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15 killed, dozens missing in garbage dump landslide

It is beyond sad when people are literally buried alive by a landslide of garbage. I’m glad there is a plan to improve that area, but it isn’t happening fast … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

20 million face famine. Declassified US plan to help 

While browsing the National Archives, I found a 10 step plan to prevent third world hunger emergencies in declassified US documents. The plan was dated July 9, 1984. More than … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Anti-radiation vest may allow space exploration

The company that makes anti-radiation vests has a web site which says full body gamma radiation protection would weigh a quarter ton, so they have a solution that only shields … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Weird weather: 155mph twister winds and baseball-sized hail stones

You don’t see hail this size every day. Is this a record? It is big, but not the biggest on record. Here’s the winner: The largest recorded hailstone in the … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cancer treatment success with genetic modification of T-cells

Some good news on the cancer research front. An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Pope: Mass extinction happening now

This is the most sensible use of popedom. I thank Pope Francis for the call to action. Life on earth is failing and we must wake up and work together. … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Google to elevate disagreement. Is your gut reaction valid?

Going with your gut instinct is quick. If your education included logical reasoning (test) and that became part of your natural process of discernment, you will consider facts along with … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 3 Comments