Archive for July, 2010 : American Soldiers Brainwashed with “Positive Thinking”July 31st, 2010
The U.S. military has become increasingly excited about positive psychology techniques. Maybe a better route would be to offer soldiers respect for their critical thinking.
Dragon-shaped Flying Object Appears in Jilin ProvinceJuly 31st, 2010
At about 6 p.m. on August 6, two students walked out of their library in Jilin University and looked up. “Look! A flying dragon appears in the sky!”
Missing Time Inside a Stone CircleJuly 31st, 2010
On May 30th of this year I received a comment on my post titled Missing Time Experience? about the time slip and memory loss incident that I experienced in my early teens.
Data Leak: Galaxy Rich in Earth-Like PlanetsJuly 31st, 2010
Earlier this month a co-investigator on the Kepler satellite mission in the hunt for other Earth-like planets announced to a conference in Oxford, England, that “planets like our own Earth are out there.
Brown Dwarf Orbiting Sun-like Star DiscoveredJuly 31st, 2010
Astronomers claim to have discovered a very young brown dwarf, or a failed star, in a tight orbit around a young nearby sun-like star.
The World’s First Robot with ConscienceJuly 31st, 2010
Spain has designed the world’s first robot with its own “conscience” and “life”, which will “entertain, teach and be a companion” to humans who purchase it.
Raw: Record Breaking HailJuly 31st, 2010
Its official: a hail stone found in Vivian, South Dakota is the biggest hail stone in the nation by weight and diameter.
Blood-sucking Bedbugs, Multiplying, Showing Up Across the NationJuly 31st, 2010
Sleep tight, and don’t let the bedbugs bite! But don’t be surprised if they do: The bloodsucking micro-insects are multiplying by leaps and bounds, turning up in nearly every area of the U.S.
Tokyo’s ‘Oldest Man’ Had Been Dead for 30 yearsJuly 31st, 2010
He was thought to be the oldest man in Tokyo – but when officials went to congratulate Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday, they uncovered mummified skeletal remains lying in his bed.
Biomass Company Close To Scoring Major Supply ContractJuly 31st, 2010
Intrinergy, a Richmond, Va. biomass renewable energy company, is close to signing a long-term wood pellet supply contract with a European power company.
Tobacco Lobbyists Orchestrate Effort To Repeal Clean Energy LawJuly 31st, 2010
This post is part of a Progressive Media blogging series on the fossil fuel-funded Prop 23 effort to repeal California’s clean energy climate law.
Report Finds Big Clean Energy Opportunity in the SouthJuly 31st, 2010
The dramatically scaled-back energy and oil-spill bill released by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday lacks both a carbon pricing mechanism and a renewable electricity standard (RES).
Boulder Stumbles on the Path to Going GreenJuly 31st, 2010
Boulder may take over the city’s power plant in an effort to reduce coal use.
Geothermal Energy Planned For Volcanic Caribbean IslandJuly 31st, 2010
The volcanic island of St. Lucia plans to tap geothermal power trapped beneath sulfur springs and roiling mud pools in a rare attempt at developing alternative energy sources in the Caribbean.
Portland Now Has Largest Solar Array in the NorthwestJuly 31st, 2010
Portland General Electric (PGE) announced on Monday that it just finished the $14 million solar project, the largest rooftop solar array in the Pacific Northwest.
U.S. Utilities Get Solar Power Tour of JapanJuly 31st, 2010
Last spring, a utilities industry research group partnered up with the new Solar Technology Acceleration Center to push solar energy development forward.
U.S. Navy Soars into Solar Energy Future to the Tune of $100 MillionJuly 31st, 2010
The U.S. Navy is getting serious about solar energy and has just awarded five contracts worth up to $100 million for the design, installation and management of solar arrays.
DiCaprio’s Solar Powered InceptionJuly 31st, 2010
Leonardo DiCaprio says a lot of his movie, Inception, was made with solar power. In fact it’s the first movie he made using solar power.
It’s Time to Re-Brand Green BrandingJuly 31st, 2010
The following is a post by Paul Hannam of Bright Green Leadership offering internet marketing strategies for responsible businesses.
Salmonella Outbreak Blamed on Reptile Feed, Recall IssuedJuly 30th, 2010
A Salmonella outbreak in 17 states has been linked to frozen mice, rats and chicks used to feed pet reptiles.
The Dangers of Genetically Engineered MilkJuly 30th, 2010
Genetically engineered milk is very different than natural milk, and clearly qualifies for FDA’s explicit mandatory labeling.
Oil, Dispersants from BP Spill May Have Entered Gulf Food ChainJuly 30th, 2010
Scientists have raised yet another alarm about the havoc in the Gulf of Mexico. According to GulfLive.com, researchers have found an oil and dispersant mix beneath the shells of post-larval blue crabs.
Calcium Supplements Linked to Heart AttacksJuly 30th, 2010
Some researchers are convinced that calcium supplements not only provide no benefit for post-menopausal women, but that they can even be harmful, increasing the risk of heart attacks by nearly a third.
What’s Lurking In Processed Meats?July 30th, 2010
A research by Harvard Scientists found that people consuming processed meats, such as hotdogs, sausage, becon, deli, luncheon meats run the increased risk of coronary disease by 42%.
Listeria Sprout Recall ExpandedJuly 30th, 2010
Specialty Farms is voluntarily recalling certain Alfalfa sprout products with a best if sold by date of “8/3/2010″ and “8/1/2010,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.
Stadium Food Is Making You SickJuly 30th, 2010
Many ballpark concession stands or restaurants cited for at least one “critical” or “major” health violation.
Drinking Alcohol Regularly Cuts Arthritis RiskJuly 30th, 2010
A study published Tuesday by the UK journal Rheumatology, reveals that regular consumption of alcohol is better at preventing physical pain in the long term.
Beware Killer Coumadin!July 30th, 2010
If your doctor has given you a free sample pack of Coumadin DO NOT USE IT!
Group Sues Over Antimicrobial SoapsJuly 30th, 2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council just filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to issue a final rule regulating the chemicals triclosan and triclocarban, which are commonly found in antibacterial soaps.
Senate Energy Bill Could Lead to Cap and TradeJuly 30th, 2010
After supposedly abandoning the much-touted cap-and-trade scheme, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced a scaled-back $15 billion energy bill that supporters hope will muster enough votes.
Is Solar Energy Affordable and Appropriate for Your Home?July 30th, 2010
Powering homes with solar electricity can lower the homeowner’s utility costs with minimal environmental impact.
Russia Announces Wind, Solar Power PlansJuly 30th, 2010
Russia says it plans to spend $200 million building the country’s largest wind-power plant in the southern Krasnodar Territory near the Black Sea.
Billions Missing from Iraq Reconstruction FundsJuly 30th, 2010
Audit shows 95% of the funds for rebuilding Iraq 2007-2009 is MISSING and 100% from the years 2004-2007 is unaccounted for. Pentagon doesn’t even know where it all went. Unbelievable!
Wikileaks’ Assange Turns to Mainstream MediaJuly 30th, 2010
WikiLeaks recently gave selected media accomplices–The Guardian, The New York Times and the German magazine Der Spiegel, copies of some of its materials.
UN Endorses Israel’s Siege of GazaJuly 30th, 2010
Recently, the United Nations broke its silence on the siege of Gaza which is about to enter its fourth year, not to denounce it or speak up against it, but, shockingly, to endorse it.
PA School District Accused of Spying on Students for Second TimeJuly 30th, 2010
For the second time this year, parents said employees at one school district have been spying on their kids at home by accessing the web camera on their school-issued laptop.
The Great Myth of Counter-InsurgencyJuly 30th, 2010
“COIN” is a doctrine of counterinsurgency, a carefully designed strategy to wrest a strategic area. If it isn’t challenged, we may find ourselves debating its merits in places like Somalia, Yemen, or Mauritania.
Fallen Soldiers’ Families Denied Cash as Insurers ProfitJuly 30th, 2010
A public health nurse who helps special-needs children, says she had always believed that her son’s life insurance funds were in a bank insured by the FDIC, but found out it wasn’t actually sitting in a bank.
