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How Do Cigarettes Affect The Body? - (Video)

What You Need To Know About Cigarettes - (Infographic)

E-Cigarette Users Ingest High Levels Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Study: Daily Use Of E-Cigarettes Doubles Heart Attack Risk

Toxic Thirdhand Smoke Still Lingers In A Casino Months After Ban

Smoke-Free Policies Associated With Lower Blood Pressure

Why Smoking Makes It Harder To Heal - (Video)

Cigarette Butts Are The Single Biggest Source Of Ocean Trash

Even Light Alcohol Drinking Increases Risk Of Death

That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death

Major Study: Moderate Alcohol Drinking Healthy Myth Debunked

How To Find The Best Marijuana For You

Why Bicyclists Are Ditching Ibuprofen For CBD - (April 20, 2018 - By - Outside Magazine) - The anti-inflammatory is extracted from the marijuana plant.  -

Martin Pion…On-Road Bicycling & Clean-Air Advocate

Hothouse Earth Is Merely The Beginning Of The End!

Fast-Melting Lakes Could Increase Permafrost Emissions 118 Percent!

How Mike Pence Is Preparing To Take Over The White House

Don’t Just Impeach TrumpAnnul His Presidency!

Astronaut Gordon Cooper Talks About UFOs


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell says UFO's are Real

Underwater UFOs & Project Identification

The Story Of How Amazon Got So Powerful - (Video)

Why Do Rocks The Size Of Cars Suddenly Break From Cliffs?

The Secret To Becoming Immune To Mosquito Bites

What Would Happen If Every Human Suddenly Disappeared?

Here's Why Flying Cars Never Happened - (Video)

White Nationalists Love Tucker Carlson

Robert Reich: The Dangerous Myth Of Deregulation - (Video)

Missouri Professor: The HIDDEN Way Republicans Screw You!

Free Press Advocates Are Alarmed By The U.S. Govt.'s Spying On Journalists

Edward Snowden On Protecting Activists Against Surveillance

China's All-Seeing Eye

An article written by Naomi Klein.

  (It was published in May 2008 in Rolling Stone Magazine.)

  The article's subtitle is: 

With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state.

  It is ready for export.


   IF you want to know exactly why we are now seeing those ubiquitous,

 inverted black-domed, 360-degree surveillance cameras

 (increasingly being installed along many state and county roadways throughout the St. Louis Metro area)


Turtle species in serious decline: Broad ecological impacts

Brazil Nuts Are Brought To You By Rodents

Why 95.8% Of Female Newscasters Have The Same Hair

How To Record Live Over-The-Air Television With Plex DVR

Exquisite, Intricate Insanity Of Riding A Bicycle At 184 MPH!

Pegasus Spyware Targets iOS, Android Devices In The U.S.

For-Profit Hospitals Correlated With Higher Readmission Rates

Why Tax Cuts For The Rich Cuts The Wages Of The Working And Poor

Transparent loudspeakers and MICs that let your skin play music

The Magical, Mystical, Mind-Boggling Ames Window - (Video)

What’s The Difference Between A Pirate And A Buccaneer?

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You? A Doctor Weighs In

How Fascism Works

How YouTube Became A Powerful Far-Right Propaganda Machine

Air Pollution Linked To Higher Risk Of Dementia: Study

With USB-C, Even Plugging In Can Set You Up To Be Hacked!

TYT's Interview With St. Louis County’s Wesley Bell - (Video)

TYT: A Clear Message To Idiots Who Said 'All Lives Matter' - (Video)

Are Your Political Beliefs Genetic? - (Video)

Can You Spot The Liar? - (Video)

Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science

11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees

10 Facts About Rosacea

Security Vulnerability In ESS ExpressVote Touchscreen Voting Computer

The Science Behind Home Disaster Preparedness Kits Is A Disaster

Fish-rich diets in pregnancy may boost babies' brain development

Scientists Grow Human Esophagus In Lab

Rachel Maddow Explains How Kavanaugh Could Go To Jail - (Video)

Will Marijuana See Federal Legalization? - (Video)

TYT: Republicans Get Caught Lying On Climate Change - (Video)

97% Of Climate Scientists Really Do Agree - (Video)

Social Security Is Not An Entitlement! - (Video)

