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Oct 31 12:53

Mystery Polio-Like Illness Spreading, Baffled CDC Under Fire: “Doesn’t Appear To Be Transmissible”

In a CBS This Morning interview Tuesday, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said that while the agency still doesn’t know what causes AFM, “it doesn’t appear to be transmissible from human to human,” adding “[the] CDC’s been working very hard on this, since 2014, to try to understand causation and etiology. As we sit here today, we don’t have understanding of the cause. We are, you know, continuing to strengthen our efforts, working in partnership with state and territorial health departments, and academic experts to try to figure this out.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That leave injections.

Oct 31 10:57

Parents whose son died after Gardasil Vaccine in August just spoke at the CDC

We must continue to fight to make sure that no more children are needlessly sacrificed. (Especially for a vaccine like HPV which has never been tested properly and continues to do such harm to so many.) Even their own conventional neurologist, as seen in the video, stated that Christopher died of ADEM, which was most likely contracted by the HPV vaccine he had received just days before.

And a big thank you to all our readers who contributed to the family so they could hop a plane from Oklahoma to Atlanta (they have never flown before) because they had to be there for their son. And for countless other sons who still have their lives.

As his mother said, he will never have his first high school dance, never get married, or know the joy of having children. Because he is gone. Thanks to the HPV vaccine.

Oct 31 09:59

Hurricane-force winds, widespread floods hit Italy

At least 11 people have been killed and many injured after severe storms produced heavy rain and strong winds across Italy on October 29 and 30, 2018, causing widespread floods and damage. Some of the worst affected areas are on the west coast, particularly in Liguria. Many people were evacuated due to increased river levels across the country.

Winds up to 180 km/h (112 mph) were reported in parts of Italy on October 29, 2018, and blamed for the deaths of at least 6 of the 11 killed people. Trees were downed from the country's north down to capital Rome and further south to Naples.

Oct 31 08:54

Signs warning children not to trick or treat are put up in sex offenders' yards for Halloween by sheriff in Georgia

A sheriff's office in Georgia has put signs in the yards of sex offenders urging children not to trick or treat at those houses.
Butts County Sheriff's Office announced the move in a Facebook post on Saturday, which noted that the signs were placed in accordance with Georgia law.
Georgia law says that sheriffs are responsible for informing the public about the presence of sex offenders.

Oct 31 08:44

Three transgender best friends transition together age 11 after years of bullying (10 Pics)

Three transgender friends are supporting each other as they transition from male to female age 11.
Lily, Fiana and Zuri have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and will soon undergo medical intervention to prevent their bodies changing from that of boys to men.

Lily, 11, from the Austin area of Texas, has already begun taking hormone blockers to prevent her going through male puberty - an irreversible change her parents wrestled with before undertaking.

Oct 31 07:55

Is there a connection between statins and memory loss?

The connection between statins and memory loss is hard to ignore. As sources explain, the brain is 60 percent fat — and a majority of that fat is cholesterol. In fact, some 25 percent of the cholesterol in your body is found within the nervous system. All of your brain cells are made with cholesterol, and without enough of it, those cells will start to die.

Cholesterol is also necessary for the production of neurotransmitters — the chemicals your brain cells use to transmit signals.

To say your brain needs cholesterol to function properly is an understatement: It is what your brain cells need to survive, as well as communicate. And as Be Brain Fit explains, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs interfere with neurotransmitter production — which ultimately leads to memory impairment and other cognitive issues.

Oct 31 07:51

Vaccines – One size fits all… or does it? Examine the ABSURDITY of failed “vaccine logic”

Did you know that a pregnant woman, a 6-month-young child, and a 250 pound man all get the same dose of chemicals in any given inoculation, including the influenza vaccine? Whether the vaccine contains formaldehyde, aluminum, monosodium glutamate, squalene, sodium chloride, porcine gelatin, egg protein, E. coli, African Green Monkey kidney cells, neomycin, human serum albumin, diploid cells from an abortion, or even mercury – a seven pound infant gets injected with the same amount of neuro-degenerative chemicals, known carcinogens, and heavy metal toxins as a full grown man or woman. Why? Where’s the logic?

