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August 2012
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Cyborg tissue is half living cells, half electronics
2012 08 29
They beat like real heart cells, but the rat cardiomyocytes in a dish at Harvard University are different in one crucial way. Snaking through them are wires and transistors that spy on each cell’s electrical impulses. In future, the wires might control their behaviour too. Versions of this souped-up, "cyborg" tissue have been created for neurons, muscle and blood vessels. They ...
Britney Spears Forced to Stay Under Conservatorship Due to “Psychological Issues”
2012 08 29
In my several articles on Britney Spears, I described how she was one of the most obvious examples of mind control in the entertainment industry. The singer has absolutely no control over her own personal life, much less her professional life. This is even enforced by judicial courts as her father and fiance Jason Trawick have legal conservatorship over her ...
First footage of rare anglerfish
2012 08 29
A rare species of anglerfish has been filmed for the first time by US scientists. The deep-dwelling fish was first described in 1899 from a dead specimen but has not previously been seen alive. Using a remote-operated vehicle, biologists observed the fish "walking" with its fins and using its namesake lure. Scientists suggest the footage also shows that the fish change colour as ...
Nasa’s Curiosity rover broadcasts will.i.am song from Mars
2012 08 29
The first ever song transmitted back from Mars by Nasa featured a tune by Grammy-winning US musician will.i.am, as part of efforts to inspire young people into science. The extraordinary feat was among several astonishing achievements by US space agency’s £1.6 billion Curiosity rover, which landed on the surface of the Red Planet earlier this month. The Black Eyed Peas ...
British Civil Aviation Authority Highly Interested In Pilots’ UFO Sightings
2012 08 29
Despite the fact the UK’s Ministry of Defense officially ended its UFO investigations in 2009, it appears that the British Civil Aviation Authority decided -- unbeknownst to the public -- to continue collecting reports that involved UFOs with possible flight safety issues. "They were only interested in sightings that definitely had a bearing on aircraft or flight safety, and were no ...
Meteor explodes over Great Britain with violent force
2012 08 29
Tourists and locals have spoken of how a meteor "lit up the sky" over Wales - and then exploded causing a sonic boom that shook windows and set off car alarms. The golf ball-sized meteor exploded over South Wales, waking children with its "bomb-like" bang. Police and coastguards had dozens of reports of a bright flash in the sky followed by a ...
France Opens Yasser Arafat Murder Inquiry
2012 08 29
French prosecutors have launched an official inquiry into the 2004 murder of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, after his family claimed he had been poisoned. ­Arafat’s family initiated legal action in France last month over claims the Palestinian leader died of radioactive polonium poisoning. His widow, Suha Arafat, has asked that her late husband’s body be exhumed for further testing. The Palestinian Authority ...
Trotsky’s grandson recalls ice pick killing
2012 08 29
It’s 75 years since Trotsky, already expelled from the Soviet Communist Party and exiled, went to start a new life in Mexico. But he was hunted down in Mexico City by Stalinist assassins, as his grandson, who was living with him when he died, recalls. To some people Leon Trotsky was the true hero of the Bolshevik revolution. To others he ...
Scientists find the oldest bugs trapped in amber in Italy
2012 08 29
Researchers working in Italy have found the oldest specimens of bugs trapped in amber. The critters are a whopping 230 million years old, which puts them in the late Triassic period. The team found one fly and two mites in droplets of amber less than 6 millimeters long. These three specimens are 100 million years older than any other amber-entombed ...
Rachel Corrie death: Israel rejects all blame
2012 08 29
The US activist Rachel Corrie, whose death beneath an Israeli military bulldozer made her an international symbol of Palestinian resistance, bore sole responsibility for the incident that killed her, a court in Israel ruled. The parents of Corrie fought back tears as a judge fully absolved the Israeli army for the death of their daughter as she tried to ...
What To Believe? : Bin Laden book ’contradicts official account’
2012 08 29
A new book has been released entitled ’No Easy Day’, written by a former Navy SEAL. It "reveals bin Laden was unarmed and already dead when troops rushed into his room in the Abottabad, Pakistan compound." The BBC reports: The book says Bin Laden was shot dead as soon as he looked out of his bedroom as Seals rushed up the stairs, ...
DHS Releasing Biological Agents Into Subway for ’Test’
2012 08 28
The Department of Homeland Security will begin releasing a dead bacteria into the Boston subway tomorrow in an operation it says will test sensors designed to detect biological agents that could be released as part of a terrorist attack. Little is known about what exactly the bacteria consists of, and the DHS has not been very forthcoming with information, saying only ...
Dozens of high-tech cameras programmed to watch for ’suspicious behavior’ during Republican National Convention
2012 08 28
The police department in Tampa, FL, is deploying behavioral recognition software from BRS Labs on dozens of the video cameras that will provide round-the-clock surveillance at many of the venues where the GOP national convention will take place August 27-30. The cameras will use AISight, release 3.0, which can look for abnormal activities, send real-time alerts to security personnel and take ...
Israeli lies unchecked, Palestinian perspectives censored on BBC
2012 08 28
One of the most obvious examples of bias by the BBC is the taxpayer-funded broadcaster’s habit of inviting Israeli politicians or the Israeli government spokesperson, Mark Regev, onto its programs to speak without challenge. Meanwhile, Palestinians and those who would convey a Palestinian perspective are not given the same opportunity. Film director Ken Loach recently learned that for the BBC, Palestine ...
Georgia murder case uncovers alleged terror plot
2012 08 28
"U.S. soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect a militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday." Prosecutors in rural Long County, near the sprawling Army post Fort Stewart, said the militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at ...
Bigfoot Hoaxer Killed in Accident
2012 08 28
A Montana man was struck and killed by cars Sunday night while trying to hoax a Bigfoot sighting. The Montana Highway Patrol reported that Randy Lee Tenley of Kalispell was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. Highway 93 south of Kalispell after being hit by two cars consecutively. Tenley was wearing a military-style ghillie suit, which is a type of ...
Ancient Poem Praises Murderous Roman Emperor Nero
2012 08 28
A just-deciphered ancient Greek poem discovered in Egypt, deifies Poppaea Sabina, the wife of the infamous Roman emperor Nero, showing her ascending to the stars. Based on the lettering styles and other factors, scholars think the poem was written nearly 200 years after Nero died (about 1,800 years ago), leaving them puzzled as to why someone so far away from ...
Social rejection can ’lead to imaginative thinking and strong independence’
2012 08 28
Most people experience social rejection at some time in their life, some of us more than others But a study by a business professor at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, found that social rejection can inspire imaginative thinking, particularly in individuals with a strong sense of their own independence. Lead author Sharon Kim concluded that, for independent people, social rejection can be ’a ...
First Day of School: First School Shooting
2012 08 27
It begins. How will it end? After 2012’s Summer of the Gun, no one should express surprise that the first day of the new school year would experience a school shooting. That’s how the copycat effect works. The shooting occurred at Perry Hall High School (established in 1963), located at 4601 Ebenezer Road, Perry Hall, Maryland. Ebenezar means "stone of help." This was the ...
The Evil Doers: A Children’s Book about Terror
2012 08 27
It would seem that even more than a decade after the terrible events of 9/11, the tragedy is still being used by those who want to effect political or societal change, instill fear, or make money. Eleven years after the events of September 11, a printing company has published what they’ve called a coloring book about terrorism, "for kids". Wayne Bell, ...
Why Mass Killers Aren’t Necessarily Psychopaths
2012 08 27
The term "psychopath" is often a misunderstood one; although people frequently refer to alleged mass killers like Colorado shooter James Holmes or the Tucson, Ariz., shooter Jared Loughner as psychopaths, that doesn’t mean these men fit the description of this mental health disorder. In the last week, a psychiatric evaluation report was released stating that after months of receiving treatment ...
