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Oct 25 11:20

Trump's 'Space Force' to take shape by 2020: White House seeks $13bn funding to bring military and civilian experts under one command in the 'battlefield' beyond the Earth

An American 'Space Force' proposed by President Trump will take shape within two years and bring military forces and civilian space security authorities under one roof, the White House has said.

Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration would look to secure funding for the proposed sixth branch of the military by 2020, the year of the next presidential election.

The new force would be designed to 'ensure that our warfighters have the freedom and flexibility they need to deter and defeat any threat to our security in the rapidly evolving battlefield of space,' he said.

The head of the US Air Force said in September that creating a Space Force would cost about $13 billion for a force of 13,000 people in the first five years.

Oct 25 11:17

It has happened to EVERY US Territory Island in 12 months - CAT5 #YUTU landfall Guam

Oct 25 11:10

For the first time in the United Kingdom, babies have received spinal surgery while still in the womb

To treat a development defect known as Spina bifida, for the first time two babies have received spinal surgery while still in the womb.

Oct 25 10:52

Fleet of Volocopter driverless flying taxis will begin test flights over Singapore next YEAR to help commuters dodge traffic jams

A fleet of 60-mile-per-hour (100 kph) driverless flying taxis will begin test flights over Singapore next year to help commuters dodge monster traffic jams.

The vehicles resemble small helicopters and are powered by 18 rotors designed to spin 'especially quietly' to cut noise pollution.

German start-up Volocopter announced it will conduct the test flights in Singapore in the second half of 2019 with the support of the government.

Its 'Volocopters' are based on drone technology and can fly two people for around 19 miles (30 kilometres), the firm said in a statement.

Oct 25 10:45

Andrographis Instead of the Flu Vaccine

By Rosanne Lindsay, ND

There is another way: Nature’s way! To prevent the flu, you only need to enhance your immune system naturally with herbs.

Andrographis To The Rescue

Considered to be “the king of bitters,” Andrographis paniculata is called “God’s Gift.” It is a bitter, cooling, astringent herb that strengthens the respiratory tract, as well as protects the liver and heart, and supports the digestive system. This builds a strong immune system. A few drops daily of Andrographis tincture before winter sets in can be used as a preventative against colds and flus, and tonsillitis...

Oct 25 08:56

Blood pressure pills taken by MILLIONS worldwide 'raise your risk of lung cancer', scientists warn

Blood pressure pills taken by millions worldwide could raise the risk of lung cancer, research has found.

It showed that patients on ACE inhibitors were 14 per cent more likely to develop the cancer than those on other types of drugs.

The risk went up the longer patients were on the medication. Those taking them for five years were 22 per cent more likely to get lung cancer rising to 31 per cent if they were on them for ten years.

Oct 25 08:00

Roundup for Breakfast, Part 2: In New Tests, Weed Killer Found in All Kids’ Cereals Sampled

Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as “probably carcinogenic” to people. The IARC has steadfastly defended that decision despite ongoing attacks by Monsanto.

In 2017, glyphosate was also listed by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a chemical known to the state to cause cancer.

“How many bowls of cereal and oatmeal have American kids eaten that came with a dose of weed killer? That’s a question only General Mills, PepsiCo and other food companies can answer,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “But if those companies would just switch to oats that aren’t sprayed with glyphosate, parents wouldn’t have to wonder if their kids’ breakfasts contained a chemical linked to cancer. Glyphosate and other cancer-causing chemicals simply don’t belong in children’s food, period.”

Oct 25 07:31

Pork gelatine use in NHS vaccines 'disappointing'

The use of pork gelatine in three vaccines used by the NHS has been branded "disappointing" by the Vegetarian Society.

Chief executive Lynne Elliot added that the use of animal ingredients in medicines is "upsetting".

Porcine gelatine is derived from pigs and used in vaccines against flu, shingles, measles, mumps and rubella.

Public Health England said the gelatine is used as a stabiliser and developing an alternative "may never happen".

