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Jul 17 08:48

Toxins in water under Tennessee power plant causing alarm

Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water - drawn from the Memphis Sand aquifer beneath this Tennessee city - is so revered that a city utility called it a "community treasure" in an online report on its cleanliness.

So alarms went off after state environmental officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority revealed this week that high levels of arsenic and lead had been found in groundwater beneath the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in southwest Memphis. The toxins were detected in wells where pollution is monitored from ponds that hold coal ash - the dirty byproduct left from burning coal to generate electricity.

Jul 17 08:14

Iranian Robot Surena Mini Dance Moves

Jul 17 07:57

Microsoft cuts off Windows 10 support early for some PCs

An entire generation of PCs, most only three or four years old, are now unable to receive new feature updates to Windows 10. If Microsoft doesn't deliver a patch within the next six to nine months, those PCs could be cut off from security fixes.

Jul 17 07:56

High blood pressure warning: Swapping sugar for sweetener in tea may be more harmful

However, the new research has revealed that artificial sweeteners may have a negative effect on metabolism, gut bacteria and appetite.

The study authors looked at 400,000 people for an average of ten years.

They found no consistent effect of artificial sweeteners on weight loss, despite this being a major selling point - in fact they tended to make people gain weight.

Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, study author from the University of Manitoba, said: “Despite the fact that millions of individuals routinely consume artificial sweeteners, relatively few patients have been included in clinical trials of these products.

“We found that data from clinical trials do not clearly support the intended benefits of artificial sweeteners for weight management."

Jul 17 04:52

What Could Possibly Go Wrong When Google Releases Millions of “Lab-Made” Mosquitos in Fresno?

This sounds like the first chapter of a sci-fi book about the Mosquito Apocalypse, but unfortunately, it's real.

Google's life science division is unleashing 20 million lab-made, bacteria infected on Fresno residents...without their consent.

Jul 16 15:01

Nevada Declares State Of Emergency Over Weed Shortages

By Aaron Kesel

Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency over recreational marijuana regulations after the Nevada Tax Commission reported a shortage of medical weed in its many stores.

The Nevada Tax Commission stated that it will consider implementing emergency regulations on July 13 to provide a stronger structure for marijuana distribution to retailers. These new regulations would also allow for liquor wholesalers to get into the marijuana business...

Jul 16 10:14

China unveils gene technology to create SUPERHUMANS with hyper-muscular test-tube dogs

The dogs, which are test tube bred in a lab, have twice the muscle mass of their natural counterparts and are considerably stronger and faster. The canine genome has been especially difficult to engineer and replicate – but its close similarity to the human genome means it has long been the prize of geneticists

Jul 16 08:17

REVEALED: Why you’re more likely to be a criminal if you’re born in the 70s

Researchers at Princeton University and Brown University uncovered a link between exposure to lead in peoples’ younger years and criminal behaviour.

The material was a key component in paint during the 1960s and 1970s, before it was banned from house paint in 1976.

Leaded gasoline was also phased out between 1979 and 1986.

Exposure to lead in preschool years significantly increases the likelihood children will be suspended or incarcerated during school, the study found.

They correlated falling rates of antisocial behaviour with the decline in lead paint used over the past few decades.

Researchers discovered children aged up to six-years-old who had been exposed to lead showed displayed more aggressive behaviour, had trouble paying attention and exhibited poorer thinking skills and impulse control.

Links have been established between getting into trouble in school and going on to be involved in crime as adults.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to wonder if this kind of exposure leads to the utter craziness we see on display in Washington DC these days!!

Jul 16 08:15

Chinese villagers fight for return of ‘stolen’ 1,000yo mummified monk

Chinese villagers are fighting a court battle in the Netherlands to retrieve a 1,000-year-old statue containing the remains of a Buddhist monk.

The unusual artefact, which villagers say was stolen from their homeland, allegedly went missing from a temple in Yangchun in China’s Fujian province in 1995. It was not seen again until it was spotted in a museum in Hungary as part of a visiting exhibition two decades later.

Jul 16 08:13

Mystery Of Ancient Roman Concrete That Still Stands Strong – Has A 2,000-Year-Old Engineering Puzzle Been Solved?

Scientists now think they have finally cracked Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete. If this is the case, we could use a similar technology to build modern sea defenses which withstand time and tide.

According to Professor Marie Jackson, a geology and geophysics research professor at the University of Utah who studied these intriguing ancient Roman buildings, our ancestors used a mix of volcanic ash, lime (calcium oxide), seawater and lumps of volcanic rock to hold together the structures.

Jul 16 08:05

U.S. Taxpayers Fund Heroin Vaccine, Despite U.S. Government Being The Biggest Heroin Dealer

Many of us just pay our taxes on a yearly basis and have absolutely no idea where they’re going. Are they funding new medical research? War? The elite’s agenda? The reality is that your taxpayers’ dollars support all of these things and more, despite the fact that you may not knowingly support them yourself. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society titled “Development of a Clinically Viable Heroin Vaccine” has been making recent headlines, hinting at fewer heroin users in the United States. The irony here is that taxpayer dollars are being spent to develop a vaccine against drug users supporting the very drug trade the U.S. government and the medical industry have so heavily invested in maintaining.

Jul 16 07:34

Outrageous Massachusetts Drug Bill Would Send You to Prison and Steal Your Car—No Drugs Needed

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Outrageous Massachusetts Drug Bill Would Send You to Prison and Steal Your Car—No Drugs Needed
The proposed measure redefines reality to make a drug crime out of literally nothing.
By Phillip Smith / AlterNet July 12, 2017, 3:26 PM GMT
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With the support of state law enforcement, a Massachusetts Democratic state representative has filed a drug war bill that would send violators to prison for a mandatory minimum two years (five years for a second offense) and allow police to seize their vehicles—all without the presence of any actual drugs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American comedian Ron White has a marvelous one-liner; "You can't fix stupid."

And this is about as stupid and counter-productive as a proposed allegedly "anti-drug" piece of legislation gets.

I have to wonder if Representative Hays is absolutely pig-ignorant, or is experiencing a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder) on what happened in Portugal when they decriminalised small amounts of drugs for personal use.

