is, gargantuan holes in logic suit your fancy — because nearly every facet of the above ‘facts’ touted by the corporate press and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer depart so far from the truth as to be farcically unrecognizable.

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Jun 29 09:58

Toxicity warning: ‘Metal on metal’ hip replacement patients recalled for X-rays

There have been concerns in the past over the devices - with a limited number of patients previously being recalled for tests. But now the issue could be even more serious than first believed.

Now experts have said people could be at risk of muscle or bone damage - and even blood poisoning.

Jun 29 08:16

Trump’s Chaos is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas by

Been trying to tell you folks. Opposition to Trump and the resulting chaos and confusion is being used to set the stage for WW3!

While Washington is fixated on President Trump’s tweets, antics, lies and Russiagate, the administration is ramping up a stealth escalation of our military involvement across the Middle East. As Naomi Klein warns, Trump’s “rolling shock of the chaos and spectacle” distracts from radical actions both at home and abroad. Across the Middle East, the administration drives the United States ever further into wars without end, increasing the dangers of direct military confrontation with Russia and Iran, with little awareness and no mandate from the American people. This is a recipe for calamity.

Jun 29 08:16

New Kentucky Law Expands Health Freedom

By Michael Maharrey

While Congressional Republicans have yet to put forth a bill to get rid of Obamacare, a new Kentucky law went into effect today that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. It will also set the stage for people there to nullify federally run healthcare in practice...

Jun 29 07:54

Your Real Age May Be Older or Younger Than Your Years

By Helen Thomson

Age is a peculiar concept. We tend to think of it as the number of birthdays we have celebrated — our chronological age. But this is just one indicator of the passage of time. We also have a biological age, a measure of how quickly the cells in our body are deteriorating compared with the general population. And these two figures don’t always match up.

Just take a look around: we all know people who look young for their age, or folks who seem prematurely wizened. Even in an individual, different parts of the body can age at different speeds. By examining how chronological age lines up with biological age across the population, researchers are starting to pin down how these two measures should sync up...

Jun 29 07:27

Are “Brain Drain” Cell Phones Making Us Dumber?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Are you aware the more you depend upon your cell phone, especially ‘smart’ phones, the dumber you are most likely to become? A new study explains...

Jun 29 05:34

INSURANCE INDUSTRY LEADS THE WAY IN SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEMS

Insurance will soon be personal rather than product orientated. Driving cars has already become one of them. Technology will alert the insurance company what vehicle is being driven and how aggressively – or otherwise, determining the cost of each drive. The upside says the Times, is that these greater insights provided to insurance companies can reduce premiums to many careful people, but for those it decides are riskier, many may never get cover at all. Gene sequencing will quite likely be used to determine whether an individual is likely to get illnesses or calculate longevity that will price risk. Privacy and discrimination will be the battleground for civil liberty organisations who already know they lost that battle a few years ago.

Jun 28 19:41

Very soon, you may be able to 'FLY' in a car?

The concept of flying cars will soon become a reality as the much-awaited car is expected to come sooner than though before.
At this year's Paris Air Show, you had to search hard to find an aircraft that looked anything like an automobile: but one such model, the AeroMobil, was tucked away under the old Concordes at the Air and Space Museum, just outside the capital.

Jun 28 17:59

This cutting-edge bandage could make flu shots a thing of the past

For the first time, researchers have tested a flu vaccine patch in a human clinical trial and found that it delivered as much protection as a traditional jab with a needle.

Jun 28 17:25

Record Cold USA During Summer in Dakotas & Great Lakes, Media Ignores

Record Cold USA During Summer in Dakotas & Great Lakes with dozens of cold records set and temperatures at least 10-15F below normal temperatures and the media remains silent.

Jun 28 17:22

FDA wants doctors to recommend acupuncture and chiropractic care for back pain

The FDA has now begun a process of recommending that doctors discuss acupuncture and chiropractic care options with their patients in order to reduce the number of opioid addicts (and deaths).

Jun 28 16:26

“…The Biggest Nuclear Blunder Of All Time!”

By Brett Redmayne-Titley

“This is the biggest nuclear blunder of all time!” – Ray Lutz, Founder/Citizens’ Oversight.

