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  • Nearly 400 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Keep Troops in Syria to “Increase Pressure on Iran and Russia”
    by Jason Ditz on May 21, 2019 at 01:57

    (ANTIWAR.COM) — A bipartisan letter signed by nearly 400 US Congress members is calling on President Trump to remain militarily engaged within Syria, while claiming to be “deeply concerned” about extremists in the country. President Trump had announced a pullout from Syria in December, but had already disavowed it repeatedly by February. Still, lawmakers want to keep emphasizing […]

  • US Navy Busts Male Sailors for Creating ‘Rape List’ to Rank Female Shipmates
    by Tyler Durden on May 20, 2019 at 22:57

    (ZH) – The US Navy ignored concerns over a sexually explicit “rape list” of female submariners circulating aboard the USS Florida – the second Navy submarine to integrate female crew members, according to records obtained by Military.com through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. “The sexually explicit list describes various USS Florida females by appearances, characteristics and various […]

  • Israeli Army Finds “No Evidence” It Killed Disabled Gaza Protester
    by Middle East Monitor on May 20, 2019 at 22:37

    (MEMO) — An investigation by the Israeli army has found “no evidence” that it killed disabled Palestinian Ibrahim Abu Tharayya, who was shot dead during a protest in the Gaza Strip in December 2017. The Israeli army’s criminal investigation division on Friday closed its probe into the killing of 29-year-old Abu Tharayya, claiming he was killed in […]

  • Houthis, Yemeni Army Deny Saudi Allegations of Attempted Missile Attack Near Mecca
    by Ahmed Abdulkareem on May 20, 2019 at 20:03

    A Yemeni army spokesperson noted that the Houthis have never denied previous military maneuvers, saying “We do not hesitate to announce our military operations.” The post Houthis, Yemeni Army Deny Saudi Allegations of Attempted Missile Attack Near Mecca appeared first on MintPress News. […]

  • Long before global warming, a “consensus” of scientists warned that global COOLING was responsible for extreme weather events
    by Vicki Batts on May 20, 2019 at 19:03

    (Natural News) Before the global warming era, which began sometime during the 1980s, there was a different theory that had scientists around the world shaking in their boots: global cooling and an impending “ice age.” The global cooling scare of the 1970s is now proclaimed to be nothing more than an urban myth, but at… […]

  • France Threatens Journalists With Jail Time for Exposing Government Lies About Yemen
    by Middle East Eye on May 20, 2019 at 18:22

    (MEE) — France has threatened three French journalists with potential jail time for using secret documents to reveal the country’s involvement in the Yemen civil war. In a series of reports published in April, investigative journalists from Disclose and Radio France revealed the number of French arms sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The documents, authored by […]

  • Quack scientists now claim cancer is caused solely by bad luck, not cause and effect; confirms lunatic belief in “spontaneous disease”
    by Vicki Batts on May 20, 2019 at 18:01

    (Natural News) No one would argue that getting cancer is a stroke of bad luck — but is that really the only cause? Researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have recently claimed that errors in DNA copying occur “at random.” The team alleges that despite the long-standing belief that cancer is often due to… […]

  • Worried about your blood sugar? Experts recommend checking your magnesium levels
    by Isabelle Z. on May 20, 2019 at 17:05

    (Natural News) If you’re concerned about diabetes, the first thing your doctor might suggest is getting a blood sugar test. This can certainly identify problems if it comes back outside of the normal range, but there’s another test you might also want to consider no matter how you perform on a fasting glucose test: a… […]

  • Doctors go crazy after woman uses peppermint oil to remove a tick from her skin in viral Facebook video
    by Tracey Watson on May 20, 2019 at 17:04

    (Natural News) If you go out in the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. That line from a favorite children’s nursery rhyme is certainly true when it comes to ticks. Those creepy little critters carry some seriously nasty diseases, including Lyme disease, and they’re most active between April and September. In other words,… […]

  • Toxic water: Scientists are concerned about the increasing number of dangerous chemicals in our environment
    by Isabelle Z. on May 20, 2019 at 17:01

    (Natural News) We live in a time where we have all manner of modern conveniences, but many of them are proving to come with a huge trade-off. For example, the substances that can help our fabrics resist stains and repel water and keep food from sticking to our pans are a godsend from a cleaning… […]

