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Sep 25 09:50

CBD Scammers: Not All CBD Is Created Equally

By Susan Boskey

Is hemp cannabidiol (CBD) oil the new snake oil? Definitely not! Yet by the way some websites are marketing it I’m left to wonder.

The cannabis industry and others call the unrestrained and exuberant marketing of legal marijuana the “Green Rush” as excitement (and sometimes greed) can often supersede the consideration of including information vital to purchasers...

Sep 25 08:53

Henry VIII's 'Holy Grail' tapestry woven with gold and silver thread which was last seen in Windsor Castle in 1770 is found in Spain

A monumental tapestry that cost a king's ransom when Henry VIII commissioned it in the 16th century has been discovered in Spain. It was long ago assumed to have been destroyed.

As a masterpiece woven with gold and silver thread, it was the ultimate show of wealth. In the 1530s, the Tudor monarch gave it pride of place at Hampton Court, his seat of power.

Almost 20 ft wide, it was part of a now-lost set of nine tapestries depicting the life of Saint Paul.

Sep 25 08:39

Why depression pills could be fuelling the rise of superbugs

Antidepressants could be contributing to the rise in superbugs. Research suggests that an ingredient in the commonly prescribed antidepressant fluoxetine — or Prozac — causes a mutation in some bacteria, making them resistant to antibiotics.

Sep 25 08:38

Revealed: How the so-called sunshine vitamin could cut migraine attacks

Taking a daily vitamin D supplement could cut the number of migraine attacks dramatically, according to the results of a new trial.

Vitamin D is dubbed ‘the sunshine vitamin’ because it is produced in the skin after exposure to sunlight.

The treatment nearly halved the attacks patients suffered during a six-month trial — with those taking the daily supplement (and no other medication) going from having migraines more than six days a month to just three.

Sep 25 07:32

DNA ancestry tests branded 'meaningless'

Commercial DNA tests that claim to tell people whether they are related to Richard III or descended from the Vikings are no more than "genetic astrology", scientists have warned.

Customers are being charged up to £300 to learn whether they have links to famous people or societies despite the fact many of the tests are not backed up by scientific evidence, experts said.

The amount of DNA any individual inherits from relatives just a few steps up their family tree is negligible compared with the vast amount we all share from common ancestors.

It means any ancestral "history" identified by a simple genetic test is just one of dozens of possible interpretations, and to try to trace our lineage directly through our genes is "absurd", they claimed.

Sep 25 06:24

World’s most popular weedkiller Roundup is KILLING honeybees by putting them at risk of infection from harmful bacteria

Honeybees are being killed by the world's most popular weedkiller Roundup, new research has revealed.

The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate which causes bees to lose beneficial bacteria in their guts.

This leaves them more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.

Scientists believe this is evidence that Roundup, which is made by Monsanto, might be contributing to the decline of honey bees and native bees around the world.

Sep 24 15:32

Gigantic dust storms spotted on Titan for the first time raise hopes of life on Saturn's 'very active' moon

Data from the Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 made the discoveryin equatorial regions of Titan.

It makes Titan the third body in the Solar System where dust storms have been observed – the other two are Earth and Mars.

Sep 24 10:27

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens after Kilauea eruption

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape.

Sep 24 10:26

They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they've even sent back some wild postcards from their new home.

The tiny rovers are part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 asteroid sample-return mission. Engineers with the agency deployed the robots early Friday (Sept. 21), but JAXA waited until today (Sept. 22) to confirm the operation was successful and both rovers made the landing safely.

Sep 24 06:07

Roadways lined with solar panels may not be as promising as hoped, first studies show

A solar panel lying under a road is at a number of disadvantages.

As it’s not at the optimum tilt angle, it’s going to produce less power and it’s going to be more prone to shading, which is a problem as shade over just 5% of the surface of a panel can reduce power generation by 50%.

The panels are also likely to be covered by dirt and dust, and would need far thicker glass than conventional panels to withstand the weight of traffic, which will further limit the light they absorb.

Unable to benefit from air circulation, its inevitable these panels will heat up more than a rooftop solar panel too. For every 1°C over optimum temperature you lose 0.5% of energy efficiency.

Sep 23 15:05

Psych Meds Put 49 Million Americans at Risk for Cancer

With 1 in 5 Americans taking a psychiatric medication, most of whom, long term, we should probably start to learn a bit more about them. In fact, it would have been in the service of true informed consent to have investigated long-term risks before the deluge of these meds seized our population over the past thirty years.

Sep 23 09:14

‘We don’t want 2nd fiddle role’: Russia may drop lunar station project with NASA, mulls own

Russia may walk out of a joint project with NASA to build a lunar station as it doesn’t want to “play second fiddle” in the effort. Instead, Moscow mulls joining forces with BRICS countries, a Roscosmos head has confirmed.
The fate of the joint program to build a Russian-American station to explore the moon is now at odds as both sides disagree on parts of the burden they would share in the effort.

