Feb 24 12:00

Whitetail deer with bizarre condition that covers both its eyeballs with HAIR is put down by officials in Tennessee after the buck was discovered bleeding and disorientated

A whitetail deer with hair growing out of its eyeballs was discovered wandering in a Tennessee suburb.

Residents of Farragut, a suburb about 20 minutes outside Knoxville, reported the buck to authorities, telling them it was circling the street, with visible bleeding, no awareness of the people around it, and 'something on its eyes.'

Concerned the deer had chronic wasting disease, a contagious and fatal prion disease, agents with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) had to put it down.

They then discovered the buck had hairy tumors, known as dermoids, completely covering both corneas and rendering it virtually blind.

Feb 24 11:39

Health Care Worker In Orange County, California Dies Four Days After Getting Experimental COVID-19 Injection

Tim Zook, who worked as a X-ray technician, began complaining of abdominal pain and trouble breathing about two and a half hours after being vaccinated at the South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana on Jan. 5.1 2

Zook was walked to the emergency room by his co-workers. There, a series of tests where conducted and congestive heart failure and COVID-19 were ruled out.

“It was presenting as COVID but the test keep coming back negative,” Zook’s wife, Rochelle, said. “They tested him again. No congestive heart failure.”1 2

When she was notified of her husband’s condition, Mrs. Zook reportedly texted her husband, “Should I be worried?”

Zook texted back, “No, absolutely not.”

Feb 24 10:18

Trust Stamp – Bill Gates Funded Program That Will Create Your Digital Identity Based On Your Vaccination History

Trust Stamp is a vaccination based digital identity program funded by Bill Gates and implemented by Mastercard and GAVI, that will soon link your biometric digital identity to your vaccination records. The program said to “evolve as you evolve” is part of the Global War on Cash and has the potential dual use for the purposes of surveillance and “predictive policing” based on your vaccination history. Those who may not wish to be vaccinated may be locked out of the system based on their trust score.

Feb 24 10:00

Is the "Variant" Being Used to Scare People Into Getting Vaccinated??

In a recent front-page article, the New York Times reported that the new mutated version of the Coronavirus was likely to be more contagious or lethal than the original infection. According to the Times, this new iteration of the infection could resist conventional treatments and force lockdown nations to extend the timeline for lifting restrictions. But given that “daily Covid infections have declined by 77 percent since January” and the virus appears to be ‘on its way out’, the report in the Times seems particularly suspicious. Is this new mutation, called the “variant”, really as deadly as it’s cracked up to be or is the media conjuring up another Covid hobgoblin to scare the public into getting vaccinated? Check out this excerpt from the article:

Feb 24 09:58

CJ Hopkins: The Vaccine (Dis)Information War

So, good news, folks! It appears that GloboCap’s Genetic Modification Division has come up with a miracle vaccine for Covid! It’s an absolutely safe, non-experimental, messenger-RNA vaccine that teaches your cells to produce a protein that triggers an immune response, just like your body’s immune-system response, only better, because it’s made by corporations!

OK, technically, it hasn’t been approved for use - that process normally takes several years - so I guess it’s slightly “experimental,” but the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have issued “Emergency Use Authorizations,” and it has been “tested extensively for safety and effectiveness,” according to Facebook’s anonymous “fact checkers,” so there’s absolutely nothing to worry about.

Feb 24 09:45

Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'safe and effective': FDA

Feb 24 09:30

Case Study Shows Cannabis Led To Remarkable Improvement In Childhood Autism Symptoms

An extremely promising case study was recently published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports illustrating the positive effects of cannabis extract and its association with improved autism related behavioral symptoms.

According to the authors, “the pharmacological treatment for autism spectrum disorders is often poorly tolerated and has traditionally targeted associated conditions, with limited benefit for the core social deficits. We describe the novel use of a cannabidiol-based extract that incidentally improved core social deficits and overall functioning in a patient with autism spectrum disorder, at a lower dose than has been previously reported in autism spectrum disorder.”

Feb 24 09:27

Following Lawsuit, CDC Removes Claim “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism” from its Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing a lawsuit from the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN). Del Bigtree, the founder of ICAN has decided to urge the federal agency to remove the statement on its website claiming vaccination never causes autism in children.

According to Bigtree, the statement was taken down from the CDC website on Aug. 27, 2020, and added back again shortly after ICAN issued a press release about the change on Jan. 25.

Bigtree claims the statement is inaccurate as no studies conducted by the organization prove that vaccines given to infants do not cause autism.

The United States of America has reported a sudden increase in children suffering from a neurological developmental disorder.

Bigtree claims that the neurological problem diagnosed within six months to one year of the baby’s birth has a link to vaccination provided immediately after birth.

Feb 24 09:24

Synthetic mRNA Covid vaccines: A Risk-Benefit Analysis

Amidst the plethora of Covid-related issues, the Covid injections are the most imminent. Two formulations have received interim approval from the FDA, and Health Canada: Pfizer/BioNtech and Moderna.

Both these injections are employing the same technology, synthetic gene therapy (SGT), which is being dispensed to the populace for the first time in human history.

Medications are given to sick people to treat disease. Vaccines are given to healthy people to prevent an infection. Therefore consideration of risk-benefit analysis is paramount.

Covid is the umbrella label for PCR “positive” people regardless of clinical presentation. Most are “asymptomatic,”some have generic cold/flu symptoms, and a few present with moderate or severe respiratory distress. Unfortunately, the PCR assays being used for diagnosis, are not fit for purpose. Most PCR assays are constructed based on the German Drosten et al. protocol.

Feb 24 09:22

75% Of US Troops Refused Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Says Pentagon Report

According to a Pentagon report almost 75% of US troops refused taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Addressing the allegation of a cover-up, the spokesperson for the agency, John Kirby informed the news outlets about the reason for the lack of exact data.

75% Of US Troops Against Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Says Pentagon Report
According to the latest reports issued by the Pentagon, one-third of the US troops have refused to take the vaccination to shield themselves from the coronavirus.

The statement issued by the Pentagon on 17th Feb 2021 points to the low acceptance rate of the virus.

Major General Jeff Taliaferro, the top official in the US military has indicated the two-third acceptance rate of the virus.

Feb 24 09:04

British MP calls lockdowns ‘extended exercise in almost … deliberate cruelty’

U.K. Conservative MP Sir Charles Walker derided the government for its continued lockdown, calling it “an extended exercise in almost studied and deliberate cruelty.”

Walker, once the chairman of the anti-lockdown 1922 committee of Conservative backbenchers, made his comments following government guidance not to book summer holidays. The government argued it cannot guarantee that restrictions will be lifted by the time summer comes.

