Jan 26 12:05

Extra letters added to life's genetic code

Scientists have created bacteria that thrive using an expanded "genetic alphabet".

The blueprint for all life forms on Earth is written in a code consisting of four "letters": A, T, C and G, which pair up in the DNA double helix.

But the lab organism has been modified to use an additional two, giving it a genetic code of six letters.

Researchers hope the work could lead to bugs that can help manufacture new classes of drugs to treat disease.

What could possibly go wrong...

Jan 26 11:36

Man Made Climate Change IS Real, China To MAKE Weather

While liberals scream for climate change acceptance, man made climate change via cloud seeding and aerosols is actually being done by governments around the world to manipulate weather, completely denied in the liberal climate change thought process.

Jan 26 11:15

New Film “Second Opinion” Exposes the Truth About a 40-Year Long Cover-Up of Laetrile Cancer Treatment

If you are old enough, you might recall a controversy in the early 1970s regarding the compound Laetrile, purported to prevent the spread of cancer. New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was ground zero in that firestorm.

In the early 1970s, America’s war on cancer was in full force, and Sloan Kettering was regarded as one of the world’s leading cancer research centers.

But Sloan Kettering’s Board of Directors swept positive findings about Laetrile under the rug when it became unprofitable and publicly unpopular for them to support it.

Jan 26 11:09

Atlantic Museum: Europe’s First Underwater Museum Opens In Spain

Some 200 life-size human figures, created over the course of two years by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, have been submerged 14 metres.

Jan 26 11:06

GOP to block repeal of Obamacare by stalling

With just one day away from the Republicans self-imposed deadline to repeal botched Obamacare legislation, we can see that the GOP has no intention of achieving anything in favor of Trump, as both the Democrats and Republicans are wrapped up by the powers-that-be just as Intellihub has reported for years.

Jan 26 11:03

Jupiter as you've never seen it before: Stunning image reveals its 'Little Red Spot' in incredible detail

The image was captured by the JunoCam imager on Nasa's Juno spacecraft on December 11, 2016, as the spacecraft performed a close flyby of the gas giant planet.

At the time the picture was taken, the spacecraft was at an altitude of 10,300 miles (16,600 kilometres) above Jupiter's cloud tops.

Jan 26 10:47

Deadly volcano erupts with residents told to cover their bodies in WATER as precaution

The 12,533-feet Colima Volcano near Mexico City send an ash plume 2.4miles high, leading residents to be warned to stay inside.

Luis Felipe Espinosa Puente, the national coordinator of Civil Protection, tweeted: “Explosion of VolcándeColima at 7:49 am, with a height of more than 4 km, northeast direction.”

The Colima Volcano is one of the most active in Mexico and in the last days its activity has intensified, leading to fears a forced evacuation may take place.

Jan 26 09:20

Planned Parenthood Referred for Criminal Prosecution to Department of Justice by Senate Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter today to the FBI and the Department of Justice formally referring for criminal prosecution four of the biggest Planned Parenthood affiliates, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and three of their closest business partners in the harvesting and sale of aborted baby body parts. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s report confirms that Planned Parenthood and companies like StemExpress partnered in a years-long criminal conspiracy to sell the body parts of aborted children for profit.

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Jan 26 08:06

‘Trump didn’t consult Moscow on Syria safe zone plan, should consider all consequences’ – Kremlin

First Trump says he wont take sanctions off Russia unless they give up some nukes. The Russians consider those sanctions unjustified and onerous and now this. Anything good this guy might do will be destroyed by war with Russia.
The Donald is going south and fast!

Moscow has reacted to Donald Trump’s plans on establishing ‘safe zones’ for Syrian refugees, with the Kremlin spokesman saying the question had not been raised with Russia, while also suggesting the US should consider the possible consequences of such a move.
Islamic State, Syria unrest

“Our American partners did not consult with Russia [regarding the ‘safe zones’]. It is their sovereign decision,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

He noted the importance of considering all the possible outcomes of taking such a step.

Jan 26 06:19


On January 16, 2016, President Obama declared a federal emergency for the city of Flint, Michigan, over the contamination of the city’s drinking water. One year later, not only is the city still struggling to provide clean sources of water to the Michigan city’s population, but the plight of residents in Flint has opened up the conversation about a water crisis in the United States that very few people even knew existed.

Jan 25 16:22

Eating Hot Peppers Will Extend Your Life

A new study found that people who eat spicy food might live longer. Is this the secret to longevity, or just a random correlation?

Jan 25 15:24

Nanoparticles From Engines Can Awaken Dormant Viruses

Nanoparticles expelled from a variety of combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in lung tissue cells. Combustion engines make the world go ’round – cars, planes, boats, some trains and jets, lawn mowers, weed cutters – any gas or diesel engine requiring internal combustion to force the movement of pistons. Viruses are…

Jan 25 15:24

Unsung Excellence In Medicine

Ever wonder about the people who make our health care system work at a time when reports of greed, fraud, profiteering and harmful malpractice are rampant and remedies are not advanced?

Jan 25 14:31

Study: Clinton Supporters Are Scientifically ‘Psychotic’

A new study published by The American Journal of Political Science reveals that Hillary Clinton supporters are more likely to be psychotic than conservatives.

Jan 25 14:22

Study: Shingles Vaccine Spreads Chicken Pox

A study has revealed that the shingles vaccine increases the risk of other people around the vaccinated person getting chicken pox.

Jan 25 13:00

Why Is The Deadstream Media Ignoring These GMO Studies?