Blast at Venezuela oil refinery kills 41
2012 08 27
An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, killing 39 people, including a 10-year-old boy, a Venezuelan official said Saturday. [RIC Update: AFP reports most recently that the devastating fire that followed an explosion at Venezuela’s main oil refinery killed 41 people, and injured more than 80. August 27, 2012] More than 80 people were injured, Vice President Elias ...
The Investigation Begins: "It landed. It did not crash."
2012 08 27
For the last 65 years people have been seeing strange objects crashing and landing in lakes over Sweden. After decades of trying to unravel the case, the head of UFO-Sweden Clas Svahn and his team, are now setting out on an expedition to investigate the latest of these sightings. The Ghost Rockets is a documentary project following UFO-Sweden as they ...
Neil Armstrong, the moon’s mystery man, dies
2012 08 27
Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies aged 82 By Cass Jones| The Observer Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died aged 82. The former US astronaut, who will go down on history as the most famous pioneer of space exploration, passed away as the result of heart complications following surgery. As commander of the Apollo ...
Of Moon, Masons & Men: Neil Armstrong Dies
2012 08 27
Neil Alden Armstrong, the first human being on the Moon, has died. He stepped on the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System from Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, a date most recently linked to the Aurora shootings. Above is the famed NASA photo of Neil Armstrong, inside the lander, after his moonwalk of July 20, 1969. The above shows ...
Anders Breivik verdict: Norway mass killer declared sane and convicted of terrorism
2012 08 24
Anders Behring Breivik has been convicted of terrorism and premeditated murder for bomb and gun attacks that killed 77 people and sentenced to a special prison term that would allow authorities to keep him locked up for as long as he is considered dangerous. Breivik, a self-styled anti-Muslim militant, looked pleased as Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen read the ruling, declaring him ...
Breivik uniting Zionism and Nazism
2012 08 24
I happened to be present at the Oslo courthouse on Tuesday, April 17th, watching and listening to 22/7 terrorist Anders Behring Breivik’s 75 minute main prepared defense speech. A speech that the press and media were banned from broadcasting to the general public. These are my thoughts after following the story for almost nine months. The first thing that has to ...
Campaign to Save Nikola Tesla’s Lab Reaches Goal
2012 08 24
Six days ago we posted a link in our Forum to a campaign that was issued in order to raise enough money to purchase Nikola Tesla’s laboratory now up for sale at Wardenclyffe. A non-profit is seeking to raise $850,000 in order to match a grant of the same amount by the State of New York to secure the $1.6 ...
Empire State Building Shooting
2012 08 24
Empire State Building Shooting: Note the plaid shirt. Apparently the dead shooter is shown from the Empire State Building scene. The FBI and the ATF are on the scene at the iconic Empire State Building, investigating a shooting. Four to six people have been shot, with ten in total injured, with two people dead, including the gunman who was killed by the NYPD. ...
Darpa Looks to Make Cyberwar Routine With Secret ‘Plan X’
2012 08 24
The Pentagon’s top research arm is unveiling a new, classified cyberwarfare project. But it’s not about building the next Stuxnet, Darpa swears. Instead, the just-introduced “Plan X” is designed to make online strikes a more routine part of U.S. military operations. That will make the son of Stuxnet easier to pull off — to, as Darpa puts it, “dominate the ...
Josh Reeves: The Lost Secrets of Ancient America
2012 08 24
"Have you ever wanted to be a part of something that would shake the foundations of both religion AND science? Here’s your chance." Josh Reeves: The Lost Secrets of Ancient America theglobalreality.com Also tune into Red Ice Radio: Josh Reeves - The Secret Right II, The Roots of the Conspiracy Culture Josh Reeves - The Secret Right, CNP, Alternative Media & The Elite Priest Class
Iceland Was Right, We Were Wrong: The IMF
2012 08 24
For approximately three years, our governments, the banking cabal, and the Corporate Media have assured us that they knew the appropriate approach for fixing the economies that they had previously crippled with their own mismanagement. We were told that the key was to stomp on the Little People with "austerity" in order to continue making full interest payments to the ...
Lord Rothschild takes £130m bet against the euro
2012 08 23
Lord Rothschild has taken a near-£130m bet against the euro as fears continue to grow that the single currency will break up. The member of the banking dynasty has taken the position through RIT Capital Partners, the £1.9bn investment trust of which he is executive chairman. The fact that the former investment banker, a senior member of the Rothschild family, ...
Soros Unloads All Investments in Major Financial Stocks; Invests Over $130 Million In Gold
2012 08 23
In a harbinger of what may be coming our way in the Fall of 2012, billionaire financier George Soros has sold all of his equity positions in major financial stocks according to a 13-F report filed with the SEC for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. Soros, who manages funds through various accounts in the US and the Cayman Islands, has ...
Tony Scott: Divine Sacrifice of the King
2012 08 23
Was the suicide of Tony Scott an occult (as in hidden) ritual "Killing of the King"? Thankfully, no new theater shootings occurred at the one month anniversary of the horror of the red dawn event of Colorado’s Aurora. I said we should be aware of an event on August 19-20. Should we, perhaps, look to a less-than-obvious incident that occurred to ...
UN chief to visit Iran despite US, Israel objection
2012 08 23
"Ban Ki-Moon, UN secretary general, is scheduled to visit Iran at the end of August to attend a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, but his plans have subjected him to fierce criticism from the US and Israel. The US and Israeli administrations explicitly asked Ban not to go as tension mounts over Iran’s nuclear programme. "
Judge Orders Release Of Detained Marine From Psychiatric Hospital
2012 08 23
UPDATE: A circuit court judge has ordered that the Marine veteran detained over anti-government Facebook posts be released from a state psychiatric hospital because the original petition contained no facts, Catie Beck of CBS 6 News reports. ORIGINAL: Brandon Raub’s attorneys have filed a motion to suspend the August 20 ruling that ordered Raub to be involuntarily admitted to ...
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi faces trial in Libya
2012 08 23
Decision defies ICC demands that he face charges of war crimes at The Hague in order to ensure a fair trial Libya will put deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son on trial, defying a demand by the international criminal court, the Libyan representative to The Hague court said on Monday. Ahmed al-Jehani said the trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will begin next month. ...
Oldest Bones from Modern Humans Discovered
2012 08 23
Newfound pieces of human skull from "the Cave of the Monkeys" in Laos are the earliest skeletal evidence yet that humans once had an ancient, rapid migration to Asia. Anatomically modern humans first arose about 200,000 years ago in Africa. When and how our lineage then dispersed out of Africa has long proven controversial. Archaeological evidence and genetic data suggest that modern ...
Children of older men have more gene abnormalities: study
2012 08 23
Do older fathers doom their children to genetic disease? This is the question raised by a new study that says older men produce more gene mutations in the children they sire, boosting their risk of schizophrenia and autism and possibly other diseases. A father’s age is by far the biggest factor determining the rate of new, uninherited genetic mutations in his ...
Julian Assange: Global Chess Game or Controlled Opposition?
2012 08 22
In what is playing out like a game of chess, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seems to have put the whole world in ’check’ for the time being. In summation: Assange has sought and been granted political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but British police await just outside door to arrest him should he try to leave the building. Sweden is looking ...
Blood Sacrifice at Aurora, The London Olympics & 007
2012 08 22
Since the tragic event at Cinema 16 in Aurora, Colorado, I have been working like a woman possessed to document the evidence which connects this tragedy to the London Olympics. Over this last year I have been researching the Royal Family and the Ritual nature of the Olympics, when the shooting happened in Aurora I could immediately see the connections ...
Zero : An Investigation Into 9/11
2012 08 22
"This documentary was screened before an audience of representatives and parliamentarians at the European Parliament on February 26th, 2008. It has yet to be shown on British or U.S. television. This film represents by far the most comprehensive and conclusive documentary yet made on the subject of the 9/11 murders. Please forward and post as much as possible, make a playlist of ...