A corruption of human conscience has permitted 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste to be put in thin-walled steel drums and buried forever – out of sight – in faulty concrete … one hundred feet away and inches above the high tide line of … the Pacific Ocean.

After Fukushima?! ...

Jun 28 13:34

Deep medical fraud: logical insight cancels brain fog

In the course of an investigation, a clue can turn up that changes everything. It exposes massive falsehoods and fraud.

Jun 28 11:50

M 6.0 - 129km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Jun 28 11:43

Human lifespan could increase indefinitely

The lifespans of human beings could continue to rise “far into the foreseeable future”, according to two researchers who have dismissed the idea of a natural limit.

Jun 28 10:03

Airplane cabin air found contaminated with toxic chemicals that really can damage your health

The problem arises in the way that air is drawn from plane engines before being mixed with the existing cabin air and then recirculated. The air drawn from the engine often contains toxic fumes developed by the friction between the engine’s moving parts and the oils used to lubricate them. Seals meant to minimize the problem often wear down and fail to do their job. The only current aircraft that does not use this method of supplying cabin air is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which instead relies on electric compressors to take air from the atmosphere.

The problematic chemicals in the air include organophosphates, which wreak havoc on nerve cell coatings and create diffuse symptoms in the nervous system. Organophosphates have been linked to increased mortality and complications like weakness, seizures and neuropathy. Exposure to these chemicals is also believed to increase the odds of suffering a cardiovascular event.

Jun 28 10:01

2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County

The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague.

The recent cases involve a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman. The first case this year was reported in early June in a 63-year-old man.

Jun 28 09:51

2 Out Of 3 Patients Can't Afford Their Hospital Bills Thanks To Obamacare's Soaring Deductibles

We've spent a lot of time over the past couple of years talking about soaring healthcare premiums brought on by Obamacare. The price increases have been outright crippling for those forced to buy policies on the exchanges, up well over 100% over the past 4 years, on average, with some states up over 200%.

Jun 28 09:30

Faecal bacteria found in ice at Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero, investigation finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

Samples from drinks at Costa, Starbucks, and Caffe Nero were reportedly found to be contaminated in lab tests carried out by BBC One's consumer series Watchdog.

Faecal coliforms, which contain disease-causing pathogens, were present on 7/10 ice samples in Costa, 3/10 in Caffe Nero and 3/10 in Starbucks, the BBC said.

Jun 28 09:12

Why Do Migraine Sufferers Find Relief In Darkness?

By Mae Chan

People experiencing migraines often avoid light and find relief in darkness. A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has revealed a previously unknown connection between the light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye and centers in the brain that regulate mood and a host of physical parameters such as heart rate, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion and nausea...

Jun 28 09:10

Hampton Creek is now growing its own meat in labs—and it says it will get to stores first

The maker of vegan mayonnaise has been working on getting lab-made meat onto dinner tables everywhere. It’s just that nobody knew about it.

Hampton Creek—a company that built its name on plant-based condiments and vegan-friendly cookie doughs—today revealed that, for the last year, it has been secretly developing the technology necessary for producing lab-made meat and seafood, or as the industry likes to call it, “clean meat.”

Jun 28 07:36

California to list herbicide as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.

Monsanto vowed to continue its legal fight against the designation, required under a state law known as Proposition 65, and called the decision "unwarranted on the basis of science and the law."

The listing is the latest legal setback for the seeds and chemicals company, which has faced increasing litigation over glyphosate since the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer said that it is "probably carcinogenic" in a controversial ruling in 2015.

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California has been known from some very weird legislation in the last decade or so, but it is refreshing that their legislators are, finally, doing something which makes sense.

Jun 28 06:51

Scott Adams: The Only Way to Fix Healthcare Insurance in the U.S.

People will look at the number of people covered and stop there. So any Republican bill that covers fewer people than Obamacare is dead on arrival. That’s where we are now. And we don’t have a system of government that can fix this situation.

But what we do have is an active citizenry and social media. That’s a better system for designing a healthcare system. I’ll describe one way to go about it.

Jun 27 18:38

Monsanto Battle: California To Add Glyphosate To Its Cancer-Causing Chemicals List

The state of California has moved ahead in its ongoing legal battle with agribusiness giant Monsanto, announcing it is putting glyphosate, a key ingredient of the firm’s popular weed killer Roundup, on a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

Jun 27 16:53

Man pleads guilty to attempted murder in Las Vegas mannequin attack

WTF........! You gotta read the story! He must have thought he was Thor.

