Feb 02 10:43


Monsanto, the megalithic corporation responsible for Agent Orange and for inundating the planet with noxious PCBs for years with full knowledge the horrific damage the substances cause to the planet and its inhabitants, finds itself in hot water, again, thanks to a poorly-delivered smear campaign against organic, healthy food — that is, food growing from the ground unassisted by its chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Just as many advocates of untreated food have suspected, Monsanto was caught red-handed disguising its own anti-organic propaganda — dangerously misleading and false information warning of supposed damage wrought to the environment through non-chemical growing methods — as valid scientific opinion pieces in major news outlets whose audience reach comprises millions of readers.

“The campaign for organic food is a deceitful, expensive scam,” railed Dr. Henry I. Miller for the Hoover Institution, in a piece republished by Newsweek.

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Looks to me that Newsweak... has become Monsanto's very own presstitute on this issue, bought and paid for.

We can never forget the pioneering work of Professor Giles-Eric Seralini and his research team at the University of Caan in France. His studies demonstrated, incontrovertibly, and with intense physical documentation, that rats who ate Monsanto's GMO corn, saturated wtih Roundup, died of horrific physical abnormalities, due to the use of Monsanto products.

Then, Monsanto the influenced a journal to retract Seralini's report.

Following the retraction, Seralini sued for defamation, and won:

Seralini wins defamation lawsuit.

Feb 02 09:59

NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it

In this update, dated Monday, the American space agency said “observations from all five sites were consistent with the radio frequency characteristics expected of IMAGE. Specifically, the radio frequency showed a spike at the expected centre frequency, as well as side bands where they should be for IMAGE.”

The Goddard boffins next need to undertake what the agency called “significant reverse-engineering” to capture and analyse the probe's communications.

“The challenge to decoding the signal is primarily technical,” the announcement explained. “The types of hardware and operating systems used in the IMAGE Mission Operations Centre no longer exist, and other systems have been updated several versions beyond what they were at the time.”

In other words, it doesn't have the electronics and software to hand that are compatible with whatever the bird is transmitting and expecting to receive.

Feb 02 09:09

All the water's gon-dola! Venice's famous canals dry up due to low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and lack of rain

Unusual weather has left some of Venice's legendary canals dried out - forcing gondolas to park up on dry land.

Cold winter weather, low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and little rain have caused the storied waterways to drop by up to 23in in some cases.

Feb 02 09:01

VW hid 'devastating' results from diesel exhaust tests on monkeys

German auto giant Volkswagen tried to keep secret the results of a diesel emissions test on monkeys because it showed a worse health impact than expected, a news report said on Wednesday.
The firm's suppression of the widely-condemned study emerged on the same day prosecutors in two German carmaking strongholds pressed forward with investigations of industry stalwarts Bosch and Audi over diesel emissions cheating.

Bild daily reported that the exhaust fumes tests on 10 monkeys that have sparked fresh public outrage following VW's emissions-cheating scandal "were never supposed to come to light" because the results were "too devastating".

Amid a storm of criticism over the experiment and over separate tests on German human volunteers commissioned by an auto industry-financed research institute, VW on Tuesday suspended its chief lobbyist Thomas Steg and labelled the testing "unethical and repulsive".

Feb 02 08:47

Cyclone Fehi: New Zealand declares STATE OF EMERGENCY as regions told to evacuate

CYCLONE Fehi has sparked evacuations and a state of emergency along New Zealand’s west coast as the storm ravages the North Island on route to the nation’s South Island. Winds of up to 80mph (130kph) are expected in southern and central New Zealand.

Feb 01 13:11

Rare glimpse of historic 'super blue blood moon' amazes global stargazers (PHOTO)

The celestial event known as a lunar trifecta, a combination of a super moon, a total lunar eclipse and a blue moon... It was the first super blue blood moon since 1982. This dazzling event won't happen again until 2037.