Pussy Riot Trial ’Reminds Me of the Inquisition’
2012 08 22
The prominent blogger and lawyer Alexi Navalny is one of the leaders of Russia’s opposition. In a SPIEGEL interview, Navalny talks about the verdict in the Pussy Riot case, the role of women in anti-Putin protests and why he is not afraid of going to jail. Alexi Navalny’s office is located in a courtyard in downtown Moscow. In one corner of ...
Abundant Natural Gas and Oil Are Putting the Kibosh on Clean Energy
2012 08 22
Since the 1950s, the US has had a perverse approach to energy. In effect we have maximized demand by building bigger, hungrier cars, homes, and lifestyles and minimized supply by limiting oil drilling, coal mining, and nuclear development. And how do we make up the difference? We buy oil from the people who hate us most. But this is changing. We’ve ...
Study Links Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka’s Farm Belt to Agrochemicals
2012 08 22
A new report links the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka’s main agricultural production regions with the presence of heavy metals in the water, caused by fertiliser and pesticide use. Over the past two decades, dozens of studies have been conducted on the large number of kidney patients in Sri Lanka’s agro-rich north-central region. However, none had conclusively ...
September Approaches: Are We Closer To Truth?
2012 08 22
Global Research Editor’s Note: As September approaches, we are reminded that the anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 will soon be upon us once again. 11 years laters, are we any closer to the truth about what really happened on that fateful day? For the next month until September 11, 2012, we will be posting on a daily basis important articles ...
The Sun’s almost perfectly round shape baffles scientists
2012 08 22
The sun is nearly the roundest object ever measured. If scaled to the size of a beach ball, it would be so round that the difference between the widest and narrow diameters would be much less than the width of a human hair. The sun rotates every 28 days, and because it doesn’t have a solid surface, it should be ...
Former Marine arrested by FBI over 9/11 Truth Facebook posts
2012 08 21
A former Marine whose controversial Facebook posts accused the US government of being behind the 9/11 terror attacks and who spoke of "revolution" has been arrested in Virginia. Business Insider reports that agents from the FBI, Secret Service and Chesterfield County Police detained 26-year-old Brandon Raub without charges on Friday night after questioning him at his home about his Facebook posts. WTVR ...
A Real-Life Indiana Jones Wants You to Find His Loot
2012 08 21
Forrest Fenn has hidden a million dollars’ worth of antiques—and he wants you to discover it. Is he a modern-day treasure hunter or a grave robber? Tony Dokoupil digs into the mysterious scheme. “I’m sure not going to die in a hospital bed,” Forrest Fenn likes to say, and at 82 years old his is not an idle promise. He ...
The other Da Vinci code: did Leonardo paint himself into The Last Supper?
2012 08 21
For years scholars have wondered what he looked like. But was the answer staring them in the face all along? The Last Supper: James the Lesser/Leonardo, second from left. Thomas/Leonardo, sixth from right, with extended finger It is a question that has fascinated art historians: what did Leonardo da Vinci look like? The Renaissance genius left no youthful self-portraits, although academics have long ...
London 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony: "Enlightenment"
2012 08 21
The Paralympic Games return to their country of origin directly on the heels of the bombastic Olympic production in London this year. To begin Wednesday, August 29, the paralympic games are set to inspire a generation. But this time instead of a theme of Britain’s past as highlighted in ceremonies surrounding the historical industrial revolution and the heydays of ...
Karate punching power ’all in the brain’
2012 08 21
Packing an impressive karate punch has more to do with brain power than muscle power, according to research. In a close-range punching contest described in Cerebral Cortex, experts consistently out-hit novices. Black belts show structural differences in specific parts of their brains (in white) Scientists peered deep into the brains of the experts to reveal alterations in regions controlling movement. These changes were linked ...
Did Aleister Crowley Unleash Demons at Loch Ness?
2012 08 21
The atmospheric 9-minute film above, by Brian Butler, depicts a magical ritual on the grounds of Boleskine House at Loch Ness - a former residence of the infamous magician Aleister Crowley (and later, of rock guitar legend and occult enthusiast Jimmy Page). Most people know of the famous loch only through its alleged resident monster, but the Fortean roots of ...
Has Amelia Earhart’s plane been found on the ocean floor?
2012 08 20
A team of researchers trying to solve the mystery of aviator Amelia Earhart’s 1937 disappearance said on Friday that underwater video from a Pacific island has revealed a field of man-made debris that could be remnants of her plane. The footage was collected in July by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) during a $2.2 million expedition to Nikumaroro ...
Nurse Who “Saw Everything” At Hospital After Suspicious Batman Shooting Found Dead at 46
2012 08 20
Jenny Gallagher, a nurse who treated victims of the highly suspicious “Batman” shooting in Aurora, Colorado last month, is dead at age 46. The reported cause of death: drowning. “She worked the morning after the Batman massacre in a very busy unit of the hospital — so she saw everything really, some really bad injuries,” her husband Greg reportedly told Ireland’s ...
The secret tomb of China’s 1st emperor: Will we ever see inside?
2012 08 20
Buried deep under a hill in central China, surrounded by an underground moat of poisonous mercury, lies an entombed emperor who’s been undisturbed for more than two millennia. The tomb holds the secrets of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, who died on Sept. 10, 210 B.C., after conquering six warring states to create the first unified nation of China. The answers ...
pewpew! NASA rover Curiosity shoots a Mars rock with laser
2012 08 20
NASA’s Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science. During the target practice on Sunday, Curiosity fired 30 pulses at a nearby rock over a 10-second window, burning a small hole. Curiosity’s social media team made a reference to Austin Powers when it tweeted, "Yes, I’ve got a laser beam attached to my head. ...
Man wants phone back after videotaping arrest
2012 08 20
An Edmonton man wants police to return an iPhone that he says was seized by an officer while he was videotaping an arrest. Corey Maygard, 25, captured the video last Friday because he thought police were using excessive force to detain a man near the Salvation Army in downtown Edmonton. "They had the one guy somewhat hog-tied behind his back," Maygard said. ...
Director Tony Scott jumps to death from bridge
2012 08 20
Tony Scott, respected film director and brother to "Alien" producer Ridley Scott, died Sunday after reportedly jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles county. He was 68. The police are investigating Scott’s death, which is so far being treated as a suicide. British-born Tony Scott [left] was known for his popular films such as "Top Gun", and "Days of Thunder", both starring ...
West Ignores REAL Arab Spring in Bahrain
2012 08 18
Bahraini Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to three years in jail for "participation in an illegal assembly" and "calling for a march without prior notification." Patrick Henningsen, who’s a geopolitical analyst, believes human rights chaos in Bahrain is beneficial for Western states.
The Ten Dogmas Of Modern Science
2012 08 17
The ‘scientific worldview’ is immensely influential because the sciences have been so successful. They touch all our lives through technologies and through modern medicine. Our intellectual world has been transformed by an immense expansion of knowledge, down into the most microscopic particles of matter and out into the vastness of space, with hundreds of billions of galaxies in an ever-expanding ...
Stone Age skull-smashers spark a cultural mystery
2012 08 17
An unusual cluster of Stone Age skulls with smashed-in faces has been found carefully separated from the rest of their skeletons. They appear to have been dug up several years after being buried with their bodies, separated, then reburied. Collections of detached skulls have been dug up at many Stone Age sites in Europe and the Near East - but the ...
Scientists discover one of the biggest structures in the Universe
2012 08 17
Scientists have found a cosmic supermom. It’s a galaxy that gives births to more stars in a day than ours does in a year. Astronomers used NASA’s Chandra X-Ray telescope to spot this distant gigantic galaxy creating about 740 new stars a year. By comparison, our Milky Way galaxy spawns just about one new star each year. The galaxy is about 5.7 ...
Why seizing Assange could break international law
2012 08 17
The British government could find itself hauled before an international court if it moves in on the Ecuadorian embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted political asylum. "It’s pretty simple under international law," Temple University international law professor Peter Spiro told CBC News. "Without the consent of the state whose embassy is implicated, the host state may not enter ...