Updated June 27, 2017 - 3:03 pm

A 30-year-old man pleaded guilty to attempted murder Tuesday in an unusual case involving a hammer attack on a mannequin in downtown Las Vegas.

Shane Schindler is expected to receive a sentence of eight to 20 years behind bars.

Jun 27 16:34

Papahanaumokuakea Review Spurs Tension With Conservation Groups, Fisheries

I want to hear Mike say that on the show tomorrow!

HONOLULU (CN) – President Donald Trump’s targeting of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the northwest Hawaiian Islands for national review has revived a lopsided debate between Native Hawaiians, senators, scientists and conservation groups in favor of the monument’s designation, and an activist fishery council mainly concerned with “maximizing longline yields.”

Jun 27 16:32

Seven Species of Giant Clam on Deck for Federal Protection

We love New England Clam Chowder. YUM!

WASHINGTON (CN) – The National Marine Fisheries Service announced that seven of ten giant clam species petitioned for listing under the Endangered Species Act need further study. The 90-day review process found that the petition provided enough scientific evidence to move seven of the species to the second stage of the ESA listing process, known as the 12-month status review.

Giant clams live along shallow shorelines and reefs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific region. The largest of the giant clam species, Tridacna gigas, grows up to 4.5 feet wide and can weigh up to 440 pounds.

Jun 27 15:24

Broccoli sprouts discovered to be a “secret weapon” against diabetes

The key to curing diabetes may be sitting on your kitchen counter. Scientists have recently discovered that cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, can help type-2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar levels effectively.-

The new study, which was published in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine, found that broccoli could hold the answer to slowing – and potentially reversing – the disease. The exciting discovery could provide doctors and scientists an alternative cure for the disease that has affected millions of people all over the world.

Jun 27 15:04

Monsanto Battle: California To Add Glyphosate To Its Cancer-Causing Chemicals List

The state of California has moved ahead in its ongoing legal battle with agribusiness giant Monsanto, announcing it is putting glyphosate, a key ingredient of the firm’s popular weed killer Roundup, on a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

Jun 27 13:20

Majority of Opioid Scripts Go to Patients with Mental Health Disorders

More than half of U.S. opioid prescriptions go to the 16% of Americans who have anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders, a new study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found.

An estimated 60 million prescriptions each year -- 51.4% of the 115 million prescriptions for opioids -- are written for adults with mental health disorders, according to Matthew Davis, PhD, MPH, of the University of Michigan and colleagues. Of adults who have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders, 18.7% use prescription opioids, compared with only 5% of people without those diagnoses (P<0.001).

Jun 27 12:56

California becomes the first state to list the main ingredient in popular weed killer Roundup as potentially cancerous

Officials in Fresno, California announced Monday that starting on July 7 the weed killer's main ingredient, glyphosate, will appear on a list the state keeps of potentially cancerous chemicals.
Adding the chemical to the list is a pivotal step toward California becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it is known to cause cancer.

Jun 27 12:54

Women Absorb And Retain DNA From Every Man They Have Sex With

Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they have sexual intercourse, according to a new study by the University of Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Jun 27 12:35

They Grew 6,000 lbs of Organic Food on 1/10th Acre in the City! Here’s How…

Ever thought of growing your own food but didn’t think it was possible? It’s more that possible! It might even be the way of the future. If the Dervaes family can do it while living in Los Angeles, I think you can to.

Jun 27 11:19

Vote Delayed as Republicans Struggle to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill

Facing intransigent Republican opposition, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has told senators he will delay a vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, dealing President Trump an embarrassing setback on a key part of his agenda.

Republican leaders had hoped to take a page from the playbook used to get a bill over the line in the House, appeasing the most conservative members of their conference while pressuring moderates to fall in line with fewer concessions.

Jun 27 10:23

Tension Erupts as Chinese Troops Enter Indian Territory, Destroy Bunkers

A major scuffle has erupted along the India-China border as Chinese troops entered the Indian state of Sikkim and destroyed two Indian bunkers. Chinese troops also engaged in a fight with Indian troops, who are guarding the border at the location.

