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Jun 17 09:05

Sleep Debt: Can We Compensate For Sleep Deprivation On Weekends?

By Dan Fries

The idea of “paying off sleep debt” that accumulates throughout the work week has thus far been widely dismissed as wishful thinking. The general consensus is that you either get enough sleep each night or you don’t – and cramming in a few extra hours on your days off, although it might feel good, can’t possibly fix the physiological damage caused by sleep deprivation.

But here’s some great news...

Jun 17 08:11

China is harvesting organs from detainees, tribunal concludesVictims include imprisoned followers of Falun Gong movement, China Tribunal says

An independent tribunal sitting in London has concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.

The China Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, who was a prosecutor at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, said in a unanimous determination at the end of its hearings it was “certain that Falun Gong as a source - probably the principal source - of organs for forced organ harvesting”.

“The conclusion shows that very many people have died indescribably hideous deaths for no reason, that more may suffer in similar ways and that all of us live on a planet where extreme wickedness may be found in the power of those, for the time being, running a country with one of the oldest civilisations known to modern man.”

He added: “There is no evidence of the practice having been stopped and the tribunal is satisfied that it is continuing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sir Geoffrey, a word, please: apparently, you blinked an missed a bit from your higher education at St Dunstan's College, and that is, one cannot prove a negative.

Notice the following statement: "He added: “There is no evidence of the practice having been stopped and the tribunal is satisfied that it is continuing.”

It appears in this regard, what you have is hearsay, and not tangible evidence.

And, sir, working without financial compensation, doesn't mean that there is not an agenda to be championed here, and verbally, the last two paragraphs included are the linguistic equivalent to "the money shot" in photography:

There have been calls for the UK parliament to ban patients from travelling to China for transplant surgery. More than 40 MPs from all parties have backed the motion. Israel, Italy, Spain and Taiwan already enforce such restrictions.

China insists it adheres to international medical standards that require organ donations to be made by consent and without any financial charges. It declined to participate in the tribunal.

Can anyone in their right mind, blame China for not participating, understanding that the judicial "long knives" would be out for them?!?

I rest my case; thank you.

Jun 17 08:11

CALIFORNIA SEEKS TO STRIP DOCTORS OF AUTHORITY TO GRANT KIDS MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS FOR VACCINATIONS

Imagine taking your two-month-old daughter in for her scheduled vaccines. Imagine watching as she begins to convulse soon after receiving her shots and then continues to experience seizures over the next few days. You might want to make sure she never receives a particular vaccine again. You might decide not to give her any more vaccines at all. You might also decide to delay vaccines for her siblings or to forego them altogether. These are all understandable responses to a frightening situation that any parent can relate to.

Jun 17 07:56

OPIOID MANUFACTURER INSYS TO PAY $225 MILLION SETTLEMENT AFTER ADMITTING TO BRIBING DOCTORS

SOURCE: BIG LEAGUE POLITICS
One of America’s biggest opioid manufacturers is set to pay a massive federal penalty after getting nailed for bribing doctors to prescribe their dangerous and highly addictive fentanyl painkillers. The distribution scheme of Insys Therapeutics, that pushed potent opiates into the hands of patients that did not need them, has been described as a driving force behind America’s ongoing public health epidemic stemming from use of the drugs.

Insys, an Arizona company that reported almost $150 million in revenue in 2017, contracted doctors who agreed to prescribe their drugs for sham speeches. In reality, the doctors were getting paid for issuing prescriptions of Subsys, the company’s fentanyl-based painkiller medication.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; may more pharmaceutical company leaders, who pushed treatments they knew to be addictive, or worse, experience a similar fate.

Jun 16 10:00

Barrels in US Lake Likely Contain Agent Orange Ingredients

On Thursday, a contractor for the US Environmental Protection Agency started an operation to remove barrels containing defoliants from Wallowa Lake in Oregon.

Last August, recreational divers Lisa Anderson and William Lambert came across barrels labeled as containing 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T, which are defoliants, chemicals that when sprayed on plants cause their leaves to fall off. The two defoliants combined are also known as Agent Orange.

Jun 16 09:56

We're not a dumpster! Indonesia sends plastic, shoes & DIAPERS disguised as paper waste back to US

Indonesia says it won’t become yet another world “dumping ground” after it returned five containers of waste back to the US, joining the growing number of Asian nations to recently turn away Western ‘recyclables.’

The waste arrived in Indonesia from Seattle back in March. The cargo, shipped by a Canadian company, was supposed to contain paper recycling material, but the Environment and Forestry Ministry discovered multiple “impurities” inside five containers and ordered them to be “re-exported.”