Oct 31 07:43

MD “Blows Lid Off” Microwave Industries Not Measuring Cumulative EMFs/RFs Before Initiating 5G At Michigan’s 5G Small Cell Tower Legislation Hearing

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Wireless radiation has biological effects. Period. This is no longer a subject for debate when you look at PubMed and the peer-review literature. These effects are seen in all life forms; plants, animals, insects, microbes. In humans, we have clear evidence of cancer now: there is no question. We have evidence of DNA damage, cardiomyopathy, which is the precursor of congestive heart failure, neuropsychiatric effects…5G is an untested application of a technology that we know is harmful; we know it from the science. In academics, this is called human subjects research.-- Dr. Sharon Goldberg...

Oct 31 07:31

Fresh hope for Opportunity as NASA says high winds could blow Martian dust off the ailing rover's solar panels and bring it back to life

Earlier this week the space agency issued an update saying it could be all over for the rover.

Now, it says there is a glimmer of hope - in the shape of high winds.

'After a review of the progress of the listening campaign, NASA will continue its current strategy for attempting to make contact with the Opportunity rover for the foreseeable future,' the space agency said.

Oct 31 07:28

Is our image of the ascent of man all wrong? Reconstruction of a 60,000-year-old ribcage using 3D imaging reveals Neanderthals stood STRAIGHTER than humans

Neanderthals were not hunched-over savages, according to a discovery that could radically alter our image of the ascent of man.

Digital reconstruction of a Neanderthal's rib cage has revealed that the primitive hominid had a better posture than modern humans - as well as stronger lungs.

Far from the knuckle-dragging beasts we thought them to be, the upright walking style of Neanderthals allowed them to walk far farther than Homo sapiens.

Oct 31 07:21

RIP Kepler: NASA 'retires' planet-hunting spacecraft that discovered 2,600 exoplanets as it runs out of fuel

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has died in orbit after a historic nine-year mission that first opened our eyes to the existence of planets beyond our solar system.

The space agency revealed the grim news in a teleconference this afternoon after the veteran craft put itself into ‘sleep mode’ earlier this month.

The aging telescope was expected to run out of fuel sometime in the near future – but, exactly when this would happen was unclear.

Now, after weeks of uncertainty, NASA confirmed Kepler has officially run out of the fuel it would need to continue science operations.

Oct 30 17:25

False hope for cancer patients: Report slams hospitals for tear-jerking ads that make unusual success stories sound common

Cancer patients - especially those facing grim prognoses - spend as much as $280,000 in the first five years after they are diagnosed, so cancer centers are as eager to draw in patients as patients are to find the best treatment.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that medical advertising set realistic expectations for treatment outcomes, but many advertisements do exactly the opposite, a new Truth in Advertising report has revealed.

Oct 30 17:23

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure as millions of Britons are at risk of devastating permanent side effect as a result of over-prescribing

Leading medics have warned that some antibiotics, prescribed to more than a million Britons for chest and urine infections, are resulting in devastating, permanent side effects including kidney failure, chronic pain and damage to nerves in the brain.

Doctors from the European Medicines Agency say the drugs, including ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, are being dished out far too readily, when they should only ever be used as a last resort.

While they do clear up infections, a growing body of evidence shows the side effects occur more frequently than originally thought – and can be life-changing.

Common complications of these drugs include an inflamed or ruptured tendon, nerve damage in the brain (leading to depression, anxiety and insomnia), digestive problems, fatigue and damage to the major organs and joints.

Oct 30 16:12

FDA to launch warning labels for sesame seeds as rate of allergies soars

Sesame is fast becoming a risky ingredient as allergy rates soar - driving the FDA to explore warning labels for foods that contain the nutty white seeds.

For decades, the agency's list of common food allergens has consisted of eight products which cause 90 percent of reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, and soybeans.

That list is set to grow to incorporate sesame, since new data suggest that now more than 0.1 percent of Americans have sesame allergies - the same prevalence as fish and soy allergies.

Oct 30 16:11

Flashback: Peanut oil in vaccines behind widespread peanut allergy epidemic

According to available records, however, virtually nobody had peanut allergy prior to 1900 despite the fact that people have been eating peanuts for ages, which begs the question, why do so many people have peanut allergy today, and from where did this potentially-deadly allergic condition emerge?

In his book The Doctor Within, Dr. Tim O'Shea argues that vaccines may be largely responsible for both the advent and increased prevalence of peanut allergy, noting that many vaccines and even antibiotic drugs contain, or were made using, excipients potentially derived from peanut oil. Since it is a relatively inexpensive oil to produce, refined peanut oil apparently became widely adopted as an excipient of choice in the production of vaccines during the 1960s, according to some reports, and peanut-derived excipients are still believed to be in use today for this purpose.

