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May 2012
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Obama pushed to compile ‘Do Not Kill’ list
2012 05 31
The government keeps a "Do Not Call" list to protect Americans from telemarketers, and a "No-Fly" list to protect Americans from suspected extremists who might try to board an airplane. So what about a "Do Not Kill" list to protect citizens from drone strikes by their own government? That’s the (somewhat) tongue-in-cheek proposal from critics of President Barack Obama’s reported "kill ...
Military to Avoid Embarrassing Pictures by Banning Photography
2012 05 31
It sounds like the punchline of a bad joke, but after years of dealing with photographs of troops torturing prisoners, desecrating corpses and generally behaving badly, commanders in southwestern Afghanistan have announced that they are going to solve the problem by banning photography. The command, which covers some 36,000 troops including 15,800 US Marines, announced that troops will only be allowed ...
Greek Experts Find Roman Wrecks Nearly a Mile Deep, Challenges Old Theories
2012 05 31
Two Roman-era shipwrecks have been found in deep water off a western Greek island, challenging the conventional theory that ancient shipmasters stuck to coastal routes rather than risking the open sea, an official said Tuesday. Greece’s culture ministry said the two third-century wrecks were discovered earlier this month during a survey of an area where a Greek-Italian gas pipeline is to ...
Corny Disguise: FDA rejects new name for high fructose corn syrup
2012 05 31
High fructose corn syrup won’t get a wholesome new name after all. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday rejected the Corn Refiners Association’s bid to rename its sweetening agent "corn sugar." Given the sweetener’s bad reputation in recent years, the association submitted an application to the agency in 2010 to have the product renamed on nutrition labels. But the FDA said that ...
Will Bilderberg elect the next US president?
2012 05 31
Around 150 of the world’s elite will meet outside of Washington, DC this week at the annual Bilderberg Conference, and although the agenda isn’t advertised to the public, some sources are already speaking out about what this year might bring. Officially, the details of each Bilderberg Conference aren’t anything its members will go on the record to reveal. According to spectators ...
Bilderberg 2012: the technocrats are rising at this year’s annual conference
2012 05 31
Our man at Bilderberg is back for a fourth year and has touched down in Chantilly for the 2012 gathering. The shadowy elite leaders’ conference starts tomorrow, so what’s on the agenda? It’s all change at Bilderberg this year, with a new chairman, new media and Occupy Bilderberg knocking at the gates. Everything’s set. The hotel is being primped and hoovered, the ...
Lawyers against law: Montreal legal eagles march against outrageous anti-protest bill
2012 05 31
Hundreds of lawyers have marched through Montreal in a subdued challenge to a new bill that harshly limits public protests. Canada’s province of Quebec has gone through 106 days of massive actions, which started as student outrage over tuition hikes. ­On Monday, over 500 lawyers, notaries and other legal professionals, dressed in their courtroom gowns, walked in silence through the streets ...
Going Secular: Norway abolishes state-sponsored religion
2012 05 30
The Norwegian Parliament has voted to abolish the state-sponsored Church of Norway in a constitutional amendment, ending a 1000 year old tradition. "Svein Harberg, the spokesman for the Church, Education, and Research Committee stated that the decision "is historic both for the Norwegian Church and for the politicians in Parliament." Source The bipartisan move to separate church and state has resulted ...
Bloodbaths and Blame: UN confirms new killings in Syria days after Houla
2012 05 30
Observers from the UN have confirmed the discovery of 13 shooting victims in Syria as international outrage continues after the Houla massacre. The men’s bodies were found near the eastern city of Deir al-Zour, with their hands tied behind their backs, some apparently shot in the head. UN mission chief Maj Gen Robert Mood said he was "deeply disturbed" by the "appalling ...
Israel Hints at Role in New ‘Super Virus’ Spreading Across Mideast
2012 05 30
Surveillance Virus ’Flame’ Already Cropping Up Region-Wide The new “Flame” surveillance virus that has been hitting computers across the Middle East appears to have come from Israel in an attempt to attack computers related to Iran’s nuclear program. Russian-based Kaspersky Lab was the first to tap Israel as a likely source, and Vice PM Moshe Yaalon did nothing to deny it when ...
The China War on Laws
2012 05 30
Rather then embracing the rule of law and the predictability that comes with it, China has reversed a decades old trend in legal reform. In the 1980′s and 1990′s there was an emphasis on law and courts and their continued improvement (12). The Chinese knew that in order to be welcomed into the international arena, they would need laws. Gone were the ...
Beyond Mere Thoughts: Strange Connections Beyond Time and Space
2012 05 30
Many people claim to share unique connections with certain others in their lives. We hear spouses talking about the way they can sense things about each other, as well as parents who do the same with their children. Some individuals even claim to be able to communicate psychically with their pets and other animals. Such connections, if they exist, seem capable ...
The RepRap Machine: "Wealth Without Money"
2012 05 30
RepRap is humanity’s first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. It also means that - ...
Someone Would Have Talked? Someone Would Be Crazy
2012 05 29
Would covert operatives whose work involves subverting democratic governments abroad—including violent coups such as the one that brought down Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973—hesitate when ordered to participate in comparable activities at home? We’re constantly told that no such thing could happen in the good ole USA (certainly not in the deaths of JFK, RFK, MLK, for example), if for ...
Thousands of Shellfish Found Dead in Peru
2012 05 29
Thousands of crustaceans were found dead off the coast of Lima following the mystery mass death of dolphins and pelicans, the Peruvian Navy said Friday. The cause of death is under investigation, said Industry and Fishing Minister Gladys Triveno, warning that “it would be premature to give a reason for this phenomenon.” The Navy said it presented a report on the find ...
NASA’s Apollo Landing Sites ’Off Limits’
2012 05 29
"Keep Off My Lawn" : Old Man NASA insists on restrictions for any would-be moon trespassers. Darn kids! Look but don’t touch! Better yet, don’t even look. "Last week, the Google Lunar X Prize Foundation announced that it will recognize the guidelines NASA has established to protect historic sites on the moon. For the 26 teams currently vying for prize, this ...
Memorial Day – Time to Ask Why
2012 05 29
We would be terrorists. I have friends who are ranking officials, top officers who, when they talk, sound like freedom fighters, people who wish for the clarity that real honor would give, war to defend our families, not wars of profit and conquest that has stained our souls. A decade ago, they were ready to wipe over a billion people off the ...
At least 10 dead after quake shakes northern Italy again
2012 05 29
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people in the same region still struggling to recover from another fatal tremor on May 20. Premier Mario Monti pledged in a hastily called news conference that the government will do "all that it must and all that is possible in the briefest period to guarantee the resumption ...
Ancient Bethlehem seal found; first reference to city outside Bible
2012 05 29
Israeli archaeologists digging near the city of Jerusalem have discovered an ancient clay bulla, about 2,700 years old, bearing the name Bethlehem. The artifact is the only known ancient reference to the city of Jesus’ birth found outside the Bible, experts said. The find shows not only that the city existed, but that it probably also had a thriving commercial ...
Houla Massacre: How Media Manipulates Public Opinion For Regime Change in Syria
2012 05 28
If you are still needing an academic tutorial on exactly how the mainstream media is able to generate a completely phony public consensus to support foreign intervention projects, you need look no further than the dangerous, fictional narrative currently being rolled out regarding Syria. This past Saturday and Sunday morning, almost every major corporate mainstream newspaper and TV network in North ...
NATO terrorism defendants kept in ‘observation’ cells (a.k.a sensory deprivation chambers)
2012 05 28
A spokesman for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says three anti-NATO protesters accused of planning terrorist actions have been held around-the-clock since Saturday in white-walled “observation” cells, where they are isolated from each other and the rest of the inmate population and kept from writing materials, books and all other media. “It’s for their own safety and the safety of the ...
SpaceX capsule docks at space station, opens new era
2012 05 28
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship and guided the privately owned craft into a docking berth on Friday, opening a new chapter in the U.S. space program. The unmanned capsule was the first commercial spaceship to reach the orbital outpost. "This really is the beginning of a new era in commercial spaceflight," said Alan Lindenmoyer, who ...
