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Jul 12 07:30

Ticks Spread Plenty More For You To Worry About Beyond Lyme Disease

By Jerome Goddard, Mississippi State University

When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species carry and transmit a collection of other pathogens, some of which cause serious, even fatal, conditions.

In fact, the number of tick-borne disease cases is on the rise in the United States...

Jul 12 07:03

5G Threatens Weather Forecasting

By Renee Parsons

It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with its guarantee of a Brave New World. But then, many Americans are unaware of the true nature of 5G in the first place. In its haste to win, the telecom industry, its friends in Congress and the Federal bureaucracy are intent on foisting 5G on a largely unsuspecting American public before all the technological kinks have been worked out.

But no worries; it’s just a wee small hurdle that the American public need not fret about; unless of course they are not willing to risk their families, their homes and their lives to the devastation of an unpredictable weather disaster and community crises that might have been avoided if envisioned beforehand...

Jul 12 04:53

Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040

Defending against rising seas could cost US communities $416bn in the next 20 years, according to a new report.

Spending on seawalls alone could total almost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, the authors said. And the billions involved will represent just a fraction of adaptation efforts governments in coastal states will have to fund if they do not want to simply retreat.
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“I don’t think anybody’s thought about the magnitude of this one small portion of overall adaptation costs and it’s a huge number,” said Richard Wiles, executive director of the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI), which published the report.

Estimates of how much sea-level rise will cost often focus on impacts by 2100, Wiles said, adding that people will be paying for the climate crisis much earlier.

Jul 11 13:54

Have You Read The “Fine Print” Warnings in the Manuals of Your Wireless Devices Yet?

By B.N. Frank

Environmental Health Trust Highlights Them For You in New E-Book and Website.

All wireless devices (baby monitors, cell phones, ear buds, laptops, wearables, Wi-Fi routers, etc.) emit RadioFrequency (RF) or wireless radiation which research has determined to be biologically harmful. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have warned that children are more affected by exposure than adults...

Jul 11 13:42

AT&T to Offer WAY Expensive 5G In 7 More U.S. Cities Despite Little Interest and Predicted Lawsuits

By B.N. Frank

5G is being installed all over the U.S. despite the telecom industry’s inability to provide proof that it’s safe and research that says it isn’t.

In some parts of Sacramento, CA, it’s already been installed and few have subscribed to it. Instead many are fighting to have it removed immediately because they are being affected by exposure...

Jul 11 11:33

55 New York families sue the state to stop the repeal of the religious exemptions to vaccines

55 New York State families have filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination by the New York State Legislature.

The families, represented by attorneys Michael H. Sussman and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., held lawful religious exemptions and request the court temporarily block the repeal and ultimately overturn it.

The plaintiffs are of diverse religious faiths, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. As a result of the repeal, these families can no longer educate their children in any schools or camps in New York without violating their religious faith. The parents who bring the suit seek to represent thousands of other families likewise affected by the repeal.

Jul 11 10:32

This Berlin Company Is Turning Coffee Grounds Into Recycled Reusable Cups

By Mayukh Saha

We all know how our oceans are choking from plastic. This is a menace which seems to have no end! Single-use plastic is one of the most time-consuming things to get rid of, yet their use doesn’t seem to slow down. So what does a boy from Germany do to save the planet from the devil of the single-use coffee cups?

Kaffeeform is the start-up company of Julian Lechner from Berlin, where they use coffee grounds to make reusable coffee cups...

Jul 11 10:23

Monoculture Farming with Pollinator-Dependent Crops Threatens Food Security, Study Suggests

New research suggests that global trends in farming practices are undermining the pollinators crops depend on and putting agricultural productivity and stability at risk, particularly in some Asian and South American nations

A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture’s increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop diversity, may threaten food security and economic stability. The study, which was published in the journal Global Change Biology on July 11, 2019, is the first global assessment of the relationship between trends in crop diversity and agricultural dependence on pollinators...

