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Jun 07 08:58

Unit of drugmaker Insys pleads guilty to U.S. opioid bribe scheme

A unit of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud charges as part of an $225 million deal with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims that the drugmaker bribed doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication.

Jun 07 08:07

Ebola Virus Disease Distribution Map: Cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Africa Since 1976

Ebola was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then, the virus has emerged periodically from its natural reservoir (which remains unknown) and infected people in several African countries. This map shows the distribution of the Ebola virus in Africa from its discovery in 1976 through the latest outbreak that ended in 2016.

Jun 06 12:19

Jupiter will get so close to Earth this month its largest moons will be visible with binoculars

NASA has a message for space lovers this month: Look up. The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, will be clearly visible June 10 — and to see its biggest moons you'll only need to grab a pair of binoculars.

NASA said the gas giant is at its "biggest and brightest this month" and will be visible all night. The planet will reach opposition, the annual occurrence when the Jupiter, Earth and the Sun are arranged in a straight line, with Earth in the center. So, mark your calendars for Monday, as it will be the best time of the year to see it.

Jun 06 11:19

Israel made girl with cancer suffer alone

On 17 May, a 5-year-old child died from cancer in a hospital in Gaza.

She died with her family around her. But she didn’t know that.

In fact, she had spent most of the past month alone in hospitals in Jerusalem, separated from her parents and other relatives by the Israeli permit system that controls the movement of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.

Only when treatment failed and she was no longer conscious was she sent back to her family in Gaza.

Aisha Lulu of the Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza had been diagnosed with brain cancer in April. She had been having headaches and vomiting attacks since March and doctors found a brain tumor on 7 April.

With no specialist doctors in Gaza and in view of her age, Aisha was granted a permit by the Israeli military authorities to allow her to attend al-Makassed, a Palestinian hospital in East Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, HOW BUTCH must that Israeli bureaucrat, who denied this kid the right to have a family member with her, must be feeling right now; they are probably, on top of the moon!!

Not letting kids have family around them, when they are ill or dying, or not getting Palestinian people care in time to get well, are all part and parcel, of Israel's "Final Solution" for the Palestinians.

Jun 06 11:08

Public health officials in New Hampshire publicly admit that MMR vaccine causes measles

When “individual one” from the city of Keene first contracted measles, it was assumed based on mainstream media propaganda that the only possible cause was that this individual wasn’t vaccinated with MMR. But as it turns out, this individual was vaccinated with MMR – and we now know that adverse reactions caused by MMR caused this individual to develop measles.

Tests conducted by local health authorities, who likely weren’t pleased with what they found, determined that individual one became ill as a consequence of being vaccinated with MMR – this eye-opening finding completely shattering the official narrative that MMR is 100 percent safe and effective always.

Jun 06 10:54

Our Sun's Mysterious 11-Year Cycle Appears to Be Driven by Alignment of The Planets

Every 11 years, the Sun cycles through from riotous flare and sunspot activity to a quieter period, before ramping up again. It's almost as regular as clockwork, and for years astronomers have been wondering what causes it. Now, they've proposed a new solution.

Even though the Solar System's planets are much smaller than the Sun, the gravity of some of them is able to influence our star's magnetic field. This, the researchers assert, is what controls the solar cycle.

Venus, Earth, and Jupiter assert a small gravitational tug on the Sun as they orbit it. The result is comparable to the way the Moon's gravity influences Earth's tides, producing a regularly timed ebb and flow.

The team has traced back 1,000 years of solar cycles, between the years 1000 and 2009 CE, comparing that data against the movements of the planets in that time. They found an impressively strong link between the two.

Jun 06 10:48

Hack-a-Mole! This Is How NASA Hopes to Get a Heat Probe Digging on Mars Again

The mole may have hit a rock, or the soil surrounding the heat probe may be slicker than expected, mission team members have said. (The mole needs a certain amount of soil friction to dig; otherwise, it will simply bounce in place.)

But it's tough to tell what's holding the mole up, because its support structure blocks InSight's view of the instrument. So, the mission team plans to use the lander's robotic arm to lift that support structure out of the way.