“The Russian Federation cannot afford to play the second fiddle role in it,” Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, said.

Sep 23 09:05

Here’s how many U.S. kids are vaping marijuana

A new study suggests, more than 2 million US middle and high school students or nearly 1 in 11 have vaped marijuana.Of those students who use cigarettes use in 2016, researchers estimated a report that 1 in 3 high school students, or roughly 1.7 million have used pot in the devices.

Sep 23 08:39

Venezuela crisis: Chinese hospital ship docks for a week

A Chinese hospital ship has docked in Venezuela, where for the next week it will provide free health care to local patients.

Venezuela's Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino López, went to the port of La Guaira to welcome the Chinese crew.

He said that the Peace Ark's visit was agreed by President Nicolás Maduro during a visit to Beijing last week.

Venezuela agreed at the time to increase its exports of oil to China, which is one of its main creditors.

Sep 22 10:44

High risk of excessive rainfall/flash flooding for parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma

Heavy rain and flooding are expected to make weather headlines for the end of the week across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, NWS said. Meanwhile, significant river flooding continues across the Carolinas.

Pacific moisture associated with former Tropical Depression 19-E as well as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico combined to create an impressive moisture plume making its way into the Southern Plains.

At the surface, a low pressure system with a central pressure of 1 009 hPa was located about 144 km (90 miles) west of Abilene, Texas.

From this low, a slow-moving cold front stretched south and westward through West Texas, while a stationary front extended through Oklahoma and attached to a stronger cold front moving through the Midwest and Middle Mississippi Valley.

Sep 22 10:43

Severe thunderstorm, large hail and destructive tornado hit Ottawa, 85 000 homes without power, Canada

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large hail and a destructive tornado swept through eastern Ontario and into Quebec during the afternoon hours of September 21, 2018. The storm left widespread power outages, three seriously injured people of which one is in critical condition and more than 60 damaged homes. Several homes were completely destroyed.

Sep 22 10:41

Top food researcher resigns after his work gets retracted

A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.

Brian Wansink has been removed from all teaching and research positions and will retire at the end of the school year next June, Cornell said in a statement.

Wansink had previously helped update the US dietary guidelines and is known for his research on consumer behavior, which has been widely cited including in articles by The Associated Press.

Cornell says Wansink’s academic misconduct also included “problematic statistical techniques, failure to properly document and preserve research results and inappropriate authorship.”

Sep 22 08:34

FDA and CDC Issue Separate Warnings For Pet Owners Including Bacteria Resistance

By Aaron Kesel

The FDA has announced that some flea and tick medications can cause adverse reactions in dogs and cats, issuing warnings to pet owners and vets. Meanwhile, the CDC has announced that people are getting sick from pets and the antibiotics are failing to work.

Animals that received drugs in the isoxazoline class, including products sold under the names Bravecto, Nexgard, and Simparica, have experienced adverse events such as muscle tremors, ataxia and seizures, the FDA said...

Sep 22 06:55

Scientists Discovered Cannabis will heal the broken bones and even make them stronger too, a new experiment on rat confirms

The Multiple benefits of Marijuana Plant are being discovered everyday now. Researchers confirmed that a new ingredients from Cannabis will heal the broken bones and make the bones even stronger.

Sep 21 21:27

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Sep 21 12:59

The Painful Truth About Last Year’s Failed Flu Vaccine

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain

“…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)

Sep 21 12:50

Tiny rovers see their shadow on the asteroid they're about to land on

Right about now, there should be two tiny rovers hopping around the surface of the large asteroid Ryugu.

The pair of cylindrical Minerva-II rovers were basically flung off the Japanese Space Agency's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft on Thursday. Their job is to scout out the surface of the space rock before the larger probe attempts a landing itself next month.

On the way down, the rovers' on-board cameras captured their descent in the form of the shadows that the duo of 7-inch (18 cm) robots projected on the surface of Ryugu.

The above image was taken from just 80 meters (87 yards) above the surface.

Sep 21 11:56

Daily dose of booga booga - Next flu pandemic could be ‘DEADLIER than Spanish flu – wiping out 400 million across the globe’

A DEADLY flu pandemic like the Spanish flu could happen again, wiping out 400 million globally, leading flu experts have warned.

It's 100 years since the 1918 pandemic killed tens of millions of people - yet there's nothing stopping the flu virus becoming just as deadly again.

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"GET YOUR VACCINATIONS! GET YOUR VACCINATIONS! GET YOUR VACCINATIONS! GET YOUR VACCINATIONS!"

Sep 21 11:45

Water in Two-Thirds of Tested Schools in Detroit Contaminated by Heavy Metals

Thirty-three more schools in Detroit, Michigan were revealed to have elevated levels of lead and copper in their drinking water, bringing the total, of 86 schools tested so far, to 57. Ultimately, 106 schools are to have their water tested.

