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December 2008

Mysteries of the Garden of Eden (Video)
2008 12 31
Metaphor, myth, or reality? Traditions of a 'paradise lost' are surprisingly common and consistent across many cultures. Many cultures share an Eden-like tradition and even agree on the details. Ancient texts and cutting-edge satellite imagery point the way. Paradise on Earth: did it exist? Can it be found today? The Bible says Eden was located east of Israel where four ...
2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved
2008 12 30
The first, on May 21, headed "Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts" , reported that the entire Alpine "winter sports industry" could soon "grind to a halt for lack of snow". The second, on December 19, headed "The Alps have best snow conditions in a generation" , reported that this winter's Alpine snowfalls "look set to beat all records ...
Day Tripper - Dr. Albert Hofmann
2008 12 30
In the circles where LSD eventually thrived, the moment of its discovery was more cherished than even the famous intersection of a fine English apple with Isaac Newton’s inquiring mind, the comic cosmic instant that gave us gravity. According to legend, Dr. Albert Hofmann, a research chemist at the Sandoz pharmaceutical company, fell from his bicycle in April 1943 on ...
Uproar as Great Aussie Firewall threatens internet freedom
2008 12 30
A proposed internet filter dubbed the "Great Aussie Firewall" is promising to make Australia one of the strictest internet regulators among democratic countries. Consumers, civil-rights activists, engineers, internet providers and politicians from opposition parties are among the critics of a mandatory internet filter that would block at least 1,300 websites prohibited by the government - mostly child pornography, excessive violence, ...
Christmas Star Mystery Continues
2008 12 30
In the Bible, a celestial beacon now known as the Star of Bethlehem led the Magi, or wise men, to Jesus's manger. Astronomers have been debating for centuries whether the star existed and, if so, what it might have been. Comets, meteor showers, and supernovae have all been proposed, but in recent years two main theories have come to dominate ...
EU spends £2.3bn a year on Pro-Brussels propaganda
2008 12 30
The European Union is spending £2.3billion a year on pro-Brussels propaganda - more than Coca Cola's entire global marketing budget. Britain alone squanders £200million of taxpayers' cash on promotional material or funding groups that extol the benefits of a 'United States of Europe'. Much of the money goes on 'highly dubious' propaganda that is targeted at children, according to a book ...
BBC's Art of Spain - Part 3 - The Mystical North (Video)
2008 12 30
Description text from YouTube: Art of Spain is a three part series on the history of Spanish art presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, this being the one after his Art of Eternity series dealing with the history of Christian art. Anyway, this final episode , like all the others is self contained within a specific period, or in this case, both ...
Gaza Toll Passes 350 in 3rd Day of Israeli Strikes
2008 12 29
In a third straight day of deadly airstrikes against the emblems and institutions of Hamas on Monday, Israeli warplanes pounded targets in Gaza, including the Interior Ministry, while in Jerusalem, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak vowed “to use all legal means” to stop Hamas rocket fire. The three-day death toll surpassed 350, some 60 of them civilians, according to United ...
Wiesel Foundation loses nearly everything in Madoff scheme
2008 12 29
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity lost more than 15 million dollars -- nearly all of its assets -- in the alleged fraud scheme run by Wall Street baron Bernard Madoff, the fund said Wednesday. "We are writing to inform you that the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity had 15.2 million dollars under management with Bernard Madoff Investment Securities," said ...
Stalin could win Russian vote (Video)
2008 12 28
The former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin could win a nationwide TV vote for the greatest Russian ever to have lived. One of Russia's biggest television stations is due to announce the winner later today and Stalin is seen as a contender despite having been one of the most blood-thirsty leaders of the last century who killed millions of his own ...
Food needs 'fundamental rethink'
2008 12 28
A sustainable global food system in the 21st Century needs to be built on a series of "new fundamentals", according to a leading food expert. Tim Lang warned that the current system, designed in the 1940s, was showing "structural failures", such as "astronomic" environmental costs. The new approach needed to address key fundamentals like biodiversity, energy, water and urbanisation, he ...
Big Brother CCTV to spy on pupils aged four - complete with CPS evidence kit
2008 12 28
Schools have installed CCTV cameras and microphones in classrooms to watch and listen to pupils as young as four. The Big Brother-style surveillance is being marketed as a way to identify pupils disrupting lessons when teachers’ backs are turned. Classwatch, the firm behind the system, says its devices can be set up to record everything that goes on in a ...