"Engineers at JPL and DLR have been working hard to assess the problem," Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, said in a statement. She was referring to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the German Aerospace Center, whose German acronym is DLR. (JPL manages the InSight mission, and DLR built the mole.)

"Moving the support structure will help them gather more information and try at least one possible solution," Glaze added.

Jun 06 10:19

Scott Adams: The Coming #GoldenAge of Energy That Will Change Everything

Content:
Robert Downey Jr. embraces and funds nuclear energy development
Nancy Pelosi’s SMART strategy to handle her base
Joe Concha does NOT believe the “Fine People” HOAX
Japanese business women required to wear high heels at work
Steven Crowder and strategic decisions
The coming NEW “Nuclear Age” and “Golden Age”
Whiteboard: Technology Life
HUGE energy cost reductions (from nuclear power) will change the world
It’s just engineering at this point in time

Jun 06 07:49

HARVARD JUST GENE-HACKED STEM CELLS INSIDE A LIVING ORGANISM

NO-HASSLE EDITING
For the first time, scientists gene-hacked an animal’s stem cells — without removing them.

Normally, altering a stem cell with CRISPR requires extracting it, keeping it alive in a lab setting, and hoping that the edit takes after re-inserting it into the body. But now Harvard scientists have found a way to skip that process, according to researchpublished in the journal Cell Reports. Their new technique alters the genomes of stem cells in a mouse’s body — and spreads the edits throughout the creature’s body as cells reproduce.

In the long run, the new technique could be used to gene-hack genetic conditions into nonexistence by editing them out of stem cells that then propagate throughout the body, replacing diseased cells as they go — a concrete step toward treating DNA as just one more type of code to hack and rewrite.

HOME-GROWN

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is as exciting, as it is terrifying, when the wrong hands get in charge of technology like this; think of Tolkien's created, horrible orcs, and you've got the idea.

Jun 06 07:30

WHY YOUR “SMART HOME” IS AN INCREDIBLY STUPID IDEA

When Google croaked over the weekend, a cascading tidal wave of web services came crashing down, including the Google cloud, Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and even portions of Amazon. Google owns the “Nest” brand which promises “smart home” functionality to control your home through a Google app on your mobile device. But during the outage, people were locked out of their smart homes… and many were unable to control home appliances such as air conditioners or lights.

It turns out that a “smart home” is an incredibly stupid idea. If you can’t even open your front door without getting permission from a remotely processed Google login procedure that requires the smooth functioning of routers, servers and the power grid, you’ve put yourself in a stupid situation. Do you really want Google — now the most evil corporation in the world — to control your access to your own home? Do you even want Google knowing when you’re entering and leaving your home?

Jun 05 15:58

Have we reached solar minimum? The sun has been without spots for 16 consecutive days - and it could lead to magnetic storms that interrupt air travel, satellites and power grids

The website Space Weather wrote: 'The sun has been without spots for 16 consecutive days–a sign that Solar Minimum is underway.

'Many people think Solar Minimum is uninteresting. Not so.

'This phase of the solar cycle brings extra cosmic rays and long-lasting holes in the sun's atmosphere.'

When the sun leaps back from its minimum after roughly 11 years, we're likely to see more and more ferocious explosions on the sun.

NASA warned: 'After our Sun passes the current Solar Minimum, solar activity like eruptive prominences are expected to become more common over the next few years.'

Jun 05 12:49

More than 400 small earthquakes rattle Southern California, but it's not a big deal, seismologists say

Southern California's Jurupa Valley has recently been rattled by a "swarm" of small earthquakes.

Since May 25, 432 quakes have hit the area that only spans a few square miles, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported Monday.
The quakes, as a whole, have measured 0.8 to 3.2 in magnitude and only a few have been significant enough to be felt, USGS seismologist Robert Graves said.

Jun 05 10:37

Could US Navy's Railgun Help Tap Moon's Resources?

Recent testing of the electromagnetic railgun under Navy auspices had the technology firing a projectile that exceeds Mach 6, approaching a velocity that hearkens back to early ideas of utilizing this machinery on the moon to hurl payloads from the lunar surface.