Syria denies it was behind attack that killed 108
2012 05 28
The Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind an attack on a string of villages that left more than 90 people dead, blaming the killings on "hundreds of heavily-armed gunmen" who also attacked soldiers in the area. Friday’s assault on Houla, an area northwest of the central city of Homs, was one of the bloodiest single events in Syria’s 15-month-old ...
Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you
2012 05 28
The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ’attack’, ’Al Qaeda’, ’terrorism’ and ’dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like ’pork’, ’cloud’, ...
Montreal Pots And Pans: Video Of Protest Goes Viral
2012 05 28
A video of protesters banging pots and pans on Quebec streets is going viral on social networks. Posted on Friday afternoon, the beautiful black and white film shows protesters of all ages taking to the streets to protest the emergency law Bill 78. The Vimeo video quickly began showing up all over Twitter and Facebook. Bill 78 is being called a draconian ...
"Zombie apocalypse" officially begins
2012 05 28
Naked man shot while eating victim’s face. Miami police have shot dead a naked man who was allegedly eating the face of another man he had attacked. After reports of several gunshots about 2pm on Saturday, police said they spotted the naked man chewing on the face of his victim on a pedestrian walkway beside a highway, the Miami Herald reports. The man ...
What the Pope’s butler saw – aide arrested over Vatican leaks
2012 05 26
Vatican police yesterday seized Pope Benedict’s butler in connection with a series of embarrassing leaks on alleged corruption, infighting and mismanagement that have emerged about the Holy See over the past year. The arrest of Paolo Gabriele came after the decision by the Pontiff last month to set up a special commission of cardinals to smoke out the mole responsible for ...
Bringing It All Back Home: Occupied Chicago is America’s New Normal
2012 05 25
Gary Younge and Bernard Harcourt have good pieces in the Guardian about the "new normal" of America’s militarized society, as exemplified by armed occupation of Chicago by a staggering array of "security" forces. A protester lies detained after clashing with police during the start of the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, 2012. Baton-swinging police officers clashed with anti-war protesters at ...
Purported 5th century Barnabas Gospel to shake foundations of Christianity?
2012 05 25
A leather-bound religious text, thought to date from the fifth century but discovered only 12 years ago, will cause the collapse of Christianity worldwide, claims Iran. Dailymail.co.uk The book, written on animal hide, apparently states that Jesus was never crucified and that he himself predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad, according to the the Iranian press. Written in Syriac, a dialect of ...
The United Nations and its Conduct during the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
2012 05 25
With US invasion intentions announced, where were the UN voices of moral law and integrity? Where was the outrage? Where was the intervention of the Secretary-General as per his obligations of UN Charter Article 99? Where were the many member states committed to protecting the UN Charter and tenets of international law? Given the forum of the General Assembly and ...
Black magic revealed in two ancient curses: "Crush, Kill, Destroy!"
2012 05 25
At a time when black magic was relatively common, two curses involving snakes were cast, one targeting a senator and the other an animal doctor, says a Spanish researcher who has just deciphered the 1,600-year-old curses. Both curses feature a depiction of a deity, possibly the Greek goddess Hekate, with serpents coming out of her hair, possibly meant to strike at ...
FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit
2012 05 25
CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center, which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including intercepting Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications. The FBI has recently formed a secretive surveillance unit with an ambitious goal: to invent technology that will let police more readily eavesdrop on Internet and wireless communications. The establishment of the Quantico, ...
Bilderberg Demands Internet ID for all EU Citizens
2012 05 25
Video from: YouTube.com While the international ACTA treaty and United States’ CISPA legislation are setting the stage to clamp down on the world wide web, technocrats are working overtime to try to pin down your identity and make sure all your activities are thoroughly monitored and under control. The European Union is now moving to create a mandatory electronic ID system for ...
’Twilight’ Stands In For Religion for Some Teens
2012 05 25
"Twilight" and other supernatural tales may give some non-religious teens a place to grapple with the big questions of life, according to a Danish researcher. In Denmark, where religion is not a large part of daily life, teens seem to use media — often, American media — to explore questions of good and evil, life after death and destiny, Line Nybro ...
Controversial German Author Says Berlin Is Hostage to Holocaust in Euro Crisis
2012 05 24
Thilo Sarrazin, the former board member of Germany’s central bank who caused outrage two years ago with a bestseller criticizing the impact of Muslim immigrants on German society, presented a new book on Tuesday that could strike a similar chord with Germans: "Europe Doesn’t Need the Euro." In his latest work, the combative politician, a maverick member of the opposition center-left ...
Doctor who ran fake CIA vaccination drive to find Osama bin Laden is jailed
2012 05 24
Shakil Afridi faces 33 years in jail in Pakistan despite calls from senior US officials to release him. The Pakistani medical official who ran a fake CIA vaccination programme to help find Osama bin Laden has been jailed for 33 years. Dr Shakil Afridi was arrested soon after US commandos raided al-Qaida leader’s compound in Abottabad. Photograph: Qazi Rauf/PA A spokesman for Khyber ...
9/11 ‘truther’ leading Egyptian presidential race
2012 05 24
An Islamist who believes that the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States were an American conspiracy is the front-runner in Egypt’s presidential race, a new poll shows. Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, formerly a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, led the field of 13 candidates with 32 percent of the vote in a survey released Monday by the Washington-based Brookings Institution. Egyptian presidential ...
Pumping groundwater raises sea levels?
2012 05 24
Two new studies flag an underreported factor in global ocean change Pumping groundwater, some 70 percent of it to irrigate crops, has recently become a potent force in global sea-level rise, two new studies conclude. It sounds obvious: Once brought to the surface, water will eventually run into the seas, says hydrologist Yoshihide Wada of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. But until ...
Oldest known Maya calendar found in Guatemala "Patterns In The Sky"
2012 05 24
In the remote northeastern corner of Guatemala, archaeologists have found what appears to be the 9th century workplace of a city scribe, an unusual dwelling adorned with magnificent pictures of the king and other royals and the oldest known Maya calendar. Image: Source This year has been particularly controversial among some cultists because of the belief that the Maya calendar predicts a ...
RFID Chips Embedded In School Uniforms Keep Track Of Students In Brazil
2012 05 24
Grade-school students in a northeastern Brazilian city are using uniforms embedded with locator chips that help alert parents if they’re cutting classes, the city’s education secretary said Thursday. Twenty thousand students in 25 of Vitoria da Conquista’s 213 public schools started using T-shirts with chips earlier this week, secretary Coriolano Moraes said by telephone. By 2013, all of the city’s 43,000 public ...
Bush War Crime Conviction Exposes Failure of "International Law"
2012 05 24
When international law designed to stop war crimes is used by war criminals. A historic ruling handed down by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal found former-US President George W. Bush and his associates guilty of war crimes including torture. Using standards provided by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and based on the precedent set by the Nuremberg trials, the tribunal ...
On the insanity of ‘an eye for an eye’ and those who glorify it
2012 05 24
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”—Mahatma Gandhi (attributed) There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”—Howard Zinn Recently, Mr. ‘Hope And Change’ Barack Obama (also known as the predator-drone-missile president), officially launched his corporate reelection campaign by shamelessly touting his role in the extra-judicial, U.S. government’s official version, of the assassination of ...
Apple designer behind the iPod and iPhone receives Knighthood
2012 05 23
The designer behind many of Apple’s most popular gadgets will be knighted Wednesday at Buckingham Palace in London. Sir Jonathan Ive, as he will be known, becomes a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) for "services to design and enterprise." Born in Chingford, northeast of London, he joined Apple in 1992 and is credited with helping to shape the company’s distinctive, ...
Mechanical Turks - "Artificial Artificial Intelligence"
2012 05 23
In the late 1700’s, a marvel was invented that astounded the crowds and confounded the skeptics. The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk, was a mysterious and somewhat alarming life-sized automaton which played chess with a skill nearly unmatched. It played chess so well, in fact, that it defeated common man and royalty alike, and most notably, Napoleon Bonaparte. It ...
