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SPECIAL COVERAGE TOPIC

 

March, 2015

The SeniorArk.com editor is Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church. But we are deeply concerned about the 60+ year oppression of the Palestinians by Israel, and will from time-to-time call attention to this immoral and criminal behavior. Israel's illegal and immoral treatment of Palestinians, and the daily theft of their homes and land, must end. These 'crimes against humanity' need to cease. Compare the way the Nazis treated the Jews, and there appear to be similarities with what is happening to the Palestinians in 2015. We Americans are giving billions $$ to aid and abet Israel in this treatment.   We urge you   to do the research, and compare for yourselves. Then, let your feelings be known to your Congressional Rep, your Senators, and the President.

 

Netanyahu's win: A resounding loss for Israel's security

Haaretz - March 27, 2015
In his desperate and successful bid to keep his post, the panic-stricken prime minister has left the security establishment with a whole slew of dangers. (SeniorArk adds: With help of U.S. Republicans, a terrorist won the Israeli election. Our President must send a message that if Israel attacks Iran, and Iran retaliates, we will not come to their rescue. Netanyahu shows no concern for American long-term security, and we should show the same lack of concern for them.)

Israel police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

Fox News - Reposted  March 27, 2015

JERUSALEM – Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses say.

When it comes to its morality, Israel prefers not to be tried

Haaretz - Reposted  March 27, 2015

For a country that insists it's done nothing wrong, Israel sure acts like it has something to hide.

Israel drops aerial bombs on densely-populated areas, thereby leading to the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians? Not possible, Israel has the most moral army in the world. Israel demolishes the homes of Palestinian terrorists and their families, in violation of international law? Irrelevant, Israel has the most moral army in the world. For a country that frequently boasts about its own morality, though, Israel sure does everything in its power to avoid its good deeds seeing the light of day.

Israel Approves 243 New Settler Homes in East Jerusalem

Voice of America - Reposted  March 27, 2015

 Most world powers deem Israel's settlements illegal and settlement activities have drawn criticism from the European Union and from the United States, which like most countries views settlements as illegal.

Israel is losing its friends in the world

Financial Times - Reposted  March 27, 2015

Britain's parliament voted the other day to recognize the state of Palestine. The decision will not change anything on the ground in the West Bank or Gaza.

Israel will continue to build settler units in al-Quds

Press TV - Reposted  March 27, 2015

Israel says it will press ahead with its settlement expansion plan in the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) despite growing international criticism.

(SeniorArk.com favors cutting off all U.S. aid to Israel until these illegal "settlements", also known as Israeli "land thefts", end.)

Israel to expropriate (STEAL) West Bank land around...

Daily Times - Reposted  March 27, 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday that it will expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.

White House: 'deep concern' over new settlement units

(Not deep enough, White House!)

Ynetnews -  March 27, 2015

With tensions between Jerusalem and Washington running high, White House says Israel's announcement of some 400 new settler housing units undermine efforts to achieve peace. (For years Israel has stood with it's hand out for money, while at the same time smacking the U.S. with the other hand. This MUST END. This illegal and immoral behavior did not begin with Obama, but has shown itself for decades.

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GOP to offer budget with Medicare, food stamp cuts

CNBC.com - RePosted March 27, 2015

Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this week with the pledge to balance the nation's budget within a decade and rein in major programs such as food stamps and Medicare.

Cancer alert over chemical found in Roundup weedkiller

Daily Mail - March 27, 2015
A weedkiller used in millions of gardens has been identified as a potential cancer risk. The World Health Organisation's cancer agency asked a group of 17 international scientists to decide whether glyphosate posed a risk to humans.

Stop binging on high-fat food or suffer from psychiatric disorders

TheHealthSite - March 27, 2015
Do you have a full blown love-affair with fast and junk food with high fat content? End it now! The perils of binging on a fast food and other high fat foods are well known but we still choose to ignore them.

White House Issues Action Plan to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Wall Street Journal - March 27, 2015
WASHINGTON—The White House issued the most extensive action plan ever against drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, seeking to curb antibiotic use at farms and hospitals—and promote tests to find lethal bugs, and antibiotics to kill them.

Bionic Eye Enables Vision for a 72 year-old American Once Again

American Live Wire - March 27, 2015
After two years of blindness, a 72 year-old woman in Hawaii can see once more. Bionic Eyes Restore Vison to Blind American Photo Credit: Google Images.

Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

Chron.com - March 27, 2015
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Saudi and Egyptian warships deployed Friday to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage, Egyptian military officials said, as a Saudi-led coalition widened their airstrikes on the second day of ...

Canadian-Born Ted Cruz Who Shut Govt In 2013 Can't Win US Presidency

Black Star News - March 27, 2015
Ted Cruz -- you can't just renounce Canada and become U.S. President; where're the Birthers? So Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz is running for President of the United States.

Police seek two people reportedly missing after New York explosion

Reuters - March 27, 2015
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were reportedly missing on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said.

Nuclear leak caused by 'wrong type of kitty litter,' confirms government report

The Verge - March 27, 2015
A yearlong investigation by the US Department of Energy has confirmed that a major accident at a nuclear waste storage facility was caused by the wrong type of kitty litter.

Kraft Was Global, Then It Wasn't

Bloomberg View - March 27, 2015
As you may have heard, those smart people at 3G Capital have this really brilliant idea for jump-starting growth at the Kraft, part of what henceforth will be called Kraft Heinz (but should be called Heinzkraft): globalization!

Mercedes-Benz makes shocking announcement of introducing pick-up likes that ...

Customs Today Newspaper - March 27, 2015
BERLIN: Mercedes-Benz has made the shock announcement that it will introduce a pick-up “by the end of the decade” to take on the likes of the Toyota Hilux

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Locking the cockpit: How airline security varies

USA TODAY - March 26, 2015
Policies for locking airline cockpit doors - reinforced throughout the industry after the terrorist hijackings on Sept. 11, 2001 - differ among countries.