Jun 27 09:49

The Unsubstantiated Medical-Science Proofs About Vaccines

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Allopathic medicine likes to crow about its scientific prowess; they call it “science-based medicine.” Well, that self-proclaimed, and rather dubious accolade, falls flat on its face, and even comes up with either egg or slimy pond scum mud on the faces of all those who salute, promote and mandate neurotoxic vaccines and their malevolent pseudoscience.

The most accurate case in point—actually there are two I will talk about—is the implicit fact that the practice of multi-valent vaccines given to infants as young as 2 months of age (and also at 4 and 6 months) are not, have not, and probably never will be tested for what’s commonly understood and known as “cumulative effects.” Is there some sort of scientific disconnect when it comes to testing vaccines for cumulative effects?...

Jun 27 09:02

Cell Phone Towers And What You Really Should Know About Them

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Cell phone microwave towers are popping up everywhere like mushrooms after a spring rain.

There are numerous types of towers, including those which are called “mast” towers. There’s even a mini cell tower, the “thimble”, which can be planted on top of a utility pole...

Jun 27 08:38

FLASHBACK - The Big One: CDC whistleblower goes public

Here it is. All the people who said we were making it up, inventing charges of fraud at the CDC…well, here it is. CDC Whistleblower William Thompson’s own statement, released from his lawyer’s office today.

I’ll have more to say about Thompson’s confession. But for now, read his words, particularly the opening. The 2004 CDC study on the MMR vaccine and autism was cooked. It was fraud.

Jun 27 08:07

Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary

Bomb Syria one more time and the Donald may get to meet Putin at his war crimes trial. After Spicers threats against Syria last night you have to wonder what Planet this guy lives on.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.

Many administration officials believe the U.S. needs to maintain its distance from Russia at such a sensitive time — and interact only with great caution.

Jun 27 07:48

No way to sugarcoat this: I'm afraid Uranus opens and closes to accept particle streams

It's official. Uranus clenches after taking in hot beams

Jun 27 07:47

Girl Is Saved by Highly Unorthodox Medicine (10 pics)

Girl Is Saved by Highly Unorthodox Medicine (10 pics)

Jun 27 07:45

What People Who Live to 100 Have in Common

A growing number of Americans are living to age 100. Nationwide, the centenarian population has grown 65.8 percent over the past three decades, from 32,194 people who were age 100 or older in 1980 to 53,364 centenarians in 2010, according to new Census Bureau data. In contrast, the total population has increased 36.3 percent over the same time period.
Centenarians in the United States are considerably different from the overall population. Here's a look at some of the characteristics of people who live to age 100:

Jun 26 19:09

Worth of Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at US $42 billion, study says 'it's too big to fail'

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is a 25-million-year-old ecosystem which stretches for over 1,400 miles long with up to 2,900 individual reefs and 1,050 islands.
Environment authorities in Australia, have been monitoring the Great Barrier Reef ever since the impact of climate change on the corals first came to the forefront.

Jun 26 18:51

Vaccine Ingredients: America’s Dirty Little Secret

By Sarah Carrasco

At first glance, vaccination appears to be a life-saving benefit of modern medicine. We are told vaccines eradicated polio, the measles and a host of other communicable diseases. However, as the health of America’s children declines, we must take a critical look at causal factors and commonalities in this population.

About half of the children in the U.S. suffer from a developmental disability or chronic health condition. The health of our children is in peril and good sense dictates there must be a cause. How could fifty percent of a nation’s children be sick?...

Jun 26 14:46

The "phone" concept will not exist in 10 years

It's iPhone's 10th anniversary but it won't see it's 20th because experts say by then the "phone" concept will not exist.

Jun 26 13:27

Snow, Heat, Shifting Jet Stream & Cosmic Rays Twist Weather

The media is having a wondrous time reporting on the "heat" in desert areas of the USA and globally in summer, reporting that its extra hot. They overlook the snow storms in Russia this week, the out of season snowstorms in California and the ravaging early snowstorms across South America.

Jun 26 09:38

Antibacterial soaps are useless at killing germs and may harm pregnant women, experts warn

A report published by more than 200 scientists has warned that antibacterial chemicals found in soap, lunchboxes and exercise mats could be causing 'more harm than good'.