"Lead contamination of tap water disproportionately impacts economically depressed cities and communities of color, from Detroit to Jackson, Mississippi; to Ithaca, New York; to Flint, Michigan," Mary Grant, campaign director of Public Water for All, told Sputnik News.

In total, the district has released results from testing at 86 of their 106 school buildings, of which 57 have tested for high levels of lead or copper. That's about two-thirds of all Detroit schools.

Sep 21 11:45

Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' in Vulcan's Star System from 'Star Trek'

A “Super-Earth” exoplanet has been discovered ? exactly at the location described in “Star Trek” as the planet Vulcan, the homeworld of one of the sci-fi franchise’s most well-known characters, Spock.

A team of scientists spotted an exoplanet twice the size of the Earth as through the the Dharma Planet Survey (DPS) led by University of Florida astronomer Jian Ge. The “Super-Earth” orbits the HD 26965 system, commonly known as 40 Eridani – a triple star system, Vice reports.

Sep 21 11:27

Latest From Yellowstone: Thermal Activity Increases, Geysers Shoot ROCKS

The latest news from Yellowstone National Park is a little terrifying, but experts keep reminding us that we have nothing to fear. The thermal activity in the park has been increasing lately, and geysers have reportedly been shooting out rocks.

Authorities have been forced to shut down certain areas of the park after hot plumes of water erupted from the ground several feet up in the air. This prompted fears that new geysers are forming over the caldera. New vents were seen blasting water and steam across the basin area in Geyser Hill, ever since the Ear Spring erupted on Saturday shooting water up to 30 feet in the air. The new activity was said to be endangering visitors as “debris and rocks flew into the sky,” according to The Express UK.

Sep 21 11:24

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Reopen This Weekend – Without Any Lava

Months after eruptions at the Big Island's Kilauea volcano forced the record-long closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the popular tourist destination will reopen Saturday without one key element — lava.

Back in April, a massive lava lake continued to boil and bubble at the park until eruptions beginning in May emptied the lake entirely of its molten rock. Now, all that remains is a large, gaping hole.

"Beginning in May, 2018, the lava lake that existed inside Halema‘uma‘u crater disappeared and lava flows from Pu?u ???? crater have ceased," the park warned on its website. "There is no molten lava or lava glow to see anywhere in or out of the park."

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Claire and I were lucky to have visited the volcano while there were active lava flows!

Sep 21 11:22

Japanese Probe Drops Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu

Two tiny hopping robots have begun their historic attempt to land on a big asteroid in deep space.

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe, which has been circling the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu since late June, deployed two little "rovers" called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B at 12:06 a.m. EDT (0406 GMT) today (Sept. 21). The event occurred when the mother ship was about 180 feet (55 meters) above Ryugu's pockmarked, boulder-strewn surface, mission team members said.

"The separation of MINERVA-II1 has been confirmed! The state of the spacecraft is normal," JAXA officials announced via Twitter just after the rovers deployed. That confirmation came after an apparently tense descent for Hayabusa2 flight controllers. "In the control room, you can hear the sound of deep breaths around the room," JAXA officials wrote just before the rovers were released.

Sep 21 10:19

When Pharmaceutical, Vaccine and Medical Device Corporations Rule the World’s Healthcare Industries: Too Late, It Already Happened

“Corporations should not be involved in any aspect of the democratic process. They should not be involved in education at any level. They should not be involved in health care. They should not be involved in the administration of social services. They should not be involved in the administration of justice. WHY? Because they are incapable of understanding and conforming to higher human aspirations and needs. Better to leave these areas to government, and to non-profit organizations, both of which are administered by humans in the human interest…The corporation is sociopathic in its disregard for human goals and values; in fact its behavior fits the World Health Organization’s criteria for defining the psychopath.” – Wade Rowland, author of Greed, Inc. Why Corporations Rule the World.

Sep 21 07:30

GOOGLE'S EX-CEO ERIC SCHMIDT SAYS THE INTERNET WILL SPLIT IN TWO BY 2028

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Wednesday predicted that the internet will split in two in the next decade, CNBC reports. Speaking at a private event in San Francisco, Schmidt said that he believes China will effectively split away and create its own internet.

Sep 20 18:37

57 Detroit schools have high levels of lead and copper in drinking water

At least 57 Detroit public schools have tested positive so far for high levels of copper, lead or both in drinking water.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District said Wednesday that it's awaiting results for 17 more schools, which means the total number of schools with tainted water could go up.

Sep 20 17:35

Thermal spring near Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser erupts for the fourth time in 60 years, spewing hot water and steam 30 FEET into the air

It last erupted in 2004.

The eruption is among the new thermal activity seen over the last several days on Geyser Hill, just across the Firehole River from Old Faithful.

