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Oct 23 14:19

Salty waters on Mars could host Earth-like life

Mars is an unlikely place for life as we know it to thrive. The surface is bombarded by DNA-damaging radiation. Water has only been confirmed on the frigid landscape in the form of ice and hydrated minerals. And there's barely even a wisp of oxygen in its paltry atmosphere.

But the case for life on the red planet just got a little stronger with a new study that suggests salty waters thought to potentially exist near the surface could hold enough dissolved oxygen to support familiar forms of microbial life. In some special cases, there would even be enough of the element to harbor basic oxygen-loving animals like sponges.

Oct 23 12:58

Measles Alert

On October 18, the Jewish Forward reported six cases of measles among Orthodox Jewish children under the age of four in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Also noted were 11 cases of measles in Orthodox Jewish enclaves in Rockland County, New York.

This follows a larger outbreak in 2013 in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, itself the third or fourth measles problem in the community since 2007, and following closely on the heels of a mumps outbreak that affected more than 3,000 people. In 2013 alone New York City spent $395,000 and more than 10,000 personnel hours to respond to the measles outbreak and keep it contained. Serious measles outbreaks have also recently affected the Orthodox communities in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles.

Apparently, Orthodox communities vaccinate their children at lower rates than the general public. A study in London found lower rates of vaccination And recurrent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases suggest sub-optimal coverage.

Oct 23 11:36

Bayer Stock Crashes After Monsanto Cancer Verdict Upheld By Judge; Analyst Estimates $800 Billion In Future Liability

Bayer greedily bought and swallowed the 'poison pill' of Monsanto without considering it's true liability. Now their headache is taking on epic proportions...

Growing uncertainty about whether San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos would rule in favor or against Bayer’s appeal of the Monsanto Cancer Verdict were resolved Tuesday morning as the judge upheld the jury’s decision that the glyphosate-based weedkiller (aka Roundup) sold by Monsanto caused a California man’s terminal cancer and that Monsanto intentionally hid its dangers.

Oct 23 11:35

MICROPLASTICS DETECTED IN HUMAN STOOL SAMPLES FOR FIRST TIME

Humanity has created more than 9 billion tons of plastic since the 1950s, when large-scale production of the material first took off. Of that total, a staggering 76 percent has gone to waste. These days, plastics are found in most table salt, marine life and the deepest parts of the ocean. So it any surprise that they have made it into our bodies, too?

A small study has detected microplastics in human excrement for the first time, raising larger questions about how the tiny particles can affect our health.

Plastic particles were found in all the stool samples of eight participants from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the UK and Austria, researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria found. On average, 20 microplastic particles per 10g of stool were detected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is officially horrible.

As consumers, we need to demand better packaging for our food, that doesn't have the option of potentially killing us off when we eat the food inside!!

Oct 23 11:12

JUDGE UPHOLDS LANDMARK MONSANTO VERDICT, BUT SLASHES PUNITIVE DAMAGES BY $211 MILLION

A judge in California on Monday upheld a landmark verdict in a case brought by a terminal cancer patient who successfully argued his illness resulted from his exposure to Monsanto's weedkiller RoundUp, but slashed the damages the agrochemical giant was originally required to pay from $289 million down to just $78 million and said she would order a retrial if former groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson rejects the payout.

"The evidence presented to this jury was, quite frankly, overwhelming... We are happy the jury's voice was acknowledged by the Court, even if slightly muted."
—Johnson's team

Jurors had come forward to demand that San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos respect their historic verdict, issued in August. The judge had been considering a request for a retrial from Monsanto, but decided (pdf) instead to cut the punitive damages from $250 to $39 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder the terms and conditions under which Judge
Bolanos made that big reduction in the judgement.

For a company like the former Monsanto, $39 million is only a slap on the wrist.

And also, please note that no one in the Monsanto group will spend any jail time; how, please, is this humanly possible, when it has been known for years that glyphosate is a carcinogen?

Monsanto only tested rats with Glyphosate-raised corn for only 90 days, because it knew that it was after the 90 day cycle, the damage to the rat's systems would start appearing.

