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Jan 21 08:36

Common Foods Everyone With Breast Cancer Should Eat

A breast cancer diagnosis is always terrifying and can leave you feeling powerless and afraid. And, while there are some things that are out of your control, there are also things you can do to help your body heal. Just like with any other illness or disease, your diet matters–a lot.
While there is no single food that causes or prevents breast cancer, there are healthy foods you can add to your diet that may not only aid in your recovery, but prevent the cancer from returning. Consider these foods your breast cancer-fighters.

Jan 21 07:40

The 1 Common Food That Can Help Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease Will Surprise You

There are certain foods that are so versatile, you can pair them with virtually any dish. Whether it’s an Italian dinner, an Asian dish, or just some roasted veggies, you can almost always find a way to add a little garlic. This small root vegetable has amazing health benefits — and it’s not the only food of its kind. Read on for why you should be eating more garlic, plus learn what else you should be putting on your plate.

Jan 20 09:24

No Newborn Whales During Endangered Species’ Birthing Season, Scientists Worried

Scientists have not yet seen a single newborn right whale off the Southeast US coast, even though it is seven weeks into the endangered species’ calving season.

"We basically right now should be at the peak of the season and we haven't seen anything, so that's concerning," wildlife biologist Clay George said, phys.org reported.

"I'm going from being the optimist I normally am to being pretty pessimistic about it."

Jan 20 07:12

Mother of patient left in cold says her daughter was denied care

The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks asserted she was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street. Cheryl Chandler said she was only made aware of her missing 22-year-old daughter's predicament on the night of Jan. 9 when she happened upon a viral video shot by a passer-by who was enraged at the way she was treated.

"I didn't even know that it was my daughter initially," Chandler told CBS News. "As he got close enough, I saw it was her and I got hysterical because in that moment, it was sheer fear that my daughter was going to die."

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A society is only as good as its compassion for the most fragile among it; unfortunately, here in the US, we frequently see a massive propensity toward cruelty, and feigning ignorance, when one of its most vulnerable, like Rebecca, gets caught in the cracks of the system.

Dumping her at a bus stop, in her hospital garb, at sub-freezing temperatures?!?

This... is what "American compassion" looks like for far too many of its fragile members.

Jan 19 10:15

FLASHBACK - Clinton Foundation AIDS Program Distributed ‘Watered-Down’ Drugs To Third World Countries

Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed “watered-down” HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and “likely increased” the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The congressional report, titled,“The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story,” was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The CHAI program to help AIDS victims is considered one of the Clinton Foundation’s most important contributions and is probably its best known initiative.

The congressional report focused on Clinton’s decade-long relationship with a controversial Indian drug manufacturer called Ranbaxy, which CHAI used as one of its main distributors of HIV/AIDS drugs to Third World countries.

Jan 19 10:12

Astronauts may soon have no way to reach NASA's $100 billion space station

NASA has spent the better part of 20 years and $100 billion working on the International Space Station.

But in a couple of years, astronauts may have no way to get to and from the US space agency's football-field-size laboratory in the sky, according to testimonies from government officials on Wednesday.

The problem is a lack of available spaceships, both foreign and domestic.

NASA contracted Boeing and SpaceX to build a safer and more cost-effective replacement for its space shuttle, which was retired in July 2011. The original contracts called for certification and regular flights with astronauts by the end of 2017, but that didn't happen.

To fill the gap while the companies developed their spaceships, NASA purchased seats aboard Russia's Soyuz spacecraft.

Delays by Boeing and SpaceX prompted the space agency to purchase more seats — at exorbitant prices — but it appears even that option will soon expire.

Jan 19 09:44

Massive flu outbreak? Here’s the real story the media won’t touch. The lies, the hoax, the scandal. Jan15

Why is this year’s vaccine ineffective? Because it’s made using chicken eggs, and researchers have discovered that the flu virus—which is placed in the vaccine—mutates in chicken eggs.

Therefore, by the time a person takes the flu shot, he’s not being protected against this year’s seasonal flu virus. He’s being protected against a mutated virus that isn’t causing the flu this year.

This is the conventional explanation. If you think it’s the whole story, I have condos for sale on the moon.

You see, vaccines have been made using chicken eggs—not just this year—but for the past 70 years.