Millions Of Dem. Voters IllegallyPurgedIn Red States! - (Video)

Mosquitoes Are Passing Microplastics Up The Food Chain

Treatment For Depression: Vagus Nerve Stimulator

How To Reset Your Phone Before You Sell It

10 Things You Might Not Know About The Battle Of New Orleans

Did Trump's Advisor Forget Wall Street's Egregious Crimes? - (Video)

Bernie Sanders Shuts Down Trump's Single-Payer Claim - (Video)

DNA Doesn’t Look Like What You Think! - (Video)

How Poop Shapes The World - (Video)

Credit Freezes Are Free: Let The Ice Age Begin - Krebs On Security

Gulper Eel Balloons Its Massive Jaws - (Video)

What's Actually In A Camel's Hump? - (Video)

How NASA Reinvented The Wheel: Shape Memory Alloys - (Video)

Is This New Super Carbon Better Than Graphene? - (Video)

Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology

Jargon Watch: Silicages Could Make Gene Therapy Less Risky

Do Egg Whites Actually Make A Good Burn Treatment? - (Video)

Alcohol Causes One In 20 Deaths Worldwide, Says WHO

Brett Kavanaugh Is (Supremely) Cursed Either Way!

The ‘Crooked As Hell’ Grooming Of Brett Kavanaugh

Lessons From Michael Moore’sFahrenheit 11/9

Cops Accidentally Admit They're Spying On Left-Wing Groups!

Abraham Lincoln Warned Us About Donald Trump

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong

What Number Has A Unique Property?

Why Do Ants Die After The Queen Dies?

Finding Life In Outer Space - (Video)

The Most Influential Parasite In History

Here's The Plan To End Malaria With CRISPR-Edited Mosquitoes

How Data Is Helping Us Unravel The Mysteries Of The Brain

Does Our Environment Affect The Genes In Our Brains?

Even Mild Physical Activity Immediately Improves Memory Function

Know Someone Sick? Your Own Smell Might Give It Away

A Fracture Anywhere Reduces Bone Density Everywhere

Medicare-For-All: Another Surrender In Advance By The Democrats

Facebook Dangerously ‘Breaks Stuff’! - John Oliver - (Video)

Can Democracy Co-exist With Billionaires? - (Video)

Why Democrats Need To Run On Raising Taxes On The Rich - (Video)

The Republican Tax Scam: The Sequel - (Video)

Why America Needs Automatic Voter Registration - (Video)

Trump Attacks Socialism To Cut Your Social Safety Net - (Video)

Sequoyah: The Man Who Saved The Cherokee Language

How To Check If Your Hard Drive Is Going To Fail

What To Do After A Data Breach: 5 Steps To Minimize Risk

A Booming Black Market Is Putting Many Cacti Species In Danger

Common Weed Killer Linked To Bee Deaths

Air pollution rots our brains. Is that why we don’t do anything about it?

U.S. For-Profit Health System 'Politically And Morally Wrong'

The Sneaky Way Pharma Keeps Prices High - (Video)

What Commercialization Is Doing To Cannabis - (Video)

What Happens When CRISPR Backfires? - (Video)

How Following A High-Carb Diet Can Help You Lose Weight, Melt Fat

Randomized Controlled Trials And Wellness Programs - (Video)

Why Does Putting A Finger Under Your Nose Stop A Sneeze?

High Sun Exposure During Childhood May Lower Risk Of MS, Study Finds

Liquid Metal Discovery To Make Toxic Water Safe And Drinkable

Mobile Websites Can Tap Into Your Phone's Sensors Without Asking

Gang Rape Allegations Involving SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh - (Video)

Full Text Declaration Of 3rd Women To Accuse Kavanaugh

Prof. Blasey Ford Describes Alleged Assault By Brett Kavanaugh

Feinstein shreds Kavanaugh: Reads the allegations against him - (Video)

Kavanaugh Lied About Witnesses - (Video)

Kavanaugh Refuses To Answer If He Supports FBI Investigation - (Video)

Did Russian Hackers And Trolls Elect Donald Trump? - (Video)

From Joe Rogan To The Far Right: Inside YouTube's Alt-Media Ecosystem

Inside St. Louis' Proud Boys, The Far-Right Frat Accused Of Fascism

How The Media Has Failed To Explain Climate Change - (Video)

Brace For Impact, As The Climate “End Game” Has Arrived!

