, 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.
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