The activity includes new erupting vents and surface fractures, and it has led park officials to close a boardwalk in the popular Upper Geyser Basin to prevent people from being injured by scalding water splashing on the popular boardwalk trail.

Sep 20 17:17

Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Japan's space agency is preparing to deploy two robotic explorers to the surface of an asteroid.

On Friday, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will despatch a pair of "rovers" to the 1km-wide space rock known as Ryugu.

Rover 1A and Rover 1B will move around by hopping in Ryugu's low gravity; they will capture images of the surface and measure temperatures.

Hayabusa-2 reached the asteroid Ryugu in June this year after a three-and-a-half-year journey.

If all goes well, Hayabusa-2 will be the first spacecraft to successfully place robot rovers on the surface of an asteroid.

Sep 20 13:58

U.S. Air Pollution Is ‘Completely Outrageous’

How do you think the U.S. stacks up against other countries for protecting its citizens from the health threats of air pollution?

Sep 20 13:56

Canada Finds Glyphosate Contamination In Their Popular Food Products

Since independent labs in the United States have been finding glyphosate residue in all kinds of foods such as cereal, granola, snack items and even natural food brands – it’s no surprise that Canada should find the same contamination issue in their treasured foods as well.

Sep 20 11:52

Curiosity Mars rover halts ALL scientific operations because a mysterious glitch in its main computer has blocked it from sending findings back to Earth

Nasa's Curiosity mission has ground to a halt on Mars after a glitch forced the $2.5 billion (£2 billion) rover to terminate all of its science experiments.

Mission team members say the inter-planetary science lab can no longer beam data stored in Curiosity's memory banks back to Earth, effectively rendering it useless until the issue is resolved.

Researchers said they are unsure what triggered the computer glitch and that it could be 'some time' before engineers manage to diagnose and fix the problem.

Mission team members are also preparing to fire up the backup computer inside Curiosity, in case they need the separate system to diagnose the mysterious issue plaguing the main computer.

Sep 20 11:37

Life Insurance Company Will Add Fitness Tracking Data to ALL Policies Next Year

By Nicholas West

One of America’s oldest insurance companies, John Hancock, has its eyes set firmly on the future. With the arrival of Big Data and the now never-ending stream of information that is available to data brokers on individuals in nearly real time, the lure of using it for customer analytics and behavior modification has become irresistible.

According to a recent announcement cited by Reuters, the company is taking the unprecedented step of “selling only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones.”...

Sep 20 11:07

Wreck of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour 'discovered' off US coast

The possible discovery of HMS Endeavour off the east coast of the US has been hailed as a “hugely significant moment” in Australian history, but researchers have warned they are yet to “definitively” confirm whether the wreck has been located.

On Wednesday Fairfax Media reported archaeologists from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, or Rimap, had pinpointed the final resting place of the famous vessel in which Captain James Cook reached Australia in 1770.

The ship was later used by the Royal Navy in the American war of independence and was eventually scuttled with a dozen other vessels off Newport, Rhode Island in 1778.

Sep 20 10:52

A Japanese Probe Is About to Drop Two Hopping Robots Onto Asteroid Ryugu

A Japanese asteroid-sampling probe is about to get up close and personal with its target space rock.

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft will drop two tiny rovers onto the asteroid Ryugu this week, possibly as early as Thursday (Sept. 20), if all goes according to plan.

The Hayabusa2 team began prepping seriously for the epic maneuver last week. The current schedule calls for the mother ship to descend toward Ryugu today (Sept. 19) and for the two little disk-shaped robots, known as MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B, to deploy as early as tomorrow, U.S. time. (Officials with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, have cited Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 for these events, but that's apparently on Japan time, which is 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.)

Sep 20 10:51

Volcanic explosions shut down this national park. It’s about to reopen — without any lava.

For the last decade, a cauldron stewed inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

A giant lake of churning lava, over 500 feet across and hundreds of feet deep, drew visitors from around the planet to the lake's eerie red glow, visible at night as the sun set beyond Hawaii's Big Island. Just in April, the burgeoning lava lake overflowed its banks and spilled onto the floor of the volcano's summit.

But over four months later, the scorching lake is gone. Following an onslaught of volcanic quaking and explosions this summer, it drained, completely.

Sep 20 10:36

'This form of animal testing is blatantly inhumane': Bipartisan lawmakers continue to condemn USDA for killing at least 3,000 kittens for gruesome taxpayer-funded experiments

The United States Department of Agriculture has been condemned once again by bipartisan lawmakers, months after it was revealed the department uses taxpayer money to fund thousands of deadly kitten experiments.

Since 1982, the USDA has been operating a program that 'involves breeding hundreds of kittens, feeding them Toxoplasma-infected raw meat for two to three weeks and collecting their feces,' Republican Congressman of Michigan, Mike Bishop, wrote in a letter to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Then, the department harvests parasites and kills the kittens by discarding them through 'incineration,' Bishop said.