Israeli troops near Gaza as airstrikes continue
2008 12 28
Israel launched air strikes on Gaza for a second day on Sunday, piling pressure on Hamas after killing more than 280 people in one of the bloodiest days in 60 years of conflict between the Palestinians and the Jewish state. Gazans cowered in their homes as Israeli warplanes pressed their deadly assault, unleashing missiles on weapons warehouses, smuggling tunnels, a ...
BBC's Art of Spain - Part 2 - The Dark Heart (Video)
2008 12 28
Description text from YouTube: Following the fall of the Islamic empire in Spain, Spain fell into her fall season on account of being full of fawning faux bonhommes and malmademoiselles falling from Gods grace due to their faux religious tendencies, resulting in the collective faugh of the Spanish "fawns" - not leading to the genesis of fauvism but resulting in ...
Pentagon's Project Minerva Sparks New Anthro Concerns
2008 12 28
The Pentagon's expanding interest in anthropology has sparked a passionate debate about what role, if any, social scientists should have with the military. The Defense Department's Human Terrain Teams, which involves sending social scientists to work directly with the military in the field, has proved the most controversial program. But that's actually just one effort, even if it is the ...
BBC's Art of Spain - Part 1 - The Moorish South (Video)
2008 12 24
Andrew Graham-Dixon in this series explores the Art of Spain, Art produced on account of the confluence of different cultures and religions & regional strife. 'The Moorish South' deals with the period in Spanish history when Spain was essentially an Islamic country. This would lead to the development of some spectacular Islamic yet uniquely Spanish buildings, that would leave its ...
Paris Triangle: beyond the shadows of doubt
2008 12 24
Pyramids have often been attributed with mystical properties, from resurrecting pharaohs to re-sharpening blunt razor blades, but last week those clever architects Herzog and de Meuron unveiled a new piece of pyramid-powered prestidigitation with their new Triangle project in Paris: the building will cast no shadows. It all sounds a bit David Copperfield, but it's not done with mirrors. Instead, ...
Kissinger Calls For New International System Out Of World Crises
2008 12 23
Bilderberg luminary Henry Kissinger has repeated his routine call for a new international political order, stating that global crises should be seen as an opportunity to move toward a borderless world where national interests are outweighed by global necessities. Speaking with Charlie Rose earlier this week, Kissinger cited the chaos being wrought across the globe by the financial crisis and ...
Grant Morrison at DisinfoCon (Video)
2008 12 23
Creator of "The Invisibles" and "The Filth" Grant Morrison talks about his hashish induced alien encounter, the use of sigils to change the world, the nature of the individual and the future of the counter-culture.
'Sex chip' being developed by scientists
2008 12 22
Scientists are developing an electronic "sex chip" that can be implanted into the brain to stimulate pleasure. The chip works by sending tiny shocks from implanted electrodes in the brain. The technology has been used in the United States to treat Parkinson's disease. But in recent months scientists have been focusing on the area of the brain just behind the ...
Microsoft wants to get under your skin
2008 12 22
Microsoft's HealthVault, the medical records database, is to be integrated with VeriMed's human-embedded RFID tags, allowing doctors to access the medical records of unconscious patients with a quick scan of the arm. VeriMed consists of an RFID tag that is embedded in the arm of a hopefully willing participant, and responds with a 16-digital identity code when queried at 134KHz. This ...
HSBC banker found hanged by belt at 5-star London hotel after 'committing suicide'
2008 12 22
A leading City banker was found hanged in a five-star hotel in an apparent suicide, police said yesterday. Christen Schnor, 49, was discovered by a hotel worker naked with a belt around his neck in the cupboard of his £500 a night suite. The married father of two earned a six-figure salary as HSBC's head of insurance and also had ...
Scientists ask: Is technology rewiring our brains?
2008 12 22
What does a teenage brain on Google look like? Do all those hours spent online rewire the circuitry? Could these kids even relate better to emoticons than to real people? These sound like concerns from worried parents. But they're coming from brain scientists. While violent video games have gotten a lot of public attention, some current concerns go well beyond ...
