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May 03 08:13

Is a Kincardine (Ontario, Canada) deep geological repository the solution for nuclear waste?

In January the city of Chicago joined the list of communities now 152 strong that stand in opposition to Ontario Power Generation’s plan to bury and immobilize its waste inventory on land adjacent to the Bruce Nuclear Generating Stations, little more than a kilometre from the lip of the Great Lakes. “The resolution used some colourful terms like cataclysmic,” says Keto, OPG’s vice-president of nuclear decommissioning. “I was surprised to see that. I thought it was reserved for other things of maybe a little more significance, like asteroids and things like that.”

The misgivings from oppositional communities can be captured in Chicago’s declaration: “A leak of radioactive waste would almost certainly have a cataclysmic effect on the delicate ecological balance of the world’s largest group of freshwater bodies.” Keto calls the resolution uninformed. “It’s really one-sided and not unlike all the resolutions that we’ve seen that are emotion-based and not fact-based, and that’s unfortunate.”

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May 03 07:04

Government Confirms Increased Earthquake Activity Related To Fracking

The US Geological Survey recently released findings that show, as many people have suspected, that the process known as fracking is directly related to the incredible increase of earthquake incidence in the United States. According to the study, the amount of earthquakes has increased dramatically over the past few years; between 1973 and 2008 there was an average of 21 earthquakes of a magnitude 3 and larger on the Richter scale in the Central and Eastern United States. This increased to an alarming rate of 99M3+ earthquakes per year between 2009 and 2013, and this rate is continuing to rise.

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May 02 18:43

Dead Zones Without Marine Life Found in the Atlantic Ocean for the First Time

In an alarming discovery, marine biologists said they've confirmed the existence of "dead zones" in the open ocean for the first time.
Dead zones are areas where deep water is so lacking in dissolved oxygen that marine creatures can't survive.

May 02 17:55

Scientists warn of chemicals in pizza boxes, carpet care

A group of environmental scientists issued a warning Friday about commonly used chemicals known as PFASs.

The chemicals, which go by the longer names of polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl, are found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet treatments, reports the New York Times.

May 02 17:26

Shocker: court document asserts Hawaii inspectors clueless about what Monsanto is spraying

On Thursday, April 30th, the Shaka Movement filed a brief with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

(Appeal No. 15-15641, IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT, Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii Case No. 1:14-CV-00511-SOM-BMK)

May 02 16:31

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Gods of the Rising Technocratic Aeon

Joss Whedon’s follow-up to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is setting new box office records for Marvel, and has roughly the same degree of critical response as the first. A few days ago, I analyzed the first in anticipation for the follow-up that premiered in the U.S. this weekend, noting the A.I. takeover plot, and the sequel was even more esoterically themed and blatant in its presentation. Hollywood is making it difficult for me not to write the same A.I. analysis over and over, but some new ground is tread here to investigate in the midst of the same pattern we’ve been witnessing of late, the extinction of man through mass depopulation and his subjugation and/or replacement with an A.I. control grid.

May 02 15:35

Shocker: court document asserts Hawaii inspectors clueless about what Monsanto is spraying

By Jon Rappoport

“So we found stuff… but we don’t know what it means.”

On Thursday, April 30th, the Shaka Movement filed a brief with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

(Appeal No. 15-15641, IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT, Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii Case No. 1:14-CV-00511-SOM-BMK)

Essentially, it argued for an end to delays and, instead, some real action toward implementing what the voters of Maui demanded last November...

May 02 15:17

Tesla's Powerwall Opens a World of Possibilities

By Brian Berletic

The Net is abuzz with Tesla's latest announcement, the Powerwall. The Powerwall is a battery system for the home meant to interface with solar panels, allowing for people to reduce their dependency on traditional power grids, or eliminate their dependency on them altogether...

May 02 14:09

Iowa bird flu outbreak prompts governor to declare state of emergency

Iowa governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday due to a rapidly expanding avian flu outbreak, soon after state agriculture officials announced four new poultry farms had initially tested positive for the virus. Iowa, the top egg-producing state in the United States, is the third state to declare a state of emergency because of the viral outbreak, which either has led or will lead to the extermination of up to 21m chickens and turkeys nationwide.

May 02 11:23

A Totalitarian Society Has Totalitarian Science

Totalitarian science lets you know you’re living in a totalitarian society.

