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Apr 18 11:25

Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels, Consumer Reports Says

Natural foods grocery chain Whole Foods introduced its new brand of bottled water at a 2015 investor event, where company executives heralded the product’s purity and healthfulness.

"It naturally flows out of the ground," chief operating officer A.C. Gallo said about the company’s spring in Council, Idaho, according to a published transcript on its website. "We built, actually, a spring house over it so we can let the water go down to the bottling plant. It’s amazingly pristine water."

Apr 18 11:24

What would happen if you got sucked into a black hole?

IMAGINE you are floating along in space. It is quiet and cold, serene but slightly terrifying. Suddenly, you feel a tug, faint at first, but getting ever stronger as it pulls you towards an empty region of the sky. Before you know it, you have entered a black hole. “That’s when the universe starts to go bizarre on you,” says Priyamvada Natarajan at Yale University.

With the publication of the first ever picture of a black hole this week, any residual doubt that these monsters of space-time exist is banished. But as to what happens inside one – well, there physicists are still mightily in dispute. So what are your possible fates, should you ever be so unlucky as to have a close encounter of the black hole kind?

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You would be shredded by tidal forces.

Apr 18 11:21

Air-Breathing Rocket Engine Gets Green Light for Major Tests

A new air-breathing rocket engine is ready for a major round of testing in the next 18 months after having passed a preliminary design review by the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which is being developed by the U.K. company Reaction Engines, can switch between two modes. In aircraft-engine mode, it uses oxygen from the atmosphere, and in rocket-engine mode, it burns an oxidizer carried onboard together with the fuel liquid hydrogen.

Apr 18 10:19

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Hualien, Taiwan

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 13 km (8.1 miles) NE of Hualien City (population 350 468), 74 km (46 miles) E of Puli (population 86 406), and 77 km (48 miles) S of Yilan (population 94 188), Taiwan.

There are 2 040 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles), 650 000 within 75 km (46 000 miles), 260 000 within 50 km (31 miles) and 42 000 within 10 km (62 miles).

163 000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 71 000 strong, 395 000 moderate and 20 223 000 light.

This was the largest quake to hit the island so far this year.

Apr 18 10:18

Extreme rainfall, widespread flooding hit Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Extremely heavy rainfall hit parts of United Arab Emirates over the past couple of days, causing major flash flooding in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE's northernmost emirate. Parts of the emirate received 2.5 years of average annual rainfall from April 9 to 15, 2019.

The heaviest rainfall hit Al-Khaimah Valley with record high 247.4 mm (9.7 inches). The previous record of 189.8 mm (7.47 inches) was set in 2003. The rainfall filled the "Wadi al-Bays" dam built in the valley in 1982, weather authorities said.

The annual average in UAE is about 100 mm (3.93 inches).

Apr 18 10:13

Glyphosate Worse Than We Could Imagine

As new studies continue to point to a direct link between the widely-used glyphosate herbicide and various forms of cancer, the agribusiness lobby fights ferociously to ignore or discredit evidence of human and other damage. A second US court jury case just ruled that Monsanto, now a part of the German Bayer AG, must pay $ 81 million in damages to plaintiff Edwin Hardeman who contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. The ruling and a line-up of another 11,000 pending cases in US courts going after the effects of glyphosate, have hit Bayer AG hard with the company announcing several thousand layoffs as its stock price plunges.

Apr 18 09:01

Carl’s Jr To Debut CBD-Infused Burger On 4/20 That Costs $4.20

By Amanda Froelich

Each day, more people choose to supplement with CBD. This is likely because the component of the cannabis plant (which is non-psychoactive, unlike THC) has been proven to benefit a variety of ailments — from cancer to Alzheimer’s. The problem is, CBD remains illegal in many states and countries. As a result, the use of it still holds a stigma.

The public’s perception of cannabis is rapidly changing, however. This was made evident when last week, the burger chain Carl’s Jr announced that it will be celebrating 4/20 (or the “stoner’s holiday”) by debuting a CBD-infused burger...

Apr 18 08:47

Third Roundup-Cancer Lawsuit Exposes Cozy Relationship Between the EPA and Monsanto

By Derrick Broze

A third lawsuit related to claims that Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer has revealed new details about the cozy relationship between the biotech giant and U.S. regulators.

