Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Sun – An Essential Element of Good Health

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Author: David Huting

Along with food, air, and water, sunlight is the most important survival factor in human life.” -The National Institute of Mental Health In the past 100 years, the majority of people around the world have transitioned from working outside all day to being stuck inside, with artificial lighting. 100 years...

Russia Condemns Israeli Air Strike on Syria

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Author: Harriet Sherwood

Russia says it is very concerned about reports of an Israeli air attack inside Syria near Damascus and any such action would amount to unacceptable military interference. "If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the UN...

Zimbabwe Has $217 Left in the Bank

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Author: CBS

Zimbabwe's finance minister made a startling admission to reporters in Harare on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. "Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 in government coffers," Finance Minister Tendai Biti said, according to The Telegraph. "The government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment." That...

Cloud Control: Thought Personal Information Was Safe With Server in Sky?

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Author: Andrew Grice

All personal information stored by British internet users on major “cloud” computing services including Google Drive can be spied upon routinely without their knowledge by US authorities under newly-approved legislation, it can be disclosed. Cloud computing has exploded in recent years as a flexible, cheap way for individuals, companies and...

The U.S. Military Spy Drone That Can See What Type of Phone You’re Carrying

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Author: Daimien Gayle / Video

A sinister airborne surveillance camera gives the U.S. military the ability to track movements in an entire city like a real-time Google Street View. The ARGUS-IS array can be mounted on unmanned drones to capture an area of 15 sq/miles in an incredible 1,800MP - that's 225 times more sensitive...

Garlic Proven 100 Times More Effective Than Antibiotics, Working In A Fraction of The Time

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Author: April McCarthy

A significant finding from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness. Their work was published recently in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy a follow-up to the author’s previous research in Applied and Environmental Microbiology which conclusively demonstrated that...

U.K Families Face Battle With GSK over Dangerous Diabetes Drug

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Author: Sarah Boseley

Avandia pill bottle
Thousands of families in the UK could be deprived of compensation for the death or harm of a relative caused by the diabetes drug Avandia, even though the British maker has agreed to pay billions of dollars to settle similar claims in the US. The licence for Avandia was revoked in Europe,...

French Employment Minister: ‘France is Totally Bankrupt’

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Author: John Hall

France’s employment minister Michel Sapin has admitted the country is “totally bankrupt”. The unexpected news came during a radio interview yesterday and is thought to have sent the country’s business leaders into a state of shock. “There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state,” Mr Sapin said....

Anger Over U.K Fluoride Plans

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Author: James Chapman

Fluoride is set to be added to drinking water throughout England and Wales despite controversy over the long-term health effects, it emerged yesterday. The law is expected to be changed so that local authorities can compel water companies to add fluoride to water. Environmentalists and consumer groups, who believe fluoridation...

German Federal Court: Internet Connection Crucial to Everyday Life

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Author: Computer World

Internet access is as crucial to everyday life as having a phone connection and the loss of connectivity is deserving of financial compensation, the German Federal Court of Justice has ruled. Because having an internet connection is so significant for a large part of the German population, a customer whose...

Scientists Underestimated Potential for Tohoku Quake. Now What?

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Author: SpaceDaily

The massive Tohoku, Japan, earthquake in 2011 and Sumatra-Andaman superquake in 2004 stunned scientists because neither region was thought to be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake with a magnitude exceeding ? 8.4. Now earthquake scientists are going back to the proverbial drawing board and admitting that existing predictive models...

Quake Experts Call For An Advance-Warning System For California

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Author: Rong-Gong Lin II

When a major earthquake strikes, seconds count. In the devastating 2011 Japan earthquake, a sensor embedded in the ground detected the first signs of movement and immediately sent out an alert at the speed of light. Within seconds, text messages warning of impending shaking went out to roughly 50 million people. Many people in...

How No 10 Describes Disabled: ‘LTB’ (or ‘lying, thieving b******s’)

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Author: Rob Williams

A documentary investigation into one of the firms responsible for delivering the Government's £5bn Work Programme claims to have found evidence of staff using an 'offensive' code to describe disabled and jobless people. Clients of Triage, a key player in the Government's plan to pay private companies to move people...

Queensland’s Flood Crisis Deepens

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Author: Sarah Elks / Video

Queensland was today in the grip of another extraordinary flood crisis, with three people dead, helicopters rescuing residents from roofs, and cities and towns facing inundation. Dramatic rescues were underway in Bundaberg, where the city's worst flood on record left dozens of people trapped on rooftops. Authorities later ordered people...

Israel Warns of Possible Pre-Emptive Chemical Weapons Strike in Syria

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Author: CBS

Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria's chemical weapons from reaching Lebanon's Hezbollah or al Qaeda inspired groups, officials said Sunday. The warning came as the military moved a rocket defense system to a main northern city, and Israel's premier warned of dangers from both Syria and Iran....