Oops.

Jan 19 09:32

M 6.5 - 69km NE of Loreto, Mexico

Jan 19 09:31

Car-sized asteroid is spotted just HOURS before narrowly skimming past Earth's satellites at 24,000 miles from the planet's surface

A newly-discovered asteroid hurtled past our planet at a distance of just 24,168 miles (38 895km) yesterday - just seven hours after it was discovered.

The car-sized 2018 BD asteroid is 8.2 to 18 feet (2.5 to 5.5 metres) wide and passed so close to our planet it was nearly at the altitude at which satellites orbit

Jan 19 08:34

NASA's small nuclear reactor to power habitat on Mars

To provide safe and plentiful energy for future robotic and human missions for Mars and beyond, NASA is conducting experiments on Kilopower -- a small nuclear reactor that can generate a reliable power supply.

This pioneering space fission power system could provide up to 10 kilowatts of electrical power -- enough to run two average households -- continuously for at least 10 years, the US space agency said in a statement on Friday.

Four Kilopower units would provide enough power to establish an outpost.

Jan 19 08:33

Asteroid, larger than the tallest structure in world, to skim past Earth next month

An asteroid, larger than the tallest building on Earth, Burj Khalifa, is set to skim past the planet early next month, according to space experts.

The space rock has been dubbed 2002 AJ129 and it's bigger than the half-mile tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

As per reports, the asteroid will pass Earth on February 4, missing our planet by 2.6 million miles.

Jan 19 07:55

Sexual harassment, assault goes unnoticed at UN: Victims

The cases of sexual harassment and assault are rife in the UN offices around the world, with offenders enjoying impunity in a culture of flawed grievance system, a media report said on Friday.

Of the employees interviewed, 15 said they had experienced or reported sexual harassment or assault within the past five years, and alleged offences ranged from verbal harassment to rape, The Guardian reported.

Jan 18 20:08

‘It might get ugly:’ Bay Area cities brace for ICE sweeps

Swarming federal agents who are conducting raids and arrests will lead to people getting killed.This part of Cali's reaction appears to be a Seditious Conspiracy which may snowball into an Insurrection.

Fear is growing in immigrant communities that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is getting ready to launch massive raids across California — a threat that activists and politicians say is retaliation against the Golden State’s bold “sanctuary” policies.

ICE director Thomas Homan recently told Fox News that the agency will significantly increase enforcement across the state and warned California to “hold on tight.” And a report by the San Francisco Chronicle this week said ICE is planning raids targeting Northern California cities, with the goal of arresting more than 1,500 immigrants.

Jan 18 19:59

Sexual misconduct, harassment thrives at United Nations, claim staff

Dozens of current and former employees from 10 countries were interviewed and described pervasive silence in the organization, where accusers were ignored or feared for their jobs if they spoke out.

Fifteen of those interviewed claimed they had experienced or reported sexual harassment within the past five years, ranging from 'verbal harassment to rape.' Guardian reports that the investigations were mishandled internally in various ways, and the accused men were often allowed to remain at their posts while accusers were 'forced out of their jobs or threatened.'

Jan 18 19:57

World's largest underwater cave found in Mexico - See stunning pics

Mexico City: After several years of intensive exploration, archaeologists and divers in Mexico have discovered the world's largest flooded cave system.

The finding made by a team of scientists and divers associated with Great Maya Aquifer Project (GAM) announced that they have found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world's largest flooded cave.

Jan 18 16:33

New Colorado Bill Could Implement Nanotechnology to Track Legal Cannabis

By Derrick Broze

A new Colorado bill would require the implementation of technology to scan cannabis to determine whether it was legally purchased.

Colorado lawmakers have introduced a new bill which would require the development of “marijuana tracking technology” to help law enforcement distinguish between legal and illegally purchased cannabis. The bill, SB18-029, was introduced by Representatives Leroy Garcia, Daniel Pabon, Kent D. Lambert and Yeulin Willett on January 10 under the title “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology.”...

Jan 18 15:11

Engineering Faster Planes in WWII: Kelly Johnson, the P-38 and the P-80

Clarence "Kelly" Johnson (BSE AeroE ’32, MSE ’33) was a bold an innovative aircraft designer. One of his earlier planes, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, echoes that description well. It's unique twin-boom and central nacelle (for the cockpit) design gave it great stability and maneuverability at higher speeds than other planes offered... Until it entered a steep dive. Then things went south, fast.

