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October 2012
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Young Blood Reverses the Signs of Aging
2012 10 31
The world has long been fascinated with the idea that the blood of young people could have rejuvenating qualities, like a glorious fountain of youth, only horrifying. Turns out the world is sort of right. A new study by researchers at Stanford University shows that injections of young blood can reverse the signs of aging in mice. The experiment is ...
The Crack Team That Removes & Preserves People’s Brains Just Hours After They Die
2012 10 31
On average, the residents of Sun City, Arizona, occupy their domiciles for a dozen years. When they depart—almost always by dying—they often leave their brains behind. The stages of physical and mental decline take them from their dream house to a hospital off Del Webb Boulevard, then to a nursing home, and finally back to the medical complex, where researchers ...
MAAFA 21 | A documentary on eugenics and genocide
2012 10 31
"Maafa 21 is a documentary on the modern eugenics movement, from its roots in 19th century imperialist Europe and in various post-slavery elitist milieus in America, to the Third Reich and its Final Solution for the "Jewish question" -- the film proceeds on to today, where it exposes the incredible proportions of the culling of Black people by abortion, in ...
7.7 Earthquake Hits Where The Geoengineering Experiment Took Place
2012 10 31
A 7.7 Earthquake hit the coast of British Columbia on Saturday night, and there has since been as many as 40 aftershocks today. Including one that measured 6.4 in magnitude. The quake sent many residents on the coast, fleeing for higher ground due to tsunami warnings. That where issued as far away as Hawaii. The Earthquake originated on the island of ...
Chemtrails, “The Spraying of Poison over Sweden”: Politician Ignites Controversial Debate
2012 10 31
The leader of the Environmental Party (Miljöpartie) in the town of Vingåker, Pernilla Hagberg, ignited a discussion in the Swedish mainstream media about chemtrails. A broad public discussion about the mysterious trails forming artificial clouds over our heads is long overdue. In Sweden as well as here.The discussion started when this courageous politician commented on a photo depicting a chemtrail ...
Explosives Reportedly Found At Scene Of 2010 Polish Plane Crash That Killed President
2012 10 31
Polish investigators found traces of explosives on the wreckage of the government jet that crashed in Russia two years ago, killing Poland’s president and 95 others, daily Rzeczpospolita reported on Tuesday. Without citing sources, the newspaper said prosecutors and explosive experts who examined the remains of the plane in Russia found signs of TNT and nitroglycerin on the wings and in ...
Fed by the Cockroaches : EU Food Supplements Directive
2012 10 31
If you think the EU Food Supplements Directive and the 1939 Cancer Act are just words on a piece of paper that has nothing to do with you and your demise, then think again. We are under attack and in a most underhanded and sophisticated way. These two bills alone are fraudulent and unlawful and need to be exposed for ...
The Ghosts of World War II: Haunting Photography of War and Peace
2012 10 30
This haunting collection of images shows what it would look like if the ghosts of World War II returned to our streets. The remarkable pictures overlay modern scenes from France with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war. Historical expert Jo Teeuwisse, from Amsterdam, began the project after finding 300 old negatives at a flea market in her home ...
Suspect in U.S. envoy attack killed in raid
2012 10 30
In what can be filed under ’Tying Up Loose Ends’, Reuters has reported that a Libyan suspect in the U.S. envoy attack has been killed in Cairo. A Libyan militant suspected by Egypt of involvement in last month’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya has been killed during a raid by Egyptian security forces in Cairo, a security official said ...
National Geographic head defends debut of bin Laden raid film
2012 10 30
The head of National Geographic Channels and the creators of a new movie about the raid on Osama bin Laden are defending the production and the decision to premiere it two days before the U.S. presidential election. The TV film SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden mixes interviews, archival footage and scenes of actors portraying the soldiers who ...
One Ring To Rule Them All : Was Margaret Thatcher’s Top Aide in Paedophile Ring?
2012 10 30
The politician implicated in an alleged child sex ring at 10 Downing Street was Sir Peter Morrison, one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest advisers, IBTimes UK can reveal. Morrison was the mystery "senior aide" MP Tom Watson alluded to at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). Watson’s allegation of a paedophile ring close to Downing Street stunned the House of Commons. Morrison was a Conservative ...
At least 33 dead, millions without power in Sandy’s aftermath
2012 10 30
The misery of superstorm Sandy’s devastation grew Tuesday as millions along the U.S. East Coast faced life without power or mass transit for days, and huge swaths of New York City remained eerily quiet. At least 33 people were killed, and rescue work continued. The storm that made landfall in New Jersey on Monday evening with hurricane force cut power to ...
GM Wheat May Permanently Alter Human Genome, Spark Early Death
2012 10 30
Experts say that the GM wheat currently in development by an Australian governmental research agency could, if ingested, shut down certain genes, leading to premature death or risk thereof to multiple generations. The GM wheat developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) using public funds is engineered to turn off genes permanently. The organization’s intent to turn off ...
Breaking habits with a flash of light
2012 10 30
In a lab at MIT, a rat enters a T-shaped maze, hears a tone, and runs down the left arm towards a piece of chocolate. It’s a habit. The rat has done the same thing over so many days that once it hears the tone, it’ll run in the same direction even if there’s no chocolate to be found. Humans ...
Zombie Apocalypse Training : A Real Threat
2012 10 29
Halloween is a fearful and unnerving time for some. For others, it’s a night to put on costumes and banish evil beings. During a mock ’Zombie Apocalypse’ as held by the defense industry and Homeland Security, those two ideas can come together. In a five day ’counter-terrorism summit’, Halo Corp., in association with Homeland Security, will be hosting a training demonstration and ...
New York police officer charged with plan to cook, eat women
2012 10 29
A New York City police officer was charged on Thursday with conspiring to kidnap, torture, cook and eat women whose names he listed in his computer. In a criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court, Gilberto Valle III, 28, of Forest Hills, Queens, was charged with conspiring to cross state lines to kidnap the women and with illegally accessing a federal ...
Victories against fluoride becoming more frequent as citizens get informed, empowered
2012 10 29
Roughly 85,000 fewer people living in North America will be forced to drink and bathe in fluoridated water, thanks to four recent community victories preventing or overturning water fluoridation mandates. The towns of O’Fallon, Missouri; Rosetown, Saskatchewan; Lake View, Iowa; and Cassadaga, New York are all now officially fluoride-free, proving that individuals really do have the power to step up ...
Jimmy Savile Pedo Scandal: Will BBC Report on the BBC?
2012 10 29
Times Must Aggressively Cover Mark Thompson’s Role in BBC’s Troubles By Margaret Sullivan| NYTimes.com One of the most difficult challenges for news organizations is reporting on what goes on inside their own corporate walls. Two global media companies, the BBC and The New York Times, are dealing with that challenge right now, as a complicated sexual abuse scandal – with a ...
Spooky Science: Unexplained Sounds from the Deep
2012 10 29
With Halloween approaching, it’s natural to wonder just a little bit more than usual about things that go "bump" in the night. But what about things that go "bloop" in the deep sea? Poltergeists, witches and ghosts aren’t the only source for spooky seasonal mystery. In fact, scientists monitoring the oceans have uncovered a handful of sounds that can’t be explained ...
Egypt’s ‘collapsing’ pyramids
2012 10 29
My first introduction to working in Egypt was a project in Cairo’s historic old quarter, following the 1992 earthquake that caused widespread and devastating damage. Cintec International won the contract to repair and reinforce a number of badly affected structures, with work commencing in 1998. The project consisted of some 15 notable mosques and maqaads, successfully strengthened using Cintec’s patented anchoring ...
Was British oil executive ’assassinated’ by eco-terrorists?
2012 10 26
Nicholas Mockford, 60, was shot dead on October 14 but Belgian police imposed a news blackout. Belgian police are probing whether the hitmen who killed British oilman Nicholas Mockford outside a restaurant may have been eco terrorists incensed at the practices of the American corporation which employed him. The 60-year-old ExxonMobil executive died with three bullets in his back and head as ...