Feb 01 12:22

White death comes to Hungary to kill

Hungarian meteorologists have warned the population of Hungary of the natural phenomenon known as "white death." "White death" designates low temperature winter fog. Scientists from around the world have not been able to find an explanation to the phenomenon, but people traditionally associate it with mysticism. Citizens of Hungary say that "white death" is incredibly beautiful, but tourists should better run away from it not to find themselves in the center of the natural phenomenon. A sharp decline in temperature may lead to lethal outcomes and this may happen both to human being and animals, who fail to escape to warmer places.

Feb 01 12:14

Arizona police shooting of Daniel Shaver draws New Mexico civil rights lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A controversial Arizona police shooting of an unarmed man has prompted a former New Mexico woman to file a federal lawsuit over what happened to her during and after the confrontation.

Portillo described seeing the shooting.

“As he was crawling out, I guess his shorts were falling down cause of the material, because it was basketball shorts,” said Portillo. “And if you’re trying to crawl with your hands up this way, I mean out of reaction, you’re going to try to pull up your shorts… and then… they shot him.”

Feb 01 11:50

Former MK says Iran stole specs of Israeli submarines in hack

A former Knesset member claimed Wednesday that blueprints for submarines that were being built for the Israeli military were stolen in a cyberattack on a German shipyard.

Margalit noted that the shipyard in Kiel, Germany, that is building the ships for the Israel Navy was owned by the family of Samir Moqbel, who was Lebanon’s defense minister.

Feb 01 11:45

Schools in flu mayhem as child death toll climbs: Campuses closed in 13 states to 'disinfect' classrooms after up to 30% of kids called out sick

The flu has forced schools in at least 13 states to close this week.

So far, more than 40 children - including three reported just this week - have died of the aggressive H3N2 flu strain, which is widespread in every state except for Hawaii - this season.

Schools are shutting their doors as scores of teachers and students call out sick and health officials scramble to disinfect educational facilities and properties.

The CDC urges families to keep their children home if they are sick, but many young mothers have also succumbed to the virus after caring for their ill children.

Educators are swapping their usual attendance policies out for advice to keep children out of school at the first signs of sickness.

Feb 01 09:57

Thriving high school football star, 16, commits suicide after taking Tamiflu - and his family blames the medication

A 16-year-old boy has committed suicide days after being prescribed Tamiflu to treat his influenza.

Charlie Harp, a high school football player and wrestler from Franklin Township, Indiana, was thriving socially and academically when he fell ill last Thursday, his family said.

But within 24 hours of starting medication, his aunt and uncle, who were also his guardians, found him dead in the garage - and his family believe it was the drugs that drove him to suicide.

While Tamiflu manufacturer Roche insists side effects are not fatal, this story is the latest in a slew of accounts of children hallucinating or attempting suicide after being prescribed the influenza-fighting medication.

Feb 01 09:35

One of World's Finest Dinosaur Footprint Discoveries Uncovered in NASA's Parking Lot

Finally, on a summer day in 2012, a self-taught fossil hunter named Ray Stanford noticed the unmistakable shape of the nodosaur's track as he drove out of a parking lot at what is now NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.

Years of excavation and analysis revealed the contours of that fossil print and dozens more on a single 8.5-foot-long (2.6 metre) slab of sandstone, Stanford and his colleagues announced Wednesday.

It is the largest and most diverse assemblage from the dinosaur age found in the Mid-Atlantic region - and it ranks among the best fossil trackways in the world.

Feb 01 08:41

NASA attempting to contact satellite it lost contact with over a decade ago

In the year 2000, when NASA launched its first satellite devoted to imaging the Earth's magnetosphere – the region of space controlled by the Earth's magnetic field and containing extremely tenuous plasmas of both solar and terrestrial origin – they didn't expect to lose contact with it five years down the line.

Now, more than a decade after losing contact with the Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite, an amateur astronomer discovered that it is 'possibly alive'.

Jan 31 13:34

The grinning moon in the sky

Two lunar eclipses listed on the astronomers' calendar in 2018, and both are full. The second — in July — will last 1 hour 43 minutes and become the longest in the twenty-first century.