Jan 18 15:09

Head Skunk

The name of the super-secret project was Suntan. It was to be the ultimate reconnaissance airplane, flying so high and so fast—it was to cruise above 100,000 feet at Mach 2—that detection would be unlikely and interception impossible. But it also would have been a giant winged thermos bottle, with a fuel tank full of liquid hydrogen at –400 degrees Fahrenheit and its outer skin baking at 350 degrees or more. A proposed hydrogen liquefaction plant dedicated to producing fuel for several of the airplanes would have sucked up 10 percent of the natural gas supply of Los Angeles in two years. Flying the highly unstable and explosive liquid to the airplanes’ bases would have required a fleet of heavy transports. An accident with one of the transports would have made the Hindenburg disaster look like a campfire.

Jan 18 12:36

Texas girl suffers violent hallucinations after taking FDA-approved Tamiflu

The girls’ family ended up getting a lot more than they bargained for after giving her daughter the medication, with a range of scary side effects taking hold, including hallucinations and attempts at self-harm.

According to her father, the young girl used a desk to try to jump out of the second-story window in her bedroom. Fortunately, her mother caught her just in time to save her from taking what could have been a deadly leap. She also ran away from school.

When they brought her to the hospital, the doctor there told them that nervous system problems like psychosis are among the potential side effects of Tamiflu, although it is technically listed as being rare.

Jan 18 12:33

The chemical death of cancer cells creates inflammation, which feeds cancer growth: Yet another study links chemotherapy to the SPREAD of cancer

Chemotherapy is no walk in the park, yet many people subject themselves to its unpleasant effects in hopes of healing their cancer. Unfortunately, it could all be in vain as yet another concerning study has shown that chemotherapy can actually spread the very disease it is intended to stop.

In a study by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, radiation and chemotherapy treatments that kill tumor cells were found to cause cancerous tumors to grow bigger and more prolific. In fact, the dying cancer cells that chemotherapy set into motion actually trigger the inflammation that causes tumors to grow more aggressively.

Jan 18 12:32

Deaths from synthetic opioids have risen from 3,000 to over 20,000 in just three years – and the carnage is expected to continue

The tragic cases of two suburban Atlanta teens succumbing to opioid overdose added to the growing and worsening number of deaths associated with drug overdose across the country. A report published in the Life Zette website revealed that deaths involving synthetic opioids grew from 3,000 to 20,000 within a three-year period, which marked a 560 percent increase in related deaths.

Reports have also pointed out that a vast majority of deaths were associated with fentanyl. According to reports, nearly 15,000 of these deaths were tied to cheaper and more lethal forms of heroin from China, which were then distributed by Mexican drug cartels.

Jan 18 12:13

Study: Flu Vaccination Makes the Flu Worse

New research just published confirms what other studies have already shown: that the H1N1 swine flu vaccine actually made flu symptoms worse. This was widely reported in 2010 in Canada, after the flu season that year.

The new research just published examined swine that received the H1N1 vaccine, and were subsequently exposed to a related strain of the same virus they were vaccinated for. The result: “enhanced pneumonia and disease after H1N1 infection.”

Jan 18 12:12

FLASHBACK - Vaccination may make flu worse if exposed to a second strain

A new study in the U.S. has shown that pigs vaccinated against one strain of influenza were worse off if subsequently infected by a related strain of the virus.

Microbiologist Dr. Hana Golding of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at Bethesda in Maryland and colleagues at the National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa and elsewhere, vaccinated "naive" piglets (those that had never been exposed to flu viruses) against the H1N2 influenza strain and later exposed them to the rare H1N1 virus, which is the virus responsible for the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

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There are currently three different flu bugs hitting the US and Europe. The Aussie Flu, the Japanese Flu, and the French Flu.

