5 Reasons Booze Is Deadlier than Heroin and Other Drugs That’ll Land You in Jail

By April M. Short No hother drugs even come close. When you think of the “deadliest drug,” what do you picture? Do you imagine dirty needles and pill bottles strewn across the floor? Do scenes from Hollywood’s dingiest heroin and crack dens (a la Trainspotting and Requiem for a Dream) flash through your mind? If so, you’ve been misled. Alcohol is the most dangerous drug out there. No other drugs—not meth, not heroin, not crack, and certainly not psychedelics like MDMA—even come close. It tops the charts in everything from addiction, to deadly accidents, to the increased likelihood of homicide, … Continue reading 5 Reasons Booze Is Deadlier than Heroin and Other Drugs That’ll Land You in Jail

Why Does the U.S. Support Saudi Arabia, A Country Which Hosts and Finances Islamic Terrorism? On Behalf of Washington?

By Washington’s Blog America Has Sold Its Soul for Oil Why Does the U.S. Support a Country which was FOUNDED With Terrorism? A U.S. congressman for 6 years, who is now a talking head on MSNBC (Joe Scarborough) says that – even if the Saudi government backed the 9/11 attacks – Saudi oil is too important to do anything about it: This is not an isolated incident. It is a microcosm of U.S.-Saudi relations. By way of background, former MI6 agent Alastair Crooke notes that Saudi Arabia was founded with terrorism: One dominant strand to the Saudi identity pertains directly … Continue reading Why Does the U.S. Support Saudi Arabia, A Country Which Hosts and Finances Islamic Terrorism? On Behalf of Washington?

Seek and destroy: New ‘nanorobots’ may revolutionize cancer treatment

Reuters / Eric Gaillard Miniscule robots are set to start hunting down cancerous cells in the human body and destroy them with their nanoweapons, new research suggests. The nanorobots to be used have had a tumor-recognition module installed for the purpose. While it appears like something out of a SciFi novel at first, University of California’s Davis Cancer Center has already published the study in Nature Communications and provides what is apparently a complete solution through being able to both detect and detroy. The nanoparticle is called “nanoporphyrin” and is equipped to both hunt and destroy cancerous tumors in the … Continue reading Seek and destroy: New ‘nanorobots’ may revolutionize cancer treatment

5 ways to save water in a drought-stricken world

By Julie Wilson Water is the essence of life. Humans are bound to this universal mandate as is any other form of life, but how we differ is our ability to control consumption and preserve what is perhaps the most precious gift that the universe has given us. If consumption continues as is, many predict that by 2020 water will be more valuable than gold. Even though 70 percent of the planet is covered in water, just 3 percent of it is fresh, and only 1 percent of that freshwater is readily accessible for human use. Long-term sustainability isn’t just … Continue reading 5 ways to save water in a drought-stricken world

America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

by David Usborne  Baton Rouge, Louisiana Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act, a new sort of discrimination is plaguing the Deep South The private fund-raiser at the Louisiana Lagniappe, one of Baton Rouge’s finer eateries, seems a typically polite affair. Crab cakes and smoked salmon; jackets but no ties. You wouldn’t guess the people inside were plotting an urban remapping campaign that critics are calling a betrayal of 50 years of civil rights progress. Fortunate residents of this the relatively prosperous southern section of a city that is otherwise blighted by poverty, violence and a failing public school system, … Continue reading America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

From Ferguson to Rio: two black teenagers shot dead by police, two very different reactions

Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, triggered nights of violent protests, criticism of police tactics and racial upheaval. But in Rio, Brazil’s largest city, 15-year-old Lucas Lima was another statistic Jonathan Watts in Complexo do Alemão A black teenager gunned down by police. A grieving family. A furious community. And then, after a few days of tears and anger, a story that fades from view, leaving only the private misery of a heartbroken mother and a bereaved brother searching for justice. The shooting of 15-year-old Lucas Lima in Rio de Janeiro bears many similarities with the killing of Michael Brown … Continue reading From Ferguson to Rio: two black teenagers shot dead by police, two very different reactions

How to Recognize an Energy Vampire and What To Do About It

by Jocelyn Daher I will start off by saying that everyone that is reading this article has most likely had an experience with an energy vampire living in the type of society we do today. All of us experiencing this at different levels, whether it be a relationship where you were so manipulated you started questioning your own sanity. Having to scribe and keep track of each moment because this person was convicting you the sky was actually purple or simply a friend or coworker not being happy for fortunate moments within your life. It is the feeling of being … Continue reading How to Recognize an Energy Vampire and What To Do About It

How Happiness, Sun, Parachutes, And Other Things Make You Make Risky Decisions

by Drake Baer Are some people naturally more likely to take risks than others? Or does it depend on a social situation? A time of year? A time of life? The research isn’t conclusive — but here’s a selection of what the science tells us thus far. Happier people take more risks. If you’re feeling high on life, you see the odds as in your favor. “When we’re happy we take more risks, are more trusting, more generous,” writes University College London professor Noreena Hertz. “It’s why a country’s stock market tends to rise off the back of a national … Continue reading How Happiness, Sun, Parachutes, And Other Things Make You Make Risky Decisions

Helsinki’s Plan To Make Private Cars Obsolete

  by Lisa Jerram Helsinki, Finland, has proposed a strikingly ambitious mobility on demand system that presents the logical extension of current innovations in passenger travel. The city plans to create a subscriber service that would let users choose from, and pay for, a range of transportation options through their smartphones. The options will include conventional public transit, carsharing, bikesharing, ferries, and an on-demand minibus service that the city’s transit authority launched in 2013. The major innovation that makes this work will be an integrated payment system. This part of the scheme may prove the most complicated to implement, but … Continue reading Helsinki’s Plan To Make Private Cars Obsolete

Nuclear 9/11 Revealed: Theories and Disinformation, the Misguided and the Inhuman

By Gordon Duff and Members of the Department of Energy 9/11 Investigation Team Editor’s Introduction: Over the past few weeks, members of the “official 9/11 groups” have come forward — years late, no new ideas, nothing to offer. The real 9/11 report, initially released by the Russians, now supported directly by both the team that wrote it at the U.S. Department of Energy and the IAEA, have been following the aftermath of their revelations. The text below is theirs. When they talk of “morons,” these are America’s top nuclear physicists, the people who build the bombs that supposedly keep us … Continue reading Nuclear 9/11 Revealed: Theories and Disinformation, the Misguided and the Inhuman