Archive for April, 2010 : Diabetics Should Not Take High Doses of Vit. B, Researchers SayApril 30th, 2010
Diabetics with kidney disease who are taking high doses of B vitamins in an effort to forestall heart attacks should stop taking them immediately as these are potentially very harmful.
Study Links Chocolate to DepressionApril 30th, 2010
New research by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows that increased chocolate consumption is linked with depression.
Smog Is Ugly, and Its Health Effects Aren’t Very Pretty EitherApril 30th, 2010
Sure, the weather is great, but the American Lung Assn. has released its annual report card on the nation’s air quality. Los Angeles flunked, what with its perpetual cloak of smoggy, choking, stifling air.
Vitamin E Helps Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver DiseaseApril 30th, 2010
Vitamin E pills can help people with a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease called steatohepatitis, researchers reported Wednesday.
Pokeberries = Low-Cost Solar?April 30th, 2010
Pokeberries — the weeds that children smash to stain their cheeks purple-red and that Civil War soldiers used to write letters home — could be the key to spreading solar power across the globe
Nader to Obama: Empower the PeopleApril 30th, 2010
Ralph Nader gives a lesson in democracy….
Chile: Tarapacá UFO Wave ContinuesApril 30th, 2010
The apparition of an unidentified flying object caused a commotion in Tarapacá on the night of April 15th.
Republicans Getting More Campaign Cash From Wall StreetApril 30th, 2010
The trend of financial firms donating more to Democrats appears to be turning.
Ghost Sightings Highest in 25 YearsApril 30th, 2010
Spooky sightings of ghouls, ghosts and evil spirits are higher than they have been in the past 25 years, according to a new report on haunted Britain.
Part of Alaska Inundated by Ancient MegafloodsApril 30th, 2010
New research indicates that one of the largest fresh-water floods in Earth’s history happened about 17,000 years ago and inundated a large area of Alaska.
Iceland Has Longest-Lived Men, U.S. Scores PoorlyApril 30th, 2010
AIDS, smoking and obesity are reversing progress made in helping people live longer around the world, with mortality rates worsening over the past 20 years in 37 countries, researchers reported on Thursday.
The Mystery of “Deja Vu”April 30th, 2010
Meaning “already seen” in French, ‘déjà vu’ is the eerie sensation that you has already experienced something before when consciously know that you have not.
Embalmed Biker Sits Astride His Motorcycle in WakeApril 30th, 2010
He looks as though he is about to take his powerful motorbike for a speedy race along the streets. But this motorcyclist is going nowhere – he’s dead.
Why Law Enforcement Officials Must Hate AZ’s Racist New LawApril 30th, 2010
Arizona’s draconian anti-immigration law will create a chilling effect in the very communities police officers rely on to fight crime.
Does Evolution Favor Religion?April 30th, 2010
What if we have evolved to do what’s best not for ourselves, but for the groups we live in? The implications for religion, the ultimate social organism, are huge.
Off the Radar: Private Planes Hidden From Public ViewApril 30th, 2010
A little-known program lets private plane owners block their flights from view in the government’s system for tracking air traffic.
Afghan MP says U.S. Troops Raid Home, Kill RelativeApril 30th, 2010
U.S. troops raided the home of a female member of the Afghan parliament and killed a neighbor who was one of her relatives, sparking angry protests in the east.
Asteroid Ice May Be ‘Living Fossil’ With Clues to Oceans’ OriginsApril 30th, 2010
The first-ever discovery of ice and organic molecules on an asteroid may hold clues to the origins of Earth’s oceans and life 4 billion years ago.
Filming Animals in the Wild ‘Is a Breach of Their Privacy’April 30th, 2010
Animals filmed in their most intimate moments by wildlife documentary makers are having their ‘right to privacy’ breached, a leading academic has claimed.
Making Sense of a Republican VampireApril 30th, 2010
Jonathon ‘The Impaler’ Sharkey, who threatens criminals and undocumented immigrants with impalement, declared that he will seek the Republican nomination for the highest position in the land.
Should Detroit Be Converted Into a Farming Mecca?April 30th, 2010
Our country’s most ramshackle city has an opportunity to re-invent itself — and perhaps the future of American food production.
Financing World HungerApril 30th, 2010
How the financial markets create hunger and make huge profits.
Got $30? You Too, Can Avoid Doomsday!April 30th, 2010
You might want to start gathering your belongings. Because 24 short hours after the July 4th holiday ends, so will the world.
Food and Water Drive Africa Land GrabApril 30th, 2010
The scramble for Africa is intensifying, with investment banks, hedge funds, commodity traders, sovereign wealth funds, corporations and business tycoons out to grab some of the world’s cheapest land — for profit.
Why Do The Hutaree Militia Want to Kill Cops?April 30th, 2010
Christian Soldiers of the Apocalypse have been running around the woods of Michigan planning attacks on federal law enforcement in their war against the Antichrist.
Robots In SpaceApril 30th, 2010
NASA predicts a 300-pound humanoid robot that they’re building for the International Space Station will help “will allow us to go farther and achieve more than we can probably even imagine today.”
Prozac and Similar Drugs Causing Rise of Mental Illness in US?April 29th, 2010
An interview with investigative reporter Robert Whitaker, about the dramatic increase in mental illness disability and its surprising cause.
We’re Being InvadedApril 29th, 2010
A mass of UFO sightings has people in Australia’s Northern Territories wondering if they are on the brink of an alien invasion.
