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September 2012
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Who stopped police helicopter from pursuing Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik?
2012 09 30
Operation Leader Britt Børve at the Oslo Police Department operation HQ on 22/7 had the very highest authority and did not have to ask anyone before sounding the national alarm system, alerting the media and activating the helicopters. She denied twice the DELTA anti-terror force’s requests to use the police helicopter, she didn’t mobilise any other helicopters that could come ...
Forget Your Free Phone, Obama Has Screwed The Poor
2012 09 30
A video clip posted by the Drudge Report that has since gone viral which shows an Obama supporter semi-incoherently blathering about how she is voting for Obama because the government gave her a free phone tragically underscores how the state exploits dependency by offering poor people trinkets while simultaneously stealing their entire economic future. Once you have recovered from the hilarity ...
No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy
2012 09 30
The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany’s 24 million Catholics. If they don’t pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals. A decree issued last week by the country’s bishops cast a spotlight on the longstanding practice in Germany and a handful of other European countries in which governments ...
The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Iran And The Bomb, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Facts
2012 09 29
As our Nobel laureate President ascended to the podium on September 25 at the United Nations for his last international speech before the election, we again were the recipients of fine oratory and rhetorical flourish about America’s problems in the world. Focusing on the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa—what’s often misleadingly termed, “the Muslim world”—Obama singled out Iran’s ...
Israel Lobbyist - We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!
2012 09 29
Patrick Clawson of the influential neo-con Washington Institute for Near East Studies OPENLY suggests that the US should provoke Iran into taking the first shot.Israel Lobbyist suggests False Flag attack to start war with Iran. Just like 911 in New York causing the deaths of American civilians and soldiers, a million dead Iraqis and for what? From: youtube.com
Reluctant Lama: The Enthronement of Osel Hita
2012 09 28
A Spanish toddler identified as the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama spent his entire childhood in an Indian monastery. But at the age of 18 he returned to his family in Spain. Still hailed as a teacher, he is more comfortable on the beaches of Ibiza. When he was two, Osel Hita Torres was enthroned as a reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist ...
Need a filling? Stone Age dentists knew their beeswax
2012 09 28
Australian scientists have helped date what may be the world’s oldest dental filling – in a tooth crowned with beeswax in a 6500-year-old human jaw. The portion of lower jaw, which was uncovered in a cave wall in northern Slovenia – an area rich in archaeological sites – bears two premolars, two first molars and a cracked canine filled with beeswax. Age-old ...
From Pits to Palaces: The Evolution of Prehistoric Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt
2012 09 28
It would be easy to think that the ancient Egyptians, for all their amazing accomplishments in the arts and sciences, were morbidly obsessed with death. After all, what do you think of when you imagine ancient Egypt? The Pyramids: tombs. Tutankhamun: a golden mummy. Valley of the Kings: a cemetery. But the truth of ...
Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream
2012 09 28
The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars — a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting. There have been previous signs that water existed on the red planet long ago, but the images released Thursday showing pebbles rounded off, likely by water, offered the most convincing ...
Eurozone crisis: Spain inching closer to a meltdown
2012 09 28
Violent protests in Madrid and growing talk of secession in Catalonia are piling pressure on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he moves closer to asking Europe for rescue money. In public, Rajoy has been resisting calls from bankers at home and the leaders of France and Italy to move quickly to request assistance, but behind the scenes he is ...
UK recognizes Assange cannot be extradited to Sweden
2012 09 28
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño [left] met with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague during the UN General Assembly. Patiño says that Britain now recognizes that due to Assange’s asylum status with Ecuador, he cannot be extradited to Sweden. Patiño and Hague met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Thursday. A summary of the talks held between the two ...
Col. Charles Halt Accuses Government of UFO Cover-up
2012 09 28
Former Air Force Col. Charles Halt accused the federal government of a UFO cover-up that involves a secret agency to deal with what might be extraterrestrial visitations. “I’m firmly convinced there’s an agency, and there is an effort to suppress,” Halt told an audience of 200 people Saturday night at the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum. Two former Air Force ...
Data that lives forever is possible
2012 09 27
As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer—a few hundred million years at least. The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever. And ...
’Melt in the body’ electronics devised
2012 09 27
Ultra-thin electronics that dissolve inside the body have been devised by scientists in the US and could be used for a range of medical roles. The devices can "melt away" once their job is done, according to research published in the journal Science. The technology has already been used to heat a wound to keep it free from infection by bacteria. The components ...
Nazi Buddha Originally From Space
2012 09 27
An ancient Buddhist statue that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite. Researchers say the 1,000-year-old object with a swastika on its stomach is made from a rare form of iron with a high content of nickel. They believe it is part of the Chinga meteorite, which crashed about 15,000 years ago. The ...
Western Lifestyle Disturbing Key Bacterial Balance?
2012 09 27
Trillions of bacteria living in and on the human body play a vital role in preserving health. But C-section births, antibiotics and excessive hygiene have been disturbing our microbial balance and possibly contributing to intestinal ailments, obesity, allergies and autism. Deep in the Amazon basin, where traditional hunter-gatherers still live, researchers gave the indigenous population a lesson in biology. They ...
What To Expect When You’re Expecting War
2012 09 27
It looks like war is is coming upon us once again. Aside from the recent eruptions in the Far East and Middle East, I say this because of three basic observations: 1. The financial problems of the major governments are not going away; rather, they are getting worse. That leaves the operators of these systems with a choice: ...
Foam covers Scottish village after freak storm
2012 09 27
Residents of a Footdee, Scotland woke up Tuesday morning to find their entire town covered in a strange foam brought in by storm winds. Several observers cracked jokes about the foam, likening the small fishing town to a giant car wash, bubble bath, frat party or winter wonderland after the storm passed. But it was actually sea foam, a mixture of seawater, ...
The Army’s secret Cold War experiments on citizens, children
2012 09 27
Lisa Martino-Taylor is a sociologist whose life’s work has been to uncover details of the Army’s ultra-secret military experiments carried out in St. Louis and other cities during the 1950s and 60s. She will make her research public Tuesday, but she spoke first to the I-Team’s Leisa Zigman. The I-Team independently verified that the spraying of zinc cadmium sulfide did take place ...
France set to ban the words ’mother’ and ’father’ from all official documents
2012 09 27
France is set to ban the words ’mother’ and ’father’ from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage. The move which has outraged Catholics means only the word ’parents’ would be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples. The draft law states that ’marriage is a union of two people, of different or the same ...
EU working group produces the stupidest set of proposed Internet rules in the entire history of the human race
2012 09 27
An EU working group that’s been charged with coming up with recommendations for a terrorist-free European Internet has been brainstorming the stupidest goddamned ideas you’ve ever read, which are now widely visible, thanks to a leaked memo. The group, CleanIT, which is composed of cops, governments, and some NGOs from across Europe, has been given €400,000 to make its recommendations, ...
Eternal Clock Could Keep Time After Universe Dies
2012 09 26
The idea for an eternal clock that would continue to keep time even after the universe ceased to exist has intrigued physicists. However, no one has figured out how one might be built, until now. Researchers have now proposed an experimental design for a "space-time crystal" that would be able to keep time forever. This four-dimensional crystal would be similar to ...