Previous experiments have shown that antibacterial chemicals used in household products are unable to kill off germs that cause harmful diseases and plain soap and water could be far more effective.

Experts are now warning that many antibacterial products could cause harm, particularly to pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding.

It's believed antibacterial chemicals alter the activity of hormones in the body, many of which contribute to a baby's development.

Jun 26 09:24

In a Bering Sea battle of killer whales vs. fishermen, the whales are winning

The predators are pods of killer whales chasing down the halibut and black cod caught by longline fishermen. Fishermen say the whales are becoming a common sight — and problem — in recent years, as they've gone from an occasional pest to apparently targeting the fishermen's lines.

Fishermen say they can harvest 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of halibut in a single day, only to harvest next to nothing the next when a pod of killer whales recognizes their boat. The hooks will be stripped clean, longtime Bering Sea longliner Jay Hebert said in a phone interview this week. Sometimes there will be just halibut "lips" still attached to hooks — if anything at all.

Jun 26 09:22

Free Healthy Diet Tutorial

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The content in this healthy diet tutorial was developed and used in three different clinical trials. Due to its success as an educational tool, it is now available to the public free of charge. As you participate in the tutorial, you will analyze components of the western diet to better understand how environmental and dietary factors interact to regulate genes in such a way as to protect your health or make you more susceptible to disease. Topics include epigenetics, changes in U.S. dietary consumption patterns over time, allowable toxic substance levels in food ingredients, regulatory role of FDA, conventional vs organic foods, micronutrients, and components of a healthy diet. The tutorial consists of eight (8) modules of instruction.

Jun 26 08:58

Got a migraine? Cannabis could help: Compounds in the drug are better than medication for treating the pain

Chemicals in cannabis could be effective at treating painful migraines, research has revealed.

And cannabinoids, the compounds in marijuana that make you feel high, may even be better at treating pain than recommended migraine medication.

Researchers found that pills containing the chemicals reduced the pain felt by migraine sufferers by by 43.5 per cent.

And the drug had a number of positive side effects, including stopping stomach aches and pain in the muscles, according to the researchers.

Jun 26 08:45

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may accelerate onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers

Statins are a type of cholesterol-lowering drug typically prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. Although they may provide relief from heart conditions, the same can’t be said of their effects on the brain. A recent study by researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine has presented a troubling fact about these drugs: the use of statins may increase a person’s susceptibility to Parkinson’s disease.

Jun 26 07:57

New Jersey mom publishes her three-year-old son's $231,115 heart surgery bill in a desperate plea to the Senate not to scrap benefits cap ban in Trumpcare (11 Pics)

A New Jersey mom says she posted her three-year-old son's heart surgery bill online to show how potential changes in the health care law could drastically increase out-of-pocket costs for those with life-threatening conditions.
Ali Chandra's son, Ethan, was born with a congenital heart defect known as heterotaxy. He's already had multiple surgeries which have been covered by health insurance.

Jun 25 18:52

Foods to Avoid and Foods to Eat for Diabetes

If you’re diabetic you probably already know that you need to avoid sugar, but what other foods should you avoid, or reduce, in your diet? Having diabetes or trying to prevent it doesn’t mean you have to avoid all of your favorite foods. It usually just means finding healthier alternatives or different ways of making foods.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin becomes impaired, resulting in the improper breakdown of carbohydrates and high sugar levels in the blood and urine.

Jun 25 14:14

How Big Pharma Is Profiting Off Transgender Mania

Becoming transgender costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and will turn you into a customer of expensive hormone drugs for life.

Jun 25 12:47

Trump‘s Red Line

President Donald Trump ignored important intelligence reports when he decided to attack Syria after he saw pictures of dying children. Seymour M. Hersh investigated the case of the alleged Sarin gas attack.

On April 6, United States President Donald Trump authorized an early morning Tomahawk missile strike on Shayrat Air Base in central Syria in retaliation for what he said was a deadly nerve agent attack carried out by the Syrian government two days earlier in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. Trump issued the order despite having been warned by the U.S. intelligence community that it had found no evidence that the Syrians had used a chemical weapon.

