Archive for November, 2010 : Many Say Government Now Operating Outside the ConstitutionNovember 30th, 2010
Voters are clearly dubious about the size and scope of today’s federal government.
$335,906 Is The Price Of The ConstitutionNovember 30th, 2010
When Senators give speeches, they will say that you can’t put a price on freedom. But as it turns out you can. You can actually put an exact dollar amount on the Constitution. And that amount is $335,906.
So What Happens If The Dollar And The Euro Both Collapse?November 30th, 2010
So what happens if the dollar and the euro both collapse? Well, it would certainly throw the current world financial order into a state of chaos, but what would emerge from the ashes?
Patriot Act for Food: A Close Look at Bizarre Propaganda for S.510November 30th, 2010
From a need to stop food smuggling, to the law is too old, to the terrorists are gonna get us, elites sure are shy on brains when it comes to credible propaganda.
Wikileaks and The Tel Aviv ConnectionNovember 30th, 2010
What is Tel Aviv to do now that it’s known Israelis and pro-Israelis ‘fixed’ the intelligence that induced the U.S. to war in Iraq? What can the Zionist state do about it? Answer: Wikileaks.
Religion as a Tool of RepressionNovember 30th, 2010
In this era of permanent war we see bumper stickers that attempt to meld religion with nationalism. They carry jingoistic slogans like “God bless America” or “God bless our troops.”
The Original Sin: Non-Separation Between State and ReligionNovember 30th, 2010
Zionism was a rebellion against the Jewish religion. It was born in sin. Zionism rebelled against the Halakha (religious law) which forbade Jews to “ascend” to the holy country en masse.
China Frustrated with North Korea: WikiLeaksNovember 30th, 2010
China is growing frustrated with North Korea and some Chinese officials would be open to the idea of a unified Korea run by the south, according to leaked U.S. diplomatic cables released by the WikiLeaks.
China’s Support of N.Korea Grounded in Centuries of ConflictNovember 30th, 2010
It is geopolitics, not economics, that lies behind Beijing’s continued support of North Korea: The strategic position of the peninsula has not changed for millennia.
Russians Smell Anti-Obama ConspiracyNovember 30th, 2010
In Russia, where spreading misinformation is integral to the political culture, the latest WikiLeaks release of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables is being seen as an attempt to smear President Obama.
America Gone Wild: Black Friday LunacyNovember 30th, 2010
Almost the entire right-hand column of The Drudge Report is dedicated to senseless violence and the raging insanity of Black Friday holiday shopping in America.
Angelina Jolie Said Thanksgiving is a ‘Story of Murder’November 30th, 2010
While everyone celebrated Thanksgiving, one of America’s most famous families, the Jolie-Pitts, have decided to sit this Thanksgiving out.
Researchers Revived Ancient BacteriaNovember 30th, 2010
Binghamton University researchers recently revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals. As if we are not already plagued with the current ones we have.
Historians: Christopher Colombus was Polish not PortugueseNovember 30th, 2010
The conventional wisdom relating to Christopher Columbus is under threat after academics concluded the explorer was actually a Polish immigrant.
Did Stonehenge’s Builders Use Ball Bearings?November 30th, 2010
The Stonehenge is enigmatic, no doubt about it. Now comes a new theory that suggests the Neolithic builders who erected Stonehenge may have used ball bearings to move the giant stones into place.
Mystery Boom Still Confounding OfficialsNovember 30th, 2010
A tremendous boom that shattered the quiet of a Friday night in rural west Georgia continues to defy explanation.
Almost Half of All Britons Believe in AliensNovember 30th, 2010
Nearly half of Britons believe in aliens, research has found. A poll of 2,000 adults concluded that 44 per cent were convinced of the existence of extra-terrestrial life.
ET Therapy on TVNovember 30th, 2010
An Agnes Water woman who is a world leader in alien abduction counselling will feature in an SBS documentary alongside her son – a self-confessed UFO sceptic.
Russia has ‘More Occult Healers than Doctors’November 30th, 2010
There are more occult healers in Russia than professional doctors, a leading Russian psychologist said on Monday.
Loch Ness Monster: New Pictures and Sighting of NessieNovember 30th, 2010
The legend of the Loch Ness monster is alive again after a mysterious shape was caught on camera.
Wild Concept Car Grown From SeedsNovember 30th, 2010
The best part is that Mercedes-Benz says the Biome can be grown from seeds, and not built in a traditional factory. It sounds crazy, but that’s part of the fun with any dream car.
Wind Energy Coming Soon to Hardware StoresNovember 30th, 2010
A new wind-generated energy producer will soon be available at your local hardware store.
Wind Turbines Teach Kids Way the Wind WorksNovember 30th, 2010
The students at South Weber Elementary School have some new additions to their classroom. However, this part of the classroom is outside in the wind.
Two High Schools Save Money With Solar PowerNovember 30th, 2010
a Costa Canyon High School and Canyon Crest Academy — two high schools in northern San Diego, California — have installed one-megawatt (MW) solar “carports” above parking areas that will each account for 70 percent of each school’s needs.
Seeing Red Over Green Energy ActNovember 30th, 2010
Some residents living on and around Edgewater Place, a road on the Erie lakeshore southwest of Dunnville, say they are angry to discover what looks to be a “micro renewable electricity generation project” going up in their neighbourhood.
Solar Panels on a MosqueNovember 30th, 2010
Residents of Buyukeceli, a Turkish village have made their mind to set up a solar panel to show how renewable energy can be used as an alternative to the nuclear power plant which was in conflict.
Sahara Solar Breeder Project Would Power World With SandNovember 30th, 2010
Sand as the solution to the world’s energy woes? Or, more precisely, silica? The Sahara Solar Breeder Project is a plan by universities in Japan and Algeria to provide 50 percent of the world’s electricity by 2050.
World Student Teams Gear Up for Solar Decathlon Europe 2012November 30th, 2010
A total of 73 university student teams from around the world have registered for the Solar Decathlon Europe (SDE) 2012 competition, which promotes the use of solar power in housing.
World’s First Hybrid Tugboat Reduces Emissions at California PortsNovember 30th, 2010
Carbon emissions at sea have received more attention over the last decade. Ports, especially, can have a negative impact on air quality in the populated areas that surround them.
Solar Power Solution for Icy RoadsNovember 30th, 2010
Rresearchers at the University of Rhode Island are developing solar powered technology that will keep snow filled icy roads safer.
New Solar Panels Help Power Children’s MuseumNovember 30th, 2010
A new array of solar panels is generating some of the energy needed at the Children’s Discovery Museum.
Despite Massive Protests, US Senate Passes S-510 Food Safety BillNovember 30th, 2010
The new Food Tyranny Act — called the “Food Safety Modernization Act” in the U.S. Senate — has been passed by the senate today.
How a Healthy Food Coalition Defeated a Fast Food IconNovember 30th, 2010
he Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to place limits—based on specific nutrition criteria—on how toys are marketed by restaurants in the city and county of San Francisco.
Stop Genetically Engineered Salmon From Reaching Your Plate!November 30th, 2010
The FDA is trying to approve GE salmon as a new animal drug, but the truth is U.S. food agencies have not evaluated the impacts of GE salmon on human health or the environment.
Everything You Think You Know About Beating Stress is WrongNovember 30th, 2010
New studies show that the supposedly tried-and-true anxiety busters are often just, well, a bust. Read the truth about what really helps—and what doesn’t—when it comes to relieving chronically fried nerves.
Weights Plus Walking Equals More Fit in Less TimeNovember 30th, 2010
Walkers who squeeze a bit of light weight training into their workout get more bang for their buck in terms of being fit and trim without increasing their total workout time, according to a new study of sedentary people with type 2 diabetes.
Eating Disorders Among Children are Increasing, Study SaysNovember 30th, 2010
Eating disorders among children and adolescents appear to be on the rise, especially among younger kids.
Amazing Cures From Your KitchenNovember 30th, 2010
Your medicine cabinet is a terrific first stop for natural healing solutions. Then again, your kitchen might be an equally important resource.
Fed’s Warrantless Raid on Farm School, Found Only Fresh ProduceNovember 30th, 2010
The government terror campaign against innocent civilians continues. A September raid on a small farming school–the Santa Fe New Mexican–left children and administrators in shock.
How to Keep Kids with Food Allergies Safe at School?November 30th, 2010
Children with food allergies need careful menu planning and monitoring, but what happens when they’re at school?
Be Bestowed With HappinessNovember 30th, 2010
Happiness is not a unique thing. It is one flavor of essence among many. The happiness you are used to comes and goes.
Natural Plant Antioxidant Associated with Fewer Deaths from All CausesNovember 30th, 2010
A chemical is discovered that has amazing health-protecting powers. If a person consumes enough of the potent life guarding compound, his or her chances of dying from heart disease, cancer or any other reason will plummet for many years into the future.
CT Scan Use Rising in Emergency RoomsNovember 30th, 2010
CT scans use in hospital emergency rooms has risen 16% a year since 1995, raising questions about unnecessary radiation exposure and how healthcare costs can be contained against use of the technology.
12 Foods With Super-Healing PowersNovember 30th, 2010
Whole foods play a significant role in helping our bodies function optimally. Among hundreds of extremely nutritious whole foods, here are a dozen that contribute healthy nutrients and help you heal.
Compound in Licorice May Protect Brain Cells from Alzheimer’sNovember 30th, 2010
Could natural compounds in plants hold the key to helping prevent or treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and even HIV-related dementia?
The Surprising Benefits of SmilingNovember 30th, 2010
Facial expressions don’t merely reflect emotions; they also influence emotions. In facial feedback, studies show, the mere act of smiling makes people happier — even when they smile mechanically.
‘Wonder Food’ Spreads to Middle EastNovember 30th, 2010
A nutritious blue-green algae, known as spirulina, has been added to school meals in Jordan to combat chronic malnutrition and anaemia among children.
A Man From Whom Viruses Can’t HideNovember 30th, 2010
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Lipkin has built a reputation as a master virus hunter. He has developed ways to quickly identify familiar viruses and ways to search for new ones.
Kate Middleton’s Mother on ‘Hazardous’ DietNovember 30th, 2010
A review of the Dukan diet by WebMD says losing weight by just eating yogurt, cottage cheese, turkey, chicken or boiled egg, could result in nutritional imbalances.
Make Sure Everyone Gets Proper Diabetes CareNovember 30th, 2010
The CDC has found that minorities — Latinos, African Americans, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and American Indians and Alaskan Natives have the highest incidence of diabetes.
8 Things Your Hair Says About Your HealthNovember 30th, 2010
Experts say that our hair says a lot more about us than how closely we follow the latest styles. In fact, the health of our hair and scalp can be a major tip-off to a wide variety of health conditions.
Lilian’s December NewsletterNovember 30th, 2010
Lilian looks back on 2010 and forward to 2011 in this month’s newsletter and shares some poignant insights.
Backyard Drilling Against Your WillNovember 30th, 2010
Drilling in highly populated areas has become completely out of control. We cannot drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for fear of disturbing the pristine environment and the polar bears, but we gladly drill just yards from our schools, homes and churches.
USDA Asked to Approve GMO Apple That Won’t BrownNovember 29th, 2010
A Canadian biotechnology company has asked the U.S. to approve a genetically modified apple that won’t brown soon after its sliced. So, now color and aesthetics are more important than health ill effects?
Chem-Trails = Geo-engineering?November 29th, 2010
An interesting interview with Michael Murphy was recently aired on Veritas web radio. Take a listen if you can.
Feds Start Shutting Down Web SitesNovember 29th, 2010
The U.S. federal govt. has started stealing the domain names of web sites it claims might be guilty of copyright violations or which might encourage copy-right violations.
Aging Reversed In MiceNovember 29th, 2010
Scientists were surprised that they saw a dramatic reversal, not just a slowing down, of the aging in mice. Now they believe they might be able to regenerate human organs.
Apple, Microsoft, Google Attacked For Evil PluginsNovember 29th, 2010
Your computer’s Internet browser may be compromised by malware installed by companies you thought you could trust.
Actress Completes Sea Shepherd TrainingNovember 29th, 2010
Hollywood starlet Michelle Rodriguez has joined Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as a crewmember onboard the Steve Irwin in Fremantle, West Australia.
100,000 Protest In Ireland Over EU/IMF BailoutNovember 29th, 2010
The Irish don’t want their criminal corporations and corrupt govt. to be given a massive handout that the taxpayers will have to repay.
Homeland Security Shuts Down Web Sites Without Court OrderNovember 28th, 2010
The Homeland Security Department’s customs enforcement division has gone on a Web site shutdown spree, closing down at least 76 domains this week, according to online reports.
US Diplomats Told to Spy on Other Countries at UNNovember 28th, 2010
The US State Department gave its diplomats instructions to spy on other countries’ representatives at the United Nations, according to a directive signed by Hillary Clinton.
Tarpley: US Using Korea To Make MoneyNovember 28th, 2010
North Korea and South Korea exchanged artillery fire. All the while the United States dollar has strengthened as bad blood between North and South Korea means big business for the US.
Pentagon — War Gaming ‘Economic Breakdown,’ and ‘Civil Unrest’November 28th, 2010
Inquiring minds are asking why the Pentagon and US Military are actively and aggressively engaged in planning responsive action to large scale economic breakdown and civil unrest scenarios.
Next Step for Tight Security Could Be Trains, Boats, MetroNovember 28th, 2010
The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats.
AIPAC Spying, Why Is The FBI Looking the Other Way?November 28th, 2010
AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), is a sham. The group has, over the years, destroyed anyone who has tried to have it named what it really is, a dangerous foreign lobby and nest of spies.
Inside JobNovember 28th, 2010
David Dees’ political satire illustrations set to the tune of Don Henley’s “Inside Job”.
Study Backs Einstein Notion on Expanding UniverseNovember 28th, 2010
Scientists have found new evidence that an idea Albert Einstein regretted ever having may be key to solving a big mystery: why the universe is expanding at an ever-faster clip.
Oxygen Found on Saturn’s Moon RheaNovember 28th, 2010
Nasa’s Cassini probe has scooped oxygen from the thin atmosphere of Rhea – the first time the gas has been detected directly on another world.
FBI Thwarts Its Own Terrorist PlotNovember 28th, 2010
As a tool of sinister forces, anything the FBI says is suspect, especially when it comes to ‘terrorism’.
Poor Sleep Quality Increases Inflammation, Community Study FindsNovember 28th, 2010
People who sleep poorly or do not get enough sleep have higher levels of inflammation, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, researchers have found.
DNA Sequence Variations Linked to Electrical Signal Conduction in the HeartNovember 28th, 2010
Scientists studying genetic data from nearly 50,000 people have uncovered several DNA sequence variations associated with the electrical impulses that make the heart beat.
Synchronizing a Failing Heart: New Hope and Proven Help for Heart Failure PatientsNovember 28th, 2010
One of the largest, most extensive worldwide investigations into heart failure, led by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), conclusively proves that a new therapeutic implant synchronizes and strengthens a fading heart beat while reducing risk of death by 24% compared to the current treatment.
Early Phase of Atherosclerosis ImagedNovember 28th, 2010
Atherosclerosis is characterized by hardening and thickening of artery walls, with serious health consequences. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have imaged the stages in the calcification process at a nanometer scale.
Vitamin D Deficit Doubles Risk of Stroke in Whites, but Not in Blacks, Study FindsNovember 28th, 2010
Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks, according to a new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins.
Embryonic Stem Cell Culturing Grows from Art to ScienceNovember 28th, 2010
Growing human embryonic stem cells in the lab is no small feat. Culturing the finicky, shape-shifting cells is labor intensive and, in some ways, more art than exact science.
Extensive Natural Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury Uncovered in Primate StudyNovember 28th, 2010
A study led by researchers in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows unexpected and extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury in primates.
Women With High Job Strain Have 40 Percent Increased Risk of Heart Disease, Study FindsNovember 28th, 2010
Women who report having high job strain have a 40 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and the need for procedures to open blocked arteries, compared to those with low job strain, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010.
Cystic Fibrosis Gene Typo Is a Double WhammyNovember 28th, 2010
An imbalance of salt and water in patients with cystic fibrosis makes their lungs clog up with sticky mucus that is prone to infection.
Death of Spouse, Child May Cause Higher Heart Rate, Other DangersNovember 28th, 2010
The death of a spouse or child can cause elevated heart rate and other potentially harmful heart rhythm changes among the recently bereaved, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010.
Less Salt in Teenagers’ Diet May Improve Heart Health in AdulthoodNovember 28th, 2010
Eating smaller amounts of salt each day as a teenager could reduce high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke in adulthood, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010.