The drugs don’t work: a modern medical scandal
2012 09 26
The doctors prescribing the drugs don’t know they don’t do what they’re meant to. Nor do their patients. The manufacturers know full well, but they’re not telling. Reboxetine is a drug I have prescribed. Other drugs had done nothing for my patient, so we wanted to try something new. I’d read the trial data before I wrote the prescription, and found ...
Ancient, sarcophagus-like tombs discovered in Philippines jungle
2012 09 26
The tombs could be at least 1,000 years old based on carbon-dating tests done on a human tooth found in one of the limestone graves. Archaeologists have unearthed remnants of what they believe is a 1,000-year-old village on a jungle-covered mountaintop in the Philippines with limestone coffins of a type never before found in this Southeast Asian nation, officials said Thursday. National ...
Death of the Ego IV – The Tree of the Ego
2012 09 26
Trees have been a powerful ancient symbol through history of Humanity. Examples include the Yggdrasil[1] in Norse mythology, the Egyptian Sycamore sitting on the threshold between life and death, and the Kabbalah Tree of Life. There is no doubt that the icon reaches down to the psyche of human beings with its figure of branches reaching towards heavens ...
The Sovereign Man is the Real Prisoner
2012 09 26
According to establishment officials, the concept of the Sovereign Man philosophy is a direct threat to the authority of the State. Depending upon your perception of reality and the degree of legitimacy for government, given to the prevailing order, fundamental inalienable rights of the individual may vary widely. In the extreme, government statists consider most if not all natural rights ...
Ahmadinejad joins the club, pushes "new world order" (or does he?)
2012 09 26
Taking a break from their "coverage" of Syria and Libya in what is seemingly a quest to demonize the whole of the Middle East and North Africa, the mainstream media has returned its gaze to Iranian President Ahmadinejad. In an interview given to Associated Press in the UN General Assembly, where he will speak on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad fielded questions regarding ...
Long-Gone Mollusk Comes to Life with 3D Printer
2012 09 26
Scientists have created a lifelike model of a long-extinct sea creature using a 3D printer. The oval-shaped mollusk — a type of multiplacophoran called Protobalanus spinicoronatus — creeped around on ocean floors 390 million years ago with a single, suction-like foot. It also had an imposing armor of stiff plates surrounded by a ring of spines, but scientists were not ...
Self-driving cars now street legal in California
2012 09 26
California is the latest state to allow testing of Google’s self-driving cars on the roads, though only with a human passenger along as a safety measure. Gov. Edmund "Jerry" Brown signed the autonomous-vehicles bill into law Tuesday afternoon alongside Google co-founder Sergey Brin and State Sen. Alex Padilla, who authored the bill, at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The bill, ...
Was Newton a scientist or a sorcerer?
2012 09 25
Isaac Newton’s belief in spirits and alchemy may have been essential to achieving his towering scientific achievement: gravity. A new science and arts festival begins this weekend to explore this complex man Hot on the heels of Isaac Newton’s apple appearing at the Paralympics comes a new celebration of his life and achievements. The Gravity Fields Festival begins on Friday in ...
Sugar rush for cows as gummy worms replace costly corn feed
2012 09 25
Mike Yoder’s herd of dairy cattle are living the sweet life. With corn feed scarcer and costlier than ever, Yoder increasingly is looking for cheaper alternatives -- and this summer he found a good deal on ice cream sprinkles. "It’s a pretty colorful load," said Yoder, who operates about 450 dairy cows on his farm in northern Indiana. "Anything that keeps ...
The Blazing Career and Mysterious Death of “the Swedish Meteor”
2012 09 25
Sweden has had her share of memorable monarchs. In the 16th and 17th centuries, it seemed that every other ruler crowned in Stockholm was astonishing in one way or another. Gustav Vasa, Gustavus Adolphus, Queen Christina, Charles XI–between them, to the surprise of generations of students who have presumed that the conjunction of the words “Swedish” and “imperialism” in their ...
After Olympic involvement, Muse’s frontman Bellamy says he no longer questions 9/11
2012 09 25
Muse’s Matt Bellamy has revealed that he no longer thinks the terrorist attacks which were carried out on the World Trade Center on September 11 were an "inside job". Previously, the frontman had claimed that there was "massive evidence" to support theories that US authorities had either allowed the attacks to take place or had made them happen. In a 2006 ...
Government allows private security firm to track offenders
2012 09 25
A prominent think-tank has claimed a new satellite system being introduced to track offenders in Scotland should be directly controlled by police and probation officers rather than private security firm G4S. The Future of Corrections report, due to be published by Policy Exchange today, said the lack of competition in the UK market when it came to contracts for electronic tagging ...
Religion - The Accepted Insanity?
2012 09 25
Religion and Insanity 1. Mother Eagle A friend of mine is getting into angels, and I don’t know what to do. The problem is that for the last several years, my spiritual path has been about more openness, more sensitivity, and more awareness to the subtle shifts of energy that otherwise escape our notice. Beginning on my first meditation retreat, years ago, ...
Spy rock explodes near secret Iranian nuclear compound
2012 09 25
Iranian troops patrolling the perimeter of a secret uranium enrichment site have reportedly found a monitoring device disguised as a rock. The spy gadget exploded when disturbed, probably on a self-destruct trigger. ­The incident happened last month, although no link to espionage operations was known before The Sunday Times newspaper broke the news. At the time Iranian Revolutionary Guards were checking ...
Alternatives to WikiLeaks
2012 09 24
With the imprisonment of Bradley Manning and detainment of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks is effectively on hold. But that does not mean that leaks and whistleblowing activities have stopped. GlobaLeaks lists a large number of leak sites, which are active to different degrees. Soon The Associated Whistleblowing Press (AWP) will be added to the list. “One of the main motivations for the AWP is to unite journalists ...
EU Stasi to Patrol Internet for Politcal Enemies Opposed to “European Integration”
2012 09 24
During a speech in 2006, Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovksy referred to classified documents held by the Politburo and the Central Committee. The confidential documents spelled out a plan to turn Europe into a totalitarian super-state. EU moving the scour internet of its political enemies.In 1989, during a visit by a Trilateral Commission delegation sent to convince Mikhail Gorbachev to turn Russia ...
Rise in witchcraft & Satanism in KZN
2012 09 24
A student’s eerie discovery of burning candles, a jar of blood and a knife within a six- pointed star at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has alarmed occult experts, who warn there is an upsurge in witchcraft and Satanism in Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Richards Bay. Of particular concern is that the symbol of the six-pointed star was also found last week at ...
Can America Stop An Israeli "Nuclear" 9/11?
2012 09 24
“The American people are afraid, they see disaster coming. Everyone is waiting to see what city is chosen to be sacrificed. Will it be Phoenix or Sacramento or perhaps Atlanta? This is the real fear, the “not so secret” fear in the heart of every American.” For years, America’s military has been divided, competent military professionals and patriots ...