We are now witnessing the acceleration of Official Science. Of course, that term is an internal contradiction. But the State shrugs and moves forward.

The notion that the State can put its seal on favored science, enforce it, and punish its competitors, is anathema to a free society.

May 02 11:21

A Dog Infected People with the Plague for the First Time in the U.S.

It is being reported that, for the first time in United States history, a dog has infected four people in Colorado with the pneumonic plague

May 02 10:53

Warning Not to Use E15 Gas in Your Car: FOX Business

May 02 08:59

Shields up! SHIELDS UP! Astronauts going to Mars will arrive BRAIN DAMAGED – boffins

A NASA-funded study into the effects of long-term space travel has a troubling conclusion: astronauts flying to Mars could arrive with brain damage.

The research, conducted by the University of California Irvine and published in the Science Advances journal, involved bombarding mice with ionised oxygen and titanium nuclei for six weeks – giving them a dose of particle radiation equivalent to what they would experience during a trip to Mars using today's propulsion technology and spacecraft shielding.

The results were not good. The mice all showed acute brain inflammation that changed the way their neurons fired, making them less efficient at transmitting electrochemical signals. That hampered their puzzle-solving skills and memory. The effects were similar to those shown by brain cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

May 02 08:26

Psychologists met in secret with Bush officials to help justify torture

Newly disclosed emails reveal American Psychological Association coordinated with officials in CIA and White House to help ethically justify detainee program.

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The American Psychological Association are also the people insisting that everything you do (including the desire to eat healthy food) is a mental illness requiring expensive pharmaceutical treatment with pills that often do more harm than good, thereby justifying more expensive treatment, which causes more harm, which justifies more expensive treatment, which ...

May 02 08:05

Algorithmic guilt: using secret algorithms to kick people off welfare

A wrenching and beautifully argued essay by Virginia Eubanks describes the inevitable consequences of letting secret, unaccountable algorithms decide who is eligible for welfare. The essay is part of New America's What Drives Innovation Around the Country conference, and it describes the drive to outsource management of critical state services to private firms that control costs by using proprietary, secret algorithms to ascribe suspicion and guilt to members of the public.

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May 02 06:07

Silver Turns Bacteria Into Deadly Zombies

The zombie apocalypse may be more than just a horror story for some bacteria. New research shows that when exposed to a microbe-slaying silver solution, the germs can “go zombie,” wiping out their living compatriots even after death. The results may explain silver's long-lasting antibacterial power and could improve the performance of medical products that keep us safe from harmful pathogens.

May 02 05:41

Lives Of Three Babies Rescued By 3D-Printed, Growth-Flexible Implants

3D printing has come to the rescue of severe cases of a childhood disease in which the windpipe is softened, leading to collapse of the airway and breathing failure. Previously lacking any adequate intervention, tracheobronchomalacia has found an innovative fix in three babies whose condition presented them with little chance of reaching young childhood.

Researchers at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor say the three boys have become the "first in the world to benefit from groundbreaking 3D-printed devices" to stent their airways in such a way as to allow the supports to keep up with their growth.

May 01 16:31

Unmasking The GMO Humanitarian Narrative

Genetically modified (GM) crops are going to feed the world. Not only that, supporters of GM technology say it will produce better yields than non-GM crops, increase farmers’ incomes, lead to less chemical inputs, be better suited to climatic changes, is safe for human consumption and will save the lives of millions. Sections of the pro-GMO lobby are modern-day evangelists who denounce, often with a hefty dose of bigoted zeal, anyone who questions their claims and self-proclaimed humanitarian motives.

May 01 11:14

Oyster Farmer: ‘We Are Terrified’ Of The Government

The National Park Service used falsified data to shut down an 80-year-old oyster company in Point Reyes, Calif, its owner claims.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company operated in Point Reyes for decades until National Park Service officials used falsified data to force Kevin Lunny’s family-run oyster farm to shut down. The experience has left its mark on Lunny: “We are terrified,” he told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday.

“Let me be clear, we did not fail as a business,” Lunny said in his prepared testimony. “This was not bad luck. Rather, the Park Service engaged in a taxpayer-funded enterprise of corruption to run our small business out of Point Reyes.”