By Derrick Broze

Despite new research indicating health concerns and conflicts of interest related to Genetically Modified foods, the corporate media has, once again, remained silent.

In late December, a series of studies and news stories went largely unreported and ignored by the corporate, deadstream media. These reports covered blatant conflicts of interest between the biotechnology corporations promoting genetically modified or engineered products and the researchers and politicians guiding legal policy. There was also the issue of a new study that shows negative health affects with rats who ingest genetically engineered food...

Jan 25 12:12

Scott Adams: Battle of the Hats

When Donald Trump ran for president he put his clear, simple message on the front of bright red hats. The message was perfect. The choice of a hat instead of a t-shirt or other garment was perfect. The color red was perfect for his message – bold, sexy, and important. The hats were a master class in branding and influence. Political historians will be referring to Trump’s hats for ages.

Compare that to the Million Woman March. They chose pink because – I assume – it is a bit of an ironic color for women who are fighting for their rights. Women are “owning” pink to rob it of its power to brand them as the so-called weaker sex. At least that’s why I assume they picked pink.

Jan 25 12:00

Autism Symptoms Show Improvement From Donor Viruses In Fecal Transplants – Study

Children with autism may see their symptoms reduced after receiving fecal transplants, a method of introducing healthy microbes that rebalance the gut, a new study finds.

A team of scientists from Ohio State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona released on Monday the results from their study, “Microbiota transfer alters gut ecosystem and improves gastrointestinal and autism symptoms,” which claims that mental problems like autism are linked to bacteria and viruses that inhabit the gut.

Jan 25 10:53

Beware: US salmon may be crawling with Japanese tapeworm, say scientists

A recently published study in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases says wild caught Alaskan salmon may harbor a species of tapeworm previously known to infect only Asian fish. Researchers warn that based on their findings, any salmon caught along the North American Pacific coast may have the parasite. The concern is that if you eat the fish undercooked or raw, you could become a host to this gruesome organism.

Jan 25 10:37

The CDC is an “edifice of fraud” warns Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

So what exactly has Robert Kennedy, Jr. been saying that makes him such a dangerous “conspiracy theorist”?

Perhaps his refusal to mince words regarding the CDC’s inherent conflicts of interest have led to his demonization by the mainstream media news outlets:

“All the things that I do are bent on forcing this debate out into the open—because once the science is in the open, the CDC’s position is so fragile, it’s an edifice of fraud, fraud stacked upon fraud, so high and so wobbly, that even a slight breeze of public scrutiny will topple it.”

This is the kind of talk that scares the bejeezus out of CDC authorities, and it’s why they mobilize their minions in the press to smear anyone brazen enough to tell the unvarnished truth, as Kennedy, Jr. has on many occasions.

Jan 25 10:32

El Niño shows signs of resurfacing, could affect monsoon 2017

Skymet said that climate models from across the world suggested a shift in weather conditions from mid-January, that could lead to the resurfacing of El Niño — a weather phenomenon caused when warm water from the western Pacific Ocean flows east.

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I concur with this assessment but for a slightly different reason. Not too long ago, I wrote an article showing that the most likely source for the heat of El Nino was undersea volcanoes. The heat bloom originates near the Solomon islands, which as you are aware, have suffered a series of major quakes. This enhanced seismic activity may also indicate increased volcanic activity in the region, which in turn would produce a much stronger heat bloom, and a stronger El Nino.

Jan 25 09:45

Here Is The List Of Donald Trump's "Priority" Infrastructure Projects

With the topic of infrastructure investing dominating today's newsflow after the NYT report that Democrats would support Trump if he endorsed their propsed list of some $1 trillion in infrastructure projects, which would create as many as 15 million jobs, the Kansas City Star and The News Tribune have compiled a presentation - based on internal White House documents - of about 50 infrastructure projects nationwide which comprise the "priority list" for US infrastructure projects in the coming years.

Jan 25 09:18


Cannabis may be among the country's fastest growing industries, but its status as a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law poses an inconvenient discrepancy with more liberal state policies. It's well known that pot businesses have used digital currency, like bitcoin, to work around the issue of banking and use of credit cards, given that most financial institutions, complying with federal law, will not service green industry folk. But now, in Washington state, even that's under fire.

Jan 25 09:09

One third of Americans can’t afford safe running water

According to a new report, more than a third of the population of America has no access to clean, reliable drinking water. We don’t generally think of the United States as being a country where people just cannot afford to access safe water, but this is becoming more common every day.

Jan 25 08:49

Paul Ryan trying to protect Big Pharma from Trump’s monopoly-dismantling reforms

While Democrats will always be Trump’s biggest political obstructionists, he’s going to get far too much pushback from establishment Republicans who still don’t understand they were given clear mandates by the American people to get certain things done.

Jan 25 08:03

Did Bayer AG do a Sly Deal on Glyphosate with EU Commission?

There is growing evidence that the EU Commission’s extraordinary ruling of June 29, 2016 granting the toxic weed-killing agent Glyphosate a reprieve of 18 months until December, 2017 was made in order to allow sufficient time for Bayer AG, the new owner of Monsanto since December time to bring its substitute weed-killer on the market once the merger is complete. The issue is highly controversial not the least owing to a determination from an agency of the Geneva WHO that glyphosate is a “probable carcinogen.” The EU Commission ignored that WHO determination, relied on a fraudullent German government safety assessment and ignored the will of a majority of EU Governments to give glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s world-leading weed-killer, Roundup, an artificial life extension.

