Archive for November, 2012 : Arctic Sea Ice Larger than US Melted this YearNovember 28th, 2012
An area of Arctic sea ice bigger than the United States melted this year, according the UN weather agency, which said the dramatic decline illustrates that climate change is happening “before our eyes.”
December 2012 NewsletterNovember 28th, 2012
While a large percentage of inhabitants of the planet Earth welcome and/or eagerly await the end of the world. I suppose in many belief systems, world’s end and /or Armageddon is part of the teachings, or at least to my understanding a highlight in world’s history to look forward to and celebrate.
Seven Key Ways Organic Farming Is Superior To Industrial AgricultureNovember 28th, 2012
Rodale Institute found that organic farming out performed industrial farming in the areas of yield, profits, energy usage and greenhouse gasses.
Confirmed: US Planned to Nuke the MoonNovember 28th, 2012
In a secret project recently discovered, the United States planned to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb in the 1950s as a display of the country’s strength during the Cold War space race.
Resveratrol Essential Element In The Fight Against Prostate CancerNovember 28th, 2012
Resveratrol alters gene expression to protect against cancerous tumor formation and progression.
They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society InsideNovember 28th, 2012
For more than 200 years, the book concealed the arcane rituals of an ancient order. But cracking the code only deepened the mystery.
Maine Farmers Get A Second Chance To Win Court War With MonsantoNovember 28th, 2012
Farmers in Maine will have another shot at agri-business giant Monsanto when a federal appeals court agreed to hear a lawsuit they filed after it had been dismissed by a lower court.
Cycle And Walking ‘Must Be Norm’ For Short JourneysNovember 28th, 2012
The advisory body called on councils to do more to make walking and cycling an easier option in local communities.
11 Legitimate Reasons for Becoming a Crazy VeganNovember 28th, 2012
As trendy as it may have become in recent years, going vegan is no small feat. It’s a serious, hands-on, full-time-job-like commitment.
Corporate Giant Comes Out Against GMOsNovember 28th, 2012
Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States, has advised its members against GMOs in food.
‘Oblong Object’ Appears after Burst of Light over Arizona HighwayNovember 28th, 2012
The Arizona witness was driving when a burst of light was noticed and then an ‘oblong object’ appeared out of the light on November 25, 2012.
Want Cleaner Coal? Go to ChinaNovember 28th, 2012
Why American entrepreneurs are testing their technology overseas.
Gene Scientist Tells Public Why GMOs Are UnsafeNovember 28th, 2012
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), such as Bt corn, Bt eggplant, and ‘golden rice’ pose significant risks to human health and the environment, a gene scientist warned today.
How BP’s Historic Deepwater Horizon Fine will be Paid by the US MilitaryNovember 28th, 2012
The US justice department says its fine on BP is exemplary, but the oil giant makes more in profits from military contracts alone.
The Effect of Electrosmog on Your VibrationNovember 28th, 2012
We’re often speaking about the negative affects of electrosmog on our vibration. How it contracts us down and then disrupts higher consciousness connection.
Saudi Arabia Announces $109bn Solar StrategyNovember 28th, 2012
Work is due to start on the country’s first solar farm early next year, officials say
Anonymous Hacks School Board in Retaliation for Spying on StudentsNovember 28th, 2012
Hackers say they are responsible for taking down the website of a Texas school district in retaliation for a mandatory surveillance program students are being told to comply with.
Nuclear Christmas, A False Flag in America to Blame on IranNovember 28th, 2012
There are strong confirmations that one or more nuclear weapons, known to have been stolen but kept from the public to “prevent panic,” may well be deployed in American cities by extremist elements with probable ties to a foreign intelligence agency.
Funneling The Sun’s EnergyNovember 28th, 2012
New Way of Harnessing Photons for Electricity Proposed.
Thawing of Permafrost Expected to Cause Significant Additional Global WarmingNovember 28th, 2012
Warming permafrost can also radically change ecosystems and cause costly infrastructural damage due to increasingly unstable ground.
WWII Code Found On Long-Dead Pigeon In England May Never Be BrokenNovember 27th, 2012
The message, a series of 27 groups of five letters each, was inside a red canister attached to the pigeon’s leg bone and has stumped code breakers from Government Communications Headquarters, Britain’s main electronic intelligence-gathering agency.