One Killed After Bridge Collapses On I-35 In Salado, Texas

CBS Local - March 26, 2015
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Bell County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they are responding to a report of a bridge collapse on Interstate 35 in Salado, Texas. (Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure)

Russia-US superhighway an awesome-sounding pipe dream, expert says

CTV News - March 26, 2015
Imagine being about to drive all the way to London, England, without ever getting on an airplane or ferry. It could happen one day, if a proposed superhighway and railway system goes ahead, linking North America and Europe via Alaska and Siberia.

“La! La! La! La!” Jon Stewart mocks America's most delusional climate deniers

Salon - March 26, 2015
Earth just experienced its warmest winter on record, and some states - particularly the phallic-shaped ones, as Jon Stewart smartly pointed out on Wednesday's “Daily Show” - are dealing with the news in absurd ways.

Pentagon research arm says military must react faster to tech changes

Reuters - March 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - The famed Pentagon research arm that gave the world the Internet and the miniaturized GPS receivers used in consumer devices said on Thursday one of its key goals now is to ensure U.S.

Obama to host Pope Francis at White House in September

Washington Post - March 26, 2015
President Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House during the pontiff's U.S. visit in September to “continue the dialogue .

Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

US News & World Report - March 26, 2015
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2015, file photo, executive producer Ken Burns attends a preview screening of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," at the Time Warner Center, in New York.

House Passes 'Doc Fix' for Medicare Doctors

NBCNews.com - March 26, 2015
Congress may be mostly deadlocked, but the House of Representatives passed the so-called "doc fix" Thursday. It rectifies one of the most annoying chores Congress has faced year in and year out for more than a decade - a flawed payment formula that ...

Tau Urged as Focus of Alzheimer's Disease over Amyloid

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - March 25, 2015
Scientists have argued for many years whether tau or amyloid is the primary driver in the progression of Alzheimer's disease. New research suggest tau is the culprit.

How Patients Are Driving Research & Cures For Their Own Rare Diseases

Huffington Post - March 25, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and ...

High court says Alabama may have improperly redistricted black voters

Los Angeles Times - March 25, 2015

In a rare Supreme Court victory for the voting rights of minorities, the justices ruled 5-4 Wednesday that a lower court must reassess whether Alabama improperly packed too many black voters into certain districts, diluting their voting strength in other districts.

Obamacare: Ted Cruz and Family Sign up for Government Healthcare After ...

Latin Post - March 25, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stands on stage while speaking to a crowd gathered at Liberty University to announce his presidential candidacy March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ghani: Afghanistan Owes 'Profound Debt' to US

Voice of America - March 25, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told U.S. lawmakers that his country owed a "profound debt" to the United States and the more than 2,300 U.S.

US Officials React to Allegations of Israeli Spying

Voice of America - March 25, 2015
STATE DEPARTMENT—. U.S. President Barack Obama said when it comes to the negotiations to secure an agreement ensuring Iran does not get a nuclear weapon, the U.S.

Home of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza demolished

CNN - March 25, 2015
(CNN) The horror of the Sandy Hook shooting was such that the town of Newtown, Connecticut, demolished the school where it occurred and broke ground on a new structure.

How the New Kraft Heinz Co. Is About to Take Over Your Kitchen

ABC News - March 25, 2015
If you have Kool-Aid, Bagel Bites, Oscar Mayer or Planters products in your pantry, you're already supporting the expected third-largest food company in North America.

Factories in U.S. Feeling Pain of Rising Dollar, Slump in Energy

Bloomberg - March 25, 2015
(Bloomberg) -- Orders for American-made durable goods unexpectedly dropped in February as manufacturers absorbed the damage inflicted by a rising dollar and slumping energy production.

Teen drivers distracted big time by cellphones, talking in most crashes

Los Angeles Times - March 25, 2015
Whether teen drivers are talking or texting on cellphones or simply chatting with passengers, distractions play a larger role than previously thought in automobile accidents and were responsible for about six of every 10 moderate to severe crashes, according ...(Talk with the grandchildren about this issue.)

Three Ford recalls total 221000 trucks, SUVs

USA TODAY - March 25, 2015
Ford Motor announced today that it will conduct three separate recalls that total about 221,000 North American trucks and SUVs -- nearly all in the U.S.. Included are recent-model ambulance and emergency vehicles and police SUVs.

Reject David Koch money, scientists and museum officials' letter urges

Los Angeles Times - March 25, 2015
Museum leaders around the country are being urged to reject philanthropic dollars from billionaire David H. Koch in an open letter this week signed by a group of prominent scientists and museum officials.

Woolly Mammoth Could Walk Again After Genes Spliced With Asian Elephant

Design & Trend - March 25, 2015
Woolly mammoths could once again walk the tundra again after over 3000 years of extinction.
Scientists at Harvard University have spliced mammoth DNA into living elephant cells, creating the possibility of bringing back the long-extinct animal

Fact-checking Ted Cruz

USA TODAY - March 24, 2015

A 30-second video announcing Cruz's candidacy for president begins, "It's a time for truth." Here at FactCheck.org, we couldn't agree more. But as our archives show, Cruz is no stranger to FactCheck.org's pages. We have checked more than a dozen dubious claims Cruz has made since entering the Senate in January 2013.

Boehner 'Shocked' by Israel Snooping Reports

Wall Street Journal - March 24, 2015

Current and former U.S. officials said the espionage was part of a broader campaign orchestrated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to derail an emerging agreement between a handful of world powers and Iranian officials over...

