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|9/4/2016 - A recent scientific study has confirmed what dog lovers have suspected all along – that their canine companions actually understand what is being said to them.
A group of researchers at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, used functional MRI (fMRI) technology to scan the brains of...|
|8/30/2016 - Nature without man – what a strange mental picture. No kids playing in yards. No cars driving on the streets. No planes flying overhead. Nobody at the coffee shops or the national parks. No hustle and bustle. No farmers. No television. Nobody playing pokemon-go (what a tragedy, right?).
|7/7/2016 - The cryonic preservation of humans may become commonplace sooner than you imagine, as construction of a massive cryogenic facility in Texas is now underway.
The Timeship Building – dubbed the "Mecca of cryogenics" – is the brainchild of architect Stephen Valentine, and will be capable...|
|6/6/2016 - The Age of Robotics truly is upon us, and while this kind of technology will prove useful in any number of ways, it will also usher in a massive wave of unemployment that will destabilize scores of nations, as tens of millions of human workers are replaced by machines.
As noted by the UK's Daily...|
|5/31/2016 - It's important to point out the outrageous hypocrisy of the shameless murder of Harambe the gorilla, a conscious, aware, intelligent being who showed no intention of trying to harm the child that fell into his exhibit at the Cincinnati zoo. #JusticeForHarambe
The very same stupid, idiotic humans...|
|4/13/2016 - Holding a grudge might seem like a very human concept – but it seems that the brown skua bird doesn't let things go either. This particular species of bird lives in Antarctica and doesn't have a lot of contact with people – and yet, when researchers from South Korea were stationed there,...|
|1/12/2016 - The American military is planning to conduct intense electromagnetic warfare training exercises in a primitive forest area of Washington state this fall despite a lack of proper evidence showing that such exercises are safe. According to Truthout, the U.S. Navy will fly 36 jets at 1,200 feet above the...|
|12/30/2015 - Although animals don't speak human languages, they are able to learn in ways similar to Homo sapiens. The University of Iowa has found that pigeons, with a brain no larger than a dime, can categorize and name natural and man made objects like humans do. In their initial research, the researchers showed...|
|12/8/2015 - The FDA has dramatically expanded the permitted uses of the anthrax vaccine using a post-9/11 law known as the Bioterrorism Act of 2002. A clause of that act, known as the Animal Rule, allows the FDA to bypass human studies of drugs in cases where exposing humans to a disease or toxin would be unfeasible...|
|9/16/2015 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known by the acronym DARPA, is the Pentagon's super-secret entity responsible for developing all kinds of advanced weapons and other systems, including your ability to read this story. Now they are helping the Pentagon make a better soldier.
|9/7/2015 - When compared to humans, ants work much better in groups, moving fluidly as one unit to accomplish incredible tasks. The work ethic of ants and their incredible faith and strength - ants can lift more than 50 times their own weight - set an example for humans to follow. Now, scientists are discovering...|
|8/30/2015 - Human life is special and must be treated with dignity and respect, Barack Obama recently told a fixated crowd at the recent Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) 2015 Summit in Africa. Humans murdering other humans is "craziness," he stated, adding that the "cruel" tradition of harvesting organs...|
|8/23/2015 - Anyone who has lived with a dog can attest to the fact that dogs can sense when people are sad and will often seek to comfort them. However, evidence suggests that dogs might also be able to sense when people are ill or even dying and increase their comforting attention accordingly.
Even when humans...|
|8/19/2015 - A new study out of the University of South Florida (USF) confirms what many environmentalists and anti-GMO activists have been saying all along: Reducing biological diversity places humans and wildlife more at risk for infectious disease outbreaks.
While it's true people are living longer than ever...|
|7/14/2015 - If you needed just one more reason to trash your iPhone, this is it. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently told a crowd of techies in Austin, Texas, that the future of humanity will predicate on artificially-intelligent (AI) robots keeping people as "pets" - and Wozniak says he's actually looking...|
|3/22/2015 - A Seattle architect named Katrina Spade has proposed a new solution for urban food production: convert the recently deceased into nutritious compost to feed the food crops.
The project is called the Urban Death Project, and it describes the process of turning dead humans into food as follows:
|1/29/2015 - Large-scale, commercial agriculture, among other things, is taking a toll on the planet, particularly in America's Heartland, and is threatening the existence of life on Earth, according to an international team of researchers.
