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March 2013
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Google Doodle Honoring Cesar Chavez is Not a Big Shift for Google - The "Saviour" is Risen
2013 03 31
A martyr has been created. A new "hero" of the people. Communist deity Chavez is honored by Google. Hugo Chavez: Marxist Money Power Stooge Today, Google chose to honor legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez with one of their Google Doodles – the temporary homepage logos used to commemorate certain days -- because it’s his birthday. On most days, the move wouldn’t stir up ...
Massive Louisiana sinkhole caused by oil industry just keeps on growing
2013 03 28
A sinkhole triggered in Louisiana by the fossil fuel industry grew to 12 acres over the weekend, and it appears that hundreds of displaced nearby residents will never be able to return to their homes. The oil-sheen-coated sinkhole, photographed over the weekend. The sinkhole has been growing since it appeared in August. It was caused by a salt mining operation that ...
Two-Headed Bull Shark Confirmed Rarest in the World
2013 03 28
Imagine Jaws through the eyes of director Guillermo del Toro, and maybe you get something like this: a two-headed shark that’d be right at home in something like “Pan’s Labyrinth 2: The Ocean Blue.” According to the Journal of Fish Biology, where research on the incredibly rare find was published, it’s in fact the only recorded instance of dicephalia — the ...
Facial recognition and GPS tracking: TrapWire company conducting even more surveillance
2013 03 28
An internationally-spread Orwellian surveillance system uncovered by RT has been linked to a software company that collects the GPS coordinates of cell phone users in over 100 major cities. The discovery of the TrapWire risk mitigation program last year and its ability to match human faces caught on camera against massive databases of intelligence led to an outcry from privacy advocates ...
Eco-Madness: As Earthworms Are Blamed For “Global Warming”, Ecologists Suggest Killing Polar Bears
2013 03 28
The world of global warming alarmists is increasingly resembling a madhouse, with conservationists falling over each other trying to salvage the last shreds of credibility. Very funny. What makes the situation hilarious, is the fact many eco-zealots inadvertently put out increasingly panicking publications that look more like satires than studies. As the Daily Caller reported on in February of this year, ...
Surprised? Monsanto Openly Wrote Own Monsanto Protection Act
2013 03 28
It should come as no surprise to many of you to find out that Monsanto actually authored the wording of its own Monsanto Protection Act hidden in the recently passed and signed Continuing Resolution spending bill. How could a major corporation write its own laws and regulations, you ask? Quite frankly I think it’s important to understand that the entire Senate ...
Free will and fate are both illusions
2013 03 28
Free will and fate are both illusions. The trick is learning to sail with the prevailing winds of life. There is a line in J G Ballard’s book The Atrocity Exhibition (1970) that strikes at the heart of the issue of free will versus fate. Ballard writes: ‘Deep assignments run through all our lives; there are no coincidences.’ It is an ...
Pesticide makes bees forget the scent for food, new study finds
2013 03 28
Neocotinoids block part of brain bees use for learning, leaving them unable to make link between floral scents and nectar Widely used pesticides have been found in new research to block a part of the brain that bees use for learning, rendering some of them unable to perform the essential task of associating scents with food. Bees exposed to two kinds ...
Google adds Street View to ghost town inside Japan nuclear zone
2013 03 28
Concrete rubble litters streets lined with shuttered shops and dark windows. A collapsed roof juts from the ground. A ship sits stranded on a stretch of dirt flattened when the tsunami roared across the coastline. There isn’t a person in sight. Google Street View is giving the world a rare glimpse into one of Japan’s eerie ghost towns, created when the ...
Hugo Chavez: Marxist Money Power Stooge
2013 03 28
During his reign, the number of private sector jobs declined by an astonishing 30%. Half of Venezuelans depend on the informal economy to survive. Public payrolls have ballooned. Hugo Chávez’s fierce resistance to US Imperialism was much appreciated but his domestic policies were openly Marxist. His most notable legacy is the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, dedicated at social, economic and ...
Furor Growing Against Obama Over ’Monsanto Protection Act’
2013 03 27
Anger is growing against President Barack Obama the day after he signed into law a spending bill that included a provision opponents have dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act." That bill, the HR 933 continuing resolution, was mainly aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills for the next ...
Take Back Your Kitchen: How Cooking Can Save Your Life
2013 03 27
The cure for what ails us—both in our bodies and in our nation—can be found in the kitchen. It is a place to rebuild community and connection, strengthen bonds with family and friends, teach life-giving skills to our children, enrich and nourish our bodies and our souls. Yet, in the twenty-first century, our kitchens (and our taste buds) have been hijacked ...
CIA Targeted Assassinations by Induced Heart Attack and Cancer
2013 03 27
The 1975 Church Committee hearings In 1975, during the Church Committee hearings, the existence of a secret assassination weapon came to light. The CIA had developed a poison that caused the victim to have an immediate heart attack. This poison could be frozen into the shape of a dart and then fired at high speed from a pistol. The gun was ...
The ’Pride of Russia’: A Corrupt Politician’s Ignoble Demise
2013 03 27
A corrupt rising star in Putin’s ruling party was recently found dead in a cement-filled barrel. His murder reveals the murky cross-section of politics, business and crime that characterizes today’s Russia. Before Mikhail Pakhomov ended up in a metal barrel, his bones broken and his body encased in cement, he enjoyed himself one last time. It was the evening of February ...
Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop
2013 03 27
In a fascinating video, YouTube channel Smarter Every Day examines the mysterious (and cool) Prince Rupert’s Drop phenomenon. When you quickly cool a blob of glass it acquires strange physical properties. Slow motion video shows us what is really going on.
Global internet slows after ’biggest attack in history’
2013 03 27
The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history. A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet. It is having an impact on popular services like Netflix - and experts worry it could escalate to affect banking and ...
The Lost Deities of the Neolithic
2013 03 27
Even today, in the Black Glen, at the head of Glen Lyon, in Spring an ancient ritual takes place. The shepherd who guards the the Old Man and the Old Woman takes them from their place of safety and restores them to their Tigh, house, a small structure which has been re-roofed with new thatch for the occasion. An Bodach ...
Miracle Spices With Huge Health Benefits (and Big Flavor)
2013 03 27
Spice up your life with these herbs, roots, and plants that benefit your health as much as they do your taste buds: From keeping your heart healthy and your arteries clear to reducing pain and warding off cancer, these everyday flavors will add a healthy punch to all your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. 1. Chili Peppers Add some heat to your dish ...