Al Qaeda Doesn’t ExistJuly 30th, 2010
This forthcoming documentary by The Corbett Report interrogates the theory that Al Qaeda is a centrally-operated terrorist organization run by Osama Bin Laden that perpetrated the attacks of 9/11.
US Wants Increased Police Access to EmailJuly 30th, 2010
The White House wants to give the FBI easier access to the Internet activity of suspects without a court order, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
Putin’s War on IsraelJuly 30th, 2010
In the present atmosphere of the everlasting “reset” of relations between the U.S. and Russia, it is not difficult for the Kremlin to camouflage its arming of Palestinian terrorists.
Classified Documents Reveal UK’s Role in Abuse of Its Own CitizensJuly 30th, 2010
The true extent of the Labour government’s involvement in the illegal abduction and torture of its own citizens after the al-Qaida attacks of September 2001 has been spelled out in stark detail.
Is Wikileaks Part of U.S. Cyber-Warfare Operations?July 30th, 2010
There is a strong belief in some Asian countries that the website Wikileaks is linked to U.S. cyber-warfare and computer espionage operations, as well as to Mossad’s own cyber-warfare activities.
Judge: CIA Can Suppress Information About Torture Tapes, MemosJuly 30th, 2010
A federal judge ruled on July 15 that the government can withhold information from the public about intelligence sources and methods, even if those sources and methods were illegal.
The “New Normal”: More Americans at Risk of DestitutionJuly 30th, 2010
More than one in five Americans in 2009 suffered a household income loss of 25 percent or more over the previous year.
UFO Stuns Pretoria ResidentsJuly 30th, 2010
An unidentified flying object (UFO), which apparently consisted of three bright lights, astounded residents from Booysens in Pretoria for two consecutive nights for several hours.
Shiny Happy People Are Also BusyJuly 30th, 2010
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was made busy for eternity rolling a rock up a steep hill. The question is, was he happier than if he got to sit around idly doing nothing?
Insecure People Have A Greater Chance Of Health ProblemsJuly 30th, 2010
A new study shows that people with relationship insecurity are more likely to experience stroke, high blood pressure, and even heart attacks than their secure counterparts.
PETA’s New Look Screams ‘Bloody Murder’July 30th, 2010
Animal rights activists say meat is murder — bloody, bloody murder.
Our Mysterious StrangerJuly 30th, 2010
Twain made us wait 100 years for this memoir. He’s still an enigma shrouded in a white suit.
Bisphenol-A (BPA): The Chemical Turning Men Into WomenJuly 30th, 2010
The most widespread endocrine disruptor is known as Bisphenol-A, that can affect men’s performance, fertility, and virility, essentially their manhood.
Recalled Foods Often Remain On Store ShelvesJuly 30th, 2010
More and more, it seems that recalled foods are not making their way back to processors and current disclosure measures are not adequately alerting consumers to the dangers lurking on their grocer’s shelves.
The Healing Effects of ForestsJuly 30th, 2010
“Many people,” says Dr. Eeva Karjalainen, of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla, “feel relaxed and good when they are out in nature.
What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin DJuly 30th, 2010
Vitamin D promises to be the most talked-about and written-about supplement of the decade.
Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray PatternJuly 30th, 2010
A puzzling pattern in the cosmic rays bombarding Earth from space has been discovered by an experiment buried deep under the ice of Antarctica.
Strange SunriseJuly 30th, 2010
On Monday morning, July 26th, John Stetson woke up early to watch the sunrise over Casco Bay in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He expected a pretty view. What he got was pretty strange.
Planets In Unusually Intimate Dance Around Dying StarJuly 30th, 2010
Hundreds of extrasolar planets have been found over the past decade and a half, most of them solitary worlds orbiting their parent star in seeming isolation.
Divers Plumb The Mysteries Of Sacred Maya PoolsJuly 30th, 2010
A team of divers began mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, which were important to the ancient Maya.
Hypatia – 4th Century Woman AstronomerJuly 30th, 2010
The new movie Agora chronicles the life, challenges and death of a 4th Century woman astronomer whose contribution influenced and shaped modern science and our understanding of the world and the universe.
Surge in ‘Infected’ Insect Bites Blamed on New SuperflyJuly 30th, 2010
A new superfly has been blamed for a suspected surge in infected insect bites that in extreme cases have left some victims hospitalised, wildlife experts warned.
Horoscope Beats Economists in Inflation ForecastingJuly 30th, 2010
JK Galbraith, a giant of 20th century economics, said the purpose of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. This week’s inflation numbers bear out his maxim.
Meteor ManJuly 30th, 2010
Nowadays, we know what meteors are. But just over 200 years ago, meteors vexed the great minds of Europe.
Are All Russian Spies Named Anna?July 30th, 2010
Another possible Russian spy has surfaced in the U.S. and her name just also happens to be Anna.
Ariz. Immigration Law Ruling Ignites FirestormJuly 29th, 2010
The calls to Colorado voters Wednesday night were just one sign that the federal ruling in Arizona is likely to ripple through this heated campaign season.
Murderer Receives Liver Transplant First Over Others in WaitlistJuly 29th, 2010
To avoid getting imprisoned, a murderer tried to poison himself to death. When he was revived, he find out that he has been placed at the top of a liver transplant list at a hospital in New York City.
Mighty Oil-Eating Microbes Help Clean Up the GulfJuly 29th, 2010
Perhaps the most important cause of the oil’s disappearance, some researchers suspect, is that the oil has been devoured by microbes.
Google Strikes Wind-Power DealJuly 29th, 2010
Google Inc. struck a 20-year deal to buy clean energy from a NextEra Energy Inc. wind farm, a move that places the Internet search giant in the wholesale energy market
Energy Ministers Meet in U.S. to Discuss Clean EnergyJuly 29th, 2010
Energy ministers from 20 countries that account for over 80 percent of the world’s global warming pollution came to the U.S. to discuss how to speed up the deployment of clean energy throughout the world.
The Difference Between Curing and HealingJuly 29th, 2010
There is difference between healing and curing. Dr. Lissa Rankin says that you can be healed without being cured, and you can be cured without being healed.
7 Yoga Moves to Improve ConcentrationJuly 29th, 2010
Yoga is a great way to improve concentration, just by its nature. Working a few of the postures and breathing exercises below into your practice can help boost your power to focus even more!
Spacequakes Rumble Near EarthJuly 29th, 2010
Researchers using NASA’s fleet of five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a form of space weather that packs the punch of an earthquake and plays a key role in sparking bright Northern Lights.
Japanese Scientists Create Touchable HologramsJuly 29th, 2010
Researchers at Tokyo University have come up with a technology that is a first and significant step away from the mouse and keyboard touchable holograms.
Olive Oil Directly Impacts Genes to Halt InflammationJuly 28th, 2010
Research has been steadily accumulating that olive oil, a main component of the Mediterranean diet, has extensive health-protective properties.
7 Ways to Slash Cancer RiskJuly 28th, 2010
Would you change your lifestyle if you could slash your risk of getting cancer by a third or even half?
‘Cut Down on Meat to Lose Weight’July 28th, 2010
Eating less meat may be the key to keeping a healthy weight, say researchers.
Diet Soda May Be Linked With Preterm BirthsJuly 28th, 2010
A study recently published in the American Society for Clinical Nutrition concluded that daily consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks could be linked to an increase in risk of preterm delivery.
Vitamin D Prevents Heart Disease, TooJuly 28th, 2010
An increase in blood levels of vitamin D can significantly reduce a person’s risk of heart disease.
Companies, Schools, Seeing the Light and Going SolarJuly 28th, 2010
Morris County is going green in a big way. Buildings that are powered by renewable energy are on the rise in the area, bolstered by both environmental concerns and financial incentives alike.
Energy Bill Could Save PACE Clean-Energy ProgramJuly 28th, 2010
The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance tool helped thousands of homeowners pay for green improvements to their homes until Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came out against it.
