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Jun 26 08:27

Trump Just Made It a Lot Easier for GMOs to Enter the Food Supply

By Derrick Broze

On June 11, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order to “streamline” GMO regulations in the United States. The order, titled Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products, is the latest move by the Trump administration aimed at promoting the use of genetically engineered or modified crops.

In his executive order, Trump called on federal agencies to fix what he called a “regulatory maze” related to the farming and selling of GMO products...

Jun 26 08:24

New Flyer and Website All About The Bees Being Harmed by 5G

By B.N. Frank

In February, telecom industry representatives gave congressional testimony that they have no scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Many studies say it’s not. Regardless, 5G is being installed everywhere despite worldwide opposition and warnings from doctors, scientists, environmentalists and many other credible sources...

Jun 25 16:02

Illinois Just Became The 11th US State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

By John Vibes

This week, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that will legalize marijuana for recreational use throughout the state. Illinois will now be the 11th state in the US to legalize the substance for recreational use. The bill will allow residents of the state to purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis at a time. Non-residents will be limited to just 15 grams...

Jun 25 15:02

HORMONE-DISRUPTING WEED KILLER TAINTS DRINKING WATER FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

Seasonal spikes of atrazine, a weed killer that disrupts hormones and harms the developing fetus, contaminate the drinking water of millions of Americans at potentially hazardous levels as run-off from corn-growing areas finds its way into source waters and reservoirs.

These are among the findings of the most up-to-date analysis of national data on the pervasive contamination of drinking water with atrazine, the second-most widely used weed killer in America. EWG’s Tap Water Database, which aggregates water testing data from utilities nationwide, shows that nearly 30 million Americans in 28 states have some level of atrazine in their tap water. Environmental Protection Agency data for 2017 show late-spring and early-summer spikes of atrazine in drinking water commonly are three to seven times higher than the federal legal limit, but these exceedances are not reported to people in the affected communities.

Jun 25 15:00

Atrazine

Endocrine Disruption: The science on atrazine's effects on the hormone system continues to grow. It alters the levels of key hormones in rats and can delay puberty. In male frogs, exposure to atrazine causes a kind of "chemical castration," causing them to develop female sex characteristics. Researchers hypothesize that atrazine singnals the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, demasculinizing the frogs.

Reproductive Effects: Because atrazine disrupts hormones, it's not surprising that epidemiological studies find associations between exposure to the herbicide and reproductive effects including increased risk of miscarriage, reduced male fertility, low birth weight, increased chance of any birth defect, and higher incidence of abdominal defects;

Jun 25 11:24

Scott Adams: Thorium Reactors Saving the World, Border Funding

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1143519311794855941

Healthcare cost transparency EO (cost reduction) by President Trump
Whomever is willing to torture border children the longest…wins!
Solutions to REDUCE or ELIMINATE kids being tortured
CNN does multiple interviews of newest nutty accuser
Iran spokesman says “White House is afflicted by mental retardation”
President Trump asks…why are WE paying to protect others countries?
Guest: Kirk Sorensen, Nuclear and aerospace expert
Startup company, developing a thorium reactor
BENEFITS of a thorium reactor versus uranium
Follow Kirk: @KirkSorensen
Project Veritas has confirmed Google CAN affect things…if they want
In the long-run, algorithms WILL evolve to contain political bias
The problem with Bernie’s“free education” plan
Elizabeth Warren’s “gay reparations” plan based on prior tax policies

Jun 25 10:23

Duel 5G Antennas On Property Roof In Pennsylvania: Do You Want Them On Your House?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

How would YOU like to have apparent 5G antennas similar to the parallel arrays on the roof of this house in Downington, Pennsylvania? That may become an extremely scary reality IF and WHEN mass 5G rollouts spread across towns, boroughs, cities, counties and states across the USA...

Jun 25 09:15

New health alert over antidepressants as study finds a 'rare but serious' risk of suicide for patients on pills

Taking antidepressants raises the risk of suicide, a study suggests.