What Caused Russian Asteroid To Disintigrate Before Impact?
2013 03 26
"If you are incredulous that a 10,000 ton asteroid could be rendered to dust before impact with the ground, you are not alone." - Harold Saive David Talbott of The Thunderbolts Project delivers a scholarly narration on the huge meteor that entered Earth’s atmosphere over Cherlyabinsk, Russia on 2/15/2013. As a brief aside, certain segments of the video show the ...
The EU’s ’Community Method’ is the Modern Face of Totalitarianism
2013 03 26
What’s the difference between Fascism, Communism and the ’Community Method’? Godfrey Bloom MEP Tune into Red Ice Radio: Niki Raapana - The Anti Communitarian League G. Edward Griffin - The Collectivist Conspiracy Alan Watt - Future Studies & Collectivism Jacque Fresco & Roxanne Meadows - The Venus Project, The Philosophy, The System & The Transition
A run on the Federal Reserve (Texas wants its gold, Along with Germany, Azerbaijan, The Netherlands, Switzerland)
2013 03 26
We are seeing a slow motion run on the Federal Reserve. Around the world faith in the dollar is on the wain and sovereign governments are becoming more concerned with the whereabouts of their ultimate store of wealth, gold. During the cold war many governments sought the perceived safety of of storing their gold in the United States, protected from the ...
Scientists reprogram body’s own cells to kill cancer, HIV
2013 03 26
In a pair of papers published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers from two separate Japanese universities have successfully used a new technique to reprogram the body’s own immune cells to seek out and destroy cancer cells and HIV. The researchers hope that this technique can be developed into a practical therapy for cancer, HIV and other hard-to-treat conditions. ...
Emails link Tony Blair to top-secret Bohemian Grove gathering
2013 03 26
Attending the elusive Bohemian Grove retreat should be a priority for former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, News Corp executive Andrew Knight allegedly writes in an email to US Gen. Colin Powell obtained by RT. The mysterious computer hacker known only as Guccifer has once again supplied RT with a trove of presumed personal emails in which the private correspondence between ...
Mississippi Lawmaker Found Dead Of Gunshot Wound - Suicide?
2013 03 26
RIC Ed Note: What is going on in Mississippi? Five lawmakers have died in as many months. Mississippi state Rep. Jessica Upshaw was found dead of a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon, and it appears that she may have killed herself, though the official report on her death has not yet been released. And ABC News reported Monday afternoon that no ...
Click, Print, Gun: The Inside Story of the 3D-Printed Gun Movement
2013 03 26
Being a 3D-printing novice, I was once somewhat skeptical of the promise behind what’s being billed as a truly game-changing technology. I saw Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis on the cover of Wired in late September, and while the novelty of the process incited wonder in my inner 10-year-old, I didn’t think much about it after the fact. Enter Cody R. Wilson. ...
Activating the Power of the Higher Mind
2013 03 26
There’s much talk in spiritual circles about ‘setting our intention’; ‘envisioning the things we want’ or ‘manifesting our reality’. How easily such things slip into the psyche and collective vocabulary. What if though, we’re still being led astray by the ego, albeit a more subtle form of ego? What if instead, there is a reality that is shaping according to ...
Biographer admits: There was no Obama family
2013 03 26
In all the talk about David Maraniss’ new book, “Barack Obama: The Story,” the chattering classes seem to have overlooked the most significant of Maraniss’ revelations, namely that the story on which Obama based his 2008 candidacy is “received myth, not the truth.” “My parents shared not only an improbable love,” said Obama famously in his 2004 Democratic Convention keynote, “they ...
Europe’s Cyprus Crisis Has a Familiar Look
2013 03 26
Comment: A very telling article. Emphasis in bold added. To most of the world, the banking crisis that broke out in Cyprus in mid-March was as abrupt and unexpected as an outbreak of Ebola. For Cypriots, it wasn’t sudden at all. Many opportunities to steer the country in a better direction came along over the years but were missed or never ...
Was Boris Berezovsky poisoned by the Kremlin? Radiation alert as detectives comb home of dead oligarch
2013 03 26
Related: Exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky found dead - Official statement: Suicide by hanging * Two-mile safety cordon set up amid fears exiled tycoon had been murdered with radioactive poisoning * Alert raised when a paramedic’s radiation alarm was triggered leaving the £20million property * The estate in Ascot has been declared safe but death is being treated as ’unexplained’ The mystery surrounding ...
Exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky found dead - Official statement: Suicide by hanging
2013 03 26
Comment: Boris Berezovsky, the man booted out of Russia by Putin, has been found dead. Berezovsky was behind a LOT of dirty business, especially when it came to the destabilization of the Russian satellite states. Boris was himself behind the funding of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, as BBC’s "Russian Godfathers" showed. (Also see the video’s below the article for ...
Oops: Vial of deadly virus goes missing from secure biomedical lab
2013 03 25
A vial containing a potentially harmful virus has gone missing from a laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch, officials said. The missing vial, which contains less than a quarter of a teaspoon of an infectious disease, had been stored in a locked freezer designed to handle biological material safely in the Galveston National Laboratory on UTMB’s campus, officials said. During ...
China pulls 1,000 dead ducks from Sichuan river
2013 03 25
Directly on the heels of the disturbing news that 16,000 rotting pig corpses have been found in Shanghai’s Huangpu river, reports are coming out that 1,000 dead ducks are being pulled from the Nanhe river in Sichuan province, China. It’s not clear where the ducks came from. Much like the pigs, the cause of death for the birds could not be ...
The Priest Kidnapped Under Bergoglio in Argentina Has Given the Strangest Statement About the Incident
2013 03 25
[...] In a book called El Silencio by Argentinean journalist Horacio Verbitsky, Verbitsky details an incident in 1976 in which Pope Francis, known then as Jorge Bergoglio, was complicit in the kidnapping of two priests, Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics [left]. Verbitsky’s reporting claims that Bergoglio ordered Yorio and Jalics to stop their work with the poor in Argentina’s slums. When ...
Curiosity breaks rock to reveal dazzling white interior
2013 03 25
A rock crushed under the Curiosity Mars rover’s wheels has dazzled mission scientists in more ways than one. Mars is supposed to be the Red Planet, but the rock - dubbed "Tintina" - is a brilliant shade of white. The unusual colour indicates the presence of hydrated minerals that formed when water flowed through the robot’s landing site in ancient times. Water-bearing minerals ...
