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Dec 16 14:10

Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct, cover-up in Bundy Ranch trial

A federal investigator is alleging prosecutors in the Bundy Ranch standoff trial covered up misconduct by law enforcement agents who engaged in "likely policy, ethical and legal violations."

In an 18-page memo to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General, Special Agent Larry Wooten said he "routinely observed ... a widespread pattern of bad judgment, lack of discipline, incredible bias, unprofessionalism and misconduct" among agents involved in the 2014 armed standoff.

He said his investigation indicated federal agents engaged in excessive force, civil rights and policy violations.

Dec 16 11:48

WHO: Medical marijuana is not addictive, shouldn't be a scheduled drug

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the medical marijuana holds no public health risks and is not addictive. The organisation stated that medical cannabis should not be a scheduled drug.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is extremely beneficial for the treating of numerous ailments like epilepsy, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and many other ailments. It's found the CBD is not addictive in nature.

Dec 16 10:05

VR ROBOTS WILL DO SPACE WORK & DEFUSE BOMBS - WHERE HUMANS CAN’T VENTURE (VIDEO)

New software by Brown University is allowing humans to virtually step into the shoes of their robot creations, boosting the snap decision-making of machines and helping to ensure they never get out of control.
Robots have increased human productivity and mitigate risk factors for first responders in dangerous environments, like nuclear fallout zones or scenes where explosives may be present. One example is the army of bots that led the clean-up charge of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, albeit with mixed results.

Now scientists from Rhode Island’s Brown University have developed and sharpened a system that facilitates the operation of robots through a virtual reality headset and body sensors. The technique is being billed as an attempt to rid robotics of unwieldy keyboards and remote controls once and for all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds like very promising and helpful technology!!

Dec 16 10:00

Protester with no legs is shot dead by Israeli troops along with two other Palestinians, as riots sparked by Trump's Jerusalem declaration continue in Gaza

Pictures and video of the man,including him making his living washing cars before the Israelis murdered him.
Trump just loves Israhell!

Israeli troops shot dead a wheelchair-bound man with no legs in Gaza today as three other Palestinians were killed during protests, medical officials said.

Another 150 were hurt as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital enter their second week.

Disabled Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, 29, was taken to al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after being shot by troops but was later pronounced dead.

Dec 16 08:57

Prepare for the Healthcare Nightmare of the Future

Many people's premiums have become unsustainable. Still others are having their insurance cancelled at the end of the year. How do we care for our family in the beauracratic nightmare that is our current system?

Dec 15 16:15

The Carnegie Council Calls for Global Governance to Regulate Geoengineering

By Derrick Broze

As the Carnegie Council calls for global governance to regulate climate engineering, advocates and opponents of the controversial technology prepare for a looming policy debate.

On December 8, the Carnegie Council released an essay calling for policymakers to invest resources into creating new forms of governance as a response to increasing calls for climate engineering, or geoengineering. The essay is part of a growing push for funding for research into the controversial science of modifying or engineering the climate, and a recent push towards global government which could regulate the technology...

Dec 15 15:48

Stop sleeping with your cell phone: Anything closer than arm's length could cause cancer and infertility, health officials warn

The California Department of Health warned that people need to keep their cell phones several feet away from them to reduce radiation exposure and health risks.

California released guidance for reducing exposure to cell phone radiation on Thursday, amid mounting evidence that cell phone use may be linked to cancer, attention, mental health and reproductive health issues.

Cell phones transmit information using low frequency radio signals, which may expose us to unhealthy radiation, especially when streaming or downloading large files.

Dec 15 13:48

MAN DIES AFTER SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTING INTO FLAMES IN UNEXPLAINED CIRCUMSTANCES IN LONDON STREET

A pensioner has died of his injuries after bursting into flames in unexplained circumstances in a London street. Horrified members of the public tried to put the fire out and alerted police but the flames were not extinguished until firefighters arrived on the scene. The London Fire Brigade investigated the cause of the fire but found no evidence of an “accelerant” that would have spread the flames.