Canada says it will bomb Islamic State "safe havens" in Syria

Reuters - March 24, 2015
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will expand its military mission against Islamic State by launching air strikes against the militants' safe havens in Syria as well as Iraq, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday.

Swedish jets track 4 Russian planes over Baltic Sea

RT - March 24, 2015
Swedish military says its fighter jets detected four Russian planes in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday. Two Russian Tu-22 supersonic bombers escorted by two Su-27 multirole fighters were spotted at around 5:30am local time, ...

Official: US-led force flying over Islamic State-held Tikrit

The Denver Post - March 24, 2015
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) - The U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group has begun surveillance flights over the extremist-held city of Tikrit and sending intelligence to Iraqi forces fighting to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown, a senior official said Tuesday ...

Liberals Ask For A Lion, Get Hillary

Daily Beast - March 24, 2015
Liberals really want someone to carry their populist banner, but with no one to carry it, they'll settle for Hillary. Wanted: A populist to run for president.

World's Forests Have Fragmented into Tiny Patches

Scientific American - March 24, 2015
Editor's note: The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.

The myth of the high-protein diet: How to prevent disease, prolong life and ...

National Post - March 24, 2015
Many people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs.

Vitamin D3 and metformin show promising results in preventing colorectal cancer

News-Medical.net - March 244, 2015
The concept was simple: If two compounds each individually show promise in preventing colon cancer, surely it's worth trying the two together to see if even greater impact is possible.

Obamacare: Falling care costs

CNBC - March 23, 2015

Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

Hospitals have seen reductions in the costs of caring for the uninsured, but nowhere more so than in states that expanded Medicaid.

Vitamin D supplements may slow prostate cancer

 CBS News - March 23, 2015
Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Hollis, the study's lead researcher ...

The Antibiotics Problem in Meat

The Atlantic - March 23, 2015
Back to The Wire What is The Wire? The Wire features the latest news coverage from The Atlantic. The Antibiotics Problem in Meat. A new study suggests that a consumer demand for chicken and pork in places like India, Russia, China, and Brazil will help ...

After 50, colons need inspection for signs of cancer

Press of Atlantic City - March 23, 2015
While not quite a Hallmark moment, my point is that a colonoscopy may be a gift that could save your life, or the life of someone you love.

AP Analysis: Is Israel democratic? Not so clear

Chron.com - March 23, 2015
JERUSALEM (AP) - Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward, and it increasingly matters given the diplomatic fallout over hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection last week.

Florida Official Suspended for Using the Term "Climate Change"

Science Times - March 23, 2015
Bart Bibler, an employee at environmental protection department, Florida, was suspended for using the words "climate change".

Saudi Arabia warns of 'necessary measures' over Yemen

BBC News - March 23, 2015
Gulf Arab states will take "necessary measures" against Yemen's Houthi rebels if a peaceful solution cannot be found to the country's instability, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said.

Obamacare at Five

Huffington Post - March 23, 2015
In the five years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, we've seen more progress in expanding health care to millions than in the last four decades combined.

Pope Finally Gets His Pizza _ Albeit Hand-Delivered

New York Times - March 23, 2015
ROME - Pope Francis, who recently lamented he can't slip out and get a pizza like he used to, finally got a pie - albeit one hand-delivered to his popemobile.

US homes sales up marginally; supply a constraint

Reuters - March 23, 2015
WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. home resales rebounded modestly in February as a persistent shortage of properties on the market spurred the biggest price jump in a year, a trend that could undermine the spring selling season.

Sweet 16 is packed with good teams

ESPN - March 23, 2015
We'll always have his son, R.J. Hunter, swiping a Baylor inbounds pass in stride, streaking to the rim, slicing into the Bears' lead, unnerving a team that seemed headed for certain victory.

Geek in chief: Obama to pledge $240 million for STEM at science fair

March 23, 2015
At the White House Science Fair on Monday, Obama will announce more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

DoD Investigating Apparent ISIS "Hit List" On U.S. Military

WFMY - March 22, 2015
ISIS claims its hacking division has released a hit list of 100 members of U.S. military, according to reports. Loading… Post to Facebook.

Russia Threatens To Aim Nuclear Missiles At Denmark Ships If It Joins NATO ...

Huffington Post - March 22, 2015
The Danish warship "Esbern Snare" escorting the cargo ships transporting Syria’s most dangerous chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, is photographed, from a boat, docked outside of Larnaca port, Cyrpus, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

New York unions are backing Chicago mayoral challenger

New York Daily News - March 22, 2015
Chicago mayoral challenger Jesus (Chuy) Garcia, who will face incumbent Rahm Emanuel in a runoff election April 7. ALBANY - Some of New York's most powerful unions and liberal organizations are backing a Democratic challenger to Chicago Mayor ...

OPEC won't bear burden of propping up oil price: Saudi minister

Reuters - March 22, 2015
RIYADH (Reuters) - OPEC will not take sole responsibility for propping up the oil price, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said on Sunday, signaling the world's top petroleum exporter is determined to ride out a market slump that has roughly halved prices since last ...

Warm feelings no help to the climate

Financial Times - March 22, 2015
It takes some variety of willful ignorance to dismiss the need for action to avert the threat of climate change. From imaginings of vast conspiracies to complacency that global warming can only be benign, the arguments against taking the danger seriously are ...

Number of Oil Rigs Drilling in US Witnesses Decline

West Texas News _ March 22, 2015
A recent survey carried out by an oil services firm Baker Hughes showed that the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States has continuously declined this week.

Climate change a dire threat, says top Chinese weather scientist

American Register - March 22, 2015
The affects of climate change is a major threat not just to China but to humanity in general all over the world, according to Zheng Guogang, the top weather scientist for the country.

Biogen's Alzheimer drug slows mental decline

World Tech Today - March 22, 2015
Biogen Idec Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) drug that attacks plaque buildup in the human brain slowed cognitive decline in patients that were in early phase of Alzheimer disease.