Black Friday, Black Budgets, and Consumer ConspiracyNovember 27th, 2012
Feeding propaganda to an unwitting public, for purposes of driving the masses toward mass consumerism in the weeks leading up to the holiday season.
Rashes of UFOs Appearing Along the India/China Border?November 27th, 2012
Official studies seem to remain inconclusive in determining what kind of phenomenon, specifically, may be underlying these strange appearances.
What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona’s Ballot Count FiascoNovember 27th, 2012
Still, it’s bracing that it took two weeks to go through 450,000 “late early” ballots—especially considering a similar process takes place on Election Day with many more ballots.
Taxpayers Across Canada Funded Projects Cited For CorruptionNovember 27th, 2012
A search through public contracts tabled at the province’s corruption inquiry has revealed numerous cases where federal money went to projects whose price tag was inflated by scams.
Huge Win For Freedom Of Speech In CanadaNovember 27th, 2012
A Canadian court sided with the principle that what constitutes freedom of expression on one end of the political spectrum thereby constitutes free expression on the other end.
Continuous Stream Of Human Waste Hits NY Harbor Following Hurricane SandyNovember 27th, 2012
Reports indicate that the nation’s fifth largest water treatment plant in Newark is still dumping some 240 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into the harbor every single day.
Green Tea Shown To Block Carbohydrate Breakdown To Prevent Blood Glucose SpikeNovember 27th, 2012
The researchers indicated that it is important to take EGCG with starchy foods to maximize the action, and found that the green tea extract has no effect on blocking the breakdown of sugars.
Fight Back Against Big FoodNovember 27th, 2012
How to boycott all the brands that helped kill Prop. 37.
Maple Syrup, Moose, and the Impacts of Climate Change in the NorthNovember 26th, 2012
In the northern hardwood forest, climate change is poised to reduce the viability of the maple syrup industry, spread wildlife diseases and tree pests, and change timber resources.
Four Power Herbs That Banish Female Gynecological IssuesNovember 26th, 2012
To combat these unwanted developments, it is important for women to understand their bodies first from a holistic perspective.
Stop Hair Loss And Damage With These Natural RemediesNovember 26th, 2012
By revamping the diet, adding a few supplements and introducing shampoo-free cleansing, a healthy head of hair is possible.
Mexico Postpones Approval Of Large-Scale GM Corn FieldsNovember 26th, 2012
A top Mexican government official said that the long-awaited but highly controversial approval of genetically modified (GM) corn fields on a commercial scale will drag into next year.
Global Corporate Powerhouses Ramp Up To Privatize California’s RoadwaysNovember 26th, 2012
Big-time global corporate powerhouses and influential Sacramento lobby shops ramp up to privatize California’s roadways.
Troubled Factory Could Leak Radioactive Waste into Columbia RiverNovember 26th, 2012
An investigation by the U.S. Energy Department has found that San Francisco engineering firm Bechtel may have committed a wide range of safety and health violations at a plant it is building to treat high-level radioactive waste at Hanford, Wash.
3,500 Year-Old Historical Monument Destroyed by MoronsNovember 25th, 2012
At least four ancient petroglyphs were cut from cliffs at the Volcanic Tableland and dozens of others damaged in ‘the worst act of vandalism ever seen’ on federal lands in the area.
Human Intelligence ‘Peaked Thousands Of Years AgoNovember 25th, 2012
We’ve been on an intellectual and emotional decline ever since’.
Climate Change Faster Than PredictedNovember 25th, 2012
Earth’s atmosphere may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought, which means that extreme weather events could become more frequent.
Where Does Milllons in Pentagon Contracts Go?November 25th, 2012
Millions of American dollars flow into nation-building contracts for the Middle East, while the US’s own infrastructure gets a “D.”
Rosneft and Statoil Sign Declaration on Russian Arctic Shelf Environmental ProtectionNovember 24th, 2012
Acknowledging that the Arctic environment consists of ecosystems with unique features and resources, and as such, require special protective measures, Rosneft has taken the initiative for a Declaration on environmental protection in the Arctic to be signed with its partners.
New Russian Arctic Route to Connect Europe to Asia-Pacific?November 24th, 2012
As the melting of Arctic sea ice broke records this summer, Russia’s arctic revival plan moved a step forward.
Kenya Bans GM Foods Until Experts Prove They Are SafeNovember 24th, 2012
Plans are also underway to form a task force led by the Kenya Medical Research Institute to ascertain the products fitness for human consumption.