Dec 15 12:48

DARPA Can Exterminate Humanity: ‘You Could Feasibly WIPE OUT The Human Race’

One of the most dangerous experiments that mankind has ever embarked upon is DARPA’s desire for gene drive technology. Scientists now have the knowledge and the tools they need to create and deliver “Doomsday genes” which can selectively target and exterminate an entire species.

According to Sputnik News, and as previously reported by SHTFPlan, the United States highly-secretive and advanced military research body DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced that it will invest tens of millions of dollars into genetic extinction research. While the official aim of this research is said to be fighting harmful insects, like mosquitos which carry Malaria, there are significantly darker implications and speculations surrounding the possible use of such a tool.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Gene extinction research"?!?

Gee whillakers, what could possibly go wrong?!?

Except everything?!?

Dec 15 12:00

Trained biologist: What is this weird creature with wings in this jar?

A trained biologist by the name of Brian Foerster came across a rather unusual animal in a lab south of the border where the observers/handlers of the creature claim it’s likely a “hybrid.”

X-rays have been taken of the creature along with DNA samples which show that the creature’s DNA is 98.5% similar to humans.

Dec 15 11:26

M 6.5 - 0km ESE of Cipatujah, Indonesia

Dec 15 11:25

M 5.2 - 7km NE of Miyako, Japan

Dec 15 09:12

US states consider using powerful fentanyl to execute inmates

Fentanyl, a potent drug playing a major role in the US opioid crisis described by Donald Trump as a "plague," is now under consideration for use in lethal cocktails to execute inmates.

The states of Nevada and Nebraska are planning to supply prison executioners with the opioid painkiller -- which killed more than 20,000 people in the United States in 2016 -- drawing criticism from doctors and activists who call the move a dangerous human experiment.

They warn of serious risks posed to death row prisoners, who effectively become guinea pigs against their will.

Fentanyl, which also acts as an anesthetic, is 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine.

The bid to use fentanyl as a capital punishment tool is due to a shortage of drugs normally used in lethal injections and is not grounded in scientific analysis, according to Deborah Denno, an expert on lethal injection at Fordham University.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the death penalty, as carried out in the United States, is morally wrong and repugnant, because it is inevitably the poor, and poorly legally represented, criminals who have this sentence passed upon them.

A Hillary Clinton, even if she started stabbing people to death in broad daylight, in front of witnesses (of course, someone like her most probably has assassins on speed dial, but I digress), would never have such sentence imposed upon her due to her personal wealth and connections.

She would, of course, have the money to hire a "dream team" of attornies to get the charges either dropped, or substantially modified. And she would not spend one day in jail, following her plea bargain.

Not so for America's poor.

And the chain of evidence, including DNA evidence, is handled so sloppily here in the United States that there is a national student movement, called the innocence project, to exonerate wrongly accused and convicted people through examining DNA evidence:

The Innocence Project

That the US needs such an organisation is an horrific embarrassment to its judicial process.

Until we can restore life to those wrongly executed, the US penal system has no right in taking it. I am no snowflake or bleeding heart; but life incarceration at hard labor, seems to me to be a reasonable alternative to execution.

Dec 15 08:30

HGTV Star Accused Of Forcing Makeup Artist To Repeatedly Perform Oral Sex On Him

Former makeup artist Kailey Kaminsky says she was coerced at the threat of her job to repeatedly perform oral sex on HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse.
Oosterhouse has admitted to having relations with Kaminsky, but has denied any coercion and maintains the relations were completely consensual.

Dec 15 08:29

Nobel Laureate 'Discovers' Cause Of Opioid Crisis: Complete Economic Destruction Of The "White Working Class"

For several decades now the American Midwest has suffered from unprecedented economic decay courtesy of a persistent outsourcing of manufacturing jobs in the automotive and steel industries, among others. As we've noted frequently, that economic decay has resulted in a devastating surge in opioid overdoses that claim the lives of 100s of people each year.

Of course, many attribute Trump's staggering victories in states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania to his efforts to tap into the frustration of the dispossessed Midwest masses by promising a rebirth of the manufacturing economy that once provided them a solid middle-class lifestyle.

That said, no economic crisis is truly "discovered" until an Ivy League, Nobel-prize-winning economist says it is. As such, we present to you the intriguing findings of Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton who said he was "looking for something else" when he noticed a staggering increase in white mortality rates for people aged 50-54.