Physicist: HAARP Manipulates Time
2012 05 23
Factions of three of the largest governments in the world—the United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the Peoples Republic of China—may be cutting orders to eliminate a man who they see as one of the most dangerous in the world. No, he’s not the world’s most hunted multi-national terrorist, nor even a mad scientist with a new virus ...
New Bill Would Make It Legal To Target Propaganda And “Psychological Operations” Directly At U.S. Citizens
2012 05 23
Should it be legal for the U.S. government to spend billions of dollars on propaganda designed to change public opinion in the United States? Should it be legal for the U.S. government to use television, radio, newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and Internet forums to conduct "psychological operations" targeted at the American public? An amendment that has been ...
Papal Impropriety: The Dark Secrets Of The Vatican Bank
2012 05 23
The Vatican Bank has been plagued by corruption and criminality ever since it was established in 1942. Yet this is hardly a surprise, given that no bona fide legal system is currently in place to ensure check and balances for the bank of God. The scandals surrounding the Vatican’s finances strain credulity. At the heart of the Catholic Church, we find ...
Catholic Priest: Missing girl ’buried in murdered mobster’s tomb was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties’
2012 05 23
The Catholic Church’s leading exorcist priest has sensationally claimed a missing schoolgirl thought to be buried in a murdered gangster’s tomb was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties. Father Gabriel Amorth, 85, who has carried out 70,000 exorcisms, spoke out as investigators continued to examine mobster Enrico De Pedis’s tomb in their hunt for Emanuela Orlandi. Last week police and forensic experts broke ...
Electrical Engineer Can Feel Magnetic Fields Through Magnets Implanted in His Fingertips
2012 05 23
Reddit user “elgevillawngnome” explains in this IAmA how he had two Parylene-coated neodymium magnets implanted in the thumb and ring finger of his left hand (he chose those two fingers because they are far enough apart from each other and don’t get in the way of his day-to-day activities). These magnets, surgically lodged in a layer of fat just below ...
The Drug Shock of the Year - FDA Approved, But Beware
2012 05 23
The First Drug Made by Genetically Modified Plants is Approved for Human Use by the FDA In a dramatic move that shows that the U.S. FDA is softening its stand on bio-pharmed treatments, the agency has approved the countrys first genetically modified plant intended for the treatment of a human disease. An Israeli firm ...
Death of the Angel of The Gap
2012 05 22
Gap Bluff, Watsons Bay, Sydney, cliff above the Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia/Mussklprozz For almost half a century, Don Ritchie would approach people contemplating suicide at the edge of The Gap, just 50 metres from his home in Watsons Bay, his palms facing up. Mr Ritchie told his daughter Sue Ritchie Bereny he would smile and say: "Is there something I could do to ...
Student Strike in Quebec Leads to Police State Measures
2012 05 22
Canada is known to be a peaceful country but Montreal has been the theatre of civil unrest for several months. The announced hike of tuition fees by the government of the province of Quebec lead to a massive student strike punctuated with tons of protests and sometimes violent confrontations with police. While the core of the problem is a 1600$ ...
"Scotty" to make trip to final frontier on SpaceX rocket
2012 05 22
When a privately owned rocket blasts off for a trial run to the International Space Station on Tuesday, it will be carrying more than food and supplies for the crew. The SpaceX Falcon 9 test rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida May 22, 2012. Reuters/Pierre DuCharme Tucked into the ...
Letter from Poland
2012 05 22
"A Dutch TV Documentary about the Polish Tu-154 crash: the questionable "investigation", manipulations, and social-political ramifications for Poland, Central and Eastern Europe." Poland marks president’s plane crash anniversary as doubts rage Poland exhumes some 2010 plane crash victims - fear of a cover up
Ronald Reagan’s Blood For Sale
2012 05 22
Thirty-one years after Ronald Reagan was shot and nearly killed by a would-be assassin, an online auction house on the island of Guernsey (an autonomous British protectorate and controversial tax haven just off the northern coast of France) is making available to the highest bidder a glass vial it says once held the president’s blood. Sixty-nine days after being sworn in, ...
Battle for Babylon: Iraq lays oil pipe through a World Wonder
2012 05 22
"The ancient city of Babylon in southern Iraq is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But that prestigious title doesn’t seem to bother the country’s booming oil industry. The country’s government has built a pipeline through the archaeological site, claiming nothing historic has been put at risk. Middle East expert Deepak Tripathi warns that the ...
Dogs may have helped Humans beat the Neanderthals
2012 05 21
One of the most compelling -- and enduring -- mysteries in archaeology concerns the rise of early humans and the decline of Neanderthals. For about 250,000 years, Neanderthals lived and evolved, quite successfully, in the area that is now Europe. Somewhere between 45,000 and 35,000 years ago, early humans came along. They proliferated in their new environment, their population increasing ...
Abdelbasset al-Megrahi dies: A look back at the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing
2012 05 21
"Abdelbasset al-Megrahi, the Libyan intelligence officer accused of bombing Pan Am flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, has died, according to his brother. " he 59 year-old died at home in Tripoli after a long battle with cancer his brother Abdelhakim al-Megrahi told Reuters on Sunday. "He died an hour ago," he said, putting the time of death ...
NATO Summit 2012: Ballistic Missile Shield to be Put in Place
2012 05 21
The two-day Nato summit 2012 at US President Obama’s hometown Chicago has declared that interim ballistic missiles will protect Nato countries amid growing threats to security especially from those boasting of nuclear capability. "We have declared an interim ballistic missile defence capability as an initial step to establish Nato’s missile defence system, which will protect all Nato European territories, populations and ...
Protesters and Police Clash at NATO Meeting; 2 Held on Terrorism Charges
2012 05 21
Protesters at the NATO summit meeting clashed with the Chicago police late Sunday as officers tried to disperse thousands of people who had gathered several blocks from the site of the meeting and refused demands to leave. The standoff, which lasted several hours, grew intense as police officers, some in riot gear and gas masks, and protesters, some wearing all ...
Italy 6.0 quake kills at least six, damages historic buildings
2012 05 21
A strong earthquake in northern Italy killed at least six people, injured dozens and damaged historic buildings including a famed mediaeval castle early on Sunday, waking terrified citizens and sending thousands running into the streets. The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey recorded at magnitude 6.0, struck at 4:04 a.m. (0204 GMT) and was followed by a series of jolting aftershocks. ...
Rare ’ring of fire’ eclipse passes over Asia, US
2012 05 21
A light rain fell on Tokyo as the eclipse began, but the clouds thinned as it reached its peak, providing near perfect conditions. "It was a very mysterious sight," said Kaori Sasaki, who joined a crowd in downtown Tokyo to watch event. "I’ve never seen anything like it." Image: Source At the Taipei Astronomical Museum in Taiwan, the spectacle emerged from dark clouds ...
Mysterious tribe left bodies in jars
2012 05 21
Perched in some cases on precarious cliff ledges, centuries-old log coffins—such as this one, pictured alongside researcher Nancy Beavan—and "body jars" are the only known traces of an unknown Cambodian tribe. Now new dating studies are beginning to assure the unnamed culture a place in history. Ten such burial spots have been found in the Cardamom Mountains (map) since 2003, and ...
Easter Island archaeology project digs up island’s bodies
2012 05 21
New photographs reveal what lies beneath the surface of Easter Island, one of the most remote places in the world -- the carved bodies of the island’s 887 famous guardians. Most people think of the 63-square-mile Pacific island’s silent stone sentinels as simple heads. But the heads all have bodies -- and a backstory that’s only now being pieced together, explained ...
The Rap Music Conspiracy
2012 05 18
After more than 20 years, I’ve finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were ...
Ex-priest guilty of conspiring to kill boy who accused him of rape
2012 05 18
A former Roman Catholic priest was found guilty on Thursday of hiring a hit man to kill a boy who had accused him of sexual abuse. John Fiala, 53, showed no emotion as a Dallas jury found him guilty of plotting to kill the boy, according to The Dallas Morning News. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison. John Fiala Prosecutors ...