“It is just not acceptable behavior,” Walker lamented on the BBC’s Radio 4 program. “People need to see their children, they need to see their parents, the people that they love, they need to have something to look forward to.”

“[We] are conducting a massive experiment in creating high levels of anxiety in a population and it’s just not acceptable.”

Feb 24 09:03

Killing the cure: The strange war against hydroxychloroquine

The UK has had the ignominious triumph of having one of the world’s highest death rates. Some see the solution in continuing lockdowns, more testing and ultimately the vaccine. We argue that the solution lies in medical treatments, such as hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin rather than in vaccination. But hydroxychloroquine was ruled out as a potential treatment for covid19 quite early on. This is despite the fact that, when used correctly, it is a highly efficacious treatment. Had it been readily available as a prophylactic or early stage treatment we would need neither lockdowns nor vaccinations and dramatically fewer people would have died. However this didn’t happen. Here we intend to explore why.

Feb 24 08:33

Bowling for Pfizer: Who’s Behind the BioNTech Vaccine?

At the end of November, it was revealed that the Oxford Vaccine Group had conducted the clinical trial showing its vaccine for COVID-19 had an efficacy of 90 per cent exclusively on volunteers aged 55 and below, thereby excluding precisely the demographic most at risk from the disease. Shares in its business partner, the British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, dropped 6 per cent in one week, and the race to be the first to release a vaccine on the world was back on. This has since been won by the US multinational Pfizer, by revenue the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Like GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Roche, Sanofi and the other 23 companies working on coronavirus treatments and vaccines, Pfizer had begun tests back in May, in their case on a vaccine being developed by the German biotechnology company, BioNTech. In July, Pfizer’s CEO, Dr.

Feb 24 08:08

Truth Behind SNL’s Controversial Israel Joke

Feb 23 14:16

North Dakota House Votes To Make Mask Mandates Illegal: ‘Our State Is Not A Prison Camp’

The House of Representatives in North Dakota has voted to make mandates on wearing face masks illegal.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Jeff Hoverson who labelled the mask mandate instituted by the State governor last year as “diabolical silliness,” adding that “Our state is not a prison camp.”

Feb 23 13:35

Biden Caught In Another Big Lie – Claims More Deaths from COVID than WWI, WWII and Vietnam Wars Combined – Simply Not True

Joe Biden can’t help himself. He lies about everything. For Pete’s sake, he’s playing President after stealing the election after all. But yesterday he lied again and he simply didn’t have to.

Biden put on a strange press conference yesterday at the White House. He claimed that there are now more than 500,000 deaths due to the China coronavirus (COVID) in the US since the virus was first released by China. It’s doubtful that he ever mentioned China. But what he did say is that there are now more than 500,000 reported deaths due to COVID.

We’ve refuted these numbers over the past year. In one post we pointed out that the CDC claimed that only 6% of the deaths counted as COVID deaths were related to the China coronavirus only. The rest were deaths with COVID, not caused only by COVID. This post woke up America to the bogus reporting of the China coronavirus in our country:

Feb 23 11:09

UK: Health Authorities Announce Not a Single Case of Flu Detected This Year

Health authorities in England have announced that not a single case of influenza has been detected this year, with one professor suggesting that mask wearing should be kept in place during winter to drive down flu deaths to “zero.”

“The social restrictions brought in to curb transmission of coronavirus, combined with an increased uptake of flu vaccine, have both been credited with driving down infections,” reports the Independent.

Of the 685,243 samples tested at the PHE’s laboratories since the first week of January, not a single flu infection was discovered.

Professor Christina Pagel went on to suggest that some of the measures brought in to fight coronavirus could be kept in place to combat flu infections.

Asserting that “we can reduce flu deaths to pretty much zero,” Pagel said it is “worth encouraging people to wear masks” on public transport and in other busy environments every winter.

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Flu has been re-branded as Covid!

Feb 23 10:49

Great News, America: Cheese Isn’t Bad for You

CHEESE IS AMONG the ultimate guilty pleasures. It’s gooey. It’s fatty. It’s delicious. It just has to be bad for you, right?

Wrong. A large body of research suggests that cheese’s reputation as a fattening, heart-imperiling food is undeserved. When it comes to weight and other key health outcomes (and setting aside the issue of lactose intolerance, with apologies), cheese is neutral at worst, and possibly even good for you. And yet that research doesn’t seem to have broken through into common knowledge. If you Google “cheese,” the top result under “people also ask” is the ungrammatical query “Why cheese is bad for you?” Now, if you’re the type of person who’s thinking, “What’s the big deal? I eat what I like, in moderation, and don’t worry about calories”—congratulations, I’m happy for you, we have lots of great articles about science and tech you might enjoy. If, on the other hand, you’re like me and worry that your diet is making you gradually fatter, keep reading.

Feb 23 10:48


SCIENTISTS HAVE, for the first time, gathered observational evidence for elusive, high-energy particles that come from some of the most violent events in the universe.

In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, astronomers gathered the first evidence tracing tiny, subatomic particles called neutrinos to a black hole tearing a star apart.

Feb 23 10:47

Did Neanderthals Have the Capacity for Verbal Language?

The Neanderthal of popular imagination is a hideous, ape-like being, lumbering around with his or her crude spear. Rarely do we picture this person, or pre-person, engaged in any kind of conversation, beyond the occasional grunt-off over a spoiled piece of meat. But—depending on which archaeologist/linguist you happen to ask—the truth is somewhat different. Some researchers, of course, are more convinced than others; for this week’s Giz Asks, we present a survey on the subject.

Feb 23 10:46

A spacecraft named for 'Hidden Figures' mathematician Katherine Johnson has arrived on the International Space Station

A spacecraft named for the famed NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has arrived at the International Space Station with about 8,000 pounds of cargo in tow.

The S.S. Katherine Johnson, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft, launched on Saturday from a NASA facility in Virginia and made it to the space station early Monday morning. It carries a massive amount of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware that will assist researchers there in numerous investigations.

The spacecraft will support experiments that are exploring treatments to restore vision to those with retinal degenerative diseases, why astronauts experience muscle weakening in microgravity and how astronauts sleep in space, among others. It also brings advanced computing to the space station and upgrades to clean air and water systems for the crew there.

Feb 23 10:44

This 29-year-old cancer survivor is set to be the youngest American ever in space

Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old cancer survivor and physician assistant at St. Jude children's hospital, got an out-of-the-blue question from her employer last month: Would she like to go to space?

"I remember laughing," Arceneaux told CNN Business. "And then, I just said — 'Yes! Yes, like, put my name down.'"