Oct 25 07:09

Recent lawsuit says the chemical cocktail comprising Roundup is more toxic than just glyphosate on its own

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s leading herbicide, Roundup, has been heavily criticized for its toxic effects on humans and the environment. Now, it turns out that glyphosate isn’t the only thing that makes Roundup dangerous. While glyphosate can be a problem in and of itself, when combined with the “inactive” ingredients in Roundup, an even more potent cocktail is formed.

As Natural Health 365 reports, the entirety of the Roundup formulation has never been tested: Safety testing was conducted on glyphosate alone. This is a massive problem, given that Roundup and other glyphosate-containing products feature a bevy of other chemical ingredients. Chemicals can and do react and interact with one another, and the end result can be deadly. Bleach and ammonia are a good example of that. And yet, reports now indicate that testing was only done on the active ingredient (glyphosate), instead of the actual formulation Monsanto intended to use.

Oct 24 16:31

Bayer Stock Crashes After Monsanto Cancer Verdict Upheld by Judge – Analyst Estimates $800 Billion in Future Liability

Bayer greedily bought and swallowed the ‘poison pill’ of Monsanto without considering its true liability. Fifty-seven billion Euros of market cap down the drain later, now their headache is taking on epic proportions…

Oct 24 16:30

The Largest U.S. Oil Spill You’ve Probably Never Heard of is Still Leaking After 14 Years

Yet another reason to #KeepItInTheGround. A 14-year chronic oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico could surpass BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill as the largest offshore disaster in U.S. history, the Washington Post reported.The spill stems from a Taylor Energy-owned production platform located 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana that was toppled by an underwater mudslide caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Oct 24 15:23

Dr. Russell Blaylock Warns: Don't Get the Flu Shot — It Promotes Alzheimer's

The government is ratcheting up its efforts to convince Americans to get flu shots. "You can't walk into a pharmacy without seeing lines, and the government is now telling preachers to tell their congregations to get flu shots," says Dr. Russell Blaylock, renowned neurosurgeon and editor of the Blaylock Wellness Report. "I've never seen anything like it.

"The incidence of flu across the United States is extremely low — there are virtually no outbreaks — and not a single child has died. Yet, the flu vaccine is being pushed as if it's the greatest health advance ever discovered.

"The vaccine is completely worthless, and the government knows it," says Dr. Blaylock. "There are three reasons the government tells the elderly why they should get flu shots: secondary pneumonia, hospitalization, and death. Yet a study by the Cochrane group studied hundreds of thousands of people and found it offered zero protection for those three things in the general community.

Oct 24 10:29

Asteroid or Comet? Weird Blue Space Rock 'Phaethon' Gets a Close-Up

A bizarre, blue asteroid that acts like a comet and appears to be responsible for the annual Geminid meteor shower made a close flyby of Earth last year, giving astronomers an opportunity to study the object in unprecedented detail. They found that the asteroid is even weirder than they had imagined.

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is a special space rock with a rare blue color and an extremely eccentric orbit that has the object pass superclose to the sun and then out past the orbit of Mars. One orbit takes about 1.4 Earth years. This kind of orbit is more typical for comets than asteroids.

But while Phaethon acts like a comet, it doesn't look like one. When comets get close to the sun, they form a cloud known as a "coma" and a long tail of dust and gas. Phaethon, however, always looks like a tiny speck floating through space.

Oct 24 08:36

Bugocalypse Now! As planet faces ecological collapse, Monsanto shrugs

While it lacks the same Hollywood punch as an asteroid scoring a direct hit on planet Earth, or a tidal wave wiping out New York City, the mass extinction of insects would be no less catastrophic to humans.

Around the world, people are beginning to ask the same worrisome question: where have all of the bugs gone? Not that anyone particularly misses the disgusting creatures, mind you, but it would be nice to know what happened to the party.

In parts of Germany, for instance, insect populations in dozens of nature reserves around the country have plummeted by more than 75 percent over the last three decades, according to a long-term study released last year by the Krefeld Entomological Society (KES).

In another study, released just this month, it was found that arthropods – invertebrates including insects and spiders that have external skeletons – are declining at “an alarming rate.”