Mach 6 — six times the speed of sound — is about 4,600 mph (7,400 km/h) at sea level here on Earth. The escape velocity from the relatively small, nearly airless moon is about 5,300 mph (8,530 km/h).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The trick will be to build a container able to survive the impulse of the railgun, with an onboard rocket to circularize the trajectory into an orbit.

Jun 05 10:28

Battery Breakthrough Solves Major Electric Car Problem

It’s no secret that batteries are the most expensive part of an electric vehicle. As such, this is the root of the industry’s problem and a roadblock to making larger strides into the mainstream market. Researchers around the world are racing to solve this problem, and now a team of German scientists say they’ve taken a crucial step in that direction.

The team, from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, have devised a new production process for EV batteries that features coating their electrodes with a dry film of chemicals rather than liquids. According to them, this process is less energy-intensive, which means it’s cheaper, and it is also better than the standard process in that it does not involve toxic solvents.

Jun 05 10:11

Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC reaches 2,000 cases

The spread of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) appears to be accelerating with more than 2,000 cases recorded, two-thirds of them fatal, according to government figures, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The number of confirmed cases reached the milestone three times as quickly as it took to reach 1,000, experts said on Tuesday.

Eastern DRC is now in the midst of the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history. Attacks by rebel groups have complicated health workers' efforts to contain it.

Jun 05 10:05

Flashback - High antidepressant dose linked to self harm in youths

When it comes to the link between antidepressants and suicidal behavior in young people, dose may matter quite a bit, a new study suggests.

The Food and Drug Administration has for years required antidepressants to carry warnings that they may increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adults under age 25. The study, published online Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, finds the risk for deliberate self harm doubles when depressed young people start treatment with higher-than-usual doses.

The finding is one more reason for doctors and families to carefully consider how and whether to use the medications in young people, researchers say.

Jun 05 10:04

'Alarming rise in self-harm - but only half get care'

There has been an "alarming" rise in the rates of self-harm in England, research suggests.

A Lancet Psychiatry study found that in 2014, 6% of people had self-harmed, up from 2% in 2000 - with the highest rate in those aged 16-24.

Jun 05 09:26

100 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids

By Kerry McDonald

From fostering creativity and freedom to providing impressive educational outcomes, homeschooling is an increasingly appealing option...

Jun 05 08:06

Kerala Woman Wrongly Diagnosed With Cancer, Suffers Severe Side Effects Of Chemotherapy

Lab test results are something that we have come to believe blindly and are often the basis on which the doctors go ahead with the treatment process.

But what if the diagnosis is wrong? All hell can break loose and it can have far-reaching consequences.

A woman in Kerala was undergoing Chemotherapy at the Kottayam Medical College after tests conducted at a Dianova Laboratories, private lab in the city "wrongly" diagnosed her of having cancer.

Jun 05 08:06

Alex Trebek Is in “Near Remission” From Stage 4 Cancer—but What Does That Mean?

When Alex Trebek revealed in March that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he made it clear that his prognosis wasn’t good. Still, he vowed to fight hard. Now, the Jeopardy! host says he’s responding well to treatment—really well.

In a new interview with People, Trebek says he’s in “near remission,” according to his doctors after doing several rounds of chemotherapy. “It’s kind of mind-boggling,” the 78-year-old said.

Jun 05 08:04

Hawaii reports three more cases of parasitic worms that burrow into human brains

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed three new cases in unrelated adults visiting Hawaii Island from the US mainland, the health department announced. The latest known victims—who became infected at different times—bring the state’s 2018 case total to 10 and the 2019 total to five.

While there were 17 confirmed cases in 2017, the state counted only two cases total in the prior decade. The new case counts indicate a sustained boom in the parasite’s population and spread.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Indiana is looking better and better!

Jun 05 07:45

Watch Putin Brainstorm With Young Scientists - How to Boost Science in Russia

Science and engineering have long been one of Russia's fortes. In the days of the Soviet Union, Russian science was the envy of the world. Soviet scientists and engineers were able to go toe-to-toe with their European and American counterparts. But during the 90s, state funding collapsed, and Russian science deteriorated.

But recently, the Russian government has been investing heavily in research and development. One of Moscow's main initiatives in this area has been to provide large grants to reinvigorate scientific and technical studies.