Wind Farm ‘Mega-Project’ Underway in Mojave DesertJuly 28th, 2010
The Alta Wind Energy Center — with plans for thousands of acres of turbines to generate electricity for 600,000 Southern California homes — officially breaks ground Tuesday.
Lake Worth Center Offers Training for Installing Solar PanelsJuly 28th, 2010
Center officials hope the most recent program is one of many to come that takes advantage of national efforts to retrain the workforce for so-called “green” jobs.
Is Hidden Fungus Making You Ill?July 28th, 2010
Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that certain illnesses such as chronic fatigue, yeast infections, itchy ears, dandruff, patchy itchy skin rashes, and more, may just have a common cause — fungus.
Muscles May Get a Boost from Cool PalmsJuly 28th, 2010
You’re going for one last set of bench presses, but fatigue is setting in. Do you reach for a sports drink? Look to your trainer for motivation? A new study suggests you may want to cool your palms.
Two US Resolutions – One World WarJuly 28th, 2010
Resolution 1553 presented by Rep. Gohmert is brief and fairly vague in terms of providing a time-table for finding a ‘peaceful solution’ but is flagrantly providing explicit support for military strikes against Iran.
Tens of Thousands of Alleged Afghan War Documents Go OnlineJuly 28th, 2010
A whistle-blower website has published what it says are more than 90,000 United States military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January of this year.
Santa Claus Sues Catholic ChurchJuly 28th, 2010
Talk about piling on — now even Santa Claus is taking shots at the Catholic Church.
Armageddon Will Be On May 2011: According to a WomanJuly 28th, 2010
Marie Exley of Colorado Springs is convinced that Armageddon, the end of the world as written of in the Bible, will come next year.
Leaked Files: U.S. Pays Afghan Media to Run Friendly StoriesJuly 28th, 2010
WikiLeaks released Sunday some intriguing evidence that the U.S. military in Afghanistan has adopted a PR strategy that got it into trouble in Iraq: paying local media outlets to run friendly stories.
Collecting Rainwater Now Illegal in Many StatesJuly 28th, 2010
Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, with the Big Government claiming ownership over our water.
General Electric Pays $23 Million To Settle Iraq Bribery ChargesJuly 28th, 2010
US industrial titan General Electric has agreed to pay over 23 million dollars to settle allegations that it bribed Iraqi officials, a US financial watchdog said on Tuesday.
Jihadi Man Who Threatened “South Park,” ArrestedJuly 28th, 2010
An unemployed 20-year-old man in Virginia who this year threatened South Park’s creators over an episode featuring the Prophet Muhammad dressed in a bear suit, has been arrested.
Gaza Children Shelled by Flechette BombsJuly 28th, 2010
The Israeli army reportedly fired bombs with flechettes, which are illegal under international law if fired into densely-populated civilian areas. The shelling was in and around residences in Beit Hanoun.
Does the Sun Hold a Dark Secret?July 28th, 2010
A scientist at Royal Holloway, University of London believes dark matter is lurking at the center of the sun and cooling down its core temperature.
‘Meteorite’ Lands on Cricket Pitch During County MatchJuly 28th, 2010
When two spectators standing on the boundary at a cricket match saw an object hurtling down from the sky, their first instinct might have been to applaud.
Archaeologists Discover Biggest Rat That Ever LivedJuly 28th, 2010
Archaeological research in East Timor has unearthed the bones of the biggest rat that ever lived, with a body weight of around six kilograms.
Three Underground Infernos Blazing Through in N.E WyomingJuly 28th, 2010
Underground coal fires in the Powder River Basin of northeast Wyoming, along the Tongue River north of the town of Sheridan, are blazing like infernos.
Editorial Cartoonist Uses Actual BP Oil to Draw CartoonsJuly 28th, 2010
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Breen turned his outrage into art, by using the actual oil from the spill to draw cartoons about the BP oil tragedy.
A Pyramid SchemeJuly 28th, 2010
In 2005, a metalworker made a most startling announcement. The hills that surround the central Bosnian town of Visoko were not mere hills, but were in fact ancient pyramids.
Ancient Woman Suggests Diverse MigrationJuly 28th, 2010
A scientific reconstruction of one of the oldest sets of human remains found in the Americas claims that the first people who came to the hemisphere migrated from a broader area than once thought.
2 Step Solar Tech Makes Fuel While Scrubbing Atmosphere CleanJuly 28th, 2010
It seems too good, but research demonstrates it’s true: a solar technology could reverse carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere while turning that captured carbon into fuel.
Super-Doting Moms Produce Less Anxious KidsJuly 28th, 2010
Moms who don’t skimp on the hugs and kisses might just produce happier, better-adjusted kids.
Rare Tomb of Mayan Leader Found in GuatemalaJuly 28th, 2010
Archeologists have discovered the well-preserved burial site of the founder of a Mayan dynasty, which promises to offer new insight into the ancient empire.
11-Year-Old Grows Tons of Veggies for the HomelessJuly 28th, 2010
It all began in third grade, when Katie Stagliano’s 40-pound cabbage fed 275 homeless people. Now, Katie’s six gardens have produced over 4,000 pounds of vegetables to feed the needy.
900-year-old Figurine Uncovered in IllinoisJuly 28th, 2010
If just one more shovel of earth had been removed, the curious figurine of a kneeling woman carved about 900 years ago might have ended up in a 19th century curio shop.
Evidence Suggests Chinese Civilization Even More AncientJuly 28th, 2010
Objects from the Taosi ruins in Shanxi Province that suggest Chinese civilization began around 4200 B.C., 500 years earlier than scholars had previously believed.
Az. says Speed Cameras are ‘Intrusive Govt Cash Cows’July 28th, 2010
The first American state to deploy speed cameras has banned them after a campaign of opposition from motorists.
The Best Bets for Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention, So FarJuly 27th, 2010
It’s uncurable and will strike 1 in 8 of us. So do your part by eating the right kind of diet and keeping your body and brain engaged.
Your Body Regenerates Every Seven YearsJuly 27th, 2010
This notion goes back to a common bit of health lore claiming that our bodies completely regenerate themselves every seven years.
Do Certain Types of Sneakers Prevent Injuries?July 27th, 2010
For decades, coaches and shoe salesmen have visually assessed runners’ foot types to recommend footwear.
How Smog Harms the HeartJuly 27th, 2010
People who live in excessively smoggy areas tend to have higher rates of heart disease, according to several studies.
Scientists Identify Cause of Common Intestinal AilmentJuly 27th, 2010
Celiac disease affects as many as one in 133 people in the US, but hope for a vaccine treatment could be right around the corner.
Can Foods Trigger Migraines?July 27th, 2010
Can allergies to certain foods trigger migraines? What about food additives like MSG? Dr. David Dodick of the Mayo Clinic responds to readers’ questions about migraines.
Ear, Nose and Eye Prosthetics for Wounded Soldiers, VeteransJuly 27th, 2010
The Air Force staff are creating ear, nose and eye prosthetics for wounded soldiers and veterans.
Boost Health with a Walk in the WoodsJuly 27th, 2010
A forestry researcher in Finland highlights the multiple ways in which taking time to enjoy a local forest or green space is great for a healthy body and mind.
When Exercise Causes HeartburnJuly 27th, 2010
In the latest “Really?” column, Anahad O’Connor explores the link between exercise and heartburn.
Ice Cubes for Weight Loss?July 27th, 2010
Losing weight is great, but jeesh … such effort. If struggle isn’t your thing, you might be tempted to ditch that treadmill and hop aboard the latest diet-fad bandwagon — the ice cube diet.
Climate Weapons Now Being Used?July 27th, 2010
All of the recent bizarre weather could be caused by climate weapons.
Hold US leaders Accountable for War CrimesJuly 27th, 2010
Unless Americans hold their leaders accountable for their criminal conduct, even if it means the death penalty, future leaders will commit crimes as well, a prominent law school dean warns.
Terminator Drones – 700+ KilledJuly 27th, 2010
America continues to slaughter innocent civilians in Pakistan and Afghanistan using its deadly drones.
10 Million Solar Roofs Bill Moves ForwardJuly 27th, 2010
Vermont senator and Green Jobs Committee chairman Bernie Sanders got his “Ten Million Solar Roofs” bill through the influential Energy Committee on Wednesday with a vote of 13-10.
