Archive for April, 2012 : U.S. Consumer Confidence Surges as Economy Improves -NielsenApril 30th, 2012
U.S. consumer confidence surged in the first quarter to its highest in more than four years as the economy improved, contrasting with still very low morale among debt-laden euro zone countries, a survey showed on Monday.
Japan Panel Head Eyes Incentive Seen Boosting Solar PowerApril 30th, 2012
The head of a Japanese panel suggested on Wednesday that utilities pay 52 cents per kilowatt-hour (kwh) for solar power supplies in a renewable energy incentive scheme, a rate that could encourage business investors to enter the budding market.
Mother Wins Top Environmental Award for Beating MonsantoApril 30th, 2012
After experiencing the traumatizing death of her daughter to kidney failure just three days after her daughter was born, Sofia Gatica from Argentina became determined to find out what killed her daughter.
Wind Turbines That Learn Like HumansApril 30th, 2012
Depending on the weather, wind turbines can face whispering breezes or gale-force gusts. Such variable conditions make extracting the maximum power from the turbines a tricky control problem, but a collaboration of Chinese researchers may have found a novel solution in human-inspired learning models.
White Killer Whale Spotted—Only One in the World?April 27th, 2012
“Handsome” whale may be the only known all-white adult orca.
Mad Cow Disease Detected In U.S. Dairy Cow; South Korea Halts All US Beef SalesApril 26th, 2012
It used to be that cows in the USA were fed the ground up parts of other cows, including spinal cord and brain material.
How Women May Benefit From Bioidentical Testosterone TherapyApril 26th, 2012
More and more evidence over the last decade has suggested testosterone is a very important hormone in women, especially in terms of staying fit, lean and sexually active.
Independent Research Identifies Cancer-Causing Chemicals In Food Packaging, Fabric CoatingsApril 26th, 2012
An independent scientific panel has determined that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C-8, a commercial substance produced by chemical giant DuPont, causes kidney and testicular cancer in humans.
2012 Senate Farm Bill Perpetuates Corporate Monoculture With Entitlement Programs And Insurance SubsidiesApril 26th, 2012
Every five years the Farm Bill is reviewed by Congress to decide how government funding should be allocated to different aspects of agriculture.
Cops Take DNA Samples From Calif. Middle School Students Without Parental ConsentApril 26th, 2012
The Sacramento Bee and other sources are reporting that officers from the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) showed up at the school in early April and began removing students from class in order to question them and take DNA samples — and they did so without parental consent.
Medical Science And Herbalists Agree: Hawthorn Berries Are A “Great Heart Food”April 26th, 2012
Both modern scientific and traditional literature indicate that hawthorn berries are safe and effective in the treatment of blood pressure and circulatory issues, cardiac arrhythmia, and even chronic heart failure.
Fiberglass Fibers Cause Lung Diseases And CancerApril 26th, 2012
The fiberglass industry is circling their wagons, and you can’t rely on government agencies.
7 Medicinal Herbs And Spices That Help Lower Blood PressureApril 26th, 2012
Observing a healthy balanced diet and enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle can help avoid the risk of high blood pressure as well as reduce one that is already elevated.
Is Imprisonment By Robot Jailers Coming Soon?April 26th, 2012
With jails fuller than ever and government budgets being slashed, is the future of prisoner management the robo-correctional officer.
Inside The Expanding Panopticon: Covert Legal Interpretation and Mass SurveillanceApril 26th, 2012
Telecommunications companies even charge police forces surveillance fees for making use of the extant tracking technology, installed in all modern cellphones, which is based on antenna location and not necessarily GPS.
We Can Survive Killer Asteroids — But It Won’t Be EasyApril 26th, 2012
The chances that your tombstone will read “Killed by Asteroid” are about the same as they’d be for “Killed in Airplane Crash”.
Author Of Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law Says Infants Can Get IDs To Prove They Are ‘Legal’April 26th, 2012
All the children can be checked and should be checked under the law and its regulations.
Ex-CIA Officer Who Destroyed Waterboarding Videos: Torturers “Disgusted” At Being Labeled “Torturers”April 26th, 2012
Former CIA officer, Jose Rodriguez on waterboarding tape destruction: ‘Just getting rid of some ugly visuals’.