The Politics of ExtraterrestrialsApril 29th, 2010
A growing number of people are becoming involved in “exopolitics,” the study of the political ramifications of alien visitors and how humans should prepare for either scenario.
They Have the Power to Switch Off Your BrainApril 29th, 2010
Certain parts of the brain appear to deactivate in some people when they’re in the presence of a speaker who they believe has divine healing powers, scientists in Denmark have found.
Eye SpiritsApril 29th, 2010
Is the disease called macular degeneration or Charles Bonnet Syndrome causing hallucinations in patients or are they really visions of other-dimensional level?
Moo-Choo: Cow Fat Powers Amtrak TrainApril 29th, 2010
As the saying goes: One man’s beef slaughter byproduct is another man’s low-cost diesel fuel.
Aid Convoy Attacked in MexicoApril 29th, 2010
America’s tax dollars are hard at work in Mexico with the recent murder of aid workers in Oaxaca by ‘paramilitaries’ who operate with the support of the Mexican government and funding from the U.S.
Drone Controllers Could Be Tried for ‘War Crimes’April 29th, 2010
The button-pushers waging America’s undeclared war on the civilians of Pakistan could be liable to criminal prosecution for “war crimes,” a prominent law professor told a Congressional panel Wednesday.
New Evidence Against VaticanApril 29th, 2010
In most countries, those who sexually abuse children are dealt with harshly. If a pedophile is a catholic priest he is usually sheltered, enabled and often rewarded for abusing children.
Researchers Call Nicotine ‘Candy’ a Threat to ChildrenApril 29th, 2010
A candy-like lozenge designed to satisfy a smoker’s nicotine craving could prove dangerously tempting to little ones, researchers point out.
How to Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables and Herbs in 10 StepsApril 29th, 2010
If the idea of cultivating the food you consume seems intimidating, it’s a lot easier than you think to get your thumb to go green.
The Science of Beverage EmulsionsApril 29th, 2010
Beverage formulators face unique challenges, as they find a way of stabilising sensitive ingredients, many of which may not even be soluble in water, down to microgram levels in litres of liquid.
10 Products to Ban From Your Home ForeverApril 29th, 2010
You would never cross the street without looking both ways, or tell your child to accept rides from strangers. So why let hazardous, toxic, and even carcinogenic chemicals into your home everyday?
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: How Much Is Enough?April 29th, 2010
The amounts and ratios required vary by age and condition, and the choice of supplements and foods is wide, but there seems little doubt most Americans need more.
Warming Arctic Will Give Rise To Mammal Hybrids: BiologistApril 29th, 2010
Extinction may not be the fate after all of the North’s marine mammals when the Arctic Ocean’s summer ice melts for good — an event which some scientists predict will occur within 20 years.
Parkinson’s Protection Without Caffeine or NicotineApril 27th, 2010
Decaf coffee and nicotine-free tobacco aren’t just for the health-conscious. Because although coffee and cigarettes protect the brain, caffeine and nicotine aren’t responsible for the benefit.
10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow At HomeApril 27th, 2010
Here are some crops that even the least green thumbed can tackle, and tips on how to make them flourish.
How Folic Acid May Help Heal BrainApril 27th, 2010
In a new study, researchers have explained how folic acid may help heal brain and spinal cord injuries.
Carbs Against Cardio: Refined Carbos, Not Fats, Threaten the HeartApril 27th, 2010
Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home message from the U.S. government for the past 30 years.
Why Acupuncture Aids Spinal RecoveryApril 27th, 2010
Rats with damaged spines can walk again thanks to acupuncture. The ancient treatment seems to stop nerve cell death by reducing inflammation.
Remains of ‘Noah’s Ark’ Discovered 12K ft Up a Turkish MountainApril 27th, 2010
The remains of Noah’s Ark have been found 12,000ft up a Turkish mountain, as claimed by evangelical explorers.
Launch of Secret US Space Ship Masks Even More Secret Launch of New WeaponApril 27th, 2010
Somewhere above earth is America’s latest spaceship, a 30ft craft so classified that the Pentagon will not divulge its mission nor how much it cost to build.
Top Secret Quantum Messages for Your Room OnlyApril 27th, 2010
Unlike ordinary messaging, Quantum communications ensures that only the intended recipients at exactly the right location can read the sender’s messages.
The Government Has Your Baby’s DNA!April 27th, 2010
Many states not only conduct gene tests on newborns but they store them indefinitely in government labs, which has caused an uproar among concerned parents.
We’re Heading to a Slave Labor PlanetApril 27th, 2010
Thanks to globalization, the American, Australian and European promises of middle-class prosperity are on their way to extinction.
Coca-Cola Documentary Chronicles a Bitter BattleApril 27th, 2010
A stunning documentary chronicles the efforts of American lawyers trying to take the soft drink giant to court over the killings of 10 union leaders in Columbia.
Chernobyl Radiation Killed Nearly One Million People: New BookApril 27th, 2010
A new book claims that nearly a million people has since died from the Chernobyl radiation as it reached a farther area, contrary to what the WHO and the International Atomic Energy Agency said.
Passersby Ignore Dying Homeless Man Stabbed After Saving WomanApril 27th, 2010
A heroic homeless man stabbed after saving a New York woman from a knife-wielding attacker lay dying in a pool of blood for more than an hour as nearly 25 people indifferently strolled past him.
Developed Nations’ Food Imports Threaten World Water SuppliesApril 27th, 2010
The UK and other developed countries’ food supplies could be badly affected by global water shortages – and exacerbate the problem, according to a new report from an alliance of engineering bodies.