Oct 24 08:25

Essential Oils for Psoriasis and How To Use Them

By Jon Yaneff, CNP

Psoriasis is a common skin condition where a person’s skin cells replicate too quickly. With nowhere to go, new skin cells accumulate under the skin’s surface. Psoriasis is thought to affect more than three percent of the U.S. population, or more than 5 million American adults at any given time. Relief from this condition can come in the form of essential oils for psoriasis.

Essential oils can be used as a complementary therapy. While much of the evidence is anecdotal, there is also some research that supports essential oils for psoriasis...

Oct 24 08:23

First glimpse inside the Siberian cave that holds the key to man's origins

These exclusive pictures show the world famous Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains from which a series of stunning scientific discoveries on man's origins have been made in recent years.

More are expected as a result of a hive of archeological activity - overseen by the specialists from Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences - underway at this unique site inhabited continuously from the deep past.

Scientist Maksim Kozlikin said: 'We are working with Oxford University in the UK, they help us with radiocarbon. Currently, we continue cooperation and there can be new joint scientific articles.'

The significance of the cave is immense, and the experts are convinced it has more secrets to give up on human origins. Here in 2008 was discovered a finger bone fragment of 'X woman', a juvenile female who lived around 41,000 years ago, analysis of which indicated that she was genetically distinct from Neanderthals and modern humans.

Oct 24 07:42

Typhoon Yutu Warnings In Guam, Storm Could Make Landfall As Category 5

Typhoon Yutu has been packing strength and could hit Guam as a Category 5 storm on Wednesday, weather reports said. Forecasters were warning residents of Saipan and Tinian to expect winds of up to 155 miles per hour late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo declared Guam in "Condition of Readiness 2" urging the people of the island to prepare for the typhoon. COR 2 means typhoon-strength winds are possible within 24 hours.

The National Weather Service Guam office posted a typhoon warning calling for powerful surf and up to half a foot of rain. Some flights to and from the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport were canceled due to Typhoon Yutu.

“I urge all residents to take stock of their homes and prepare,” Calvo said in a statement. “While we are expecting tropical storm conditions, the storm can shift and bring stronger winds and more rain than we currently expect.”

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Mother Nature seems to be pissed off at the US!

Oct 23 14:19

Salty waters on Mars could host Earth-like life

Mars is an unlikely place for life as we know it to thrive. The surface is bombarded by DNA-damaging radiation. Water has only been confirmed on the frigid landscape in the form of ice and hydrated minerals. And there's barely even a wisp of oxygen in its paltry atmosphere.

But the case for life on the red planet just got a little stronger with a new study that suggests salty waters thought to potentially exist near the surface could hold enough dissolved oxygen to support familiar forms of microbial life. In some special cases, there would even be enough of the element to harbor basic oxygen-loving animals like sponges.

Oct 23 12:58

Measles Alert

On October 18, the Jewish Forward reported six cases of measles among Orthodox Jewish children under the age of four in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Also noted were 11 cases of measles in Orthodox Jewish enclaves in Rockland County, New York.

This follows a larger outbreak in 2013 in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, itself the third or fourth measles problem in the community since 2007, and following closely on the heels of a mumps outbreak that affected more than 3,000 people. In 2013 alone New York City spent $395,000 and more than 10,000 personnel hours to respond to the measles outbreak and keep it contained. Serious measles outbreaks have also recently affected the Orthodox communities in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles.

Apparently, Orthodox communities vaccinate their children at lower rates than the general public. A study in London found lower rates of vaccination And recurrent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases suggest sub-optimal coverage.

Oct 23 11:36

Bayer Stock Crashes After Monsanto Cancer Verdict Upheld By Judge; Analyst Estimates $800 Billion In Future Liability

Bayer greedily bought and swallowed the 'poison pill' of Monsanto without considering it's true liability. Now their headache is taking on epic proportions...

Growing uncertainty about whether San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos would rule in favor or against Bayer’s appeal of the Monsanto Cancer Verdict were resolved Tuesday morning as the judge upheld the jury’s decision that the glyphosate-based weedkiller (aka Roundup) sold by Monsanto caused a California man’s terminal cancer and that Monsanto intentionally hid its dangers.