They got Dr. Seralini's research, proving that the chemical had negative consequences after 90 days, redacted from a highly respected scientific journal, and, Dr. Seralini had to go back to court for the damages this act caused his professional reputation.

He won his case, and got the article on this damage republished.

Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

Oct 23 10:56

Tiny Cubesat Snaps Photo of Mars for 1st Time Ever

A tiny Mars-approaching spacecraft has snapped a photo of its target, marking the first time that a cubesat has ever captured an image of the Red Planet.

One of NASA's two briefcase-size Mars Cube One (MarCO) cubesats acquired the image on Oct. 2, when it was about 8 million miles (12.8 million kilometers) from the Red Planet, agency officials said.

The MarCO twins — officially known as MarCO-A and MarCO-B, but nicknamed "Eve" and "Wall-E," respectively, after characters in the 2008 Pixar film "Wall-E" — launched with NASA's InSight Mars lander in early May. The main goal of the MarCO mission is to prove that cubesats, whose operations to date have been restricted to Earth orbit, can indeed make the long trek to the Red Planet. Their success could help pave the way for much greater activity in deep space by small, low-cost spacecraft, mission team members have said.

Oct 23 10:38

CBD oil: Cannabis oil study shows “significant” improvement in Crohn’s disease symptoms

CBD oil is an oil made from cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.

Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive and has recently been hailed for having various health benefits, such as for the treatment of epilepsy.

In a recent study, CBD oil was found to “significantly” improve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and the quality of life of sufferers of the disease, but contrary to previous medical thinking, has no effect on gut inflammation.

Oct 23 10:23

The Screens – Why We’re So Crazy and Miserable All the Time

We are surrounded by screens full of voices that are always lying to us, and experts wonder why we’re so crazy and miserable all the time.

Oct 23 10:10

Countless Studies Show 5G Frequencies Cause Harm but the National Rollout is Here

5G wireless service has just been launched by Verizon in the first 4 cities on the planet: Sacramento, California, Houston, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Los Angeles, California. Verizon launched it on October 1, offering free 5G to users for three months.

Oct 23 09:19

Outrageous chemical-dosing experiment to force friendship toward migrants: not science fiction Oct23

I really hope you understand this.

It is not a fantasy. It isn’t science fiction. It isn’t satire.

It is Brave New World, but not the Huxley novel. It’s happening now.

It’s a published study that appears on the website of the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

The title of the study is, “Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection.” (Reference: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 29;114(35):9314-9319.)

Oct 23 07:47

Study: Having Fewer Sexual Partners Linked to Happier Marriages

It turns out the advice given to us by our Christian forebears developed over millennia might be better for us than the progressive dogma pushed by Hollywood and the media over the last few decades.

Oct 22 17:55

Curcumin targets aggressive and lethal forms of cancer while leaving noncancerous cells unharmed

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers used models to show how turmeric can inhibit the DYRK2 enzyme. With the help of x-ray crystallography, they obtained 3-D images that show curcumin binding to this enzyme atomically.

You might be wondering why we should be excited about this. It turns out that inhibiting the DYRK2 enzyme stops protein complexes known as proteasomes that are involved in cancer development. This action interferes with the proliferation of cancer cells, reducing tumors and slowing the cancer’s growth.

This is great news for sufferers of proteasome-addicted cancers, such as triple-negative breast cancer and multiple myeloma. These cancers depend on the proteasomes that curcumin inhibits for their survival. While pharmaceutical proteasome inhibitors do exist, they have the undesirable effect of also damaging noncancerous cells at the same time.

Oct 22 15:56

Antipsychotics prescribed to millions of delirious patients do NOTHING: Study reveals the pills work no better than a placebo - but have toxic side effects and increase risk of death

For 40 years, doctors have been prescribing antipsychotic drugs to patients that become delirious in the hospital, without any clear, proven notion of how, why or even if they worked.

Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have finally tested the two most commonly-prescribed drugs (haloperidol and ziprasidone) and found that they make no difference in patients' recoveries.