  • Earth’s ozone hole rapidly shrinking following ban of ozone depleting chemicals
    by Tracey Watson on May 20, 2019 at 17:00

    (Natural News) About three decades have passed since scientists made the devastating discovery that a massive hole had developed in the Earth’s ozone layer – the shield that protects us from the sun by absorbing most of its ultraviolet radiation – right over Antarctica. Recognizing the immensely dangerous potential of the situation, most of the… […]

  • Review looks at therapeutic effects of medicinal plants from Ghana
    by Ralph Flores on May 20, 2019 at 17:00

    (Natural News) Many developing countries around the world rely heavily on traditional medicine; however, this discipline also varies greatly depending on the region. In this review, researchers from the University of Ghana looked at how medicinal plants are traditionally used in communities. They focused on those living in Apra Hills Sacred Grove in southern Ghana. The… […]

  • Essential oil of the sandarac tree shown to have antimicrobial properties
    by Janine Acero on May 20, 2019 at 17:00

    (Natural News) A study in the Journal of Essential Oil Research evaluated the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils of Tetraclinis articulata, commonly known as the sandarac tree. Researchers analyzed the essential oils of fresh and dried leaves of T. articulata by GC-FID and GC-MS, identifying 62 and 54 volatile compounds representing 88 percent and 98 percent of… […]

  • Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest
    by Alexander Rubinstein on May 20, 2019 at 16:41

    The Embassy Protection Collective, the activists that fought for the US to respect international law at the Venezuelan embassy, are just getting started. The post Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest appeared first on MintPress News. […]

  • Here’s why the downward-facing dog yoga pose is good for your back
    by Edsel Cook on May 20, 2019 at 15:58

    (Natural News) Perhaps the best-known and healthiest yoga pose is the downward-facing dog pose. It is one of the first asanas (poses) taught to beginners, and it remains popular even among veteran practitioners for its health benefits. The downward-facing dog pose activates the bladder channel, the longest acupuncture meridian in the body. Activating the channel improves the flow of qi through… […]

  • Should you keep exercising when you’re sick?
    by Chloe Divino on May 20, 2019 at 15:55

    (Natural News) You woke up early with your morning workout already planned. The moment you get out of bed, you feel it — a coming sneeze, a soreness in your throat, perhaps some body pain. It has long been accepted that exercise boosts the immune system. Yet when you already feel sick, should you still… […]

  • Plea Deal in Arson-Murder Case of Israeli Settlers Epitomizes Apartheid “Justice”
    by Miko Peled on May 20, 2019 at 14:17

    The miscarriage of justice in the case of Israeli settlers in the Duma arson-murders, in which an entire family was burned to death, epitomizes Israel’s Apartheid “Justice” system. The post Plea Deal in Arson-Murder Case of Israeli Settlers Epitomizes Apartheid “Justice” appeared first on MintPress News. […]

  • US destroyer armed with missiles enters S. China Sea
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    … in challenge to Beijing’s territorial claimsA US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer sailed next to a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, ignoring repeated warnings from Beijing to stay clear of the region amid rising tensions between the two economic superpowers.On Sunday, the USS Preble (DDG-88), armed with Tomahawk missiles, sailed along the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea in order to “challenge” the Asian giant’s claim to the area. Washington has repeatedly refused… […]

  • Scientists might have just found where cannabis originally came from
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    It’s long been known that cannabis plants are indigenous to Central Asia, but a new study provides a fresh focus on where exactly this genus may have first evolved millions of years ago.Documents dating back to the middle ages show humans have been hypothesising about the geographical origins of cannabis for over a thousand years now, with the famed Arab polymath Ibn Wahshiyya suggesting India or perhaps China as far back as 930 CE.But the rarity of print fossils (impressions of leaves made on other … […]

  • Google, Intel & others cut ties with Huawei as trade war heats up
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Update (10 am ET): After Google revoked its Android license, Huawei has released a statement to the Verge promising that users of its devices will still receive security updates and after-sales services…and that Huawei would begin working on a ‘sustainable ecosystem’ of its own.The company also promised to build a ‘sustainable ecosystem’ of its own.”Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global… […]