South Africa police defend shooting 34 miners
2012 08 17
South Africa’s national police commissioner says 34 miners died and another 78 were wounded when police opened fire on striking miners outside a platinum mine, 90 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg. Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega told a news conference Friday that her officers acted to protect their own lives after strikers armed with "dangerous weapons" charged them Thursday. She said the strikers had ...
Top Transhumanism CEO Says AI Singularity Will Go ‘Very Badly For Humans’
2012 08 17
Promises of ‘immortality’ and a disease-free life have led many individuals to long for the hope of artificial intelligence and what is known as Singularity. It is essentially a merging of man and machine, the development of a ‘new species’ — a ‘borg’ of sorts. The subject recently made headlines when a major Russian scientist promised Singularity to the wealthy ...
The astonishing 2,500 year old tattoos of a Siberian princess: little has changed in how we decorate our bodies
2012 08 17
The intricate patterns of 2,500-year-old tattoos - some from the body of a Siberian ’princess’ preserved in the permafrost - have been revealed in Russia. The remarkable body art includes mythological creatures and experts say the elaborate drawings were a sign of age and status for the ancient nomadic Pazyryk people, described in the 5th century BC by the Greek historian ...
Space invaders: How advertising penetrates people’s lives
2012 08 16
Jordan Seiler loathes outdoor advertising. "If you live in a city, your right to the public space and how it is used is an innate feature of your habitation of that environment," says Mr Seiler, an activist with the PublicAdCampaign. Many agree, he says. "I find an exasperated public who would like to see less or no advertising at all," he says. "And then ...
Do Babies Have a Moral Compass? Debate Heats Up
2012 08 16
It turns out babies don’t have a moral compass after all, New Zealand researchers have found. An Otago University study has quashed the findings of a landmark 2007 Yale study which found that infants could tell the good guys from the bad guys. [Click here to see VIDEO which demonstrates the experiment] Screengrab from Otago Experiment The prestigious university’s study became an international ...
Man Builds Himself Bionic Hands After Losing Both of His
2012 08 16
You may wonder how did he make himself a pair of bionic hands when he actually doesn’t have hands. Well, he just did it. He named Sun Jifa, a 51-year-old Chinese man who lost both hands when he was building a bomb for blast fishing. Since the prosthetic limbs would cost a fortune, he decided to build a new pair ...
Ecuador grants Assange asylum; UK vows to ‘carry out’ extradition anyway
2012 08 16
Ecuador’s foreign minister announced on Thursday that the country would grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, defying threats by the British government to storm the Ecuadorean Embassy and extradite Assange to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in cases of alleged rape and sexual molestation. "We have decided to grant political asylum to him," Ricardo Patino said at the ...
Holder went on ‘Reefer Madness’-like campaign to distract from Fast and Furious
2012 08 16
In late 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder authorized raids against marijuana dispensaries in California, where medicinal marijuana is legal, in an effort to create a distraction from the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, a new book set for release Tuesday claims. “Eric Holder, Obama’s embattled Attorney General, was under mounting pressure from Congress to explain the botched Fast and ...
Peace Laureates Call on NBC to Cancel New Show: ’War Isn’t Entertainment’
2012 08 16
Critics say show promotes an “inglorious tradition of glorifying war and armed violence” Nine Nobel Peace Laureates on Monday joined a growing chorus of critics calling on NBC entertainment to cancel the new “reality” show—“Stars Earn Stripes”—saying that “war isn’t entertainment” and challenged NBC’s promotional line that that such a television program would be “pay[ing] homage to the men and women ...
Why Do Koalas Have Human Fingerprints?
2012 08 16
Some accuse evolution of being pretty directionless. After all, the whole process involves random genetic mutations. But if evolution is just a toss of a million-sided die, why do so many animals turn out eerily similar? Nope, it’s not intelligent design. We take a look at the creepy look-alikes brought on by what biologists call "convergent evolution." Could a koala frame ...
Blind Mice Given Sight After Device Cracks Retinal Code
2012 08 15
Blind mice had their vision restored with a device that helped diseased retinas send signals to the brain, according to a study that may lead to new prosthetic technology for millions of sight-impaired people. Current devices are limited in the aid they provide to people with degenerative diseases of the retina, the part of the eye that converts light into ...
Pigs and squatters threaten Peru’s Nazca lines
2012 08 15
Squatters have started raising pigs on the site of Peru’s Nazca lines - the giant designs best seen from an airplane that were mysteriously etched into the desert more than 1,500 years ago. The squatters have destroyed a Nazca-era cemetery and the 50 shacks they have built border Nazca figures, said Blanca Alva, a director at Peru’s culture ministry. She said the ...
All Men Are Potential Pedophiles in the Eyes of Australian Airlines
2012 08 15
Are all men potential pedophiles? If you’re a passenger on a Qantas Airways or Virgin Australia flight, the answer is yes, as both airlines have policies forbidding adult men from sitting next to unaccompanied minors. Dismayed at being so negatively stereotyped, men are speaking out down under to protest this profiling. Daniel McCluskie, the second 30-something man in a ...
New Impact Crater in the Arctic Discovered
2012 08 15
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) have discovered a massive meteor impact from millions of years ago in Canada’s western Arctic. Located on the northwestern part of Victoria Island, the impact crater, or astrobleme, is about 25 km wide and is Canada’s 30th known meteorite impact feature. “It’s another piece of the cosmic Earth puzzle,” ...
Open-air quantum teleportation performed across a 97km lake
2012 08 15
Sending signals through fiber optic cable is reliable and fast, but because of internal absorption and other effects, they will lose photons—which is a problem when the number of photons being sent is small. This is of particular concern in quantum networks, which typically involve a small number of entangled photons. Direct transmission through free space (vacuum or air) experiences ...
CIA’s LSD Mind-Control Experiments Destroyed My Healthy, High-Functioning Father’s Brilliant Mind
2012 08 15
Excerpt from Wall’s new book "Healing to Hell": A Cold War scheme to find a mind-control drug for use on hostile leaders destroyed many lives. [AlterNet Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from From Healing to Hell , a memoir in which oral surgeon and inventor W. Henry Wall, Jr. explores how a mind-control experiment destroyed his father, former ...
Scientists Finally Conclude Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious Beings
2012 08 15
Every now and again I receive an email message I ignore after reading the subject line. I know I’m not alone in following this rule of thumb, but today I broke down and opened a message the subject line of which read "Scientists Declare: Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious". I honestly thought it was a joke, likely from one of my ...
Why fish raised in strange metal pods could be better for us
2012 08 15
Off the coast of Hawaii some strange aquaculture is going on — a firm is growing fish in free-floating, open-ocean metal pods. The idea is fish raised in clean, clear currents are not only better to eat, but the method is also better for our environment. It’s being called "mariculture" because the fish are sustainably raised in the open sea. Marine ...
An archaeological first: sixteen severed hands found buried in ancient Egyptian city
2012 08 14
It’s a grisly find, but an unprecedented one, as well. Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed 16 severed hands, buried in four pits throughout the ancient city of Avaris. Interestingly, if you’re looking for left hands, you’re out of luck; every one of the newly discovered meathooks is a righty. Two of the pits are situated at the front of an ancient ...
Hague’s ‘non-lethal’ support for al-Qaeda in Syria is absolutely lethal; British tax-payers become incriminated in war crime
2012 08 14
[...] in a response to what looks like a slow death at Aleppo for his al-Qaeda proxy-army, William Hague announced that further support (thanks, of course, to British tax-payers) will be made available to the terrorists and foreign mercenaries that constitute the Free ‘Syrian’ Army. Clarification then followed regarding how this support would consist of the latest satellite telephones and ...
Man thrown to the ground, arrested, after "not smiling" at Olympic event
2012 08 14
A father with Parkinson’s disease was arrested as he watched the Olympic cycling road race because he ‘failed to smile or look like he was enjoying himself’. Mark Worsfold, a martial arts trainer and former soldier, claims that he was thrown to the floor and handcuffed just as cyclists passed by. His worried wife Nicola only found out he was being ...