Dec 15 07:27

From The Weekly Standard with BEX

From Iran with Love

The Iranians are giving their missiles to groups using them to attack an international civilian airport in a G-20 country. Is anyone going to do something about it?

Nikki Haley on Thursday presented what she described as undeniable evidence that Iran is supplying arms to militants in Yemen and charged that Tehran is fueling conflict in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria—activities that she said fly in the face of United Nations resolutions.

The U.N. ambassador stood in front of a large, orange-black recovered missile and other weapons debris, gathered from military attacks, that she said “might as well have had ‘made in Iran’ stickers all over” them.

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(*oh christ!)

Dec 15 07:21

Labeling matters: New study shows “snack foods” contribute to overeating

Food labels might not seem like a big deal, but more often than not, their messages and keywords shape your eating habits.

Dec 15 07:17

Plummeting Forest Fire Burn Acreage

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 9.4 million acres burned in the US this year. This is down 80% since the 1930’s.

And forest fires are down 90% since CO2 was at pre-industrial levels – when an area larger than the state of California burned every year.

There is no correlation between forest fires and atmospheric CO2 – but excellent correlation between fires and extreme heat = which peaked in the 1930’s.

Dec 15 07:17

The Most Effective Way To Destroy Your Husband, Ruin Your Marriage, And Encourage Infidelity

There is more than one way to cheat on your spouse — or, I should say, cheat your spouse. And it seems that many husbands are being cheated by their wives in a way that is no less damaging and no more justified than being cheated on. This form of "cheating" is all the more common because our culture tells women that men aren’t owed anything in the first place. You can’t cheat them out of something you were never supposed to give them, after all.

Dec 15 07:13

This ENTIRE Family Is Transgender

A local news station in Arizona ran a glowing piece on a family that is in transition — as in, the entire family, including the two young children, are all transgender.
Daniel Harrot, the "father" of the family, is a 41-year-old biological female who identifies as a man.
“It feels like you’re getting to live for the first time,” Daniel told KJZZ. “And my children are getting to be who they’ve always wanted to be.”

Dec 15 07:12

Chemicals causing malaria outbreaks across Africa as mosquitoes grow increasingly resistant to insecticides

Experts claim to have reduced the incidences of malaria by 29 percent since 2010, through a combination of prevention and control measures, mostly centered around the use of insecticides and insecticide-infused mosquito nets. However, a new study by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which was the largest genetic study of mosquitoes ever undertaken, has revealed that mosquitoes across Africa – the most affected continent – are rapidly developing insecticide resistant genes. This resistance is severely hampering efforts to curb the disease.

Dec 15 06:13

More proof Big Pharma is all about Big Profit: Doctors experiencing a shortage of antibiotics because they’ve become less profitable to produce

It’s no secret that the world is facing an antibiotic apocalypse in which simple cuts and bacterial infections could once again be deadly.

Dec 14 12:10

Two huge current vaccine scandals the press isn’t covering

The old question about a tree falling in the forest is relevant here. Does the tree make a sound if no one is there to hear it?

If a scandal erupts and the press doesn’t cover it, is it a scandal?

Dec 14 11:45

Robots Purge Homeless From San Francisco Sidewalks

As the homeless crisis on America’s West Coast forces many cities to the financial brink, one innovative animal shelter in San Francisco is using a low cost, high-tech robot security guard to shoo away the homeless outside its facilities, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
The San Francisco branch of the SPCA (the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) contracted Knightscope to provide a k5 robot (the same model which in July commited suicide at a mall fountain) for securing the outdoor spaces of the animal shelter. Knightscope’s business model allows the SPCA to rent the robot for around $7 an hour, which is about $3 less than the minimum wage in California. According to San Francisco Business Times, the robot was deployed as a “way to try dealing with the growing number of needles, car break-ins and crime that seemed to emanate from nearby tent encampments of homeless people.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This only pushes homelessness, crime, and disease to another part of the city; so where is the real resolution here?!?

This cannot be a sustainable answer!!