Use of Mild Painkillers in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Risk of Male Reproductive Problems, New Evidence ShowsNovember 28th, 2010
New evidence has emerged that the use of mild painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen, may be part of the reason for the increase in male reproductive disorders in recent decades.
Wake Up, Mom: Gender Differences in Accepting Sleep InterruptionsNovember 28th, 2010
Working mothers are two-and-a-half times as likely as working fathers to interrupt their sleep to take care of others.
Phone-in Doctoring Fails to Improve Patient OutcomesNovember 28th, 2010
Keeping in close contact with heart failure patients once they leave the hospital has been an ongoing challenge for physicians. A patient’s condition can worsen with no notice and early intervention could potentially make a big difference.
Brain Tissue Loss in People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive ImpairmentNovember 28th, 2010
People with Alzheimer’s disease exhibit striking structural changes in the caudate nucleus, a brain structure typically associated with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, a new study has found.
Program for Young Students Increases Interest in College Attendance and Medical CareersNovember 28th, 2010
Two new studies have shown that a unique program in East Harlem that helps middle school students learn practical health skills and gain a better understanding of medical conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, resulted in increased interest in college attendance and medical careers among the students who attended the program.
Cerebral Malaria Linked to Epilepsy, Behavior DisordersNovember 28th, 2010
Almost a third of cerebral malaria survivors developed epilepsy or other behavioral disorders in the most comprehensive study to date of the disease in African children, solidifying the link between malaria and neuropsychiatric disorders that affect hundreds of thousands of children.
Depression Linked to HIV Risk Among South African Young People, Study ShowsNovember 28th, 2010
University of Alberta research has discovered a strong link between depression and risky sexual behaviours such as improper condom use, transactional sex and relationship violence among young people in South Africa.
Minimally Invasive Procedure Safe Alternative for Treating Congenital Heart Defect, Study SuggestsNovember 28th, 2010
Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defects (ASD), a common congenital heart abnormality in children, is a minimally invasive procedure that is a safe alternative to traditional surgery at long-term follow up.
Structure of a Protein Related to Heart and Nervous System Health RevealedNovember 28th, 2010
University of Michigan researchers have solved the structure of a protein that is integral to processes responsible for maintaining a healthy heart and nervous system.
Combo High-Tech CT Scans Just as Good as Older Imaging to Detect Coronary Artery DiseaseNovember 28th, 2010
Heart imaging specialists at Johns Hopkins have shown that a combination of CT scans that measure how much blood is flowing through the heart and the amount of plaque in surrounding arteries are just as good as tests that are less safe, more complex and more time-consuming to detect coronary artery disease and its severity.
Binge Drinking in Adolescence Changes Stress Response in AdulthoodNovember 28th, 2010
Alcohol exposure during adolescence alters the body’s ability to respond to stress in adulthood, according to new research in rats presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held in San Diego.
Disadvantaged Youth More Likely to Be High-School Dropouts, Young Parents and Poor AdultsNovember 28th, 2010
Disadvantaged kids are more likely to drop out of high school, become premature parents and raise their own children in poverty, according to an exhaustive new study from researchers at Concordia University and the University of Ottawa.
29,000 Ontario Students Report Problem Gambling: Drug Use and Suicide a ConcernNovember 28th, 2010
A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that 29,000 Ontario students from grades 7-12 report behaviours indicating that they are gambling problematically.
Scientists Learn More About How Kidneys Fail and How New Drugs May InterveneNovember 28th, 2010
Scientists are learning more about how protein gets in the urine when the kidneys begin to fail and how a new drug blocks it.
Not Following Doctor’s Orders: Prescription AbandonmentNovember 28th, 2010
Failure to have a prescription filled can undermine medical treatment, result in increased health care costs and potentially have devastating results for the patient. An editorial in the Nov. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine highlights the problem and issues a call to action.
Combining Two Types of Antidepressants Produces Stronger Effect; Mouse Study May Help Patients for Whom Existing Antidepressants Are Not EffectiveNovember 28th, 2010
When it comes to antidepressants, two may be better than one. When drugs that alter two mood-regulating brain chemicals — serotonin and acetylcholine — are combined, they work together to produce a greater antidepressant response, a new animal study shows.
Nerve Cell Molecule Has Antidepressant Effect; Animal Study May Lead to More Effective Treatments for DepressionNovember 28th, 2010
Mice that lack a molecule involved in regulating nerve cell signaling are more active and resilient to stressful situations, a new study shows.
Pre-Injury Exercise May Mitigate the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury in MiceNovember 28th, 2010
Being physically fit before a traumatic brain injury (TBI) might improve recovery, preliminary findings suggest. After TBI, mice bred for running behavior exhibited smaller brain lesions and engaged in more extensive post-injury activity than did mice that had been sedentary before the injury.
Musicians Less Likely to Experience Age-Related Changes in the Auditory CortexNovember 28th, 2010
The old adage “use it or lose it” applies to hearing, suggests a new study. Older musicians do not experience certain changes in the auditory cortex — the part of the brain involved with hearing — that are associated with aging, according to research presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held in San Diego.
New Method Helps Stroke Patients Recover Short Term Hand Control; Brain Stimulation and Practice Ease Paralysis of Wrist and FingersNovember 28th, 2010
People paralyzed by stroke temporarily regained the use of their hands after weeks of brain stimulation and physical therapy, according to new research.
Fat Outside of the Arteries May Be Linked to Future Cardiovascular DiseaseNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that fat around the outside of arteries may lead to the development of cardiovascular disease and could be linked to its onset in individuals with diabetes.
New Dry Powder Antibiotic Targets Tuberculosis, Reduces Treatment TimeNovember 28th, 2010
Scientists have developed an inhalable dry powder antibiotic that when used alone or with current treatments may significantly reduce treatment for tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant TB.
Increased Age of Sexual Consent in Canada May Not Protect Teens at Greatest RiskNovember 28th, 2010
The increase in the legal age of sexual consent from 14 to 16 years in 2008 may not be protecting those at greatest risk, according to researchers who have analyzed British Columbia population-based data and recommend additional strategies to safeguard vulnerable children and teens.
New Low-Cost Method to Deliver Vaccine Shows PromiseNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers have developed a promising new approach to vaccination for rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrheal disease that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths among children in the developing world every year.
Social Costs of Achievement Vary by Race/Ethnicity, School FeaturesNovember 28th, 2010
A new study finds that social ostracism of students who excel academically varies across racial/ethnic groups, and depends on characteristics of teens’ schools.
Stem Cell Patch May Result in Improved Function Following Heart AttackNovember 28th, 2010
University of Cincinnati researchers have found that applying a stem cell-infused patch together with overexpression of a specific cell instruction molecule promoted cell migration to damaged cardiac tissue following heart attack and resulted in improved function in animal models.
Disease Tracking: Is There an App for That?November 28th, 2010
British scientists are hoping to use the location, or ‘geo’, information that is increasingly a part of mobile internet and phone usage, to track the spread of infectious diseases and so provide important clues about how quickly a pandemic might occur and also provide data with which epidemiologists can work.
New Search Engine Links Biomedical Articles to Nucleic Acid SequencesNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s Biomedical Informatics Group based at the Facultad de Informática have created a tool called PubDNA Finder. This tool is the first search engine specialized in linking biomedical articles to nucleic acid sequences.
Oxytocin Medication Often Unnecessary in Normal Deliveries, Swedish Research FindsNovember 28th, 2010
It is standard practice in Swedish delivery rooms to use oxytocin to stimulate a labour that has been slow to start or has grind to a halt for a few hours. However, it is also fine to wait for a further three hours in first-time mothers, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Video Game-Based Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Recover StudyNovember 28th, 2010
Repeated exercise, even in a virtual environment, helped stroke patients improve arm and hand function, according to a new human study of an interactive video game-based therapy.
New Blood Test May Help Predict Heart Failure in Apparently Healthy Older AdultsNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore report that a new, highly sensitive investigative blood test may help predict the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death much earlier than previously possible in older people who do not have symptoms of heart failure.
Regular Exercise Reduces Large Number of Health Risks Including Dementia and Some Cancers, Study FindsNovember 28th, 2010
Regular exercise can reduce around two dozen physical and mental health conditions and slow down how quickly the body ages, according to a research review summarising the key findings of 40 papers published between 2006 and 2010.
Tests Show Bright Future for Gadonanotubes in Stem Cell TrackingNovember 28th, 2010
Gadonanotubes (GNTs) developed at Rice University are beginning to show positive results in a study funded by a federal stimulus grant through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last year.
Smoking Among Some Adults Dropped Dramatically in Past Three DecadesNovember 28th, 2010
The proportion of adult smokers dramatically decreased during the past three decades in at least one metropolitan area — with more quitting and fewer picking up the habit, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010.
Adapted MRI Scan Improves Picture of Changes to the BrainNovember 28th, 2010
Standard MRI scans have so far been unable to produce satisfactory images of nerve bundles. However, this is now possible using an MRI technique called Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI).
Risk Factors That Lead to Bicycling Injuries in City TrafficNovember 28th, 2010
The streets of New York City can be dangerous for bicyclists, but they can be especially risky for young adult male bicyclists who don’t wear helmets, have too much to drink, or are listening to music through earphones, a group of investigators from New York City’s Bellevue Hospital reported at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Broad New Technique for Screening Proteins DevisedNovember 28th, 2010
A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has developed a powerful new method for detecting functional sites on proteins. The technique may have broad applications in basic research and drug development.
Stunning Details of Brain Connections RevealedNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, applying a state-of-the-art imaging system to brain-tissue samples from mice, have been able to quickly and accurately locate and count the myriad connections between nerve cells in unprecedented detail, as well as to capture and catalog those connections’ surprising variety.
How Anthrax Bacteria Impair Immune ResponseNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have determined a key mechanism by which Bacillus anthracis bacteria initiate anthrax infection despite being greatly outnumbered by immune system scavenger cells.
Heart Disease in Children Harms Mothers’ Mental HealthNovember 28th, 2010
Mothers of children with severe heart disease are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than mothers of healthy children, even once any medical interventions are over.
Fat Measure BMI Underestimates Body Fat in UK South Asian ChildrenNovember 28th, 2010
South Asian children living in the UK have higher average levels of body fat than white European and black African Caribbean children in the UK.
Why the Road to Health Is Paved With, Often Unrealised, Good IntentionsNovember 28th, 2010
We regularly hear how the best of intentions do not translate into action. This is nowhere more apparent than in the case of healthy eating, where many fall through the gap between intention and action.
Brain Cells Called Pericytes Become a Player in Alzheimer’s, Other DiseasesNovember 28th, 2010
Cells in the brain called pericytes that have not been high on the list of targets for treating diseases like Alzheimer’s may play a more crucial role in the development of neurodegenerative diseases than has been realized.
Doubled Risk of Anxiety for 18 Month-Old Children With Congenital Heart DefectsNovember 28th, 2010
Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) shows that children with severe congenital heart defects have twice the risk of anxiety at 18 months of age compared to healthy children.
Health Literacy Impacts Chance of Heart Failure Hospitalization, Study SaysNovember 28th, 2010
Being able to read and understand words like anemia, hormones and seizure means a patient with heart failure may be less likely to be hospitalized, according to a new study from Emory University School of Medicine. Findings will be presented Nov. 17 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago.
Nurse Practitioner-Led Spinal Clinic Produced Impressive Results and Shorter Waiting Times in New StudyNovember 28th, 2010
Ninety-six per cent of patients with back problems were satisfied with the assessment carried out by a specially trained nurse practitioner, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Multidisciplinary Approach Is Key to Successful Treatment of Aggressive Prostate CancerNovember 28th, 2010
A research team from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC) at Jefferson has concluded that a multidisciplinary clinic approach to aggressive prostate cancer can improve survival in patients.
Small Clumps of Tau Protein Disrupt Memory; Animal Study Suggests Possible Target for Alzheimer’s Disease TherapiesNovember 28th, 2010
Too many small aggregates of a protein called tau in the brain can directly interfere with memory, according to new animal research presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held in San Diego.
Energy Drink Consumption Is Strongly Linked With Risks of Heavy Drinking and Alcohol DependenceNovember 28th, 2010
Many adolescents and college students innocently ingest large amounts of energy drinks to stay awake. But, new research shows that energy drink over-use is strongly linked with increased risks of engaging in episodes of heavy drinking and developing alcohol dependence.
Preterm Birth Rates Improve in Most US States, Report FindsNovember 28th, 2010
Eight states earned a better grade on the 2010 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card and 32 others and the District of Columbia saw their preterm birth rates improve.
New Needle-Free HPV Vaccine Increases Effectiveness, Availability in Developing World, Research FindsNovember 28th, 2010
New research being presented at the 2010 FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress in association with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition will highlight a targeted inhalable dry powder vaccine that may prove preferable in terms of needle avoidance and expected lower cost than the current commercial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine used throughout the world.
Enzyme Action Could Be Target for Diabetes, Heart Disease TreatmentsNovember 28th, 2010
Cardiac researchers at UC have found a new cellular pathway that could help in developing therapeutic treatments for obesity-related disorders, like diabetes and heart disease.
Infant Estrogen Levels Tracked Through Diaper ResearchNovember 28th, 2010
With the help of babies and more than 5,000 of their diapers, Emory University researchers have developed an accurate, noninvasive method to determine estrogen levels in infants.
Heart Surgeries Can Trigger Strokes, Seizures and Other Neurological ComplicationsNovember 28th, 2010
Strokes, seizures and other neurological complications related to heart surgery account for “considerable morbidity and mortality,” Loyola University Health System neurologists report in the November issue of the journal Hospital Practice.
Smoke from Fireworks Is Harmful to Health, Study SuggestsNovember 28th, 2010
The metallic particles in the smoke emitted by fireworks pose a health risk, particularly to people who suffer from asthma. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC).
Protein With Cardioprotective Capabilities During Heart Attack DiscoveredNovember 28th, 2010
University of Cincinnati researchers have discovered a new protein that could be cardioprotective during heart attack, potentially leading to more targeted treatments for patients at risk.
New 3-D Model of RNA ‘Core Domain’ of Enzyme Telomerase May Offer Clues to Cancer, AgingNovember 28th, 2010
Telomerase is an enzyme that maintains the DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, known as telomeres. In the absence of telomerase activity, every time our cells divide, our telomeres get shorter.
Online Map of Maternal Health to Inform and Influence World LeadersNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers from the University of Southampton have helped construct an online interactive world map which gives stark facts and figures about the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and following the birth of their child.
Global Economic Woes Make Universal Access to AIDS Drugs Unlikely, Analysis ShowsNovember 28th, 2010
Universal access to lifesaving AIDS drugs — a United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal that officials hoped to accomplish by 2010 — would require a staggering $15 billion annual investment from the international community at a time when the economic downturn is challenging continued funding for relief efforts, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Researchers Identify PTSD Measures for Use in Traumatic Brain Injury ResearchNovember 28th, 2010
Five U.S. federal agencies recently cosponsored a set of expert work groups to formulate common data elements for research related to psychological adjustment and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Culturally Sensitive Treatment Model Helps Bring Depressed Chinese Immigrants Into TreatmentNovember 28th, 2010
A treatment model designed to accommodate the beliefs and concerns of Chinese immigrants appears to significantly improve the recognition and treatment of major depression in this typically underserved group.
Gene Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma in Mice Produces Complete RemissionNovember 28th, 2010
A potent anti-tumor gene introduced into mice with metastatic melanoma has resulted in permanent immune reconfiguration and produced a complete remission of their cancer, according to an article to be published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Economic Downturn Takes Toll on Health of Americans With Heart Disease, Diabetes or CancerNovember 28th, 2010
A new poll from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Knowledge Networks (KN) shows that many people with heart disease, diabetes or cancer believe the economic downturn is hurting their health and will have further negative impacts in the future.
Scientists Ferret out a Key Pathway for AgingNovember 28th, 2010
For decades, scientists have been searching for the fundamental biological secrets of how eating less extends lifespan.
Organ Procurement: Air Transportation Displays Poor Safety RecordNovember 28th, 2010
The transplant community was largely unaware of sub-standard transportation practices for donor organs until a number of fatal air crashes took the lives of transplant personnel, calling attention to procurement aviation safety.
Hearing Loss Study Reveals Role of Bone Hardness in Tissue FunctionNovember 28th, 2010
Scientists are reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function.
