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Jul 31 11:49

New Vaccine Mandates: Your Choice

By Rosanne Lindsay, Naturopath

American freedom is being tested, once again, as new vaccine mandates are being announced, state by state, spurred on by fear of measles in the headlines.

In a state of amnesia, America has forgotten that measles, like the flu, had historically been considered a harmless, childhood cyclical infection. Natural infection is a right of passage that confers life-long immunity and strengthens the immune system to reduce the chance of cancers later in life. Further, there is a documented negative association between measles infection and Parkinson’s disease...

Jul 31 10:50

Are You Ready To Have Elon Musk’s Artificial Intelligence Chip, Neuralink, Inserted Into Your Brain? Trials Start 2020 For The ‘Robotization’ Of Humankind

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Are you ready to be chipped and robotized?

As almost always, conspiracy theories and/or “fake news” turn out to be factual, but propagandized so as to make “useless eaters” feel they are ‘safe’ from surveillance and becoming robots or ‘bots’...

Jul 31 08:42

Ketamine Isn’t an Opioid and Treats Depression in a Unique Way

Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there’s plenty of evidence suggesting it isn’t one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this reputation may hamper patients from getting necessary treatment for the kinds of depression that don’t respond to typical antidepressants. In a new paper, the researchers clarify the mechanism behind ketamine’s mechanism of action in hopes of restoring the therapy’s standing among health care professionals and the public...

Jul 31 07:50

How Real Mind Control Works

By Brandon Smith

When people are confronted with the idea of “mind control” they often think of something out of television or film media; a lone prisoner tortured, chemically dazed and conditioned into a hollow zombie as his captors squeeze information from him or use him to complete a task he would not normally do or morally accept. And while there is actually some truth to this kind of Hollywood depiction, as is evidenced in the exposure of government programs like MK Ultra, the most insidious forms of mind control are far more subtle.

Governments and the elitists behind them do not necessarily need to physically cage, drug and brutalize people in order to influence how they behave. All they need to do is manage their perceptions, expectation and assumptions. This can be accomplished with large portions of the public, rather than one person at a time...

Jul 30 19:57

Scientists Get the Green Light to Create Human-Animal Hybrids in Japan

By S.M. Gibson

Human-animal hybrids are set to be developed at the University of Tokyo after the Japanese government recently lifted a ban on the controversial stem-cell research.

Hiromitsu Nakauchi—director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Tokyo and team leader at Stanford’s Nakauchi Lab—is the first to receive approval for the questionable experiments which will attempt to grow human cells in rat and mouse embryos before being brought to term in a surrogate animal...

Jul 30 19:01

Disturbing New Report Reveals How Many Environmental Activists Are Murdered Each Week

By Julia Conley

The fight to protect land, homes, livelihoods, and wildlife from destructive, pollution-causing industries turned deadly for more than 160 environmental defenders in 2018, international human rights group Global Witness revealed Monday night in a new report.

Organizers campaigning against the destruction of the environment face governments, contract killers, and private security firms trying to stop them—sometimes working together. In total, 164 people were murdered last year while fighting such forces as the mining, logging, and agribusiness industries from taking over swathes of ancestral lands, communities, and natural habitats...

Jul 30 12:08

Stanford Researchers Develop Battery to Harness Energy from Seawater

Stanford researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and freshwater mingle could provide a massive source of renewable power. Stanford researchers have developed an affordable, durable technology that could harness this so-called blue energy...

Jul 30 10:46

Stressed at School? Art Therapy Reduces Stress Headaches In Teenage Girls

Teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults, and cite school as the highest contributing factor, according to the American Psychological Association’s annual report. A summary from 2013 concluded that while stress among Americans was not new, “what’s troubling is the stress outlook for teens in the United States.”

In response, recently some schools have turned to mindfulness-based programs as a way to alleviate stress among their students. These programs could benefit from more research into what activities students find most useful...

Jul 30 10:02

Cannabidiol Reduces Aggressiveness, Study Concludes

Experiments with mice performed by Brazilian scientists show that a substance derived from cannabis plants attenuates isolation-induced aggressive behavior.

