Questions about the Death and Dumping at Sea of Osama bin Laden Remain

Vic sadot | The Truth Troubador Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive? If he is dead, when did he die? Was he really the “mastermind of 9/11”, or not? How can we know the truth? One thing we know is that Osama bin Laden was a CIA asset used to recruit Muslim fundamentalists to fight […]

100,000 invited to post their genomes online – in the name of science

A hundred thousand British volunteers could have their genetic information available to anyone in the world. Some scientists warn the Personal Genome Project may be a step too far for confidentiality. The project is US-based and allows people to find out more about their genetic profiles, plus contribute to advances in medical science. Volunteers from […]

Scientists Plan to Create New Bird Flu Strain in Lab

Scientists who sparked an outcry when they created easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu want to try such experiments again, this time using a worrisome new strain known as H7N9. Since it broke out in March in China, the bird flu strain has infected more than 130 people and killed 43. Such research is allowed […]

Scientists Warn Geo-Engineering Can Kill Billions of People

By Cassandra AndersonOctober 2, 2012 Geo-engineering is an umbrella term for deliberate climate intervention that includes spraying the sky with aerosols to reflect solar radiation away from Earth in order to cool the planet and to save the environment and humanity from the effects of supposedly man-made global warming.  There is evidence that this program […]

China bird flu analysis finds more virus threats lurking

A deadly new bird flu virus in China evolved from migratory birds via waterfowl to poultry and into people, and there are other bird flu viruses circulating that could follow the same path, scientists have found. The study – an analysis of the evolutionary history of the H7N9 bird flu that has so far killed […]

Questions about the Death and Dumping at Sea of Osama bin Laden Remain

Vic sadot | The Truth Troubador Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?  If he is dead, when did he die? Was he really the “mastermind of 9/11”, or not? How can we know the truth? One thing we know is that Osama bin Laden was a CIA asset used to recruit Muslim fundamentalists to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. […]

New lighter-than-air material may be Holy Grail for batteries

German scientists have almost accidently created the world’s lightest material. A cubic centimetre of aerographite weighs just two ten-thousandths of a gram, six times lighter than air and 75 times lighter than Styrofoam. “You can hold it,” Dr. Rainer Adelung told the Star. “Although it has almost no gravity.” Adelung and other scientists at the […]

Legislator claims one in 10 darted polar bears die – 60 times the number reported by scientists

ShareThis Legislator claims one in 10 darted polar bears die – 60 times the number reported by scientists 23 Mar 2013 On March 1, in response to the state losing its appeal of the threatened-species designation for polar bears, Rep. Eric Feige (D) said the federal government itself was responsible for the deaths of many […]

Scientists Control Monkeys’ Brains with Light

Technology Review | For the first time, scientists have been able to affect the behavior of a primate using optogenetics—a technique by which genetically modified neurons are made to fire with light.              

Ancient life-size lion statues baffle scientists

Two sculptures of life-size lions, each weighing about 5 tons in antiquity, have been discovered in what is now Turkey, with archaeologists perplexed over what the granite cats were used for. Both archaeological and ancient written records indicate that the Asiatic lion, now extinct in Turkey, was still very much around, some even being kept […]