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Aug 18 12:19

Leaking Las Vegas: West's Biggest Reservoir Nears Critical Threshold

In 2016, Lake Mead water levels drop to new record lows (since it was filled in the 1930s) leaving Las Vegas facing existential threats unless something is done. Las Vegas and its 2 million residents and 40 million tourists a year get almost all their drinking water from the Lake and at levels below 1075ft, the Interior Department will be forced to declare a "shortage," which will lead to significant cutbacks for Arizona and Nevada.

And now, two years later, the situation appears to be getting worse as The Wall Street Journal reports, in a prediction released Wednesday, the Bureau of Reclamation, a multistate agency that manages water and power in the West, said there is a 52% probability that water levels will fall below a threshold of 1,075 feet elevation by 2020.

Aug 18 10:27

Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano

Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for the mountain.

The U.S. Geological Survey issued a "watch" for Kilauea's ground hazards, down from a "warning."

But scientists say this doesn't mean the eruption, which has destroyed more than 700 homes since May, is over. Kilauea has paused for days, weeks and even months during previous eruptions.

Lava mostly stopped flowing on Aug. 6. There's a crusted-over lava pond inside a fissure cone and just a few spots where lava is entering the ocean.

The volcano's summit hasn't collapsed since Aug. 2. Sulfur dioxide emissions are the lowest they've been since 2007.

Aug 18 10:08

USGS warns of poisonous gas emissions in National Park

Yellowstone National Park is home to thousands of hot springs and geysers spewing clouds of mostly harmless, rotten-smelling gases.

Aug 17 15:50

Even more sickened by McDonald's salads: Nearly 500 people in 15 states have contracted 'explosive diarrhea' from a parasite in the chain's 'healthy' dishes

Another 81 people have developed explosive diarrhea from the dishes, bringing the total number of sickened people to 476 across 15 states.

At least 21 of them have needed hospital treatment for their painful symptoms.

The victims range in age from 14 to 91. More than 66 percent of them are women.

The illness is cyclosporiasis, caused by the Cyclospora parasite, which causes vomiting and 'explosive' diarrhea a week or even more than a month after eating the offending food.

Despite McDonald's pulling its salad blend on July 20, the number of cases keeps climbing, and today the FDA said it is zeroing in on the origin of the romaine and carrots used to cultivate the calorie-laden meals.

Aug 17 15:11

China’s vaccine scandal explodes as one million doses now found to be maiming Chinese children… total cover-up by the media

The State Council of China announced that another batch of vaccines for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) that were produced by the firm Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, were considered “substandard.” Most of the doses were sold to authorities in the Shandong province in northeastern China, and some have already been given to children.

The latest batch of 247,200 vaccines joins the 253,338 defective DPT vaccines from the same company that were discovered last November, along with more than 400,000 produced by a different company.

According to the South China Morning Post, 76 percent of those children who were given injections from the first substandard batch have already been treated by doctors, and there are now plans in place to treat those who received injections from the second batch.

Aug 17 13:21

Four Years Into Sanctions US Still Can't End Addiction to Russian Rocket Engines

NASA is working hard to stop relying on Russian rocket engines, as said by Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

This is a result of the new sanctions on Russia announced by the Trump administration on August 8th. The sanctions were imposed due to the alleged use of chemical weapons against Russian ex-intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the UK city of Salisbury in March.

Aug 17 11:07

Is Fructose as Addictive and Harmful as Alcohol?

Millions of pounds are consumed annually, yet it may be more like a drug than a food and just as damaging and addictive as alcohol…

Aug 17 10:14

Native Hawaiians see a silver lining to destruction caused by recent volcanic eruptions

By many metrics, what is happening on Hawaii island can be considered a natural disaster. But native Hawaiians I spoke to view this period not as one of pure destruction, but rather the logical continuation of their islands’ geological evolution — a time of deep cultural and personal reflection and realignment.

“The word we use is ‘inevitable,’” cultural ambassador, community organizer and former Miss Hawaii Desiree Moana Cruz said in reference to how best to describe Kilauea’s latest lava flow. “Not tragedy, not disaster. I certainly feel compassion for the people who have lost their homes — they’re my friends, family and also strangers. But again, we all know this is where we live. We — and I mean native Hawaiians — say, ‘Have you seen the pele?’ Pele is the Hawaiian word for lava in all its manifestations, passed down through ancient chants and dances.”