Portugal decriminalised drugs 14 years ago; and now, hardly anyone dies of an overdose.

Their focus was not punitive, but on counseling and rehabilitation; and it worked.

I also have to wonder how much the guy is getting in campaign contributions from the private prison industry; the pharmaceutical industry; and the alcohol industry, that he is pushing so hard in this direction.

Jul 16 07:13

Is California Bailing Out Tesla through the Backdoor?

Tesla will soon hit the limit of the federal tax rebates, which are good for the first 200,000 EVs sold in the US per manufacturer beginning in December 2009 (IRS explanation). In the second quarter after the manufacturer hits the limit, the subsidy gets cut in half, from $7,500 to $3,750; two quarters later, it gets cut to $1,875. Two quarters later, it goes to zero.

Jul 15 13:18

Walmart shopper catches large snake in parking lot

This lady knows high quality protein when she sees it and what a deal.

July 13 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman who spotted a large snake slithering around the parking lot of her local Walmart didn't wait for authorities -- she grabbed the serpent herself.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/04/26/Police-round-up-40-snakes-dumpe...

Jul 15 08:37

Mountain of God volcano eruption 'imminent' as scientists fear loss of historic sites

Scientists studying the tremors of the volcano have warned it may blow 'any second', destroying the invaluable sites forever.

The 7,650ft volcano, also known as Ol Doinyo Lengai, is less than 70 miles from where footprints left by our ancestors 3.6 million years ago were found.

It is also close to a spot where 400 human footprints from 19,000 years ago were discovered by scientists.

Jul 15 08:24

Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle In

A failed asylum seeker from Yemen who was given sanctuary at a church in northern Germany to prevent him from being deported has potentially infected more than 50 German children with a highly contagious strain of tuberculosis.

Jul 15 07:48

A possible end to mission Red Planet? NASA can't send humans on Mars due to lack of money!

US space agency NASA has admitted that it cannot afford to send humans on Mars because it lacks enough funding.
The space agency has been in news for years regarding the future possiblity of sending humans on the red planet.
As per a report published in Deccan Chronicle, a meet of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts held on July 12 and NASA admitted the same in the meeting.

Jul 14 18:53

Flashback: Prozac 'found in drinking water'

The Observer says the revelations raise new fears over how many prescriptions for the drug are given out by doctors.

In the decade leading up to 2001, the number of prescriptions for antidepressants went up from nine million per year to 24 million per year, says the paper.

The Environment Agency report concluded that the Prozac in the water table could be potentially toxic and said the drug was a "potential concern".

The exact amount of Prozac in the nation's drinking water is not known.

Jul 14 18:52

Flashback: Mainstream media pushes malicious fluoride lie: Fluoride-free bottled water is harming children, they claim!

What you are seeing in this push for fluoride in bottled water is a desperate attempt by globalist controlled to make sure that people cannot avoid the mind-numbing effects of fluoride. The availability of clean, filtered bottled water has angered the globalists because it gives people a way to avoid consuming fluoride chemicals. This, in turn, causes more people to awaken from their mind-numbed slumber and start questioning the world around them.

Yes, Prozac is 18.4% fluoride, by molecular weight. Luvox is 17.9% fluoride. Paxil is 6.1% fluoride. All these drugs numb your mind, using fluoride as the key element that reacts with your brain tissue.

Jul 14 17:06

Rising Budget Stakes for Space Warfare

As a backdrop to the Russia-gate hysteria and the heightened fear of China is a budget war over how much U.S. taxpayer money to pour into space warfare, explains Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall There’s a civil war being fought on our nation’s soil, right in our capital. It pits the Secretary of Defense and senior generals against a bipartisan band of militant legislators who accuse the Pentagon of standing pat while Russian and China work to achieve military superiority over the United States in space.

Jul 14 16:39

Eggheads identify the last animal that will survive on Earth until the Sun dies

Amazingly, it's not Keith Richards

Jul 14 15:16

Mentally Ill Inmates In Solitary Confinement Too Long – Watchdog

Inmates with mental health issues are kept in solitary confinement longer than their peers in federal prisons, according to a new study that finds the mentally ill spend years holed up without any human contact or treatment for their disorders.

Although the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) claims it does not keep inmates in solitary confinement, a large number of inmates with mental illness were found to be confined to “restrictive housing units” for long periods of time in violation of federal policy, according to a report released Wednesday by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Jul 14 13:10

Why is China buying the world's seeds?

Two weeks ago, state-owned ChemChina finalized its $44 billion purchase of the Swiss pesticides and seeds giant, Syngenta. It was China's biggest foreign takeover of all time.

Jul 14 09:17

National Academy Of Agricultural Sciences Ditches Science For Spin In Push For GM Mustard

The case surrounding the approval of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is coming to a head on the back of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recommending approval. The final decision now rests with Harsh Vardhan, minister of the environment. As India’s first commercial GM food crop, the concern is that it is in effect a Trojan horse crop and an unlawful attempt to impose GM food crops on the country. At present, the only GM crop planted in India is cotton.

Jul 14 08:41

Solar panel manufacturing devastates the environment with toxic heavy metals, warns report

While the theory is that solar energy is cleaner than other types of energy, the sad fact is that the environmental cost of solar panels outweighs the cost of nuclear energy, by far. A recent report from the pro-nuclear group Environmental Progress claims that solar panels produce 300 times more waste than nuclear power plants for every single unit of electricity produced. As it turns out, solar panels rely on a variety of heavy metals that are known to be toxic, such as lead and cadmium. This is made worse by the fact that very little has been done to plan for solar waste and the issues it might cause for the environment.

Jul 14 08:40

Fracking waste contaminates Penn. watershed with radioactive material

Stream sediments in Pennsylvania downstream from two fracking wastewater treatment facilities were found to contain radioactive material and carcinogens, according to study scientists from Penn State, Colorado State and Dartmouth universities.

The study’s findings, published Thursday, came after Penn State’s Bill Burgos and his fellow scientists sought to discover what had been the effect of the strategy of treating and releasing fracking wastewater, according to the Independent.