Those with high blood pressure may use folic acid to lower stroke risk

Science Recorder - March 19, 2015
While folic acid has been found to have many positive health benefits in the last few years, a new study out of China reveals it can also be helpful in lowering stroke risk.

Bill Gates: Ebola Virus A 'Wake-Up Call'

Sky News - March 19, 2015
The Microsoft co-founder calls for "germ games not war games" to prepare for the battle against a global epidemic. 13:34, UK, Thursday 19 March 2015.

Colon cancer: Early detection, screening save lives

Chicago Tribune - March 19, 2015
No one ever claimed it's a walk in the park, but a colonoscopy is not even close to the dreadful experience it is so often made out to be.

Suspected Accomplices Arrested in Tunisian Museum Attack

New York Times - March 19, 2015
CAIRO - Tunisian authorities have arrested nine people suspected of helping the two gunmen who mounted a deadly attack on a museum in Tunis and were killed by security forces, the office of the Tunisian president said on Thursday.

Cyclone Pam Is Just the Start

Newsweek - March 19, 2015

An aerial view of the destruction after Cyclone Pam hit Port Vila, capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, on March 17, 2015.

Ryan Giroux, suspect in Arizona shooting rampage, has long criminal history

Los Angeles Times - March 19, 2015

Ryan Giroux, accused of gunning a bloody swath through a Phoenix suburb Wednesday, shooting six people and killing one, is an ex-convict who had most recently spent more than seven years in prison for attempted assault, police said. (SeniorArk asks: How was this radical ex-con able to get a gun?)

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Report: Wisconsin ranks 38th in private sector job creation; unemployment drops

WTAQ - March 19, 2015
MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin created new jobs at a rate that was only half of the national average during the year ending in September.

Target to Raise Minimum Wage for All Workers

Wall Street Journal - March 19, 2015
Target joins rivals Wal-Mart and TJX, owner of Marshall's and T.J. Maxx, in raising all worker's base pay to $9 per hour, starting next month.

Jobless Claims for Payroll Survey Week Signal U.S. Hiring Gains

Bloomberg - March 19, 2015
(Bloomberg) -- The limited number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits last week signals the labor market remains resilient even as the economy cools.

Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life

Firstpost - March 19, 2015
London: After analysing satellite data, an international team of researchers have calculated the probability for the number of stars in the Milky Way that might have planets in the habitable zone.

Britain creates world's largest marine reserve

CBS News - March 19, 2015
The world's largest marine reserve has been created by the British government, offering unprecedented protection to more than 1,200 species of marine mammals, fish and sea birds in the South Pacific.

Russia says drills prove ability to quickly deploy forces

U-T SanDiego - March 18, 2015
Russian Black Sea fleet sailors shout as they march during a military parade in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Russia on Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.

GM takes $600 million hit on Russia, idles plant in Putin's hometown

Fortune m- March 18, 2015

It’s a landmark moment in the slow decay of Russia’s economy under the weight of falling oil prices and western sanctions, a consequence of the collapse in Russians’ spending power over the last year.

Possible cyanide letter never reached White House

USA TODAY - March 18, 2015
WASHINGTON - A letter being tested for traces of cyanide never got close to President Obama's residence, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.

Police: 6 shot, 1 killed in Mesa, Ariz., shootings

USA TODAY - March 18, 2015
MESA, Ariz. - A gunman has shot six people and killed at least one Wednesday morning in Mesa, Ariz. The shooter is still on the loose and police are actively searching for the suspect, according to a Mesa Police Department source. (American gun-slaughter-culture continues. 86 more Americans will be killed by gun today, at least 13 of them Seniors.)

3 dead, 4 injured in Stockton in apparent drive-by shooting

SFGate - March 18, 2015
Three people were killed and four others injured in what police believe was a gang-related drive-by shooting at a corner in Stockton on Tuesday night, police said. (American gun-slaughter-culture continues. 86 more Americans will be killed by gun today, at least 13 of them Seniors.)

Driver killed by SF police identified as 24-year-old woman

SFGate - March 18, 2015
San Francisco Police investigators document evidence at the scene of a police-involved shooting on Pine Street at Van Ness in San Francisco, Calif.,(American gun-slaughter-culture continues. 86 more Americans will be killed by gun today, at least 13 of them Seniors.)

Want Internet Explorer dead? Be careful what you wish for

Mashable - March 18, 2015
I've been using Internet Explorer 11 all day. Not because I like it or want to, but to prove a point: Internet Explorer was never as bad as the critics said.

Study: Antipsychotic drugs can be deadly in dementia fight

Detroit Free Press - Marc 18, 201
Medicating dementia patients may ease the demons that trigger aggression and other behavior problems, but it also boosts their risk of dying early - even more so than previously believed, according to a new study.

Vitamin D Supplements Ineffective At Lowering Blood Pressure

University Herald - March 18, 2015
Vitamin D (Photo : Harvard) Vitamin D won't do much to lower high blood pressure, according to a recent study. Vitamin D won't do much to lower high blood pressure, according to a recent study.

Republican congressman with 'Downton Abbey' office resigns

Reuters - March 17, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Aaron Schock, a Republican from Illinois whose Downton Abbey-styled office launched a series of media reports questioning his use of taxpayer dollars, announced on Tuesday that he is resigning from ..

'Naive' teenager who flew to Turkey on his way to join ISIS now wants to return ...

Daily Mail - March 17, 2015
One of the 'naive and impressionable' teenagers who was stopped in Turkey as he tried to join ISIS has asked when he can return to school.