Experts last night warned that patients should be told of the dangers before they start taking the pills.

The research found depressed people on the drugs were more than twice as likely to attempt suicide as similar patients who were not taking them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Told ya!

Jun 25 09:08

SpaceX's Latest Launch Ends With Fiery Crash

The company’s third Falcon Heavy rocket launch was deemed its "most difficult launch ever," given the multitude of satellites, deployments and 'moving parts' involved. Everything was going well, with full deployment of its payload and the safe landing of both side booster rockets. But then the mission hit an expensive snag.

Jun 25 06:42

A Regular Diet Of Fish Can Stop Asthma From Developing, Study Finds

By Ben Renner

TOWNSVILLE, Australia — Asthma is an incredibly prevalent disease that hampers the breathing ability of millions all over the world. Ironically, new research out of Australia indicates that the answer to better breathing may be found under the sea...

Jun 24 17:43

Your Kitchen Sponge May Hold Answer To Beating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

By John Anderer

NEW YORK — Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is appearing more and more all over the world. This isn’t a trend to be taken lightly; the World Health Organization classifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria as one of the top threats to global health today. Now, a new study finds that the answer to this problem can be found inside that dirty kitchen sponge you forgot to throw out last week.

Students from the New York Institute of Technology have discovered two viruses that combat harmful antibiotic-resistant bacteria, called bacteriophages, living right under their own noses in their kitchen sponges...

Jun 24 17:28

How Stress Affects Your Adrenal Health and What to do About it

Hilde Larsen, Upliftconnect
Waking Times

One thing I learned the very hard way during my long and diligent path from chronic illness back to health, is that the body feels like crap when the adrenal glands are not happy and strong. To me, this is the missing link in any discussion about health. That we will detoxify and heal through eating clean and whole foods is obvious; that we might be hurting ourselves even more deeply by not addressing the stress factors in our lives… not so much...

Jun 24 13:35

Robots may care for you in old age – and your children will teach them

By Patricia Shaw, Aberystwyth University

NB Editor’s Note: We are by no means endorsing this type of future. Nevertheless, we have to be aware of what scientists are working on so that we can reject or oppose what they are offering if we disagree.

It’s likely that before too long, robots will be in the home to care for older people and help them live independently. To do that, they’ll need to learn how to do all the little jobs that we might be able to do without thinking. Many modern AI systems are trained to perform specific tasks...

Jun 24 13:15

Dozens of “Extinct” Creatures Found Alive in “Lost City” Deep Within Rainforest

By Elias Marat

A specialized team of conservation scientists has found what appears to be a hidden oasis deep in the rainforest of Honduras that’s teeming with dozens of rare and endangered creatures.

The remote settlement, known as the “Lost City of the Monkey God” or “White City” and located in the Mosquitia rainforest, is a stunning example of the biodiversity that was once common across the tropics and rainforests in the region...

Jun 24 12:57

Could Coffee Be the Secret to Fighting Obesity?

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes.

The pioneering study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on ‘brown fat’ functions, an important part of the human body which plays a key role in how quickly we can burn calories as energy...

Jun 24 12:55

Cocktail of Probiotics May Prevent and Reverse Food Allergies in Children, Study Finds

Every three minutes, a food-related allergic reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the U.S. Currently, the only way to prevent a reaction is for people with food allergies to completely avoid certain foods...

Jun 24 11:39

Scott Adams: Middle East Peace, Project Veritas, Trump = JFK, Advice for Kamala Harris

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1143156917138624512

Senior Google Executive, Jen Gennai and Project Veritas
Google is a Gatekeeper of our reality
Should an algorithm ever be put on trial?
The point where algorithms program themselves is almost here
NBA will no longer call team owners…”owners”
Bernie’s surprisingly strong plan to tax wall street for free everything
It MIGHT actually work
Top Saudi diplomat says the “age of war with Israel is over”
Palestinians reject Jared Kushner peace plan
They rejected $50 Billion…on principal? That’s just stupid
Knitting site Ravelry, bans Trump discussions as white supremacy
Joel Pollack’s article comparing JFK and President Trump
Fixing Kamala’s biggest problem, her unconfident laugh and smile
it’s subordinate, submissive, NOT Presidential