On Monday, Monsanto Co. corporate spokesman William Reeves admitted the corporation has regularly communicated with U.S. regulatory agencies regarding reviews of the controversial Roundup herbicide. Reeves denied that Monsanto had given the agencies orders to follow. Reeves’ testimony came about during the latest lawsuit against biotech giant Monsanto, as Alva and Alberta Pilliod fight to prove that Roundup caused their cancer...

Apr 18 08:40

My Old Letter to the Editor on Water Fluoridation: Is Tooth Decay More Important than Brain Decay?

By Melissa Dykes

In the years since, I have traveled to Canada and Europe for the first time while filming our documentaries, and I realized that in many other countries around the world, many other governments do not mass “medicate” their citizens like this. Despite what the American Dental Association claims, studies have actually shown that the number of cavities do not go up in communities that end water fluoridation; in fact, in Germany as just one example, researchers found significantly less dental caries after water fluoridation was stopped...

Apr 18 08:34

Windborne Microplastics Are Everywhere

Plastic gets around. Previously, researchers had discovered fragments of microplastics in the world’s most remote locations, like the depths of the Marianas Trench and Antarctica. New research has shown that microplastics rain down on the pristine peaks of the Pyrenees mountains.

Apr 18 08:33

Morgan Freeman Turns his 124-Acre Ranch into Huge Honeybee Sanctuary to Save the Bees

The 81-year old actor took up beekeeping on his 124-acre Mississippi ranch as a simple hobby in 2014, largely in reaction to the mass die-offs that were occurring and continue to this day.

Apr 17 19:27

Cell Phone Radiation Facts and the Dangers of Corporate Censorship

By Arjun Walia

It is no longer a secret or an overlooked rumor that cell phone radiation poses serious health risks to the consumer. Are cell phone companies now educating consumers on radiation levels and health risks or does this information continue to be censored, hidden beneath the hype of evolving technology and novel trends? The public cannot rely on corporations to choose full disclosure and consumer well-being over profits and censorship. Learn the facts on cell phone radiation for yourself...

Apr 17 14:06

YALE SCIENTISTS KEPT DECAPITATED PIGS’ BRAINS ALIVE FOR 36 HOURS

In March 2018, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan shared a remarkable bit of news with his peers at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) meeting: he was able to keep pigs’ brains “alive” outside their bodies for up to 36 hours.

Apr 17 13:35

INCREASED ACTIVITY AT MAUNA LOA VOLCANO: SCIENTISTS ARE MONITORING NOW

The Mauna Loa volcano is picking up the pace when it comes to volcanic activity. Scientists have begun monitoring the Big Island volcano, just in case, it could erupt violently.

Mauna Loa is impressively close to Kilauea, the volcano which erupted for weeks last May. An eruption last year by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed more than 700 homes from May through August. Kilauea’s current alert status is “Normal,” but the landscape around the volcano has been permanently altered, creating 250 acres of new land.

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory is closely monitoring Mauna Loa because conditions have risen to levels comparable to a more active period between 2014 and 2017, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday.

Apr 17 13:30

Air Force leaders on space deterrence: ‘At some point, we’ve got to hit back’

Deterrence was the watchword among U.S. Air Force leadership during last week’s Space Symposium, and officials stated in strong terms that the United States is prepared to enact a show of force to prove its ability to respond to threats in space.

“There may come a point where we demonstrate some capabilities so that our adversaries understand that they will not be able to deny us the use of space without consequences,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters during a Wednesday roundtable.

Apr 17 11:05

The Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Close to Becoming a Global Emergency

In recent months, public health experts have claimed the deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has been ravaging the Congo will not become a global health threat.

However, recent events and updates paint a less optimistic picture.

Apr 17 10:16

Merck’s Julie Gerberding Wins Industry “Woman Of The Year” Award For Putting Profits Ahead Of Human Health

By Richard Enos

If you are not already clear about how the Corporatocracy that we live in is able to consistently serve their own power and wealth interests at the expense of our heath, well-being and prosperity, then the case of Julie Gerberding should provide some excellent insight. Her career path makes her the poster child for people who want to succeed in the world by embracing the corrupt, deceitful system that is currently in place...

Apr 16 20:04

(Extinction Rebellion AotearoaNZ )Protesters halt traffic at busy central Auckland intersection in 'rebellion' against climate change

Protesters briefly brought a central city Auckland intersection to a halt today rallying in support of urgent action against climate change.