Passenger Who Rushed For Cockpit Made Reference To Jihad

CBS Local - March 17, 2015
DENVER (CBS4) - A Colorado woman who was on a flight bound for Denver on Monday night that had to turn around when a passenger became unruly says she was only a few inches away from the chaos.

Low-cost airline plans $15 flight to Europe

CNN Money - March 17, 2015
The airline is in talks with manufacturers over a long-haul fleet. If they secure the aircraft -- likely provided by Boeing (BA) and Airbus (EADSF) -- Ryanair plans to offer budget flights to Europe from up to 14 American cities.

Brent up, US crude down in volatile trade; stockpiles eyed

Reuters - March 17, 2015
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent oil closed up on Tuesday for the first time in four days, supported by a weaker dollar and short-covering after its recent losing streak, while U.S.

Self-driving Car About to Drive Cross Country

Discovery News - March 17, 2015
Self-driving cars are getting a lot of press lately. Google is working on them, Volvo is working on them, Audi is working on them and so is Mercedes-Benz.

Severe solar storm bathes northern skies in dazzling green auroras

Washington Post - March 17, 2015
A severe geomagnetic storm whipped through Earth's magnetosphere on Tuesday, causing fluctuations on power grids and spawning a beautiful green, St. Patrick's Day-themed aurora that stretched from the Arctic Circle to as far south as Oregon and Illinois.

Cancer study: Genomes may predict aspirin's benefits

USA TODAY - March 17, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Doctors have known for a while that aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, may help protect some people against colorectal cancer.

Diet Soda may lead to excess Belly Fat, Study Reveals

The Westside Story - March 17, 2015
When we are trying to shed a few pounds from the body, one of the first thing we do is reach for the diet fizzy drinks - but a new study suggests they could actually make us fatter.

Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors

Philly.com - March 16, 2015
Long-term use of the newer anti-clotting drug Brilinta cut heart attack survivors' future risk of heart attack, stroke or heart-related death, a new study found.

Prices Fall to a Six-Year Low for US Oil

New York Times - March 16, 2015
Oil prices fell to six-year lows on Monday in the face of concerns that a glut in the United States was outpacing already-brimming storage facilities.

US budget fight begins with defense spending test, new chairmen

Reuters - March 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans will unveil budget proposals on Tuesday that seek to eliminate deficits and nominally stick to spending caps while boosting defense spending by tens of billions of dollars to meet demands ..

Does Jeb Bush have Hillary Clinton's email problem?

ErieTVNews - March 16, 2015
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been highly critical of Hillary Clinton's use of a private server and personal domain to conduct public business, calling it "baffling" that she didn't seem to consider privacy concerns.

Netanyahu Says Never to a State for Palestinians

New York Times - March 16, 2015
JERUSALEM - Under pressure on the eve of a surprisingly close election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Monday doubled down on his appeal to right-wing voters, declaring definitively that if he was returned to office he would never ...

Saturn's Moon Shows Signs of Alien Life Under Icy Surface

TechFrag - March 16, 2015
New research made by NASA scientists suggests that Saturn's icy moon Enceladus may be harboring a hot ocean under its surface.

Jeb Bush Is Facing E-Mail Questions, Too

Bloomberg - March 15, 2015
He decided which e-mails to turn over to the state, and took seven years to fully comply with state records laws. Critics are wondering why.

Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space

Engadget - March 15, 2015
The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken a huge step towards becoming a reality.

Mystery of Putin's disappearance deepens with Russian state media 'mistake'

Telegraph.co.uk - March 15, 2015
The mystery over the whereabouts of Vladimir Putin deepened on Saturday as Russian state media broadcast - then retracted - reports that he had hosted an official visit from the President of Kyrgyzstan.

NASA scientist says one year left of California water supply

WFTV - March 15, 2015
Californians - if you're not taking the drought seriously, a new op-ed by a NASA scientist in the Los Angeles Times makes some shocking revelations.

Ted Cruz to NASA: Just ignore climate change and focus on space exploration

The Space Reporter - March 15, 2015
Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) is head of the Senate's space subcommittee and is a prominent climate change doubter, and he intends to use his position to actively discourage NASA from studying the problem.

Oil pipeline industry continues to grow despite bottlenecks for Keystone XL ...

Uncover Michigan - March 15, 2015
The pipeline industry is still going strong in the United States with many key projects running as per schedule. The Keystone XL pipeline project has hit political hurdle and many local communities have also opposed the project.

New York Flights Bound for Cuba Offer Glimpse of Growing Market

Bloomberg - March 15, 2015
(Bloomberg) -- Cuba, so tempting with its rum drinks and beaches, so long off-limits for Americans, is about to become a little more accessible to New York area travelers.

Exercising daily boosts motor function in elderly!

TheHealthSite - March 15, 2015
Time and again it has been proved that exercise is the ultimate panache for a healthy life. A recent study has shed light on the significance of exercising and physical activity with brain health and motor,,,

Second chance for people to enroll for healthcare coverage and avoid fine

Uncover Michigan- March 15, 2015

The government has offered a second chance to uninsured people who are facing federal fines for not selecting an insurance plan. The enrollment window offers a one-time chance to several million people who have not signed up the affordable care plan.

Experimental cholesterol drugs cut heart risk, but questions remain

Reuters - March 15, 2015
San Diego (Reuters) - Studies of a new class of experimental cholesterol-lowering drugs signal that they may reduce by half the risk of heart attack and other major cardiovascular problems compared to standard treatment alone.

Tougher rules on reusable medical devices issued by FDA

SMN Weekly - March 14, 2015
A stricter recommendations on reusable medical devices was issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an effort to prevent future outbreak of antibiotic resistant infections such as CRE.

Overweight Dachshund From Ohio Loses 44 Pounds: How Did 'Dennis' Do It?