Does Sex Matter? It May When Evaluating Mental StatusNovember 28th, 2010
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that differs between the sexes in terms of age at onset, symptomatology, response to medication, and structural brain abnormalities.
US Adults Most Likely to Forgo Care Due to Cost, Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills, Survey FindsNovember 28th, 2010
A new 11-country survey from The Commonwealth Fund finds that adults in the United States are far more likely than those in 10 other industrialized nations to go without health care because of costs, have trouble paying medical bills, encounter high medical bills even when insured, and have disputes with their insurers or discover insurance wouldn’t pay as they expected.
Mysterious Cells May Play Role in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)November 28th, 2010
By tracking the fate of a group of immature cells that persist in the adult brain and spinal cord, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered in mice that these cells undergo dramatic changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Vitamin C May Offer Potential Life-Saving Treatment for SepsisNovember 28th, 2010
Physicians caring for patients with sepsis may soon have a new safe and cost-effective treatment for this life-threatening illness.
Influenza Vaccines of the FutureNovember 28th, 2010
In a review article appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, examine research under way to address the limitations of currently available influenza vaccines and develop more efficient and reliable strategies to make vaccines to protect against seasonal as well as pandemic influenza.
Structure of Lassa Virus Protein Reveals Viral ThieveryNovember 28th, 2010
Scientists at Emory University and the University of St. Andrews have solved the structure of a key protein from Lassa virus, which is endemic to West Africa and can cause a deadly hemorrhagic fever.
Mortal Chemical Combat Typifies the World of BacteriaNovember 28th, 2010
Like all organisms, bacteria must compete for resources to survive, even if it means a fight to the death.
Hope for Treatment of Cocaine Addiction: Block MemoriesNovember 28th, 2010
Two separate discoveries by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) offer potential for development of a first-ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction.
Scientists Identify Antivirus System in Host CellsNovember 28th, 2010
Viruses have led scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to the discovery of a security system in host cells.
Differences in Brain Development Between Males and Females May Hold Clues to Mental Health DisordersNovember 28th, 2010
Many mental health disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, produce changes in social behavior or interactions.
Fighting America’s ‘Other Drug Problem’: Researchers Find Key to Combating Medication Non-AdherenceNovember 28th, 2010
Medications do not have a chance to fight health problems if they are taken improperly or not taken at all. Non-adherence to medications costs thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year in the United States alone, according to the New England Healthcare Institute.
Machine Learning Technique Designed to Improve Consumer Medical SearchesNovember 28th, 2010
Medical websites like WebMD provide consumers with more access than ever before to health and medical information, but the sites’ utility becomes limited if users use unclear or unorthodox language to describe conditions in a site search.
Depression-Like Behavior Identified in Zebrafish; Inability to Cope With Stress May Play Role in DepressionNovember 28th, 2010
Disrupting the stress response in zebrafish generates behaviors that resemble depression, according to new research presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held in San Diego.
Disruptive Behaviour Disorders in Male Teenagers Associated With Increased Risk of Road CrashesNovember 28th, 2010
Disruptive behaviour disorders in male teenagers, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder are associated with about a one-third increase in the risk of being seriously injured in a road traffic crash — either as driver or pedestrian.
Pre-Eclampsia: Early Urine Test Predicts Pregnancy ComplicationNovember 28th, 2010
Pre-eclampsia affects approximately 5% of pregnancies and can pose serious health concerns for mother and child. Some patients develop severe disease associated with kidney, liver, and neurological problems.
Elderly Can Blame Fractures and Falls on Low SodiumNovember 28th, 2010
Older adults with even mildly decreased levels of sodium in the blood (hyponatremia) experience increased rates of fractures and falls, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition. Falls are a serious health problem for the elderly and account for about 50 percent of deaths due to injury in the elderly.
Earlier Specialist Care Associated With Lower Incidence of ESRD and Better Patient OutcomesNovember 28th, 2010
Among kidney disease patients, earlier care from a nephrologist is associated with a decreased likelihood of developing end-stage renal disease and a lower risk of death during the first year of dialysis, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition.
Physicists Study Behavior of Enzyme Linked to Alzheimer’s, CancerNovember 28th, 2010
University of Houston (UH) physicists are using complex computer simulations to illuminate the workings of a crucial protein that, when malfunctioning, may cause Alzheimer’s and cancer.
First Synthetic Activator of Two Critical Proteins Identified: New Approach to Treat Numerous Metabolic Disorders?November 28th, 2010
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a novel synthetic activator of a pair of proteins that belong to a protein family playing key roles in human metabolism and immune function.
Finger-Trap Tension Stabilizes Cells’ Chromosome-Separating MachineryNovember 28th, 2010
Scientists have discovered an amazingly simple way that cells stabilize their machinery for forcing apart chromosomes.
Childhood Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Adult Cardiovascular and Metabolic DisordersNovember 28th, 2010
Mounting evidence linking childhood obesity to an increasing risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other cardiovascular and metabolic disorders in adulthood is clearly presented in a comprehensive review article in the current issue of Childhood Obesity, published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Pomegranate Juice Reduces Damage to Tissues, Inflammation and Infections, Study SuggestsNovember 28th, 2010
Studies in recent years have claimed multiple health benefits of pomegranate juice, including that it is a good source of antioxidants and lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients.
E. Coli Infection Linked to Long-Term Health ProblemsNovember 28th, 2010
People who contract gastroenteritis from drinking water contaminated with E. coli are at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, kidney problems and heart disease in later life, finds a study published on the British Medical Journal website.
Care for Prisoners Will Improve Public Health, Researchers SayNovember 28th, 2010
In a comprehensive global survey, researchers in Texas and England have concluded that improving the mental and physical health of inmates will improve public health.
Importance of Exercise for Those at Special Risk for Alzheimer’sNovember 28th, 2010
In a study that included healthy 65- to 85-years-old who carried a high-risk gene for Alzheimer’s disease, those who exercised showed greater brain activity in memory-related regions than those who were sedentary.
Key Enzyme That Regulates the Early Growth of Breast Cancer Cells IdentifiedNovember 28th, 2010
New University of Georgia research, published this week in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found that blocking the action of an enzyme called GnT-V significantly delays the onset and spread of tumors in mice with cancer very similar to many cases of human breast cancer.
Taking a Break from Osteoporosis Drugs Can Protect Bones, Study FindsNovember 28th, 2010
Taking time off from certain osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial to bone health, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Health System.
Well-Known Molecule May Be Behind Alcohol’s Benefits to Heart HealthNovember 28th, 2010
Many studies support the assertion that moderate drinking is beneficial when it comes to cardiovascular health, and for the first time scientists have discovered that a well-known molecule, called Notch, may be behind alcohol’s protective effects.
First Successful Salivary Stone Removal With RoboticsNovember 28th, 2010
Dr. Rohan Walvekar, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Director of Clinical Research and the Salivary Endoscopy Service at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has reported the first use of a surgical robot guided by a miniature salivary endoscope to remove a 20mm salivary stone and repair the salivary duct of a 31-year-old patient. Giant stones have traditionally required complete removal of the salivary gland.
Modulating a Protein in the Brain Could Help Control Alzheimer’s DiseaseNovember 28th, 2010
A protein known to exist in the brain for more than 30 years, called 5-lipoxygenase, has been found to play a regulatory role in the formation of the amyloid beta in the brain, the major component of plaques implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Temple University’s School of Medicine.
Hormone Therapy Use May Increase or Decrease Dementia Risk Depending Upon TimingNovember 28th, 2010
Compared to women never on hormone therapy, those taking hormone therapy only at midlife had a 26 percent decreased risk of dementia; while women taking HT only in late life had a 48 percent increased risk of dementia, according to Kaiser Permanente researchers.
Exhaustion Syndrome Leaves Measurable Changes in the BrainNovember 28th, 2010
Exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain — including reduced activity in the frontal lobes and altered regulation of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a new dissertation from Umeå University in Sweden.
Scientists Discover How Estrogen Works and Flip Its Switch to Reap Benefits Without RisksNovember 28th, 2010
Estrogen is an elixir for the brain, sharpening mental performance in humans and animals and showing promise as a treatment for disorders of the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
Potential Genetic Target for Heart Disease DiscoveredNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers at UC have found a potential genetic target for heart disease, which could lead to therapies to prevent the development of the nation’s No. 1 killer in its initial stages.
Chemicals’ Study Pinpoints Threat to Workers’ LungsNovember 28th, 2010
Tiny particles used in a range of everyday products from computers to shampoo can adversely affect the lungs in very different ways, a study has shown.
Daily Hemodialysis Helps Protect Kidney Patients’ HeartsNovember 28th, 2010
Frequent hemodialysis improved left ventricular mass (heart size) and self-reported physical health compared to conventional hemodialysis for kidney failure, according to the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN) Daily Trial funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Gene Linked to Worsening Kidney Disease in African-AmericansNovember 28th, 2010
In African Americans with kidney disease related to hypertension (high blood pressure), a common gene variant is associated with a sharply increased risk of progressive kidney disease, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition.
Graphic Images Influence Intentions to Quit SmokingNovember 28th, 2010
Marketing researchers at the University of Arkansas, Villanova University and Marquette University surveyed more than 500 U.S. and Canadian smokers and found that the highly graphic images of the negative consequences of smoking have the greatest impact on smokers’ intentions to quit.
Designing More Effective Anti-HIV AntibodiesNovember 28th, 2010
Although people infected with HIV produce many antibodies against the protein encapsulating the virus, most of these antibodies are strangely ineffective at fighting the disease.
Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Boost Bacteria-Killing CellsNovember 28th, 2010
Widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, recent clinical research indicates that statins can produce a second, significant health benefit: lowering the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.
Painless Needles? Self-Adminstered Skin Patches for Vaccines Under DevelopmentNovember 28th, 2010
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $10 million to the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and PATH, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization, to advance a technology for the painless, self-administration of flu vaccine using patches containing tiny microneedles that dissolve into the skin.
Molecular Structure of Dopamine Receptor DiscoveredNovember 28th, 2010
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has solved the structure of one of the receptors that responds to the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Genetics Determine Winter Vitamin D StatusNovember 28th, 2010
Vitamin D is somewhat of an unusual “vitamin,” because it can be made in the body from sunlight and most foods do not contain vitamin D unless added by fortification. Synthesis of vitamin D in the body requires exposure to ultraviolet light and can be influenced by genetics, skin color, and sun exposure.
Rare Mutations Linked With Catastrophic Aortic AneurysmsNovember 28th, 2010
Discovery of a fifth gene defect and the identification of 47 DNA regions linked to thoracic aortic disease are the subject of studies released this month involving researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Identification Codes Inserted Into Mouse EmbryosNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers from the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), have developed an identification system for oocytes and embryos in which each can be individually tagged using silicone barcodes.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Death, Atherosclerosis in Veterans, Research FindsNovember 28th, 2010
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) more than doubles a veteran’s risk of death from any cause and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010.
Discovery in How HIV Thwarts the Body’s Natural Defense Opens Up New Target for Drug TherapiesNovember 28th, 2010
Natural killer cells are major weapons in the body’s immune system. They keep the body healthy by knocking off tumors and cells infected with viruses, bombarding them with tiny lethal pellets. But natural killer cells are powerless against HIV, a fact that has bedeviled science for over 20 years.
Personalized Multimedia Program May Help Prevent Falls in Patients Without Cognitive ImpairmentNovember 28th, 2010
A patient education program combining videos with one-on-one follow-up did not appear to reduce the risk of falls among all older hospital patients, but was associated with fewer falls among patients who were not cognitively impaired, according to a report posted online November 22 that will be published in the March 28 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Lower-Income Families With High-Deductible Health Plans May Put Off Care Because of CostsNovember 28th, 2010
Lower-income families in high-deductible health plans appear more likely to delay or forgo medical care based on cost than higher-income families with similar coverage, according to a report in the November 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Black Children More Likely to Die from Neuroblastoma, Study FindsNovember 28th, 2010
Black, Asian, and Native American children are more likely than white and Hispanic children to die after being treated for neuroblastoma, according to new research on the pediatric cancer.
Aggressive Surgery Is Best for Children With Brain Tumors, Study SuggestsNovember 28th, 2010
A new Mayo Clinic study found that children with low-grade brain tumors (gliomas) who undergo aggressive surgery to completely remove the tumor have an increased chance of overall survival.
Hong Kong Hospital Reports Possible Airborne Influenza TransmissionNovember 28th, 2010
Direct contact and droplets are the primary ways influenza spreads. Under certain conditions, however, aerosol transmission is possible.
Putting the Squeeze on Fat CellsNovember 28th, 2010
From fad diets to exercise programs, Americans continue to fight the battle of the bulge. Now they’ll have help from recent Tel Aviv University research that has developed a new method to look at how fat cells — which produce the fat in our bodies — respond to mechanical loads.
Protein Found to Predict Brain Injury in Children on Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Life SupportNovember 28th, 2010
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center scientists have discovered that high blood levels of a protein commonly found in the central nervous system can predict brain injury and death in critically ill children on a form of life support called extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO.
More Than Half of Depression Patients Give Up Their TreatmentNovember 28th, 2010
Most patients who take anti-depressants give up their treatment in less than six months, the minimum period recommended for treating severe depression and other derived pathologies.
Medical Imaging Breakthrough Uses Light and Sound to See Microscopic Details Inside Our BodiesNovember 28th, 2010
See it for yourself: a new breakthrough in imaging technology using a combination of light and sound will allow health care providers to see microscopic details inside the body.
New Spinal Implant to Help People With Paraplegia Exercise Paralyzed LimbsNovember 28th, 2010
Engineers have developed a new type of microchip muscle stimulator implant that will enable people with paraplegia to exercise their paralysed leg muscles.
Sleep Program Needed for IT EngineersNovember 28th, 2010
Insomnia is bad news for software engineers’ quality of life and deserves greater recognition and attention, according to new research by Sara Sarrafi Zadeh and Khyrunnisa Begum from the University of Mysore in India.
Kids With Larger Waist Sizes Are More Likely to Have Cardiac Risk FactorsKids With Larger Waist Sizes Are More Likely to Have Cardiac Risk FactorsNovember 28th, 2010
In a study of more than 4,500 children, researchers found those with higher waist circumferences had significantly higher pulse pressures, which is known to be linked to increased risk of heart-related disorders.
Normal Cells Transformed Into 3-D Cancers in Tissue Culture DishesNovember 28th, 2010
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have successfully transformed normal human tissue into three-dimensional cancers in a tissue culture dish for the first time.
Rare Disease Reveals New Path for Creating Stem CellsNovember 28th, 2010
As debilitating as disease can be, sometimes it acts as a teacher. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have found that by mimicking a rare genetic disorder in a dish, they can rewind the internal clock of a mature cell and drive it back into an adult stem-cell stage.
Protein in the Urine: A Warning Sign for Cognitive DeclineNovember 28th, 2010
Two new studies show a link between protein in the urine on cognitive decline: “Small Amounts of Urinary Protein Predict More Rapid Cognitive Decline in Elderly Women” and “Urinary Protein Excretion Increases Risk of Cognitive Impairment.”
Parental Divorce in Childhood Linked to Stroke in AdulthoodNovember 28th, 2010
Children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives, according to new research presented in New Orleans at The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting.
Genes Link Puberty Timing to Body Fat in WomenNovember 28th, 2010
Scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Notably, many of these genes also act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism.
New Path for Colon Cancer Drug DiscoveryNovember 28th, 2010
An old pinworm medicine is a new lead in the search for compounds that block a signaling pathway implicated in colon cancer.
Rett Syndrome Mobilizes Jumping Genes in the BrainNovember 28th, 2010
With few exceptions, jumping genes-restless bits of DNA that can move freely about the genome-are forced to stay put. In patients with Rett syndrome, however, a mutation in the MeCP2 gene mobilizes so-called L1 retrotransposons in brain cells, reshuffling their genomes and possibly contributing to the symptoms of the disease when they find their way into active genes, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Why Are We Getting Fatter? Seeking a Mysterious CulpritNovember 28th, 2010
So, why are we fat? And getting fatter? Most people would say it’s simple: We eat too much and exercise too little.
Fecal Immunochemical Testing Best and Most Cost-Effective Method for Screening for Colorectal CancerNovember 28th, 2010
Annual screening by fecal immunochemical testing — a test that detects blood in the stool, has high sensitivity and specificity, and might improve participation rates through increased patient acceptability — reduces the risk of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer related deaths, and reduces healthcare costs in comparison to all other screening strategies and to no screening.