  • Helping robots remember: hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    The researchers’ lab, as seen by the dynamic vision sensor.The Houston Astros’ José Altuve steps up to the plate on a 3-2 count, studies the pitcher and the situation, gets the go-ahead from third base, tracks the ball’s release, swings … and gets a single up the middle. Just another trip to the plate for the three-time American League batting champion.Could a robot get a hit in the same situation? Not likely.Altuve has honed natural reflexes, years of experience, knowledge of the … […]

  • Switzerland voters back stricter gun control laws
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Nearly 64 per cent of Swiss voters supported tougher restrictions on semi-automatic and automatic weapons, in line with stricter EU rules on guns.The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc.Final results showed that voters overwhelmingly supported reforming Swiss gun laws, with a full 63.7 percent casting their ballot in favour.A majority of voters in all but one of … […]

  • Archaeologists reveal findings of Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon burial
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Previously hidden secrets and insights into the Prittlewell princely burial and the man buried have been painstakingly reconstructed by a team of over 40 archaeological experts.The new research published today by archaeologists from MOLA, and funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Historic England, explores the internationally significant collection, including hitherto unidentified artefacts from the Anglo-Saxon princely burial chamber.A reconstruction drawing of the Prittlewell princely burial … […]

  • Driverless electric lorries begin deliveries in Sweden
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Swedish start-up Einride has begun testing its driverless electric lorry which will make deliveries on a public road in Sweden.A driverless electric lorry has begun making deliveries using public roads in Sweden in what its creators believe to be a world first.The T-Pod, which weighs 26 tonnes when fully loaded, does not have a driver in the cabin. It is being tested out by developer Einride and logistics company DB Schenker. Swedish start-up Einride estimate that it will reduce … […]

  • The Emenegger-Sandler UFO landing film conspiracy
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    We have examined on several occasions the subject of disinformation within the boundaries of UFO research and investigation. And also that most in the UFO community generally, if begrudgingly accept this in order to move information around in an environment where “educated paranoia” overwhelms trust out of necessity and self-preservation as much as anything else.With this in mind, then, we will look to an incident in the early-1970s, where representatives of the United States Air Force would … […]

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) documents on Frank Kimbler / Roswell metal pieces
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    BackgroundAccording to Mr. Frank Kimbler’s biography:“Frank Kimbler is an Assistant Professor of the Earth Science at the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) and he has worked as a professional geologist for almost 30 years. He has worked as an oceanographer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and as a mining engineer for the State of Arizona. He moved to New Mexico in 2009 after accepting a teaching position at NMMI in Roswell. Shortly after moving to Roswell he took… […]

  • Keanu Reeves’ explanation of what happens when we die left Stephen Colbert speechless
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Keanu Reeves began his career in Hollywood portraying characters whom few would describe as “profound.”Yet in the years since, Reeves has earned a reputation as a rather down-to-earth, deep and thoughtful person who defies the stereotypes that made him famous. And his latest appearance on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show on Friday simply reinforces how and why Reeves found his way into our hearts like few, if any, other Hollywood celebrities have.While making his rounds on late-night talk … […]

  • The dead don’t die: they march to war
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Hysteria reigns supreme. As in the new Jim Jarmusch movie, The Dead Don’t Die, The Return of the Living Neocon Dead, in a trashy rerun of the lead-up to Shock and Awe in 2003, keeps orchestrating the zombie march.Yet no one in war-cheerleading US corporate media talks about the quadrillion derivative crisis that will gut the global economy if there’s an attack on Iran (I addressed it here.) Shutting down the Strait of Hormuz will bring down the 2.5 quadrillion world derivative market, largely … […]

  • Swedish prosecutor files formal request for Assange arrest over rape allegation
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Swedish prosecutors have filed a request for the detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a week after reopening a case on a rape allegation against him. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson said on Monday that she “request[s] the District Court to detain Assange in his absence, on probable cause suspected for rape.”She said she would then issue a European arrest warrant for Assange to be surrendered to Sweden if the court decided to detain him.The court order, if granted, … […]

