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Oct 03 09:36

Volcano erupts on Indonesia’s Sulawesi days after fatal quake & tsunami

Natural disasters continue to plague Indonesia, with the Mount Soputan volcano erupting on the island of Sulawesi just days after a devastating tsunami, triggered by a massive earthquake, struck the island, killing hundreds.

After months of increased seismic activity, the Soputan volcano finally blew off steam on Wednesday morning, sending an ash column as high as 4,000 meters into the air. Ash plumes are now moving in the west and northwest direction, with an alert level III issued for the active volcano.

Oct 03 09:23

Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system

An extremely distant dwarf planet, named The Goblin, has been discovered in observations that are redefining the outer reaches of the solar system.

Astronomers made the discovery while hunting for a hypothetical massive planet, known as Planet Nine, that is suspected to be in orbit far beyond Pluto in a mysterious region known as the Oort Cloud. Planet Nine has not yet been seen directly, but The Goblin appears to be under the gravitational influence of a giant unseen object, adding to astronomers’ certainty that it is out there.

The newly discovered icy world, estimated to be just 300km across, is in an extremely elongated orbit. At its closest, it gets about two and a half times as far from the sun as Pluto. Then it heads off to the outermost fringes of the solar system, to almost 60 times further out than Pluto, taking an astounding 40,000 years to loop once around the sun. For 99% of its orbit, it would be too faint to see.

Oct 03 08:22

Walaka and Kong-rey Become First Simultaneous Category 5 Storms in 13 Years

Hurricane Walaka and Super Typhoon Kong-rey attained Category 5 strength in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, marking the first time in 13 years two storms of that intensity have roamed the tropics simultaneously.

Oct 03 05:23

“Get Your Flu Shot or You’re Gonna Die!” – As the Hysteria Campaign Gears Up, Here Are Some Amazing NATURAL Flu Remedies and Preventatives

The scary public relations campaigns pushing Americans to get seasonal flu shots have reached a hysterical fever pitch. Flu and flu-like illnesses include these symptoms lasting up to two weeks: fever with chills, severe body aches, sore throat, deep hacking cough, runny nose, and severe fatigue.

Should you run out and get a flu shot “just in case?” Or is there a perfect combo of natural flu remedies and preventatives waiting just for you?

If you are afraid of the latest flu death stats, we’ve got some tempered news for you – and some ways you can protect yourself and your family from sickness this year.

Oct 02 20:23

Antidepressant withdrawal 'hits millions'

Millions of people get bad side-effects trying to cut down on or come off antidepressants, a large review says.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence review suggests half of patients have withdrawal symptoms and for half of these the symptoms will be severe.

Patients should be properly warned, it says. The guidance says symptoms are usually mild and clear up in a week.

But it's not uncommon for side-effects to last for weeks, months or longer.

Oct 02 18:00

Study Finds Disinfectant Cleaners May Alter Children’s Gut Microbiome

Are chemicals you use to clean your home ending up in your gut?

Oct 02 17:58

The Truth About the Patient/Therapist Mind Game

There is something particularly odious – in my view – about the way in which we in the West approach what (until very recently) used to be called ‘mental illness’.

Oct 02 12:30

Tsunami horror! Early detection buoys along Indonesia's coast had not worked since 2012 even after 2004 tsunami killed 230,000 people

As the death toll races past 3,000 after the mag 7.4 quake last week, Indonesia's disaster agency says early detection tsunami buoys off the coast of Sulawesi have not been working for six years, resulting in insufficient warning before rising waters reached the shore.

A network of 22 buoys connected to seafloor sensors was meant to transmit advance tsunami warnings to the Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency (BMKG).

But Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said the detection buoys had not worked since 2012 due to a lack of funding.

"If we look at the funding, it has decreased every year," he told Indonesian media at a press conference on Sunday.

The buoys, designed to detect tidal waves and potential tsunamis, are the fastest early detection tsunami technology in the country.

Oct 02 11:31

NASA's Aging Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Is Struggling to See Straight

The reign of NASA's champion exoplanet-hunting telescope Kepler may be coming to an end this month, according to an update from the agency posted yesterday (Sept. 28).

That's because two systems are troubling the aging telescope: New data shows that the instrument is struggling to point precisely across the heavens, even as it continues to run out of fuel, according to the agency statement.