Twilight over Mumbai
2008 12 22
As far back as our first article on Mumbai, here, we were using language highly suggestive of vampirism to describe the workings of the occult intelligence that Robert Kirk called 'the Secret Commonwealth.' In that article, I wrote: 'It is my belief, to paraphrase John Keel, that important events are manipulated by an unknown intelligence (of extra-dimensional origin) through the ...
Google cranks up the Consensus Engine
2008 12 19
Google this week admitted that its staff will pick and choose what appears in its search results. It's a historic statement - and nobody has yet grasped its significance. Not so very long ago, Google disclaimed responsibility for its search results by explaining that these were chosen by a computer algorithm. The disclaimer lives on at Google News, where we ...
In Clinton List, a Veil Is Lifted on Foundation
2008 12 19
See Full list of Clinton Foundation Donors - With Search Function Former President Bill Clinton has collected tens of millions of dollars for his foundation over the last 10 years from governments in the Middle East, tycoons from Canada, India, Nigeria and Ukraine, and other international figures with interests in American foreign policy. Lifting a longstanding cloak of secrecy, Mr. Clinton on ...
Antony C. Sutton Interview on Wall Street and the Socialists (Video)
2008 12 18
Antony C. Sutton talks about his books "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution", "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler" and "Wall Street and FDR" detailed Wall Street's involvement in the Russian Revolution as well as its decisive contributions to the rise of Adolf Hitler and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His books became classics in the study of covert politics and ...
Way Of The Infinite Explorer
2008 12 18
How do you disempower a corrupt system? By empowering yourself. How do you awaken a sleeping population? By awakening yourself. How do you heal a toxic society? By healing yourself. The arcane chronicles of consciousness have been kept from man since the last reboot of civilization, a few thousand years ago. One of the many teachings hidden therein is the ...
Anti-Defamation League joins YouTube to fight online hate
2008 12 18
The widely popular video sharing website YouTube has reached out to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for its expertise in dealing with hate on the Internet. As a result of this partnership, the League is now a contributor to YouTube's newly launched Abuse & Safety Center, where users are empowered to identify and confront hate, and to report abuses. The YouTube ...
Unrest continues near vacated Malmö mosque
2008 12 18
Fresh disturbances erupted on Wednesday evening near the basement location which had previously served as a mosque in Malmö's Rosengård district. Fireworks were aimed at police and several fires were lit when police arrived to blockade the basement office with containers. Tensions in the area were still high as of 12.30am Thursday morning, according to police in Skåne. One man ...
IMF Chief Warns Of Riots In Response To Economic Crisis
2008 12 17
The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that advanced nations will be hit by violent civil unrest if the elite continue to restructure the economy around their own interests while looting the taxpayer. During a speech in Madrid, Dominique Strauss-Kahn said that “social unrest may happen in many countries - including advanced economies” if governments failed to adequately ...
Barack Obama: The Naked Emperor
2008 12 17
Obama is far more dangerous than Bush because he can sell a line to those who are in the trance while Boy Bush could not do that on anything like the same scale. Bush was a transparent idiot with no communication skills who needed massive fraud at the polls to get him officially 'elected'. He could never be the figurehead ...
4.5 Earthquake shakes southern Sweden
2008 12 17
Southern Sweden was rocked by an earthquake early on Tuesday morning which caused a flood of phone calls to emergency services operators from alarmed residents. "The bed shook for about 20 seconds," Helsingborg resident John O'Leary told The Local. O'Leary said the quake woke him at about 6:20am and that the shaking knocked over several items in his apartment. Uppsala ...
Journalist hurls shoes at 'dog' George W. Bush in Iraq
2008 12 15
An Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes and an insult at George W. Bush, without hitting him, as the US President was shaking hands with the Iraqi Prime Minister at his Baghdad office today. As the two leaders met in Nuri al-Maliki's private office, a journalist sitting in the third row jumped up, shouting: "It is the farewell kiss, you dog", ...
Pope speaks out against greedy money-men who sparked credit crisis
2008 12 13
The pontiff launched a fierce attack on the financial institutions responsible for the economic downturn, and said their actions were directly linked to world poverty and starvation. In message for World Peace Day on January 1, the Pope said finance which focused on short term profit was 'a threat to all.' He said the current food crisis had not been ...