World War II Bombing Shockwaves Reached The Edge Of Space

Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do

Mushrooms Have The Power To Eat Plastic Say Scientists

Milk protein shown to alleviate some chemotherapy side effects

The Antidote To Trump's Prescription For Global Drug War

The man who beat Monsanto: 'They have to pay for not being honest'

Amazon's Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed In 45-Min. Video

Russian Hackers Use Malware That Can Survive OS Reinstalls

Voting Machines Are Still Absurdly Vulnerable To Attacks

Is Your VPN Leaking?

What 61,000 Hidden Structures Reveal About Maya Civilization

A Projected 7-degree Rise In Global Temperatures By 2100!

Climate Deniers Are More Likely To Hate Democracy

TYT: Debunking Voter Fraud - (Video)

Sanders Demands FBI Investigate Whether Kavanaugh Lied To Congress

The Unbearable Dishonesty Of Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh's Aggressive Rhetoric Sounds Very Familiar - (Video)

Why Kavanaugh's Accusers Can't Remember Everything - (Video)

Facebook Security Bug Affects 90M Users - Brian Krebs

Facebook Giving Advertisers Access To Your Shadow Contact Info

Tim Berners-Lee’s Radical New Plan To Upend The World Wide Web

Rivertowns: 100 Miles, 200 Years, Countless Stories - (57-1/2 min. - video) - (Spt. 27, 2019 - Nine Network/PBS) - This Nine Network special taps into the social, natural and cultural changes in Missouri River communities over more than two centuries. Inspired by the book, Growing Up with the River, Nine Generations on the Missouri, the film visits historical sites, the people and the beauty of the Missouri River Valley.  -

Why You Can’t Always Trust Your Handy Map App

Why Democracy Is Under Threat In Brazil - (Video)

A “Soft Coup” In Brazil’s Election Will Have Global Consequences

Robin Williams' Art Collection A Window On His Troubled Mind?

Trump yelled: “F*ck the law!” “I want my f*cking money!” - (Video)

Hip Implants Causing SEVERE Metal Poisoning In Patients - (Video)

TYT: Kavanaugh = Confirmed Liar. - (Video)

Brett Kavanaugh's Classmate Says Kavanaugh Lied Under Oath

Lindsey Graham Condemns 'Perjurer' Judges (1999) - (Video)

How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying & Committed Perjury - (Video)

Kavanaugh's 31 Lies, And Counting

How Feedback Loops Are Driving Runaway Climate Change

Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever

Hackers Are Selling Botnets And Stolen ‘Fortnite’ Accounts…

The First Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral - (Photo)

A Short History Of U.S. Meddling In Foreign Elections - (Video)

How Capitalism Ruined China’s Health Care System - (Video)

Mediterranean diet prevents a leading cause of blindness, study suggests

Eco-Friendly Nanoparticles For Artificial Photosynthesis

Female Magician’s Close-Up Card Trick! Fools Penn & Teller - (Video)

How The First Ever Telecoms Scam Worked - (Video)

The Facebook Hack Exposes An Internet-Wide Failure

Facebook Is Using Your 2-FA Phone# To Target Advertising

Berners-Lee: You Should Control Your Data, Not Internet Giants

Hackers Can Stealthily Avoid Traps Set To Defend The Cloud

Lawsuit Aims To Stop Trump's Unblockable Text Messages

Damning Timeline Shows Trump’s Lies About 2016 Russia Meeting

Trump Engaged In Suspect Tax Schemes… - The New York Times

How Donald Trump’s Dad Made Him Rich - (4 short videos) - (Oct. 2, 2018 - The New York Times) - President Trump has sold himself as a self-made billionaire and has long insisted that his father provided almost no financial help. However, our investigation found that he received more than the equivalent today of $400 million from his father’s real estate empire. These videos take you through the dubious tax schemes from the 1990s that got him there.