Cylindrical UFO Videotaped By Kentucky Amateur Astronomer
2012 10 26
Several eyewitnesses in different areas of eastern Kentucky reported seeing a strange, cylindrical UFO hover for two hours in clear skies last week, but an amateur astronomer’s striking video and images of the object are now coming to light. Astronomer Allen Epling was at home on Oct. 16, when one of his visitors said there was a strange airplane in the ...
The world’s first Visiting Professor of Performance Magic
2012 10 26
The University of Huddersfield in northern England is a key centre for research into the art of magic and illusion and has now appointed the world’s first Visiting Professor of Performance Magic. But his students will not be taught to pull rabbits from top hats or to saw their glamorous assistants in half. US-born Dr Todd Landman, who combines a career ...
Riches found in ancient Mayan tomb in Guatemala
2012 10 26
Archaeologists in Guatemala say they have found one of the oldest Mayan tombs ever uncovered. The tomb, believed to belong to a ruler who lived more than 2,000 years ago, contained a rich array of jade jewels.
How Quantum Suicide Works
2012 10 26
The quantum suicide thought experiment is based on and seeks to prove what has bec­ome an increasingly accepted interpretation of quantum physics, the Many-Worlds theory. This theory was first proposed in 1957 by a doctoral student at Princeton University named Hugh Everett III. The theory was scorned for decades until fellow Princetonian Max Tegman created the quantum suicide experiment, which ...
"Disposition Matrix": President’s 10-Year Plan for the Kill List
2012 10 26
There will be no end to the War on Terror and the targeting of “suspected militants” will continue and become more sophisticated, according to an article published in the Washington Post on October 23. In the piece, Greg Miller describes a project the Obama administration has been developing for a couple of years called — in true Orwellian fashion — the ...
Did Israel just blow up an Iranian weapons factory in Sudan?
2012 10 26
The Sudanese government is blaming Israel for an explosion at a munitions plant in Khartoum early yesterday morning that Israeli media say was owned by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and made arms for Hamas. The Sudan Tribune reports that Ahmad Bilal Osman, Sudan’s media minister, said in a press conference yesterday that the government had proof that Israel was behind the explosion ...
US "Systematised Human Rights Abuses": WikiLeaks releases prisoner treatment manual from Guantanamo
2012 10 25
Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks website on Thursday started publishing more than 100 US Department of Defense documents including the first prisoner treatment manual for Guantanamo Bay. The latest release by the anti-secrecy site comes as Assange, who faces charges of rape and sexual assault in Sweden, remains holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London with what Quito says are health problems. Assange ...
Jimmy Savile: A Prime Example of an Entertainment Industry Abuser Protected by the Elite
2012 10 25
Jimmy Savile is considered to be a British TV icon who hosted popular shows like Jim’ll Fix It and Top of the Pops. His decades of presence in pop culture has led him to obtain an incredible amount of “elite” recognition such as Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Cross of Merit of the Order and Freeman of ...
Major Solar Flare Erupts From the Sun
2012 10 25
The sun unleashed a powerful solar flare late Monday (Oct. 22), releasing waves of radiation into space that have already caused a short radio blackout on Earth. The flare erupted from the sunspot AR 11598 (short for Active Region 11598), and reached peak brightness at 11:22 p.m. EDT (0322 GMT this morning, Oct. 23), according to scientists working on NASA’s Solar ...
Whistleblower who revealed CIA torture sentenced to prison
2012 10 25
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to crimes related to blowing the whistle on the US government’s torture of suspected terrorists and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. The Wall Street Journal reports that Kiriakou, 48, agreed to admit to one count of disclosing information identifying a covert agent early Tuesday, just hours after his attorney entered ...
Ted Turner: I Think It’s “Good” U.S. Troops are Killing Themselves
2012 10 25
During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Ted Turner said he thinks it’s “good” that U.S. soldiers are killing themselves because it shows humanity has evolved a distaste for war. Asked what he thought about the fact that more American soldiers commit suicide than are killed in combat, host Morgan said it was “shocking,” but Turner responded, “No, I think ...
Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada
2012 10 25
Sharpeners may be smoking guns in quest for New World’s second Viking site. For the past 50 years—since the discovery of a thousand-year-old Viking way station in Newfoundland—archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North America’s east coast searching for traces of Viking visitors. It has been a long, fruitless quest, littered with bizarre claims and embarrassing failures. But at a conference in ...
In emails to UK police, Anonymous seeks solidarity
2012 10 25
The online movement known as Anonymous has made an unusual appeal to British police: "Stand with us." Authorities said Thursday that the cyber rebels apparently broke into a forum called UKPoliceOnline to steal officers’ email addresses, which they used to distribute a manifesto to current and former members of British law enforcement. "We know that most of you are working-class people, like ...
Conscious or Not? Brain Responses Bring Scientists Closer to Making a Diagnosis in the Brain-Damaged
2012 10 25
When a brain-damaged person seems unresponsive, the uncertainty is excruciating. Is the person in a vegetative state, awake but not conscious, or are they minimally conscious, still retaining some shreds of awareness? Scientists can now distinguish between people in vegetative and minimally conscious states by measuring brain waves, a Belgian research team announced at the Society for Neuroscience conference ...
Was human technology superior to neanderthals’?
2012 10 25
Why our neanderthal cousins died out is the source of intense debate in evolutionary anthropology, with a plethora of ideas being thrown back and forth between competing camps. Certainly I’ve written my fair share of posts on the subject. Sadly there is little definitive evidence for any of them and so no single proposal has become the consensus opinion. Nonetheless, ...
The Roof Comes Off the Parthenon: Greek Austerity Details Leaked
2012 10 25
Rumors of budget cuts have been trickling out for the last four months. Now a 94-page draft memorandum, yet to be officially released, appears to detail Greece’s new austerity measures in full. The draft states an increase of 5 percent on personal taxes made last year will be retained through 2018. Twenty thousand employees are due to be cut from the ...
Earth’s Magnetic Field Made Quick Flip- Flop
2012 10 24
Earth’s magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years, new research suggests. These findings, detailed Oct. 15 in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters,could shed light on how and why magnetic field reversals happen, and how they leave Earth vulnerable to solar and space radiation, the study ...
Meteorite Nazi Buddha Exposed as Likely Fake
2012 10 24
The discovery sounded like a sensation: A statue of a Buddha, allegedly 1,000 years old and collected by the Nazis in Tibet, had been carved out of a piece of meteorite. Now, however, it looks as though only the latter detail is true. The work is likely a fake produced at some point during the 20th century. It was a story ...
Informant: NYPD paid me to ’bait’ Muslims into saying incriminating things
2012 10 24
A paid informant for the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying incriminating things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press. Shamiur Rahman, a 19-year-old American of Bengali descent who has now denounced his ...
Watch Darpa’s "Rescue Robot" Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles
2012 10 24
"This is the Pet-Proto, a cousin of the PETMAN humanoid robot manufactured by Boston Dynamics, makers of the headless BigDog robo-mule. Darpa released video of its athletic prowess on Wednesday as part of the next phase of its latest grand challenge, an effort to vastly expand the capabilities of robots so they can help repair meltdowns at nuclear plants, rescue ...
Can this giant ball rid the world of landmines?
2012 10 24
It might look like an unused prop from the Star Wars films, but this giant ball has the potential to save thousands of lives. Like a giant clump of dandelion seeds, it is designed to be blown around in the wind detonating landmines in its path. Made simply of bamboo, iron and plastic, each one is relatively cheap to produce and can ...
Gaddafi’s youngest son allegedly ’dies from wounds’ a year to the day of his father’s death
2012 10 24
The youngest son of Colonel Gaddafi has reportedly been killed during fighting a year to the day after the former Libyan leader’s death. There are conflicting accounts about whether Khamis Gaddafi was killed during conflict or fatally wounded and later died. Libyan national congress spokesman, Omar Hamdan, said the 28-year-old died ’in battle’ but gave no further details. Conflicting reports: Colonel Gaddafi’s youngest ...
The Jerks Who Bombed the Parthenon
2012 10 24
The Parthenon was one of the most famous monuments of the ancient world. But today its columns are crumbling to dust. Its current state isn’t due to wear and tear from exposure to the elements over the millennia, however. It’s the result of an almost-forgotten 17th century battle. A modern battle on ancient grounds In the 17th Century, Poland and Austria ...
