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.
The March/April issue of Bethesda Magazine, a regional publication that covers a wealthy area of Washington, D.C., drew some unusually heavy attention on the web for a profile of Melissa “Missy” Lesmes, “a veritable supermom.”
In more than 30 years in politics, Bobby Starr had never seen anything like it.The Vermont state senator, a Democrat, represents a remote, rural district on the Canadian border.
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.
Research from the Medical University of Graz and published in PLoS ONE: Vegetarians were Twice as likely to suffer from allergies, had 50 percent greater risk of heart attacks and cancer. higher incidence of chronic disease, impairment from disorders, and more anxiety and depression.
The juice is 99.4 percent apple and grape-derived, contains 0.3 percent pomegranate, 0.2 percent blueberry juice. Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice is 100 percent pomegranate. Food and Drug Administration allows food companies to name beverages according to flavor rather than content.
"Making fracking safe is simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the inadequate regulations being proposed," Louis Allstadt, former executive vice president of Mobil Oil, said during a news conference in Albany called by the anti-fracking group Elected Officials to Protect New York.
A 4.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Slovenia southwest of the country’s capital, Ljubljana, at a depth of 12.4 kilometers, says USGS. The earthquake took place about 200 kilometers from a nuclear power plant at Krško, a town in eastern Slovenia.
First Russia, Tasmania, and Mexico say no to Monsanto and now, the Netherlands have passed a similar ban, determined to keep Glyphosate-laced herbicides away from the general public. Citizens of the Netherlands have been expressing their concern over glyphosate chemicals.
The Russian government will postpone the introduction of certifying genetically-modified seeds for another three years, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday during his annual report before the country's lower house of parliament.
China intends to invest in massive projects in Crimea less than a month after the former Ukrainian province was annexed by the Russian Federation. Russia ambassador to E U Vladimir Chizhovsaid: Russia partners with China in two major Crimean projects: gas pipeline, Crimean deep water port.
Ukrainian acting prime minister: his country needs to be militarily and economically supported by United States in its standoff with Russia. We need financial and economic support. We need to modernize, renovate our security and military forces. “We need to be in very good shape to stop Russia.
China refused five total shipments of GM crops in just a month – all of it coming from the U S. Chinese Minister of Agriculture unable to issue safety certificate unless these strict scientific proofs utilized. Three shipments of US GMO corn without safety certificates, approval documents destroyed.
A suspected meteorite citizens of Russian city of Murmansk recorded bright blue trail speed across sky, then explode in air, suspected meteorite. Officials have not confirmed it.
Oklahoma residents who produce energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, those with systems already installed won’t be affected, new customers will now be charged a monthly fee.
Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), banned from Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the transgenic crop failed to deliver on pest resistance and yields.
Chancellor Angela Merkel: “all of Germany’s energy policies must be reconsidered.”Most important energy supplier is Russia: provides 38 percent of Germany’s natural gas, 35 percent oil imports, 25 percent of coal, no alternatives that could cover shortfalls of this magnitude. Supplies already short.
Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev: Kiev reduced water supplies to the peninsula by three times called on Ukraine to reconsider decision. Crimea prevented Kiev from cutting off all water with technical solution. Denied Ukraine allegations Crimea has not paid for its water,
Russian government has warned about delivering advanced weapons to Syria’s foreign-backed militants, saying it would destabilize the situation, thwart any political solution to the crisis in the country. Dangerously escalated with US anti-tanks missile systems delivered to militants.
US President Barack Obama: The Russians are “not interested in any kind of military confrontation with us, understanding that our conventional forces are significantly superior to the Russians. “We don’t need a war.”Accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the unrest in Ukraine.
As tensions grow between Ukraine and Russia, Romanian President Traian Basescu says the US will send another warship to the Black Sea after its guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook leaves. Russia: move is part of a build-up of naval forces by NATO allies in the region.
A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine research: royal jelly helps maintain blood sugar levels, controlls oxidative stress. May prevent, reverse Type 2 diabetes. “After royal jelly supplementation, blood glucose decreased. Royal jelly; secretion from honey bees, nurtures larvae, queen bees.
XP, users reporting severe issues caused by the company's security suite. No data is at risk,the OS remains operable, if stricken with this bug, seems like you've actually contracted a virus. The PC will be slow, "down to a crawl, errors related to "MsMpEng.exe" might also arise.
Vermont Senate votesf 26-2 for a bill that would require GMO labels on food products. Governor Peter Shumlin has shown signs of the likelihood of signing. FDA relies on testing done by biotech companies and food producers - not independent, impartial sources.
Turkish officials called for Twitter to open office, pay tax in the country, after Turkey banned the blogging site in the country for two weeks following corruption scandal. Aim is for the company to pay tax, meet Turkey's just demands.
Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology study: animals and humans who consume GMO foods with glyphosate chemicals, main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp have high levels of glyphosate in their urine. People who eat organic foods, have lower levels of glyphosate in their urine.
Following two separate rulings to ban GMO, Monsanto made an official request for the removal of Judge Jaime Manuel Marroquin Zaleta. The country is currently resisting Monsanto’s attempt to grow GM maize in one of its most important crop zone.
A bill that would require soft drinks and sugary sodas to feature warning labels has advanced in California. The new bill would require these drinks to feature a label warning about the high sugar content and it’s potential connections to diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay.
2.5 million residents of a major city in west China have been ordered not to drink its tap water after the supply was contaminated with dangerous level of benzene, a carcinogenic substance. Panic buying of bottled water broke out in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province.
Israel’s Defense Ministry has successfully launched Ofek 10, a next-generation satellite that will provide highly-targeted surveillance of specific locations zooming in to take high-resolution images of objects as small as 18 inches across. Seventh Israeli satellite currently in space.
Suspension of the toxic main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, glyphosate, demanded by the Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutor in the Federal District. Most commonly used herbicide in Brazil, and negatively affects numerous crops, as well as human and ecosystem health.
Aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – aminosweet. Made using genetically modified bacteria, has been shown to cause harm to human health, may cause blindness, cancer, and brain tumors.
"Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo from Kansas aimed at overriding bills in two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such. Bill prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering.
Modified citrus pectin (MCP) cannot treat cancer once it begins, this natural substance that occurs in pulp of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, can keep cancer from metastasizing (spreading). MCP is a preventative medicine for cancer, not a curative one, proven to be very effective.
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