Learning New Tricks From Sea Sponges, Nature's Most Unlikely Civil Engineers

File 20170723 28519 1xtb4rnThe glass fibers that make up the Euplectella aspergillum sponge are surprisingly strong and flexible. Michael A Monn, CC BY-ND
Michael A. Monn, Brown University

Imagine a future in which buildings tower miles over the streets below, tourists take day trips to the edge of our atmosphere, and multiple space stations can be spotted drifting across the night sky. To make this sci-fi vision a reality, we will need to create new kinds of structures that are lightweight but still strong and tough.

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Class Action Lawsuits Against Monsanto Mount As American Farmers Lose Millions of Acres of Crops

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

A growing amount of anger and outrage against Monsanto has culminated in a number class action lawsuitsbeing filed against the agrochemcial giant. At issue now are the devastating effects of dicamba, a potent herbicide formulated for genetically modified seed. The product has a tendency to drift onto neighboring crops after being applied to GM crops, destroying millions of acres of productive farmland.

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This Pharmaceutical Is Sending More People To The ER Than Prescription Opioids

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In the midst of a nationwide health emergency, opioid drugs like heroin and pharmaceutical synthetic opiates are killing tens of thousands of Americans each year. We are in a state of emergency over this, yet another type of pharmaceutical drugs is actually sending more people to the emergency room than prescription opioids.

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Corporations and Government Engineering a World Where Everyone Will Be Microchipped

Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” – Frederich Nietzsche

Technology is moving incredibly fast. Although certain advances are doing the world a lot of good, over time, new tools inevitably grant new opportunities for the powerful to garner more control and influence over the people. One of the most insidious means of mass control has not yet been fully implemented, but is being pushed at an ever-increasing rate: human microchipping.

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Dr Peter Gøtzsche Exposes Big Pharma As Organized Crime

Dr.Gøtzsche has been critical of screening for breast cancer using mammography, arguing that it cannot be justified; His critique stems from a meta-analysis he did on mammography screening studies and published as Is screening for breast cancer with mammography justifiable? in The Lancet in 2000. In it he discarded 6 out of 8 studies arguing their randomization was inadequate.

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An Electric Fix For Removing Long-Lasting Chemicals In Groundwater

Jens Blotevogel, Colorado State University

Without knowing it, most Americans rely every day on a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs. These man-made materials have unique qualities that make them extremely useful. They repel both water and grease, so they are found in food packaging, waterproof fabric, carpets and wall paint. The Conversation

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