Playing God with GMO’s

A friend of mine, who’d recently been vacationing in a highly educated and upscale part of New England, told me many folks in that area don’t know what GMOs are. This prompted me to sit down and write, in a very simple way, just what all the fuss is regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Humans have been modifying plants to enhance their genetics for thousands of years. In fact, since the dawn of agriculture we’ve intentionally selected plants that are stronger, sweeter and more productive. We’ve saved the seeds of preferred plants and created new strains by mixing the pollen … Continue reading Playing God with GMO’s

The Most Common Ways You Waste Money (and How to Save It)

All too often we focus on cutting out the little things (like a daily cappuccino), when we should really focus on our major expenses for the biggest impact. Here are seven areas we spend or waste the most money—and how to plug those leaks. The graphic above breaks down how the average US household spends their paycheck, according to the US Department of Labor. As you can see, housing, transportation, and food are the biggest costs. Because they take so much out of our paychecks, it makes sense to concentrate on reducing spending in these areas. Housing Where you choose … Continue reading The Most Common Ways You Waste Money (and How to Save It)

Photos Of Llamas Visiting A Health Center Reaffirm Our Faith In The World

There comes a day in every professional photographer’s life when he or she is asked to snap photos of a truly bizarre subject. For Jen Osborne, that day happened last year, when she ventured to Washington for an assignment at Bellingham Health and Rehabilitation Center. There she focused her lens on a pair of therapy llamas who traveled from farm to hospital in order to visit a group of elderly patients. Osborne trailed the activities of Marisco and N.H. Flight of the Eagle, as the llamas are called, documenting their heartwarming interactions with center residents, all of whom were recovering … Continue reading Photos Of Llamas Visiting A Health Center Reaffirm Our Faith In The World

See your own brain waves in this trippy optical illusion

If you look at this wheel out of your peripheral vision, you should see it flicker or strobe a bit. (To me, it almost looks like a fast pulsating motion, coming from the center of the wheel.) And that’s neat. Optical illusions are usually pretty neat. But, as the blogger Neuroskeptic writes, there’s some reason to think that what you’re seeing might be something even more awesome than just your brain being misled. A study published this month in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests that the flickering is actually a visual representation of the rhythmic alpha waves that are constantly … Continue reading See your own brain waves in this trippy optical illusion

Electronic warfare development targets fully adaptive threat response technology

When U.S pilots encounter enemy air defenses, onboard electronic warfare (EW) systems protect them by interfering with incoming radar signals—a technique known as electronic attack (EA) or jamming. Conversely, electronic protection (EP) technology prevents hostile forces from using EA methods to disable U.S. radar equipment assets. Defeating hostile radar helps shield aircraft from ground-to-air missiles and other threats, so it’s a military priority to ensure that EW systems can defeat any opposing radar technology. At the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), which has supported U.S. electronic warfare capabilities for decades, a research team is developing a new generation of advanced … Continue reading Electronic warfare development targets fully adaptive threat response technology

Government Perfects Crowd-Scanning Facial Recognition Tech for Use by Your Local Cops

The federal government is perfecting software that will be able to pick suspects out of a crowd through facial recognition, and while we’re sure it’ll prove itself very useful for finding terrorists, it’s kind of horrifying all the same–especially since they might make it available for use by your neighborhood police. The crowd-scanning project is called the Biometric Optical Surveillance System, the New York Times reports, and will be known as BOSS, because if there’s one thing our government loves more than chipping away at our privacy, it’s hyper-masculine acronyms. The tech could be used to “help match faces in … Continue reading Government Perfects Crowd-Scanning Facial Recognition Tech for Use by Your Local Cops

Aluminum And Eugenics

It’s hard to believe that the majority of people are not aware of or don’t care about the information regarding the harmful effects of aluminum. People are in denial about aluminum in cookware, aluminum used to can food, in deodorant, among other things, and worst of all the aluminum that is in the air from the incessant chemtrail aerosol spraying. Following is a great study on the terrible health effects of aluminum. This article first appeared on gaia-health.com. Below is a must watch video series about aluminum and the eugenics program that is in full swing. Aluminum is everywhere, in … Continue reading Aluminum And Eugenics