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Oct 15 15:25

Cherokee Nation Responds to Senator Warren’s DNA Test

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. issued the following statement Monday in response to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test claiming Native Heritage:

Oct 15 12:33

Chandra X-ray Observatory 'back from the dead' after gyro troubles caused it to shut down - just a week after Hubble suffered the same fate

NASA has said its Chandra space telescope will return to normal operation next week following a major technical problems.

Chandra automatically went into so-called safe mode last Wednesday, because of a gyroscope problem.

Hubble went into hibernation last Friday due to a similar gyroscope failure.

Oct 15 11:18

Ancestry Sites Could Soon Expose Nearly Anyone's Identity, Researchers Say

The researchers behind the study were inspired by the recent case of the alleged Golden State Killer.

Earlier this year, Sacramento police arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo for a wave of rapes and murders allegedly committed by DeAngelo in the 1970s and 1980s. And they claimed to have identified DeAngelo with the help of genealogy databases.

Erlich and his team wanted to see how easy it would be in general to use the method to find someone’s identity by relying on the DNA of distant and possibly unknown family members. So they looked at more than 1.2 million anonymous people who had gotten testing from MyHeritage, and specifically excluded anyone who had immediate family members also in the database. The idea was to figure out whether a stranger’s DNA could indeed be used to crack your identity.

For Erlich, the findings are both reassuring and frightening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are huge possibilities for abuse of this technology, and Erlich is absolutely right to be concerned about how it may be used.

Oct 15 11:11

THE PENTAGON’S PUSH TO PROGRAM SOLDIERS’ BRAINS

The Biological Technologies Office, created in 2014, is the newest of DARPA’s six main divisions. This is the office headed by Justin Sanchez. One purpose of the office is to “restore and maintain warfighter abilities” by various means, including many that emphasize neurotechnology—applying engineering principles to the biology of the nervous system. For instance, the Restoring Active Memory program develops neuroprosthetics—tiny electronic components implanted in brain tissue—that aim to alter memory formation so as to counteract traumatic brain injury. Does DARPA also run secret biological programs? In the past, the Department of Defense has done such things. It has conducted tests on human subjects that were questionable, unethical, or, many have argued, illegal. The Big Boy protocol, for example, compared radiation exposure of sailors who worked above and below deck on a battleship, never informing the sailors that they were part of an experiment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF DARPA actually achieves these goals, how will it not be sought to "pacify" an angry public, sick and tired of wars, manipulated events and information, and the offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs, all created in order that the monied become even more wealthy?!?

We cannot forget that there is a very dark, ethical "underbelly" of this kind of research, and the implications may well lead to a very dystopian future for all citizens of this country.

Oct 15 10:21

DEA GRANTS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY MONOPOLY ON MEDICAL CBD

News circulated recently that the DEA had rescheduled cannabidiol (CBD), the nonpsychoactive ingredient in cannabis, but the technicalities of the agency’s decision actually show their ruling is highly restrictive.

The decision concerned a recently FDA-approved pharmaceutical version of CBD, produced by GW Pharmaceuticals. Due to the federal government’s continued prohibition of cannabis, Epidiolex was prohibited from going to market unless the DEA rescheduled CBD. That’s what the agency did, leading some to believe that “since this FDA-approved medication is pure cannabidiol (CBD) that all CBD products fall into the same category,” Forbes noted.

But that is not the case. The DEA decision applies only to “FDA-approved” drugs, meaning they have just granted GW Pharmaceuticals a monopoly on plant-derived CBD (hemp-derived CBD is no longer restricted). The DEA said as much in a statement to NBC affiliate WTHR:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder what this company paid, and to whom in the FDA to become the single-sourced developer here.