Alcohol Consumption Decreases With the Development of DiseaseNovember 28th, 2010
In a cross-sectional study from the 2004 and 2007 Australian National Drug Strategy Household (NDSH) surveys, respondents were questioned about their current and past drinking, the presence of formal diagnosis for specific diseases (heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer, anxiety, depression) and self-perceived general health status.
Effects of Pregnancy on Oral HealthNovember 27th, 2010
Even though most people are aware that good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, misunderstandings about the safety of dental care during pregnancy may cause pregnant women to avoid seeing their dentist.
Discovery Halts Breast Cancer Stem CellsNovember 27th, 2010
Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs), the aggressive cells thought to be resistant to current anti-cancer therapies and which promote metastasis, are stimulated by estrogen via a pathway that mirrors normal stem cell development.
Use of HIV Medications Reduces Risk of HIV Infection in Uninfected People, Study SuggestsNovember 27th, 2010
In a finding with the potential to fundamentally change strategies to slow the global HIV epidemic, a new study called iPrEx shows that individuals at high risk for HIV infection who took a single daily tablet containing two widely used HIV medications, emtricitabine and tenofovir (FTC/TDF), experienced an average of 43.8% fewer HIV infections than those who received a placebo pill (95% CI 15.4 to 62.6%; P=0.005).
Dietitians Play Essential Role in Effective Management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in AdultsNovember 27th, 2010
Proper nutrition therapy is essential for the successful management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and registered dietitians (RDs) can play a key role as part of the health care team.
Antiretroviral Drugs Can Prevent HIV in Men Who Have Sex With Men, Study ShowsNovember 27th, 2010
In a significant advance for HIV prevention research, a clinical trial confirms that the same drugs used for treating HIV can also help prevent HIV infection in the first place.
Cigarette Smoking Increases Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in African AmericansNovember 27th, 2010
A new study determined that African Americans who smoke cigarettes have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
HIV Drugs Interfere With Blood Sugar, Lead to Insulin ResistanceNovember 27th, 2010
The same powerful drugs that have extended the lives of countless people with HIV come with a price — insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Heart Health: Implanted Devices as Effective in ‘Real World’ as in Clinical Trial SettingsNovember 27th, 2010
Implanted devices that treat cardiac dysfunction in heart failure patients are as successful in “real world” use as they are in controlled clinical trial settings, according to a large new study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
High Alpha-Carotene Levels Associated With Longer LifeNovember 27th, 2010
High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a report posted online November 22 that will be published in the March 28 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Divide and Conquer Strategy for Childhood Brain CancerNovember 27th, 2010
Medulloblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumors of childhood, with 40 to 50 percent overall mortality.
Excess Fructose May Play Role in Diabetes, Obesity and Other Health ConditionsNovember 27th, 2010
More and more people have become aware of the dangers of excessive fructose in diet.
Nearly 25 Percent of Overweight Women Misperceive Body WeightNovember 27th, 2010
A startling number of overweight and normal weight women of reproductive age inaccurately perceive their body weight, affecting their weight-related behaviors and making many vulnerable to cardiovascular and other obesity-related diseases, according to new research from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston.
Overweight Primarily a Problem Among Wealthier Women in Low To Middle-Income CountriesNovember 27th, 2010
A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that high body mass index (BMI) in developing countries remains primarily a problem of the rich.
New Function of Gene in Promoting Cancer FoundNovember 27th, 2010
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that a gene well known for its involvement in tumor cell development, growth and metastasis also protects cancer cells from being destroyed by chemotherapy.
Stability Is First Step Toward Treating ALSNovember 27th, 2010
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that eventually destroys most motor neurons, causing muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body.
New Sleep Cycle Discovery Explains Why Fatty Diets During Pregnancy Make Kids ObeseNovember 27th, 2010
The link between sleeping and obesity is drawn tighter as a new research published online in the FASEB Journal study shows that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may make you obese or overweight by altering the function of genes (epigenetic changes) that regulate circadian rhythm.
Eyeblink Conditioning May Help in Assessing Children With Fetal Alcohol ExposureNovember 27th, 2010
Children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) are extremely difficult to diagnose, as well as treat. But new research indicates that eyeblink conditioning may provide a better model for assessing and diagnosing FAS in children.
Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Excessive Cocaine UseNovember 27th, 2010
Aerobic exercise may protect against binge-like patterns of cocaine use, suggests a new study. Rats allowed access to running wheels self-administered less cocaine than did rats that were not.
No Reduction in Adverse Medical Events Over Six Years Despite EffortsNovember 27th, 2010
Despite concerted efforts, no decreases in patient harm were detected at 10 randomly selected North Carolina hospitals between 2002 and 2007, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
A Decade of Refinements in Transplantation Improves Long-Term Survival of Blood CancersNovember 27th, 2010
A decade of refinements in marrow and stem cell transplantation to treat blood cancers significantly reduced the risk of treatment-related complications and death.
Early Intervention Essential to Success for at-Risk Children, Study FindsNovember 27th, 2010
Children living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods are more likely to succeed if they participate in a community-based prevention program, according to findings released recently from a multi-year research study based at Queen’s University.
Retirement Reduces Tiredness and Depression, Study FindsNovember 27th, 2010
Retirement leads to a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms, finds a study published on the British Medical Journal website.
Binge Drinking May Lead to Higher Risk of Heart DiseaseNovember 27th, 2010
Belfast’s binge drinking culture could be behind the country’s high rates of heart disease, according to a paper published on the British Medical Journal website.
Less Invasive Method for Determining Stage of Lung Cancer Shows BenefitsNovember 27th, 2010
A comparison of two strategies to determine the stage of suspected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) finds that the less invasive method is more effective at identifying a type of lung cancer that has spread, and may result in a reduction of unnecessary surgical procedures and associated adverse effects for certain patients, according to a study in the November 24 issue of JAMA.
Plant-Derived Scavengers Prowl the Body for Nerve ToxinsNovember 27th, 2010
The brain is forever chattering to itself, via electrical impulses sent along its hard-wired neuronal “Ethernet.”
Hormone’s Crucial Role in Two Anemic Blood DisordersNovember 27th, 2010
A hormone made by the body may be a potential therapeutic tool for the treatment of two anemic blood disorders — beta-thalassemia and hemochromatosis.
For Your Teeth, Thanksgiving Dinner Is a Real Food FightNovember 27th, 2010
If you’re lucky, it will all be kisses and hugs around the Thanksgiving dinner table, with friends and family near and dear gathered about, and puppies at your feet waiting for table scraps.
Dealt a Bad Hand: Pathological Gamblers Are Also at Risk for Mental Health DisordersNovember 27th, 2010
Pathological gamblers are risking more than their money, they are also three times more likely to commit suicide than non-betters.
Perceptual Training Improves Vision of the Elderly, Research FindsNovember 27th, 2010
Elderly adults can improve their vision with perceptual training, according to a study from the University of California, Riverside and Boston University that has implications for the health and mobility of senior citizens.
Depression May Be Both Consequence of and Risk Factor for DiabetesNovember 27th, 2010
Diabetes appears to be associated with the risk of depression and vice versa, suggesting the relationship between the two works in both directions, according to a report in the November 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Sensory Detection and Discrimination: Neural Basis of Rapid Brain Adaptation RevealedNovember 27th, 2010
You detect an object flying at your head. What do you do? You probably first move out of the way — and then you try to determine what the object is. Your brain is able to quickly switch from detecting an object moving in your direction to determining what the object is through a phenomenon called adaptation.
For HIV-Positive Patients, Delayed Treatment a Costly DecisionNovember 27th, 2010
HIV infected patients whose treatment is delayed not only become sicker than those treated earlier, but also require tens of thousands of dollars more in care over the first several years of their treatment.
Late-Preterm Babies at Greater Risk for Problems Later in Childhood, Study FindsNovember 27th, 2010
Late-preterm babies — those born between 34 and 36 weeks — are at an increased risk for cognitive and emotional problems, regardless of maternal IQ or demographics.
Gene Linked to ADHD Allows Memory Task to Be Interrupted by Brain Regions Tied to DaydreamingNovember 27th, 2010
Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) say brain scans show that a gene nominally linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) leads to increased interference by brain regions associated with mind wandering during mental tasks.
Experts Question Whether Patients Will Use Performance Data to Choose Their CareNovember 27th, 2010
Expectations are high that the public will use performance data to choose their health providers and so drive improvements in quality.
Haiti Cholera Outbreaks: Experts Urge US to Create Emergency Cholera Vaccine Stockpile for Humanitarian UseNovember 27th, 2010
In the wake of devastating cholera outbreaks in refugee camps in earthquake-wracked Haiti, a group of leading experts from Harvard Medical School, George Washington University, and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) has urged the United States to create an emergency stockpile of cholera vaccines for future humanitarian use.
Jet-Lagged and Forgetful? It’s No Coincidence: Memory, Learning Problems Persist Long After Periods of Jet LagNovember 27th, 2010
Chronic jet lag alters the brain in ways that cause memory and learning problems long after one’s return to a regular 24-hour schedule, according to research by University of California, Berkeley, psychologists.
New Imaging Technique Accurately Finds Cancer Cells, FastNovember 27th, 2010
The long, anxious wait for biopsy results could soon be over, thanks to a tissue-imaging technique developed at the University of Illinois.
How People Perceive Sour Flavors: Proton Current Drives Action Potentials in Taste CellsNovember 27th, 2010
This Thanksgiving, when the tartness of cranberry sauce smacks your tongue, consider the power of sour.
Breastfeeding While Taking Seizure Drugs May Not Harm Child’s IQ, Study SuggestsNovember 27th, 2010
There’s good news for women with epilepsy. Breastfeeding your baby while taking your seizure medication may have no harmful effect on your child’s IQ later on.
Combining Aerobic and Resistance Training Appears Helpful for Patients With DiabetesNovember 27th, 2010
Performing a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training was associated with improved glycemic levels among patients with type 2 diabetes, compared to patients who did not exercise.
A Cancer Cell’s Beginning Reconstructed in a Test TubeNovember 27th, 2010
What prompts normal cells to transform themselves into cancerous cells? Researchers from Texas institutions, including the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have identified factors in the very first step of the process and reconstituted this first step in the test tube.
High BMI in Childhood Linked to Greater Heart Disease Risk in AdolescenceNovember 27th, 2010
Children who have a high body mass index (BMI) between 9 and 12 years of age are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood insulin levels (all risk factors for developing heart disease) by the time they reach adolescence, according to a study published online in the British Medical Journal.
Iron Compounds Synthesized to Combat TuberculosisNovember 27th, 2010
A team of researchers from Spain and Latin America have synthesized two iron compounds that inhibit the in vitro growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
No Link Between Mold Growth and Development of Asthma and Allergy, Scandinavian Study FindsNovember 27th, 2010
A recent Scandinavian study shows that there is no link between mold-spore concentrations in the indoor air and development of asthma and allergy among children.
US Death Rate from Congenital Heart Defects Continues to DeclineNovember 27th, 2010
The U.S. death rate from congenital heart defects dropped 24 percent from 1999 to 2006 among children and adults.
New Insight Into the Cause of Common DementiaNovember 27th, 2010
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have found a clue as to how some people develop a form of dementia that affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language.
Cholesterol Drug Shows Benefits for Kidney Patients, Study SuggestsNovember 27th, 2010
A combination drug that lowers levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood can benefit people with chronic kidney disease and is safe.
Severe Asthma More Prevalent Than Thought, Related to Pronounced Nasal SymptomsNovember 27th, 2010
People with multi-symptom asthma more often have night-time awakenings due to asthma-symptoms, a sign of severe asthma.
Jersey Satanic Ritual Abuse Coverup CompletedNovember 27th, 2010
After evidence exposed satanic ritual abuse at a Jersey Island children’s home in 2006, only a few low level perpetrators were prosecuted and now the case is being closed.
TSA News Media Saturation: To Desenitize and Anger the PopulationNovember 26th, 2010
The greater amount of coverage this topic gets, the more people will be desensitized to it and the more likely they will accept it as a new reality. Or somebody becomes so angry and react violently to this enslavement.
Warren Buffett Tells ABC Rich People Should Pay Higher TaxesNovember 26th, 2010
Billionaire Warren Buffett said that rich people should pay more in taxes and that Bush-era tax cuts for top earners should be allowed to expire at the end of December.
People Power! Beating the TSA Out of Their Own GameNovember 26th, 2010
In order to enter the USA, Matt Kernan was never touched, he was never “Backscatted,” and was never metal detected. It took 2.5 hours, but proved that it is possible to exercise one’s constitutional rights.
A Dying Banker’s Last Stand Against Wall StreetNovember 26th, 2010
A banker inflicted with brain cancer hunkered down in his tiny home office and channeled his remaining energy into writing a book so others won’t fall into Wall Street’s traps.
Terror Scare in Germany Turns Out To Be US “Test”November 26th, 2010
A suspected bomb intercepted in Namibia that was to be put on a Munich-bound charter plane was a harmless US-made dummy used to test security checks, Germany’s interior minister said.
FBI Raids Activists Homes, Pressures Them To Name NamesNovember 26th, 2010
Three of the nine Minneapolis peace activists whose homes were raided on September 24, 2010 received notice of new subpoenas coming from the Chicago Grand Jury.
Inside the Dark Legacy of the US ‘School of Assassins’November 26th, 2010
A school dedicated to teaching torture, rape and murder — here in America, funded with American taxpayer dollars for the past 62 years.
Google Charges Feds $25/Head for User SurveillanceNovember 26th, 2010
Microsoft does not charge for government surveillance of its users, whereas Google charges $25 per user, according to a US Drug Enforcement Admission document turned up by security and privacy guru Christopher Soghoian.
GM Mosquito Wild Release Takes Campaigners by SurpriseNovember 26th, 2010
Safety concerns were raised over the release of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes into the wild on the Cayman Islands, publicized internationally only last month — a year after their initial release.
3 Teenagers Rescued After 50 Days Stranded at SeaNovember 26th, 2010
Over 50 days at sea, and after hundreds turned out to mourn them, the father of one of the teens rescued 240 miles from land said a traditional celebration is now in order.
Chinese Villagers ‘Descended from Roman Soldiers’November 26th, 2010
Genetic testing of villagers in a remote part of China has shown that nearly two thirds of their DNA is of Caucasian origin. Could they have descended from a ‘lost legion’ of Roman soldiers?
Koreas on ‘Brink of War’ Because of Seoul, Pyongyang saysNovember 26th, 2010
North Korea on Wednesday blamed South Korea for driving them “to the brink of war,” a day after the North shelled a South Korean island and killed four people.
The Sun Steals Comets from Other StarsNovember 26th, 2010
The next time you thrill at the sight of a comet blazing across the night sky, consider this: it’s a stolen pleasure. You’re enjoying the spectacle at the expense of a distant star.
7.5-magnitude Quake? Fault Found in RockiesNovember 26th, 2010
Scientists have mapped a previously unknown and active seismic fault in the northern Rockies capable of unleashing an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 7.5.
Black Helicopter Follows Michigan Triangle UFONovember 26th, 2010
A Michigan witness and former Marine reports watching a triangle UFO with “three giant white lights” in front and a few red lights in the rear as a black helicopter followed it.
Secret Chamber in National LibraryNovember 26th, 2010
The National Library has always been reputed to haunted. Now, here is a really eerie secret.
America Honors its TerroristsNovember 25th, 2010
The CIA recently held a ceremony to honor its terrorists Orlando Bosch and Francisco Talavera, who murdered scores of civilians.
Surprise! – Obama to Keep Gitmo OpenNovember 25th, 2010
America’s illegal prison in Cuba will remain open, despite Obama’s campaign promises to close it.
More Cash for War as Americans Go HungryNovember 25th, 2010
Obama is set to give another $400 Billion to the war industry while Americans face greater poverty with no hope in site.
Obama Betrays Us AllNovember 25th, 2010
By doing Israel’s bidding, Obama has betrayed all of humanity.
DOD Tries to Uncover Secret of Flying SnakesNovember 24th, 2010
An unusual breed of Asian snakes can glide long distances in the air, and the Department of Defense is funding research at Virginia Tech to find out why.
UFO Incident Could Be Result of Poison Berries and Dr WhoNovember 24th, 2010
According to an claims in a UFO magazine, Scotland’s most famous UFO sightings could have been the result of the man who reported the incident having eaten poisonous berries that resulted to hallucinations.
‘Alien’ Planet Detected Circling Dying StarNovember 24th, 2010
Astronomers claim to have discovered the first planet originating from outside our galaxy.