Peru Solar Power Program makes HeadwayNovember 24th, 2012
Peru’s solar power received a boost with the commissioning of the first of two projects in a $210 million partnership.
UK Energy Deal Triples Renewable Subsidy by 2020November 24th, 2012
British government support for low-carbon electricity generation will triple by 2020 after the energy and finance ministries reached a deal to end months of wrangling over costly reforms.
Scientists Unearth an Ancient City of WuNovember 24th, 2012
Experts have found about 240 sites, including tombs, workshops and city gates in water. Excited academics hope the findings will help to solve some historical puzzles.
Kucinich Condemns Death DronesNovember 23rd, 2012
America’s continued mass murder from above is not only illegal and immoral but will have dire consequences for the future of the country and its citizens.
Life on Mars? Maybe not.November 23rd, 2012
NASA downplayed talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet.
Aussie Scientists Un-Discover Pacific Island Shown On Google EarthNovember 23rd, 2012
A South Pacific island identified on Google Earth and world maps does not exist, according to Australian scientists who went searching for the mystery landmass during a geological expedition.
Government Delays Setting Carbon Target Until 2016November 23rd, 2012
The government has published details of its long-awaited Energy Bill designed to keep the lights on, bills reasonable and emissions down.
Alberta Faces Drought if Water System Not ImprovedNovember 23rd, 2012
Business-as-usual approach risks huge public costs down the road.
Breastfeeding Can Help Reduce Child Obesity RiskNovember 23rd, 2012
Breastfeeding can help reduce the risk of childhood obesity—even in those who are genetically predisposed to the condition.
California Gets Face Scanners To Spy On Everyone At OnceNovember 22nd, 2012
In a single second, law enforcement agents can match a suspect against millions upon millions of profiles in vast detailed databases stored on the cloud.
“We Initiate Terrorism To create Terrorists to Overthrow Governments”November 22nd, 2012
US Regime Change.
Strange Cases Of Slippage Through TimeNovember 22nd, 2012
Physicists like Albert Einstein, Michio Kaku and Stephen Hawking have all said time travel is theoretically possible; our science just can’t achieve it. But what if nature can?
Why Can’t Law Enforcement Admit They Blow It Sometimes?November 21st, 2012
Because police, detectives and forensic scientists are only human, and it’s all-too natural to be inexplicably reluctant to admit to – or even to see – some of their mistakes.
Are We Headed Toward An Economy Based Around Serving Rich People?November 21st, 2012
We’re well on the way to becoming a full-fledged “servant economy.” Most Americans no longer make things. They provide services.
Algae Can Take Energy from Other PlantsNovember 21st, 2012
The alga secretes enzymes (so-called cellulose enzymes) that ‘digest’ the cellulose, breaking it down into smaller sugar components which are then transported into the cells and transformed into a source of energy: the alga can continue to grow.
Scientists Discover New Way Big Pharma Drugs Create Dangerous SuperbugsNovember 21st, 2012
Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found another way the massive use of the pharmaceutical industry’s antibiotics can spur on the growth of potentially dangerous superbugs.
Victims Of The Army’s Secret St. Louis Chemical Experiments Speak OutNovember 21st, 2012
A recent investigation showing how the Army experimented on unsuspecting St. Louisans in the 1950s and ’60s has been getting worldwide attention.
Israeli Government Websites Under Mass Hacking AttackNovember 20th, 2012
More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.
Political Parties Are Basically Bank AccountsNovember 20th, 2012
The flood of Wall Street money to campaigns is a threat to democracy, says one political science professor.
New Nanoparticle Halts Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes and AsthmaNovember 20th, 2012
The new nanotechnology also can be applied to a variety of immune-mediated diseases including Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and airway allergies such as asthma.
Invisibility Cloaking to Shield Floating Objects from WavesNovember 20th, 2012
A new approach to invisibility cloaking may one day be used at sea to shield floating objects such as oil rigs and ships from rough waves.
The Truth About MSG, Mercury And Formaldehyde In VaccinesNovember 20th, 2012
Each of these toxic substances is well known to cause neurological damage, and the amounts added to vaccines are far beyond mere “trace” levels.
To Reduce Inequality, Tax Wealth, Not IncomeNovember 20th, 2012
Trends in the distribution of wealth can look very different from trends in incomes, because wealth is a measure of accumulated assets, not a flow over time.