With All This Natural Gas, Who Needs Oil?April 26th, 2012
It’s home-grown, plentiful, and touted as the best way to wean the US off Mideast oil. But there are limits to how far the US can tilt toward a natural gas economy.
Anderson Cooper Discusses Government UFO Conspiracy With MUFONApril 26th, 2012
John Ventre, director of the Mutual UFO Network, also called MUFON, appeared on “Anderson” to discuss the high number of documented UFO sightings in North America, and said the government is definitely involved.
Mysterious Explosion And Daylight Fireball In Nevada, California SkiesApril 25th, 2012
A loud explosion and a streak of light occurred over roughly a 600-mile line across Nevada and California. It was probably a meteor, say astronomers.
Susan Sarandon: The Government Tapped My PhoneApril 25th, 2012
The filmmaker also suggested that the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal could spread from Britain to the United States.
Ancient Virus DNA Thrives In UsApril 25th, 2012
Much of the dark matter in our genome plays by its own rules.
Defense Clandestine Service: Yet Another U.S. Spy AgencyApril 25th, 2012
The Pentagon is planning to ramp up its spying operations against high-priority targets such as Iran under an intelligence reorganization aimed at expanding on the military’s espionage efforts beyond war zones.
Human Flesh Search EnginesApril 25th, 2012
Like many other technologies, high-powered facial recognition has trickled down to the average person’s fingertips in recent years.
In Weak Job Market, One In Two College Graduates Are Jobless Or UnderemployedApril 25th, 2012
A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.
How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face DeathApril 25th, 2012
Administering psilocybin to terminally ill subjects could be done safely while reducing the subjects’ anxiety and depression about their impending deaths.
The Danger Of Facebook/Twitter PoliticsApril 25th, 2012
When politicians are hashing out ideas, those ideas can range somewhere between politically untenable and electorally suicidal.
If You Have a Smart Phone, Anyone Can Now Track Your Every MoveApril 23rd, 2012
Navizon I.T.S. makes it easy to pinpoint Wi-Fi devices anywhere its listening nodes are installed.
How to Have a Healthy CatApril 23rd, 2012
Domestic cats are suffering with more and more health problems at earlier ages. Clearly something is profoundly wrong with the current model of feline health care. Here the main cause of this decline in health is explored, along with the action you can take to have an enormous and positive impact on your cat’s quality of life.
The Four Best Functional Beverages for Health & PerformanceApril 23rd, 2012
The ideal functional beverage contains absolutely no chemicals, additives and preservatives. It is found within real foods and is nature’s answer to thirst. These drinks should be low in sugar or naturally fermented to provide mega-doses of high quality nutrients.
SOPA Mutates Into Much Worse CISPA, The Latest Threat to Internet Free SpeechApril 23rd, 2012
Just because SOPA and PIPA, the infamous internet “kill switch” bills, are largely dead does not mean the threat to internet free speech has become any less serious.
The Deadly Poison Lurking In Your Car’s Air BagsApril 23rd, 2012
Sodium azide (NaN3) is a highly volatile and highly poisonous compound which is used to inflate airbags when a collision causes the sodium azide to violently explode and inflate the airbags.
Pepsi’s ‘Next’ Generation – Less Sugar, More Toxins!April 23rd, 2012
Pepsi Next is aimed at, “a segment of consumers who are resistant to both regular, full-sugar cola and diet cola offerings.
The Food Industry Is Waging War On Your Cells With These 10 Toxic IngredientsApril 23rd, 2012
Preservatives and synthetic food agents found in foods inhibit oxygen and delay the development of fungus and mold, creating a longer shelf-life for products
Supermarkets Everywhere Are Selling ‘Counterfeit’ BagelsApril 23rd, 2012
Most bagels sold in supermarkets and even bagel shops across the United States lack this signature texture, because boiling each individual bagel is a labor-intensive process that would raise manufacturing costs significantly.
Spike In US Autism Rates Linked To High-Fructose Corn Syrup ConsumptionApril 23rd, 2012
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), mercury in vaccines, and agricultural pesticides are among the many cofactors that contribute to the onset of autism spectrum disorders, all of which deserve more attention from health authorities than they are currently getting.