Sep 20 09:19

BILL GATES: THE THREAT OF A "DISEASE X" GLOBAL PANDEMIC IS "VERY REAL"

When it comes to global health policy, Bill Gates has never been known for subtlety. So it's hardly surprising that his charitable foundation's latest report on the greatest challenges facing mankind might make some readers want to lock themselves in an indefinite quarantine.

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When Gates talks about more vaccines, I start to shudder, knowing the evils they have inflicted on many children and older people. Here are just a few of "experiments gone wrong", on Gates's "charity watch."

Bill Gate's "philanthropy: 30,000 Indian girls were used as Guinea-pigs

BBC Admits Dark Side to Bill Gates’s Polio Project Ahead of Dimbelby Lecture

Crime Disguised as Charity: how the Gates Foundation financially benefits from pushing vaccines and GMOS

Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto?

Bill Gates Is on a Mission to Sell GMOs to Africa, but He's Not Telling the Whole Truth
Peddling the "false choice" of GMOs or hunger, the earth's richest person conveniently fails to mention increased exposure to cancer-causing pesticides and water poisoned by chemical runoff.

So you will forgive me, if every time he mentions the V word (as in vaccine), you will find me running for the proverbial hills, my organic silver in toe, along with only organic foods to share, and eat with Mike.

Sep 20 09:15

Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.
The company filed motions in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California to claim that the jury’s decision was insufficiently supported by the evidence presented at trial by Dewayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper diagnosed with a terminal form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

During the 2016 case, Johnson alleged his cancer was caused by years of exposure to Roundup and Ranger Pro herbicides, which both contain glyphosate – an ingredient that the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” back in 2015.

Monsanto has applied to Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who presided over the original trial, asking her to set aside the verdict, reduce the award, or grant a new trial.

Sep 20 09:01

WATCH A SPACE ROBOT CAPTURE A RUNAWAY SATELLITE WITH ITS NET

What to do about a drifting satellite?

When their missions are done, satellites are supposed to trash themselves—either burning up in the atmosphere, or flying into a parking orbit out of everyone else’s way. But older or malfunctioning satellites aren’t always able to take care of themselves. These can become dangerous obstacles to everything else in orbit, from other satellites to the International Space Station, as can other debris left in orbit by butter fingers.

An experiment designed by the University of Surrey demonstrates one potential clean-up tactic: Use a net to ensnare the errant satellite; its extra weight and broader aerodynamic profile will pull the old satellite down into the atmosphere for incineration. This video shows the net in action:

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Very cool, University of Surrey; very cool indeed!!

Sep 19 12:33

GMO Lobby Plots to Corrupt EU Court Ruling on Gene Editing

The GMO lobby, led by Bayer/Monsanto, Syngenta and others have begun to develop a counter-attack to try to neutralize the unexpected and, for them, devastating EU European Court of Justice ruling in July requiring that plants modified through so-called gene-editing DNA techniques must submit to the same licensing risk-assessment procedures as all other GMO plants. The ruling caught the GMO industry off-guard. Now they prepare a counter-attack as we might expect from the developers of Agent Orange, neonicotinoids or similar toxins.

Sep 19 11:37

Child Protective Services Wants Artificial Intelligence To Predict Child Abuse

By Nicholas West

Predictive technology is exploding. The arrival of Big Data initiatives by government, as well as a massive industry of data brokers is not only putting privacy at risk, but is offering those with access to the information unprecedented ways to micromanage our lives. But predictive child abuse??? Various governments are working on it...

Sep 19 11:12

Mexico quake one year on: Families still wait for help to rebuild

Survivors of last year's deadly Mexico City tremor say they're still awaiting clarity on how to access funds to rebuild.

Sep 19 10:59

Ring of Fire rocked by 19 earthquakes in a DAY: Tremors up to 5.8 magnitude hit Pacific

THE Ring of Fire, which stretches the length of the Pacific basin, has rumbled back in life with 19 quakes in the space of just 24 hours – and a scientist has said we can expect plenty more before the end of 2018.

Sep 19 09:55

Reality show surgeon, 38, and his girlfriend, 32, who are charged with raping two women on film, 'used their good looks to snare more than 1,000 victims and traveled to Burning Man for prey'

A Californian doctor who appeared on Bravo reality show Online Dating Rituals of the American Male and his girlfriend have been charged with drugging, sexually assaulting and raping two women but investigators believe there could be more than 1,000 victims.

Orthopedic surgeon Grant William Robicheaux, 38, of Newport Beach, Orange County, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 32, of Brea, were charged earlier this month and on Tuesday authorities made a plea for more possible victims to come forward after police found hundreds of videos of intoxicated women believed to have been assaulted by the duo.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said at a news conference that women 'might have felt a false sense of security' around the pair, because they are 'clean-cut and good looking'.