Aug 17 10:02

Dangerous 'forever chemicals' have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here's what to know about PFAS

In the US, consumers usually assume that the water coming out of our taps has been thoroughly tested and is safe to drink.

But residents in more than 30 communities around the country have found out that's not the case.

In states including Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and North Carolina, local water systems have been contaminated with toxic chemicals called PFAS, which stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

This class of artificial lab-grown chemicals doesn't break down in the environment, and instead remains intact in water, air, and bodies for thousands of years, according to the Associated Press. For that reason, they've become known as "forever chemicals."

Aug 17 09:50

California doctor on probation for giving vaccine exemption to child who had an adverse reaction to vaccines

Noted vaccine rights physician Dr. Bob Sears threatened with loss of license and receives almost three years of probation – after issuing exemption from vaccines

On June 27, 2018, the Medical Board of California ordered 35 months of probation for Orange County pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears, a leading voice in the vaccine rights community.

The complaint revolved around a note Dr. Sears had written exempting a 2-year-old from all childhood vaccinations.

Aug 17 09:49

Two French rivers disappear underground in large cracks and sinkholes: The Doubs River (Franche-Comté) and the Risle (Normandy)

The Doubs river flows normally in Franche-Comté, France. But since about a week or so, the river has totally dried up over a length of more than 1 km, between Pontarlier and Morteau, although precipitation has been abundant this winter and spring. The river has disappeared, and with it, the fauna and flora. Everything is dead. Two weeks ago, 13km of the Risle River in Normandy also disappeared underground in a large crater. According to geologists, this unprecedented event is due to large cracks and craters in the riverbed.

Aug 17 09:46

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Aug 17 07:58

Italy earthquake video: Fears for Mount Vesuvius VOLCANIC ERUPTION after Naples SHAKEN

ITALY has been struck by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake in the central region of Molise, a popular holiday hotspot on the eastern Italian coast, sparking fears from residents over a volcano in the southern city of Naples where the shock was also felt.

Aug 16 18:00

The epidemic rages on: Opioid overdoses killed a record 72,000 Americans last year, CDC reports

In 2017, more than 72,000 people in the US died of opioid overdoses, eclipsing 2016's 64,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's preliminary data.

Aug 16 14:57

More New Zealanders being given anti-psychotics, many for 'off-label' reasons like sleep

A dramatic rise in prescription drugs used to treat severe psychiatric disorders has sparked warnings from health experts about the risk of significant side effects if taken in high doses.

The jump in anti-psychotics is being attributed to aggressive marketing by drug companies and older European woman using them "off label" as sleep medication or tranquilisers.

University of Otago research published today shows a 49 per cent jump in anti-psychotic prescriptions between 2008 and 2015.

More than 500,000 prescriptions were issued in the last year of research. But the sharp rise appears to outstrip any increase in the conditions the drugs are designed to treat.

Aug 16 13:17

REPORT SHOWS FDA MANIPULATING AND IGNORING SCIENCE ON KRATOM

In a detailed white paper released today, AKA scientists and attorneys claim, “The FDA has also misled the DEA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with incomplete, inaccurate, extrapolated, and distorted information on adverse events and deaths allegedly associated with the use of kratom to encourage unwarranted legislative and regulatory restrictions on kratom at the federal, state, and local government levels.

The most egregious examples cited by AKA include cases where:

• The FDA failed to adequately disclose and account for material facts from the peer-reviewed Case Report of nine deaths in Sweden that were published in 2011 in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. That report concluded the deaths were actually the result of adulteration of kratom powder with a toxic dose of O-desmethyltramadol.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why are the drug companies so afraid of this herb to the point of wanting to schedule it?!?

Because when used judiciously and carefully, it can assist in managing pain and stress, without the need of going to a prescription painkiller.

But in looking at using this, there are two things you have to understand, absolutely; the first is the correct dosage for your body weight, and the second is, the quality of the kratom you are buying.

Aug 16 12:52

HPV Vaccine All Risk No Benefit

Aug 16 12:32

FRACKING WASTEWATER SPIKES 1,440% IN HALF DECADE

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period.