They sampled sediments and groundwater from the Conemaugh River water, downstream from two facilities that were created to make the water used in the fracking process fit for release into the environment.

Jul 14 08:30

JEFF SESSIONS TO REVIVE D.A.R.E. TO HOOK MORE KIDS ON DRUGS AND BOLSTER PRISON PROFITS

In his sanctimonious quest to revive the laughably inept war on drugs, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions now champions this stellar plan: resuscitate the interventionist prevention program — proven wholly worthless by the government, itself — known as D.A.R.E.

Yep — believe it or not — you heard right: D.A.R.E.

Apparently deaf — or, perhaps, oblivious — to all evidence the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program should better be called an hilarious exercise in how not to convince kids to keep away from substances the State deems illegal, Sessions touted its myriad imaginary successes recently, asserting,

“I believe that DARE was instrumental to our success by educating children on the dangers of drug use. I firmly believe that you have saved lives. And I want to say thank you for that. Whenever I ask adults around age 30 about prevention, they always mention the DARE program. Your efforts work. Lives and futures are saved.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attorney General Sessions, a word, please: doing something precisely the same way, over and over, yet expecting a different outcome... is a classic definition of insanity.

The D.A.R.E program never worked; but what Portugal did regarding drugs did.

It is profoundly unfortunate that you so intently resist what has actually worked in the real word, so I am compelled to ask; are you deliberately ignorant, or you experiencing a really bad episode of SMD (selective memory disorder)?!?

Portugal decriminalised drugs 14 years ago; and now, hardly anyone dies from overdosing.

What they found was that, through this program, teens were infinitely less likely to experiment with drugs, and counselling, rather than jail, helped people immeasurably in getting off drugs.

Oh, and BTW, how much of your financial portfolio is invested in private prisons?!?

Because that is what this country will be filling up, if drug policies do not change for the better in this country.

Jul 14 07:59

Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds

The vast amount of waste water produced by fracking can contaminate rivers, lakes and other waterways with radioactive material and hormone-affecting chemicals, according to new research.

The study tested sediments and groundwater downstream of a treatment plant in Pennsylvania that was designed to make the water used as part of the fracking process fit for release into the environment.

The scientists, from Pennsylvania State University and other academic institutions, discovered that despite this process there were “high loads of chloride, barium, strontium, radium and organic compounds” in the Conemaugh River watershed.

Stream sediments in Blacklick Creek, just downstream from one treatment plant, were found to contain about 200 times the level of radium upstream of the plant.

The highest concentration of radium found was just 14 per cent below the level at which it would have to be treated as radioactive waste in some US states.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, this data is correct, why in the name of heaven is this process still allowed to continue in the US?!?

Because of one 5 letter word: money.

And it's never the executives of the companies doing the fracking who have to live with environmental and health consequences of these processes; it is the "flyover/expendable" Americans who are forced to live with the consequences of these practices.

And of course, oil companies are very generous contributors to both Republicans and Democrats, so do not expect the political class in this country to even attempt to protect their "alleged" constituents from the harm fracking creates.

oil and gas: top political recipients of contributions

What is it going to take to get this process to stop?!?

I would imagine that a couple of high profile "Erin Brokovich"- type, class action lawsuits, in concert, just might. But it's going to take some attorneys with skills, and courage, to get the kind of compensation people who have suffered dramatically because of fracking in their neighborhood deserve.

Jul 14 07:46

Beware the Horsepox Virus

By Rosanne Lindsay

Beware the horsepox virus, resurrected from the dead. Symptoms may include a desire to neigh, snort, and gallop with the herd. But seriously…

This latest lab-created horsepox virus is said to be the cousin of the smallpox virus, which health authorities claim was formally eradicated from the planet in 1980. Why eradicate one “deadly” virus only to revive its cousin? What is the purpose in that?...

Jul 14 07:38

Tennessee restricts use of Monsanto pesticide as problems spread

Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, to become the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it.

Dicamba is sprayed by farmers on crops genetically modified to resist it but it has drifted, damaging vulnerable soybeans, cotton and other crops across the southern United States. Farmers have fought with neighbors over lost crops and brought lawsuits against dicamba producers.

Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has joined Tennessee with tight restrictions on when and in what weather spraying can be done. Kansas is investigating complaints.

Monsanto, which said it has spent years working to make dicamba stickier and limit drift when it is sprayed, is campaigning to overturn the bans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One can only hope that the lawsuits against this company will ultimately cause it to go bankrupt, for all the evil and harm it has created.

Jul 14 07:25

Nasa admits it can't afford to land humans on Mars

While it might still be able to fly people to the red planet, touching down is a different matter entirely

Jul 14 07:24

Tardigrades: Earth’s unlikely beacon of life that can survive a cosmic cataclysm

Whether it is a supernova or an asteroid impact, should a cosmic calamity strike, it seems there will be at least one form of life left: a tubby, microscopic animal with the appearance of a crumpled hoover bag.

The creatures, known as tardigrades, are staggeringly hardy animals, a millimetre or less in size, with species living in wet conditions that range from mountain tops to chilly ocean waters to moss and lichen on land.

“They can survive incredible conditions – we are talking close to absolute zero, the vacuum of space, exposure to radiation that would kill us, and these things just walk away from it like nothing happened,” said David Sloan, an astrophysicist from the University of Oxford.

Now new research by Sloan and colleagues has shown that the creatures would survive any cosmic disaster that might conceivably be thrown at Earth – a discovery that could have implications elsewhere in the solar system, and beyond.

Jul 13 18:48

STATINS WARNING: Heart medicine pills 'do more HARM than good'

Analysis showed those who suffer a heart attack and take a daily cholesterol-busting pill for five years will increase their life expectancy by just four days.

The research casts fresh doubt on the effectiveness of drugs prescribed to six million people in the UK and has reignited the debate over their true worth.

A coalition of experts in Britain and the US joined forces to declare there is “no consistent evidence” that the pills reduce death rates.

They claimed that the pro-statin lobby is funded by pharmaceutical giants and simply based on “cherry-picked science”.

The senior medics suggest the simplest and safest way to achieve a healthy heart is through better diet and more exercise.