The Famous ’Tennis Shoe’ Near Death Experience
2012 05 18
"Some near-death experiences have been corroborated by witnesses. Although such evidence does not constitute scientific evidence it would certainly qualify as "circumstantial evidence" able to be upheld in a court of law. Perhaps the most famous case of this kind is that of Maria, originally reported by her critical care social worker, Kimberly Clark (1984). Maria was a migrant worker ...
Point, CounterPoint: Why You Should Upload Your Mind
2012 05 18
Point: Space travel, particle physics, cosmology. These are just some of the endeavors humankind has embarked on, trying to understand the great mysteries of the universe. But why haven’t we been able to decipher those puzzles yet? Is it because they are vast and we are so small and insignificant? Well, yes. In order to achieve these huge goals we need to ...
The Science Delusion
2012 05 18
Steve Marshall talks to Rupert Sheldrake about dogma and delusion in contemporary science. Sheldrake questions many of science’s basic ‘truths’, which are revealed, with splendid irony, to be either assumptions or, heaven forbid, beliefs. That the Universe began with a Big Bang has been orthodoxy since the 1960s, but it is actually a theory, and one that raises as many questions ...
Wild Oregano - King of Herbs
2012 05 17
When it comes to medicinal herbs wild oregano is king. Oregano has been used for its medicinal values for thousands of years. The name oregano is derived from the Greek word meaning "joy of the mountains." Oregano is a member of the mint family. Wild oregano is not the same as the one found in the grocery store. Often times you’ll ...
Bayer CropScience and Bee Deaths
2012 05 17
The Big Picture For several years now there has been a dramatic loss of bees in Europe and North America. As many as 50% to 90% of the bee populations have simply vanished. This is a big deal. Bees are a keystone species – they are vital to the food chain on our planet. An international study of 115 food crops grown in ...
Iran terror group moved off US blacklist ’over Israeli ties’
2012 05 17
"An Iranian group considered as terrorist by the US for 15 years is moving off the black list. Government officials are advocating to clear the name of Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK, even releasing a number of PR adverts. This could further strain relations between Washington and Tehran. Jamal Abdi, the policy director for the Iranian-American national council, believes it’s MEK’s ...
Sugar makes you stupid: Study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory
2012 05 17
Attention, college students cramming between midterms and finals: Binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid. A new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning — and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. The peer-reviewed ...
Sonic device deployed in London during Olympics
2012 05 17
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed a sonic device will be deployed in London during the Olympics. The American-made Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) can be used to send verbal warnings over a long distance or emit a beam of pain-inducing tones. The equipment was spotted fixed to a landing craft on the Thames at Westminster this week. The manufacturer denies it is ...
Kissinger Gets Full TSA Patdown And Lives To Sell The Tale
2012 05 17
Henry Kissinger Gets the Full TSA Patdown By Erica Ho | NewsFeed What do toddlers in wheelchairs and former Secretaries of State have in common? They can’t escape the clutches of the TSA. So don’t think you can run through that line. Image: Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger leaves the U.S. Capitol building on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Bill Clark ...
Chinese Physicists Reportedly Break Teleportation Record
2012 05 17
We’re not at ’Star Trek’ transporter level yet, but the achievement represents a big step forward in the field of quantum cryptography. Harry Potter and Star Trek fans, rejoice! Teleportation is real. Using powerful lasers and optics to manipulate photons, or units of light, researchers in China set a record for teleporting a photon more than 10 miles (16 km), TIME ...
White House under fire for adding Obama policy plugs to past presidents’ bios
2012 05 17
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The Obama White House is drawing ridicule for appending the official online biographies of nearly every president over the last century in order to link President Obama’s accomplishments to the former commanders in chief. The Obama team went into the pages of U.S. presidents dating back to Calvin Coolidge to add friendly looking "Did you ...
Life Extension For All: Global Future Congress Announces “Avatar”
2012 05 17
Summit speakers participate in a round table discussion World’s Leading Scientists Meet in Moscow to Announce Life Extension Project for Civilians; U.S. Launches Military Version The first Global Future Congress 2045 (GF2045) was held on Feb.17-20 2012 in Moscow, where 56 world leading physicists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists and philosophers met to discuss breakthroughs in life extension technologies and draft a ...
Rebekah Brooks charged in U.K. phone hacking
2012 05 16
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four others were charged Tuesday over alleged attempts to conceal evidence of Britain’s tabloid phone hacking scandal, prosecutors said. The criminal charges are the first to be filed since police launched a new inquiry into phone hacking in January 2011. Previously, two people were jailed in 2007 for hacking the ...
Could gene therapy may help us live longer?
2012 05 16
In a pioneering experiment, Spanish scientists claim to have extended the lifespan of aging mice by up to 24%, using a single gene therapy treatment. If this research pays off, then things are looking up for aging humans too, says a team at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre which has published its findings in the ’EMBO Molecular Medicine’ journal. Earlier ...
Man's Penis Cut Off: What is a Man Worth?
2012 05 16
Addressing the cutting off of a man's penis by Catherine Kieu Becker, July 2011 and the laughter about it by the female hosts of "The Talk" TV show. (Angry Harry interview recorded in 2004). This film will form part of a new series of short clips that looks at individual elements of Feminism and Misandry in society. The films will all be ...
Italian Police Open a Mobster’s Vatican-Owned Tomb in Search of a Missing Girl
2012 05 16
Searching for the remains of a teenager missing for three decades, Italian police opened the Vatican-owned tomb of mobster Enrico De Pedis, but the boxes of bones they found interred with his corpse only deepen the mystery. The smell of death wafted through the 7th-century courtyard of Vatican-owned Sant’Apollinare church in central Rome on Monday as bricklayers pried open the tomb ...
Bomb blast in Colombian capital targets ex-minister, kills 2
2012 05 16
A bomb targeting a former Colombian interior minister has killed at least two people and injured dozens of others in a busy commercial district of the capital, Bogota. "We condemn this attack ... this government will not be thrown off course by these terrorist attacks. We will stay the course and carry out all the investigations needed to find the culprits," ...
Chomsky: Bush kidnapped & tortured, Obama murders
2012 05 16
Noam Chomsky has slammed US drone strikes and said while the Bush administration kidnapped and tortured, present-day White House resorts to murder. “If Bush, the Bush administration, didn’t like somebody, they’d kidnap them and send them to torture chambers,” the renowned American scholar told Democracy Now on Monday. “If the Obama administration decides they don’t like somebody, they murder them, so you ...
OKC & 9/11 Investigator Victim Of Set-Up?
2012 05 16
Could a former FBI Special Agent who investigated the OKC Bombing and the 9/11 attacks be the victim of a set-up? "A former FBI Supervisory special agent who worked on some of the bureau’s most high profile terrorism and bombing cases including the Unabomber case, the USS Cole bombing, the Oklahoma City bombing and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and ...
How Long Will Japan’s Nuclear Recess Be? Enter Kazakhstan
2012 05 15
Environmental victories are so scarce these days that you can’t blame eco-activists for trumpeting any good news — even when the news turns out to be mostly smoke and mirrors. Take the latest sequel to Japan’s March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which was deemed the “most serious nuclear crisis since Chernobyl” by NewScientist. To this day the city of ...
The Triumph of The Unreal: 2012 London Olympics And Totalitarian Propaganda In The 21st Century
2012 05 15
“The London 2012 Olympics have barely anything to do with sport. Not only is Britain continuing pagan/Nazi traditions and symbolism, the event is also a police state showcase and a psychological warfare attack on the people.” – Infowars, “London 2012 Is Psychological Warfare.” There is a theory that London will be rocked with a false flag operation this summer ...
Sent to the asylum: Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety
2012 05 15
These days, work stress, postnatal depression and anxiety are addressed with compassion. But just a few generations ago, the women who suffered from these conditions, were confined to an asylum. The compelling portraits shown here, taken by Victorian photographer Henry Hering in the mid-19th century, have a haunting quality. But apart from the women’s pensive expressions and drab clothing, there is little ...