Mayans Say December 21, 2012 End Date Is Only For ThemNovember 20th, 2012
As we approach the December 21, 2012 end-date of the 5,125-year Long Count Calendar of the ancient Maya, many people are questioning whether it really has any meaning for the modern world.
Buried Indonesian Structure Older Than the PyramidsNovember 20th, 2012
Carbon-dating test results from the Miami lab show that the structure could date back to 14,000 BC or beyond.
Despite Tough Economic Times, More Canadians are Donating to CharitiesNovember 20th, 2012
More Canadians are showing signs of willingness to dig deeper into their wallets for charitable causes, a survey from one of Canada’s major banks suggested Wednesday.
Nazi Map Of Hollow Earth Discovered?November 20th, 2012
It seems someone dug up this map showing Neu Schwabenland/New Swabia and Agartha.
Neuroscience Says Buildings Can Reshape Our BrainsNovember 20th, 2012
Could neuroscientists be the next great architects?
A Petition To Have Bigfoot Declared An Endangered SpeciesNovember 20th, 2012
A Mr. Ken N. of Chesterfield, Missouri established a petition on whitehouse.gov this week asking the Obama Administration to grant Bigfoot protected status.
Anonymous Attacks Israeli Government SitesNovember 20th, 2012
Hacker collective Anonymous appear to have joined forces with Palestinian combatants and has attacked several Israeli government sites in what it terms Operation Israel.
After GMO Labeling Shot Down, Citizens Start Labeling ThemselvesNovember 20th, 2012
Activists and concerned citizens around the world have had enough with corrupt corporations censoring their right to know what’s in their food, and frankly they’re beyond upset.
‘Different Kind of Stem Cell’ Possesses Attributes Favoring Regenerative MedicineNovember 20th, 2012
A research team at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center say the new and powerful cells they first created in the laboratory a year ago constitute a new stem-like state of adult epithelial cells.
SETI Receives $3.5M Funding BoostNovember 20th, 2012
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence has received a sizeable donation to upgrade its antennas.
UFO Sightings Inside Indian Territory Bordering China Raises Security ConcernsNovember 19th, 2012
Top security brass of the Indian government is battling a “mysterious” threat from the Chinese side these days: tennis ball-sized UFOs.
Climate Scientist Links Arctic Melting to U.S. Weather FluctuationsNovember 19th, 2012
Climate scientists avoid blaming any single weather event like Sandy on global warming. But many say that climate change may well have played an important role in Sandy’s destruction, as well as other recent extreme weather events.
Happy Youngsters More Likely to Grow Into Wealthy Adults, Study FindsNovember 19th, 2012
The first in-depth investigation of whether youthful happiness leads to greater wealth in later life reveals that, even allowing for other influences, happy adolescents are likely to earn more money as adults.
Meditation Changes The Way Your Brain Processes EmotionsNovember 19th, 2012
A new study has found that those who participate in an eight-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how their brains function, even when they are not actively meditating.
How Processed Food Contributes To Massive Rainforest Destruction And Environmental DamageNovember 19th, 2012
Avoiding conventional meat and dairy products, and instead choosing local and organic alternatives, is one way to help fight deforestation.
No More Cigarettes Means 10 More Years For WomenNovember 19th, 2012
It was also found that women who quit before 40 dropped their risk of premature death by 90 percent, and women who quit before 30 dropped their risk by 97 percent.
Mainstream Media Now Openly Admits The FBI And CIA Are Reading All Your EmailsNovember 19th, 2012
In the end, the FBI used a little-know law called the Stored Communications Act, which is part of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, as the basis for getting a warrant to view Petraeus’ private Gmail account.
Plants’ Exposure to Light Influences Organic Weed Control MethodsNovember 19th, 2012
In this study, the three major constituents of clove bud oil, eugenol, β-caryophyllene, and α-humulene, were examined for their individual effects on plants.
At Least One-Third of Marine Species Remain UndescribedNovember 19th, 2012
Researchers expect that the vast majority of unknown species — composed disproportionately of smaller crustaceans, molluscs, worms, and sponges — will be found this century.
Himalayan Glaciers Will Shrink by Almost 10 Percent, Even If Temperatures Hold SteadyNovember 19th, 2012
A number of climate factors such as wind, humidity, precipitation and evaporation can affect how glaciers behave.