Jul 13 15:27

Moon Express Announces Plans To Build Lunar Outpost By 2020

After several years of secrecy, a company called Moon Express revealed the scope of its ambitions on Wednesday.

And they are considerable. The privately held company released plans for a single, modular spacecraft that can be combined to form successfully larger and more capable vehicles. Ultimately the company plans to establish a lunar outpost in 2020 and set up commercial operations on the Moon.

Jul 13 13:37

In India, National Academy Of Agricultural Sciences Ditches Science For Spin In Push For GM Mustard

The case surrounding the approval of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is coming to a head on the back of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recommending approval. The final decision now rests with Harsh Vardhan, minister of the environment. As India’s first commercial GM food crop, the concern is that it is in effect a Trojan horse crop and an unlawful attempt to impose GM food crops on the country. At present, the only GM crop planted in India is cotton.

Jul 13 13:32

Quantum Physics Breakthrough in Communication & Teleportation

The experiment saw Chinese scientists send a photon up away from Earth, further than ever before.

Teleportation of this kind uses the bizarre effects of quantum entanglement, rather than physically hurling the object itself over distances. Instead it transfers the information about a photon to another point in space – creating a faithful replication of the object.

Jul 13 13:24

Mercury And Autism Relationship Confirmed In Longitudinal Study

The international journal Science of the Total Environment has just published a compelling study from the Republic of Korea, where autism prevalence is high. The study identifies a strong relationship between prenatal and early childhood exposure to mercury and autistic behaviors in five-year-olds. Lead author...

Jul 13 13:10

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
George Orwell

All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.
George Orwell ......

Jul 13 08:29

Nation "Too Broke" for Universal Healthcare to Spend $406 Billion More on F-35

There always another $27 billion or lying around, it seems, when Lockheed Martin needs more money for expensive weapons system

Jul 13 08:26

INCREDIBLE IMAGES OF THE GREAT RED SPOT

On July 10th, NASA's Juno spacecraft swooped over the Great Red Spot of Jupiter, only 9000 km above its swirling cloudtops. First-look images have just been released. Behold, the biggest storm in the Solar System photographed from point blank range:

Jul 13 08:24

Vapen Clear: Meet The World’s First Cannabis Inhaler

By Organic & Healthy

We are in the generation of social and medical cannabis evolution. Not only are the numbers of cannabis advocates increasing, but creative innovators around the globe are developing new ideas left and right.

There are now more ways than ever to get your medicinal or social intake of marijuana. If you thought you’ve seen it all, though, think again. The world’s first-ever cannabis inhaler is starting to roll out and goes by the name of Vapen Clear, and there’s nothing else like it out there...

Jul 13 08:17

Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds

Stream sediments were found to be so radioactive they were nearly at the level that would require disposal in a specialist facility in some US states

Jul 13 07:45

Chickenpox jab offered on the High Street

Vaccinations against chickenpox are to be offered on the High Street for the first time.

Superdrug will be offering it at 58 of its specialist pharmacist stores at the cost of £130 for a two-dose course.

Jul 12 21:56

Stop WWIII! They Shot Their Wad; We Now are in Negative Nothing Burger Time to Counterattack July 12, 2017

The latest hot dummy bombshell directed at the U.S. population about President Trump concerns— hold your breath—the fact that Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner met for 20 minutes soon after Trump won the Republican nomination with a Russian lawyer who, it was claimed, would offer damning information on Hillary Clinton's illicit Russian contacts.

Jul 12 20:37

Movie encoded into the DNA of bacteria

An image and short movie have been encoded in DNA, using the units of inheritance as a medium for storing information.

Using the genome editing tool known as Crispr, US scientists inserted a GIF - five frames of a horse galloping - into the DNA of bacteria.

Jul 12 19:37

Chemotherapy WARNING as study finds it actually MULTIPLIES cancer throughout the body, almost always killing the patient

For the purposes of their study, the researchers analyzed the effects of chemotherapy on patients who were diagnosed with breast cancer. Although the treatment was found to be effective in shrinking tumors, this was only for the short term. They discovered that the drugs used in chemotherapy could, in fact, encourage the spread and growth of cancer cells throughout the body.

The researchers noted that, apart from increasing the chances of cancer cells moving to another part of the body, the drugs could also provoke a repair mechanism. This mechanism works two ways: first, it could allow the tumors to grow back stronger; secondly, it could increase the amount of blood vessel “doorways” that would make it easier for the cancer cells to spread.

Jul 12 17:13

Scientists create a 'kill-switch' for the controversial Crispr gene-editing tool to prevent unwanted side effects

The Crispr-Cas9 gene editing technique recently rang alarm bells among the scientific community, after a study found that it can introduce hundreds of harmful mutations into DNA.

If a harmful mutation hit an important gene, such as a cancer-resisting 'tumour suppressor gene', it could cause unwanted health problems for users of Crispr.

But those worries could soon be put to rest, as scientists have developed proteins that can prevent the unnecessary mutations from occurring by acting as a 'kill switch'.

Jul 12 17:10

Jupiter's 10,000 mile-wide 'Great Red Spot' up close: NASA releases first historic images from Juno flyby

NASA has released the first images from its Juno probe's historic flyby of the the biggest storm in the universe - Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot.'

The probe, which has been monitoring Jupiter's surface for just over a year, passed about 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometres) above the Great Red Spot.

Today, the first three unprocessed 'raw' images were revealed by NASA as a taste of the images to come, and space enthusiasts soon tweaked them to produce these stunning images.

Jul 12 12:30

Defend the value of Michigan water and deny Nestle permit for now

For the past three years, thousands of people in Genesee County have been carting in cases of water bottles simply to bathe, cook and drink, as the water in their taps is too toxic to use. At a time when Flint residents are living off bottled water just to make it through the day, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality should not be giving away our state's water for a nominal fee. We must protect Michigan's precious water sources now, and for future generations.

Jul 12 10:53

Why Are Public Officials Protecting GMO and the Pesticides Industry? Digging Down into the Cesspool of Corruption

It is based on a cesspool of corruption that is most probably responsible for more death and disease than the combined efforts of the tobacco companies ever were. It is sheer criminality that hides behind corporate public relations, media misrepresentations and the subversion of respectable-sounding agencies which masquerade as public institutions.