Jun 05 06:08

LEGO LAUNCHED A FULLY FUNCTIONING WIND TURBINE MADE FROM PLANT-BASED BRICKS

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory

In an amazing step forward, the uber famous toy company LEGO has started shipping fully functional Wind turbine kits. It is another of their attempts to go green, a movement by LEGO that is taking the entire world by storm. They have previously promised to make their LEGO material plant-based, so there is literally no pollution that would be caused due to these toys. No toxic plastic. And this time, with the wind turbine kits, the company will also impart important information to kids. This is a part of their program to create all toys made of sustainable resources by 2030.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Mike and I just found a toy which several of the kids we know will just adore!! :-)

Jun 04 21:03

The Truth About Chlorinated Chicken review – an instant appetite-ruiner

Chlorinated chicken is an emotive subject, and a slightly misleading one: as disgusting as it sounds, the chlorine itself is not the problem. American chicken doesn’t taste like a swimming pool. Most of it tastes a bit like chicken.

The problem is that the practice of chlorine washing (though sometimes other chemicals are used) is said to be a poor substitute for the hygiene measures that should take place earlier in the processing chain, but, in the US, are not legally required. For this reason, chlorinated chicken has been banned from the EU for 22 years. If and when Brexit happens, the UK may well be obliged to accept chlorinated poultry as part of any separate trade deal with the US.

Jun 04 18:12

Vitamin D Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer

Michigan State University physicians have found that vitamin D, if taken for at least three years, could help cancer patients live longer.

The findings suggest that the vitamin carries significant benefits other than just contributing to healthy bones and were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 3, 2019...

Jun 04 18:08

5G Opposition Increases in the Pacific Northwest. Telecom Industry Has Still Provided NO Evidence that 5G is Safe.

By B.N. Frank

In February, Telecom Industry executives gave congressional testimony that they cannot provide any scientific evidence that 5G is safe.

What they didn’t say is that there is research that has already proven that 5G is harmful. That’s why opposition to 5G continues to increase in the U.S. and around the world...

Jun 04 13:51

High Aluminum Levels Contaminate Brains of Autistic Children

High concentrations of aluminum characterize the brains of autistic children, according to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. [1]

Researchers from Keele University in the U.K. examined brain tissue from deceased individuals with a diagnosis of autism, finding some of the highest values for aluminum in human brain tissue yet recorded. The research investigated brain tissue from ten donors, representing all donors available at the Autism Brain Bank, and a standout observation was the location of aluminum in primarily inflammatory, non-neuronal, cells with evidence of these cells moving from blood and lymph into brain tissue.

Jun 04 11:12

COURT DOCS: MONSANTO PAID CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FRONT GROUP TO CLAIM CANCER-CAUSING WEEDKILLER ‘SAFE’ AND ATTACK ITS CRITICS

Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company’s signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal.

“If a company like [Monsanto] won’t support us, then who will?” the head of the American Council on Science and Health wrote to a Monsanto scientist in 2015. A day later came the reply: “[T]he answer is yes…. [D]efinitely count us in!!”

Emails between Monsanto and the American Council on Science and Health, or ACSH, and related internal Monsanto emails were first made public during the trial last July of a lawsuit by a former California school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup. The jury awarded Dewayne “Lee” Johnson $289 million in punitive and compensatory damages, later reduced by the judge to $78 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I really hope that a series of class action lawsuits, will bring Monsanto/Bayer to its knees, economically, and that the Chairman of the Board of Bayer, at the moment, Werner Baumann, will be sacked, and someone who will really look out for the health of their clients, will replace him.

Jun 04 10:45

SENOMYX - WHAT is IT? and WHY YOU Will Not Want to Consume SENOMYX

Senomyx develops patented flavor enhancers by using "proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems." These receptors have been previously expressed in HEK293 cells. HEK stands for human embryonic kidney cells. These cells, originally came from a healthy, electively aborted human fetus in the early 1970s.

Jun 04 10:14

AMERICA’S BLUE CITIES HAVE BECOME CESSPOOLS OF FILTH AND DISEASE

America is now witnessing the spread of once rare diseases due to the piles of garbage and the homeless epidemic now plaguing Democrat-run major cities such as L.A. and New York City.