Obama fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans
2012 08 14
The White House has filed an appeal in hopes of reversing a federal judge’s ruling that bans the indefinite military detention of Americans because attorneys for the president say they are justified to imprison alleged terrorists without charge. Manhattan federal court Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in May that the indefinite detention provisions signed into law late last year by US President ...
Holocaust Eugenics Coverage Excludes the Disabled
2012 08 14
Last night, as part of the BBC’s fantastic Olympic coverage, a short documentary was shown on nature versus nurture and the triumph of black athletes in the face of racism and oppression, competing in the men’s 100 metres for the past 100 years. I’d missed the beginning but tweeted about eugenics and the abhorrent practices of this philosophy. It was touted ...
Anders Breivik Norway Attack: Police & Intelligence Criticised
2012 08 14
Norwegian police have been heavily criticised by an independent commission, who have concluded that Anders Breivik’s bomb attack could have been prevented, and his mass shooting on the island of Utøya stopped much earlier. Breivik’s July 22nd 2011 bomb attack on the government building in Oslo could have been prevented, states the government-appointed commission report, "through effective implementation of already ...
No man’s land: Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia (Segregation Masquerading as Empowerment)
2012 08 14
Saudi Arabia is to build a new city exclusively for women. The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers. ­The new plan is to combine women’s desire to work in the modern age and provide a job environment that would go hand-in-hand with ...
’Nuclear butterflies’ cause stir: Mutant insects traced to Fukushima
2012 08 14
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster is causing "nuclear butterflies" to emerge across Japan. According to a study published in an online magazine, experts believe radiation fallout may have caused pale blue grass butterflies to undergo "physiological and genetic damage." Monday, ABC News said that scientists looked at about 121 butterflies, two months after the nuclear disaster in Japan. What they ...
Prisoner smuggles sperm out to wife, has son
2012 08 14
A baby boy has been born by Caesarian section, the product of a successful smuggling attempt by a Palestinian prisoner who managed to sneak out a sperm sample to his wife. Baby Muhannad was born in a Nablus hospital yesterday to Dallal Ziben, a 32-year-old mother-of-two from a village in the northern West Bank, whose husband Ammar is currently serving 32 ...
Norway could have prevented Breivik massacre, says commission
2012 08 13
Norwegian police and security services could have prevented all or part of an attack by far-right militant Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bombing and gun massacre last year, a government commission said on Monday. Intelligence services could have learned about Breivik’s plans months before the attack made him the worst mass killer in Norway’s peacetime history, the ...
Man swims, walks through $100 million JFK Airport security system
2012 08 13
A man whose jet ski failed him in New York’s Jamaica Bay swam to John F. Kennedy airport, where he was easily able to penetrate the airport $100 million, state-of-the art security system. Daniel Casillo, 31, was able to swim up to and enter the airport grounds on Friday night, past an intricate system of motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras designed ...
Trapwire: Big Brother Now Monitors Your Every Move
2012 08 13
The latest Wikileaks data-dump reveals that the government now has the ability to grab video from far-flung surveillance cameras located in stores, casinos and other businesses around the country. It uses sophisticated facial recognition software to identify people of interest captured by the ubiquitous cameras numbering in the millions. The software, Trapwire, is a significant breakthrough for the surveillance state. It ...
White House Pulls Down TSA Petition
2012 08 13
"The Electronic Privacy Information Center posted a brief and detailed notice about the removal of a petition regarding security screenings by the TSA at US airports and other locations. ’At approximately 11:30 am EDT, the White House removed a petition about the TSA airport screening procedures from the White House ’We the People’ website. About 22,500 of the 25,000 ...
Loving life in Paris’ Empire of the Dead
2012 08 13
Beneath the streets of the City of Light lies a world draped in darkness and shrouded in silence. The tunnels are narrow, the ceilings are low and death is on display. The skulls and bones lining the walls, arranged in a macabre fashion, make up what is known as the Empire of the Dead -- the Catacombs of Paris. The catacombs snake ...
The Occult Nature of the Olympics Closing Ceremony
2012 08 13
"Occult" just means "hidden" and so in itself, it is a neutral word. It is neither good nor evil. The outcome of any occult act lies in the intention of the performer of it. But as many are increasingly becoming aware, there has been a silent and subterranean occult war going on for some time across the world between ...
2012 Olympics: Fanfare and Symbolism of the Closing Ceremonies
2012 08 13
The audience at the Olympics closing ceremony were treated to a taste of Britain’s comedy heritage tonight when Monty Python star Eric Idle appeared onstage. The actor led the 80,000-strong crowd through a singalong rendition of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, while a bizarre troupe of dancers performed around him. They included jigging Morris Dancers, a choir of rugby ...
Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250
2012 08 13
Rescue operations have ended in Iran after two strong earthquakes that killed at least 250 people, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Sunday. Another 1,800 people were injured in the quakes that shook East Azarbaijan province in northwest Iran on Saturday, the report said, citing Deputy Interior Minister Hassan Qaddami. State-run Press TV said more than 2,000 were injured, while the state-run ...
Not on Facebook? You’re Probably A Mass Murderer
2012 08 10
If you’re a Facebook holdout, or have chosen to abandon the social media hangout for any number of reasons, be prepared to be labeled a misfit — or worse. The net has been abuzz this week about a story attributed to a German newsmagazine in which a psychologist concluded that accused killers Norwegian Anders Breivik and Colorado theatre gunman James Holmes’s ...
Divers Discover Near-Intact, 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck
2012 08 10
An ancient Roman merchant vessel has been discovered off the Italian coastline, reportedly in such good condition that much of the food it was carrying might still be intact in its storage jars. ‘There are some broken jars around the wreck, but we believe that most of the amphorae inside the ship are still sealed and food-filled,” Lt. Col. Francesco ...
Religious sect found after living underground in Russia for nearly a decade
2012 08 10
Seventy members of an Islamist sect who have been living in an underground bunker without heat or sunlight for nearly a decade have been discovered living on the outskirts of the city of Kazan in Russia, local media reported. The sect members included 20 children, the youngest of whom had just turned 18 months. Many of them were born underground and ...
New human species identified from Kenya fossils
2012 08 10
Researchers studying fossils from northern Kenya have identified a new species of human that lived two million years ago. The discoveries suggests that at least three distinct species of humans co-existed in Africa. The research adds to a growing body of evidence that runs counter to the popular perception that there was a linear evolution from early primates to modern humans. The research ...
Suppressed By Scholars: Twin Ancient Cultures On Opposite Sides Of The Pacific
2012 08 10
One of the greatest archaeological riddles—and one of the grossest academic omissions—of our time is the untold story of the parallel ruins left by two seemingly unrelated ancient civilizations: the ancient Mayans on one side of the Pacific Ocean and the ancient Balinese on the other. The mysterious and unexplained similarities in their architecture, iconography, and religion are so striking ...
Super-Robot With Twin Guns Is Unveiled
2012 08 10
The Kuratas is fitted with twin gatling guns that can be triggered by a smile and fire 6,000 rounds a minute. A massive robot that can carry a seated human pilot - and is armed with twin gatling guns - has gone on show in Japan. Kuratas is described as the world’s first giant boarding robot, no doubt inspired by the "mechs" ...
“Thoughts About A Friend Named James Holmes” Former College Roommate Speaks Out
2012 08 10
Since last week’s shooting in Colorado, James Holmes has been the number one topic of conversation among pretty much everyone. Majority of what people have said about him has been negative. However, one of Holmes’ former college roommates wants the world to see a side of him that’s different than the one depicted by the media. For all current and ...
Woman disrupts Holmes hearing "to deliver vital information"; Gets escorted away
2012 08 09
James Holmes, the 24-year-old charged in last month’s deadly Aurora, Colo., theater shooting, is mentally ill, his lawyers disclosed during a court appearance that featured an unusual outburst on Thursday. Chief District Judge William Sylvester heard testimony from representatives of more than 20 news organizations asking for search warrants and other records related to the case to be unsealed. Both the prosecution ...