Jan 24 18:23

“Transgender” is a Mental Illness and Should be Treated as such: Former Johns Hopkins Chief Psychiatrist

Dr. McHugh also pointed out studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70–80 percent “spontaneously lost those feelings”—implying that a lot of this “transgenderism” was in fact twisted adults projecting these feelings onto children.

Jan 24 15:18

Largest Aspartame Study Ever Conducted Lists ‘Death’ As Side-Effect

The largest ever study conducted on the artificial sweetener Aspartame has concluded that the chemical additive may cause death as a side effect of consuming it.

Jan 24 15:07

Male And Female Behavior Biologically Determined

Male and female behavioral patterns are biological in origin and the “gender neutral” fad is futile against this reality, Debra W. Soh, a sexual neuroscientist at York University in Toronto and writer for the Globe and Mail, Harpers, the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, the L. A. Times, and Playboy magazine, has said.

Jan 24 14:56

Etna (Italy) awakens after 8 months, Colima (Mexico), Ebeko (Russia) and Sabancaya (Peru) strongly erupt

Jan 24 10:26

New Study Shows that Children Could be Overdiagnosed and Overtreated with ADHD

ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is quite common in American kids as well as in children in other parts of the world.

Jan 24 09:51

Trump signs executive order advancing Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

President Donald Trump issued executive orders removing obstacles to the construction of two major oil and gas pipelines, which the Obama administration had reluctantly blocked after protests from environmentalists and Native Americans.

Jan 24 09:44

NOAA Delivers Stunning First Satellite Images Of Earth

NOAA’s “revolutionary” GOES-16 satellite has delivered its first batch of incredible high-resolution images of Earth.

Formerly known as GOES-R, the new highly-advanced satellite was launched into orbit by Nasa in November, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to boost weather observation capabilities, which promise to provide more accurate forecasts and weather warnings “ultimately saving lives”.

Jan 24 09:33

Everybody Duck: An Asteroid Will Pass Closer Than The Moon Tomorrow

Duck and cover.

This asteroid isn't likely to strike the earth, but as you'll see in the video, they can cause major damage even when they explode above the planet.

Jan 24 08:54

FLASHBACK Abortionist Gosnell: 'This Baby Is Big Enough to Walk Around With Me or Walk Me to the Bus Stop'

Gosnell, 72, who ran a multi-million dollar abortion business in West Philadelphia, was arrested on Jan. 19, 2011, and his trial started Monday, Mar. 18, 2013. The first-degree murder counts refer to seven late-term aborted babies who were born alive and then killed, their spinal cords cut with scissors.

Jan 24 08:24

Retired postman, 88, died hours after he was discharged from hospital wearing just hospital pyjamas despite being so ill he couldn’t eat or drink and could barely stand 

A grieving widow is demanding answers after her retired postman husband died 17 hours after allegedly being discharged from hospital in the cold in just his pyjamas.

William Romp, 88, was taken home by ambulance after a doctor deemed him fit for discharge – despite being so ill he couldn't eat or drink and could barely stand.

But when a paramedic said he didn't agree with the decision, Mr Romp's family called for another doctor, who told them to take the pensioner back to hospital.

Jan 23 19:01

40 Amazing Benefits Of Milk Thistle

As health trends ebb and flow throughout the centuries, the use of herbs to heal is often banished, suppressed, ignored or scoffed at. This statement might be said for the humble milk thistle – sadly and too often scorned as a prickly weed. But there it is, always waiting in the wings…

Jan 23 15:37

Rare Rat Virus Sickens 8 People In Illinois & Wisconsin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said eight people became ill after contracting a rare rat virus in Illinois and Wisconsin. The one unifying factor between all the infected people was their contact with pet rats.

Two of the people who fell ill worked in ratteries in Wisconsin, with one going to hospital. People are infected when they breathe in dust contaminated with rodent droppings or urine.

Jan 23 13:41

US Citizens Rise Up Against Mandatory Vaccine Legislation

Parents in Oklahoma are rising up their thousands to reject a proposal to introduce mandatory vaccine legislation – forcing vaccinations on all children.

Jan 23 13:22

What Could Go Wrong? Nuclear Energy Giant Wants Safety Rules Relaxed

A nuclear energy company is trying to keep Scotland’s aging power stations open years longer than is allowed under current government regulations.

EDF Energy is asking the UK government’s nuclear watchdog to allow its power station in Hunterston, North Ayrshire, to continue running until it is 47 years old, and its facility in Torness, East Lothian, to remain open until it is 42 years old.

Jan 23 13:06

Cervical Cancer Killing Women At Much Higher Rate Than Previously Thought – Study

Women’s risk of dying from cervical cancer is much higher than scientists previously thought, according to a new Johns Hopkins study which readjusted cancer calculations to eliminate women who had hysterectomies.

The new study, published in the Cancer journal Monday, found that black women in America are dying at 77 percent higher rate than previously thought, while white women are dying at a 47 percent higher rate from the disease.

Jan 23 11:36

More evidence the Wisdom of Crowds is crowding out the nonsense

Well, it was certainly fun to point out all the processed carbage sporting health claims like 100% WHOLE GRAINS on the package. But now let’s turn to the flipside: more evidence that people are ignoring the arterycloggingsaturatedfat! and healthywholegrains! nonsense promoted by The Anointed at the USDA, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, etc.