Dec 14 11:38

ADHD drug use in pregnancy increases risk of heart defects, study finds

The attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug methylphenidate is associated with an increased risk of heart defects in infants whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

Specifically, the researchers found a 28% increased prevalence of cardiac malformations after first-trimester exposure to the stimulant, which is the active ingredient in Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Methylin and other ADHD medications.

Dec 14 09:34

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang

Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data from every resident in a far western region, Human Rights Watch has said.

Officials are also building a database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged between 12 and 65 in Xinjiang, adding to controls in a place some experts have called an “open-air prison”.

The region is home to over 11 million Uighurs, a Muslim Turkic minority, and is occasionally hit by bouts of violence.

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang
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The data can be used for “surveillance of persons because of ethnicity, religion, opinion or other protected exercise of rights like free speech”, according to Human Rights Watch.

Part of the collection is being done through government-provided medical checkups, and it is unclear if patients are aware the exam is also designed to transmit biometric data to the police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would be reasonably certain that these kinds of procedures will soon be mandated here in the United States, particularly for Christian pacifist activists like me :-)

Logically advocating that my government find peaceful alternatives to its current martial stance, and resolve its geopolitical differences other than with bombs and bullets?!?

WOW! THAT MAKES ME A REAL THREAT TO THE "DEEP STATE" IN THIS COUNTRY!! :-)

Dec 14 09:24

Wi-fi and cellphones increase pregnant women's risk of a miscarriage by nearly 50%, study reveals

Wi-fi and cellphones increase pregnant women's risk of suffering a miscarriage by nearly 50 percent, new research reveals.

Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation, which is also given off by power lines and cell towers, has been found in past studies to put a stress on the body, leading to genetic damage that can cause pregnant women to miscarry.

Those exposed to the highest levels of MF radiation are 48 percent more likely to lose their baby than women exposed to the lowest amounts, the US study found.

Dec 14 08:47

Stephen Hawking Joins Effort To Confirm If Oumuamua Object Is Alien Probe

The first mysterious object to reach our solar system was originally thought to be a comet or an asteroid from within the system. But now, physicist Stephen Hawking is leading an investigation into whether or not this object is a spaceship from an alien civilization.

Soon after the celestial object reached our solar system, scientists discovered that it is neither a comet nor an asteroid as previously assumed. The object’s official name is A/2017 UI but has been dubbed “Oumuamua”, which loosely means “a messenger that reaches from the distant past” in Hawaiian. Scientists also discovered that the object had traveled unimaginable distances through interstellar space at almost 200,000 mph.

Dec 14 08:35

Laser-driven fusion that produces 'absolutely clean' energy could be possible within a decade, experts say

Researchers have outlined what they say could be the most feasible technique yet to achieve fusion energy.

The latest approach would fuse hydrogen and boron using powerful bursts of lasers – and could do away with the need for radioactive fuel or its toxic waste.

While the process would require extreme temperatures which have been difficult to achieve to date, at about 200 times the temperature of the sun’s core, physicists now say recent advances in laser technology could make it possible.

Dec 14 07:46

Gamma-ray telescopes reveal a high-energy trap in our galaxy's center

A combined analysis of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), a ground-based observatory in Namibia, suggests the center of our Milky Way contains a "trap" that concentrates some of the highest-energy cosmic rays, among the fastest particles in the galaxy.

"Our results suggest that most of the cosmic rays populating the innermost region of our galaxy, and especially the most energetic ones, are produced in active regions beyond the galactic center and later slowed there through interactions with gas clouds," said lead author Daniele Gaggero at the University of Amsterdam. "Those interactions produce much of the gamma-ray emission observed by Fermi and H.E.S.S."

Dec 13 19:02

NZ-led study reveals how white dwarfs 'binge-eat'

A New Zealand astrophysicist has helped shed light on the "binge-eating" habits of exhausted stars.

Stars like the sun become white dwarfs after they have exhausted their nuclear fuel.

White dwarfs are dense objects roughly the same size as Earth but with as much mass as the sun.

They grow by sucking in mass from the outer layers of their companion stars.

Most white dwarfs have long been considered "non-magnetic".