Jan 18 12:11

FLASHBACK - Vaccine-Induced Anti-HA2 Antibodies Promote Virus Fusion and Enhance Influenza Virus Respiratory Disease

Vaccine-induced disease enhancement has been described in connection with several viral vaccines in animal models and in humans. We investigated a swine model to evaluate mismatched influenza vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease (VAERD) after pH1N1 infection. Vaccinating pigs with whole inactivated H1N2 (human-like) virus vaccine (WIV-H1N2) resulted in enhanced pneumonia and disease after pH1N1 infection. WIV-H1N2 immune sera contained high titers of cross-reactive anti-pH1N1 hemagglutinin (HA) antibodies that bound exclusively to the HA2 domain but not to the HA1 globular head. No hemagglutination inhibition titers against pH1N1 (challenge virus) were measured. Epitope mapping using phage display library identified the immunodominant epitope recognized by WIV-H1N2 immune sera as amino acids 32 to 77 of pH1N1-HA2 domain, close to the fusion peptide.

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Short version: The vaccine causes more rapid recombination and mutation of the flu.

Jan 18 09:50

Flu drives hospitals into 'war zone' conditions: Tents on the street in California, 'state of emergency' in Alabama, and Boston is using GATORADE to plug shortage of IV drips

California hospitals have been compared to a war zone with emergency tents used for major disasters set up in parking lots to treat patients suffering from this year's deadly flu outbreak.

Scores of overcrowded and understaffed facilities are treating patients in hallways, turning storage closets into hospital rooms and cancelling surgeries to have more staff to tend to flu patients.

The flu is devastating 49 states with Alabama declaring a State of Emergency, Boston hospitals pumping Gatorade through stomach tubes and hospitals in Texas and Minnesota turning patients away.

Jan 18 09:47

Uganda Doctor: Eye Bleeding Fever Is ‘An Epidemic Already’

The horrific outbreak of “eye bleeding fever” in East Africa has forced one doctor to admit the disturbing truth. The fatal outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is “an epidemic already.”

Amid news that this disease is the same on the wiped out much of the Aztec population, Dr. Mukuzi Muhereza, from the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) warns that immediate action should be taken to prevent the spread of this disease, which has a 40% fatality rate, and as a virus, has no cure.

Jan 18 09:36

Explosive Article: The Pentagon Bio-Weapons

MERS-CoV is one of the viruses that have been engineered by the US and studied by the Pentagon, as well as Influenza and SARS. Confirmation of this practice is Obama’s 2014 temporary ban on government funding for such “dual-use” research. The moratorium was lifted in 2017 and experiments have continued. Enhanced Potential Pandemic Pathogens (PPPs) experiments are legal in the US.

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Did someone drop a test-tube?

Jan 18 09:23

YouTube is taking down Tide Pod Challenge videos and oh my god don’t eat laundry pods

I’m not the first person to write this on the internet, and I won’t be the last, but good lord, DO NOT EAT TIDE PODS. Unfortunately, what started as a fairly ridiculous meme about how delicious-looking the detergent-filled gel pods are has spiraled into a dangerous meme, with people actually filming themselves eating the blighted poison packs for a shot at 15 minutes of internet fame in the “Tide Pod challenge.”

That buck stops here though, with YouTube commenting that it would remove any Tide Pod challenge videos, noting in a statement to Fast Company that “YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that’s intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm. We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies.”

Jan 18 09:13

Russian Evening News Exposes Monsanto's Evil Methods (Video)

"The Kiev government also plans to sell 10.5 million hectares of land to foreign companies, which is 1/9 of Europe's arable land. It is possible that a lion's share will go to Monsanto." The EU has just extended a contract with Monsanto for five more years despite the history of problems caused by their pesticides. This decision was carried out against the will of the people. In the following clip (with text below) Russia's top news anchor tears into both Monsanto and the corrupt politicians who collaboratively awarded them major agricultural contracts impacting the majority of Europe. The correspondent then shows us the tragic human cost of Monsanto's deadly products...

Jan 18 08:52

Bonham ISD Cancels School For Week Due To Flu

Bonham ISD announced Tuesday, school will be cancelled through next Tuesday due to the flu.

During that time cleaning crews will be disinfecting classrooms and buses.

According to the announcement posted on the school district’s Facebook page, the recommendation to close the schools came from local health officials.