This is the first comprehensive look at the inherited fortune and tax dodges that guaranteed Donald J. Trump a gilded life. In all, Trump’s parents transferred well over $1 billion in wealth to their children, which could have produced a tax bill of at least $550 million under the 55 percent tax rate then imposed on gifts and inheritances. But helped by a variety of tax dodges, the Trumps only paid $52.2 million, or about 5 percent, tax returns show. Much of the family money was structured to sidestep gift and inheritance taxes using methods tax experts described as improper or possibly illegal.  -

Taibbi: Why Aren’t We Talking More About Trump’s Nihilism?

Trump Is 'Taking A Giant Dump' On America! - (Video)

Researchers Have Discovered How To Slow Aging

Antidepressant Withdrawal 'Hits Millions'

Why It's Tough To Get Doctors To Drop Treatments - (Video)

TYT: Trump's Secret Anti-Marijuana Agency EXPOSED - (Video)

TYT: PROOF Kavanaugh Committed Perjury! - (Video)

6 Witnesses Say Kavanaugh LIED Under Oath! - (Video)

Brett Kavanaugh Also Lied About His Rulings On The Environment

Brett Kavanaugh & The Info Terrorists Trying To Reshape America

Wikipedia Bans Right Wing Site Breitbart As A Source For Facts

In Destroying Soc. Sec., GOP Has No Plans For Elderly Americans

Noam Chomsky: Facebook And Google Pose A Manifest Danger

New App Gives Old Android Versions An Important Safety Upgrade

New 3D-Printed Cement Paste Gets Stronger When It Cracks

The Horrifying Truth About Swimmer's Itch - (Video)

6 Fast Facts About Brain-Eating Amoebae

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Contagious

Can Women’s Anger Save America? - (Video)

Inside The Most Precise Atomic Clock In The World - (Video)

The Mysterious 'Blast-Proof' Material: Starlite - (Video)

A Cow Plays Fetch! - (Video)

Can You Trust Your News: The Money Behind The Media - (Video)

Progressive Politics Crash Course & How To Fight Conservatism

The CIA's Undetectable Poison Dart Gun - (Video)

Could An A.I. Be Considered A Person Under The Law?

Researchers Created ‘Quantum Artificial Life’ For The First Time

Earthrise: What It's Like To Escape Our Planet - NYT - (Video)

Exposing Republican Election Shenanigans - (Video)

The GOP’s Double-Dip Tax Scam! - (Video)

Trump’s not alone in destroying our democracyhe has enablers

Don't Buy The Trump Administration's China Misdirection

Trump And Russia: We’ve All Seen The Smoking Gun

America Is On The Road To Becoming A Fascist State

'Impeach Kavanaugh'!!!

TYT: Can Kavanaugh Be Impeached? - (Video)

How A Kavanaugh Court Will Take Us Back To The Dark Ages

Is There An Upside To Having Kavanaugh On The Supreme Court?

Things United Daughters Of The Confederacy Do Not Want You To Know

Ralph Nader: Advertising Is Destroying The Internet

Prairie Restoration Project Is In Bloom In North St. Louis - (Photos)

Does Using Your Phone Really Hurt Your Sleep? - (Video)

Diabetes May Begin More Than 20 Years Before Diagnosis

Plant-Rich Diets May Help Prevent DepressionNew Evidence

Gov’t. requests for comment are routinely flooded by pro-corporate bots

GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1-In-10 Georgia Voters: I’ve Got The Names

Christian Nationalism, Explained Via Pro-Trump Propaganda Film

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Rethinking American History

Final Call To Save The World From 'Climate Catastrophe'

CNN Perpetuates Common Climate Change Myth

Earth’s Ice LossIs A Nuclear Explosion Of Geologic Change

Artificial Intelligence: Mankind's Last Invention - (Video)

Your Fingerprints Reveal More Than You Think! - (Video)

Mobile Speed Displays Are Filming Plates And Faces - (Photo)

Facebook Portal Video Chat Screens Raise Privacy Concerns

Is Big Brother Watching You On Home Surveillance? - (Oct. 17, 2018 - By Mike Ellington, Creve Coeur, MO - LTE/St. Louis Post-Dispatch) - Regarding "Home surveillance systems changing how police work" (Oct. 4) ( ):

Attention, people: This is not a good idea. This is another small step to Big Brother watching us.