The containers were filled with “significant amounts” of various plastic waste and shoes, in addition to other rubbish such as wood scraps, fabrics and even diapers. “Although the containers were originally from Canada, the country of departure was the US,” said Waste and Hazardous Waste Management Directorate General Secretary Sayid Muhadhar.

Jun 16 09:53

Hundreds of Illegal Aliens From Ebola-Stricken Congo Who Arrived in San Antonio Last Week Quickly Fan Out Across Country

Hundreds of illegal aliens from ebola-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo were dumped in the streets of San Antonio, Texas last week.

The aliens didn’t speak English and according to a local reporter, San Antonio is in desperate need for French speaking volunteers.

“City confirms hundreds of migrants from the Congo have arrived in SA. The city is in desperate need for French speaking volunteers,” reported Jaleesa Irizarry of Kens 5 San Antonio.

Jun 16 05:42

WHO Expected To Declare Ebola Outbreak "International Emergency" As It Jumps Borders

In April, we pointed out that over the prior months, many public health experts had claimed the deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has been ravaging the Congo will not become a global health threat, despite recent events painting a much less optimistic picture. We also warned that despite people in the West often thinking of Ebola as a disease that only strikes "superstitious locals" in the deepest jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are now pressing warning signs and it’s time to start paying attention.

According to Reuters, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now preparing to declare an "international emergency" over the latest Ebola epidemic fast spreading through central Africa.

Jun 16 05:27

Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.

Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.

Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness.

Many are given chemotherapy before surgery, but the new research suggests that, although it shrinks tumours in the short term, it could trigger the spread of cancer cells around the body.

Jun 15 12:12

Scott Adams: Who Will Win Democrat Debates, Odds of War With Iran, Foreign Influence

Comments at:

President Trump is schooling America on how to be smart
Russian citizen offers you information, what’s your objective?
Iran should “trust their God” and allow their people internet access
MAJOR healthcare news…and it wasn’t reported by ANY network
Mexico can’t admit the cartels control their northern border area
Mexico can’t do anything about the cartels
Comparing social media traffic across platforms…topic related censoring?
Democrat debates:
Who is capable of breaking out as a star?
Who will see their poll numbers drop after the debates
“Poortown” concept for cheap water, cheap energy, improved homes
New standards to improve quality of life

Jun 15 11:09

Thousands Sign Petition Calling for 5G Ban at Glastonbury Festival. No Scientific Evidence 5G is Safe.

By B.N. Frank

In February, telecom industry representatives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they could provide no scientific evidence that 5G technology is safe. Plenty of research has determined it’s not safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned that increasing levels of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) could lead to increased health issues for 30% of the population. Experts have warned about this before. Other health experts – including the American Academy of Pediatrics – have been warning for years now that children are more affected by exposure than adults.

It doesn’t make sense that despite all of this (and more) 5G is still being promoted and unleashed around the world. Opposition is growing, though – including in the town of Glastonbury, England whose council has voted against installing it there for now...

Jun 15 10:49

Magic Mushrooms Could Replace Antidepressants Within 5 Years

By Amanda Froelich

The assertion follows similar research from John Hopkins University, which suggests victims of emotional trauma may experience more long-term relief when using natural psilocybin fungi instead of chemical drugs...

Jun 15 09:50

The Unholy Alliance Between DNA Sites and Facial Recognition

By Dagny Taggart

Technology that was once only seen in dystopian science fiction is rapidly infecting real life. Two means of collecting personal data – DNA databases and facial recognition software – are forming an unholy alliance, and the privacy implications could be devastating.

Privacy concerns surrounding DNA and facial recognition aren’t anything new. As the popularity of DNA genealogy websites like Ancestry DNA and 23andMe increase, so do questions over who has access to that data and how it will be used. The use of facial recognition and other biometric data technology is on the rise, and people are expressing concerns (and outrage) about that technology as well...

Jun 15 09:42

Moderate Strength Training Can Control Diabetes Even Before Weight Loss

In experiments with mice, Brazilian scientists demonstrated that a moderate training protocol reduced liver fat and made the organ more sensitive to insulin, even before loss of body weight occurred

Research conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, shows that vigorous physical exercise such as strength and weight training can reduce accumulated liver fat and improve blood sugar control in obese and diabetic individuals in a short time span, even before significant weight loss occurs...

Jun 15 09:36

90% of Baby Socks Found To Contain Bisphenol A and Parabens

This scientific study–the first of its kind to be conducted in Europe–reveals that fabrics can be a source of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemical pollutants. This is of particular concern in the case of exposure among very young children...