Georgia Guidestones Vandalized (Photos)
2008 12 13
On one of the highest hilltops in Elbert County, Georgia stands a huge granite monument. Engraved in eight different languages on the four giant stones that support the common capstone are 10 Guides, or commandments. That monument is alternately referred to as The Georgia Guidestones, or the American Stonehenge. Though relatively unknown to most people, it is an important link ...
What's Behind Internet Conspiracy Empires?
2008 12 13
A man standing on a street corner with a sign reading "the lizard people rule you all," or, "my neighbors are spying on me for the government" isn't likely to get many supporters. But give that man a Web site template, or let him produce some slick videos on YouTube and, lo and behold, he may have thousands of people ...
'We have saved the world': Brown's gaffe as he defends his billion-pound rescue of the banks
2008 12 13
Gordon Brown is preparing to offer billions in loan guarantees to struggling businesses amid Tory claims that his bank rescue scheme is not working. David Cameron put Mr Brown under intense pressure to intervene during angry clashes in the Commons on Wednesday. The Prime Minister struggled to make himself heard after a verbal gaffe in which he inadvertently said 'we ...
The Ghosts of Antarctica: Abandoned Stations and Huts
2008 12 13
Does Antarctica have the most ghosts of any continent? On a per capita basis, the answer is yes. While the South Pole and environs doesn’t have a permanent population, there are on average 2,500 people living there during the year -- approximately 4000 in summer and 1000 incredibly hardy ones in winter. While no complete necrologies exists for the Antarctic, ...
Obama's atomic umbrella: U.S. nuclear strike if Iran nukes Israel
2008 12 12
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's administration will offer Israel a "nuclear umbrella" against the threat of a nuclear attack by Iran, a well-placed American source said earlier this week. The source, who is close to the new administration, said the U.S. will declare that an attack on Israel by Tehran would result in a devastating U.S. nuclear response against Iran. But ...
EU hopes to salvage green projects
2008 12 12
European Union leaders sought Thursday to salvage ambitious plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and switch to renewable energy, despite a widening economic slump that has cast doubt on the continent's groundbreaking commitment to go green. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the EU's biggest economic power wanted an unequivocal commitment to the plan despite the economic downturn. But Italy's premier ...
The Bektashi Begat the Shriners?
2008 12 12
I’m not that familiar with the Bektashi Order, but it turns out that this politico-mystical secret society - directly or indirectly - was the inspiration behind the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Freemasons Dr. Walter M. Fleming, 33°, and William J. Florence, 32°, founded the Shriners in 1870. And in recounting the origins of their Order, ...
Babylon's history swept away in US army sandbags
2008 12 12
Fragments of bricks, engraved with cuneiform characters thousands of years old, lie mixed with the rubble and sandbags left by the US military on the ancient site of Babylon in Iraq. In this place, one of the cradles of civilisation, US troops in 2003-2004 built embankments, dug ditches and spread gravel to hold the fuel reservoirs needed to supply the heliport ...
Obama vows to end global warming 'denial' after Gore talks
2008 12 12
President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday his administration would brook no further delay in tackling climate change after discussing global warming with former vice president Al Gore. Sitting between Gore and his vice president-elect Joseph Biden following the hour-long meeting, Obama told reporters: "All three of us are in agreement that the time for delay is over. The time for denial ...
Over 650 Scientists Challenge Global Warming "Consensus"
2008 12 12
Over 650 scientists have put their names to a US Senate Minority report that challenges the contention of the UN's International Panel on Climate Change that there is a scientific "consensus" on the causes of global warming. Set to be released within the next 24 hours, the report features contributions from hundreds of prominent researchers, including current and former IPCC ...
The Last of the Zoroastrians
2008 12 12
Far removed from Tehran's bustling tin-roofed teashops and Isfahan's verdant pomegranate gardens, the deserts known as Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut meet at the city of Yazd, once the heart of the Persian Empire. Walking across the wind-whipped plains of the forgotten city, a young Iranian woman dressed in colorful floral garbs points out a sand-dusted tower hovering in the ...
Turkey: Ancient Pagan Temple Site Yields New Archeological Clues on Origins of Farming
2008 12 12
It’s the last day of the excavating year at Gobekli Tepe, the hill-top neolithic site whose circles of huge decorated T-shaped stones are at least 5,000 years older than any other monumental structure ever found. Workmen have already buried the bases of the stones in rubble to protect them from the winter rain. Now they are laying raised walkways into ...