The ‘agrochemicals-agritech industry’ should not be regarded as some kind of faceless concept because that lets individuals off the hook. It is run by identifiable individuals who sell health-and environment-damaging products,co-opt scientists, control public institutions and ensure farmers are kept on a chemical treadmill. From CEOs and scientists to public officials and media/PR spin doctors, specific individuals can be identified and at some stage should be hauled into court for what amounts to ‘crimes against humanity’.

Jul 12 10:19

Earth Alerts Beta

Jul 12 10:05

In India, National Academy Of Agricultural Sciences Ditches Science For Spin In Push For GM Mustard

The case surrounding the approval of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is coming to a head on the back of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recommending approval. The final decision now rests with Harsh Vardhan, minister of the environment. As India’s first commercial GM food crop, the concern is that it is in effect a Trojan horse crop and an unlawful attempt to impose GM food crops on the country. At present, the only GM crop planted in India is cotton.

Jul 12 09:48

No One Would Buy My Photos, So Here They Are For Free: Mosul 2017

My name is Kainoa Little, and I am a Shoreline, Washington-based conflict photographer. I was in Mosul in April and May 2017, documenting Iraqi forces as they fought Islamic State militants to liberate the city.

I tried and failed to find newspapers and wire services who would purchase my photos. But the soldiers had fed me and given me a seat in their Humvees, and the refugees had tolerated my presence on some of the worst days of their lives. They very rightly expected that I would tell their story.

The worst uncertainty for me as a freelancer in conflict isn’t that I won’t be able to pay my rent; it’s that no one will see the story, and then I will have failed to give a voice to the voiceless. So I have tried to share them where I can, and hopefully people can imagine some of the human tragedy and triumph playing out in Mosul.

Jul 12 09:46

UN: Yemen unlikely to get cholera vaccine as first planned

U.N. officials said Tuesday that plans to ship as many as 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen are likely to be shelved over security, access and logistical challenges, even as the deadly caseload continues to balloon in parts of the war-torn country.

The U.N. aid coordination agency said Yemen's suspected cholera caseload has surged past 313,000 and caused over 1,700 deaths, making it the world's largest outbreak. War has crippled Yemen's health system, depleted access to safe drinking water and put millions on the brink of famine.

Citing such complexities, spokesman Christian Lindmeier of the World Health Organization said that shipping vaccines "has to make sense," and that they could be re-routed to places that "might need them more urgently," such as some African countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How "convenient" for the Saudis, that no cholera vaccine will get to Yemen, in spite of over 300,000 cases!

I have to wonder if this was what Saudi's Prince Salman "bought" with his 66 million dollar contribution last month to UN agencies, understanding, very clearly, that there was no way for this vaccine to get delivered, due to the fighting here.

Saudi Prince Salman contributes $66 million for anti-cholera campaign in Yemen

Jul 12 09:24

Magic mushrooms contain a key ingredient that could provide a safe and effective way of chasing the blues

Magic mushrooms could be the wonder cure for depression, if new research is to be believed.

Full to the brim of psilocybin, the drug is proving to be an effective and safe way of combating the blues, experts claim.

Despite being considered a favourite of rave-loving teenagers, evidence is pointing to its therapeutical benefits.

The compound, responsible for the high, may offer more promise to patients than often useless antidepressants.

Jul 12 09:23

China teleports photon to SPACE in breakthrough that paves the way for ultra secure 'quantum internet'

Physicists in China have revealed the details on their ground-breaking experiment to achieve ‘ultra-long-distance quantum teleportation,’ which could pave the way for a global quantum internet.

In a major breakthrough, the team established the first ground-to-satellite quantum network, which allowed them to transmit a photon from an entangled pair up to 870 miles (1,400 kilometers).

Entangled photons theoretically maintain their link across any distance, and have potential to revolutionize secure communications – but, scientists have previously only managed to maintain the bond for about 62 miles (100 km).

Jul 12 09:16

A 75,000-mile-wide HOLE has appeared on the sun – and experts warn it could knock out communications satellites and cause blackouts on Earth

A huge spot has appeared on the sun that could send dangerous solar flares down to Earth.

The sunspot, dubbed AR2665, is 74,560 miles (120,000 kilometres) wide – big enough to be seen from Earth.

Experts have warned that the spot is large enough to produce 'M-class' solar flares, which can cause radio blackouts on Earth, knock out communications satellites and create radiation storms.

Jul 12 08:38

GLOBALISM & PESTICIDES ARE BEHIND MASSIVE HONEYBEE DIE-OFF, BAYER STUDY CONFIRMS

Despite Big Agriculture claiming for years that their pesticides only kill pests, a report published in late June in the Journal Science proved what many people have suspected for years: the type of pesticides that Bayer pioneered, known as neonicotinoids, are responsible for diminishing numbers of honeybees.

“Two studies, conducted on different crops and on two continents … find that bees near corn crops are exposed to neonicotinoids for 3 to 4 months via nontarget pollen, resulting in decreased survival and immune responses, especially when co-exposed to a commonly used agrochemical fungicide.” the report said.

The studies even found neonicotinoid residue inside of hives where no chemicals had been used nearby. The study also noted that the presence of these insecticide residues was correlated with fewer queen bees in the hives and fewer egg cells in solitary bees nests.

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Jul 12 08:19

The Most Unusual (And Significant?) Solar Eclipse In U.S. History Will Happen Next Month On August 21

August 21st is the date of “the Great American Eclipse”, and the hype around it is already starting to reach a fever pitch. It is being called “the Great American Eclipse” because this will be the first total solar eclipse ever that is only visible in the United States. In other words, since the United States became a nation there has never been a total eclipse that was only visible here and nowhere else. And this will be the first total solar eclipse to cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. So for those that love astronomy, this is bigger than the Super Bowl.

Jul 12 07:54

Clinton & the killer blood

In the mid-1980s, as contaminated blood flowed from Arkansas inmates to other countries, then-Governor W.J. Clinton sat on his hands despite evidence of severe mismanagement in his prison system and its medical operations. . .