Green Tea Extract Coupled With Quercetin Kills Cancer Tumor CellsApril 23rd, 2012
Compounds in green tea act as powerful antioxidants that can promote apoptosis or programmed cell death, a mechanism missing in cancer cells that permits uncontrolled cell growth.
Top 7 Natural Remedies To Reduce Cholesterol LevelsApril 23rd, 2012
Natural remedies and cures help maintain normal levels of cholesterol without the need to take pharmaceutical drugs that produce dangerous side effects.
Near Death, ExplainedApril 23rd, 2012
New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences — with shocking results.
Culture Of Corruption Has Become Common Within FDA, Big PharmaApril 23rd, 2012
When pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices are approved for use in medicine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), their safety and efficacy are typically not the primary factors considered during the decision-making process.
Mysterious Explosion And Daylight Fireball In Nevada, California SkiesApril 23rd, 2012
A loud explosion heard across much of Nevada and California on Sunday morning rattled homes and prompted a flood of calls to law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Sierra Nevada, some reporting fireball sightings.
NSA Lying – Has ALL Your EmailApril 21st, 2012
A whistle-blower has revealed what most of us already know. The Feds are deeply and illegally invading the privacy of Americans and targeting opponents.
UN Calls for Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030April 20th, 2012
UN chief Ban Ki-moon made a call to double global consumption of renewable energy over the next two decades in order to ensure sustainable economic development.
Powerful Quake Strikes off Eastern IndonesiaApril 20th, 2012
A powerful earthquake hit waters off eastern Indonesia early Saturday, sending residents and schoolchildren running into the streets in panic.
Lyrid Meteor Shower Coming This WeekendApril 20th, 2012
Lyrid Meteor Shower: Shooting Stars, and New Moon Helps.
Monsanto Wants To Brainwash Your Children With its LiesApril 20th, 2012
In response to mounting public backlash from the older generation, the agrochemical industry has launched a new propaganda campaign aimed at convincing children that genetically-modified (GM) crops are not only safe, but also an improvement over natural agriculture.
Know The Difference: ‘Natural’ Foods Are Not Organic, Often Contain GMOs And Other ToxinsApril 20th, 2012
The continued growth of the certified-organic products sector truly is revolutionizing the modern food system in many positive ways, and changing the way people view food and health.
Mutant Fish From The BP Oil SpillApril 20th, 2012
Two years later, scientists say they have never seen anything like the creatures swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
What Research Says About Working Long HoursApril 20th, 2012
If fatigue from overwork follows a similar pattern to chronic sleep deprivation, there are probably a lot fewer productivity outliers than we think there are.
Protect Your Heart With TurmericApril 19th, 2012
Turmeric is a highly effective anti-inflammatory without adverse side effects.
Arizona Inmates Treated Worse Than AnimalsApril 19th, 2012
Arizona has the sixth-highest incarceration rate in the nation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Study: Following Your Doctor’s Orders Could Endanger Your HealthApril 19th, 2012
Just because your doctor might seem to have all the right answers and always pay close attention to your medical testing and diagnostic needs does not necessarily mean that you are in good hands health-wise.
The Amazing Healing Powers Of Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum)April 19th, 2012
Cayenne powder serves as both a general tonic and a medicine.
Why Hospitals Are Silent About Natural FoodsApril 19th, 2012
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been (scientifically) proven to protect human cells from oxidative stress, which is the main reason for aging throughout our body – including the brain.
How To Use Lemon Juice To Replace Toxic Chemicals In Your HomeApril 19th, 2012
Lemon juice is a simple, natural alternative that can replace countless bottles of over-priced chemicals.
Cancer Industry Total Fraud Exposed: Nearly All ‘Scientific’ Studies Fail To Be ReplicatedApril 19th, 2012
The vast majority of so-called scientific studies focused on cancer research are inaccurate and potentially fraudulent.
UC Davis Pepper Spray Report Faults Police, AdministrationApril 19th, 2012
The university just released that report, along with their summary, and the final report is even worse than the news accounts made it seem.