Jul 11 08:54

Russian Orthodox Church Officially Opposes Compulsory Vaccinations of Children

“First and foremost, concern for the welfare of children, including their health, is entrusted by God to their parents. The state and society should respect the priority of parental rights”

“It is well known that, along with the risk of infectious diseases, there is also a risk of serious complications — even death — as a result of prophylactic vaccination. In such a situation, it is the patient himself who should make the choice. In the case of a child, the parents should make the choice . . . . No one has the right to make this choice for them . . .”

Jul 11 08:51

California’s nuclear power plants built in close proximity to the San Andreas fault, setting up catastrophic “Fukushima” event for the West Coast

A Natural News investigation into the geolocation of nuclear power facilities in California reveals that five nuclear facilities were built in close proximity to the San Andreas fault line, with some constructed right in the middle of earthquake zones that have up to a 50% chance of a severe earthquake every 30 years.

One nuclear power plant – the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which produces 2,160 megawatts — was constructed on the coast, making it extremely vulnerable to the very same kind of ocean water surge that destroyed the Fukushima-Daiichi facility which suffered a 2011 meltdown in Japan.

Jul 11 08:51

White House kills key drug pricing rule to eliminate hidden rebates

The Trump administration pulled one of its key proposals to lower drug prices by eliminating industry rebates in Medicare — a policy its top health official had touted as one of the most significant changes to curb medicine costs for consumers.

The rule is the second major drug pricing effort to collapse this week, revealing the internal conflicts surrounding the question of how to lower prescription drug costs, which President Trump is eager to campaign on as he courts voters for his reelection.

Jul 11 08:47

Why do media and health officials continue to freak out about measles when almost everyone is already vaccinated?

Another new case of measles has been identified, this time in Los Angeles County where typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and even bubonic plague are making a comeback thanks to rampant illegal immigration and homelessness. But rather than take a step back and evaluate the facts, authorities are once again freaking out about some people not being vaccinated, as if that’s somehow the cause of every measles infection.

Even though the vast majority of Americans have already been vaccinated with MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) in accordance with government recommendations, the mainstream media insists upon laying all blame on “anti-vaxxers” – despite the fact that we now know that vaccinated individuals are both catching and spreading measles.

Jul 11 08:25

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe successfully lands on the asteroid Ryugu 185 MILLION miles away from Earth and collects ancient soil samples

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe has successfully landed on the distant asteroid Ryugu and collected samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.

Back in April, the probe fired an 'impactor' at the surface of the space rock, which is 185 million miles (300 million kilometres) from Earth, to make a crater and stir up material that had not previously been exposed to the atmosphere.

The probe is the first to successfully collect underground soil samples from an asteroid and comes ahead of a NASA mission targeting another asteroid.

Jul 11 08:23

AI to Aid China’s Lunar Probe to Collect Samples

China's next lunar probe, Chang'e 5, scheduled to be launched around the end of this year, will adopt artificial intelligence technologies in the soft landing as well as sample collection process, the former program chief has said.

Ouyang Ziyuan, former chief scientist of China's lunar probe project, made the statement during a conference on satellites and space held in Rizhao, East China's Shandong Province from Friday to Sunday.

According to China National Space Administration, the Chang'e-5 mission, which aims to bring back 2 kilograms of samples from the moon surface, will make China the third country to do so after the US and Russia.

Jul 11 08:07

Surge in battery nickel use is more bad news for cobalt price

Battery metals tracker Adamas Intelligence says electric vehicle manufacturers deployed 57% more nickel in passenger EV batteries in May this year compared to 2018.

The Toronto-based research company, which tracks EV registrations and battery chemistries in more than 80 countries says the nickel metal equivalent used in lithium-ion batteries (primarily in the form of nickel sulphate) increased by 69% whereas the amount used in nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries (primarily in the form of nickel hydroxide and AB5 nickel-REE alloy) increased 26%.