I leave you with a quotation from Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."  -

Leaked Meeting Transcript Contradicts Google’s Official Story On China

The U.S. National Cyber Strategy - Bruce Schneier

Facebook's top lobbyist threw Kavanaugh a victory celebration in his home

Data Breaches Compromised 4.5 Billion Records In First Half Of 2018

The G.O.P.’s Gender Gap Is More Than Just An Optics Problem

American Men Actually Favor Female Politicians, Surprising Survey Finds

A Global Democratic Movement To Counter Authoritarianism

Mueller’s Russia Investigation Is Now Unstoppable

Home Libraries Confer Long-Term Benefits

Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your Virome

CRISPR Prenatal Gene Editing Treating Disease Before Birth

First Nerve Regeneration Via Bioelectronic Medicine

ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save The Planet

New Research On Climate Tipping Points NOT In IPCC Report!

Trump's Disastrous Pick for Social Security Commissioner!

Apple investigated over Genius Bar repair policies and pricing

Why You Have (Probably) Already Bought Your Last Car

The Bizarre Houseboats Of Britain - (Video)

Security Vulnerabilities In U.S. Weapons Systems

How Companies Turn Your Data Into Money

Data Protection 101: Don't Let Big Tech Get Rich Off Your Info

TYT: Troublemakers Make America Great! - (Video)

The GOP Is Trying To Purge Your Vote! - (Video)

Republican Caught Purging Tens Of Thousands Of Black Voters

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Vote Is Properly Counted

Watch The U.S. Stall On Climate Change For 12 Years - (Video)

Ecosocialists: Only Way To Stop Climate Change Is To Abandon Capitalism

USA Today Publishes Trump Op-Ed Filled With Lies

Trump's Healthcare Column With All The Lies Removed

Bernie Sanders: Trump Is 'Lying About Medicare For All'

Trump Tries To Win Over Voters With MASSIVE Lies! - (Video)

3D-printed objects that can track and store how they are used

What If You Could Trade A Paperclip For A House? - (Video)

Can You Send The Internet Thru Water Instead Of Cables? - (Video)

New Evidence: Hacked Hardware Found In U.S. Telecom

Mount Etna Is 'Sliding Towards The Sea'

How To Kill Fruit Flies, According To A Scientist

How We Could Teach Our Bodies To Heal Faster - (Video)

Here’s One More Reason Not To Pick Your Nose

18 Industries Cannabis Is Disrupting

The Tax-Cut Scam Was A Payoff To GOP Donors - (Video)

Trump Has Had Contacts With The Russian Mafia For 35 Years - (Oct. 11, 2018 - By Chauncey DeVega - - Craig Unger, author ofHouse of Trump, House of Putinon the president’s long history with Russian oligarchs and murky money

[Craig Unger]: I believe that Donald Trump is a Russian asset. The difference between an "asset" and a Russian "agent" is whether or not he’s knowledgeable. When it comes to laundering money, for example, I give a very specific example in my book where Trump is given $6 million in cash and doesn’t ask any questions. At that moment, I can’t tell you what’s going on in Trump's mind. But I can tell you that that kind of transaction happens at least 1,300 times with Trump properties. That is, the sale of Trump-branded properties to anonymous shell companies and all-cash transactions. I think a good prosecutor could use this kind of information and say, “Look, there’s a concept in the law known as willful ignorance or willful blindness.”

It’s one thing to argue that he accidentally stumbled into these lucrative relationships four or five times or even 10 or 20 times. But if he did this 1,300 times then one might say that’s a pattern; he knew what he was doing. It’s hard to believe that Trump didn’t really know how much he was getting from the Russians.  -

TYT: Why We Need Medicare For All - (Video)

Bernie Sanders Fact Checks Trump's Medicare-For-All Lies - (Video)

Biologists Grow A Human Retina In A Dish

Genome Hackers Show No One’s DNA Is Anonymous Anymore

Boston Dynamics' Humanoid Robot Does Parkour - (Videos)

Breakthrough In Self-Healing Materials

Dietary Supplements Can Contain Viagra, Steroids, Or Worse

Bernie Sanders: We Need A Global Progressive Movement - (Video)

Trump's "America First" Slogan Traced To KKK & Fascism - (Video)

MSNBC: Damning Evidence Of Trump’s Russian Collusion - (Video)

Paul Krugman: The GOP’s ‘Blatant Lies’

This Republican President Tried To Warn Us! - (Video)

These 6 inevitable facts spell the downfall of the Republican Party

Ralph Nader: We Can't Let Kavanaugh's Confirmation Go

UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That!