Scandinavian ship sails to challenge Gaza blockade
2012 08 09
In a challenge to the continuing Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, Swedish and Norwegian activist groups will launch an aid ship from Oslo next week, with organizers wanting to attract international attention to the conflict. SV Estelle The humanitarian mission, as organized by "Ship to Gaza" aims to ferry supplies and aid for Palestinians in Gaza. The group also has plans ...
US ’cleans up’ Agent Orange after 50 years, courts Viet Nam in Push to Counter China
2012 08 09
The United States began a landmark project Thursday to clean up a dangerous chemical left from the defoliant Agent Orange — 50 years after American planes first sprayed it on Vietnam’s jungles to destroy enemy cover. Dioxin, which has been linked to cancer, birth defects and other disabilities, will be removed from the site of a former U.S. air base in ...
Putin’s Geopolitical Chess Game with Washington in Syria and Eurasia
2012 08 09
For blocking a UN resolution that could have led to military intervention in Syria, Russia has been accused by the Orwellian West of putting its national interests ahead of the lives of millions of Syrians. By scrutinizing Vladimir Putin’s actions since his reelection, William Engdahl shows that Russia is indeed pursuing her national interests which are best served by fostering ...
Black Dossier: HSBC & Terrorist Finance
2012 08 09
It’s tough being the world’s second largest bank. HSBC, the London-based British multinational banking and financial services giant operates in 85 countries with 7,200 offices worldwide with assets totaling more than $2.6 trillion (£4.06tn). They’re also caught-up in serial scandals: the Libor interest rate-fixing scam, serious charges of drug money laundering as well as suspicions that bank officers "palled around" with terrorist ...
The Killer…of a Military Suicide Victim
2012 08 09
The military’s suicide woes are profound enough without a sailor adding to them. Yet that’s just what Petty Office 2nd Class Paul Bricker did. He helped a superior, Chief Petty Office Gerard Curran, kill himself. Their goal: mask Curran’s suicide as a murder, so that Curran’s family could collect military benefits it might be barred from getting if he had ...
Mexico finds large, unusual Aztec burial site
2012 08 09
Mexican archaeologists say they have found an unprecedented human burial in which the skeleton of a young woman is surrounded by piles of 1,789 human bones in Mexico City’s Templo Mayor. Researchers found the burial about 15 feet below the surface, next to the remains of what may have been a "sacred tree" at one edge of the plaza, the most ...
UK calls for ban on preacher who ’cures’ cancer by kicking people in the face
2012 08 09
An evangelist who kicks followers in the face, claiming his violence will cure them of cancer, is to tour Britain this month – but his proposed visit has provoked outrage and demands that he be banned from entering the country. Tattooed preacher Todd Bentley, who as a 15-year-old was convicted of a sex attack on a boy aged seven, claims ...
Engineers try to explain mysterious image in photo from Mars rover
2012 08 09
A photo of Mars taken by Curiosity shows what might be the NASA rover’s spacecraft crash-landing in the distance. If so, it ’would be an insane coincidence,’ one engineer says. Did Curiosity capture the galactic equivalent of the Zapruder film when it landed on Mars? Seconds after the NASA robot’s landing Sunday night, Curiosity managed to squeeze off a handful of ...
Judge accused of creating ‘unusual shroud of secrecy’ in movie theater shooting case
2012 08 09
The former grad student charged in last month’s deadly shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater gave his religion as "agnostic" and his occupation as "laborer" when booked into jail, according to a document released to Yahoo News this week. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office booking report provides few other details about James Eagan Holmes or his motive for allegedly opening ...
Feds: Temple Shooter Committed Suicide With Head Shot
2012 08 08
The FBI revealed today that Wade Michael Page, the Army veteran and white supremacist who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday, appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after being shot in the stomach by a police officer who responded to the scene. Teresa Carlson, special agent in ...
Livestock mutilations shake up ranching community
2012 08 08
Recent livestock mutilations have Gunnison area ranchers shaken and on the alert for more strange attacks on cattle and horses.In recent weeks, a horse was shot and had its head skinned at the LeValley Ranch property, which is part of the Esty Ranch holdings about eight miles east of Gunnison. The horse also had its tongue and anus removed. ...
Liberated to Death : Post-Revolution Libya
2012 08 08
Persecuted Libyans Struggle to Be Heard Pregnant women miscarrying due to mistreatment, detainees mainly from sub-Saharan Africa denied adequate food and water. Small cells crammed with 80-100 detainees subjected to arbitrary justice by Libya’s volatile militias, politically persecuted Somalis forcibly repatriated to Mogadishu, and hundreds of boat people dying trying to flee Libya for a better life in Europe. Such are the ...
Pussy Riot Trial Sheds Light on Kremlin’s Religious Ties
2012 08 08
Critics in Russia want to see them "burn on a pyre," while supporters abroad are calling for their release. As the world awaits next week’s verdict against the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, officials within the Russian Orthodox Church seem to be realizing that the case against the trio was perhaps a mistake. The trial against Moscow guerrilla punk band ...
Extreme Plasma Theories Put to the Test
2012 08 08
The first controlled studies of extremely hot, dense matter have overthrown the widely accepted 50-year-old model used to explain how ions influence each other’s behavior in a dense plasma. The results should benefit a wide range of fields, from research aimed at tapping nuclear fusion as an energy source to understanding the inner workings of stars. The study also demonstrates the ...
On the Trail of the Warsaw Basilisk
2012 08 08
Few creatures have struck more terror into more hearts for longer than the basilisk, a monster feared for centuries throughout Europe and North Africa. Like many ancient marvels, it was a bizarre hybrid: a crested snake that hatched from an egg laid by a rooster and incubated by a toad. [Left: Basilisk still from film Harry Potter and the Chamber of ...
’Super Falcon’ sub aims to fly underwater
2012 08 08
A new submarine could pull off underwater maneuvers similar to aircraft flying stunts during a Lake Tahoe expedition in October. The makers of the DeepFlight Super Falcon hope to raise $45,000 through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter to test the boundaries of submarine technology. The Deepflight Super Falcon submarine aims to push the limits of submersibles during a Lake Tahoe expedition. The two-seater ...
Temple Shooter Had ’Dropped Off the Face of the Earth’
2012 08 08
The gunman who murdered six Sikh worshipers in Milwaukee before being killed by police had "dropped off the face of the earth" weeks before the shooting, said neighbors who had recently spoken to the shooter’s former girlfriend. Sharon and Terry Page -- who said they are unrelated to the shooter, Wade Michael Page -- live below Misty Cook, who dated ...
One Way Tolerance: Michael Swift’s Homosexual Manifesto
2012 08 08
In light of the Chick-Fil-A boycott simply because the owner, Dan Cathy, made a statement in support of traditional marriage, the homosexual lobby attempted to bring on an all-out assault on the company. And when the American people began to stand behind Chick-Fil-A by eating at the restaurant on August 1 Appreciation Day, the homosexual lobby reacted by twittering things ...
Lost Pyramids of Egypt Found Using Google Earth?
2012 08 07
Two unidentified, possible pyramid complexes have been located with satellite imagery from Google Earth. One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width. This site contains three smaller mounds in a very clear formation, similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids. The second possible site contains four ...
Chimpanzee asks zoo visitors to free him from enclosure : Points at window and signs ’open’, ’understand me!’
2012 08 07
Intelligent and inquisitive, chimpanzees have always been able to communicate with man. But this heartbreaking video shows just how desperate this chimp is to be understood and to be let out of his cage. The chimp is seen in the video motioning to a watching visitor to unlock the bolt on what appears to be a glass door and lift the window, ...