Experts Find Bacteria that Help Pests Change ColorNovember 24th, 2010
Scientists in Japan and France have identified a bacterium which appears to turn red plant lice green, enabling them to evade predators and thrive on crops.
Animal Genomes Riddled with the ‘Skeletons’ of Ancient VirusesNovember 24th, 2010
Scientists have discovered that most any virus can set up shop in an animal’s genomes and lay dormant for millions of years.
Thailand Police Find 2,000 Fetuses in TempleNovember 24th, 2010
Thai police say they have found the remains of more than 2,000 fetuses, thought to be from illegal abortions, hidden at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok.
Have We Found the Universe that Existed Before the Big Bang?November 24th, 2010
The current cosmological consensus is that the universe began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. But a legendary physicist says he’s found the first evidence of an eternal, cyclic cosmos.
WISE Image Reveals Dying Star Surrounded by Fluorescing GasNovember 24th, 2010
A new image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows what looks like a glowing jellyfish floating at the bottom of a dark, speckled sea — but, in space.
How the Universe Evolved from a LiquidNovember 24th, 2010
The universe was a super-hot liquid in the moments immediately after its birth, according to the first results from an experiment to recreate the conditions of Big Bang.
The Case of One Unicorn Missing in New York CityNovember 24th, 2010
In the case of one “missing” poster seen on the Upper West Side in New York earlier this month, the lost animal was not a puppy or someone’s cat. It was a unicorn.
A Robot That Can Fall In LoveNovember 24th, 2010
Robots could one day completely replace the need to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Well, that’s what the latest invention suggests.
Chinese Girl’s Hand Saved by Grafting It to Her LegNovember 24th, 2010
While it may sound like the stuff of science fiction, Chinese surgeons recently saved a young girl’s hand by grafting it temporarily to her leg.
NSTIC: Not-So Trusted Identity in CyberspaceNovember 23rd, 2010
According to recent reports, the NSTIC is another program in a string of recent government attempts to centralize human identity in the US and abroad.
FCC May Forgo ‘Net Neutrality’ for Wireless NetworksNovember 23rd, 2010
After the mid-term Republican landslide in the US House, many political observers said that hopes for true “Net Neutrality” policies passing Congress had gone up in flames along with the Democratic majority.
Climate Change is the New Global Terror, says Al GoreNovember 23rd, 2010
Nobel Peace Prize winner and climate campaigner Al Gore expressed disappointment at world leaders failing to clinch a treaty to fight the new global terror.
Is Free Speech just for Corporations?November 23rd, 2010
A nonprofit doctor’s group recently got a blast of corporate wrath when it produced a TV commercial that dared to take on mighty McDonald’s.
Eric Cantona’s Call for Bank Protest Spreads OnlineNovember 23rd, 2010
Thousands of French protesters have taken up the former Man United footballer’s call for a mass cash withdrawal.
Thoughts of Religion Prompt Acts of PunishmentNovember 23rd, 2010
Many religions offers plenty of positive incentives to their followers – the promise of life after death, for instance. But why have religions that involve self-sacrifice and punishment survived?
Quantum Time Travel: Black Hole Not RequiredNovember 23rd, 2010
You don’t need to set the universe in a spin to see time travel in action – so what happened when a photon with a quantum gun went back to kill itself?
Inside the Race to Hack the KinectNovember 23rd, 2010
In a few short days, hackers reverse engineered Microsoft’s Kinect game controller to launch a new era in human-computer interaction.
Darkness Visible: Five Big Black Hole Puzzles SolvedNovember 23rd, 2010
How do we know black holes exist? Would you like to know what it would be like to fall into one?
Two Sides to the Story of VenezuelaNovember 23rd, 2010
Hugo Chavez is certainly not the villain American makes him about to be, nor is he the greatest leader in Latin America.
Massive New Surveillance Satellite LaunchedNovember 23rd, 2010
A huge unmanned rocket carrying a secret new spy satellite for the U.S. recently roared into space.
The Immorality of ‘America at War’November 22nd, 2010
Are you aware that America has now been at war for nearly a decade? Americans pay far more attention to the World Series than to the ongoing carnage in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Israeli Soldiers Avoid Jail in Human Shield CaseNovember 22nd, 2010
Two Israeli soldiers who used a nine-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield were given suspended sentences and demoted after being convicted of “inappropriate conduct”.
Shut Down the Global Financial Casino: Food Isn’t a Poker ChipNovember 22nd, 2010
Commodities markets are dominated by speculators who have never gotten their hands dirty in a corn field. Such speculation played a significant role in the 2008 food crisis, when soaring prices pushed 130 million people into hunger in the world’s poorest countries.
Dollars For Docs: The Top Physicians In Big Pharma’s PocketNovember 22nd, 2010
A new investigation reveals some big-name doctors who make hundreds of thousands of dollars boosting sales for drug companies.
Sordid Lawsuit Scandal Threatens to Rip AIPAC ApartNovember 22nd, 2010
AIPAC managed to advocate for a U.S. war with Iran, fostered an internal Palestinian war, justified collective punishment against the 1.6 million people of Gaza — all the while, they were engaged in their own bloody, civil war within the cubicles.
What Brought the ‘Porno Scanners’: Graft and Political OpportunismNovember 22nd, 2010
How we got to the point of full body scans, the massive personal intrusion that represents, and the tens of millions spent for machines that irradiate us.
15 Dangerous Drugs Big Pharma Shoves Down Our ThroatsNovember 22nd, 2010
The following drugs are so plagued with safety problems, it is a wonder they’re on the market at all. It’s a testament to Big Pharma’s greed and our poor regulatory processes that they are.
Apparition Photos: Non-Linear/Non-Local Effects?November 22nd, 2010
An excellent and in-depth article about apparitions appearing in photos.
S.Koreans Skeptical of Report Blaming the North of Ship ExplosionNovember 22nd, 2010
The incident added tension between North and South Korea. But the international community and the South Korean public can help defuse this potentially dangerous situation.
Administration to Seek Balance in Airport ScreeningNovember 22nd, 2010
Caught between complaints about the screening being intrusive and threats of new terror attacks on aviation, Obama administration officials say they’ll look into the criticisms, but insist that the measures are justified by the risks.
The Coming Tea Party Civil WarNovember 22nd, 2010
The tea party’s social conservative and libertarian wings are poised for a showdown that could decide the fate of the movement.
Woman Fighting Sex Slavery Named CNN Hero of the YearNovember 22nd, 2010
A woman whose group has rescued more than 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery has been named the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year.
Nuclear Politics in the White HouseNovember 22nd, 2010
Being the only Republican so far willing to vote with the president regarding the nuke treaty, Sen. Richard Lugar was blunt in warning of the danger of playing politics with nukes.
Frugal Living is Road to New ProsperityNovember 22nd, 2010
Ireland became the second Eurozone nation in six months to be bailed out by the International Monetary Fund. Western nations rush to impose self-styled “austerity measures.” No one wants to be the next economic basket case.
Vatican: Condoms Okay in ‘Exceptional’ CasesNovember 22nd, 2010
The Vatican has emphasised that the use of condoms is acceptable only in ‘exceptional’ cases, after an apparent U-turn by Pope Benedict XVI on a blanket ban on their use.
Case of Bogus ScienceNovember 22nd, 2010
An article entitled HAARP, claims that a physics research project, based in Alaska, may have been used by the US to trigger earthquakes globally, and also caused the floods in Pakistan.
Spooky Sightings in Cassiobury Park, WatfordNovember 22nd, 2010
Spiritualist Jamie Burnell claims to have found “compelling evidence” of paranormal activity in Cassiobury Park and is now looking to investigate more locations in the Watford area.
Astronomers Find Nearby Baby Black HoleNovember 22nd, 2010
Scientists have identified a young black hole formed from an exploding star witnessed 30 years ago.
Did Dead Alien Microbes Spawn Life on Earth?November 22nd, 2010
There are numerous theories on how life spawned on Earth and now a new research has indicated that life came from an interstellar origin;
Food Stylist Pulled from Flight for ‘Atom Bomb’ TattooNovember 22nd, 2010
The guy was temporarily asked to step off the plane and learned that another passenger had reported him for suspicious behavior, and that he had the words “Atom Bomb” tattooed across his fingers.
Unraveling the Mystery of How Felines DrinkNovember 22nd, 2010
Unlike its domestic companion, the dog, a cat does not simply scoop water into its mouth with its tongue.
Nuclear Research Inquiry Condemns Organ HarvestingNovember 21st, 2010
A catalogue of dubious practices has been exposed today by a report into how organs came to be removed illegally from the dead bodies of British nuclear workers for testing without proper consent.
GE Names First Winners of $200M Ecomagination ChallengeNovember 20th, 2010
General Electric fired up the imaginations of the public when it offered up $200 million as part of an “Ecomagination Challenge” to crowdsource smart grid and renewable energy ideas.
Etch-A-Sketch Inspires Photonics BreakthroughNovember 20th, 2010
A wisp of childhood memory to millions, but the venerable Etch A Sketch has provided the inspiration for a major breakthrough in next-generation phontonics design.
Renewable Energy Facts and Fantasies Became a #1 “Energy” Book on AmazonNovember 20th, 2010
What clean energy technologies will dominate the future? How will big money and politics affect the outcome? These are only a few of the questions fundamental to the book Facts and Fantasies.
Energy Efficiency Is “Common Ground” for a Clean Energy FutureNovember 20th, 2010
Energy efficiency speaks directly to the current state of the economy and people’s immediate needs to save money on rising energy costs.
US, China Launch Clean Energy Research InitiativeNovember 20th, 2010
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday the United States and China had launched a joint clean energy initiative – one of the largest research collaborations between two countries in the world.
Chevy To Give $40 Million To U.S. Clean Energy ProjectsNovember 20th, 2010
General Motors’ Chevrolet division, which got several “Car of the year” awards for its electric Volt car says it is investing $40 million in a rasher of clean energy projects throughout America.
The Final Act for Clean Energy in the 111th CongressNovember 20th, 2010
The Senate has one last chance to pass clean energy measures before the 111th Congress adjourns for the year.
New Report Outlines Clean Energy PathNovember 20th, 2010
Can we meet our energy needs in 2050 without adding CO2 to the atmosphere?
Exelon Plans Nearly $5B Investment in Affordable Clean EnergyNovember 20th, 2010
n support of its Exelon 2020 strategy to eliminate the equivalent of its 2001 carbon footprint by 2020, Exelon plans to invest nearly $5 billion in cost-effective, clean energy projects starting this year.
A Mighty WindNovember 20th, 2010
Since the passage of Michigan’s renewable energy standard in 2008, Michigan has attracted 48 clean-energy companies that are projected to create 89,918 jobs and $9.4 billion of investment.
Vegan Stuffing RecipeNovember 19th, 2010
This vegan stuffing recipe is rich with a balanced blend of spices and a heartiness to make it an instant star of all the side dishes.
Vegan For a Month: Pancakes and Pumpkin SconesNovember 19th, 2010
During Vegan Month in November, Patch tries out vegan cooking.
Save a Turkey and Eat Vegan This ThanksgivingNovember 19th, 2010
It’s amazing how so many people who truly believe they love animals don’t include animals raised for food in their circle of compassion.
UV Radiation Poses Hidden Risk for SkiersNovember 19th, 2010
Skiers, beware: you’re exposed to more ultraviolet radiation than you think. Hot chocolate at midday — preferably somewhere shady — may be a good idea.
How Pain Can Make You Feel BetterNovember 19th, 2010
What do you do when you’re stressed out? The obvious, effective ways to deal with stress is to do something pleasant. Yet inflicting pain is what millions of Americans – particularly adolescents and young adults – do to themselves when they’re stressed.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is Rare But Can Be DevastatingNovember 19th, 2010
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, as the name suggests, is rare and not life-threatening. But the swollen joints and inflammation caused by this disease can be devastating for very young children.
Cats on a Plane? Allergy Sufferers Can’t EscapeNovember 19th, 2010
Holiday travelers with cat allergies may find the best advice is beware in the air, according to a new study that says it’s nearly impossible to avoid feline fallout at 30,000 feet.
Kidney Procedure Reduces High Blood Pressure, Study FindsNovember 19th, 2010
A simple surgical procedure that destroys certain nerves in the organ can help patients whose condition hasn’t responded to conventional medications.
3 Reasons Federal Scientists Fear Genetically Engineered SalmonNovember 19th, 2010
Internal documents from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish & Wildlife Service exposed scientists’ concerns regarding AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon which the FDA may soon approve for human consumption.
Drinking Water Before Meals Aids Weight LossNovember 19th, 2010
Late November marks the start of the gluttonous holiday season. But a simple step might help keep food intake in check: a glass of water before meals.
Darvon, Darvocet Painkillers Pulled from the U.S. MarketNovember 19th, 2010
The manufacturer of the painkillers agrees to stop marketing the drugs at the request of the FDA. The drugs’ core compound, propoxyphene, has been linked to serious and sometimes fatal heart rhythm abnormalities.
Facebook Can Trigger Asthma Attacks, Doctors WarnNovember 19th, 2010
Warning: Facebook could be hazardous to your health. So says a team of Italian physicians writing in the Nov. 20 edition of the British medical journal Lancet.
Sanford Airport to Opt Out of TSA ScreeningNovember 19th, 2010
The backlash continues over those new TSA screening measures, and now one Central Florida airport has decided to go with a private security screening firm.
LIAR, LIARNovember 19th, 2010
Rep. Eric Cantor met privately with Bibi Netanyahu, promising to do whatever he could to influence and even subvert the foreign policy of his own country — the USA.
Obama Will Give George Bush, Sr. the Presidential Medal of FreedomNovember 19th, 2010
Former President George H.W. Bush is among 15 people selected to be awarded the presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced. And we say: WHAT!?!
Rep. Alan Grayson Explains the Foreclosure Fraud CrisisNovember 19th, 2010
“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” — H.L. Mencken
US Senate Committee Approves Internet “Blacklist” BillNovember 19th, 2010
This is the end of Free Internet. The US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Thursday the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act with a 19-0 vote.
The Horrible Truth Starts to Dawn on Europe’s LeadersNovember 19th, 2010
The entire European Project is now at risk of disintegration, with strategic and economic consequences that are very hard to predict.
Researchers Turn Over New Leif in Canadian Viking MysteryNovember 19th, 2010
The DNA discovery may also help solve one of the country’s most enduring mysteries: the identity of the so-called “skraelings” of the medieval Viking sagas.
Web Page Listing Israeli War Criminals Already Shut DownNovember 19th, 2010
Google’s cache of the same page already has had all the pictures removed, proving that Google is under Israeli control as well.
Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s AftermathNovember 19th, 2010
Increasing numbers of U.S. Gulf Coast residents attribute ongoing sicknesses to BP’s oil disaster and use of toxic dispersants.
Kosovo Medics Accused of Trafficking KidneysNovember 19th, 2010
EU prosecutors have accused seven people, including doctors and a health official, of trafficking kidneys through a clinic in Kosovo.
Fault Found in Rockies Could Cause Major QuakeNovember 19th, 2010
Scientists at Idaho State University have mapped a previously unknown and active seismic fault in the northern Rockies capable of unleashing an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 7.5.
Nazi Spaceship Film Sparks UFO DebateNovember 19th, 2010
The Finnish sci-fi comedy ‘Iron Sky’ centres on real-life SS officer Hans Kammler who was said to have made a significant breakthrough in antigravity experiments towards the end of WW2.
Did Hitler Plan to Attack London and New York in UFOs?November 19th, 2010
As Hitler’s armies began to crumble on fronts as far apart as Stalingrad and North Africa, he turned in increasing desperation to his scientists to create a war-winning super-weapon.
Antihydrogen Trapped at Long LastNovember 19th, 2010
Atoms made of antimatter have been trapped for the first time, a feat that will allow us to test whether antimatter responds to the fundamental forces in the same way as regular matter.
Devices Found as Anti-Terror Police Investigate ExplosionNovember 19th, 2010
Anti-terror police have discovered several devices as they investigate the source of a mysterious explosion in a forest near Loch Lomond.
Dudley Dorito UFO Spotted Over UK Skies for the 3rd TimeNovember 19th, 2010
You’ve heard about flying saucers – but how about a flying crisp? A UFO which resembles a popular salty snack has been spotted in the skies over Britain for the third time in as many years.
China: That’s No UFO, That’s My CessnaNovember 19th, 2010
Rather than setting up a Chinese X-Files unit to investigate the paranormal, the authorities have come up with a more mundane explanation: wealthy commuters.
