Archive for May, 2012 : June 2012 NewsletterMay 31st, 2012
Lilian’s June Newsletter
New Approach Tested For Hard-To-Treat HypertensionMay 31st, 2012
“Maxed out on the medications” is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It’s dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day.
British Columbians Live Long And ProsperMay 31st, 2012
British Columbia is the place to be if you’re hoping to outlive the rest of the country.
Lawsuits Slam ‘Natural’ Claims From OJ To ChipsMay 31st, 2012
Orange juice maker Tropicana markets its brand as fresh from the grove, but a series of lawsuits nationwide claim the company’s juice is so heavily processed it shouldn’t be called “natural.”
Soviet Moon Lander Discovered Water on the Moon in 1976May 31st, 2012
The last Soviet mission to the moon, Luna-24, returned to Earth with water-rich rocks from beneath the lunar surface. But the West ignored the result.
Today’s Environment Influences Behavior Generations LaterMay 31st, 2012
Chemical Exposure Raises Descendants’ Sensitivity to Stress.
New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary DrinksMay 31st, 2012
The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.
Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse To Dim SkiesMay 29th, 2012
The sun and moon will align over the earth in a rare astronomical event on Sunday – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire.
Pollution-Hunting Robot Fish Take To The SeaMay 29th, 2012
Robot “fish” developed by European scientists to improve pollution monitoring moved from the lab to the sea in a test at the northern Spanish port of Gijon on Tuesday.
Scientists Deploy Genetics In Search For BigfootMay 29th, 2012
Scientists are turning to genetic testing to see if they can prove the existence of the elusive hairy humanoid known across the world as bigfoot, yeti and sasquatch.
Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Beating Heart MuscleMay 29th, 2012
Scientists have for the first time succeeded in taking skin cells from patients with heart failure and transforming them into healthy, beating heart tissue that could one day be used to treat the condition.
Italy Doctors Save Baby With Smallest Artificial HeartMay 29th, 2012
Italian doctors have saved the life of a 16-month-old boy by implanting the world’s smallest artificial heart to keep the infant alive until a donor was found for a transplant.
Intelsat Buys Ride On New SpaceX Heavy-Lift RocketMay 29th, 2012
Intelsat Global Holdings S.A. will buy a ride for a future communications satellite on Space Exploration Technologies’ planned heavy-lift rocket, the companies said on Tuesday.
Meet ‘Flame,’ The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian ComputersMay 29th, 2012
A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.
‘Green Economy’ – New Disguise for Old Tricks?May 29th, 2012
Though the current global economic and financial crises are undoubtedly devastating much of the world, they present the perfect opportunity for remodeling our economic system, according to participants at the ninth annual Terra Futura (Future Earth) exhibition of ‘good practices’ in social, economic and environmental sustainability held here from May 25-27.
1 in 3 is Obese – Even The HomelessMay 28th, 2012
Obesity is a widespread epidemic, even among the homeless.
You’re The Drive: Digital Data Can Now Be Stored In DNAMay 28th, 2012
A trio of scientists successfully demonstrated the ability to flip the direction of DNA molecules in sample E.coli bacteria in two directions, mimicking the “1s” and “0s” of binary code, which is at the root of all modern computer calculations.
Russia Sees Moon Base As Logical Next StepMay 28th, 2012
A long-term permanent base could take advantage of the water-ice at the lunar poles, continue exploring the lunar surface, and prepare for the next leap into the Solar System.
Miami Police Shoot, Kill Man Eating Another Man’s FaceMay 28th, 2012
Surveillance Video Shows Apparent Shooting, Nude Men On The Ground.
Solar Powered Plane Flies Over MediterraneanMay 28th, 2012
Solar Impulse, a solar powered plane dreamed up by Bertrand Piccard, takes off for its “last rehearsal” before a round-the-world attempt in 2014.
There’s More Water On Jupiter’s Moon Europa Than There Is On EarthMay 28th, 2012
Based on data acquired by NASA’s Galileo satellite, astronomers think the global oceans sloshing around beneath Europa’s icy exterior are likely 2—3 times more voluminous than the oceans here on Earth.
Almost Half Of New Vets Seek DisabilityMay 28th, 2012
America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.