Animals Inside Out: An Educational Exhibit, If You Can Stomach It
2012 09 24
If you’ve had any desire to get under the skin of just about any species of animal, then you have to get to London sometime between now and September and see the Animals Inside Out exhibit at the British Natural History Museum.  But be prepared...... The 100 animals in the exhibit are all skinned. Relax.  They are dead.  And they died ...
Chinese Festival Organizers Create Human Zoo for Beggars
2012 09 24
Beggars at a religious festival in Nanchang, southern China, have been ordered to either stay in specially-built metal cages or risk being removed from the city, in an attempt to stop them from harassing visitors. Living in a country where begging is a very lucrative business, I know what it’s like to constantly be disturbed by various characters asking for money ...
Enemy at the gait: New cameras identify you by your walk
2012 09 24
A new biometric “gait recognition” system has been developed by Britain’s National Physical Laboratory, meaning that individuals can now be recognized and located by their “signature” walk. Serious privacy concerns have been aired about the system and its potential surveillance applications. New Scientist reports that NPL, which collaborated with the Center for Advanced Software Technology (CAST), the BBC and BAE Systems, ...
Africans’ genes mute on human birthplace
2012 09 24
The origin story for Homo sapiens is a messy tale. Rather than emerging from one small population, the human species likely evolved from a dispersed, complex network of groups that mixed and mated with each other, scientists report online September 20 in Science. The new research is one of the largest genetic studies of southern Africa’s click-speaking hunter-gatherers known as the ...
Ancient Alien Pyramid Mystery
2012 09 24
Join David Hatcher Childress in Egypt where he meets up with British engineer Christopher Dunn. Together they explore the Giza area, going to ancient pyramid sites, underground catacombs and megalithic quarries not usually visited by tourists. Here they examine saw marks, advanced lifting and moving techniques found at the Giza Plateau, Abu Rawash, Abu Garab, and the underground catacombs of ...
Soapy Suds That Make You Dirty
2012 09 23
Although, the health hazards of sulfates have been pointed out in other articles, it is worth re-visiting since products using sulfates continue to sell like fast food cheeseburgers. The message is not getting through. Are chemicals necessary in grooming and household products? Absolutely not. How important is it for you to have bubbly soap and shampoo? Are you willing to ...
Cancer row over GM foods as study says it did THIS to rats... and can cause organ damage and early death in humans
2012 09 22
* French team claim bestselling brand of GM corn caused tumours and multiple organ damage * Leading scientists have questioned the study and its results, claiming it has ’no value’ Rats fed a lifelong diet of one of the bestselling strains of genetically modified corn suffered tumours and multiple organ damage, according to a controversial French study published today. Scientists said the results ...
The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson
2012 09 21
A new portrait of the founding father challenges the long-held perception of Thomas Jefferson as a benevolent slaveholder With five simple words in the Declaration of Independence—“all men are created equal”—Thomas Jefferson undid Aristotle’s ancient formula, which had governed human affairs until 1776: “From the hour of their birth, some men are marked out for subjection, others for rule.” In his ...
What Would It Mean If There Used To Be Life on Mars?
2012 09 21
The Mars Curiosity Rover is currently undergoing final tests on its robotic arm in preparation for “touching” its first Martian rock. The primary mission for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is to discover whether life has ever existed on the Red Planet. If signs of past life are found, the implications are going to be huge. The universe is impossibly vast, and ...
So, Really, Why Do They Hate Us?
2012 09 21
Recent attacks on American embassies and consulates in numerous Muslim countries are claimed to be irrational and undue reactions to a film portraying the Muslim prophet Mohammed in a degraded manner. The film is intentionally sacrilegious and incendiary toward Islamic beliefs and seems intended to add fuel to the rage of a Muslim world already incensed at the U.S. for ...
Chinese school attack leaves three children dead, 13 injured
2012 09 21
Three children were killed and 13 injured when a mental patient attacked a play group in China. The attack occurred in Pingnan, a town of around 520,000 people by the banks of the Yujiang river in Guangxi, a region of southern China near the border with Vietnam. A brief initial report from Xinhua, the state news agency, said a man named ...
“We could put the whole world’s knowledge in 4 grams of DNA”
2012 09 21
While not the first project to demonstrate the potential of DNA storage, Church’s team married next-generation sequencing technology with a novel strategy to encode 1,000 times the largest amount of data previously stored in DNA. The researchers used binary code to preserve the text, images and formatting of the book at a density ...
FBI launches $1 billion face recognition project
2012 09 21
The Next Generation Identification programme will include a nationwide database of criminal faces and other biometrics "FACE recognition is ’now’," declared Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in a testimony before the US Senate in July. It certainly seems that way. As part of an update to the national fingerprint database, the FBI has begun rolling out facial recognition to ...
Popper’s Theory of Epistemology: A Perpetual Falsifiable Journey Towards Truth
2012 09 21
What does it feel like when you realize that a scientific theory you had complete faith in is proved wrong? According to Karl Popper’s Logic of Scientific Discovery all you can do with a theory is prove it wrong. And that has been widely accepted now, so that is why scientists are so happy when their theories are proved wrong because ...
One Place to Cut Spending: Kidnapping and Torture
2012 09 21
I know it seems like more of a noble sacrifice to cut spending on things people less fortunate than ourselves need, but can somebody explain to me why it wouldn’t be at least that noble to eliminate the budget of the CIA, which serves no one? The Washington Post and the Obama administration have been busy telling us that it’s legal ...
Order Through Chaos: Who Wants to Set the World on Fire?
2012 09 20
Recent global events give me the distinct impression that those at the top of the pyramid of political and economic power want to see as much trouble in the world as possible. Assuming that to be the case, I find it very strange and counter-intuitive. I mean, you would think that self-interested leaders would prefer to maintain a status quo ...
Holder cleared in Justice gunwalking probe
2012 09 20
The Justice Department’s inspector general cleared Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday of knowing about the gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious that allowed thousands of weapons to cross into Mexico. But Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that there were "serious failures" at both the Justice Department and its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives going back more than six ...
Britain’s banking mission impossible
2012 09 20
Job-description messages in the "Mission: Impossible" movies self-destruct in five seconds. In the British banking world, the latest was printed in the employment pages for everyone to see. The mission, should anyone choose to accept it, is to take control of the Bank of England, manipulate monetary policy to achieve the economic growth necessary to lift the UK out of recession—and ...
Experts discuss the findings of the Roundup/GM cancer trial
2012 09 20
"The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, a new study has revealed. Its results are published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal in New York. Here, experts discuss the significance of the findings."
Germany Closes Embassies in Muslim Countries
2012 09 20
The German government expects further violence in the Muslim world following Friday prayers and will close its embassies in the region as a precaution. Personnel have been instructed to stay home and security may be increased in some places, the Foreign Ministry in Berlin said on Thursday. Amid fears of more violent protests in the Muslim world, the German government has ...