First, let’s take a trip to the grocery store … not a Whole Foods, but a local Kroger. As I’ve mentioned before, Kroger introduced a line of minimally processed foods under the brand name Simple Truth. Here’s what Fortune magazine had to say about the brand’s success:

Shoppers are still shopping, but they’re often turning to brands they believe can give them less of the ingredients they don’t want—and for the first time, they can find them in their local Safeway, Wegmans, or Wal-Mart. Kroger’s Simple Truth line of natural food grew to an astonishing $1.2 billion in annual sales in just two years.

Jan 23 11:33

Watching major media commit suicide

If Robert F Kennedy Jr is, indeed, given the green light by President Trump to investigate vaccine safety, he’s going to need a truck and a chain and DOJ threats of prosecution to drag key CDC scientists into the light and elicit specific statements from them.

Even then, the odds are these scientists will keep repeating the party line: vaccines are overwhelmingly safe; they have no connection to autism or other neurological damage; the science is settled.

Kennedy could run up against an organized wall of silence—scientists refusing to speak with him, on the basis that he isn’t qualified to make judgements in their “field.”

Jan 23 10:26

7 Food Combinations You Should Avoid

By Natasha Longo

Sometimes we pair up foods such that even the healthy ones turn against us. We are told to have a lot of fruits and drink a lots of water. But what we are not told is that pairing them up with certain foods can can disrupt our digestive balance. For foods that are already in the list of our adversaries become worse when we hook them up with their buddies.

“One should have a balanced diet and it is important to have a combination of all the essential nutrients required by our body,” says Dr Manish Tiwari (DM, Gastroenterology). But pairing them right is equally important. Here we bring the most common food combinations that may be doing more harm than good to your body...

Jan 23 09:03

Mount Paektu supervolcano in North Korea is set to erupt and cause a global catastrophe

The 9,000 feet giant volcano located on the border between North Korea and China is the highest peak of the Korean Peninsula.

Mount Paekdu is not far from a North Korean nuclear test facility where the government is conducting nuclear bomb tests.

Such has been the fear around Mount Paektu that it has sparked a rare collaboration with North Korea and the West, with the largely secretive nation inviting scientists from the UK and US to help study it.

Jan 23 08:42


A radical overhaul of security at Australia’s international airports is the first step towards the government’s goal of automating 90% of air traveller processing by 2020. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will start moving towards a “contactless” system for arrivals this year, Fairfax reported on Sunday – the most ambitious stage of the Seamless Traveller initiative announced in 2015.

Jan 23 07:49

Microwave EMF Science: Deliberate Claptrap Misinformation?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

What would you think or say if I were to tell you black is white; up is down; Planet Earth is square, not spheroid in shape; and night is day? You probably would say I’m off my rocker and really don’t know what I’m talking about. Do you think that some segments of vested scientific research are capable of being equally outrageous?

I propose that very sort of scientific mischief and outrageousness is going on within vested-interest microwave technology sciences so as to keep you, the gullible and enthralled technology ‘smart’ device consumer, confused into believing there are no adverse health effects from microwaves EXCEPT what’s acknowledged and called thermal radiation, which can heat skin...

Jan 23 07:22

NASA Finally Admits It’s Going to Get Colder

NASA has actually admitted that there may be a link between the solar climate and the earth climate. “[In] recent years, researchers have considered the possibility that the sun plays a role in global warming. After all, the sun is the main source of heat for our planet,” Nasa confirmed.

Jan 23 00:32

Sidestepping the Military Leviathan: Make Money, Not War

Is Washington really going to start a trade war with China, or is it just huffing and puffing for position? I don’t know. Mr. Trump has inexplicably failed to brief me. A point worth bearing in mind:

The United States cannot compete commercially with a developed Asia, or China.

America has nowhere to go. It is a fully developed economy that cannot grow rapidly if it grows at all. America is also a country of only medium size with a white and Asian population of a bit more than two hundred million who do all the brain work. It has a decaying system of education, declining living standards, and an economy crippled by huge military expenditures.

By contrast China has a billion Han Chinese, intelligent government, a great deal of room to grow and high rates of doing so. The combined land mass, population, and economic potential of Asia are staggering. In differing degrees, Asian nations are growing.

Jan 22 19:35

North Dakota Bill Would Expand Raw Milk Sales

By Mike Maharrey

A bill introduced in the North Dakota House would expand raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect.

A coalition of nine representatives and two senators introduced House Bill 1433 (HB1433) on Jan. 16. The legislation would authorize the direct sale of raw milk and raw milk products from a producer to a consumer...

Jan 22 14:35

Trump Energy Policy: President-Elect Considering Controversial Privatization Of Oil And Gas On Native American Reservations

Water,Air,Sunshine and Natural Resources on the Tribal People's land or on the American people's land should not be privatized for solely private gain.
They are a Public Utility. The Indians and the American people should get a cut and the private interest's should get a cut and the government should get a cut. Alaskans used to get a check every year on oil extracted in Alaska. We need to do that nationwide. Privatizing water and natural resources is a bad thing. Private interests should never control public water supplies. I want my cut!

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline route in North Dakota may have won a victory this week, but Native Americans may have an even bigger fight on their hands if advisors to President-elect Donald Trump get their way.

Though American Indian reservations comprise just 2 percent of the U.S. land mass, they may contain as much as 20 percent of the nation’s oil, gas and coal reserves worth an estimated $1.5 trillion.