Jun 24 11:18

Shocking Before & After Photos Reveal Awful Truth About Widespread US Crop Failures In 2019

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Torrential rains have been hammering the heartland of America for months, and at this point vast stretches of farmland in the middle of the country are nothing but mud. As a result of the endless rain and unprecedented flooding that we have witnessed, millions of acres of farmland will have nothing planted on them at all in 2019, and that is a major national crisis. But most farmers were able to get seeds planted in the deplorable conditions, and now they are desperately hoping that something will actually grow. Unfortunately, on farm after farm what is coming out of the ground looks absolutely terrible. Even if we get ideal weather conditions for the rest of the summer, there is no way that many of these fields will be ready before the first hard frost arrives. As you will see below, the truth is that we are potentially facing the most widespread crop failures in all of U.S. history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, partner with a friend or neighbor, and get a really decent freezer with a capacity to hold a lot of food. If you buy those perishables which keep well in a freezer environment now, you may be able to acquire these items with much less "sticker shock" than you will be experiencing soon.

Dry non-perishables, which can be kept for a reasonable period in an air-tight container, are also good to have on hand.

The most important thing in which you can invest right now, is a water filtration system, which will allow you to filter water, and have it on hand.

Jun 24 11:04

M 7.3 - 288km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Jun 24 10:51

STP-2 MISSION

SpaceX is targeting Monday, June 24 for a Falcon Heavy launch of the STP-2 mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The primary launch window opens at 11:30 p.m. EDT, or 3:30 a.m. UTC on June 25, and closes at 3:30 a.m. EDT on June 25, or 7:30 a.m. UTC. A backup launch window opens on June 25 at 11:30 p.m. EDT, or 3:30 a.m. UTC on June 26, and closes at 3:30 a.m. EDT on June 26, or 7:30 a.m. UTC. Deployments will begin approximately 12 minutes after liftoff and end approximately 3 hours and 32 minutes after liftoff.

Jun 24 09:48

Exposing Chickens to Light Dramatically Increases Vitamin D Content of Eggs

After only three weeks of exposing indoor chickens to UV light for six hours per day, the vitamin D content of the eggs increased three to four-fold.

Many people suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This can result in brittle bones and an increased risk of respiratory diseases. Chicken eggs are a natural source of vitamin D and one way to, at least partially, compensate for this deficiency...

Jun 24 08:05

Is This The End Of Diet Soda?

As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. As WeSupportOrganic.com reported recently, Aspartame (the main sweetener for diet soda – check the labels) is regarded by scientists as one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, who have linked it to seizures and a host of other major health issues including fatal cardiovascular events.

In a newly published study [1] (presented in 2014 at the American College of Cardiology, Washington D.C.), 60,000 women were sampled over ten years. It was shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease.

“30% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, 50% more likely to die from related disease…”

Jun 24 07:30

Try This DIY Foot Reflexology Before Bed For The Best Sleep Ever

By Joe Martino

The Facts: A DIY foot reflexology technique that promises to help you have a good night’s sleep.

Reflect On: Are you sleeping as well as you want to be sleeping? If not, try out this quick technique to see if you can improve your sleep...

Jun 24 07:17

More Big Tech fascism: Mailchimp shuts down GreenMedInfo newsletter for sharing science about vaccines

Just as we predicted, Big Tech’s censorship crusade is now breaching the bounds of social media and influencing digital service providers, which are increasingly shutting down access to clients that engage in politically-incorrect speech.

The email service provider Mailchimp, as one of the latest examples, has reportedly shut down the email newsletter of GreenMedInfo, which had been reaching as many as 300,000 people worldwide.

According to GreenMedInfo, the termination was sudden, and was predicated upon Mailchimp’s disapproval of GreenMedInfo sharing scientific information about vaccines that contradicts the official government narrative that all vaccines are 100 percent safe and effective.