Jun 04 10:00

"WIDE-SCALE CONSUMER FRAUD:" WALMART SUED FOR SELLING FAKE MEDICINE

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE

A new lawsuit by the Center for Inquiry (CFI) alleges Walmart is "committing wide-scale consumer fraud and endangering the health of its customers through its sale and marketing of homeopathic medicines."

The lawsuit was filed in the District of Columbia last month. CFI is also involved in a similar suit against CVS, which has been ongoing since June 2018.

"Walmart sells homeopathics right alongside real medicines, in the same sections in its stores, under the same signs," said Nicholas Little, CFI's Vice President and General Counsel. "Searches on its website for cold and flu remedies or teething products for infants yield pages full of homeopathic junk products. It's an incredible betrayal of customers' trust and an abuse of Walmart's titanic retail power."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

REALLY, Mr. Little?!?

I have looked at the balance sheet of your organisation, here, and it is interesting that none of your major contributors are not mentioned by name:

Development fund: other employeesTherefore, one might conclude, that there is no apparent documented funding for your organisation.

Perhaps you want to keep people in the shadows about who funds you, and why.

There is not one name from one pharmaceutical company as your donor, but I would strongly suspect that there is a reason for this.

It is completely shameful, that you also have absolutely zero faith in the minds of 21st century consumers, so you have wanted to deny thinking people their "seat at the table" on the issue of supplementary health care, and whether this might be beneficial to themselves and their families.

And seem you are dealing with extreme SMD (extreme Selective Memory Disorder) on this issue, let me take a moment to correct that for you; and you, sir, are most welcome!!

Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

What are probiotics?

Evaluation of the Effects of Dietary Organic Germanium, Ge-132, and Raffinose Supplementation on Caecal Flora in Rats
Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells

To attempt to deny customers the right to supplementation, means that you may, in some cases, be creating a death sentence for some of those people: this is absolutely, completely immoral, and evil to boot.

I cannot begin to tell you, Mr. Little, of how many of my family and friends who have died with cancer, under conventional treatment, and frequently those cancers went into remission, only to re-occur in other parts of their bodies.

One has to wonder, Mr. Little, as to how many pharmaceutical stocks lurk in your financial portfolio,and who, or what "owns you" on this issue. Perhaps there needs to be a "forensic accounting" done on the CFI, to reveal your client list. (Walmart, are you listening?!?)

And if any lawyers/barristers for Walmart happen to read this post, although the allegations contained herein will take a lot more detective work to prove, I think the information I have assembled, may help your case.

While I am not a Walmart enthusiast for a vast number of reasons, I think that this case needs to be dismissed, as a "frivolous lawsuit". And Walmart attornies, if you are smart, you will bring together every study, positively indicating that supplements should have both benefit, and their place in complementary medicine.

Jun 04 09:55

CRISPR-Cas9 babies likely to die earlier, Berkeley study says

Last year, Chinese researcher He Jiankui shocked the scientific community. He had artificially conceived genetically manipulated children. Now a study confirms: They have a significantly shorter life expectancy.

Jun 04 08:53

The CEO of United Launch Alliance on surviving a ‘flat’ market

In his first five years on the job, Tory Bruno led United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, through a protracted fight over the use of a Russian rocket engine.

Now, Bruno wants to ensure ULA is situated to win national security space launch contracts for the next decade. ULA is building a new rocket, known as Vulcan, that will replace the Atlas V and is expected to compete with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch U.S. Air Force and intelligence satellites. The Vulcan has a new engine, the BE-4, built by Blue Origin, and Bruno says it is built specifically for the national security market.

Jun 04 08:43

Nobel Prize winner calls for boycott of Israel physics contest

The 2018 winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry is urging a boycott of a physics competition in Tel Aviv in July.

George P. Smith and 19 other scientists signed an open letter last week that calls on “all students and mentors from all over the world not to participate in the next International Physics Olympiad in Israel and to stand for human rights of the young Palestinian pupils and students, including their right to education.”

Smith, emeritus professor of biology at the University of Missouri, won last year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry for his invention of a process to evolve proteins that can be used to develop new medicines.

Jun 04 08:42

Scientists Are Pushing For A Super Vaccine—All Immunizations In One Shot.