Jan 22 09:44

Measles outbreak grows in L.A.'s Orthodox Jewish community despite California's strict new vaccination law

Six months after California’s strict vaccine law took effect, a measles outbreak has infected 20 people, most of them in Los Angeles County, prompting a search for others who may have been exposed to the highly contagious virus.

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Start with those who sere forced to take that vaccine!

Jan 21 21:45

What's the biggest danger to the power grid? Hackers? Terrorists? Er, squirrels

Turns out Mother Nature is a killer for power and people

Jan 21 12:42

What’s Doubling Brain Tumors In Denmark?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Since 1990 brain tumors and tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) have more than doubled, according to a report by the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation Stralskyddsstiftelsen published January 20, 2017...

Jan 20 15:12

Culture Etched On Our DNA More Than Previously Known, Research Suggests

Common ancestry, common culture, common environment — all these factors contribute to the genomes of individuals of the same ethnic groups.

Now, for the first time, researchers say they have quantified the non-genetic aspects of race and identity for individuals of the same ethnic group.

Jan 20 13:11

The Sound of 103 Micro Drones Launched from an F/A-18 Will Give You Nightmares

The United States military successfully launched what it’s calling “one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms” in October.

At a test site in California, the 103 Perdix drones released from three F/A-18 Super Hornets demonstrated sophisticated swarming behaviors, including collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing, according to a Department of Defense press release. The feat is one of the most significant tests of the military’s autonomous flying systems, and was documented in a “60 Minutes” segment Sunday.

The DoD shared a video of the test online, and from the ground the sound is terrifying.

Jan 20 09:05

European Study Concludes Nutella Is Carcinogenic

A new study conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that Nutella may be carcinogenic and therefore dangerous to consume.

Jan 20 08:49

Minnesota health insurance premium relief for 120,000 passed by House

Minnesota’s top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans.

This doesn’t mean a deal will actually get done. More than once in recent months, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have been close to a compromise only for everything to fall apart. And despite signs of compromise, several major divisive issues remain.

Jan 20 08:20

Taste the Rainbow: Farmers have been secretly feeding cows SKITTLES instead of corn

FARMERS in the US are secretly feeding their cows defective Skittles as they are cheaper than corn.

According to experts, the practice has been going on for years but it only came to light recently after a truck spilled hundreds of thousands of Skittles onto a rural road.

The sweets were all in the same colour and were missing the trademark ’S’.

Jan 19 21:45

Yes, it's snowing in the middle of summer (NZ)

It's summer but that hasn't stopped snow from falling across North Island mountain ranges.

Whakapapa ski field was this morning blanketed in a fresh coating of snow and even the Tararua Ranges behind Levin were white after an overnight dusting.

Much of the lower North Island was covered by cloud this morning, but forecasters say the temperatures dived low enough for snow flurries on the tops of the inland mountain range.

Horowhenua woke to picture postcard views of snow on the Tararua Ranges.
North Island mid-summer snow on the Tararua Ranges. Photo / Horowhenua Chronicle
North Island mid-summer snow on the Tararua Ranges. Photo / Horowhenua Chronicle

Cheryl Johnstone said she had taken photos in December 2004 of snow on the hills, while Bex Bang said there had been snow in February a couple of years ago.

Jan 19 17:20

Robots Will Start Delivering Food To Doorsteps In Silicon Valley And Washington, D.C.

Starting today, residents and businesses in Redwood City, Calif., and Washington, D.C., can get food delivered right to their doors — via robot.

Starship Technologies, an Estonia-based startup created by two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, will put its autonomous ground-delivery robots to work delivering food with Postmates in Washington, D.C., and DoorDash in Redwood City, Calif.

Jan 19 16:48

The first GMO non-browning apples will go on sale in the US next month

The first genetically modified apples will go on sale in the US next month, according to agricultural site Capital Press. The fruit, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and sold under the brand name Arctic Apples, were approved by the USDA in 2015 with a first harvest collected last fall. The apples have been modified to brown less quickly than ordinary fruit, and will be sold pre-sliced in “grab-and-go” pouches.

Jan 19 16:30

M 6.8 - 71km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Jan 19 15:56

'Pharma Bro’ A Whistleblower? Martin Shkreli Complaint Leads To $100mn FTC Drug Price Settlement

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical has agreed to pay $100 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for charges that were, in part, brought on by Martin Shkreli, the “pharma bro” notorious for significantly raising the price of a life-saving drug.

According to the FTC, Mallinckrodt violated antitrust laws when their Questcor division acquired the rights to Acthar, a specialty drug used to treat infantile spasms.

Jan 19 14:31


Jan 19 14:01

Costco to Pay $11.75m over Handling of Opioids and Other Drugs

Costco will pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances and failed to properly track opioids and other dangerous drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

Jan 19 12:26

Does Nutella Cause Cancer? A Deeper Look

"The Deeper Look" of this report is well worth the read. Educate yourself.

Last week was abuzz with headlines ranging from …

? “Nutella causes cancer!” to …

? “Don’t worry, Nutella doesn’t actually cause cancer!”

Which one is correct?

Neither. Here’s what the research actually said. If you’re in a rush, read the blue boxes or the end of the post. If you’re curious, read the whole thing. It’s super interesting, we swear!

What did the research say?

Jan 19 12:21

A 7-Pound Premature Baby Died After Receiving 8 Vaccine Doses, Her Death Was Blamed On Co-Sleeping Instead Of The Toxic Vaccines

In Louisiana, another infant has died following routine vaccinations. Aysia Hope Clark was born nearly a month and a half premature. When she was six weeks old, her doctor detected a heart murmur. He then had the nurse administer eight vaccine doses into her tiny little body.