May 01 10:12

Killer Pharmacy: Inside a Medical Mass Murder Case

The NECC meningitis outbreak sickened and killed patients in 20 states. The worst hit was Michigan, with 264 cases and 19 deaths. Tennessee had the next worst toll, with 153 cases that left 16 people dead. Hundreds of lawsuits were filed—against NECC, its executives, their related companies, the outpatient centers and the hospitals. NECC filed for bankruptcy in December 2012, and the court issued two rulings enjoining the executives and owners from moving their money. Almost immediately after the first order was handed down, Carla Conigliaro, the majority shareholder of NECC, and her husband, Douglas Conigliaro, transferred $33.3 million to banks in a series of 18 transactions in violation of the court’s instructions, according to the government indictment.

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Anyone willing to bet their life this is an isolated case? Currently Medical "mistakes" are the third leading cause of deaths in America, after cancer and heart disease.

May 01 09:58

Big pharma's mass murder frenzy

It was just another colorless trade show, one of thousands held each year in hotels across the United States. But it was there, at an Embassy Suites in Franklin, Tennessee, that the simple handoff of a business card proved to be the first link in a two-year chain of events that led to the horrific, tortuous deaths of the first victims in a mass killing that trailed from New England to Tennessee, from Michigan to North Carolina.

May 01 09:57

HEALTH TALK HAWAII

Aloha and welcome to our new website for Health Talk Hawaii. We really appreciate you visiting us. Mahalo.

This website is a culmination of decades on the radio, where I've never had a sponsor, sold any product and always paid for my own airtime - ensuring people the information they will not get from the mainstream media or their physician. It is about truth, not deception. This website, with the information contained therein, will give you the opportunity to take back control of your health and give you the opportunity to understand the causes and not just the symptoms of health issues.

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Another local kine boy making trouble for the corporations! :)

May 01 09:39

FDA to Crack Down on Home-based Soap Makers

Companies and brands that support the bill:

Johnson & Johnson, brands include Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Lubriderm, Johnson’s baby products.
Procter & Gamble, including Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Clairol, Herbal Essences, Secret, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Ivory, CoverGirl, Olay, Sebastian Professional, Vidal Sassoon.
Revlon, brands include Revlon, Almay, Mitchum
Esteee Lauder, brands include Esteee Lauder, Clinique, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan, Aveda, Michael Kors.
Unilever, brands include Dove, Tresemme, Lever, St. Ives, Noxzema, Nexxus, Pond’s, Suave, Sunsilk, Vaseline, Degree.
L’Oreeal, brands include L’Oreeal Paris, Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl’s, Essie, Garnier, Maybelline-New York, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, The Body Shop, Redken.

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May 01 08:58

Recent Earthquakes in Hawaii

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While looking at the recent quakes in Nepal and Papua New Guinea, as well as the submerged volcano off of Washington State, it is worth observing that the Big Island here in Hawaii is showing increased geologic activity, with the level of lava inside Kilauea rising to record heights, and along with it, a swarm of quakes inside Kilauea itself, down along Chain of Craters Road, and a new set moving southwest from Kilauea.

A lot of attention has been focused on the fragile nature of the west flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Las Palmas, in which a large slab of mountain has slipped downward indicating a fracture zone inside the mountain itself. It is feared that a major eruption could dislodge that mass of rock and debris and plunge it into the Atlantic, causing a massive tsunami to strike the east coast of North America. More than a few TV shows have focused on this.

Lesser known is that Hawaii has a similar situation on the south flank of the Big Island, in which a fissure has opened up and the land south of it has moved towards the ocean. Admittedly slight, and with little recent movement, it does indicate a weakness. Examination of the debris on the ocean floor around the islands as well as obviouis scars from breakage such as the Napali on Kauai and Pali on Oahu prove that in geological times, large sections of the Hawaiian islands have broken off and plunged into the Pacific, creating massive tsunamis. Small lava "benches" at the shoreline break off all the time.

The new series of quakes extending to the southwest of Kilauea are going into the rift zone. This bears watching.

May 01 08:52

Surgeon General and Elmo team up to deceive the public about vaccines

Children adore the Sesame Street character Elmo, whose childlike innocence and sunny attitude have made him a favorite of young and old alike. And it’s that widespread fondness for the fuzzy little red muppet that Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are betting on as they hijack the trusted childhood friend and turn him into a mouthpiece for the HHS and its pro-vaccination agenda.

May 01 08:35

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Are Healthy, According To Obama Administration

Trying to eat healthier? You’re in luck! According to President Barack Obama, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos qualify as a nutritious snack — seriously.