Published in the journal Science, their study called, "Planetary boundaries:...|
|1/2/2015 - Plenty of information exists demonstrating the intelligence of humans, apes and monkeys. From people's technological inventions to apes that have learned sign language, it's clear that the ability to think on advanced levels exists across a variety of species. Now, researchers have a new animal to add...|
|12/19/2014 - A world-renowned Brazilian photographer says Man is a reckless plunderer of the planet and is lethally short-sighted, and has suggested that humans are bound to destroy the earth.
Sabastiao Salgado has traveled the globe documenting the extremes of globalization, migration and unchartered territories....|
|12/10/2014 - Humans might have a thing or two to learn from their closest relative, the monkeys. According to a new Yale study, capuchin monkeys are smarter shoppers than humans. They know a bargain when they see one and can make more rational economic decisions in the marketplace. It turns out that people shop...|
|11/16/2014 - Maybe you're familiar with Cybercop and Cyborg Cop TV shows and movies, maybe not. But you are most likely not familiar with cyber dogs. They're actually rescue dogs in an experimental phase of developing Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog (CEWD) technology. The purpose is to enhance communication between humans...|
|10/22/2014 - If you haven't yet read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, a non-fiction book published in 1994, you're way behind the curve on the truth about Ebola.
This book reveals all sorts of astonishing truths about Ebola which have since been buried or distorted by a modern-day government operating in total...|
|10/7/2014 - In recent days, after news that the Ebola virus had spread to our shores, several U.S. officials have said that, despite the desire of millions of Americans to close our borders to travel from the affected West African regions, that just isn't going to happen.
One of those to call for a travel ban...|
|9/28/2014 - The United Nations isn't letting a good crisis go to waste, having recently endorsed the use of untested, experimental Ebola vaccines being rushed to market as this is typed. Agence France-Presse reports that the vaccines, which are bypassing the normal testing and approval process, should be ready...|
|9/26/2014 - Is there really such a thing as a "sheeple" mentality -- a tendency by the vast majority of us to follow along mindlessly, and without resistance? Yes, according to a series of research projects over the past couple of years which concluded that following the crowd is a distinct human trait.
|9/15/2014 - The current global extinction rate is 1,000 times higher than it was before humans came along, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brown University, Duke University, Microsoft Research and the University of Georgia, and published in the journal Conservation Biology.
"We've known for...|
|9/9/2014 - Tissue engineering and organ growing operations are leaving the realm of science fiction and entering human reality. The future of life-saving organ transplants hinges on organ farming technology which uses a patient's preexisting tissue as "seed" to develop fully functioning organs.
|9/6/2014 - A measure of the quantity of natural resources that humans have used so far this year in comparison to what the earth actually provides has revealed that we've maxed out the budget in just eight months. Experts are calling it "Earth Overshoot Day"-- the point at which we are now using more natural resources...|
|9/4/2014 - Are humans getting dumber? That is the finding of a new study which says that our collective IQs have fallen over the last decade, even while technology keeps getting "smarter."
According to a report in New Scientist magazine online, the study questions whether "our century-long rise in intelligence"...|
|8/19/2014 - Nature always finds a way. Despite the advanced technology that humans possess, nature always seems to be one step ahead. This is particularly true for drug-resistant fungi, a phenomenon threatening enough to demand further research.
Four years ago, Dutch researchers were the first to link the agricultural...|
|8/13/2014 - Planet Earth is on the verge of another mass extinction event, say scientists, and this time the cause is humans. A new study by researchers from Stanford University claims that losses to animal and plant life are reaching a tipping point that could signal an approaching mass die-off event, the sixth...|
|7/12/2014 - When people hear the term neurodegenerative disease, they either run the other way and just pray that they never have to deal with it, or they have no idea what it means. When millions of Americans take prescription drugs to cover up and temporarily minimize symptoms of chronic health ailments, they...|
|6/21/2014 - There is a program on the air called, "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" Maybe there should be a new show entitled, "Are you smarter than a chimp?"