Michelangelo’s Last Judgment Figures ‘Based on Male Prostitutes’November 19th, 2010
The muscular figures in Michelangelo’s Last Judgment fresco in the Sistine Chapel were based on male prostitutes he encountered in homosexual bathhouses and brothels, an Italian art historian has claimed.
Temple Dedicated to Diana and Wild Animals DiscoveredNovember 19th, 2010
A Roman temple that is almost 2,000-years-old and dedicated to Diana, the goddess of virgins and wild animals, has been found in a protected park in the Italian region of Tuscany.
Ancient Seaweed is Living FossilNovember 19th, 2010
Ancient seaweed that have been found growing in the deep sea are “living fossils”, researchers have reported.
New Jersey Legislators Take on TSANovember 18th, 2010
Two New Jersey lawmakers are calling for an end to full body scans and pat down requirements by the TSA for airline passengers.
FBI Brass Ask Google, Facebook to Expand WiretapsNovember 18th, 2010
Top officials from the FBI traveled to Silicon Valley to persuade Facebook and Google executives to support a proposal that would make it easier for law enforcement to wiretap the companies’ users.
What’s Going On in The Gulf of Aden?November 18th, 2010
USGS is reporting a very unusual swarm of significant earthquakes in the sea starting early morning of November 14th. Could this be due to earthquake machines or secret submarine operations?
Harper Says No Vote Needed for Afghan Training MissionNovember 18th, 2010
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he doesn’t need the approval of Parliament to deploy nearly 1,000 military trainers to Afghanistan for three years because the mission won’t involve combat.
Haitian Farmers Organize for Food SovereigntyNovember 18th, 2010
Rony Charles, a rice grower, said: “Instead of foreigners sending us food, they should give us the chance to do our own agriculture so it can survive.”
Invisibility Cloak Used by US Soldiers in Iraq?November 18th, 2010
A video circulating on YouTube has been flagged and taken down several times. It shows a supposed soldier moving like a “shimmering shadow” and then appearing completely when it climbed atop a tank.
Space–Time Cloak Could Hide EventsNovember 18th, 2010
Proposed device could edit actions out of history. It would be the perfect hiding place: a hole carved out of space–time.
Demonic Device Converts Information to EnergyNovember 18th, 2010
A nanoscale experiment inspired by a nineteenth-century paradox that seemed to break laws of physics now shows that you can generate energy from information.
The Magic of Lost CitiesNovember 18th, 2010
The notion of lost cities is very appealing to the Western mind. But while fact and fiction each endeavored to give us different kinds of lost city, the esoteric tradition and cryptoarchaeology held their own variety of forbidden kingdoms.
Feeling The Future: Is Precognition Possible?November 18th, 2010
Rational people and serious scientists dismiss the possibility of psi and assume that parapsychology is fake because these have consistently failed the test of replication. Until this one by Daryl Bems.
A New Ancient Crystal Skull Discovered!November 18th, 2010
The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull is no longer unique! Out of Africa emerges another ancient skull, “Compassion”, with a detachable jaw. Already, this skull is re-carving the crystal skull landscape!
Mothman, Plus 44 YearsNovember 18th, 2010
November 27 is another milestone in the 44th year anniversary of events related to Mothman and its impact on a historical understanding of its appearance.
Revival On JupiterNovember 18th, 2010
Think of the turmoil at the sea surface just before a massive submarine emerges from depth. Something like that is happening on Jupiter.
African Pelicans Migrated Wrongly Towards SiberiaNovember 18th, 2010
A small flock of African pink pelicans apparently bamboozled by the warm weather in Siberia flew north from Kazakhstan instead of south as any properly functioning pelican GPS system should have told them.
Is this Proof that Spooky Auras are Real?November 18th, 2010
A study on a new form of emotion-colour synaesthesia which projects itself as coloured auras, suggests that glowing visions of light that emanate from a person’s body, really are true.
The Comet and the CathedralNovember 17th, 2010
Green has been researching the mysteries surrounding the cathedral at Rennes-le-Chateau in France, and has noticed striking similarities between it and the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England. Do both cathedrals hold predictions of a coming cometary catastrophe?
Vatican Says More Exorcists NeededNovember 17th, 2010
The U.S. Catholic Church are training more exorcists because “there are negative energies afoot.” But maybe some are even the very same ETs the Church has recently extended benign welcoming arms towards.
Boomerang UFO Captured on Video North of San FranciscoNovember 17th, 2010
A California witness caught a boomerang-shaped UFO at 500 feet on video in the night sky 10 miles northwest of San Francisco International Airport.
Peru Contacts Unknown Amazon TribeNovember 17th, 2010
Peruvian authorities have presented video footage of a previously uncontacted Amazonian tribe.
The Story of My As-Yet-Unverified Impact CraterNovember 17th, 2010
An amateur scientist attempts to determine if a geological anomaly is a sinkhole or the result of a meteoric impact, as shown by aerial photo and photos of the strange metallic scraps excavated from the pit.
Breaking A Cryptozoological Taboo! True Giants!November 17th, 2010
Do giant primates larger than gorillas, taller than Sasquatch and Yetis, still exist in the remotest corners of the globe?
Opportunity Knocks for Canada on Clean Energy FileNovember 17th, 2010
Some sectors claimed that the recent resignation of federal environment minister Jim Prentice gives the Stephen Harper government an opportunity to “make a fresh start” on climate change.
Fruits of Obama Far East Trip: $300M Clean Energy Investment FundNovember 17th, 2010
President Barack Obama brought some good news for renewable energy advocates during his 10-day trip to the Far East – the creation of a $300 million Clean Energy Investment Fund.
Clean Energy May Backslide in Pa. but Remains Intact in Co.November 17th, 2010
In Colorado, a broad coalition keeps clean energy on track. But Republican gains in Pennsylvania threaten to derail legislation.
Time To Focus On Clean EnergyNovember 17th, 2010
The 3 R’s of clean energy: let’s get Real about the political situation, let’s focus on economic Recovery, and let’s get Rewards for private sector investment firmly established for at least the next decade.
Q&A-Who’s Winning the Clean Tech Race?November 17th, 2010
Analysts say major economies including Japan, the United States and China will be jostling for a slice of the market likely to be worth $2.2 trillion by 2020.
US, China Launch Clean Energy Research InitiativeNovember 17th, 2010
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday the United States and China had launched a joint clean energy initiative — one of the largest research collaborations between two countries in the world.
Exelon to Invest Nearly $5B in Clean Energy ProjectsNovember 17th, 2010
Exelon, a US based electric utility, plans to invest nearly $5bn in clean energy projects starting this year to advance its low-carbon roadmap.
U.S. Solar Industry Fights to Save Controversial Clean Energy GrantsNovember 17th, 2010
End of federal clean energy grant program could mean renewable energy sector will shrink 56% next year, one study warns.
Chinese Company Aims at Clean Energy ProductionNovember 17th, 2010
Datong Coal Mine Group ‒ China’s third-largest state-owned coal producer ‒ has revealed its surprise intention of branching out into clean energy production.
BC Hydro Purchases Clean Power from Zellstoff Celgar Pulp MillNovember 17th, 2010
BC Hydro is now purchasing clean electricity from the Zellstoff Celgar’s Green Energy Project as a result of a series of upgrades that allow the pulp mill to direct more steam to energy production.
Immigration Judges Dismissing Faulty Deportation RequestsNovember 16th, 2010
According to TRAC, judges have rejected removal orders for more than a quarter of a million individuals in the past five years.
BP’s Oil and Gas Pipelines in Alaska Are a Ticking Time BombNovember 16th, 2010
BP employees and contractors in Alaska say the equipment isn’t inspected frequently enough and is being “run to failure,” risking a leak and a major explosion.
Companies May Be Watching Every Move You Make On Social MediaNovember 16th, 2010
Employers and government investigators can hire private eyes to observe your behavior on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other online accounts.
U.S. and NATO to Wage Endless War in AfghanistanNovember 16th, 2010
On November 8, the spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan stated that “no timetable has been set for withdrawal of coalition troops from Afghanistan.”
Who Will Stand Up to the Super Rich?November 16th, 2010
The wealthy Americans we should worry about are the ones who implicitly won the election — those who take far more from America than they give back.
Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report SaysNovember 16th, 2010
A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after WWII.
“Great Recession” Or Plain Robbery?November 16th, 2010
In case it’s not crystal clear, this isn’t the “Great Recession”. It’s really the Great Bank Robbery.
The Dark Side of America’s “Friendship” with South AfricaNovember 16th, 2010
The hidden agenda behind the humanitarian aid programs and interventions carried out by the United States in troubled parts of the world has been insightfully exposed by Dr Paul Craig Roberts.
German Government Plans to Extend Afghanistan Troop MandateNovember 16th, 2010
The German government is on a collision course with the opposition Social Democrats over its decision not to start reducing troop numbers in Afghanistan until 2012.
War Is Not Good For YouNovember 16th, 2010
The book, “War and Public Health,” weighs in on the central premise: “War and militarism have catastrophic effects on human health and well being.”
Burma’s Freed Suu Kyi: ‘It’s Time To Talk’November 16th, 2010
Burma’s freed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to sit down with the military rulers who kept her incarcerated for most the past two decades.
Lou Dobbs: New Show, Same Old Hypocrisy?November 16th, 2010
Starting next year, the former CNN host whose long-running show commanded more than 800,000 viewers, will be taking a job hosting a show at Rupert Murdoch’s relatively unwatched business network.
Worst Corporate Lobbyists in the EU Revealed!November 16th, 2010
As we move towards the next big climate meeting in Cancun at the end of this month, activities are ramping up to influence the global talks.
G20 Should Ensure Recovery Fights PovertyNovember 16th, 2010
World leaders have an historic opportunity to reform the global economy to ensure that the one in six people who live in extreme poverty benefit from economic recovery, Oxfam said.
Arab World Among Most Vulnerable to Climate ChangeNovember 16th, 2010
Dust storms scour Iraq. Freak floods havoc Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Rising sea levels erode Egypt’s coast. Hotter, drier weather worsens water scarcity in the Mid-East, the world’s most water-short region.
“Sorcerer’s” Death Sentence RejectedNovember 16th, 2010
A Lebanese man who was being held in Saudi Arabia under suspicion of being a sorcerer is no longer facing the death penalty, due to intervention by the courts.
Life on Mars Could Stem From EarthNovember 16th, 2010
As Scientists develop a detector to identify and classify DNA and RNA found on Mars, they suspect any Martian life, if it exists, is related to Earth life.
Construction to Start on Spaceship FactoryNovember 16th, 2010
A production facility that would build the world’s first fleet of commercial spaceships is set to begin construction today at the Mojave Air and Space Port.
Geminoid F Makes Her Theatrical Debut On The Japanese StageNovember 16th, 2010
The humanoid robot’s performance is not quite as effective as Sweden’s operatic robot swan.
Report Links Mercedes-Benz to Political Corruption in AngolaNovember 16th, 2010
A new investigation finds the German car industry is involved in influence-peddling in Angola — and it’s not the first time.
Clean Energy Defeats Climate Denial in ColoradoNovember 16th, 2010
While many friends who stood up to the Big Oil companies and championed clean energy policies have lost in the Elections, there are several who won.
America’s Eggshell NukesNovember 15th, 2010
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it clear that America’s 104 licensed atomic power reactors are not accidents waiting to happen. They are accidents in progress.
Tuning in to a Cleaner Energy CultureNovember 15th, 2010
I invite you to tune in and take a look at the future. Technology is making a clean-energy economy ever more possible, but the question is: Do we have the will to make it our own? – Anne Thompson.
CalPERS Launches $500M Clean Energy FundNovember 15th, 2010
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, one of the world’s largest pension funds, has invested $500 million in a new clean energy fund tracking a leading climate change investment index.
Will the U.S. Ante Up on Clean Energy?November 15th, 2010
Is the U.S. missing the boat on clean energy? While our investment has actually declined in recent years, China is going “all-in.”
A Brief (Stylish, Animated) History of Fossil FuelsNovember 15th, 2010
The Post Carbon Institute has a snazzy new video that provides “A Brief History of Fossil Fuels.” It gives a solid overview of our energy history and current predicament in under six minutes.
Sea Shepherd to Bring the Whale Wars to the Faeroe IslandsNovember 15th, 2010
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will be returning to the Danish Protectorate of the Faeroe Islands in the summer of 2011 with a plan to stop the horrific slaughter of thousands of pilot whales.
Veganizing the World, One Incredibly Delicious Meal at a TimeNovember 15th, 2010
When people experience really good vegan food, their hearts and minds are more open to learning about the reasons for being vegan, and the benefits of vegan living.
Vitamin D Levels Tied to Fatal Stroke in WhitesNovember 15th, 2010
Vitamin D deficiency does not appear to confer an increased risk of fatal stroke among blacks — in contrast to findings among white populations, according to an analysis of U.S. population data.
Why Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks Are RiskyNovember 15th, 2010
“Blackout in a can.” That’s what kids call the fruity caffeinated-alcohol drinks that offer a cheap, fast way to get drunk and party all night. The FDA is pressured to finish its yearlong investigation into the drinks’ safety.
Fast Food Wrappers and Popcorn Bags Leach Fire-Fighting ChemicalNovember 15th, 2010
The evils of fast food are seemingly endless. It turns out the packaging also leaches its own worrisome problems directly into the food wrapped inside them.
What Alcohol Actually Does to Your Brain and BodyNovember 15th, 2010
Alcohol, like caffeine, has an enormous reputation but loose understanding in popular culture. Let’s dig into some of things we do and don’t know about alcohol.
Vegan: More than a Diet, More than a LifestyleNovember 15th, 2010
The European Parliament passed last June an Amendment to the consumer food information regulations, giving legal protection to the word ‘vegan’, and making it a legally-enforceable term in the European Union by the year 2014.
The Rise of the Power VegansNovember 15th, 2010
Steve Wynn, Russell Simmons, Bill Clinton and a comparable cast of heavies are now using tempeh to assert their superiority. A look at what gives.
Portia de Rossi’s Vegan Wake Up CallNovember 15th, 2010
Actress Portia de Rossi revealed that she considered meat “a necessary part of life,” until about five years ago when she had an Aha! moment.
Create a Vegan Holiday MealNovember 15th, 2010
Children can take a vegan cooking class and make art at Kids Cook for the Holidays at Essene Market & Cafe.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich to Write a Vegan Diet BookNovember 15th, 2010
Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich and his wife are working on a book called “The Cleveland Diet” about his evolution from eating a traditional meat-and-potatoes diet to eating no animal products.
Vegan Bodybuilder Debunks Protein Deficiency MythNovember 15th, 2010
Robert Cheeke, president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, dispels the common myth that plant-based diets are inherently low in protein.
A Vegan Chef Dishes Up ThanksgivingNovember 15th, 2010
“You don’t need animal products to capture the spirit and savory flavors of Thanksgiving on your table,” says chef Chloe Coscarelli.
Going Vegan for Free Rehab, Lohan’s offerNovember 15th, 2010
Lindsay Lohan has been offered a chance to go vegan and get her rehab paid for by PETA.
A Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life … and Banana French ToastNovember 15th, 2010
Vegan living is about far more than food though the food is still quite important, which is why Melisser Elliott, otherwise known as The Urban Housewife, has released a new book entitled “The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life.”
Patch Goes Vegan: Spicy Indian Eggplant CurryNovember 15th, 2010
If you’re a vegan (or a vegetarian) ethnic food will quickly become your best friend.
US to Expand Military Aid to IsraelNovember 12th, 2010
The United States has planned to expand its military aid to the Israeli regime over the next two years, adding smart bombs to the new supply list.
Why is the U.S. Helping Finance Fossil Fuels Overseas?November 12th, 2010
The United States Export-Import Bank not only failed to finance clean energy initiatives, but worse, it has financed “dirty” fuel economies in other nations.
China Lashes Fed Easing as Risk to Global RecoveryNovember 12th, 2010
China said the U.S. Federal Reserve’s move to ease monetary policy risked undermining the global economic recovery, and that Washington “should not force others to take medicine for its own disease”.
Indonesia’s US-Backed Death Squad Files SurfaceNovember 12th, 2010
Secret documents have leaked from inside Kopassus, Indonesia’s red berets, saying that Indonesia’s US-backed security forces engage in “murder [and] abduction” and targets churches in West Papua.
Camelford Water Contamination: ‘Poisoning Ignored’November 12th, 2010
A scientist has described the Camelford water contamination as a “mass poisoning of 20,000 people that was ignored for 22 years”.
