Los Angeles Police Department has acquired two “unmanned aerial vehicles” as gifts from Seattle Police Department. equipped with video camera, infrared night-vision. Doesn’t intend to keep watch over public. Will be only for “narrow and prescribed uses” that will be made clear to public.
US astrophysicist Albert Shervinsky says that the next end of the world is possible today. The scientist says that Earth can die on 1 June due to an interstellar acid cloud.
Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis. Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water.
New York is about to become the 23rd in our nation to legalize medical marijuana with the passage of the Compassionate Care Act (A. 6357-B/Gottfried) passed with a bipartisan vote of 91-34. Next up is a senate vote to pass this bill after the fifth time a marijuana bill has been presented to the Assembly.
Fly Mind Altering Device, or FLyMAD, lets researchers use infrared laser heat to activate genetically defined brain cell types in flies genetically modified to be sensitive to temperature. Found specific cells switched on and off immediately with heat of 30 degrees Celsius, changed the fly’s behaviour.
Enraged Muslims in Malaysia have called for a holy war or Jihad to be waged on UK confectionary Cadbury after traces of pig DNA were picked up in their chocolates. As a result of the complaint, the company has pulled two of its products from Malaysian shop shelves.
Jeffrey Raber, chemist Werc Shop, a medical cannabis testing firm in Pasadena, Calif: marijuana could be contaminated with pesticides, unregulated industry is delivering sometimes-toxic products to clients. medical marijuana is more regulated, less likely to be sprayed n with pesticides.
The aim of the scheme, carried out in the Middle East, was to use DNA analysis to identify suspected terrorists who would then be targeted to be killed by the United States.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain. to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder.
China has expanded its list of sanctioned companies from Microsoft to include IBM. Chinese government is pushing domestic banks to “remove high-end servers made by International Business Machines Corp. and replace them with a local brand.”
80,000 toxic chemicals that are unregulated and untested by independent scientific bodies, approval by agencies like the EPA. Companies are free to put these untested, carcinogenic, toxic chemicals in any product they wish without government oversight.
According to the American Psychological Association, 60 percent of adults were trying to reduce their stress in 2012 -- and more than half of them were failing at it. What's more, 60 to 90 percent of doctor visits are for stress-related conditions, according to the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Astronomers and space enthusiasts around the world have long been baffled by the question - is there life beyond Earth. Now, two of the United States' top astronomers telling it is only a matter of 20 years.
Washington (VR) – As the Mars Curiosity Rover continues to explore and look at the potential of life in Mars' past, scientists here on Earth are looking to see whether various forms of our life might be viable over there.
A number of large tech companies are pushing back against US government orders that they not disclose the number of data requests made as part of ongoing investigations, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.
A global event challenging the agricultural behemoth Monsanto’s efforts to dominate the world food supply is taking place across the globe as millions of anti-GMO activists join forces against the biotech giant.
North America is in for a natural light show overhead, as a meteor shower expected over the weekend could turn into a full-on sky storm, affecting countries’ entire skylines. Its intensity could even outdo the Perseid meteor shower.
Amazon will be using 10,000 robots in its warehouses by end of year to fulfill customer orders. UBR-1, 4-foot tall robot could perform tasks done by human workers. Can work alongside humans or autonomously in workspace filled with people. Costs $50,000, can work all day and all night.
Scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers. Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic.
The human organism, at birth, is capable of becoming an integrated whole. And it is only by becoming an integrated whole that it can function optimally. What does this mean?
Tokyo Electric Power Co. to begin dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come.
Google claims that none of their self-driving cars had ever been ticketed, rise of self-driving cars could correlate to a steep drop in police budgets. Troubling to law enforcement agencies.
Google plans to use “smart” devices, such as refrigerators and thermostats connected to the Internet, to serve targeted advertisements to users according to its recent filing with the Security Exchange Commission. Company refused to disclose how much money it makes from displaying ads.
Canadian proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility less than a mile from the Great Lakes coming under heavy fire from Michigan lawmakers and environmental groups attempting to stop the project. Storage sites more than 2,200 feet underground to store 53 million gallons of nuclear waste
Ethiopia College of Medicine at the University of Gondar: A combination of ginger powder extract and honey are so effective that they inhibit the growth of superbugs like MRSA, E Coli, and even the bacteria that causes Pneumonia.
, Russian government-owned national telecommunications operator Rostelecom will debut a new search engine dubbed Sputnik.ru. Sputnik (which means ‘satellite’ in Russian) will be major competitor to Yandex, leading technology company in Russia, American Internet search, advertising giant Google.
Experts warn if rain started today it would have to continue at heavy rate for weeks to replenish supplies, unlikely as we head towards summer. Fracking blamed by some, uses massive amount of water. California in similar situation, drought emergency declared last month.
Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet. dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month. Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world? More than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Ray over the weekend.
Microsoft said Tuesday it would maintain efforts to gain approval in China for its Windows 8 operating system after a ban announced by China. Suspended cooperation with the U.S. on cyber security issues and banned the use of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system on all new government computers
China dismissed US accusations of industrial cyber-espionage against five of its military officials, published proof Washington is actually stealing data from China. Beijing also summoned US ambassador for an explanation, publishing its latest data on US cyber-attacks against China.
The Telegraph is reporting that British children of both sexes, as young as nine, will be able to take drugs to block and disrupt the onset of puberty…thus allowing later sex-change procedures to move along more easily. Requirements: parents approve, and the child is “mentally healthy.
Bosnian foreign minister: Over a quarter of Bosnia's 4 million people have been affected by the worst floods in the region in more than a century. Natural disaster has left more than 100,000 houses and buildings unusable and around one million people without clean water supplies.
“According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden,United States National Security Agency is reportedly collecting the contents of effectively every phone call dialed or received within the Bahamas, putting conversations of residents and tourists into hands of the NSA.
North Carolina legislators considering bill would make it a crime to publicly disclose toxic chemicals energy companies use in hydraulic fracturing, offenders on the hook for fines or jail time. Unauthorized disclosure of fracking trade secrets including chemicals used a Class I Felony,
NYPD: Police shot, killed armed man suspected of robbing drugstore of cash and OxyContin. Cops tracked him down, One of the pill bottles he took from drugstore was actually a decoy containing a GPS device. Response to a sharp increase of armed and often deadly pharmacy robberies.
American Chemical Society; new evidence the herb cilantro, an ingredient in salsa and Asian dishes, can help to leech toxins from water. Simply eating cilantro is known to help purify the body of numerous toxins, but now, adding the herb to tap water can help to get rid of toxic chemicals lurking within it.
New revelations that the N. S.A. bugged Cisco Systems’ networking equipment so agency could spy on adversaries triggered biting response from the San Jose company. Shows images of the agency intercepting Cisco servers, routers computer networking equipment to install surveillance bugs.
Nearly one quarter of US honeybee population died over the winter, according to annual survey. Beekeepers reportlosses higher than they consider sustainable, could affect country’s food supply. “More than three-fourths of world's flowering plants rely on pollinators, such as bees, to reproduce.
A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment. Criminal case may be launched against a company involved in introducing unsafe GMOs into Russia.
Hernando County, Florida were debating spending $800,000 in tax-payer money to fluoridate water few months ago. This is what it would cost to put leftovers from phosphate fertilizer, semiconductor industries into everyone’s water. They decided against fluoridating the water supplies.
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