Oct 23 11:35

MICROPLASTICS DETECTED IN HUMAN STOOL SAMPLES FOR FIRST TIME

Humanity has created more than 9 billion tons of plastic since the 1950s, when large-scale production of the material first took off. Of that total, a staggering 76 percent has gone to waste. These days, plastics are found in most table salt, marine life and the deepest parts of the ocean. So it any surprise that they have made it into our bodies, too?

A small study has detected microplastics in human excrement for the first time, raising larger questions about how the tiny particles can affect our health.

Plastic particles were found in all the stool samples of eight participants from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the UK and Austria, researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria found. On average, 20 microplastic particles per 10g of stool were detected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is officially horrible.

As consumers, we need to demand better packaging for our food, that doesn't have the option of potentially killing us off when we eat the food inside!!

Oct 23 11:12

JUDGE UPHOLDS LANDMARK MONSANTO VERDICT, BUT SLASHES PUNITIVE DAMAGES BY $211 MILLION

A judge in California on Monday upheld a landmark verdict in a case brought by a terminal cancer patient who successfully argued his illness resulted from his exposure to Monsanto's weedkiller RoundUp, but slashed the damages the agrochemical giant was originally required to pay from $289 million down to just $78 million and said she would order a retrial if former groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson rejects the payout.

"The evidence presented to this jury was, quite frankly, overwhelming... We are happy the jury's voice was acknowledged by the Court, even if slightly muted."
—Johnson's team

Jurors had come forward to demand that San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos respect their historic verdict, issued in August. The judge had been considering a request for a retrial from Monsanto, but decided (pdf) instead to cut the punitive damages from $250 to $39 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder the terms and conditions under which Judge
Bolanos made that big reduction in the judgement.

For a company like the former Monsanto, $39 million is only a slap on the wrist.

And also, please note that no one in the Monsanto group will spend any jail time; how, please, is this humanly possible, when it has been known for years that glyphosate is a carcinogen?

Monsanto only tested rats with Glyphosate-raised corn for only 90 days, because it knew that it was after the 90 day cycle, the damage to the rat's systems would start appearing.

They got Dr. Seralini's research, proving that the chemical had negative consequences after 90 days, redacted from a highly respected scientific journal, and, Dr. Seralini had to go back to court for the damages this act caused his professional reputation.

He won his case, and got the article on this damage republished.

Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

Oct 23 10:56

Tiny Cubesat Snaps Photo of Mars for 1st Time Ever

A tiny Mars-approaching spacecraft has snapped a photo of its target, marking the first time that a cubesat has ever captured an image of the Red Planet.

One of NASA's two briefcase-size Mars Cube One (MarCO) cubesats acquired the image on Oct. 2, when it was about 8 million miles (12.8 million kilometers) from the Red Planet, agency officials said.

The MarCO twins — officially known as MarCO-A and MarCO-B, but nicknamed "Eve" and "Wall-E," respectively, after characters in the 2008 Pixar film "Wall-E" — launched with NASA's InSight Mars lander in early May. The main goal of the MarCO mission is to prove that cubesats, whose operations to date have been restricted to Earth orbit, can indeed make the long trek to the Red Planet. Their success could help pave the way for much greater activity in deep space by small, low-cost spacecraft, mission team members have said.

Oct 23 10:38

CBD oil: Cannabis oil study shows “significant” improvement in Crohn’s disease symptoms

CBD oil is an oil made from cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.

Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive and has recently been hailed for having various health benefits, such as for the treatment of epilepsy.

In a recent study, CBD oil was found to “significantly” improve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and the quality of life of sufferers of the disease, but contrary to previous medical thinking, has no effect on gut inflammation.

Oct 23 10:23

The Screens – Why We’re So Crazy and Miserable All the Time

We are surrounded by screens full of voices that are always lying to us, and experts wonder why we’re so crazy and miserable all the time.

Oct 23 10:10

Countless Studies Show 5G Frequencies Cause Harm but the National Rollout is Here

5G wireless service has just been launched by Verizon in the first 4 cities on the planet: Sacramento, California, Houston, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Los Angeles, California. Verizon launched it on October 1, offering free 5G to users for three months.