Jul 11 08:07

Brazil court convicts Vale for damages caused by deadly dam rupture

A Brazilian state judge on Tuesday convicted mining company Vale SA for damages caused by the deadly rupture of a tailings dam in January that killed at least 240 people.

Judge Elton Pupo Nogueira ruled that Vale is responsible for fixing all the damages, although he did not set a monetary value for compensation, the Minas Gerais state court said on its website. It “is still not possible to quantify solely by technical-scientific criteria,” the statement said.

The value “will not be limited to the dead, but also effects on the local and regional environment, in addition to economic activity in the affected regions,” the statement quoted Nogueira as saying.

Jul 11 07:26

A CRISPR COMPANY IS TESTING PIG ORGANS IN MONKEYS TO SEE IF THEY’RE SAFE FOR US

SOURCE: TRUTHTHEORY.COM

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory

Geneticist George Church, of Harvard University, in 2017 predicted that within a couple of years, pig organs can be transplanted into humans.

His startup eGenesis has made strides in biotechnology with news spreading of newer innovations. They have started testing pig organs for transplantation in monkeys which, if successful, would heavily relieve the stress on human organ shortages.

The testing is being conducted in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. They haven’t tried it out on humans yet, but they are hopeful, as mentioned by the transplant surgery Chief, James Markmann.

With respect to testing it on animals, Markmann, who is also one of the advisers to eGenesis, says that this is the best they can do under the present circumstances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds, potentially, like an amazing breakthrough, if it really works on humans.

But the caveat I would add here is, whenever you are playing with DNA, even as carefully engineered as possible by the best of scientists, you are still playing with the essential building blocks of life, and may well be looking at unintended consequences.

Jul 11 07:24

Undisclosed GMO salmon soon to be offered at restaurants, health-conscious consumers beware

Wild caught salmon is a well-known source of protein, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and nutrients including selenium, vitamin B12, and potassium. Compared to their farm-raised cousins, salmon caught in the wild are also generally lower in contaminants. But, now, GMO salmon presents a whole new set of concerns for health-conscious consumers.

Obviously, wild caught fish tends to be more expensive – which is why restaurant owners (and grocery stores) find ‘farm-raised’ or GMO salmon to be so attractive. But, do most people fully understand the health impact of this change in our food supply?

Jul 10 18:55

Study Suggests Possible Link Between Sugary Drinks and Cancer

Findings suggest limiting sugary drinks might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases, say researchers

A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer.

While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases...

Jul 10 18:02

A polio-like virus spreading in the U.S. is paralyzing children

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants doctors to be on the lookout for a strange illness that resembles polio — an illness for which physicians have no vaccine nor any means of prevention.

The illness is called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), and the CDC said it is important that medical professionals know how to quickly recognize symptoms and report all suspected cases to their local health department. The United States experienced its biggest outbreak in 2018, though the CDC has only been tracking the illness since 2014, when the first outbreak of 120 cases occurred. In 2018, there were a recorded 233 patients in 41 states. In 2019, so far there have been 11 confirmed cases in eight states out of 57 patients under investigation.

Jul 10 16:40

New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey

Last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill expanding the state’s medical marijuana program despite federal prohibition.

A bipartisan coalition of 17 legislators sponsored Assembly Bill 20 (A20). Titled the "Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act," the new law makes a number of changes to current law that will expand access to medical marijuana in New Jersey...

Jul 10 16:07

Nighttime Snacking Promotes Vicious Cycle Of Sleeplessness, Weight Gain, Junk Food Cravings

By Ben Renner

We’ve all been there. That late-night craving for some junk food sets in, even though it’s way too late to be eating. Most of the time all it takes is a little bit of willpower to resist, but giving in to temptation from time to time happens to the best of us. Now, a study out of the University of Arizona has found that those late night snacks may be causing a much more intricate web of health problems than anyone could predict while standing in front of the fridge at 1 in the morning...