CIA chiefs face arrest over horrific evidence of bloody ’video-game’ sorties by drone pilots
2012 10 24
The Mail on Sunday today reveals shocking new evidence of the full horrific impact of US drone attacks in Pakistan. A damning dossier assembled from exhaustive research into the strikes’ targets sets out in heartbreaking detail the deaths of teachers, students and Pakistani policemen. It also describes how bereaved relatives are forced to gather their loved ones’ dismembered body parts ...
AIDS vaccine ’a step closer’ after HIV antibodies discovery
2012 10 24
Researchers have discovered how potent antibodies can neutralize HIV, a breakthrough that could help with the development of a vaccine for the virus that causes AIDS. A team of scientists found that the immune systems of two South African women infected with HIV were able to produce antibodies capable of neutralizing and killing 88 percent of known strains of the virus, ...
Big Bang Theory: Artist Among Scientists
2012 10 24
Big Bang theory : "The sky is the limit for some artists: and for the physicists the world as we know it is often not enough. So who is more spaced out? The artist or the scientist? At Cern on the outskirts of Geneva, the first artist in residence at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory has helped smash culture ...
Breakthrough in world’s oldest undeciphered writing
2012 10 23
The world’s oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics. This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved workers lived on rations close to the starvation level. "I think we are finally on the point ...
How Psychologists Subvert Democratic Movements
2012 10 23
By the 1980s, as a clinical psychology graduate student, it had become apparent to me that the psychology profession was increasingly about meeting the needs of the “power structure” to maintain the status quo so as to gain social position, prestige, and other rewards for psychologists. Academic psychology in the 1970s was by no means perfect. There was a dominating force ...
The FBI Wants You To Believe There Is A Global Jihad Against The [Private] Federal Reserve
2012 10 23
"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson. Totalitarian governments operate very predictably and foolishly. Their propaganda is so over-the-top absurd that even the most gullible and uneducated members of their permanently indoctrinated populations start becoming more and more skeptical of official government accounts of ...
Japan firm launches real-time telephone translation
2012 10 23
Japan’s biggest mobile operator said Monday it will launch a translation service that lets people chat over the telephone in several different languages. The application for NTT DoCoMo subscribers will give two-way voice and text readouts of conversations between Japanese speakers and those talking in English, Chinese or Korean with a several-second delay, the firm said. ”Hanashite Honyaku” will be a ...
Study Finds Cutting Food Waste Could Feed One Billion People
2012 10 23
Presented in the journal Science of the Total Environment, the findings indicate that reducing loss and waste percentages could result in a 50 % cut in food supply losses, and in turn help feed another one billion people. This would lead to heightened food security. For the first time ever, researchers led by Aalto University in Finland have proved a valid ...
Urine flavor wheels (Mmm!)
2012 10 23
Back in the day, the medical analysis of urine relied on, well, a doctor’s five senses and superstition. But sometimes physicians needed a little extra help in divining the ramifications of some dubious tinkle. Enter the urine wheel, a diagram that doctors consulted to determine what maladies corresponded with the cloudiness, bouquet, and taste of the afflicted’s golden outpourings. Even though uroscopy ...
Robot Paints Your Sleep Pattern
2012 10 23
Measuring sleep usually involves attaching sensors to a person’s head and then creating basic charts and graphs based on brain waves. Now a robot is using similar technology to create art. It’s part of the "Sleep Art Experience," a six-week project being promoted by five Ibis-brand hotels in France, Germany and Great Britain. It starts with 80 sensors embedded in ...
Life on Mars? Scientists hope to find it by decoding Martian DNA - ’We Can Rebuild Them’
2012 10 22
Apparently, there just aren’t enough genomes for Craig Venter to sequence here on Earth, so he’s making plans to send a DNA sequencer to Mars. "There will be life forms there," Venter said, with his usual confidence, at a Wired Health conference this week in New York. If he can build a machine to find it, the ...
Scientists found guilty of manslaughter for failing to predict deadly quake
2012 10 22
Six scientists and a government official given six years of jail in Italy for alleged failure to warn public of deadly quake, which killed 309 people in 2009. It’s official: six Italian scientists and a government official have been sentenced to six years of jail in Italy. Their crime? Failing to predict the 2009 L’aquila quake that killed 309 in the ...
Male Beluga Whale Mimics Human Voice
2012 10 22
Move over, Moby Dick. Scientists have found a white whale capable of imitating human speech. This male beluga whale named Noc can mimic the voices of humans, scientists report Oct. 23, 2012 in the journal Current Biology. These findings, the first to show that whales can mimic the voices of humans, suggest that researchers might want to analyze other whales for ...
Lebanese cabinet in emergency talks after Beirut bomb
2012 10 22
The Lebanese cabinet has been holding emergency talks a day after a powerful car bomb killed the head of internal intelligence and seven others. PM Najib Mikati offered his resignation but has been asked to stay on by the president. Opposition leaders accused Syria of being behind the explosion. The Syrian government has condemned the attack in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Supporters of ...
Like girls, U.S. boys may be hitting puberty earlier
2012 10 22
Boys in the United States may be entering puberty earlier than in generations past, a new study has found, suggesting it’s not just girls who are developing at younger ages. In comparisons with decades-old data, boys who were seen for well-child visits between 2005 and 2010 were maturing six months to two years sooner, based on their genital development. The finding is ...
2012 & the Fractal Brain Theory
2012 10 22
"Neuroscience thinker, Wai H. Tsang presents a Revolutionary Fractal Theory of Brain, Mind & Consciousness that will fundamentally alter the course of things." 2012 & the Fractal Brain Theory from Paradigm Shift Productions Ltd on Vimeo.
Facebook turns off automatic facial recognition feature for EU in victory for privacy campaigners
2012 10 22
Facebook has turned off its controversial tag suggestions feature for users in Europe, in a move that campaigners will hail as a victory for privacy. The social network tool took biometric information provided when users tag friends’ faces in photos to make suggestions on the correct tags for future images. But the company was heavily criticised when it introduced the feature and ...
Madonna Upsets Denver Concert-goers with Gunplay On Stage - Memories of Aurora
2012 10 22
Madonna upset concertgoers at her gig in Denver on Thursday night October 18 as she used fake guns during the show. The "Girl Gone Wild" singer fired fake shots in her opening number "Gang Bang", bringing back the memory of Aurora mass shooting during "The Dark Knight Rises" screening to some local people. Local NBC affiliate 9News said it received several ...
Gaza-bound ship Estelle intercepted by Israeli forces
2012 10 20
Israeli forces have intercepted a boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists seeking to breach the naval blockade on Gaza. A military spokeswoman said no one was hurt when marines boarded the Estelle, which was rerouted to Israel’s southern Mediterranean port of Ashdod. A campaigner said the boat had "come under attack" after being pursued by Israeli naval vessels. Activists said they lost contact with the ...
A massive and illegal geoengineering project has been detected off Canada’s west coast
2012 10 19
A private company backed by a controversial U.S. businessman has unilaterally conducted the world’s most significant geoengineering project to date. Russ George, in conjunction with a First Nations village on Haida Gwaii, has dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean in a technique known as ocean fertilization. The experiment, which is in violation of two United ...
The Strange Disappearance of Granger Taylor
2012 10 19
On the night of November 29, 1980, gale force winds tore through the central portion of Vancouver Island, knocking out the electricity and sending locals scurrying for shelter. In the midst of this violent storm a shy and uncannily bright young man posted a short note on his father’s bedroom door and walked out of his parents’ home leaving all ...
Police to spy on drivers suspected of texting in federal test
2012 10 19
As more states ban texting behind the wheel in a fight against deadly driver distractions, police departments around the country have found enforcing those laws difficult, if not impossible. Now a new federal grant will pay for experimenting with the only technique shown to work so far -- spying on motorists while they drive. The $550,000 grant announced this week by ...
The Minden Mystery: Meteorite, or Misdirection?