Ten days later, which is a critical time children die from vaccine-related injuries, Aysia stopped breathing, her heart stopped beating and she died while sleeping on her mother’s arm. [1,2]

The pathologist’s opinion was that Aysia died from positional asphyxiation related to co-sleeping and being born prematurely, without having to prove this is what she died from. There was no mention on her autopsy report that she had been recently vaccinated.

Jan 19 11:48

Why NYT Hid the Numbers for the ‘Hottest Year on Record’

I just got done combing through a New York Times report titled, “Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year.” The number of relevant numbers in this article is: zero.

We are not told what the average global temperature was, how much higher this is than last year’s record or any previous records, or what the margin of error is supposed to be on those measurements. Instead, we get stuff like this.

Jan 19 11:10

Italy hit by four powerful earthquakes in four hours, bringing terror to region trying to recover from last year's deadly tremors

The four quakes, which came in quick succession, caused buildings to collapse but miraculously resulted in no deaths or injuries.

They affected already badly-damaged towns and villages in the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio and Marche, where around 300 people lost their lives last August.

The area is blanketed in heavy snow after unusually severe winter weather over the last week. Snowstorms made the job of emergency services even harder than usual, with vehicles struggling to reach remote areas to check on mountain villages and outlying farms.

Jan 19 11:09

Jalisco bathed in ash after powerful eruption of Colima Volcano in Mexico – State of alert

Zapotlán El Grande has experienced a copious rain of crater residues. Civil Protection, police forces and local firemen urge the community to take precautions.

Jan 19 10:39

Statins and grapefruit WARNING: Mixing drugs and fruit could be DEADLY cocktail

Scientists have warned that grapefruit, regularly consumed by thousands of Britons, contains powerful chemicals that can interact with certain drugs, making them more potent.

Adverse reactions can include acute kidney failure, respiratory failure, internal bleeding and sudden death.

Experts said it can also cause rhabdomyolysis - a serious syndrome which can cause muscle to break down rapidly.

Jan 19 09:44

Hundreds of NYC Cats Have the Same Bird Flu That Appears to Have Been Transmitted to a Human

Remember last month when I wrote about a human contracting a virus from a cat at a shelter? Well, now hundreds of cats quarantined in the New York City bird flu outbreak are infected with the strain of flu that recently crossed to a person.

This does not fill me with happiness.

When the initial transmission from feline to human is believed to have taken place, 45 cats in one animal shelter were confirmed as infected with avian flu H7N2

Jan 19 08:47

CNN: Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power

CNN needs to be shut down and Wol Blitzer needs to be arrested!

As the nation prepares for the peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, CNN is dreaming up scenarios whereby the Obama administration can keep power if President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were blown up as they prepared to take to oath of office.

On the Wednesday, January 18 broadcast of CNN’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer aired a segment with a chyron featuring the headline “Developing Now.” During that “developing” segment, Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd discussed what would happen if the unthinkable occurred on January 20.

Jan 18 20:39

Rand Paul: "The Dems Are Gonna Cry, Cry, Cry, They're Gonna Whine, Whine, Whine" (Video)

Rand Paul talks about repealing Obamacare and how he plans to deal with it. "..SOME of the penalties are going to be gotten rid of... It's kinda complicated... I think it's going to be done gradually,.. it's gonna gradually go away over a couple year period."

Jan 18 17:59

ERUPTION WARNING: North Korean supervolcano could blow and cause WORLDWIDE devastation

The deadly Mount Paektu, which straddles the borders of North Korea and China, is responsible for one of the deadliest eruptions in human history, and scientists fear that it could blow again.

Nearby nuclear weapons testing from the Kim Jong-un regime could trigger an eruption as rumblings could upset lava beneath the surface, scientists have previously stated.

Now, new studies show that the eruption could eject far more sulphur into the atmosphere than previously thought, which could devastate life on Earth.

Mount Paektu once underwent one of the most devastating eruptions in history in 946AD when it erupted so powerfully that it formed a five kilometre caldera at its summit and produced enough ash that it even showered Japan – almost 1,100km away.

Jan 18 16:54

Doctor causes uproar after linking vaccines’ dangerous ingredients to rise in neurological diseases

A doctor at a prestigious medical clinic drew vicious attacks from vaccine defenders after he published a blog post suggesting that toxic chemicals in vaccines might be one factor in an “epidemic” of chronic diseases, including neurological disorders such as autism.

Dr. Daniel Neides is a family doctor and the director of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

Neides’ post caused an immediate backlash, with other doctors describing the article with terms like “vile” and accusing Neides of serving an anti-vaccination agenda. (RELATED: Learn the truth about vaccine dangers and side effects at

Notably, Neides does not take a hard line anti-vaccine position, but rather suggests that some vaccines are unnecessary and that others should be spaced more widely. But that did not stop the media from implying that Neides was promoting a complete vaccine opt-out, or other doctors from harassing the Cleveland Clinic until it agreed to discipline him.

Jan 18 14:59


While more and more people are becoming educated about the true history of Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, most still don’t realize one extremely important piece of information: the FDA’s surprising lack of safety testing.

In regards to GMOs, the FDA’s declaration of “substantial equivalence” means that there is no long-term, independent safety testing of new foods and crops that have been genetically engineered.

When it comes to the forthcoming GMO pineapple, that is once again the case: the FDA has said that Del Monte’s proposed creation is “safe” based solely on information submitted by the company itself. There is a distinct lack of information on long-term potential health effects, however.