Over the same time, the total amount of water used for fracking rose roughly half as much, 770 percent, according to the paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

"Previous studies suggested hydraulic fracturing does not use significantly more water than other energy sources, but those findings were based only on aggregated data from the early years of fracking," Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, said in a statement. "After more than a decade of fracking operation, we now have more years of data to draw upon from multiple verifiable sources."

The researchers predict that spike in water use will continue to climb.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has got to be lousy for the general environment, and for people who live anywhere near these fracking sites.

Aug 16 12:29

WEED-KILLING CARCINOGEN GLYPHOSATE FOUND IN CHILDREN'S FOODS: SOURCE: MAC SLAVO VIA SHTFPLAN.COM

The known carcinogen and infamous weed killing chemical glyphosate has just been found in breakfast foods marketed for children. A new study has discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas, and snack bars.

Concern over glyphosate has continued to grow in the United States in recent years. Although the chemical may be safe in some amounts to spray on weeds if certain safety precautions are taken, it is probably a lot more dangerous if it’s ingested by a child. Most disturbing, however, is the fact that thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels of glyphosate that were higher than what many scientists consider safe for children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there was EVER a corporation utterly and completely deserving of being sued out of existence, that corporation is Monsanto, for cooking the numbers on their own research, and lying about the statistics of how bad this product is for humankind.

Aug 16 12:00

M 6.4 - 252km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan

Aug 16 10:56

Shocking exposé of dodgy medical devices

Not too far into this shocking documentary, the director of The Hunting Ground, Kirby Dick, dusts down an ancient monochrome public service film featuring the late Raymond Massey. The veteran actor cautions that while the old-time medicine man and his snake oil are being eliminated by tighter regulations, there’s a new kind of quackery which is “equally dangerous and far more difficult to control: phoney machines and devices which are supposed to diagnose and treat. Unlike new drugs, therapeutic devices do not have to be proved safe or effective before they are sold and used.”

Decades after that film was first broadcast, the $400 billion medical device industry is no better regulated. If anything, as various whistleblowers from the US’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) explain, there are even fewer safeguards. “When it comes to medical devices, we built a system that doesn’t work,” explains David Kessler, a former FDA commissioner for both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

Aug 16 10:35

Citizen contacts Maryland Department of Health to find out why they are so keen to push the HPV jab on 11yo children, so he files a freedom of information request and discovers they've been bribed/lobbied

The nurse showed him letters from Maryland Department of Health outlining the new policy. He first contacted Dr. Jinlene Chan, who had signed the letters, she could not provide evidence to back up the need for the vaccine. He then contacted Dr. Ken Lin Tai, director of the Cancer Control and Prevention unit at the Department of Health, but she couldn't provide any evidence either. Finally he met with Dr. Howard Haft, deputy director of the Maryland Department of Health who said it was CDC, yet CDC’s policy is to not take positions on state-specific legislation.

Suspecting that there was something else going on behind the scenes, in April 2018 he filed a Public Information Act request with the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration only to discover that the Maryland health department had received $91.6 million pharma funded non-profits to promote the HPV vaccine in Maryland.

Aug 16 10:31

The filthiest food you can eat, yet most think it’s the healthiest

While health agencies make a big stink about unsterilized foods such as raw organic milk, the food associated with the greatest number of foodborne illnesses is factory farmed chicken.

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, there were 5,760 reported foodborne outbreaks between 2009 and 2015, resulting in 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths. Of these, chicken was responsible for the most outbreak-associated illnesses — 3,114 illnesses in total (12 percent), followed by pork and seeded vegetables, each of which was responsible for 10 percent of illnesses.

Aug 16 09:52

Bronze Age Copper From MICHIGAN Supplied Europe and Middle East

“Today, Smithsonian Institution spokesmen may not agree for politically correct reasons, but after the study of its researchers a century ago, they concluded that a civilization of a higher order than the Native American was responsible for the ancient copper mining.”

http://ancientamerica.com/missing-prehistoric-michigans-half-billion-p...

American History classes generally mention NOTHING about the ancient copper mines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where an estimated 500,000,000 pounds of copper was mined from 5,000 to 1,200 B.C. (Interestingly, the mines were briefly reactivated on a smaller scale, suddenly ending production around 1320 A.D., +/-10 years. The Knights Templar, who discovered evidence of the Americas in Jerusalem and became very wealthy, were rounded up and almost wiped out in 1313…)

Aug 16 09:31

The Internet Just Crowd-funded The Release Of 4,358 CIA Mind-Control Documents

A crowdfunding campaign has succeeded in raising the funds necessary to pay a Freedom of Information Act request fee for documents related to the CIA’s controversial MKUltra program.

