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The British Campaign Group Takes On The Banks

By Alexander Baron

On Saturday, February 13, the British Campaign Group – organised by Roger Hayes, founder of the British Constitution Group – is holding a meeting in Liverpool, the aim of which is to eventually overthrow the corrupt, debt-based money system. This will be of particular interest to anyone who has a mortgage. Did you know that […]

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Baxter Recalls Products

By Tim Sandle

Pharmaceutical company Baxter International has recalled four lots of intravenous solutions following complaints from customers. The reason for the voluntary recall is a consequence of a potential for the containers to leak. There are also reports of the presence of particulate matter. No patients are at risk as the errors were spotted prior to administration. According to […]

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Bentonite Clay Medicinal Clay Warning

By Tim Sandle

A medical ‘clay’ product has been recalled from the U.S. market due to safety concerns. There is a risk of lead poisoning should the product be applied or ingested. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning notice about a product called Bentonite Clay by Alikay Naturals. The finding is based on […]

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The Films Of Tigre Hill

By Alexander Baron

When no black actors or actresses were nominated for Academy Awards, the resulting bout of whining was predictable. Oppressed minority member Spike Lee (estimated net worth $40 million) said he planned to boycott the Oscars, so did Jada Pinkett Smith (net worth with her husband $240 million), as did LaTanya Richardson Jackson (net worth a […]

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Life On Mars? Fungi Could Survive

By Tim Sandle

Whether there is, or was, life on Mars remains unknown. If there was, it was probably microbial. Certainly some microorgani could survive on the relatively inhospitable surface of the red planet, as a new study shows. Researchers have collected fungi from Antarctic rocks and these have been taken on board the International Space Station. The […]

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Interactive Map Shows World Carbon Dioxide Levels

By Tim Sandle

Human activity and the impact upon the world’s climate can now be viewed on an interactive map, with regular updates. The map has been produced by Concordia and relates to a scientific paper published in Nature. It is based on the confirmatory research that shows the Earth’s temperature has increased by 1°C over the past 100 years. The […]

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Why Does A Zebra Have Stripes?

By Tim Sandle

Why a Zebra has stripes is not a riddle, and neither is the answer ‘camouflage’, according to a new study. Researchers based at University of Calgary and University of California, Davis state that the long-held notion that the Zebra has evolved stripes so it can hide from predators is wrong, and this assumption has stood […]

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Silky Skin Cream Recalled For Mercury Risk

By Tim Sandle

A skin whitening product called Crema Piel De Seda (Silky Skin Cream) has been recalled from the U.S. market, due to a risk of mercury poisoning. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers about a skin whitening cream called “Crema Piel De Seda.” The regulatory agency has warned people not […]

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Can Rubber Gloves Be Used To Detect Cancer?

By Tim Sandle

It could be possible for medical staff to screen for breast cancer using specially designed rubber gs, equipped with pressure sensors. A joint Japanese-U.S. project is investigating the possibility. The idea is to create a pressure sensor able to detect variations in the skin on the micrometer scale. Breast cancer in the early stages can […]

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Fluorescent Nanomaterials Inspired By Bacteria

By Tim Sandle

Research is underway into fluorescent nanomaterials. These will be designed to act as artificial antenna systems which will capture light through the visible spectrum and turn the captured light into electrical energy. The energy could be used to power photovoltaic cells and, in turn, power light emitting diodes. With the design process, scientists have drawn […]

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