According to the LA Times, researchers believe that different outcomes could be due to the byproduct of a cognitive trade-off in the course of evolution....|
|4/1/2014 - Yet another scientific study has debunked the myth that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) pose no threat whatsoever to animals or humans. A team of researchers from both Germany and Egypt, publishing their findings in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, discovered that animals...|
|3/26/2014 - There are two broad categories of behavior that, in humans, may be labeled as "war." The first and most familiar to us are large-scale battles between two or more opposing forces. Similar behavior is seen in many species of ants and other social insects, in which battles may take place between tens...|
|3/12/2014 - Do women get breast cancer more often when their hormones are thrown out of whack? You bet. Are those cases more severe than others? The jury is still out on that one. What about thyroid tumors and ovarian cancer - can those come from eating meat and drinking dairy from cows that are given hormones...|
|3/7/2014 - Dogs have been called man's (and woman's) best friend, and a new brain-imaging study of dogs indicates one reason why: There are striking similarities in how dogs and humans -- and, perhaps, a number of other mammals -- process voice and emotion.
According to Wired, dogs, like humans, may have brain...|
|3/2/2014 - The FDA allowed 18 separate animal antibiotics to remain on the market even after concluding that they posed a "high risk" of leading to antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause disease in humans, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Microbiologist and lead...|
|3/2/2014 - The results of a new study by German and United States researchers showed that there is a genetic connection between Neanderthals and modern humans. This connection could be responsible for something as benign as being able to tolerate cold weather better, or something as sinister as being predisposed...|
|2/26/2014 - In the brilliant techno-thriller fiction novel DAEMON by Daniel Suarez, a collection of clever computer scripts take over corporations, economies and entire governments. AI programs also activate and control vehicles, buildings and critical infrastructure, outmaneuvering the FBI, CIA and even the NSA...|
|1/5/2014 - A new report issued by the European Food Safety Commission (EFSA) has found that a class of crop pesticides previously linked to causing mass bee deaths is also inherently harmful to humans. Researchers from the EFSA determined that neonicotinoid pesticides -- acetamiprid and imidacloprid in particular...|
|9/28/2013 - The curse of being a critical thinker is that you can't turn it off, I've discovered. So you become a critical thinker about everything you've been told or taught, and as it turns out, most of what we've all been taught about genetics is a lie.
But don't take my word for it. Join me as we take an...|
|5/3/2013 - You know how the "Earth Day" story goes. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire. Wild birds were laying eggs so weak, they broke open before the chicks were ready to hatch. Acid rain was skewing the pH of lake, river, and coastal ecosystems. Choking smog blanketed the large cities, and with...|
|11/13/2012 - Have you ever wondered - and maybe even said out loud - why so many people seem downright dumb? According to a hypothesis just published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Genetics, maybe humans are becoming less intelligent. The paper's author, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, of Stanford University, suggests...|
|9/28/2012 - In order to feed ourselves, human beings have to grow, hunt or gather food. Many other living things don't have those kind of sustenance limitations because they can create their own through the process of photosynthesis. Plants, algae and several species of bacteria can do that by using sunlight, which...|
|8/28/2012 - A twenties-something "genius ape" named Natasha has been found to demonstrate more intelligence than a typical U.S. high school student. The findings have been published in the peer-reviewed science journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
As the paper documents, Natasha repeatedly...|
|8/4/2012 - One of the smartest mammals on the planet apart from human beings, dolphins have long fascinated scientists because of their incredible intellectual abilities, which include things like their amazing aptness at solving problems, planning ahead, and even experiencing emotions. And a new study published...|
|4/15/2012 - New archaeological findings show that human beings were already deep-sea fishing at least 42,000 years ago, which is 30,000 years earlier than previously believed.
"All the bones we got inside were just the result of human meals, 40,000 years ago," said researcher Sue O'Connor of the Australian National...|
|2/28/2012 - Monsanto's pipeline of upcoming genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) includes several new varieties specifically engineered with "stacked traits," which means they contain multiple genetic modifications and built-in resistance traits as opposed to just one. And a new study published in the Journal...|
|10/9/2011 - New studies reveal that levels of BPA are massively higher in humans than previously assumed, causing major concern for what has been downplayed by the packaging industry as a false alarm.
