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Mar 19 07:50

5 Things to Know for Better Aquaponics

by Brian Berletic

Aquaponics is a combination of fish farming (aquaculture) and soilless agriculture (hydroponics). Fish are kept in a water tank, and above it is a growing bed. Water from the fish tank is pumped up to the growing bed where it filters through a growing medium and the roots of your plants, then back into the fish tank below.

The process filters the water for the fish, and the filtered fish waste provides nutrients for the plants.

While it seems simple in concept, when people finally try their hand at it, they may confront several common problems. This guide hopes to shed some light on a few of them...

Mar 19 07:09

Oprah, who is pro organic and pro GMO labeling, runs a Monsanto ad in O Magazine

Sign the petition to end the contradiction

Mar 19 06:32

Windows 10 Will Be Ready In Winter

Microsoft noted the presence of a single application store, with purchases and upgrades.
Microsoft announced that it expects to complete Windows 10 in the coming winter, as published in the official company blog. He did not specify a date, but analyst’s estimate that will close in September. It will be available in 190 countries.

Windows 10 represents the largest effort by Microsoft to create a single platform for all kinds of devices, whether desktops, tablets, smartphones or small devices those give life to the Internet of Things, supports x86 processor (Intel or AMD) and ARM.

http://whatisusa.info/windows-10-will-be-ready-in-winter/

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Mar 18 17:10

Europe braces for 'unprecedented' power issues from solar eclipse

Europe's power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an "unprecedented" test for the network.

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Mar 18 16:31

'Defective' graphene makes for super-efficient fuel cells

Though graphene is noted for its beautiful symmetry, when you add a few warts and imperfections, it becomes more interesting -- specifically, it has the potential to make fuel cells better and cheaper. Scientists from Northwestern University and other institutions were toying with the material as a hydrogen fuel cell membrane, and found that by knocking out at least four carbon atoms from the normally pristine structure, it performed vastly better. A large number of protons (and nothing else) slipped through imperfections in the atom-thick material in just a few seconds, efficiently generating electricity.

The "defective" graphene membrane transports protons much faster and more selectively than standard fuel cell membranes, which tend to let too many impurities through. That could lead to less complicated, hyper-efficient fuel cell batteries for EVs and wind or solar power plants.

Mar 18 16:04

Antipsychotics: Deadlier Than Thought for Some?

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

"The harms associated with using these drugs in dementia patients are clear, yet clinicians continue to use them," study author Dr. Donovan Maust, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, said in a university news release.

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Mar 18 13:43

What If The Drought Causes California’s Food Supply to Collapse?

NASA experts claim California now holds less than 1 year in water reserves, while the drought and water usage have depleted fresh supplies at a drastic rate. This is a direct threat to biggest source agriculture production in the country, with some 80-90% of many key fruit and vegetable crops being raised in California…

Mar 18 13:42

Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Because It Might Have Metal Pieces in It

6.5 MILLION BOXES RECALLED because of metal pieces... not even shavings, PIECES. Put up this video in the middle of the night. Another rant of sorts. THIS is what happens when you allow megacorporations who are not interested in your nutrition but their bottom lines to take your food away from you.

Mar 18 11:51

FLASHBACK - Fossil Microbes in Meteors

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As you know, I am partial towards the planet Mars in my astronomy interests, and continue to champion the recognition of Dr. Gilbert Levin as having detected indigenous life on Mars during the Viking missions.

As I ramp my animation business back up to pay my medical bills not covered by my Obamacare compliant health insurance I am working on a small documentary on Mars, during which I did a web search about the fossil microbes seen in a meteorite recovered in Antarctica determined to have originated from the planet Mars. This story briefly made the major news in 1966, then faded.

I was rather surprised to find out that there have been dozens of other papers published detailing separate cases where scientists have discovered microfossils that appear to be biological shapes that do not match anything known here on Earth inside of meteorites, primarily carbonaceous chondrites. Each paper is immediately followed by dismissive articles in the corporate media that ridicule the idea that there is any evidence for life elsewhere in the universe. Usually there is no refutation of the data, only comments like "Rubbish" provided by "authorities" eager to see their name in major media. Needless to say, funding to pursue the question of what these fossilized objects are is almost as rare as funding to study the coming ice age!

At the bottom of my article on Dr. Levin I drew a parallel between Europe's initial suppression of Marco Polo's discoveries in China (to preserve the power and authority of the church) and a very obvious institutional bias within NASA against confirmation of the Viking results. I observed that confirmation of life on other worlds would be a socially transformative event, leading humans to put down their weapons of war and unite together to find out who is out there. This would be a threat to those whose wealth and power rests on the machinery of endless wars.