New Model Reveals How Huddling Penguins Share Heat FairlyNovember 19th, 2012
Surprisingly, the model reveals that such self-centered behavior results in an equitable sharing of heat.
Leap Forward in Brain-Controlled Computer CursorsNovember 19th, 2012
New Algorithm Greatly Improves Speed and Accuracy.
Tiny Island Chain Becomes World’s First Solar-Powered TerritoryNovember 18th, 2012
Tiny Tokelau will no longer rely on imported diesel, instead switching over to solar panels and coconut-based biofuel.
Majority of Organic Companies Owned by Mega CorporationsNovember 15th, 2012
One of the most beneficial aspects of the Yes on 37 campaign is the transparency it created regarding seemingly ‘natural’ and organic brands.
City of Orlando Threatens Man who Planted a Front Yard Vegetable GardenNovember 15th, 2012
In a bid to perpetuate a growing culture of dependency, authorities in Orlando, Fla., are trying to force a resident to dig up a vegetable garden he planted in his front yard, saying the plot of produce is a violation of city ordinances.
Google Report Reveals Sharp Increase in Government Requests for Users’ DataNovember 15th, 2012
Authorities made more than 20,000 requests in first half of 2012, with US government making most demands for online details.
Mind-Controlled Robot Avatars Inch Towards RealityNovember 15th, 2012
Researchers at the CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory are developing software that allows a person to drive a robot with their thoughts alone.
Study Confirms GM crops lead to increased Pesticide UseNovember 15th, 2012
A new peer-reviewed study has blown away the persistent claims made by agritech corporations that GM crops are beneficial to both the environment and human health by reducing pesticide use.
Dogs Teaching Chemistry – Chemical Bonds in a Cute WayNovember 13th, 2012
A pair of dogs teaching us how Ionic bonds and covalent bonds work. These two dogs look so happy it’s too cute not to pass up.
Egyptian Jihadist Calls for Removal of Sphinx, PyramidsNovember 13th, 2012
An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.
Chavez to Obama: Stop Invading Countries, Focus on the USNovember 13th, 2012
Chavez slams “superelite” that exploits US.
November 13th, 2012
Recent research depicts that the natural ingredients of green tea affects the brain cells, improving memory and spatial learning.
The End of Fast Food and the New Reign of Organic Vegetables!November 13th, 2012
A natural diet of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and no more than 10 percent of calories from organic meats are the key to prevent chronic disease and early mortality.
The Global AwakeningNovember 13th, 2012
According to a recent study it is possible parts of your mind have already been subcontracted out to the online world.
Researchers Build ‘Perfect’ Invisibility CloakNovember 13th, 2012
Duke University scientists say they’ve succeeded for the first time in building a truly effective invisibility cloak.
Warming Temperatures Will Change Greenland’s FaceNovember 13th, 2012
The new model shows how a melting would alter the topography of “one of the world’s refrigerators,” potentially affecting adjacent ocean circulation and salinity, and speeding further melting.
Even Low-Level Radioactivity Is DamagingNovember 13th, 2012
Variation in low-level, natural background radiation was found to have small, but highly statistically significant, negative effects on DNA as well as several measures of health.
Massive Flood That Caused Ancient ‘Big Freeze’ LocatedNovember 13th, 2012
A giant flood of Arctic meltwater may have triggered an ancient 1,200-year-long chill nicknamed the “Big Freeze,” the last major cold age on Earth, a new study finds.
Self-Healing Plastic ‘Skin’ Points Way to New ProstheticsNovember 12th, 2012
Researchers in California may have designed a synthetic version of Plastic Skin- a flexible, electrically conductive, self-healing polymer.
Secession Petitions Flood White House WebsiteNovember 12th, 2012
President Obama’s reelection last week has prompted a slew of requests to secede from the United States.
Court Upholds Free Speech Rights of Veterans For Peace to March in Auburn’s Veterans Day ParadeNovember 12th, 2012
The U.S. District Court in Seattle today ruled in favor of a veterans group’s rights to march in Auburn’s Veterans Day Parade.
How To Dumpster Dive, Eat Free & Fight WasteNovember 12th, 2012
A new report by the National Resources Defense Council, the United States throws away a staggering 40% of the food it produces every year.