John Greenewald of Black Vault, a website that publishes government documents, appealed to the internet for help after the agency refused to waive the $425 fee it was demanding to release the documents. Greenewald, who has been filing FOIA requests for two decades, had previously published files on MKUltra, a program best known for dosing individuals with drugs like LSD to research mind control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on Greenewald, and good on the crowd sourcing folks on this!!!

This was a dark, and nasty, chapter in American Black Ops, that should:

1. Have its details seen from what it was, in the light of day, and
2. Never be replicated by this or any government again in human history.

Aug 16 09:25

Japan hikes volcanic warning level, prepares to evacuate island

Japan hiked the volcanic warning level on one southern island to the second highest on Wednesday, mandating that residents should prepare for evacuation, though an actual eruption at the peak had yet to be detected.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency said that volcanic earthquakes and sulfur emissions had increased at a peak on Kuchinoerabujima island, located roughly 1,000 km (621 miles) southwest of Tokyo, and raised its warning level to 4 out of 5.

The mountain erupted explosively three years ago, sending ash and smoke thousands of meters into the sky and releasing potentially deadly pyroclastic flows, flows of super-heated ash and gas, that reached the sea.

Aug 16 09:12

Tropical ticks threaten to bring Crimean-Congo fever to Germany

Scientists at the University of Hohenheim and the Institute for Microbiology (IMB) of the German Federal Armed Forces in Munich say they have found seven different specimens of tropical ticks, known as Hyalomma, in the northern region of Lower Saxony. Previously, only two tropical ticks are known to have been found in Germany, one in 2015 and another in 2017.

"Five of the seven ticks we can determine beyond doubt, four are the species Hyalomma marginatum and one of the kind Hyalomma rufipes," said Dr Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, tick expert at the IMB. "We did not expect ticks here in Germany at this time.”

Rising temperatures are being blamed for the arrival of Hyalomma ticks in the central European state, with migratory birds believed to be the carriers of the creatures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Along with immigrants who are not properly screened.

Aug 16 08:52

Kilauea Eruption Update 8-15-18… “USGS Gives Eruption Lull Analysis”

Some may have interest in this. The lava flow and river from fissure 8 essentially stopped a couple weeks ago. The vog over here (Kona side) has been much less, and the air is much more clear.

Aug 16 08:50

US ‘Concerned’ With ‘Abnormal’ Russian Satellite

The US is raising hue and cry about a Russian satellite exhibiting what it considers “abnormal” behavior, heavily implying it is a weapon of some sort. However, the US has repeatedly rejected out of hand attempts to prevent a space arms race via an international treaty and is developing its own hypersonic weapons capable of reaching space.

"We are concerned with what appears to be very abnormal behavior by a declared ‘space apparatus inspector,'" US Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Yleem Poblete said Tuesday at a UN conference on disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland. "Its behavior on-orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the Americans are angry that the Russians have an object in space they don't know everything about, and the cause of their ignorance is their own lack of interest in reaching a workable treaty governing weapons in outer space, based on dubious claims about the impossibility of verification. Conclusion? Must be another scary Russian weapon!

Aug 16 08:36

Cereal killers: Monsanto weedkiller that can ‘probably’ cause cancer found in children’s breakfasts

A hearty bowl of oatmeal is a healthy way to start your day, but according to a new study, that bowl of oatmeal can contain dangerous levels of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer.

The study, carried out by the non-profit Environmental Working Group, found that 43 out of 45 popular breakfast cereals tested in three locations in the US contained traces of glyphosate. 31 of these contained dangerously high levels of the chemical.

Aug 16 07:08

Cherries Improve Gut Health

Cherries for gout, cherries for gut health. While Montmorency tart cherries have a reputation as both a gout and sleep remedy – it turns out they can actually play a major role in improving gut health.