The new GMO pineapple has been given a rubber stump, and it could be headed to store shelves. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Jan 18 13:33

Scott Adams: Could a Climate Science Expert Change Your Opinion?

It seems to me that the big problem with the climate change debate is that no one would recognize a good argument if they saw one. We only think we have the ability to recognize a good argument. What actually happens is that cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias generally keep a wall between us and reality. We live in our own little movies in our heads while being sure everyone else is watching the same movie. They aren’t.

Here’s a thought experiment:

Jan 18 10:51

‘Low-Hanging Fruit Of The Solar System’: NASA Asteroid Missions May Be Worth Trillions (VIDEO)

NASA is sending a satellite to the surface of a Massachusetts-sized asteroid that is completely made of metal. Scientists say that if its nickel-iron ore could be mined, it would be worth trillions.

Jan 18 09:49

Health Ranger exposes chemical violence of mercury vaccines: The “war on children” must be stopped

Right now, mercury is still used in vaccines given to children and expectant mothers in the United States. This practice is barbaric, highly unethical and stands in horrific opposition to all the known science on the neurotoxicity of mercury. Those engaged in the continued pushing of mercury vaccines onto children are knowingly taking part in the most gruesome and dishonest medical science cover-up in the history of our world. It is time that parents, citizens, independent scientists and compassionate protectors of life took a stand against the child poisoners who are pushing mercury vaccines that cause permanent neurological disorders in children (including autism in some children).

I’ve posted a heated podcast below, where I describe mercury vaccine pushers as “medical child molesters” and call for their criminalization and arrest for taking part in the commission of crimes against humanity. (Why is medical child abuse acceptable when it’s carried out by doctors?)

Jan 18 09:42

Another species of bee added to the endangered list, almost wiped out by Monsanto

) In case you thought that reporting on the rapidly diminishing number of bee colonies around the country was being over-hyped, this should tell you that prior warnings were spot-on, and indeed, prophetic.

For the first time ever, a rare bee species is being placed on the endangered species list, giving them special legal protections enshrined in U.S. code that, hopefully, will save them from extinction and billions of people from starvation.

As reported by Agence France Presse (AFP), U.S. officials with the Fish and Wildlife Service said in recent days that the decision was made following major declines in the rusty patched bumblebee population.

Jan 18 08:45

Does The CDC Have Something To Hide?

By Rosanne Lindsay

President-elect Trump has wasted no time in filling his cabinet before inauguration day. He has appointed men and women from both sides of the aisle who have been criticized as “anti-establishment.” Trump is someone who questions the status quo. And being so, he has appointed others who do the same. The time for questioning has arrived.

As the new chair of the Vaccine Safety Commission, Trump has chosen Robert Kennedy Jr...

Jan 18 08:44

Daily Consumption of Berries Decreases Inflammation

By Mae Chan

Anthocyanins — antioxidant pigments found in fruits and vegetables — have well-established benefits for our cardiovascular system. The benefits are associated with their ability to influence the expression of chemicals by platelets in the blood, says new data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

The new study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism, deepens our understanding of the heart health benefits of anthocyanins, pigments found in many fruit like black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and blackcurrants...

Jan 18 08:33

Stanford boffins find 'correlation between caffeine consumption and longevity'

A cup of tea, coffee or even a mocha could extend your life, new research shows.

The Stanford University research published in the journal Nature reveals how a cuppa can directly combat underlying chronic inflammatory processes, particularly in older people.

Jan 17 17:58

Baltic Freezes, Venice Freezes & DNC wants to prosecute those talking about a Mini Ice Age

How quickly six months passed when DNC and environmental groups called for prosecution of all those that din not believe that CO2 was a settled science.

Jan 17 17:25

Vatterott fires president after he says he offered homeless student shelter in library from sub-zero temperatures

LIBERTY, Mo. -- He was only trying to be kind to a homeless man.

That, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City trade school, is what led to him being fired, while offering a homeless man shelter from cold weather.

Brian Carroll, campus president at Vatterott College in Kansas City for five years, says one of his students had no place to go. On Friday, January 6th, he allowed a student, who is homeless and schizophrenic, to sleep overnight in the school's library. The school fired him on Monday, January 9th, the next business day.
The recorded overnight temperatures outside Vatterott College on January 6th hit four degrees below zero. Carroll says that student had been sleeping in a wooded area near the school, but temperatures were too harsh that night, and the student had nowhere to seek warmth.

Jan 17 17:15

Watchdog: Lack Of Oversight Plagues Health Care Services For Native Americans

A government report recently released tied the poor health outcomes of Native Americans to a lack of consistent management at federal hospitals tasked with caring for indigenous people in the US.

Jan 17 15:57

Trump Vows To Stop Big Pharma From ‘Murdering Citizens’

President-elect Donald Trump has accused Big Pharma companies of murdering US citizens and “getting away with it” for decades.

Jan 17 15:21

Rand Paul's Squirrely Answer On Removing Obamacare Mandate & Penalties: "SOME Of The Penalties Are Going To Be Gotten Rid Of... There Are Two Steps To This... It's Kinda Complicated"

I've been following Rand Paul's statements on "repealing and replacing Obamacare" for some time. But one fundamental point that no politician has directly answered: Is health insurance going to continue to be compulsory in America or not? Most conservatives and all libertarians agree that the government should NOT compel anyone to buy any product, including health insurance or even auto insurance. That is the fundamental issue. Senator Rand Paul was finally asked directly about the mandate today by a local talk show host. But Paul, who I believed is well-intentioned on this matter and supports the free market, his answer left a lot to be desired, and was far from clear. Here is the full transcript & audio. Paul: "It gets rid of the mandate, so you would no longer to be forced to... (awkward pause) ..some of the penalties are going to be gotten rid of through the reconciliation. So there are two steps to this...