A new study has concluded that cannabidiol attenuates the aggressiveness induced by social isolation. The research, based on a mouse model, was performed by scientists at the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto Medical School (FMRP-USP) in Brazil. The results are published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry...

Jul 30 08:48

Expensive 5G Phones Overheat and Switch Back to 4G; “Remedies” Include Ice Packs and Cranking A/C

By B.N. Frank

A few weeks ago, new warnings started being reported that 5G is causing phones to overheat.

Here’s another one, including some very unfriendly solutions for the environment...

Jul 30 08:28

Grasshopper invasion scares Las Vegas residents and threatens businesses

The critters swarmed the US city of Las Vegas last week and their impact does not seem to lessen, despite hundreds of thousands of the insects lying dead in the streets as footage shot on Sunday shows.

"It's affecting the business man because a lot of people don't pull up here to get gas you know," said William Washington, a gas station clerk.

Another Las Vegas resident Nikita Mackey said that she was even afraid to leave her car fearing the insects.

Jul 30 08:12

Could cheap drugs (up to a century old) be the new way to tackle cancer? That’s the intriguing question raised by patients who swear they work - but profit hungry big pharma is ignoring them...

It’s a story unfortunately familiar to far too many patients. But what is unusual is what happened next. As Lisa is a GP, she has a better understanding of the mechanisms of cancer than many people.

She used this to research other options, which she believes, in conjunction with her mainstream treatment, have helped her not only keep the cancer at bay, but even achieve a small amount of tumour shrinkage.

Central to this is metformin, a drug used for almost a century not for cancer, but as a safe and routine treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Jul 30 07:59

Brazil’s toxic pesticides ‘affecting people all over the world’ through agricultural exports

Brazil’s embrace of highly toxic pesticides – the government has approved 262 so far this year and loosened regulations on what is considered “extremely toxic” – is affecting people far outside its borders, an expert tells RT.

“EU-banned pesticide[s are] being manufactured in the EU, and then coming back to citizens in the EU, in the food we eat,” environmental journalist and founding member of the Green Economic Institute think tank Oliver Tickell told RT, explaining that as one of the largest soy exporters in the world, Brazil supplies a significant quantity of the feed that cattle and other livestock worldwide consume. European consumers tucking into a juicy steak have no idea that the creature they’re eating might have been nourished on soy sprayed with highly toxic pesticides.

Jul 30 07:25

Hurricane Erick churns toward Hawaii with winds of up to 80mph as Tropical Storm Flossie is expected to strengthen to another Pacific hurricane today

As Hurricane Erick gained strength in the eastern Pacific as it churned toward Hawaii, another weather system, tropical storm Flossie brewing farther east is likely to become a hurricane later on Tuesday, forecasters said.

Tropical Storm Erick grew into a hurricane late on Monday in the eastern Pacific, packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) as it churned more than 1,000 miles (1,610 km) from Hawaii's Big Island.

Erick, the Pacific season's third hurricane, is rated Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and could reach category 3, with sustained winds of more than 111 mph (178 kph) in the next two days, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Jul 29 18:12

5G Is Bad For Bees. California Video Provides Sad Evidence.

By B.N. Frank

Last month a new one-page flyer was released to provide information about how bees are harmed by exposure to 5G and other sources of cell phone and wireless radiation.

This new video posted on YouTube seems to document that 5G cell towers are causing bees to die underneath them...

Jul 29 17:23

Diverse Health Benefits of Including Blueberries In Your Diet

A collection of new studies in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences further quantifies how blueberry consumption can contribute to healthy aging.

“Since the 1990s, research on the health benefits of blueberries has grown exponentially,” wrote guest editor Donald K. Ingram, PhD, FGSA, in an opening editorial. “Studies have documented that this fruit ranks highest in antioxidant activity compared to many other popular fruits. Moreover, other mechanisms for the health benefits of blueberries, such as their anti-inflammatory properties, have been identified.”...