Selling Software That KillsMay 28th, 2012
The government of Syria uses made-in-California technology from BlueCoat Systems to censor the Internet and spy on its pro-democracy activists (who are regularly arrested and tortured, not to mention slaughtered wholesale.)
Advance Knowledge of Kennedy Murder ConspiracyMay 27th, 2012
ATTEMPTS to implicate Cuba in the Kennedy assassination continue, but in fact it was the consummation of a coup d’état plotted by CIA military chiefs and other U.S. ultra-conservatives.
Germany Sets New Solar Power Record, Institute SaysMay 27th, 2012
German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.
Wehrmacht Doctor’s Son Returns Stolen Treasures To RussiaMay 25th, 2012
Treasures stolen from a Russian museum during WWII have found their way back home.
The Real Lords of Afghan Poppy Fields & Heroin Distribution HubsMay 25th, 2012
Kyrgyzstan has become a primary center of all aspects of the narcotics industry: manufacture, sale, and drug trafficking.
Physicist: HAARP Manipulates TimeMay 25th, 2012
A brilliant physicist published a revolutionary paper citing 30 other scientific papers that reveal HAARP has incredible powers far beyond what most investigators of the high frequency energy technology suspect.
Rewritable Digital Data Storage In Live Cells Via Engineered Control Of Recombination DirectionalityMay 23rd, 2012
The use of synthetic biological systems in research, healthcare, and manufacturing often requires autonomous history-dependent behavior and therefore some form of engineered biological memory.
Taking Solar Technology Up a NotchMay 23rd, 2012
New inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar cell shines with potential.
France Bans Toxic Franken-Corn – Battle RagesMay 23rd, 2012
In an effort to protect its environment, the health of its citizens and its farmers, France has banned Monsanto’s toxic genetically engineered corn but the EU claims that France can’t ban the dangerous crop.
Mystery Of Beachgoer’s Flaming Rocks Remains UnsolvedMay 23rd, 2012
Orange County woman severely burned after rocks collected last weekend from San Onofre State Beach ignited in her pocket has puzzled scientists, who say they’ve never seen anything like it and aren’t quite sure how it happened.
UFOs Over Georgia, This Time in GraysonMay 23rd, 2012
Several UFO sightings have been reported in the local area recently, Athens, Winder, Buford, Dacula and now Grayson, Ga. Is there a connection?
UFO Reports Skyrocket In North IslandMay 23rd, 2012
There have been an “unprecedented” number of UFO sightings reported in the North Island over the past two months, UFO watchers say.
Close Encounters With Okanagan UFOs Captured On VideoMay 23rd, 2012
Just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, new video from the British Columbia interior shows three distinct instances in which UFOs apparently respond to light signals from the ground.
Farmer’s Cow Is Mysteriously MutilatedMay 23rd, 2012
Windell Gillis found something very unusual when he went to check on his cows on Saturday, April 14.
‘Mr. UFO’ Timothy Beckley on Evil Empire of the ETs and the Ultra-terrestrialsMay 23rd, 2012
A Shocking Interview With “Mr UFO”, Timothy Green Beckley on the new book Evil Empire of the ETs and the Ultra-Terrestrials.
Study Shows Canadians Are Improving Their Work-Life BalanceMay 22nd, 2012
A study by office space company Regus PLC found the proportion of Canadian office workers who feel that their work-life balance has improved has risen by 16 per cent over the past two years.
Is This The End Of Meat?May 22nd, 2012
The Vegetarian Butcher makes use of emerging techniques and new recipes to create, they say, some of the most convincing meat replicas ever.
Possible New Evidence That Earth Is A Giant Living OrganismMay 21st, 2012
The Gaia hypothesis — first articulated by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the 1970s — holds that Earth’s physical and biological processes are inextricably connected to form a self-regulating, essentially sentient, system.
Gluten Sensitivity In Mothers Linked To Mental Health Issues For The ChildMay 21st, 2012
Children born to women with gluten sensitivity may be at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia or other psychiatric diseases later in life.
The Risk Of A Heart Attack Is On Your PlateMay 21st, 2012
We must avoid foods that had a mother or a face. It’s better to eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans plus avoid all oils. Sure, the change in lifestyle will be extreme (in the beginning) but the rewards will last a lifetime.
Replace Coffee With Rooibos Tea To Naturally Boost Energy and HealthMay 21st, 2012
Rooibos has flavonoids that act as antioxidants, making it popular with the health conscious.