Complete Ecological Collapse Is The Result Of Capitalism

Why N. Carolina Can't Solve Its Hog Poop Problem - (Video)

Robert Reich: Living In A New Robber Baron ‘Gilded Age’

Politics As The New Religion For Progressive Democrats

Muscular Men Prefer An Unequal Society

Materialistic People More Likely To Be Unhappy In Their Marriage

Naomi Klein: We've Entered A Frightening New Era Of Capitalism

Trump's Deranged Praise Of Robert E. Lee As 'A Great General'

Medicare-For-All Is Officially Winning!

Medical Mesh Product 100% Incompatible With Human Tissue!

Legal Rules Pertaining To Displaying A United States Flag - (Video)

TYT: Texas Illegally Purges Thousands Of Voters - (Video)

Cannabis And Its Effect On Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Flat Earth Movement: People Who Ignore Science - (Video)

We Need More Than $15!

Why The Fight Over 'Political Correctness' Is Totally Bogus

Cadmium Used In Jewelry Can Cause Kidney & Bone Damage

Sunlight Exposure Reduces Myopia In Children

7 Wacky Ways Birds Use Feathers - (Video)

The Unexpected Threat To Greenland's Melting Glaciers - (Video)

Billionaires Are The Leading Cause Of Climate Change

Capitalism Torched The World, Fascism Rose From The Ashes

Nikki Haley Busted Taking Kickbacks From Donors - (Video)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Reveals Native American Ancestry

How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy

We’d Be Crippled By A Cyberattack On Our Utilities

The Monsanto Papers - (42 min. - YouTube video) - (Oct. 8, 2018 - ABC News (Australia)) - Four Corners investigates the secret tactics used by global chemical giant Monsanto to protect its billion-dollar business and its star product, the weed killer, Roundup.  -

Why Is A Carpenter's Pencil Flat? And Other Stuff - (Video)

8 Knots You Need To Know How To Tie - (Video)

99.7 Percent Of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality

Anniversary Of The Black Panther Party’s ‘10-Point Plan’ - (Video)

Is President Trump Fascist? - Prof. Jason Stanley - NYT - (Video)

A Historian Explains Why We’re At ‘Stage 2’ Of Fascism

How Is Trump's New Gilded Age Treating You? - (Video)

How Republicans Plan To Steal Your Vote! - Tom Perez - (Video)

Voter Registration Is Inherently Racist

Robot Seeks Out Skin Cancer With Suction - (Video)

The Battle Against Wood-Eating Shipworms - (Photos)

Pilot Nails Sideways Landing In 40-knot crosswinds! - (Video)

Reinventing The Bicycle Wheel - (Video)

U.S. Gov’t., but not Trump, can be sued over climate: Judge

‘Hyperalarming’ Study Shows Massive Insect Loss

Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientists

Voting Machines’ Security Seals Can Be Easily Opened w/o A Trace!

25 Of Oscar Wilde's Wittiest Quotes

There’s A Columbo Statue In The Middle Of Budapest - (Video)

Father's nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children…

Infectious diarrhea spores survive high temperatures of hospital laundering

Canada Is Legalizing Cannabis. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Fox News Ignores Proud Boys’ Violence, Blames ANTIFA! - (Video)

The TalkThat Is MANDATORY In Black Families - (Video)

American History: Lies We Tell Ourselves About The Old West

These New Tricks Can Outsmart Deepfake VideosFor Now

Winter Ticks Killing Moose At Alarming Rate!

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

Top Trump White House Advisor Dismisses Climate Report - (Video)

Simple stickers may save lives of patients and lower medical costs

Trump Says Universal Health Care Doesn't Work "Anywhere"

Damning Report Lays Out How The Trump Family Tricks Investors

Does Saudi Arabia Own Donald Trump? - (Video)

Robert Reich: America's Most Dangerous Export - (Video)

Trump’s Tax Schemes, Explained: New York Times Journalists Puncture Myth Of Trump As Self-Made Billionaire - (38-3/4 min. - audio) - (Oct. 18, 2018 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Investigative reporters Susanne Craig and David Barstow say the Donald Trump received today's equivalent of $413 million from his father's real estate empire, through what appears to be tax fraud.  -

A Disney Heiress Reveals The 1 Percent's Worst-Kept Secret

What Would America Look Like If We Taxed The Rich? - (Video)

Twitter Releases Full Tweet Archive From Russian, Iranian Trolls

Russian Charged With Influencing U.S. Elections On Social Media

Republicans Are Coming For Your Soc. Sec. & Medicare!