Jun 15 06:12

FOOD SECURITY: LARGEST ANIMAL EPIDEMIC IN HISTORY IS DUE TO INDUSTRIAL FARMING

SOURCE: NAKED CAPITALISM
Jerri-Lynn here. This Real News Network interview with Rob Wallace of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps discusses what’s caused the current outbreak of African swine flu – the largest animal epidemic in history – which is currently rampaging throughout China and other parts of Asia. Pork prices have shot up 40% globally. This epidemic is just one pressure on food prices; others include India’s drought and the US midwest floods (which Lambert has posted about here and here).
GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network and I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Chinese are going to want their hands around this, and quickly; this illness will drive food prices up like crazy.

Jun 15 05:35

PROSECUTORS DISMISS ALL CHARGES IN FLINT WATER SCANDAL, PROBE TO START OVER

SOURCE: RT
Michigan’s attorney general has dropped all pending criminal charges related to the Flint water contamination crisis, opting to restart the investigation. No official has been held accountable for the scandal to date.
The office of Michigan AG Dana Nessel on Thursday dismissed charges filed by the previous state administration against eight individuals in connection to the crisis. The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning the state can reindict the same individuals in the future.

Flint suffered a major public utilities crisis between 2014 and 2015, when the city administration catastrophically botched a project to swap Flint’s municipal water source. The project, designed to cut costs for the nearly-bankrupt city, resulted in massive lead contamination that risked poisoning thousands of residents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is a Statute of Limitations concerning charges which have been brought, it is very possible that the original state actors, who made these horrific choices about water for Flint, the originally charged perps, could potentially walk, scott-free.

Jun 15 05:25

3M STUDY FOUND PFAS IN FOOD NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO

SOURCE: EWG.ORG
WASHINGTON – Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods.

The tests were commissioned by 3M, the giant chemical company that first manufactured the two most notorious members of the PFAS family, PFOS and PFOA. Last year, 3M paid $850 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the state of Minnesota that showed the company knew for decades about the health hazards of PFAS but hid that information from the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "only way" of getting rid of them in your diet, is making as sure as you can, that they were never there in the first place, and make as sure as you can, that the food you and your family are eating is organic.

Jun 14 22:07

Earth is approaching the same "meteor swarm" that may have caused an entire forest to explode in 1908

A swarm of meteors heading toward Earth could have the potential to cause a catastrophic impact, a new study from Western Ontario University says. The so-called Taurid swarm is a recurring event that some scientists believe could have played a role in the biggest Earth impact of modern times, in 1908, when a space rock slammed into Siberia with enough force to destroy an entire forest.

What has become known as the Tunguska explosion of 1908 was so powerful that the blast leveled 80 million trees over an 800-square-mile area. It's considered to be a one-in-1,000-year event, according to Western Ontario University. But while the Tunguska explosion occurred just over a century ago, another such phenomenon could occur much sooner than its 1,000-year expectancy, the researchers say. That's why they're focusing new attention on the Taurid swarm.

Jun 14 15:28

NOAA reveals HUNDREDS of dolphins have washed up along the Gulf Coast in the last few months and scientists don't know why

At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

Scientists will investigate whether lingering effects from the 2010 BP oil spill and more immediate effects from low salinity because of freshwater flowing from high rivers and a Louisiana spillway contributed to the deaths, said Teri Rowles, coordinator for NOAA Fisheries' Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program.

Jun 14 10:45

5 Alarming Reasons Americans Need To Pay Attention To Ebola Right Now

Everyone remembers the Ebola outbreak of 2014. It ripped through West Africa for two years, killing over 11,000 people and sickening nearly 30,000. But the reason WE remember it in the United States is that it crept into our country. Shortly after the CDC warned us to prepare for a potential Ebola pandemic, the first case was diagnosed in Dallas, Texas, when a man from West Africa visited the hospital on two occasions, having been turned away the first time as just having “the flu.” The original patient died, and two nurses caring for him caught the potentially deadly virus. One patient completely overwhelmed an entire hospital.

Jun 14 10:12

Actress Jessica Biel Joins California’s Anti-Vaccine Campaign

Actress Jessica Biel has become the latest celebrity to join the anti-vaccination campaign by lobbying California lawmakers to oppose a bill that would limit medical exemptions for immunizations without approval from a public health officer.

Biel joined prominent anti-vax campaigner Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the founder of Children’s Health Defense, in Sacramento for meetings with several members of the California State Assembly and Senate on what he described as a “busy” and “productive” day.

Jun 14 10:07

DOCUMENTATION OF THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY

On June 14, 2000, the CDC and representatives of the vaccine industry met to deal with a joint problem.

They had just discovered they’d poisoned a generation – and now they had to figure out how to cover their tracks.

