A robot from South Korea has scooped the $2 million prize for an impressive win across eight tasks. The event saw a dozen teams from Japan, Germany, S... [...]
Rumors have suggested that the viral phenomenon may be a marketing stunt for an upcoming movie. Since appearing on social media over the last couple o... [...]
A strange new viral phenomenon has left social media buzzing with attempts to summon a Mexican spirit. Although it has been around for quite some time... [...]
Farmers oppose Golden Rice; challenge foreign lobbyists to a debate
March 3, 2015
Advocacy Desk Masipag Mindanao
“We reiterate the opposition of Filipino farmers to genetically modified (GM) crops and we will register our resistance against Golden Rice and other GM crops”, said Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) chairperson and RESIST Agrochem TNCs! Convenor Rafael ‘Ka Paeng’ Mariano in response to the regional campaign waged by the Allow Golden Rice Now!, a Canada-b [...]
DNA thought to be from an extinct polar bear in the Himalayas might actually belong to something else. Professor Bryan Sykes made headlines last year ... [...]
Activist PostThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by copying and searching data that it collects by tapping into the Internet backbone.The hearing on a motion for partial summary judgment in Jewel v. NSA will be at 9 am on Dec. 19 before Judge Jeffrey White at the federal courthouse in Oakland. Jewel was filed in 2008 on behalf of San Francisco Bay Area resident Carolyn Jewel [...]
(NaturalNews) Recently, videos of friends, family and celebrities deliberately pouring a bucket of ice water on their heads have been popping up everywhere. The videos are part of an effort that the ALS Association hopes will help raise both awareness and donations concerning the... [...]
(NaturalNews) You've heard of the ice bucket challenge, and maybe even the Ferguson Challenge. Here's a new challenge: the one gallon challenge. Drink a gallon of cranberry lemonade a day, sweetened with stevia, and spiced with cayenne. This is one of the best ways to detoxify, lose... [...]
As a huge proponent of serious charitable organizations, it always is disturbing to see trends such as Kony 2012 and various Susan G. Komen for the Cure initiatives take the social media atmosphere by storm. From the ultimate backlash against the celebrity-driven Kony fraud to the embarrassment of the KFC ‘Buckets for the Cure’ campaign backed by Susan G. Komen, I was immediately hoping that the infamous new ‘ice bucket challenge’ would in fact be an exception to the ser [...]
Local Green Bay radio and TV personality John Maino performs the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Source.
Health Impact News Editor
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association is sweeping the nation, and going viral in social media. However, do you know what you are supporting if you contribute funds to the ALS Association?
The ALS Association describes their “mission”:
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization figh [...]
ACLU sought to prevent the state highway patrol from enforcing requirements that protesters remain moving unless they are gathered in an “organized protest area.” [...]
Judge denied unions' request to intervene in two stop-and-frisk class action lawsuits. [...]
Theologian Robin Lovin doesn't believe that discovering alien life would cause a 'crisis of faith'. Few could doubt that the revelation that we are no... [...]
IRS agents could be examined at an evidentiary hearing based on a taxpayer's mere "conclusory allegations." [...]
LifeHack | Bias and prejudice are formed in our mind unconsciously.
When we act, we don’t even realize there may be bias behind it. We simply take in different opinions and make them become our beliefs that we don’t ever challenge. Take a moment and think about the thoughts you have, what makes you think this way and what effect you have to the world by thinking this way?
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” - Maya A [...]
Reuters | Supremes decline to say whether Americans have a right to carry handguns outside the home. [...]
Finding signs of extraterrestrial life on an extrasolar planet is going to be a lot harder than expected. As astronomers continue to identify new extr... [...]
Infowars.com | “You know, Morgan, that I will literally beat the hell out of you.” [...]
Camila Ibanez | Action marks the third mass border crossing organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance. [...]