Jul 10 14:22

“Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” — Solar Tech Being Forced on CA Residents. Even Advocates Say It’s NOT Eco-Friendly Or Cost-Effective

By B.N. Frank

I know I’m not the only one who would like to see solar power work so well that we could forever eliminate our need for fossil fuels.  However, it peeves me to no end when technology is promoted as “clean”, “eco-friendly”, and “beneficial to customers” even though it clearly isn’t...

Jul 10 11:32

60% Of Kale Samples Contaminated With Cancer Causing Pesticide – Organic Is Key!

Do you still think organic is not necessary? A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research examined four families who eat conventional diets. Pesticide levels were measured via urine before switching to an organic diet for 6 days. A dramatic drop in pesticide levels was found. Another study conducted by researchers from RMIT University, published in the journal Environmental Research, found that eating an organic diet for just one week significantly reduced pesticide (commonly used in conventional food production) exposure in adults. This study found a dramatic 90 percent drop in pesticide levels. Both studies used urine samples to measure pesticide accumulation. You can access those studies and read more about them here and here.

Jul 10 10:42

What That Giant Asteroid of Gold Would Really Do to the Economy

By David Youngberg

Unlike gold discoveries of the past, there’s no rush to harvest Psyche. NASA wants to send a probe only to study it, prompting several articles to erroneously breathe a sigh of relief. According to one:

"if we carried [Psyche] back to Earth, it would destroy commodity prices and cause the world’s economy – worth $75.5 trillion – to collapse."

No one tries to explain how cheap gold would cause an economic collapse, and for good reason: it wouldn’t...

Jul 10 10:09

Chicago Stops Smart Water Meters After Lead Found in Homes, Despite Spending $480M and Raising Rates

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has reported about the MANY issues associated with wireless utility Smart Meters including how terribly expensive they are and how the cost is usually passed onto unsuspecting taxpayers. Here's another...

Jul 10 08:56

Anaesthetic devices 'vulnerable to hackers'

A type of anaesthetic machine that has been used in NHS hospitals can be hacked and controlled from afar if left accessible on a hospital computer network, a cyber-security company says.

A successful attacker would be able to change the amount of anaesthetic delivered to a patient, CyberMDX said.

Alarms designed to alert anaesthetists to any danger could also be silenced.

Jul 10 08:43

Vimeo is purging ALL vaccine awareness channels as part of coordinated tech censorship sweep

Not to be outdone by YouTube with its continued efforts to stifle online free speech, the competing video platform Vimeo has now begun to censor channels and pull content that expresses any type of skepticism about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.

Jul 10 08:43

Silicon Valley Developing Augmented Reality Tech Based on Sci-Fi Film

By Daniel Taylor

As reported by Fast Company, Silicon Valley is developing augmented reality technology based on a 2012 science fiction film called Sight...

Jul 10 08:35

Incredible two-in-one device could fix both energy shortages and dirty water for millions of people in underdeveloped countries

A Solar panel has been invented by scientists that not only produces power but drinking water as well.

The new device uses some of the excess heat to evaporate sea water – and its inventor says he hopes it will help deserts to bloom and bring clean drinking water to millions.

Jul 10 08:21

Predatory “Green Capitalism” Is Monetizing the Air, and It’s Going to Cost You

By Charles Hugh Smith

You want to reduce CO2? Then trigger a global depression that reduces global consumption of everything by 50% and destroys 95% of the phantom wealth owned by the global elites trying to monetize the air.

I recently asked What’s Left to Monetize?, and longtime correspondent Mark G. provided the answer: the air we breathe, via carbon taxes and markets for trading carbon credits, i.e. financializing / monetizing Nature to benefit the few at the expense of the many...

Jul 10 08:16

AT LEAST 2% OF US PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS ARE LIKE FLINT'S – AMERICANS JUST DON'T HEAR ABOUT THEM

SOURCE: THECONVERSATION.COM

More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water.