5 Reasons Why Conspiracy Theorists Are More Popular Than You Think
2012 09 20
From now on, conspiracy theorists should be described as public intelligence analysts. We are part of a public intelligence community whose headquarters is the entire world. Our loyalty is to truth, freedom, and peace. We investigate reality to serve humanity, and bring nations together under the banner of peace and co-existence. 1. Public opinion polls show that the majority of Americans ...
The Real Reason for the Afghan War?
2012 09 20
When the United States decided to invade Afghanistan to grab Osama bin Laden—and failed, but stayed on like an unwanted guest—could it have known that the Afghans were sitting on some of the world’s greatest reserves of mineral wealth? We’ve raised this topic before (see here)—where we noted the dubious 2010 claim, published by the New York Times, that “the vast ...
‘I shall meet thee bravely’: Beethoven’s secret ‘suicide’ letter to his brothers
2012 09 20
Anthony Burgess chose Beethoven as the favored composer for his character Alex in A Clockwork Orange, because dear olde Ludwig van was a rebel, a romantic, a revolutionary who struggled all of his life against poverty, injustice and ill health to produce genius art. His struggles took many forms, but his greatest one was physical. When Ludwig van Beethoven realized he ...
Curiosity Finds Pyramid Rocks on Mars
2012 09 20
’Jake Matijevic’ Contact Target for Curiosity The drive by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity during the mission’s 43rd Martian day, or sol, (Sept. 19, 2012) ended with this rock about 8 feet (2.5 meters) in front of the rover. The rock is about 10 inches (25 centimeters) tall and 16 inches (40 centimeters) wide. The rover team has assessed it as a ...
The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine
2012 09 19
These days, as I travel the country talking about The Poisoner’s Handbook, I’m frequently asked that question or variations on it. What’s your favorite poison? What’s the perfect poison? The answer to the latter is that it doesn’t exist--except in the plots of crime novels. But in reality, poisons really are fascinatingly wicked chemical compounds and many of them have fascinating ...
Canadian ’Mask ban’ bill nears final stage : Disguise Yourself, Get 10 Years Prison
2012 09 19
A bill that would make it illegal to wear a mask during a violent demonstration is nearing its final hurdle in the House of Commons, with just two hours of debate left. Bill C-309 would make it a crime for people rioting or at an unlawful protest to conceal their identities. It’s already illegal to wear a disguise when committing an ...
The Archons—Alien Intrusion
2012 09 19
Were ancient bronze age civilizations taken over by sophisticated, parasitic extra-dimensional entities who manipulate the human mind to this day for their own evil purposes? Gnostic texts from 2000 years ago may hold the key to the greatest conspiracy in all human history! The Gnostic Theory of Alien Intrusion Since the explosion of the ET/UFO phenomena in 1947, speculation about alien intrusion ...
EU heavyweights call for European Army
2012 09 19
Five of six biggest EU countries back plans which include pan-European foreign ministry and majority voting to bypass UK veto Five of the six biggest countries in the EU, excluding Britain, have called for a radical overhaul of European foreign and defence policies to create a powerful new pan-European foreign ministry, majority voting on common foreign policies to bypass a British ...
The Gospel Of Jesus’ Wife : New Early Christian Text Indicates Jesus Was Married
2012 09 19
A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife ...’ ” The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on ...
Boy Scouts’ secret files hid sex abuse allegations, newspaper reports
2012 09 19
Secret files kept by the Boy Scouts of America reveal the organization’s leaders may have helped hundreds of suspected child molesters "cover their tracks" by often hiding the allegations from parents, the public and police, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation. Documents obtained by the newspaper detail a paper trail of abuse where volunteers and staff were sometimes allowed to ...
Stanford Anti-Organic Study Plays into UN Codex Alimentarius Outline for Global Depopulation
2012 09 19
Globalist-funded researchers at Stanford University have created a propaganda study to assert that the nutritional values of organic food are not more than conventionally grown and GMO food. The study claims that the price hike of organic food combined with the researcher’s allegation that organic food supporters over-blown health benefits result in “no advantages of organic meat and produce”. Dr. Dena ...
Russian Diamonds: Siberian Meteorite Crater Said To Hold Trillions Of Carats
2012 09 18
Russian scientists are claiming that a gigantic deposit of industrial diamonds found in a huge Siberian meteorite crater during Soviet times could revolutionize industry. The Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences said that the Popigai crater in eastern Siberia contains "many trillions of carats" of so-called "impact diamonds" – good for technological purposes, not for jewelry, and far exceeding the ...
Security firm to hold zombie crisis scenario
2012 09 18
Forget the H1N1 pandemic. Could a future crisis arise from an outbreak of viruses that destroy brain cells and render people violently catatonic, like zombies? The far-fetched scenario of a government grappling a zombielike threat — think movies like “Night of the Living Dead” or, more comically, “Zombieland” — has captured the attention and imagination of Brad Barker, president of the ...
Pakistan: Centre of the Grand Chessboard
2012 09 18
"As stated in “The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives,” Brzezinski frames his strategy around controlling Eurasian landmass as a “key to world power” and that “Central Asia with its vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia”. The global controllers have drawn the doctrine, assembled the policy advisors, installed controlled presidencies, developed advance weapons systems ...
“We Are All Indigenous to Mother Earth, But We Have Forgotten” - Memories of Wounded Knee
2012 09 18
Among Tiokasin Ghosthorse’s childhood memories is the “reign of terror” that engulfed the Lakota native reservations from 1973 to 1976 following the 72-day indigenous occupation at Wounded Knee. The protest culminated in an armed standoff between the federal government (the FBI, U.S. marshals, and Bureau of Indian Affairs police) and Native American communities. Following the incident, a period of intense local surveillance ...
UK Airport to ditch naked scanners
2012 09 18
Controversial "naked" security scanners are to be ditched by airport bosses. The machines at Manchester Airport invaded passenger privacy, according to critics, by giving graphic X-ray style images. But a trial of their use comes to an end next month and they will be replaced by five next generation "privacy friendly" scanners thanks to EU rules. The new scanners include a feature which ...
Mystery of King Tut’s death solved?
2012 09 18
The mystery of King Tut’s death might finally be solved, according to one scientist who argues that the secret to the young pharaoh’s demise is hidden in plain sight. Dr. Hutan Ashrafian, a lecturer and surgeon at the Imperial College London, says the key to the mystery lies in the art from the period, which depicted King Tut with highly feminine ...
Nearly 200,000 tons of oil and gas from BP oil spill consumed by bacteria
2012 09 18
Bacteria has helped remove 200,000 tons of sludge spewed into the ocean during the 2010 BP oil spill. In the months following the BP oil spill, bacteria helped remove a "significant" amount of oil and natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico. The findings come courtesy of a new study by the University of Rochester and Texas A&M University, published ...
Enormous Roman Mosaic Found Under Farmer’s Field
2012 09 18
A giant poolside mosaic featuring intricate geometric patterns has been unearthed in southern Turkey, revealing the far-reaching influence of the Roman Empire at its peak. The mosaic, which once decorated the floor of a bath complex, abuts a 25-foot (7-meter)-long pool, which would have been open to the air, said Michael Hoff, a University of Nebraska, Lincoln art historian and ...