Oct 15 10:19

‘Shift in Perspective’: LSD, MDMA Aids Terminal Patients, PTSD, Addicts - Study

New medical research looks into the ways that psychedelic drugs - LSD, MDMA (Ecstacy) and Psilocybin (so-called magic mushrooms) - can assist terminal cancer patients facing death, end addictions to alcohol and tobacco and relieve suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

In the mid-1960s, LSD became a banned Schedule 1 substance and research on the chemical compound quickly dwindled.

Hug It Out: Embraces Can Counter Emotional Effects of Conflict, Study Shows
However, new research in the field of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, DMT and psilocybin mushrooms over the last decade has revealed that the compounds can help promote structural and functional plasticity in the prefrontal cortex of the human brain, leading to the ability of patients suffering from aggressive mental disorders to get relief from their compulsions.

Oct 15 10:09

Hurricane Cost May Skyrocket As Billions In Stealth Fighter Jets Unaccounted For; Tyndall AFB “Complete Loss”

After Hurricane Michael rendered Tyndall Air Force Base a “complete loss” from “widespread, catastrophic damage” – questions remain over nearly two-dozen F-22 Stealth Fighters which are unaccounted for.

According to the New York Times, Tyndall is home to 55 stealth fighters, “which cost a dizzying $339 million each.” Before Michael hit, the Air Force evacuated at least 33 of the planes to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, however they would not comment on the status of the remaining 22 fighters.

Air Force officials have not disclosed the whereabouts of the remaining 22 planes, other than to say that a number of aircraft were left at the base because of maintenance or safety reasons.

An Air Force spokeswoman, Maj. Malinda Singleton, would not confirm that any of the aircraft left behind were F-22s.

Oct 15 09:19

VIDEO: Former Sarasota resident shows his experience during Hurricane Michael

A former Sarasota resident wants to share his experience when Hurricane Michael destroyed his waterfront condo.

Harry Fager captured unbelievable video from his living room of the Category 4 hurricane.

Oct 15 08:17

When scientists want their data fudged and why you should care

How often are you asked to do something unethical? That was the blunt question at the heart of a surprising survey of biostatisticians released this week.

The answer? Many statisticians reported that scientists routinely asked them to fudge data.

McGill University bioethicist Jonathan Kimmelman said the results should be concerning to everyone.

"We use [statistical] information to make decisions about what drugs to take, what foods to eat, what policies to make, what chemicals to ban," Kimmelman said. "It's crucial to protect the integrity of that data."

Oct 15 07:52

Dr. Stephanie Seneff Hates Statin Drugs-Wait Until You Hear Why!

Oct 15 07:16

Schoolchildren are being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD 'just because they’re the youngest in their class', UCL study claims

Pupils are being labelled as hyperactive and given medication when they are simply younger than others in their year, a study warns.

Researchers examined the relationship between a child’s age relative to classmates and their chances of being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

After reviewing 17 studies, covering more than 14million children, researchers found it was more common for the youngest in a classroom to be diagnosed with ADHD.

Oct 14 11:31

Mother who shielded baby from hail stones during supercell storm in line for bravery award

A young mother recommended for a bravery award after she used her body to shield her infant daughter from hail stones which broke in through the window of their car during a supercell thunderstorm says she’s shocked by the gesture.

Oct 14 10:15

Finally! New Planned Parenthood CEO Admits The Real Truth

During a 2016 Democratic National Convention platform committee meeting, Wen argued how a stronger investment in public health should be a top priority, to fight diseases like Ebola and Zika.

The crazy thing is, her greatest argument in advocating for public health, was how diseases like Zika harm unborn children!

That’s right, Dr. Wen who is now the president of Planned Parenthood publicly acknowledged and admitted that indeed, an unborn child is actually a human life!

Oct 14 08:14

THE NUMBERS BEHIND AMERICA’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, who are now more likely to die from a drug overdose than from car accidents or firearms. The United States has the dubious distinction of having the highest percentage of drug-related deaths in the world.

While opioid abuse is a nationwide problem, there are specific areas that are being hit harder by this epidemic. Using the location data above, from NORC at the University of Chicago, we can see clusters of counties that have an extremely high rate of overdose deaths. Between 2012 and 2016, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio saw a combined 18,000 deaths related to opioid abuse.