Aliens May Exist But Contact Would Hurt Humans: HawkingApril 27th, 2010
Aliens may exist but mankind should avoid contact with them as the consequences could be devastating, British scientist Stephen Hawking warned Sunday.
Whales Bring Up the Rear in the Fight Against Oceanic AcidificationApril 27th, 2010
Anti-whaling advocates can take a giant load off their shoulders. An article on Treehugger shares yet another reason not to whale on whales: They crap ecosystem gold.
Blood Pressure: What You Can Do For YourselfApril 27th, 2010
Studies consistently show that lowering blood pressure significantly lowers the risk of stroke and also, though less dramatically, the risk of heart attacks, heart failure and kidney problems.
3 Green Technologies That Will Change the WorldApril 27th, 2010
Technology Review, an MIT publication, just released its annual list of 10 new technologies that will someday change the world.
US Navy Flies First Green Supersonic Jet on Earth DayApril 27th, 2010
Coincidence apart, but what better occasion than the Earth Day for the world’s most well equipped military to try and reduce its carbon footprint and move closer towards getting a green makeover?
What Filters Bacteria, Yet Functions As A Miniature Ecosystem?April 27th, 2010
What if you could take a simple face mask and turn it into a natural aid that would not only keep you safe from viral invaders, but also lend a hand in improving the local air quality?
Correct Form is Crucial for Yoga PosesApril 27th, 2010
Three yoga teachers address potentially harmful mistakes and offer easy ways to correct them.
Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers in the USApril 27th, 2010
The United States has become the psychiatric drugging capital of the world for kids with children being medicated at a younger and younger age.
Some Alcohol Ages Well; Some Alcohol Drinkers Don’tApril 27th, 2010
With age does not necessarily come wisdom, not as it pertains to alcohol use.
8 Drug-Free Natural HighsApril 27th, 2010
The brain is pretty good at playing tricks on us, especially on our moods. But that doesn’t mean we can’t play tricks on it, too.
Dinosaurs Died from Sudden Temperature Drop – ScientistsApril 24th, 2010
Dinosaurs were wiped out by sudden drop in temperatures, not by comet striking the planet, scientists claimed.
Volcanic Ash Could Pose a Threat To Food SafetyApril 24th, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is investigating potential food safety risks emerging from the volcanic eruption in Iceland.
FDA: Triclosan, Good or Bad?April 24th, 2010
The antibacterial chemical found in liquid hand soaps, deodorant bar soaps, toothpastes and more may harm humans and the wildlife.
How to Wash Produce and WhyApril 24th, 2010
Washing your produce may seem like plain old common sense. After all, who wants to eat dirty melons or gritty spinach?
Raw Chicken Primary Source for Contaminant LM – USDAApril 24th, 2010
New research indicates that incoming raw poultry is the primary source of Listeria monocytogenes (LM) in commercial chicken cooking plants.
Natural Sleep Aids Are Worth TryingApril 24th, 2010
A letter asks LA Times’ the People’s Pharmacy for natural sleep aids in lieu of ati-insomnia drugs.
Global Happiness Through Space and TimeApril 24th, 2010
Recently there have been several studies comparing the overall satisfaction of people in different countries and overtime. Teaser: The USA is not in the top 5. Nor the top 10. Nor the top 15.
The Shady Underside of U.S. Military Ops In the Afghan RegionApril 24th, 2010
Fuel is precious in Afghanistan–they call it liquid gold–and the effort to keep it flowing has created an array of bizarre monopolies, strange alliances and allegations of corruption entangling the US government.
Millions Drink Toxic Water in the USA, but it’s EPA-Approved!April 24th, 2010
More than one-fifth of the U.S. population has consumed tap water that the government classifies as toxic, but still approves for human consumption.
Tapping the Universal SourceApril 24th, 2010
Jerry and Esther Hicks travel around the world sharing the teachings of ‘Abraham,’ a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension that communicates to those who listen through Esther.
Gas Drilling Cause NY and Other States’ Flammable Drinking WaterApril 24th, 2010
A Vietnam vet blames his problems on natural gas drilling operations a few miles away, that is causing his house and property to be filled with high levels of methane gas.
Potentially Deadly Fungus Spreading in US, CanadaApril 24th, 2010
A potentially deadly strain of fungus is spreading among animals and people in the northwestern United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia, researchers reported on Thursday.
Cows on DrugsApril 24th, 2010
There was a proposal 30 years ago, to eliminate the use of penicillin and two other antibiotics to promote growth in animals raised for food, but was trumped when agribusiness lords persuaded Congress to look away.
Bacterial Mat the Size of Greece Found on Pacific FloorApril 24th, 2010
A mat of white “hair”, which has an area of 128,000 square kilometres, roughly the size of Greece, was found to be made of wispy strings of giant bacteria.
School Lunches Are a Threat to National SecurityApril 24th, 2010
Unhealthy school lunches pose a threat to national security, according to a group of retired military leaders.
U.S. Government Continues its War on Raw MilkApril 24th, 2010
Growing awareness among the American populace about the health benefits of wholesome, raw milk has been steadily increasing over the past decade, putting many state and federal officials into a frenzy.
Heal the Earth with Positive VibrationsApril 24th, 2010
Aiding the planet and all her creatures by controlling emotional output. This “green” concept allows us to go beyond recycling, or planting trees, but to an entirely new level.
Food Labels: Good ReadingApril 24th, 2010
What you find (and do not find) in a food label may either benefit you or spell disaster to you and your family’s health.