Jun 24 07:14

Shocking Before And After Photos Reveal The Truth About The Widespread Crop Failures The U.S. Is Facing In 2019

By Michael Snyder

Torrential rains have been hammering the heartland of America for months, and at this point vast stretches of farmland in the middle of the country are nothing but mud. As a result of the endless rain and unprecedented flooding that we have witnessed, millions of acres of farmland will have nothing planted on them at all in 2019, and that is a major national crisis...

Jun 23 18:53

Development of NASA's megarocket has overrun costs by nearly $2 BILLION and may not be complete until 2021 - four years later than originally planned, watchdog finds

NASA's flagship space launch system is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit has found, raising questions about meeting a goal of returning humans to the moon by 2024.

The General Accounting Office (GAO) identified $1.8 billion in additional costs, including nearly $1 billion that NASA obscured in previous reports on its Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket and capsule on which the mission rely.

The issues around the rocket's development, led by Boeing Co, mean that the first launch of the SLS originally scheduled for late 2017 could be delayed until June 2021.

Jun 23 18:28

Cool running: supermarket fridges could help power UK

Supermarket freezer aisles could soon help power the National Grid after trials found that hundreds of thousands of fridges could provide a nationwide “virtual battery”.

The trials were undertaken by Tesco along with researchers at the University of Lincoln in a mocked-up supermarket, built to test whether fridges can help to balance the energy system.

Researchers found that complex algorithms, developed by the software firm IMS Evolve, can temporarily cut the electricity supply to fridges when needed while still keeping the food cold.

These mini power cuts to the freezers could automatically create short pulses of extra electricity on the grid to match any dips in the grid’s energy frequency.

Jun 23 18:15

Great Pacific garbage patch: giant plastic trap put to sea again

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in a second attempt to clean up a huge island of garbage swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii.

Boyan Slat, creator of the Ocean Cleanup project, announced on Twitter that a 600 metre (2,000ft) long floating boom that broke apart late last year was sent back to the Great Pacific garbage patch this week after four months of repair.

A ship towed the U-shaped barrier from San Francisco to the patch in September to trap the plastic. But during the four months at sea, the boom broke apart under constant waves and wind and the boom was not retaining the plastic it caught.

“Hopefully nature doesn’t have too many surprises in store for us this time,” Slat tweeted. “Either way, we’re set to learn a lot from this campaign.”

Jun 23 16:20

Cannabidiol Is A Powerful New Antibiotic

New research has found that Cannnabidiol is active against Gram-positive bacteria, including those responsible for many serious infections (such as Staphyloccocus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae), with potency similar to that of established antibiotics such as vancomycin or daptomycin. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology...

Jun 23 09:15

Investigative journalist talks to Congolese migrants flooding into San Antonio

Illegal immigrants from Africa pouring into San Antonio; journalist Urs Gehriger on what he learned speaking with those migrants.

Jun 23 08:42

How Black Africans From Ebola Center DRC Are Being Placed All Over America By The Trump Administration

As I have stated over the past several appearances on the Rense Program, the hordes of Third World black African migrant invaders that have been suddenly appearing at the Mexican border and given immediate asylum (and forever cost-free lives in America) were brought effortlessly into the US via Mexico under the protection of the UN Refugee Resettlement Program. I have been doing much research over the past couple weeks and have came across what I believe to be virtually iron-clad supporting evidence of my statements.

As some of you saw on a recent Rense video post, a Dutch journalist tried to interview some of the Africans who were transported to and then dropped off at a San Antonio, TX bus station. Remember, many of these Africans were flashing ROLLS of US $100 bills.

Critical Differences In How Africans Are Handled At The Border

Jun 23 08:21

Anti-Vaxxers are Dangerous and Should Be Arrested?