The number of childhood vaccines has grown exponentially in the last few decades creating a lot of controversy and debate.

This still growing list with an increasing number of side-effects, toxic adjuvants and chronic health concerns is being taken increasingly seriously by parents and adults who refuse to blindly trust the currently money-driven pharmaceutical industry.

While many would prefer to go back to the only six or so shots their grandparents received, the researchers are now attempting to come out with a product that may be even more threatening to our health than the current vaccine situation.

A global team is working on lifelong, one-shot vaccines.

They are starting with one flu shot given at birth to last a lifetime, and predicting that all immunizations can come next in one shot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuure.

Jun 04 08:31

Large numbers coming to the border from Ebola-ridden African countries

While Africans have been trickling over our border in recent months, on Friday, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that “the first large group of people from Africa” were apprehended in the Del Rio sector of Texas. In total, 116 individuals were apprehended in this African caravan on Thursday morning, including 35 from Angola, one from Cameroon, and 80 from Congo.

Jun 03 23:51

Molecular ‘cage’ can trap salt to clean drinking water

A powerful new molecule that extracts salt from liquid has the potential to help increase the amount of drinkable water on Earth, report researchers.

As reported in Science, researchers designed the molecule to capture chloride, which forms when the element chlorine pairs with another element to gain an electron. The most familiar chloride salt is sodium chloride, or common table salt. Other chloride salts are potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and ammonium chloride.

The seepage of salt into freshwater systems reduces access to drinkable water across the globe. In the US alone, about 272 metric tons of dissolved solids, including salts, enter freshwater streams per year, according to US Geological Survey estimates.

Jun 03 17:16

Life-threatening rash that makes your skin burn, bubble, and fall off is a known side effect of a medication given to teens for mood swings

Fourteen-year-old Ashley Silverman was prescribed a drug called Lamictal (lamotrigine) by a psychiatrist to keep her mood swings under control. The drug is meant to treat bipolar disorder as well as seizures and epilepsy.

Silverman said she thought her mood swings were just part of teenage life and was not expecting medication, but a school counselor referred her to a clinic that prescribed her the drug. Although it bears a black box FDA warning due to potentially fatal side effects, the clinic somehow felt the need to give the young woman this deadly medication.

After taking it for about two weeks, her face was covered with a red rash. This was followed by headaches and a high fever, which she mistook for the flu. Soon after, the rash spread down her neck and chest and began to bubble. Unable to move and see, the teen thought she was going to die.

Jun 03 17:12

Even Scientific American has abandoned science by embracing the pseudoscience of transgenderism

In a recent issue of Scientific American, these powers that be made sure to include an article pushing their vision of a “gender-free” future. In it, the author suggests that it’s no longer acceptable to use words like “him” or “her” to describe men and women, instead urging widespread use of the generic term “them” to describe everyone.

It no longer matters, in other words, what a person’s chromosomes say about his or her unique biological sex – because that’s so old-fashioned, in case you didn’t know. No, it’s now about calling everyone the exact same thing so that we’re all exactly the same, and all “equal” – meaning no more men or women, but rather one universally identical existence as “people-kind,” or something.

Jun 03 15:58

Researchers Turn Plastic Water Bottles Into Diesel and Jet Fuel

A research group led by Washington State University scientists has found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel.

In a new paper published in the journal Applied Energy, WSU’s Hanwu Lei and colleagues melted plastic waste at high temperature with activated carbon, a processed carbon with increased surface area, to produce jet fuel.

“Waste plastic is a huge problem worldwide,” said Lei, an associate professor in WSU’s Department of Biological System Engineering. “This is a very good, and relatively simple, way to recycle these plastics.”...

Jun 03 15:17

Public Health Warning Issued for Fluoride Toothpaste

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 40 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 6 use potentially dangerous amounts of toothpaste

The CDC and American Dental Association (ADA) recommend using no more than a pea-sized amount for children in this age group, and those younger than 3 should use no more than the size of a rice grain on their toothbrush

Fluoride-containing toothpastes have a warning on their label stating that “If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately”

Jun 03 15:14

GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

A fungus - genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin - can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria, a study suggests.

Trials, which took place in Burkina Faso, showed mosquito populations collapsed by 99% within 45 days.