Arceneaux will be one of four crew members on Inspiration 4, the first spaceflight to take a group composed entirely of civilians — not professional astronauts — on a multi-day journey to orbit the Earth. It's slated to take off in October 2021. Arceneaux will be joined by billionaire and Shift4 Payments CEO Jared Isaacman, who is funding the mission and plans to use the event to raise more than $200 million for St. Jude's research.

Before last month, Arceneaux said she didn't know who Isaacman was.

Feb 23 10:34

Reality bites: Could Jurassic Park actually happen?

Don’t pretend you’ve never thought about it. Yes, yes – there’s the odd teensy downside to populating an island with once-extinct reptiles. Sure, the T rex turns out to show a disregard for road safety. And velociraptors’ approach to hide and seek is frankly unsportsmanlike. But the majestic song of the brachiosaurus! The incredible dino-flocks! The glistening magnificence of Jeff Goldblum’s chest rug! Could Jurassic Park happen in real life?

Back in 1993, it seemed like it. Newsweek ran an article attesting to the scientific plausibility of Jurassic Park, pointing to the fact that – during filming – two Berkeley scientists announced that they had cloned 40m-year-old bee DNA after finding the insect preserved in amber. “This movie depends on credibility,” Spielberg told Newsweek. “The credibility of the premise – that dinosaurs could come back to life through cloning – is what allowed the movie to be made.”

Feb 23 10:32

Scientists clone first U.S. endangered species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that scientists cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from an animal that died more than 30 years ago.

Why it matters: Cloning could be a technique to help recover black-footed ferrets and other endangered or extinct species.

Details: The predator named Elizabeth Ann was born on Dec. 10 and is being raised at a Fish and Wildlife Service breeding facility in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Feb 23 10:32

Million-Year-Old DNA Rewrites Mammoths' Evolutionary Tree 

ANCIENT DNA HAS revolutionized how we understand human evolution, revealing how populations moved and interacted and introducing us to relatives like the Denisovans, a "ghost lineage" that we wouldn't realize existed if it weren't for discovering their DNA. But humans aren't the only ones who have left DNA behind in their bones, and the same analyses that worked for humans can work for any other group of species.

Today, the mammoths take their turn in the spotlight, helped by what appears to be the oldest DNA ever sequenced. DNA from three ancient molars, one likely to be over a million years old, has revealed that there is a ghost lineage of mammoths that interbred with distant relatives to produce the North American mammoth population.

Feb 23 10:31

Antarctic Stunner: Mysterious Creatures Discovered Under a Half Mile of Ice

Bivouacked in the middle of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf—a five-hour flight from the nearest Antarctic station—nothing comes easy. Even though it was the southern summer, geologist James Smith of the British Antarctic Survey endured nearly three months of freezing temperatures, sleeping in a tent, and eating dehydrated food. The science itself was a hassle: To study the history of the floating shelf, he needed seafloor sediment, which was locked under a half mile of ice.

To get to it, Smith and his colleagues had to melt 20 tons of snow to create 20,000 liters of hot water, which they then pumped through a pipe lowered down a borehole. It took them 20 hours to melt through the ice inch by inch, finally piercing through the shelf.

Next, they lowered an instrument to collect the sediment, along with a GoPro camera. But the collector came back empty. They tried once more. Still empty. Again, nothing comes easy here: Each round trip of the instrument took an hour.

Feb 23 10:30


WHEN IT COMES TO DIETING, research shows the majority of people will regain some – if not most – of the weight they’ve lost. While there are many reasons why this weight regain may happen, some popular claims online are that it’s because dieting permanently wrecks your metabolism. But while it’s true that dieting slows your metabolism, it also improves your metabolism in many positive ways.

When we talk about metabolism, we’re typically referring to your metabolic rate. This is the number of calories your body burns at rest. Of course, the more activity we do, the more calories we burn. In order to lose weight through dieting, you need to consume fewer calories than you’re using. This forces the body to use its energy stores – like fat – to meet the shortfall. Your metabolic rate will also change as a result.

Feb 23 10:27

Once He Steps Down From Amazon, Jeff Bezos Will be Able to Focus his Energy on Blue Origin

When it comes to the private aerospace sector (aka. NewSpace), some names stand out from the rest. The most obvious of these is SpaceX (the brainchild of Elon Musk and the leading source of innovation in commercial space) and the United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. But what of Blue Origin, the private aerospace company created by Jeff Bezos in 2000?

In recent years, Blue Origin has fallen behind the competition and missed out on several billion dollars worth of contracts. But with Bezos stepping down as CEO of Amazon, industry sources have indicated that this could change soon (according to Eric M. Johnson at Reuters). With all of the opportunities available for commercial space, Bezos is now in a position to take a more hands-on role as the company faces a most pivotal year.

Feb 23 10:26


There is a reason Perseverance landed where it did, and that reason goes back at least 3.5 billion years.

Early Mars is thought to have been Earthlike before solar radiation and cosmic other forces killed its atmosphere. This explains why the rover that has now gone viral in the Twitterverse and just about everywhere else touched down in Jezero Crater, which is thought to have once been a huge lake that could have also been crawling with microbial life. Scientists have now found evidence that Mars went through the same phase as Earth before both planets got their atmospheres — something that has not been proven until now.

Feb 23 10:24

The 'ZeroCovid' Movement: Cult Dressed As Science

This past year has given rise to some strange and novel methods of disease containment, including lockdowns and mask mandates. It is unsurprising that the natural next step in this progression has been the development of a movement known as “ZeroCovid.” Its growing influence is, perhaps, predictable given that for nearly a year we have been inundated by the views of so-called experts seeking to legitimize their myopic worldview that public health is determined solely by prevention of Covid-19.

Rather than acknowledge to a weary public that their approach has been a failure, they are doubling down and attempting to save their reputations by claiming that the problem is not that lockdowns do not work, but that they have not gone far enough.

Feb 23 09:50

Whistleblower Video Footage of Forced COVID Vaccines in German Nursing Homes Goes Public – Attorney: “We’re Dealing with Homicide, Maybe Even Murder”

Earlier this week we published the English translation of a video in German that Attorney Reiner Fuellmich published with a whistleblower who works in a nursing home where several residents were injected with the experimental COVID mRNA shots against their will, and where many of them died a short time later.

Since that interview was published, other whistleblowers in Germany who work in nursing homes have also stepped forward, some with video footage showing residents being held down and vaccinated against their wish.

This is from our Rumble channel, and it is also on our Bitchute channel.

Feb 23 09:47

France considers slowing vaccine rollout for hospital staff, with many unable to work following jab

The AstraZeneca experimental COVID-19 vaccine currently being given to health workers in France has caused so many side-effects that the French vaccination task force (Conseil d’orientation de la stratégie vaccinale) has recommended “a staggering of the vaccination schedule for people working in the same care unit” as well as “the systematic intake of paracetamol just before the injection and in the two following days.”