Aug 15 11:36

Looted Iraqi Antiquities Can Finally Return Home After Simple Identification by British Museum

It has been announced that a collection of 5000-year-old priceless artifacts that were looted in the wake of the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 have been identified in London. Local police seized the objects from an illegal dealer in antiquities. The items were identified by experts and this means that they can be returned to the Iraqi government and people. It is hoped that this find and the return of the objects to Baghdad will mark a new phase in the battle against the organized smuggling of antiquities.

Aug 15 11:31

Florida declares a State of Emergency after a devastating toxic algae bloom plagues the Gulf Coast, killing tourism and wildlife

A toxic algae bloom known as Red Tide has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water.

Red tide - a naturally occurring toxic algae bloom that can be harmful to people with respiratory problems- has spread throughout the Gulf of Mexico, drifting in the water since it began in October.

It also means there are tons of dead fish leaving a foul smelling odor. That has resulted in empty beaches, empty roads and empty restaurants.

'I've never seen it this bad,' said 31-year-old Heather Lamb of Venice. She's a hairdresser and makeup artist who styled herself as a dead mermaid and posted photos on social media to raise awareness of the problem.

Aug 15 11:31

What is causing Florida’s algae crisis? 5 questions answered

What’s the difference between red tide and blue-green algae?

Both are photosynthetic microscopic organisms that live in water. Blue-green algae are properly called cyanobacteria. Some species of cyanobacteria occur in the ocean, but blooms – extremely high levels that create green surface scums of algae – happen mainly in lakes and rivers, where salinity is low.

Red tides are caused by a type of algae called a dinoflagellate, which also is ubiquitous in lakes, rivers, estuaries and the oceans. But the particular species that causes red tide blooms, which can literally make water look blood red, occur only in saltwater.

Aug 15 10:54

75% Of Physicians in The World Refuse Chemotherapy for Themselves

Research using polls and questionnaires continue to show that 3 of every 4 doctors and scientists would refuse chemotherapy for themselves due to its devastating effects on the entire body and the immune system, and because of its extremely low success rate. On top of that, only 2 to 4% of all cancers even respond to chemotherapy or prove to be “life extending,” yet it is prescribed across the board for just about every kind of cancer.

Aug 15 10:53

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children.

Recently, some scientists, doctors and activists around the world have worked to keep glyphosate out of crops due to concerns that it is a dangerous carcinogen.

Aug 15 07:41

Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo jumps to 41 amid fears the latest outbreak will be ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in a conflict zone

Official figures show the death toll has jumped by a fifth in the space of a week as aid workers work round-the-clock to control the situation.

Virologists have already warned the situation is ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in a conflict zone, roamed by armed militias. This means those infected could be displaced into refugee camps, where they could easily spread the virus.

In a desperate attempt to stem the outbreak, the World Health Organization's chief yesterday called for an end to the fighting in the DRC.

Aug 15 07:17

Earth to Opportunity? NASA admits morale is 'shaky' as rover remains silent 65 DAYS after powering down in Mars dust storm, even as skies begin to clear

It’s been over two weeks since NASA revealed that the massive dust storm battering Mars since May has finally begun to die down.

But despite the clearing skies, there’s still been no word from the Opportunity rover.

Opportunity fell silent back in June, with no way to power its solar battery as dust continued to block out the sun.

Engineers involved with the mission were at first hopeful that the robotic Mars explorer would wake back up once the storm abated – but, after more than 60 days of silence, they now admit morale is ‘shaky.’

Aug 15 07:15

Money really IS the root of all evil! Rich people are more likely to cheat on their partners, steal and drive recklessly because 'wealth makes you feel above the law', scientists say

Dr Dacher Keltner, a psychologist at the University of California at Berkeley, this week told The Washington Post that belonging to a higher social class predicts increased unethical behaviour.

He said: 'To researchers who study wealth and power, it's dismaying but not surprising, because it tracks so closely with our findings.

'The effect of power is sadly one of the most reliable laws of human behaviour.'

Aug 14 15:21

Revealed: Experts warned two years ago that 50-year-old 'uneven' Genoa bridge should be demolished because no one would pay for its 'exorbitant' maintenance - as Transport Minister says those responsible for 35 deaths 'will have to pay'

The motorway bridge which collapsed in Genoa, Italy, killing at least 35 people had been the subject of a series of 'exorbitant' maintenance works and had been causing issues for decades, it has emerged.

Engineering experts had warned that it would have been more cost effective to knock the bridge down than to continue to repair the 'uneven' construction.