Oct 30 16:09

Peanut allergies have become 'almost epidemic' as cases of the deadly reactions have tripled in children over the last two decades, warns expert

Life-threatening peanut reactions among children have become 'almost epidemic', an expert has warned.

Dr Scott Sicherer, director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at New York's Mount Sinai hospital, said the rise in cases is impossible to deny.

Peanut allergies tripled from affecting one in 250 children to just one in 70 between 1997 and 2008, a study by the institute found.

Oct 30 16:05

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is killing an unprecedented amount of children as the death toll of the killer virus reaches 170

Jessica Illunga, spokeswoman for the DRC's Health Ministry, blamed treatment at traditional healing clinics for the latest spate of deaths.

She said many youngsters are being treated for an unrelated malaria outbreak only to leave the clinics with Ebola and perish within days.

In the town of Beni, which has rocked a 'second wave' of cases since the start of the outbreak in August, 120 cases have been confirmed.

Oct 30 16:03

The mystery pollutant lurking in YOUR home: Scientists identify a new chemical that spreads through dust and gets into your body through your SKIN (and they don't know how toxic it is)

High levels of a previously unknown pollutant have been found in homes, an electronic waste recycling facility and in the natural environment in Canada.

Known as TDTBPP, it is part of a family of chemicals widely used as insecticides that are known to be toxic.

People are likely to be exposed to this pollutant by breathing contaminated dust or through skin contact, experts say.

Researchers from Indiana University found TDTBPP, full name tri(2,4-di-t-butylphenyl) phosphate, in dust samples from an e-waste dismantling facility in Ontario, Canada.

They also studied dust from 20 residential homes in Ontario and analysed outdoor samples from southwestern Lake Michigan.

They measured the amounts of TDTBPP in ambient air, water and sediment and found levels were particularly high in house dust.

'We found surprisingly high levels of TDTBPP everywhere we looked,' said study lead author Dr Marta Venier.

Oct 30 12:45

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

This article is the first of a two-part series on Gaza’s water crisis. The second, which examines solutions to Gaza’s water and health catastrophe, was published on Tuesday, October 30.

Gaza - The unshaven doctor with circles under his eyes enters the children's ward at Al Nassar hospital in Gaza City. It's a Thursday evening, almost the weekend. The ward is bleak and eerily quiet, but for the occasional wail of an infant.

But in recent months Dr Abu Samia has seen sharp rises in gastroenteritis, kidney disease, paediatric cancer, marasmus - a disease of severe malnutrition appearing in infants – and "blue baby syndrome", an ailment causing bluish lips, face, and skin, and blood the colour of chocolate.

Before, the doctor says, he saw "one or two cases" of blue baby syndrome in five years. Now it's the opposite - five cases in one year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israelis have a multitude of ways toward insuring that Palestinians don't survive for very long; prohibition of clean drinking water for Gaza's children, is one of those ways.

Depriving anyone of clean water, is a act criminal.

But then again, what else would one expect of a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons?!?

Oct 30 11:11

ZIKA SPRAYING COULD WIPE OUT 13 PERCENT OF U.S. HONEYBEE COLONIES

Pesticides sprayed in the southern U.S. to stop the spread of the Zika virus could turn the nation's honeybees into collateral damage.

That is the warning issued by a study from the University of Exeter and the University of California, Berkeley published Friday in the Journal of Agricultural Research. The study found that 13 percent of U.S. honeybee keepers are at risk of losing their colonies from Zika spraying.

"A colony unexpectedly exposed to pesticide spraying for mosquitoes would almost certainly be wiped out," study lead author Lewis Bartlett of the University of Exeter's Center for Ecology and Conservation said in a university press release. "Beekeepers in the U.S. move their colonies around to support farmers, so a beekeeper with all their bees in one area at a given time could lose them all."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We all depend upon bees to pollinate crops; as the bees go, so do the crops they pollinate.

There has to be some other way to protect these colonies, and keep Zika in check.

Oct 30 09:45

The Monsanto Papers

The Australian documentary, “The Monsanto Papers,” reveals the secret tactics used by global chemical giant Monsanto (now owned by Bayer AG1,2), to protect its bestselling herbicide, Roundup.

Oct 30 09:32

Rare, polio-like disorder affecting kids in the U.S.A.

According to The Drs. Wolfson, poliomyelitis, acute flaccid paralysis, transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and myasthenia gravis are “labels” given to people with sudden weakness.