A sharp increase in prescribed opioid-based painkillers and the rise of illegal fentanyl – which is up to 50 times stronger than heroin – has unleashed the worst public health crisis in American history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course, because Doctors get "compensated" by the drug manufacturers for pushing their products, they are inclined to "push" them on their patients, for a little more money, which becomes very attractive, the more people they have hooked on these drugs.

What you rarely here about, in a Doctor's office or waiting room, are natural alternatives, like kratom (please read about this; the FDA keeps threatening to schedule this, so it is unavailable to Americans, but so far, have not), and a TENS unit, which can be found at your local drug store. These units, are transcutaneous neural stimulators, and break the cycle of pain by short bursts of energy, to the point where you are no longer hurting.

This last suggestion has been used with great success on getting people off of drugs.

Oct 13 18:20

TRUTH: Cannabis is in your DNA – watch at REAL.video

What many people don’t realize is that cannabis doesn’t have to be smoked to partake of its many health benefits. Like other forms of natural produce, cannabis is loaded with vital nutrients that help it to thrive.

“Cannabis, when used properly, is as boring as any other vegetable, and just as necessary to your health,” the video explains. “Cannabis is packed with essential nutrients and healing properties when it is fresh and not heated, dried, or aged. When cannabis is fresh, from the plant, it is not a narcotic. It does not make you high.”

As also explained in the video, the presence of cannabis receptors in our cellular system means four things: “our body recognizes cannabis, uses it, needs it, and our health is better when we get it, otherwise those receptors would not be there.”

Oct 13 10:56

Paul Offit, MD, Vaccine Authority & Co-inventor, Finally Levels About Vaccinations Being Violent Acts

By Catherine J. Frompovich

If I didn’t have the authentic YouTube video of vaccine-pushing-authority, Dr. Paul Offit, MD, to share with my readers, you probably would think I’ve “gone off my rocker,” especially if I only quoted him and did not have the physical, visual and audio proof of his admitting numerous suppressed deprecating facts about vaccinations, thereby further empowering parents’ valid reasons for NOT vaccinating their beloved children.

Here are some acknowledgements Dr. Offit finally admits to about vaccinations...

Oct 13 10:25

Thousands of people reported missing after Hurricane Michael; death toll at 17

Days after powerful Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday just north of Mexico Beach, Florida, thousands of people have been informally reported missing to local authorities.

Emergency crews made it their mission Friday to search for people after the Category 4 storm barreled into the Florida Panhandle before making its way to southwest Georgia and South Carolina – while also lashing North Carolina and Virginia. At least 17 people have been killed.

Emergency officials said they received thousands of calls asking about missing people, but with cellphone service out across a wide area, they found it impossible to know who among those unaccounted for was safe but just unable to dial out to friends or family. The Miami Herald reported that thousands of people have been “informally reported missing” to the Red Cross, local authorities and the state.

Oct 13 10:23

Outside In: The Trump administration’s plan to remake the Middle East

The only promise that is new about the promised peace plan is the way it will be forced on the Palestinians: no one has promised that the plan itself will be new. With Saudi Arabia and Egypt—the outside—brought onside with the promise of continued military aid despite their crimes against humanity and violations of international law and the Palestinians weakened by being silenced, economically crushed and stripped of any friends to help them, the United States and Israel are now free to attempt to impose a peace plan on the Palestinians.

Oct 12 17:59

ANOTHER space telescope has switched itself into 'safe mode': NASA reveals Chandra X-ray Observatory has shut down just a week after Hubble suffered the same fate - but says the timing is 'coincidental'

Both orbiting observatories are old: Hubble is 28, while Chandra is 19. Flight controllers are working to resume operations with both.

NASA says it's coincidental both went 'asleep' within a week of one another.