Homeland Security’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Will Never WorkApril 19th, 2012
The fact is that the world is not perfectly controllable and infallible security is impossible.
Japanese Man Has Lived As A Naked Hermit For 20 Years On A Deserted IslandApril 19th, 2012
The wiry Nagasaki, his skin leathered by the sun of two decades on the island, worked briefly as a photographer before spending years on the murkier side of the entertainment industry.
Mona Lisa Is Painting Of Da Vinci’s Gay Lover, Italian Researcher ClaimsApril 19th, 2012
An Italian researcher claims Leonardo DaVinci used his apprentice and gay lover Gian Giacomo Caprotti as the model for the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world. We did always think her hands were kind of large.
In France, A Reactor Is Being Built Which Will Make StarsApril 18th, 2012
At extremely high temperatures, hydrogen nuclei will fuse to form helium, spitting out more energy than the process consumes, something that has never yet been achieved by a human-made device.
As Ice Cap Melts, Militaries Vie For Arctic EdgeApril 18th, 2012
They’re preparing to fight to extract the very fossil fuels that caused the melting in the first place. It’s like putting out fire with petrol.
Parsley Is A Blood Purifying SuperfoodApril 18th, 2012
Chlorophyll and flavonoids in parsley help to enhance cellular glutathione formation. Higher levels of cellular glutathione allow the body to detoxify and heal more effectively.
Pets Are Good For Child HealthApril 18th, 2012
Allowing a child to be involved with caring for and training of the family pet can help that child develop character by practicing kindness and patience with appropriate firmness.
Fed Up With Steroids and Asthma Inhalers? Try The Benefits Of Herbs As Natural Treatment For AsthmaApril 18th, 2012
Natural treatment for asthma helps reduce acute asthma attacks, manage chronic asthma and helps those with general trouble breathing.
Cell Phone Radiation And Cancer: Just How Much More Proof Do You Need?April 18th, 2012
Cell phones emit a dangerous non-ionizing form of electromagnetic radiation; radiation which can be absorbed by the tissues and cells which come into close contact with the phone, e.g., the head and neck.
Pharmaceutical Company Spends Millions Studying How To Steal Black Cohosh Component As Potential Treatment For Alzheimer’sApril 18th, 2012
Black cohosh extract as it is currently available might be an effective way to prevent or even mitigate Alzheimer’s symptoms without the need for an actual drug.
Escape The Nicotine Prison, Go From E-cigs To No-cigsApril 18th, 2012
People just want a way out, and e-cigs shine a little bit of light at the end of that tunnel.
Methanol Toxicity From Aspartame May Cause Autism, Spina Bifida, Preterm Delivery And MoreApril 18th, 2012
Once methanol runs the gauntlet of first-pass metabolism, its detoxification is no longer exclusive to the liver.
Dark Matter Collides With Human Tissue An Average of Once a Minute, Study FindsApril 16th, 2012
A dark matter particle smacks into an average person’s body about once a minute, and careens off oxygen and hydrogen nuclei in your cells, according to theoretical physicists.
CIA’s Secret Fear: High-Tech Border Checks Will Blow Spies’ CoverApril 16th, 2012
Right away, the new world of border controls loomed as a big headache for the CIA.
How The US Uses Sexual Humiliation As A Political Tool To Control The MassesApril 16th, 2012
The political use of forced nudity by anti-democratic regimes is long established. Forcing people to undress is the first step in breaking down their sense of individuality and dignity and reinforcing their powerlessness.
Advanced Dinosaurs May Rule Other PlanetsApril 16th, 2012
It sounds like the plot to a science fiction story, but new scientific research hypothesizes that “advanced dinosaurs” may have evolved on other planets in the universe.
Secret Satellite Promptly Detected in OrbitApril 13th, 2012
Amateur satellite trackers were able to locate the satellite in orbit within a few hours and even to videotape its passage overhead.
CIA Super Spy Centers Near CompletionApril 13th, 2012
Why Do U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize Cuban Jews?April 13th, 2012
U.S. man arrested for spying reveals funneling of your taxpayer dollars to foreign religious group.