The Morandi Bridge, built in 1967, was a main thoroughfare connecting the A10 and A7 highways and had therefore been heavily trafficked for more than 50 years.

Tuesday morning was no different, and dozens of cars fell several hundred feet when a 260ft section of the concrete bridge collapsed shortly after 11.30am.

Aug 14 13:00

Bayer Stock Nosedives After Jury Finds Monsanto Guilty of Covering Up Cancer Risks

For those who’ve for years been fighting Monsanto, affectionately known as the world’s most evil corporation, a San Francisco jury’s decision last Friday to fine the company $289 million is earth-shattering news. Apparently financial markets and analysts agree.

Aug 14 11:57

Experts Bribed to Lie for Corporate Predators

It’s longstanding practice. Corporate predators bribe organizations, scientists, academics, and other experts to lie about the safety of their products.

When hazardous to human health, they need endorsements from experts, willing to sacrifice their integrity for a big payday.

The Organic Authority reports “the truth behind America’s food supply and consumer products industries – pulling back the curtain on how America’s food is grown and processed.”

Earlier it reported how Monsanto (now Bayer after both companies merged) bribes academics to claim hazardous to human health GMOs are safe.

Aug 14 11:56

99% of modern scientific papers are nothing more than politically-motivated pseudoscience, warns science pioneer

“People just don’t do it,” Wharton School professor and forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong told Brietbart.com after making the shocking claim that less that one percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method. “I used to think that maybe 10 percent of papers in my field…were maybe useful. Now it looks like maybe, one tenth of one percent follow the scientific method.” In particular, Armstrong talked about the proactive “alarmism” some scientists encourage regarding man-made climate change. He argued that scientists are more politically motivated or perhaps too focused on their own career advancement to want to publish accurate data.

Aug 14 11:01

Why You Need Transdermal Magnesium!

By Neenah Payne

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy: A New Modality for the Maintenance of Health by Dr. Mark Sircus explains why magnesium is so important for everyone and why applying magnesium through the skin (transdermally) is the most effective way to use it...

Aug 14 10:07

The Anxiety Epidemic, Antidepressants, and CBD Part III Cannabis: the Essential Relief of Being Connected

By Susan Boskey

Modern society is so far down the rabbit-hole that we can easily forget who we are. Anxiety sets in when we want to measure up to standards of “the good life”...

Aug 14 09:59

How your daily prescription pills could be draining your body of vital vitamins (and what you can do about it!)

Around half of us now take prescription pills daily, with a quarter on three different types, and millions of pensioners taking five a day on average.

What many people may not realise is that their medication — while combatting chronic and even life-threatening conditions — could also be depriving them of vital minerals and vitamins, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss, depression, loss of sex drive and muscle pains.

They can even cause crumbly bones, as Julie Sharp discovered (see box below) — she has severe asthma, and at 32, she’s also just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. This is a condition usually associated with old age, but the high-dose oral steroids she needs for her asthma affected the absorption of vital bone minerals including calcium and vitamin D.

Aug 14 09:46

Flying Badass: Fossils of 200-Million-Year-Old Pterosaurus Found in US

Pterosaurs, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power, emerged more than 200 million years ago and lorded over primeval skies until a giant meteorite slammed into Earth more than 65 million years ago wiping out land-dwelling dinosaurs and most other forms of life.

Aug 14 08:34

24/7 Work Emails Are Making Your Entire Life Worse

Researchers want you to rethink your relationship with tech because "personal relationships and home life suffer for those always tied to their work emails.

Aug 13 23:28

Kiwi breakthrough could help us better understand universe

A Kiwi physics experiment has managed to do what decades of international research hasn't - and its findings could help us better understand our universe.

At the core of the breakthrough was the theory called the standard model of particle physics, which helped us understand the fundamental forces holding everything in the universe in place.

While considered the most accurate scientific theory known to humankind, scientists still knew the model couldn't fully explain some cosmological mysteries - notably dark matter and dark energy.

For that reason, scientists were constantly testing the model by manipulating and controlling matter at the atomic level, and looking for effects that could not be explained by the model directly.

Dr Maarten Hoogerland, of the University of Auckland and the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, chose to focus on the helium atom - the second most simple atom after hydrogen.