The vaccine was developed by Oxford University together with the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca by cultivating the weakened SARS-CoV-2 virus in the HEK-293 cell line derived from the kidney of an aborted baby. According to the Oxford Vaccine Centre, these weakened viruses “are purified several times to remove the cell culture material,” adding that “this makes it unlikely that any human material remains in the final vaccine.” “Unlikely”, it is worth noting, does not mean “impossible.”

Feb 23 09:15

Russian Scientists Figure Out How to Fight Salmonella With Probiotics

Scientists at Don State Technical University (DSTU), as part of an international research team, have proven the effectiveness of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens probiotics against Salmonella bacteria.

According to research, the study will make it possible to develop a new method of preventing salmonellosis in birds and humans. The results are published in the Frontiers in Microbiology journal.

The research team included: student at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University Mahtab H. Tazehabadi; Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Diyala University Ammar Algburi; Senior and Chief Researcher at the Laboratory of New Biologics at DSTU Vladimir Chistyakov; Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Mutagenesis at SFedU Evgenia Pestnova; and PhD student at the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University Richard Weeks.

Feb 23 09:14

Italy: Dozens of Teachers Sick After Receiving Coronavirus Vaccine

Dozens of Italian teachers called in sick Monday after getting inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus over the weekend in Treviso, northern Italy, local media report.

Students in two area middle schools were sent home an hour earlier than usual due to insufficient teaching staff. At the Duca degli Abruzzi high school, 15 teachers out of 130 were absent, complaining of fever, malaise, and pain in the bones.

In a local primary school, San Domenico Savio, two out of three teachers called in sick with similar complaints of aggravated side effects from the vaccine that had left them incapacitated.

Now there is talk of some schools being forced to close for lack of teachers, the Tribuna di Treviso reports Monday, since “dozens and dozens” of local teachers find themselves unable to report for work.

Feb 23 08:45

COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Tested on 6-Year-Olds

As of February 4, 2021, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had received 12,697 injury reports and 653 deaths following COVID-19 vaccination.1

Of the cases reported between December 14, 2020, and February 4, 2021, 3.69% were life threatening and the number of deaths account for 5.14% of the total reports. The Pfizer vaccine accounted for 58% of deaths; Moderna’s accounted for 41%.

What’s more, when you look at vaccine-related deaths between January 2020 and January 2021, you find that COVID-19 vaccines account for a staggering 70% of the annual vaccine deaths, and that’s while having been available for less than two months. The first doses of Pfizer vaccine were given in mid-December 2020,2 while Moderna’s vaccine rolled out during the last week of December 2020.3

Feb 23 08:22

Jumping The COVID Vaccination Line: The Next Casualty Of Common-Sense

The list of COVID missteps, misguided policies and outright failures will be long when all is said and done on this pandemic. An abject failure to protect retirement homes. Kids shut out of schools for nearly a year. Businesses shut down by executive fiat. The imposition of a one-size-fits-all policy for an entire state. The Illinois legislature’s absolute abdication of setting COVID policy.

Add to that the line jumping for COVID vaccines.

The state’s current vaccination category, 1B, includes the 1.9 millions over the age of 65, as well as the 1.3 million younger people who are first-responders or “essential workers” such as teachers, grocery store workers and transit workers. To date, about 150,000 Illinoisans aged 65 and over have been fully vaccinated, while nearly 390,000 residents aged 16-64 are already inoculated.

Feb 23 08:11

Senator Blumenthal demands Facebook and Twitter curb vaccine-skeptic conversations

Connecticut’s Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, is calling on Facebook and Twitter to act on vaccine skeptic conversations, particularly around pregnant women.

Sen. Blumenthal penned a letter to both Facebook and Twitter.

“Time and again, Facebook and its peers have moved far too slow in responding to the targeted harassment and promotion of destructive conspiracy theories against women and people of color.

“These mothers, through raising awareness to the vaccine and setting an example for the community, are doing an immense public service and lovingly protecting their infants. They are also acting responsibly,” Blumenthal wrote in the letter to Facebook.

Feb 23 08:01

Covid-19: Former Israeli minister urges denial of vaccine to Palestinians in Gaza

Former Israeli justice minister Ayelet Shaked called on Saturday for Israel to prevent Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip from receiving the Russian coronavirus vaccine.

“As long as they hold our soldiers' bodies they can deal on their own… not even humanitarian aid,” she said on Israel's Kan 11 news channel, referring to the Hamas-led authorities ruling in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas holds the bodies of two Israeli soldiers killed during the Israeli military operation launched on the Gaza Strip in 2014, and it captured another two Israelis in September 2014 and another in 2015.

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I guess Saturday Night Live wasn't that far off!

Feb 23 07:53

One-Third of Deaths Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Occurred within 48 Hours of Vaccination

According to new data released today, as of Feb. 12, 15,923 adverse reactions to COVID vaccines, including 929 deaths, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) since Dec. 14, 2020.

VAERS is the primary mechanism in the U.S. for reporting adverse vaccine reactions. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a determination can be made as to whether the reported adverse event was directly or indirectly caused by the vaccine.

Feb 23 07:50

Wayne Dupree: Fauci’s latest prediction on masks shows this is all about controlling people rather than controlling Covid

Wayne Dupree was invited to the White House to talk to President Trump on messaging to the black community. He was named in Newsmax’s top 50 Influential African-American Republicans in 2017, and, in 2016, served as a board member of the National Diversity Coalition for Donald Trump. Before entering politics, he served for eight years in the US Air Force. His website is here: Follow him on Twitter @WayneDupreeShow

Most Americans are exasperated, tired of all the uncertainty and long for life to return to normal. But will the powers-that-be ever allow us to?
During an interview with CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announced that Americans might need to wear masks until sometime next year, and that he couldn’t predict when things in the US will return to normal.

Feb 22 13:41

NASA will unveil dramatic video of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars today. Here's how to watch live.

The first-ever rover landing video from Mars is about to come to Earth, and you can watch its release live today, courtesy of NASA.

At 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT), NASA will unveil video of the Perseverance rover as it landed on Mars as seen from the rover itself. You can watch the event live here and on's homepage courtesy of NASA TV. Perseverance landed on Mars on Thursday (Feb. 18) to begin its search for signs of ancient life on Mars, collect samples and study the Red Planet like never before.

"Now that @NASAPersevere landed, we'll release first-of-its-kind footage from the rover's descent and landing after entering Mars' atmosphere," NASA officials wrote in a Twitter update Saturday (Feb. 20).