An astronomer who works on Chandra, Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, tweeted Friday that 'Chandra decided that if Hubble could have a little vacation, it wanted one, too.'

Oct 12 15:06

Chemical In Plastic Found In Water Bottles And Till Receipts ‘Raises The Risk Of Premature Birth Sixfold’, Scientists Claim

A chemical found in everyday plastic items could led to a sixfold increase in the risk of a premature baby.

Scientists said bisphenol A – used in containers, some water bottles (though not in single-use water bottles made with flexible plastic packaging), food cans and till receipts – can affect women who come into contact with it before they even conceive.

Oct 12 13:56

Plastic on Remote South Atlantic Beaches Up 10 Fold in 10 Years

Plastic on beaches of these islands and the ocean around them are sentinels of our planet’s health.

Oct 12 13:05

The creator of GMO potatoes reveals the dangerous truth

During my 26 years as a genetic engineer, I created hundreds of thousands of different GM potatoes at a direct cost of about $50 million. I started my work at universities in Amsterdam and Berkeley, continued at Monsanto, and then worked for many years at J. R. Simplot Company, which is one of the largest potato processors in the world. I had my potatoes tested in greenhouses or the field, but I rarely left the laboratory to visit the farms or experimental stations. Indeed, I believed that my theoretical knowledge about potatoes was sufficient to improve potatoes. This was one of my biggest mistakes.

Oct 12 12:59

CA astronomers witness birth of binary star system for 1st time

A group of astronomers observing the strange quiet death of a massive star, which exploded in a "peculiar" fashion some 920 million light years from Earth, also witnessed the birth of binary star system for the first time.

Oct 12 12:44

CBD and Gut Health, An Overview

By Elizabeth Millard

Robust gut health isn’t just about digestion—although it plays a major role. The way your digestion system functions has been linked to an array of physiological processes, including hormone regulation, toxin elimination, defense against bacteria and viruses, cell regeneration, and more.

There’s so much control happening throughout your GI tract, that it’s been called the “second brain,” and when disease, stress, pollutants, or poor nutrition negatively affects that brain, it can have a profound impact on how you operate...

Oct 12 11:44

America’s obesity is threatening national security, according to this study

It’s well known at this point that just under 30 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 ? the prime age to join the Army ? aren’t eligible to join.

But beyond that, almost a third of those who sit down with a recruiter to take the first steps are immediately disqualified.

Why? Because of their weight.

“Out of all the reasons that we have future soldiers disqualify, the largest – 31 percent ? is obesity,” Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, head of Army Recruiting Command, said Wednesday at AUSA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

A freshly published study, “Unhealthy and Unprepared” concludes that America’s rising numbers of overweight youth are going to have real impacts on the military’s ability to maintain effectiveness.

“We’ve got to make sure that message gets out, because our concern is what happens when that percentage that qualify … potentially goes down?” Muth said. “Or if the obesity, if that starts to go up.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Beyond the obesity statistics (and one way to get away from being overweight is sticking completely to a natural diet, free from additives like MSG, which turns on the body's appetite, so that you will eat more), another interesting fact here, is that war is still the only way this country sees as a method of getting what it wants geopolitically.

I used to think that there might have been a day, in times past, when the American government could actually negotiate in good faith, to get what it wanted from other countries; but now, I see that this is no longer the case.

Oct 12 11:06

A star is born: Astronomers witness birth of binary star system for 1st time (IMAGE)

A group of astronomers observing the strange quiet death of a massive star, which exploded in a “peculiar” fashion some 920 million light years from Earth, also witnessed the birth of binary star system for the first time.

Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology and Carnegie Science Institute published their findings in the journal Science on Thursday. In the study, they describe the strange event in which the huge star exploded in a surprisingly faint and rapidly fading supernova - in stark contrast to the dramatic bang which exploding stars usually produce.

