Telegraph Link: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/genetically-modified-babies-government-accused-of-dishonesty-in-its-regulation-of-new-ivf-technique-30463918.html

RT Link: http://rt.com/uk/176148-gm-babies-uk-deception/

Genetically modified Humans
Have you ever seen the movie Gattaca? Will our future be one of super humans? 

"The Government has been accused of misleading the public over the introduction of a new in vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique that some experts believe will result in the birth of “genetically modified babies”.

Leading scientists, including Lord Winston, an early pioneer of fertility treatment, have criticised the Department of Health for trying to play down a process that will for the first time allow the alteration of the DNA of future generations.

They argue that the Government has redefined the term “genetic modification” (GM) to exclude specifically a controversial technique that will result in babies inheriting genetic material from three individuals.”

-via Belfast Telegraph

Link: http://bioprepwatch.com/news/darpa-issues-solicitation-for-radical-biological-technologies/338737/

DARPA wants cyborg and/or genetically modified technology to increase a soldier’s performance. DARPA has been exploring ways to create super soldiers for a while now. Very curious how far they’ve gone with their experiments.

Some real-life Bourne Identity shit here.

Also, “[DARPA’s] BTO’s programs operate on a variety of scales, from single cells to GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS (WTF?). The overarching goal of the office is to develop biological-based technologies for use by DARPA’s stakeholders, including the U.S. Department of Defense.”

Video outlining creepy DARPA projects:  http://youtu.be/Rh1tg5lyP6s

Link: http://bioprepwatch.com/news/darpa-issues-solicitation-for-radical-biological-technologies/338737/

DARPA wants cyborg and/or genetically modified technology to increase a soldier’s performance. DARPA has been exploring ways to create super soldiers for a while now. Very curious how far they’ve gone with their experiments.

Some real-life Bourne Identity shit here.

Also, “[DARPA’s] BTO’s programs operate on a variety of scales, from single cells to GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS (WTF?). The overarching goal of the office is to develop biological-based technologies for use by DARPA’s stakeholders, including the U.S. Department of Defense.” Video outlining creepy DARPA projects: http://youtu.be/Rh1tg5lyP6s

The judges who approve phone surveillance are buying Verizon stock

hipsterlibertarian:

In case you were wondering whether our government is corrupt…

(via satanic-capitalist)

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Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2014/07/23/crowdsourcing-the-search-for-alien-artifacts/

“As nutty as it may seem to the uninitiated, the notion of looking for alien artifacts on our own Moon may finally be gaining mainstream scientific traction.

There are good reasons to seriously consider the possibility that at some point in the Earth-Moon system’s storied 4.5 billion year-old history, an alien intelligence may have passed through our solar system; leaving physical artifacts of their visits.
…
With the success of crowdsourcing, citizen science initiatives such as SETI@home; Einstein@home; and Cosmology@home however, Davies and a handful of other serious scientific researchers are now advocating marrying crowdsourcing analysis with the images now being catalogued by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

Since 2009, LRO has been measuring lunar landforms down to half meter resolution; in the process targeting more than 10,000 lunar sites and covering up to 90 percent of the lunar surface. The mission’s current success has resulted in a treasure trove of thousands of very high resolution images, almost all of which could be searched via an citizen science initiative.”

Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2014/07/23/crowdsourcing-the-search-for-alien-artifacts/

“As nutty as it may seem to the uninitiated, the notion of looking for alien artifacts on our own Moon may finally be gaining mainstream scientific traction. There are good reasons to seriously consider the possibility that at some point in the Earth-Moon system’s storied 4.5 billion year-old history, an alien intelligence may have passed through our solar system; leaving physical artifacts of their visits. … With the success of crowdsourcing, citizen science initiatives such as SETI@home; Einstein@home; and Cosmology@home however, Davies and a handful of other serious scientific researchers are now advocating marrying crowdsourcing analysis with the images now being catalogued by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Since 2009, LRO has been measuring lunar landforms down to half meter resolution; in the process targeting more than 10,000 lunar sites and covering up to 90 percent of the lunar surface. The mission’s current success has resulted in a treasure trove of thousands of very high resolution images, almost all of which could be searched via an citizen science initiative.”

ageofdestruction:

odyssey: Sunset over the western Pacific, photographed from Apollo 13, April 1970.
Sequence of 9 Hasselblad photographs, starting over the central Pacific. As the Earth turns, eastern Asia (top) and Australia (bottom) come in to view.
Apollo 13 was launched on the 11th April. From the geography visible and sunset times for April 1970, I estimate the sequence covers 2-2.5 hours, most likely ending around 7:30am GMT on the 12th.
At 3am on the 14th, en route to the Moon, Apollo 13’s no. 2 oxygen tank exploded. The planned lunar landing was aborted, and scientists and engineers on the ground were forced to improvise a way to get the astronauts home alive in the damaged spacecraft. 
Apollo 13 finally returned to Earth on the 17th, splashing down in the southern Pacific - just left of twilight at the start of the sequence above.
Image credit: NASA/JSC, c/o LPI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

ageofdestruction:

odyssey: Sunset over the western Pacific, photographed from Apollo 13, April 1970.

Sequence of 9 Hasselblad photographs, starting over the central Pacific. As the Earth turns, eastern Asia (top) and Australia (bottom) come in to view.

Apollo 13 was launched on the 11th April. From the geography visible and sunset times for April 1970, I estimate the sequence covers 2-2.5 hours, most likely ending around 7:30am GMT on the 12th.

At 3am on the 14th, en route to the Moon, Apollo 13’s no. 2 oxygen tank exploded. The planned lunar landing was aborted, and scientists and engineers on the ground were forced to improvise a way to get the astronauts home alive in the damaged spacecraft. 

Apollo 13 finally returned to Earth on the 17th, splashing down in the southern Pacific - just left of twilight at the start of the sequence above.

Image credit: NASA/JSC, c/o LPI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

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Link: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/business/a-21st-century-fox-time-warner-merger-would-narrow-already-dwindling-competition.html?_r=2&referrer=

6 companies control most everything Americans see in theaters and 5 companies control everything Americans see on television… These may soon be narrowed even further if Fox and Time Warner merge.

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