Exxon, Synthetic Genomics Open Greenhouse to Test Algae BiofuelsJuly 27th, 2010
ExxonMobil and its biofuels partner Synthetic Genomics opened a greenhouse facility in La Jolla, Calif. today devoted to research into algae-based biofuels.
Engineers Race To Design World’s Biggest Offshore Wind TurbinesJuly 27th, 2010
British firm to design mammoth offshore wind turbines with 275m wingspan that produce three times power of standard models.
WindTamer Turbines Break the Theoretical Limit for Wind EnergyJuly 27th, 2010
WindTamer Corporation released the results of a performance report from Professor Kenneth Visser of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.
BP Buys Verenium’s Cellulosic Biofuels BizJuly 27th, 2010
BP Biofuels North America announced today the purchase of Verenium Corp’s cellulosic biofuels business, which includes two facilities in California and Louisiana, for $98.3 million.
5 Tips for Installing a Geothermal Power System for Your HomeJuly 27th, 2010
With Geothermal heating systems we are able take advantage of this heat source by sending water underground to be heated and then returned to our homes.
Another “Green” Legislation Hits SenateJuly 27th, 2010
The Senate is considering yet another green-focused legislation — $1.5B for energy storage companies.
Taiwan: Wind Energy-Rich To Be DevelopedJuly 27th, 2010
According to the relevant statistics ITRI, Taiwan’s west coast wind resource ranked third in the in the world, like it’s sitting on an invisible green gold.
Giant 3GW Wind Farm in California Gets $1.2 BillionJuly 27th, 2010
Terra-Gen Power has just received the financing needed to build the next four wind farms in the largest wind energy project on US soil.
Heat Pump Prices Quicken The Use Of Geothermal EnergyJuly 27th, 2010
Heat pump prices boost the use of wind and geothermal energy.
World’s First Molten Salt Concentrating Solar Power Plant OpensJuly 27th, 2010
You are probably familiar with concentrating solar power (CSP), but a new type of CSP plant, a molten salt CSP plant, has just gotten rolling and you may not yet know why that is important.
Massive UFO Seen Passing by MoonJuly 27th, 2010
A massive UFO was seen Monday night as it passed near the moon and reflected the light from the moon.
Chicago Clean-Energy Startup Eyes $5M in New FundingJuly 26th, 2010
AllCell Technologies, a Chicago-base developer of technology that can double the life-span of lithium-ion batteries, expects to secure $5 million in new funding by year-end, G.E.R. learns.
Geothermal Energy: To Harness Green Energy Treasure HouseJuly 26th, 2010
World energy trends tell us that the best energy should be clean, efficient, high energy efficiency, economic efficiency and Environment Benefits.
WWF Solar Boat Promoting Renewable Energy and MoreJuly 26th, 2010
The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has a 46-foot solar boat sailing around the Mediterranean, to promote both greater use of renewable energy and conservation of marine ecosystems.
$32 Million Earmarked For Green Energy WorkJuly 26th, 2010
Millions of federal dollars could be on the way to Hawaii.
Why Factory Farms Threaten Your HealthJuly 26th, 2010
One of the techniques modern factory farms routinely use to increase weight in livestock is to give all of the animals a dose of antibiotics with every meal.
Relationships Hold Key To Spiritual CareJuly 26th, 2010
Relationships hold the key to giving terminally ill patients the spiritual care they need.
Babies’ Bacteria Depend on Type of DeliveryJuly 26th, 2010
The way babies are delivered exposes them to different bacteria that could affect their future health, a study finds. Vaginal births appear more advantageous than C-sections.
How Microbes Defend and Define UsJuly 26th, 2010
To save his female patient’s fast deteriorating health, Dr. Khoruts decided he wouldn’t do the usual transplant, but gave her instead some of her husband’s bacteria.
Japanese Women Raise Longest Life Expectancy To New HighJuly 26th, 2010
Japanese women are expected to live almost 86 1/2 years, topping the world longevity ratings for the 25th straight year, the government reported Monday.
More Than 70,000 Kids Injured By Medical Devices Each YearJuly 26th, 2010
Injuries from contact lenses, intravenous tubes and other “medical devices” send more than 70,000 American children to emergency rooms each year, a new study shows.
The Water’s Not Always FineJuly 26th, 2010
Swimming may be fun (if you like that kind of thing), but it also carries risks…
Adults Recall Negative Events Less Accurately Than ChildrenJuly 26th, 2010
Emotions — particularly those provoked by negative events — can cause distorted, inaccurate memories, but less often in children than in adults, according to a new Cornell study.
Giving Up Fast Food and Making Your Own MealsJuly 26th, 2010
A publicist was told, as most of us should also be, to do more cooking at home and told to add more fruits and vegetables, lean protein, dairy foods and whole grains to her diet.
For a Celiac Sufferer, a New Mystery IllnessJuly 26th, 2010
Jonathan Papernick couldn’t understand how after solving his bout with Celiac by removing gluten from his diet, along comes another, more frightening, condition.
A Demon, A Law, and the Quest for Virtually Free energyJuly 26th, 2010
The Middle Class in America Is Radically ShrinkingJuly 26th, 2010
The 22 statistics reported by the Business Insider prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in America.
Facebook Blocks “Palestinian”?July 26th, 2010
Rex Brynen found out that it seemed the very word Palestinian is deemed to “violate page guidelines or contain a word or phrase that is blocked.”
200 Women Killed Every Year After Being Branded ‘Witches’July 26th, 2010
Nearly 150 to 200 women are killed every year in India after being tagged as ‘witches’, a Dehra Dun based NGO has said citing National Crime Bureau statistics.
U.S. Senate Passes ‘Libel Tourism’ BillJuly 26th, 2010
This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill shielding journalists and publishers from “libel tourism.”
Federal Records Show Steady Stream of Oil Spills in Gulf Since 1964July 26th, 2010
Federal records show a steady stream of oil spills dumping 517,847 barrels of petroleum, which would fill an equivalent number of standard American bathtubs, into the Gulf of Mexico between 1964 and 2009.
‘Minority Report’ Technology Used by Police to Predict CrimesJuly 26th, 2010
Software that can predict when and where future violent crimes will be committed is being used in Britain for the first time.
Putin Celebrates with Russian Spies Deported from United StatesJuly 26th, 2010
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he had met with Russian spies deported from the United States following Russia-U.S. spy scandal and sang patriotic songs with them.
Dengue Fever Outbreak Leads Back to CIA & Army ExperimentsJuly 26th, 2010
Hank Albarelli’s probe reveals that the US Army and CIA have been experimenting with dengue fever for years with the aim of weaponizing insects to be released against unwitting populations.
Retired USAF Colonel Confirms Secret Military Installation at DulceJuly 26th, 2010
Researcher Anthony F. Sanchez interviewed a retired USAF Colonel to recall the events surrounding a classified 1979 incident which took place at Dulce, NM.
Stars Reveal Carbon ‘Spaceballs’July 26th, 2010
Scientists have detected the largest molecules ever seen in space, in a cloud of cosmic dust surrounding a distant star.
Almost Invisible Mirrored Tree House Built in SwedenJuly 26th, 2010
They said it couldn’t be done. But the architects of Tham & Videgard built it, one of six units in a “Treehotel,” which recently opened 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
Two-Headed, Six-Legged Dragon Is ‘Amazingly Cute’July 26th, 2010
A dragon with two heads and six legs sounds like something out of Greek mythology, not a pet.
Evidence of Human Sacrifices Found on Peru’s Northern CoastJuly 26th, 2010
The discovery appears to reinforce prevailing theories about a ceremony known as “the presentation” that was carried out by the Moche people, an agricultural civilisation that flourished between 100 BC and 800 AD.
Time Travel Theory Avoids Grandfather ParadoxJuly 25th, 2010
Aside from the technical details of building a time machine, the possibility of going back in time to kill your ancestors and prevent your own birth has posed a serious problem for potential time travelers.