The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, puts the lead in Flint’s water at 4 parts per billion. That’s well below the level, 15 ppb, that the federal government currently regards as dangerous for public health.

No amount of lead in water is safe, but the lower level in Flint represents a substantial improvement over the 27 ppb reported by the Virginia Tech Water Study at the peak of the crisis in April 2015.

However, even Flint’s highest levels were not atypical for water systems that have problems. Most reports of elevated lead levels cluster in the range between 15 and 20 ppb.

WHERE LEAD PROBLEMS OCCUR
The federal Lead and Copper Rule requires public water utilities to sample home tap water yearly in neighborhoods most likely to face contamination.

Jul 10 08:01

Ex-Chiropractor Fined $100,000 For Posting “Anti-Vaccine” Information on Social Media

By Arjun Walia

“Anti-vaccine” is a term used by the medical establishment and mainstream media to point a finger at and ridicule those who question the safety of vaccines. Any information that’s shared on social media today that simply questions the safety of vaccines and even uses credible sources, like peer-reviewed research and testimony from scientists and doctors, is almost instantaneously censored...

Jul 10 07:47

60% of Kale Samples Contaminated With Cancer Causing Pesticide – Organic Is Key!

By Arjun Walia

Do you still think organic is not necessary? A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research examined four families who eat conventional diets. Pesticide levels were measured via urine before switching to an organic diet for 6 days. A dramatic drop in pesticide levels was found. Another study conducted by researchers from RMIT University found that eating an organic diet for just one week significantly reduced pesticide exposure in adults...

Jul 10 07:33

At Least 2% of US Public Water Systems are Like Flint’s – Americans Just Don’t Hear About Them

By Laura Pangallozzi, Binghamton University, State University of New York

More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water.

The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, puts the lead in Flint’s water at 4 parts per billion. That’s well below the level, 15 ppb, that the federal government currently regards as dangerous for public health...

Jul 09 16:31

Philadelphia Is Using A SONIC WEAPON To Keep Kids Away From Parks! (Not The Onion!)

By Press For Truth

Is it satire, is it science fiction or are city council members and police in Philadelphia completely losing their minds? City officials and police in Philadelphia have been using what they call an “acoustic deterrent” (but it is described by a local councilwoman as a “sonic weapon”) to keep the city’s children and young adults away from certain recreational areas at night. This high-pitched frequency (17.5 to 18.5 kilohertz) can be heard by young people ages 13 to 25 years old and Philadelphia has been deploying this technology since 2014 which is now in 31 locations to “prevent loitering and vandalism.”

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth looks into Philadelphia’s controversial use of sonic weapons on children and points out that this is in direct violation of the Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1977 and therefore needs to be rejected and disabled right away!

Jul 09 16:14

As Measles Crisis Worsens, More Illinoisans Are Claiming Religious Objections To Vaccines

Religious exemptions now account for nearly half of all unvaccinated children in Illinois. That means for every child with a legitimate medical reason not to be vaccinated, there are more than six children with religious exemptions.

Jul 09 14:15

Research Shows Drinking Matcha Tea Reduces Anxiety

Many different countries have a tea culture, and Japanese Matcha tea is growing in popularity around the world. In Japan, Matcha has a long history of being used for various medicinal purposes. It has been suspected to have various beneficial effects to health, but relatively little scientific evidence supported that claim...

Jul 09 10:50

Solar Minimum has Arrived

Every year in February, the students of Mrs. Phillips's 5th grade class in Bishop, California, celebrate Galileo's birthday (Feb. 15th) by repeating one of his discoveries. They prove that the sun spins.

It's simple. Step 1: Look at the sun. Galileo did this using a primitive telescope; Mrs. Phillips's students use the internet. Step 2: Sketch the sunspots. Step 3: Repeat daily. After only a few days, it's obvious that the sunspots are moving and sun is spinning, performing one complete turn every 27 days.