Pope, former pope meet in first such encounter in 600 years
2013 03 25
A reigning pope and a former pope faced each other for the first time in at least 600 years on Saturday when Pope Francis travelled south of Rome for lunch with his predecessor, pope emeritus Benedict XVI. Francis, who was elected on March 13, flew by helicopter to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, where Benedict has been living since ...
West Drops Syria WMD Narrative As Evidence Points to Western-Armed Terrorists
2013 03 25
For the US, UK, France, and its regional partners including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, nothing would have suited their interests more than if the recent chemical attack reported in Aleppo Syria turned out to be (or could have been portrayed as being) the work of the Syrian government, or even “loose” weapons that had fallen into the hands ...
Mussolini’s ’most secret’ bunker discovered
2013 03 25
Workers in Rome have stumbled across a top-secret bunker once belonging to former Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, hidden underneath the historic Palazzo Venezia. The discovery is the 12th such bunker as is said to have been the “most secret” of the former strongman’s hideouts, according to the Italian publication La Stampa. And in what has become a tradition of sorts, the bunker ...
Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK
2013 03 25
TED: Some ideas TOO fascinating - Hancock, Sheldrake’s censored talks The War on Consciousness - Graham Hancock’s censored talk at TEDxWhitechapel
Militant atheism has become a religion
2013 03 25
Prominent non-believers have become as dogmatic as those they deride -- and become rich on the lecture circuit It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. — Jonathan Swift One quiet Sunday morning, I stroll down the driveway of my home in Stone Mountain, Georgia, to pick up the newspaper. As I ...
Poor coverage of Google’s Street View scandal settlement
2013 03 22
Google paid $7 million to 38 states earlier this week to settle its Street View privacy scandal. This was a serious privacy violation and despite the fact that this story has been unfolding for three years, much of the coverage of the settlement was surprisingly poor. So it’s worth backtracking to remember what happened here. In Europe a few years ago, Google was ...
NYTimes’ Rhodes to Nowhere: A Cipher in the Oval Office
2013 03 22
RIC Editors Note: (Cipher: person or thing of no value or importance; nonentity. ) In this fascinating article, Russ Baker examines the troubling lack of information on a young man that has gained much influence within the halls of power in Washington D.C. How has 35 year old Benjamin J. Rhodes (namesake of Cecil Rhodes - imperialist founder of the ...
After Cyprus, New Tolls For the Euro
2013 03 22
After the attempted tolls on bank savings in Cyprus for saving the Euro, a new kind of tolls can be heard in the distance for the currency. The fundamental trust in the currency as a store of value has been broken, according to multiple signs across Europe. Even with the Cypriot parliament backpedaling frantically, the situation appears snowballing – there ...
The Elites Elixir of Death
2013 03 22
Water is amazing, a cleanser, a life giver, an object of beauty and we, as human beings, consist of around 80% water. Some scientists are now beginning to take a closer look into the qualities of water and finding some quite remarkable attributes that exist in our life giving elixir. As reported on the Natural News website, Dr. Jacques Benveniste discovered ...
Planck reveals an almost perfect Universe
2013 03 22
The map of the oldest light in the universe shows intriguing deviations from expectations. Will these oddities be explained away or are we at the beginning of a revolution in cosmology? The map of the cosmic microwave background radiation revealed today by the European Space Agency’s Planck mission. Today is a great day. The European Space Agency has released the most ...
So It Begins: Darpa Sets Out to Make Computers That Can Teach Themselves
2013 03 22
The Pentagon’s blue-sky research agency is readying a nearly four-year project to boost artificial intelligence systems by building machines that can teach themselves — while making it easier for ordinary schlubs like us to build them, too. When Darpa talks about artificial intelligence, it’s not talking about modeling computers after the human brain. That path fell out of favor among computer ...
“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”
2013 03 22
The Vatican conclave has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio? In 1973, he had been appointed “Provincial” of Argentina for the Society of Jesus. In this capacity, Bergoglio was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina during the military dictatorship led by General Jorge Videla (1976-1983). He later became bishop and archbishop of Buenos Aires. Pope John ...
Did Voyager 1 Leave the Solar System or Not?
2013 03 22
The thing about crossing into uncharted territory is that you may not know when, exactly, you have crossed into it. No one needs to tell that to the Voyager 1 spacecraft, which is currently at the center of a controversy about where the solar system ends and interstellar space begins. Today, a press release from the American Geophysical Union initially stated ...
Stop the Cyborgs: The anti-Google Glass movement
2013 03 22
With every new technology comes those who believe that the advance is going to do more harm than good. Amidst the very real privacy conversation surrounding the camera features in Google Glass, a website has been created to educate citizens about the potential dangers associated with allowing this technology to flourish. The group adds a bit of absurdity to their ...
Rapper Attempts To Sacrifice Friend To Join The Illuminati
2013 03 21
Popular musicians, such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Rihanna, are often spoken in the same breath as the Illuminati – there are some people that believe the secret society is at the center of their prosperous careers. However, the rumors and alleged connection between the Illuminati and the entertainment industry have reached new heights in regards to the criminal case against ...
TED: Some ideas TOO fascinating - Hancock, Sheldrake’s censored talks
2013 03 21
TED, globally known as a showcase of ideas, hosts “fascinating thinkers and doers” who occupy a stage for 18 minutes or less to share their ideas with a global audience. Started in 1984, TED began as “a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.” Source TED is often seen as ...
"They Took Our Babies": Australia Prime Minister sorry for ’shameful’ forced adoptions
2013 03 21
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has issued an apology to people affected by Australia’s forced adoption policy between the 1950s and 1970s. Tens of thousands of babies of unmarried, mostly teenage mothers, were thought to have been taken by the state and given to childless married couples. Many women said they were coerced into signing away their children. Speaking in front of hundreds of ...
14,000 pig corpses in Chinese rivers
2013 03 21
The number of dead pigs discovered in Chinese rivers around Shanghai has risen to almost 14,000, officials say. There is no word from the authorities about the cause of the deaths. Last week, officials retrieved nearly 6,000 pig carcasses from the Huangpu River network. They insisted that water from the river was safe. Residents have condemned the local government’s failure to account for ...