Jul 29 17:20

Tart Cherry Juice May Improve Cognitive Performance

Montmorency tart cherry juice has long been coveted by gout sufferers, athletes for exercise recovery, and those seeking a good night’s sleep. Now there’s evidence that this polyphenol-rich beverage may help improve cognitive performance in older adults.

In a new study published in the journal Food & Function, researchers at the University of Delaware found daily intake of Montmorency tart cherry juice improved memory scores among adults, ages 65 to 73 years...

Jul 29 11:26

Exoplanet that sports 3 suns offers tantalizing site in search for alien life

A newly discovered planet with three suns is exciting scientists for its close proximity to Earth and its potential for future observation, including possible signs of extraterrestrial life.

LTT 1445Ab is just 22.5 light-years away and was found using data gathered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which searches for exoplanets.

Jul 29 11:00

India Launches First-Ever Space War Drill To Defend Satellites

In the event of war with Pakistan or China, India has determined that the first domain of warfare to defend is low Earth orbit.

Indian news reported last week that the country's first space war drill on Thursday [July 25] was focused on defending space assets in the event of a shooting conflict with China.

Jul 29 10:53

Fix Patents, Not Prices, to Solve America’s Prescription Problem

By Marcus Maldonado

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a frontrunner in the Democratic nominating contest for president, recently announced her plan, titled “People over Profit,” to solve the nation’s ongoing crisis regarding the ever-rising prices of pharmaceutical drugs.

The provision courting the most national attention and controversy is its proposed hard cap on prescription drug prices. This cap would be set by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and prescription drug companies that raise prices faster than inflation or higher than prices in comparable nations, such as Japan and Germany, would find themselves capped...

Jul 29 09:08

Posting: Reupping

Will be posting regularly again in a few weeks after reupping my membership and giving Mike a little extra.
Working a decent job in warehousing and transportation. Working my butt off,but feeling much better after the x left and the divorce went through in my favor. Health is much improved. Gotta go to work now. Let's kick some NWO butt.

Thanks for restoring my posting privelege Mike.

Jul 29 09:02

Government By Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein,Trump's Mentor Roy Cohn and The Dark Secrets of The Reagan Era

July 25th, 2019

By Whitney Webb Whitney Webb
Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire who now sits in jail on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors, has continued to draw media scrutiny in the weeks after his arrest on July 6. Part of the reason for this continued media interest is related to Epstein’s alleged relationship to the intelligence services and new information about the true extent of the sexual blackmail operation Epstein is believed to have run for decades.

As MintPress reported last week, Epstein was able to run this sordid operation for so long precisely because his was only the latest incarnation of a much older, more extensive operation that began in the 1950s and perhaps even earlier.

Jul 29 07:54

Why are School Lunches Still so Unhealthy?

By Kelly Rose, Teesside University

There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20 countries for obesity levels. In the UK, the obesity rate for children doubles during primary school years – and then increases again in secondary school.

This is in part because teenagers in the UK consume poor quality diets, low in nutrients and high in processed foods...

Jul 29 07:33

Red wine compound opens door for new depression and anxiety treatment because it 'shuts down enzyme in the brain thought to cause the disorders'

A compound abundant in red wine could pave the way for new treatments for both depression and anxiety, researchers say.

Trials on mice showed resveratrol – found in the skin of grapes – blocked an enzyme that causes depressive and anxious behaviour.

Experts now say the compound, given to the mice in super-strength doses, may be an 'effective alternative' to existing drugs.

Jul 29 07:22

Muslim parents withdraw flu ‘super-spreader’ kids from ‘non-halal’ vaccine program

Muslim parents across England are refusing to allow their children to take part in a flu vaccine program after Islamic scholars deemed it “unacceptable in Islam,” leading to fears elderly people could suffer as a consequence.

NHS England is offering every primary school child in the country a nasal spray vaccine called Fluenz, to protect individuals of all ages against the virus. However, Muslim parents are withdrawing their children from the program because it contains gelatine derived from pigs – considered unclean by Islamic imams.

