Monthly Archives: January 2014

Medical radiation gives you cancer dummy!

Despite great strides in prevention and treatment, cancer rates remain high and may soon surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Increasingly, many experts believe that an important culprit may be our own medical practices: We are silently irradiating ourselves to death. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/opinion/we-are-giving-ourselves-cancer.html?hpw&rref=opinion The use of medical imaging with […]

W Virginia chemical spill adding formaldehyde gas to water

Tests on the water supply in Charleston, W. Va., a week after a chemical spill tainted the city’s water system turned up traces of formaldehyde, suggesting that “there’s a lot more we don’t know” about the consequences of the spill, an environmental expert told a state legislative committee on Wednesday. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/us/tests-said-to-find-formaldehyde-in-west-virginia-tap-water.html?emc=eta1 That expert, Scott Simonton, […]

US Congressman threatens to throw journalist off balcony

A US Congressman threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and has now apologised for his actions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25947520 New York Representative Michael Grimm said he would “break” a cable news journalist who brought up an investigation into his campaign funds. Mr Grimm said his behaviour […]

Drugs, Nuclear Arms and Deceit in the US Air Force

The number of US airmen embroiled in a nuclear cheating scandal has doubled to several dozen, officials speaking on condition of anonymity say. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/25936781 Thirty-four US Air Force officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles were suspended earlier this month. They are accused of cheating in monthly proficiency tests. The US Air Force said some […]

Author and pediatrician tortures 11 year old girl in DE

A former pediatrician has gone on trial accused of waterboarding an 11-year-old girl in the US state of Delaware. Melvin Morse, 60, is said to have held the face of his female companion’s daughter under a tap several times. Mr Morse has written several books on children’s near-death experiences and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey […]

Hackers deface Angry Birds site with “NSA Spying Birds” image

Video game developer Rovio has confirmed that hackers defaced its Angry Birds site with an image entitled Spying Birds, featuring an NSA logo. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25949341 The attack followed the publication of leaks that indicated the US spy agency and its British counterpart GCHQ had obtained data released by at least one of the Finnish firm’s games. […]

Tech firm appeals US order to surrender encryption keys

Lavabit, a private email service used by Edward Snowden, is in court appealing against a government order to hand over its encryption keys. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25930222 Founder Ladar Levison suspended his firm in the summer in protest over the order, believed to relate to the former US National Security Agency contractor. Lawyers will argue the orders was […]