News From Above

Skynet is watching

The Chinese government has revealed that it has a nationwide surveillance system to track dissidents, and it bears the same name as the evil computer network that tries to destroy humanity in the Terminator movies. Skynet, begun in 2005, has ...
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New Mothers Tested for Drugs without their Consent by Some Alabama Hospitals

Having a baby in some Alabama hospitals can mean getting tested for drugs without a woman’s consent—and winding up in jail for a positive result. Alabama’s chemical endangerment law, in effect for nine years, spurred an investigation by ProPublica and ...
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Divorcee Erects Ultimate Revenge On Ex

A Michigan man has taken revenge on his ex-wife and her new lover by buying the house next door and erecting a giant yard sculpture of a hand flipping the bird. Detroit strip club owner Alan Markovitz spent$7,000 on the ...
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obesity and autism

Obesity and autism – Are they linked?

Are obesity and autism linked? A new study shows that obese pregnant women are 60 percent more likely to give birth to a child with autism than women of a healthy weight—and twice as likely to have a child with ...
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The World’s Richest Individuals

The World’s Richest Individuals

According to a report from Oxfam the world’s eight richest people are worth as much as the 3.6 poorest people in the world.  The total of their worth is $426 billion compared to 50% of the world’s poorest at $409 ...
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Fentanyl Epidemic in America

Fentanyl Epidemic in America

Doctors prescribe Fentanyl for severe pain relief since it is 50 to 100 times more effective that morphine.  Since this drug can be sold as a patch or lozenges it is fairly easy to abuse and misuse.  In the US ...
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Nature’s cure for anxiety

People tormented by a neverending flow of negative thoughts can greatly benefit from an alternative to expensive psychotherapy or medications: a walk in the woods. Psychologists at Stanford University found that walking outdoors in natural settings can ward off the ...
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Heavy Metal Musician Wins Norwegian Local Office

Heavy Metal Musician Wins Norwegian Local Office

When the Liberal Party of Norway asked Gylve Nagell to run for the position of Backup Town Councilor for a suburb of Oslo he was very hesitant because he is not a politician.  He is a member of the black ...
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5 family members arrested after woman dies in exorcism attempt

BERLIN (AP) -- German police have arrested five South Koreans on suspicion of murder following the death of a relative in an exorcism ritual in the city of Frankfurt, prosecutors. Officers discovered the body of the 41-year-old woman in a ...
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star devouring galaxy

A star-devouring galaxy

New images of a galaxy located 60 million light-years from Earth have revealed that / it’s a cannibal. Composite pictures from the La Silla Observatory in Chile show that the NGC 1316 galaxy is strewn with dust N and small ...
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