2012 10 19
We’ve been receiving a lot of information regarding the mysterious events of October 15, 2012 in Minden, Louisiana. Apparently the small forest town was rocked late Monday night by a blast so large that it shattered windows, damaged homes within a 25 mile radius, and was reportedly felt by many of the inhabitants of surrounding villages. Social media sites lit up ...
Modern wheat a "perfect, chronic poison," doctor says
2012 10 19
Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison," according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published a book all about the world’s most popular grain. Davis said that the wheat we eat these days isn’t the wheat your grandma had: "It’s an 18-inch tall plant created by genetic research in the ’60s and ’70s," he said on "CBS This Morning." ...
War crime : Gaddafi, his son and over 60 loyalists executed by rebel fighters
2012 10 19
Libyan rebels abused and mass murdered Colonel Gaddafi, his son Mutassim, and 66 loyalists, after their capture a year ago, Human Rights Watch says. It calls for an investigation and prosecution of those responsible for what they slam as a war crime. The 50-page report "Death of a Dictator: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte" details the last hours of Muammar Gaddafi’s life ...
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds More Shiny Objects on Mars
2012 10 19
When NASA’s Curiosity rover found a shiny object on Mars last week, researchers believed it was just part of the rover. But now, the rover has found more bright objects in Mars’ soil, leading NASA officials to believe it is something native to the planet. NASA sent commands to Curiosity Monday to take a third sample of soil from Mars to ...
FBI Celebrates Foiling Its Own Terror Plot, Again
2012 10 18
Federal agents convinced a naïve, violence-inclined 21-year-old Bangladeshi that he was a member of “al-Qaeda,” giving the dupe fake bombs to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before swarming in and arresting him on October 17. As has become typical, government officials scrambled to put out press releases patting themselves on the back for their work protecting ...
US Presidential Candidate Blocked from Debates, Arrested, Cuffed to Chair for 8 Hours
2012 10 18
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein said Wednesday police handcuffed her to a chair during her eight-hour imprisonment following her arrest outside the second presidential debate. “For most of the time it was just [running mate] Cheri Honkala and myself,” Stein told Democracy Now anchor Amy Goodman. “Yet they felt the need to keep us in tight plastic restraints tightly ...
Randall Carlson on Climate Change
2012 10 18
Ask Randall : Climate Change [RIC Editor Note: Randall Carlson responds to a question from a facebook user regarding climate change.] Hello Elizabeth. I am responding to the question you raised regarding my opinion of the New York Times article on the recent work of physicist Richard Muller on climate change. You asked: “Can you look at his data and still maintain ...
Mysterious bear figurines baffle archaeologists
2012 10 18
Small bear figurines have led researchers on the trail of hitherto unknown pre-Inuit rituals, indicating that these people practiced a bear cult. In the 1950s, the now diseased Danish archaeologist Jørgen Meldgaard made a mysterious discovery in northeastern Canada: A small, headless bear figurine, carved from a walrus tusk, was lying leaning up against the back wall of a stone fireplace in ...
The Right Thing: The Abe Bolden Petition
2012 10 18
The story of Abraham Bolden, the first African American on the Secret Service’s White House Detail, is unforgettable. Bolden realized that John F. Kennedy was in danger from his own right-wing, racist Secret Service agents, said so, and was horribly punished. He was railroaded on trumped-up criminal charges, then put into forced psychiatric incarceration. Over the years, the truth has gradually ...
The Search for Sasquatch Continues — With a Silent Airship
2012 10 18
Residents of the Pacific Northwest who observe an airship hovering in the skies above need not be alarmed. It’s just a team of researchers searching for Sasquatch using cameras mounted on a remote-controlled blimp. The airship is brainchild of William Barnes, a former fundraiser, gold miner, small business owner and self-described “ideas man” from Nevada City, California, who had an encounter ...
Nissan develops emergency auto-steering; "the system takes over"
2012 10 18
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor says it has developed a new technology to help drivers avoid collisions. Nissan and other Japanese automakers already produce vehicles that can automatically brake if the car in front of them suddenly stops. But Nissan announced on Wednesday a new computer system that automatically steers the car to avoid colliding with objects in the road. The system relies ...
Newbie with Metal-Detector Finds One of UK’s Largest Roman Coin Hoards, Worth £100,000
2012 10 18
A first-time treasure hunter is behind one of the largest Roman gold coin hoards ever discovered in the UK – thought to be worth £100,000. National newspapers reported on Wednesday that the man, from Berkhamsted, had been sold a beginner’s metal detector from the town’s High Street-based Hidden History for £135. He is reported to have gone back with 40 of the ...
Mysterious elk-shaped geoglyph discovered in Russia
2012 10 17
A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discovered in Russia may predate Peru’s famous Nazca Lines by thousands of years. The animal-shaped stone structure, located near Lake Zjuratkul in the Ural Mountains, north of Kazakhstan, has an elongated muzzle, four legs and two antlers. A historical Google Earth satellite image from 2007 shows what may ...
The Triumph of Narrative Over Truth: The Link Between 9/11 And The U.S. Presidential Race
2012 10 17
Obama and Romney both agree on one point: Do not debate 9/11. “I’m aware that there are still some who would question or even justify the offense of 9/11, but let us be clear. Al-Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women, and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to ...
Students Invent Gloves that Translate Sign Language to Speech
2012 10 17
According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are are about 70 million deaf people who use sign language as their first language or mother tongue. Beyond that, sign language is also the first language to many hearing and deaf-blind people. Unfortunately, there is a barrier between those who use sign language and the majority of people who don’t ...
Chachapoyas - The Cloud People of Peru
2012 10 17
Little is known about the Chachapoyas, the Warriors of the Clouds, an ancient blonde and white-skinned civilisation that existed thousands of years before the Inca empire. Tune into Red Ice Radio to hear more about the Chachapoyas and ancient civilization: Brien Foerster - The Inca Before The Conquest Hugh Newman - The Olmecs & Megalithic Cultures David Hatcher Childress - The Mystery of the ...
Nobel’s will ’blatantly disrespected’ in Norway
2012 10 17
On the eve of the announcement of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, The Local catches up with Norwegian lawyer and Nobel historian Fredrik S. Heffermehl, who claims the Norwegian Nobel Committee isn’t following Alfred Nobel’s wishes. For years, Heffermehl has been writing books and penning opinion pieces in the Norwegian media arguing that the country’s Nobel Committee, in charge of awarding ...
Ancient tomb found at ’Sweden’s Stonehenge’
2012 10 17
”The findings confirm what we have believed; that this has been a special place for a very long time,” said archaeologist Bengt Söderberg to news agency TT. On Saturday, the first day of the dig, the scientists already had a hunch that they would find something on the site, expecting a Stone Age grave and a Bronze Age monument. And since, the ...
The Great New England Vampire Panic
2012 10 17
Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, farmers became convinced that their relatives were returning from the grave to feed on the living. Children playing near a hillside gravel mine found the first graves. One ran home to tell his mother, who was skeptical at first—until the boy produced a skull. Because this was Griswold, Connecticut, in 1990, police initially thought ...
Gary McKinnon’s Extradition to US Blocked
2012 10 16
The mother of British computer hacker Gary McKinnon has welcomed Home Secretary Theresa May’s decision to block his extradition to the US. Janis Sharp said she was "overwhelmed" after an "emotional rollercoaster" and she said Mrs May had been "incredibly brave" to "stand up" to the US. Mr McKinnon, 46, admits accessing US government computers but claims he was looking for evidence ...
Anders Behring Breivik’s mother ’sexualised’ him when he was four
2012 10 16
Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik’s mother "sexualised" her four-year-old son, smacked him, and often told him she wished he were dead, child psychologist reports printed in a new book on the Norwegian killer have revealed. The reports also show that when Breivik was just four-years-old, his mother became preoccupied with fears that her son would violently assault someone. "She saw ...
Jesus ’healed using cannabis’
2012 10 16
Jesus was almost certainly a cannabis user and an early proponent of the medicinal properties of the drug, according to a study of scriptural texts published this month. The study suggests that Jesus and his disciples used the drug to carry out miraculous healings. The anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since ...