“Doctors needed another name for childhood paralysis,” the pair explains. “What used to be called polio is now labeled AFM.”

In fact, they theorize that Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s polio may have actually been Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and could have resulted from a vaccine – or from exposure to pesticides.

What is certain, they say, is that the oral polio vaccine, itself, is a known cause of acute flaccid paralysis. Although the vaccine has been withdrawn from the US market, millions around the world are still given it.

Oct 30 09:27

NASA's Opportunity rover has been lost on Mars as its batteries die four months after a raging dust storm encircled the red planet, agency says

NASA officials are finally coming to terms with the fact the Opportunity rover could be lost forever.

The rover, which is located on the rim of Mars' Endeavour Crater, has been out of contact for four months after a raging dust storm encircled the red planet.

Skies eventually cleared by mid-September, when America's space agency began a six-week listening programme to try and receive data from their device.

However, that's already nearing expiration and the solar-powered robot remains dormant - with scientists set to stop trying to contact it in the coming days.

Oct 30 09:21

Here comes the Sun! NASA reveals its Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the solar surface than any spacecraft has ever got

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever gotten.

Parker on Monday surpassed the record of 26.6 million miles (43 million kilometers) set by Helios-2 back in 1976.

It will keep getting closer to the sun until it flies through the corona, or outer atmosphere, for the first time next week, passing within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the solar surface.

Oct 30 08:54

US Government Loses Vaccine Lawsuit — Has Lied to the Public for Decades — Vaccines NOT Tested

Vaccine injury lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Del Bigtree, producer of the suppressed anti-vaccine documentary, Vaxxed and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) are credited with this victory. They demanded the relevant government documents proving that all federally approved vaccines had been tested for quality over the past 32 years — and there were none.

Here are the huge legal and practical implications in this legal victory for the American people:

Oct 29 10:51

Typhoon "Yutu" (Rosita) to hit Isabela and Aurora, traverse over Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet and La Union, Philippines

The center of Typhoon "Yutu," known in the Philippines as Rosita, is just east of Luzon at 16:00 UTC, October 29. Yutu is expected to make landfall over Southern Isabela - Northern Aurora area by the end of the UTC day (05:00 - 07:00 local time, October 30) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (92 mph). This would make it a Category 2 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Storm surge up to 3 m (10 feet) is possible over some coastal areas along with moderate to heavy rain across Northern and Central Luzon.

Oct 29 09:04

Same-sex US couple 'make medical history' after they carry the SAME baby as part of revolutionary fertility treatment (2 Pics)

A North Texas couple is believed to have made medical history as the first couple to deliver a baby they both carried.

Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter, of Mountain Springs, are now happy mothers to a healthy 5-month-old baby boy named Stetson, all thanks to a procedure called Effortless Reciprocal In Vitro Fertilization or Effortless Reciprocal IVF.
Bliss and Ashleigh met six years ago and married in June of 2015. Even before marriage, they had already discussed having children.

Oct 29 08:35

Married detective, 53, 'abused his rank to pressurise 21 policewomen and junior staff into sex over a period of 14 years before resigning in disgrace'

A senior detective abused his rank to pressurise policewomen and junior staff into sex over a period of 14 years, a disciplinary hearing heard.
Detective Inspector Simon Hurwood, 53, sexually gratified himself with 21 'subordinate and vulnerable' female police staff while he was employed by Cleveland Police.

Oct 29 04:51

A Venezuelan’s Guide to Off-Grid Power

Jose is from Venezuela and has endured power rationing and extreme poverty. In
this article, he draws on his experiences and his engineering background to discuss off-grid power systems.

Oct 28 08:37

Wife Draws “Stick Nipples” to explain why she wakes up cranky. No really. (7 Photos)

Mattea and Kris Goff are the proud parents of two beautiful girls, Seleste, 5, and Aurora, 5 months old. After two kids, this whole baby rearing thing should be nothing new to the couple. Kris, however, couldn’t figure out why his wife was always so tired and cranky in the morning. You know, other than the whole screaming baby thing… So, Mattea decided to take advantage of her amateur artistic abilities to illustrate exactly what her nights are like and thus, why she’s not a morning person.

Oct 28 06:00

What to Eat When You're Broke

The lower your income is, the more difficult it is to be particular about what you feed your family.