Watch Your Salad, It Might Be Contaminated with Fecal BacteriaApril 24th, 2010
A recent Consumer Reports investigation has revealed that bagged salads labeled “pre-washed” or “triple-washed” may not be as clean as they appear.
Local Foods to Feed Our FutureApril 24th, 2010
If most of your food is traveling hundreds or thousands of miles before you purchase or consume it, food security affects you.
Genesis in ReverseApril 23rd, 2010
We’ve cooked the planet, says activist Bill McKibben, but thinking locally, not globally, could help.
Aliens Might Not Have Radio: ScientistsApril 23rd, 2010
A new theory has stargazers thinking maybe we haven’t found signs of extra-terrestrial life yet because we’re going about it the wrong way.
L.A. Police Chief Ran An Int’l. Spying OperationApril 23rd, 2010
A Pulitzer Prized reporter uncovered an international spying operation ran by L.A.’s Police Chief who spied on L.A. leaders and political groups, infiltrated groups using undercover operatives, etc.
Millions of Americans Use OTC “Paranormal” Drug To Get HighApril 23rd, 2010
Millions of Americans had been widely using a drug for cough and cold, DXM, to get high. But at high enough doses, this drug causes subjective paranormal effects similar to out-of-body experiences, encounters with entities, and even ESP.
Lucid Dreaming: The Only Way To ‘Fly’April 23rd, 2010
Lucid dreaming is the experience of being completely aware within a dream that you are, in fact, in a dream. This realization leads to complete power for the dreamer, allowing him/her to go anywhere and do anything in their dream.
Early Humans May Have Bred With Other Species – TwiceApril 23rd, 2010
Human evolution is looking more tangled than ever. A new genetic study of nearly two thousand people from around the world suggests that some of our ancestors bred with other species of humans, such as Neanderthals, at least twice.
Disposable SoldiersApril 23rd, 2010
According to figures from the Pentagon and a Harvard University study, the military is saving billions because of military doctors’ fraudulent use of “personality disorder” to discharge wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of ThoughtsApril 23rd, 2010
Through the 1990’s, Dr. Masaru Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water.
‘Green Reaper’ Wants US to Be Green to the GraveApril 23rd, 2010
Being dead as a doornail is apparently no excuse for not being concerned with the environment.
Robot See, Robot DoApril 23rd, 2010
An ambitious coalition of researchers recently met in Berlin to discuss how bots can autonomously learn and develop motor skills in open-ended environments.
NASA’s New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First ImagesApril 23rd, 2010
NASA’s recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun’s dynamic processes.
Dog Can’t Run for MayorApril 22nd, 2010
Genny loves to run. But when it comes to politics, the town of Clarington won’t let her.
The Daily Diet That Has Up To 46 Teaspoons of SugarApril 21st, 2010
A worrying number of adults are consuming the equivalent of 46 teaspoons of sugar a day, health experts warn.
People Believe More in ESP When Told It’s Been Scientifically DisprovenApril 21st, 2010
Newly published research on belief in ESP suggests a public disregard for — and perhaps even hostility toward — the scientific consensus.
Acid in Breast Milk Can Beat CancerApril 21st, 2010
A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, claim researchers.
The Totalitarian Communist Roots of the Tea Party MovementApril 21st, 2010
The Koch family, America’s biggest financial backers of the Tea Party, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the godless empire of the USSR.
The Truth Is Out: The Financial Meltdown Was a ConApril 21st, 2010
Hiding behind the complexities of our financial system, banks and other institutions are being accused of fraud and deception, with Goldman Sachs just the latest in the spotlight.
To Young Voters, Socialism Isn’t a Bad WordApril 21st, 2010
It’s not that the youngest voters don’t know what socialism means. It’s that most aren’t scared of it.
U.S. Soldier on 2007 Apache Attack: What I SawApril 21st, 2010
An Army specialist who was in the 2007 Apache video recalls all that happened that day and how it moved him to issue an apology.
Schrödinger’s Cash: Minting Quantum MoneyApril 21st, 2010
Quantum physicists think a lot about cash. Not just any old money, you understand. They think about quantum cash.
Alternate Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours!April 21st, 2010
Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat.
Which Veggie Burgers Were Made With a Neurotoxin?April 21st, 2010
Most non-organic veggie burgers currently on the market are made with the chemical hexane, an EPA-registered air pollutant and neurotoxin.
Rats on Junk Food Pass Cancer Down the GenerationsApril 21st, 2010
Genes may not be the only way cancer passes down the generations. Feeding pregnant rats a fatty diet puts both their daughters and granddaughters at greater risk of breast cancer.
Scientists Find It Difficult To Predict Volcano BehaviorApril 20th, 2010
Events in recent days have demonstrated the inherent uncertainties of volcano science. According to a volcanologist from New York University “We live under the constant threat of some geological hazard.”
The More You Use Google, the More Google Knows About YouApril 20th, 2010
From Google Search to Google Earth, every move you make can be tracked by some feature of Google — and intelligence agencies are drooling over the data.
The ‘Evil Twin’ of Climate ChangeApril 19th, 2010
Steve Chao blogs about his filming of the arctic as he and his cameramen follow scientists doing research on climate change.
A Carefully Crafted F**k YouApril 18th, 2010
The gender-theorist-turned-philosopher-of-nonviolence discusses the choices that make people expendable, the violent foundation of nonviolent activism, and the role grief can play in setting a new course.