Hybrid Copper-Gold Nanoparticles Convert CO2April 13th, 2012
May reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Video of Boy Shocked 31 Times For Not Removing Coat Finally ReleasedApril 13th, 2012
McCollins is suing Canton, MA-based JRC and calling the treatment torture.
The Irrationality of the Case against Iran’s Nuclear ProgramApril 13th, 2012
President Obama has informed the Iranians they have one “last chance” to avoid attack.
The U.S. Has Confiscated More Than $493 Million in Cuban Funds since 2010April 13th, 2012
The amount was confirmed in a communiqué from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), attached to the U.S. Department of Treasure, which describes Cuba as a nation that sponsors terrorism.
The Genetic Social Network: Facebook has your Personal Information; Now Google wants your DNAApril 13th, 2012
Will the general public be acclimated to share their genetic information online as they were with Facebook to share personal information?
The First Universal Quantum NetworkApril 13th, 2012
The network’s construction is ingenious. Each node is represented by a single rubidium atom, trapped inside a reflective optical cavity.
Sensationalist Media Miss the MarkApril 12th, 2012
What the mass media choose to cover and feature try to turn the priorities of any sane society upside down.
Putting Syria Into Some PerspectiveApril 12th, 2012
The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO, and the European Union — or an approved segment thereof, can usually get what they want.
Cuba’s Agricultural Revolution: Education for the FutureApril 12th, 2012
Looking towards the future, this agricultural nation is in a time of transition and reform.
Shut Out of US, Lawyer for Pakistani Drone Victims Speaks OutApril 12th, 2012
Shahzad Akbar is scheduled to speak at the upcoming first international drone summit in Washington DC, on April 28 and 29.
UC Davis Pepper Spray Report Released: Campus Police Force ‘Very Dysfunctional’April 12th, 2012
Pepper spraying incident ‘should and could have been prevented’.
Obama Administration’s Backdoor Wiretap Bills Threaten Political and Privacy RightsApril 11th, 2012
Do you know who’s watching you?
Does DCA Cure Cancer?April 11th, 2012
A common chemical seems just short of the latest miracle cure for cancer, but its implications for our basic understanding of cancer may be far more important.
CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here’s WhyApril 11th, 2012
The goons in Washington are at again with a new bill designed to control or shut down the Internet as we know it. This time it is called CISPA.
The Fuel Pools of Fukushima: THE GREATEST SHORT-TERM THREAT TO HUMANITYApril 10th, 2012
It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on NO.4 reactor.
Fukushima Daiichi Site: Cesium-137 is 85 Times Greater than at Chernobyl AccidentApril 10th, 2012
Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site, nearly all, which is in pools.
Pentagon Plans for Telepathic Troops Who Can Read Each Others’ MindsApril 10th, 2012
And they could be in the field within five years…
Thirteen Ways Government Tracks UsApril 10th, 2012
Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens.
US Filmmakers: Obama DHS ‘Draconian, Un-American’April 10th, 2012
Cinema Eye, a documentary association chaired by Poitras, accuses Obama of using DHS to limit freedom of the press.
Inside the Army’s Secret Cold War Ice BaseApril 10th, 2012
The base operated from 1959 to 1966 when shifting icecap made living there impossible. Today, it’s buried and crushed beneath the Arctic snows.
Textbook Mafia Attacks Open-Source CompanyApril 9th, 2012
Large criminal corporations have long had a very lucrative monopoly on school text books and influenced what children learn. They have recently gone on the attack to protect their turf.
Iran to Manufacture Gas TurbinesApril 9th, 2012
Gas turbines made by American and European companies are widely used to more efficiently produce electricity from natural gas. Now Iran will start making its own turbines.
Grand Jury: Catholic Cardinal Supported AbuseApril 6th, 2012
It should come as no surprise that a Grand Jury in Philadelphia found that the diocese Cardinal aided and abetted the sexual abuse of children and blocked investigations as a matter of policy.
Final Curtain Call for AmericaApril 1st, 2012
As the U.S. government rushes headlong into fascism it becomes the enemy of the world as well as American citizens.
The Fed’s Role in Wall Street CrimesApril 1st, 2012
Getting what should be public information about major Wall Street firms can be maddeningly difficult.