Sam Bacile And His Low-Budget Anti-Muslim Movie: Is It All A Hoax?
2012 09 17
Details -- however minimal -- have begun to surface about the amateur filmmaker whose movie ridiculing the Islamic prophet Muhammad sparked deadly protests in Egypt and Libya. Four Americans have been killed in the demonstrations, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. In Cairo, protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy compound and tore down the American flag. "There is no ...
Halliburton’s Misplaced Radioactive Cylinder
2012 09 17
Fears rod containing americium-241/beryllium could fall into hands of terrorists after employees of US oilfield services company lost it in transit between oil wells Halliburton has lost a seven-inch radioactive rod somewhere in the Texas desert. The National Guard has been called in to help to find the device, which employees of the controversial US oilfield services company lost a week ...
Mystery Spheres on Mars Baffle Scientists
2012 09 17
The mysterious geological formations seem to be crunchy on the outside and softer in the middle. A strange picture of odd, spherical rock formations on Mars from NASA’s Opportunity rover has scientists scratching their heads over what exactly they’re looking at. Mission scientist say they’ve never seen such a dense accumulation of spherules in a rock outcrop on Mars. The new Mars ...
Spacecraft detects snow falling on Mars!
2012 09 17
A spacecraft orbiting Mars has detected carbon dioxide snow falling on the Red Planet, making Mars the only body in the solar system known to host this weird weather phenomenon. The snow on Mars fell from clouds around the planet’s south pole during the Martian winter spanning 2006 and 2007, with scientists discovering it only after sifting through observations by ...
Giant Viruses Are Ancient Living Organisms, Study Suggests
2012 09 17
Are viruses — DNA wrapped in a protein coat — alive? The latest research says yes. Researchers have debated whether viruses, which have genes but no cellular structure, should be considered forms of life. A new study suggests they should, showing that giant viruses have some of the most ancient protein structures found in all organisms on the planet. Giant viruses should ...
Sweden’s rape rate under the spotlight
2012 09 17
The Julian Assange extradition case has put Sweden’s relatively high incidence of rape under the spotlight. But can such statistics be reliably compared from one country to another? Which two countries are the kidnapping capitals of the world? Australia and Canada. Official figures from the United Nations show that there were 17 kidnaps per 100,000 people in Australia in 2010 and 12.7 in ...
Occupy Wall Street marks anniversary, dozens arrested
2012 09 17
New York police on Monday arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street activists who gathered in the city’s financial district, where they sought to disrupt traffic and surround the New York Stock Exchange as part of a day of protests to mark the movement’s first anniversary. The protests attracted about a thousand activists, far fewer than last fall’s numbers, highlighting the challenge ...
Dark energy is real, scientists argue - likelihood of existence 99.996 %
2012 09 17
Dark energy, the mysterious cosmic force thought to be the fuel behind the accelerating expansion of the universe, is real, according to an Anglo-German team of astronomers. After a two-year study, scientists at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom and LMU University Munich in Germany have concluded that the likelihood of dark energy’s existence stands at 99.996 percent. That’s the ...
Genes Found Which Determine Human Facial Shapes
2012 09 17
Five genes have been found to determine human facial shapes, as reported by researchers from the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Monozygotic twins have almost identical faces and siblings usually have more similar faces than unrelated people, implying that genes play a major role in the appearance of the human face. However, ...
How China and US ’secretly tested genetically modified golden rice on children’
2012 09 14
China’s health authorities are investigating allegations that genetically modified rice has been tested on Chinese children as part of a research project. A recent scientific publication suggested that researchers, backed by the US Department of Agriculture, fed experimental genetically engineered golden rice to 24 children in China aged between six and eight years old. The environmental group Greenpeace is demanding a stop ...
The Oldest Color Moving Pictures Ever Found
2012 09 14
Lee and Turner’s invention has always been regarded by film historians as a practical failure but it has now been ’unlocked’ through digital technology, revealing the images produced by the process for the first time in over a hundred years. Turner developed his complex three-colour process with support, first from Lee and then from the American film entrepreneur, Charles Urban. Using ...
What did they construct under the White House?
2012 09 14
The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown. After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery. Plus, if you ask what ...
Now Hear This: Deaf gerbils ’hear again’ after stem cell cure
2012 09 14
UK researchers say they have taken a huge step forward in treating deafness after stem cells were used to restore hearing in animals for the first time. Hearing partially improved when nerves in the ear, which pass sounds into the brain, were rebuilt in gerbils - a UK study in the journal Nature reports. Getting the same improvement in people would be ...
Battle-Bruised Skeleton May Be King Richard III
2012 09 14
A human skeleton with a cleaved skull discovered beneath a parking lot in England may belong to King Richard III, researchers announced today (Sept. 12), though they have a long way to go in analyzing the bones to determine the identity. The researchers note they are not saying they have found King Richard III’s remains, but that they are moving ...
A History Of Personal Hygiene
2012 09 14
"Katherine Ashenburg is the author of "The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History" which explores our changing attitudes to washing. From the Romans who made bathing a complete social activity and spent many hours performing their ablutions, to the Middle Ages, when they believed water was the enemy and finally to modern times, when we are almost paranoid about our ...
Federal Agencies, Corporations, Police Create the Many Faces of Big Brother
2012 09 13
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced Next Generation Identification (NGI), a $1 billion improvement on fingerprint biometrics. By combining facial recognition, iris scanning, DNA analysis and voice modulation with fingerprint and palm indentation, the FBI will have the most comprehensive data collection on each American citizen in a scheme designed to amalgamate all forms ...
This solar eruption video will straight up melt your face off
2012 09 13
Damn. We’ve seen us some solar eruption videos in our day, but this here’s a sight to behold. We’ve got some incredible photo and video for you here, so pay attention — you don’t want to miss any of this. Up top you’ll find some downright gorgeous footage of a coronal mass ejection (a roiling whip of plasma, hurled from an active ...
Fashion-Able? The Aesthetics of Prosthetics
2012 09 13
" It’s not fair having 12 pairs of legs" The following is a very interesting and thought provoking TED speech given by athlete, actor, and activist Aimee Mullins. She speaks on her own ’disability’ (or non disability), how her prosthetic legs might be seen as super-human, or more than human, and how these things might grant her capabilities we can only ...
Bionic revolution: The tech getting disabled people into work
2012 09 13
In a job market that is tougher than it has been for a generation, millions are struggling to find - and keep - work. But while huge swathes of society deal with overcoming cutbacks, closing businesses and forced redundancies, another group of job seekers really does have its work cut out. Even after a summer of extraordinary Paralympic achievement, people with disabilities ...
The Magic and Sorcery of Iceland
2012 09 13
Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft An artistic montage detailing the various stages of creating and binding my Grimoire of Icelandic Magical Staves and Rune interpretations. The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft - site Icelandic magical staves (sigils) are symbols credited with magical effect preserved in various grimoires dating from the 17th century and later. According to the Museum of ...