The Return of Christian TerrorismApril 18th, 2010
Threats of right-wing violence have doubled in the past year. What is behind the latest upsurge in the movement to create a Christian theocratic state?
Supervolcano: How Humanity Survived its Darkest HourApril 18th, 2010
Amidst the apocalyptic speculations circulating brought about by the volcanic eruptions in Iceland, Kate Ravilious takes on how humanity survived the time a supervolcano erupted thousands of years ago.
How Bureaucracy Failed HaitiApril 18th, 2010
If we can get rid of bureaucracy our world would be such a better place.
Is Fetal Pain the Newest Abortion Battleground?April 18th, 2010
Nebraska became the first state in the nation to enact restrictions on abortion based on the concept of fetal pain, the New York Times reports.
Mysterious Radio Waves Emitted From Nearby GalaxyApril 18th, 2010
There is something strange in the cosmic neighbourhood. An unknown object in the nearby galaxy M82 has started sending out radio waves, and the emission does not look like anything seen anywhere in the universe before.
Supermassive Black Holes Can Kill Whole GalaxiesApril 18th, 2010
Astrophysicists have found that when a supermassive black hole quickly devours gas and dust, it can generate enough radiation to abort all the embryonic stars in the surrounding galaxy.
Green Consumption and False EconomiesApril 18th, 2010
Peter Aldhous reviews a book that tackles how our economy is undermining the environmental revolution.
Maggots: Nature’s NursesApril 18th, 2010
Father Nzamujo created a special zone at the Songhai Center in Porto Novo, Benin where all slaughter waste is offered to flies. Maggots fed to fish and quails, cutting costs generating food.
Bayer Admits GMO Contamination Out of ControlApril 18th, 2010
Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops.
Why Are Allergies Increasing?April 16th, 2010
Allergies are increasing at an alarming rate. In the last 30 years, the number of people suffering from allergies in developed countries has grown from 10 percent to 30 percent.
Scientists Find Walnuts Fight Prostate CancerApril 16th, 2010
Now, for the first time, scientists have reported that these nutrient-rich nuts have the ability to reduce the size and growth of prostate cancer.
Artificial Pancreas Breakthrough Offers Solution for Health Effects of Eating Artificial FoodApril 16th, 2010
A biomedical engineer at Boston University has developed a so-called “artificial pancreas” that helps diabetics maintain balanced blood sugar levels by monitoring the blood and releasing either insulin or glucagon as needed.
Chinese Flour Adulterated with Pulverised Lime – ReportsApril 16th, 2010
Pulverised lime is being added to bleaching agents used in Chinese flour in a bid to cut production costs and boost profits, China state media has reported.
Want to Save the Planet? Eat Less Meat and DairyApril 16th, 2010
The British government has released major recommendations for a diet that is good for both the planet and human health, and reducing consumption of animal products is one of its top priorities.
McDonald’s Board Opposes Cage-Free Eggs for U.S.April 16th, 2010
The board of directors of McDonald’s has recommended that the company’s shareholders vote against a proposal to require that 5 percent of the eggs purchased for the chain’s restaurants in the United States be the cage-free variety.
Tainted Produce More Likely for Shoppers in Low-Income NeighborhoodsApril 16th, 2010
The study, conducted by researchers from Drexel University, finds that the level of bacteria on fresh produce sold in grocery stores varies according to a neighborhood’s income level, with low-income shoppers the most at-risk for tainted foods.
What Women MUST Know About Pills and Breast CancerApril 16th, 2010
Lifestyles and behaviors directly affect Women’s physical and emotional wellbeing, attacking even their hormonal health. Many will see a doctor that will just give them either a prescription drug or some version of the Birth Control Pill, which has been suspected for a number of illnesses for so long a time.
Artificial Sweeteners Alter How Body Handles Real SugarApril 16th, 2010
Artificial sweeteners may cause metabolic changes in how the body reacts to real sugar, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Media Lies by OmissionApril 16th, 2010
The media shies away from reporting anything that doesn’t encourage the public to accept their taxes being used to profit the shareholders of companies in the ‘Airport Security Industrial Complex’ like Unisys.
Muslim Fury as Army Uses ‘Mosques’ on UK Firing RangeApril 16th, 2010
The Army was accused of gross insensitivity yesterday for putting up seven mosque-like structures on a firing range.
Mexicans Haunted by Church AbuseApril 16th, 2010
Alberto Athie, a former Mexican priest, took the difficult decision to leave the Roman Catholic Church following his investigations into a high-profile paedophile priest.
Genetic Breakthrough Could Produce ‘Babies with Three Parents’April 16th, 2010
Researchers in the UK have developed a method of curing a class of genetic disorders by transplanting parts of embryonic cells from one mother to another, creating the possibility of babies with three biological parents.
Source of Zodiac Glow IdentifiedApril 16th, 2010
The eerie glow that straddles the night time zodiac in the eastern sky is no longer a mystery.
Materialistic People Liked Less by Peers Than ‘Experiential’ PeopleApril 16th, 2010
People who pursue happiness through material possessions are liked less by their peers than people who pursue happiness through life experiences, according to a new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology Professor Leaf Van Boven.
Dark-Skinned Immigrants To Canada Urged To Take Vitamin D SupplementsApril 16th, 2010
Canadian doctors and nutritionists are urging dark-skinned immigrants coming to Canada to supplement with vitamin D in order to stay healthy.
Ten Good Reasons Why GMOs Are Not Compatible with Organic AgricultureApril 16th, 2010
Despite fundamental differences in what they represent, there are occasional calls to allow the use of genetic engineering (which produces genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs) within the USDA National Organic Program.