'We have all heard of a wolf dressed up in sheep's clothing,' Rackauckas said. 'Well, a wolf can wear scrubs or doctors' clothing. Or the wolf can be a beautiful woman.'

Sep 19 09:52

Big Pharma drug pushers infiltrate local public schools under the guise of “mandatory mental health screenings” for children

According to the World Health Organization, the United States is one of the most depressed countries in the world, with one in five adults experiencing some form of mental health issue each year. While some of the millions of people diagnosed with these conditions seek therapy to cope with their problems, the vast majority are simply handed prescriptions for antidepressant and other psychiatric drugs and sent on their way.

Sadly, more and more children are being swept up in this net of chemical medications. CCHR, the international mental health watchdog organization, warns that over 7 million children under the age of 17 are already on some form of psychiatric medication, including over 2 million on antidepressants, 1.2 million on antipsychotics, and 1.4 million on anti-anxiety medications.

Sep 19 07:13

Gardasil is a deadly concoction that leads to permanent, devastating health effects

Just what are you signing up for when you take Gardasil? In exchange for protection from a virus you can also largely avoid using condoms, you’re putting yourself at risk of a host of side effects that range from unpleasant to fatal.

At the injection site, you might experience pain and swelling; in some cases, a cyst or abscess could develop. Those who get the shot can feel nauseous during the first two weeks, with some suffering vomiting and diarrhea. A small percentage also report appendicitis as a side effect of the vaccine.

All of that is nothing compared to some of the other effects, however. Blood clots in the leg (deep vein thrombosis) and blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) have been reported in some patients, while others have suffered strokes, seizures, neurological diseases and kidney failure.

Sep 19 06:36

Do you use Kleenex tissues? Top seller now guilty of adding skin-corrosive detergent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) determined toxic at one percent, now loaded into Kleenex tissues at more than two percent.

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The chemical card also states that if inhaled, SLS causes sore throat and a cough. Don’t most people use Kleenex to blow their noses when they’re sick with a cold, infection, virus, or the flu? How is this legal? What’s next, maybe .01 percent anthrax tissues?

Sep 19 06:18

The most brilliant scientists working for the U.S. government do NOT vaccinate their own kids

Welcome to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where our country’s most scientifically literate families are avoiding vaccines like the plague. Meanwhile, the infected “vaxxers” are all throwing poisoned fits, wondering why all the “sheeple” aren’t following the rest of the “herd” like they’ve been summoned to do by the script-fed mass media and the morally corrupted CDC. Could this phenomenon be gaining momentum because hundreds of parents in that New Mexico community are employed at Los Alamos Labs and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where extensive research is done on vaccines?

Sep 19 06:06

Experimental 'space junk sweeper' successfully used a giant NET to trap floating debris in orbit for the first time

A giant net that could help to end the scourge of space junk has been successfully tested for the first time.

An experimental 'space junk sweeper' was used to retrieve a simulated space junk package in orbit above the Earth.

Sep 18 21:47

Can Russia Survive Her “Partnerships”? Has Putin Made A Strategic Miscalculation?

Paul Craig Roberts

In an act of intentional deception, Israel used a Russian airplane to cloak an Israeli attack on a Syrian ground position, with the consequence that Syrian air defense missiles downed the Russian airplane with the lost of 15 Russian military lives.

One wonders how Israel does it. President Putin covered up for Israel’s destruction of the Russian IL-20 just as President Johnson covered up for Israel’s murderous attack on the USS Liberty that resulted in 208 US Navy casualties. https://www.rt.com/news/438728-putin-israel-syria-plane/ As Israel gets away with everything, including routine massacres of unarmed Palestinian women and children, there is no reason to expect Israel to change its behavior.

Sep 18 19:28

Rat Poison First Aid

Most rat poison uses a common blood thinner used by heart attack and stroke patients: warfarin (Coumadin). Another type of rat poison uses thallium sulfate as the active ingredient. In addition, there are second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides that are far more toxic.

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Patients who exhibit more than one symptom from this list may have ingested one or both types of rat poison:

  • Nosebleeds not caused by trauma to the nose
  • Bleeding gums not caused by trauma to the mouth
  • Blood in the urine: this always warrants a trip to see the doctor
  • Bloody diarrhea: untreated, this can lead to shock
  • Hair loss: this is a very late sign of rat poison ingestion and it might be very difficult to put this together with possible ingestion
  • Extensive bruising: also a very vague sign that often won't make you think first of potential ingestion
  • Fatigue: a late and very dangerous sign of poison ingestion, but a common complaint for many other conditions
  • Sep 18 18:00

    Chlorine sprays, chemical washes and shiny waxes that can catch FIRE are just some of the hidden horrors being put on your supermarket fruit and veg

    Nevertheless, it begs the question as to how fruit and vegetables sold by the supermarkets are treated before they hit the shelves.

    Because that 'fresh' shiny apple or bag of lettuce may have undergone a battery of pre-sale processes.