Did the Germans launch a crewed rocket into space in 1933?
2012 05 15
On October 29, 1933, the London Sunday Referee published a report from Rugen, an island in the Baltic Sea, just off the coast of Germany. Someone named Otto Fischer had flown inside a 24-foot steel rocket, to an altitude of six miles. Were the Germans really testing out a rocket that could carry people, nearly three decades before Yuri Gagarin? Reports ...
The Case of the Missing Terrorists
2012 05 15
If there were any real terrorists, Jose Rodriguez would be dead. Who is Jose Rodriguez? He is the criminal who ran the CIA torture program. Most of his victims were not terrorists or even insurgents. Most were hapless individuals kidnapped by warlords and sold to the Americans as “terrorists” for the bounty paid. If Rodriguez’s identity was previously a ...
Pentagon researching ’narrative networks’ as way to hijack the brain with false stories
2012 05 15
If someone - or some government entity - were able to figure out the science behind what makes people violent, what do you suppose they would do with that knowledge? It’s a legitimate question, because the Pentagon is trying to find out. According to a recent report by the BBC, the Defense Department appears to be looking for a way to ...
Kodak facility in New York state housed underground nuclear reactor
2012 05 14
A Kodak industrial facility in Rochester, N.Y., was home to a little-known nuclear reactor containing weapons-grade uranium, the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper reported. The research reactor -- which was the size of a refrigerator -- was housed in a bunker underneath one of the buildings at the former Kodak Park site, the newspaper reported. Kodak used it to check chemicals and other ...
Scientists to build $1 billion city where no one will live
2012 05 14
In what is being billed as the first of its kind, a billion-dollar futuristic town is being built in New Mexico, but residents need not apply. The new 15-square mile city will be built as a testing ground for new, cutting edge technologies. The Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation project will "help researchers test everything from intelligent traffic systems and ...
Thinking So Much About Thinking
2012 05 14
WHY are we thinking so much about thinking these days? Unlike most pop self-help books, these are about life as we know it — the one you can change, but only a little, and with a ton of work. Professor Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in economic science a decade ago, has synthesized a lifetime’s research in neurobiology, economics and ...
WWII fighter plane found perfectly preserved in the Sahara
2012 05 14
The Kittyhawk P-40 has remained unseen and untouched since it came down on the sand in June 1942 and has been hailed the "aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun’s Tomb". It is thought the pilot survived the crash and initially used his parachute for shelter before making a desperate and futile attempt to reach civilisation by walking out of the desert. The RAF airman, ...
Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers
2012 05 14
What will you experience after you die (and you wake up to lawyers)? Welcome to Life. Do you wish to continue? Y/N Video from: YouTube.com " If you liked this, you may also enjoy two novels that provided inspiration for it: Jim Monroe’s Everyone in Silico, where I first found the idea of a corporate-sponsored afterlife; Rudy Rucker’s trippy Postsingular, which introduced ...
Magnetic bacteria may help build future bio-computers
2012 05 14
Magnet-making bacteria may be building biological computers of the future, researchers have said. A team from the UK’s University of Leeds and Japan’s Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have used microbes that eat iron. As they ingest the iron, the microbes create tiny magnets inside themselves, similar to those in PC hard drives. The research may lead to the creation of much ...
The FBI took -- and mysteriously returned -- their server.
2012 05 14
Ever wonder what it’s like to have FBI agents knock on your door? Or to have them walk into your business unannounced and walk away with your computer? Jamie McClelland and Alfredo Lopez can tell you. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Their recent run-in with the men in black – the result of a ...
Paralyzed Man Stands Thanks to Experimental Spine Implant
2012 05 14
Rob Summers stunned doctors at the University of Louisville when, for the first time in five years, he stood on his own two feet. Paralyzed from the waist down after being hit by a car at age 20, the former Oregon State baseball player may one day step back into the batters box thanks to an electrical stimulator attached to ...
40 die in Chinese hailstorm
2012 05 14
Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China, according to the local government. Eighteen others remained missing in Min county, a disaster-prone area of Gansu province, while 87 had been sent to hospital, the county government said in a statement on its website. Officials said 29,300 people had been ...
Mysterious, unidentified, underwater ’blob’ captured on video
2012 05 11
Forget the Loch Ness Monster. There’s a new mysterious underwater creature that’s getting tongues wagging. But unlike Scotland’s mirage-like legend, this large gelatinous appendage that some experts are calling a Deepstaria Enigmatica has been captured on video. The U.K.’s Daily Mail has images of the "whale-like blob" that were captured by a deep-sea remote-controlled underwater camera. Though the milky mass looks like ...
Ancient Mayan workshop for astronomers discovered
2012 05 11
Astronomical records key to Mayan calendar, which has gotten some attention recently because of doomsday warnings that it predicts the end of the world this December. Archaeologists have found a small room in Mayan ruins where royal scribes apparently used walls like a blackboard to keep track of astronomical records and the society’s intricate calendar some 1,200 years ago. This undated image ...
Peru says 5,000 birds, nearly 900 dolphins dead
2012 05 11
The Peruvian government said Wednesday that 5,000 birds, mostly pelicans, and nearly 900 dolphins have died off the country’s northern coast, possibly due to rising temperatures in Pacific waters. Image: Source The country’s northern beaches were earlier this week declared off-limits as scientists scrambled to pin down what was causing such a massive toll, with non-government organizations blaming oil exploration work. But Peru’s ...
Fed clears China’s first US bank takeover
2012 05 11
The United States on Wednesday opened its banking market to ICBC, China’s biggest bank, for the first time clearing a takeover of a US bank by a Chinese state-controlled company. Just days after high-level US-China economic talks in Beijing, the Federal Reserve approved an application from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to buy a majority stake in the US subsidiary ...
Earliest Evidence of Biblical Cult Discovered
2012 05 11
For the first time, archaeologists have uncovered shrines from the time of the early Biblical kings in the Holy Land, providing the earliest evidence of a cult, they say. Credit: LiveScience, Photo By Hebrew University of Jerusalem Excavation within the remains of the roughly 3,000-year-old fortified city of Khirbet Qeiyafa, located about 19 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Jerusalem, have revealed three ...
Spain nationalizes fourth-largest bank as crisis deepens
2012 05 11
Spain’s government will effectively nationalize the nation’s fourth largest bank to shore up the hurting banking sector and try to convince investors the country doesn’t need a bailout like those taken by Greece, Ireland and Portugal, the Economy Ministry said Wednesday. Under the deal, €4.5 billion ($5.9 billion) in funding that Bankia SA received from Spain in 2010 and 2011 will ...
Banking giant HSBC ’a criminal enterprise’
2012 05 11
The global banking giant HSBC is a “criminal” operation, charges a former officer for the company’s southern New York region in a video interview with WND. [...] “I pulled these documents because I thought they were evidence of suspicious activity taking place,” Cruz affirmed when presented by WND with various HSBC computer ledgers of customer accounts. “These same documents I brought to ...
FDA denies a petition that sought to ban BPA from food packaging
2012 05 11
The Food and Drug Administration said that after performing extensive research on the chemical Bisphenol A, the agency is denying a 2008 petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council to ban BPA from food packaging. BPA, which has generated controversy about its impact on health, is used in the production of plastics and resins and is found in some water bottles ...
Largest US bank, JPMorgan Chase, says it lost $2 billion in risky trades
2012 05 10
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), the largest bank in the United States, said Thursday that it lost $2 billion in a trading portfolio designed to hedge against risks the company takes with its own money. The company’s stock plunged more than 5 percent in late electronic trading after the loss was announced. Other bank stocks, including Citigroup and Bank of America, ...
Is the Spectre of the Lone Gunman A Figment, A Shadow?
2012 05 10
Too often these days the media has been highlighting cases of violence or assassinations and raising the ’specter of the lone gunman’. "The lone gunman theory is the nickname given to the controversial conclusion reached by the Warren Commission that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a single gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald who fired only three shots, one ...