Oct 23 09:19

Outrageous chemical-dosing experiment to force friendship toward migrants: not science fiction Oct23

I really hope you understand this.

It is not a fantasy. It isn’t science fiction. It isn’t satire.

It is Brave New World, but not the Huxley novel. It’s happening now.

It’s a published study that appears on the website of the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

The title of the study is, “Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection.” (Reference: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 29;114(35):9314-9319.)

Oct 23 07:47

Study: Having Fewer Sexual Partners Linked to Happier Marriages

It turns out the advice given to us by our Christian forebears developed over millennia might be better for us than the progressive dogma pushed by Hollywood and the media over the last few decades.

Oct 22 17:55

Curcumin targets aggressive and lethal forms of cancer while leaving noncancerous cells unharmed

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers used models to show how turmeric can inhibit the DYRK2 enzyme. With the help of x-ray crystallography, they obtained 3-D images that show curcumin binding to this enzyme atomically.

You might be wondering why we should be excited about this. It turns out that inhibiting the DYRK2 enzyme stops protein complexes known as proteasomes that are involved in cancer development. This action interferes with the proliferation of cancer cells, reducing tumors and slowing the cancer’s growth.

This is great news for sufferers of proteasome-addicted cancers, such as triple-negative breast cancer and multiple myeloma. These cancers depend on the proteasomes that curcumin inhibits for their survival. While pharmaceutical proteasome inhibitors do exist, they have the undesirable effect of also damaging noncancerous cells at the same time.

Oct 22 15:56

Antipsychotics prescribed to millions of delirious patients do NOTHING: Study reveals the pills work no better than a placebo - but have toxic side effects and increase risk of death

For 40 years, doctors have been prescribing antipsychotic drugs to patients that become delirious in the hospital, without any clear, proven notion of how, why or even if they worked.

Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have finally tested the two most commonly-prescribed drugs (haloperidol and ziprasidone) and found that they make no difference in patients' recoveries.

Oct 22 15:54

Pesticide-free organic food lowers your blood cancer risk by 86% - and slashes breast and skin cancer risk by more than a third, study finds

Cutting out pesticides by eating only organic food could slash your cancer risk by up to 86 percent, a new study claims.

The biggest impact was seen on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk, which plummeted among those who shunned chemical-sprayed food, according to the survey of nearly 70,000 French adults.

Overall, organic eaters were 25 percent less likely to develop any cancer, and their risks of skin and breast cancers dropped by a third.

Oct 22 15:53

FDA committee votes to approve opioid tablet 1,000 times stronger than morphine - but even the group's own chair warns 'it will cause death'

Sufentanil, the drug in question, is currently used in an injectable form to treat patients with severe injuries in hospitals.

But now the FDA is on the verge of approve a single-dose dissolvable tablet form that experts warn could easily fall into the hands of the black market to become the next OxyContin - fueling yet another wave of the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Opioid overdoses killed 72,000 people in 2017, shattering the previous year's record death toll.

Oct 22 12:52

OUTBREAK ALERT: Ebola Containment Stalled By Violence

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has made it increasingly difficult for health officials who are attempting to contain an outbreak of Ebola. The DRC’s Ministry of Health reported that rebels in the Rwenzori neighborhood of Beni killed at least 15 people and kidnapped another dozen over the weekend.

The violence is all but halting efforts to contain the Ebola virus, making its spread much more likely, according to a report by Axios. So far, the DRC has reported at least 202 confirmed cases of Ebola since this outbreak started August 1 of this year. This is the 10th major incidence of violence near the outbreak epicenter in Beni, according to Peter Salama, a World Health Organization (WHO) emergencies chief, in a post made public on the social media platform Twitter.

Oct 22 11:38

The first tunnel for Boring Company's underground transport network across Los Angeles will open in just 11 WEEKS, Elon Musk reveals on Twitter

Elon Musk has announced that the Boring Company will open a stretch of tunnel under Los Angeles in just 11 weeks.