Pan-Europe Libertas Party launched to fight 'anti-democratic' Brussels
2008 12 12
Declan Ganley, the Irish businessman behind the Libertas campaign group, of the key organisations that defeated the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland's referendum on the text in June, has launched Libertas as the first truly pan-European political party. The new Libertas Party, which aims to run candidates in all 27 European Union states for the European Parliament elections in June 2009, ...
The Britney bludgeon, a weapon of torture: Pop stars tell the U.S. military to stop using their songs to 'break' terror suspects
2008 12 11
In the hands of a teenager with a powerful set of speakers it is a lethal weapon. Popular music played at extreme decibel levels will already have been judged torture by many a parent. But a phenomenon that did no more harm than widen the generation gap has suddenly taken on more sinister overtones with reports that ear-splittingly loud music ...
How Rahm Emanuel Made Mega-Millions and Bought His Way to Power
2008 12 10
Since Rahm Emanuel was appointed the next White House chief of staff last month, ProPublica has been retracing his previous life as an investment banker, which earned him more than $18 million in less than three years. The New York Times recently shed new light on Emanuel's Wall Street days -- and how they helped send him to Congress. In ...
Creation of artificial life stirs fears of Huxley’s Brave New World
2008 12 10
Scientists have discovered a more efficient way of building a synthetic genome that could one day enable them to create artificial life, according to a study. The method is already being used to help develop next generation biofuels and biochemicals in the labs of controversial celebrity US scientist Craig Venter. Venter has hailed artificial life forms as a potential remedy ...
Financial Times Editorial Admits Agenda For Dictatorial World Government
2008 12 10
The Financial Times, one of the most respected and widely read newspapers on the planet, features an editorial today that openly admits the agenda to create a world government based on anti-democratic principles and concedes that the term “global governance” is merely a euphemism for the move towards a centralized global government. For years we were called paranoid nutcases for ...
Black hole found in Milky Way
2008 12 10
There is a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy, a study has confirmed. German astronomers tracked the movement of 28 stars circling the centre of the Milky Way, using the European Southern Observatory in Chile. The black hole is four million times heavier than our Sun, according to the paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Black holes are ...
Vaclav Klaus, A "Fiery Czech" Is Poised to Be the Face of Europe
2008 12 05
In the 1980s, a Communist secret police agent infiltrated clandestine economics seminars hosted by Vaclav Klaus, a fiery future leader of the Czech Republic, who had come under suspicion for extolling free market virtues. Rather than reporting on Marxist heresy, the agent was most struck by Mr. Klaus’s now famous arrogance. “His behavior and attitudes reveal that he feels like ...
"Noble Savage" myth covers up "truth"
2008 12 05
Left: Francis Bacon author of The New Atlantis. Right: A detail from Benjamin West's The Death of General Wolfe; West's idealised depiction of this American Indian is in the tradition of the "Noble savage" The late Joseph Campbell maintained that civilizations are not based on science, but on myth. “Aspiration,” Campbell explained, “is the motivator, builder and transformer of civilization.” Our ...
Fascist Ecology: The "Green Wing" of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents
2008 12 05
"We recognize that separating humanity from nature, from the whole of life, leads to humankind’s own destruction and to the death of nations. Only through a re-integration of humanity into the whole of nature can our people be made stronger. That is the fundamental point of the biological tasks of our age. Humankind alone is no longer the focus of ...
The World is Waiting Just For … What?
2008 12 05
I am a skeptic. I don’t believe in fortune tellers or psychics. I certainly doubted that I could forsee the future. But, as I did the research for this article, I discovered that I was wrong. Everyone can see into the future and we do it all the time. Our journey starts with an experiment conducted in 1976. Dr. Kornhuber ...
Ancient City belonging to the white-skinned 'Cloud People' Chachapoyas discovered in Peru
2008 12 05
An ancient Chachapoyas village located close to the area where the lost city was found A lost city discovered deep in the Amazon rainforest could unlock the secrets of a legendary tribe. Little is known about the Cloud People of Peru, an ancient, white-skinned civilisation wiped out by disease and war in the 16th century. But now archaeologists have uncovered a ...
Urgent Action Needed – Contact your MEP now! No New EU-Israel Action Plan!!
