Archive for January, 2010 : France Moves Towards Full Veil BanJanuary 29th, 2010
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has asked France’s top court to help the government draft a law banning the full Islamic veil.
Canadian Govt. Silent on UFO MysteryJanuary 29th, 2010
The Canadian govt. refuse to reveal what they know about a recent UFO sighting in Newfoundland.
Life’s Origin May Have Been A Shallow AffairJanuary 29th, 2010
In finding answers to the mystery of the origin of life, scientists may not have to dig too deep.
Most Children Under 10 Own A Mobile PhoneJanuary 29th, 2010
Nearly two thirds of children under the age of 10 have DNA damaging mobile phones.
Yes There Are Sea Monsters!January 29th, 2010
The giant squid lives in the deepest, coldest parts of the sea, growing up to 18 metres in length, weighing up to a tonne.
Time Team Technology Catches Eco-CriminalsJanuary 29th, 2010
Technology used by archeologists on the Channel 4 programme Time Team is being used to catch fly-tippers.
Dracula – More Irish Than Transylvanian?January 29th, 2010
Inspiring more than 1,000 movies and having the biggest book sales, Bram Stoker’s gothic novel Dracula may probably owe more of its inspiration to Ireland than to Transylvania.
Trees On Mars?January 29th, 2010
Naturally erupting dust clouds on Mars are creating structures that look surprisingly like trees near the planet’s north pole. But don’t be fooled – it’s just an optical illusion, NASA scientists say.
Dentist Left Drill Bit In Woman’s HeadJanuary 29th, 2010
A lawsuit claims a dentist’s drill bit was left in a Tampa woman’s head for nearly a year.
Man Torches Car Battling FrostJanuary 29th, 2010
A 76-year-old German man trying to thaw out his car incinerated it instead when he decided to speed things up by putting a blow heater under the hood.
Boy Faces Court For Bee Sting PrankJanuary 29th, 2010
A prank has had serious repercussions for an Indonesian boy facing criminal charges because he caused a classmate to be stung by a bee, the Jakarta Post reported on Thursday.
Video Shows Man Kissing Chicken On SubwayJanuary 29th, 2010
New York City’s transit agency is investigating a video posted online that shows a man kissing and snuggling a live chicken aboard a subway.
Argentine President: Eat Dead PigsJanuary 29th, 2010
Argentina’s lunatic president thinks eating dead pigs is really sexy. She has not revealed how much the pork industry paid her to make her stupid comments.
Man Saved After 12 Days In Haiti RubbleJanuary 27th, 2010
Two weeks after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, there are still stories of survival.
Aliens “Right Under Our Noses”?January 27th, 2010
For decades, scientists have scanned the heavens in search of extraterrestrial life. Perhaps they should have looked for alien life closer to home.
Tests Find Ancient Birds Could GlideJanuary 27th, 2010
One of the earliest feathered dinosaurs seems to have been a successful glider.
Widely Used Bomb Detectors Deemed UselessJanuary 27th, 2010
Iraq invests millions in devices but U.S. Military says they’re only good for “fooling a 4-year-old”.
Wis. Woman Pleads No Contest In Rat In Meal SchemeJanuary 27th, 2010
An Appleton woman who tried to extort money from an upscale restaurant by putting a rat in her lunch has entered no-contest pleas to two criminal charges.
“Big Bang” Cosmologist Found DeadJanuary 27th, 2010
Police Say Caltech Physicist Andrew E. Lange died in an apparent suicide.
Close Encounter With MarsJanuary 26th, 2010
This week Earth and Mars are having a close encounter. On Jan. 27th, the Red Planet will be only 99 million kilometers away and look bigger through a telescope than at any time between 2008 and 2014.
Rabbits Milked To Treat Genetic DiseaseJanuary 26th, 2010
Rabbits could be milked on a mass scale if a pioneering medical treatment gets the go-ahead.
Eight-year Old ‘On Terror Watch-List’January 26th, 2010
An eight-year-old boy from the US is apparently suspected of being a terrorist when he goes on holiday because of a name mix-up.
Biblical Texts To Be Removed From RiflesJanuary 26th, 2010
A company which supplies rifle sights to British forces says it will remove the “potentially inflammatory” Biblical references inscribed on its products.
Even ‘Loyal’ Swans Are Prone To Divorces!January 26th, 2010
Experts at Slimbridge wetland recently witnessed a rare divorce between a pair of swans.