The researchers say their aim is not to make the insects extinct but to help stop the spread of malaria.

What could possibly go wrong...

Jun 03 15:13

He Jiankui: Baby gene experiment 'foolish and dangerous'

The first people to be gene-edited - a pair of baby twin girls - may have been mutated in a way that shortens life expectancy, research suggests.

Prof He Jiankui shocked the world when he genetically altered the twins to try to give them protection against HIV.

But a study in Nature Medicine shows people who naturally have the mutation he was trying to recreate were significantly more likely to die young.

Experts said Prof He's actions were "very dangerous" and "foolish".

Jun 03 10:59

Break The Matrix

The First Large Group Of 116 Migrants From AFRICA Are Caught On Video Wading Across The Rio Grande To Illegally Enter The U.S.

Shocking video has emerged showing the first large group of migrants from Africa wading across the Rio Grande River to illegally enter the United States.

The video shared by the Customs and Border Protection shows a group of 116 people from Angola, Cameroon and the Congo walking through the waist-deep water into Texas.

Jun 03 10:32

CONFIRMED: Cancer is entirely a man-made disease

It may be hard to believe, but a recent study shows that cancer is 100 percent a man-made disease, and that it is caused by modern-day phenomena like pollution and dietary intake.

Researchers at the University of Manchester's KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology in England, reached that conclusion in 2010, after reviewing remains and literature from ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as earlier periods, a study that also included the first historical diagnosis of cancer in an Egyptian mummy.

The study, published at the time in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, noted that researchers found only one occurrence of cancer while investigating hundreds of Egyptian mummies. In addition, they found very few references to the disease in period literature, which indicates that cancer cases were extremely rare during the period.

Jun 03 10:30

With End in Sight, Spitzer Space Telescope Releases Glorious Nebula Images

NASA has released a stunning pair of images taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope, an instrument the agency will be shutting down on Jan. 30, 2020.

The Spitzer Space Telescope, which has been at work since 2003, sees the universe in infrared light. For the past decade, the observatory has been hindered because it ran out of coolant, but the instrument still offers a valuable window into the early history of the universe.

Jun 03 09:21

IS PROCESSED FOOD KILLING YOU?

SOURCE: SUBMITTED BY NATURE HUB

— AMERICAN’S DANGEROUS ADDICTION TO FACTORY FOOD.
Over the years ultra-processed factory food has become more and more common. Living in the USA it’s almost impossible to avoid them. As children most of us grew up eating them- and in many cases those cute frozen TV dinners were delivered right to our door. Eating out of the package isn’t ideal- for sure- but just how big of a price are we paying with our health?

Many would be surprised to find out just which foods make the list of ultra-processed foods. It’s not just fast food, sweets, fried foods, and chips, but also bread, sausages, fruit-yogurts, packaged soups and noodles, sweetened drinks, jarred sauces, processed meats, and almost any frozen meal- things that are common staples of the American diet, served in schools, restaurants, and homes across the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have a talk with the manager of whatever "Big Box" or neighborhood grocery store you frequent, and let them know that if they will allow you a choice for organic products, you will continue to support them by shopping there; but if they cannot, or will not, you need to move to a store which will let you have that choice.

Jun 03 08:41

Risk of death from cosmic radiation makes missions to Mars 'impossible' at present, say European scientists

Astronauts journeying to Mars could be bombarded with 700 times the radiation experienced on Earth — rendering missions to the Red Planet 'impossible' at present.

The European Space Agency has assembled a cross-disciplinary team of researchers to learn more about the health impacts of space radiation.

They are also exploring how astronauts might be better protected as we journey further into the solar system.

Jun 02 21:55

Vaccines Did Not Save Us! Two Centuries of Official Statistics

Child Health Safety has compiled an excellent report on data the drug industry do not want you to see. Here are two centuries of UK, USA and Australian official death statistics which show conclusively and scientifically that modern medicine is not responsible for and played little part in substantially improved life expectancy and survival from disease in western economies.

Jun 02 09:42

Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff

A transportation company is betting its sleek new hydrogen-powered electric flying vehicles will someday serve as taxis, cargo carriers and ambulances of the sky, but experts say they will have to clear a number of regulatory hurdles before being approved for takeoff years in the future.