Whether they get away with it or not depends on you. Share this film widely.

It is the most important and informative film on mercury poisoning – and this applies to you. NOT just autistic kids.

Jun 14 09:31

What Crops Are Sprayed with Glyphosate? Over 70 of Them To Be Exact

While many people assume that Roundup is only sprayed on Roundup-ready crops (crops that are designed to withstand glyphosate), this isn’t particularly true. In fact, many farmers use glyphosate on crops like wheat, oats, edible beans and other crops right before harvest.

But wait, isn’t Roundup and other glyphosate-containing products just for GMO crops? Not necessarily. Roundup is sprayed on GMO crops like corn and soy, because they are genetically engineered to withstand the harshness of the chemical. So wouldn’t glyphosate technically kill a non-GMO crop, as it is not designed to withstand the chemical? You bet.

Spraying glyphosate at the end of the season to kill a crop and/or greenery around it allows for earlier harvest (in the case of wheat), and increases profit.

According to glyphosate.eu, “Pre-harvest treatment of crops with glyphosate helps farmers to harvest their crops more efficiently and at less cost (7).”

Jun 14 07:10

Blood donation breakthrough sees scientists convert all types to O using gut bacteria

In a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives, scientists have found a way to convert all blood types to the universal type that is safe for all patients to receive, by using microbes found in the human gut.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have figured out how to convert blood types A, B and AB into the universal Type O, which all patients can receive in a transfusion, regardless of their own blood type.

Blood types are differentiated by the kinds of sugar found on the surface of red blood cells. Type O has no sugars. Scientists had realized that some enzymes can remove the sugars from A, B and AB blood cells, turning them into Type O, but they hadn’t found an enzyme that was safe, efficient and economical, until they considered the gut.

Jun 13 19:39

MailChimp blocks sending of all emails about vaccine awareness; here’s what to use instead

Multiple sources are now telling Natural News that MailChimp, an online hosted email list sending service, is blocking all emails that seek to inform recipients about vaccine safety issues. This is affecting dozens of local vaccine awareness organizations who had built email announcement lists using the MailChimp subscription engine. Now they cannot send emails to their own lists.

Even worse, MailChimp is reportedly preventing email list owners from exporting their email lists, meaning that MailChimp is, according to our sources, holding email lists “hostage” as a kind of economic punishment for those who dared challenge the medical status quo and question the safety of any vaccine.

Effectively, MailChimp is now operating as a branch of the CDC’s “vaccine deep state,” enforcing its speech police to prevent anyone from questioning the official narrative on vaccines.

Jun 13 12:51

Scientists Getting Closer to “Smart Dust” Brain Implants That Communicate Via Wireless Network

By Nicholas West

Scientists believe that they have crossed a new threshold toward making the concept of smart dust a reality that would offer a far wider scope than originally envisioned. At the recent IEEE Conference, researchers from Brown University, Qualcomm and the University of California San Diego announced that they are the first to have achieved a wireless transfer of information from an implanted neural device to an external computer that interpreted the data received. This is also something that DARPA has taken note of...

Jun 13 11:25

California Seeks to Strip Doctors of Authority to Grant Kids Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations

By Bretigne Shaffer

Imagine taking your two-month-old daughter in for her scheduled vaccines. Imagine watching as she begins to convulse soon after receiving her shots and then continues to experience seizures over the next few days. You might want to make sure she never receives a particular vaccine again. You might decide not to give her any more vaccines at all. You might also decide to delay vaccines for her siblings or to forego them altogether. These are all understandable responses to a frightening situation that any parent can relate to.

Under current California law, you would be able to do all of these things..

Jun 13 11:20

Researchers examine HOW vitamin D reduces breast cancer risk

A joint effort led by researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the study investigated the relationship between vitamin D concentrations in the blood and the risk of breast cancer.

The study analyzed the results of previous clinical trials held between 2002 to 2017. Two of the trials involved women 55 years old and above who were cancer-free when they were recruited. They took calcium and vitamin D supplements and were followed for an average period of four years.

Researchers compared the concentrations of vitamin D in the blood of the participants. They found that women with higher levels of the vitamin had a considerably lower risk of breast cancer.

Jun 13 11:16

SHOCK as Trump signs executive order that will end most regulations and oversight on genetically engineered food

GMOs and their related chemical pesticides have long been pushed heavily by establishment Republicans. That’s another important reminder why it’s good to never be swept into a political party. Rather, evaluate each candidate based on their principles and actions.

Even though Trump is far from an “establishment” Republican, to the frustration of health-conscious Americans, he just signed an executive order that might as well be called “the GMO Streamlining Act.” As reported by the Associated Press, this executive order directs federal agencies to reduce or eliminate regulations and oversight mechanisms that might help ensure the safety of genetically engineered crops.