This probably isn't an earth-shattering revelation to anyone, but if you feel like experimenting, try to buy a week's worth of healthy food for a family on a budget of, say, $50-75.  Food manufacturers that target lower-income shoppers with more affordable products tend to include more GMOs and toxic ingredients in their offerings.

Here's a guide to the grocery store gauntlet.

Oct 27 19:36

Low levels of vitamin D3 could trigger the onset of Type 2 diabetes

Researchers from the University of Toronto discovered that people who are lacking in vitamin D3 are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. They first noticed this relationship while looking at patients with gum disease, which is strongly linked to type 2 diabetes and can be caused by high levels of blood sugar.

The researchers theorized that because vitamin D can help lower antimicrobial activity and inflammation, it could have an effect on gum health. They analyzed data taken from more than 1,600 adults aged 30 and above, including their vitamin D levels, insulin measures, and fasting glucose.

They found a significant association between low levels of vitamin D and type 2 diabetes, not only among those with gum disease but in the general population as well.

Oct 27 11:58

Brain Scan Passwords Touted As Latest in Cybersecurity

AP Editor’s Note: We’ve reported extensively on U.S. government investment in neuroscience (mind control) via its BRAIN initiative, as well as its European counterpart called the Human Brain Project. Arguably, some of the research being done is well-intentioned. However, as Truthstream Media has extensively documented in their new full-length film THE MINDS OF MEN, the origins of U.S. government and military research into the human brain has been anything but benevolent.

Moreover, we are continuously reassured about how secure the latest technology is; yet, strangely, the newest technology makes a point to highlight the failings of the old — in this case biometrics — even as the last generation is still in use and is rolled out in ever-more invasive ways.

Oct 27 10:48

Hayabusa2 Braces for a Rocky Landing on Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is getting ready to touch down on asteroid Ryugu, where it will scoop a sample of the asteroid's rocky surface that will eventually be sent back to Earth.

After narrowing down the possible landing sites for Hayabusa2, mission scientists performed a sampling rehearsal on Wednesday (Oct. 24) at 10:47 p.m. EST (0247 GMT on Oct. 25), and the mission is "ramping up the steps toward a successful touchdown," Masaki Fujimoto of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said at a news conference here at the 50th meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS).

Oct 27 10:47

Super Typhoon Yutu Looks Menacing from Space

Weather satellites are monitoring Typhoon Yutu, a monster storm that has threatened land across the western Pacific Ocean.

Those satellites began monitoring the storm almost a week ago, when it first began gathering strength east of Guam. The storm intensified rapidly, becoming a Category 5 typhoon (the term for hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean) in less than a day and a half.

Oct 27 10:28

All Found Murdered! Doctors Who Discovered Cancer Enzymes in Vaccines

A number of holistic doctors in Florida, over 60 of them within one year, who have been found, killed or dead all have one common denominator. They had all found out that an enzyme protein was cancer causing and the protein with the name of Nagalese had been added to vaccines that had been given to humans and this is something that has been happening on a global scale.

Doctors Were Said To Be Getting Ready To Reveal Findings
Nagalese is said to be an enzyme that stops vitamin D from being produced in the body and so stops the natural ability of the body to kill off any cancer cells. It is also a protein that is created by cancer cells and can be found in high concentrations in children with autism. It was revealed that it has been put into vaccines.

Oct 26 16:40

Recommended List for Mike to interview

Due to the rise of cannabis legalisation, I recommend the following to be contacted over the health benefits:

1) Rick Simpson (The godfather of bringing the secret of the cure of cancer and the only spokesman who tells the real truth about THC as the panacea of medicine. http://phoenixtears.ca/

Believes the cover up is because of the health industry.

2) Paul Stanford (Long time supporter of legalisation) Knows so much about the plant, especially as industrial hemp. From hemp: paper, cloth, fuel, building material, plastics, etc. http://paul-stanford.com/

Believes the cover up is because of the oil industry.

Oct 26 12:12

Study: Normal 2.45 GHz Wi-Fi Damages Fertility – What is Verizon’s 35 GHz, 5G Doing?

If we’re going to understand Verizon’s 4-city rollout of 5G and the 23 city AT&T deployment, we have to understand what frequency WiFi currently operates at, and the consequences we’ve already been suffering from that.

Oct 26 12:11

Multiple Studies Show Using CBD Oil for Sleep Disorders May Be Your Safest Bet

What if there was a much safer way to treat sleeplessness and other sleep disorders that didn’t have any side effects, versus dangerous prescription sedatives and hypnotics? This is where CBD oil extract or tincture comes into the picture. This cannabis-derived supplement seems to hold significant promise for those suffering from sleep ailments.