Yes, Companies Are Harvesting – and Selling – Your Facebook ProfileNovember 12th, 2012
Some companies record — and then resell — your screen names, web site addresses, interests, hometown and professional history, and how many friends or followers you have.
Greek Journalist Acquitted For Blowing Tax Fraud WhistleNovember 12th, 2012
Widespread Corruption Linked to Private HSBC Accounts.
US Military Warned To Prepare For Consequences Of Climate ChangeNovember 12th, 2012
National Academy of Sciences recommends crash course for analysts on preparing for rise in sea level and food shortages.
Bill Gates Malaria Vaccine Flops In African TrialsNovember 12th, 2012
Results from the final-stage trial administered by GSK appeared to demonstrate that the vaccine only provided “modest protection” for babies aged six to 12 weeks, with a reduction in the contraction of the disease by only 30%.
Illegal GM Sugar Beet Plantings Spur GMO-Free Initiative In OregonNovember 12th, 2012
Biotech company violated USDA isolation requirements for GM sugar beet crops in Southern Oregon; USDA does nothing.
Why Antarctic Sea Ice Cover Has Increased Under the Effects of Climate ChangeNovember 12th, 2012
Scientists from NERC’s British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena California explain why, unlike the dramatic losses reported in the Arctic, the Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change.
Possible Evidence That Our Universe Is A Computer SimulationNovember 12th, 2012
They point out that simulations of the universe naturally put limits on physical laws.
From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi LegacyNovember 11th, 2012
It took several years of widespread use before the link was clearly made between thalidomide’s use in early pregnancy and the cluster of children who were subsequently born with small seal-like flippers instead of limbs (phocomelia).
Cases Of Time SlipsNovember 11th, 2012
Times slips cases in which people temporarily experience the future or past, or briefly interact with people or objects from a different era:
Fermi 2 Nuke Plant Still Offline After Excess Hydrogen Gas DiscoveredNovember 8th, 2012
Fermi 2 nuclear power plant remains temporarily shut down because of an excess of hydrogen gas in a cooling system for the main electrical generator, DTE Energy Co. officials said Thursday.
Iran’s First Nuclear Power Plant to Go Online in Early 2013November 8th, 2012
Bushehr reactor not considered a serious proliferation threat by nuclear inspectors; earlier announcements claimed reactor would be up and running by end of 2012.
Unfinished Business Awaits Obama’s Second TermNovember 8th, 2012
Washington must become more engaged come January because these issues will directly impact regional stability and security and U.S. interests and personnel in the region.
Cell Phone Gave Man a Tumor, According to Major Court RulingNovember 8th, 2012
If you’re an avid cell phone user who refuses to believe that holding this radiation-emitting device next to your head poses a potential health risk, take note…
The Political Trial of a Caring Man and the End of Justice in AmericaNovember 8th, 2012
Dr. Rafil Dhafir, a prominent cancer specialist, who for 13 years had raised money for food and medicines for sick and starving Iraqis who were the victims of sanctions was arrested by federal agents and interrogated about the charity he had founded, Help the Needy.
Over Half of California Voters Are Complete MoronsNovember 7th, 2012
More than half of California voters are against the labeling of toxic genetically modified foods, want to be poisoned and want their children to be poisoned.
Cockatoo ‘Can Make Its Own Tools’November 7th, 2012
A cockatoo from a species not known to use tools in the wild has been observed spontaneously making and using tools for reaching food and other objects.
How Bacteria Talk To Each Other And Our CellsNovember 7th, 2012
Bacteria can talk to each other via molecules they themselves produce. The phenomenon is called quorum sensing, and is important when an infection propagates.
Indian Monsoon Failure More Frequent With WarmingNovember 7th, 2012
Global warming could cause frequent and severe failures of the Indian summer monsoon in the next two centuries.
How Tory Paedophile Claims Were Covered UpNovember 7th, 2012
Adventurers Return Home After Historic Trip Through Northwest PassageNovember 7th, 2012
A Canadian-led group of eco-adventurers has returned home after achieving a historic first, successfully completing the most northern crossing of the Arctic Circle ever accomplished by a sailboat.
Fiscal Cliff A Top Priority For New US President, No Matter Who Wins – ExpertsNovember 6th, 2012
The so-called fiscal cliff applies to conjoined tax raises and spending cuts, which come into force at the early 2013.
Smart Meters Not So Clever About PrivacyNovember 6th, 2012
A University of South Carolina study found smart meters transmitting plain text information that could be used against home owners.