But in looking at all these papers and all the micrographs, there is enough "smoke" here to wonder if we should not look for the fire, and if confirmation of extraterrestrial life has literally been under our feet all along!



Mar 18 11:33

50 years of spacewalks

On March 18, 1965 Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov conducted humanity's first ever spacewalk. While taking part in the Voskhod 2 flight he conducted extra-vehicular activity, which lasted 12 minutes and nine seconds. Leonov moved five meters away from the capsule. The first-ever spacewalk will remain in history as one of the brightest pages in the history of space.

Mar 18 11:31

Chang'e 3 Mission Updates

China’s Yutu Moon rover is still alive after nearly 15 months on the lunar surface, continuing to surprise as the small craft has prevailed through conditions it was never designed to survive. Being released from the Chang’e 3 lander in December 2013, the small rover was expected to operate for three months, however, a fault within its motor control system rendered the vehicle stationary at the end of the mission’s second lunar day – no longer able to drive or actuate any of its moving parts such as its solar panels that were normally used to protect the rover’s body during the two-week long lunar nights to maintain thermal limits.

Mar 18 10:44

Hydrogen House project

Hydrogen House Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of clean and renewable solutions to help meet the world's increasing energy demand. Inventor Mike Strizki founded the organization to educate the public while conducting research on hydrogen and other clean energy technologies.

Hydrogen is the same element that fuels the Sun, and Mr. Strizki has retrofitted his home in Hopewell, New Jersey, to convert solar energy into hydrogen gas. The gas provides clean electricity by way of hydrogen fuel cells, and can be stored indefinitely. Strizki even runs his fuel cell car with the hydrogen his home system produces for free! Unlike fossil fuels that release CO2 and other emissions when burned, Strizki's clean energy systems require no oil or gas wells to be drilled, and emit only chemically pure water and oxygen... two things none of us can live without!

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Website of today's radio guest, Michael Strizki.

Mar 18 10:38

How Monsanto's Sugar Beets Grew Larger Than the Law

Fifty to sixty percent of US sugar comes from sugar beets—and almost all of that comes from a genetically modified (GM) version of the plant. Sugar is in a good chunk of our foods, even savory ones like soups and bread. With no requirements in our country that GM foods be labeled, you may be consuming a lot more GM sugar that you think.

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Mar 18 08:33

Powerful solar storm sparks stunning aurora around the world

A severe solar storm created a stunning display of light in the night sky over parts of the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand early Wednesday morning, spotted by those lucky enough to be awake in the wee hours.

Called aurora borealis in the Northern Hemisphere and aurora australis in the Southern Hemisphere, the lights were the product of large geomagnetic blasts from the sun that arrived Tuesday about 10 a.m. ET (1 a.m. Wednesday in Sydney).

Mar 18 08:28

Coca-Cola pays health experts to suggest soda as a healthy snack

Coca-Cola is courting controversy again after a new report found that the company pays fitness and nutrition experts to recommend drinking its soda as a healthy snack.

Several nutritionists and fitness experts suggested that sipping on a mini can of Coke could be part of a healthy diet during American Heart Month in February, but the Associated Press reported Monday that Coca-Cola is working with health experts in an attempt to promote its sugary beverage – one that’s otherwise being criticized for contributing to America’s obesity problem.

Mar 18 08:12

It's Now 16 Americans Coming Back From the Ebola Zone

At least 15 Americans were exposed to Ebola from a single, infected U.S. healthcare worker and have been brought back to the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

They all work for Partners in Health, a nonprofit group that's been helping fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa

Mar 18 07:54

San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination

According to the San Diego Reader, city agencies filed suit on Monday, alleging Monsanto hid its knowledge of the toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Mar 18 07:49

South Australia Does This to Increase Crop Yields 300% Without GMOs

Why would you go for seven per cent when you can get 50 to 100 per cent increases in yield without having to use genetically modified seeds?

The South Australian Agriculture Minister has just reported "amazing" results after trialing a new agriculture program.

Mar 18 07:22

Kraft Recalling 242,000 Cases Of Macaroni & Cheese Dinners

There is a major recall involving nearly 250,000 cases of a popular macaroni and cheese product.

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner products, because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.