Birmingham author claims Jack the Ripper was a WOMAN
2012 05 10
A Birmingham author has caused a storm among historians by claiming Jack the Ripper was a WOMAN. Former solicitor John Morris, 62, has named Welsh-born Lizzie Williams as the Whitechapel monster – and claims she killed her victims because she could not have children. Lizzie was wife of royal physician Sir John Williams, himself seen as a prime suspect by many other ...
Syria unrest: Damascus ’suicide blasts’ kill dozens
2012 05 10
Twin suicide car-bomb attacks have killed at least 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syrian officials say. The blasts happened near a military intelligence building during morning rush hour. State TV showed burnt cars and two deep craters in the road. The government and the opposition blamed each other for the attack - the deadliest in Damascus since the start of ...
London 2012: Olympic flame lit in Olympia
2012 05 10
The countdown to the London 2012 Olympics has begun after the Olympic Flame was lit today in Greece. Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed in robes, played the role of high priestess in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in ancient Olympia at the traditional lighting ceremony. Lifting a blazing torch from a parabolic mirror, the flame was lit as if ...
Do You Have a House Demon?
2012 05 10
Fairies and spirits are spoken of in tales all across the world. Little, mischievous creatures that wreak havoc or offer help - always as they see fit, and only sometimes when you truly need it. Legends portray them in so many different forms, each more exciting than the last. I may not have directly seen a fairy, but I have ...
Disney to Let 100 People Join Secret Club "33"
2012 05 09
Disney has announced that membership within their secretive "Club 33" is now opening, and 100 people on the lengthy waiting list will be invited to join. Club33 Dining Room "Club 33 is a private club located in the heart of the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland. Officially maintained as a secret feature of the theme park, the entrance of the ...
"Dinosaur gases warmed the Earth"
2012 05 09
Giant dinosaurs could have warmed the planet with their flatulence, say researchers. British scientists have calculated the methane output of sauropods, including the species known as Brontosaurus. By scaling up the digestive wind of cows, they estimate that the population of dinosaurs - as a whole - produced 520 million tonnes of gas annually. They suggest the gas could have been a key ...
Fight Obesity With Economics, Not Health Campaigns, Experts Say
2012 05 09
Nutrition experts gathered here last week for the World Nutrition Rio 2012 meeting harped upon familiar themes: obesity and unhealthy food. Yet surprisingly many of them, in leading academic and government positions of public health, apparently have all but given up on tried-and-true public-health campaigns. "Want to end obesity? Then talk to the ministries of finance, not health," said Philip James ...
Gilded logo celebrates discoverer of King Tutankhamun’s tomb
2012 05 09
“Yes, wonderful things.” Google ’Doodle’ for May 9, 2012 Those were the reported words of Howard Carter nearly 90 years ago when the English archaeologist — asked by the Earl of Carnarvon whether he could see anything — finally cast his eyes on the tomb of Tutankhamun, and the golden objects therein. Today, Google visually unveils some wonderful things itself to celebrate the ...
UN Nuke Inspector Dies in Iran Crash
2012 05 09
Cue the conspiracy theories: A UN nuclear inspector from South Korea was killed and a second inspector from Slovenia was injured in a car crash today, the nuclear watchdog agency said. Iran’s official IRNA news agency said the inspectors’ car overturned around a heavy water reactor being built in Khondab, about 150 miles southwest of Tehran. There were no immediate ...
Secretive Blue Origin Reveals New Details of Spacecraft Plans
2012 05 09
The curtain of secrecy is being raised by Blue Origin, a private entrepreneurial space group designing both suborbital and orbital vehicles. Backed by Amazon.com mogul Jeff Bezos, the Kent, Wash.-based Blue Origin group has completed wind tunnel testing of its next-generation craft, simply called the "Space Vehicle." It would transport up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit and the International Space ...
Ultimatums: Syria peace plan ’last chance’ to avoid war, says Annan
2012 05 09
UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has told the Security Council that his peace plan could be the "last chance to avoid civil war" in Syria. He told a closed session that the plan was "not an open-ended commitment" and highlighted continuing violations. The Syrian army is now using fewer heavy arms, he said, but human rights violations appear to be intensifying. His comments ...
Greek election: Syriza ’to tear up EU austerity deal’
2012 05 09
The leader of Greece’s left-wing Syriza bloc has said he will try to form a coalition based on tearing up the terms of the EU/IMF bailout deal. Alexis Tsipras, whose bloc came second in Sunday’s vote, said Greek voters had "clearly nullified the loan agreement". He has three days to reach a coalition deal and has told the two major parties to ...
Action Plan to End Banishing of "Witches" in Burkina Faso
2012 05 08
It’s called "the bearing of the body" in Burkina Faso: when a death is deemed suspicious and a group of men carry the corpse through the community, believing the deceased will guide them towards the person responsible for the death. The accused - almost always women – are then chased out of their homes. According to the Ministry for Social Action ...
"Super-Soldiers" Fight Disease With Bionic Implants
2012 05 08
The U.S. military plans to implant soldiers with medical devices, making them harder to kill with diseases. The military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced plans to create nanosensors that monitor soldiers’ health on the battlefield and keep doctors constantly abreast about potential health problems. DARPA’s plan for nanosensors reflects a larger trend, as scientists are trying to harness ...
UK aid helps to fund forced sterilisation of India’s poor
2012 05 08
Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money have been spent on a programme that has forcibly sterilised Indian women and men, the Observer has learned. Many have died as a result of botched operations, while others have been left bleeding and in agony. A number of pregnant women selected for sterilisation suffered miscarriages and lost their babies. The UK ...
DNA-Destroying Chip Being Embedded Into Mobile Phones
2012 05 08
According to Dr. Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, terahertz (THz) waves destroy human DNA. The waves literally unzip the helix strand. Now a team of technologists at UT Dallas are planning to take chips broadcasting THz waves and embed them into mobile phones for use as an imaging system ...
Quest for the connectome: scientists investigate ways of mapping the brain
2012 05 08
Researchers have a goal so ambitious it is almost unthinkable – learning how all 85bn neurons in the human brain are wired up There is a macabre brilliance to the machine in Jeff Lichtman’s laboratory at Harvard University that is worthy of a Wallace and Gromit film. In one end goes brain. Out the other comes sliced brain, courtesy of an ...
The Gruesome History of Eating Corpses as Medicine
2012 05 08
The last line of a 17th century poem by John Donne prompted Louise Noble’s quest. “Women,” the line read, are not only “Sweetness and wit,” but “mummy, possessed.” Sweetness and wit, sure. But mummy? In her search for an explanation, Noble, a lecturer of English at the University of New England in Australia, made a surprising discovery: That word recurs throughout ...
Scientists switch mouse’s genes off and on with radio waves
2012 05 07
Some laboratory mice were given specially engineered insuling-producing genes. These genes were then remotely activated using radio waves. This could mean a whole new field of medical procedures in which we turn genes on and off at will. This breakthrough is the work of geneticists at New York’s Rockefeller University. It’s a pretty circuitous path from the initial burst of radio ...
First Evidence Of Parallel Universes: Our Universe Could Be Part Of A Soap Bubble
2012 05 07
The idea that our Universe could be a small component within a vast assemblage of other universes that together make up a "multiverse" has been treated by physicists as intriguing, but so far it has remained in the realm of theory without any experimental tests that could support it. That might change now when a team of scientists has found evidence ...
Unexploded Nuclear Bomb Off the Coast of Georgia
2012 05 07
The official statement from the United States government is that the bomber jettisoned an "incomplete" nuclear bomb - one containing a chemical explosive and enriched uranium , but lacking the plutonium core necessary to initiate a fission explosion. But an official Congressional document from 1966 contradicts the idea of an incomplete bomb, stating that the crew jettisoned a complete bomb. ...