The group gathered at the busy intersection of Victoria St West and Queen St in the CBD close to midday.

About 40 people stood in the intersection with a banner that boasts the words "Rebel for Life".

Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa New Zealand spokeswoman Lynne Dempsey said the Auckland protest went well with the group only briefly holding up traffic.

No governments had listened when they had held peaceful protests, she said.

*Once Labour came to power, the loonies started showing up. Sad really*

Apr 16 12:42

African Migrants At Texas Border Monitored For Ebola: Official

A Laredo, Texas public health official said that 20 migrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were monitored for Ebola and other diseases.

African and Haitian migrants cross the river on the border between Guatemala and Mexico. Photo: Encarni Pindado
"We have 8 Congolese right now in one of our shelters and a dozen in Nuevo Laredo," said Dr. Hector Gonzalez during an April 4 meeting of the Laredo City Council. Gonzales is the director of the Laredo Health department, according to Breitbart.

"For them, my concern was Ebola," said Gonzalez, who added "But, we're on alert to check that."

Apr 16 10:41

Scott Adams: The Fire, A Glass of Water With a D. Cher’s TDS Relapse, Divorced Dad

Shepard Smith shuts down French official mentioning other fires
Michelle Obama compares President Trump to divorced Dad
Divorce as a sexist insult against men…cause men suck?
CNN, Chris Cuomo show guest promoted the “fine people” hoax
NO correction or pushback from Cuomo, fake news CNN
Cher blasts President Trump because he agreed with her
President “butchers his enemies”…with mean nicknames?
Pelosi and a glass of water with a “D” next to it
CNN top left (key news stories) nothing attacking Trump? No News?
30 year anniversary of Dilbert today
Presidential candidates need to be asked SAFE Gen IV nuclear power?
Ask candidates if they believe the “fine people” hoax
Matchup: Power, maturity, results…versus Mayor Pete’s cleverness

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1118152661159727108

Apr 16 10:25

NASA's Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes

On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane.

The new findings, published April 15 in Nature Astronomy, are the first confirmation of just how deep some of Titan's lakes are (more than 300 feet, or 100 meters) and of their composition. They provide new information about the way liquid methane rains on, evaporates from and seeps into Titan - the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface.

Apr 16 09:19

Ground Beef Alert: E. Coli Outbreak and Three Recalls You Need to Know About

If you have any ground beef in your refrigerator or freezer, there are three serious alerts you need to know about.

The first is an expanding E. coli outbreak.

Here’s an overview from Food Safety News:

Ground beef, consumed at home or in restaurants, and possibly purchased in large packages from grocery stores just might be the source of the now six-state E. coli O103 outbreak, according to CDC.

In an update of its last report just three days earlier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta shared its preliminary epidemiologic information that implicates ground beef for infecting at least 109 people. (source)

So far, seventeen people have been hospitalized, reports the CDC. No cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of kidney failure) have been reported, and no deaths have been reported.

Officials still don’t know the exact source of the tainted meat.

Apr 16 08:48

 MICROPLASTICS FOUND IN 'PRISTINE' WILDERNESS

Scientists have found that a secluded region in the Pyrenees mountains - previously considered pristine wilderness - is covered with airborne microplastics.

A team from Strathclyde and Toulouse universities spent five months in the area, which straddles France and Spain.

They estimate that each day an average of 365 tiny plastic fragments or fibres settled on every square metre of land.

The nearest major city - Toulouse - is about 75 miles away.

Researchers collected samples from what they considered to be an uncontaminated area in south west France, about four miles from the nearest village.

Samples from monitoring devices were analysed to identify whether the tiny plastic pieces, invisible to the naked eye and less than five millimetres long, were present in the mountain range.

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This is serious; plastics pollution, can really damage the environment, and our scientists need to be paying attention on how to deal with it, and what can reasonably be done.

Apr 16 08:06

Water spewed from Moon during meteor showers: NASA

The data leading up to this landmark finding was collected through the space agency`s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) - a robotic mission which orbited the Moon from October 2013 to April 2014, to gather information about the Moon`s exosphere.
"The Moon doesn`t have significant amounts of H2O or OH in its atmosphere most of the time," Richard Elphic, the LADEE project scientist at NASA`s Ames Research Center in California`s Silicon Valley said.