The team behind Kepler has turned off the instrument temporarily, then will wake it up again on Oct. 10, when it is due to send its next batch of data back to Earth. At this point, according to NASA, there's no way to tell whether that process will be successful. If it is, they'll set the telescope back to gathering data, trying to eke out as much as possible from the machine.

Oct 02 09:28

Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 1,234 as Rescues Resume

At a press conference, Indonesian officials announced Tuesday that the death toll had increased to 1,234 from a devastating earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi, and about 800 others were severely injured.

Rescue officials worried that the extent of the disaster could escalate even further with several large coastal towns still isolated because of damaged roads and downed communication lines. The country's disaster agency said nearly all of the victims were from the devastated city of Palu on Sulawesi.

"The death toll is believed to be still increasing since many bodies were still under the wreckage, while many have not been reached," said agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. A mass burial for more than 500 bodies was held Sunday for health and religious reasons; the majority of Palu's inhabitants are Muslim.

Oct 02 09:08

Video games really DO make children violent: Teenagers who play Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty and Manhunt are more likely to get into fights at school

The results, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, were concluded from 24 studies across Canada, Germany, Japan and the USA.

'Although no single research project is definitive, our research aims to provide the most current and compelling responses to key criticisms on this topic,' said lead author of the study, Jay Hull, associate dean of faculty for the social sciences at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

'Based on our findings, we feel it is clear that violent video game play is associated with subsequent increases in physical aggression.'

Oct 02 09:06

What it's like to stand on a comet: Newly released Rosetta image reveals the eerie tranquility of the surface

The photo focuses on a geological feature dubbed Seth, which sits on the larger of two lobes on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G).

At the time, Rosetta was about 17 miles (28 km) from the comet’s center and a month and a half away from its historic rendezvous.

Oct 01 23:06

Could traces of Roundup be in a key source of New Zealand's drinking water?

Roundup is for the first time being tested for in groundwater - which is used to supply up to half of the country's drinking water.

The controversial weed killer made global headlines earlier this year after former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson successfully sued Monsanto, on the basis that its product contributed to his cancer. The 46-year-old was awarded US$289 million in damages.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found in 2015 that glyphosate (commonly known as Roundup) was "probably carcinogenic to humans". Despite IARC's evidence, Monsanto still claims it's safe and does not cause cancer.

New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority also believes it is still safe to use.

Oct 01 23:06

Traces of plastics chemical (BPA) detected in Wellington aquifer

Traces of a chemical commonly used in plastic packaging have been discovered in an aquifer used to supply Wellington's drinking water.

It's the first time tests for Bisphenol-A or BPA have been made in the Waiwhetu Aquifer, a major source of drinking water for the capital. Water drawn from the aquifer is treated before it reaches households.

Bisphenol-A is a chemical used in some plastics; food can linings, thermal receipt paper, and dental sealants. Opinion is divided globally on its health risks but some studies involving fish, mammals and humans have shown it negatively affects the reproductive system and embryo growth as well.

Although the amounts of BPA discovered have been deemed safe by health authorities, two environmental scientists say they are worried about the unknown, long-term effects of everyday consumption.

Oct 01 09:32

Indonesia tsunami: death toll rises to 844 as rescuers struggle to get to victims - live

Authorities warn toll could reach ‘thousands’ after 6m waves and earthquake struck city of Palu in Sulawesi

Oct 01 09:25

Grandfather And Grandsons Detained By Officer, Kicked Out Of Park For Drinking Kombucha Tea

Sid Tatem was trying to enjoy a picnic at Chesapeake’s Northwest River Park last week, but an overzealous park ranger quickly ruined the family outing. The ranger approached Tatem and sons inquiring about what they were drinking. Turns out the trio was enjoying some of grandpa’s homemade Kombucha, a fermented tea that has been around for thousands of years. Ranger Michael Peters was informed by Tatem the mixture might have residual alcohol from its fermentation but it could hardly be considered an alcoholic beverage.

Kombucha is the fermented tea that is sold in nearly every store across the country and which has an alcohol content so low that children can purchase it legally.

Currently quite a health food rage, it’s loaded with probiotics, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory substances. In other words, it’s really good for you and your body.