National Weather Service Fielding Lots of Calls About “Fireball” and “Sonic Boom”April 16th, 2010
The National Weather Service out of La Crosse says it’s receiving numerous calls about a bright light and loud boom in the area.
U.S. Flag Recalled After Causing 143 Million DeathsApril 16th, 2010
Representatives from the nation’s leading flag producer claimed that as many as 143 million deaths in the past two centuries can be attributed directly to the faulty U.S. models, which have been utilized extensively since the 18th century in sectors as diverse as government, the military, and public education.
‘Solar Radiation Management’ or Manhattan Project 2.0?April 16th, 2010
The Asilomar Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies proposed Solar Radiation Management. A measure which have a heavily contaminating effect on the overall environment or the very life of the planet itself.
UK Recalls Toxic Herb SupplementsApril 13th, 2010
Chinese herbal products containing a banned botanical ingredient called Aristolochia have been recalled by UK authorities, although they remain on-market.
Taking Zinc for Depression: Does It Work?April 13th, 2010
According to a new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, taking zinc for the treatment of mood disorders may be beneficial.
Liver Supplements Don’t Seem to Offer ProtectionApril 13th, 2010
Milk thistle products contain silymarin, which has shown to be good for the liver in high doses but hasn’t proved effective when taken orally.
Low Vitamin B6 May Increase Parkinson’s Disease RiskApril 13th, 2010
Insufficient levels of vitamin B6 may increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease by about 50 per cent, says a new study from Japan.
How to Nap Like a YogiApril 13th, 2010
When travel (or everyday life) wears you down, a simple variation of yoga nidra (yogic sleep) taught by Swami Rama can help you restore your energy.
Are Eggs Truly Bad for the Heart?April 13th, 2010
Cholesterol-rich eggs were assumed to increase heart disease risk. But research tells a different story — except for those with diabetes.
Small-City Mayor Takes on the PentagonApril 13th, 2010
The Mayor of a small-city says war spending should be spent on Americans, not on killing Afghans. “We don’t just have a revenue problem in this country — we have a values and priorities problem.”
UFOs Worthy of Serious Study, Prof SaysApril 13th, 2010
The subject of UFOs should be brought out into the open as a worthwhile “area of study,” a New York anthropology professor says.
Magnetic Poles May Once Have Been At EquatorApril 13th, 2010
DID the Earth’s magnetic poles once lie near the equator? That could explain puzzling changes in the magnetism of rocks millions of years ago.
Knowing the Mind of God: Seven Theories of EverythingApril 13th, 2010
The “theory of everything” will describe the workings of the universe at the most fundamental level and thus encompass our entire understanding of nature.
Mind-Reading Gorillas Love A Good GameApril 13th, 2010
A research hints that gorillas may have “theory of mind” – the capacity to attribute mental states to others.
Living In A Society Can Boost Brain SizeApril 13th, 2010
The bees’ unusual social structure has allowed biologists to collect some of the best evidence yet that living in a society can boost brain size.
A Hypnotist Helped Woman Give Birth Without PainApril 13th, 2010
Armed with nothing more than a positive attitude and calming voice, Paul Hazell hypnotised Mrs Walker to banish the pain of childbirth.
Patients Draw Near-Death ExperiencesApril 13th, 2010
Descriptions of near-death experiences (NDEs to those in the know) date back to Plato’s ‘Republic,’ and though the gods have changed, the experiences have often been religious.
Teacher Defeats Traffic Ticket With The Power Of MathApril 13th, 2010
Have you ever suspected that your city or town is trying too hard to catch traffic scofflaws in the pursuit of ticket revenue?
Why Are Scientists Trying To Create Slow Light?April 13th, 2010
Achieving faster than light speed is one of the dearest dreams of science (and science fiction). But what about slowing light down?
Untying Our Wings: The Way of Non-AttachmentApril 12th, 2010
Human beings are very much like pigeons. We are not meant to stay on the ground and peck at crumbs of personal pleasure and profit. The whole purpose of meditation and other spiritual practices is to free our wings and allow us to fly high.
If Mainstream Medicine Really Works, Why Are Americans So Unhealthy?April 12th, 2010
Did you ever wonder why such an alarmingly high percentage of Americans are obese, diabetic, depressed and suffering from cancer, heart disease, kidney disorders and skin problems?
Coffee: To Quit or Not to QuitApril 12th, 2010
It has been estimated that 25 percent of all adults in the United States consume more than five cups of coffee every day, which is four times more than beer, three times more than soft drinks, and millions of gallons more than milk. Is this healthy?
CT Scans Exposed Some US Hospital Patients to Excess RadiationApril 12th, 2010
The FDA has launched an investigation into how patients at several different hospitals were exposed to as much as eight times more radiation than they were supposed to receive while undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans of their brains.
Blood Pressure: Potassium, Fish Oil and FiberApril 12th, 2010
Results haven’t been unanimous, but a good deal of research suggests that healthy doses of potassium can help lower your blood pressure.
Inside WikiLeaks’ Leak FactoryApril 12th, 2010
WikiLeaks has revealed the secrets of the Pentagon, Scientology, among others. Meet the shadowy figure behind the whistleblower site.
Meet Britain’s ‘Most Accident-Prone’ ManApril 12th, 2010
Mick Wilary is possibly one of Britain’s most accident-prone men.
Mind Reading Is Now PossibleApril 12th, 2010
A computer can tell with 78 percent accuracy when someone is thinking about a hammer and not pliers.