Oct 22 15:54

Pesticide-free organic food lowers your blood cancer risk by 86% - and slashes breast and skin cancer risk by more than a third, study finds

Cutting out pesticides by eating only organic food could slash your cancer risk by up to 86 percent, a new study claims.

The biggest impact was seen on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk, which plummeted among those who shunned chemical-sprayed food, according to the survey of nearly 70,000 French adults.

Overall, organic eaters were 25 percent less likely to develop any cancer, and their risks of skin and breast cancers dropped by a third.

Oct 22 15:53

FDA committee votes to approve opioid tablet 1,000 times stronger than morphine - but even the group's own chair warns 'it will cause death'

Sufentanil, the drug in question, is currently used in an injectable form to treat patients with severe injuries in hospitals.

But now the FDA is on the verge of approve a single-dose dissolvable tablet form that experts warn could easily fall into the hands of the black market to become the next OxyContin - fueling yet another wave of the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Opioid overdoses killed 72,000 people in 2017, shattering the previous year's record death toll.

Oct 22 12:52

OUTBREAK ALERT: Ebola Containment Stalled By Violence

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has made it increasingly difficult for health officials who are attempting to contain an outbreak of Ebola. The DRC’s Ministry of Health reported that rebels in the Rwenzori neighborhood of Beni killed at least 15 people and kidnapped another dozen over the weekend.

The violence is all but halting efforts to contain the Ebola virus, making its spread much more likely, according to a report by Axios. So far, the DRC has reported at least 202 confirmed cases of Ebola since this outbreak started August 1 of this year. This is the 10th major incidence of violence near the outbreak epicenter in Beni, according to Peter Salama, a World Health Organization (WHO) emergencies chief, in a post made public on the social media platform Twitter.

Oct 22 11:38

The first tunnel for Boring Company's underground transport network across Los Angeles will open in just 11 WEEKS, Elon Musk reveals on Twitter

Elon Musk has announced that the Boring Company will open a stretch of tunnel under Los Angeles in just 11 weeks.

The Boring Company founder made the announcement via Twitter and earmarked December 10 for the grand unveiling.

Boring has been working on developing a series of rapid-transit tunnels that can transport people on 'skates' at up to 150 miles per hour (240 km/h).

The stretch of tunnel that will be opened to the public was previously dubbed a 'test tunnel' and sits beneath the suburb of Hawthorne, south of downtown LA.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.6 - 218km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

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The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.8 - 197km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.5 - 223km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

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The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:19

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Checks for Collision Hazards As It Nears Asteroid Bennu

After a huge team of engineers has spent years building a $800 million spacecraft, you want to be sure the craft doesn't bang into anything before it even gets a chance to start work in earnest.

That's NASA's thinking with the agency's OSIRIS-REx mission, which is headed to explore an asteroid called Bennu and learn more about the earliest days of the solar system. So, while the spacecraft was still 620,000 miles (1 million kilometers) away from its target, it took a moment to check for any cosmic debris that could threaten a collision.

Oct 22 11:16

Hurricane Willa Strengthens Into a Category 5 in Eastern Pacific; Poses Danger to Mexico on Tuesday

Hurricane Willa has intensified into a Category 5 in the eastern Pacific Ocean and will threaten Mexico with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge and flooding rainfall as it makes landfall on Tuesday.

A hurricane warning is in effect from San Blas to Mazatlán, including Las Islas Marias. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Playa Perula to San Blas and from north of Mazatlán to Bahia Tempehuaya.

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AIM FOR THE HONDURANS! AIM FOR THE HONDURANS!

Oct 22 09:05

Mike Adams’s Lab Only One in America Set to See What’s Really in Vaccinations with Dr. Group

Oct 22 08:48

Epileptic boy, seven, whose plight triggered the Government's medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike thanks to taking the oil

Alfie Dingley, seven, from Kenilworth, had his first seizure at just eight months old and went on to have thousands more, some as often as every 30 minutes.