Jan 31 13:08

Russian-led global research team unlocks mysteries to Saturn’s rings

Scientists from Russia, UK, and the US have created a mathematical model to describe the processes of aggregation and fragmentation of clumps of matter in Saturn’s rings, the press office of Skoltech (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology) said. The new study shows that the process of aggregation and fragmentation of clusters of matter in the F-ring may last indefinitely long. The study’s results were published in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters. Saturn’s rings represent very broad and simultaneously thin conglomerates of ice and dust, which rotate at different distances from the planet. The rings’ material is greatly varied. It consists of "clusters" or "clots" of various sizes ranging from centimeters to dozens of meters in diameter. One of Saturn’s outermost rings called the F-ring is very unstable. Inside this ring, ice and dust form large clusters, which appear and disappear in several hours.

Jan 31 12:38

America celebrates 60 years in space: This is our pick of Nasa's greatest triumphs

Sixty years ago, the US launched its first satellite - Explorer I - into space, kick-starting decades of scientific discovery.

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Pleased that Viking made the list!

Jan 31 09:03

Fish Beat Flax For Cancer Prevention

By Joe Battaglia

The cancer-fighting potency of plant- versus marine-derived omega-3s has always been debated. Omega-3s from fish pack a stronger punch than flaxseed and other oils when it comes to cancer prevention, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study.

In modern diets, there are few sources of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly the fat of cold water fish such as salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, black cod, and bluefish. There are two critical omega-3 fatty acids, (eicosapentaenoic acid, called EPA and docosahexaenoic or DHA), that the body needs...

Jan 31 09:01

The Strange World Of Vaccines, Pregnancy And Children

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Something very strange has happened since I studied health, nutrition and holistic health sciences and matriculated in prenatal and infant nutrition. Back then, pregnant mothers were advised to take no medications, not even an aspirin! All medications were to be carefully “vetted” by the female’s obstetrician-physician and were to be taken only when absolutely necessary! Vaccines were nowhere near the radar screens of prenatal or neonatal health monitoring or medical services provided. Nor did we see or hear anything about the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its “genetic lineage” except Dr. Leo Kanner’s discovery published in 1943, first reported in the medical literature as “Kanner’s syndrome”! Where were the “genetic science and data” hiding if ASD supposedly is/was even a somewhat quasi-factual genetic proclivity?

What’s happened since and where did medicine go wrong, I have to ask?...

Jan 31 08:58

Swine flu, bird flu hit North Korea and South Korea days before Winter Olympics kickoff

Super flu outbreaks are ravaging the Korean Peninsula less than two weeks before the Winter Olympics — leaving North Korea scrambling to treat more than 81,000 people infected with swine flu as the South kills off nearly 1 million chickens to contain the bird flu on its side of the border.

Nearly 127,000 North Koreans were reported to have flu-like illness between Dec. 1 and Jan. 16, with 81,640 cases testing positive for Influenza A/H1N1, also commonly known as swine flu, the World Health Organization said in a report released Friday.

Jan 31 08:56

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigns amid reports she bought tobacco stocks while leading the agency 

Her tenure helming the CDC just went up in smoke.

Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stepped down Wednesday amid reports she traded tobacco stocks shortly after taking over the agency.

A representative for newly sworn-in Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar confirmed the departure in a statement.

“This morning Secretary Azar accepted Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the representative said.

Fitzgerald, an ob-gyn doctor by trade, purchased tobacco company shares a month after taking over the CDC last July, Politico reported Tuesday.

The news sparked uproar, particularly because the CDC is tasked with trying to get people to quit smoking.

Jan 31 07:06

Three lunar phenomena to occur on one night at a time

A rare phenomenon will adorn the night sky on January 31, 2018, when three cosmic events associated with the Moon are going to happen once at a time. It goes about such phenomena as supermoon, total lunar eclipse and the so-called blue Moon. During a total eclipse, the Earth's shadow will cast a red tint on the Moon making it look red from our planet. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as the "super blue blood moon." In North America, the phenomenon will be seen best in the western part of the continent, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. For residents of those territories, the "lunar show" will begin early in the morning on Wednesday, January 31. In the Middle East, in Asia, in the east of Russia, in Australia and New Zealand, the super blue blood Moon will be seen on the evening of January 31, a message on NASA's website said. The phenomenon will last for about one hour.