Robert Reich: 3 Easy Fixes For Social Security & Medicare - (Video)

Do-Not-Track browser settings are useless and what to do about it

Weapon Manufacturers Making Robots That Deploy Other Robots

Carbon Fiber Can Store Energy In The Body Of A Vehicle

3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Batteries

3-D Human 'Mini-Brain' Made Of Stem Cells Can Live For Months

Cleaner Teeth Can Brush Away Health Risks

Incurable Valley Fever Fungal Disease Is On The Rise In U.S. West

Humanity Has Only A 50-50 Chance Of Surviving The 21st Century!

Bernie Sanders: Urgent Warning On Climate Change! - (Video)

Why A Half Degree Rise In Global Temp. Would Be Catastrophic!

Trump's failure to fight climate change is a crime against humanity

Tornadoes Are Spinning Up Farther East In U.S.

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Now Online - (LOC)

Mercury (the planet): Why we need to learn more about it - (Video)

Fake Moon: Could China Really Light Up The Night Sky?

The devastating efficacy of a far-right judge-education program

The Christian conspiracies that keep evangelicals on Trump’s side

Republicans Knocked Off More Than 10% Of Eligible Voters! - (Video)

Politico Spreads FAKE NEWS About Bernie Sanders - (Video)

TYT: Massive Support For Getting Money Out Of Politics! - (Video)

Hi-Tech Glasses Offer Alternative To Bifocals - (Video)

Legal Weed: What Your Kids Need To Know

Inside Canada’s New Weed Economy: The Winners And Losers

Most People Don't Need Vitamin D Supplements - (Video)

Will Vitamin D Boost Your SAD Mood This Winter?

Sleep Apnea More Deadly With Short Interrupted Breaths

Mail-order catalogues subverted the racial hierarchy of Jim Crow

The Proud Boys: Far-Right Gang Terror With GOP Support

Pro-TrumpProud BoysAnd Their Connections To Neo-Nazis

Thom Hartmann: Billionaire-Funded Fascism Is Rising In America!

The American Economy Is Rigged And What To Do About It

How To Check If Your Facebook Account Got HackedAnd How Badly

What Spammers Could Do With Your Hacked Facebook Data

Facebook lied: Its in-home "Portal" cameras will collect your data

Law enforcement using your "smart home" gadgets to spy on you?

"Fingerprints" in 3D-printed objects can be traced to their manufacturing

The Mysterious Return Of Years-Old Chinese Malware

Popular Heartburn Medicines Causing Permanent Kidney Damage!

Doctors Should Include Muscle Mass As Vital Sign, Researchers Say

United States Drops 21 Spots In Global Life Expectancy Rankings

Eating Leafy Greens Could Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

Does Herpes Cause Alzheimer's?

Fox’s Sean Hannity Keeps Breaking Partisan Hack Records - (Video)

Rapid Adaptation Of Invasive Burmese Pythons In Florida - (Photo)

Apollo 1's Fatal Fire Almost Ended The Spaceflight Program - (Video)

Jeff Bezos Wants Us All To Leave EarthFor Good

Interstellar Visitor Found To Be Unlike A Comet Or An Asteroid

When The Universe Hates You...It Rains Rocks On You! - (Video)

Biosphere 2 Legacy Lives On - (Photos)

Climbing Everest, 1920s-style - (Photos)

Pixel phone has a bizarre, obscure "opt out" arbitration waiver

6 Home Remedies Actually Supported By Science - (Video)

Monsanto's Roundup Poison Found In Foods You Eat Everyday!

America, Compromised: Lawrence Lessig Explains Corruption

Why So Many Rich People Are Preparing For The End Of Days

The Risk Of ‘Cascading’ Natural Disasters Is On The Rise

In Alaska, Everyone’s Grappling With Climate Change - (Photos)

Bold Plan To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition In 2019

Origami, 3D-printing merge to make complex structures in one shot

3D Bioprinting Technique: Artificial Blood Vessels, Organ Tissue?