Oct 01 08:52

(VIDEO) -- Meet the Accidental Genius

- The story of a guy who develops Synesthesia, starts to see Math and becomes an Acquired Savant after being mugged and beaten

Oct 01 05:27

Cern scientist: 'Physics built by men - not by invitation'

One study, he told his audience, indicated that "men prefer working with things and women prefer working with people" and another, he claimed, suggested that there was a "difference even in children before any social influence".
When the BBC contacted Prof Strumia he said: "People say that physics is sexist, physics is racist. I made some simple checks and discovered that it wasn't, that it was becoming sexist against men and said so."

In a statement, Cern - which currently has its first ever woman director-general - said.
"CERN considers the presentation delivered by an invited scientist during a workshop on High Energy Theory and Gender as highly offensive. It has therefore decided to remove the slides from the online repository, in line with a Code of Conduct that does not tolerate personal attacks and insults."

Oct 01 01:19

‘Doomsday chemical -Fentanyl’ seized, ‘US-hating’ scholar arrested

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) with the help of a group of scientists from Defence Research & Development Establishment busted an illegal chemical laboratory in Indore, India and they seized 9 kg’s of a fentanyl (deadly synthetic opioid).

Sep 30 09:35

Natural weed control: Organic farmers use woodchip mulch to control weeds, increase crop yields

Woodchip mulching can suppress weed growths under field conditions, according to a study published in Agronomy Journal. Using a 16-year field trial of woodchip mulching, researchers demonstrated that not only does it diminish the development of weeds, it also does not affect the yield of the crops when it is used.

Sep 30 09:32

US could use Navy for ‘blockade’ to hamper Russian energy exports – Interior Secretary

This "person"is insane IMHO!

US could use its Navy to prevent Russia’s potential energy supplies to the Middle East, Internal Secretary Ryan Zinke said, Washington Examiner reports. The blockade would actually mean an “act of war,” Russian Senator fired back.
Zinke alleged that Russia’s engagement in Syria – notably, where it is operating at the invitation of the legitimate government – is a pretext to explore new energy markets.

Sep 30 09:31

Flying on commercial airlines subjects you to “secret” toxic air events that even the FAA refuses to admit

A shocking new study has shown that “toxic air events” are happening on planes more often than the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is willing to acknowledge. The federal government’s refusal to admit that these catastrophic events are happening — largely due to a common flaw found in almost all airplanes — is putting the health of passengers and plane crews at serious risk.

Sep 29 19:30

WHO revises Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola risk to ‘very high’

On Friday, the World Health Organization announced it had revised its Ebola risk assessment in the Democratic Republic of Congo from “high” to “very high”.

Sep 29 09:49

Death toll jumps to at least 384 after tsunami, quake hits Sulawesi Island in Indonesia

The death toll from a Friday evening earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi jumped to 384 on Saturday, authorities said, with many of those killed swept away by giant waves as they played on the beach in the city of Palu.

Strong aftershocks continued to rock the city on Saturday morning after waves up to 6 meters (18 feet) high swept through the scenic tourist town Friday, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on land.

“When the (tsunami) threat arose yesterday, people were still doing their activities on the beach and did not immediately run and they became victims,” said the spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency BNPB, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, in Jakarta. Hundreds of people were preparing for a beach festival to celebrate Palu’s anniversary. The festival was due to start Friday night.

Sep 29 09:49

Almost 30 strong aftershocks including one magnitude 6.7 strike Indonesia after massive mag 7.7 quake and deadly tsunami kill hundreds

More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit an Indonesian city on Friday.

Sep 29 09:41

Framed By Your Own Cells: How DNA Evidence Imprisons The Innocent

Modern technologies can now detect and analyze DNA from samples comprised of only 16 cells. But due to the touch-transfer properties of DNA, determining how those cells reached the surface on which they were found is impossible. Tiny amounts of touch-transferred DNA have placed people at locations they had never visited and implicated people for crimes they did not commit.

Sep 29 09:37

Risk of Ebola's spread from Congo now 'very high,' WHO says

The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now "very high" after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says.

The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo is now larger than the previous one in the northwest and more complicated to contain because of a dense, highly mobile population and a rebel threat so serious that some health workers say they're operating in a war zone.