This procedure worked fine in 1610. But in 2006, "we had a problem," says young Jonathan Garcia. "No sunspots," explains his science fair partner Dakota Winkler.

Jul 09 10:37

Study: Psychiatric Diagnoses Are ‘Scientifically Meaningless’ In Treating Mental Health

No two people are exactly alike. Therefore, attempting to classify each unique individual’s mental health issues into neat categories just doesn’t work. That’s the claim coming out of the United Kingdom that is sure to ruffle some psychologists’ feathers.

Jul 09 10:22

For 30 years, the Dept. of Energy and “scientific establishment” has blocked the truth about cold fusion (Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions), the ultimate “renewable” energy solution for humanity

Despite all the alarm and warnings about fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions, the “scientific” establishment has systematically blocked the publication of science papers and the dissemination of knowledge about cold fusion, also known as Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).

LENR describes a phenomenon that has been replicated in hundreds of laboratories around the world, including labs in Japan, China, France, Italy, and across the USA. It involves the release of excess heat energy — unexplainable by normal chemical reactions — through an electrochemical process that transforms mass into energy via a mysterious fusion-like phenomenon that takes place at temperatures close to room temperature.

Jul 09 09:27

Prescription rates for a painkiller linked to suicide and overdose TRIPLED in the last decade - as doctors received more and more kickbacks

Prescriptions for a painkiller linked to suicidal thoughts have tripled in a decade - as doctors have been receiving more kickbacks from manufacturers, an explosive new study shows.

The uptick also suggests patients may be abusing the drug, experts say.

Gabapentin, which can ease both epilepsy and nerve pain by targeting certain brain receptors, is popular among US doctors in the height of the addiction epidemic because it does not interact with other drugs and it doesn't trigger a rush of ecstasy like most prescription painkillers.

However, new research by public health professors at UConn Health suggests its soaring popularity might be fanned by manufacturers' cash.

Jul 09 09:13

A List of Children’s Foods That Are Contaminated With Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide

By Arjun Walia

It’s very confusing as to why poison is still being sprayed in our environment, and how anybody could ever justify the use of these poisons. Justification has come from mass brainwashing, marketing campaigns, and just downright deception. There are many examples of deception when it comes to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide...

Jul 09 09:03

Participating in Local Food Projects May Improve Mental Health

A new study soon to appear in the Faculty of Public Health’s Journal of Public Health suggests that participating in local food projects may have a positive effect on wellbeing and psychological health.

Local food is a growing movement, and includes initiatives such as allotments, community gardens, community supported agriculture, farmers’ markets, and food buying cooperatives...

Jul 09 09:01

House Made From 612,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles Is Also Hurricane-Proof

By John Vibes

A Canadian company called JD Composites has built a home that is resistant to hurricane-strength winds. It is said that the house can withstand winds with gusts of over 300 miles per hour. A working prototype of the building is located near the Meteghan River in Nova Scotia.

The house looks surprisingly normal, but its structure is far different than any other building in the neighborhood...

Jul 09 07:40

Toasted Wheat Berries: The Multi-Purpose Prep That Will Sustain You!

By Sara Tipton

Wheat berries are a must for the food pantry and for those who are interested in eating healthy whole foods. Most notably, wheat berries are considered a true whole grain and without wheat berries, there would be no flour! What we like most about this food staple is its nutrition profile and the long storage life...

Jul 09 07:30

Honey bees drop dead following California earthquake, secret space plane spotted

How could a simple earthquake harm bees in such a way?

Jul 09 07:30

This City Turned Its Bus Stops Into “Bee Stops” to Protect Bees and Reduce Pollution

By Elias Marat

The Dutch city of Utrecht has taken a unique approach to managing its air quality by installing green roofs filled with flowers and plants on top of its bus stops...

Jul 08 17:28

Top Secret X-37B Space Plane Caught On Camera Orbiting Earth

Skywatcher Ralf Vandebergh of the Netherlands recently snapped an impressive photo of the US Air Force's most secretive space plane orbiting Earth.