"Global warming" stopped 16 years ago, reveals quietly released Met Office report
2012 10 16
The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures. This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same ...
Ancient Egypt City Aligned With Sun on King’s Birthday
2012 10 16
The Egyptian city of Alexandria, home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, may have been built to align with the rising sun on the day of Alexander the Great’s birth, a new study finds. The Macedonian king, who commanded an empire that stretched from Greece to Egypt to the Indus River in what is now India, founded ...
Kennewick Man: Scientists unravel 9,300-year-old skeleton’s past
2012 10 16
The long-running detective saga involving one of North America’s earliest inhabitants has taken a new twist, with news that Kennewick Man — the shockingly intact 9,300-year-old skeleton unearthed in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia River — probably was a visitor to central Washington, not a longtime inhabitant. More likely, Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Douglas Owsley announced in a pair of ...
The IMF and World Bank Use Arab Uprisings to Expand Control Over Nations
2012 10 16
Many oil-producing nations such as Saudi Arabia, the US, the UK, Japan and Kuwait have pledged $165 million to fund an initiative of the World Bank that will allegedly prop up countries that have been affected by manufactured Arab Spring uprisings. Along with the approval of the UN, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Islamic Development bank and the ...
The Fermi Solution
2012 10 16
In 1950 Enrico Fermi, then a prominent physicist, put forth a paper that soon became known as the Fermi Paradox. The main thrust of his argument was simple: since all the available astronomical data suggested there was a very high probability that advanced civilizations existed out there, why then had none colonized or contacted the earth? Astrophysicists, astronomers and other ...
The Meaning of Sacred Geometry
2012 10 15
Most of us tend to think of geometry as a relatively dry, if not altogether boring, subject remembered from our Middle school years, consisting of endless axioms, definitions, postulates and proofs, hearkening back, in fact, to the methodology of Euclids Elements, in form and structure a masterly exposition of logical thinking and mental training but not the most thrilling read ...
The Triptych Enigma: Freemasonry’s Forbidden Ancient "Universal Religion" Rediscovered
2012 10 15
An unprecedented new archaeological discovery has been made that ties the world’s ancient pyramid-building civilizations together and shows they all practiced the same advanced "Universal Religion." The discovery, on the surface, is a seemingly simple one: it is the discovery of a key architectural parallel they all shared, and which is still visible in the ruins of their temples. We can ...
Rituals of War: The Giant Pyramid of Captured German Helmets
2012 10 15
This remarkable photo, taken in 1918, shows employees of the New York Central Railroad at a celebration in Victory Way, showing off a pyramid of recovered German helmets in front of Grand Central Terminal. There are two cannons in the shot, one on either side; and there is a statue—possibly of Greek goddess of victory, Nike—on top of the pile. ...
The Real Reason US Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan - Not To End the War Or Save Lives.
2012 10 15
Atomic Weapons Were Not Needed to End the War or Save Lives Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives. But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise. The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey group, assigned by President Truman ...
The EU wouldn’t qualify to become a MEMBER of the EU - It’s Not Democratic Enough!
2012 10 15
RT talks to Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament who gives his take on what exactly is wrong within the EU. "It is an extraordinary and sad paradox that 27 countries, each of them a liberal parliamentary democracy in its own right, have come together and accepted a system that would make Zimbabwe look democratic."
Granting the Peace Prize to the "Non Person" EU is in Violation of Alfred Nobel’s Will
2012 10 15
[...] [F]or champions of peace [the prize will be awarded] by a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting. It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration whatever shall be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be a Scandinavian or ...
Dinos’ DNA Demise: Genetic Material Has a 521-Year Half-Life
2012 10 15
A new analysis confirms the widely held suspicion that DNA from dinosaurs and ancient insects trapped in amber cannot be recovered to make a ’Jurassic Park’-style theme park Few researchers have given credence to claims that samples of dinosaur DNA have survived to the present day, but no one knew just how long it would take for genetic material to fall ...
The Mysterious Crespi Collection & The Metal Library
2012 10 15
The strange and fascinating tale of Carlos Crespi Croci, Salesian monk in Ecuador, can be pieced together from many sources. It was he, before his death in 1982, who housed and protected the "Crespi Collection", various artifacts collected by local Indians from South & Central America. It was said they were discovered and retrieved from subterranean tunnels under ...
Felix Baumgartner plunges to Earth safely: ‘It was harder than I expected’
2012 10 15
Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make it back alive. Thirty-nine kilometres below him, millions of people were right there with him, watching on the Internet and marvelling at the wonder of the moment. A second later, he stepped off the capsule and ...
Time twins
2012 10 15
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg looks like a painting of Philip IV, king of Spain and Portugal in the 1600s. Hollywood star Nicolas Cage bears a striking resemblance to an amazing 140-year-old photo of a man believed to have lived in Tennessee at the time of the American Civil War. In folklore, a doppelganger or “double walker” is the psychic double ...
Is ’daydream learning’ possible ?
2012 10 12
Sleep-learning, or presenting information to a sleeping person by playing a sound recording has not been very useful. Researchers have determined that learning during sleep is "impractical and probably impossible." But what about daydream learning? Subliminal learning is the concept of indirect learning by subliminal messages. James Vicary pioneered subliminal learning in 1957 when he planted messages in a movie ...
High Court Let’s Telecoms Keep Immunity in NSA Spy Case
2012 10 12
The U.S. Supreme Court has put an end to lawsuits against telecommunications companies for helping the Bush administration spy on American phone calls and emails. During the height of Bush’s war-on-terror, the National Security Agency (NSA) gained access to the electronic systems of AT&T and other telecoms. The illegal surveillance outraged civil libertarians who filed more than 30 lawsuits, which ...
Maths overtakes the speed of light
2012 10 12
New mathematical formulas have expanded Einstein’s theory of special relativity to allow for travel beyond the speed of light, potentially changing the way we view the Universe and judge distances. Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity, published in 1905, interprets motion based on different frames of reference in space and time. The new mathematical formulas are based on the same principles, ...
The Unsolved Mystery of the Tunnels at Baiae
2012 10 12
There is nothing remotely Elysian about the Phlegræan Fields, which lie on the north shore of the Bay of Naples; nothing sylvan, nothing green. The Fields are part of the caldera of a volcano that is the twin of Mount Vesuvius, a few miles to the east, the destroyer of Pompeii. The volcano is still active–it last erupted in 1538, ...
A 100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attacking A Wasp
2012 10 12
This lucky wasp did not get eaten by the spider attacking it. But when we say “lucky,” we mean it only in a certain sense: moments after the wasp’s capture, they were both overtaken by a flow of tree resin and were preserved in amber for the next 100 million years, while their species and their dinosaur contemporaries from the ...
Ignoble: European Union wins 2012 Peace Prize
2012 10 12
Nobel bailout? The European Union has been announced the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012. Amidst Europe’s as-yet-unsolved crippling economic backdrop, a heated debate emerged over the validity of the prize. The 27-nation organization was awarded the prizing for its historic role in "uniting the continent" and its contributions “to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in ...
Afterlife exists says top brain surgeon
2012 10 12
A prominent scientist who had previously dismissed the possibility of the afterlife says he has reconsidered his belief after experiencing an out of body experience which has convinced him that heaven exists. Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis. During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of ...
Giant ’mystery eyeball’ discovered on beach
2012 10 12
The discovery of an enormous eyeball on a South Florida beach begs a very pertinent question: What kind of creature did it belong to? The "mystery eyeball," as it’s being referred to by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, was found Wednesday by a beachcomber on Pompano Beach. Carli Segelson, spokeswoman for the agency, said the eyeball is slightly larger ...
Physicists say there may be a way to prove that we live in a computer simulation
2012 10 11
Back in 2003, Oxford professor Nick Bostrom suggested that we may be living in a computer simulation. In his paper, Bostrom offered very little science to support his hypothesis — though he did calculate the computational requirements needed to pull of such a feat. And indeed, a philosophical claim is one thing, actually proving it is quite another. But now, ...