Mar 18 07:18

Powerful space storm hits Earth

A geomagnetic storm that government scientists rate as severe hit the planet on Tuesday morning.

The storm rated as a G4 on a NOAA scale, which tops out at G5. It's the strongest storm that's happened in the current solar cycle, which lasts about 11 years.

The Space Weather Prediction Center says that the storm is from sun activity that started on March 15. Two magnetic eruptions occurred in quick succession. They combined into one larger eruption before intersecting the Earth's orbit on Tuesday.

The storm arrived earlier (10 a.m. EDT) and was stronger than predicted. The storm could last 24-36 hours.

Mar 18 06:32

UPDATED MARCH 28 - PHOTOS OF DAM DRAINAGE AS IT HAPPENED - THE END of the California orange

The following photos are absolute proof they drained the dams on purpose, causing severe flooding and NEVER gave california growers a SINGLE DROP for the sole purpose of killing all the orange orchards, grape vineyards and almond groves. It is important to note that with any war effort waged by the usurpers of a conquored government, that fake documentation will be produced by the government to support the lie. That is when you have to use photos to prove that the documents, which show a drought and reduced out flows, are fake.

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While the evidence is compelling, I suspect a less nefarious and more alarming cause. It may be that California dams are starting to show signs of weakening, like we are seeing at the Boone Dam in Tennessee and indeed across the entire country. and they have to let the water out to prevent a complete collapse. This is a reminder that the drought in California is not caused by human-caused global warming but by the Federal Government neglecting to maintain the nation's critical infrastructure while spending tax money on wars, Wall Street, and Israel!

Mar 18 06:23

Buzz Aldrin demands mission to Mars at the place where man first tried to chart the heavens - Stonehenge

Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two men to walk on the moon, used one of the world's oldest monuments to send a message about the future of space exploration.

The 85-year-old former NASA astronaut, who touched down on the moon in 1969 with Neil Armstrong, posted a picture on Twitter of himself in front of England's Stonehenge, wearing a T-shirt reading, 'Get your a** to Mars'.

'While at @EH_Stonehenge yesterday I decided to send a message to the cosmos,' he wrote on Tuesday, accompanying the photo.

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The 1960s Moon program was incubator that spawned the tech boom of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. We need another incubator to revive our economy.

Mar 18 06:19

The Vaccine World Summit reveals the truth about vaccines and infectious diseases

The Vaccine World Summit has just been launched and the response has been incredible. The pharmaceutical industry does NOT want you to get this information. But, the general public has had enough, and thousands of people (worldwide) are helping us to spread the scientific truth about vaccines and infectious diseases.

Mar 18 06:13

Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels.

Mar 18 00:59

They are Dying in Droves

The residents on the Gulf Coast are dying in droves. According to Kindra Arnesen “We are burying two people per week in my town”.

For the people in the Gulf, it will never be over. No public official is investigating the death rates, no politician cares. Someday, our children will wake up to the fact that we have third world country death rates.

Mar 17 21:40

Is the sun going dark? Latest Nasa images reveal TWO giant holes - one covering almost 10% of the solar surface

Nasa has spotted a pair of huge 'holes' on the solar surface.

The larger coronal hole of the two, near the southern pole, covers an estimated 6 to 8-percent of the total solar surface, 142 billion miles - making it one of the largest polar holes scientists have observed in decades.

The smaller coronal hole, towards the opposite pole, is long and narrow, covering about 3.8 billion square miles on the sun - only about 0.16-percent of the solar surface.

'Coronal holes are lower density and temperature regions of the sun’s outer atmosphere, known as the corona,' explained Nasa.

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Mar 17 12:22

FUKUSHIMA RADIATION FOUND IN SAMPLE OF GREEN TEA FROM JAPAN

Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface. Given that Japan’s authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what’s happening at the site.

Mar 17 10:52

America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once

Mar 17 10:48

Biodiversity or GMOs: Will The Future of Nutrition Be in Women's Hands or Under Corporate Control?

Women have been the primary growers of food and nutrition throughout history, but today, food is being taken out of our hands and substituted for toxic commodities controlled by global corporations. Monoculture industrial farming has taken the quality, taste and nutrition out of our food. As a result, India is facing a nutritional crisis: every fourth Indian goes hungry, and in 2011 alone, diabetes took the lives of 1 million Indians.