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Meanwhile, the FDA recently sent a scathing warning letter to the snack bar company KIND, saying it's in violation of FDA rules by using the word "healthy" to describe its products. You've probably seen these KIND bars around -- they're mostly nuts, whole grains, coconut and seeds.

May 01 08:28

What is a Makerspace?

By Brian Berletic

Makerspaces are getting a lot of attention these days but it still seems like some people are unclear as to what exactly a makerspace actually is. That might be because, at this point, even makerspaces themselves are unsure of exactly what they are doing or where this is all heading.

However, what they do know is that makerspaces are for at least three things: Innovating, collaborating, and learning. Perhaps an analogy can help make things clearer...

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May 01 08:00

Does GMO Food Cause Stomach Inflammation?

"We chose pigs because they have a similar digestive system to humans," wrote Carman, "and because some of the investigators had been observing reproductive and digestive problems in pigs fed GM crops."

A few days before the pigs were slaughtered, the scientists performed blood tests, and after slaughter had qualified vets do autopsies on the carcasses.

They found severe stomach inflammation in 22.2% of male pigs and 41.7% of female pigs fed the GM diet – compared to 5.6% and 18.9%, respectively, in pigs fed the non-GM diet.

May 01 07:47

Almost one-fifth of Americans now take psychotropic drugs to cope with everyday life

The results of the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index are in, and the methods by which many Americans now cope with their daily lives in this brave new world are sobering. Roughly one in five individuals living in the U.S., based on a random survey of people living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, now take some type of mood-altering drug or medication daily just to make it through their miserable lives.

May 01 07:29

Polls Show Youngest Americans Are Skeptical of Global Warming

When it comes to global warming, there is a wide variety of opinions. While mainstream science contends that it’s an open and shut case, others believe quite the opposite. There are also plenty of folks in-between who do believe the planet is warming, but that it’s not being caused by human activity. You wouldn’t know that if you talked to most global warming advocates though. To them, climate skepticism is a kooky, marginal opinion that will soon go the way of the dodo.

Recent polling has proven otherwise however.

May 01 07:27

5.5 Million More Bird Flu Cases in Iowa CAFO, Could Now Be Largest Outbreak in U.S.

Seventeen outbreaks that include at least 20 million birds have now been reported across the nation. The Rembrandt outbreak could be the single largest food supplier to be hit by the virus ever reported.

May 01 07:20

Why the attack on Doctor Oz was such a farce: 600 million prescriptions a year are backed by no scientific evidence at all

In one of the most laughable examples of modern-day abandonment of journalistic ethics, all these mainstream media players helped spread a contrived smear campaign against Doctor Oz that was organized by a group of doctors who operate as part of the so-called "Monsanto Discredit Bureau," a shady group of biotech operatives whose primary goal is to discredit and destroy those who raise legitimate questions over the safety of glyphosate or GMOs.

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Even John Oliver piled onto Dr. Oz on Last Week Tonight.

May 01 06:55

M6.8 - 106km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii

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Apr 30 14:32

The Messenger of fate: NASA spacecraft smashes into planet Mercury

Its fuel tanks empty and its options gone, NASA's Messenger spacecraft smashed into planet Mercury on Thursday afternoon after valiantly fighting off the inevitable.

Engineers calculated that the spacecraft, traveling a scorching 8,700 mph, bombed into the planet's heavily pockmarked surface at 3:26 p.m. ET Thursday. It was not a gentle goodbye: The impact was expected to pulverize the car-sized spaceship and gouge out a 50-foot crater -- big enough to accommodate a school bus -- near Mercury's north pole.

Engineers calculated that the spacecraft belly-flopped onto the cratered terrain on the far side of Mercury, when the ship was out of contact with Earth.

Apr 30 14:23

British Doctors Now Asking Elderly If They’re Ready to Die

Ever since the Affordable Care Act was passed, Americans have been asking themselves if our healthcare will ever resemble the UK’s socialized medical system. Some have greeted it with praise, while others have been concerned that our healthcare could turn to death panels to cut costs. Now the UK’s National Health Service has given us another unfortunate condition to look forward to. They recently told all doctors to ask every patient over 75 if they would like to establish a “do not resuscitate” order for future emergencies. In some cases, the doctors are ordering their nurses to cold-call every elderly patient, and everyone with a long-term condition, to see if they have “thought about resuscitation.”