Mysterious Moving Boulders of Ireland
2012 05 07
For years, geologists have puzzled over mysterious boulders that litter the desolate coastline of Ireland’s Aran Islands. When nobody is looking, the massive rocks somehow move on their own. What unseen hand is capable of ripping a multitude of heavy boulders from the craggy cliffs below and tossing them so far inland? A boulder ridge along the coastline of the Aran Islands. ...
What killed Lenin? Stress didn’t help, poison eyed
2012 05 07
A doctor says stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, debunking a popular theory that a sexually-transmitted disease debilitated the former Soviet Union leader. The 53-year-old Soviet leader suffered several strokes before dying in 1924 and what caused them isn’t clear.
Need to be Drunk RIGHT NOW? There’s a Spray For That
2012 05 07
Need to get drunk in a hurry? Well, modern science has a solution for impatient alcoholics! Reportedly, a French-American scientist has invented a new alcohol spray that instantly intoxicates the user, with a single pump. There is a catch, however - the sensation of being drunk lasts only moments, and within seconds the effects are gone, leaving behind no trace of intoxication ...
US Doubles Military Aid to Philippines, Ramps Up Asian-Pacific Presence
2012 05 07
It has been revealed that the US will double military aid to the Philippines, which is engaged in a long time maritime impasse with China. Washington’s ’defense assistance’ in 2012 will rise to $30 million for its ally in the Pacific, as confirmed by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on their recent visit to the ...
The Hindenburg Disaster, 75 Years On
2012 05 07
It’s been 75 years since the famous and terrible Hindenburg Disaster. On May 6, 1937 the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg burst into flames and fell from the sky while docking in New Jersey. It had departed on its fateful trip three days earlier from Frankfurt, Germany. Of the 97 people aboard, 35 died, including one casualty on the ground. This ...
The Origin of Mysterious, Dark-Skinned Blonds Discovered
2012 05 07
Residents of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific have some of the darkest skin seen outside of Africa. They also have the highest occurrence of blond hair seen in any population outside of Europe. Now, researchers have found the single gene that explains these fair tresses.
Greece elections: Golden Dawn party, rejects neo-Nazi label
2012 05 07
Furious Greeks punished the two parties that have dominated politics for decades in the crisis-battered country Sunday, leaving its multibillion dollar international bailout - and even its future in the euro currency - hanging in the balance. With more than 83 percent of the vote counted, Greece appeared to be heading toward political stalemate. Nobody won enough votes to form ...
Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto!
2012 05 06
Between May 1 and May 26, a broad coalition of food, farm, health, public interest, and environmental groups all over the country, joined by leading organic food companies, will attempt to raise one million dollars to support the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, a citizens’ ballot initiative, and other state GMO-labeling campaigns.
Dr. Rath’s Call to the people of Germany and Europe
2012 05 06
We are living in a time of change. The status quo fights against this change. If you have any questions, go to wiki-rath.org/ At a Cancer Free World conference in Berlin, Germany, on 13th March 2012, Dr. Rath called on the people of Germany and Europe to take responsibility for building a democratic Europe for the People and by the ...
Eurocrats’ secret plan to abolish EU sovereignty with "super president"
2012 05 05
All EU countries will be run from Brussels if Van Rompuy is replaced by a "super EU president". Senior Eurocrats are secretly plotting to create a super-powerful EU president to realise their dream of abolishing ­Britain and other nation states, UK media has revealed. A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for merging the jobs currently done by ...
Wonders of sun, moon and sky
2012 05 05
The next month promises to be filled with astronomical wonders, including this weekend’s "supermoon," an annular solar eclipse later this month, and a last-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus. Here are a few images to get you in the mood for those cosmic glories. Hungarian photographer Monika Landy-Gyebnar snapped an unusual picture of a solar mirage on May 1, showing the sun’s ...
Strauss-Kahn to face new allegations over gang rape case
2012 05 05
Former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn has come under fresh pressure, as he is expected to face new allegations of sexual assault. French investigators have called on the prosecutors to let them widen the inquiry to cover alleged group rape of a woman by Strauss-Kahn and three friends at a hotel in Washington in 2010. The former ...
The Biggest Supermoon in Years is Coming Saturday Night
2012 05 05
This Saturday evening, take a look at the night sky and you might see something special. The moon will make its largest, most stunning appearance of the year—an event known to scientists as “the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system” and to the popular skywatching public simply as the “supermoon.” As one of the most spectacular supermoons in years, the moon ...
MK Occupy Minnesota: Drugs & the DRE Program at Peavey Plaza
2012 05 05
Video documentation by local activists and independent media shows that police officers and county deputies from across Minnesota have been picking up young people near Peavey Plaza for a training program to recognize drug-impaired drivers. Multiple participants say officers gave them illicit drugs and provided other incentives to take the drugs. The Occupy movement, present at Peavey Plaza since April ...
’Doomsday’ flu virus unveiled
2012 05 04
One of the most controversial genetically altered microbes ever created was unveiled Wednesday — complete with instructions on how to engineer the hybrid flu virus in the lab. The details, published in the journal Nature, have been under wraps for months because of fears they might be misused by bioterrorists. The virus was created by a team led by Yoshihiro ...
Canadian Press Tells Us What Really Happened in Cartagena – And It Wasn’t About Prostitutes and Secret Service
2012 05 04
International Press Inform that the Main Issues Were Cuba, Legalization of Drugs, and the U.S.’s Isolation from South America. Would I sound naïve – perhaps pedantic – to say American media is censored? I just had one those “moments” when information falls in your lap by chance. Like an overheard comment, the authenticity is powerful. As it happened I was ...
Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In America
2012 05 04
A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States. The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in ...
London beefs up security before Olympics
2012 05 04
Brian Whelan, a 28-year-old journalist living in London, was probably expecting traffic chaos, hordes of tourists and seriously beefed-up security ahead of this summer’s Olympics. High velocity surface-to-air missiles perched atop his apartment building he did not foresee. "People are quite shocked. I don’t think anybody expected that the price you pay for hosting the Olympics is militarizing residential communities," ...
What a coincidence! Breitbart’s coroner dead from arsenic poisoning?
2012 05 04
The unexpected death of conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart just got a whole lot more mysterious. Only two months after Breitbart’s passing, the coroner that investigated the cause of death may have succumbed to arsenic poisoning. Michael Cormier, 61, passed away on April 20, the Los Angeles Times reports this week. Although Cormier’s death is only being publicized now, the timing ...
London 2012 Olympics: Rapier missile defences ’designed to reassure’
2012 05 04
Michael Clarke, director of the Royal United Services Institute, says security measures being implemented for London 2012 are intended to reassure the public and send a message to any one who wants to "have a go" during the Olympics. Mr Clarke was speaking as a 2012 security test showcased surface-to-air missiles which could be deployed at six sites across London ...
London 2012 Olympics: ’missiles left unguarded’ outside east London flats
2012 05 04
Journalist Brian Whelan has filmed military equipment for a London 2012 Olympics security site left unguarded outside a block of flats in east London. Posted online by Mr Whelan, the video appears to show crates of rockets and other military equipment piled up at the foot of a tower the Army plans to use as a surface-to-air missile base. In ...
Grow Your Own Organs
2012 05 03
There’s an 80% chance that in five months Bill Weir will be the first person ever to see his cardiac tissue beating outside his body. Last week Bill visited Dr. Tim Nelson at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to report on a revolutionary new stem cell treatment that would have sounded like science fiction even five years ago.
Gashole - Documentary
2012 05 03
What caused America to go from being a leading exporter of oil to the world’s largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution? Gashole is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices and sheds light on a secret that the big oil companies don’t want you to know ...
The Invention of Jaywalking
2012 05 03
“If you ask people today what a street is for, they will say cars,” says Norton. “That’s practically the opposite of what they would have said 100 years ago.” Streets back then were vibrant places with a multitude of users and uses. When the automobile first showed up it was seen as an intruder and a menace. That image persisted well ...
DEA agents apologize for forgetting college student in cell for five days
2012 05 03
The Drug Enforcement Administration extended an apology to a University of California engineering student who was locked in a holding cell for more than four days and forgotten about. The student drank his own urine in desperation and attempted to kill himself, before agents returned four days later and found him, he said in a news conference covered by NBC ...