Study Accidentally Finds Chemotherapy Makes Cancer Far Worse
2012 08 07
A team of researchers looking into why cancer cells are so resilient accidentally stumbled upon a far more important discovery. While conducting their research, the team discovered that chemotherapy actually heavily damages healthy cells and subsequently triggers them to release a protein that sustains and fuels tumor growth. Beyond that, it even makes the tumor highly resistant to future treatment. Reporting their ...
Termites Fight with Toxic Suicide Weapons
2012 08 07
One species of termite sends its older workers on suicide missions armed with explosive blue "backpacks." When grabbed by another termite, a predator or a person with tweezers, these backpack-sporting termites, which the researchers call blue workers, rupture and spew a toxic, sticky substance, scientists have found. The unfortunate workers from this species of tropical termite, Neocapritermes taracua, have two bluish spots ...
Scientists Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies
2012 08 07
THE HUMAN DNA IS A BIOLOGICAL INTERNET and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around people (namely spiritual masters), mind’s influence on weather patterns and much more. In addition, there is evidence for a ...
Thousands of fish die as Midwest streams heat up
2012 08 07
Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees. About 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon were killed in Iowa last week as water temperatures reached 97 degrees. Nebraska fishery officials said they’ve seen thousands of dead sturgeon, catfish, carp, and other species in ...
Possible da Vinci painting found in Scottish farmhouse; could be worth $150 million
2012 08 07
Fiona McLaren, 59, had kept an old painting in her Scottish farmhouse for decades. She reportedly didn’t think much of the painting, which had been given to her as a gift by her father. But after she finally decided to have the painting appraised, some experts are speculating that it may in fact be a 500-year-old painting by Leonardo da ...
NASA welcomes striking new views from Mars
2012 08 07
NASA’s Curiosity rover has transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2½ minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, giving earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world. As thumbnails of the video flashed on a big screen on Monday, scientists and engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion let out "oohs" and "aahs." The recording began ...
New Zealand volcano erupts after century of quiet
2012 08 07
A volcano quiet for more than a century erupted in a New Zealand national park, spreading thick ash for several kilometres and causing some residents to evacuate their homes. Some domestic flights were cancelled Tuesday. Mount Tongariro spewed ash and rocks for about 30 minutes late Monday night after a few weeks of increased seismic activity. It didn’t cause any injuries ...
Australian Secret UFO files released
2012 08 06
It is probably the closest Australia has come to scrambling fighter jets to intercept a UFO. Documents that have just become available under the 30-year rule at the National Archives of Australia reveal how two RAAF Mirage jets were placed on the second highest level of alert to determine the cause of unidentified radar contacts seen on screens at Mascot. The ”X ...
Bloody Mary: The Forgotten Prostitute
2012 08 06
The tale of bloody Mary, a Victorian prostitute who was savagely butchered in a small town in Wales four years after Jack the Ripper’s killing spree ended. Four years after the blood and butchery of the Jack the Ripper killings whose macabre mutilations and sickening sadism had reached it’s cold and vile hand out from the the shadows and slums of ...
Sweden reveals myth of EU healthcare ’freedom’
2012 08 06
Despite EU legislation about citizens’ healthcare rights, the situation in Sweden reveals a system riddled with problems that create uncertainty about treatments and leave many with huge bills to pay, The Local’s Salomon Rogberg discovers. When it was first introduced in 2004, the EU’s European Health Insurance Card was hailed as a major step forward in facilitating the free movement of ...
Medieval silver treasure found on Gotland
2012 08 06
A silver treasure from the 12th century has been found on the Baltic island Gotland, where over 600 pieces of silver coins have been unearthed, according to reports in local media. This is an amazing find. It’s unbelievable that treasures of this scale exist here on Gotland,” Marie Louise Hellquist of Gotland’s County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen) told local newspaper Hela Gotland. The ...
Sikh temple shooting suspect was former U.S. Army PSY OPS specialist
2012 08 06
Details are being released about suspected gunman Wade Michael Page who is alleged to have attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday August 5, 2012. The suspected shooter, shot to death by police, was a 40 year old Army vet. Alarming details of Page’s background have been released: US investigators were hunting for answers on Monday after ...
Shooting at Sikh temple: who benefits big-time?
2012 08 06
The official and repeating scenario (“we believe there was only one shooter”) has already been contradicted. Two witnesses (one who was apparently inside the temple and one outside who obtained information from his father) state there were multiple shooters. The second witness says four white males unleashed a coordinated attack inside the temple. The first witness says gas was released. The FBI is ...
Curiosity lands on Mars
2012 08 06
Most challenging robotic mission ever attempted is a success so far. Mars Science Laboratory arrived at its destination Sunday night at 10:31pm Pacific Time. The MSL team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s control center in Pasadena was ecstatic; the mission control room was flooded with jubilant pandemonium. According to NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, who was there along with Deputy Administrator Lori ...
NASA Awards $1.1 Billion for Commercial Space Development
2012 08 06
RELEASE : 12-263 NASA Announces Next Steps In Effort To Launch Americans From U.S. Soil CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA Friday announced new agreements with three American commercial companies to design and develop the next generation of U.S. human spaceflight capabilities, enabling a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next five years. Advances made by these ...
The Science of Genocide
2012 08 06
On this day in 1945 the United States demonstrated that it was as morally bankrupt as the Nazi machine it had recently vanquished and the Soviet regime with which it was allied. Over Hiroshima, and three days later over Nagasaki, it exploded an atomic device that was the most efficient weapon of genocide in human history. The blast killed tens ...
Martin Fleischmann Leaves Brilliant Legacy of Courage in Pursuit of Truth
2012 08 06
Martin Fleischmann has left the planet, on his way to better beyonds where knowledge is total and awareness a mere triviality in a larger existence. New Energy Times has reported here that he passed away in his home in the United Kingdom Friday, August 3, 2012 with his family in attendance. Born March 29, 1927, Dr. Martin Fleischmann was lauded as one ...
Secrets of the Sun
2012 08 06
The Sun contains 99.9% of all the matter in our solar system. It sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles per hour. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. You know it as the Sun. Scientists know it as one of the most amazing physics laboratories in the universe. ...
The Stargate Project : Psychic Warriors and the CIA
2012 08 03
Metaphysical and psychic phenomena have long existed on the fringes of conventional science and academia. ESP, Clairvoyance, Telekinesis and Astral traveling have all been relegated to the back seat of mainstream, accepted belief systems in spite of an extensive mention of these practices down the ages, across myriad cultures. It has always been challenging for practitioners of the science to ...
Russian spy ring ’groomed their American children to become agents’
2012 08 03
A Russian espionage ring in the U.S - which included glamorous spy Anna Chapman - planned to groom their children as agents, and one had already enthusiastically accepted, it has been claimed. When the 10 spies were busted in 2010, officials suggested they were largely ineffectual, but new claims suggest they were looking at long-term work in the U.S. by breeding ...
Historic Sprint Saturday Foreshadows Robo-Olympics of the Future
2012 08 03
Bigger, Faster, Stronger: Will Bionic Limbs Put the Olympics to Shame? On Euston Road in London, about seven miles from where Oscar Pistorius will run in the Olympics atop legs of carbon fiber, is the Wellcome Collection, home to an array of science-based exhibits reflecting the influences of art, history and other aspects of the humanities. One of its current features ...
DARPA’s Blue Angel - Pentagon Prepares Millions of Vaccines Against Future Global Flu
2012 08 03
The Pentagon’s DARPA lab has announced a milestone, but it doesn’t involve drones or death missiles. Scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency say they’ve produced 10 million doses of an influenza vaccine in only one month’s time. In a press release out of the agency’s office this week, scientists with DARPA say they’ve reach an important step in being ...
Afghanistan: A Message Written in Blood
2012 08 03
Imagine for a moment that almost once a week for the last six months somebody somewhere in this country had burst, well-armed, into a movie theater showing a superhero film and fired into the audience. That would get your attention, wouldn’t it? James Holmes times 21? It would dominate the news. We would certainly be consulting experts, trying to make sense ...