A deadly attack in Beni, the heart of Ebola containment efforts, forced the work to be suspended for two days earlier in the week.

Sep 29 08:39

ANALYSIS FINDS TOXIC LEVELS OF ARSENIC IN NEUSE RIVER WATER FOLLOWING H.F. LEE COAL ASH SPILL

Goldsboro, NC – Water sampling of the Neuse River conducted on behalf of the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance following the coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s retired H.F. Lee Plant found levels of arsenic nearly 18 times higher than the North Carolina standard for drinking water supply and fish consumption.

The standard for drinking water supply and fish consumption is 10 micrograms per liter; testing from water sampled from the Neuse near the coal ash spills following Hurricane Florence was 186 micrograms per liter. The city of Goldsboro has a municipal water intake less than ten miles downstream from the plant.

The analysis, conducted by Pace Analytical, also found elevated levels of lead and other heavy metals in the water. That analysis can be found here.

The sample with the highest arsenic level came from a grey plume of ash in the river, which had poured over an actively eroding dam made of coal ash.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For companies like Duke, who are indulging in similar practices, success means never having to be held accountable for water catastrophes like this one.

Sep 29 07:59

ANALYSIS FINDS TOXIC LEVELS OF ARSENIC IN NEUSE RIVER WATER FOLLOWING H.F. LEE COAL ASH SPILL

Water sampling of the Neuse River conducted on behalf of the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance following the coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s retired H.F. Lee Plant found levels of arsenic nearly 18 times higher than the North Carolina standard for drinking water supply and fish consumption.

Sep 28 11:21

Read the Shocking Conclusions from 28 Medical Studies Linking Fluoride to Lower IQ in Children

To date, there are at least 53 known international scientific studies concluding that fluoride consumption is harmful to the development of intelligence in children, it impairs their learning and memory capacity. Children are commonly exposed to fluoride from municipal water supplies, dental treatments, environmental pollution, and in-utero.

Sep 28 11:08

Japan's Hopping Rovers Capture Amazing Views of Asteroid Ryugu

Two tiny, hopping rovers that landed on asteroid Ryugu last week have beamed back some incredible new views of the asteroid's rocky surface.

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Hayabusa2 sample-return mission dropped the two nearly identical rovers, named Minerva-II1A and Minerva-II1B, onto the surface of Ryugu on Sept. 21. In a new video from the eyes of Minerva-II1B, you can watch the sun move across the sky as its glaring sunlight reflects off the shiny rocks that cover Ryugu's surface.

Sep 28 10:42

US, India and Saudi Arabia worst hit by climate change in the upcoming years, new study claims.

A New study claims, in the upcoming years US, India and Saudi Arabia are likely to suffer the hardest impacts of climate change.

Sep 28 09:49

Tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong earthquake

A strong tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit a coastal Indonesian city, officials say.

Waves of up to 2m (6.6ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island, not long after authorities had lifted a tsunami warning.

Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque amongst the buildings damaged.

Officials have reported five deaths - but it is not clear if those were as a result of the tsunami.

Sep 28 08:08

Monkeypox nurse's husband who 'caught virus from his wife' waits 12 hours for an ambulance and is told he will be ARRESTED if he steps outside of his home

The husband of the health worker who caught monkeypox at work had to wait 12 hours for an ambulance – even though he was told he needed urgent attention.

The 50-year-old builder, from Fleetwood in Lancashire, was told by health officials to stay inside, in case he had the virus.

They reportedly even threatened the builder – who is convinced he caught the killer virus from his wife – with arrest if he went outside.

He had been suffering from flu-like symptoms and had broken out in spots – a tell-tale sign of the tropical disease – and is now being kept in hospital.

Sep 28 07:18

Michigan residents angry that their drinking water has been contaminated with chemicals and flame-retardants

Residents of Oscoda, Michigan are furious about the toxic PFAS and that have contaminated the picturesque Van Etten Lake. In a Circle of Blue report, the pollutants came from an old U.S. military base that made heavy use of firefighting foam.

Sep 28 07:15

Pomegranate extracts found to fight cancer at EVERY turn

Studies on animals have shown that extract of pomegranate can reduce the number of lung cancer tumors by up to two thirds. In one study, the researchers noted that cell proliferation, invasion and migration were all inhibited thanks to the extract. Their findings prompted them to label pomegranate as an “effective and safe chemotherapeutic agent.”