Birthplace of Atomic Bomb, New Mexico Remains Center of Massive U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
2012 10 11
In this special broadcast from just outside Los Alamos National Laboratory, we look at the radioactive legacy of New Mexico. The atomic bombs used in World War II were designed and developed here, and the state still plays a key role in maintaining the nation’s massive nuclear arsenal. We’re joined by two guests: Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch ...
Symbols, and the "Graffiti Code Breaker"
2012 10 11
To mark their territory and warn off rivals, 21st-century gangsters still depend on the street language of graffiti. “Graffiti is a big part of how gangs tell their story and pick their turf,” says Steven Schafer, a detective in the criminal gang unit of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. A new software program called GARI (Gang Graffiti Automatic Recognition and ...
"But is it peer reviewed?" - Fraud and Science
2012 10 11
Cheating in the sciences may be the most serious form of fraud . Cheating amongst students grabs the headlines one day. Everyone knows about cheating in the business world. Think Libor. A smaller story about cheating on the inside page of the NY Times is equally upsetting, if only because it comes from an unexpected quarter. Now the culprits are research scientists. More ...
Japan Backpedals on Plan to Phase Out Nuclear Power
2012 10 11
"Last week, Japan surprised the world by announcing that it plans to abandon atomic energy completely by the 2030s. But now in an abrupt turnaround, the Japanese Cabinet appears to be backpedaling on that decision, dropping any mention of the 2030s deadline in its approval of Japan’s new energy policy." GlobalResearchTV Fukushima: It Could Have Been Worse - Arnie Gundersen
Confronting the EU “Oligarchy of Governments”. Joining Forces for Another Europe
2012 10 11
In Europe we are living in particularly dramatic times. Democracy is in death-agony and we are witnessing post-democratic processes taking over at the national and supranational level. EU leaders have further concentrated decision-making power on public and fiscal policies in the hands of an oligarchy of governments, technocrats and the European Central Bank (ECB), which are subject to the dictates ...
Ban on lunch lady’s food a ’misunderstanding’
2012 10 11
A lunch lady whose food was "too good" for students at a Swedish school will be able to continue offering her tasty concoctions after local authorities said the episode was a "misunderstanding" -- an explanation that doesn’t sit well with the cook. “It feels like a stab in the back,” Annica Eriksson, the cook at Vikaskolan in Falun, told The Local. Eriksson ...
Mummy with Mouthful of Cavities Discovered
2012 10 11
An Egyptian man may have succumbed to a painful sinus infection 2,100 years ago. Around 2,100 years ago, at a time when Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of Greek kings, a young wealthy man from Thebes was nearing the end of his life. Rather than age, he may have succumbed to a sinus infection caused by a mouthful of cavities and ...
Swiss Study Shows 147 Technocratic “Super Entities” Rule the World
2012 10 10
The Swiss Federal Institute (SFI) in Zurich released a study entitled “The Network of Global Corporate Control” that proves a small consortiums of corporations – mainly banks – run the world. A mere 147 corporations which form a “super entity” have control 40% of the world’s wealth; which is the real economy. These mega-corporations are at the center of the ...
Explosion at Russian military test site
2012 10 10
Thousands fled when two villages were evacuated following a series of huge explosions near a military testing ground some 40 kilometers from the city of Orenburg in Central Russia. RT BBC
Number 33: Secret Societies, UFOs, Death, Destruction & Disneyland
2012 10 10
What’s with the number 33? To occultists and secret societies like the Freemasons, 33 is held in reverence. This supposedly magical number appears to pop up time and time again throughout many of history’s most significant and tumultuous events, from Biblical times through to the modern era. Is there really something to 33 or is it just another number like ...
DHS To Test Spy Drones For “Public Safety” Applications
2012 10 10
The Department of Homeland Security has announced in a solicitation to drone manufacturers that it will begin testing “Robotic Aircraft For Public Safety” at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, indicating that small spy drones will be used to keep tabs on Americans in the near future. As Infowars reported back in July, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told a House Committee on Homeland Security ...
Nuclear Weapons. Who Needs “Red Lines”: Iran or Israel?
2012 10 10
In his September 23, 2012 speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the United States and its allies to define clear red lines for the Iranian nuclear program, emphasizing that Iran will reach the threshold at which it could manufacture a nuclear bomb by mid 2013. A deep scrutiny of the past and of ...
Who’s in Charge Inside Your Head?
2012 10 10
ZOMBIE bees? That’s right: zombie bees. First reported in California in 2008, these stranger-than-fiction creatures have spread to North Dakota and, just recently, to my home in Washington State. Of course, they’re not really zombies, although they act disquietingly like them, showing abnormal behavior like flying at night (almost unheard-of in healthy bees), moving erratically and then dying. These “zombees” are ...
Magnets kill cancer cells in lab
2012 10 10
A magnetic method of killing cancer cells has been developed by scientists in South Korea. The technique uses a magnetic field to flip a "self-destruct" switch in tumours. Researchers have demonstrated that the process works in bowel cancer cells and living laboratory fish. Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, is one of the body’s ways of getting rid of old, faulty or infected ...
When Is The Syrian ’Opposition’ Syrian?
2012 10 10
At the outskirts of the city of Adana in southern Turkey is located an enormous US Air force base called Incirlik. It is actually only nicknamed ‘the US base’, in reality it is being utilized by the United States Air Force, the Turkish Air Force and by the British RAF. Of course for the United States it may be one ...
Neolithic discovery: Why Orkney is the centre of ancient Britain
2012 10 09
Long before the Egyptians began the pyramids, Neolithic man built a vast temple complex at the top of what is now Scotland. Robin McKie visits the astonishing Ness of Brodgar. Drive west from Orkney’s capital, Kirkwall, and then head north on the narrow B9055 and you will reach a single stone monolith that guards the entrance to a spit of land ...
Suspicions, doubts linger after pope’s butler verdict. A wider conspiracy?
2012 10 09
The swift conviction of Pope Benedict’s former butler leaves lingering suspicions that he was a pawn in a much larger Vatican intrigue involving infighting in the papal court and alleged corruption at the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church. Despite the Vatican’s desire to quickly turn the page on one of the worst scandals in its recent history, the trial ...
New study suggests humans are not naturally violent
2012 10 09
A new study published last month in Nature Journal suggests that humans are naturally good. This study adds to the mounting evidence against the popular misconception that corruption is a trait of human nature. In ten experiments using economic games, scientists observed that faster decisions result in more cooperation and generosity, while slower, calculated decisions show a decrease in cooperation and ...
First Ever Etruscan Pyramids Found in Italy
2012 10 09
The first ever Etruscan pyramids have been located underneath a wine cellar in the city of Orvieto in central Italy, according to a team of U.S. and Italian archaeologists. Carved into the rock of the tufa plateau --a sedimentary area that is a result of volcanic activity -- on which the city stands, the subterranean structures were largely filled. Only the ...
Third Reich - Operation UFO
2012 10 09
For the first time, the legendary 2006 Russian documentary ’Third Reich - Operation UFO’ in its entirety, fully translated into English and available for free viewing. Many thanks to Irina Du Toit for the translation and the saucer people for the subtitles. The film explores the historical mysteries and rumours of a Nazi secret base in Antarctica, the 1947 flying saucer ...
TSA hired priest accused of molesting girls to do pat downs
2012 10 09
The Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) didn’t bother to do a background check on a priest who had been defrocked for molesting girls before they gave him a job, which included doing pat downs on children at Philadelphia International Airport. The Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday reported that the agency confirmed that 65-year-old Thomas Harkins had been forced out of the priesthood ...
The Church and Its Pedophiles
2012 10 09
[...] As a Brooklyn girl going to parochial elementary and high schools, the only non-Catholic I knew was my grandfather, who wasn’t allowed in the Church because he was a Mason. I fretted over that. How would he get to heaven? And what about all the other people who weren’t Catholic? What about children in foreign lands who had never ...
Mayan ball court was celestial marker used to observe solstices
2012 10 09
Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices, and they said Friday that the discovery adds to understanding of the many layers of ritual significance that the ball game had for the culture. The structures sit atop the low ...