Chinese Eugenics Factory Collects “Genius” DNA To Breed “Enhanced” People
2013 03 21
According to a leading evolutionary biologist, the Chinese are engaging in a massive breeding operation with the aim of ultimately creating a breed of cognitively enhanced individuals. And what’s more, the China-based eugenics factory recently bought up a large genome research institute in the United States, giving the Chinese access to the DNA of Americans. In a recent interview with Vice ...
Who Had Foreknowledge of the Gulf Oil Spill?
2013 03 21
Note: This is part 6 of a series Between March 22nd and 24th of 2010, the Department of Homeland Security and the US Coast Guard conducted drills that they called “Oil Spills of National Significance”. What an amazing stroke of luck that DHS and our Coast Guard was so well prepared in proximity to the April 20, 2010 BP oil spill ...
Drones Against Terrorism: Rand Paul’s NIMBY Mentality
2013 03 21
Rand Paul, your filibuster hit half the nail on the head—your only problem is that you love liberal war too much to understand what you are really saying. ‘Not In My Back Yard’ – Rand Paul on droning terroristsI’m on board with the conclusion: the idea of the US Government launching a drone attack on my own soil is frightening, but ...
Astronomical alignments were vital in Mesoamerica
2013 03 20
A three year examination of astronomical alignments found in the buildings of Mesoamerican cities has demonstrated the basis of some pre-Columbian rituals. Archaeologist Francisco Sánchez Nava, of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), together with archaeoastronomer Ivan Sprajc, from the Centre of Scientific Research of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, jointly developed the project “The Archaeo-astronomical Properties ...
Monsanto Protection Act Proves Corporations More Powerful Than US Government
2013 03 20
We’ve seen similar scenarios in the past, events in which the massive financial power of multi-national corporations is able to buy out legislators who were elected to ‘represent’ voters. But now, Monsanto has set the bar even higher. Instead of just getting a few kickbacks or avoiding USDA regulation, Monsanto lobbyists have gone as far as to generate legislative inclusions ...
French Police Raid Home of IMF Boss Christine Lagarde
2013 03 20
French police have raided the Paris home of IMF chief Christine Lagarde in connection with a probe into her handling of a high-profile scandal when she was a government minister. The investigation concerns Ms Lagarde’s 2007 decision to ask an arbitration panel to rule on a dispute between disgraced tycoon Bernard Tapie and the collapsed bank Credit Lyonnais. The arbitration resulted in ...
Google Glass can identify people by their clothing
2013 03 20
Google’s (GOOG) Project Glass is one of the most highly anticipated devices of the year, even though we still don’t know much about it. As we inch closer to release, which is scheduled for the end of this year, more information about the device is starting to trickle out and new reports suggest the capabilities of Google Glass could be ...
UK Public OK with creating babies from 3 people to avoid genetic diseases
2013 03 20
Britain’s fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases. It also found there was no evidence to suggest the techniques were unsafe, but said further research was still necessary. Critics, however, slammed the decision ...
Old Wine in New Bottles? France’s Military Intervention in Mali
2013 03 20
The discourse surrounding France’s interventions in Africa has changed, but have the underlying motivations? France is at it again. Less than two years after Franco-British-led air strikes helped topple Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in Libya in March 2011, and French troops made the arrest of the former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo possible in April 2011, the French army is once again intervening in ...
Regime Change: Rebels pick US citizen as Syrian prime minister
2013 03 20
Depending on how you see the issue, the selection of a US citizen as head of the new western recognized Syrian National Coalition is either a step towards democracy and peace in a world denying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s legitimacy, or another glaring sign of western subversion of a sovereign nation in the middle east. "Ghassan Hitto, the Syrian opposition’s newly ...
Frog That Gives Birth Through Mouth to be Brought Back From Extinction
2013 03 20
Researchers in Australia have reached a major milestone in resurrecting a unique species of frog that gives birth through its mouth, and vanished into extinction 30 years ago. In what became known as the ” Lazarus Project” at the University of Newcastle in Australia, scientists have resurrected the genome of a gastric-brooding frog, which became extinct in 1983. Also knows as ...
Human chromosome much older than previously thought
2013 03 20
A newly discovered chromosome places the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage more 100,000 years before the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils. UA geneticists have discovered the oldest known genetic branch of the human Y chromosome – the hereditary factor determining male sex. The new divergent lineage, which was found in an individual who submitted his DNA to ...
Bee venom may kill HIV
2013 03 19
A paper published in the current issue of Antiviral Therapy suggests that bee venom may be the next line of defense against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. While research is in its preliminary stages, there may be reasons to be optimistic. According to specialists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, melittin, a toxin found in bee ...
Stonehenge started as huge graveyard, say researchers
2013 03 19
British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C. New studies of cremated human remains excavated from the site suggest that about 500 years before the Stonehenge we know today was built, a larger stone circle was erected at the same site as ...
Whole Foods Vows to Label GMOs by 2018
2013 03 19
Whole Foods recently announced the health food giant will make labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients mandatory in its American and Canadian stores by 2018. (Whole Foods stores in Great Britain already require GE foods to be labeled.) Many expect other retailers to follow suit. Despite the five-year deadline, which ...
France Proposes New Rules for Internet Equal Access
2013 03 19
The French government on Tuesday called for a law requiring Internet service providers to give all the traffic on their networks equal priority, saying existing rules were insufficient for protecting free speech online and ensuring fair competition among Web publishers. The proposal would mark a big shift in French policy and a break with existing European Union practice on ...
The War on Consciousness - Graham Hancock’s censored talk at TEDxWhitechapel
2013 03 19
The War on Consciousness- Graham Hancock at TEDxWhitechapel from Ben S on Vimeo. TedX removed this video. From: change.org Graham Hancock In his own words: "Urgent call for help against an attempt to censor my work. I have received notification today that my recent 18-minute TEDx video presentation, “The War on Consciousness” (YouTube) which has at time of writing received more than 132,000 views, is ...
Black Death Skeletons Unearthed
2013 03 19
Thirteen skeletons thought to be victims of the Black Death plague which swept Britain over 600 years ago have been dug up by workers on the £15 billion Crossrail project in London, archaeologists said Friday. Up to 50,000 people may have been buried at the site in Charterhouse Square in Farringdon if it proves to be the location of a plague ...