Jul 28 17:31

Where Does It End? New “Monarch” Brain Device Approved for ADHD

By Truthstream Media

Featuring Dr. Peter Breggin [The Minds of Men] For more on SPAC, visit Breggin.com.

Dr. Breggin discusses the sordid history behind experiments done on children, and looks at some of the latest developments in what is planned for kids who supposedly have ADHD.

Jul 28 11:48

Study: One Apple Carries Roughly 100 Million Bacteria — Which Is A Good Thing

By John Anderer

How does the old saying go? “100 million bacteria a day will keep the doctor away?” Sounds about right. A new study reveals that a typical 240g apple contains around 100 million bacteria, mostly in the seeds and skin. While that may sound a bit off-putting at first, researchers say that when it comes to gut health, the more bacteria the better.

Additionally, researchers at the Graz University of Technology say that organic apples were found to contain even more diverse bacterial-goodness than conventional apples, potentially making them healthier, tastier, and better for the environment...

Jul 28 11:37

Always On The Move? Keeping Busy Is Actually Good For Your Health

By Ben Renner

Time may fly by and stress may surge when we feel too busy, but having a jam-packed day may actually be good for the body. A study by researchers from the international business school INSEAD finds that busier people make healthier choices in their everyday lives.

The study suggests that being busy helps individuals delay gratification and make smarter decisions. In fact, researchers say that simply thinking of oneself as busy promotes healthier behavior...

Jul 28 10:51

Food For Trash: India Café To Offer Food For Plastics, Then Use To Build Roads

By Aaron Kesel

Next month, the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh in the city of Ambikapur will open the country’s first “garbage café,” where attendants will be able to recycle their plastic waste and get a free meal, Reuters reported.

In various parts of the world, similar cafés have opened in countries including some parts of the US, Lithuania, Cambodia, and Belgium. Now it’s India’s turn to get involved in the food for trash business...

Jul 27 18:32

YouTube Terminates Account of Sacramento Family Fighting Verizon 5G Small Cell Tower Installed Next to Children’s Bedroom

By B.N. Frank

Few people in Sacramento have signed up for 5G. Many want it gone, including the Davidson family who had a small cell tower installed next to their home. They have been very public about experiencing symptoms of Microwave Sickness and Electromagnetic Sensitivity from exposure. According to the family’s GoFundMe page, YouTube has now cancelled their account...

Jul 27 11:15

How Our Culture Disempowers Teens

By Kerry McDonald

Teenagers are able to accomplish remarkable things when given freedom and opportunity. Instead, our culture systematically underestimates teenagers, coddling them like toddlers, confining them to ever more schooling, and disconnecting them from the adult world they will soon enter...

Jul 27 10:30

Chlorpyrifos: Playing Pesticide Politics with Children’s Health

By Children’s Health Defense

Chlorpyrifos—described by some as “the most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of”—is an insect-killing organophosphate. Organophosphates trace their roots back to Nazi-era IG Farben nerve gases; contemporary scientists still describe the compounds as “junior-strength nerve agents” that have a mechanism of action comparable to sarin. Dow Chemical—the company that helped bring the world mustard gas during World War I and napalm and Agent Orange during the Vietnam war—is the manufacturer of chlorpyrifos-containing insecticides.

In the U.S., the agriculture industry applies millions of pounds of chlorpyrifos annually to at least 50 major food crops...

Jul 27 06:28

Video Showing Bill Clinton Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl Plunges Presidential Race Into Chaos

Oct 2016:

A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the entire US presidential election is nearing an “explosive crisis” over a secretly made Israeli intelligence video recording showing former President Bill Clinton raping a 13-year-old girl child that Hillary Clinton has kept hidden from public knowledge with help from the American propaganda mainstream media—but by her embroiling Donald Trump in her husbands sex crimes now threatens it being released. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

Jul 26 20:29

Google Takes Position in Controversial Vaccine Safety Debate

Google has recently (June 2019) used their power to manipulate public opinion in favor of the Pro Vaccine Argument!