In a double-blind, randomized study, researchers discovered that the extract of pomegranate slowed the growth of tumors in prostate cancer patients, while many also saw markers for cancer progression drop.

Meanwhile, a study that was published in Clinical Cancer Research found that the juice slowed the PSA doubling rate – a measurement of how quickly cancer is progressing – significantly, going from 54 months to 15 months. A different study found that the extract of the peel and seed of the fruit inhibited breast cancer cell growth by more than 80 percent.

Sep 27 18:07

Why the US military is the world’s largest polluter

The U.S. Department of Defense remains to be the nation’s and the world’s biggest polluter, producing 750,000 tons of toxic waste annually. This rate was higher than the toxic waste generated by five of the largest chemical companies combined. According to experts, the Pentagon’s hazardous pollution trail came in forms of depleted uranium, oil, and jet fuels as well as pesticides, defoliants such as Agent Orange and lead, and other chemicals.

In 2014 alone, a Pentagon official divulged that the agency’s environmental office had to deal with 39,000 contaminated areas spread across 19 million acres across the country.

Sep 27 17:41

Mother, 38, clawed at her arms and made holes in her walls because she hallucinated black bugs living under her skin in horrifying ADHD drug side effect

A mother-of-two was left clawing at her arms and making holes in the walls of her flat when she became obsessed with the idea she had bugs crawling under her skin.

The unnamed woman was convinced there were insects inside her body and infesting her home and became so 'extremely distressed' her doctor prescribed her Valium.

Known only as Mrs T, her hallucinations began as a horrifying side effect of medication she was taking for her recently-diagnosed ADHD.

Sep 27 17:15

Another Recall: Burn Baby, Burn — Fitness Tracker Inferno!

By B.N. Frank

Just announced! ANOTHER Fitness Tracker recall! This time it’s due to burn risk.

"Portland-based Provata Health has recalled around 30,000 fitness trackers following reports of burns due to overheating issues...The Chinese manufactured devices come with a digital display, accelerometer, optical heart rate sensor and Bluetooth technology. They are offered in three colors: black, blue and mint green."...

Sep 27 12:29

AS MEDICAL MARIJUANA BECOMES MORE ACCEPTED, VETERANS URGE THE VA TO PRESCRIBE IT

Though medical marijuana is legal in most states, the Department of Veterans Affairs will neither recommend nor prescribe it because of a longstanding federal law.

Julio Ochoa reports that veterans are pushing Congress and the VA to change federal policies on medical marijuana.
Charles Claybaker spent five tours in Afghanistan, kicking in doors and taking out terrorists. But an aircraft crash in 2010 left the Army Ranger with a crushed leg, hip and spine and a traumatic brain injury.

Army doctors loaded him up with a dozen prescriptions to numb the pain and keep his PTSD in check.

But Claybaker said the pills transformed him from a highly-trained fighter into a zombie for at least two hours a day.

"I'm talking mouth open, staring into space," Claybaker said.

Claybaker decided he would rather live in constant pain. He took himself off opioids and suffered for eight months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That our Vets cannot get this from the VA is an absolute outrage; but unfortunately, the drug companies do not want to give up their profits from many times harmful and symptom-causing medications the VA doctors are prescribing now.

Sep 27 12:29

AS MEDICAL MARIJUANA BECOMES MORE ACCEPTED, VETERANS URGE THE VA TO PRESCRIBE IT

Though medical marijuana is legal in most states, the Department of Veterans Affairs will neither recommend nor prescribe it because of a longstanding federal law.

Julio Ochoa reports that veterans are pushing Congress and the VA to change federal policies on medical marijuana.
Charles Claybaker spent five tours in Afghanistan, kicking in doors and taking out terrorists. But an aircraft crash in 2010 left the Army Ranger with a crushed leg, hip and spine and a traumatic brain injury.

Army doctors loaded him up with a dozen prescriptions to numb the pain and keep his PTSD in check.

But Claybaker said the pills transformed him from a highly-trained fighter into a zombie for at least two hours a day.

"I'm talking mouth open, staring into space," Claybaker said.