2012 London Paralympics Closing Ceremony Symbolism
2012 09 13
The 2012 Paralympics just concluded and they posted the entire closing ceremony on Youtube, which is a surprising move since trying to catch any of the 2012 Olympic Games was practically impossible. I didn’t watch the entire two and a half hour presentation, but I did catch a good portion of it. So if there’s anything I missed feel free to ...
Why chemotherapy doesn’t work - Cancer tumors confirmed to have stem cells that regenerate tumors
2012 09 13
Three recent studies published in the journals Nature and Science shed new light on why chemotherapy, a common conventional treatment for cancer, is typically a complete failure at permanently eradicating cancer. Based on numerous assessments of how cancer cells multiply and spread, researchers from numerous countries have confirmed that cancer tumors generate their own stem cells, which in turn feed ...
Astronomers spot humongous explosion on Jupiter
2012 09 13
An apparent impact on Jupiter early Monday created a fireball on the planet so large and bright that amateur astronomers on Earth spotted the flash. The surprising impact on Jupiter was first reported by amateur astronomer Dan Peterson of Racine, Wisc., who was observing the largest planet in our solar system when the event occurred, according to the website Spaceweather.com, which ...
Neuroscientists successfully control the dreams of rats. Could humans be next?
2012 09 12
Researchers working at MIT have successfully manipulated the content of a rat’s dream by replaying an audio cue that was associated with the previous day’s events, namely running through a maze (what else). The breakthrough furthers our understanding of how memory gets consolidated during sleep — but it also holds potential for the prospect of "dream engineering." Working at MIT’s Picower ...
ZOMBIE ALERT issued by Homeland Security
2012 09 12
The ‘alert’ was a humorous way to give advice to citizens on how to prepare for such real threats as hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemics and terrorist attacks. If zombies take over, the government wants you to be prepared. The Homeland Security Department warned citizens on Thursday that the “zombies are coming,” and urged them to be ready for a walking-dead apocalypse, The ...
Europe unveils banking union plan to tackle crisis
2012 09 12
Europe moved a step closer to a banking union on Wednesday with a plan for the European Central Bank to supervise all euro zone banks, a cornerstone of closer fiscal integration designed to end years of financial turmoil in the region. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso outlined the proposal in his annual “state of the union” address, laying out a ...
Economist: Civilization May Not Survive ’Death Spiral’
2012 09 12
Richard Duncan, formerly of the World Bank and chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Mgmt., says America’s $16 trillion federal debt has escalated into a "death spiral, "as he told CNBC. And it could result in a depression so severe that he doesn’t "think our civilization could survive it." And Duncan is not alone in warning that the U.S. economy may go into ...
The World’s Shiniest Living Thing
2012 09 12
In the forests of central Africa, there’s a plant that looks like it’s growing its own Christmas decorations. Shiny baubles sprout from between its leaves, shimmering in a vibrant metallic blue. Look closer, and other colours emerge – pinpricks of red, orange, green and violet. It looks as if Seurat, or some other pointillist painter, had turned their hand to ...
How to Avoid the Natural Reactions that Prevent Good Decision Making
2012 09 12
Most of us like to think that we are in control of our actions. Turns out, your brain can be a big jerk, and you are susceptible to a large list of biases and reactions that can hold you back from acting objectively. Luckily, some good social psychology books (spurred on by well-research papers and experiments!) have revealed a large ...
Radical bi-directional flying wing design gets NASA funding
2012 09 12
A team that has created a supersonic jet design resembling a flying shuriken has been awarded a US$100, 000 grant from NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program to continue development of the aircraft. Aside from looking suitably futuristic, the concept plane’s four-pointed star design serves a practical purpose. By rotating in mid air, the plane can transition between broad-wing subsonic ...
U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in attack
2012 09 12
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed as they rushed away from a consulate building in Benghazi, stormed by al Qaeda-linked gunmen blaming America for a film that they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. Gunmen had attacked and set fire to the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, the cradle of last year’s uprising against ...
The 9/11 Monument on Mars
2012 09 11
Rocks are phenomenal time keepers. Their composition, shape, and age can make an otherwise barren environment reveal its secrets. On Mars, rocks are front and center in the ongoing quest to uncover the planet’s history and find evidence of past life. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to send men to Mars yet; men with their built-in geology kits: eyes, hammer-wielding hands, ...
Eleven Years Later, We Are Still at War
2012 09 11
"We are at war. Somebody is going to pay." -George W. Bush, Sept 11th, 2001. Eleven years later, we are still at war. Bullets, mortars and drones are still extracting payment. Thousands, tens of thousands, millions have paid in full. Children and even those yet to be born will continue to pay for decades to come. On a single day in Iraq last ...
NATO’s Weapon Cache for Terrorists Seized in Syria
2012 09 11
The weapons and military equipment recently discovered and seized by the Syrian Army in Idlib province proves NATO’s arms and logistic support for terrorists in Syria. The seized weapons in Salqain district in Idlib included 7.26 guns along with other weapons as well as boxes of gunshots with the words "NATO BALL" carved on them. The military experts believe that the ...
Can Genetic Modification Really Lead to Renewable Fuel?
2012 09 11
Despite its faults and what it is typically used for, we have to admit that genetic modification is quite an advancement. Can it be corralled to help mankind, similar to the way Tesla technology could have been used more fully to benefit the world? A lowly, seemingly ordinary bacteria in the soil has been found to use its energy to create ...
The 11th Anniversary of 9/11 | Paul Craig Roberts
2012 09 11
The article below was written for the Journal of 9/11 Studies for the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001, the day that terminated accountable government and American liberty. It is posted [to 9/11 Blogger] with the agreement of the editors. In order to understand the improbability of the government’s explanation of 9/11, it is not necessary to know anything about what ...
11 Years After 9/11, U.S. And Al Qaeda Come Full Circle In Syria
2012 09 11
Washington’s covert alliance with Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria proves that the U.S. war against Al Qaeda was never genuine. The official 9/11 story served as a sacred myth to brainwash the world and a propaganda cover for the pursuit of criminal imperialist and Zionist goals in the Middle East. Defeating Al-Qaeda and getting Bin Laden were only the publicly stated goals. They were ...
Glass acts from an ancient world
2012 09 11
It’s sharper than a scalpel, paved the way for one of the world’s earliest empires - and is now at the heart of pioneering research. Rachael Clegg talks to Dr Ellery Frahm about his discoveries. Dr. Ellery Frahm is on a mission. It’s a mission that involves a much-coveted natural material, Middle Eastern conflict, and world-leading research on the development of ...
Aurora theater shooting court documents blows inside job conspiracy wide open?
2012 09 11
Newly released court documents in the Aurora, CO theater “Batman massacre” case reveals startling inside accusations about who may actually be behind the shootings that left at least 70 people either dead or injured in the early morning hours of July 20th. Friday’s report by the online version of Denver’s Westword Magazine details shocking claims made by, what appears to be, ...
Canada closes embassy in Iran, expels Iranian diplomats
2012 09 10
Baird says Iran viewed as world’s ’most significant threat to global peace and security’ Canada has suspended diplomatic relations with Iran and is expelling Iranian diplomats from Canada, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced in a statement today. Speaking to reporters in Russia, where he’s attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation summit, Baird said the government is formally listing Iran today as a ...