Feb 22 10:20

One of the first known black holes is more massive than once thought

Astronomers might need to adjust their expectations for black holes. According to the New York Times, an international research team has determined that Cygnus X-1, one of the first discovered black holes, is considerably more massive than once thought. The binary-system based hole was originally pegged at 'just' 15 solar masses, but is now believed to be 21 solar masses.

That may not sound like much when supermassive black holes are equivalent to millions or even billions of solar masses, but it's enough to throw off existing models. A black hole that massive can't have formed in the Milky Way based on past estimates of lost stellar mass — scientists might need to rethink their calculations for those losses. It's no longer all that certain how Cygnus-X1 became a black hole.

Feb 22 10:18

Just Some of the Planets That TESS Has Found Nearby

Ever since NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope was launched in 2009, there has an explosion in the study of the extrasolar planets. With the retirement of Kepler in 2018, it has fallen to missions like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to pick up where its predecessor left off. Using observations from TESS, an international team of astronomers recently discovered three exoplanets orbiting a young Sun-like star named TOI 451.

The research was led by Elisabeth R. Newton, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College. She was joined by researchers from NASA JPL, NASA Goddard, NASA Ames, the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, the SETI Institute, the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, and multiple universities and observatories.

Feb 22 10:17

Apophis: Doomsday Asteroid, or Just a Passing Space Rock?

The asteroid Apophis sits atop a shortlist of potentially dangerous objects that could one day hit Earth. And in March, the aircraft carrier-sized asteroid will make its final close path to Earth before 2029, a year when astronomers once wondered if it would strike our planet. We now know Apophis won't hit Earth anytime soon, but the upcoming flyby will still provide a relatively rare opportunity to study the space rock up close.

As the asteroid draws near, it will also make a fortuitous pass in front of a relatively bright star, letting amateur astronomers get in on the action. On Sunday, February 21, at around 11:50 P.M. Central Time, Apophis will move across the face of a distant star, creating what astronomers call an occultation. It’s like a miniature version of what happens when Earth’s Moon eclipses the Sun. Such occultations are a great chance to learn more about the size, shape and composition of planetary bodies.

Feb 22 10:16

New research suggests a polar flip could be catastrophic

Disaster movies have shown us what Hollywood thinks might happen if Earth’s poles were to suddenly flip, but the reality of the situation would likely be much different. We don’t know for sure how daily life would be affected if our planet’s magnetic poles suddenly went wonky, but scientists are constantly looking for evidence of past polar movements in order to get a better idea of what we should expect.

A new study published in Science offers us some useful information thanks to one extremely old tree. The tree, which was still growing when the most recent magnetic pole flip occurred some 42,000 years ago hints at dramatic and possibly catastrophic changes that took place in the atmosphere and on the surface of our planet.

Feb 22 10:15

When 60 Minutes’ Hysteria Nearly Shot Down a NASA Mission to Saturn

In 1997, while waiting at Cape Canaveral for liftoff, the Cassini mission was beset suddenly by political protest. Cassini carried three radioisotope thermoelectric generators, which were powered by the decay of plutonium 238. The plutonium wasn’t of the Back to the Future variety—a disquieting drop of Scary Substance Indeed into a homemade flux capacitor—but rather was stored in a ceramic form, wrapped in iridium, and caked in graphite. It could not corrode, or be obliterated by heat, or vaporize, or disintegrate as an aerosol, or dissolve in water. It was made to withstand not only the explosion of the rocket carrying it, but even a catastrophic reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Because it couldn’t vaporize, in a disaster situation, no one would inadvertently breathe it in and develop superpowers or extra appendages. In fact, it was designed so that you could even eat the stuff. The human body could not absorb it.

Feb 22 09:41

Northrop Grumman launches cargo ship to space station

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket boosted a Cygnus cargo ship into orbit Saturday after a picture-perfect launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying more than 8,000 pounds of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station.

The rocket's two Russian-built RD-181 first stage engines ignited at 12:36 p.m., throttled up to full thrust and pushed the booster skyward from pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport - MARS - at NASA's Wallops Island, Virginia, flight facility.

Climbing directly into the plane of the space station's orbit, the Antares 230+ rocket streaked away on a southeasterly trajectory to kick off the company's 15th space station cargo run.

Feb 22 09:40

Biden Launches Campaign to Silence Critics of Killer Vaccine

Imagine if an ordinary working man went on a rampage and killed 929 people and maimed 316 others. The media would naturally call such a man a serial killer or a homicidal maniac. Now imagine if a big pharmaceutical company did the same thing by releasing a vaccine that killed and maimed a similar number people. Would the drug company be treated the same as the working guy? Would their product be denounced as a “killer vaccine” and shunned by the public, or would they be praised on the cable news channels, provided lavish funding by the government, granted full immunity from liability for personal injury, waved through the regulatory process, and had the red carpet rolled out for their spectacular nationwide “Product Launch” extravaganza?

Feb 22 09:19

VIDEO: Nurse Kristi Simmonds – Agonizing Pain, Neurological Issues, Spasms from COVID Vaccine

Nurse Kristi Simmonds received the COVID-19 vaccine on January 19. Within minutes, the frontline nurse of 17 years, collapsed and had to receive emergency treatment.

A full month later, her family released this video showing Kristie as she is to this very day. It is horrifying to watch.

If YOU are thinking about getting a COVID “vaccine” just remember, it is NOT a “vaccine.” It has no elements of any “novel coronavirus” in it.

In fact, what the pharmaceutical companies are CALLING a “vaccine” is man-made, messenger RNA (mRNA) which, upon entering a human body, makes physical changes to our DNA.

Those changes are __thought__ to “train” our bodies to look for and fight the spike protein on coronavirus. But the thinking is not always the reality. As this man-made messenger RNA makes changes to human DNA, bad things start happening to some people.

Feb 22 08:46

Supermarket Calls Cops On Disabled Man For Not Wearing Mask, Tries to Make Him Wear Yellow Sticker

British supermarket Morrisons called the police on a disabled man who was medically exempt from wearing a face mask after attempting to make him wear a yellow sticker.

Yes, really.

The clip shows the man involved in a confrontation with a security guard and staff as they try to make him wear the sticker.

The man calls them out by asking how a sticker could stop the spread of coronavirus.

When he refuses to wear the sticker, he is asked to leave the store as staff claim they are just doing their job.

Feb 22 08:39

WATCH!! This Nurse Say`s How It Is. Bad Language Edition!

Feb 22 08:11

Biden’s White House ‘working directly’ with Big Tech to CENSOR content causing ‘vaccine hesitancy’ – Reuters

Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly working directly with Silicon Valley giants to root out ‘misinformation and disinformation’ that hampers US vaccination efforts, indicating hands-on involvement in Big Tech censorship.