Claybaker decided he would rather live in constant pain. He took himself off opioids and suffered for eight months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That our Vets cannot get this from the VA is an absolute outrage; but unfortunately, the drug companies do not want to give up their profits from many times harmful and symptom-causing medications the VA doctors are prescribing now.

Sep 27 11:33

Edible Robot Caterpillar Designed to Deliver Drugs Inside Human Body

By Nicholas West

High-tech drug delivery systems continue to be researched. I’ve extensively covered the move toward nanorobotics that can do everything from deliver drugs to laying down labels for genetic marking that could one day connect the human brain to computers or rewire it completely.

The latest offering is a bit more direct than that – it involves eating a robotic caterpillar and having it swim through your insides to distribute medication, as you can see in the video...

Sep 27 11:08

'Vaccines can kill' billboard featuring the son of a former MMA fighter, who claims the toddler died from a vaccination, goes up in Kansas City

A 'vaccines can kill' billboard that features the son of a former professional fighter, who blames his toddler's death on vaccinations, has been erected in Missouri.

Twenty-month-old Nicholas Catone, of New Jersey, died suddenly in his sleep in May 2017, 17 days after receiving a DTaP vaccination, according to his parents.

The vaccination helps children younger than age seven develop immunity to three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough.

But Nicholas' parents, former MMA fighter, Nick Catone and his wife Marjorie Madison-Catone, who has been a nurse for 12 years, believes their son's death was caused by the vaccination.

Nicholas is now the face of his parent's campaign to bring awareness to families that 'vaccines can kill'.

Sep 27 10:52

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Mawson Homeschooled Study Reveals Who is Sicker

Something is wrong with America’s children. They are sick – allergic, asthmatic, anxious, autoimmune, autistic, hyperactive, distracted and learning disabled. Thirty-two million American children – a full 43% of them – suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses not including obesity. Across the board, once rare pediatric disorders from autism and ADD to Type 1 diabetes and Tourette’s syndrome are soaring, though few studies pool the data. Compared to their parents, children today are four times more likely to have a chronic illness. And while their grandparents might never have swallowed a pill as children, the current generation of kids is a pharmaceutical sales rep’s dream come true: More than one million American children under five years old takes a psychiatric drug. More than 8.3 million kids under 17 have consumed psychiatric drugs, and in any given month one in four is taking at least one prescription drug for something.

Sep 27 10:44

Scientists discovered a smarter way to produce energy from sun

A Team of Researchers led by Scientists from the Australia's Curtin University have created a much cheaper and environment friendly way of turning solar energy into clean fuels like hydrogen.

Sep 27 10:14

The GOP Continues to Fully Fund Planned Parenthood

Christians and conservatives who think that the GOP and Donald Trump are pro-life are deluded beyond all remedy. A GOP Congress and White House can’t even defund Planned Parenthood, much less overturn Roe v Wade. Trump’s two years in office now marks a total of six years of a Republican majority in control of the White House and both houses of Congress (four years of GOP control under GW Bush and now two years under Trump), and Roe v Wade still stands as the law of the land, and Planned Parenthood continues to slaughter unborn babies with taxpayer funding.

CNSNews.com reports:

The Republican-controlled Congress is moving to enact a Defense appropriations bill that has morphed into a multi-agency “minibus” and continuing resolution that funds Planned Parenthood and research that uses fetal tissue taken from aborted babies.

Sep 27 08:27

More Schools Are Converting Back to Safer Wired Internet. Free Documentary “Wi-Fried” Details Why.

By B.N. Frank

There is still no safe level of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation exposure that has been scientifically determined for children and pregnant women. This is why an increasing number of schools in the U.S. and overseas are replacing wireless (WiFi) internet with safer wired internet. Many doctors have been recommending this for a while now. Regardless, this is not coming easily everywhere...

Sep 27 07:21

The Amazing Benefits of Green Space in the City

Green space, greening, and greenery are all current buzzwords in the research world today.

All that means is simply one aspect of nature and one aspect of enjoying nature. If you can see green in the form of trees, forestry, meadows or grass, shrubbery or vegetation, you are in a green space. Green space could include trees outside, being outside or surrounding yourself with greenery such as having fauna indoors. Maybe you have a porch, greenhouse, or solarium where you can hang out and read next to some calming plants.