In other words, President Trump just ordered the federal government to turn American into a massive GMO experiment where anything goes.

Jun 13 09:49

Ocean -- sinking?

Jun 13 08:43

Cooking Vegetables With Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Healthier

These results, published in the science journal Molecules, allow an insight on the mechanisms with which gastronomy could play a relevant role in the health-improving effects of the Mediterranean Diet...

Jun 12 13:55

Report: Trump Orders 'Simpler Path' For Genetically Engineered Food

"President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the 'regulatory maze' for producers," the AP reports.

Jun 12 13:47

NEW TESTING REVEALED POPULAR KIDS CEREALS CONTAMINATED WITH WEEDKILLER ROUNDUP

A new analysis reveals Wednesday that over 20 popular children's cereals and snacks are contaminated with glyphosate—the main ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup.

Jun 12 13:19

WHEN YOU TAKE A COMMERCIAL GENETIC TEST, YOU OPT YOUR WHOLE FAMILY INTO WARRANTLESS STATE GENETIC SURVEILLANCE

Cops are increasingly turning to commercial gene-testing services to solve crimes, using a process called "genetic genealogy" that uses the records of people who are near-matches for DNA from crime scenes to zero in on suspects; that's how they caught the Golden State Killer, but cops don't just ask genetics services for data when they're after killers, sometimes they deputize these services to help them solve petty crimes.

Jun 12 11:22

Superweed Resists Another Class of Herbicides, Study Finds

We’ve all heard about bacteria that are becoming resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. These are the so-called superbugs perplexing and panicking medical science. The plant analogue may just be waterhemp, a broadleaf weed common to corn and soybean fields across the Midwest. With resistance to multiple common herbicides, waterhemp is getting much harder to kill...

Jun 12 11:19

Medical Cannabis States Have Lower Rates of Opioid Prescriptions

Using data from privately-insured adults, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston revealed that there is a lower level of opioids prescribed in states that have allowed the use of medical marijuana...

Jun 12 10:54

New York City closes 10th Jewish school for violating vaccine order

New York City is shuttering an Orthodox school in Brooklyn because it has continued to admit unvaccinated students in violation of a city order.

The Central UTA Satmar School for Boys, a Hasidic school in the Williamsburg neighborhood, will be closed Tuesday afternoon for violating the stipulations regarding vaccines and vaccination records, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has learned. It is the 10th Orthodox school in New York City to be closed this year due to the issue, according to a city official with knowledge of the matter.

Williamsburg, which has a large Orthodox population, has been experiencing a measles outbreak since last year that has infected 588 people in New York City. Almost three quarters of those cases have occurred in Williamsburg. The city says the outbreak is largely concentrated in the Orthodox community.

Jun 12 09:50

Rare “Superflares’ Could One Day Threaten Earth

By University of Colorado at Boulder

Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the galaxy: superflares.

These events occur when stars, for reasons that scientists still don’t understand, eject huge bursts of energy that can be seen from hundreds of light years away. Until recently, researchers assumed that such explosions occurred mostly on stars that, unlike Earth’s, were young and active...

Jun 11 15:04

'An embarrassment to the country': Tearful Jon Stewart's excoriating attack on DC lawmakers after only FIVE turn up to hear 9/11 victims plead for their fund to be renewed earned the comedian a standing ovation

Comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Congress on Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money - as just five members out of 14 turned up to hear the victim's appeal for more support.

Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to ensure the fund can pay benefits for the next 70 years.

The Zadroga Act pledged in 2015 to extend medical coverage until 2090 but now thanks to a rapidly dwindling kitty will fall short, which prompted Stewart and a host of victims' families to appeal for greater funding.

Pointing to rows of empty seats at a house subcommittee hearing room, an angry Stewart, 56, said that 'sick and dying' first responders and their families came to Washington for the hearing, only to face a nearly deserted dais.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jon, both this little family of 2, and WRH, absolutely stand with you on this issue.

Jun 11 12:01

Weird 'Anomaly' at the Moon's South Pole May Be a Metal Asteroid's Grave

There's something very weird, and very dense, under the surface of the moon's South Pole-Aitken basin, new research suggests.

That unexpectedly massive patch may represent the buried remains of an asteroid that crashed into the moon's surface and formed that basin in the first place. That new hypothesis is based on data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter missions. When the scientists combined the two types of data, they saw a mismatch between the surface topography and the gravitational tug of the moon.

"Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground," study lead author Peter B. James, a geoscientist at Baylor University in Texas, said in a statement. "That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected."

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