Rotterdam scientists created mutant bird flu viruses in laboratory

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TweetYumScientists in the Dutch city of Rotterdam know precisely what it takes for a bird flu to mutate into a potential human pandemic strain–because they’ve created just such mutant viruses in the laboratory. So as they watch with some trepidation the emergence in China of a strain of bird flu previously unknown in humans, they […]

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

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TweetYumVic 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

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TweetYumA 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

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TweetYumScientists 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

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TweetYumBy 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 […]