“Disinformation that causes vaccine hesitancy is going to be a huge obstacle to getting everyone vaccinated and there are no larger players in that than the social media platforms,” a source with direct knowledge about the cooperation told Reuters.

We are talking to them… so they understand the importance of misinformation and disinformation and how they can get rid of it quickly.

Feb 22 07:46

Remember When Fauci Called Ebola Quarantines "Draconian", Warned Of "Unintended Consequences"

When it came to a proposed mandatory quarantine for his colleagues, and not the American general public, Dr. Fauci was singing a very different tune on quarantines, which the government health bureaucrat has now been championing in the United States for the better part of an entire year.

In 2014, at the height of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, concerns were rising in America about the possibility of the disease spreading across the country. With a genuinely horrifying 40 percent case fatality rate (which is at least 40 times higher than the CFR of COVID-19), and a several week incubation period for infectees, state governors acted to pursue mandatory quarantines for healthcare workers returning to the U.S. from regions where the virus was spreading.

At the peak of the epidemic, governors in several U.S. states initiated a very targeted quarantine that only applied to healthcare workers who were arriving back into the country from impacted areas.

Feb 22 07:45

Stunning Levels Of Air Toxins Found In New York's Subway System

The air quality in the subway systems across the U.S. is almost downright toxic.

New research published last week shows high levels of pollution for subway riders, with the worst air quality coming from places like New York and New Jersey, according to The Guardian.

The report notes that tiny specks of pollution called PM2.5 were well above nationally determined safe daily levels of 35 micrograms per cubic meter in cities like New York, Washington and Philadelphia. The particles are likely "thrown up by train brakes or the friction between train wheels and rails".

In New York, these particles measured 251 micrograms per cubic meter. Terry Gordon, a professor at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine, who co-authored the research, said: “New Yorkers in particular should be concerned about the toxins they are inhaling.”

Feb 22 07:14

The Truth About Bill Gates

Feb 22 07:13

EPA Approves Chemical ‘Air Treatment’ Against COVID, Despite Known Health Hazards

In mid-January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved requests from two southern states (Georgia and Tennessee) asking for an emergency exemption that would allow them to aerosolize selected indoor spaces with an antiviral “air treatment” called Grignard Pure.

Grignard Pure is a nanoparticle-based product. Its active ingredient is a substance called triethylene glycol (TEG).

The EPA’s approval slid in under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which allows the agency to green-light pesticides for unregistered uses in defined geographic areas for up to a year during public health emergencies deemed “urgent” and “non-routine.”

Grignard Pure contains TEG as a standalone chemical compound, but TEG is also a component of some polyethylene glycol (PEG) compounds (those of low molecular weight).

Feb 21 13:35

Flashback: Bacterial Pneumonia Caused Most Deaths in 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The majority of deaths during the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 were not caused by the influenza virus acting alone, report researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Instead, most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. The pneumonia was caused when bacteria that normally inhabit the nose and throat invaded the lungs along a pathway created when the virus destroyed the cells that line the bronchial tubes and lungs.

Feb 21 11:46

CDC double mask “study” a perfect example of politicized junk “science”

“A proper study on the efficacy of masks needs to be a randomized controlled trial involving human beings in their normal settings – such as the Danish mask study that showed there is no evidence that masks do anything to prevent COVID-19 – and not mannequins in a laboratory,” Schachtel says.

Another problem with the CDC’s “study” is that the mannequin wearing a double mask, as seen in photos, was barely able to “see” over the top of the masks. Had that configuration been put on the face of a real human in a real-life scenario, he or she likely would not have been able to function, let alone see.

The most obvious problem with the “findings” is that the more barriers one puts over the mouth and nose, the harder it becomes to breathe in oxygen. Those who wear two or more masks for prolonged periods of time can expect to suffer serious oxygen deficiency in the form of hypoxia.

Unlike mannequins, real human beings have to both see and breathe in order to function.

Feb 21 10:18

The Lockdown: a Global Scientific Fraud of Unprecedented Proportions

The discrepancy and disproportion between the level of dangerousness of the virus and the magnitude of the measures taken (which are moreover totally heretical) are so obvious that it inevitably leads to the conclusion that there are other objectives behind. You have to be really blind or naive not to see it. -- With these measures which have nothing to do with medicine or science, governments are not fighting the dangers of the virus but are fighting the basic rights of their people and destroying their health, economy, education, ecology, culture and other aspects of life.

Feb 21 08:41

Martian satellite captures rover parachuting through Mars' atmosphere

Talk about a unique satellite image.

A crucial NASA satellite orbiting Mars, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, spotted the car-sized Perseverance rover parachuting through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday, en route to a successful, though dramatic, landing. The space agency released the shot on Friday.

"Every picture tells a story," NASA tweeted. "This one captures me in midair, floating over Mars while hanging from my parachute during the final #CountdownToMars."

In the image below, the square shows an enlarged view of the parachuting rover, and the small white circle depicts where the rover ultimately landed in the Jezero Crater. The satellite orbited some 435 miles above Perservance when it snapped the image.

Feb 21 08:29

CDC: 929 Dead And 15,923 Injured Following Experimental MRNA COVID Injections (February 12 Update)

The CDC has done another data dump today into the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a U.S. Government funded database that tracks injuries and deaths caused by vaccines.

Feb 21 08:16

"It's A National Crisis" - Officials Admit Billions Lost In "Veritable Tsunami" Of Pandemic Aid Fraud

With so many people needing unemployment benefits during the pandemic, it comes as no surprise that the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG) has found an unprecedented amount of fraud in the unemployment program created by the CARES Act, according to NBC News.

The DOL-OIG estimates at least $63 billion of the $630 billion in disbursements were squandered by fraudsters. The agency warns that taxpayer funds loss could be higher, with some figures suggest north of $100 billion.

Feb 21 08:15

"There's No Chip In The Vaccine" Brits Told During Prime-Time Ad

During a prime time broadcast that was syndicated across numerous major TV and radio networks in the UK, viewers were told, “There’s no chip or tracker in the vaccine.”

The advert went out just before 10pm last night and appeared on all the major networks, including BBC, Sky, Channel 4, ITV and LBC.

It featured numerous ‘BAME’ celebrities urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to be allowed to see their friends and family again.

“We will be reunited with our friends and family – all we have to do is take the vaccine,” said one woman to camera.

Feb 21 08:13

Doctors Warning of Rise in COVID-Linked Illness in Children

Doctors and parents are warning about an alarming increase in an inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 cases in children.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's been diagnosed in more than 2,000 children in 48 states and resulted in the deaths of at least 30.