2008 12 04
The European Parliament (EP) has recently announced that a vote will be held on December 4 to enter into force the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which will enable far greater Israeli participation in European Community programs. Originally, the EU had stated that the vote on this issue would not take place until 2009, but it seems clear that the EU ...
Has an alien comet infiltrated the solar system?
2008 12 04
A comet orbiting our Sun may be an interloper from another star system. Comet Machholz 1 isn't like other comets. David Schleicher of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, measured the chemical makeup of 150 comets, and found that they all had similar levels of the chemical cyanogen (CN) except for Machholz 1, which has less than 1.5% of the ...
New Technology Could Power Laptop For Days
2008 12 04
Laptop, cell phone and iPod owners tired of having their devices run out of charge after a few hours have been patiently waiting for the next portable power source to arrive. Tiny fuel cells, powered by combustible liquids or gasses, have long been touted as the eventual solution. Potentially, they could power a laptop for days between refills. But fuel ...
Pakistani Security Consultant Calls Mumbai Attacks A "Botched" False Flag
2008 12 04
A renowned Pakistani strategic defence analyst has described last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai as a "botched" false flag operation designed to imitate the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Zaid Hamid, a security consultant who routinely appears on Pakistani television, told reporters of the News One channel that the attacks were state sponsored by Indian military intelligence and carried ...
DNA database 'breach of rights'
2008 12 04
Two British men should not have had their DNA and fingerprints retained by police, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The men's information was held by South Yorkshire Police, although neither was convicted of any offence. The judgement could have major implications on how DNA records are stored in the UK's national database.
Mobile phone radiation damages memory: study
2008 12 04
Exposure to mobile phone radiation worsens the short-term memory of rats, according to a new Swedish study. A doctoral dissertation carried out at Lund University also found that groups of genes involved with behaviour and memory undergo changes due to repeated doses of radiation from mobile phones, the Sydsvenskan newspaper reports. Doctoral candidate Henrietta Nittby and her adviser, Leif G Salford, are ...
Slaves helped build White House, U.S. Capitol
2008 12 04
Twelve American presidents owned slaves and eight of them, starting with Washington, owned slaves while in office. Almost from the very start, slaves were a common sight in the executive mansion. A list of construction workers building the White House in 1795 includes five slaves - named Tom, Peter, Ben, Harry and Daniel -- all put to work as carpenters. ...
Mandelson at centre of 'ditch the pound' row as European Commission president claims Britain is ready for the euro
2008 12 03
Lord Mandelson was at the centre of a row last night over 'secret' plans to ditch the pound after an explosive claim that Britain is ready to join the euro. The European Commission president said the UK was 'closer than ever before' to signing up to the single currency. Jose Manuel Barroso said he had held private conversations with 'the ...
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild calls for action
2008 12 03
Ethics - we have lost sight of an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Careful management - we have indulged our wants without the taxes or the prices or the cash to pay for them. Oversight - public relations and spin have replaced disclosure and transparency; casual yet complex accounting and accommodating rating agencies left us blissfully unaware ...
Scientists turn into virtual body snatchers
2008 12 03
Shaking hands with yourself is an amusing out-of-body experience. The illusion of having your stomach slashed with a kitchen knife, not so much. Both sensations, however, felt real to most participants in a Swedish science project exploring how people can be tricked into the false perception of owning another body. In a study presented Tuesday, neuroscientists at Stockholm’s renowned Karolinska ...
Memories may be stored on your DNA
2008 12 03
In the film Blade Runner, Rachael's human qualities are the result of implanted memories and photographs that provide an historical past stretching back to her childhood. Remember your first kiss? Experiments in mice suggest that patterns of chemical "caps" on our DNA may be responsible for preserving such memories. To remember a particular event, a specific sequence of neurons must fire at ...
Mumbai gunmen were British and “came from same area as 7/7 bombers”
2008 12 03
British-born Pakistanis were among the Mumbai terrorists, Indian government sources claimed today, as the death toll rose to at least 155. As many as seven of the terrorists may have British connections and some could be from Leeds and Bradford where London’s July 7 bombers lived, one source said. Two Britons were among eight gunmen being held, according to Mumbai’s ...