Now, the same companies who created the crisis are promising a miracle solution: GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Genetically engineered Golden Rice and GMO Bananas are being falsely promoted by corporations hiding behind the cloak of academia as a solution to hunger and malnutrition in the Global South. Indigenous biodiverse varieties of food grown by women provide far more nutrition than the commodities produced by industrial agriculture. Golden Rice is 350% less efficient in providing vitamin A than the biodiversity alternatives that women grow. GMO ‘iron-rich’ Bananas have 3 000% less iron than turmeric and 2 000 % less iron than amchur (mango powder). Apart from being nutritionally empty, GMOs are part of an industrial system of agriculture that is destroying the planet, depleting our water sources, increasing greenhouse gases, and driving farmers into debt and suicide through a greater dependence on chemical inputs. Moreover, these corporate-led industrial monocultures are destroying biodiversity, and we are losing access to the food systems that have sustained us for millennia. When we consider the number of patents involved in these initiatives, it becomes all too clear that the only beneficiaries of these supposedly ‘people-led’ ventures are large companies operating for profit, not for people.

Mar 17 10:24

School Kicks Gifted 11-Yr-Old Student out for Having Marijuana... That Just Turned out to Be an Ordinary Leaf

These are the people in charge of public education and our criminal justice system, America.

People who will completely ruin a child, screw up his life, and overreact to the point that it makes soap operas look like CSPAN on a Tuesday and all because they can’t bother to tell the difference between a smoke-able illegal substance and a normal ass leaf.

I don’t even know what else to say. This is the dumbest story I have read all year, perhaps even more ignorant than that time the school suspended the kid for “making a terroristic threat” by declaring he was going to make another kid disappear with his magical one ring from The Hobbit movie.

I actually feel dumber for having read it, for it thus lodging into a crack somewhere in my grey brain matter and possibly staying there forever like the Three’s Company theme song.

Thanks a lot, Bedford County public schools for making me stupid, too.

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Mar 17 10:24

Goats Fed GM Soybean Produce Abnormal Milk, Reduces Weight of Off-Spring

A new study finds that feeding goats the genetically modified (GM) glyphosate-tolerant soybean MON4-3-2 changes the composition of colostrum, the nutrient-rich first milk produced during pregnancy. Colostrum is ordinarily packed with proteins, vitamins as well as antibodies to protect the new-born against disease. Offspring from conventional and GM-fed mothers weigh the same at birth but those from GM-fed mothers weigh significantly less 30 days after birth. The researchers also discovered transgenic DNA in the milk of mothers fed the GM diet.

The work, published in Small Ruminant Research, led by Professor Lombardi at the University of Naples, Italy [1] should be seen in the light of recent discoveries of glyphosate herbicide in US mother’s breast milk at concentrations up to 1 600 times the legal limit allowed for single pesticides in EU drinking water [2]. The findings have important health implications, with the colostrum playing a well-known role in the short-term health and survival of both ruminant and human neonates. In addition to providing nutrients, antibodies present in colostrum are essential for the passive transfer of immunity to the offspring within the first 12-24 hours of life.......

Mar 17 09:12

Could Man's Best Friend Be Man's Best Medicine?

by Alexis Blue

A study of the interaction between humans and dogs is the first for the UA's new Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative.

Most dog owners will tell you their furry friends make them feel good emotionally. But the health benefits of owning a dog may not end there...

Mar 17 09:04

Activists push Dunkin’ Donuts to drop controversial ingredient

With so many food providers/makers being pressured to make healthy product changes, it is becoming clear that 2015 is going to be the year for food reform

Mar 17 08:05

U.S. Ebola Patient in Critical Condition

An American being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, D.C. is now in critical condition, the NIH said Monday.

It's bad news for the health care worker who was infected in Sierra Leone while trying to help fight the West African epidemic, which has sickened more than 24,000 people and killed more than 10,000 of them in a year.

Mar 17 07:58

California is turning back into a desert and there are no contingency plans

Once upon a time, much of the state of California was a barren desert

Mar 17 07:29

Coca-Cola caught running massive payola scheme to churn out deceptive corporate propaganda on over 1,000 news sites

No matter what junk science the global corporations are trying to push, there's always a long list of scientists, doctors and journalists ready to accept some payola money to spread their propaganda. The latest example comes from the Coca-Cola company, which paid "fitness and nutrition experts" to place pro-Coke articles in over 1,000 news websites (including major newspapers) to position Coca-Cola as a "healthy snack."

Yep. Guzzling a can full of high fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid and chemical flavorings is being pawned off as "healthy" in America's corporate-run media circus.

