The sun has a new hole on its surface in images taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory this week. A NASA spacecraft has made a surprising find: a near-perfect square-shaped "hole" in the star's outer atmosphere, The Daily Mail reports.
A leaked slide from Edward Snowden was released this week by Glenn Greenwald in his new book, No Place to Hide. The slide shows that AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Oracle, Intel, Qualcomm, Qwest and EDS acted in direct “alliance” with the NSA in its spying missions:
Corporations push to microchip human race, size of a grain of rice, approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Microchips implanted under skin, allow movements to be tracked, store personal information. What if this becomes requirement to shop at the grocery store?
The challenges to our privacy do not come from government alone. Corporations of all shapes and sizes track what you buy, store and analyze our data and use it for commercial purposes. Private companies are gathering massive amounts of data on individuals.
Over-the-counter pharmaceuticals Tylenol, Excedrin, NyQuil, Theraflu, and prescription painkillers Vicoden and Percocet all contain acetaminophen. This ingredient has forced almost 80,000 ER (emergency room) visits, 26,000 hospitalizations, and around 500 deaths annually.
EU plans, every new car sold in UK will have a 'black box' device tracks drivers' movement. Could be used by police to monitor motorists' moves. Designed to help emergency services find vehicles in the event of crash. Will add at least £100 to the cost of cars.
US government warned world Chinese routers, internet devices pose "threat" because they are built with backdoor surveillance function, gives Chinese government ability to spy on anyone using them. NSA's documents show Americans engaged in precisely the activity US accused Chinese of doing.
McDonald’s purchases over 3.4 billion pounds of USA-grown, pesticide-laden potatoes every year. Pesticide drift causing residents that live near potato fields to develop serious chronic health issues, many farmers have lost their livestock to pesticide-induced illness.
Participants who ate an 80% organic diet had 89% less pesticide residue in their urine compared to eating conventionally grown produce after only a week long change in diet. Consumption of an organic diet for one week signiﬁcantly reduced pesticide exposure.
Researchers at Harvard University found rising levels of CO2 are affecting human nutrition by reducing levels of very important nutrients in food crops, predicted 2050-levels of CO2 in wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans significantly reduce the amount of iron, zinc, and protein in the crops.
Big brother style self-service check-outs which socially profile customers to stop shoplifters in development. The technology takes into account whether the store is located in a bad area; the time of day; shopping history and queue length before determining if it is likely a shopper has stolen items.
Why Monsanto and other GMOs companies would like to learn a new product. Marijuana may be next major GMO crop. Company plans to manipulate “medical marijuana.”Pharmaceutical mafia can create transgenic strains with ability to produce more active compounds which are patented.
The first living organism to carry and pass down to future generations an expanded genetic code has been created by American scientists, paving the way for a host of new life forms whose cells carry synthetic DNA that looks nothing like the normal genetic code of natural organisms.
Lazio Regional Administrative Court in Italy has refuted an Italian farmer’s request to freely sow biotech corn seeds, citing precautionary principle which allows governments to take protective measures to protect human health and the environment without having to wait for possible risks to be realized.
Implanted medical microchips by 2017 will be able to deliver drugs, including routine birth control – all through wireless communications. Currently, drug reservoir chips can be implanted under the skin, delivering pharmaceuticals won’t be controlled by you but by ‘medical professionals.’
major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning May 5 from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey. many researchers suspect the deep injection wells used for the disposal of fracking wastewater could be causing the earthquake activity.
FDA has decided to approve a whole new list of foods for radiation treatment. substantial body of evidence that irradiated foods are not healthy for human consumption. Irradiated food can make the body’s ability to absorb nutrients very poor.
After months of regular visits by citizens to city council meetings, Dallas City Council decided last week to stop water fluoridation. Perhaps it was economic incentive. Citizens continuously probed council members about why they would fluoridate city water when it has been proven dangerous to health.
DPA, or diphenylamine, banned by European officials, toxin on American apples and pears. DPA sprayed on apples to prevent “storage scald”, darkening of fruit’s skin after months of cold storage. Banned in European Union in 2012, producers couldn’t answer questions about safety.