Archaeologists Unearth Neolithic Henge at StonehengeJuly 25th, 2010
Archaeologists have discovered a second henge at Stonehenge, described as the most exciting find there in 50 years.
“Lost” Languages to Be Resurrected by Computers?July 25th, 2010
A new computer program has quickly deciphered a written language last used in Biblical times—possibly opening the door to “resurrecting” ancient texts that are no longer understood, scientists announced.
‘Pristine’ Earth Impact Crater DiscoveredJuly 25th, 2010
Scientists say a meteoric impact crater found in the remote Egyptian desert may be the best-preserved ever found on Earth.
Climate Change Causes Marmots To Multiply, and LargerJuly 25th, 2010
Results from a decades-long research project show that mountain rodents called marmots are growing larger, healthier and more plentiful in response to climate change.
Antarctic Octopuses Found with Cold-Resistant VenomJuly 25th, 2010
Researchers have discovered four new species of octopus in Antarctica with venom that works at sub-zero temperatures.
Miss. Town Looks to Iran for Health Care ModelJuly 23rd, 2010
Iran is way ahead of the US in intelligent and effective health care and a small town in Mississippi wants to learn from Iran’s health care program.
DOJ Notifies Congress of CIA & State Dept. CrimesJuly 23rd, 2010
The US Dept. of Justice has officially informed Congress of corruption allegations involving the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department.
What is the US up to in Costa Rica?July 23rd, 2010
After overthrowing the govt. of Honduras the US may now be up to more criminal military thuggery in Central America as it moves 46 war ships and 7,000 soldiers into once peaceful Costa Rica.
Cancer Rate in Fallujah Worse Than HiroshimaJuly 23rd, 2010
America’s genocidal war on the people of Iraq will continue for hundreds of years from the dumping of radioactive waste on Iraq’s cities and towns.
More Evidence BP Disaster DeliberateJuly 23rd, 2010
The BP oil spill disaster appears to have been deliberately caused and not merely a case of greed and corruption.
Cap and Trade is Dead. Who’s to Blame?July 23rd, 2010
The headline has been written countless times, but this time it is true: carbon cap-and-trade of any sort will not come out of this Congress—and perhaps it never will.
The Secrets Next DoorJuly 23rd, 2010
In suburbs across the nation, the intelligence community goes about its anonymous business. Its work isn’t seen, but its impact is surely felt.
Graduate Recruit Carried Secrets Out of MI6July 23rd, 2010
Britain’s overseas intelligence service, MI6, faces questions about security failures that allowed a graduate recruit to smuggle top secret files out of its headquarters and try to sell them to another country.
BP to Nuke the Gulf?July 23rd, 2010
The mega disaster continues and the insanity keeps building towards potential planetary destruction.
Palestinians Build Solar Car from ScratchJuly 23rd, 2010
Visitors to the West Bank town of Hebron this summer might find a strange-looking white vehicle motoring through its streets – the first Palestinian solar-powered car.
Moisturizing Pills? Here’s the RubJuly 23rd, 2010
Capsules that contain supplements such as ceramides and omega-6 promise healthier skin, but doctors doubt the oils will ever reach their intended target.
Doctors Reconsider Old Antibiotics Despite HazardsJuly 23rd, 2010
As bacteria become drug-resistant, once-abandoned treatments are seeming less risky.
Rare Tropical Fungus Tied To 60 IllnessesJuly 23rd, 2010
A fungus usually found in the tropics has taken root in the Pacific Northwest and has been blamed in the deaths of 15 people over the last six years, health officials said Thursday.
Vets vs. Big Oil: Prop 23 in CaliforniaJuly 22nd, 2010
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, not only see our dependence on oil as a security threat, but believe that we need to pass clean energy legislation.
We Can’t Lose the Clean Air Act in a Climate BillJuly 22nd, 2010
After nearly three months of inaction since the beginning of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Senate will finally take on climate and clean energy within the next two weeks.
Harvesting Personal Energy to Create Ohio’s Clean Energy FutureJuly 22nd, 2010
When it comes to renewable energy, we hear plenty about the latest developments in solar and wind. But what about the latest developments in kinetic energy?
World’s First Hybrid Coal-Solar Power Plant Goes OnlineJuly 22nd, 2010
Here’s a case of strange bedfellows: the world’s first hybrid coal-solar power plant is now up and running outside Palisade, Colorado.
Germany Targets Switch to 100% Renewables by 2050July 22nd, 2010
Germany could derive all of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050 and become the world’s first major industrial nation to kick the fossil-fuel habit.
First Electric Highway in US to be I-5 from Canada to OregonJuly 22nd, 2010
Washington state is about to turn a section of Interstate-5 — all the way from Canada to Oregon — into the nation’s first electric highway.
Plastic Bags Into Power?July 22nd, 2010
Why should a plastic bag languish in a landfill when it could be powering your computer?
Tiny Desert Town Goes Solar in a Big WayJuly 22nd, 2010
Should you ask which city has installed the most solar, the answer would have to be: Nipton, California.
America’s Magical Thinking on EnergyJuly 22nd, 2010
The last eight American presidents promised to move America off oil and onto renewable energy, but so far we only have increasing dependence on foreign petroleum, rising carbon emissions and an out of control gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nation’s First Solar Powered Farmers’ Market LaunchedJuly 22nd, 2010
Unlike in the past years, Albuquerque’s Downtown Grower’s Market this year was powered entirely by the sun.
A Scientist Takes On GravityJuly 22nd, 2010
It’s hard to imagine a more fundamental and ubiquitous aspect of life on Earth than gravity. But what if it’s all an illusion, a sort of cosmic frill, or a side effect of something else going on at deeper levels of reality?
School of ShockJuly 22nd, 2010
Electric shocks. Withholding food. Social isolation. Why are we paying for autistic, mentally retarded, and emotionally troubled kids to be treated like enemy combatants?
Why the Washington Post Covered Up Spy-CrimesJuly 22nd, 2010
Tim Shorrock, an investigative journalist, asks why it took the Washington Post seven years to investigate and do the story on the US Intelligence System.
Risk of Global Climate Change by BP Oil Spill!July 22nd, 2010
Factual satellite images in the past several weeks show that the Gulf Loop Current is broken and may cease to function entirely, resulting in massive climate change and possibly an ice age for Europe!
Nick Clegg’s ‘Illegal’ Iraq War Gaffe Prompts Legal WarningJuly 22nd, 2010
Nick Clegg was tonight forced to clarify his position on the Iraq war after he stood up at the dispatch box of the House of Commons and pronounced the invasion illegal.
Heatwave Fuels Massive Algae Bloom in Baltic SeaJuly 22nd, 2010
A blue-green algae bloom the size of Germany has formed in the Baltic Sea, threatening marine life and even posing a danger to humans, authorities warned this week.
The Digital Drug Terror Sweeping the Nation, PossiblyJuly 22nd, 2010
There have been some hilarious reports going around on the internet about a new drug scare in American schools.
Is Time Disappearing from the Universe?July 22nd, 2010
Remember a little thing called the space-time continuum? Well what if the time part of the equation was literally running out?
Nazi SS Chief Himmler Set Up Secret Alchemy Unit in DachauJuly 22nd, 2010
Nazi chiefs believed they could turn stones, sand and soil into gold, according to a new book.
Mud Slide Caused by Secret Underground Nazi Death Gas Factory?July 22nd, 2010
Investigators probing a giant mudslide in Germany that killed three people are using old RAF maps to locate a top secret Nazi underground factory that may have triggered the disaster.
Space Expert: China UFOs Likely From This WorldJuly 22nd, 2010
UFOs shut down an airport in China’s Zhejiang province and turned heads in a major city, but a renowned space expert says the strange lights in the night sky will likely just be more identifiable flying objects.
Neil Arnold: The Case Of The Sinister SkullJuly 22nd, 2010
In many cases where diabolical summoning has reputedly taken place, animal skulls have been discovered, as if such forms have been used for sacrifice or eerie decoration.
Man Claims Aliens Targeted His Home with MeteoritesJuly 22nd, 2010
Radivoke Lajic, 50, said that his house being hit by rocks from space was the result of an extraterrestrial grudge.