    These include chlorine washes, plastic-like waxes (which could be the reason for the flammability) and chemical treatments, not to mention high-tech packaging designed to alter the air in which they are packed.

    And, surprisingly, under current consumer laws, they often don't have to be mentioned on the labelling. That's because they are considered to be processing aids, rather than counted as added 'ingredients'.

    Sep 18 17:36

    Is a Grand Solar Minimum Something We Should Worry About?

    You may have recently heard the term grand solar minimum and Maunder minimum bandied around by the media lately, but what the heck are they talking about? And should we be worried about another Little Ice Age approaching?

    Well, there are two types of solar minimum. One of them ordinarily happens about every eleven years. In the simplest terms, a solar minimum phase is a period of time in which the sun's activity is reduced to its lowest level and there are very few sunspots.

    The other kind is a lot more intense.

    Sep 18 14:31

    Seismic activity increases at volcano in Aleutian Islands

    The Alaska Volcano Observatory is keeping watch on a remote volcano that's showing signs of erupting.

    The observatory Monday increased the alert level from "advisory" to "watch" at Semisopochnoi in the Aleutian Islands.

    The volcano is on an uninhabited island between Attu and Adak near the west end of the Aleutian chain.

    The observatory detected elevated seismicity Sunday. Activity at Semisopochnoi intensified Monday afternoon.

    Sep 18 11:40

    10 percent of kids have ADHD now

    Researchers reported Friday, more than 10 percent of US kids have been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity disorder).Doctors are not sure why so many kids have ADHD, but better diagnosis may be a factor.

    Sep 18 09:37

    Dr. Wakefield Talks Candidly About The Documentary "Vaxxed From Cover-up To Catastrophe"

    By Catherine J. Frompovich

    Why weren’t the producers, et al, who were involved in the production and distribution of the dramatic vaccine documentary film VAXXED From Cover-up To Catastrophe, not sued in a court of law?

    Dr. Wakefield talks candidly about the strategies that brought a remarkable, fact-based CDC whistleblower exposé into the light of day, and for the entire world to learn about...

    Sep 18 09:33

    Hurricane Florence: Sixty Foot Flood to Inundate Brunswick Nuclear Plant on Cape Fear River NC

    On Saturday morning, CNN reports that National Weather Service forecast flood waters on Cape Fear River in Wilmington N.C. to crest at 60 feet (sixty feet) early next week. Wilmington is near Southport, home of two reactor Brunswick nuclear plant on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. The nuclear plant has a sea wall designed to withstand 22 feet of flooding according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. On Saturday morning the river gage on Cape Fear River in Wilmington had reached 16 feet with forecast of rising rapidly to an astounding record sixty feet of flood crest early next week.

    Heavy downpours continue as Florence moves very slowly to the south west. The wide Cape Fear River is a major channel for flood water runoff to reach the ocean.

    Sep 18 08:41

    'Ready for Serial Production:' Germany Welcomes First Ever Hydrogen Train

    Germany has unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, thereby marking a historic step to challenge the leadership of the highly polluting diesel trains with a more eco-friendly transport option.

    A 100-kilometer (62-mile) rail stretch connecting the cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern Germany saw on Monday two cutting edge blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom.

    In this Aug. 21, 2017 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Fuxing bullet train, China's latest high-speed train, arrives at a train station in northern China's Tianjin Municipality

    According to Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge’s statement at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bremervoerde, the world’s first hydrogen train is “entering commercial service” and is ready for mass production.

    Sep 18 08:39

    Worker Discovers 100 Million Year Old Remnants in an Oil Sands Mine

    Sep 18 08:39

    Hurricane Florence, Flooding Causes Nuclear Event at Dukes Brunswick Plant & Major Coal Ash Spill

    Sep 18 08:37

    Air pollution particles found in mothers’ placentas, new study finds

    Scientists believe they have discovered the first examples of air pollution traveling through the lungs of pregnant women and into their placentas, potentially reaching their fetuses.

    The study, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris, examined the placentas of five pregnant women in the United Kingdom and found that sooty particles had made their way into their placentas.

    “We do not know whether the particles we found could also move across into the fetus, but our evidence suggests that this is indeed possible,” Dr. Norrice Liu, a pediatrician and clinical research fellow at Queen Mary University in London who led the research, said in a statement.

    Sep 18 08:21

    North Carolina Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down Ahead of Florence; It's One of 9 in the Path of the Storm

    U.S. nuclear plants are required to shut down two hours before the hurricane-force winds arrive.

    There are 12 nuclear plants in the Carolinas that are typically near rivers that could flood during the storm.

    Sep 18 08:19

    Russia blames Israel for the shooting down of her EW aircraft

    Most likely Russia will do nothing as Putin is in the Israeli pocket.