13,000 got steroid shots suspected in meningitis outbreak, number of infected at 105
2012 10 09
As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it’s not clear how many are in danger. Officials don’t how many of the shots may have been contaminated with meningitis-causing fungus. And the figure includes not only those who got them in the back for pain — who are most at ...
Declassified at Last: Air Force’s Supersonic Flying Saucer Schematics
2012 10 08
An artistic impression of what the finished USAF Project 1794 flying saucer might have looked like. Officially, aliens have never existed but flying saucers very nearly did. The National Archives has recently published never-before-seen schematics and details of a 1950s military venture, called Project 1794, which aimed to build a supersonic flying saucer. The newly declassified materials show the U.S. Air Force ...
Ancient Foreign DNA Found in Modern Human DNA
2012 10 08
“The group that we think contributed this foreign DNA to these African populations was much more closely related to anatomically modern humans than Homo erectus. I think it is more appropriate to think of this foreign group as about as different as Neanderthals were to Cro-magnon Homo sapiens sapiens.” - Joshua Akey, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Genome Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle To reconstruct modern human ...
The War on Kids
2012 10 08
The War on Kids is a 2009 documentary film about the American school system. The film takes a look at public school education in America and concludes that schools are not only failing to educate, but are increasingly authoritarian institutions more akin to prisons that are eroding the foundations of American democracy. Students are robbed of basic freedoms primarily due ...
New Ideas About Aging Are REALLY Old
2012 10 05
Mr. S, a writer in his nineties, was asked to appear in court. His sons believed he was no longer competent to handle his estate. Mr. S spoke in his own defense. He agreed that he might have neglected his work recently because he had been finishing a play. After he read his play to the court, the case was ...
Forget Geoengineering: Professor Calls for “Human Engineering” to Save Earth
2012 10 05
It is nearly impossible to read the headlines these days without asking if the reality we find ourselves living in is the real world or some crazy mad scientist’s fantasy land. From the world’s first genetically modified designer babies, to accusations of genetically enhanced athletes competing in the Olympics, the world as it we know it has been thrown into ...
Hegemony and Propaganda: The Importance of Trivialisation in Cementing Social Control
2012 10 05
Knowledge in modern societies has expanded to the point whereby specialisms and sub-specialisms are the norm. It is just not possible for one person to have in-depth knowledge of every discipline. We must rely on others to convey such knowledge, usually in relatively simplistic terms. Most of us have to take at face value many of the ideas and concepts ...
True Prosperity: Becoming an employee of the Universe
2012 10 05
I love the word prosperity. Prosperity represents a fulfilling life encompassing not only material wealth but happiness and genuine fulfillment. I think of it as a state where abundance is free to flow uninhibited through all areas of one’s life. I think you could say most people long to live in such a state but few people actually do. What is ...
This Land Is Mine
2012 10 05
"The spot where three continents converge is the most-disputed (and some say most valuable) real estate on Earth. Nina Paley is working on a full project (called Seder-Masochism) on the history of the Holy Land (Israel/Canaan/Palestine/the Levant), and this clip is envisioned as the final scene." Source: Neatorama Who’s Killing Who? A Viewer’s Guide Because you can’t tell the players without a pogrom!
Tomb of Maya queen K’abel discovered in Guatemala
2012 10 05
Archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the tomb of Lady K’abel, a seventh-century Maya Holy Snake Lord considered one of the great queens of Classic Maya civilization. The tomb was discovered during excavations of the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka’ in northwestern Petén, Guatemala, by a team of archaeologists led by Washington University in St. Louis’ David Freidel, co-director of the ...
Spidery black objects on Mars surface raise speculation
2012 10 05
Someone alert Ziggy Stardust, there appear to be spiders on Mars. Strange black objects seen from 200 miles above the surface of Mars are generating interest and speculation that the unidentified objects could be anything from geysers to sunbathing colonies of microorganisms. NPR presents several photos of the objects, including one taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Jan. 27, 2010, that ...
The Forgotten Underworld of Japan - Mysterious Underwater Ruins
2012 10 05
Graham Hancock explains his initial interest in prehistoric underwater archaeology in chapter 28 of Underworld, entitled “Maps of Japan and Taiwan 13,000 Years Ago?” In the opening paragraph he writes: “It was the submerged structures of Japan that first awakened me to the possibility that an underworld in history, unrecognized by archaeologists, could lie concealed and forgotten beneath the sea” ...
Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found
2012 10 04
Site where oldest computer lay for thousands of years may yield other treasures and even another Antikythera mechanism In 1900, Greek sponge divers stumbled across "a pile of dead, naked women" on the seabed near the tiny island of Antikythera. It turned out the figures were not corpses but bronze and marble statues, part of a cargo of stolen Greek treasure ...
Israeli Rabbis Greet Iran’s President Ahmadinejahd in NYC on Yom Kippur
2012 10 04
In a video you won’t see on CNN or ABC, Israeli Sephardic Rabbis Greeted Ahmadinejahd in New York City on Yom Kippur. Iran’s President was visibly moved by the emotional prayers for peace and friendship spoken by the Israeli Rabbis. The Sephardic Rabbis praised Iran’s leaders for 1,000 years of peaceful relations with 50,000 Jewish families in Tehran. This extraordinary ...
Army Can’t Say What It Pays Disgraced General to Do
2012 10 04
What does Army Maj. Gen. William “Kip” Ward do for a living? The Army doesn’t seem to know. It knows where Ward works: He’s an assistant to Gen. Lloyd Austin, the Army’s vice chief of staff. But substantively, the Army seems to have no idea what Ward does for his money. After a week of research, the Army’s public relations office ...
New project aims to upload a honey bee’s brain into a flying insectobot by 2015
2012 10 04
Every once in a while, there’s news which reminds us that we’re living in the age of accelerating change. This is one of those times: A new project has been announced in which scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are hoping to create the first accurate computer simulation of a honey bee brain — and then upload it ...
Empire building, NATO style: Welcome to the billion-dollar Temple of Madness
2012 10 04
Richard Cottrell is a writer, journalist and former European MP (Conservative). His new book Gladio: NATO’s Dagger At The Heart Of Europe is now available from Progressive Press. A former air force base near Brussels, dedicated to the His Majesty the Belgian King, is gradually being converted at an estimated billion dollars (for now – but just watch those numbers ...
MI5 plotted to end Rolling Stones career
2012 10 04
An author claims MI5 planned to sabotage the Rolling Stones’ career, and the infamous Redlands raid was the result of a carefully-orchestrated plot. Philip Norman says the British secret service forced a drug dealer to infiltrate band circles with the intention of discrediting Mick Jagger and co, so that they’d fall out of fame. The police raid on Keith Richards’ Redlands home ...
Why Does Fall/Autumn Have Two Names?
2012 10 04
Ambivalence over the name of the third season of the year reflects its status as a relatively new concept. As natural as it seems today, people haven’t always thought of the year in terms of four seasons. Fifteen hundred years ago, the Anglo-Saxons marked the passage of time with just one season: winter, a concept considered equivalent to hardship or adversity ...
Max Igan & Ken O’Keefe - False Flags & the American Interest
2012 10 04
"Max Igan and Ken O’Keefe’s breakdown on Israeli lobbyist Patrick Clawson’s suggestion of using a false flag event as a means of initiating conflict with Iran. " (Language)
Oldest Fake Toes Made Walking Easier in Egypt
2012 10 03
Researchers have suspected two Egyptian artificial toes are the world’s oldest known prosthetic body parts. A new study suggests that is the case: Volunteers without a big toe showed the prosthetics would have made walking around in ancient Egyptian sandals much easier, suggesting they were not just used in burial or in some other non-practical way. One of the artifacts in ...
Army Says ‘Social Network’ Use Is a Sign of Radicalism
2012 10 03
These are some warning signs that that you have turned into a terrorist who will soon kill your co-workers, according to the U.S. military. You’ve recently changed your “choices in entertainment.” You have “peculiar discussions.” You “complain about bias,” you’re “socially withdrawn” and you’re frustrated with “mainstream ideologies.” Your “Risk Factors for Radicalization” include “Social Networks” and “Youth.” These are some ...