Who Owns Antiquity?
2012 09 10
In 1966, curators at the archaeological museum of the University of Pennsylvania bought a pile of gorgeous Bronze Age jewelry from a Philadelphia dealer. They couldn’t know their purchase would change how museums work. The 24 gold objects had come to Penn with no trace of where they’d been unearthed, or how. That left scholars there without much clue about why ...
Source of Oceanic Mystery Methane Was Under Noses of Researchers All Along
2012 09 10
Researchers have been seeing methane produced from the world’s oceans for years, but like methane produced in a crowded elevator, the source was a minor mystery that annoyed many in the field. But researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign may have finally cracked the secret behind just who dealt the methane being released by the Earth’s oceans, and it ...
Restricting Calories Does Not Necessarily Extend Monkeys’ Lives
2012 09 10
A calorie-restricted diet can extend the lives of organisms from yeast to fruit flies to rodents, as well as improving their health and preventing disease. But just because cutting calories helps animals with short lifespans doesn’t mean that humans will reap similar benefits. So the 2009 discovery that calorie-restricted diets also increase the longevity of already-longer-lived rhesus monkeys was exciting ...
Sweden aims to be cashless society
2012 09 10
With just three per cent of all financial transactions involving cash, country moves to eliminate physical legal tender. Swedes are among the technologically savvy people on the planet, based on their high rates of use of mobile phones and internet banking. In fact, only three per cent of all financial transactions in the country are made using cash these days. Even public ...
How Darwin, Huxley, and the Esalen Institute launched the 2012 and psychedelic revolutions
2012 09 10
How Darwin, Huxley, and the Esalen Institute launched the 2012 and psychedelic revolutions - and began one of the largest mind control operations in history. My investigation into Thomas Henry Huxley’s background (grandfather to Aldous and Julian) reveals him as THE KEY promoter of Darwin’s theories, who was his friend and teacher, and through Huxley’s “X Club” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Club) they created academics ...
Italy’s Monti calls for EU meeting to tackle anti-euro "populism"
2012 09 10
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti called on Saturday for a meeting of European Union heads of government to discuss the growing signs of disunity and populism in the region, fuelled by the euro zone’s debt crisis. "There are many manifestations of populism that are aimed at disunity in nearly all the member states," Monti said in a joint news conference with ...
The Neverending Hunt for Utopia
2012 09 07
What is it that makes us human? The question is as old as man, and has had many answers. For quite a while, we were told that our uniqueness lay in using tools; today, some seek to define humanity in terms of an innate spirituality, or a creativity that cannot (yet) be aped by a computer. For the historian, however, ...
Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Humans
2012 09 07
It’s amazing what robots can do these days--punching humans, stabbing meat, using human flesh as fuel. Truly, the future will be filled with technological marvels that will make our lives easier. Take Boston Dynamics’s Cheetah robot as an example. It can reach 29.3 miles per hour on its legs--faster than the fastest human live. So if you go for a walk ...
World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight
2012 09 07
For the first time ever, scientists have given a previously blind woman sight by way of a bionic eye. The Australian-designed implant, which resembles the model worn by Arnie in The Terminator, is likely to transform the lives of millions worldwide. Dianne Ashworth, who is suffering from the incurable condition retinitis pigmentosa, had lost almost all vision when surgeons at the ...
Choosing Your Intentions: Second Uranus/Pluto Square: September 19, 2012
2012 09 07
In my analysis of the first Uranus/Pluto square on June 24, 2012, I suggested we are awakening the human heart. Now in September, the field of the Uranus-Pluto squares is locked firmly in our lives like a vise-grip; anybody noticing? This field is intensely creative, which causes our thoughts to manifest all around us, so we are challenged to clearly ...
Bradley Manning Trial Secrecy
2012 09 07
More than 30 news outlets and media organizations lodged an official protest Tuesday against secrecy in the court-martial of Pvt Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accusing of leaking hundreds of thousands of military reports and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. The amicus brief filed with the military’s highest court, the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces, supports a request from ...
Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They’re Absolutely Enormous
2012 09 07
Geologists long rejected the notion that cataclysmic flood had ever occurred—until one of them found proof of a Noah-like catastrophe in the wildly eroded river valleys of Washington State. After teaching geology at the University of Washington for a decade, I had become embarrassed that I hadn’t yet seen the deep canyons where tremendous Ice Age floods scoured down into ...
Lost Medieval Church Discovered Beneath Parking Lot
2012 09 07
The hunt for King Richard III’s grave is heating up, with archaeologists announcing today (Sept. 5) that they have located the church where the king was buried in 1485. Richard III and his queen, Anne of Neville, appear in a stained glass window in Cardiff Castle. "The discoveries so far leave us in no doubt that we are on the site of ...
The Strange Deaths of Two Sisters in Thailand
2012 09 07
The Phi Phi Islands sit off the western coast of Thailand, floating like jewels in a turquoise sea, a picture-perfect image of a tropical getaway. Director Danny Boyle filmed his 2000 psychothriller, The Beach, on the largest of those islands and if you know the movie, you know, despite the gem-like setting the story ends badly. They say, though, that the ...
Why Do Schizophrenics Hear Voices?
2012 09 07
In a way, you’re never alone. Your inner consciousness is always there to keep you company. That voice inside your head is reliably available for conversation. These intensely personal and comforting self-to-self dialogues are splayed across the humdrum of a typical day. "I think I’ll wear the blue polo to my date tonight." "Enchiladas: that’s what I want for lunch." ...
Interactive gravestones link to online tales of life
2012 09 06
Summing up the life of a dearly departed relative with just a terse description etched in stone may become a thing of the past with the introduction of interactive codes on gravestones. One funeral company in the southern English town of Poole is offering to add quick response (QR) codes to headstones which will link smartphones to online memorials illustrated with ...
No Accountability for Torturers
2012 09 06
The Obama administration has closed the books on prosecutions of those who violated our laws by authorizing and conducting the torture and abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody. Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his office would investigate only two incidents, in which CIA interrogations ended in deaths. He said the Justice Department “has determined that an expanded ...
“Ready steady slow”: time slows down when we prepare to move
2012 09 06
A baseball speeds from the hands of a pitcher, a slave to Newton’s laws. But in the brain of the batter who is watching it, something odd happens. Time seems to dawdle. The ball moves in slow motion, and becomes clearer. Players of baseball, tennis and other ball sports have described this dilation of time. But why does it happen? ...
Far From ‘Junk’, Bits of Mystery DNA Play Crucial Role
2012 09 06
Among the many mysteries of human biology is why complex diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and psychiatric disorders are so difficult to predict and, often, to treat. An equally perplexing puzzle is why one individual gets a disease like cancer or depression, while an identical twin remains perfectly healthy. Now scientists have discovered a vital clue to unraveling ...