Aircraft manufacturer, Sikorsky, developing a robocopter version of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to do same tasks more efficiently and without putting humans at risk. Controlled from a ground control station but can make crucial flying decisions without any human input.
Pentagon cannot find a replacement for the Russian rocket engines it buys which mostly deliver commercial or military communications satellites, as well as reconnaissance and navigation satellites. Import of engines banned based on sanctions against Russia.
30 years of research found Monsanto’s RoundUp could be causing blood cancers in the lymph glands, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Studyfound glyphosate responsible for fueling breast cancer by increasing number of breast cancer cells through cell growth and cell division.
EcoWatch, USC Canada, a non-governmental agency, is working to create a stronger domestic seed industry through the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. Their hopes are that the initiative will help protect against the negative effects of climate change on food security.
Number of GMO-free countries growing – especially in Europe. Bavarian Environment Minister, Dr. Marcel Huber, signed GMO Free agreement in Brussels, with President of European GMO Free network, and Environment Minister for the Marche region of Italy.
Apples may not keep the doctor away after all—at least, if they’re American. European food safety regulators banned the pesticide-coated staple last month because of diphenylamine (DPA), a potentially carcinogenic compound used to keep the fruit from turning brown.
World Health Organization (WHO: world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, common infections and minor injuries treatable for decades can once again kill,” The new resistance has capacity to strike anyone, any age, on a global scale. Organization’s first ever global report on antibiotic resistance.
The solar eclipse has been the center of attention in the world's history and is linked to many myths and traditions.
Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has given a green light to sell the country's newest S-400 air defense guided missile system to China. Russian media claim will give Beijing an edge in the airspace of the Taiwan Strait and over islands in the East China Sea at the center of a dispute with Japan
LISTENING to the polarized energy debate in the United States, you might think natural gas was an economic and geopolitical cure-all — or an environmental curse.
Pentagon: US’s newly developed radar-evading F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will not be able to escape Russian radars. Is not stealthy in the eyes of a growing number of Russian and Chinese radars,” “having all sorts of shortcomings.” Not even effective in jamming enemy radar.
Milind Pande; ophthalmologist: Red wine can protect the eye muscles from age-related deterioration.“A diet, rich in vitamins A, C and E, lutein, zeaxanthin and essential fatty acids may also help. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older adults
Tuberculosis (TB) is making a strong comeback, among immune challenged. Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC researchers: Vitamin C, killed TB bacterium, multi-drug resistant MDR-TB and XDR-TB strains. Vitamin C is widely available.
White House idea:create single, secure online ID Americans use to verify their identity across multiple websites, start with local government services. New York Times; driver's license for the internet. Pilot program of "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace" begins in government agencies.
New Delhi successfully test-fired a new interceptor capable of destroying incoming long-range missiles. India’s Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile successfully intercepted incoming surface-to-surface ballistic missile fired from a ship off the coast in the Bay of Bengal.
RUSSIAN rocket launched a new-generation surveillance spacecraft ,spy satellite perhaps capable of being used as a missile guidance system.
Verizon Wireless will monitor customers’ activities on wireless devices as well as wired or Wi-Fi-connected desktop computers and laptops. Collected data on users’ online activity will then be passed to marketers for targeted advertising.
Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study released Wednesday found.
Russian president Putin told a media conference in St Petersburg that America's overseas espionage agency had originally set up the internet and was continuing to develop it, he wants a Russian-run alternative. Idea of breaking up internet has gained ground in Germany, Brazil, and round the world.
Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of the biotech giant’s RoundUp herbicide in our food, researchers found high levels of RoundUp on 70 percent of genetically engineered soy plants. Studies have proven there are ‘anti-nutrients’ in GM food.
State Representative Chris Broadwater: Louisiana making database to store information about residents who may represent a “risk to the state,” used in pinpointing “future criminals.” Permit state to “intervene” offer suggestions and guidance on factors such as mental and physical health.
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