Snow Is Husky Heaven For ‘Mushers’January 26th, 2010
Never mind a white hell – in the Cairngorms this weekend, it’s husky heaven.
Supreme Court Decision In Citizens United Case DenouncedJanuary 24th, 2010
Congressman Dennis Kucinich reacting to the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission released a statement denouncing the Court’s decision.
White House Press Block ET, UFO Questions To ObamaJanuary 24th, 2010
An extraterrestrial disclosure activist declared that the White House Press Association is blocking mainstream media reporters seeking to have White House press corps members ask President Obama and his press secretary formal questions about policy toward the extraterrestrial presence.
A Mother’s Sacrifice To Keep Daughter AliveJanuary 24th, 2010
Sonia Flury, 40, was trapped, along with her 20-year-old daughter, in the rubble of her collapsed Port-au-Prince apartment building for five days before being rescued. Her daughter did not survive.
New Vaccine Against Malaria Has Been MadeJanuary 22nd, 2010
An entomologist and biologist from John Hopkins University hospital has developed a new vaccine against malaria.
Even Athletes Die of Cardiac ArrestJanuary 21st, 2010
A doctor at MUSC says that when athletes die young, the cause is normally due to an enlarged heart.
Romanian Claims Negative Energy Lost Him ElectionJanuary 19th, 2010
In the latest bizarre claim to come out of Romania’s presidential race last year, the loser and his wife have claimed he was subject to attacks of negative energy by aides of President Traian Basescu during a crucial debate.
‘Baby’ The Cat Saves Ill. Couple from House FireJanuary 19th, 2010
A couple in the northwestern Chicago suburb of Wonder Lake are searching for a 13-year-old house cat who probably saved their lives during a house fire.
Alien Dust Kicked Up By Baby Planet CollisionsJanuary 19th, 2010
In the search for other planetary systems like Earth that are capable of hosting extraterrestrial life, scientists have come across some very alien systems indeed. But the latest ones have researchers truly perplexed.
Eclipse Photo GalleryJanuary 19th, 2010
Here are pictures of the January 15, 2010 Annular Solar Eclipse collected from different countries along its “path”.
Did King Tut’s Discoverer Steal from the Tomb?January 18th, 2010
Howard Carter, the British explorer who opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, will forever be associated with the greatest trove of artifacts from ancient Egypt. But was he also a thief?
Giant Ribbon at the Edge of the Solar System: Mystery Solved?January 18th, 2010
Last year, when NASA’s IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) spacecraft discovered a giant ribbon at the edge of the solar system, researchers were mystified. They called it a “shocking result” and puzzled over its origin. Now the mystery may have been solved.
Annular Solar Eclipse: ‘A Ring of Fire’January 18th, 2010
Last January 15th, the Moon passed in front of the sun, producing what is called as an annular solar eclipse visible mostly over Africa, the Middle East, Asia and a small portion of Europe.
German Minister Says Google Developing Like A Giant MonopolyJanuary 15th, 2010
In a SPIEGEL interview, German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger discusses her concerns about the threat of a global Google monopoly and the debate over the use of full-body scanners at airports following the recent terror attempt near Detroit.
Woman Gets a New Windpipe Grown From Her ArmJanuary 14th, 2010
Belgian doctors give woman a new windpipe after implanting it into her arm.
Gravestones Hold Secrets to Earth’s Climate PastJanuary 14th, 2010
Gravestones may hold secrets of how the Earth’s atmosphere has changed over the centuries, and scientists are now asking for the public’s help to read these stones.
Find Shows Not All Pyramid Workers SlavesJanuary 14th, 2010
Egyptian archaeologists have found two large tombs thought to be of workers who helped build the country’s largest pyramid.
US Cold Snap Sees Iguanas Fall From TreesJanuary 14th, 2010
Temperatures in normally balmy Florida are so low that an urban myth can be witnessed – freezing iguanas falling from the trees.
Man Shot Dead In First ‘Twitter Murder’January 14th, 2010
An online war of words could become key evidence in an upcoming trial for what has been dubbed the first “Twitter murder”.
European Governments Cancel Vaccine OrdersJanuary 14th, 2010
Just months after rushing to order enough swine-flu vaccine to protect their citizens, European governments are cancelling orders and trying to sell or give away extra doses as they sit on a glut of the vaccine.