Jul 26 18:29

World’s First 100% Hemp Plane Will Be Stronger Than Steel And Run On Hemp Biofuel

By Amanda Froelich

One of Hempearth’s more notable promises is to never sign or work “with fascist companies that are associated with military, The Rockefellers, The Rothchilds and or the Military Industrial Complex.” This statement alone is applaud-worthy...

Jul 26 18:10

Antipsychotic Use with ADHD is Highest Among Preschool-age Children

Although fewer young people with ADHD are treated with antipsychotic drugs than suspected, many prescriptions for the drugs do not appear to be clinically warranted, according to a new study from psychiatry researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. They also found that antipsychotic use among youths with ADHD was highest among preschool-age children...

Jul 26 18:08

Compound In Red Wine is Promising Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Like to unwind with a glass of red wine after a stressful day? Don’t give alcohol all the credit.

New research has revealed that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain, according to a University at Buffalo-led study...

Jul 26 16:33

U.S. Congress Bipartisan Vote For Pentagon To Be Investigated For Using Insects as a Biological Weapon

By Aaron Kesel

In a real-life X-Files episode, United States House members are reportedly concerned in a bipartisan vote that the Pentagon may have unleashed biological weapons or entomological warfare in the form of ticks or other insects that caused the spread of Lyme disease.

Roll Call, a congressional-focused newspaper reports that on July 11th the House secretly decided through a voice vote to support adding an amendment to the 2020 defense authorization bill that would require the Department of Justice to look into whether the Pentagon/CIA/DoD umbrella weaponized ticks.

But the history goes far deeper...

Jul 26 16:28

Dumbing down the population: Study finds that transgender hormone treatments lower IQ

Published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the paper looked at an 11-year-old boy both before and after he was administered hormone suppressors to become a “transgender,” the purpose being “to review the effects of puberty suppression on the brain white matter during adolescence.”

Almost immediately upon being given anti-puberty pharmaceuticals, the young boy’s intellectual performance began to decrease substantially. The scientists who evaluated the child also reported that they observed “immaturity in [his] cognitive development” as a result of taking the drugs.

Jul 26 15:47

Yikes! 'City-killer' asteroid bigger than the Statue of Liberty whizzed unnervingly close to Earth this week and scientists 'BARELY NOTICED in time'

A close shave this week with an asteroid estimated to be about 100 meters wide is yet another unnerving reminder of how ill-prepared we are for the threat of rogue space rocks.

Scientists with the Brazilian SONEAR survey detected the object, dubbed 2019 OK, on Wednesday and it was soon after confirmed by Ohio State’s All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae network.

By the time it was announced, 2019 OK was just hours away from its closest approach – which put it at a distance closer to Earth than the moon.

Thankfully, experts found it poses no immediate threat, and the asteroid zipped by without incident.

But, the surprise appearance has left many feeling unsettled.

Jul 26 11:19

Top University Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of “Technical Flaws” In Pre-Crime Police Systems

By Nicholas West

It is unfortunate that citizens and experts alike are finally waking up to the threat of artificial intelligence being used by law enforcement when the genie is already out of the bottle. It is especially troubling to see the high-level institutions that have been behind the creation of these systems beginning to warn of potential miscalculations due to rolling out artificial intelligence before it is properly understood. But, as they say, better late than never.

A new paper released by MIT entitled “Technical Flaws of Pretrial Risk Assessments Raise Grave Concerns” has been signed by some of the highest level university experts in the field of A.I. and law...

Jul 26 08:07

Resilience: What It Is, Why It Is Important, and How To Stay Mentally Strong

By Lisa Egan

How do you deal with challenging experiences? Do you allow failures to interfere with the pursuit of your goals? Or, do you see adversity as an opportunity for growth and positive change?

Do you bounce back? Or do you fall apart?

In other words, are you resilient?..,

Jul 25 17:07

Activists Measured and Videotaped 5G Radiation Levels at Glastonbury Festival. It’s Not Pretty.

