Why do manufacturers and retailers of water-proof clothing keep using fluorochemicals even though they have access to eco-friendly solutions?

by Vicki Batts (Natural News) Is your favorite outdoor gear contaminating the environment and destroying your health? A shocking new report finds that an overwhelming majority of waterproof clothing manufacturers (and retailers) continue to rely on toxic fluorochemicals to achieve water resistance — even though eco-friendly alternatives are readily available. Researchers from the University of Leeds say that most waterproof products are “over-engineered” for the average consumer, and that fluorochemicals are not actually necessary for waterproofing. Highly fluorinated chemicals are extremely hazardous to the ecosystem and to human health. Research shows fluorochemicals can cause immune system and reproductive system abnormalities, as well as cancer … Continue reading Why do manufacturers and retailers of water-proof clothing keep using fluorochemicals even though they have access to eco-friendly solutions?

‘A Convenient Life and a Good Life May Not Be the Same Thing’

FRANCOIS LENOIR / REUTERS Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s top antitrust regulator, hasn’t been able to take down Big Tech—but she has a theory of how to tame it. by Franklin Foer The election of Donald Trump, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal that followed, set in motion what some have called the tech-lash—a bout of intense skepticism directed toward Silicon Valley. But long before it became fashionable to jeer Mark Zuckerberg, there was the Danish regulator, Margrethe Vestager. As the European commissioner of competition, a post she has held since 2014, she has fined Google billions for its bullying behavior toward rivals. … Continue reading ‘A Convenient Life and a Good Life May Not Be the Same Thing’

Moral technology

A screen shows a demonstration of SenseTime Group Ltd’s SenseVideo pedestrian and vehicle recognition system in Beijing, China, on Friday 15 June 2018. Photo by Bloomberg/Getty Images Self-driving cars don’t drink and medical AIs are never overtired. Given our obvious flaws, what can humans still do best? Paula Boddington is a senior research fellow at Cardiff University. She is the author of Towards a Code of Ethics for Artificial Intelligence (2017). She lives in Oxford. Edited by Nigel Warburton A five-year-old boy is helping his grandmother cook by cutting out biscuits from the dough she’s made, and he’s doing it rather badly. He … Continue reading Moral technology

‘Molecular surgery’ gives pain-free operations

The new technique uses electric currents to reshape tissue with no incisions. By Sara Rigby Fear the surgeon’s knife? A cutting-edge technique could banish the scalpel for good – at least for certain operations. Dubbed ‘molecular surgery’, the tech has been developed for procedures that involve reshaping tissue.Usually, this kind of surgery involves cutting and suturing, which is painful and leaves scars. Now, researchers at Occidental College in Los Angeles and the University of California, Irvine, have reshaped tissue with no incisions or scarring, and minimal recovery time. It could be useful for cosmetic surgery – such as reshaping a nose … Continue reading ‘Molecular surgery’ gives pain-free operations

WHAT THE FUCK ?

image edited by F. Kaskais 5G APOCALYPSE – THE EXTINCTION EVENT New Earth Project A full length documentary by Sacha Stone exposing the 5G existential threat to humanity in a way we never imagined possible! Please SHARE this as widely as you feel drawn…use it to target your local bureaucrats, technocrats, health practitioners, local and federal government agencies and more than anything else…your family and friends. Featuring in this film: weapons development experts, biologists, molecular & cellular biologists, blood microscopists, activists, as well as good leaders out there on the frontline. We know what this technology is – we know … Continue reading WHAT THE FUCK ?

WHAT SHE’S REALLY LOOKING FOR WHEN SHE GOES THROUGH YOUR PHONE

 Tracy Moore You’d better purge that recently deleted photos folder The phone raid is a uniquely modern heist. Inside every person’s phone is a treasure trove of data in one single place: habits, thoughts, likes, routines, desires, purchases, contacts and connections that tell us everything we want to know about a person, and more than plenty we don’t. But snooping on someone’s device is also a truly desperate, misguided act. Not because it’s a privacy violation at the deepest level — it most certainly is — but because doing so reveals a far more uncomfortable truth about human pairings. None … Continue reading WHAT SHE’S REALLY LOOKING FOR WHEN SHE GOES THROUGH YOUR PHONE

How did one woman wielding FAKE SCIENCE manage to fool so many supposedly “smart” leaders in the business community?

By Vicki Batts Theranos and its female founder, Elizabeth Holmes were widely promoted as the would-be future of feminism and medical technology. But as it turned out, her promises of life-changing technology in the world of blood testing were empty, and the science she based her entire company on was fraudulent. How did one woman fool so many people, for such a long period of time? The answer is simple: Holmes was giving the media what they wanted (a female icon)  and over-eager investors simply don’t know enough about science to ask the right questions. The age-old adage, “If it’s … Continue reading How did one woman wielding FAKE SCIENCE manage to fool so many supposedly “smart” leaders in the business community?