The Boring Company founder made the announcement via Twitter and earmarked December 10 for the grand unveiling.

Boring has been working on developing a series of rapid-transit tunnels that can transport people on 'skates' at up to 150 miles per hour (240 km/h).

The stretch of tunnel that will be opened to the public was previously dubbed a 'test tunnel' and sits beneath the suburb of Hawthorne, south of downtown LA.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.6 - 218km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.8 - 197km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.5 - 223km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:19

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Checks for Collision Hazards As It Nears Asteroid Bennu

After a huge team of engineers has spent years building a $800 million spacecraft, you want to be sure the craft doesn't bang into anything before it even gets a chance to start work in earnest.

That's NASA's thinking with the agency's OSIRIS-REx mission, which is headed to explore an asteroid called Bennu and learn more about the earliest days of the solar system. So, while the spacecraft was still 620,000 miles (1 million kilometers) away from its target, it took a moment to check for any cosmic debris that could threaten a collision.

Oct 22 11:16

Hurricane Willa Strengthens Into a Category 5 in Eastern Pacific; Poses Danger to Mexico on Tuesday

Hurricane Willa has intensified into a Category 5 in the eastern Pacific Ocean and will threaten Mexico with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge and flooding rainfall as it makes landfall on Tuesday.

A hurricane warning is in effect from San Blas to Mazatlán, including Las Islas Marias. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Playa Perula to San Blas and from north of Mazatlán to Bahia Tempehuaya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

AIM FOR THE HONDURANS! AIM FOR THE HONDURANS!

Oct 22 09:05

Mike Adams’s Lab Only One in America Set to See What’s Really in Vaccinations with Dr. Group

Oct 22 08:48

Epileptic boy, seven, whose plight triggered the Government's medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike thanks to taking the oil

Alfie Dingley, seven, from Kenilworth, had his first seizure at just eight months old and went on to have thousands more, some as often as every 30 minutes.

Unsure how best to treat the youngster, his doctor pumped him with steroids that left him 'high as kite' and even caused him to suffer psychotic episodes where he would hit his four-year-old sister Annie.

After being told the medication itself could kill him or result in him being sectioned, the family moved to the Netherlands so Alfie could take part in a cannabis oil trial.

Just five weeks later, Alfie's seizures stopped, his mood improved and his cognitive abilities started to catch up.

Oct 22 08:33

Epileptic boy, seven, whose plight triggered the Government’s medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike thanks to taking the oil

An epileptic boy whose plight triggered the medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike due to the Cannabis oil.

Oct 22 05:56

Skyrocketing antidepressant use now affecting marine life, turning waterways into a ‘drug soup’

According to the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, and as reported by NBC News, an alarming one in six Americans over the age of 12 is on some type of antidepressant or other psychiatric medication. And many of those people are disposing of their unused drugs by flushing them down the toilet. In addition, these chemical medications also enter the water supply via the urine and feces of the people taking them.

The result? Researchers from the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, England, have warned in a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, that our waterways are severely polluted by these drugs, causing great harm to marine life.

Oct 21 09:53

More than half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, survey finds

Doctors say many parents are still skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the flu vaccine

Oct 21 09:35

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck about 9 miles north of Amarillo on Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey says. Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma and Texas in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production.

Oct 21 09:33

Elizabeth Warren's ex-husband founded DNA testing company

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's ex-husband co-founded a DNA testing company and wrote one of the first computer codes for making genetic comparisons.

Jim Warren's career involved him in the kinds of genetic testing that Elizabeth Warren controversially invoked this month to prove that she had Native American ancestry.

One of the two other co-founders of his testing company, FamilyTreeDNA, has worked with Carlos Bustamante, the Stanford University geneticist who administered a DNA test at Elizabeth Warren's request.

Bustamante, a Stanford University geneticist, conducted the test, which Elizabeth Warren used to respond to President Trump's "Pocahontas" taunt and his mockery of her previous claim to be a Native American while a professor at Harvard Law School in the 1990s. Warren's roll-out of the test results was widely seen as a sign that she is running for president in 2020.

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