Oct 12 10:46

Turmeric OUTPERFORMS conventional chemotherapy drugs in treating all forms of cancer

Earlier this year, Daily Mail revealed that a 67-year-old woman named Dieneke Ferguson had cured her terminal blood cancer with nothing but a turmeric supplement. Ferguson had all but given up after years of battling her stage-3 multiple myeloma with conventional treatments like chemotherapy. After three grueling rounds of chemo and four stem cell implants failed her, Ferguson turned to a more natural approach.

With just eight grams of curcumin (a compound in turmeric) a day, the pensioner was finally able to fight back. Ferguson completely eliminated the fatal cancer from her body, and is now in good health.

Oct 12 10:43

Many people who think they caught the “flu” actually have SALMONELLA or E. coli poisoning

Symptoms of food poisoning and the flu are virtually the same

We’ve all been there. You’re sick and miserable. First you get stomach cramps. Then you start experiencing chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, sweating, dizziness, bloating, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, and then comes the relentless vomiting and the intolerable headaches. You’re weak all over. The CDC calls that the flu. The news on TV says “get your flu shot” because the flu is spreading fast this year. Free flu shots are advertised almost everywhere – at schools, at work, at pharmacies, at WalMart. The problem is that not only does the flu shot rarely work and contain dangerous neurotoxins, but you probably don’t even have influenza, because the symptoms of food poisoning are nearly identical.

Oct 12 10:26

The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

NASA says it’s dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station.

Kenny Todd, a space station manager, said from Houston several hours after Thursday’s aborted launch that the station’s three current residents can remain on board until January.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Abandoning the Space Station? Another sign of US decline.

Oct 12 10:15

Here's What the Failed Soyuz Rocket Launch Looked Like to an Astronaut in Space

Although the dramatic launch barely made it to space before the capsule tumbled back to Earth, it was certainly visible from space. Gerst was able to spot the rocket's climb from on board its hoped-for destination, capturing a majestic streak of white piercing Earth's atmosphere.

Oct 12 10:15

VIRGIN’S BRANSON HALTS TALKS ON $1 BLN SAUDI INVESTMENT IN SPACE VENTURES

British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday that his Virgin Group would suspend its discussions with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund over a planned $1 billion investment in the group’s space ventures, in light of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters reports.

“What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government,” Branson said in a statement.

Branson also said he would suspend his directorship in two Saudi tourism projects around the Red Sea, citing Khashoggi’s disappearance. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Branson did the right thing, and I applaud his decision.

But I sincerely wish he had done it for the right reason, and that would be to turn the world's attention to the slaughter of innocents in Yemen, in which the US military and government is aiding and abetting the Saudi military in their war crimes. Warning: very graphic images.

Images: Yemeni children dead and maimed for life, due to Saudi bombings.

Images: Yemeni children, dying of starvation, because of US-enabled Saudi port blockades

images: Yemeni children dying of cholera (potentially weaponised, as was used during World War II by the American troops against the Japanese), due to Saudi Arabia destroying water infrastructure

Oct 12 09:55

What Killed Thousands of Indonesians – The Quake or the Misery?

As I was reading, on board an Air Canada flight from Mexico City to Vancouver, The Globe and Mail coverage of the horrors that have been unraveling for several days on the island of Sulawesi, I felt two powerful and contradictory emotions: I wanted to be there, immediately, ‘on the ground’, in the city of Palu, filming, talking to people, doing everything possible to help… and at the same time, I sensed that I was ‘already there’, so many times before, whenever the nightmares like those in Sulawesi were taking place all over the Indonesian archipelago.

And I wrote about them, I documented them, I was sending warnings, but nothing was done. The government (or I’d rather call it the ‘Indonesian regime’), is expert in hearing nothing and doing nothing, ignoring all frontal criticism. The same goes for the Indonesian elites. They are blind as they are deaf, as long as they can grab, steal and then, do absolutely nothing for the welfare of the Indonesian people.