  • More mysterious jars of the dead unearthed in Laos
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Jar in Xiengkhouang Province, Laos.ANU Archaeologists have discovered 15 new sites in Laos containing more than one hundred 1000-year-old massive stone jars possibly used for the dead.The jars of Laos are one of archaeology’s enduring mysteries. Experts believe they were related to disposal of the dead, but nothing is known about the jars’ original purpose and the people who brought them there.The new finds show the distribution of the jars was more widespread than previously thought and could … […]

  • Big Pharma companies accused of conspiring to inflate prices
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    … of over 100 generic drugs by up to 1000%from the whatever-happened-to-that-quid-pro-quo? deptAt the heart of patents lies a quid pro quo. In return for a time-limited, government-backed intellectual monopoly, companies place their inventions in the public domain after the patent has expired. The theory is that granting patents encourages innovation, although there is plenty of evidence that it doesn’t. In the world of drugs, this approach is supposed to allow other pharmaceutical companies to … […]

  • Japanese researchers develop a micro-electromechanical energy harvester that runs on ambient energy
    on May 20, 2019 at 14:00

    Even as internet of things devices grow ever smaller, they continue to require more power. But most of these smart devices are too small to fit batteries and power cords might restrict them. This led Japanese researchers to refine an existing tool which could collect electromechanical energy from its surroundings.Their new energy harvester is called a micro-electronic mechanical system (MEMS). It could harness mechanical vibrations and other sources of ambient energy, turning&… […]

  • Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire
    by Roger D. Harris on May 20, 2019 at 13:50

    Amnesty International calls for justice about as often as it calls for punishment with the subtext that punishment of the Empire’s victims is justice writes Roger Harris. The post Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire appeared first on MintPress News. […]

  • China Warns the Trump Regime Against Going too Far
    by Stephen Lendman on May 20, 2019 at 12:31

    China Warns the Trump Regime Against Going Too Far by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The US is used to having its way […] The post China Warns the Trump Regime Against Going too Far appeared first on Stephen Lendman. […]

  • US Rage for Dominance Driving Its Decline
    by Stephen Lendman on May 20, 2019 at 12:30

    US Rage for Dominance Driving Its Decline by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Throughout the post-WW II era, the US demanded and continues […] The post US Rage for Dominance Driving Its Decline appeared first on Stephen Lendman. […]

  • Turkey Waging War on Syria Without Declaring It
    by Stephen Lendman on May 20, 2019 at 12:30

    Turkey Waging War on Syria Without Declaring It by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Wannabe sultan Recep Tayip Erdogan is Bashar al-Assad’s enemy, […] The post Turkey Waging War on Syria Without Declaring It appeared first on Stephen Lendman. […]

  • The NYT Opposes Syria’s Liberation
    by Stephen Lendman on May 20, 2019 at 12:24

    The NYT Opposes Syria’s Liberation by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Like other major media, the self-styled newspaper of record supports all US […] The post The NYT Opposes Syria’s Liberation appeared first on Stephen Lendman. […]

  • Pentagon Leaves War Reporters in the Dark
    by Jason Ditz on May 20, 2019 at 04:42

    (ANTIWAR.COM) — As Trump Administration officials continue to talk up war with Iran, one would expect the reporters assigned to the Pentagon to be working overtime to get the specifics of what is happening. But that’s not happening. The Pentagon has been increasingly opaque about everything ongoing in the military, and is no better when it comes to […]

  • Israeli Host Expects Eurovision ‘Punishment’ for Iceland’s Palestinian Flag Display
    by Middle East Monitor on May 20, 2019 at 03:00

    (MEMO) — The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest said on Sunday that an unauthorised display of Palestinian flags by Iceland’s band could draw “punishment” from the event’s organisers. During the point-tally of Saturday’s final, members of the eclectic punk ensemble Hatari held up scarf-sized Palestinian flags. A vocalist, Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, flashed a V-for-victory sign. […]

  • Corporate Media Setting Up Iran as New ‘Threat’ That Must Be Confronted
    by Janine Jackson on May 20, 2019 at 01:36

    (FAIR) — The Washington Post editorial’s headline (5/14/19) had the US “drifting” toward war with Iran—another example, as analyst Nima Shirazi quipped, of the “world’s superpower somehow having no agency over its own imperialism.” If we can still call things “surreal,” that would describe watching corporate media do the same things they did in the run-up to the Iraq War, things they […]