Venus, Jupiter, Moon Smile on Earth
2008 12 03
The heavens smiled down on Earth Monday in a rare celestial trifecta of Venus, Jupiter, and the moon. The planets aligned—an event known as a conjunction—Sunday night, and were joined by a thin sliver of moon on Monday. The rare planetary meeting was visible from all parts of the world, even from light-polluted cities such as Hong Kong and ...
Sarkozy ‘voodoo doll’ may be sold… as long as no-one sticks a pin in it :-)
2008 12 03
President Nicholas Sarkozy says having his voodoo doll is okay as long as you don’t stick pins in him. A court has ruled that a voodoo doll of French president Nicolas Sarkozy is legal - as long as no-one sticks a pin in it. The diminutive president had tried to ban the life-like toys, claiming they are disrespectful and make ...
Biological terror attack likely by 2013, panel says
2008 12 03
Terrorists are likely to use a weapon of mass destruction somewhere in the world in the next five years, a blue-ribbon panel assembled by Congress has concluded. They are more likely to use a biological weapon than a nuclear one -- and the results could be devastating, the chairman of the commission told CNN. "The consequences of a biological attack ...
The Age of Transitions (Video)
2008 12 02
Converging technology, transhumanism, and our future in the making. The cutting edge group known as transhumanists see a beautiful future brought about by artificial intelligence, life extension, and cybernetics. What one must realize before getting carried away with such utopian dreams is that transhumanism was born out of the elitist pseudo-science eugenics. This documentary provides vital information on the history ...
Dutch magic mushroom ban in force
2008 12 02
A ban on the sale of hallucinogenic or so-called "magic mushrooms" is coming into force in the Netherlands. The Dutch government says the fungi, which contains the hallucinogenic ingredient psilocybin, can cause life-threatening behaviour. Last year, a French girl jumped to her death from a bridge in Amsterdam after allegedly eating such mushrooms. Owners of the shops that sell the ...
Obama's advisers to back "soft" power
2008 12 01
President-elect Barack Obama's national security team, introduced Monday in Chicago, includes two veteran Cold Warriors and a political rival whose records are all more hawkish than the new president who will face them in the White House Situation Room. Yet all three of his choices - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as old rival turned secretary of state; General James Jones, ...
Pentagon hires British scientist to help build robot soldiers that 'won't commit war crimes'
2008 12 01
The Pentagon aims to develop 'ethical' robot soldiers, unlike the indiscriminate T-800 killers from the Terminator films The American military is planning to build robot soldiers that will not be able to commit war crimes like their human comrades in arms. The US Army and Navy have both hired experts in the ethics of building machines to prevent the creation of ...
India's 9/11 - Who was Behind the Mumbai Attacks?
2008 12 01
The Mumbai terror attacks were part of a carefully planned and coordinated operation involving several teams of experienced and trained gunmen. The operation has the fingerprints of a paramilitary-intelligence operation. According to a Russian counter terrorist expert, the Mumbai terrorists "used the same tactics that Chechen field militants employed in the Northern Caucasus attacks where entire towns were terrorized, with ...
Signs Of An Attempted Coup In New Delhi
2008 12 01
Preliminary signs emerging from India’s power center, New Delhi, paint a picture of an unstable situation. Security is already compromised. But a bigger story is taking place in New Delhi, not Mumbai. There are disturbing signs that India, a nuclear-armed nation of a billion people, is witnessing a ‘soft coup’ attempt involving secular rightwing ideologues and Hindu nationalists.
Obama's Latest Sellout - GM Biotech 'Yes Men'
2008 12 01
Biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team threaten to expand the use of dangerous genetically modified (GM) foods in our diets. Instead of giving us change and hope, they may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations--where critical analysis was abandoned in favor of irrational devotion to this risky new technology. Clinton's agriculture ...
50 Strange Buildings of the World
2008 12 01
The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland), Forest Spiral - Hundertwasser Building (Darmstadt, Germany), The Torre Galatea Figueras (Spain), Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France), The Basket Building (Ohio, United States), Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States), Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, United States), Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada), Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Hang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy House (Vietnam)
Ancient scroll may yield religious secrets
2008 12 01
A collection of charred scraps kept in a Greek museum's storerooms are all that remains of what archaeologists say is Europe's oldest surviving book — which may hold a key to understanding early monotheistic beliefs. More than four decades after the Derveni papyrus was found in a 2,400-year-old nobleman's grave in northern Greece, researchers said Thursday they are close to ...
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