Green space is more than just parks, however. It’s greenery that is set apart for recreational or aesthetic qualities in an otherwise urban space. We are going to talk about some of the pros of having more greenery and also the health benefits. The push for green space can also have a menacing side, believe it or not.

Sep 26 12:03

Which Milk Alternatives Are Worthy of Your Consideration?

By Marco Torres

The risks of consuming pasteurized cow’s milk are pronounced when consuming in the long term, especially for women. Not only does pasteurized milk create imbalances in the ratios of crucial minerals, but it influences progression and rates of osteoporosis. So which alternatives to milk are there and which ones are actually healthy?

The most heavily consumed processed milks in the world all carry significant problems if we assess their toxic/nutrient balance. Cow’s milk is is essentially a dead liquid, devoid of any real nutritional value...

Sep 26 11:40

New Drug Offers Hope for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

A new drug offers hope to people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).In clinical trials, the drug reduced nerve damaged in patients by almost 50%.

Sep 26 11:27

Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, new study finds

Researcher’s analysed 41 studies on topic and found a link between people’s diet and their chance of developing depression.

Sep 26 10:37

Top U.S. scientists forced to resign over allegations of corruption and false studies

Integrity and incorruptibility are qualities that we have every right to expect from the pillars of the scientific community. Shockingly, however, these pillars seem to be crumbling right before our eyes.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported that two of the most prominent scientists in the United States have been pressured to resign in the past few days, after it was reported that their methods revealed both their lack of integrity and susceptibility to corruption. (Related: The scientific fraud pandemic; few honest scientists remain.)

How the mighty have fallen

One of the most respected scientists in his field, José Baselga, chief medical officer at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is the published author of hundreds of articles featuring the most cutting-edge cancer research. The New York Times called him “one of the world’s top breast cancer doctors” and “a towering figure in the cancer world.”

Sep 26 10:30

Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees

Increased mortality of honey bee colonies has been attributed to several factors but is not fully understood. The herbicide glyphosate is expected to be innocuous to animals, including bees, because it targets an enzyme only found in plants and microorganisms. However, bees rely on a specialized gut microbiota that benefits growth and provides defense against pathogens. Most bee gut bacteria contain the enzyme targeted by glyphosate, but vary in whether they possess susceptible versions and, correspondingly, in tolerance to glyphosate. Exposing bees to glyphosate alters the bee gut community and increases susceptibility to infection by opportunistic pathogens. Understanding how glyphosate impacts bee gut symbionts and bee health will help elucidate a possible role of this chemical in colony decline.

Sep 26 09:42

Tetanus vaccines exposed for sterilizing 500,000 women and children – watch at REAL.video

A major pharmaceutical company has been outed for lacing tetanus vaccines with chemicals verified to have sterilized hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children throughout Africa.

In a new video published to REAL.video, Joe Joseph from The Daily Sheeple explains how Kenyan President Railia Odinga put forth test results to show that Agriq-Quest Ltd., a Nairobi-based pharmaceutical company, indeed allowed poisons to enter the shots and cause harm as part of a government-run public health program.

Sep 26 09:38

Transgender surgery is rooted in the idea that doctors can cure mental illness by permanently maiming patients

It might not be politically correct to say so, but transgenderism is a definitive mental illness that requires treatment in the form of counseling, emotional support, and even nutritional therapy – not going under the knife to try to physically look like the opposite sex. This has been confirmed by Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who’s on record as stating that it’s “biologically impossible” to truly change one’s sex.

Sep 26 09:36

Medical malpractice kills 500 times more Americans than accidental gun deaths… we need DOCTOR control

We’ve all heard the statistics about accidental gun deaths in the U.S. Many of them are overblown, of course, but even one death is too many. However, when these statistics are put in perspective by comparing them to other types of accidental death, it’s even more tragic; medical malpractice kills 500 times more Americans than accidental gun deaths do! Doesn’t that mean there should be 500 times more calls for doctor control than gun control?

Sep 26 07:07

Third monkeypox case hits the UK: Medical professional struck down with virus after treating infected patient

Public Health England revealed the unidentified medic had treated the second patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

However, officials today said the new case had come into contact with the patient before they were confirmed to have monkeypox.

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.

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