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 […]

Colo. judge bans release of suspect’s univ. docs

ShareThis Colo. judge bans release of suspect’s univ. docs 26 Jul 2012 A judge overseeing the criminal case against the suspect in the movie theater shooting has ordered the University of Colorado Denver not to release his school records. Numerous media organizations, including The Associated Press, filed open records requests for school records about former […]

Bilderberg 2012 Official Participant List

Bilderberg Meetings Chantilly, Virginia, USA, 31 May-3 June 2012 Final List of Participants Chairman FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman and CEO, AXA Group DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG GBR Agius, Marcus Chairman, Barclays plc USA Ajami, Fouad Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University […]

N.C. air transport company Aero has role in extraordinary rendition, report says

ShareThis N.C. air transport company Aero has role in extraordinary rendition, report says 19 Jan 2012 With fresh ammunition from a University of North Carolina law school report, activists renewed their call Thursday for state officials to take legal action against Aero Contractors Ltd. For years the Johnston County, N.C., air transport company, which has […]

Kobe University lab creates ‘novel’ H5N1 in ‘secret’ lab

ShareThis Kobe University lab creates ‘novel’ H5N1 in ‘secret’ lab –Emails from Kobe virologist and H5N1-H1N1 virus creator, Teridah Ernala Ginting —Story in e-mails: Kobe University PhD student Teridah Ernala confesses to creating H1N1-H5N1 “novel” viruses; Kawaoka’s virus thief Akiko Makino lies to Indonesian authorities to avoid arrest for attempted smuggling of H5N1 out of […]

“Zombie” Fly Parasite Killing Honeybees

A heap of dead bees was supposed to become food for a newly captured praying mantis. Instead, the pile ended up revealing a previously unrecognized suspect in colony collapse disorder – a mysterious condition that for several years has been causing declines in U.S. honeybee populations, which are needed to pollinate many important crops. This […]

Mosquito Bioweapons: The History of Testing Inside the United States

Activist Post Brandon Turbeville With the recent announcement by UK-based biotechnology firm Oxitec that the company would be releasing thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes in Southern Florida as early as January, 2012, GM opponents, environmentalists, and a diverse group of Floridians have issued calls to suspend the experiment at least until further tests have been […]

Fear, speculation in Iran over military strike

( The threat of military strikes on Iran has upturned the quiet and comfortable lives once enjoyed by many Iranians, ushering in a new era of struggle and fear. Like many Iranians, Maryam Sofi says the West and Iran are locked in a dangerous game. “I don’t think we can know just yet if war will break […]

Up to 200,000 Quebec students stage massive protest over tuition hikes

ShareThis Up to 200,000 Quebec students stage massive protest over tuition hikes –Some students blocked access at Montreal institutions early Thursday 10 Nov 2011 Quebec students are marching in the streets as part of a massive protest against tuition-fee hikes in the province. As many as 200,000 college and university students voted in favour of […]

So many people stopped smoking that California cut back cancer screening for low-income women

Like many states, California is facing a massive budget shortfall, to the tune of about $20 billion. To offset the massive debt, the state has had to make serious cuts to public services such as raising university tuition by more than 30 percent, extending furlough days for state employees, even closing courts once a month […]