Apr 30 14:08

New Designer Vape Drug Made Guy Think He Was Thor, Attempt to Have Sex with a Tree

This is one instance where you might wanna just say “no.”

Remember the horror of the Miami cannibal attack which was later potentially attributed to designer drug bath salts?

Apparently a new cheap, easily available, synthetic drug is making its way around Florida, and while there are no reports of cannibalism (yet), if one came in at this point, it wouldn’t be all that surprising...

Apr 30 14:06

Large Hadron Collider — Mysterious Object Detected In Tube

One concern De Roeck discussed is an “unidentified lying object” that could disrupt the accelerator’s beam. Phys.org says physicists believe it’s something to be “cautiously aware of.” It hasn’t caused a problem in the testing so far. “

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"So THAT'S where I left my sandwich!"

Apr 30 13:09

Nations failing to combat ‘global threat’ of antibiotic-resistant superbugs: WHO

The world’s ability to practice medicine and treat both common and serious illnesses is at risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a new report analyzing global misuse of antibiotics and the increasing spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Apr 30 13:03

Disbelief over state plan to spray neurotoxin into oyster beds

The state has approved plans to spray in Willapa Bay a neurotoxic pesticide that has a warning right on the bottle: “Do not apply directly to water.” What could go wrong?

Apr 30 13:02

Did she blow? NW submarine volcano likely just erupted

More than 80 scientists from around the world gathered in Seattle last week to discuss a thrilling development: For the first time, seafloor instruments were providing a real-time look at the most active, submarine volcano off the Northwest coast — and all signs indicated it might erupt soon.

But even the researchers most closely monitoring Axial Seamount were stunned by what happened next.

Apr 30 12:16

It’s no joke: The FDA is the fraud and death administration

The FDA serves the bottom lines of Big Food and Big Pharma. After pharmaceutical companies provide questionable testing reports, they pay the FDA licensing fees for the drugs’ approvals. And Big Food has their way with their ingredients with the FDA.

Apr 30 12:06

Why Did The Soviet Union Ban The Use of Microwave Ovens?

In Russia, microwave ovens were banned in 1976 because of their negative health consequences as many studies were conducted on their use. The ban was lifted after Perestroika in the early 90’s.
Here are some of their findings on microwaving food...

Apr 30 11:58

Monsanto Secretly Gave Money to Farmer Caught Contaminating Organic Farms with GMOs

Natural Society reported on organic farmer Steve Marsh’s dilemma with GMO cross pollination of his organic farms a while back, but some shocking news has recently bubbled to the surface about Monsanto’s involvement.

One of the secrets of monopolizing Monsanto is that it contributed big bucks to the defense of the Australian farmer whose GMO canola crop infected Steve Marsh’s organic fields. If you aren’t privy, a ruling by the Supreme Court of Western Australia had no sympathy for Steve Marsh’s plight, and sided in favor of Michael Baxter and Monsanto.

Apr 30 10:48

'Wounded': 12-part WWP series is on Netflix & YouTube

Unlike the previous seven times he'd gotten the shot, the vaccine triggered an overreaction of Wolff's autoimmune system, causing his own defenses to attack his central nervous system, including his spinal cord and brain. He was in a coma for more than a month.

"[When I woke up] I was told I would never walk, breathe on my own, eat or talk ever again. If I had had the ability to do it, I would have committed suicide," Wolff says in a 20-minute episode of a series now available for download on Netflix, "Wounded: The Battle Back Home."

Apr 30 10:21

CA SB277 ON VACCINES MOVES TOWARD DISASTROUS PASSAGE

California Senate Bill 277 has passed through the Judiciary Committee, and needs another Committee’s rubber stamp before it arrives on the Senate floor for debate—and what looks like a ride into law.

Governor Brown will sign the Bill. Brown has become a standard fool. He’s worn out. Whatever interesting ideas he may have entertained in his former “moonbeam” incarnation are gone in the wind.

Bill277 eliminates the personal belief and religious exemptions from vaccination. It also states that children cannot attend public or private school unless they are vaccinated according to the State’s schedule.

Medical exemptions are still allowed, but these won’t be easy to come by, because physicians who grant them will be scrutinized and harassed.

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I wonder if this is going to cause a huge explosion in home schooling in California, and potentially other states, if unvaccinated kids cannot attend either public or private schools.

Apr 30 09:28

Is perseverance the key to children's intellectual growth?