Unsure how best to treat the youngster, his doctor pumped him with steroids that left him 'high as kite' and even caused him to suffer psychotic episodes where he would hit his four-year-old sister Annie.

After being told the medication itself could kill him or result in him being sectioned, the family moved to the Netherlands so Alfie could take part in a cannabis oil trial.

Just five weeks later, Alfie's seizures stopped, his mood improved and his cognitive abilities started to catch up.

Oct 22 08:33

Epileptic boy, seven, whose plight triggered the Government’s medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike thanks to taking the oil

An epileptic boy whose plight triggered the medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike due to the Cannabis oil.

Oct 22 05:56

Skyrocketing antidepressant use now affecting marine life, turning waterways into a ‘drug soup’

According to the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, and as reported by NBC News, an alarming one in six Americans over the age of 12 is on some type of antidepressant or other psychiatric medication. And many of those people are disposing of their unused drugs by flushing them down the toilet. In addition, these chemical medications also enter the water supply via the urine and feces of the people taking them.

The result? Researchers from the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, England, have warned in a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, that our waterways are severely polluted by these drugs, causing great harm to marine life.

Oct 21 09:53

More than half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, survey finds

Doctors say many parents are still skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the flu vaccine

Oct 21 09:35

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck about 9 miles north of Amarillo on Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey says. Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma and Texas in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production.

Oct 21 09:33

Elizabeth Warren's ex-husband founded DNA testing company

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's ex-husband co-founded a DNA testing company and wrote one of the first computer codes for making genetic comparisons.

Jim Warren's career involved him in the kinds of genetic testing that Elizabeth Warren controversially invoked this month to prove that she had Native American ancestry.

One of the two other co-founders of his testing company, FamilyTreeDNA, has worked with Carlos Bustamante, the Stanford University geneticist who administered a DNA test at Elizabeth Warren's request.

Bustamante, a Stanford University geneticist, conducted the test, which Elizabeth Warren used to respond to President Trump's "Pocahontas" taunt and his mockery of her previous claim to be a Native American while a professor at Harvard Law School in the 1990s. Warren's roll-out of the test results was widely seen as a sign that she is running for president in 2020.

Oct 20 10:28

DARPA TO WEAPONIZE INSECTS TO SPREAD VIRUSES ACROSS THE POPULATION

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on an agricultural bio-weapon, and a team of scientists are speaking out about it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is amazing just how fundamentally pure "mad evil genius"DARPA is willing to go; its implementation of this project will justify it being called "a breach of the Biological Weapons Convention", and the results may well be both catastrophic... and irreversible.

Oct 20 10:14

X-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 400 Days on Latest Mystery Mission

The latest mystery mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has now passed the 400-day mark .

This mission — known as Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-5) — was rocketed into Earth orbit on Sept. 7, 2017, atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The uncrewed space plane is carrying out secretive duties during the X-37B program's fifth flight.

Oct 20 10:12

10 percent of American F-22 fighter jets damaged by Hurricane Michael

Part of the reason the F-22’s were left in the path of the storm is that they were broken and too expensive to fix or fly.

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Hurricane Michael qualifies as an enemy ace!

Oct 20 09:24

For A Woman Who Accused A Lawyer Of Groping Her, There’s No #MeToo

Luisa Esposito sat quietly as her personal injury lawyer bragged about how lucky she was that that he’d taken her case. He’d dropped a “big case from Oregon, a big case about a matter that involved a big client, corporate client,” to work on hers, a common car crash suit, Allen Isaac told Esposito as they met in his office on the 20th floor of a Manhattan skyscraper.

Oct 20 09:18

EXCLUSIVE: HE’S RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR AS A SINGLE DAD, BUT HIS EX-WIFE SAYS HE TREATED HER ‘LIKE A PRISONER,’ BRUISED HER NECK (3 Pics)

Nevada Democrat Steve Sisolak has framed his gubernatorial campaign on an image of him raising his two daughters as a single father. But his ex-wife said that claim is “bull,” that he treated her like “a total prisoner,” and that an altercation with Sisolak in 2000 left her with a bruised neck.