Nestle Puts GPS Devices Inside Candy Bars To Track Winning Customers
2012 10 03
RIC Note: What a clever way to appeal to the greed in people so as to make corporate GPS tracking and locating a frivolous, harmless, legal, and acceptable (even profitable) affair. The candy company launched the “We Will Find You” campaign in the United Kingdom where GPS tracking devices were placed inside six candy bars. Once the winning candy bar ...
Design to ’harpoon’ old satellites, space junk
2012 10 03
UK engineers are developing a system to harpoon rogue or redundant satellites and pull them out of the sky. It is a response to the ever growing problem of orbital junk - old pieces of hardware that continue to circle the Earth and which now pose a collision threat to operational spacecraft. The harpoon would be fired at the hapless satellite from ...
The Science of Ghost Hunting: Logical Leaps of Faith
2012 10 03
It’s getting to be the busy time of the year, especially for those of us involved in research of the strange and unusual. This probably has less to do with the actual presence of strange specters and hidden creatures coming out of the woodwork to coincide with the Halloween season, but instead the surge in interest that our celebration of ...
Eternal Life Does Not Violate the Laws of Physics - "We Will Be Gods"
2012 10 03
In his best-selling book "Physics of the Future," American professor Michio Kaku lays out his vision for the world in 2100. Kaku, the son of Japanese immigrants, spoke to SPIEGEL about a future in which toilets will have health monitoring sensors and contact lenses will be connected to the Internet. SPIEGEL: Professor Kaku, in your book you write about how ...
Gaddafi killed by French agent, Sarkozy?
2012 10 03
New reports claim that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by a French agent who infilitrated the lynch mob which caught Gaddafi in Sirte. The killing was allegedly ordered by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. In March 2011 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gave an interview in which he revealed Libya had funded the Nikolas Sarkozy election campaign in 2007. According to ...
"UK trains & arms future enemies, repeats errors of past"
2012 10 03
"RT speaks to British MP Paul Flynn who was thrown out of Parliament for voicing his opposition to the Afghan war." "The problem is the policies we’ve been following.. is the belief that you can win hearts and minds with bombs and bullets. You can’t."
Russia tells NATO to stay away from Syria
2012 10 03
Russia told NATO and world powers on Tuesday they should not seek ways to intervene in Syria’s civil war or set up buffer zones between rebels and government forces. Moscow further called for restraint between NATO-member Turkey and Syria, where violence along their shared border has strained relations between the former allies. Tensions have flared since a mortar round fired from ...
Biologist discovers mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities
2012 10 02
A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could inspire new research in regenerative medicine, a University of Florida study finds. For years biologists have studied salamanders for their ability to regrow lost limbs. But amphibian biology is very different than human biology, so lessons learned in laboratories from salamanders are difficult to translate into medical therapies ...
Too holy for sex? The problem of a married Jesus
2012 10 02
If a fourth-century fragment of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus telling his disciples about "my wife" is authenticated, it could upend the modern church’s understanding of the “son of God.” “If Jesus is a normal human being and he’s sexual, that’s the real fear,” James Tabor, a biblical scholar at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the co-author of ...
Why Masons are Afraid of Alex Chapman
2012 10 02
Freemason power isn’t in jeopardy. But they do fear exposure. An immigrant from Trinidad has shown Canadians how to fight the secret Masonic establishment that runs the country, and the world. Freemason power isn’t in jeopardy. But they do fear exposure. They depend on duping the intelligentsia. They do not want these useful idiots to recognize that a corrupt, even ...
PROPAGANDA : A North Korean Perspective on Western Control, Media and "Professional Liars"
2012 10 02
(Graphic) Here is the formal statement I gave to Federal Police on 16 June 2012: On a trip to visit family in Seoul in April, I was approached by a man and a woman who claimed to be North Korean defectors. They presented me with a DVD that recently came into their possession and asked me to translate it. They also asked ...
Scientists Warn Geo-Engineering Can Kill Billions of People
2012 10 02
Geo-engineering is an umbrella term for deliberate climate intervention that includes spraying the sky with aerosols to reflect solar radiation away from Earth in order to cool the planet and to save the environment and humanity from the effects of supposedly man-made global warming.  There is evidence that this program has already been implemented for many years using unidentified chemical ...
TSA Lets Loaded Guns Past Security, on to Planes
2012 10 02
After reports of two loaded guns making it past airport screeners and on to passenger flights this week, one congressman says "hundreds" of prohibited items get past screeners every day, a situation he calls "intolerable." In one of the incidents last week, Transportation Security Administration screeners allowed a New Orleans Hornets executive to board a plane from New Orleans to Newark, ...
Salem Witch Trials
2012 10 02
The infamous Salem witch trials began during the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. As a wave of hysteria spread throughout colonial Massachusetts, a special court convened in Salem to hear the cases; the first convicted witch, Bridget Bishop, ...
Funding Sources of Anti-Organics Stanford Study Questioned in New Report
2012 10 02
A study released last week by Stanford scientists, which claims organic foods are no more healthy than non-organic foods, was funded by corporate agriculture and biotechnology giants, according to a new report by the Cornucopia Institute. "We were not one bit surprised to find that the agribusiness giant Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural business enterprise, and foundations like the Bill and ...
The Dropa tribe and their stone discs
2012 10 01
More than a decade ago, Hartwig Hausdorf reignited the debate as to whether aliens had crashlanded in the remote Chinese mountain range of Baian-Kara-Ula. Over the past decade, several elements of the story have been confirmed. In the mid-1990s, German author and tour guide Hartwig Hausdorf reignited the debate as to whether aliens had crash-landed in their craft in the ...
Consciousness and All That Jazz
2012 10 01
Could a robot that sings jazz be the key to understanding and harnessing robot intelligence? That is the hopes of researcher Antonio Chella at the University of Palermo, Italy. Chella, working with Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory in Japan, will be training a Telenoid robot to mimic movements and simple sounds made by a human singer. The programming will include associating styles and ...
Designing Out Pain
2012 10 01
Our present understanding of the neuromolecular biology underlying pain perception should allow several aspects of pain treatment to be radically improved in the near future. For example, better analgesics could be created based on an improved understanding of how pain perception arises and how it travels within the nervous system. The genetic variations underlying pain perception can be genetically analyzed ...
Copy & Pasted Images at Gale Crater, Curiosity Landing Site?
2012 10 01
"I have come across obvious image manipulation for the image composite of Gale crater. I want to be clear that I am not attacking NASA, but addressing what I found disappointing in the Gale crater composite. I am and always have been a big fan of NASA. If I worked for NASA on oversight, I would be equally upset to ...
Salvaging the Costa Concordia : Doomed Cruise Ship Prepares for Final Voyage
2012 10 01
Disposing of the Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the coast of Tuscany in January 2012, will be the most spectacular salvage operation in the history of seafaring. The pressure on the team is huge: If anything goes wrong, the ship’s operator will have another disaster on its hands. Withered potted palms hang upside down over the rusty railing. Chairs lie ...
"Whatever Is Left Is Just Pieces of Bodies and Cloth": The Horror of Living Under Drones
2012 10 01
A new Stanford-NYU report, "Living Under Drones," details the devastation to civilians - and possible war crimes - resulting from US drone strikes in Pakistan. On the morning of March 17, 2011, Ahmed Jan joined over 40 other people at a bus station in Datta Khel, North Waziristan in Pakistan to settle a community issue in a large meeting, or jirga. ...
Pentagon hopes nicotine plant can ’cure’ chemical weapons effects
2012 10 01
The phrase ‘chemical weapons’ has sparked fear in the US for years, so the Pentagon recently dished out $2.7 million for research on using a plant closely related to tobacco to protect soldiers from chemical warfare. ­It’s a somewhat ironic decision by a country that vowed to spend $54 million on anti-tobacco advertising campaigns this year. The Pentagon’s research branch, the Defense ...
Foods of the Maya World
2012 10 01
We may not realize it, but many of our favorite foods—from guacamole to tamales to chocolate—were discovered, developed, and refined centuries ago in the Maya world. Here are a few of our favorites. Chocolate Cacao is endemic to the lands of the Maya, who were the first to take the seeds of the fruit ...
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