Wanted: People willing to die on Mars
2013 03 19
The man behind the private space project dubbed Mars One is looking for people to travel to Mars, but he’s not offering a return ticket. "The technology to get humans to Mars and keep them alive there exists," Bas Lansdorp told Day 6 host Brent Bambury in an interview that aired this week on CBC Radio. "The technology to bring humans from ...
Regret Facebook? Here’s an escape route.
2013 03 19
Although people are becoming more aware of the disturbing aspects of facial recognition software in general, and Facebook’s dogged attacks on personal privacy in particular, the masses are still either quite apathetic or ignorant of the dangers. We have shown in past how these technologies can and do gather vast databases of information over which you have little to no control. ...
Earthquakes turn water into gold
2013 03 18
Research reveals high-pressure origin of precious metal Gold could be deposited almost instantaneously in the Earth’s crust during earthquakes, say Australian researchers. The researchers have found gold is formed when an earthquake widens a fluid-filled rock fracture, causing a drop in pressure, which in turn allows gold dissolved in the fluid to rapidly leach out. Their study, reported in the journal Nature Geoscience, ...
Hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils found
2013 03 18
Researchers in northeastern Spain say they’ve uncovered hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils, including four kinds that had never been found before in the region. The eggs likely were left behind by sauropods millions of years ago. Eggs, eggshell fragments and dozens of clutches were nestled in the stratigraphic layers of the Tremp geological formation at the site of Coll de Nargó ...
Mugabe dodges EU travel ban to slip into Vatican for papal inauguration
2013 03 18
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe slipped into Italy today for the inauguration of Pope Francis and officials went to some lengths to play down the technical infringement of a European Union travel ban on Africa’s oldest leader. Mugabe, who has been under the ban since 2002 because of allegations of vote rigging and human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, was whisked straight from ...
Iraq war 10 years later: Was it worth it?
2013 03 18
A war that lasted far longer and was more costly than Americans were told to expect by their military and political leaders has led to much public questioning as well as private soul-searching. This week marks the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq – a war that lasted far longer and was more costly than Americans were told to ...
So You Don’t Believe in Chemtrails?
2013 03 18
That’s fine. Neither do most people….who don’t have to live under them. But chemtrails are not just something you believe in, like some believe that there will be 75 nubile virgins waiting for them in Heaven if they just kill a few infidels. There’s no documentary evidence for that. But there is documentary evidence for the existence of chemtrails which ...
Unlawful Killing - ’US Army may be liable for Diana death’
2013 03 18
The US military may have played a role in the 1997 death of Princess Diana as she was campaigning for a worldwide ban on landmines, says the author of The Murder of Princess Diana. Noel Botham told Press TV that Princess Diana, during her visit to the US in 1997, succeeded in persuading former US President Bill Clinton to vote in ...
European Commission Announces “Full Engagement” In Agenda 21
2013 03 18
On February 27, the European Commission published a document announcing it will take on itself the “lead role” in global environmental governance through “a unified policy framework”- in effect aligning itself with Agenda 21. In the 30-page document titled A Decent Life For All [PDF] the EC says it aspires to a “leading role” in an “overarching framework” towards global governance. ...
Mars Announcement Raises Question: What Is Life?
2013 03 18
NASA officials announced March 12 that ancient Mars could have supported primitive life. But this begs the question: What exactly constitutes life? Merriam-Webster.com defines life as "an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli and reproduction." But there’s no single satisfactory definition of life. "I think it is a mistake to try to define life, because we have ...
Ben Affleck could be hanged for war crimes: US intelligence expert
2013 03 17
Is Argo “just a movie?” Or is it a disguised intelligence operation - maybe even a war crime? These questions may soon be answered in court. Well-known French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre has met with Iranian officials planning a lawsuit against the makers and distributors of the controversial film. Mohammad Lesani, General Secretary of Monday’s Hoax of Hollywood conference in Tehran, announced, ...
CIA Must End Silence on Drone Targeted Killings, Appeals Court Says
2013 03 17
Armed MQ-9 Reaper drones like this one are used by both the U.S. military and the CIA. A federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit seeking Central Intelligence Agency documents outlining its drone targeted killing program, ruling Friday that the agency’s refusal to acknowledge the program and whether records exist about it contradicts public statements by top government officials, including President Barack ...
Top French lawyer Olivier Metzner’s body found near private island
2013 03 17
French lawyer Olivier Metzner’s body was found floating near his private island in Brittany. A suicide was reportedly found at his house. Figure nicknamed the ’gangsters’ lawyer’, whose clients included Manuel Noriega, discovered near Brittany island of Boëdic One of the giants of the French legal system was found dead near his private island in Brittany on Sunday morning. A suicide note ...
What’s in a papal moniker
2013 03 17
When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio took the name Francis on being elected the 267th Pope of the Catholic Church on Wednesday, the Jesuit from Buenos Aires was only following a papal tradition that began in AD 533 with Mercurius who chose the name John II. Mercurius changed his name as he felt that his baptismal name was that of a Roman ...
Israel celebrates successful 9/11 operation on Purim holiday
2013 03 17
For more than eleven years, Israel has been wildly celebrating the success of its 9/11 operation against the United States of America. The latest example: Israeli children recently dressed up as the burning Twin Towers, complete with impaled exploding airplanes, to celebrate the bizarre Jewish holiday known as Purim. Purim exalts and commemorates an ancient operation very much like 9/11. It ...
Our Money Is A Joke
2013 03 17
Beppe Grillo is a comedian, blogger turn politician who is causing a lot of distress in the fake facade of the monetary system in Europe. After watching this video, you know why.
Pope Francis Kidnapping Controversy: Jorge Mario Bergoglio Accused Of Involvement In 1976 Abductions
2013 03 16
The election of Pope Francis, previously Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has resurfaced a decades-old controversy surrounding the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests. Bergoglio was a high-ranking official in the Society of Jesus of Argentina when a military junta was installed in the South American country in 1976. According to the Los Angeles Times, priests Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics were kidnapped ...
Jesuit Pope Agenda – Meet The Templars, Knights of Malta And Blackwater/Xe Exterminators
2013 03 16
Mining for the Truth is like digging at the decrepit body of manipulated worldly information for real substance. A pile of petrified insanity, we’re chipping away at it until inner forms are revealed. That the new Pope is a Jesuit, the first one ever, is a very big deal. The Jesuits are no small force. People think they resemble innocuous ...