Jan 18 08:42

8 die of ‘flu’ in 2 weeks in Santa Barbara. 7 had their flu shot

Scientists were worried this year that “flu season” was going to be especially rough and that’s proving to be true. And even though the flu shot doesn’t work particularly well this season either (it’s about 10% effective), health officials still want you to get it. But sadly, in the last two weeks eight Santa Barbara County residents have died from the flu and seven of them had their flu shot (all eight were 65 or older). Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.

Jan 18 08:33

Bay Area police unlikely to help ICE on immigration sweeps

Interfere or not Police Chief, you are now subject to this Federal Law.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324

Officials from several Bay Area law enforcement agencies said Wednesday that federal officials haven’t looped them in on any plans for major sweeps for undocumented immigrants, and added that they didn’t plan to help with any such operations.

The Oakland City Council took it a step further, passing a resolution prohibiting police from providing so much as traffic control for federal immigration-enforcement actions.

Jan 18 08:30

Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws

And DHS is talking about charging Cali officials under this law.

8 U.S. Code § 1324 - Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324

U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.

Jan 18 08:27

Images from the coldest place on Earth

Temperatures in Russia's remote region of Yakutia have recently exceeded minus 60 degrees Celsius. Residents of Yakutia are no strangers to cold weather, but the daily life in region was put in the spotlight as locals shared some frozen selfies. The Oymyakon valley located in Yakutia is one of the coldest permanently inhabited places on Earth. The Tomtor area in Yakutia’s Oymyakon district is believed to be the Northern Hemisphere’s Pole of Cold. Temperatures of minus 67.7 degrees Celsius (-89.9 degrees Fahrenheit) were recorded there in February 1933.

Jan 18 08:08

Saturn's moon Titan has 'sea levels' similar to Earth, reveals Cassini

Even after its end, NASA's Cassini is still providing information on the planet it studied for 13 years.
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On Wednesday, NASA released an image of Ligeia Mare – the second largest known body of liquid present on Saturn's moon Titan – revealing a way how it is eerily similar to Earth.

Jan 18 07:59

New Earth observation satellite successfully launched by Japan

An Earth observation satellite, capable of obtaining high-resolution images, was successfully launched by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Thursday.
The Advanced Satellite with New System Architecture for Observation (ASNARO-2) is equipped with X-band radar and was launched aboard a third-generation Epsilon rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center, in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, Japan, Efe reported.

Jan 18 07:42

China gears up to build a deep-space lab in Luxembourg

After reports of China losing control over its space lab Tiangong-1 surfaced, the buzz over how it's going to crash-land on Earth soon hasn't died down.
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However, China, it appears, hasn't lost hope. On Tuesday, a leading Chinese science-technology institution announced that it was going to establish a deep-space lab in Luxembourg.

Jan 17 20:13

Extreme weather conditions single most prominent risk to global economy: World Economic Forum

Extreme weather events have been seen as the single most prominent risk to the global economy by business leaders and policymakers, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.

Its annual Global Risks Report says that in 2017, the environment was by far the greatest concern raised by experts.

The report was made public just a week ahead of the World Economic Forum's 48th annual meeting that will take place on January 23-26 in Switzerland.

Jan 17 14:23

Uganda Doctor: Eye Bleeding Fever Is ‘An Epidemic Already’

The horrific outbreak of “eye bleeding fever” in East Africa has forced one doctor to admit the disturbing truth. The fatal outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is “an epidemic already.”

Amid news that this disease is the same on the wiped out much of the Aztec population, Dr. Mukuzi Muhereza, from the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) warns that immediate action should be taken to prevent the spread of this disease, which has a 40% fatality rate, and as a virus, has no cure.

Jan 17 13:41

WATCH: PRESIDENT TRUMP EXPLAINS WHY HE DOESN’T GET THE FLU SHOT

Unless you’re totally committed to the flu hysteria, it makes s lot of sense to question the flu vaccine narrative.

Which is apparently how President Trump feels.

In a 2015 interview with Sirius XM’s Opie and Jim Norton, Donald Trump was asked if gets a flu shot. His response was informed by a common experience: after once getting the flu shot, he got more sick than ever, then vowed never to do it again.

In other words, many people get the flu after getting the flu shot. How they factor this reality into the statistics at the CDC is unknown, but in the worst flu season in recent memory, with half the people getting the shot, you have to wonder if the shot isn’t partly to blame for the high levels of sick people.