Mar 17 07:09

Coca-Cola Pays Nutritionists to Promote Coke as Heart Healthy

by SM Gibson

Did you realize that last month was American Heart Month? Coca-Cola sure did.

The corporate soft drink giant, who has been trying to combat declining sales in the United States, has begun partnering with fitness experts and nutritionists to promote a mini-can of Coke as a ‘healthy’ snack. In February, the idea of drinking a mini-Coke for heart health was suggested on many nutrition blogs and even in major newspapers and websites...

Mar 16 20:08

Cows Are Deadlier Than You Ever Knew

Every year, cows kill more people than sharks. And yet nobody ever makes a horror movie about them, and there’s no Cow Week. These deadly beasts have managed to stay completely under the radar… until now. Find out just why cows are so deadly.

Mar 16 18:04

Move over Saturn: Astronomers uncover a second minor planet in our solar system that may have rings

Rings of gas and dust are known to encircle Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.

Scientists recently discovered a fifth member of this haloed group known as Chariklo, which is one of a class of minor 'centaur' planets.

Now astronomers have detected a possible ring system around a second centaur, Chiron, suggesting that ringed bodies may be more common in our solar system previously thought.

Mar 16 11:44

Thawing Snow Causes Severe Flooding In USA

The snow thaws quickly and is causing flooding in the Northeast.

Winter storms said goodbye, but the huge amount of snow that fell mainly in February has left serious consequences. Now that snow melts and causes severe flooding.

From the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes could see an overview of flood that has set alarm bells ringing several counties.

http://whatisusa.info/thawing-snow-causes-severe-flooding-in-usa/

Mar 16 09:13

FDA PROPOSES TO LET DRUG COMPANIES UNDERMINE OFFICIAL SAFETY WARNINGS

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to allow pharmaceutical companies to undermine official safety warnings in sales presentations to customers. While an FDA warning about a drug’s dangers can scare off buyers, the new proposal would allow companies to provide doctors, hospitals and other customers with information that conflicts with official advice, which is typically developed after a rigorous scientific process.

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Mar 16 08:10

10 US charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

Ten health care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease.

Partners in Health said in a statement Saturday that the 10, the largest group to be evacuated to the United States over possible Ebola exposure, would travel on non-commercial aircraft and be isolated in Ebola treatment facilities.

Mar 16 07:50

24,000 chemicals may be tainting your bottled water

Tap water is by no means something to reach for when looking to achieve optimal health (check this out to see why that is)

Mar 16 07:15

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors (HBO)

Mar 16 06:27

Stunning NASA image reveals surface of Saturn's Titan moon

New images from NASA have captured the beautiful golden reflection of the sun on the polar sea of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. It is the latest image from a collaborative four year mission studying the Saturnine system.

Flying by Titan in August, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft snapped the photo, which shows sunlight reflecting off Titan’s swirling surface. In the past, the spacecraft has captured separate images of the polar seas and the sun shining against them, but this is the first time both have been see together in one view, the agency stated.

Mar 16 05:59

Californians disgusted by stinky black tap water; officials tell them to drink it anyway

Residents of a Southern California neighborhood are concerned about the fact that the water flowing out of the taps in their homes is black

Mar 16 05:26

The research: Eat THIS to lose weight

The nutritional way to lose weight and prevent diabetes

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Mar 15 10:01

11 People with “Potential Exposure” to Ebola Being Brought to American…ummm…Hotels???

It looks like we’re gearing up for Round 2 of Ebola Roulette.

A couple of days ago an American healthcare worker who had been definitively diagnosed with Ebola was brought back to the US for treatment at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Eleven more patients have been isolated and are on their way to the United States as well, after having had “potential exposure” to the disease.

Now, about those people who were “potentially exposed”?

They aren’t being hospitalized. Oh no. They are being brought back to stay at hotels “near” three different hospitals in different regions of the country. I couldn’t make this up if I tried.

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Mar 15 08:53

American scientists are trying to genetically modify human eggs

American scientists have attempted to modify the DNA of human egg cells using a new gene-editing technique that could eliminate inherited diseases from subsequent generations of affected families, The Independent can reveal.

The research was carried out on ovary cells taken from a woman with inherited ovarian cancer to investigate the possibility of eventually using gene-editing to produce IVF embryos free of the familial disease. The results are yet to be published.

Editing the chromosomes of human eggs or sperm to create genetically modified IVF embryos is illegal in Britain and many other countries because of concerns about safety and the possibility of the technique being used to create genetically enhanced “designer babies”.