Petrus Romanus is here?
2013 03 16
This is a rush script from Raiders News Update and we’ll be able to give you more information as we analyze this fantastic fulfillment of prophecy. 1. To start with, remember as we have told audiences repeatedly, the only thing needed to fulfill the Prophecy of the Popes would be a Cardinal of Italian descent and the new Pope Jorge ...
Pope Francis: Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is new Catholic leader
2013 03 16
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the first non-European pope in more than 1,000 years on Wednesday, signaling the beginning of a new era for a church combating scandal and internal strife. Described as a conservative with "great compassion," the 76-year-old will be known as His Holiness Pope Francis. He will be installed at the Vatican on Tuesday. The new pontiff ...
European Parliament Just Voted To Ban Porn, But Refrains From Extending Scope To Internet Following Protests, And Hides Who Voted For It
2013 03 16
The European Parliament has just voted in favor of the much-discussed blanket ban on all forms of pornography. But first, it decided to strike out the much-discussed extension of “media” into the internet, effectively limiting the ban to advertising and some undefined print media. It also struck out the original criminalization of any dissent against the report and the turning ...
Facebook users are helping to create artificial intelligence systems
2013 03 14
Recent news that Facebook can be used to predict user’s IQ, sexual orientation, and political affiliation is raising eyebrows. The media is not, however, telling the whole story. Facebook users are in fact helping to create artificial intelligence systems when they share their information online. These self learning systems are expanding more every day as more information is posted. The CEO ...
Phoenicians discovered America 2000 years before Columbus?
2013 03 08
Columbus, credited with the discovery of Americas, may not have been the first to set foot on the continent, says a British explorer, claiming that Phoenicians actually beat him by 2,000 years. Christopher Columbus, the poster boy Renaissance explorer found fame and fortune by sailing from the ‘Old World’ to the ‘New’, crossing the great unknown waters between Spain and the ...
The Dark Side of Mother Teresa?
2013 03 08
Mother Teresa’s saintly image comes under fire in new study How has the saintly image of Mother Teresa managed to survive largely intact in this age of such intense media scrutiny? Three Canadian academics tackled this thorny question in a new article in the journal Studies in Religion “Everyone who thinks of altruism thinks immediately of Mother Teresa,” says Geneviève Chénard, explaining ...
Yeti Robot Finds Deadly Antarctic Crevasses So We Don’t Have To
2013 03 08
You’re traveling more than 1,000 miles across the barren snowscape of Antarctica. Along the way, many crevasses lie hidden between you and your quest to resupply the hungry scientists at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The good news is you can detect these deathtraps with a radar arm. The bad news is it only gives you approximately four seconds of ...
The Mystery of the Hindenburg Disaster Finally Solved?
2013 03 08
It’s hard to believe there’s much mystery still surrounding the Hindenburg disaster. After all, the largest airship in history was not only filled with hydrogen — a notoriously combustible gas — but the horrific incident was one of the first disasters to be captured in real time — on film, in photos and on the radio (not to mention immortalized ...
Human Brain Cells Make Mice Smart
2013 03 08
Study shows that intelligence derives from brain cells other than neurons A team of neuroscientists has grafted human brain cells into the brains of mice and found that the rodents’ rate of learning and memory far surpassed that of ordinary mice. Remarkably, the cells transplanted were not neurons, but rather types of brain cells, called glia, that are incapable of ...
Russian Leader Demands Investigation of Chavez’ Death
2013 03 08
Head of Communist Party says simultaneous cancers of Latin-American politicians was “far from a coincidence” Russian Communist Party head Gennady Zyuganov today demanded an international investigation into the death of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, claiming it was “far from a coincidence” that six leaders of Latin-American countries who had criticized the U.S. simultaneously fell ill with cancer. “How did it happen that six ...
On the Hunt for Aliens in the Valley of the UFOs
2013 03 08
I once saw a UFO. It was a fairly standard experience. The craft was cigar shaped, silver, and it slid silently across a clear blue sky. No abduction, no lost time, no probes. The sighting occurred at Devil’s Tower--you know, that natural wonder in Wyoming that Richard Dreyfuss carved out of mashed potatoes in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I ...
Carbon Dioxide Levels Continue To Rise, But Global Temperatures Are Not Following Suit
2013 03 07
New data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are continuing to rise but global temperatures are not following suit. The new data undercut assertions that atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing a global warming crisis. NOAA data show atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose 2.67 parts per million in 2012, to 395 ppm. The jump was the ...
Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease
2013 03 07
The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema. A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. ’This study is the first to ...
Is Egypt planning to rent out the pyramids?
2013 03 07
Egypt, Its Economy In Tatters And Strapped For Cash, Considered Renting Out Pyramids For Tourism U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo Saturday for talks with Egyptian leaders inside and outside the government, while demonstrators protested in Port Said and the country edged closer to deeper economic distress. [...] Egypt’s economic situation has deteriorated enough that the religious website Al-Ketab al-Mounir, ...
White House admits it can’t ’drone’ Americans
2013 03 07
Two leading figures within the Obama administration now insist that the president of the United States does not have the authority to launch drone strikes on US soil. During a briefing Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Jay Carney said, "The president has not and would not use drone strikes against American citizens on American soil.” Attorney General Eric Holder has issued ...
"Safe Products": Watch Out for the Secret Ingredient!
2013 03 07
A shocking 1955 advert demonstrating how a cold cream can conquer radioactivity! Gives a whole new meaning to a ’glowing complexion’. MentalFloss.com examines this crazy phenomenon in the article "11 Ways We Used Radiation in Everyday Life": Radiation as a medical cure has valid uses and definite dangers to the human body. We use radiation for diagnosis (as in x-rays) and for therapy ...
French scientists urge caution over HIV ’cure’
2013 03 07
US scientists say they have cured a baby born with HIV for the first time, in a case that could lead to significant advancements in treatment for infected children. But the two leading HIV specialists in France are urging caution. “It’s an incredible story, and totally unique,” French doctor and journalist Jean-Daniel Flaysakier wrote on his medical blog on Sunday. A ...
Chemtrails, Wireless and You
2013 03 07
Next time you’re on a cellphone looking up at those long lingering plumes spreading across the sky, you might decide to end that call. If you spot any cell towers, roof-mounted transmitters or high-voltage power lines within a mile of your location, you may wish to evacuate the area immediately. And once home, you will want to permanently disconnect all ...