You may have noticed a recent article in The Washington Post by Juliette N. Kayyem entitled “Anti-vaxxers are dangerous. Make them face isolation, fines, arrests.”1

My initial reaction was the article must have been written by a moron. However, my opinion changed when I discovered the author, Ms. Kayyem, who graduated from Harvard law school in 1995. So, it appears this article is a carefully crafted piece of pro-vaccine industry propaganda. In other words, a large pile of nonsense and misinformation masquerading as authoritative information. Propaganda pieces typically contain nonsense and blatant lies. That’s OK because the “Big Lie” becomes believable if repeated often enough. (Who Said That?)9 Let’s take a look at the main point and the most glaring falsehood in the article: “Anti-Vaxxers Are Dangerous.”

Jun 23 08:18

THE (FAKE) FOOD INDUSTRY

Here’s a simple rule of thumb:

If it comes in a bag, a can, a bottle, or a box, it’s probably crap.

Jun 23 08:17

JOHNSON & JOHNSON FACES MULTIBILLION OPIOIDS LAWSUIT THAT COULD UPEND BIG PHARMA

SOURCE: THEGUARDIAN.COM

Day after day, the memos flashing across screens in an Oklahoma courtroom have jarred with the family-friendly public image of Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical giant best known for baby powder and Band-Aid.

In one missive, a sales representative dismissed a doctor’s fears that patients might become addicted to the company’s opioid painkillers by telling him those who didn’t die probably wouldn’t get hooked. Another proposes targeting sales of the powerfully addictive drugs at those most at risk: men under 40.

As the state of Oklahoma’s multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson has unfolded over the past month, the company has struggled to explain marketing strategies its accusers say dangerously misrepresented the risk of opioid addiction to doctors, manipulated medical research, and helped drive an epidemic that has claimed 400,000 lives over the past two decades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; there are some drug companies which should be sued out of existence, and very much because of their sharp marketing tactics.

Jun 23 08:06

Real Salt, Celtic Salt and Himalayan Salt

By Dr. Mark Sircus

Do you know the difference between refined salt and unrefined salt?

We all know what regular white salt looks like—and we mistakenly think it is real salt when it is not. The fact is that refined white salt, such as commercial table salt is bad, very bad stuff. Unrefined natural salt on the other hand is good, very good stuff providing many health benefits...

Jun 23 07:39

How to Rebel Against Corporate Food (and Why You Should)

By Daisy Luther

The term “corporate food” is pretty disturbing if you stop to think about it. Corporations aren’t usually known for their strong ethics or for placing people above profit. And yet, somehow, more than 70% of food in America is processed and almost two-thirds of the food available comes from only 4% of the farms. This means that a very high percentage of the food consumed in America was somehow provided by a corporation whose main goal is profit, not nutrition. (Read more about the dangers of this type of consolidation.)

And lately, there has been recall after recall after recall of things that honestly should be safe to eat...

Jun 22 14:21

Walmart and Target Pull Bottled Water Said to Contain Arsenic, But WHOLE FOODS Keeps Selling It

By Daisy Luther

Back in April, we reported that 11 different brands of bottled water were shown to contain arsenic. Consumer Reports said that three brands, in particular, had potentially concerning levels of the toxic element. And two of those water brands still contain high levels of arsenic...

Jun 22 13:26

Botanix’s CBD-based product destroys superbug skin infections in another ‘world first’

In another “world first” this week, Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX: BOT) has revealed its antimicrobial cannabidiol (CBD)-based product BTX 1801 can treat serious skin infections including superbugs.

The study using BTX 1801 was carried out in collaboration with Dr Mark Blaskovich at the University of Queensland.

Designed to target bacterial skin infections, BTX 1801 has been formulated with CBD and uses Botanix’s proprietary skin delivery technology Permetrex.

The study found that BTX 1801 is a broad-spectrum gram-positive antibiotic which is effective against a range of human and animal bacteria.

Jun 22 12:46

Hemp Seeds: Nutritional Info & Storage Tips For Your Prepper Pantry

By Mac Slavo

Hemp seeds (also often known as hemp hearts) are underrated! Not just in the prepper community, but everywhere else too. They are nutritious, easy to store, don’t spoil quickly, and are pretty good to eat too. If you have ever considered adding some hemp seeds to your prepper pantry, here’s what you should know about these nutritional powerhouses...