Jun 25 11:15

Psilocybin Mushrooms Cure Depression, Only Scientists Are Surprised

After decades of a drug war, authoritarianism and hundreds of billions of dollars, scientists are finally starting to discover what 20-year-old hippie kids bouncing from festival to festival could have told them all along: magic mushrooms help with depression. A study that was published in the Lancet details an experiment that involved...

Jun 25 06:25

Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

Seized by violence and teetering on the edge of famine, Yemen is grappling with another danger that threatens to outpace them both: cholera.

"We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," international health authorities said in a statement Saturday.

Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, and Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, say that "more than 1,300 people have died — one quarter of them children — and the death toll is expected to rise."

They suspect that is because Yemen now has upwards of 200,000 cases to grapple with, and that number is growing quickly — by a rate of roughly 5,000 cases a day.

"And geographically, it is expanding," Mohamed El Montassir Hussein, Yemen director for the International Rescue Committee, told NPR's Jason Beaubien earlier this month. "It's not a small area. It's almost the whole country."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is interesting is what this article doesn't say; which is, that as a result of US-enabled, Saudi blockade of Yemen's ports, which means food cannot get it, Yemeni children are dying from complications of malnutrition.

Images: Yemeni children dying from malnutrition

The Saudis and their American backers are not idiots; they knew that by creating this massive state of malnutrition in Yemen's kids, they were deliberately creating a condition where diseases would thrive, and cholera took up their invitation.

Another possible answer to the question of how this epidemic got so out of control so quickly, is the deliberate poisoning of Yemeni water systems with this disease; it would not have been the first time, historically, this has happened:

During the closing stages of the Rhodesian Bush War, the Rhodesian government resorted to use chemical and biological warfare agents. Watercourses at several sites inside the Mozambique border were deliberately contaminated with cholera. These biological attacks had little impact on the fighting capability of ZANLA, but caused considerable distress to the local population. The Rhodesians also experimented with several other pathogens and toxins for use in their counterinsurgency. [67]

Collective punishment is a war crime, period, end of discussion; and yet, the Saudi, US-enabled genocide in Yemen, including the assassination of innocent civilians; the blockade of ports creating malnutrition deaths in Yemen's kids, the subsequent diseases, like cholera, and the used of depleted uranium weapons, and the subsequent birth defects; cancers; and still births, continues here, unabated.

Jun 25 05:35

Turkey to stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools

TURKEY will stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools, deeming it controversial and difficult to understand, a senior education official says.

Critics say President Tayyip Erdogan and the Islamist-rooted AK Party are undermining modern Turkey’s secular foundations by pushing a conservative agenda, including tighter regulation of alcohol and other restrictions, since coming to power in 2002.

A chapter entitled Beginning of Life and Evolution will be deleted from the standard biology textbooks used in schools and the material will be available only to students who go on to university studies from age 18 or 19, Alparslan Durmus, head of the national education board said in an online address this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American comedian Ron White has a one-liner which absolutely applies here: "You can't fix stupid."

And this ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid move has obviously been done to dumb down Turkish high school students by people who utterly do not understand the incontrovertible science of evolution.

Jun 24 23:58

Nasa prepares for lift off from Christchurch

The winter-chasing scientists from the world's largest space organisation are preparing for lift off in their flying observatory.

Nasa's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia), a highly modified jetliner carrying a huge internal telescope, arrived in Christchurch from Honolulu yesterday and on Monday will soar high into the stratosphere to observe the otherwise unobservable universe.

For the next two months, a crew of some 125 scientists, astronomers, mechanics and technicians will be based at the US National Science Foundation's Antarctic Programme facility at Christchurch International Airport. It is the fourth trip to Christchurch for Sofia.

Jun 24 20:32

Would you accept $4499.33 to be deliberately infected with whooping cough?

We all put a price on our health, whether it’s our willingness to shell out a few extra dollars for organic fruit at the store or deciding that yoga classes are a good investment. However, have you ever thought about the opposite side of the coin? Would you accept a sizable sum of money to put your health at risk? That’s exactly what some Southampton University researchers are counting on.

In an effort to make an improved vaccine to “protect” vulnerable parties against whooping cough, the researchers are looking to pay people as much as £3,526 ($4499.33 at today’s exchange rate) to be infected with the disease and then live in isolation units for 17 days. This means that not only do volunteers get sick on purpose, but they also get to help create dangerous vaccines that parents will be strong-armed into giving their children for years to come.