Jan 30 13:08

Flu vaccine BOMBSHELL: 630% more “aerosolized flu virus particles” emitted by people who received flu shots… flu vaccines actually SPREAD the flu

A bombshell new scientific study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds that people who receive flu shots emit 630% more flu virus particles into the air, compared to non-vaccinated individuals. In effect, this finding documents evidence that flu vaccines spread the flu, and that so-called “herd immunity” is a medical hoax because “the herd” is actually transformed into carriers and spreaders of influenza.

The bombshell finding is documented in a study entitled Infectious virus in exhaled breath of symptomatic seasonal influenza cases from a college community. The study authors are Jing Yan, Michael Grantham, Jovan Pantelic, P. Jacob Bueno de Mesquita, Barbara Albert, Fengjie Liu, Sheryl Ehrman, Donald K. Milton and EMIT Consortium.

Jan 30 11:50

More than 2,300 flu-related deaths reported in Texas, more to be counted, official says

The number of reported flu-related deaths in Texas this season has risen to more than 2,300, state data shows, and an official said there's still more to be counted.

According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, there were 1,155 flu/pneumonia-related deaths counted from Oct. 1 to Jan. 10.

Just one week later, the number of deaths reported caused the figure to soar to 2,355 deaths, with individuals over 65 accounting for half of the flu-related deaths this season.

Jan 30 08:37

Volcanic Unrest at Mauna Loa, Earth’s Largest Active Volcano

Mauna Loa is showing persistent signs of volcanic unrest. Since 2014, increased seismicity and deformation indicate that Mauna Loa, the volcano that dominates more than half of the island of Hawai?i, may be building toward its first eruption since 1984.

Thousands of residents and key infrastructure are potentially at risk from lava flows, so a critical question is whether the volcano will follow patterns of previous eruptions or return to its now historically unprecedented 33-year slumber.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since 1843, an average of one eruption every 5 years [Trusdell, 2012]. Typical of shield-building Hawaiian volcanoes, Mauna Loa hosts a summit caldera and two rift zones, the Northeast Rift Zone (NERZ) and the Southwest Rift Zone (SWRZ; Figure 1, inset).

Jan 30 08:36

Stunning view of Antarctica’s tallest volcano

A chain of volcanoes along a 900-kilometer (560-mile) stretch of Antarctica’s Pacific coast, similar in size to the Cascade volcanic chain in North America, is home to Antarctica’s tallest volcano — Mount Sidley. The Landsat 8 satellite acquired these images of this volcano on November 20, 2014.

Jan 30 08:36

Antarctic Volcano Warning: Ash Could ‘Encircle The Globe’ Causing Worldwide Health Problems

Scientists are sounding the alarm about a volcano eruption in Antartica that could cause global health problems. The ash from this eruption could encircle the globe, affecting millions of people.

Deception Island, off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, is a hotbed of volcanic activity with at least 50 craters spread across the region. A recent study done in the area by scientists has found evidence that an eruption on the island could disrupt air traffic on continents in the Southern Hemisphere, including South America and Africa. It could also cause some major health concerns for the whole globe.

The findings of the research show that Antarctica’s volcanoes can have an effect across the world, says Charles Connor, a geoscientist at the University of South Florida in Tampa not involved in the research. “We have to reassess the potential hazards for global transportation networks posed by even these remote volcanoes.”

Jan 30 08:35

Rare Sub-Antarctic volcano eruption captured on film

A rarely seen volcanic eruption on a sub-Antarctic island has been captured by a team of scientists sailing near the remote area. Heard Island, about 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) southwest of Australia and just 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) north of the coast of Antarctica, is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) long and is dominated by an active volcano known as Big Ben. Volcanic activity at the spot has been known since 1881, and satellites recorded eruptions there in the 1990s and 2000s. However, because the island is remote and rarely visited, eye-witness accounts of such eruptions are few and far between.