When Burke White's entire family contracted COVID-19, his 5-year-old daughter seemed to have the mildest case.

But a month later she developed a fever and stomach pain.

“They tested her for everything -- flu, strep, COVID again -- did all those tests, they all came back negative," White said.

Feb 21 07:58

NASA shares more incredible PHOTOS from Martian surface as Perseverance mission begins in earnest

After successfully lowering to the Martian surface via what NASA dubbed its “jetpack,” the Perseverance rover has beamed back some truly incredible images from the Red Planet.

The six-wheeled robot beamed back several high-resolution images taken during the rover’s landing. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter also captured the spacecraft sailing into the landing site within the Jezero Crater, with parachute in tow.

The snapshots were sent via several spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet but they’re just a teaser of what’s to come.

Video of the touchdown is still being relayed back to Earth and processed, which will take some time, given the profound lack of internet infrastructure in space.

Feb 21 07:56

Biden’s White House ‘working directly’ with Big Tech to CENSOR content causing ‘vaccine hesitancy’ – Reuters

Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly working directly with Silicon Valley giants to root out ‘misinformation and disinformation’ that hampers US vaccination efforts, indicating hands-on involvement in Big Tech censorship.

“Disinformation that causes vaccine hesitancy is going to be a huge obstacle to getting everyone vaccinated and there are no larger players in that than the social media platforms,” a source with direct knowledge about the cooperation told Reuters.

We are talking to them… so they understand the importance of misinformation and disinformation and how they can get rid of it quickly.

Feb 21 07:44

Pfizer-BioNTech tried to gouge the EU with 65-DOLLAR vaccine doses, German media report

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech wanted to charge the EU Commission €54.08 per dose of their Coronavirus vaccine, according to German media reports. The jab would have cost more than 20 times that of a rival shot from AstraZeneca.

The prospective price tag was revealed on Thursday by German broadcasters NDR and WDR, and the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The paper claims that Pfizer and BioNTech submitted a bid to the EU offering 500 million doses at €54.08 ($65.58) per dose, for a total cost of €27 billion ($32.74 billion).

Feb 21 07:21

How the Gates Foundation Seeded America’s COVID-19 Policy Catastrophes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is finally facing the heat for his botched and negligent coronavirus response policies, yet no one seems to be asking why Cuomo and select governors made the fateful decisions that led to the excess deaths — and the coverup campaigns — of tens of thousands of senior citizens in New York and elsewhere across the United States.

After being awarded an Emmy and writing a book on his supposedly heroic response to the pandemic, Cuomo is finally receiving the very necessary inquiries into his handling of the crisis. Cuomo is perhaps the most egregious example of abuse and neglect (given his refusal to use the Javits Center or a Navy hospital ship), he is far from the only governor who executed the “nursing home death warrants.” Governor Cuomo was accompanied by the governors of California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and elsewhere.

Feb 21 07:20

The Covid Deception Serves An Undeclared Agenda

There is no scientific basis for the measures in place to deal with the alleged Covid Pandemic. Among experts the support for these measures are largely limited to those with financial links with pharmaceutical corporations. Public health bureaucrats, such as Fauci at NIH, are also linked with pharmaceutical corporations. Medical practioners take their guidance from approved authority, which means NIH, CDC, WHO, all compromised with conflicts of interest. Conforming with these compromised institutions provides liability protection that relying on independent expert advice does not.

One thousand five hundred experts from around the world have come together to challenge the Covid measures as “a global scientific fraud of unprecedented proportions.” Here is their statement.

Feb 21 07:06

Newsweek 'Fact Check' Claims India Vaccine Ban "Mostly False" While Admitting De Facto Ban

Newsweek published a “fact check” which labeled claims that India had banned the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as “mostly false” despite admitting in the article that India has in fact temporarily banned the vaccine.

Last week, discussion around the issue intensified after it was revealed that Indian health authorities had refused to give permission for the vaccine to be distributed.

“On February 3, 2021, India’s Subject Expert Committee (SEC), a panel that advises the nation’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), a national regulatory body focused on pharmaceuticals and devices, ruled that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should not be recommended for an EUA in the country “at this stage,” reports Newsweek.

Feb 21 07:05

Biden Admin "Working Directly" With Big Tech To Crush Vaccine Dissent

"In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship."

Those were the prophetic words of Caitlin Johnstone in 2018 warning of the slippery slope that Big Tech and its liberal minions were embarking on as the corporate-sponsored cancel-culture began.

In 2018, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed on the US Senate floor that it is their responsibility to “quell information rebellions” and adopt a “mission statement” expressing their commitment to “prevent the fomenting of discord.”

“Civil wars don’t start with gunshots, they start with words,” the representatives were told.

“America’s war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America.”

Feb 21 07:03

Rich Business-Class Flyers Now Exempt From Wearing A Mask

Flying in first class comes with lots of perks, but Cathay Pacific Airways is upping the ante during the pandemic by exempting wealthy passengers from wearing masks in certain situations, according to Executive Traveller.

The Hong Kong-based airliner created a waiver on wearing a mask for first class and business class travelers who are reclined in their seats. The new policy doesn't apply for economy seating as they must keep their masks on at all times.

In a statement, the carrier elaborated more on the mask-wearing exemption, arguing that "seats in first and business class are more spacious with partitions, and passengers are exempted when lying flat for sleep." The airline insisted that its aircraft fleet is equipped with air filtration systems "capable of filtering 99.9999% of dust particles, including virus and bacteria."

Feb 20 20:00

Masks 'DON'T stop you getting Covid': Top experts criticise 'troubling lack of evidence' to justify wearing them after major Danish study concluded they don't protect the wearer

Top scientists have warned there is a 'troubling lack of evidence' that face masks prevent Covid-19 infection, after a major study in Denmark found they don't protect people who wear them.

Governments around the world — including the UK — have made it mandatory to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces, despite a dearth of rigorous trials into their effectiveness.

The rationale has been that masks must be better than nothing because they block at least some virus being exhaled or inhaled by the wearer.

But a randomised study published by scientists at Copenhagen University, thought to be the best of its kind so far, found no statistical evidence that they offer any protection whatsoever.

Feb 20 19:57

Sweden Bans Masks: ‘No Scientific Evidence’ They Prevent COVID

Officials in Halmstad municipality, Sweden, recently forced a teacher to remove their mask and prohibited the use of masks and all forms of PPE in schools. The municipality said there was no scientific evidence for wearing masks, citing the Swedish public health agency.