Oct 26 12:06

HAPPY WATER: IS IT TIME WE STARTED ADDING LITHIUM TO WATER SUPPLY?

Left-wing media outlet Vox is questioning whether the U.S. should start adding lithium to the public’s water supply.

In an article entitled “How our drinking water could help prevent suicide,” Vox highlights psychiatry professor Nassir Ghaemi and his claims that the practice would be beneficial for the American populace.

“High-lithium areas, he says, have suicide rates 50 to 60 percent lower than those of low-lithium areas,” Vox writes, citing a study co-authored by Ghaemi.

“In general, in the United States, lithium levels are much higher in the Northeast and East Coast and very low in the Mountain West,” Ghaemi said. “And suicide rates track that exactly — much lower suicide rates in the Northeast, and the highest rates of suicide are in the Mountain West.”

The article goes on to state that lithium advocates allege “tens of thousands of lives a year” could be saved with “small amounts of lithium, amounts likely too small to have significant side effects.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good heavens, absoflippinglutely not!!

As reported at the following blog, the side effects can be pretty horrific:

Side-effects: lithium

The article goes on to state: Lithium Side Effects, Important Information, How to Take & More
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Severity: Major. You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking lithium:

confusion, poor memory, or lack of awareness
fainting
fast or slow heartbeat
frequent urination
increased thirst
irregular pulse
stiffness of the arms or legs

Thank you, but no thanks here. I would politely suggest, instead, that Dr. Nassir Ghaemi and his cohorts perform the studies on themselves, and see what happens.

Oct 26 10:25

European Parliament Bans Single-Use Plastics in Historic Vote

In a historic vote, the European Parliament has just approved, by a huge margin of 571 to 53, a complete ban on a range of single use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. One member of the parliament said if no action was taken, “by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.” The MEPs backed a ban on plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink stirrers and balloons sticks. The proposal also calls for a reduction in single use plastic for food and drink containers like plastic cups.

Oct 26 10:22

Magma Collecting Under Öræfajökull Volcano

Measurements at Öræfajökull volcano indicate that magma is collecting in a magma chamber under the glacier on top of the volcano, RÚV reports. Earthquakes at the ice-covered Öræfajökull volcano have increased this year, along with the inflation and disforming of the volcano due to the magma collecting in the magma chamber.

This was revealed in citizen's meeting held by the Civil Protection and Emergency Management group of Hornafjörður, which was held in Hofgarður in Öræfi yesterday evening. Kristín Jónsdóttir, group leader of Iceland Meteorological's Office disaster monitoring, stated that an increased number of earthquakes larger than two on the Richter scale was measured at Öræfajökull compared to last year.

Oct 26 10:11

There's a Strange Cloud on Mars Right Now, and It's Just Hanging Around

For more than a month now, a European orbiter circling Mars has been watching a long, plume-like cloud on the Red Planet.

The cloud has remained in place over a mountain called Arsia Mons near the Martian equator since Sept. 13, according to a statement released by the European Space Agency (ESA). But that location is just a coincidence, the agency adds. No volcanic process is producing the cloud — the volcano hasn't been active in about 50 million years, scientists believe.

Oct 26 08:58

Strong 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Greece, Tsunami Warning Issued

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Greece in the early morning hours of Friday, being felt as far as Italy, Albania, Malta and Macedonia.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter was recorded in the Ionian Sea, roughly 50 miles from the Greek city of Pyrgos and 175 miles from capital city of Athens. The earthquake was detected at 1:54 a.m. local time.

Oct 26 08:57

Monsanto’s top weedkiller now found in pet food as well as cereal

Two new studies show how extensively Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide glyphosate has permeated our food chain. Designated carcinogenic by some health authorities, it was found in over 40 pet foods and breakfast cereals.
Researchers at Cornell University found glyphosate in all 18 of the dog and cat food brands they surveyed, including one product that was certified GMO-free.

They stressed that the chemical was present in low concentrations – lower than those typically found in human food, at least – but glyphosate's effect on domestic animals in any concentration is unknown, and studieshave found human cells to show negative effects when exposed to levels of glyphosate-based herbicides far below those deemed "safe" by regulators.

Oct 26 08:56

THE AIDS INDUSTRY

We haven’t looked at this in a while, but millions are terrorized by it daily and the fear is used to make Big Pharma rich.