Jan 17 13:39

Really Bizarre X Ray Of The Week…

Be careful when you sneeze, people, otherwise you might just blow a HOLE in your throat like this poor guy.

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Jan 17 12:42

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Seeks to Inform Parents of Vaccine Dangers Before Immunization

Pennsylvania state legislature Senator ,Mike Folmer, is seeking support for a law that would require medical professionals to obtain informed consent from parents, which would require that they be told of potential risks associated with the ingredients of vaccines. Folmer says the present laws limit parental rights to refuse vaccines and violate the constitutional right of due process. He also is planning a resolution requesting Congress to repeal the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act that shields vaccine makers from liability for vaccine injuries and prevents parents from suing for damages. -GEG

Jan 17 12:41

The Unhealthiest State in America Has the Best Vaccination Rate: Offit’s Orwellian Logic Fails to Connect the Dots

In a Daily Beast opinion piece on December 15, Paul Offit—one of the vaccine industry’s most strident ambassadors—puzzles over a seeming contradiction. How, Offit wonders, could the state of Mississippi, which has “the worst overall health in the nation,” have used standout “efficiency” to achieve over 99.4% vaccine coverage in kindergartners? Rather than seriously investigate this apparent enigma, Offit presents his ready-made answer and reveals his article’s true purpose. According to Paul Offit, Mississippi’s high vaccination rates are due to the state’s 1979 decision to make the government—rather than parents—the primary vaccine decision-maker for children.

Jan 17 11:47

Flu drives hospitals into 'war zone' conditions: Tents on the street in California, 'state of emergency' in Alabama, and Boston is using GATORADE to plug shortage of IV drips

California hospitals have been compared to a war zone with emergency tents used for major disasters set up in parking lots to treat patients suffering from this year's deadly flu outbreak.

Scores of overcrowded and understaffed facilities are treating patients in hallways, turning storage closets into hospital rooms and cancelling surgeries to have more staff to tend to flu patients.

Jan 17 10:42

Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck

Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the ground beneath them shook.

A flying saucer? No. A shooting star? Not quite.

The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."

Jan 17 07:33

Second US winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.

As the storm sweeps across southeast Texas and up the East Coast dumping snow, sleet and freezing rain, airlines have already cancelled flights into Wednesday in anticipation of difficult conditions.

Jan 17 07:31

Super Blue Blood Moon in the sky after 150 years. Here's what you need to know

After 2017 gave sky-gazers and space enthusiasts a chance to witness a rare total solar eclipse, 2018 is all set to give aficionados another treat.

On January 31st, the moon is all set to turn orange. Get ready to witness a rare celestial spectacle on the last day of January as the moon enters a phase of total eclipse aligning perfectly with the sun.

Jan 17 05:52

HOW YOUR CAR IS SPYING ON YOU: EXPERTS REVEAL HOW AUTOMAKERS CAN TRACK EVERYTHING FROM YOUR WEIGHT TO THE FOOD YOU EAT USING IN-BUILT SENSORS

Experts have revealed the myriad ways that your car can spy on your personal habits. Automakers track your vehicle’s location, how fast you drive, what entertainment you listen to, through internet-connected systems in modern cars. Newer cars can even record a driver’s eye movements, the weight of people in the front seats, the weather on your street, and where you prefer to eat.

Jan 16 17:04

Is Your Child Smarter Or Dumber Because Of Microwave Technologies?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Parents are overjoyed when their two-year-olds ‘master’ computer games and cell phones. They interpret that as “look how smart my kid is!” Well, that’s really not the take-away message parents should be coming up with. Maybe their youngsters inadvertently are becoming addicted to a tech-meme and device, which will damage them down the road, and very dramatically: dumb and cancer?...

Jan 16 16:52

Perihelion, Aphelion and the Solstices

The Earth is closest to the Sun – at its Perihelion – about 2 weeks after the December Solstice and farthest from the Sun – at its Aphelion – about 2 weeks after the June Solstice.

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In response to the caller to the radio show.

Jan 16 16:24

Expert creates new prototype to restore old lithium batteries to 95% of original capacity, drawing interest from major tech companies

An expert in batteries from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has successfully managed to create a prototype of a device that can reportedly restore a battery’s life. And it has been so effective that a few major tech companies have already expressed their interest in it as a piece of technology that they can somehow benefit from.

