Monthly Archives: January 2013

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The BP Oil Spill Conspiracy

  Really…? Yes, really. I had thought I had heard it all. There are some conspiracies out there with some evidence to back them up. There are others that cause…

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World Population May Actually Be Declining, Not Exploding

About That Overpopulation Problem Research suggests we may actually face a declining world population in the coming years. The world’s seemingly relentless march toward overpopulation achieved a notable milestone in 2012: Somewhere…

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Pentagon working on UFO-style airship for stealthy cargo missions

  The sci-fi TV show Fringe often shows us an alternate, more technologically advanced version of Earth where airships are, for some reason, the norm. Now reality is mirroring fiction as a…

Generational inheritance of DNA methylation. Although spontaneous rates of genetic mutations are well understood, the rates of epigenetic variation in DNA methylation have remained a mystery until now. Using the plant Arabidopsis thaliana (depicted in the center), generational variation in DNA methylation was identified in five lineages separated by 30 generations of growth as indicated by the methylated pink Cs and the unmethylated green Cs

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Are genes our destiny? ’Hidden’ code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code

A “hidden” code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought, according to the findings of…

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Floating ice on Saturn’s moon Titan may harbour ‘exotic life’

NASA scientists have discovered blocks of hydrocarbon ice in seas and lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan that may host exotic forms of life. A new study by scientists on NASA’s…

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AFRICOM And ICE Conducting Biometric Identity Operations Across East Africa

  Africa (AFRICOM) command and its Identity Resolution Team now cooperate with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for conducting operations in Eastern Africa.Objective: to identify some “bad actors” (KST to known suspected terrorists, the…

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X-37b and the 5 Scariest Super Weapons the Military is Developing in 2013

2012 was an action-packed year and it doesn’t look like the world is showing any signs of slowing down. Even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, and…

Russia's Ministry of Defense expressed interest in using robots in warfare. Source: ITAR-TASS

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Russian army to replace soldiers with robots

According to preliminary estimates, the implementation of new technologies for munitions disposal and the “robotization” of most life-threatening military operations will not only help save the lives of soldiers, but…

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McDonald’s McRib Sandwich a Franken Creation of GMOs, Toxic Ingredients, Banned Ingredients

  It’s ‘McRib season’, and thousands across the nation are scrambling to use online websites like the ‘McRib locator‘ to stuff the McDonald’s McRib sandwich down their throats. A sandwich…

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Qatar pumps in 5 blns of dollars into Egypt to sustain economy

Qatar said on Tuesday it will increase its financial aid to Egypt by $2.5 billion to a total of $5 billion, comprising an outright grant of $1 billion and $4…

A model of China's "Dark Sword" UAV. According to Jane's Defense

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China and Japan step up drone race as tension builds over disputed islands

Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race betweenChina and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea. China is rapidly expanding its nascent…

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India’s Gold Mania

Less than 1% of the world’s gold is mined in India. The rest comes from somewhere else. Still, India can’t get enough. It is the largest consumer of gold in…

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Pakistan’s new military doctrine under Indian threats

Just a couple of days after Pakistan’s army brought radical change in its military doctrine by replacing its enemy number one – India – with the terrorists along Afghan border…

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The Global Food Economy: Peak Food, Social Unrest, And Bailed-Out Credit-Junkies

  Beginning with Malthus’ warning to the world and the Great Irish famine, David McWilliams (of Punk Economics) provides his typically succinct, profoundly fascinating, and graphically pleasing insights on the…

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German Military Laser Destroys Targets Over 1Km Away

A German company has brought us one step closer to the kinds of shootouts only seen in Sci-Fi films. Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Defense recently tested a 50kW, high-energy laser at their proving ground…