Black Parents, White Baby – Strange Genetic Twist?July 22nd, 2010
The stunned black dad of a newborn, WHITE, baby girl declared — “I’m sure she’s my kid … I just don’t know why she’s BLONDE.”
Anti-aircraft Laser Unveiled at Farnborough AirshowJuly 22nd, 2010
US firm Raytheon has unveiled its anti-aircraft laser at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire.
HIV’s Holy Grail: Hopeful Talk of a Cure for AIDSJuly 22nd, 2010
With an effective treatment in place, researchers are turning their attention to the ultimate goal.
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy: Fueling InnovationJuly 22nd, 2010
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is pursuing transformational solutions to our energy problems.
Govt’s Purchasing Power Can Drive the Clean-Energy RevolutionJuly 22nd, 2010
A redirection of government purchasing would create massive markets for clean power.
Energy Efficiency: Twice the Impact of RenewablesJuly 22nd, 2010
“The International Energy Agency estimates that energy efficiency will deliver 65 per cent of worldwide carbon cuts in the energy sector by 2020, and 54 per cent by 2030.”
Google Inks a 20-year Wind Energy DealJuly 22nd, 2010
Google is buying 20 114 megawatts of wind power from NextEra Energy in a deal that will last for the next 20 years.
Lake Erie to Become the First Fresh-Water Wind Farm in the USJuly 22nd, 2010
Lake Erie is about to join Cape Cod in hosting one of the first offshore wind farms in the United States.
Clean Energy A Big Deal In AntarcticaJuly 21st, 2010
If you live even part of the year at one of the remote bases in Antarctica, chances are you use whatever meager resources are available to you to get by day to day as you do your work.
New Mexico Village Uses Sun-Power to Help Fight FiresJuly 21st, 2010
A small village in New Mexico is using the sun in a new light. Corrales is using the power of the sun to help fight fires.
Mini Windmills Go Up in ParisJuly 21st, 2010
The miniature wind turbines are in fact part of a yearlong experiment that aims to generate enough wind power to reduce the building’s electricity bill while culling lessons about clean energy production.
Solar Garden New Option for A Hassle-free Green PowerJuly 21st, 2010
In the mountain town of Carbondale, located just outside of Glenwood Springs, Clean Energy Collective founder and president Paul Spencer is helping to start a unique type of community garden he says has never before been tried in the United States.
DOE Awards $30Million Funds for Clean Energy TechnologyJuly 21st, 2010
The US Department of Energy has announced that $30 million in funding from the Recovery Act and financial year 2010 budget appropriations will be made available to qualified small businesses to support the commercialization of new technologies.
Patch Heralds New Era in Battle Against PandemicsJuly 21st, 2010
Scientists unveil an innovative and cheap method of delivering vaccines without the need for needles or medical experts
New Study Shows Vaccines Cause Brain Changes Found in AutismJuly 21st, 2010
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Thoughtful House Center for Children in Austin, Texas, have found remarkably similar brain changes to those seen in autism in infant monkeys receiving the vaccine schedule used in the 1990’s.
Want To Get Off To Sleep? Ask Your Astrocytes NicelyJuly 21st, 2010
If you are feeling sleepy, it might be thanks to your astrocytes.
Belgian Catholic Church Scandal ContinuesJuly 21st, 2010
Victims of catholic priests in Belgium keep pressing for justice in the face of church lies.
Lutheran Female Bishop Resigns in Pedo ScandalJuly 21st, 2010
The Lutheran’s first female bishop has resigned after being exposed for protecting pedo priests and their abuse.
Brooklyn Finally Stands up to Pedo Jews, Kind ofJuly 21st, 2010
A Hasidic Jew was finally prosecuted for sexual abuse of a child but plea-bargained down to 16 counts of sodomy and was sentenced to only 2 years.
Coca-Cola Uses Porn on Facebook KidsJuly 21st, 2010
Coca-Cola has been forced to pull an Internet campaign after parents found the company using hardcore pornographic references to target children on Facebook.
Google Spying on You for the Feds?July 21st, 2010
Consumer Watchdog reports that Google has classified contracts to provide the Feds with information on US citizens.
Church Cover-Up Lawsuit Goes To CourtJuly 21st, 2010
Another case of catholic sexual abuse of children is headed to the courtroom, after the Church paid one of the victims to keep quiet.
The Case for Organic Sustainable AgricultureJuly 21st, 2010
Our current industrial agriculture model is unsustainable and is contributing to the destruction of the planet. A new sustainable organic agriculture is essential to the survival of man.
$100 Million to Identify Americans for Elimination?July 21st, 2010
Is the highly classified project “Perfect Citizen” really designed to protect Americans or is it something else?
Britain Creates its EnemiesJuly 21st, 2010
The Ex-head of Britain’s MI5 intelligence services admits that the war on the people of Iraq has greatly increased the chance of retaliation against Britain for its atrocities.
GM Potatoes not Proven Safe for ReleaseJuly 21st, 2010
Another potentially toxic franken-food has been unleashed without any safety testing.
Drug Trade Fueled by Capitalist ElitesJuly 21st, 2010
The global drug trade is in reality run by wealthy ruling families and corporations who use taxpayer funded anti-drug programs to kill off their competition.
Greed Drives up Food Prices, Causes StarvationJuly 21st, 2010
The global food distribution system is fatally broken thanks to the greed of the rich and powerful. As a result, more than 1 billion people can’t afford to eat, while surplus food is simply thrown away.
‘Gluten-Free’ Foods May Be ContaminatedJuly 21st, 2010
People with celiac disease and others who avoid gluten should beware that foods that are supposed to be naturally gluten-free are often contaminated, warns a new study.
The Strange Moves of The EconomistJuly 21st, 2010
The reverence with which so many upper-middle class Americans read The Economist has always been puzzling.
Schwarzenegger Mobilizes National Guard to BorderJuly 21st, 2010
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday mobilized members of the California National Guard as part of a federal effort to deter drug trafficking and illegal immigration along the border with Mexico.
Blog Service Shut Down by Order of US Law EnforcementJuly 21st, 2010
A blogging service with 70,000 users has been forced to permanently close its doors under orders from unidentified law enforcement officers.
The Killing Fields of MNCsJuly 21st, 2010
With twenty-five thousand people who died, 500,000 were injured, the injustice done to the victims of Bhopal’s gas tragedy over the past 25 years will go down as the worst case of jurisprudence ever.
Feds Allow BP To Risk Uncontrolled Gulf Oil Spill BlowoutJuly 21st, 2010
Despite overwhelming evidence that the integrity of both the well and the BOP has been compromised, the Federal Government has decided to allow BP to keep the well closed a move that is all reward and no risk for BP.
Ancient Water Works Surpass Modern SewersJuly 21st, 2010
For centuries Ghanzou’s drainage system, an innovative feat of engineering during the Song Dynasty, served as the digestive tract of the city, flushing and channeling water for its population.
EU to Hold Atheist and Freemason SummitJuly 21st, 2010
Brussels is to hold an EU summit with atheists and freemasons in the autumn, inviting them to a political dialogue parallel to the annual summit the bloc holds with Europe’s religious leaders.
US Army Heat-Ray Gun in AfghanistanJuly 21st, 2010
A newly-developed heat-ray gun that burns the skin but doesn’t cause permanent injury is now with US troops in Afghanistan.
Malaria-Resistant Mosquito Engineered?July 21st, 2010
Scientists in the US claim to have genetically engineered a malaria-resistant mosquito.
Woolly Mammoth Hunters Helped Change ClimateJuly 21st, 2010
Ancient hunters who stalked the world’s last woolly mammoths likely helped warm the Earth’s far northern latitudes thousands of years before humans began burning fossil fuels.
New Theory for What Drives Plate TectonicsJuly 21st, 2010
A new theory explains why tectonic plates move at different rates and solves other long-standing problems in Earth sciences, Australian scientists said.
Probability of Other Sun-Like Stars Higher than Previously BelievedJuly 21st, 2010
Turning previous theories on their head, an Indian-origin researcher has claimed that there are many solitary sun-like stars in the universe, which exist without any stellar companion.