Apr 16 07:59

Indoor “Ferris Wheel” Garden Grows 90 Plants At Once, Year-Round

By Amanda Froelich

Who doesn’t want access to less costly organic fruits and vegetables year-round? Thanks to the new OGarden Smart system, this may soon be a reality for all. The rotating garden can grow up to 90 plants at any given time. Furthermore, it has an automatic watering system — a relief for anyone who doesn’t have a green thumb...

Apr 16 07:53

My Obamacare Nightmare: Yes, the Government Can Terminate Your Healthcare

By Brenton Smith

For most politicians, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) is simply wedge politics. Democrats see the program as a lasting legacy to their party and are unwilling to admit there is a problem with ACA. Republicans, on the other hand, tend to see its shortcomings as a political gift from heaven and are unwilling to fix even the most appalling problems with the program’s operations.

For the people stuck in-between these fixtures of politics—the self-insured—the Affordable Care Act is an ongoing nightmare and a caustic warning for anyone dreaming about Medicare for All. I know because I’m one of them...

Apr 16 06:19

5 More Underrated Pieces of (Mostly) Medical Knowledge

Here are five pieces of medical knowledge that are important to understand during an emergency situation or during a disaster.

Apr 15 18:55

French Court Rules Monsanto Liable for Farmer’s Health Problems

Paul Francois, 55, said he suffered neurological damage after inhaling Monsanto’s Lasso in 2004. He sued the company arguing that the labeling on the product had been inadequate. Courts ruled in his favor in 2012 and 2015, but France’s top court overturned those rulings and ordered a new hearing.

Apr 15 12:23

Model Vaccine Safety Legislation Introduced In Texas; Run With It

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Consider this a “call to action,” plus an alert for the entire United States, if not the global community.

It’s a call to assert the moral, religious and legal rights of healthcare consumers globally to know about; have access to data, prior to vaccination; and to exercise their unalienable right to the choice of care for their health, body, mind and spirit, including that of their children...

Apr 15 12:04

Frankenstein Designer Kids: What You Don't Know About Gender-Transitioning Will Blow Your Mind

Puberty-blocking drugs, mastectomies, vaginal surgery and fake penises – all with zero chance of reversal – these are just some of the radical experimental methods being used on children. The madness must stop.

Imagine that you are the parent of a five-year-old boy who innocently informs you one day that he is a girl. Of course, the natural reaction would be to laugh, not phone up the nearest gender transitioning clinic. You have no idea how your little boy came to believe such a thing; possibly it was through something he heard at the daycare center, or maybe a program he saw on television. In any case, he insists that he ‘identifies’ as a female.

Apr 15 10:49

Scott Adams: Cher’s TDS Cure, Bad Studies, Omar’s Death Threats, Pelosi

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1117790191291211776

The press has nothing that it wants to report right now
Things are going President Trump’s way right now
The press doesn’t seem to support the left’s healthcare plans
Is it because they can’t tell a lie THAT big?
The press can no longer say border security doesn’t matter
CHER tweets about Los Angeles sanctuary city status
Mayor Pete definitely has some charisma
A gay veteran who is also smart, with clever empty statements
Andrew Yang goes full racist and gets away with it
Says he’s an Asian that likes math…Is that racist against whites?
Myth: Moderate drinking is good for you
People who aren’t alcoholics…live longer
Doesn’t mean booze is good for you
Myth: Women are attracted to guys that are jerks
Myth: Men are attracted to women who are the “B” word

Apr 15 10:03

Health freedom alert: Britain to ban everyone from privately discussing vaccine ingredients, side effects and damage to children

At the turn of the century, the internet became one of humanity’s greatest gifts, a source of personal freedom and power. The internet unleashed endless opportunities for communication, commerce, and information sharing. Not only did the internet decentralize news, but it offered a platform for anyone to create and speak freely.

Two decades later, the internet has become a contentious place, with Tech giants, corporations, political activists, and governments all clamoring to control the flow of information, to stifle free speech, and to use personal data to exploit consumer’s purchasing habits and voting preferences.

Facebook has already implemented a plan to weed out information that is critical of pharmaceutical companies and their vaccine policies. For example, groups on Facebook may share information on measles, but they cannot share information on vaccine adverse events because this might cause “vaccine hesitancy.”