When white dwarfs grow at very low rates, they gain mass in distinct and sudden bursts where they "binge eat" for a short period of time, said the University of Canterbury's Dr Simone Scaringi.

By examining several years of data from the Kepler space-based observatory, a team of international researchers found a non-magnetic white dwarf behaving as if it had a strong magnetic field.

Dec 13 16:50

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

Rewire reports that during the test, operators fired up a third of the 110-megawatt facility’s mirrors, concentrating sunlight on a spot 1,200 feet off the ground. Over a six-hour period, biologists counted 130 "streamers," or trails of smoke and water left behind as birds ignited and plummeted to their deaths. Rewire’s anonymous source said that at least one of the birds "turned white hot and vaporized completely."

Dec 13 15:58

Babies born to moms who lived near fracking wells faced host of health risks, study suggests

After combing through a decade’s worth of Pennsylvania birth records, researchers have found that pregnant women living within two-thirds of a mile of a hydraulic fracturing well were 25% more likely to give birth to a worryingly small infant than were women who lived at least 10 miles outside that zone during pregnancy.

Over these babies’ lifetimes, their low birth weights raise the likelihood they will suffer poorer health and lower achievement, including reduced earnings and educational attainment.

Dec 13 09:24

OUTBREAK ALERT: Indonesia To Mass Vaccinate In Order To Contain Diphtheria

Indonesia is seeing an outbreak of diphtheria which is scaring civilians and government officials alike. The disease continues to spread as officials desperately work to contain the bacteria before it becomes a pandemic.

The bacteria that causes diphtheria ravages the human body. It causes a thick covering in the back of the throat and it has so far, infected hundreds in Indonesia. The disease is spreading quickly and not only to regions with limited health service but also to the country’s capital Jakarta, where health services are much better.

Dec 12 17:21

Are we all aliens? Scientists create life's building blocks in a space-like environment suggesting we were created from interstellar dust

Researchers from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada recreated the conditions of outer space in the lab.

Thin films of ice containing methane and oxygen were placed into a vacuum.

These ices were used to mimic materials found around dust grains in the dense and cold molecular clouds that exist in interstellar space.

They can also be found around other objects in the solar system, such as comets, asteroids and moons.

Experts irradiated these ices with electron beams, as a stand in for the radiation they would experience in space.

The research group found that a variety of small organic molecules were produced in the icy films subjected to this procedure.

Dec 12 17:11

The Sweet Flavor In Cinnamon That Burns Up Fat Like Crazy

A compound found in cinnamon can burn up fat – scientists think cinnamon may be the secret to losing weight after they studied how the spice interacts with fat cells...

Dec 12 15:02

M 6.0 - 64km NNE of Kerman, Iran

Dec 12 14:50

NASA Footage Shows The Birth Of A New Pacific Island...

Very cool stuff...

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Dec 12 12:20

World’s largest aircraft tears itself apart

The world’s largest aircraft suffered more problems over the weekend when it slipped free from its mooring mast before automatically tearing apart and coming to rest in a crumpled heap in a field. Two people sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.

It’s the second disaster to hit the enormous Airlander 10 — also known as “the Flying Bum” for its butt-shaped leading end — in the space of 15 months.

Dec 12 11:13

Viral video of emaciated polar bear may not be what it seems, Nunavut bear monitor says

When Leo Ikakhik saw this weekend's viral video of an emaciated polar bear rummaging through the garbage in search of food, he wasn't shocked.

"I wasn't totally surprised. These things happen," the Nunavut polar bear monitor told As It Happens host Carol Off. "Mother Nature is going to do part of that. You know, it's just part of the cycle."

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He said he sees healthy and well-fed polar bears in the Arctic all the time, but some are simply unlucky.

For example, he said he recently came across a bear with a broken paw that couldn't hunt, and locals had to put it down.

"Since I'm from the North, I wouldn't really fall for the video," he said.

"I wouldn't really blame the climate change. It's just part of the animal, what they go through."

Dec 12 07:20

Study Unveils the Stomach-Turning Truth That Fast Food Burgers Are Made with Less Than 2% Real Meat (Video)

A study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, found that some fast food hamburgers may contain as little as 2% actual meat.