African snail: Deadly invasion in South America
2012 08 03
An African snail appears to be on a campaign to conquer central and southern America. But how much mess can a mollusc make - and are they really deadly to humans? At an average size of just a couple of inches long, the so-called giant African land snail (achatina fulica) probably wouldn’t qualify for a starring role in a 1950s horror ...
Chocolate found on 2,500-year-old plate
2012 08 03
Archaeologists say they have found traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate on a plate in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico in a breakthrough suggesting it may have been used as a condiment or sauce with solid food. It is the first time they have found ancient chocolate residue on a plate, rather than a cup. Experts have long thought cacao beans and pods were mainly ...
U.S. nuclear bomb facility shut after security breach
2012 08 03
The U.S. government’s only facility for handling, processing and storing weapons-grade uranium has been temporarily shut after anti-nuclear activists, including an 82-year-old nun, breached security fences, government officials said on Thursday. WSI Oak Ridge, the contractor responsible for protecting the facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is owned by the international security firm G4S, which was at the center of a dispute ...
Attack of the Drones: Mysterious UAVs in Our Skies
2012 08 03
The emergence of new drone technologies have captured the public’s imagination, as well as sparked controversy, especially since the arrival of the US Navy’s show-stealing X-47B drone. With its triangular shape, non-existent tail, and sleek, almost saucerian look, the aircraft succeeds in resembling classic descriptions of flying saucers dating all the way back to the 1940s. As a journalist, one never ...
The Other Barbarians at the Gates
2012 08 03
“It’s incredible, right?” shouts Jeff Greene over the roar of the two-seater dune buggy’s motor. “It’s 55 acres!” Still in his whites from this morning’s tennis match, he’s giving a personal tour of his Sag Harbor estate, barreling at 30 miles per hour through the vast forest of scrubby pines and soft moss of its gated grounds. “Beautiful nature here!” ...
Batman Massacre: WHY and HOW and WHO
2012 08 02
THE MOTIVES Robert Holmes, the shooting suspect’s father, is a senior lead scientist with FICO, the American credit score company. He was scheduled to testify in the next few weeks before a US Senate panel that is investigating the largest bank fraud scandal in world history. This banking fraud threatens to destabilize and destroy the Western banking system. Robert Holmes not only ...
Stone Age Poison Pushes Back Dawn Of Ancient Civilization 20,000 Years
2012 08 02
The late Stone Age may have had an earlier start in Africa than previously thought — by some 20,000 years. A new analysis of artifacts from a cave in South Africa reveals that the residents were carving bone tools, using pigments, making beads and even using poison 44,000 years ago. These sorts of artifacts had previously been linked to the ...
The awkward truth about lie detectors
2012 08 02
Why are police forces trialling polygraph machines when many experts argue that they simply don’t work? Polygraphs, the lie detector machines beloved of Fifties comic books and Jeremy Kyle shows, have a chequered history. American law‑enforcement agencies continue to use them, despite what critics claim is a lack of evidence that they actually work. Now our Government has announced plans to ...
DefCon: NSA Boss Asks Hackers to Join the Dark Side
2012 08 02
Help me help you or help me hurt you? National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander’s first-ever direct appeal to hackers to assist the secretive spy agency was greeted with polite applause at the DefCon conference in Las Vegas on Friday but afterwards, it was a different story. "You’re going to have to come in and help us," Alexander told ...
Congressional Probe Reveals Cover-Up of "Auschwitz-Like" Conditions at U.S.-Funded Afghan Hospital
2012 08 02
"A congressional investigation has revealed a top U.S. general in Afghanistan sought to stall an investigation into abuse at a U.S.-funded hospital in Kabul that kept patients in "Auschwitz-like" conditions. Army whistleblowers revealed photographs taken in 2010, which show severely neglected, starving patients at Dawood Hospital, considered the crown jewel of the Afghan medical system where the country’s military personnel ...
Vampire Bat Bites Help Shield Peruvians from Rabies
2012 08 02
Rabies has been thought of as virtually 100-percent fatal unless treated immediately, but new research shows that a small number of isolated Peruvians have natural immunity from the animal-transmitted disease. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in 15 people living in the remote Amazonian region in Peru were protected without medical intervention against the virus ...
97 per cent of the world to be destroyed tomorrow!
2012 08 01
No, not really. It’s just my little joke, based on pretending to take people like the BBC’s resident climate activists David Shukman, Richard Black and Roger Harrabin seriously. I’ll tell you what doesn’t amuse me, though. Here I am in Wales, on my holidays, enjoying the semi-sun, and suddenly I get emails from and Tweets from sensible people on my side ...
Moon formation: Was it a ’hit and run’ accident?
2012 08 01
Scientists have proposed a fresh idea in the long-running debate about how the Moon was formed. What is certain is that some sort of impact from another body freed material from the young Earth and the resulting debris coalesced into today’s Moon. But the exact details of the impactor’s size and speed have remained debatable. Computer simulations suggest a large, fast-moving body impacted ...
Golden Mummies: What Happened To The Indiana Jones Of Egypt?
2012 08 01
Zahi Hawass’ ego hasn’t suffered since protesters forced him out of his influential post as Egypt’s antiquities steward 18 months ago, shortly after Hosni Mubarak was toppled from the country’s presidency. “I am Egyptian antiquities,” he says. That confidence served him well when he controlled the pharaohs’ treasures on Mubarak’s behalf, steering Egypt’s economically critical Supreme Council of Antiquities and the billions ...
Illuminati card shows Aurora Colorado shooting?
2012 08 01
It is possible that this event was already predicted in one of the cards, from the Illuminati Card Games Over the Edge and/or Illuminati card game 1995 or is it just a coincidence? The card game ‘Over the Edge’ is similar with the Illuminati card game 1995. There are some similarities in the card and the shooting. For larger image, click ...
Colosseum slanting lower on one side, officials say
2012 08 01
The ancient Colosseum of Rome is slanting lower on one side and experts are concerned about possible cracks in the base below the amphitheatre. Italian officials say the 2,000-year-old monument is now about 40 cm lower on the south side than on the north. "The slab of concrete on which the Colosseum rests, which is like a 13-meter ...
What a drag, Israeli firm grows "highless" marijuana
2012 08 01
They grow in a secret location in northern Israel. A tall fence, security cameras and an armed guard protect them from criminals. A hint of their sweet-scented blossom carries in the air: rows and rows of cannabis plants, as far as the eye can see. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers ...
Scientists skeptical as athletes get all taped up
2012 08 01
German beach volleyball player Ilka Semmler wears it on her buttocks - in pink. Swedish handball player Johanna Wiberg prefers it in blue from her knee to her groin. British sprinter Dwain Chambers has even worn it with a Union Jack design. Athletic tape made in every color under the sun seems to be the latest must-have sports injury treatment at ...
"Hunt for Assange on, Sweden a tool of US"
2012 08 01
"Swedish authorities have declined Ecuador’s invitation to question Julian Assange in its London embassy - without any meaningful explanation, according to Wikileaks’ twitter feed. The whistleblower has been holed-up in the Latin American country’s diplomatic mission for over six weeks now, seeking asylum. Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning over sex crime allegations which he denies. He believes proceedings ...
The Alchemical Secrets of Glastonbury Tor
2012 08 01
Since its starring role in Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony, friends have been asking me about the magical significance of Glastonbury Tor. Well, I don’t profess to know everything about the Tor. I doubt there are many that do. But I do live here in Glastonbury and, as a shaman, when I walk these lands, they reveal to me some ...
The Recently Revealed Mayan Alien Artifacts - Aliens, Lies, And VideoTape
2012 08 01
Recently there has been a substantial amount of skeptical interest in what appears to be full disclosure from the Mexican government in regards to never before seen Mayan artifacts clearly depicting aliens and spacecraft. I immediately started to do some digging because on the surface this seemed almost too good to be true, and as Agent D and I always ...
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