Aug 13 11:36

TOXIC LEGACY Poisonous dust from 9/11 attack has given almost 10,000 New Yorkers cancer

NEARLY 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke resulting from 9/11.

With the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks a month away, the federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders and other New Yorkers with cancer deemed 9/11-related.

Aug 13 11:01

Britain's Biggest Home Improvement Chain May Dump Monsanto's "Roundup" After Cancer Lawsuit

One of the UK's largest home improvement chains, Homebase, is considering dropping Monsanto's Roundup line of weedkiller products amid growing concern over their use, after a California jury awarded dying former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages in a lawsuit alleging Roundup caused his advanced stage cancer.

Aug 13 10:33

Wake Up, Opportunity! Engineers Have an Awesome Playlist for NASA's Sleeping Mars Rover

Engineers with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program have been left hanging on like a yo-yo for 61 days now, after the space agency's Opportunity rover lost power during a Martian dust storm — but they've started greeting each new Martian day the rover may call with a themed song.

On Aug. 4 — Opportunity's 5,165th day on Mars — the rover was still asleep. But mission staff at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, hoped to inspire the robot to turn back on by playing Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" in the control room, beginning of a new tradition to wait out the storm.

"Morale has been a little shaky," Michael Staab, an engineer for the program at JPL who helped initiate the themed daily wake-up song for the humans waiting for Opportunity's long and nerve-wracking nap to end, told Space.com. "This is the first time she [Opportunity] has stopped talking to us and not resumed communication when we expected."

Aug 13 10:18

FDA knew doctors were misusing powerful opioids, researchers say

A Johns Hopkins team used the FDA's own documents to show that the agency knew there was a problem but did not act.

Aug 13 10:03

Excess Vitamin D: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

By Rosanne Lindsay

Vitamin D’s reputation as a potent cancer fighter is mainstream news. A lack of vitamin D is also reported to be behind increased rates of infections, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and autoimmune disorders. Models and studies have most of us convinced that excess vitamin D intake could reduce cancer deaths by 75 percent. Why else would the government add vitamin D2 to fortify food? Meanwhile, as cancer rates rise, we are urged to cover up with sunscreen against the sun which nature intended as the truest source of vitamin D. Why the contradiction?...

Aug 13 08:40

California Super Volcano Found with 240 CUBIC MILES of Magma Swirling Underneath

The amount of magma in the Long Valley Caldera is so large it could support an eruption equivalent to the massive one which occurred 767,000 years ago, which released 140 cubic miles of material into the atmosphere.

By comparison, the 1980 Mount St Helens eruption resulted in the release of 0.29 cubic miles.

While the Long Valley Caldera is unlikely to blow anytime soon, the report, written by scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the University of California, and the University of Rhode Island, said: “We can conclude the mid-crustal reservoir is still melt-rich.

Aug 13 08:39

Mike Adams, Natural News 8-11-18… “Monsanto hit with $290 million cancer liability ruling in Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide trial”

A San Francisco jury found Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) liable for the glyphosate-induced cancer of Dewayne Johnson, who is dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson sprayed glyphosate 20-30 times per year on public school grounds (near children, no less), and he was twice “doused” with glyphosate due to malfunctioning equipment.

Monsanto — which has been responsible for the mass chemical poisoning of our world going back more than 40 years — hid scientific evidence proving glyphosate caused cancer, pretending that glyphosate was as “safe as salt.”

“This jury found Monsanto acted with malice and oppression because they knew what they were doing was wrong and doing it with reckless disregard for human life,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., founder of the World Mercury Project. “This should send a strong message to the boardroom of Monsanto.”

Aug 12 17:46

Monsanto was Just Fined $289 Million by San Francisco Jury for Failing to Warn of Known Cancer Risk

In an incredible victory for plaintiff Dwayne Johnson, a San Francisco jury just found agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto guilty of failing to adequately warn that it’s products Roundup and Ranger may cause cancer when used in a reasonable and expectable manner.

Aug 12 11:30

Vegans Vs Omnivores

Aug 12 09:06

Trump EPA Allowing ASBESTOS Back into Manufacturing

Aug 12 08:45

Vaccine Corruption Exposed To Washington State Board of Health

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Bernadette Pajer, co-president of Informed Choice Washington, made the most exceptional presentation before the Washington State Board of Health regarding fully informed medical consent and choice, full-disclosure regarding vaccine science and ingredients, plus Big Pharma’s apparently illegal tactics that deprive citizens of their inherent and indisputable rights to self-determination regarding their health, their children’s health and vaccines/vaccinations.