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Mar 15 08:38

8 Facts About Food That Will Totally Creep You Out

Mar 15 08:16

At least 10 Americans being flown to U.S. after possible Ebola exposure

At least 10 Americans possibly exposed to the deadly Ebola virus were being flown to the United States from Sierra Leone for observation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.

Mar 15 07:10

Vaccine pushers insist organics are useless, chemicals are safe, and fluoride is awesome

"Skeptics" and other educated ignorants hawk pesticide-laden foods and toxic fluoride

Mar 15 06:52

Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo

The Egyptian government has announced plans to build a new capital to the east of the present one, Cairo. Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the project would cost $45bn (£30bn) and take five to seven years to complete.

Mar 15 06:37

Germany court orders measles sceptic to pay 100,000 euros

A recent outbreak of measles in Germany has sparked a debate about whether vaccinations against the disease should be compulsory. An 18-month-old boy in Berlin died last month of the disease.

Mar 15 05:54

Two free smartphone apps that will eliminate Monsanto, aspartame, HFCS and processed foods

| Despite numerous outcries for GMO labeling, no one really knows if the food they are buying contains GMO’s or not… until now

Mar 14 22:39

Jay Leno is sick of government-mandated ethanol ruining his cars

As it turns out, ethanol is extremely corrosive to old car parts, and has been causing fires in vintage vehicles across the country. “As someone who collects old cars, and keeps them up religiously, I am now replacing fuel-pressure regulators every 12 to 18 months,” Leno writes.

He goes on to document the vast number of other problems he has thanks to the fuel—trouble starting cars, inhibited combustion, clogged fuel lines, blocked carburetor jets.

Leno notes that, in the end, this all amounts to propping up the corn industry:

Mar 14 13:33

Did You Know a “Big U.S. Majority Favors Mandatory Vaccines”?

According to a Reuters poll recently published in the Huffington Post, 87% of America wants your right to choose whether or not you vaccinate yourself and your children to be straight up taken away from you.

You know, we aren’t even really hearing about the measles outbreak that led to all this fear and calls for mass mandatory vaccinations anymore, just by the way...

Mar 14 11:46

1-year of water left in California — What will happen when it all runs out?

A PORTION OF SOME 38.8 MILLION RESIDENTS IN CALIFORNIA MAY BE FORCED TO RELOCATE, DISPLACE, AS THE WATER SUPPLY REMAINS LOWEST IN 120-YEARS, SINCE RECORD KEEPING BEGAN

Mar 14 11:45

The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture

Genetically engineered crops, inhumane treatment of farm animals, and routine feeding of antibiotics to confined animals—among many other problems—have eroded public trust in American agriculture. In response, the defenders of so-called modern agriculture have employed top public relations firms to try to clean up their tarnished public image. Their campaigns emphasize such issues as water quality, food safety, animal welfare, and “food prices and choices.”

Mounting public concerns in each of these areas are supported by a growing body of scientific evidence. For example, a 1998 EPA study found 35,000 miles of streams in 22 states polluted with biological wastes from concentrated animal feeding operations. The number of “impaired waters” in Iowa has tripled since the late 1980s, as industrial farming systems, such as factory farms, have replaced traditional family farms.

Mar 14 11:42

For the first time, the world economy grows while carbon emissions don't

Global emissions of carbon dioxide in the energy sector stalled in 2014, breaking steady rises over the past four decades except in years with an economic downturn, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

Mar 14 10:44

Natural gas: The fracking fallacy - The US is banking on decades of abundant natural gas to power its economic resurgence. That may be wishful thinking.

All of those investments are based on the expectation that US gas production will climb for decades, in line with the official forecasts by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). As agency director Adam Sieminski put it last year: “For natural gas, the EIA has no doubt at all that production can continue to grow all the way out to 2040.”

But a careful examination of the assumptions behind such bullish forecasts suggests that they may be overly optimistic, in part because the government's predictions rely on coarse-grained studies of major shale formations, or plays. Now, researchers are analysing those formations in much greater detail and are issuing more-conservative forecasts. They calculate that such formations have relatively small 'sweet spots' where it will be profitable to extract gas.

The results are “bad news”, says Tad Patzek, head of the University of Texas at Austin's department of petroleum and geosystems engineering, and a member of the team that is conducting the in-depth analyses. With companies trying to extract shale gas as fast as possible and export significant quantities, he argues, “we're setting ourselves up for a major fiasco”.

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