Oct 12 09:35

Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer

Having your last meal before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to bed could lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer, suggests a new study.
Compared to those who have supper after 10 pm or those who go to bed right after the meal, people who take their evening meal before 9 pm or wait at least two hours before going to sleep have approximately 20 per cent lower risk of those types of cancers, the findings showed.

Oct 12 08:25

Doctors In Scotland Are Now Prescribing ‘Nature’ To Their Patients

In an age of technology and constant immersion in the digital sphere, a new initiative in Shetland, Scotland is encouraging individuals suffering from chronic illness to spend more time in nature.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has teamed up with the National Health Service in Shetland to promote “Nature Prescriptions.” Doctors in the region can now officially prescribe “nature” to their patients.

According to a statement from the RSPB:

From reducing cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stress levels, rates of aggression, obesity. It can be used when treating Type II diabetes or depression or when recovering from operations, and it has been proven over and over again to provide relief from anxiety. Plus it’s free and easily accessible to all. It makes complete sense to work with the medical profession to connect people with nature.

Oct 12 08:06

Trump to push for federal marijuana reform, GOP congressman says

Go Mr. President!!!

President Trump plans to pursue federally legalizing medical marijuana following next month’s midterm races, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, said Thursday.

The Trump administration has made a “solid commitment” to reform marijuana laws, and the president has spoken in support of federally legalizing the plant for medical purposes, Mr. Rohrabachertold Fox Business Channel.

Oct 12 07:54

Hurricane Michael killed nearly a dozen people in less than 48 hours

At least 11 people have died in the wake of Hurricane Michael, which tore through the southeastern United States at a devastating clip, destroying parts of the Florida Panhandle before ticking all the way up to Virginia in less than 48 hours.

Oct 12 07:52

Tourist calls 911 after spotting whales while boating in Washington: report

Can you say Snowflake!

Video footage of one family’s boating trip in Washington state has gone viral on social media, as it shows three humpback whales nearing their vessel and eventually prompting one scared family member to hysterically phone police.

On Sept. 29, the Lucianna family was cruising on Puget Sound when Darren began filming as the massive sea creatures approached their boat, Insider reports.

Oct 11 17:47

Japanese inventor wins $250,000 Ryman Prize for dementia-aiding seal robot

A Japanese inventor was presented with a $250,000 grant by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today for his pioneering work improving the health of older people with a device programmed to mimic a seal.

Professor Takanori Shibata, chief senior research scientist at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan, was presented with the annual Ryman Prize at a Birkenhead retirement village for his work to ease the burden of older people suffering from dementia.

The prize is an international award for the best work carried out anywhere in the world which has enhanced quality of life for older people. It was introduced by former Prime Minister John Key in 2015 and was established as an equivalent of a Nobel Prize.

Oct 11 17:36

Watch live: Star Trek's William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's new Auckland factory

Star Trek actor William Shatner has opened Rocket Lab's new factory in the Auckland suburb of Mount Wellington.

The 87-year-old, who played the captain of the USS Enterprise James T. Kirk in the science fiction franchise, officially opened the facility with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

READ MORE:
• Inside Rocket Lab's new Auckland mega factory

The factory is a huge space - 7500 square metres (80,700 sq/ft) or four times the size of Rocket Lab's old assembly plant next to Auckland Airport.

PR being an important part of the space industry, the cramped area for a handful of guests at Rocket Lab's old Mangere office has been replaced by a roomy area where 150 guests can watch a launch - of which there will be many, if all goes to plan.

Oct 11 14:27

Father's blindness leads to son's vision for eye disease cure

A University of Auckland bio engineer has received $1 million in funding to follow his dream of curing the disease that left his father blind for 60 years.

Dr Ehsan Vaghefi received the funding from the 2018 round of the Endeavour Fund, New Zealand's largest contestable research fund, for a laser-based imaging device called MyIScope that will be capable of screening for early signs of blindness.

MyIScope was designed to detect eye diseases such as cataracts, pathological myopia and glaucoma in children. Vaghefi believed a device like this would have saved his father from going blind when he was a child.