Tech Times - March 14 - 2015
Dennis looking dapper! After losing 44 pounds, the mini dachshund is now happier and healthier and he's got his new owner Brooke Burton to thank for that.

Loneliness and isolation are as dangerous as obesity

Deseret News - March 14, 2015
Loneliness and social isolation are as dangerous to health as being severely overweight. And social relationships should be given more attention and concern than they've been getting, according to new research from Brigham Young University.

John Brennan, CIA director, backs Obama: Islamic State is not Islamic

Washington Times - March 14, 2015
CIA Director John Brennan addresses a meeting at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York, Friday, March 13, 2015. Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close ...

'Like a bomb's gone off': Cyclone hits Vanuatu dead-on

USA TODAY - March 14, 2015
Cyclone Pam, possibly the worst cyclone in the Pacific's history, slammed directly into the tiny South Pacific archipelago Vanuatu early Saturday, killing at least eight people and leaving thousands homeless, according to reports from aid organizations.

Tikrit 'will be liberated in three days' despite Isis-laid explosives

The Independent - March 14, 2015
Fighters attacking Isis in Tikrit say the city will be liberated within three days despite militants laying explosives around the city to halt advances from Iraqi forces.

Japanese researchers make wireless technology breakthrough

SMN Weekly - March 14, 2015
Researchers from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have discovered a new way to harness wireless technology by sending energy through open air with a high degree of accuracy.

 New Video Captures the Intense Seconds When Police Realize There's a Baby ...

TheBlaze.com - March 14, 2015

But 18-month-old Lily Groesbeck survived - and new video shows the frantic minutes that police, firefighters and other first responders struggled to tip the car over and rescued the infant from the car.

(click photo to enlarge)

How Scientists Used Auroras To Confirm Ganymede's 60-Mile Deep Ocean

Tech Times - March 14, 2014
An image of Ganymede's auroras is captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. How much the auroras moved when the moon's magnetic field shifted clued researchers in on the presence of an ocean underneath the frozen crust.

13 things you need to know about the FCC's Net neutrality regulation

CNET - March 14, 2015
Having trouble digesting all 400 pages of the FCC's Net neutrality order? Have no fear, CNET's Marguerite Reardon is here to tell you what you really need to know.

Putin's military moves draw U.S. concern from Vietnam to Americas

The State - March 13, 2015
Russia’s expanding military presence, from Vietnam to Latin America, is reviving Cold War-style tensions with the United States.

Pope Francis after 2 years: A revolution at the Vatican

CBS News - March 13, 2015
ROME -- Pope Francis marked his second anniversary as leader of the Catholic Church by meting out a little of what he talks about so much: forgiveness, mercy and compassion.

In Israel Elections, Winning Isn't Everything. Sometimes It Isn't Anything.

New York Times - March 13, 2015
JERUSALEM - When the first election results begin to flow in on the night of March 17, Israelis may need to get out their calculators.

Fixes Come Slowly to 'Corrosive Culture' at VA Hospitals

New York Times - March 13, 2015
PHOENIX - Nine months after President Obama concluded that a “corrosive culture” had led to systemic problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's largest hospital system has made only halting progress toward hiring new doctors, replacing ...

The price of oil is heading down again after 'head fake' rally; price of gas likely to follow

Fox Business - March 13, 2015

The price of oil has fallen close to its lowest price in six years, and many expect it to fall much further in the coming weeks because supplies are still heading up and the summer driving season is still months away.

The lower crude prices will mean gasoline prices will slide lower in the coming weeks, and many drivers will likely pay under $2 a gallon in the summertime for the first time since 2004.

Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo

BBC - March 13, 2015
The Egyptian government has announced plans to build a new capital to the east of the present one, Cairo. Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the project would cost $45bn (£30bn) and take five to seven years to complete.

What an 800-Pound Stingray Looks Like

ABC News - March 13, 2015
How many people does it take to catch what may be the world's largest freshwater fish? A team including TV host Jeff Corwin and veterinarian Nantarika Chansue caught and released a giant stingray in Thailand's Mae Klong River that's estimated to weigh

Doctors claim first successful penis transplant

CNN - March 13, 2015
(CNN) South African doctors have achieved what they call the world's first successful penile transplant operation. The nine-hour operation occurred on December 11, 2014, involving a team of doctors at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town and others from ... (We just had to post this.)

The Shot That Could Dissolve Double Chins

ABC News - March 13, 2015
ATX-101, a non-surgical treatment that claims to get rid of fat under the chin, is nearing approval by the FDA

Exercise May Provide 'Motor Reserve' in Older Age

Medscape - March 12, 2015
Just as higher education and social connections seem to provide a cognitive reserve as people age, physical activity may build a motor reserve that protects against the harmful effects of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) in the brain on motor function, new ...

Everything You Want to Know About Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol Approved ...

ABC News - March 12, 2015

A product is expected to hit shelves this summer to turn water into wine -- well, into vodka, rum and a few cocktails -- but not everyone is happy about it.

Heart the size of a strawberry transplanted in 3-week-old baby

CBS News- March 12, 2015
WESTWOOD, Calif. -- A baby boy in Orange County, California, is living a medical miracle after receiving a live-saving heart transplant when he was just 3 weeks old, CBS Los Angeles reports.

This Monster X-Class Solar Flare Will Make You Feel Very, Very Small

Huffington Post - March 12, 2015
Well, this certainly puts the size of our planet in perspective. The sun unleashed an enormous solar flare on Wednesday at 12:22 p.m.  (click photo to enlarge)

Iraqi Forces Claim Western Areas of Tikrit From ISIS

New York Times - March 12, 2015
BAGHDAD - Iraqi government forces and allied militias took control of the western neighborhoods of Tikrit on Thursday, military officials said, leaving only one area, including a palace complex once used by Saddam Hussein, in the hands of Islamic State ...