Hacking Voting Machines: Easier Than Ever ImaginedNovember 6th, 2012
According to the magazine, anyone from a high-school student to an octogenarian could corrupt the voting process.
The Post-Apocalypse Survival Machine Nerd FarmNovember 6th, 2012
Jakubowski plans to start selling the brick presses and prove that the farm can make a profit of $5,000 per day from one of its machines.
Towers Of Vegetables Go Up As Singapore Builds First Vertical FarmNovember 6th, 2012
Singapore, a small country that imports most of its food, has now begun selling vegetables from its first vertical farm.
Monsanto GM Field Trial Destroyed In HaryanaNovember 6th, 2012
This protest in Haryana and today’s developments come in the wake of a Parliamentary Standing Committee recommendation that all field trials of GM crops be stopped immediately in the country.
Dating Encounters Between Modern Humans And NeandertalsNovember 6th, 2012
To discover why Neandertals are most closely related to people outside Africa scientists have estimated the date when Neandertals and modern Europeans last shared ancestors.
Blindfolded Boy Will Choose Coptic Christians Next Pope In EgyptNovember 6th, 2012
The final choice will be left to a boy, aged between five and eight, explained Bishop Pola from Tanta in the Nile Delta, in the first such contest since Shenuda was selected by the same method more than four decades ago, in 1971.
Prop 37 and Corporate Lies in the Post Truth EraNovember 6th, 2012
Poll after poll showed 90% of Americans favored labeling foods that have been genetically engineered (GMOs) and nearly a million signatures were gathered by California volunteers in just 10 weeks – easily qualifying Prop 37 for the ballot.
Broken US System Needs WatchingNovember 6th, 2012
International Election Observers Could Face Arrest.
Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at PollsNovember 6th, 2012
Tea party activists in Florida’s largely black and electorally significant Interstate 4 corridor have worked furiously to put a damper on what has been a record-setting turnout thus far.
Puerto Rico to Vote on StatusNovember 6th, 2012
If residents do not want to remain a territory, they have three options: independence, statehood, or a free and sovereign associated territory.
US Presidential Campaign Comes To An EndNovember 6th, 2012
The closeness of the contest and the proliferation of early, absentee and mail-in voting make projections of the outcome very problematic.
ACLU Sues Boston Police for Spying on U.S. PatriotsNovember 6th, 2012
The ACLU’s lawsuit revealed that the Boston Police have been illegally keeping records on multiple peaceful groups such as Stop the Wars Coalition, Veterans for Peace and United for Justice with Peace.
Vulnerability of Electric Power System Assessed by CRSNovember 6th, 2012
The U.S. electric power system is vulnerable to a variety of threats, from natural disasters to operational errors to sabotage or terrorist attack.
Strange Checkerboard Pattern Found in China’s DesertNovember 6th, 2012
A pattern of large squares on the ground, discovered in satellite photos of the Taklamakan Desert in western China, could be the result of recent geological surveys.
‘Shock, Secrecy, Complexity’ Undermine Canada-China FIPA ReviewNovember 6th, 2012
The Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) requires closer examination and provincial consent prior to ratification.
‘Deep Concern’ As Deal To Protect Antarctic Seas FailsNovember 6th, 2012
Governments meeting in Australia have failed to reach agreement on new marine protected areas for the Antarctic ocean.
2013 Automobile of the Year: Tesla Model SNovember 6th, 2012
To say there’s healthy skepticism regarding Tesla and its new wundercar is an understatement.
As Election Nears, Voter Suppression Efforts Kick Into GearNovember 6th, 2012
John Avlon catalogs the efforts to discourage the “wrong” voters from showing up.
U.S. Elections: Will the Dead Vote and Voting Machines be Hacked?November 6th, 2012
The absence of transparency is a threat to whatever remains of American democracy.
Who Pocketed Gaddafi’s Billions?November 6th, 2012
It also looks like the current Libyan leaders care more about staying in their posts – or occupying higher posts if possible – than about trying to return the $ 150 bln which mysteriously disappeared back into their country, which now badly needs restoration after the war.
US Election Results In – Criminal Corporations WonNovember 5th, 2012
In this year’s American Presidential election the biggest losers are the American people.
GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election DayNovember 5th, 2012
Americans are the world’s GMO guinea pigs, say Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé. But California’s ballot initiative on labeling GMO foods would give everyone the choice to change that for themselves.
SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule Splashes Down To EarthNovember 5th, 2012
An unmanned Space Explorations Technologies cargo capsule left the International Space Station and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.
Climate Change, Or Crap Shoot? Experts Weigh Sandy’s CausesNovember 5th, 2012
Some scientists say that the key to Sandy’s impact may be an extremely rare clash of weather systems.
Pressure Builds For Better Oil Spill Clean-Up TechnologyNovember 5th, 2012
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have come up with a novel gel that can absorb 40 times that is strong enough recover the oil.
Idaho Scientist Seeks To Launch Aerial Bigfoot Search With BlimpNovember 5th, 2012
Meldrum is seeking to raise $300,000-plus in private donations to build the remote-controlled dirigible in hopes of catching an aerial glimpse of Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch.
Last NASA Space Shuttle Becomes Museum PieceNovember 5th, 2012
Atlantis is the third and final shuttle to be retired and turned over for public display after the end of the 30-year-old shuttle program last year.
Scientists Say Heartbeat, Not Battery, Could Power PacemakersNovember 5th, 2012
Your own beating heart may generate enough electricity to power a heart-regulating pacemaker, ending the need for expensive surgeries to replace expiring batteries, according to an early study of an experimental energy-converting device.
In Billions of Years, Aliens Will Find These Photos in a Dead SatelliteNovember 5th, 2012
The project is based on the idea that after billions of years, all signs of human civilization will have eroded away on Earth.
The Best Way to Find Aliens: Look for Their Solar Power PlantsNovember 5th, 2012
A team of astronomers is now looking for Dyson Spheres, massive star-scale solar power plants that extraterrestrial hunters hope alien civilizations employ.
Anonymous Plans To Take Down Facebook On Guy Fawkes DayNovember 5th, 2012
This year it’s not a gunpowder plot, though, just a plan to wreak vengeance on Zynga and Facebook.
Greening HavanaNovember 4th, 2012
Sandra Ribalta is now working to raise awareness of climate change, as the key reason for reforestation.
Hurricane Sandy Fans Flames of Climate Change DebateNovember 4th, 2012
As the East Coast deals with the havoc and devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists are seeing yet another reason to put climate change and global warming on the current political agenda.
‘Creepy Cameraman’ Pushes Limits Of Public Surveillance — A Glimpse Of The Future?November 4th, 2012
Question raised by a series of online videos in which an unidentified man takes a camera around Seattle and other parts of Washington state, walking up to people and recording them for no apparent reason other than to make a point.
Bloomberg Brings Climate Change Out Of The Closet In Stunning Snub To RomneyNovember 4th, 2012
New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg took climate change out of the closet by invoking the issue in his endorsement of Barack Obama.
Why Scientists Are in Alarm Mode Over the Keystone XL PipelineNovember 1st, 2012
Environmental science gets politicized because it has economic implications.
Mayans Demand An End To 2012 Doomsday MythNovember 1st, 2012
Guatemala’s Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain.
Chinese Officials Asks Forgiveness From Falun Gong BrothersNovember 1st, 2012
The brothers warned the local 610 office, high-level officials of the police department, and the local secretary of the CCP that if they are not paid compensation for their ill treatment, the brothers will publish on the Internet evidence showing corruption of the local officials.
Radiation Still Leaking Into Nearby Japanese Waters 18 Months After Quake, TsunamiNovember 1st, 2012
Buesseler reviewed data on radionuclides in fish and other seafood that have been compiled by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries since March 23, 2011.
Testing the WatersNovember 1st, 2012
After researching the subject for two years for a forthcoming book on climate change, is that far more serious scientists, backed by far deeper pockets, appear poised to actively tamper with the complex and unpredictable natural systems that sustain life on earth — with huge potential for unintended consequences.
Buddhist Monk Is The World’s Happiest ManNovember 1st, 2012
Tibetan monk and molecular geneticist Matthieu Ricard is the happiest man in the world according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin.
Modern Alchemy Leaches Gold From WaterNovember 1st, 2012
It does so by extracting from industrial waste water the last traces of any rare — and increasingly valuable — metal.
HSBC Caught in New Drug Money Laundering ScandalNovember 1st, 2012
New evidence emerged that its business as usual for the multinational banking giant founded by Hong Kong-based British opium merchants.