Into the Abyss: World’s Deepest Undersea Volcanic VentsApril 12th, 2010
A British team has discovered the world’s deepest undersea volcanic vents, spewing out super hot minerals more than three miles under the sea.
A Natural, More Potent AntibioticApril 12th, 2010
In a study reported by Science Daily Magazine, oil of oregano at relatively low doses was found to be effective against staphylococcus bacteria and was comparable to antibiotics like penicillin in its germ-killing properties.
Mysterious Ruins May Help Explain Mayan CollapseApril 12th, 2010
Ringing two abandoned pyramids are nine palaces “frozen in time” that may help unravel the mystery of the ancient Maya, reports an archaeological team.
Fossils in S.Africa Point to Early Human AncestorsApril 12th, 2010
The fossil, nearly 2 million years old, ‘may make a very good candidate’ to be a new species of early human.
Transplanted Organs Impart Memories Onto RecipientsApril 10th, 2010
A study has shown that sometimes donor recipients take on certain characteristics or personality traits from the donor, a phenomenon that researchers are having a difficult time explaining.
Social Workers Take Baby Boy After Mom Refuses to Feed Him Processed Junk FoodApril 10th, 2010
British social workers took a toddler into custody after his parents refused to feed him junk food.
Reducing Exposure to AntibioticsApril 10th, 2010
Hailed as “miracle drugs” in 1941, both doctors and patients regarded antibiotics as panacea ever since then, whether they were required or not. That was a mistake.
FDA: Asthma Drugs Can Actually Cause Serious Asthma AttacksApril 10th, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued new restrictions for four popular long-acting asthma drugs, as all contain an ingredient that relaxes airway muscles in the lungs which can cause asthma-related death.
13 Foods that Fight PainApril 10th, 2010
While many foods taste great, they are also powerful healers in a vibrant multicolor disguise.
NASA Animation Shows Arctic Sea Ice Approaching Normal LevelsApril 10th, 2010
A curious thing has happened over the 2009 – 2010 winter season – Arctic sea ice has rebounded to near normal levels.
Are Americans as Stupid as the Media Think They Are? (Maybe)April 8th, 2010
A White House speechwriter and journalist gives his insights on a poll that asked Americans of their views on specific things.
NASA’s Global Hawk Completes First Science Flight Over the PacificApril 8th, 2010
NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean.
Vitamins C & E: No Blood Pressure BenefitApril 8th, 2010
The U.S. National Institutes of Health says taking vitamins C and E supplements during early pregnancy doesn’t reduce the risk of hypertensive disorders.
Are the ‘New Atheists’ Actually Doing Anything to Stop the Ills of Religion?April 8th, 2010
Is the New Atheism just a publishing phenomenon? What have all these books, these tons of paper and felled forests achieved?
Almost 50 kg of Leeches Seized in Central RussiaApril 8th, 2010
Police in central Russia have seized 48 kg of leeches from an Azerbaijani national, a police spokesperson said on Thursday.
Va Gov: Slavery Not “Significant” Enough to Include in New Confederate HolidayApril 8th, 2010
Last week, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) issued a proclamation quietly declaring April 2010 Confederate History Month. Asked why the proclamation did not mention of slavery, McDonell said it just wasnt’t “significant” enough to merit a mention.
New Study Finds ‘Weak’ Link for Fruit and Veg Against CancerApril 8th, 2010
The potential of fruit and vegetables to reduce the risk of cancer is only “very weak”, say the results of a study with half a million Europeans.
What You’re Eating Could Make or Break Our PlanetApril 8th, 2010
Anna Lappe talks about her new book “Diet for a Hot Planet” and explains how to change our diet so it becomes part of the solution, not the problem.
Study to Probe Whether Omega-3 Source and Freshness Affects HealthApril 8th, 2010
Researchers in Norway are kicking off a new project to investigate whether it is healthier to consume omega-3 from fish or supplements, and whether rancid oil is really best avoided.
Vitamin D Could Save Germany €40 Billion in Health CostsApril 8th, 2010
Ensuring the German population gets adequate intakes of vitamin D could save the country about €37.5 billion in health care costs, according to a new review.
Gene Breakthrough Could Produce Extra Sweet TomatoesApril 8th, 2010
Israeli and American scientists have developed a sweet and plentiful variety of tomato, which may cater to consumer demand for natural products.
Climate Link Found in Strange Arctic Bird DeathsApril 8th, 2010
Like scenes out of Gary Larson’s “Far Side” comic strip, scientists have discovered a tragicomedy playing out in deaths of Arctic seabirds.
CommonDreams.org = Common Crooks?April 7th, 2010
For some, running a ‘non-profit’ news web site can be very lucrative.
Is Ibuprofen a Killer?April 7th, 2010
A well-known side effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen is stomach bleeding, which causes 2,500 deaths per year in the United Kingdom.
Expectant Mothers Reduce Diabetes Risk in NewbornsApril 7th, 2010
Women who eat more vegetables while pregnant significantly reduce their children’s risk of developing Type 1 diabetes.
It Takes More Than Breakfast To Lower CholesterolApril 7th, 2010
If you believe what you read in the cereal aisle, the right breakfast choice can lower your cholesterol — and cut your risk of heart disease. Research shows that more dietary changes are needed for significant benefits.
Organic: What It Means on Different ProductsApril 7th, 2010
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food and other products. But is the extra dollar worth it? The answer may depend upon personal priorities.