Whale-Watching Tourist Dies After Whale Lands on Boat

Gawker - March 12, 2015
Firefighter commander Juan Carvajal Figueroa told the Associated Press that the woman was with a group of other tourists about a mile off-shore from Cabo San Lucas when the gray whale breached and collided with their ship, knocking the 35-year-old ...

Wind Vision: A New Era For Wind Power In The United States

Inside Energy - March 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy is bullish on wind: "Increasing wind power can simultaneously deliver an array of benefits to the nation that address issues of national concern, including climate change, air quality, public health, economic development, energy ...

Fake IRS agents target more than 366000 in huge tax scam

The Seattle Times - March 12, 2015
More than 366,000 people have been targeted with harassing phone calls by fake IRS agents demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam.

Toyota Recalls 112500 Vehicles Due To Power Steering And Software Issues

Tech Times - March 12, 2015
Toyota has issued a recall order involving the Camry, the Highlander, the RAV4 and the RAV4 EV, over issues with power steering and electric motor software.

Political Action Committees Ramp up for Christie

ABC News - March 12, 2015
Allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have launched a super PAC that can raise unlimited money toward his likely bid for president and added advisers, one of them from Republican campaigns, to another team supporting his political ambitions.

Free tax return preparation help available

Consumer Affairs - March 11, 2015

You may qualify to get free tax help from Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-trained volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.

 The tax agency partners with a network of community organizations to offer free tax services at thousands of sites around the country. These are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations.

Kerry: Congress Won't Be Able to Change an Iran Nuclear Deal

ABC News - March 11, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that U.S. lawmakers won't be able to change the terms of any nuclear agreement with Iran because it won't be legally binding, a statement likely to inspire greater congressional opposition.

Big Bay Area quake: When and where is it most likely to happen?

San Jose Mercury News - March 11, 2015
The Bay Area has a nearly three-in-four chance of experiencing a potentially deadly earthquake in the next 30 years, scientists reported Tuesday in a long-awaited update of statewide earthquake probabilities that provides the most precise look yet into our ...

The Galaxy May Be Way Bigger Than We Thought

Smithsonian - March 11, 2015

Compared to the relative pinprick scale of our humble solar system, the Milky Way is huge. NASA previously estimated that the galaxy spans about 100,000 light-years across, and at 6 trillion miles a light-year, we're talking virtually unimaginable breadth. (click photo to enlarge)

Israel elections 101: On eve of vote, momentum on Arab street

Christian Science Monitor - March 11, 2015
Defying calls to boycott next week's vote, turnout among Israeli Arab voters is projected to rise. A unified Israeli Arab party could be the third-largest in the Knesset.

Dollar-euro parity: What a one-to-one exchange means

CNBC - March - March 11, 2015
As the euro's value sinks, the dollar-euro parity could affect your plans: whether you are investing in foreign markets or just planning a spring vacation in the south of France.

Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Heading Towards Record Low Level

Voice Chronicle - March 11, 2015
The National Snow and Ice Data Center has reported that the Arctic sea ice coverage this year may reach record low level. The center based at the University of Colorado recorded 5.59 million square miles of sea ice in northern waters on Feb. 25 with the help ...

Intel Science Talent Search: San Jose teen wins top prize, $150000

San Jose Mercury News - March 11, 2015
In a contest considered the Nobel Prizes for the nation's brightest high school students, 17-year-old Andrew Jin, of San Jose, won one of three top prizes and $150,000 Tuesday at the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, for his work developing an ...

Can ultrasound fight Alzheimer's? Mice study hints at new weapon

Reuters - March 11, 2015
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's disease -- not in the form of a drug but in focused beams of ultrasound.

New class of drugs may slow the aging process

Science Recorder - March 11, 2015
“Senolytics”, a newly discovered class of drugs, may help fight age-related disease better than ever. In a time of great medical breakthrough, researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Mayo Clinic have discovered a class of drugs that ...

How changing your diet can lower your risk for colon cancer

CBS News - March 10, 2015
A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds. For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said.

11.7 Million Americans Have Insurance Under Health Act

New York Times - March 10, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration reported Tuesday that 11.7 million Americans now have private health insurance through federal and state marketplaces, with 86 percent of them receiving financial assistance from the federal government to help ...

US Congressional Letter to Iran Stirs Controversy

Voice of America - March 10, 2015

Biden, who was a senator for 36 years, said the letter threatens to undermine the ability of future presidents to negotiate international agreements and "is beneath the dignity of an institution I revere."

Russia could be 'single greatest threat' to Britain: minister

gulfnews.com - March 10, 2015
London: Russia could pose the “single greatest threat” to Britain, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warned in a speech Tuesday, while criticizing “apologists” for Daesh group militant “Jihadi John”.

Job openings at 14-year high, but hiring slows

MarketWatch - March 10, 2015
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The number of open jobs in the U.S. registered a 14-year high in January, but companies filled positions at the slowest pace since the end of last summer.

Wall St slumps 1 percent as dollar strengthens

Reuters - March 10, 2015
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell 1 percent on Tuesday, with major indexes dropping in a broad decline and turning negative for the year amid continued strength in the U.S.

It's not just right-to-work: Bills targeting unions multiply

Fond du lac Reporter - March 10, 2015
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - It's not just Gov. Scott Walker. Republican lawmakers in statehouses nationwide are working to weaken organized labor, sometimes with efforts that directly shrink union membership.

The 5 craziest things being powered by the sun

CNBC - March 10, 2015
The aircraft Solar Impulse isn't the only unusual item being powered by the sun. Why shouldn't everything be powered by the sun?

Habitable Super-Earth Does Exist According To Scientists

Immortal News - March 10, 2015
Astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire and Queen Mary University in London have dismissed a 2014 claim by Dr. Paul Robertson at Pennsylvania State University and his colleagues which said that the super-Earth in question, Gliese 581d, did not ...