Jun 22 11:52

Something Isn't Right In The "Greatest Economy Ever" As American Suicide Rates Hit WWII Levels 

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a new report on Thursday that 47,000 people died by suicide, and 1.4 million attempted suicide in 2017. The suicide rate increased by 1% per year from 2000 through 2006, and by 2% from 2006 through 2016, which now means suicide rates are at their highest level since World War II.

Jun 22 11:48

Salmonella Strain Resistant to ‘Last Resort’ Antibiotics Uncovered in US

Recent university research has confirmed a type of salmonella said to be resistant to antibiotics of last resort has officially made its way to the US from Asia. Scientists now say the positive sample hints the drug-resistant salmonella may have been spreading across the country for some five years.

North Carolina State Veterinary Medicine researchers announced a human patient tested positive for a drug-resistant salmonella bacteria gene identified as mcr-3.1, which makes the drug of last resort, colistin, ineffective in treating the infection.

Jun 22 11:41

Scott Adams: Tucker Carlson Prevents War With Iran, Mayor Pete Imploding, DR Hysteria

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1142432083714793472

President Trump retweets another great Carpe Donktum meme
“President Trump 4EVA” meme
Famous people and FALSE claims of encounters with them
Dominican Republic mysterious deaths…real or mass hysteria?
Governmental lying to the public about military stuff
Pete Buttigieg’s interaction with BLM
Looking Presidential while wearing a “Fish Fry” event tee shirt
Did Tucker Carlson’s significant influence…cancel the Iran strike?
Erin Burnett questions the timing of the President Trump’s decision
AMA session with listeners

Jun 22 11:38

STUDY SHOWS GROWING HEMP IS A POWERFUL TOOL TO FIGHT BEE POPULATION DECLINE

As the world population of honeybees continues to decline at a dangerous rate, a new study from Colorado State University purports to have found the answer to quell the decline—hemp. The reason hemp is such a boon to the bee population is simple, it is a great source of pollen.

Because the hemp plant provides such a massive amount of pollen, it will provide them with the resources they need to sustain and grow their populations.

Jun 22 11:02

Dogs Developed “Sad Puppy Eyes” To Appeal To Humans: Study

By Mayukh Saha

Recent research has shown that the term ‘puppy dog eyes’ is justified because dogs have mastered that expression just so that we’ll pay attention to them.

This study has discovered that unlike wolves, dogs have the ability to express complicated emotions due to their facial structure...

Jun 22 10:39

Plant-Based Diet Led to Crohn’s Disease Remission in Case Study

Eating a plant-based diet may be an effective treatment for Crohn’s disease, according to a case study published in the journal Nutrients.

The case study followed a man in his late 20s who had been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after experiencing fatigue, bloating, episodic severe abdominal pain, nausea, and occasional ulcers for several years. His condition did not reach remission after more than a year of intravenous treatment...

Jun 22 10:34

Trump EPA Approves “Emergency” Use of Bee-killing Pesticide On 13.9 Million Acres For The Next 4-6 Years

By Arjun Walia

It’s no secret that pesticides have been killing bees in extreme numbers, especially in North America. Many other countries have imposed bans and restrictions on the pesticides that are sprayed in Canada and America.

Since 2006, when the term “Colony Collapse Disorder” or CCD was coined in the U.S., commercial beekeepers have reported extraordinary losses averaging 29 to 45 percent per year. Such losses are unprecedented — more than double what is considered normal...

Jun 22 10:19

MARS ROVER HAS DETECTED METHANE THAT COULD MEAN LIFE ON THE RED PLANET

SOURCE: BOING BOING

In the New York Times, Kenneth Chang reports that this week NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars detected high amounts of methane, a gas that is commonly a signature of life. From the NYT:

“Given this surprising result, we’ve reorganized the weekend to run a follow-up experiment,” Ashwin R. Vasavada, the project scientist for the mission, wrote to the science team in an email that was obtained by The Times.