From one point of view AZT – the cure – killed more than immune system collapse.

How many pregnant women – usually low income minorities receiving government health care – have been “diagnosed with AIDS” by mistake and given dangerous drugs to “treat” them?

How many people in Third World countries have been given “AIDS medicine” instead of basic health care, clean water, adequate nutrition, and freedom from toxic environments?

Oct 26 08:53

Hubble telescope fixed by 'jiggling it around'

Nasa has said Hubble is expected to return to normal science operations soon after it performed a “running restart” of the gyroscope on 16 October, which turned the device off for a second. The intention was to clear any faults that may have occurred during a restart on 6 October. That did not seem to work so it was followed up on 18 October with a series of spacecraft manoeuvres – known as turns – in an attempt to clear any blockage around the sealed “float” which contains the spinning wheel in the gyroscope. At the same time the system was switched between two modes to help with the procedure. The team think that the dodgy rotation speeds could have arisen if the float was off centre in the device.

Oct 26 04:46

Want Some Weedkiller for Breakfast?

Want some weedkiller with your breakfast? A new study shows that nearly all dry breakfast foods contain dangerous levels of glyphosate. Here's how to avoid the poison.

Oct 25 17:44

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: A certain sign in someone's eyes can indicate the condition

Research published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, showed vitamin D deficiency is strongly associate with dry eyes.

Symptoms of dry eyes include feelings of dryness, grittiness or soreness that get worse throughout the day.

Other notable symptoms are burning and red eyes, eyelids that stick together when you wake up, and temporarily blurred vision, which usually improves when you blink.

According to the researchers, vitamin D plays a role in dry eyes due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

They added vitamin D may help prevent dry eyes by inducing cathelicidin, an anti-microbial protein that can help heal eye wounds.

Oct 25 15:54

Super Typhoon Yutu Moving Away From Saipan and Tinian After Devastating Strike; Could Threaten Southeast Asia Next

Super Typhoon Yutu is moving into the open waters of the Western Pacific Ocean after becoming the strongest typhoon of record to pass over the islands of Saipan and Tinian in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Yutu could eventually threaten the Philippines, Taiwan or southern Japan next week.

Oct 25 15:29

Tiny doses of magic mushrooms can improve your problem-solving skills and make you more creative - without the 'bad-trip', study claims

Tiny doses of magic mushrooms can improve a person's problem-solving skills, research suggests.

A study has found that 'microdoses' of psychedelics could induce a state of unconstrained thought without the so-called 'bad trips' that often come with high doses of such substances.

According to research, people who took a small amount of the substance had more ideas about how to solve problems and came up with more original ideas.

Oct 25 15:26

Magic mushrooms named a 'breakthrough therapy' for depression by FDA - putting it on a fast-track to approval

Psilocybin is radically different from these existing treatments.

While SSRIs and other approved antidepressants are thought to work by making the brain's emotional center, the amygdala, less sensitive to intense negative feelings.

Psilocybin seems to do the opposite.

In brain scans of patients who have been given the experimental depression treatment, psilocybin appears to encourage emotional activity in the amygdala.

Yet, somehow, patients are then better able to process these feelings, and feel relief from their depressive symptoms mere weeks later.

Other research has suggested that the drug 'resets' neural circuits that create negative feedback loops in patients' brains.

Oct 25 15:19

Chilling report warns 18 US volcanoes are at 'very high threat' levels - with Hawaii's Kilauea topping the list

A new report from the US Geological Survey has classified 18 of the country’s 161 volcanoes as the highest threat ranking, in the first assessment of its kind since 2005.

The danger list is topped by Hawaii's Kilauea, which has been erupting this year.

The others in the top five are Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington, Alaska's Redoubt Volcano and California's Mount Shasta.

Oct 25 15:14

Urine luck! South Africa turns human pee into construction material

South Africa is a whizz at slashing the environmental impact of construction, as bricks made from human urine are set to come on stream thanks to students at the University of Cape Town.

The young researchers managed to combine people’s urine, which had been collected from specially designed male urinals at the university’s engineering building, with sand and bacteria.

A process called microbial carbonate precipitation reportedly allows the bricks to solidify at room temperature, unlike traditional bricks that are baked in high-temperature kilns, producing a lot of carbon dioxide. Moreover, the bio-brick process produces nitrogen and potassium as a by-product, which can be used as components in commercial fertilisers.

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