With six rotors on the roof and seats inside for five people, a passenger model of the Skai (pronounced "sky") unveiled Wednesday near Los Angeles resembles an oversized drone crossed with a luxury SUV.

Jun 02 09:40

Is Vermin Infestation Making People Sick At Downtown LAPD Station?

An infestation of vermin at a building in Downtown Los Angeles is allegedly making people sick.

CBS2’KCAL9’s Sara Donchey reports that the people getting sick are work at one of LAPD’s stations.

LAPD’s Central Division is in the heart of Skid Row. It appears the troubled areas problems are, in this case, stemming from inside the building.

The LAPD says an employee at that station contracted salmonella typhi, which typically comes from infected food or water.

A second employee is believed to have now contracted the same thing.

Jun 02 08:46

ILLINOIS TO BECOME 11TH STATE TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE

SOURCE: THEMINDUNLEASHED.COM
Illinois is poised to become the 11th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana after lawmakers voted on Friday to legalize the plant. Governor J.B. Pritzker assured Illinoisans he would sign the bill that would also automatically expunge criminal records of prior convictions of minor pot possession.

This will have a transformational impact on our state, creating opportunity in the communities that need it most and giving so many a second chance. I applaud bipartisan members of the General Assembly for their vote on this legislation.

— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) May 31, 2019

Steve Hawkins, executive director for the pro-legalization Marijuana Policy Project, said:

“Illinois is on the brink of replacing a shameful, destructive policy with the most far-reaching cannabis law ever enacted.”

Jun 02 08:01

Opportunity Zones: A Technocrat Deception To Plunder America

By Patrick Wood

How much more financial plundering can Americans endure before America is declared an outright Oligarchy and the middle class declared dead?

The Trump Administration has aggressively teamed up with Big Tech billionaires to diversify their fortunes into “underserved areas” by allowing tax deferment on realized capital gains derived from liquidation of their core investments. This is a massive Public-Private Partnership operation that could push as much as $6 trillion of “unlocked capital” into areas that would be turned upside down, and worse, inundated with Smart City technology designed to create a data extraction extravaganza for years to come.

In short, this is an operation of Big Tech, for Big Tech and by Big Tech, but President Trump has aided and abetted their efforts to manipulate government rules for their own self-interest. Undesired consequences will most certainly follow...

Jun 01 16:51

Cost of Prescription Drugs Increases 9.5% Annually, Coordinated by Industry

Scripps Research analyzed pharmacy insurance claims from over 35 million Americans, finding ‘continual, marked, annual increases’ of popular brand-name drugs, with price jumps often timed with competitors.

After reviewing tens of millions of insurance claims for the country’s 49 most popular brand-name prescription drugs, a team from Scripps Research Translational Institute found that net prices rose by a median of 76 percent from January 2012 through December 2017—with most products going up once or twice per year.

Jun 01 11:59

Scott Adams: How to Reprogram Your Brain, and Other People as Well

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1134821917410484224

Content:
Laura Ingraham in trouble over a white inferiorist
Can technology proactively identify people being radicalized?
Passive systems to publicly detect mental health issues
Bernie’s new campaign ad pushes “Fine People” HOAX
Kanye West on Letterman, says he’s never voted
We are programmed in our youth to believe NONSENSE
Brainwashing yourself for positive results
Rules for programming your own brain to achieve objectives

Jun 01 10:16

ThorCon Advanced Nuclear Reactor -- More Than Worth Its Weight In Salt

It’s been 30 years since America built a really new nuclear power plant, but we haven’t been idle over this time. A slew of new designs have emerged and, thanks to advances in computing capabilities and the understanding that smaller is better, many of these are ready to be built economically.

This is important. Over the last several years, there has been a growing consensus among climate scientists that nuclear energy is critical for mitigating the worst effects of global warming. States are shifting from Renewable Energy Mandates to technology neutral Clean Energy Standards that include nuclear energy.

So it is good that the development of new nuclear technologies is speeding along faster than most people think. Many new nuclear start-up companies have emerged in the United States, China and Canada, especially those designing small modular reactors (SMRs).

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