Egypt Pharaoh Rameses II Temple FoundJuly 21st, 2010
The remains of a 3,000-year-old temple dating from the reign of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II have been unearthed in the excavations in Upper Egypt’s Ehnasia archaeological area.
Rise in African Children Accused of WitchcraftJuly 21st, 2010
An increasing number of children are being accused of witchcraft in parts of Africa, the UN children’s agency says.
Illinois Office Workers Watch Pieces Falling Off UFOJuly 21st, 2010
A group of Illinois office workers observed a “copper colored, brightly flashing” object that hovered in the daytime sky while “smaller pieces appeared to be breaking away and falling rapidly” to the ground.
Haitians Make Voodoo Waterfall PilgrimageJuly 21st, 2010
Thousands of Haitians have made their traditional religious pilgrimage to the Saut d’Eau waterfall, though the country still reeled from the devastating effects of last January’s earthquake.
Should Food Dyes Be Banned?July 20th, 2010
A new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest argues that synthetic dyes should be banned because they pose “A Rainbow of Risks” without any real benefits.
Diamond Bullet Fired at 1000 Km/S Could Produce Nuclear FusionJuly 19th, 2010
A millimeter-sized diamond bullet fired from a linear accelerator could produce nuclear fusion when it collides with a chunk of solid methane, according to a study by Chinese researchers.
Seven Big-Thinking Proposals for Dealing With Nuclear WasteJuly 19th, 2010
Nuclear energy is looking like it will be a big part of a fossil-fuel-free future in the U.S. But the big question remains as big as ever: What’s to be done with the waste it generates?
Rocket Nozzle Tech Could Help to Efficiently Capture CO2July 19th, 2010
It’s not exactly rocket science, but the same company that builds the rocket boosters that launch the Space Shuttles into orbit has a novel idea for bringing down the cost of carbon capture.
Washington’s Role in the Coup Against Australian PM RuddJuly 19th, 2010
As more information drips out, the role of Washington in the June 24 political coup against former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd looms ever larger.
US ‘Intelligence Flaws’ Exposed by the Washington PostJuly 19th, 2010
Secret US intelligence gathering has grown so much since 9/11 no-one knows its exact cost, nor how many people are involved, the Washington Post reports.
Scientists Can Now Use Nanoparticles To Remotely Control BehaviorJuly 19th, 2010
Advances in the fields of nanotechnology, neurology, psychology, and artificial intelligence might someday be used by governmental authorities to control the population.
Chilling New ‘Big Brother’ Surveillance for Britons in EUJuly 19th, 2010
British citizens face being subjected to chilling new EU ‘Big Brother’ surveillance and investigation powers.
Israeli Soldiers Trained to Kill Remotely, Video Game StyleJuly 19th, 2010
A new report has revealed that young women serving in the Israeli army kill the besieged people of Gaza by remote-controlled weapons like video games.
10 Ways We Are Being Tracked, Traced, and DatabasedJuly 19th, 2010
Are technological advances infringing on our right to privacy?
Judge Sentences US Civil Liberties Lawyer to 10 YearsJuly 19th, 2010
In a new and vicious attack on the lawyer, Federal District Judge John G. Koeltl resentenced the disbarred civil liberties attorney to 10 years in prison on trumped-up charges of assisting terrorism.
Kidnapped Iranian Scholar Interrogated by Israeli Agents in the USJuly 19th, 2010
Shahram Amiri, an Iranian scholar who returned home after being kidnapped by CIA in Saudi Arabia last year, said that Israeli agents interrogated him while he was in the US.
Bring Out Your Dead – And Put Them Down the DrainJuly 19th, 2010
Undertakers in Belgium have said they want to save the environment by liquefying corpses instead of cremating them.
Vatican says Women Priests a ‘Crime Against Faith’July 19th, 2010
The ordination of women as Roman Catholic priests has been made a “crime against the faith” by the Vatican and subject to discipline by its watchdog.
UFO in China’s Skies Prompts InvestigationJuly 19th, 2010
An unidentified flying object (UFO) forced Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou, China to cease operations on July 7.
Tiny Mushrooms Blamed for Hundreds of Deaths in ChinaJuly 19th, 2010
A tiny white mushroom may have triggered fatal heart attacks in hundreds of villagers in south west China, scientists have said.
Netanyahu In 2001: ‘America Is A Thing You Can Move Very Easily’July 18th, 2010
A newly released video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could add some additional strain to the sometimes tense relationship between him and President Obama.
Vatican Radio Transmitters ‘Pose Cancer Risk’July 18th, 2010
There is a “coherent and significant connection” between radiation from Vatican Radio aerials and childhood cancer, researchers have said.
Plants ‘Can Think and Remember’July 18th, 2010
Plants are able to “remember” and “react” to information contained in light, according to researchers.
Pyramid Power Used To Stop Road AccidentsJuly 18th, 2010
They have been credited with supernatural or paranormal properties since the days of ancient Egypt. Now the putative power of pyramids is to be harnessed by Indian police to cut road accidents.
Revealed: Birds See Earth’s Magnetic Field with Right EyeJuly 18th, 2010
Birds use their right eye to see the Earth’s magnetic field and use it to navigate, scientists have discovered.
Life on Earth Gets Wiped Out Every 27 Million YearsJuly 18th, 2010
Much of life on Earth gets regularly wiped out every 27 million years, according to boffins. It had been thought that this was caused by a dark star named “Nemesis”, but apparently that was wrong.
Google Street View’s ‘Mysterious Discoveries’ and Privacy IssuesJuly 18th, 2010
After attracting controversy over its supposed finding of a mysterious Horse Boy and a two-headed man with three legs, Google Street View is facing a serious controversy concerning privacy.
Historians Locate King Arthur’s Round TableJuly 18th, 2010
Researchers exploring the legend of Britain’s most famous Knight believe his stronghold of Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester.
Talk on Chinese Cyber Army Pulled from Black HatJuly 18th, 2010
A talk on China’s state-sponsored offensive security efforts scheduled for the Black Hat conference later this month has been pulled from the conference.
Great Grandson of Telephone Inventor was Cuban SpyJuly 18th, 2010
The great grandson of the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, has been sentenced to life in prison for spying for Cuba.
BP Dispersant Likened To Agent OrangeJuly 17th, 2010
BP’s use of chemicals to disperse the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill has become a source of concern for the US, with lawmakers warning of another “Agent Orange” scandal.
Iranian Scientist Offered $50M by CIA to Lie About Iranian ThreatJuly 17th, 2010
Returning home to a hero’s welcome, an Iranian scientist claims he was abducted by the CIA and pressured to lie about Tehran’s nuclear programme.
2 UFO Sightings Have China, Blogs AbuzzJuly 17th, 2010
One of two recent UFO sightings in China occurred almost on the 63rd anniversary of news that a “flying disc” had been found in Roswell, New Mexico.
Space Weather Turns into an International ProblemJuly 17th, 2010
Sometimes a problem is so big, one country cannot handle it alone.
A Puzzling Collapse of Earth’s Upper AtmosphereJuly 16th, 2010
NASA-funded researchers are monitoring a big event in our planet’s atmosphere.
Rosetta Discovers Haunting Beauty in Deep SpaceJuly 16th, 2010
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has beamed back close-up photographs of asteroid Lutetia, an ancient, cratered relic from the dawn of the solar system.
The New Republic: The Kitsch Of The Russian SpiesJuly 16th, 2010
In a season of crises, from Iran to North Korea to the Gulf of Mexico, the revelation of a Russian spy ring in the United States has been greeted as a source of welcome comic relief.
Zephyr Solar Plane Set for Record Endurance FlightJuly 16th, 2010
A UK unmanned solar-powered plane will attempt to set a remarkable new endurance record in the coming days.
Whale Killers Block TalksJuly 16th, 2010
More gloom on the subject of policing our oceans. Talks broke down regarding whaling at the IWC (International Whaling Commission) talks in Agadir.