Some of the killer blood ended up in Canada where it contributed to the deaths of an unknown number of blood and plasma recipients. An estimated 2,000 Canadian recipients of blood and related products got the AIDS virus between 1980 and 1985. At least 60,000 Canadians were infected with the hepatitis C virus between 1980 and 1990. Arkansas was one of the few sources of bad blood during this period. . .

Jul 12 07:28

Magnesium to make depression drugs obsolete? New science finds magnesium safer, more affordable and more effective than SSRIs

In the blocked and randomized crossover trial of 126 adults using outpatient primary care clinics, participants with mild to moderate depression were studied over the course of 12 weeks. Some participants were given 248 milligrams of magnesium each day for the course of six weeks followed by six weeks without it, whereas those in the control group received no treatment for six weeks followed by six weeks of magnesium. All participants were given biweekly assessments of their depression symptoms.

Those who took the elemental magnesium chloride noted clinically significant improvements in anxiety symptoms and measures of depression. On the Patient Health Questionnaire 9, which asks patients nine questions to diagnose and then classify depression, participants scored six points lower on average during their time taking magnesium.

Best of all, they experienced these improvements after just two weeks of taking the magnesium.

Jul 12 07:10

Science SHOCK: Chlorine in swimming pools transforms sunscreen into cancer-causing toxic chemical right on your skin

Researchers from Lomonosov Moscow State University have discovered that the world’s most popular active sunscreen ingredient, avobenzone, breaks down into something far more sinister in chlorinated water. Two of the chemicals it produces upon mixing with the water, phenols and acetyl benzenes, are of particular concern because of their toxicity. This reaction takes place on your wet skin when the sunscreen reacts to UV radiation and chlorinated water, and the chemicals have been linked to problems like immune system damage, infertility, and cancer.

In swimming pools that use copper salts to make the water look blue, this reaction is even worse. In that case, the sunscreen can break down into bromoform, a substance that has been linked to nervous system disorders, liver problems, and kidney problems.

In addition to sunscreen, avobenzone is often used in moisturizers, creams and lipsticks that offer SPF.

Jul 12 06:55

Crohn's and colitis: Inflammatory bowel disease could be linked to THIS medication

A study by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows that when mice given antibiotics in late pregnancy were more likely to have offspring which developed an inflammatory condition resembling inflammatory bowel disease.

Experts found the antibiotic treatment also caused lasting changes in the gut microbiome of mothers that were passed on to their offspring.

While their offspring developed disease, adult mice given antibiotics did not see an increase in IBD.

This suggests that the timing of antibiotic exposure is crucial, especially during the early developmental period after birth when the immune system is undergoing maturation.

“The newborn mice inherited a very altered, skewed population of microbes,” said Eugene B. Chang, Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and senior author of the study.

Jul 11 16:54

In India, National Academy Of Agricultural Sciences Ditches Science For Spin In Push For GM Mustard

The case surrounding the approval of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is coming to a head on the back of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recommending approval. The final decision now rests with Harsh Vardhan, minister of the environment. As India’s first commercial GM food crop, the concern is that it is in effect a Trojan horse crop and an unlawful attempt to impose GM food crops on the country. At present, the only GM crop planted in India is cotton.

Jul 11 16:36

Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages.

New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common than a woman having her first baby.

There were 271,050 babies born to first-time mothers in England and Wales in 2015, compared to 319,011 new cases of cancer.

The data also showed that, over the last decade, more than 1.2 million people have been diagnosed with cancer under the age of 65.

This includes 343,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s between 2006 and 2015.

Jul 11 16:17

Chemotherapy found to SPREAD cancer throughout the body, warn scientists

Due to the devastating effects on the entire body and the immune system, and an extremely low success rate, three of every four doctors and scientists would refuse chemotherapy, according to polls taken by the McGill Cancer Center. Additionally, an estimated 97 percent of cancers don’t respond to chemotherapy, yet it remains the go-to treatment for nearly every cancer type.

Think about it. When your body is fighting cancer, the last thing it needs is more cancer-inducing, immune suppressing chemicals, right?

Jul 11 15:32

The Chart that Could Undo the US Healthcare System

This chart looks remarkably similar to a chart that tracks the growth of the administrative class in higher education. And that’s no accident.

Jul 11 14:58

Anti-Vaxxers Are Steering the US Health Care Debate…

America Has Had Enough of BIG PHARMA…

And the Anti-Vaccine Movement Intends to Shut Them down Completely…

Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Jul 11 14:32

Largest Montana health insurer plans another big rate hike

Next year’s rate hikes proposed by the three health insurance companies in Montana that offer individual plans through the Affordable Care Act show just how uncertain they are about the federal law’s future.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is proposing a 23 percent average rate increase next year for its nearly 32,000 enrollees in the individual market.

Jul 11 13:39

Robots Set To Divide British Society, Report Warns

The rise of robots taking over jobs threatens to further undermine social mobility in Britain by hitting poorer workers the hardest, according to new research.

The report, commissioned by the Sutton Trust, a charity focused on social mobility, warns that 15 million jobs in the UK could disappear due to automation in the next two decades.

Jul 11 11:53

Senate Democrats seek new allies in effort to scuttle Obamacare overhaul: Republican governors

Senate Democrats have identified potential new allies in their effort to scuttle the current health-care proposal: Republican governors, particularly those who helped expand Medicaid in their states under the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Thomas R. Carper (Del.), who is leading the effort with the support of fellow Democrats, called “a couple dozen” senators and governors from both parties over the recess, he said in an interview, to say “this is a good time for us to hit the pause button in the Senate, and step back and have some good heart-to-heart conversations” about how to revise the 2010 law.

Carper said the fact that the National Governors Association is holding its summer meeting in Providence, R.I., later this week could give governors a chance to weigh in on the debate.

Jul 11 10:18

Nevada marijuana supply running low, state of emergency declared, governor says

I never thought I would live to see the day a Governor declares an emergency over lack of weed. They must have elected one of the Freak Brothers as governor. I like this guy!