Is the New Madrid Mega Quake Being Engineered?
2013 03 07
The Powers-That-Be seem to be making a continuous effort to drive a stake right into America’s heart(land). Natural disasters are on the rise, and an increasing amount of evidence is leading to the conclusion that these natural disasters might not be completely natural. Some already have speculated that we are entering a time of weather and earthquake wars, as the incidence ...
Mysterious El Dorado - A Place, or a Person?
2013 03 07
The dream of El Dorado, a lost city of gold, led many a conquistador on a fruitless trek into the rainforests and mountains of South America. But it was all wishful thinking. The "golden one" was actually not a place but a person - as recent archaeological research confirms. Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in AD1492 was the first chapter in ...
TSA to Allow Knives, Bats, Clubs on Planes
2013 03 06
In yet more Theatre of the Absurd that is ’air travel security’ , the TSA has modified their restrictions this week to allow ’knives, clubs, bats’, and other alarming (sounding) articles aboard planes. TIME.com writes: Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy ...
Pilot Reports Mysterious Black Drone over JFK Airport
2013 03 06
The FBI is investigating reports from the pilot of a commercial jetliner who spotted a black drone aircraft hovering over New York’s JFK airport this week as he attempted to land. Rediff.com reports: The Alitalia pilot spotted the unmanned craft, described as "a black drone", hovering just 200 feet from his jet about three miles east of the airport as he made ...
Petraeus and Pentagon linked to torture units in Iraq
2013 03 06
A new 15-month investigation published Tuesday by the Guardian and BBC Arabic links General David Petraeus to sectarian police commando units in Iraq that operated secret detention and torture centers to get information from insurgents. “These units conducted some of the worst acts of torture during the U.S. occupation and accelerated the country’s descent into full-scale civil war,” the report ...
U.N. rips Israeli military for ‘institutionalized’ mistreatment of Palestinian children
2013 03 06
The ill-treatment of Palestinian minors held within the Israeli military detention system is “widespread, systematic and institutionalised,” a report Wednesday by the UN children’s fund found. UNICEF in the 22-page report that examined the Israeli military court system for holding Palestinian children found evidence of practices it said were “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.” “Ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the ...
Popular scientists modern day preachers?
2013 03 06
Wonders of the Solar System; Wonders of the Universe; and, this year, Wonders of Life. Brian Cox stands misty-eyed on a cliff top everywhere I look. He has a chilled-out air for someone with such a busy filming schedule. Instructions to appreciate the wonder of science are everywhere. There’s the Wonder season organised jointly by the Barbican and the Wellcome Trust ...
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez dies at 58
2013 03 06
Venezuela’s controversial President Hugo Chavez died after a lengthy struggle with cancer on Tuesday, throwing the already divided country into a state of uncertainty. Vice-President Nicolas Maduro broke the news on national television. Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time, Maduro said, though the exact cause of death was not released. With tears running down his face, Maduro called on Venezuelans to ...
President Could, In Theory, Order Drone Strike Inside U.S., Holder Says
2013 03 06
Attorney General Eric Holder has said in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul that the president could in an "entirely hypothetical" situation authorize the military to use lethal force within U.S. territory. The letter to Paul came in response to three inquiries the Kentucky Republican sent to John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee for CIA director. Paul’s letters asked if it was ...
How “Organic Food” regulations pushed real organic growers out of the market and benefited Big Agriculture
2013 03 06
"A short and interesting video from a discussion on food at The American Enterprise Institute. The discussion ranged from food truck regs to, as we see here, organic food labeling used as a tool of crony capitalism."
Doctor Suggests Return from Death Possible
2013 03 05
Dr. Sam Parnia, a critical care doctor and the director of resuscitation research at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has written a new book discussing ways in which people can be resuscitated after they previously would have been considered clinically dead. Parnia’s book, “Erasing Death: The Science That is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death,” was recently featured on ...
Deleting Obesity Gene in Mice Eliminates Obesity, Might Work for Humans
2013 03 05
Researchers have discovered that deleting a specific gene in mice prevents them from becoming obese even on a high fat diet, a finding they believe may be replicated in humans. "When fed a diet that induces obesity these mice don’t get fat," said Prof. James McManaman, Ph.D., lead author of the study and vice-chairman of research for Obstetrics and Gynecology at ...
British inquiry shown graphic evidence of Iraq torture
2013 03 05
A public inquiry in London into allegations that British soldiers killed, mutilated and tortured Iraqi detainees after a battle in southern Iraq was shown gruesome photographs of bloodied corpses on Monday. The Al-Sweady Inquiry, ordered by the British government in 2009 to get to the bottom of disputed events in the aftermath of the battle of Danny Boy on May 14, ...
Is Copyright Infringement Now Seen As Terrorism?
2013 03 05
Government Uses Law As a Sword Against Dissent We reported last year: The government treats copyright infringers as terrorists, and swat teams have been deployed against them. See this, this, this and this. As the executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School notes: This administration … publishes a newsletter about its efforts with language that compares copyright infringement to terrorism. The American government is using copyright laws to crack ...
Giant camel fossil found in Arctic
2013 03 05
Camels are well known for their ability to survive the hot and dry conditions of the desert, but a study suggests they once thrived in colder climes. Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of a giant species of camel in Canada’s High Arctic. An analysis of protein found in the bones has revealed that this creature, which lived about 3.5 million years ...
Decades after death, Chile’s Neruda to be exhumed after accusation of murder
2013 03 05
The body of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, dead nearly four decades, will be exhumed after his former driver declared the poet was poisoned under Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, a judge said on Monday. A woman looks at a painting of Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda during a ceremony the 30th anniversary of his death, in Isla Negra, west of ...
Google services should not require real names: Google exec
2013 03 05
In the face of increasing government-led crackdowns on social media, Google Inc should not force Internet users to reveal their real names for some services, including its Google+ social network, said Vint Cerf, a senior Google executive known as a “father of the Internet.” In an interview with Reuters, Cerf acknowledged that the search giant’s sweeping push in the past 18 ...
The Invisible Science - A Symbolist Tour of Ancient Egypt
2013 03 05
"A growing body of evidence is suggesting a missing chapter in human history. Symbolist author and Egyptologist John Anthony West explores evidence of a sophisticated science behind the unexplainable accomplishments of Ancient Egypt. Was Ancient Egypt the inheritor of a body of scientific and spiritual knowledge from an even earlier civilization? Author / Mathematician Michael S. Schneider discusses organic geometry and the ...
University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface
2013 03 04
Researchers at Brown University have succeeded in creating the first wireless, implantable, rechargeable, long-term brain-computer interface. The wireless BCIs have been implanted in pigs and monkeys for over 13 months without issue, and human subjects are next. We’ve covered BCIs extensively here on ExtremeTech, but historically they’ve been bulky and tethered to a computer. A tether limits the mobility of the ...
The 911 Illusion: Patsies & Beneficiaries
2013 03 04
The alleged killing last year of Osama bin Laden, which fittingly occurred in a mansion within 1,000 yards of a Pakistani military training academy, signaled the winding down of the biggest psychological warfare operation ever prosecuted by the global oligarchy. The Patsies In the wake of the 911 terror attacks, Americans everywhere recited the collective mantra, “Things will never be the same”. ...
Prosecutors crack massive egg fraud case in Germany
2013 03 04
Prosecutors are investigating around 200 German egg farmers suspected of falsely labelling their produce as organic or free-range, in what has been described as fraud on a massive scale. It would seem that millions of eggs had been sold under false pretences over the last few years, exploiting the willingness of some customers to pay extra for produce from more humanely ...
DARPA Wants a Searchable Database of All Your Conversations
2013 03 04
The ultimate privacy killer DARPA is working on an embryonic project that would store your every verbal conversation on an Internet server, creating a searchable chat database that would represent the ultimate privacy killer. Having failed to establish its infamous Total Information Awareness system, although the project was continued under numerous different guises, DARPA is attempting to create a world in which ...
China executes 4 foreigners, televises death march
2013 03 04
China executed four foreigners on Friday for killing 13 Chinese sailors in an attack on the Mekong River, following a live nationwide broadcast showing them being led to their deaths that harkened back to the mass public execution rallies of past years. The attack on the sailors on the Mekong highlighted drug smuggling and extortion rackets along the vital waterway and ...
Police in Minnesota town move into schools
2013 03 04
One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in. In Jordan, south of Minneapolis, officials looking at school security after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut decided the police would set up satellite offices in public schools. Officers will conduct some of their daily work from the schools, ...
With Passover Approaching, a Plague of Locusts Descends Upon Egypt
2013 03 04
As if we hadn’t already seen enough Biblical events this year, a plague of over 30 million locusts swarmed over Egypt’s cities and farms just three weeks before Passover begins. But put your apocalyptic fears to rest. This happens every year as part of the locusts’ natural migration pattern, though this year’s swarm is especially large. That doesn’t mean Egyptians ...
Baby born HIV-positive apparently cured, say scientists
2013 03 04
’About as close to a cure’ as science has seen, says doctor A baby born with HIV appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2 ½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection. There’s no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing ...
Pakistan: car bomb kills dozens outside mosque, 45 dead, scores wounded
2013 03 04
A car bomb exploded outside a mosque in Karachi on Sunday, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 140 in a Shia Muslim dominated neighbourhood. No one has taken responsibility for the bombing, but Shia Muslims have been increasingly targeted by Sunni militant groups in the city, Pakistan’s economic hub and site of years of political, sectarian and ethnic violence, ...
How Green Was the ’Green Pope’?
2013 03 01
One of Benedict’s lasting legacies might be how he steered the global debate over climate change. More than 1000 solar panels cover the roof of the Paul VI audience hall, generating enough energy to supply all heating, cooling, and lighting for the building. As the world’s one billion Catholics wait for white smoke to rise above the Vatican, signaling the election of ...
NASA Discovers New Radiation Belt Around Earth
2013 03 01
image A ring of radiation previously unknown to science fleetingly surrounded Earth last year before being virtually annihilated by a powerful interplanetary shock wave, scientists say. NASA’s twin Van Allen space probes, which are studying the Earth’s radiation belts, made the cosmic find. The surprising discovery — a new, albeit temporary, radiation belt around Earth — reveals how much remains unknown about ...
De-Extinction: Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible
2013 03 01
Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble an extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself. Brand, who gained fame after he campaigned to have the original NASA space photos of earth published, and subsequently created the Whole Earth Catalog, said Wednesday that “de-extinction” could ...
The Pope and the Spy Who Loved Him
2013 03 01
The butler did it! That was the tabloid take on the unprecedented breach of security that shook the Vatican last year, when a trove of secrets plucked from one of the most impenetrable places on earth—the pope’s private quarters—was leaked to the media. But why did he do it? And did he act alone? Sean Flynn digs around the Vatican’s ...
Vladimir Lenin’s Stoney Brain
2013 03 01
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about Einstein’s brain. Less well-known, but equally fascinating, is the case of Lenin‘s cerebrum – for just like Albert, the founder of the Soviet Union was fated to end up as a series of preserved slices. Lenin died of a series of strokes at the young age of 53. By the age of 50, he ...
WikiLeaks: US ’to call bin Laden raid Navy Seal to testify against Bradley Manning’
2013 03 01
The US government is believed to be preparing to put a Navy Seal on the witness stand to testify that secret files published by WikiLeaks were discovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound. Prosecutors trying Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old soldier accused of engineering the largest intelligence leak in US history, are seeking to prove that al-Qaeda directly benefitted from access to ...
Does Your Brain Have a Right to Privacy?
2013 03 01
“I was going to be tied up by my feet and my throat slit and they would have fun watching the blood gush out of me because I was young,” the wife of 28-year-old NYPD “cannibal cop” Gilberto Valle testified at his trial. After she installed keyboard-tracking software on his laptop, Kathleen Mangan-Valle went on, she found that her husband planned ...
British terror suspects quietly stripped of citizenship… then killed by drones (ZERO due process)
2013 03 01
The Government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – with two of the men subsequently killed by American drone attacks. An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for The Independent has established that since 2010, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has revoked the passports of 16 individuals, many ...
“Ohmmm” my goodness: Yoga and religion in public schools
2013 03 01
The Encinitas Union School District near San Diego has been hit with a lawsuit that claims the school district violates the students’ religious freedom. How? It provides yoga classes to elementary school students. The physical education program is funded by a nonprofit organization that trains students in Ashtanga yoga, which comprises both the physical fitness aspects of yoga along with breathing ...
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