Iran Must Halt Woman’s Death by StoningJuly 16th, 2010
It is clearly stated in Article 5 of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights that, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”
Italian Resort of Forte dei Marmi Turns Against Rich TouristsJuly 16th, 2010
After years of welcoming well-heeled tourists from around the world with open arms, one of Tuscany’s smartest, most discreet beach resorts is in revolt against outsiders, wealthy or not.
No Age Limit on Picky EatingJuly 16th, 2010
This is what Heather Hill eats: French fries, pasta with butter or marinara sauce, vegetarian pizza, cooked broccoli, corn on the cob and cakes and cookies without nuts.
European Parliament Seeks Ban on Foods from Cloned AnimalsJuly 15th, 2010
The European Parliament appealed on July 7th for a ban on the sale of foods from cloned animals and their offspring.
Recycled: The Other Green EnergyJuly 15th, 2010
We have overlooked a power source boasting far greater reliability and intensity than both solar and wind power. It produces NO carbon footprint. You could even say it creates a negative carbon footprint.
Researcher Talks of Presidential UFOs and McElroyJuly 14th, 2010
Grant Cameron runs the web site Presidential UFO, where he makes the case that various presidential administrations have shown either interest in, or some involvement with, UFO phenomena.
NZ to Help Fund Solar Energy in TongaJuly 13th, 2010
New Zealand is to help fund the construction of a solar power plant in Tonga which will lessen the need for reliance on polluting diesel-generated power.
PG&E Joins Opposition to Proposition 23July 13th, 2010
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced July 6th that it will join other California business, civic, labor and environmental organizations in opposing Proposition 23.
Activists Keep Nevada Horses from Going To SlaughterJuly 13th, 2010
Activists on Saturday purchased almost all 174 horses up for sale at a state-sanctioned auction in Nevada to keep the horses from going to the slaughterhouse.
Total Eclipse Thrills South Pacific SkywatchersJuly 13th, 2010
On Sunday, July 11th, the new Moon passed directly in front of the sun, producing a total eclipse over the South Pacific.
Solar Power’s Dimming ProspectsJuly 12th, 2010
Because consumers seem to be reluctant to pay extra for renewable energy, if government assistance dries up, green energy is in serious trouble.
Saharan Desert May Help EU Meet its Renewable Energy TargetsJuly 12th, 2010
The EU, which has missed its 2010 renewable energy target by 75%, is turning towards North Africa for sustainable energy sources.
Obama Announces $2 Billion More in Stimulus Aid for Solar PowerJuly 12th, 2010
President Barack Obama announced nearly $2 billion in government loan guarantees for two solar projects, placing bets on both solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies.
India’s Tata Planning a ‘Nano’ Wind TurbineJuly 12th, 2010
Tata, one of the largest business groups in India is planning to launch innovative clean energy technologies in rural areas to grab the opportunity of India’ rapidly expanding power sector.
Fannie, Freddie Derail White House-Backed Green Financing ProgramJuly 12th, 2010
An innovative green-energy financing program hailed by the White House as a way to cut greenhouse-gas emissions while creating jobs is in trouble after U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) vetoed the program.
War ‘Rules of Engagement’ To Be ReviewedJuly 5th, 2010
A change in the way that the war in Afghanistan is fought could be on the way.
Myths of AusterityJuly 5th, 2010
Paul Krugmana writes that immediate fiscal austerity isn’t really based on either evidence or careful analysis. It’s time to separate fact from fiction.
Will Modern Communications Permanently Affect Human Behavior?July 5th, 2010
Has digital communication changed how we behave? In some superficial ways, the answer is clearly yes.
Gulf Oil Disaster Drifting into UFO AirwavesJuly 5th, 2010
Terms like “extinction event” are pressurizing the paranormal airwaves like the gigantic methane bubble that scientist Richard C. Hoagland says BP’s errant rig has caused to form in the Earth’s upper crust.
President Obama Trumpets $2B in Green Energy ProjectsJuly 5th, 2010
The government is handing out $2 billion for renewable energy projects that will create thousands of jobs and clean power for homes, President Obama announced Saturday.
Canada and US Collaborating on Clean Energy Materials ResearchJuly 5th, 2010
The Minister of Natural Resources announced a collaborative agreement under the Canada–U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue that will focus on clean energy research and development.
Yet Again, Your Car Will No Longer Be Just a CarJuly 5th, 2010
Popular imagination conjured up flying and amphibious cars. Serendipity (as much as utility) still defines what we drive, and how we drive. Something, somewhere, burns when we move.
Fresh Water Wind Farm: Producing Clean EnergyJuly 5th, 2010
The EcoWatch Journal reports that Ohio is on track to install the first fresh water wind farm in the U.S.
Transportation is Achilles’ Heel of Green Energy EffortsJuly 4th, 2010
In America’s efforts to go green, our Achilles’ heel is transportation – as cars, trucks and buses represent 29 percent of U.S. energy use, according to a renewable energy expert.
Quantum Dots, Obama and the Energy QuestJuly 4th, 2010
This opinion piece, by Andrew C. Revkin, looks at the efforts of the United States Senate to seek action, this summer, on an energy bill with some restrictions on greenhouse gases.
Abound Solar to Double in Northern ColoradoJuly 4th, 2010
Abound Solar, the cutting-edge clean-energy firm that started at CSU, will add 300 new jobs in Northern Colorado and 900 in Indiana as it expands with the help of federal loan guarantees.
EPA Study Confirms Climate and Energy Legislation is EquitableJuly 4th, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an analysis today of the economic impact of the American Power Act (APA), released by Senators Kerry and Lieberman mid-May.
Solar Power May Get Chance To Shine in IllinoisJuly 4th, 2010
At a former industrial site on Chicago’s South Side, more than 32,000 solar panels slowly tilt every few minutes, following the sun as it moves across the sky.
Scientists Reveal Mystery Word on Declaration of IndependenceJuly 4th, 2010
Scientists at the United States Library of Congress have revealed the moment when Thomas Jefferson altered the Declaration of Independence to set the course of American history.
Who Will Live To 100? Genes May TellJuly 4th, 2010
If celebrating triple-digit birthdays sounds appealing, scientists may be able to determine if you’re likely to live that long.
New Climate Ad Admonishes “Oily” SenatorsJuly 3rd, 2010
A day after senators met with President Obama over what to do about energy reform, four groups launched a new set of ads calling for the Senate to take action in passing energy and climate legislation.
Cancer Survivors Urged to ExerciseJuly 3rd, 2010
Cancer survivors, better work up a sweat. New guidelines are urging survivors to exercise more, even — hard as it may sound — those who haven’t yet finished their treatment.
Giant Predatory Whale Named for ‘Moby Dick’ AuthorJuly 3rd, 2010
Scientists have discovered an ancient whale whose bite ripped huge chunks of flesh out of other whales about 12 million years ago — and they’ve named it after the author of “Moby Dick.”
GE Buys Majority Stake in Idaho’s Largest Wind ProjectJuly 3rd, 2010
GE’s energy finance division has invested in a project in the process of building 11 new wind farms in Idaho.
Senate Dems To Compromise on Greenhouse Gas CapJuly 3rd, 2010
Key Senate Democrats offered to scale back their efforts to cap greenhouse gas emissions but stressed that they and President Obama remain committed to putting a price on carbon this year.
Cellphone Industry Attacks San Fran’s Radiation RulingJuly 2nd, 2010
San Francisco’s requirement for retailers to disclose cell phone radiation levels has the industry in a tizzy.
Pirate Bay To Move to Swedish ParliamentJuly 2nd, 2010
After their former hosting provider received an injunction telling it to stop providing bandwidth to The Pirate Bay, the worlds most resilient BitTorrent site switched to a new ISP – the Swedish Pirate Party, which intends to host the site from inside the Swedish Parliament.
Rethinking Iran-ContraJuly 2nd, 2010
The Iran-Contra case was just one aspect of extensive crimes carried on by the sinister forces infecting Washington.
July NewsletterJuly 1st, 2010
In this month’s newsletter, Lilian talks about her wonderful interaction with a group of people working for a local circus, and more.