US Navy Testing Missile Launches Off the Coast of CaliforniaNovember 12th, 2010
According to an official US Navy document, the US Navy is indeed conducting live fire testing of missiles off the coast of California. And is now using it to provoke China. As to why, Mike Rivero explains.
Russia To Build More Nuclear Bomb Shelters By End Of 2012November 12th, 2010
Russia certainly seems to be in a hurry to prepare for something. RT is reporting that 5,000 new nuclear bomb shelters will be constructed in the city of Moscow by the end of 2012.
Election Victories: No Increase in Elected WomenNovember 12th, 2010
Republican women gained three governorships, a U.S. Senate seat and eight seats in the House of Representatives in the midterms elections.
Secret Revealed: Spying Costs $80 Billion A YearNovember 12th, 2010
The annual cost of U.S. intelligence is public for the first time: just over $80 billion for 2010.
Laying Down ArmsNovember 12th, 2010
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the Great Powers of the World signed the armistice laying down arms after four years of the bloodiest war in history. That was 1918.
Russia Burns Anti-Patriotic School NotebooksNovember 12th, 2010
Local authorities in Russia’s Volga Region have authorized the destruction of 16,600 school notebooks, whose covers laud the success of Nazi aces in dogfights against Soviet pilots during WWII.
Pope Shooter Alleges Vatican Planned the AssassinationNovember 12th, 2010
The killer who murdered a left-wing journalist in 1979 and then shot and wounded the Polish pope in 1981, alleged that the Vatican planned the murder of the pontiff.
Japan Censors Tourists from Tuna AuctionsNovember 12th, 2010
The Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market said that the Tsukiji fish market will bar all sightseers from its popular tuna auctioning area from December 1 to January 22.
Shimkus: God said We Should Not Fret About Global WarmingNovember 12th, 2010
A Republican seeking to chair the House Energy committee explains why devastating climate is impossible, and will never happen as this was “assured by God.”
Study: Whales Get Burned as Ozone Layer ThinsNovember 12th, 2010
With the ozone layer thinning, whales are getting more sunburned as they come to the water’s surface to breathe or fish.
Stone Age Etchings Found in Amazon Basin as River Levels FallNovember 12th, 2010
Drought in Brazil reveals engravings up to 7,000 years old – evidence of ancient civilization.
G20 Under Fire for Treatment of GoldfishNovember 12th, 2010
Animal rights activists have criticised South Korea for placing goldfish in harm’s way as part of elaborate security measures for the G20 summit.
Mystery Missile Solved, Pentagon saysNovember 12th, 2010
David Martin of CBS News reports that 36 hours after the video of the mystery missile went viral, the Pentagon, with all its satellites, radars and command centers, finally put it to rest. Sort of.
Vast, Mysterious Structure Discovered at the Heart of Our GalaxyNovember 12th, 2010
Two enormous, gamma-ray-emitting structures are bubbling out of the center of our galaxy. And astronomers have no idea what caused them.
Stories of the Vietnam Vets’ Rock ApesNovember 12th, 2010
A Vietnam War veteran, Kregg P. J. Jorgenson, tells of how he had an actual sighting of a short, red-haired, hairy, upright anthropoid, which he says soldiers in Vietnam called a “Rock Ape.”
Living On AirNovember 11th, 2010
There are a great many Fortean feats claimed by Indian people. One man reputed to be able to perform seemingly impossible tasks is Prahlad Jani, a man who claims to live on air alone.
Now is the Time for a UFO SightingNovember 11th, 2010
The interesting thing about this is that the speed of the small object that could be argued to be a cloud is moving at a much greater speed than all the other clouds–far too fast, in fact.
Skyscraper Powers Self and Nearby Structures with Green EnergyNovember 11th, 2010
Dayco Holding Corporation will soon develop a one-of-its-kind structure in Miami which will generate renewable energy for itself and other nearby structures.
Algal Fuels: Just Around the Corner or 10 Years Away?November 11th, 2010
A new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more longterm research, development and demonstration.
Gold Nanoparticles Could Make Trees GlowNovember 11th, 2010
Searching for a way to create high-efficiency lighting that is similar to LED technology, but without the use of toxic chemicals such as phosphor powder, Taiwanese scientists discovered something amazing.
E.ON, ScottishPower to Collaborate on Wave Power MachinesNovember 11th, 2010
Energy companies ScottishPower Renewables and E.ON announced that they have joined forces to trial two Pelamis wave power machines off Orkney.
Studies on Lignin Substitute for Diesel FuelsNovember 11th, 2010
Lignin as a substitute for diesel fuel is derivative waste from agricultural and forestry production, which does not need any dedicated cultivation and is regenerated at a rate of 50 billion tons per year on the Earth.
Vermont Votes No NukesNovember 11th, 2010
Vermont’s new governor vowed to shut the state’s decrepit, leaking nuclear plant. The town closest to that reactor has voted to take it by eminent domain if necessary, a step unprecedented in world history.
Clean Energy Defeats Texas OilNovember 11th, 2010
In the one race where the words “global warming” were literally on the ballot, voters overwhelmingly voted for clean energy and the new energy economy.
S.Korea Shatters World Record With Gigantic Off-Shore Wind FarmNovember 11th, 2010
South Korea just announced the investment of $8.2 billion to build a gigantic 2,500 MW offshore wind farm, according to Wind Daily.
Solar Power Roads: Harvesting Energy from Fields of AsphaltNovember 11th, 2010
Thousands of miles of highways stretched across the U.S. and every day they soak up heat from the sun, making them good potential energy catchers. The problem is how?
Five Clean Energy Technologies Currently in the WorksNovember 11th, 2010
Here is a look at five new clean energy technologies that have recently been developed, or are currently being developed today.
Wind-Powered Electric Car Aiming for Land Speed RecordNovember 11th, 2010
UK clean energy company Ecotricity has been working for years on developing an electric car that gets all of its power from wind energy and with a speed record to boast.
Female Food Pioneers Celebrate ‘Land Army’ RootsNovember 11th, 2010
The Woman’s Land Army is a group of almost-forgotten U.S. women who helped feed the country during World War I. Today their self-sufficient example is helping to nourish the locally-grown food movement.
Become a Vegan: The Only Way to Save the WorldNovember 11th, 2010
If meat-eaters don’t greatly curb their addictions—or better yet, quit them, pronto—then by 2050, life is going to be very grim for humans, many of whom will be suffering and dying from starvation.
Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Vegans and VegetariansNovember 11th, 2010
Vitamin B12 is possibly the most argued upon topic between vegans and carnivores.
‘Howard Stern’ Co-Host Credits Vegan Diet For Rejuvenating Her LifeNovember 11th, 2010
In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, Robin reveals that switching to a vegan diet completely changed her life and helped her lose 80 pounds.
OCU Debuts Raw Vegan BarNovember 11th, 2010
Oklahoma City University has a new raw vegan bar that’s getting thumbs up from students.
Vegan Chocolate a Sweet SurpriseNovember 11th, 2010
IF the word ‘vegan’ makes you think of raw broccoli and bland tofu-shakes, then you might not believe your taste buds when you bite into one of Hipo Hyfryd’s luxury vegan chocolate truffles.
Vegan Thoughts: Mock Chicken Soup Gets Zing from GingerNovember 11th, 2010
Andrea Jay woke up last week with a terrible head cold. She thought she could either suffer or visit the doctor. Instead, she made vegan chicken soup.
10 Best Diet Tips for VegansNovember 11th, 2010
A well-balanced and varied vegan diet can be healthy, but it needs careful consideration. Since the vegan diet is quite restrictive, it is imperative to ensure that all vital nutrients are provided.
Time to Envision a New Reality?November 10th, 2010
For 11 days, starting on 11/11/10, many people around the world will envision a future of solutions instead of problems. Given that thought has real power on a quantum level and our reality is determined by our thoughts and actions focusing on what we want instead of what we don’t want can only help.
Investigate Google-Obama TiesNovember 10th, 2010
A watchdog organization is trying to get Congress to investigate Google’s close ties to the US intelligence organizations and the Whitehouse.
Keiser Report №92: Fake Markets! Fake Finance!November 10th, 2010
This time, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of fake judges using fake deputies to collect fake debts in fake courts and of Irish austerity under imposed under fake pretenses.
No Charges Over Destruction of CIA Interrogation TapesNovember 10th, 2010
The US justice department announced today that there is to be no prosecution of CIA officers who destroyed videotapes of the interrogation of two alleged terrorists, both subjected to waterboarding.
Time To End War Against the EarthNovember 10th, 2010
The bigger war, which is the war against the planet, has its roots in an economy that fails to respect ecological and ethical limits — to inequality, to injustice, limits to greed and economic concentration.
War Over Monsanto Gets UglyNovember 10th, 2010
Taking on powerful financial interests of massive global corporations can be a difficult and even dangerous task: a war of information between those in search of profit and those in search of truth.
US Cyber Command Becomes ‘Fully Operational’November 10th, 2010
The US military’s new Cyber Command has formally “achieved full operational capability”, according to the Dept. of Defense. Not content on bullying the real world, they now want to do it in the cyber world.
Look Out, Your Medicine is Watching YouNovember 10th, 2010
Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval within 18 months for a pioneering tablet containing an embedded microchip, bringing the concept of “smart-pill” technology a step closer.
Georgia and Russia Collide Over ‘Spy Ring’November 10th, 2010
Georgia and Russia were today heading towards a new crisis after Tbilisi announced it had dismantled a Moscow-run spy ring, arresting four Russians and nine Georgians.
Colorado Democrats Call for New 9/11 InvestigationNovember 10th, 2010
It’s true! The Democratic Platform for the state of Colorado is the first major party in the US to adopt a resolution for a new investigation into the official story of the events surrounding 9/11.
Two Active Ministers Say They No Longer Believe in GodNovember 10th, 2010
The two, who asked that their real identities be protected, are pastors who have lost their faith. These two men, who have built their careers and lives around faith, say they now feel trapped, living a lie.
Radioactive Rabbit Waste Found At Ex-Nuclear FacilityNovember 10th, 2010
Rabbit droppings found in southeast Washington contain a radioactive material.
Extinct Bears Found UnderwaterNovember 10th, 2010
Underwater archaeologists have discovered the skulls of four short-faced bear that went extinct 11,300 years ago – 42 metres down in a submerged cave on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico.
The International Space Weather InitiativeNovember 10th, 2010
More than a hundred researchers and government officials are converging on Helwan, Egypt, to discuss a matter of global importance: storms from the sun.
Architects Vie to Design the City of the Future–On the MoonNovember 10th, 2010
A new competition, Moon Capital, turned the question of what the “new” habitat will look like over to the imagination of architects, engineers and artists.
Ancient Egyptians Kept Close Tabs on the Big DipperNovember 10th, 2010
New research on a 2,400 year old star table shows that the Ancient Egyptians kept close tabs on the Big Dipper, monitoring changes in the constellation’s orientation throughout the course of an entire year.
Fish Oil Studies Show a Mixed Bag of EffectsNovember 10th, 2010
In recent studies fish oil supplements seemed to lower breast cancer risk in women, raise colon cancer risk in mice and have no effect on Alzheimer’s.
China Puts Olympic Stadium Co-Designer Under House ArrestNovember 10th, 2010
Ai Weiwei, one of China’s best-known artists who has become an increasingly vocal critic of the Chinese government, was about to leave for his Shanghai studio, when he was placed under house arrest.
Sensor Detects Emotions Through the SkinNovember 10th, 2010
A new device developed by Affectiva, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, detects and records physiological signs of stress and excitement by measuring slight electrical changes in the skin.
Bacteria Can Lead to Evolution of New SpeciesNovember 10th, 2010
A report suggests that bacteria can indirectly change the species of its host fly, which in turn could lead to the evolution of new fly species.
Parasite Caused Frogs With Too Many Legs, Scientist SaysNovember 10th, 2010
Frogs in a Los Lunas pond are surfacing with either too many legs or too few, and one university researcher said he’s pinpointed the cause.
UFOs of the Spanish Civil WarNovember 10th, 2010
Ten years before the so-called “modern age” of UFOs would kick off in 1947, strange flying objects and their crews were already plowing across our skies, even as Spain was embroiled in a civil war.
Of UFOs and Lockheed Martin, Boeing Shares RiseNovember 10th, 2010
What a surprise! One week after the UFO sightings in New York and Texas, shares of both Lockheed Martin and Boeing went up. Not down. Up. See for yourself.
New Focus On Underground Himalayan UFO Border BaseNovember 10th, 2010
China and India both know about underground UFO base in the Himalayan border area deep into the tectonic plates.
Peru: Spirited Away by the Faerie Folk?November 10th, 2010
Dr. Raul Rios Centeno is a UFO investigator based in Lima, Peru. His investigative efforts take him to the remote areas of his Andean homeland, where the locals told him of a girl taken by Faeries.
Mystery Missile Launch Seen off Calif. CoastNovember 9th, 2010
A mysterious missile launch off the southern California coast was caught on camera Monday night, and officials are staying tight-lipped over the nature of the projectile.
Mass Murders Meet in JakartaNovember 9th, 2010
War criminal Obama met with Indonesia’s mass murderer President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Organic Food: Cutting Through The ConfusionNovember 9th, 2010
The majority of Americans think foods with the word “natural” on them are better and safer than “organic.” And yet there are no governmental safety standards for using the word “natural.” Natural means anything the manufacturer wants it to mean and therefore is meaningless when applied to food.
Compound in Daffodils that Targets Brain Cancer DiscoveredNovember 9th, 2010
New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that narciclagsine, a natural compound found in daffodil bulbs, markedly reduces cancer cell proliferation and migration.
Yoga Decreases Stress in Childhood Cancer Patients and ParentsNovember 9th, 2010
Yoga may help childhood cancer patients and their parents cope with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study.
Study Shows Monsanto Roundup Herbicide Link to Birth DefectsNovember 9th, 2010
A major new scientific study has confirmed growing conviction that the world’s most widely used chemical herbicide, Monsanto Corporation’s Roundup is toxic and a danger to human as well as animal organisms.
Turmeric Boosts Effects of Chemo in Fighting TumorsNovember 9th, 2010
The main component in the spice turmeric, known as curry powder, can add to the power of chemotherapy in suppressing head and neck tumors, a new study suggests.
The GMO Elephant in the RoomNovember 9th, 2010
Many scientists, farmers, pure food activists and a few brave politicians want you to know that it’s not too late to turn it around and recapture our agricultural heritage before the food ship sinks.
How Toxins are Making Us Fat and DiabeticNovember 9th, 2010
Each year the toxic burden in our air, food and water – and thus our bodies – grows higher than ever before. Companies manufacture 6.5 trillion pounds of 9,000 different chemicals each year.
Plenty of Foods Harbor BPA, Study FindsNovember 9th, 2010
Some communities have banned the sale of plastic baby bottles manufactured using hormone-mimicking chemical BPA. But how’s a family to avoid exposure to this when it taints the food supply?
Why Medication Can Be Dangerous to Your HealthNovember 9th, 2010
Did you know that the majority of FDA approved drugs have serious potential side effects that were not detected before marketing approval?
Is The FDA Doing Its Job?November 9th, 2010
A new report is renewing questions about the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of medical devices.
Who Owns Congress?November 9th, 2010
WHAT IF members of Congress were seated not by party but according to their major business sponsors? Corporate donations include money given by companies’ employees and political action committees.
What Canada’s Spy Agency Doesn’t Want You To ReadNovember 9th, 2010
As hundreds of Tamil migrants remain detained in British Columbia under the spurious allegation that they pose a risk to national security, Mary Jo Leddy’s Our Friendly Local Terrorist is an eloquent reminder that such hysteria predates Stephen Harper’s hard core agenda.
New Ways Bankers Are Spying on YouNovember 9th, 2010
With lenders still skittish about making new loans, credit bureaus and others are hawking services that help banks probe deeply into your financial closet.
Modern-Day US Secessionists: An Interactive MapNovember 9th, 2010
Not all Americans yearn for a more perfect union. From Ganjastan to Independent Long Island, separatists want to quit the United States and go it alone.
Beware the National Security StateNovember 9th, 2010
For those considering issue triage in the fight to rid the country of the current government, one area that is critical to the outcome is exposing the Harper government’s construction of the national security state.
The GOP’s Coming Climate Witch HuntNovember 9th, 2010
Scientists are bracing for a new wave of attacks and investigations by the incoming House majority.
Bill Gates Funds Approval of GM Mosquitoes to Combat DengueNovember 9th, 2010
The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announced plans to combat Dengue fever and other mosquito-borne illnesses with genetically modified mosquitoes designed to make them sterile or simply kill them off.