By B.N. Frank

Last month thousands of people signed a petition demanding a ban of 5G wireless at Glastonbury Festival. Unfortunately, it was ignored and hundreds of thousands of attendees were exposed to this harmful technology whether they were aware of it or not. Thanks to a group of activists who put their own health at risk to measure and videotape RF levels...

Jul 25 10:57

Cannabis Can Relieve Pain 30 Times Better Than Aspirin, New Study Finds

By Elias Marat

Medical marijuana is fast gaining credibility as a valid pain relief treatment, with data from various studies attesting to the medical and health benefits of cannabis as a viable alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.

And now, researchers have uncovered a new reason why: the cannabis plant produces pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more potent at reducing inflammation than aspirin...

Jul 25 10:23

Mexican Scientist Warns: If Bumblebees Go Extinct, Say Goodbye to Chilis and Tomatoes

By Elias Marat

While the role played by honeybees and wild bees as important pollinators is well known, the bumblebee also plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and viability of crops such as chili peppers and tomatoes.

And now, researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) are sounding the alarm that bumblebees are also at risk of extinction—and their disappearance could also mean the disappearance of vegetables that form a crucial staple in the country’s diet...

Jul 25 08:11

Want to Fix Health Insurance? Start With the Tax Code

By Ethan Lamb

In March, President Trump tweeted, “The Republican Party will become ‘the party of healthcare!’”

Given the GOP’s inability to deliver on that promise over the better part of the past decade, many have remained despondent. After all, health care policy may be the one area where such disparate visions would make any attempt at compromise futile and, perhaps, even counterproductive. But underneath the tribalistic bullheadedness and partisan signaling lies a common enemy: employer-sponsored health insurance...

Jul 25 07:49

Doctor/Cancer Researcher Shares A Very Heartfelt & Authentic Video About Glyphosate

By Arjun Walia

One of the main reasons it’s easy to become upset with cancer awareness and activism these days is that it never really addresses the causes.

Why are there no awareness campaigns regarding the pesticides sprayed on our foods?

What about glyphosate? It’s the main active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide...

Jul 24 18:41

No sweet deal: EU food authority found hiding health risks of world’s top sweetener

The world’s favorite artificial sweetener may pose severe health risks, University of Sussex researchers have found. They claim that the European food authority has been bottling up the alarming data for a while.

The study focused on aspartame, an artificial sweetener used worldwide in everything from diet soft drinks to chewing gum, and sold under brand names including NutraSweet, Candarel and Equal.

UK researchers analyzed the most recent report regarding the safety of the sweetener by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). They discovered that the panel dismissed the results of numerous studies detailing the harmful effects of the sweetener, while focusing their final assessment almost entirely on positive studies. For instance, out of the 73 papers that deemed aspartame dangerous, all 73 were thrown out by EFSA, while 84 percent of studies providing no evidence of its harm were found to be true.

Jul 24 17:30

America’s Packaged Food Supply is Ultra-Processed and Generally Unhealthy

Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.

Since about 80% of Americans’ total calorie consumption comes from store-bought foods and beverages (packaged and unpackaged), the food and beverage supply plays a central role in the development of chronic disease including obesity and cardiovascular disease...

Jul 24 10:41

The US Law Restricting Satellite Imagery of Palestine-Israel

Bipartisan legislation passed by the US Congress in 1997 limits the quality and availability of aerial photography of Palestine-Israel. The Kyl-Bingaman Amendment (KBA) to the US National Defense Authorization Act was passed under the pretext of protecting Israel’s national security. It prevents US satellite operators and retailers from selling or disseminating images of Palestine-Israel at a resolution higher than that available on the non-US market. The amendment’s interpretation has been confusing and contradictory in terms of meaning, geographical scope, and legal implications. Its result has been over two decades of limited access to clear aerial photography of Palestine-Israel.

Jul 24 10:20

LightSail 2 Deploys Solar Sail to Surf the Sun's Rays

A spacecraft the size of a loaf of bread has finally turned itself into a solar sail.