Oct 11 12:24

Scientists worried that new technology will enable smallpox to be weaponized

Scientists are worried that new technology may give people the ability to bring back smallpox - the virus that killed hundreds of millions of people before it was eradicated in 1980 - and use it as a weapon.

The deadly virus was eradicated nearly 40 years ago following an extensive vaccination campaign. However a recent study which managed to bring back the virus horsepox, by piecing together bits of DNA, has signalled the potential for the virus to become a bioweapon.

Oct 11 12:15

Judge: Groundskeeper Failed to Show Monsanto Acted with ‘Malice’ in Landmark Case

A California judge opened the door Wednesday to a do-over of the landmark trial that awarded California groundskeeper DeWayne Johnson $289 million in damages from agri-chemical giant Monsanto after he claimed constant use of the company's Roundup weed-killer caused his cancer.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos issued a tentative ruling ordering a new trial, arguing that Johnson did not present "clear and convincing evidence of malice or oppression" on the part of Monsanto, The Associated Press reported.

Oct 11 11:50

This Non-Extreme Diet Prevents Number One Cause of Blindness

Diets have become really extreme – even more than they were in the 1980s.

But what if you knew there was an enjoyable diet that was proven to hold benefits even later in life?...

Oct 11 11:15

The CDC’s Influenza Math Doesn’t Add Up: Exaggerating the Death Toll to Sell Flu Shots

Every year at about this time, public health officials and their media megaphones start up the drumbeat to encourage everyone (including half-year-old infants, pregnant women and the invalid elderly) to get a flu shot. Never mind that more often than not the vaccines don’t work, and sometimes even increase the risk of getting sick.

Oct 11 11:04

Another reason to stop vaping: E-cigarette flavors are just as bad for lung inflammation as smoking, study finds

In experiments on mice they found the additives, including flavorings, caused lung inflammation similar to or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use.

Oct 11 11:03

2 Dead, 700,000 Without Power As Damages From "Nightmare" Michael Top $20 Billion

As it moved inland over Georgia on track to hammer some parts of South and North Carolina that haven't yet recovered from Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday night. It's expected to exit the Continent on Friday, leaving a more than 200-mile long trail of devastation and what's expected to be roughly $20 billion in damages as it tears through the southeastern US. Already, 2 deaths have been confirmed, and it's believed that more will come. During the latest update, the storm was 30 miles west of Augusta, Georgia and is headed into South Carolina.

Oct 11 11:00

Five New York City doctors charged over illegal prescription drug mill dishing out MILLIONS of opioids without even examining patients

Five New York doctors have been charged for prescribing millions of highly-addictive oxycodone pills to patients without examining them.

Drs Carl Anderson, Dante Cubangbang, Nkanga Nkanga, Anthony Pietropinto and Nadem Sayegh have been accused of running an illegal prescription drug mill that resulted in multiple deaths and several overdoses.

According to Manhattan federal prosecutors, the physicians often dished out pills under other people's names and without physically examining them or seeing them.

In return, many of them received cash payments or luxury gifts such as alcohol, dinners and all-expenses paid vacations.

Oct 11 10:48

Hungary sets fire to GMO corn fields in act of defiance against Monsanto, GMO advocates

To protect its environment from the self-replicating pollution of GMO plants, Hungary has set fire to 500 hectares of GM corn, according to LaJos Bognar, Hungary’s Minister of Rural Development. The planting of genetically modified crops is currently illegal in Hungary, and in 26 other countries around the world. Moreover, in at least 50 countries, GMOs are required to be labeled.

Meanwhile in America, the USDA disallowed GMO labeling and is promoting the continued commercialization of genetically modified crops. Monsanto has entrenched itself within the American political and legal systems, influencing politicians to sell out the environment for profit.

Oct 11 09:05

Why roads paved with solar panels are not such a bright idea

Solar highways can be 20 times less efficient than solar power plants.

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