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Category Archives: Future

China Coronavirus: Update on 1/29/2020

bottlemage-m-20_15802940354691. The latest clinical report on 2019-nCoV: 99 patients from Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital published in the medical journal Lancet shows a mortality rate of 11%. “That was much higher than expected,” Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, public health scientist at Harvard. “I’ll be honest – as an epidemiologist, I’m really deeply worried about this new coronavirus outbreak.” Read more of this post

Gene Editing Tech Threatens Nature

hand-holding-globe-900x300We’ve all grown up with the existential threat of nuclear annihilation and more recently the ominous impact of climate change. Now we might be facing a new doomsday scenario: alarmingly unregulated gene-editing technology with the potential to radically and permanently alter the natural world.

“We’re looking at the replacement of nature,” warns Jeffrey Smith, one of the world’s leading environmental activists. “Instead of passing on to future generations what we inherited, the products of billions of year of evolution, we’ll pass on to future generations the products of laboratory experiments that are prone to side effects. And there’s no technology to clean up a gene pool once it is contaminated. That’s a formula for catastrophe.” Read more of this post

Dandelion & Orchid Children

OrchidsChildren can be divided into two distinct personality types, “dandelions” and “orchids,” suggests Dr. Thomas Boyce, an emeritus professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Read more of this post

Vaccines Monkeys & Cancer

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From 1955 to 1963, according to a 1976 US National Institutes of
Health (NIH)-funded study, 98 million Americans alone probably were exposed to polio vaccines contaminated with SV40—a live monkey virus that can cause cancers in animals. Read more of this post

We Can’t Trust Cell Phone Manufacturers on Radiation

mobile-phone-cell-smart-towers-dangerousA new study by the Chicago Tribune reveals popular smart phones, including the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 emit more radiation than US regulators have deemed safe. While US regulators set maximums for the amount of radiation the devices can emit, tests found phones exceeding those limits. Read more of this post

Is The Doomsday Vault Doomed?

The entrance to the international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) is pictured outside Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, NorwayThe site of the so-called ‘Doomsday vault’, designed to safeguard millions of the world’s most genetically important seed from nuclear war, asteroid strikes and other disasters, is at threat from climate change, a new report has warned. Read more of this post

The Truth About The Chernobly Nuclear Plant Disaster

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Remember images of the miracle of nature supposedly flourishing around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine, many years after the devastating release of radiation? And how supposedly few people died or got sick. Well, not surprisingly, it turns out to be a fabrication. Read more of this post

Hawaii Took The Lead In Calling For A Ban on Chlorpyrifos & Now It’s National

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A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies’ brains. Read more of this post

What Could Go Wrong – Voting by Cell Phone

Smartphone-Vote-900x600At a time when election security is in question, for the first time in U.S. history, the state of West Virginia is going to allow the use of mobile phones in the November elections – because it’s more convenient for members of the U.S. military deployed outside of the country to vote. Read more of this post

Why Pesticides Could Be Even More Toxic – Adjuvants

how-roundup-worksWriting in Frontiers in Public Health, Dr Robin Mesnage from King’s College London, suggests new regulations are needed to protect people and the environment from toxic pesticide ingredients that are not currently subject to safety assessments. With Dr Michael Antoniou, they published the first comprehensive review of gaps in risk assessments for “adjuvants” –  ingredients added to pesticide formulations to enhance the function or application of the active ingredient. Read more of this post