Nevada state officials declared a state of emergency after stores that sell recreational marijuana reported that their supply is running out just less than two weeks after the drug went on sale legally.

Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., issued the state of emergency on Friday, which will allow state officials to decide on new rules that could ease the shortage of marijuana, according to Fox 13 Now.

Jul 11 09:44

Peering into the eye of the storm: Nasa's Juno probe flies over Jupiter's 10,000 mile-wide 'Great Red Spot' for the first time

This morning, Nasa's Juno spacecraft made its closest approach yet to the biggest storm in the universe - Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot.'

The probe, which has been monitoring Jupiter's surface for just over a year, passed about 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometres) above the Great Red Spot at 02:55 BST (21:55 EDT last night).

While images will take a few days to be sent back to Earth, experts predict that the views of the storm will be breathtaking.

Jul 11 08:45

Obamacare Death Spiral: At Least 2 Million Adults Ditch Coverage In 2017 Amid Soaring Premiums

As Democrats continue to defend an obviously failed Obamacare system, the effects of soaring rates and collapsing coverage options seem to be taking a toll on the number of people actually buying health insurance these days. According to the "Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index," the percentage of uninsured adults in the U.S. bottomed out at 10.9% in Q4 2016 but has since increased to 11.7% in just the first two quarters of 2017.

Jul 11 08:13

New Study Warns of the Dangers of Multiple Vaccinations

Time and time again, VacTruth has published heartbreaking stories involving infants who have received multiple vaccinations in one visit. Many of these infants have suffered irreversible brain injuries or death as a result.

Currently, an infant as young as eight weeks of age can receive up to ten doses of vaccinations in one visit, and in one particular case, a child received thirteen doses, which, sadly, led to his death. [1]

Until recently, there have been very few studies for parents to examine outlining the facts surrounding the dangers of multiple vaccinations. However, this is about to change.

Jul 11 07:30

Nikki Haley’s Latest Ravings

Her ravings at the UN and in other public remarks make her appear unhinged.

She’s a diplomatic embarrassment to the office she holds, part of Washington’s lunatic fringe. She contradicts Trump and Tillerson, an unrestrained reckless loose cannon.

Her Sunday remarks on CBS News’ Face the Nation were beginning-to-end bald-faced lies combined with unacceptable threats.

Haley: “…Russia…meddle(d) in the (US) elections…Trump wanted to make sure that President Putin was aware that he was acknowledging it, that he knew it.”

Fact: No meddling occurred. Trump, Putin and Haley know it. Russia’s president clearly explained it in Hamburg and earlier.

Fact: Trump tries having things both ways - at times denying Russian hacking, other times suggesting it occurred.

Jul 11 07:26

California Health Care Fight May Show Democratic Party Future In Trump Era

As many Democrats enthusiastically promoted single-payer to Golden State voters, the party indeed engineered a complete takeover of the state’s government, giving them unprecedented legislative supermajority power to enact the legislation — even over a governor’s veto. Yet, as health care industry money flooded into the coffers of the Democratic Party’s candidates for California office, Brown has turned negative about the idea, and late last month, California Democratic Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon halted a single-payer bill in its tracks, preventing it from being voted on by his Democratic supermajority before the legislature’s self-imposed July 14th deadline.

Jul 11 07:07

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Jul 10 18:15

Scientists revive an extinct virus using off-the-shelf DNA

It's no longer far-fetched to synthesize a basic organism. However, a team of researchers has taken that work one step further. They recently reconstituted and reanimated an extinct virus, horsepox, using DNA they'd ordered via mail. The team stitched together multiple gene fragments (each with about 30,000 base pairs) into the complete 212,000-pair horsepox genome and inserted it into cells already infected with a different pox, bringing the inanimate virus to life.

Jul 10 15:18

Drinking Coffee Could Lead to a Longer Life: Study

By Zen Vuong

Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer.

Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites...

Jul 10 14:04

Artificially Intelligent Painters Invent New Styles Of Art

Painters like Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso transformed art by inventing new styles such as impressionism and cubism. Could a machine do the same? Perhaps, now that the public has given the thumbs up to unconventional images created by an artificial intelligence.

Jul 10 11:44

‘No Coko Loko’: Schumer Calls On FDA To Crackdown On ‘Snortable Chocolate’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to clampdown on a new type of “snortable chocolate,” warning that the cacao powder substance is being marketed like a drug.

The New York Democrat wrote to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Saturday, calling for a crackdown on inhalable food products like Coko Loko, according to AP.

Jul 10 11:14

When Will Co-Opted Figures And Board Members Of Companies Like Monsanto And Bayer Be Hauled Into Court?

The public is being poisoned, disease rates are spiralling, waterways are contaminated, soil is being degraded, insects, birds, invertebrates and plant diversity are in dramatic decline. Humanity and the planet are being poisoned for profit.

We are experiencing an assault on life by the agrotoxins industry, which is in fact contributing to a sixth mass extinction. Armed with a harmful chemical cocktail of highly profitable agrotoxins, ranging from disease-causing glyphosate to bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides, biocide manufactures are waging biological and chemical warfare on us all under the guise that they are serving humanity by helping to feed the world.

Jul 10 09:58

VIDEO: THIS GENETICALLY-MODIFIED CYBORG DRAGONFLY IS THE TINIEST DRONE

This technology is both amazing and terrifying—it’s not hard to imagine this kind of genetic modification used on higher-up species to creepy effect, and the idea of regular-looking insects acting as spies is a little nerve-wracking.

Jul 10 08:54

VP PENCE VOWS RETURN TO THE MOON, BOOTS ON MARS DURING KSC VISIT

Vice President Mike Pence, during a whirlwind visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, vowed that America would fortify our leadership in space under the Trump Administration with impressive goals by forcefully stating that “our nation will return to the moon, and we will put American boots on the face of Mars.”

Jul 10 08:51

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

The situation has continued to "spiral out of control", with about 7,000 new cases every day, the ICRC warned.

More than 1,700 associated deaths have been reported, according to the UN.