On Tuesday (July 23) at about 2:47 p.m. EDT (1847 GMT), a motor onboard the small LightSail 2 cubesat began deploying the mission's 344-square-foot (32-square-meter) solar sail, which is about the size of a boxing ring. LightSail 2 is the passion project of The Planetary Society, and the space advocacy organization wants to demonstrate that solar surfing is a viable propulsion technique for spacecraft.

"We're very excited to be past this huge milestone," Jennifer Vaughn, Chief Operating Officer at The Planetary Society said during a livestream of the deployment from the spacecraft's control center in California. "We now have a sail. It's time to go sailing! … We now start the very difficult process of sailing in space."

Jul 24 09:58

Study Finds Meal Timing Strategies Like Intermittent Fasting Lower Appetite, Improve Fat Burning

Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published online today in the journal Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society.

The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism when food intake and meal frequency are matched...

Jul 24 09:56

Fracking May Contribute to Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy

A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. Results appear in the journal Environmental Research.

The researchers looked at 7,715 mothers without anxiety or depression at the time of conception, who delivered at the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania between January 2009 and January 2013...

Jul 24 09:42

23andMe and GSK are mining customers’ DNA data in a hunt for new drugs

Genetic test-kit company 23andMe Inc. has for years used saliva to tell millions of consumers how closely related they are to Neanderthals or whether they are likely to develop diseases like diabetes or Alzheimer’s. Now, it’s fulfilling a bigger ambition: drug development.

For the past year, 23andMe has been sharing its huge trove of genetic data with drug giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK, +0.10% , which took a $300 million stake last summer. That collaboration has so far produced six potential drug targets, and the companies expect to start human trials on at least one candidate drug next year. But it also raises ethical questions about using people’s genetic data to create profitable drugs.

Jul 24 08:27

Consuming 60 Grams of Nuts a Day Improves Sexual Function

The finding is from a nutritional study carried out by researchers from the URV’s Human Nutrition Unit, which concludes that regular consumption of nuts by men who follow a western diet improves the quality of their orgasms and their sexual function...

Jul 23 18:28

Dozens of Pilot Whales Mysteriously Found Dead on Remote Beach in Iceland

By Amanda Froelich

Once again, dozens of dead whales have washed ashore. This time, the beached pilot whales were spotted by a helicopter flying over western Iceland.

According to the BBC, the mammals were noticed by sightseers who were flying over a beach at Longufjorur. It is unclear how the mammals beached themselves, as the region is secluded and difficult to reach by car. According to local media, police in the nearby town of Stykkisholmur have been made aware of the discovery...

Jul 23 17:18

Feces & flesh-eating bacteria: Study reveals shocking levels of contamination at America's beaches

Americans may want to think twice before that next summer swim. Many of the country’s idyllic beaches conceal a filthy secret below the sand and waves: dangerous levels of bacteria that put thousands of bathers at risk every year.

In a recently published study conducted by the Environment America Research and Policy Center, researchers found that the water at beaches in 29 coastal and Great Lakes states contained concentrations of bacteria well in excess of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards – including the harmful organisms that inhabit human feces – which they said could sicken millions of beachgoers annually.

Jul 23 17:11

Wait! US & UK doctors warn against hormones/surgery for trans-identified kids

Medical professionals in the US and UK are sounding the alarm about the growing use of “hormonal and surgical interventions” for children who are confused about their gender identity, saying that more studies are required.

Members of the conservative childrens’ advocacy group the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) wrote a letter on Monday to the Surgeon General of the United States, warning about the effects of gender-reassignment surgeries and hormonal drugs on minors, saying such interventions have “not undergone long-term study.”

The ACP called the issue a “grave public health concern” and said that the drastic methods have become the new “standard of care” in lieu of “ethical psychotherapy” for children and teens who present with gender dysphoria (GD).

The ACP letter cites research which claims that 61-98 percent of youth affected by GD will “outgrow” it “if allowed to progress through natural puberty.”