Life Span May be as Wide as Your SmileApril 7th, 2010
A study looks at smiles in pictures of baseball players and compares death rates. The bigger the smile, the longer the life, they found.
Cell Phones Linked to Breast Cancer?April 7th, 2010
Dr. John G. West, of The Breast Link at the Breast Care and Imaging Center of Orange, Calif., discusses the potential link between breast cancer and cell phones.
Food Allergies Are Answer to Medical MysteryApril 7th, 2010
After a series of tests and misdiagnoses, he discovers his weakness and nausea were caused by allergic reactions to milk, wheat and other foods.
How to Become an Intuitive EaterApril 7th, 2010
As obsessed as we are with food and diets, you’d think we’d be thin and healthy by now. So why are we Americans still universally less-than-fit and soft around the middle?
Food Habits That Age YouApril 7th, 2010
It turns out that the worst dietary demons, including many sugary, fatty, refined and highly processed foods, do more than add thunder to your thighs, experts say — they subtract years from your life.
5 Tasty Ways to Get Calcium Without Cow’s MilkApril 7th, 2010
For the less experimental, there are other ways to get your calcium sans dairy.
First Social Network for the Supernatural Hits the InternetApril 6th, 2010
Russia’s internet now features a first-of-its-kind social network for vampires, werewolves and other unpeople creatures. Everyone who considers himself to be from a parallel world can sign in.
Media Mutes US General’s Admission on Killing CiviliansApril 6th, 2010
“We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat,” says U.S. General McChrystal.
Forests May Depend on Survival of Native PeopleApril 6th, 2010
Indigenous forest communities may offer examples of sensible governance for shared resources on a small planet.
Orange Dwarf On Likely Collision Course With Our Solar SystemApril 6th, 2010
An astronomer has given an 86 percent chance for a neighboring star to smash into the frozen Oort Cloud surrounding the outskirts of the solar system, and may scatter some comets toward Earth.
Toxic Burn Pits Are Giving U.S. Soldiers CancerApril 6th, 2010
Burning trash on bases is sickening soldiers, but the Army refuses to extinguish the burn pits.
Southern Russia Overwhelmed with Purple SnowApril 6th, 2010
The very morning following the widely celebrated Woman’s Day – people in Southern Russia could not believe their eyes when they found purple snow piled on city streets.
The Indian Festival That Brings Hindus and Muslims TogetherApril 6th, 2010
Travel writer William Dalrymple recalls a remarkable festival in southern India where Hindu pilgrims celebrate a Muslim warrior.
Net Neutrality Gets Hit HardApril 6th, 2010
A federal court recently ruled against net neutrality and has paved the way for the end of the Internet as we know it.
Cyber Spy-Net Used to Target Activists & Steal SecretsApril 6th, 2010
A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded.
Jordanians Fooled by ‘Alien’ InvasionApril 6th, 2010
Jordanian’s learned on April Fool’s day that you can’t always trust the media to tell the truth.
American Atrocities – Nothing NewApril 5th, 2010
The fact that the United States of America wages war solely for the profit of its criminal corporations and tortures and murders innocent people for no apparent reason, should come as no surprise to those familiar with US history.
Collateral Murder VideoApril 5th, 2010
Wikileaks has released a video showing the US military murder of civilians in Iraq, just a few of the 2 million Iraqi people killed by America. Don’t watch this video if you don’t want to know what over half of your tax dollars are spent on.
Oil Companies Spends $48 Mil on Climate LiesApril 5th, 2010
A privately owned US Oil company has been pouring cash into organizations that lie and mislead the public about climate change.
Key Agriculture Post Goes to MonsatanoApril 5th, 2010
Despite overwhelming opposition, Obama has given another key govt. position to the satan of corporate criminals, Monsanto.
GMO Contamination of the Food ChainApril 5th, 2010
Resulting contamination of non-GE and organic alfalfa hay and seed would devastate livelihoods and organic industry.
Surfer Receives Whale of an Escort During Marathon PaddleApril 5th, 2010
A Minke Whale swam up beside a surfer who was paddling out to raise money for her friend who has been battling breast cancer.
Is Face of Jesus Christ Revealed?April 5th, 2010
The History Channel revealed for the first time Tuesday night a new 3-D image that many believe to be the face of Christ, causing mixed reaction around the globe.
Good Vibrations Could Save Vanishing BeesApril 5th, 2010
Here’s a look back of the answer to the mystery that has had scientists stumped two years ago.
Junk Food Could Be Addictive ‘Like Heroin’April 5th, 2010
Junk food may be addictive in the same way as heroin or cocaine. Rats became ‘hooked’ on sausage and cheesecake in same way as drug abusers.
Climate Change Will Spread Deadly DiseasesApril 5th, 2010
A bulletin released by the World Health Organization(WHO) warns that a warming world will spread deadly diseases to areas now free of them.
Mekong Nations Meet as Drought Boosts Scrutiny of China’s DamsApril 5th, 2010
Leaders of six nations along Asia’s Mekong River meet today to bolster cooperation as a severe drought heightens concerns that dams in China have distorted water flows, depleting the world’s largest inland fishery.
Aral Sea, Drying UpApril 5th, 2010
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Central Asian states to work together to tackle the disastrous effects of the shrinking Aral Sea Sunday after local people urged the United Nations to resolve a regional dispute.
FOR APRIL 2010April 3rd, 2010
April is highlighted by two planetary stations, Saturn moving back into Virgo, the fourth Saturn/Uranus opposition and a dynamic new moon in Aries.