Jul 10 08:32

YOU WANT A PICTURE OF THE FUTURE? SCIENCE FICTION HAS ARRIVED

We have arrived, way ahead of schedule, into the dystopian future dreamed up by such science fiction writers as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Atwood and Philip K. Dick.

Much like Orwell’s Big Brother in 1984, the government and its corporate spies now watch our every move.

Much like Huxley’s A Brave New World, we are churning out a society of watchers who “have their liberties taken away from them, but … rather enjoy it, because they are distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing.”

Much like Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the populace is now taught to “know their place and their duties, to understand that they have no real rights but will be protected up to a point if they conform, and to think so poorly of themselves that they will accept their assigned fate and not rebel or run away.”

Jul 10 08:30

IS TRUMP’S INVESTIGATION OF VACCINE-DANGERS DEAD?

Trump has made two key appointments in the area of childhood vaccination. The first was Scott Gottlieb, the director of the FDA. What does Gottlieb have to say?

From fiercepharma.com: “…antivaccine activists were disappointed with Trump’s appointment for FDA head, Scott Gottlieb, who has said any theories of a link between vaccines and autism have been ‘thoroughly debunked’.”

Trump’s second key appointment has now been revealed. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald takes over as the head of the CDC.

Jul 10 08:27

Genetically Modified Bread Given Green Light by Vatican

By Julian Rose

In what will surely to be considered a highly controversial statement, Vatican cardinal Robert Sarah has stated that Catholic priests can use genetically modified bread during the Eucharist – but not ‘gluten-free’ bread.

In an article in the Guardian online Sarah is quoted as saying that guidance was needed now that Eucharist bread can be found in supermarkets and even over the Internet...

Jul 10 06:02

A 21-Year-Old Man Has A Baby, And Doctors Say ‘Womb Transplants For Men’ Will Soon Be Possible

Do you think that men should be having babies? Years ago I remember being told that someday we would see these sorts of headlines, but such a thing seemed so impossible to me at the time.

Jul 10 05:09

Temps Reach 110 Degrees as California Residents Suffer a Summer Power Outage

Because 112-degree weather wasn't awful enough, this weekend, 140,000 resident of Southern California lost power in the midst of the historic heat wave that is currently baking the western US.

Jul 09 08:30

Ready for Juno's historical manoueuvre? NASA spacecraft's closest encounter with Jupiter's Great Red Spot tomorrow!

Ever since its smooth transit from Earth into its destined orbit around Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft has been beaming back some amazing data on the planet as well as giving space enthusiasts spectacular visual treats from time to time.

With many turning points marking its one-year-long journey in Jupiter's orbit, Juno is all set to make another important manoeuvre on July 10, 2017.

Jul 09 08:19

Mike Pence under fire from Twitter users for touching space equipment; NASA says 'It's OK'

US Vice President Mike Pence got a first-hand look at the public-private partnerships at America's multi-user spaceport on Thursday, July 6, during a visit to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Pence commenced his visit at Shuttle Landing Facility, the former space shuttle landing strip now leased and operated by Space Florida.

Jul 08 18:12

ALL newborns will be given a hepatitis B jab after health watchdog says 96% of cases are among immigrants

All babies are to be vaccinated against a deadly cancer-causing virus which experts fear is becoming increasingly common due to immigration.

They will be inoculated against hepatitis B, which can trigger liver cancer, in a new jab that will also protect against five other diseases.

Every baby born from August 1 will receive doses of the ‘Hexa’ jab at four, eight and 16 weeks.

Historically, infection rates of the blood-borne virus have been so low in Britain that it has not been a major issue. But there is now serious concern that the number of cases is rising, due largely to immigration from developing countries.

Jul 08 17:49

Smartphones making children borderline autistic, warns expert

Young children today are less able to read human emotions than pupils four decades ago, an expert has said

Jul 08 15:57

BREAKTHROUGH science study confirms that omega-3 oils halt cancer tumors

A study out of Aberdeen University found that eating foods like salmon, chia seeds and walnuts can increase your chances of surviving colorectal cancer. It is the omega-3 fatty acids found in these foods that stop the spread of deadly tumors throughout your body. After eating these foods, molecules are released that target and attack cancer cells.

To reach these conclusions, the scientists measured the enzymes created when 650 colorectal cancer patients ate foods containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The results were then compared to the people’s chances of survival. Those who had the highest proportion of the omega-3 metabolizing enzymes in proportion to the omega-6 metabolizing enzymes had the best chances of surviving and their tumors spread the least.

Jul 08 15:31

This battery-free cellphone sucks power out of thin air

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed the very first battery-free phone. Its sound quality is pretty shitty, but imagine not having to charge your phone because it harvests light and radio waves from your surroundings. Sweet.

Jul 08 14:02

Is Trump’s investigation of vaccine-dangers dead?

Trump has made two key appointments in the area of childhood vaccination. The first was Scott Gottlieb, the director of the FDA. What does Gottlieb have to say?

Jul 08 10:01

Italy set to relax its controversial child vaccine law

The Italian Senate has proposed a more relaxed version of a controversial law on vaccines for school children, with fewer vaccinations considered compulsory and reduced penalties for those who don't comply.

The number of compulsory vaccinations will be reduced from 12 to ten, while financial penalties against parents who fail to vaccinate their children will be significantly reduced.

Jul 07 21:10

Walmart Is Selling a $299 Cannabis Rosin Press. So We Bought One

As thousands of YouTube videos illustrate, the process of extracting rosin at home can be messy and inefficient. That’s why the good folks at Walmart—yes, that Walmart—want to spare cannabis lovers from using hair straighteners and other ad hoc tools.

Alongside its virtual aisles of firearms and Febreze, the world’s largest retailer just added a rosin press. It doesn’t seem too shy about it, either. On its website (the press is only available online) Walmart describes the Rosineer RNR-MV1 as a “dab machine.”

Jul 07 17:03

One In Two Chance Of Cancer In Canada As GMO Products Flood Food Supply

It’s been a familiar retort for the last decade, that correlation does not equal causation. That may be true but it is also true that correlation is irrelevant or that it has no bearing to causation. Most reasonable people could agree that when it comes to health and human life, potential dangers should…

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