Apr 15 08:26

Tornadoes kill at least 5 as massive storm sweeps US South

Weekend tornadoes killed at least five people, including three children, in the US South, authorities said on Sunday, as a massive storm system with damaging wind and hail moved across the country and began drenching East Coast states.
A tornado touched down and spun toward Enigma, Georgia, on Sunday, after 17 twisters were reported on Saturday and earlier on Sunday across the South from Texas to Alabama.

Apr 15 08:15

What's behind the surging interest in Pete Buttigieg

You can't make this stuff up. The Headline is almost obscene.

CNN)It looks like Mayor Pete Buttigieg -- a married, gay millennial whom few voters had heard of until a few months ago -- now has a real shot at the Democratic nomination. Who would have thought that the mayor of South Bend, the fourth largest city in Indiana, could compete in one of the most crowded primary fields ever? Buttigieg, who is expected to formally launch his campaign Sunday, has emerged as a formidable candidate.

Apr 15 08:04

FRIGHTENING FREQUENCIES: THE DANGERS OF 5G & WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT THEM

By Jody McCutcheon

As the old saying goes, give us an inch and inevitably we’ll want a mile. And certainly, this sentiment is true with technology.

Who doesn’t want faster, bigger (or smaller), more efficient? Take wireless mobile telecommunications. Our current broadband cellular network platform, 4G (or fourth generation), allows us to transmit data faster than 3G and everything that preceded. We can access information faster now than ever before in history. What more could we want? Oh, yes, transmission speeds powerful enough to accommodate the (rather horrifying) so-called Internet of Things. Which brings us to 5G.

Apr 15 07:40

Ground Beef Alert: E. Coli Outbreak and Three Recalls You Need to Know About

If you have any ground beef in your refrigerator or freezer, there are three serious alerts you need to know about.

The first is an expanding E. coli outbreak.

Apr 15 06:21

ON CONTACT - The fight for life v. Monsanto/Bayer AG

This Lady is all over Monsanto. Replacing Gaia with the one true god called Profit is an extinction level event.

Apr 14 11:47

Scott Adams: Capitalist Healthcare Plan That’s Either Brilliant, or the Opposite

Bonus broadcast!

Capitalist version of a healthcare plan
Healthcare Confusopoly - Whiteboard
Business model of the press inhibits seeking, promoting solutions
Suggestions for fixing healthcare
Price Transparency
Healthcare Insurer rebates if consumer finds bargains
Market for health data sharing

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1117453457315614722

Apr 14 07:44

World's largest plane makes first flight over California in US

The world`s largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

Apr 14 05:19

Garden Rebels: 10 Ways to Sow Revolution in Your Back Yard

Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in a vegetable garden and that the rebels will be gardeners.

Here are 10 ways to sow revolution in your own back yard.

Apr 13 14:07

Scott Adams: Sanctuary City Persuasion, Climate Change Solutions

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1117070529255460864

White House considers shipping illegals to sanctuary cities
Phase 2: Why won’t sanctuary cities accept them?
Phase 3 Kill Shot: “How many illegal immigrants will you take”
Our government is so broken it can’t act on things both sides agree on
Nobody “shakes the box” better than President Trump
Side Note: AOC also “shakes the box” effectively
Small floating cities are essentially aircraft carriers
Aircraft carriers are nuclear powered, Gen IV applicable
Green Peace supports Gen IV SAFE nuclear power
Why aren’t FOX or CNN discussing, covering SAFE Gen IV nuclear
BOTH sides of congress support SAFE Gen IV nuclear power
Dems want to say GOP isn’t doing anything about climate change
SAFE Gen IV solves climate change, it’s being developed
5G isn’t just faster internet
5G is civilization changing

Apr 13 08:14

WikiLeaks Dump?

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Apr 12 14:30

Scott Adams: Monkeys, Climate, Communication, Assange, White Nationalism, Brainstorming

“White Nationalist” is an offensive racist term
Human genes are being injected into monkey brains
As monkey intelligence increases, will they be given rights?
CNN can’t decide what side they’re on in regard to Assange
CNN heavily promoting Buttigieg, top 8 headlines all Buttigieg
ICE considered locating illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities
Schumer calls Assange a “Russian spy”, without any evidence
So far, even CNN isn’t highliting his statement
Communication requires speaker to assume knowledge of audience
Do “bug eyes” indicate a person doesn’t believe what they’re saying?
“Join my hallucination” physical symptom: Bug eyes?
Winning the argument by arguing the definition of words
My father built a bomb shelter in our basement when I was a kid
Nuclear war was so imminent, we needed to prepare
What impact did that have on children?