Astragalus, The Unsung Cancer FighterMay 21st, 2012
Astragalus is very effective in helping people with AIDS and has even proven to have an anti-tumor effect and can increase the efficacy of chemotherapy.
Unsafe Immunization Practices: Creating a Silent Epidemic in Developing Countries?May 21st, 2012
According to the World Health Organization, immunization providers are responsible for 1.3 million early deaths each year in emerging countries, due to using needles and syringes multiple times without sterilizing them.
New Technology Can Detect As Little As 0.1 Percent GMO Contamination in Crops, FoodMay 21st, 2012
Identifying the presence of genetically-modified (GM) contaminants in food and food crops could soon become a whole lot easier and more accurate.
Extended Daily Fasting Overrides Harmful Effects of a High-Fat Diet: Study May Offer Drug-Free Intervention to Prevent Obesity and DiabetesMay 20th, 2012
German Prosecutor’s Late Motion Gives German Ministers More Time to Free Captain Paul Watson!May 20th, 2012
Thus the keys to Captain Paul Watson’s freedom are in the hands of the Honorable Minister of Justice and the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs.
NASA Report: 4,700 Asteroids Pose Impact Hazard To EarthMay 20th, 2012
Potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs) are those massive enough to pass through Earth’s atmosphere without burning to dust and smash to the ground, causing widespread damage.
Ring of Fire: Rare Eclipse Sparks CrazeMay 20th, 2012
Witnessing a total solar eclipse is considered one of the planet’s most spectacular sights, but many who’ve seen both say that a ring-of-fire eclipse is just as dramatic.
Land-Sea Ecological Chain FragileMay 19th, 2012
What we do on land can have a huge negative impact on the oceans.
Paralyzed Woman Uses First Mind-Controlled Robot ArmMay 17th, 2012
Using BrainGate, the world’s most advanced brain-computer interface, a woman with quadriplegia has used a mind-controlled robot arm to serve herself coffee — an act she hasn’t been able to perform for 15 years.
Man Builds Tesla Gun That Can Shoot 20,000 Volts of ElectricityMay 15th, 2012
It may not make as much fashion statement as this crazy-looking Tesla coil hat, but it sure looks dangerous.
Solar-Powered Boat Completes Record Voyage Around the WorldMay 15th, 2012
It took 584 days and 37,286 miles, but a solar-powered boat entered the record books after completing a voyage around the world.
Sunday Solar Eclipse Visible From National ParksMay 15th, 2012
Astronomy generally is the kind of thing people look for in national parks, so we’re glad to help people celebrate it here.
Sea Shepherd Founder Arrested – Needs Your Help!May 15th, 2012
Urgent Call to Sea Shepherd Supporters – Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica!
US-Canada “Beyond the Border Agreement”May 15th, 2012
Through the Beyond the Border agreement released in December 2011, the U.S. and Canada are quietly implementing initiatives that are working towards establishing a North American security perimeter.
Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity From VirusesMay 14th, 2012
New approach is a promising first step toward the development of tiny devices that harvest electrical energy from everyday tasks.
Russian Satellite’s 121-Megapixel Image of Earth is Most Detailed YetMay 14th, 2012
The satellite takes a full image of Earth from its stationary point over 35,000 kilometers above the Indian Ocean every 30 minutes, providing the material for the video below.
Engineer Thinks We Could Build a Real Starship Enterprise in 20 YearsMay 13th, 2012
This Enterprise would be built entirely in space, have a rotating gravity section inside of the saucer, and be similar in size with the same look as the USS Enterprise that we know from Star Trek.
Nanosheet Catalyst Discovered to Sustainably Split Hydrogen from WaterMay 13th, 2012
Low-cost non-noble electrocatalyst efficiently generates hydrogen gas for fuel.
Non-genetic Inheritance of LongevityMay 13th, 2012
This study highlights the importance of environmental factors in the inheritance of complex traits. Our interaction with the world could have effects well beyond our life time.
Madonna’s Secret for Longevity Seen Aiding Bacteria BoomMay 13th, 2012
The health benefits of gut germs have spawned a global market for products that contain friendly bacteria, called probiotics, in the form of tablets or supplements added to foods by companies including Danone, Nestle SA (NESN), and Yakult Honsha Co. (2267).