Dec 11 20:38

Bacteria discovery in Antarctica prompts rethink of humanity's search for alien life

Bacteria discovered in the icy continent of Antarctica is set to change the way humanity looks for alien life on other planets.

To date, our search for habitable worlds which could host alien life has been guided by what we know about life-conducive conditions on Earth. But in a new breakthrough, researchers have discovered a bacterium in Antarctica that can survive solely off chemicals in the air.

The microscopic organisms can survive just on hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide — opening up new possibilities about the existence of extraterrestrial life forms living in harsh conditions.

Antarctica is among the most extreme environments on our planet and it was previously thought the stresses of freezing temperatures, limited carbon, nitrogen and water availability along with strong UV radiation restricted life.

Dec 11 20:31

Maori more likely subjected to mental health treatment, placed in seclusion

Maori are more likely to be subjected to compulsory mental health treatment and placed in seclusion, a report has revealed.

The over-representation of Maori in mental health services was first discussed in the annual Director of Mental Health's Annual Report in 2013.

The latest report released today shows Maori continue to be put in isolation at much higher rates than non-Maori, despite dedicated efforts to eliminate isolation - overall rates have dropped by a quarter since 2009.

In 2016, Maori were 4.8 times more likely to be secluded in an adult inpatient facility than non-Maori, up from 3.7 times in 2013.

The report also shows that Maori are 3.6 times more likely to be put under a compulsory treatment order than non-Maori.

A hui in June 2015 aimed to find out more about the experiences of tangata whaiora (Maori in mental health care) and how they could be improved.

Dec 11 12:59

Mount Agung In Bali Erupts SEVEN MORE TIMES Raining Down Ash On Villages

Volcanic ash rained down on the villages which are spotting the countryside in Bali. Mount Agung erupted again sending a massive plume of ash into the sky.

The Bali volcano threat level has been raised to the highest possible level, putting it at a level 4, while the aviation ash warning is now orange. The latest Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) was issued after Mount Agung erupted yesterday morning following several days of calm.

Dec 11 12:39

Bali volcano eruption latest update: Mount Agung sends up plume in shape of clenched fist

The extraordinary pinkish plume was seen over Mount Agung in Bali at 4.56am local time today, according to the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB).

BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho shared the photograph of the plume rising from the volcano on the Indonesian holiday destination.

He said a small eruption sent the clenched hand-like plume up from the crater, while volcanic activity remains high at Mount Agung.

The emission of plumes is becoming increasingly common and he also shared an image of a grey plume stretching 2,500m above the crater at 7.20am local time.

Dec 11 10:31

FORMER FACEBOOK EXEC SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA IS RIPPING APART SOCIETY

Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media.

Dec 11 10:13

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

The French company, one of the world's largest dairy groups, said it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1.

Dec 11 10:10

DNA Testing Companies Admit Tampering White Profiles To ‘Screw With Racists’

23andMe & Ancestry adding fake African ancestry to white customer profiles

Dec 11 10:09

Look up this week! Stunning Geminids meteor shower is set to peak with up to 120 shooting stars every hour: Here's how to see it

A 3-mile (5 km) wide asteroid, named 3200 Phaethon, will comes 'close' to Earth this week, bringing with it the stunning Geminids meteor shower.

The shower will peak this Wednesday night, December 13th, when up to 120 shooting stars could tear through our skies every hour.

The much-awaited shower is one of the most spectacular celestial events of the year and the shooting stars are bright and easy to spot from all over the world.

Dec 11 10:02

Researchers may have found a link between Alzheimer’s disease and a common class of herbicides

Researchers from France have uncovered what just might be one of the most overlooked causes of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that most people have probably never even considered: Crop chemicals.

A recent paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease takes a closer look at this apparent connection, revealing that a class of herbicides known as triazines appear to increase the body’s production of two amyloid peptides associated with brain degeneration.

These peptides are known as A?42 and A?40, respectively, and Laurent Meijer from ManRos Therapeutics in Roscoff, France, says they’re part of what’s known as the “human chemical exposome,” or HCE – a grouping of more than 85,000 chemical compounds that are known to damage human health.

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