The mission’s controllers on Earth sent new instructions to the rover on Friday to follow up on the readings, bumping previously planned science work. The results of these observations are expected back on the ground on Monday...

On Earth, microbes known as methanogens thrive in places lacking oxygen, such as rocks deep underground and the digestive tracts of animals, and they release methane as a waste product.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A major congratulations to Dr. Gilbert Levin, who detected life on Mars 43 years ago on the Viking Mission.

Jun 21 19:28

Coming Soon — GM Salmon Might Remain Hidden From U.S. Consumers

By Jason Erickson

After the FDA lifted its ban on genetically modified salmon, the only question remained as to whether or not the product would be clearly labeled for health-conscious consumers. We appear to now have that answer, as reported by the Associated Press. It also seems that the company that has produced the new supercharged creature is not willing to brag publicly about where it ends up...

Jun 21 16:49

Scientists Are Trying to Figure Out Why So Many Dolphins and Whales Are Dying This Year

By Elias Marat

In a particularly unnerving trend that has unfolded on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, hundreds of carcasses belonging to marine mammals such as whales and dolphins have been washing up on beaches in the United States, in what scientists are calling “unusual mortality events.”...

Jun 21 13:58

Gut Bacteria Associated with Chronic Pain for First Time

Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome.

Fibromyalgia affects 2-4 percent of the population and has no known cure. Symptoms include fatigue, impaired sleep and cognitive difficulties, but the disease is most clearly characterized by widespread chronic pain. In a paper published today in the journal Pain, a Montreal-based research team has shown, for the first time, that there are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia...

Jun 21 10:53

High arsenic levels found in bottled water brands owned by Keurig Dr Pepper and Whole Foods

High levels of arsenic, which can increase chances of cancer and cause reproductive harm, has been found in popular bottled water brands Penafiel and Starkey Water, according to new testing.

The nonprofit Center For Environmental Health sent legal notices to Keurig Dr Pepper, which owns Penafiel, as well as Whole Foods, owner of the Starkey Water brand, after independent testing showed unsafe levels of the toxic metal.

The California-based organization asserts that the products require a health warning under California's consumer protection law.

Jun 21 10:23

IS THE CDC FOUNDATION DIRECTING MAILCHIMP’S VACCINE CENSORSHIP?

On June 7 Mailchimp announced it had already shut down a number of accounts for “anti-vaccination content.” Mailchimp also announced it was adding the ‘anti-vaccination’ category to its routine searches for prohibited content. Nowhere on Mailchimp’s website did it elaborate what constituted ‘anti-vaccination’ content. Reporting on the move, CNBC writes “The company began quietly enforcing this decision last week” yet no discussion or reasoning was given as to why the enforcement needed to be done quietly.

Facebook reports revealed that Mailchimp’s account cancellations began before they released their public statement. The pre-emptive “quiet” move resulted in customers locked out of accounts and unable to retrieve their data without warning or a clear remedy. Mailchimp did not return a request asking what prompted them to start their censorship and what constituted ‘anti-vaccination’ content on their platform.

Jun 21 10:04

Can Chocolate Actually Reverse Obesity?

Scientists may have discovered more reasons to love chocolate.

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity...

Jun 21 09:10

The “incubation period” lie about Ebola, and why America is vulnerable to an Ebola outbreak from infected migrants

It’s a huge, dangerous lie. City officials in San Antonio, Texas, are claiming that no migrants from the Ebola-infected Republic of Congo could possibly be carrying Ebola into the United States because “Ebola has a 21-day incubation period,” they say. And the migrants have been walking for more than 21 days. Therefore, they cannot possibly have Ebola.

The “officials” saying this are either grossly incompetent or deliberately lying. (By the way, it also begs the question of how migrants from Africa “walked” to the U.S. / Mexico border. Can they walk on water?)

For starters, Ebola’s incubation period only averages 21 days. It can be 40+ days in some people, and that’s according to the World Health Organization. As previously reported by Natural News:

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