By Clifton B. Parker

Passion, dedication and persistence count the most when children are cultivating their intelligence and talents, a Stanford scholar says.

Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor, said that when children are praised for the process they engage in – hard work, strategies, focus, persistence – they become better learners. The Stanford News Service recently interviewed Dweck on this topic...

Apr 30 08:51

?End of era: NASA's Messenger probe to meet explosive fate as it crashes into Mercury

NASA's Messenger probe has been making discoveries about Mercury since 2011, sharing that knowledge with the world. But its mission will come to an end on Thursday, with the ship expected to crash into the same planet it has so faithfully observed.

Traveling at 8,750 miles per hour (3.91 kilometers per second), the spacecraft will meet its fate in a massive impact, bringing an end to its tenure of mapping the solar system's smallest planet in acute detail.

The collision is expected to occur at 19:30 GMT Thursday, with Messenger crashing into the far side of Mercury and leaving a 16 meter crater near the planet's north pole.

Apr 30 08:51

Pesticides alter bees' brains, making them unable to live and reproduce adequately

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that the neonicotinoid class of pesticides do not kill bees but impair their brain function to disturb learning, blunt food gathering skills and harm reproduction...

Apr 30 08:42

Big Pharma will never solve the world's health problems because it makes too much money off disease

One of the most fraudulent industries in America today, the pharmaceutical drug racket, has very little to do with actually healing people, and everything to do with generating obscene profits for corporate executives and their vast network of drug dispensers. After all, where would Big Pharma be financially if it developed real cures for sick patients who would naturally no longer need pharmaceuticals once they're healed?

It would be out of business, that's where -- hence the reason why a continuous drug "pipeline" regularly spews out new drugs to treat diseases but not actually cure any of them. It's common sense, really, from a business perspective. But it's something that many people fail to recognize in the vast, for-profit medicine model that dominates not only the West, but increasingly many nations in the developing world.

Apr 30 08:21

Nicaragua approves Russian 'alternative GPS' satellite system

Nicaragua has approved the implementation of an agreement with Russia that authorizes the establishment of satellite ground stations in the Central American country.

The agreement, approved by Nicaragua’s legislature on Tuesday, would allow Moscow to place the satellite land bases, which are part of an operating system similar to the Global Positioning System (GPS), for peaceful purposes such as mitigating the effects of natural disasters.

The system, known as GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System), is managed by Russia’s Federal Space Agency, and works as an alternative to the GPS, which is created and maintained by the US government.

Apr 30 08:11

Going out in the sun can PROTECT against one of the deadliest forms of cancer, scientists reveal

‘If you’re living at a high latitude or in a place with a lot of heavy cloud cover, you can’t make vitamin D most of the year, which results in a higher-than-normal risk of getting pancreatic cancer,’ said lead author Cedric Garland, a professor at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

‘People who live in sunny counties near the equator have only one sixth of the age-adjusted incidence rate of pancreatic cancer as those who live far from it.

‘The importance of sunlight deficiency strongly suggests – but does not prove – that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the risk of pancreatic cancer.’

Apr 30 07:36

PM Abbott Backflipped When Murdoch Media Keeps Pushing “Jab”

November 2006: Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott has said that he would not be rushing to have his own daughters vaccinated against cervical cancer. “I won’t be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated, maybe that’s because I’m a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won’t be,” Mr Abbott said on Southern Cross radio (report here).

April 2015: Prime Minister Tony ­Abbott and Social Services Minister Scott Morrison (appointed Dec 14) announce the historic “no jab, no play” reforms, which mean parents who fail to immunise their children will no longer be paid the $200-a-week childcare benefit, the $7500-a-year childcare rebate or the $726 Family Tax Benefit A annual supplement. This could risk up to $30,000 a year for a family with two young children. The changes will come into effect from January 1, 2016 (report here).

Apr 30 07:33

Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive

A group at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has successfully tested an electromagnetic (EM) propulsion drive in a vacuum – a major breakthrough for a multi-year international effort comprising several competing research teams. Thrust measurements of the EM Drive defy classical physics’ expectations that such a closed (microwave) cavity should be unusable for space propulsion because of the law of conservation of momentum.

Apr 30 07:13

Monsanto has the FBI in its pocket

Monsanto corporate executives probably thought they had a decent amount of influence with the federal government, but they may never have thought that their genetically modified food products would become protectorates of the FBI, all under the guise of “national security.”

Apr 30 06:37

Hello, Curiosity: UA's HiRISE Camera Snaps Photo of Little Mars Robot

Here we see the rover parked over dark sand in a valley bounded by light-toned rock outcrops. These rocks make up the “Pahrump” member of the Murray Formation, a suite of sandstones, siltstones, and calcium sulfate veins that compose the lowermost exposed rocks of Mount Sharp (Aeolis Mons) in Gale Crater. This image also addresses several objectives besides keeping track of the rover location, such as the monitoring of nearby active sand dunes and the degree to which rover tracks are preserved on the underlying terrain. Unlike other regions of for which Curiosity has traversed, here the rover tracks are not apparent, likely because the disturbed, underlying, dark sand is similar in tone to that on the surface.

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Apr 29 20:34

Gonorrhea Cases in Washington Jump by Nearly 40 Percent

State health officials say they have yet to determine the reason for the increase, but they say increases have been seen in most counties of the state, in both men and women of various age groups. Young adults are the most affected.

Apr 29 15:50

Mercury In The Mist: Holding Unilever In India To Account

Scientists in India and the UK recently joined together to express solidarity with ex-employees and local residents exposed to toxic levels of mercury in Kodaikanal, India. Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) is a subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever and is being held responsible for dumping toxic mercury close to human settlements, polluting the ecosystem and placing workers’ lives in danger.

Apr 29 15:20

Turning Ethiopia's desert green

But here, outside the village of Abr'ha Weatsbaha, I'm seeing a different version. From all directions, streams of people are trickling into that human river. You hear them before you see them - some chatting excitedly, others singing hymns - as they converge on a viciously steep valley at the edge of the plain. They were summoned before dawn by horns, an Old Testament echo calling every able-bodied man and woman over 18 years of age to report for the first of 20 days of compulsory community labour. Their job, quite simply, is to tame the desert.

Apr 29 13:29

Is The U.S. Food Supply Cursed?

Why are so many catastrophes hitting U.S. food production? This week, we have learned that more than 7 million turkeys and chickens have already been killed as the result of a devastating bird flu outbreak here in the United States. This particular strain of the bird flu has already spread to the states of Minnesota, Iowa, California, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin, and scientists are mystified as to why it is moving so rapidly. But what we do know is that this flu has the potential to kill an entire flock of chickens or turkeys in just 48 hours.

Apr 29 13:17

British Court Throws Out Conviction of Autism/Vaccine MD: Andrew Wakefield’s Co-Author Completely Exonerated

In a stunning reversal, world renowned pediatric gastroenterologist Prof. John Walker-Smith won his appeal against the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council regulatory board that had ruled against both him and Andrew Wakefield for their roles in the 1998 Lancet MMR paper, which raised questions about a link to autism. The complete victory means that Walker-Smith has been returned to the status of a fully licensed physician in the UK, although he had already retired in 2001 — six years before the GMC trial even began.

Apr 29 11:42

Nestle Denies California Bottled Water Factories Contribute To Drought

Nestle, the world's largest food company, on Tuesday defended its bottled water operations in drought-plagued California after critics slammed the company for commoditizing a natural resource.

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"Hey! The water is still there, right on your supermarket shelf!"

Apr 29 10:56

Murdoch behind mandatory vaccination push in Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.”

The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents who do not want to vaccinate their children may or may not have something to do with his friend Rupert Murdoch and his family’s strong connection with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

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Apr 29 10:49

Judge upholds Vermont GMO labeling law while case continues

A federal judge has rejected a bid by the food industry to strike down a Vermont law which would make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified foods.

The industry’s lawsuit initially asked for an injunction against the legislation, but the judge’s decision keeps the law on the books while the suit continues.

Apr 29 10:49

St. Louis burning: America’s atomic legacy haunts city

Lupus causes a patient’s immune system to turn on its own body, attacking healthy joint and organ tissues. It is most common in middle-aged women such as Nickel, but has recently been linked to exposure to uranium.

That’s what Nickel thinks caused her lupus. She’s since found out that at least three other people from her childhood neighborhood also have the disease. They all grew up in a neighborhood bordered by a suburban St. Louis creek that was contaminated with nuclear weapons waste for decades before any cleanup operations started.

There may still be radioactive waste in the creek, which regularly floods parks, businesses, and neighborhoods — most of which have never been tested for radioactivity and remain open to the public with no notification of the potential risks.

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