Jul 08 14:49

California Earthquake Ripped a Huge Crack in the Earth That Can Be Seen From Space

By Elias Marat

Not only did Southern California’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake rock the homes of millions of residents on Friday, but it also ripped a massive new crack into the landscape.

Residents of the small desert town of Ridgecrest suffered the worst of the largest quake to hit the Golden State in over two decades, sending residents into a panic on Friday less than two days after a 6.4 earthquake shook the same area.

It wasn’t long before local residents saw that the topography of the region had also been altered in a big way...

Jul 08 14:43

USDA Suspends Honeybee Research Despite Rapid Decline of Bee Populations

By Elias Marat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has suspended its annual surveys of the honeybee population as the federal agency increasingly turns toward representing big agricultural interests rather than regulating them.

Citing the need for budget cuts, the Trump administration’s suspension of the Honey Bee Colonies report will mean that researchers and the honey bee industry will lose a crucial tool to understanding the precipitous decline of honeybee populations since 2006...

Jul 08 14:33

Human Waste Can Be An Asset To The Economy and Environment

Human waste might be an unpleasant public health burden, but scientists at the University of Illinois see sanitation as a valuable facet of global ecosystems and an overlooked source of nutrients, organic material and water.

Their research, directed by civil and environmental engineering professor Jeremy Guest, is reported in the journal Nature Sustainability....

Jul 08 14:32

Satellite Image Reveals Large Fissure Caused by Powerful California Earthquake

The powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Southern California Friday, just one day after a 6.4-magnitude tremor struck 122 miles northeast of Los Angeles, caused a fissure within the Little Lake fault zone in the state’s Indian Wells Valley area.

Satellite images taken by Earth imaging company Planet Labs Inc. and photos shared by California residents show the visible crack across the desert and Highway 178 on the outskirts of Trona in San Bernardino County.

Jul 08 14:32

Study Finds Psychiatric Diagnosis to be ‘Scientifically Meaningless’

A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders.

The study, led by researchers from the University of Liverpool, involved a detailed analysis of five key chapters of the latest edition of the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), on ‘schizophrenia’, ‘bipolar disorder’, ‘depressive disorders’, ‘anxiety disorders’ and ‘trauma-related disorders’...

Jul 08 10:08

Indonesia earthquake: 200,000 flee to high ground as 7.1 quake triggers tsunami warning

MORE than 200,000 terrified people have fled to higher ground in the city of Ternate fearing a major tsunami after Indonesia was hit by a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake today.

Jul 08 10:06

Government’s Own Pro-vaccine Medical Expert Admits There is a Vaccine-Autism Link That is Being Covered Up

The physician, Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, goes on to say that the government went on to misrepresent his opinion in vaccine court and cover up what he had told them.

The story is so important that it triggered a wave of vaccine industry propaganda. There was an organized effort to falsely claim that the Dr. Zimmerman is somehow “anti-vaccine” or, perhaps, no longer of sound mind.

Jul 08 09:58

What is Monsanto Doing in Puerto Rico?

By AJ+

All of the soybean and cotton seeds that Monsanto sends to farmers around the world start in Puerto Rico.

Dena Takruri gets rare access inside Monsanto’s Puerto Rico operation, where they get huge tax breaks to test and grow GMO seeds.

Meanwhile, thousands of plaintiffs across the U.S. are suing the corporation, claiming that its weedkiller Roundup has caused cancer. In Puerto Rico, locals are blaming Monsanto for getting them sick.

Jul 08 09:15

Deadly pesticide which destroys bee populations also affects damselflies as the EU ban on neonicotinoid scourge fails to protect the insects

Damselfly populations are being harmed by insecticides as researchers find the wildlife scourge of neonicotinoids continues to grow.

Some chemicals in this group have already been banned by the EU but thiacloprid is still in widespread use.