Jan 17 14:25

Americans Increasingly Want Government Health Care, New Poll Shows

Following President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, a new poll finds that more Americans want government-provided health insurance, with demand growing not only among Democrats, but poorer Republicans too.

Jan 17 12:12

Donald Trump Mistakes Ivanka from England for His Daughter

Majic has taken advantage of her moment on the global stage by urging Trump to both take more care in his tweets and accept the scientific consensus about manmade climate change, which Trump challenged during his campaign.

Jan 17 11:33

How’s Your Water?

Buried in the Safe Drinking Water Act: CFR 40 Part 141-149, are the regulations for the range of pH levels of drinking water. These standards are set by, among others, our friends the EPA. The Base measurement for drinking water is a pH of 7.0. Optimal human pH is 7.35 to 7.45.

To the average Joe on the street this means nothing. That is until cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. set in. The knee jerk response from Joe when he is informed of his problem is to get a bottled pill fix. This in turn, actually causes more serious, and now very well known, advertised on TV “side effects”.

Which, more often than not, result in a shortened life span and death. Any drop in pH, no matter how slight, is the beginning of a disease state and affects when and how we age. The question then is, if slightly acidic water pH is harmful to humans then why is it permitted?

Jan 17 11:10

If You Want To Live Longer, Eat Spicy Food

By April McCarthy

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality — primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke — in a large prospective study.

Past research suggested that spicing food with chilies can lower blood pressure in people with that condition, reduce blood cholesterol and ease the tendency for dangerous blood clots to form...

Jan 17 10:53

Toledo Hemp Center Debuts A Grandma-Approved Commercial #WheresTheRelief

In an effort to promote the emergence of CBD oil for pain relief in Toledo, Ohio, the Toledo Hemp Center has just released their homemade comedic commercial, and you gotta see it!

Jan 17 10:34

Top 10 “Science Ass-Hat of the Year” Awards handed out to the shills, hucksters and liars of medicine and biotech

Starting from the top and working our way down to the bottom of the sellout barrel, here come the top performing science-sellout posers and clowns of the year:

Jan 17 10:32

Ransomware brutes smacked 1 in 3 NHS trusts last year

A third (30 per cent) of NHS trusts have been infected by ransomware, with one – the Imperial College Healthcare in London – suffering 19 attacks in just 12 months.

According to results of a Freedom of Information-based study, none of the trusts reported paying a ransom or informed law enforcement. All preferred to deal with the attacks internally.

Additionally, of the 15 trusts who were able to provide further information about the origin of the attacks, 87 per cent reported that the attacker gained access through a networked NHS device, with 80 per cent targeted by a phishing scheme.

Jan 17 10:31

413 page report from .gov website, Congress’s Special Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood finds horrifying information and criminal activity. CAUTION, THIS IS A VERY SICKENING REPORT TO READ.

Talking about late term abortions here, including up to 35+ weeks. 90%+ of all babies born after 27 weeks survive. It says that in a typical week the guy would do 40 mid/late-term abortions, and 3 or 4 of them would be born fully alive. He would then kill them. That’s 3-4 murders…in a typical week…in a decades-long career…

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Jan 17 09:40

CDC “Spider” Scientists attack the CDC, blow the lid off Jan15

Dear Spider Group:

I commend you on making an important start. You’re on the right road. As a reporter who has covered the CDC for many years, I offer you three suggestions. This short list is by no means exhaustive. I’m just pointing to a few areas where your own research will yield very rich and fertile results.

Jan 17 09:01

Robert Kennedy Jr. says he's accepted job offer from Trump

Mr. Trump has repeatedly shared his belief that there is a link between vaccines and autism.

Jan 16 17:58

Arguments from authority and intimidation and support vaccine propaganda

The article titled, “Trump asks skeptic to probe vaccine safety, alarming doctors” is a carefully crafted vacuous “Argument From Authority and Intimidation” defending the $41 billion dollar a year vaccine industry from any reasonable attempt to independently and reputably investigate the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Jan 16 17:04

Trump’s DOE Pick Vows To ‘End Global Warming Scam’

Man-made global warming is a hoax created by the elite to make money and damage the U.S. economy, according to President-elect Donald Trump – and his picks for prominent roles in the administration prove he is serious about “ending the scam.”

Jan 16 17:00

A Likely Way that Trump Would Be Forced Out of Office

It is clear, from the overwhelming opposition to Donald Trump’s taking office on January 20th as the U.S. President, opposition on the part of the entire U.S. Establishment — the aristocrats and their agents in the government and media and think tanks — that any opportunity to replace Trump with the Democratic Party’s Establishment Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, or any other Establishmentarian, would be welcomed by the Establishment.

Trump has appointed, as being far over a majority of the principal officers of the executive departments — i.e., majority of his 15-person Cabinet — Establishment Republicans, who favor continuation of the Cold War against Russia.

But now, could come the tactic that actually has the highest likelihood of succeeding, and it would replace Trump with his own Establishment Republican Vice President, Mike Pence. Here’s how it would work:

Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution asserts: