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July 2010

Climategate scientist breaks his silence (Stop being mean to me!)
2010 07 30
"I don?t hold a world view - that?s ridiculous. I?m interested in the science, not the policy. I get these emails saying I?m trying to change the world government - it?s just ridiculous. People assume that I?m advocating that society should be doing certain things. I?m not. We try to be totally apolitical in the CRU."
100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site
2010 07 30
The file contains user account names and a URL for each user?s profile page, from which details such as addresses, dates of birth or phone numbers can be accessed. Accessing a user?s page from the list will also enable you to click through to friends? profiles - even if those friends have made themselves non-searchable.
Former KGB agent claims that David Kelly was ?exterminated?
2010 07 30
A former Russian spy?s dossier which suggests that Government scientist David Kelly, left, was ?exterminated? in a planned assassination is being studied by the Attorney General. Boris Karpichkov, who fled to Britain after 15 years as a KGB agent, claims a London intelligence contractor linked to MI5 told him Dr Kelly?s death was not suicide. Mr Karpichkov has emailed his evidence ...
We had co-conspirators, DC sniper tells William Shatner
2010 07 29
Lee Boyd Malvo claims others were to help in DC area attacks, says there were other shootings Convicted DC snipers Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad were supposed to have had help carrying out their deadly attacks, and they may have been involved in more shootings than authorities suspected, according to an interview with actor William Shatner that airs Thursday. In ...
Quantum mechanics creates location-based cryptography
2010 07 28
Imagine a form of encrypted communication so secure that it?s physically impossible to access it unless you?re actually at the location where you?re supposed to hear it. Quantum mechanics makes location-based cryptography possible - without any pesky codes or keys. The basic idea is simple - create an encrypted communication where your actual physical location is the only key required to ...
Greece?s locked up migrant children attempt suicide
2010 07 28
Greece is imprisoning unaccompanied migrant children in violation of EU laws and often in appalling conditions, human rights campaigners have revealed. The Pagani detention centre, Greece (Photo: UNHCR) In a report detailing how asylum seekers and irregular migrants are being detained "as a matter of course, rather than a last resort," Amnesty International has excoriated Athens for its policy of imprisoning children ...
Army tries to stop filming of Jesse Ventura show "Conspiracy Theories"
2010 07 28
The US Army Chief of Public Affairs told Ventura he was denied access to film in Arlington National Cemetary because of the nature of his tv program, claiming it was inappropriate. He cited an episode which discusses the assassination of JFK claiming it?s "contrary to the mission of the U.S. army."
Ahmadinejad says expects U.S. to attack MidEast soon
2010 07 28
Iran expects the United States to launch a military strike on "at least two countries" in the Middle East in the next three months, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told state-run Press TV.
U.S. can?t account for $8.7b in Iraqi funds
2010 07 28
The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 per cent of $9.1-billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.The audit found that "shoddy record keeping" by the Defense Department left the Pentagon unable to fully account for $8.7-billion.
Barge hits well near Gulf, sends oil, gas spewing
2010 07 28
A barge slammed into an abandoned well in a coastal inlet early Tuesday, sending a shower of water, natural gas and oil spewing about 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. Emergency officials said about 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) of containment boom was in place around the site in a lake just north of Barataria Bay, which has already been fouled ...
Dating Website for ?Beautiful People? Aims at "Noble Cause" Designer Babies
2010 07 28
Ever worried about having an ugly baby? Fret not, a popular dating website exclusively for beautiful people has branched out to provide a fertility forum aimed at creating beautiful babies. Criticized by some as narcissism gone mad, the project was launched in June, shortly after BeautifulPeople.com booted out 5,000 people who gained weight and were deemed too ugly to remain members. Presented ...
19 Crushed to Death and more than 300 injured after Mass Panic at Germany's Love Parade
2010 07 27
A memorial service will be held on Saturday for the 20 people crushed to death when a panic broke out in a jammed tunnel at the Love Parade techno festival, German officials said Tuesday. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Christian Wulff will attend the ceremony, according to their offices. Ms. Merkel's office said she would interrupt a summer vacation to ...
Pacific islands not sinking from global warming
2010 07 26
New study debunks Al Gore's hysterical fairy tale. Of all the apocalyptic imagery summoned by global warming's proponents, the most compelling has been the threat of coastal devastation from rising sea levels. In his best-selling work "Earth in the Balance," Al Gore argued that the selfishness of Western industrialization would obliterate small, impoverished countries.
Blind could be cured by stem cells grown in contact lenses, claim scientists
2010 07 26
A common cause of blindness could be cured by stem cells grown on contact lenses, claim scientists. Sight for Sore Eyes Video from: YouTube.com Researchers say the world breakthrough can "dramatically improve" the sight of patients with damage to their cornea ? the clear outer shell of the eye ? caused by disease or injury. The effect is achieved ...
The CIA is Beyond Redemption and Should be Terminated
2010 07 26
The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into ?an American Gestapo.? It has been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failure and fascism utterly at odds with the spirit of a democracy and needs to be closed, permanently.
Aliens have been trying to contact us by cosmic Twitter, scientists claim
2010 07 26
Aliens may have been trying to contact us by communicating in a manner similar to Twitter, scientists have claimed. ET is more likely to be sending out short, directed messages than continuous signals beamed in all directions, experts said. ??This approach is more like Twitter and less like War and Peace,?? said Californian physicist Dr James Benford, president of Microwave Sciences Inc. He ...
Man hit by six meteorites is being ?targeted by aliens?
2010 07 26
A Bosnian man who claims he is being targeted by extraterrestrials after a series of meteorite strikes on his house has now been hit by a sixth space rock in the space of a few years. Radivoje Lajic first came to international attention in 2008, shortly after the fifth meteorite had crashed into the roof of his house in the northern ...
Sister monument to Stonehenge may have been found
2010 07 26
Scientists scouring the area around Stonehenge said Thursday they have uncovered a circular structure only a few hundred meters (yards) from the world famous monument. There?s some debate about what exactly has been found. The survey team which uncovered the structure said it could be the foundation for a circle of freestanding pieces of timber, a wooden version of Stonehenge. Wooden circle ...
Wikileaks posts the "Afghan War Diary", one of the biggest leaks in US history
2010 07 26
The United States has condemned as "irresponsible" the leak of 90,000 military records, saying publication could threaten national security. The documents released by the Wikileaks website include details of killings of Afghan civilians unreported until now.
BP chief?s potential $18.5M payoff ignites new scandal
2010 07 26
BP chief executive Tony Hayward is expected to quit imminently with a payoff of up to 18.5 million dollars despite being lambasted over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, British media reported Monday.The size of the payoff sparking fresh controversy as the British-based firm battles to rebuild its reputation after the worst environmental disaster in US history.
Deepwater Horizon: Rig alarm system partly disabled at time of blast
2010 07 24
An alarm system was partially shut down the day the ill-fated oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and setting off the massive spill, an electronics technician who was aboard told an investigative panel on Friday.
BP well to stay sealed as storm moves in
2010 07 23
As Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches, vessels are prepared for evacuation. Also, during an investigative hearing, BP is accused of cutting corners. Reassured by a week of intense monitoring, federal officials Thursday said they planned to leave the damaged BP well sealed despite evacuating vessels ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, which was bearing down on the Gulf of Mexico. The storm, ...
More doctored BP photos come to light
2010 07 23
The search for doctored BP photos is on. And it's a bit like finding Waldo in the famous game. On Wednesday, for the second time this week, a blog has identified an altered photograph about BP's oil spill response on the company's Web site. The Gawker Web site said it received a tip about a BP photo taken from inside ...
State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Bonnie Heads to Gulf
2010 07 23
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency today as Tropical Storm Bonnie heads directly toward the site of the Gulf Oil spill, threatening weeks worth of progress. BP officials and the federal government are scrambling to prepare for storm, which grew in strength today to become the second named Atlantic storm of the season. Bonnie is currently blasting ...
Large China oil spill threatens sea life, water
2010 07 23
China's largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves. An official warned the spill posed a "severe threat" to sea life and water quality as China's latest environmental crisis spread off the shores of Dalian, once named China's ...
Research Scientist John Burke Passes - Co-Author of "Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty"
2010 07 22
John A. Burke, the "B" in "BLT Research Team Inc." and a native of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, has died at the age of 58. An inspired and tireless advocate for the likelihood that natural (although currently undiscovered) forces are involved in the crop circle phenomenon, John carried out a considerable volume of new research during the 1990s, ...
BP digitally alters press photo, confesses it?s a fake
2010 07 22
It?s been a long season of embarrassment for BP, but leaking oil isn?t what the blogosphere is ripping the company for today. A site called Americablog spotted a press photo of BP?s Houston command center, ostensibly taken on July 16. The image had quite visibly been Photoshopped ? badly ? to include more on-screen camera action. Once word got out ? ...
Genetic Mystery: Black Brits Birth White, Blue-Eyed Baby
2010 07 22
Britain?s tabloid press has gone gaga over a baby girl with white skin, blue eyes and a mop of blond curls who was born to black parents. The best-selling Daily Mail and The Sun newspapers have labeled the child?s Caucasian complexion a mystery, saying genetics experts are "flummoxed" by the case. But is the birth of a white baby to ...
Ex-Romanian dictator Ceausescu and wife exhumed
2010 07 22
The mystery of where former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were buried moved closer to resolution Wednesday after forensic scientists dug up their official graves in a hunt for DNA. Ceausescu ruled Romania for 25 years with an iron fist before being ousted and executed during the 1989 anti-communist revolt in which more than 1,000 people were killed. Many ...
In Quebec, infertility is now a disease
2010 07 22
Demographics and politics go hand in hand. And pandering to the baby lobby is just one of the government?s motives Is infertility a disease? Is access to free in vitro treatment a human right? If you live in Quebec, the answer is yes to both. Next month, the Quebec government will start funding in vitro fertilization for people who can?t conceive normally. ...
Living, Growing Architecture
2010 07 21
Living Architecture: Growing your house, one chair at a time. Plants are amazing: they provide food, air, medicine, and material for buildings, furniture, and art. But through an ancient yet obscure craft, still-living plants can themselves be shaped into bridges, tables, ladders, chairs, sculptures - even buildings. Known variously as botanical architecture, tree sculpture, tree-shaping, tree-grafting, pooktre, arborsculpture, and arbortecture, ...
The Illusion of Gravity
2010 07 21
Erik Verlinde, a string theorist and professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam, is shaking the giant box of contemporary science, jumbling what we think we know by declaring that gravity is just an illusion.
Silence Speaks Volumes - "Can the War be Won?"
2010 07 21
As President Obama concluded his Rose Garden statement revealing that he had replaced Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top American commander in Afghanistan, a reporter shouted an impromptu question. "Can the war be won?" he yelled. The president didn?t answer ? perhaps because he doesn?t know. (Perhaps he knows all too well.)
NYC Bomber?s "Revenge Attack" Video (Shahzad?s charade continues)
2010 07 21
Times Square bomb plot suspect video threatens US From: YahooNews.ca The man arrested for plotting a car bombing in New York?s Times Square appeared in a video on Al-Arabiya television on Wednesday in which he said he planned to attack the United States. "This attack on the United States will be a revenge for all the mujahedeen (holy warriors) ... and ...
Saudi entertainers branded ?sorcerers?
2010 07 21
The perils of eating fire in Saudi Arabia Saudi artist Maher al-Luqman is always nervous when he goes on stage to eat glass and fire or to walk on nails, for fear the country?s religious police will disrupt his show. The leader of a troupe of 12 strongmen, Luqman struggles for acceptance in a country whose austere version of Sunni Islam means ...
Scientists create improved CO2-absorbing crystals
2010 07 21
Chemists in South Korea and the United States have improved the design of a type of artificial crystal, doubling the amount of carbon-dioxide they can absorb and store. The new crystals are developed from an earlier crystal named MOF-177. Called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), the metallic crystals are porous, stable structures that can absorb and compress gases into very small spaces. Scientists are hoping ...
EU to hold atheist and freemason summit
2010 07 20
Brussels is to hold an EU summit with atheists and freemasons in the autumn, inviting them to a political dialogue parallel to the annual summit the bloc holds with Europe?s religious leaders. "I find it rather odd. Some of the Grand Lodges are secularist but they also retain all sorts of gobbledygook and myths such as the Great Architect ...
Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Are 100 Percent Resistant to Malaria Parasite
2010 07 20
The new bug is the first with complete resistance to the parasite -- and it passes that gene on to its children. Scientists at the University of Arizona have successfully bred genetically modified mosquitoes that are 100 percent resistant to the malaria parasite, rendering the mosquito incapable of infecting humans with malaria.
Subterranean Living May Await Moon And Mars Colonists
2010 07 20
Forty-one years ago this Tuesday our moon was first visited by a small shiny craft that descended like a falling star onto the frozen lava plains of the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin then climbed out and walked the surface of a world untouched for over 4 billion years. Let?s fast-forward to an imaginary time much ...
Amid leak worries, feds and BP focus on killing Gulf well
2010 07 20
Amid leak worries, feds and BP focus on killing Gulf wellThe government and BP continue to monitor leaks that appeared this weekend to be an ominous threat to their effort to contain the gush of oil in the Gulf of Mexico . But they?ve also renewed their focus on permanently capping the well that killed 11 people, fouled the Gulf ...
Alexander the Great Killed by Toxic Bacteria?
2010 07 19
Alexander fell ill at one of many all-night drinking parties in Babylon, in modern Iraq, crying out from a "sudden, sword-stabbing agony in the liver." The overlord of an empire stretching from Greece to India, was taken to bed with abdominal pain and a very high fever. Over the next 12 days, he worsened. Alexander could only move his eyes and ...
Two Bronx synagogues on local list to receive grant money for protection against terrorist attacks
2010 07 19
Rabbi Judith S. Lewis inside Riverdale Temple, one of two Bronx synagogues on a list of local organizations receiving grants for the installation of security features in case of terrorist attacks. Florescu for News Two Bronx synagogues targeted in a bombing plot last year are among 80 high-risk groups getting cash from the Department of Homeland Security to help prevent future ...
Women priests and sex abuse not equal crimes: Vatican
2010 07 19
The Vatican on Friday denied accusations that it viewed the ordination of women as priests and the sexual abuse of minors by clerics as equally criminal. On Thursday, the Vatican issued a document making sweeping revisions to its laws on sexual abuse, extending the period in which charges can be filed against priests in church courts and broadening the use of ...
King Tut?s DNA is Western European?
2010 07 19
Despite the refusal of the Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, to release any DNA results which might indicate the racial ancestry of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, the leaked results reveal that King Tut?s DNA is a 99.6 percent match with Western European Y chromosomes. The DNA test results were inadvertently revealed on a Discovery Channel TV documentary ...
Mark Cuban Dreams Of Minority Report
2010 07 19
Mark Cuban writes today on his blog. His thought is that facial recognition hardware/software installed in public venues is going to replace the need for users to actually check-in to a place. I absolutely agree. But I think we?re ten years away from that happening. And maybe more. If you?ve seen the Steven Spielberg movie Minority Report, it has a ...
Water Sample "Exploded" when Chemist Tested for Oil (Methane or Corexit?)
2010 07 19
Kids playing in water found to be 221 parts per million oil and walking in sand that is 211 ppm; Normal is "none detected". More than a week has passed since Alabama?s beaches have seen significant oil? Some swimmers are taking their chances. News Five collected samples of water and sand from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Katrina Key and Dauphin ...
Official: Seep found near BP´'s blown out oil well
2010 07 19
A federal official says scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane near BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that's been capped off for three days. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because an announcement about the next steps had ...
Fidel Castro appears again, warns of war
2010 07 18
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro took his warning of impending nuclear war to Cuba?s Foreign Ministry on Friday, where he explained the reasons for his dire prediction in his fifth public appearance in 10 days.
Matt Simmons (Member of CFR, Club of Rome & Peak Oil Proponent) Says: BP Covering Up Massive Leaking Hole Miles Away
2010 07 17
Video from: YouTube.com Is CFR member Matt Simmons spreading fear about the oil spill and encouraging conspiracies theories surrounding the Gulf oil spill? We saw this happen before from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: Didn't the White House Press Secretary Say the Gulf Oil Spill was Leaked on Purpose? The clip above from MSNBC, July 15. It's ...
Critical test to continue Saturday in fight to contain oil spill
2010 07 17
BP will continue crucial testing Saturday to determine whether a new containment cap will keep stopping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. On Friday, the containment cap left some, including President Barack Obama, cautiously optimistic after it seemed to stop the massive flow of oil. BP officials were still analyzing tests on the containment cap Friday and were ...
BP Cap Plugs Gulf Oil Leak ...at least for now
2010 07 16
A welcome dry well: BP stops spill, at least for now From: chron.com After a round of pressure tests, company will try to capture what's now being shut inside Macondo well The Gulf of Mexico received at least a temporary reprieve from the spewing Macondo oil well Thursday afternoon when BP stopped the flow for the first time ...
Incredible Photos of UFO over Chinese Airport (Video)
2010 07 15
Amazing ufo china july 2010 Video from: YouTube.com Chinese airport closed after fiery UFO is spotted flying over city Are the Chinese "Airport UFO" pics simply "long-exposure photos" of helicopters?
Pentagon threatens Congress: accounts running dry
2010 07 15
The Pentagon said on Wednesday it may be forced to take extreme measures -- like not paying salaries -- if the Democratic-led Congress fails to pass a $37 billion defense spending bill before lawmakers begin an August recess. A senior Democratic aide said lawmakers would find a way to get it done. "We will pass it this work period. We ...
Positive Energy of Pyramids Used to Curb Traffic Accidents in India
2010 07 15
They have been credited with supernatural or paranormal properties since the days of ancient Egypt. Now the putative power of pyramids is to be harnessed by Indian police to cut road accidents. Traffic officers in Nagpur, 540 miles (870 kilometres) west of Mumbai, have agreed to allow small pyramids to be placed at 10 accident-prone sites in the city to see ...
US transfers last prison under its control to Iraq
2010 07 15
Iraq?s assumption of control over the base near the international airport on the southwestern outskirts of Baghdad marks the end of a troubling chapter in the U.S. presence in the country - one defined for years by the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Iraq has now taken control of the last of three such prisons controlled by U.S. forces.
Ultrabright Gamma-ray Burst "Blinded" NASA Telescope
2010 07 15
A flash of light that likely signaled the birth of a black hole was so bright it briefly blinded a NASA telescope?even though the light came from five billion light-years away. From its orbit around Earth, the Swift telescope has been scanning the skies since 2004 for mysterious, ultrabright flashes known as gamma-ray bursts. Gamma rays are the most energetic forms of ...
Hypercube Crop Template at Cley Hill, nr Warminster, Wiltshire
2010 07 15
This crop formation has appeared in a field below Cley Hill, near Warminster. Cley Hill is well known to UFO enthusiasts who have visited this hill in Wiltshire over the years for Night watches. Night watches from this hill stretch back to at least the 1960?s to my knowledge. It reminds me of Hinton?s cubes that I read about in ...
High hopes for BP oil well cap
2010 07 15
Oil giant BP has begun testing a new cap that could finally choke off the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has been gushing crude into the ocean for three months. The operation had earlier been postponed after the US government expressed concern the tests were potentially dangerous. Al Jazeera's John Terrett ...
BP Gets Approval, Begins Procedure To Test Gulf Well
2010 07 15
Previous news: Stunning setback: After days of progress, BP freezes work in Gulf Live feeds from the Gulf of Mexico ROVs BP said Wednesday it was fixing a leaky pipeline as part of steps to begin testing a new system that could stop oil gushing out of a broken well in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to starting the test, BP said it ...
Taranis Drone - Artificial Intelligence to take over the Skies
2010 07 15
The British military has unveiled a new unmanned attack aircraft designed to use artificial intelligence to fly itself halfway around the world and select enemy targets on its own, highlighting fears that such military automation will one day lead to weapons that decide when to shoot as well. The Taranis prototype, a stealthy jet-powered autonomous flying ...
Christopher Booker: Science fail + media hype = Global Scare (Video)
2010 07 14
"English author and journalist Christopher Booker spoke to RT about the causes of the economic crisis that the EU is facing, and shared his view on global warming and other ?global scares? of the 21st century." Video from: YouTube.com
Stunning setback: After days of progress, BP freezes work in Gulf
2010 07 14
BP froze activity on two key projects Wednesday meant to choke off the flow of oil billowing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico after days of moving confidently toward controlling the crisis. The development was a stunning setback after the oil giant finally seemed to be on track following nearly three months of failed attempts to stop the ...
Top Clinton Official: Only A Terror Attack Can Save Obama
2010 07 14
A former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton says that the only thing which can rescue Barack Obama?s increasingly tenuous grip on power as his approval figures continue to plunge is a terror attack on the scale of Oklahoma City or 9/11, another startling reminder that such events only ever serve to benefit those in authority.
Leaked list of alleged illegals investigated
2010 07 14
State agencies are investigating whether any of their employees leaked Social Security numbers and other personal information after a list of 1,300 people who an anonymous group claims are illegal immigrants was circulated around Utah. The anonymous group mailed the list to several media outlets, law enforcement agencies and others this week, frightening the state?s Hispanic community. A letter accompanying the ...
Cops could face death in post-Katrina shootings
2010 07 14
Four New Orleans police officers could face the death penalty after being accused of gunning down two unarmed people in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the latest twist for a corruption-plagued department that already faces several federal investigations. The four officers were charged along with two others in a 27-count indictment unsealed Tuesday. The indictment charges Sgts. Robert Gisevius ...
Crypt of Civilization: The world?s first time capsule lies behind a welded steel door in Atlanta
2010 07 14
The Crypt of Civilization at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, is widely considered to be the first conventional time capsule intended to be opened on a specific date in the future. That date is May 28, 8113. If you accept the premise that the Egyptian Calendar, created in the year 4241 BC, marked the first fixed date in the history of ...
Super Soldiers: DARPA Launches Batman and Robin Projects
2010 07 14
In all probability, American troops are soon to be blessed with superheroes and that?s a direct quote from the DARPA.Reportedly the defense agency?s research and development team are putting their brains together to carve out superheroes which they feel shall elevate the efficiency level of the troops.
Amateur unearths 52,000 Roman coins worth $1m
2010 07 13
An amateur treasure hunter armed with a metal detector has found over 52,000 Roman coins worth $1 million buried in field, one of the largest ever such finds in the UK, said the British Museum.
US scientists create cloth that can listen, produce sound
2010 07 13
This could give a whole new meaning to the phrase power dressing. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a cloth that can hear and emit noise. The development, described in the August issue of Nature Materials, transforms the usual passive nature of textiles into a virtually all-singing, all-dancing version. The team, led by MIT professor Yoel Fink, has reached ...
Revised theory of gravity doesn?t predict a Big Bang
2010 07 13
The Big Bang theory has formed the basis of our understanding of the universe?s origins since it was first proposed in 1927 by Georges Lemaitre. But scientists are always on the lookout for any evidence that might suggest an alternative to the Big Bang...
Polanski free, Swiss reject US extradition request
2010 07 13
Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough, according to Roman Polanski?s most famous film, Chinatown. The director himself is now one step closer to outlasting his 1977 rape case, after Swiss authorities ruled they would not extradite him to the United States.
Abducted Iranian Nuclear Scientist Seeks Refuge in Pakistan Embassy in Washington
2010 07 13
In a dramatic development in a long-running mystery, Shahram Amiri was said to be demanding to be allowed to return home. Mr Amiri disappeared last year while on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Iran claimed he had been seized by the Saudi intelligence services working in collaboration with the CIA. Washington said such claims were "ridiculous" but shed no light on what ...
BP Oil Spill: Containment Cap Installed on Leak - Will it Hold?
2010 07 13
BP has successfully lowered a new containment cap onto its leaking well, its latest attempt to control the gushing oil since the start of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico 84 days ago. Underwater video of the well showed the new 18-foot, 150,000-pound cap being placed onto the wellhead. The company will soon begin the process of testing the ...
?Climategate? review clears scientists of dishonesty
2010 07 12
An independent report released Wednesday into the leaked "Climategate" e-mails found no evidence to question the "rigor and honesty" of scientists involved. The scandal fueled skepticism about the case for global warming just weeks before world leaders met to agree a global deal on climate change at a United Nations conference in Copenhagen last December. The seven-month review, led by Muir Russell, ...
Anger in Costa Rica over deal to ?invite? 46 US warships in the war on Drugs
2010 07 12
Costa Ricans suspect 'ulterior motive' in permitting large numbers of US troops Opposition leaders in Costa Rica are up in arms over an agreement between the country and the United States that reportedly allows 46 US warships and 7,000 US Marines to enter the country as part of an anti-drug effort. According to several Costa Rican ...
2053 Nuclear Explosions Conducted 1945-1998
2010 07 12
The United States conducted around 1,054 nuclear tests (by official count) between 1945 and 1992. Most of the tests took place at the Nevada Test Site and the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands. Ten other tests took place at various locations in the United States, including Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, and New Mexico. The Soviet Union conducted 715 nuclear tests ...
G20 No-name officers investigated
2010 07 12
Critics fear individual police deliberately removed their required name tags to skirt accountability.?It raises the prospect that rogue police officers who decided to protect themselves individually and prefer not to be identified knew that they were breaking the law ? and that?s a problem,?
FDA clears first implantable telescope for vision
2010 07 12
U.S. health officials have approved a first-of-its-kind technology to counter a leading cause of blindness in older adults ? a tiny telescope implanted inside the eye. The Implantable Miniature Telescope aims to help in the end stages of incurable age-related macular degeneration, a creeping loss of central vision that blocks reading, watching TV, eventually even recognizing faces. The idea: Surgically insert the ...
Mysterious Asteroid Unmasked By Space Probe Flyby
2010 07 12
A European spacecraft zoomed by past a mysterious asteroid Saturday to take the first-ever close look at the space rock while flying more than 282 million miles from Earth.
Holder raises question on Sept. 11 death penalty
2010 07 12
Attorney General Eric Holder says there?s a real question about whether a terrorist suspect such as self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can face the death penalty if he were to plead guilty before a military commission.
BP Oil Spill: Navy Sends MZ-3A Blimp to Help Survey Gulf of Mexico
2010 07 12
The government says more than 45,000 people and 6,900 ships or boats are fighting the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But it's time for heavier -- or, perhaps, lighter -- artillery. The Navy has now sent a blimp -- the MZ-3A Airship -- to patrol the shoreline from above, direct skimmers trying to corral floating oil, and ...
Bp to Install New Cap on Well
2010 07 11
As oil again again flows freely, crews are working around the clock to replace a containment cap on the ruptured underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP said Saturday. The company hopes to install a better-fitting one in the coming days, BP senior Vice President Kent Wells said. "We're on plan," he said hours after the old cap was removed. Live video ...
BP Removes Cap From Well, Making Matters Worse, "Temporarily" (During the Total Solar Eclipse Window)
2010 07 11
Crews removed a cap from atop BP?s out-of-control well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning an ambitious engineering effort that could fully contain the huge oil leak but will also make matters worse, at least temporarily. Live video showed the cap, which had been diverting 15,000 barrels of oil a day to a ship on the surface, being ...
Technocalyps - Transhumanist´s Wet Dreams (Video)
2010 07 10
"Technocalyps is an intriguing three-part documentary on the notion of transhumanism by Belgian visual artist and filmmaker Frank Theys. The latest findings in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology appear in the media every day, but with no analysis of their common aim: that of exceeding human limitations. The director conducts his enquiry into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical ...
Chinese airport closed after fiery UFO is spotted flying over city
2010 07 10
A Chinese airport was closed after this mysterious object was spotted in the sky. Arcing over Zhejiang?s provincial capital Hangzhou, the UFO appeared to glow with an eerie white light and left a bright trail in its wake. Xiaoshan Airport was closed after the UFO was detected at around 9 pm and dozens of flights had to be diverted. The strange light appeared ...
A Secret Musical Message Discovered In Plato?s Works
2010 07 10
It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel, but a scholar in Manchester, England, claims to have found hidden code in the ancient writings of Plato. If true, the secret messages would have made the ancient philosopher and mathematician a heretic in his day.
Futility, or the "Wreck of the Titan" : Remarkable similarities between fiction and real life
2010 07 10
Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan was an 1898 novella written by Morgan Robertson. The story features the ocean liner Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. The Titan and its sinking have been noted to be very similar to the real-life passenger ship RMS Titanic, which sank fourteen years later. Although the novel was written ...
Strange transforming Owl takes on different forms (Video)
2010 07 10
Video from: YouTube.com/SocialNewsify "The owl is a White-faced Scops Owl (about 20cm in height, noted for its orange eyes, small owl), named Popo. When Popo is shown a Barn Owl (or Ashy-faced Owl) (found in many parts of the world, about 35cm in height), Popo puffs out his feathers against the other owl since the Barn Owl ...
Ex-MI5 agent: Russian spy ring story pure propaganda
2010 07 10
"Moscow and Washington say they hope FBI arrests of alleged Russian agents will not affect relations between the two. The controversy comes just after a meeting between the U.S. and Russian Presidents. Former MI5 officer Annie Mashon says an inside game among U.S. intelligence agencies could be behind the timing of these arrests." Video from: YouTube.com/RT
Media Trumps All: Bumped first aid during response to Haiti
2010 07 10
Members of Canada?s disaster relief team deployed to earthquake-ravaged Haiti without proper gear and training, while confusion and conflicting priorities allowed reporters to board military flights into the country ahead of critical medical aid, according to a post-mission report.
?Killing enthusiast? to replace Petraeus
2010 07 09
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has named James Mattis, a four-star Marine general known for his blunt speech, as the new head of US Central Command. Mattis is an erudite combat veteran known for quoting poetry and openly expressing his enthusiasm for "killing the enemy," Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. The nomination that was announced on Thursday brought Secretary ...
How Twilight Offers Fans the Magic Missing from Organized Religion
2010 07 09
Popular culture functions as ?a rich wellspring for inspiring the religious imagination and possibly even an alternate source of sacred authority in the lives of fans.? In the world of fans,Twilight is a text with multiple interpretations, an array of meaningful practices associated with it, and an audience that considers it a rich source of inspiration and collective identity.
Can you commit suicide while sleeping?
2010 07 09
Suicide while sleepwalking is a real nightmare! A man jumps out a fifth-story window. A woman marches into oncoming traffic. Another woman loads a gun and shoots herself. All appear to be open-and-shut cases of suicide, but, then again, maybe not. In rare cases, such deaths could be caused by something called parasomnia pseudo-suicide, experts say. In other words: It?s possible to ...
Cyber Command: We Don?t Wanna Defend the Internet (We Just Might Have To)
2010 07 09
Members of the military?s new Cyber Command insist that they?ve got no interest in taking over civilian Internet security ? or even in becoming the Pentagon?s primary information protectors. But the push to intertwine military and civilian network defenses is gaining momentum, nevertheless. At a gathering this week of top cybersecurity officials and defense contractors, the Pentagon?s number two floated ...
Harvard Professor: ?Exploit Gulf Disaster For Carbon Tax?
2010 07 08
Bilderberger Rogoff openly embraces nightmare scenario of hurricanes pushing oil onshore as a way of ?exploiting tragedy? to create political momentum behind Obama?s dreaded green economy. Top elitist and Harvard Professor Kenneth Rogoff has shamefully called for the BP oil spill disaster to be exploited in order to create political momentum behind a carbon tax, even going to the lengths ...
The NSA's The National Security Agency's "Perfect Citizen" program
2010 07 08
The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed "Perfect Citizen" to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants, according to people familiar with the program. The surveillance by the National Security Agency, the government's chief eavesdropping agency, would rely on a set of sensors deployed in ...
Australian PM vows to block "dark side" of net (This is how it begins)
2010 07 08
JULIA Gillard says she is aware of public concerns over the mandatory internet filter interfering with "legitimate use"but has vowed to push ahead with the controversial proposal. In her first comments on the filter since assuming the Labor leadership, Ms Gillard told ABC radio in Darwin yesterday that the proposal was an effort to control the "dark side" of communications ...
Marine biologist claims US Coast Guard involved in Corexit spraying
2010 07 08
A marine biologist working with a group of environmentalists to save sea turtles claims the U.S. Coast Guard is involved in spraying a toxic chemical dispersant over the Gulf of Mexico; and he says it has already traveled inland.
Brain chips could help paralysed patients
2010 07 08
Engineers are developing the technology, which employs tiny microchips to sense nerve messages, decode the signals, and turn thought into movement. They hope within five years to be offering patients with damaged spinal cords robotic devices that will enable them to move their arms or legs at will. Spinal cord injuries cause paralysis by severing the connection between brain and limb. Professor Rodrigo ...
Major Cancer Charity to Admit It Was Wrong About Suntanning
2010 07 08
The Independent is reporting that they?re in possession of a secret report of a plan to change the official advice from avoiding the sun between 11 am and 3 pm, staying in the shade, wearing a hat if the sun is unavoidable, and wearing sunscreen - to getting out there in the sunniest part of the day!
Toxic Gas Cloud Sickens Oil Patch Residents
2010 07 08
Richard Langer was working on his farm just outside Peace River, Alta., one morning last spring when he saw the gas cloud drift through. "It was sort of a blue-green cloud," he recalls. The smell ? a gassy, tarry reek like a hundred roofing crews working at once ? was bad enough. Then a truck idling in the middle of the cloud ...
Now We?re Being Blamed for Climate Change 15,000 years ago!
2010 07 07
Humans were fiddling with climate thousands of years before the onset of agriculture - albeit unwittingly.If humans played a role in the extinction of the mammoths, then they had a hand in the climate change that followed. "I see it as humans? first big impact on the planet," says Doughty.
Pentagon plans ?flying submarine?
2010 07 07
Pentagon researchers are attempting to develop a military vehicle which can travel underwater like a submarine before bursting out of the waves and flying like an aeroplane. The manta ray-like flying submarine from The Incredibles. Photo: PIXAR The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the US military science and technology department, has set about creating an aircraft that can fly low over ...
The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street - Welcome to the Twilight Zone
2010 07 07
Here ya go, humanity in a nutshell. Infighting = destruction. We do it to ourselves and this is a superb example from the Twilight Zone, from the 1960?s, in the episode "the Monsters are due on Maple Street". How easy it would ...
ProPublica Photographer Detained By Law Enforcement At The Behest Of BP
2010 07 07
BP in Control of the Gulf Here's more on BP's ongoing efforts to harrass journalists in the Gulf Region. Over the weekend, ProPublica filed this report on a BP refinery in Texas City, Texas: Two weeks before the blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the huge, trouble-plagued BP refinery in this coastal town spewed tens of thousands ...
Intelligent cars will report accidents to authorities
2010 07 06
Intelligent cars fitted with aircraft-style black boxes that can send video footage and information about driving behaviour during accidents to the police and insurance companies are being developed by computer scientists. The car, which is being developed by researchers at computer chip giant Intel, will record information about the vehicle speed, steering and braking along with video footage from inside and ...
Seventy million expired flu vaccines about to be incinerated as waste
2010 07 06
I could have told you this was coming. Actually, myself and a long list of other natural health authors, doctors and independent journalists did tell you this was coming. We warned over a year ago that the swine flu pandemic was a hoax, and that the CDC and WHO were fanning the flames of a this false pandemic in order ...
Sasquatch Bigfoot: Legend Meets Science (Video)
2010 07 06
?Sasquatch? by Robert Bateman In the documentary, scientists from various disciplines put the most compelling sasquatch evidence to the test. Collectively their conclusions are ground-breaking. There is now scientific proof for the existence of a giant primate species in North America -- a species fitting the descriptions of sasquatches." (Parts 1 - 5) Continue watching: Part ...
Planck telescope reveals ancient cosmic light
2010 07 06
ESA, HFI, and LFI Consortia This is the extraordinary place where we all live - the Universe. The picture is the first full-sky image from Europe?s Planck telescope which was sent into space last year to survey the "oldest light" in the cosmos. It took the 600m-euro observatory just over six months to assemble the map. It shows what is visible beyond the ...
Uncle Sam Wants You to Have an Online ID
2010 07 06
The Identity Ecosystem would allow Americans to choose to obtain a single authenticated ID for online transactions. Like a passport, this single ID could travel with them online and be used to access everything from e-mail, to online health records and banking information.
Thomas Jefferson made slip in Declaration
2010 07 06
Preservation scientists at the Library of Congress have discovered that Thomas Jefferson, even in the act of declaring independence from England, had trouble breaking free from monarchial rule. In an early draft of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote the word "subjects," when he referred to the American public. He then erased that word and replaced it with "citizens," a term ...
UN slams US Dollar, looks to replace it with IMF ?virtual? currency
2010 07 05
The US Dollar - "It?s not worth the paper it?s not being printed on." ~Gerald Celente "A report by the United Nations says the American dollar should be ditched as the main global reserve currency. It said that the global financial meltdown has exposed systematic weaknesses, one of which is the reliance on the greenback. It also found that developing countries ...
Social Scare: Cops take kids away in ?forced adoption? racket (Video)
2010 07 05
With 60,000 children in care of the UK government, taking kids from their parents is seen as a last resort. But some British families have been torn apart by social workers who remove children over minor domestic issues.
Another All seeing Eye Crop Circle in Warwickshire
2010 07 05
Is this a depiction of the All seeing Eye? This remarkable statement has has appeared in a field in Warwickshire. Could it represent the all seeing eye? Last year in a nearby field next to the famous and mysterious 17th century Chesterton Windmill we witnessed a 3 Dimensional Pyramid. Could there be a link between these two formations? This formation ...
One Nation Under Guard
2010 07 05
Another 4th of July is upon us and the commercialism and politics of the day seem to be far more important than what the day is set out to celebrate.It gets twisted to becoming a political holiday and much like Christmas it does not escape the debate over whether or not the United States is a country ordained by the ...
Think You?re Operating on Free Will? Think Again
2010 07 05
Studies have found that upon entering an office, people behave more competitively when they see a sharp leather briefcase on the desk, they talk more softly when there is a picture of a library on the wall, and they keep their desk tidier when there is a vague scent of cleaning agent in the air. But none of them are ...
To Di For: Occult Jam made from Princess Diana?s Hair
2010 07 05
"Interestingly occult and esoteric practices have lead to some of the most significant developments in cooking techniques of the past millennia. The process of distillation used to manufacture spirits was discovered by the alchemists in their quest to turn base metal into gold. Since the dawn of time man has struggled to unlock the secrets of eternal life. Occult Jam is ...
Baghdad Gates, New Multi-Million Building Project in Iraq - Rebuilding Babylon
2010 07 03
Work will soon begin on one of the biggest real-estate projects in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, which some say is a sign things are looking up for the country's economy. Iraqi-Jordanian real estate company Amwaj International is behind the ambitious Baghdad development, called Baghdad Gates. The scheme will cost $238 million and will include 3,500 residential apartments, a five-star hotel, ...
Pope launches team to 're-evangelise' the West
2010 07 03
The Pope launched a team to stem the secularisation of Catholic countries and "re-evangelise" the West. Benedict XVI announced the creation of a new Vatican department dedicated to tackling what he called "a grave crisis in the sense of the Christian faith and the role of the Church." He expressed deep concerns that previously staunch Catholic countries in Europe ...
Dr David Kelly: The damning new evidence that points to a cover-up by Tony Blair's government
2010 07 03
The official story of Dr David Kelly is that he took his own life in an Oxfordshire wood by overdosing on painkillers and cutting his left wrist with a pruning knife. He was said to be devastated after being unmasked as the source of the BBC?s claim that the Government had ?sexed up? the case for war in Iraq. A ...
Oh No, It Just Can?t Be ? Gulf Disaster
2010 07 03
I received this note: ?Thanks for the Gulf update! But you forgot one important recommendation ? MOVE OUT OF THERE IMMEDIATELY! Pack up your wife and kids and get the heck out of there NOW!!! Many already in those Gulf States are being slowly poisoned, but now with the new storm or anyone storm yet to come they will get ...
Gulf Disaster: First Amendment Has been Suspended
2010 07 03
As BP makes its latest attempt to plug its gushing oil well, news photographers are complaining that their efforts to document the slow-motion disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are being thwarted by local and federal officials?working with BP?who are blocking access to the sites where the effects of the spill are most visible.
The Parked Ark ? God?s iPhone
2010 07 01
?Seek And You Will Find? Says who? You don?t just find it because you are looking for it. Not in the case of this ?Ark of the Covenant?. Here is a partial list of those who have been looking for it for the last 2,500 years. Who has been looking for it? - The Templars - The Freemasons - The Illuminati - The Rosicrucians - The Israelis - The ...
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