Apr 12 09:05

Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt

Israel's first moon lander came up just short in its historic touchdown bid this afternoon (April 11).

The robotic Beresheet spacecraft, built by SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), aimed to become the first Israeli craft, and the first privately funded mission, ever to land softly on the moon. But the little robot couldn't quite make it, crashing into the gray dirt around 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT). Mission control lost communications with the spacecraft when it was about 489 feet (149 meters) above the moon's surface.

"We had a failure in the spacecraft; we unfortunately have not managed to land successfully," Opher Doron, the general manager of IAI, said during a live broadcast from mission control. "It's a tremendous achievement up 'til now."

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Apr 12 08:52

Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space

Yuri Gagarin was the first person to fly in space. His flight, on April 12, 1961, lasted 108 minutes as he circled the Earth for a little more than one orbit in the Soviet Union's Vostok spacecraft. Following the flight, Gagarin became a cultural hero in the Soviet Union. Even today, more than six decades after the historic flight, Gagarin is widely celebrated in Russian space museums, with numerous artifacts, busts and statues displayed in his honor. His remains are buried at the Kremlin in Moscow, and part of his spacecraft is on display at the RKK Energiya museum.

Apr 12 07:15

30 inches of snow! Another bomb cyclone “detonates” over the midwest, and the NOAA is warning flooding could extend into July

We aren’t supposed to have a major blizzard in April. Less than a month after a “bomb cyclone” caused apocalyptic flooding in the central part of the country, another “bomb cyclone” is hitting the exact same area. One meteorologist has called it “a life-threatening storm”, and at this moment over four million people are under blizzard warnings. South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas are going to get

Apr 12 05:39

The Weakening Of Earth’s Magnetic Field Has Greatly Accelerated, And That Could Have Apocalyptic Implications For All Of Us

Earth's magnetic field has flipped many times before in geologic history ... and life did not get wiped out.

Apr 11 13:50

Scott Adams: Assange, Kerry vs Massie on Climate Change, Barr on Spying

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1116340231530139648

Newsweek, most despicable headline in history?
Candace headline in landscape versus portrait mode
Oliver Stone tweets his support for SAFE Gen IV Nuclear Power
Stone says wind and solar doesn’t have same potential
Julian Assange arrested
Obama commuted his co-conspirator, Chelsea Manning
Does Pro-Trump Assange have juicy info?
Kim Kardashian wants to become a lawyer, pursue activism
Huge respect for her as a hard working, good person
Like Kanye, she’s a VERY hard worker, deserves respect
“Predicated” reasons for the spying, was spying justified?
We’re past the question of whether or not spying happened
Cringe-worthy climate change testimony
MIT Engineer Rep. Massie’s weak climate change challenge
Kerry’s answer wasn’t so smart or informed either, embarrassing

Apr 11 13:42

Israel fails attempted Moon landing as comm with spacecraft lost

Israel’s private spacecraft Beresheet crashed into the Moon on Thursday after being hit with problems during descent, denying the Jewish state a place in the elite club of nations that mastered a lunar landing.

“Small country, big dreams,” the engraving on the spacecraft’s body read, but those dreams weren’t destined to come true.

Beresheet’s engine stopped working around 10 kilometers from the surface, with the vehicle crashing into the Moon at a speed of over 130 meters per second.

Apr 11 12:42

Monsanto loses appeal in French farmer's poisoning case

A French court on Thursday upheld a guilty verdict against chemicals giant Monsanto over the poisoning of a farmer who suffered neurological damage after using one of its weedkillers, the latest legal setback for the company over its controversial pesticides.

Cereal farmer Paul Francois has been fighting Monsanto, a formerly US company which was bought by Germany's Bayer last year, for the past 12 years.

In the first ruling of its kind against Monsanto anywhere in the world, a French court in 2012 found it guilty of poisoning Francois.

He said he began experiencing symptoms including blackouts, headaches and loss of balance and memory after inhaling fumes while using the now-banned weedkiller Lasso.

Apr 11 11:57

Israeli Beresheet Spacecraft to Attempt Historic Moon Landing Today! Watch Live

To date, three countries have landed on the moon. Today, that number may become four.