NASA twin satellites to probe mysteries of the Van Allen belts
2012 09 06
An Atlas 5 rocket boosted a pair of satellites into the maelstrom of the Van Allen radiation belts early today (Aug 30, 2012), kicking off a $686 million mission to probe the structure of the belts and how they’re buffeted by the sun and to improve forecasting to reduce the threat they pose to astronauts, power grids and increasingly critical ...
Are Politicians Psychopaths?
2012 09 06
It’s no secret that politicians can be driven by outsized egos. I mean, who among us really thinks he or she deserves a seat in Congress -- or a desk in the Oval Office? But can egotism alone explain why so many elected officials seem to get caught telling lies, having affairs, committing financial improprieties or engaging in other scandalous behavior? ...
Fifteen years holed up in an embassy
2012 09 06
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he may remain in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for up to a year - but even that would leave him far short of the record holder, a Hungarian cardinal who spent 15 years in the US embassy in Budapest. The Cold War drama began in the cold pre-dawn of 4 November 1956. An anti-communist ...
Democrats reinstate ‘God-given’ and Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to party platform
2012 09 06
Facing unhappy pro-Israel groups amid a Republican-led outcry, Democrats gathered Wednesday at their presidential nominating convention made 11th-hour changes to the party platform to reinstate a reference to God and a declaration that "undivided" Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. There was widespread booing on the floor of the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led delegates ...
Hackers AntiSec claim FBI is collecting Apple IDs, Personal Information
2012 09 05
Does this sound familiar? Massive security breach, queue of people denying it’s important, nobody’s responsible and a bit of propaganda. As usual, a simple denial followed production of facts. Looks like nobody’s even pretending to cover up any more. The story is that AntiSec, a hacking group related to Anonymous, obtained 12 million records of Apple users, supposedly from the laptop ...
Iran LIE same as the Iraq LIE
2012 09 05
The ’Iranian nuclear threat’ claims as made by the military, government, and press are examined.
Kickstarter Project Makes Spectrometers Affordable for Citizen Scientists
2012 09 05
Citizen scientists can test local bodies of water, soil and household products for contaminants with a new breed of spectrometers. Spectrometers are widely used by astronomers and chemists to identify unknown materials. By making the tool more accessible, an open-research community called Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) is hoping to build a “Wikipedia-style library” of environmental data. Public ...
Forensic Test Can Determine Person’s Eye and Hair Color
2012 09 05
A forensic test that has been developed to help police nab perpetrators of crimes can predict a suspect’s eye color, hair color, and ethnic origin. The test’s ability and the science behind it has been outlined in Forensic Science International: Genetics. Developed by Susan Walsh and other researchers from the Netherlands, Greece, and Poland, the test uses phenotypes from DNA to ...
Think hard to fly: Chinese scientists unveil mind-controlled drone
2012 09 05
Chinese researchers have unveiled a system that allows users to control drones with their thoughts. The technology was designed to help handicapped people, but could have ample applications in other fields as well. A video posted to YouTube by researchers at Zhejiang University shows how the system, called Flybuddy2, works. And it appears that you don’t have to be a nuclear ...
Moody’s cuts EU outlook to ‘negative’
2012 09 05
Moody’s ratings agency has downgraded its outlook on the AAA rating of the European Union from ‘stable’ to ‘negative,’ linking the decision to a recent outlook downgrade of the bloc’s major economies. "The negative outlook on the EU’s long-term ratings reflects the negative outlook on the Aaa ratings of the member states with large contributions to the EU budget: Germany, France, ...
Newfound ’Tatooine’ Alien Planet Bodes Well for E.T. Search
2012 09 05
The discovery of the first alien planet with two suns — like the "Star Wars" world Tatooine — residing in its parent star’s habitable zone is good news for the search for life beyond Earth, scientists say. The planet, known as Kepler-47c, is a gas giant and therefore probably not suitable for life as we know it. But its existence ...
Gunman Shoots Two At Quebec Political Rally
2012 09 05
A masked gunman opened fire during a midnight victory rally for Quebec’s new premier, killing one person and wounding another. The new premier, Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois, was whisked off the stage by guards while giving her speech and uninjured. It was not clear if the gunman was trying to shoot Marois, whose party favors separation for the ...
England’s Largest Nude Land Sculpture Unveiled "Goddess of the North"
2012 09 04
Northumberlandia, which is being called the world’s largest human landform, will officially open today. Also know as “The Lady of the North,” the land sculpture of a reclining lady will be unveiled by Princess Anne. The sculpture is part of a 46-acre park with four miles of footpaths open to the public. Northumberlandia is a unique sculpture that was made from ...
2012 London Paralympic Games - Of Gods and Man
2012 09 04
On 29 August the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, themed ‘Enlightenment’, took the audience on a journey of discovery through the realm of ideas, science and creativity. Co-Artistic Directors Bradley Hemmings and Jenny Sealey put on a spectacular celebration of the inspirational spirit of the Paralympic Games to challenge perceptions of human possibility. It was narrated by Professor Stephen Hawking ...
Beverages of Mass Distraction: TSA liquid testing INSIDE the terminal
2012 09 04
This recent video taken by a passenger at Columbus Ohio Airport shows TSA agents swabbing passenger’s drinks. These drinks are purchased from the airport after going through security checkpoints. "While waiting in the Columbus OH airport for our flight to Oakland, I couldnt help but notice the two TSA women that were "testing" any and all liquids that people had in ...
50 years too late... thalidomide drug maker issues an ’apology’ to victims
2012 09 04
Remember thalidomide, developed for morning sickness and prescribed to pregnant women in the 1950s and 1960s? The aftermath of this Big Pharma fiasco left around 10,000 reported babies born with malformed limbs and missing arms or legs. Victims of thalidomide defects said that a recent apology from the German inventor of the drug is too little, too late. After repeatedly ...
"Organic food not any healthier" says Stanford
2012 09 04
Eating organic food will not make you healthier, according to researchers at Stanford University, although it could cut your exposure to pesticides. They looked at more than 200 studies of the content and associated health gains of organic and non-organic foods. Overall, there was no discernable difference between the nutritional content, although the organic food was 30% less likely to contain pesticides. Critics ...
"Sunshade" to fight climate change costed at $5 bln a year (Chemtrails?)
2012 09 04
Planes or airships could carry sun-dimming materials high into the atmosphere for an affordable price tag of below $5 billion a year as a way to slow climate change, a study indicated on Friday. Guns, rockets or a pipeline into the stratosphere would be more expensive but generally far cheaper than policies to cut world greenhouse gas emissions, estimated to cost ...
Assange: Sweden May Drop Case "due to an unusual world occurrence that we can’t predict"
2012 09 04
In a South American television interview, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says that he thinks he could be living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for up to a year, and that the Swedish government could drop its sexual assault investigation. Assange, 41, has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy since June, when he fled there after British authorities okay his ...
Latin to undergo Renaissance under plans drawn up by the Vatican
2012 09 01
The Holy See has aligned itself unwittingly with the likes of London mayor Boris Johnson, an enthusiastic proponent of the classics, in calling for Latin to be given greater contemporary relevance and for more teaching in schools and universities. Vatican officials want to see the language of Cicero and Caesar spread beyond the walls of the tiny city state, the only ...
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