Malaysian Tribunal Finds Bush Guilty of War CrimesMay 12th, 2012
A symbolic War Crimes Tribunal in Malaysia has found former US President George W. Bush and several other members of his administration guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Far too little too late but at least a small step in the right direction. Will Obama ever face justice for his war crimes?
Israel’s Nukes a Grave Menace to WorldMay 10th, 2012
As a rogue nation that denies even having nuclear weapons, is not a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), frequently violates international law and UN directives, Israel’s nuclear arsenal poses a grave risk to the world.
NASA Spacecraft Detects Changes in Martian Sand DunesMay 10th, 2012
For years, researchers debated whether sand dunes observed on Mars were mostly fossil features related to past climate, rather than currently active.
Antarctic Octopuses 10,000km Apart “Genetically Similar”May 10th, 2012
Data on octopuses from other parts of Antarctica, not separated by this particular ice sheet, support the theory that the creatures are genetically different.
Secrets Of The First Practical Artificial LeafMay 10th, 2012
The artificial leaf has a sunlight collector sandwiched between two films that generate oxygen and hydrogen gas.
Babies’ Brains Benefit From Music LessonsMay 10th, 2012
The great thing about music is, everyone loves it and everyone can learn simple interactive musical games together.
Ontario Has New Strategy To Entice Motorists To Go ElectricMay 10th, 2012
The province has set aside $60 million over the next three years for electric vehicle incentives and the charging infrastructure.
Once an Urban Landfill, Now a Rowing ParadiseMay 10th, 2012
For decades, the landfill that is now parkland leached toxic substances into the creek before Bergen County spent at least seven years and $100 million to revive the area.
Americas War on the Children of IraqMay 9th, 2012
Can America ever be forgiven for their atrocities against Iraq’s helpless children? Get the facts before you decide.
Obama’s Jobs Program = Corporate HandoutsMay 9th, 2012
Obama’s jobs program is mostly just more stealing from tax payers to enrich his filthy rich puppet masters.
Light from Alien Super-Earth Seen for 1st TimeMay 9th, 2012
Light from an alien “super-Earth” twice the size of our own Earth has been detected by a NASA space telescope for the first time in what astronomers are calling a historic achievement.
Katherine McKenzie: Why I Support Organic GardeningMay 8th, 2012
If you garden in the traditional way — using synthetic fertilizers and traditional pesticides — you may wonder why there’s all the fuss about organic these days.
Biodynamic Secrets RevealedMay 8th, 2012
The course will be conducted by Alan Johnstone and John Hodgkinson, a biodynamic practioner and market gardener. A farm walk will be one of the events on the day.
B.C.’s Summerhill Winery Invokes The Powers Of The Earth With Biodynamic TechniquesMay 8th, 2012
Biodynamics is kind of like the original organic certification.
Dinosaur Farts May Have Warmed Prehistoric EarthMay 7th, 2012
The gassy emissions from these giant dinosaurs may have been enough to warm the Earth, the researchers say.
The Origin of Mysterious, Dark-Skinned Blonds DiscoveredMay 7th, 2012
Now, researchers have found the single gene that explains these fair tresses.
Barefoot Lawyers Bring Food Security To India’s TribesMay 4th, 2012
Kowasalya’s family is one of hundreds of thousands who belong to India’s 700 listed tribes who are at last gaining legal titles to the land they have lived on for generations, thanks to a legal aid scheme run by the Andhra Pradesh government with international advocacy group Landesa.
Nanoscientists Find Long-Sought Majorana ParticleMay 4th, 2012
Nanoscientist Leo Kouwenhoven already caused great excitement among scientists in February by presenting the preliminary results at a scientific congress.
Schools Adding Yoga To Phys-Ed ClassesMay 4th, 2012
The yoga classes will be offered in the schools in September.
Morning in AmericaMay 3rd, 2012
Can innocent, peace-loving, freedom-loving civilians survive in this People’s Republik of Amerika in the case of total economic collapse, food shortages, civil unrest, and martial law?
House Passes Draconian Internet Spying BillMay 3rd, 2012
The evil puppets are poised to take away more of our privacy and make legal the spying that was already being done in secret.
Obama’s AtrocitiesMay 3rd, 2012
William Blum’s monthly essay that others are afraid to post.