Feb 20 14:16

UK Government Shocking Report: Experimental MRNA Injections Caused 1716 Cases Of Eye Disorders And Left 22 People Blind

The government of the United Kingdom has been collecting critical safety data on the Pfizer/ BioNTech and Oxford/ AstraZeneca “vaccines,” and the latest report doesn’t paint a pretty picture.

outbreak of the coronavirus disease (covid 19), in sao paulo
Image source: REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

The first dose of the experimental Pfizer/ BioNTech “vaccine” has been introduced into the arms of 5.4 million citizens, with 500,000 of these people receiving a second dose.

Up until January 24, there have been nearly 50,000 reports of vaccine injury for this specific vaccine, including the sudden death of seven UK citizens:

Feb 19 14:48

Incredible new images shared by Perseverance rover after Mars landing

After safely landing on the surface of Mars Thursday, NASA's Perseverance rover has sent back a never-before-seen view: what it looks like to land on Mars.

The rover also returned some beautiful postcards of its landing site.
The first image shared during a NASA press conference Friday was "exhilarating" for the team when they received it. It shows the rover nearing the Martian surface during entry, descent and landing. A camera on the descent stage of the spacecraft captured the perspective, something that wasn't possible on previous missions.

"This shot from a camera on my 'jetpack' captures me in midair, just before my wheels touched down," according to a tweet from the Perseverance Twitter account. "The moment that my team dreamed of for years, now a reality. Dare mighty things."

Feb 19 13:00

Experimental genetic testing of Siberia’s teenagers to detect and correct deviant behaviour

Scientific and educational institutions in Novosibirsk join forces to trail blaze psycho-genetics.

Six local schools are taking part in a first of its kind project in Russia by Novosibirsk city’s department of education, the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, and VedaGenetics company.

The experimental research studies genes influencing levels of aggression, creativity and intellect in students aged from 11 to 17 years old.

Participation is voluntary. Families pay 1800 roubles - 600 roubles for each gene - ($24.56 - $8.18) for genetic tests based on a mouth swab.

Generic results go back to schools where teachers combine them with earlier psychological tests, and decide if a child’s behaviour needs to be corrected to ‘re-channel energy into more peaceful direction’ with help of extra-curricular activities and psychologists.

‘According to scientists, pupils with a prominent gene of aggression will likely be successful in sport.

Feb 19 12:25

Astronomers Just Identified the Farthest Known Object in the Solar System

2018 began with an astronomical discovery when researchers in Hawaii noticed a small speck in the outer reaches of our solar system. They nicknamed the object "Farfarout," but in order to determine just how far out it was, they needed to observe it for a few years and track its orbit.

On February 10, 2021, just over three years after Farfarout was first spotted, astronomers confirmed that the space rock is the farthest known object in our solar system, measuring 132 astronomical units from the sun. For context, Earth is only 1 astronomical unit from the sun.

Farfarout's orbit is far from circular. At its furthest point of orbit, it's 175 au from the sun. At its closest point of orbit, it's about 27 au from the sun, which experts note is inside the orbit of Neptune. Since its orbit overlaps with Neptune's, astronomers are hopeful that Farfarout can help them understand more about the history of the solar system.

Feb 19 12:25

Juno Just Saw a Spacerock Crash Into Jupiter

Timing is extraordinarily important in many aspects of astronomy. If an astronomer or their instrument is looking the wrong way at the wrong time they could miss something spectacular. Alternatively, there are moments when our instruments capture something unexpected in regions of space that we were searching for something else. That is exactly what happened recently when a team of scientists, led by Rohini Giles at the Southwest Research Institute, saw an image of what is likely a meteor impacting Jupiter’s atmosphere.

The team collects data from the UVS, one of the instruments on Juno, NASA’s mission tasked with studying the largest solar system planet up close. UVS is Juno’s ultraviolet spectrograph, which collects data in the ultraviolet spectra from 68-210 nm. It’s primary mission is to study Jupiter’s atmosphere and watch for its breathtaking auroras.

Feb 19 12:23

Ancient Trees Show When The Earth's Magnetic Field Last Flipped Out

An ancient, well-preserved tree that was alive the last time the Earth's magnetic poles flipped has helped scientists pin down more precise timing of that event, which occurred about 42,000 years ago.

This new information has led them to link the flipping of the poles to key moments in the prehistoric record, like the sudden appearance of cave art and the mysterious extinction of large mammals and the Neanderthals. They argue that the weakening of the Earth's magnetic field would have briefly transformed the world by altering its climate and allowing far more ultraviolet light to pour in.

Their provocative analysis, in the journal Science, is sure to get researchers talking. Until now, scientists have mostly assumed that magnetic field reversals didn't matter much for life on Earth — although some geologists have noted that die-offs of large mammals seemed to occur in periods when the Earth's magnetic field was weak.

Feb 19 12:21

Special report: Insulin users reeling at 550-percent price increase

Feb 19 12:13

COVID: The predatory testing labs are complicit in the crime

Test lab: “This specimen tests positive. The patient is infected with SARS-CoV-2.”

Patient: “Wait. How did you run the test? With how many cycles?”

Test lab: “That information is proprietary. You have no right to know.”

Patient: “Really? The number of cycles can determine the outcome. Change that number, and ‘infected’ becomes ‘healthy’.”

Test lab: “We know what we’re doing.”

Feb 19 12:01


Feb 19 11:59

Turkey space programme to launch from Somalia to cost over $1bn

Turkey's plans for its own space programme will cost over $1 billion and will begin with a rocket being launched from a site in Somalia, it has been revealed. It is hoped that it will culminate in a shuttle craft being used to conduct scientific research.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a timetable for the country's recently-announced space programme last week. A hard landing on the moon is planned for 2023 using a locally-produced hybrid rocket on the anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic. By 2028, it is hoped to be able to make a soft moon landing.

Feb 19 11:55

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media companies including Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc’s Google about clamping down on Covid misinformation and getting their help to stop it from going viral, according to a senior administration official.

“Disinformation that causes vaccine hesitancy is going to be a huge obstacle to getting everyone vaccinated and there are no larger players in that than the social media platforms,” said the source — who has direct knowledge of the White House’s efforts — while speaking to Reuters.

“We are talking to them [...] so they understand the importance of misinformation and disinformation and how they can get rid of it quickly.”

Feb 19 11:37

FLASHBACK, March 2020 - A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data

The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco.

At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments to people quarantined or just social distancing, we lack reliable evidence on how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or who continue to become infected. Better information is needed to guide decisions and actions of monumental significance and to monitor their impact.

Draconian countermeasures have been adopted in many countries. If the pandemic dissipates — either on its own or because of these measures — short-term extreme social distancing and lockdowns may be bearable. How long, though, should measures like these be continued if the pandemic churns across the globe unabated? How can policymakers tell if they are doing more good than harm?