This invention was made by Professor Rachid Yazami, who is an adjunct scientist at NTU. He sees it as a better way to prolong the lifespan of lithium batteries, which by design, tend to break down and need replacement after a certain number of years of use. In this view, it would be greatly beneficial to users of smartphones, laptops, and even bigger battery-powered devices such as electric vehicles. In fact, he says that the greatest potential of his invention can be in electric vehicles, mainly because people wouldn’t be looking to replace them as often as they would other normal gadgets like phones, laptops, and tablets.

Jan 16 15:22

Goldwater Rule’s Origins Based on Long-Ago Controversy

Restraint of psychiatrists’ comments on political candidates is grounded in APA’s response to an attempt to question Barry Goldwater’s mental health during the 1964 campaign for president.

Jan 16 14:24

If Hillary Was President.Would She Allow the USA to freeze During the Artic Blast to So Call Save the Planet?

I can say if Hillary was President. America would freeze to comply with lowering our carbon foot print in the name of saving the planet

Jan 16 12:18

Alex Jones Exposed

Very detailed,lots of links. Here is a sample.

8. – Alex Jones’ parents David Jones and Carol Hamman have been employed by the C.I.A. in the past. Alex Jones’ deceased uncle Bill Hamman was employed by the C.I.A. and U.S. Army Special Forces. Alex Jones’ cousin Verna Grayce Chao is currently employed as a C.I.A. contractor by Dell (previously by IBM). Alex Jones’ other cousin Buckley Hamman was one of the original founders of Infowars in 1995. Thus there is only one degree of separation between Alex Jones and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Jan 16 10:35

The flu is officially an epidemic in the US

The flu is now officially an epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than half of all US states reported high flu activity within the first week of the year.

Jan 16 10:34

Black Death: Fears of PLAGUE break out in Africa as eye bleeding fever sweeps Uganda

BLACK DEATH killed hundreds of people in Madagascar in 2017 but now a deadly new form of the plague may have broken out in Africa following the death of a nine-year-old girl who was “bleeding from the eyes”.

Jan 16 10:31

The radical plan to clear space debris by blasting it with a LASER GUN

It may sound like the stuff of science fiction but researchers in China have put forward a bold proposal to take care of the debris surrounding Earth's orbit using giant lasers.

A paper by scientists at the Air Force Engineering University in Xi'an describes how space-based lasers could zap large-sized space junk into smaller pieces to make them potentially less harmful.

And impossible to track.

Jan 16 10:19

Black Death: Fears of PLAGUE break out in Africa as eye bleeding fever sweeps Uganda

BLACK DEATH killed hundreds of people in Madagascar in 2017 but now a deadly new form of the plague may have broken out in Africa following the death of a nine-year-old girl who was “bleeding from the eyes”.

Jan 16 10:18

The flu is officially an epidemic in the US

A total of 7.0 percent of the deaths occurring during the week ending December 23 2017 were due to pneumonia and influenza, based on National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality surveillance data available on January 11 2018.

This percentage is at the epidemic threshold of 7.0 percent for week 51, said CDC.

Jan 16 09:05

Are You One Of The 170 Million Americans Drinking Radioactive Tap Water?

According to a new bombshell report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), tap water for more than 170 million Americans contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer. The group examined 50,000 public water systems throughout the United States and found from 2010 to 2015, more than 22,000 water utilities reported radium in treated water.

Radiation in tap water poses serious health threats, particularly for children, and women during pregnancy.

The most common radioactive element the EWG found was radium. Studies show that radium above the EPA legal limit may cause depression of the immune system, anemia, cataracts, fractured teeth, and of course cancer.

Jan 16 09:04

Paleontologists Discover New Species of 10-Ton, 40-Foot Dinosaur in Russia

A team of Tomsk State University paleontologists in Siberia, who unearthed the new genus of dinosaurs during excavations in a river bank at a village in West Siberia, the press service of the university said on Wednesday.

"This is already the second kind of sauropod which has been given a scientific name in Russia and also one of the oldest forms of titanosaurs found in Asia. We called it Sibirotitan astrosacralis for its size and special bone structure,” the announcement elaborated.

Jan 16 08:48

4 Real Flying Cars That Actually Fly

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