Jan 29 23:39

The Twisted Truth About Mueller’s Corrupted Probe

You know the old saying, “give someone enough rope and they’ll hang themselves?” Well that time has surely come for Mueller, the FBI (Fake, Biased Investigations) and the whole damn bunch of Trump hating, sore loser Clintonistas. With this week’s astounding revelations of premeditated, utterly biased and criminal behavior by top members of Mueller’s hit squad, this is more than a smoking gun.

Those that need to be investigated and charged are Robert Mueller, James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Hui Chen, Jeff Sessions, Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and too many to list here. These are key members of the deep state political apparatus. There is more than enough rope for all of them to “hang themselves.” Need I say more?

Jan 28 18:44

Trump says America open for business. Marijuana industry asks “What about us?"


President Donald Trump told world leaders that America is open for business. But one budding U.S. industry — marijuana growers and sellers — sees irony in this boast, which comes as they feel forced by the administration to invest millions in cannabis businesses across the border.

Privateer, which has the backing of the Silicon Valley mogul and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, announced Thursday that it had raised more than $100 million in its third round of fundraising. Kennedy said those dollars, which brings their total funding to $200 million, shows that U.S. investors continue to see growth opportunities despite the federal government’s threats to clamp down. But Kennedy said more than 75 percent of the funding would be invested in Canada and overseas where governments are more supportive of the industry.

“That money would have gone to jobs and would have gone to pay taxes in the U.S. It would have gone to manufacturing facilities in the U.S.,” Kennedy said.

Jan 28 07:12

SpaceX schedules early February launch of Falcon Heavy rocket

After multiple delays, SpaceX managed to successfully test-fire its highly anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket on Wednesday.

Now, the California-based space company has scheduled the first flight of the three-core heavy-lift rocket for early February.

"Aiming for the first flight of Falcon Heavy on February 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy," SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted. "Easy viewing from the public causeway."

Jan 27 18:54

Amateur astronomer discovers a revived NASA satellite

After years in darkness, a NASA satellite is phoning home.

Some 12 years since it was thought lost because of a systems failure, NASA’s Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) has been discovered, still broadcasting, by an amateur astronomer. The find, which he reported in a blog post this week, presents the possibility that NASA could revive the mission, which once provided unparalleled views of Earth’s magnetosphere.

Jan 27 12:01

Why the FDA should be charged with murder

If you worked for a federal agency that was killing people at the rate of 100,000 a year, every year, like clockwork, and if you knew it, wouldn’t you feel compelled to say or do something about it?

Jan 27 11:28

Flu vaccines causing flu OUTBREAKS across America

The flu vaccine is partially to BLAME for the flu outbreak that's now reportedly killing 100 people a day across America.

Jan 27 11:28

The Really Big One: The next rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent

The question is when. And keep in mind: The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent.

Jan 27 10:13

Archeologists discover that a 364-day calendar year existed during biblical times

Archeologists have pieced together and translated fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls which suggest that people in biblical times had based their calendar year on a 364-day cycle and not a 365-day cycle, as modern society now does.

Jan 27 08:10

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei captures first space-selfie of 2018 – See pic

The first spacewalk of 2018 took place on Wednesday, January 23. Led by NASA astronaut Mark Vand Hei accompanied by fellow Flight Engineer Scott Tingle, the mission witnessed the successful replacement of a Latching End Effector (LEE) on the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2.

While the maintenance of the space station is a crucial process, it cannot be seen through without a space selfie, can it?

Jan 27 08:09

NASA to launch GOLD mission to study Earth's boundary with space

NASA is set to launch on Thursday Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, the mission to study the dynamic region where space and Earth`s uppermost atmosphere meet.

It is the first NASA science mission to fly an instrument as a commercially hosted payload, the US space agency said on Wednesday.

The mission will fly aboard SES-14, a commercial communications satellite.