Jun 24 16:33

Stop The Fake News Network Presses: Vaccines Can Be Blamed For Illnesses And Diseases

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The European Union Court (EUC) recently (June 21, 2017) sent a mammoth gaff into the side of Big Pharma’s most sacred cows, Vaccines!

How dare the EUC do such a thing, especially since the U.S. CDC/FDA and SCOTUS seemingly suck up to; probably tap out or into Pharma’s “cool aide”; and even may brown nose Big Pharma’s pseudo vaccinology ‘science’...

Jun 24 09:08

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.

Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favoring four Kansas farmers representing roughly 7,300 growers from that state in what served as the first test case of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits assailing Syngenta's decision to introduce its Viptera seed strain to the U.S. market before China approved it for imports.

Jun 24 09:04

Why Is US Government Giving A Pharma Giant Exclusive Rights To A Zika Vaccine Whose Development Was Paid For By The US Public?

It concerns something really exciting and important: a vaccine that shows great promise against the devastating Zika virus, which can cause microcephaly, blindness, deafness, and calcification of the brain in children whose mothers were infected during their pregnancy. If effective, such a vaccine could be a tremendous boon not just for developing countries, but for Western ones too, since the Zika virus has already begun to spread in the US, and Europe. The vaccine was developed at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research, and the Department of the Army funded its development. Great news, you might think: the US public paid for it, so it's only right that it should have low-cost access to it. Moreover, as an act of compassion -- and to burnish its international image -- the US could allow other countries to produce it cheaply too. But an article in The Nation reports that the US Army has other ideas:

Jun 24 07:57

Hundreds evacuated from London tower blocks over fears of Grenfell repeat

Hundreds of residents of a housing estate in north London have been evacuated overnight after fire inspectors said five tower blocks were at risk following the Grenfell Tower blaze.

People living on Chalcots estate in Swiss Cottage were woken during the night and told to leave their homes immediately after Camden council became the first in the country to order an evacuation of blocks at risk of a similar fire.

Jun 24 07:24

The Food that May Halt Brain Disease and Cancer

The exotic names of olives—Moroccan, Kalamata, nicoise, picholine and Manzanilla—sound almost as good as these varieties of olives taste. But taste is only one of the reasons to enjoy them. Olives and olive oil have long been considered part of a heart-healthy or weight loss diet, but a new research shows that these foods may help protect the brain against brain diseases.

Jun 23 20:01

NASA's Juno captures beautiful view of Jupiter’s bands of clouds!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of Jupiter's band of light and dark clouds.
The image was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on May 19, 2017, at 11:30 am PST (2:30 p.m. EST) from an altitude of about 20,800 miles (33,400 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops.

Jun 23 16:07

The Australian Discovery That Could Replace Fossil Fuels

Australian scientists have developed a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide from the air into synthetic natural gas in a "clean" process, using solar energy.

Undertaken by University of Adelaide in collaboration with CSIRO, the research could make viable a process that has enormous potential to replace fossil fuels and continue to use existing carbon-based fuel technologies without increasing atmospheric CO2.

The catalyst the researchers have developed effectively drives the process of combining CO2 with hydrogen to produce methane (the main component of the fossil fuel natural gas) and water. Currently, natural gas is one of the main fuels used for industrial activities.

Jun 23 10:27

Organically-Grown: Is It Worth The Price You Pay? An Interview With An Organic Farm Manager

Even though Whole Foods, in my opinion, has not been a pristine purveyor of what I’d call non-GMO and chemically-free foods, as I and others would have liked, it did a respectable job considering all things involved while also making a handsome bottom line for itself over the years, but now finds itself losing ground to the organically-grown foods revolution taking place and which Amazon obviously wants to become a key player and corner a large segment of that lucrative market. Consumers have become food conscious and want safe, clean and better tasting food!

Jun 23 10:09

Did you know that before 1973 it was illegal in the US to profit off of health care. The Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 passed by Nixon changed everything.

In 1973, Nixon did a personal favor for his friend and campaign financier, Edgar Kaiser, then president and chairman of Kaiser-Permanente. Nixon signed into law, the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973, in which medical insurance agencies, hospitals, clinics and even doctors, could begin functioning as for-profit business entities instead of the service organizations they were intended to be. And which insurance company got the first taste of federal subsidies to implement HMOA73 … *gasp* … why, it was Kaiser-Permanente!