FBI: Men unknowingly put fake bombs at Ohio bridge
2012 05 03
Five men charged with plotting to bomb a bridge linking two wealthy Cleveland suburbs placed what they thought were real explosives at the site and repeatedly tried to detonate them using text messages from cellphones, according to an FBI affidavit filed in court. Federal authorities on Tuesday described the men as anarchists who are angry with corporate America and the government ...
The Leylines of the British Isles
2012 05 03
Every schoolboy knows that the Romans gave us straight roads ~ but he has not been taught correctly. The Romans may have built our roads to be more hard wearing, but they were constructing them on existing straight line tracks that appear to have connected areas of ritual signficance.
Israel Prepares for War
2012 05 03
Israel’s IDF has called up six reserve battalions as the situation on the Syrian and Egyptian borders deteriorates. The Knesset, the Israeli parliament, has given permission to call up an additional 16 reserve battalions if necessary, the Times of Israel reported on May 2. “This signifies that the IDF regards the Egyptian and Syrian borders as the potential source of ...
Anders Behring Breivik Trial: Norse God Thor and Odin Engravings on Killer’s Guns
2012 05 03
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik carved the names of the weapons of Norse gods into his guns before killing 77 people, a court has heard. Witnesses described how far-right extremist Breivik imitated a police officer to gain access to Utoya island, before slaughtering 69 people. The far-right fanatic is on trial after killing 77 people in a bomb attack ...
Man Who Sailed Breivik to Island Mistook Shootings for Drill
2012 05 03
The captain of the boat that brought Anders Behring Breivik to Norway’s Utoeya island said he initially thought the confessed killer was performing a police drill as he opened fire and killed 69 people. Breivik had a rigid posture, and spoke quickly and decisively as he was ferried out dressed as a policeman to execute the second phase of his ...
US Secret Service to receive ethics training after Colombia prostitution scandal
2012 05 03
About 100 US Secret Service agents will take part in two days of ethics training this week near Washington in the wake of the prostitution scandal in Colombia. The Secret Service had scheduled training for 20 agents, but it expanded the programme after allegations that 12 of its agents hired prostitutes in Cartagena days before President Barack Obama arrived in ...
Car stickers threatening to hang Eurocrats circulate in Brussels
2012 05 03
Staff unions have written to Herman Van Rompuy, the EU president, after stickers of a hanging official were found with the slogan "Eurocrate, sers-toi de ta cravate" or "Eurocrat, make use of your tie". Cars with special licence plates for EU officials have been targeted and civil servants commuting to work in Schuman euro quarter of Brussels have been harassed ...
Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu old Buddies
2012 05 02
The two young men had woefully little in common: one was a wealthy Mormon from Michigan, the other a middle-class Jew from Israel. But in 1976, the lives of Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu intersected, briefly but indelibly, in the 16th-floor offices of the Boston Consulting Group, where both had been recruited as corporate advisers. At the most formative time ...
Obama Makes Free Speech A Felony
2012 05 02
And yet another ’bill’ signed into law in secret. HR 347. Obama does it again. This time the attack is against the First Amendment and free speech. This new law make ’No Free Speech" Zones wherever the Secret Service says so. Bye bye Protests. Bye bye Free Speech. Bye bye Constitution. Source: youtube.com
In the Shadow of Hermes - The Secrets of Communism by Jüri Lina
2012 05 02
The documentary In the Shadow of Hermes by Jüri Lina shows how freemasons, international bankers, and communists joined forces in an unholy alliance and through the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917 established in Russia the most brutal and dehumanizing slave society the world has ever seen. Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 1974 admonished his countrymen: "Live without lies!" This applies ...
How will we build an artificial human brain?
2012 05 02
There’s an ongoing debate among neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and even philosophers as to whether or not we could ever construct or reverse engineer the human brain. Some suggest it’s not possible, others argue about the best way to do it, and still others have already begun working on it. Image: io9.com Regardless, it’s fair to say that ongoing breakthroughs in brain science ...
Virus Epidemic Within Our Genome Revealed
2012 05 02
For years scientists have been struggling with the enigma that more than 90 percent of every mammal’s genome has no known function. A part of this ’dark matter’ of genetic material is known to harbour pieces of DNA from ancient viruses that infected our ancestors going back as far as the age of the dinosaurs.
Treasure Hunter Fears Assassination Over Search For Bin Laden’s Body
2012 05 02
A California treasure hunter who believes he has located the spot where the U.S. Navy allegedly dumped the body of Osama Bin Laden says he wants to try and discover the corpse and subject it to DNA testing because he doesn’t believe the Obama administration’s official story about the death of the Al-Qaeda leader. Fearing the U.S. government could target ...
UK court tells service providers: Block Pirate Bay
2012 05 02
Britain’s High Court has ordered the country’s Internet service providers to block file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, the U.K.’s main music industry association said Monday. A High Court judge told Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media on Friday to prevent access to the Swedish site, which helps millions of people download copyrighted music, movies and computer games.
Barack Obama pledges to ’finish the job’ in Afghanistan
2012 05 02
US President Barack Obama has pledged to "finish the job" and end the Afghan war, addressing the US public live from a military base in Afghanistan. Speaking on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, he thanked US troops and hailed plans to combat operations. Mr Obama arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit to sign an agreement on future ...
DHS To Release Bacteria In Boston Subway System
2012 05 02
Despite the fact that the U.S. government has a history of dangerous biological testing against the American people, the Department of Homeland Security claims that a bacteria it plans to release in the Boston subway later this year to test biological sensors is harmless to healthy people. “Federal officials say they test the subway sensors by releasing dead bacteria called ...
Payback for the liberators: Iraq prepares to shatter
2012 05 02
Practically unreported outside the country, Iraq is preparing to shatter into ethnic fragments. The goal of a united, democratic Iraq built on the ruins of the Ba’ath state is nothing but an empty memory. The fragile truce among the country’s ethnic groups is bad enough in itself. But far more serious is the progressive advance of a Shiite autocracy and ...
Material World: 8 Substances That will Shape the Future
2012 05 01
Advancements in science and technology have opened up a whole new world of possibilities in material science. Our future world won’t be made up of the same materials we are used to seeing today – it will be full of fascinating new stuff that can do truly incredible things.
Rare Photos: Hitler’s Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin
2012 05 01
Hundreds of thousands perished in the Battle of Berlin — including untold numbers of civilian men, women and children — while countless more were left homeless in the ruins. But it was two particular deaths, those of Adolf Hitler and his longtime companion and (briefly) wife Eva Braun, in a sordid underground bunker on April 30, 1945, that signaled the ...
Mass Grave Begins Revealing Soldiers’ Secrets
2012 05 01
The morning of November 16, 1632 was foggy, so the mass killing could only begin after some delay. It wasn’t until midday that the mist cleared, finally allowing the Protestant army of Sweden’s King Gustav II Adolf to attack the Roman Catholic Habsburg imperial army led by Albrecht von Wallenstein. The slaughter lasted for hours in the field at the ...
Key Witness to RFK Assassination Says There Was a Second Shooter
2012 05 01
Nearly 44 years after the June 1968 assassination of U.S. presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy, a Canadian woman who was at the Los Angeles scene of the crime has emerged as the key witness in a bid by convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan to gain release from prison or be granted a new trial based on previously unheard evidence. A U.S. federal ...
Facebook Launches Organ Donation Tool
2012 05 01
Nearly 7,000 people in the United States die each year while waiting for an organ transplant. It is a number that Facebook hopes to lower with its vast network of 161 million members in this country. The company announced a plan on Tuesday morning to encourage everyone on Facebook to start advertising their donor status on their pages, along with ...
Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Protests in May Day Revival
2012 05 01
Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose anti-greed message spread worldwide during an eight-week encampment in Lower Manhattan last year, plan marches across the globe today calling attention to what they say are abuses of power and wealth. Calls for a general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have sprung up on websites in Toronto, Barcelona, London, ...
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