BPA, or Bisphenol-A, leaches into food from plastic packaging and from the linings of canned foods, causing...|
|10/2/2010 - It has now been widely revealed that the United States conducted medical experiments on prisoners and mental health patients in Guatemala in the 1940's. Carried out by a government-employed doctor working in a psychiatric hospital, these experiments involved intentionally infecting Guatemalans with...|
|8/2/2010 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently testified before a House committee that antibiotic use in animal agriculture causes humans who eat such meat to develop antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance. Conventional cattle farmers often use antibiotics to speed the growth of their...|
|6/23/2010 - Protecting the environment isn't a "liberal" idea; it's everybody's business. Liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, the environment provides life support for us all, and if we fail to recognize that, we are truly doomed as a civilization.
To help explain this, I've put together a simple...|
|4/14/2010 - Birds such as sparrows, thrushes and warblers are apparently experts on preventing disease and optimizing their bodies to deal with stress. If that sounds like an exaggeration, consider this: scientists at the University of Rhode Island (URI) have discovered these migratory birds eat certain nutrient-packed...|
|8/20/2009 - There is probably no illness that has more terrifying symptoms, or a more ghastly outcome, than variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) -- best known as mad cow disease. Abnormal proteins called prions found in brain tissue of cows suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) can cause vCJD...|
|7/21/2009 - There is probably no illness that has more terrifying symptoms, or a more ghastly outcome, than variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) -- best known as mad cow disease. Abnormal proteins called prions found in brain tissue of cows suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) can cause vCJD...|
|5/1/2009 - When observing the swine flu outbreak happening today, it's helpful to have some historical context. Viral pandemics are not unusual, and talking about one isn't "alarmist." Pandemics are a regular feature of life on earth, and they occur with surprising regularity throughout world history.
|7/11/2008 - Juvenile chimpanzees beat adult humans in two different short-term memory tests, according to a study conducted by researchers at Kyoto University in Japan and published in the journal Current Biology.
The research was carried out on three five-year-old chimpanzees that had been taught the order...|
|3/11/2008 - People of the world, the US Government is planning to poison more than two million people, in California, using an untested biological "pesticide" this summer. The chemical to be sprayed is classified by the EPA as a "pesticide" and the plan is to douse cities with this chemical designed to stick on...|
|2/8/2008 - Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued quarantine, and forced everybody to be vaccinated for some fake disease. In my dream, I took my family, and fled to the hills to avoid being vaccinated.
Now, nine months later, this dream has come true. In an emergency,...|
|12/31/2007 - Sometimes bad dreams do come true. My bad dream was that the government issued quarantine, and forced everybody to be vaccinated for some fake disease. In my dream, I took my family, and fled to the hills to avoid being vaccinated.
Now, nine months later, this dream has come true. In an emergency,...|
|11/21/2007 - If you look at our "family tree" you will find that apes are our "parents", plants are our "grandparents", and the sun and sea our "great grandparents".
The ocean as a plasma
Let's start with our great grandmother, the sea. A French doctor by the name of René Quinton discovered as early as 1897...|
|4/6/2007 - Humans are the only species on the planet who actually go out of their way to feed their children crap. All other animals instinctly seek out the best nutrition they can find. Birds find grubs, worms and insects to feed their young, honeybees painstakingly collect pollen and create a nutrient-rich superfood...|
|3/12/2007 - With modern humans engaged in highly destructive behaviors towards nature (pollution, toxic chemicals production, CO2 emissions, abuse of animals, use of Roundup herbicides, etc.), did you ever wonder what nature would do to humans if it had the chance? In a recent CounterThink cartoon called "Human...|
|6/28/2006 - -- Twenty-year-old Ryan Wilson will have all of his toes and parts of three of his fingers amputated as the result of side effects he suffered from a drug trial. He was one of six volunteers who suffered a severe, life-threatening inflammatory response after being injected with an experimental drug...|
|2/6/2006 - 412 BC – Major epidemic of a disease (which, although not called influenza, probably was influenza) recorded by Hippocrates.
1357 AD – The term, “influenza,” from the Italian word meaning "influence," was coined. Popular belief at that time blamed the development of flu on the influence of the stars....|
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|8/6/2004 - Health experts in the UK are facing a potentially alarming situation regarding the human form of mad cow disease, otherwise known as vCJD. It turns out that there may be potentially tens of thousands of UK citizens who are infected with vCJD from consuming mad cow disease infected red meat in the 1980's...|
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