Jun 23 10:08

Why the Liberal Democrats NEED Everyone Vaccinated…

When 2016 liberal Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton laughed in the face of American parents concerned about mandatory vaccines for their children, little did she realize that that insult would cost her the election – and it did. The HUGE anti-vaxxer movement turned to Donald Trump. Hillary’s insult, and the reaction, tipped the scales.

Jun 22 15:36

Big Pharma at its very worst

An Indiana-based pharmaceuticals company decided not to recall a painkiller given to newborns even though the drug was 25 stronger than advertised on its label, sickening three infants.

Two top executives at Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Inc. were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of engaging in commerce with adulterated drugs, reported the Indianapolis Star.

Jun 22 14:02

Did you know that before 1973 it was illegal in the US to profit off of health care. The Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 passed by Nixon changed everything.

Is the health insurance business a racket? Yes, literally. And this is why the shameless pandering to robber baron corporations posing as “health providers” is such an egregious … and obvious … tactic to do nothing more than plump up insurance company profits.

And do you know who’s to blame? Believe it or not, the downfall of the American health insurance system falls squarely on the shoulders of former President Richard M. Nixon.

Jun 22 11:08

Probiotics Could Help Bees Survive Pesticides

Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide, study finds In yet another study, Canadian researchers were able to demonstrate the power of probiotics in fostering strength to bees who are unavoidably exposed to pesticides...

Jun 22 10:55

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ending the mandate that one MUST have health insurance is a good thing. It will force the health insurance companies to make their products attractive to consumers with lower rates and lower deductibles. A lot of people who were forced to buy "Obamacare compliant" policies wound up being severely hurt by them financially (including yours truly).

Jun 22 09:49

How To Curb All Inflammation In Your Body

By Caroline Williams

Coping with modern life can sometimes feel like a remorseless treadmill. Many of us end up exhausted, with a vague feeling that all this pressure can’t be doing us any good. But we do it anyway, driven by the notion that stress is for wimps. And there’s always a glass of wine and a takeaway to look forward to at the end of the week. Big mistake. Far from being for wimps, physical and psychological stress are major triggers of a modern scourge that has been linked with every malady from heart disease, depression and chronic pain to neurodegenerative diseases. That scourge is inflammation...

Jun 22 08:21

Are Electromagnetic Frequencies The Microwave Industry’s Achilles Heel Or The “Allergy de Jour”?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Basically, anyone can be allergic to anything; how about nickel allergy to cheap metal jewelry. Or woolen clothing? Insect bites? One percent of U.S. people have latex allergies! Nothing, technically, is exempt depending upon an individual’s constitution and exposures. That’s something allopathic medicine and some of the sciences seemingly write off as “not possible,” especially when it comes to modern technologies, which include electromagnetic impulses or frequencies called EMFs or RFs (radiofrequencies)...

Jun 22 08:19

Health Ranger posts heavy metals test results for 364 more water samples from across America: Lead, Copper, Arsenic and Aluminum numbers

THANK YOU to all the Natural News readers and fans who submitted water samples to our lab for ICP-MS testing. Over the last year, we’ve processed over 600 water samples, and we’ve recently updated the 2017 numbers to include the most recent samples. Now, we have 364 water samples in 2017 alone, all tested for heavy metals like copper, arsenic and lead. We’ve also begun including aluminum results, given the very high level of interest in aluminum and its neurotoxicity.

You can view the 2017 water sample test results chart, sorted by zip code, at the following link at the Natural Science Journal:

Jun 22 08:17

Science: Regular consumption of marijuana keeps you thin, fit and active

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Here’s a new health-related adage to consider: Regular consumption of marijuana keeps you thin and active.

According to researchers at Oregon Health and Science University, people who use marijuana more than five times per month have a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who do not marijuana.

The researchers concluded:

“Heavy users of cannabis had a lower mean BMI compared to that of never users, with a mean BMI being 26.7 kg/m in heavy users and 28.4 kg/m in never users.”

The study also suggested that people who consume marijuana on a regular basis are more physically activity than those that use it sporadically or not at all.

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