Similar chemicals in the neonicotinoid family have already been tied to severe decline in bee populations and now it appears the damage is more widespread.

The team exposed caged and free-flying damselflies to realistic concentrations of the chemical in test ditches and found infected animals ate less, were less active and had a slowed reproductive growth rate.

It was previously thought to only affect insects that eat the treated crop but Dutch scientists have found it has wider-reaching implications for various pollinators as well.

Jul 08 08:22

Vegebot Farm Robot Uses Machine Learning to Harvest Lettuce

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.

The ‘Vegebot’, developed by a team at the University of Cambridge, was initially trained to recognise and harvest iceberg lettuce in a lab setting. It has now been successfully tested in a variety of field conditions in cooperation with G’s Growers, a local fruit and vegetable co-operative...

Jul 08 08:12

New Mexico Maintains Legal CBD Sales Despite Ongoing FDA Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey

SANTA FE, N.M. (July 8, 2019) – Last week, a law creating a licensing and regulatory structure for hemp production and ensuring the sale of CBD can continue in the state went into effect. This will not only open up markets in New Mexico; it also takes a crucial step given the FDA’s continued regulation and prohibition of CBD.

Rep. Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo) sponsored House Bill 581 (HB581). The legislation creates a licensing structure for hemp producers and for those manufacturing hemp products...

Jul 07 19:20

The U.S. wants to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison pellets on the Farallon Islands. Biologists say it’s for the best

“This is a case of using a shotgun to go after an ant,” said Richard Charter of the Ocean Foundation, one of the plan’s fiercest opponents.

Jul 07 12:37

Study Confirms Cannabis Oil Can Reduce or Eliminate Seizures in Kids

By Tyler Durden

A small study conducted by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan adds to the growing body of evidence that cannabis can be used to successfully treat seizures in children, according to the CBC.

A study funded by Jim Pattison’s Children’s Hospital Foundation monitored seven children suffering from severe pediatric epilepsy, in which up to 1,200 seizures a month are common...

Jul 07 11:01

Autism is 1 in 28 little boys

Autism is 1 in 36 children today, 1 in 28 little boys
and It’s impossible to have a genetic epidemic!!! ?

Jul 07 10:03

Who Should You Believe About Health Risks from Cell Towers: Firefighters, Insurance Companies, Telecoms, Kevin Costner?

By B.N. Frank

Since 2004, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has opposed the use of their stations for cell towers and antennas due to health risks to personnel. Their website includes many pages of research including a study done on firefighters themselves.

Since at least 2014, telecom companies have been warning investors that eventually they may be held liable and have to pay large settlements because of harm caused by their products...

Jul 07 09:42

41 Inconvenient Truths on the “New Energy Economy”

By Mark P. Mills

A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the rush to demand, or predict, an energy future that is entirely based on wind/solar and batteries, freed from the “burden” of the hydrocarbons that have fueled societies for centuries.

Regardless of one’s opinion about whether, or why, an energy “transformation” is called for, the physics and economics of energy combined with scale realities make it clear that there is no possibility of anything resembling a radically “new energy economy” in the foreseeable future...

Jul 07 09:01

How To Get Free Food For Life From Your Urban Backyard

By James Prigioni

James Prigioni is growing a food forest garden in his small backyard in New Jersey. After a few years of deliberate planting, he now has an abundance of free food for life. The food forest is loaded with a wide variety of fruit trees, berries and grapes, and annual herbs and vegetables that self-seed to re-produce themselves as volunteers every year. Plant once, get food for life.

Watch his recent video tour of his permaculture food forest garden below:

Jul 07 08:50

Insects Might Die out More Catastrophically Than Dinosaurs, Scientists Claim

By Mayukh Saha

With Armageddon creeping in closer and closer, experts are warning us of the possibilities of a total insect wipeout, that would emulate the dinosaurs’ extinction millions of years ago.

According to a Global Scientific Review of research, already 40% of all insects are in a state of decline, while a third of them have already been considered endangered...

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