US Embassy Accused of Spying in NorwayNovember 9th, 2010
Norway has demanded an explanation from the United States after a television documentary said its embassy had conducted illegal surveillance of hundreds of Norwegian residents over the past decade.
Scientists Convert Skin To BloodNovember 9th, 2010
Researchers at Canada’s McMaster University report that they’ve figured out how to make blood out of human skin.
Space Telescope Spots ‘Invisible’ GalaxiesNovember 9th, 2010
Five distant galaxies so choked with dust that they are completely invisible at optical wavelengths have been spotted at submillimetre wavelengths by the European Space Agency’s Herschel telescope.
Why Monsanto is Paying Farmers to Spray its Rivals’ HerbicidesNovember 8th, 2010
A Tuesday item from the Des Moines Register’s Philip Brasher, reported that Monsanto has been forced into the unenviable position of having to pay farmers to spray the herbicides of rival companies.
Generation Organic — Not Your Granddaddy’s FarmerNovember 8th, 2010
Who knew organic farming was so cool? These young agricultural leaders are out to show their generation why it’s good to go organic.
World’s Oil Thirst Leads to RisksNovember 8th, 2010
The world’s thirst for crude is leading oil exploration companies into ever deeper waters and ventures fraught with environmental and political peril.
Coral Killer Brown Substance Found 7 Miles from BP Oil Spill SiteNovember 8th, 2010
A brown substance is killing coral organisms in colonies located 4,600 feet deep about seven miles southwest of the failed BP Macondo oil well, according to scientists.
Oil and Gas Bribery Case Settled for $236 MillionNovember 8th, 2010
Six oil and gas service companies and a prominent freight-forwarding company agreed to pay about $236 million in criminal and civil penalties in one of the largest corporate bribery cases ever to focus on a single industry.
Energy: One Happy Medium Between Obama and Republicans?November 8th, 2010
One early test of whether President Obama and a newly emboldened GOP will lock horns over the next two years – or decide to get along – may come on energy issues.
CT Scans Slightly Reduce Lung-Cancer DeathsNovember 8th, 2010
Screening heavy smokers with a special type of CT scan modestly reduces lung-cancer deaths, the National Cancer Institute announced Thursday.
Chemicals in Beauty Products Linked to DNA Damage in HumansNovember 8th, 2010
A preservative added to cosmetics, moisturizers, gels and – even some foods – is associated with DNA damage in human sperm cells.
Snake Gives ‘Virgin Birth’ to Extraordinary BabiesNovember 8th, 2010
A female boa constrictor snake has given birth to two litters of extraordinary offspring.
Scientists Reveal Material for ‘Invisibility Cloak’November 8th, 2010
A new material that could be used to create a real-life Harry Potter-style “invisibility cloak” has been designed by Scottish scientists.
Gustav Klimt’s Mysterious EmbryosNovember 8th, 2010
A science historian sifted through archives and concluded that Klimt had soaked up embryology at soirees held by a leading anatomist. At certain times in history, science was a part of the artistic vocabulary.
3D Holograms Enter the Fourth DimensionNovember 8th, 2010
Holography has just gained a fourth dimension, bringing the prospect of Star Wars-style holographic telepresence into the real world.
Vatican Warns of ‘Wayward’ Opus Angelorum SectNovember 8th, 2010
The Vatican has warned Catholic bishops around the world to monitor carefully a secretive traditionalist sect which prays to angels to combat demons.
Electric Current to the Brain ‘Boosts Maths Ability’November 8th, 2010
Applying a tiny electrical current to the brain could make you better at learning maths, according to Oxford University scientists.
Project Blue Beam Exposed!November 8th, 2010
Anyone who spends anytime looking into the UFO phenomena has probably seen the words “Project Blue Beam” – often misspelled – show up when any aerial anomalies are being discussed online.
Scientists Look to Recreate Big BangNovember 8th, 2010
Scientists have always wondered what it was like at the moment of and immediately after the creation of the universe, generally known as the Big Bang. Soon, they may find out.
‘More Ghosts’ After EarthquakeNovember 8th, 2010
The “sheer strength and power” of the September 4 earthquake has more than doubled the number of reported supernatural events in Canterbury, a paranormal investigator says.
Proposition 23 Defeat is a Winner for U.S. MilitaryNovember 6th, 2010
Clean tech companies are rejoicing over the defeat of Proposition 23. But there is one key player in the sustainability field that we won’t hear from, at least not officially, and that’s the U.S. military.
The Future of Green Architecture: A Live-In Power PlantNovember 6th, 2010
This concept skyscraper could generate enough energy to power 4,000 homes.
World’s Smallest Solar-Powered Movie TheaterNovember 6th, 2010
A solar powered trailer-turned-theater seats eight adults and shows 20-minute films.
New Material Could Turn Windows into Solar Power GeneratorsNovember 6th, 2010
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy have developed a material that could turn an ordinary-looking window into a solar panel.
Shell Oil Pays $6 Million for Clean Air ViolationsNovember 6th, 2010
Shell Oil was sued two years ago for releasing millions of pounds of chemicals into the air from its Deer Park refinery in Texas. And $2 million of the legal settlement is now helping two Texas schools go solar. Beautiful irony.
Nissan Says Hello to Electric Cars and Bye Bye to Carbon EmissionsNovember 6th, 2010
Electric cars release zero carbon emissions and are more efficient than hybrids.
GOP Climate Deniers Vie to Run House Energy CommitteeNovember 6th, 2010
The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vying to take over the influential post.
What Does ‘Natural’ Food Mean? It May Become Clearer in 2011November 6th, 2010
What does “natural” mean when it comes to marketing food? It’s vague, and the FDA doesn’t define the term.
Recipes From the Cabbage PatchNovember 6th, 2010
For home cooks on a budget, cabbage remains one of the best culinary bargains around, writes Martha Rose Shulman in this week’s Recipes for Health.
Dr. Weil’s Simple Roasted Root VegetablesNovember 6th, 2010
Sometime the best foods at Thanksgiving are the simplest, cooked in their natural state with minimal spices to let the original flavor shine through.
A Diet for your Soul: ‘The Social Cause Diet’November 6th, 2010
“The Social Cause Diet” is a book of 45 inspirational tales from real-life volunteers. It’s a diet book for your soul.
Faulty Energy Factories in the Brain Causes Parkinson’s?November 6th, 2010
Parkinson’s disease may stem from an energy crisis in the brain, years before symptoms appear. If the research pans out, it points to a possible new approach for Parkinson’s.
Learning to Love Veggies: Readers Weigh InNovember 6th, 2010
A recent column asking for suggestions on how to entice Americans to eat more vegetables drew nearly 600 e-mailed responses and a long, long menu of food for thought.
The 20 Healthiest Foods for Under $1November 6th, 2010
You don’t have to drop $100 each week at Whole Foods to get your dose of vitamins. Take a look a these delicious and nutritious foods and suggested dishes that taste good and are affordable.
University Professor: Americans Overconsume, Overdo EverythingNovember 6th, 2010
A Southern Connecticut State University assistant professor says Americans don’t know when to stop. They eat too much, shop too much, hoard too much, work too much.
Parents Can Now Donate Cord Blood After BirthNovember 6th, 2010
For the first time, South Florida parents can follow up the joy of childbirth by donating the life-saving blood from their baby’s umbilical cord.
From Farm to Fridge to Garbage CanNovember 6th, 2010
By most estimates, a quarter to half of all food produced in the US goes uneaten — left in fields, spoiled in transport, thrown out at the grocery store, scraped into the garbage or forgotten until it spoils.
African Children Overcome Suffering Through the Healing ArtsNovember 6th, 2010
Sandy Diver started Invest in Children Africa, a charity that works with the arts to help war-affected children, giving them the freedom to express what they can’t say in words.
Higher Levels of Lead Seen in City Tap WaterNovember 6th, 2010
New York City health and environmental officials advised residents to run their tap water for at least 30 seconds before drinking or cooking with it, as the number of homes with elevated levels of lead rose.
Michigan Bans Alcohol-Infused Energy DrinksNovember 6th, 2010
Michigan announced that it is banning alcoholic caffeinated drinks like Four Loko, produced by Chicago-based Phusion Projects and has been singled out for criticism by health experts.
Arsenic in Drinking Water Tied to Stroke RiskNovember 6th, 2010
People who live in areas with moderately elevated levels of arsenic in the drinking-water supply may have a somewhat increased risk of stroke, a study of Michigan residents suggests.
Burnham Doctors’ Discovery Could Lead to Skin Cancer TreatmentNovember 6th, 2010
A scientist at Sanford Burnham has discovered a piece of genetic material called a microRNA that could help doctors detect and someday treat melanoma, the deadly skin cancer.
Serving Up Healthful School LunchesNovember 6th, 2010
Today’s Patient Money focuses on school lunch money, how it’s spent and what you get for it.
Killed by Anorexia Just One Year After She Went on a DietNovember 6th, 2010
A SCHOOLGIRL who died from anorexia after starting a post-Christmas diet had received inconsistent care from too many doctors, an inquest heard yesterday.
The Cell Phone TrapNovember 5th, 2010
Use a cell phone – commit slow suicide. Cell phones are the solution to human overpopulation.
Wikedpedia Shills for Zionist HatemongersNovember 5th, 2010
Wikipedia has long been pro-zionist, pedophile and satanist. Because of its bias and hidden agendas it should not be considered a credible source of information about anything.
NASA Spacecraft Comes Within 435 Miles of CometNovember 5th, 2010
Speeding at 8 miles per second, the Deep Impact probe came to within 435 miles of Hartley 2. Its two ends appeared packed with boulders from which brilliant fountains spewed.
“Gasland”November 5th, 2010
Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America’s water supply? Filmmaker Josh Fox talks about his Sundance award-winning documentary on the surprising consequences of natural gas drilling.
New Super-Broccoli May Cut Cancer RiskNovember 5th, 2010
A NEW super-strength broccoli which could help slash the risk of cancer and heart disease has been bred by British scientists. Good thing is, it has nothing to do with GM, because it is bred normally.
A Cure for the Common Cold May Finally Be AchievedNovember 5th, 2010
Scientists have been able to show for the first time that the body’s immune defenses can destroy the common cold virus after it has actually invaded the inner sanctum of a human cell.
Genes Marked by Stress Make Grandchildren Mentally IllNovember 5th, 2010
A little thing called methylation means that parental neglect, or eating a poor diet, could lead to depression or schizophrenia two generations later.
Peripherals Logitech Unveils Wireless Solar Keyboard K750November 5th, 2010
Logitech’s low-power mice can go months on a charge. Now, the company’s taken the next logical step, and made a solar keyboard.
Solar Energy Gets a BoostNovember 5th, 2010
A report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance indicated the US solar market over the next ten years could grow by 100 billion dollars.
The Perfect No-Prosecution CrimeNovember 4th, 2010
In the aftermath of the Savings and Loan scandal in the 80’s there were more than a thousand felony convictions of financial elites. None of those responsible for the current looting of trillions have been prosecuted. Do the crooks now completely control American government?
National Security Alert: F-35 Stealth Fighter Spy Cover-UpNovember 4th, 2010
Key components of the F-35 are now “out there,” available to any potential rival. At best, it could be considered a $300 billion dollar bank robbery, by American standards, nothing new in today’s financial world.
Is Rupert Murdoch Ignorant or an Agent of Zionist Deception?November 4th, 2010
Alan Hart debunks News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch’s gross misrepresentation of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the purported “danger” facing Israel and the Jews today.
$260 Billion Gold Mines Going Out Easy, Behind Closed DoorsNovember 4th, 2010
Quietly, and below the media radar, some 20 top corporate bosses and lobbyists of the world’s largest gold mining groups met with Pakistan’s top officials, pressing them to hand over one of the world’s biggest gold and copper treasures — for peanuts.
Sarkozy Accused of Using Security Service to Spy on JournalistsNovember 4th, 2010
President Nicolas Sarkozy personally supervises a team of security agents which spies on troublesome French journalists, it was claimed.
Israel Hints It Cleared Killing of Gaza Islamist With USNovember 4th, 2010
The Israeli military spokeswoman’s response to questions regarding US involvement has raised speculation that the US indeed “cleared” the assassination of Mohammed Nimnim before it happened.
Modern Art was CIA ‘Weapon’November 4th, 2010
For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War.
Yves Klein: Artist or Geoengineer Ahead of His Time?November 4th, 2010
A US retrospective of Yves Klein’s work shows how the painter imagined that “air architecture” could dematerialise the world’s physical infrastructure.
Shuttle Discovery To Bring Back Plague Rodents from SpaceNovember 4th, 2010
Worryingly, plans have been announced to expose a horde of rodents to bizarre, poorly understood space plagues and bring them back to Earth for experiments.
DARPA Orders Miracle Motor for its Flying CarNovember 4th, 2010
DARPA is at it again. Bringing us projects that are interesting but impractical for most users. Makes us wonder though whether this is just a smokescreen for something they are hiding.
Bid To Set Up UFO Investigation Team FailsNovember 4th, 2010
Residents of the US city of Denver have jettisoned a proposal to officially track aliens and log credible reports of extra-terrestrial activity in the region.
MRI Brain Imaging Pinpoints DeceptionNovember 4th, 2010
Our ability to project a picture of ourselves in other people’s minds may be down to a distinct form of brain activity, according to a report.
Implanted Chip ‘Allows Blind People to Detect Objects’November 4th, 2010
A man with an inherited form of blindness has been able to identify letters and a clock face using a pioneering implant, researchers say.
Enormous Paleozoic Flesh-eaters Created in LabNovember 4th, 2010
US scientists say they have successfully carried out a Jurassic Park-style project in which enormous flesh-eating creatures from the remote prehistoric past have been successfully bred in the laboratory.
N.C. Man Lures Bigfoot with CandyNovember 4th, 2010
A man that once worked as a fraud investigator claims he has captured an image of North American folklore.
Museums Cover Up Mummies to Placate PagansNovember 4th, 2010
Even if you’ve been dead nearly 2,000 years, if you show too much skin, somebody is going to get offended.
Haven for Life Found in Mars’ Syrtis Major RegionNovember 4th, 2010
Scientists say they have found evidence of “warm, wet spots” on Mars which would have been refuges for life as the red planet changed from a hospitable world to a freezing desert billions of years ago.
False Flags That Go Bump In The NightNovember 2nd, 2010
Why now? Why a fabricated ‘terror attack’ just days before the US election? Was it intended to scare the Americans and draw sympathetic votes?
Is an Existential Crisis Behind a Spate of Nuclear Blunders?November 2nd, 2010
America’s recent spate of nuclear mishaps may have roots in a broader geopolitical identity crisis. Some observers say the odds of a serious nuclear accident only increase as the crisis goes unresolved.
Scientists Find ‘Liberal Gene’November 2nd, 2010
Researchers have determined that genetics could matter when it comes to some adults’ political leanings.
What Zombies Can Teach Us About Brain ScienceNovember 2nd, 2010
This excursion into zombie neurobiology doesn’t diminish the seriousness of real neuropsychiatric cases. But provides good foundation for discussions on the brain’s interaction with the body.
Stars’ Bluesy Sounds Reveal Age, DistanceNovember 2nd, 2010
Stars emit ringing sounds that can resemble string instruments — and astronomers are listening in.
The Ten Biggest American Cities That Are Running Out Of WaterNovember 2nd, 2010
Some parts of the United States have begun to run low on water. The water problem is worse than most people realize, particularly in several large cities.
5 Myths About OpenOffice.org / LibreOfficeNovember 2nd, 2010
If you are still using MS Office, stop now and use the superior, easy to use and totally free office suite – Open Office/Libre Office.
CIA Behind Staged Plane Bomb Plot?November 2nd, 2010
A known CIA operative is the prime suspect in the supposed plane bomb plot.
Finally, an Efficient Engine?November 1st, 2010
For the last 100 years, automobiles have been stuck with an incredibly ineffecient engine design. Now someone is going to try and introduce 50 year old technology to greatly boost engine efficiency.
US Tortures Iranian WomanNovember 1st, 2010
An innocent Iranian woman held in the US for about three years says she is kept under horrible conditions and is subject to both physical and mental torture.
Hate-Preacher Rabbi Provokes AttacksNovember 1st, 2010
As a good jew, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu hates all non-jews and doesn’t mind letting everyone know it.
More Agent Orange Cash for VeteransNovember 1st, 2010
Now that most of the victims are dead, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs has released more disability payments to American soldiers who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange which was deliberately contaminated with dioxin.