Oct 20 08:41

The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu

Even if the Saudi monarchy or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular did not murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi, that regime is an especially evil one in both its domestic and international conduct. To see that, one need only consider the horrendous Saudi war against the people of Yemen, which has been backed by the U.S. government since Barack Obama was in office. That war, with its merciless killing of defenseless thousands, spread of disease, and inevitable benefits to al-Qaeda, is just the latest in a series Saudi atrocities.

Oct 20 08:35

Dr. Paul Offit Says Trump, DeNiro Ages Caused Autism In Their Sons

this morning, American pediatrician and co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, Paul Offit, has unwittingly intertangled the two media icons. Offit is a staunch supporter of all things vaccines. Both Trump and DeNiro have much more frigid relationships with vaccines. Trump has notably and controversially supported the idea of vaccine injuries. Most of Trump’s rhetoric came prior to his Presidential election win. During a recent interview with Zubin Damani (ZDoggMD), Offit asserted that both Trump’s son Barron and DeNiro’s son Elliot are autistic because of paternal age factors. Meaning, Trump and DeNiro had both of the children over the age of 60, something Offit claims influences the onset of autism. The glowing problem with Offit’s statement is that the Trumps have never said Barron is autistic

Oct 19 14:51

Kratom & The Liver: Dangers and Solutions

There is no documented history of kratom being responsible for any damage to the liver or any other vital organs, for that matter. Current information suggests that there is no risk of liver toxicity to kratom.

Oct 19 12:04

A 150-Year-Old Drug Could Improve One of the Biggest Problems with Radiation Therapy

A muscle relaxant drug, discovered 150 years ago, may have a new role to play in modern medicine.New research suggests that the drug, called papaverine, could give a much-needed boost to radiation therapy, increasing its impact on cancerous cells in hard-to-reach areas.

Oct 19 09:19

The Hubble Deep Space Field photos are absolutely mind blowing (14 Pics)

The Hubble Deep Space Field photos are absolutely mind blowing (14 Pics)

Oct 19 09:03

Colorado parents are holding 'chickenpox parties' to deliberately infect their children with the virus

Most parents go out of their way to prevent their children from contracting chickenpox.

But a group in Boulder, Colorado, is doing the exact opposite - arranging 'chickenpox parties' to deliberately infect their children.

It is a technique that was used by families decades ago, before the varicella zoster vaccine was released in 1995, in an attempt to 'naturally' build up their kids' immunity to viruses.

Oct 19 08:50

Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Cancer?

For people without a personal history of cardiovascular disease, aspirin’s risks may outweigh its benefits, but aspirin may have additional benefits. “We have long recognized the preventative role of daily aspirin for patients with atherosclerotic [heart] disease; however, it now appears that we can, so to speak, kill 2 birds with 1 stone” (or as I like to say, hatch 2 birds from 1 egg :).

Oct 19 07:15

6-Year-Old With Diabetes Sells Pumpkins To Raise Money For Service Dog (3 Pics)

At 4-years-old Ian Christensen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a disease no stranger to the family, after Ian’s uncle Aaron was diagnosed with the disease in his teenage years. Aaron lost both his eyesight and a kidney in 1996, which is why the family has been fighting to give Ian the best treatment he can receive. Wanting him to have a normal childhood, his parents have been doing everything they can to cheer him up, which is why they were devastated when they learned he wasn’t allowed to ride the school bus like most children do.

Oct 18 18:28

Weaponizing the Frequencies: the Coming Tidal Wave

Psychotronic millimeter wave weaponry is coming to a street near you, with the potential to unleash disease on a mass scale. Welcome to the new fifth generation of wi-fi called 5G, where the speed to send full-length, high-definition movies to your ipad is ten times faster.

Oct 18 15:16

Ebola Alert: Congo’s Outbreak May Be Declared A ‘Public Health Emergency’

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s current Ebola outbreak is the nation’s 10th in 40 years. It was officially declared an outbreak on August 1, shortly after the end of a previous outbreak in the country that claimed 33 lives.

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