Transit-Oriented Development Meets District EnergyJanuary 14th, 2010
Advanced community design models are emerging to provide some of the greatest opportunities for reducing fossil fuel use, climate-disrupting emissions and traffic congestion, while also offering affordable, high-quality lifestyles.
A Local Response to Climate ChangeJanuary 9th, 2010
Meet Catherine Sutton, the initiator of Transition Albany—the effort of a 1.7-square-mile California town (population 16,500+) to transform itself into a self-reliant and resilient community.
Golden Ratio Found on Nano LevelJanuary 9th, 2010
The ratio found throughout nature has been discovered at a nano scale.
8% of Human DNA from a VirusJanuary 9th, 2010
About eight percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors, according to researchers.
Underemployment Rate Rises to 17.3%January 9th, 2010
Employment in the US continues to decline.
Japanese Attack & Sink Sea Shepherd BoatJanuary 9th, 2010
Sea Shepherd boat Ady Gil was been rammed and sunk by Japanese whale killers.
Jupiter in Pisces: Expanding Spirituality and Intuitive Vision in 2010January 7th, 2010
Expansive Jupiter enters travels through Pisces from January 17th and passes for a full year (with just a brief peek into Aries in the summer). Pisces is one of Jupiter’s favorite signs (the other is Sagittarius), so 2010 begins on an auspicious tone.
Giant Hole in Moon May Be Suitable for ColonyJanuary 7th, 2010
Building a home near a moon crater or a lunar sea may sound nice, but moon colonists might have a much better chance of survival if they just lived in a hole.
URUGUAY: From Open Sewer to Green ParkwayJanuary 5th, 2010
The city of Montevideo finally stops being one big sewer.
Warrants Keep Israeli War Criminals Out of the UKJanuary 5th, 2010
Israel canceled a delegation of senior military officers to Britain last week after the UK failed to guarantee that they would not be arrested over war crimes in the Gaza Strip.
Toxic Alfalfa About to be Approved, AgainJanuary 4th, 2010
A lawsuit in 2006 forced the USDA to ban genetically modified alfalfa until an environmental impact study could be done. Having completed a bogus study the corrupt USDA is now poised to reinstate its approval of GM alfalfa but is accepting public comment. Your letters are needed NOW to document the opposition.
Jesse Ventura Reveals 911 Black Box MysteryJanuary 4th, 2010
Another glaring bits of evidence that the US govt. was behind the attacks of 911 are the plane’s cockpit voice recorders.
Next Wave of Foreclosures to be PrimeJanuary 4th, 2010
There are now 838,000 mortgages in default with people who used to have money and good credit, until they lost their jobs.
Means and Ways to Build a Sustainable Food SystemJanuary 4th, 2010
Hunger is preventable if we just make the effort.
U.S. Forces Executing Afghan KidsJanuary 4th, 2010
US media continues to omit the fact that the US soldiers murder Afghan women and children for no reason. Afghans and Pakistanis have every right to strike back against the illegal occupation of their country and the slaughter of their people.
How Israel Controls AmericaJanuary 4th, 2010
Former Congressman Jim Traficant explains exactly one of the ways that Israel controls the US federal govt.
Canada: Destroy the Arctic to Kill Boreal ForestsJanuary 3rd, 2010
Canada has approved the construction of a massive project to bring natural gas from the Arctic to fuel the tar sands insanity.
GM Corn is Toxic, Toxic, ToxicJanuary 3rd, 2010
Another study has shown that genetically modified corn is toxic. Why do we continue to allow criminal corporations to poison us and our planet?
Survival of the KindestJanuary 3rd, 2010
Scientific studies are showing that compassion is the key to successful human evolution.
Shafting Democracy in CanadaJanuary 3rd, 2010
Canada’s Prime Minister has suspended parliament until March 3 in an attempt to maintain power.
Evolve! It’s Our Only ChoiceJanuary 3rd, 2010
If we are to become a viable species we MUST evolve.
Lilian’s January NewsletterJanuary 1st, 2010
Lilian’s newsletter for January.
China Buys-in on Tar Sands TravestyJanuary 1st, 2010
The Canadian govt. has approved China’s investment into the tar sands project.
EU to Investigate Flu ScamJanuary 1st, 2010
The Council of Europe member states will launch an inquiry into the role of the pharmafia in the great swine flu scam
Lithium-Air Batteries Could Replace GasolineJanuary 1st, 2010
Future lithium-air batteries could store enough energy to make electrical cars more practical than gasoline powered cars.