Israel launched its first lunar mission, a spacecraft called Beresheet, on Feb. 21, riding piggyback on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It spent six weeks orbiting Earth in leisurely, ever-widening circles before slipping into orbit around the moon on April 4. It remained there for a week, preparing for the defining moment of the mission: attempting to touch down softly on the moon's surface.

That moment comes today (April 11), around 3 or 4 p.m. EDT (1700 or 1800 GMT) — the exact time has yet to be announced. The Beresheet mission partners — nonprofit organization SpaceIL and government-owned aerospace company Israel Aerospace Industries — will livestream events surrounding the landing from mission control. You can watch the broadcast on Space.com or on SpaceIL's Facebook page.

Apr 11 11:22

Bwahaha, John Kerry ridiculed to his face...

Fantastic clip from yesterday's climate change hearing - I won't spoil the surprise...

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Apr 11 11:13

Medical child abuse: Pre-pubescent girls as young as EIGHT now being treated with testosterone to become transgenders

The Heritage Foundation recently held a much-needed panel to discuss transgender medicalization and the growing popularity of so-called “gender-affirmative” therapies that are permanently harming an increasing number of today’s youth – including hormone treatments, which are now reportedly being administered to underage children as young as eight years old.

Speaking on behalf of children everywhere who are being brainwashed into destroying their natural biological makeup in exchange for a false sense of “gender identity,” Dr. Michael Laidlaw explained how endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) like Lupron are being prescribed off-label to increasingly younger children, with no regard for the unspeakable harm these drugs are causing.

Apr 11 10:54

World Faces "Uphill Battle" With Average IQ Of Just 82!

David Becker has released a new version of the World’s IQ. Each country has a score showing the cognitive abilities of their citizens, this being a blend of genetics and the environment of each country, particularly as regards education and health. The world’s global score is 82. This is 12th percentile rank on the Greenwich Mean Intelligence benchmark of IQ 100. As school teachers used to say in end of year reports: “Could do better”.

Apr 11 10:54

M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

Apr 11 10:02

Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar found that people who practiced meditation had more gray matter in the part of the brain linked to decision-making and working memory: the frontal cortex.

While most people see their cortexes shrink as they age, 50-year-old meditators in the study had the same amount of gray matter as those half their age.

Participants in the study averaged about 27 minutes of the habit a day, but other studies suggest that you can see significant positive changes in just 15 minutes a day.

Apr 11 09:18

'Bee-safe' pesticide used to replace banned neonicotinoids could be accidentally KILLING off the insects

A widely used pesticide that had been classified as being 'bee-safe' may in fact cause the pollinating insects harm when used in tandem with a common fungicide.

The pesticide, flupyradifurone, was touted as a better alternative to the controversial and now-restricted neonicotinoid family of chemicals.

But researchers have shown that, under certain conditions, it can render bees sluggish and uncoordinated.

With solo pesticide approvals not factoring in how treatments can interact, concerns should be raised over the safety of currently approved pesticides, the experts say.

Apr 11 09:14

Gadget that uses a tiny motor to bend a patient's middle finger may be able to diagnose Parkinson's in 30 seconds by testing how stiff muscles are

Parkinson's could be diagnosed by using a tiny motor to bend a patient's middle finger thanks to a new device.

Scientists have invented the gadget in hope of telling patients they have years before it takes hold.

No tests currently exist that can conclusively show a patient has Parkinson's, the NHS and Parkinson's UK states.

Apr 11 09:11

Chinese scientists implant human brain genes in MONKEYS in controversial study on the evolution of intelligence

A new study into the unique evolution of human intelligence has raised ethical concerns after Chinese scientists implanted human brain genes into monkeys to boost their development.

Researchers inserted human versions of MCPH1, a gene that scientists believe plays a role in the development of the human brain, into 11 rhesus monkeys.

They found the monkeys' brains -- like those of humans -- took longer to develop, and the animals performed better in tests of short-term memory as well as reaction time compared to wild monkeys.

However, the monkeys did not grow bigger brains than the control group.

Apr 11 08:59

Roundup, Monsanto, Cancer, Golf Courses, Hidden Secrets

There are 34,000 golf courses in the world. They make beautiful pictures. But what keeps the grass of the fairways and greens so uniform and undisturbed by weeds? Chemical herbicides.

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