    Basically, 4 Israeli aircraft were sent on a bombing mission against targets near the Russian facilities in Khmeimim and Tartus (which, by itself, is both stupid and irresponsible). The Israelis *deliberately* did not warn the Russians until less than a minute before the attack took place, thus the Russians did not have the time to tell the crew of the Il-20 electronic warfare aircraft, which was on approach for a landing, to take evasive action. When the Syrian S-200 fired their missiles to intercept the incoming missiles, the Israelis F-16 used the Il-20, which has a much bigger radar cross section, to hide themselves resulting in the loss of 15 lives and one aircraft.

    Typical Israeli “cleverness”.

    Sep 18 08:03

    Can scientists crack the secret of Nasa's 'impossible' fuel-free thruster? US government awards British researcher £1m to develop a rocket that converts sunlight into thrust

    Spaceships of the future could fly from Earth to Mars in just ten weeks using thrusters that don't need any rocket fuel, according to an ambitious new plan.

    A British researcher has been awarded £990,000 ($1.3 million) by the US government to develop a fuel-free rocket engine that converts sunlight into thrust.

    The four-year study aims to make the concept – dubbed Em Drive – a reality, with the hope of making space travel far cheaper and safer.

    However, not all scientists are convinced, with some dismissing the engine as 'impossible' because to work it would have to violate a fundamental law of physics.

    Sep 17 10:49

    The Way American Healthcare Screwed This Couple Is Just Sick

    Health care in the U.S seems to be one of those topics that can divide up a room quickly. What is the best system? What’s wrong with the current system? Who can implement the best ideas? Well, according to the Pew Research Center, regardless of income, 83% of Americans say that the high cost of medical treatments is what makes quality care unaffordable to the public.

    If you have never been forced to take a hard look at the medical system in action it may be difficult to understand exactly how much these treatments can be. So someone on Reddit re-shared the story of a 71-year-old man who lost his wife to cancer, and the the toll the expense of medical care took on their lives. Scroll down below to read the post, it may shock you.

    Sep 17 10:47

    Nurse Whistleblower: Hospitals Vaccinating Patients by Force Without Their Knowledge

    The U.S. mainstream medical system and healthcare are failed establishments that have drifted away from healing to become profit-based outlets dispensing inferior and outdated pharmaceutical products. The historical direction has been clear to anyone paying attention and now it appears that the beginning of some tipping point has arrived. What it means and where it will lead is unknown. Yet the status quo of business as usual is changing moving forward as medical whistleblowers come forward and communities recoil against their loss of heath freedom.

    Sep 17 10:19

    SpaceX to Unveil 1st Passenger for Private BFR Moon Trip Tonight! How to Watch.

    It's going to be a big night for space tourism. The private spaceflight company SpaceX will reveal its first passenger for a trip around the moon on the company's massive BFR rocket and you can watch it all live online. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has even dropped tantalizing previews of the BFR's new rocket design on Twitter.
    SpaceX will unveil its BFR rocket passenger (the name stands for Big Falcon Rocket) in a webcast tonight (Sept. 17) at its Hawthorne, California headquarters. You can watch it live here, courtesy of SpaceX, beginning at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 Sept. 18 GMT).

    The highlight anticipated reveal comes on the heels of SpaceX's surprise announcement late Thursday (Sept. 13) that it had signed its first passenger to fly around the moon on its BFR spaceship. The company has dubbed the flight the "BFR Lunar Mission." [The BFR in Images: SpaceX's Giant Spaceship for Mars & Beyond]

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Boy, would I love to do that!!!!!!!

    Sep 17 10:16

    Three million evacuated as deadly Typhoon Mangkhut dubbed the 'king of storms' hits China after ravaging Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines

    Three million people have been evacuated after a typhoon dubbed the 'king of storms' hit landfall in China having already ravaged Hong Kong and left dozens dead in the Philippines.

    Hong Kong began a massive clean-up today after 142 mph Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods.

    In the Philippines, where the main island of Luzon was mauled with fierce winds and rain, the death toll rose to 65 overnight as rescuers pulled more bodies from a huge landslide in the mountain town of Itogon. Dozens more are missing amid fears none will be found alive in the rubble.

    The landslide buried an emergency shelter which was being used by miners and their families in the town.

    Sep 17 09:20

    NORTH CAROLINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT DECLARES “UNUSUAL EVENT” FOLLOWING STORM, “HOT SHUTDOWN”

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is being tight-lipped about an “unusual event” which occurred at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant last Saturday which forced a “hot shutdown” of both the plant’s Generation IV-type reactors 1 and 2.
    The NRC classified the emergency as an “unusual event” but provided little to no details on the situation.

    Additionally, the NRC reports that weather conditions from Tropical Storm Florence are currently preventing workers from accessing the plant.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Why do I get a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach, that something really horrific has happened, and the NRC will not tell the public, because sloppy maintenance here may have caused a catastrophe to start to unfold?!?

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