How Progressive Activists Can Save The Democratic Party From Itself

Voter Suppression Cost Democrats The Supreme Court!

If We Don't Stop Voter Suppression, Start Polishing Your Chains

How Republicans Tested & Got Away With Election Fraud! - (Video)

How Billionaires Bought Kavanaugh’s Seat On The Supreme Court

The Polaroid Phantom: Ghost Writing - Snap Judgment - (Video)

'Green' Electronic Polymer-Based Films With Protein Nanowires

Is Blockchain Living Up To The Hype?

Should You Really 'Feed A Cold, Starve A Fever'? - (Video)

How The Casino Industry Uses Bogus Research To Stay Rich

Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises - (Video)

World's Longest Sea Crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai Bridge - (Video)

Plastic Is 'Everywhere,' Says Guy Swimming Across Pacific Ocean

Living Inside Landfills As The World Drowns In Its Own Trash

Age 22 & Suing The U.S. Gov’t. For Causing Climate Change Crisis

Red States Embracing Wind Energy Doesn’t Do It For The Climate

The Rule Of The Uber-Rich Means Tyranny Or Revolution

Paper And The Case For Going Low-Tech In The Voting Booth

Techies Are Trying To Turn Red States Blue

The AI Cold War That Could Doom Us All

Heartbreak Can Kill You: Grief Can Cause Deadly Inflammation

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How Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Are Targeting Minorities - (44 min. - Audio) - (Oct. 23, 2018 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Twenty-four states have implemented new voting restrictions disproportionately affecting minoritiesranging from requiring voter IDs to closing polling places. We talk with 'Mother Jones' reporter Ari Berman about voter suppression and the ongoing fight for voter rights. - (Includes: ‘Interview Highlights’ transcript.)  -

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Look! Up In The Sky! It Might Be A St. Louis County Police Drone! - (Oct. 25, 2018 - By Christine Byers - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners unanimously approved the department’s first policy to allow officers to use pilotless aircraft, or drones as they’re more commonly known, under limited circumstances.


The policy outlines six circumstances under which the drones can be used. They include documenting crime scenes, planning tactical responses during emergencies, assisting with search-and-rescue operations, assessing the scope of a scene, providing aerial perspective during special circumstances including crowd control, and traffic management.

Otherwise, if a drone will be used to collect evidence of criminal wrongdoing or be used in a manner that might intrude upon reasonable expectations of privacy without pressing circumstances, the department must get a search warrant before conducting the flight, according to the county’s policy.

The policy prohibits any weapons on the drones.

The SWAT team has one of the drones, and crime scene investigators have two. The Special Response Unit, used for a variety of police matters, has the fourth. The cameras on the drones vary in terms of their quality, with SWAT having the most highly sophisticated system, including infrared and GPS capabilities, Lt. Col. Brian Ludwig said.  -

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Web Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee: Tech Giants Like Google & Facebook Must Be Broken Up - (Nov. 1, 2018 - By Jake Johnson, staff writer - Common Dreams) - Expressing dismay that the World Wide Web he invented in 1989 has come to be overrun with hatred and controlled by a few giant tech companies who abuse user privacy to boost their bottom lines, Tim Berners-Lee argued in an interview with Reuters on Thursday that Silicon Valley titans like Facebook, Google, and Apple as well as corporate behemoths like Amazon should be broken up to allow more democratic alternatives to flourish.


"I am disappointed with the current state of the web," Berners-Lee concluded, noting that social media platforms like Twitter have become vehicles for propagating hate and lies….”

Berners-Lee's call for tech giants to be cut down to size comes amid a growing congressional push for an "Internet Bill of Rights," which would expand access to the internet, enshrine strong net neutrality rules, prevent mass data collection by tech giants, and restore essential privacy protections that have been systematically eroded by giant corporations.

"The internet age and digital revolution have changed Americans' way of life," reads a list of web principles written by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), who has led the effort to develop an Internet Bill of Rights with the help of Berners-Lee and progressive tech think-tanks. "As our lives and the U.S. economy are more tied to the internet, it is essential to provide Americans with basic protections online."  -

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