Jul 23 15:35

'We're sailing on sunlight!' Crowdfunded spacecraft unfurls its solar sail in milestone bid to be the first satellite propelled by LIGHT from the sun

A Mylar sail measuring roughly one five-thousandth of an inch thick has successfully deployed in orbit, in what could prove to be a major step forward for low-cost satellite propulsion.

The Planetary Society launched its LightSail2 spacecraft aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the end of June in hopes to put the first ever sunlight-propelled craft in Earth orbit.

The craft consists of a CubeSat roughly the size of a loaf of bread, and a now-unfurled solar sail that stretches more than 18 feet wide.

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Now that the sail is open, though, it will have to prove it really can pull a small spacecraft using only the power of the sun.

‘The goal is to raise LightSail 2’s orbit by a measurable amount, showing that solar sailing is a viable means of propulsion for CubeSats,’ according to the Planetary Society.

Jul 23 11:13

MIT: A Nation Where Half of the Children Become Autistic?

On June 5, 2014, senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory made the following statement at an event sponsored by the Groton Wellness organization in Groton, Massachusetts:

At today’s rate, by 2025, 1 in 2 children will be autistic.1

Dr. Seneff repeated the prediction at a conference on Dec. 18, 2014.2In December 2014, Dr. Seneff was interviewed about the prediction by journalist Thom Hartmann on the Thom Hartmann radio program.3 She was interviewed again about the prediction by Hartmann in January 2015 for RT television.4 In that interview, Dr. Seneff noted that she had been misquoted and that what she actually said was that “half of all children born in 2025” will be autistic. She said:

Jul 23 10:38

Voice AI: Dawn of the Reduction of Human Thinking

By Makia Freeman

Voice AI is becoming a normal part of life for many people. Whether it’s a little cylinder of circle on your countertop (Amazon Echo/Alexa, Google Home/Google Assistant) or activated purely through your computer/smartphone (Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana), the Big Tech cartel is encouraging us to use voice AI for anything and everything. They want these voice AI devices to become your one-stop shop for all information – your little circle of omniscience. Since voice AI is hands-free and voice-activated, many people use it on the go. It’s all about convenience. It lends itself even less than other forms of AI to fact-checking, since how likely are users to fact-check its answers when that would defeat the point of the convenience? Are we entering into a world of intellectual passivity, where human thinking will be drastically reduced or even eliminated?...

Jul 23 10:32

ESA Publishes Russia-Provided Data on Location of Secret US Satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has published information on the location of secret US reconnaissance satellites in geostationary orbit using data provided by Russian research centres.

According to a status report on geosynchronous objects as of January 1, 2019, based on orbital data in ESA’s DISCOS database and on orbital data provided by Russia's JSC Vimpel Interstate Corporation, the Keldysh Institute for Applied Mathematics (KIAM) and JSC Astronomical Scientific Center, out of 1578 objects for which orbital data are available, 529 are actively controlled, 831 are drifting above, below or through GEO, 195 are in a libration orbit and 21 are in a highly inclined orbit.

In particular, the ESA document pinpoints the location of secret US satellites in geostationary orbit, including GSSAP, Orion, Mercury and CLIO, which have not been catalogued by USSTRATCOM.

Jul 23 10:21

Keeping Livestock In The Yard May Help Your Baby’s Immune System

Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria.

Scientists from The Ohio State University found that bacteria and other microbes from rural Amish babies was far more diverse – in a beneficial way – than what was found in urban babies’ intestines. And, in a first-of-its-kind experiment, they found evidence of how a healthier gut microbiome might lead to more robust development of the respiratory immune system...

Jul 23 10:19

‘Legacy’ Mercury Pollution Still a Problem in New Jersey Meadowlands Waters

“Legacy” mercury pollution from decades ago and miles away is an important source of contamination in New Jersey Meadowlands waterways, according to a Rutgers-led study that could help guide cleanup efforts.

The study in the Journal of Hazardous Materials identified upper Berry’s Creek and its tributary, Peach Island Creek, in Bergen County, as major sources of mercury found throughout the Meadowlands coastal ecosystem. The two creeks are part of a Superfund site slated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a $332 million cleanup...

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