Ms. Pajer’s presentation needs to be studied, and even replicated...

Aug 11 23:23

Police Using Mouth Swab Tests For Stoned Driving Despite Admitting They’re Inaccurate

It is strange that there is such an obsession with busting people for driving with cannabis in their system, especially in states where it is recognized as a medicine that people can get a prescription for. Every single day millions of people drive around with drugs like Xanax and Percocet in their systems and no one thinks twice about it.

Aug 11 09:01

School groundsman, 46, with weeks to live, is awarded $289M by jury that found weedkiller Roundup DID give him lymphoma - and says cash will support his wife, who works two jobs, and children when he dies

Roundup does cause cancer, a jury has declared in an unprecedented trial into the health dangers of Monsanto's weedkiller.

After three days of deliberations, jurors on Friday sided with terminally-ill groundsman Dewayne Johnson, 46, who has just weeks to live, awarding him $250 million in punitive damages, plus nearly $40m in compensatory damages, bringing the total to $289m.

Specifically, in eight weeks of proceedings, the jury was left convinced that Monsanto's product caused Johnson's cancer.

Addressing a press conference on Friday evening, Johnson thanked his legal team, his wife, Araceli, and their two sons.

'It’s taken a lot of prayer, I’ve taken energy from a lot of people. I’m glad to be here to help. Hopefully this thing will start to get the attention it needs. This case is way bigger than me,' he said.

Aug 11 09:00

Monsanto owners call weed killer 'safe' after jury orders big payout

Monsanto's German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was "safe", rejecting a California jury's decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that the product might cause cancer.

While observers predicted thousands of potential future claims against the company in the wake of Monsanto's defeat, Bayer -- which recently acquired the US giant -- said the California ruling went against scientific evidence.

"On the basis of scientific conclusions, the views of worldwide regulatory authorities and the decades-long practical experience with glyphosate use, Bayer is convinced that glyphosate is safe and does not cause cancer," the company said in a statement.

Aug 11 08:41

'They will f*ck up': Company involved in Flint water crisis bids to serve largest city in Africa

Activists are concerned that Veolia, the company linked with the Flint, Michigan water crisis, is on the shortlist to manage two-thirds of water system in Lagos, Nigeria, where many children die from water-borne diseases.
"I feel Veolia is a snake, and they slithered over to Lagos to try to increase their profit margins," Nayyirah Shariff, director at Flint Rising activist group, told BuzzFeed News. "They have a history of poisoning black communities in the US, and they should not be poisoning the largest African city on the continent."

The campaigner said she was "shocked and extremely angry" when she found out that the French-owned water management company is among the three bidders for the Adiyan II project in the Nigerian capital, Lagos, which is the seventh largest city in the world.

Aug 10 16:05

Monsanto “Taken To The Cleaners” In Jury Verdict Dwayne Johnson v. Monsanto

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The Media Relations personnel of the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC emailed me at 6:20 PM Friday, August 10th, the verdict rendered by the jury in the 8-week trial whereby “the jury found unanimously that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused Mr. Johnson to develop NHL, and that Monsanto failed to warn of this severe health hazard. Importantly, the jury also found that Monsanto acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct.”...

Aug 10 15:01

Internet Causes Sleep Deprivation, and Not Just in Teens, Study Shows

One of the main finding of this study showed that Internet access reduces both sleep duration and sleep satisfaction.

Aug 10 14:59

What Would a Monsanto-Bayer Merger Really Grow?

A megamerger between two of the world’s biggest agricultural corporations looms on the horizon. The seed and pesticide giant Monsanto is inching closer to uniting with the German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer—a consolidation that could spell disaster for farmers, pollinators, and affordable, healthy food. Here’s why the Monsanto-Bayer merger is a toxic relationship.

Aug 10 13:26

Blue Light Is Making Us Blind, Say Researchers

University of Toledo researchers made a shocking discovery that the “blue light” emanating from our smartphones and other screens is literally doing permanent damage to our vision. Here's what you can do to stop it.

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