High-speed Space Camera helping to Save Lives

Scientific Computing - March 10, 2015
Proba-V's ability to see the unseeable is helping doctors to look deeper into human tissues and detect skin diseases earlier. A high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation from space and combating famine in Africa is being adapted to spot changes in ...

Scott Walker signs 'right-to-work' law, burnishing conservative credentials

Los Angeles Times - March 9, 2015  (CLICK CHART TO ENLARGE)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Monday aimed at restricting the strength of private-sector unions, the latest in a series of moves this winter to accentuate his conservative policies as he pursues the Republican presidential nomination. (SeniorArk could NEVER support this man for President. AS UNIONS ARE CRUSHED, MOST MIDDLE CLASS INCOME SINKS, EVEN IF YOU WERE NEVER IN A UNION. 
REMEMBER RONALD REAGAN, THAT AWFUL SOCIALIST. HE SUPPORTED UNIONS. 
WITHOUT UNIONS IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO COMPANIES OR OTHERS TO DECIDE WHAT YOU ARE WORTH. I HAVE NEVER BEEN A UNION MEMBER, BUT I BELIEVE MY INCOME AND LIVING CONDITIONS HAVE BENEFITED FROM UNION EFFORTS TO ESTABLISH A LIVING WAGE, PROVIDE FOR HEALTHCARE, SAFE WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS.)

Solar Plane Completes First Leg of World Tour

Voice of America - March 9, 2015
A solar-powered Swiss airplane has landed in Oman after completing the first leg of its around-the-world journey without any fuel.

Netanyahu says Israel will not cede land to Palestinians

U-T San Diego - March 9, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office, Sunday, March 8, 2015. Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered Saturday night at a Tel Aviv square under the banner "Israel wants change" and called for ...

Obama tries to boost tech jobs without college degrees

USA TODAY - March 9, 2015
WASHINGTON - President Obama announced a technology jobs initiative Monday, an effort he hopes will train low-skilled workers for higher-paying technology jobs and boost stagnant wage growth.

Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

CNN - March 9, 2015
(CNN) Lily wasn't moving when rescuers found her, hanging upside down in her mother's smashed car. It had flipped over into a frigid Utah river half a day before, and the baby was still strapped in her seat.

Senator Schumer Warns Hackers Could Attack FAA Computers

PFhub - March 9, 2015
One day, an airplane disaster in the skies of the United States, Europe or Asia could be caused by cyber criminals, says New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.

'Love hormone' nasal spray could reduce calorie intake in men

Medical News Today - March 9, 2015
A study has found that a single dose of nasal spray containing the hormone oxytocin led to reduced caloric intake in healthy men. In particular, the synthetic nasal formulation reduced the consumption of fatty foods.

Depression Issues? Heart Disease Risk Cut With Depression Treatments

The News Ledge - March 8, 2015
A new study is casting the tie between depression and heart disease in a new light. Researchers are presenting a three-year study following 5,000 patients with moderate to severe depression.

Frankie the dog 'sniffs out thyroid cancer'

BBC News - March 8, 2015
A dog has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed, US researchers say. Tests on 34 patients showed an 88% success rate in finding tumours.

A Breakthrough Treatment for Lung Cancer Approved

TIME - March 8, 2015
On March 5, a novel way to treat lung cancer won approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The latest drug, Opdivo, has showed promise with other cancers, and is the first to use the immune system to tackle hard-to-treat lung tumors.

Toddler rescued from car 14 hours after Utah river plunge

Reuters - March 8, 2015
(Reuters) - A toddler trapped for more than 14 hours inside a car that plunged into a Utah river was rescued after the vehicle was discovered by a fisherman on Saturday, police said.

Obama: We won't accept a bad deal with Iran

Ynetnews - March 8, 2015
US President Barack Obama told CBS News on Sunday that he would not support a "bad deal" with Iran. "If we cannot verify that they are not going to obtain a nuclear weapon, that there's a breakout period so that even if they cheated we would be able to ...

China Defends Island Construction in South China Sea

Voice of America - March 8, 2015
BEIJING—. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said his country has every right to carry out construction and develop land around disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

AAA: Gas prices continue to increase toward $2.50 per gallon

Washington Post - March 8, 2015
WASHINGTON - AAA Mid-Atlantic say gasoline prices continue to rise and will likely continue to increase this month. The average price for a gallon of unleaded reached $2.46 in Maryland on Friday.

Ford's Cleveland Engine Plant starts producing EcoBoost engines

Maine News - March 8, 2015
Ford Motor Company's Cleveland Engine Plant has commenced the production of four-cylinder EcoBoost engines; with the first of the company's new 2 liter and 2.3 liter EcoBoost engines having started rolling out of the production line.

How will everything change under climate change?

The Guardian - March 8, 2015
The second in a major series of articles on the climate crisis and how humanity can solve it. In this extract taken from the Introduction to This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, the author calls the climate crisis a civilisational wake-up call to alter our ...

Daylight Saving Time This Weekend: Set Clocks Ahead 1 Hour

CBS Local - March 7, 2015
 It may be hard to tell with all the snow on the ground, but spring is closer than you think and here's a sure sign: daylight saving time arrives this weekend.

Iraqi forces make gains against ISIL

euronews - March 7, 2015
Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shia militia say they have achieved “rapid success” in their biggest offensive yet against ISIL militants.

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Fisherman

Voice of America - March 7, 2015
Israeli naval forces shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman off the coast of the Gaza Strip Saturday, Palestinian health officials said. (The world would not tolerate these killings anywhere else on earth. Why Israel?)

Nation's largest mall planned for Miami

Watertown Public Opinion - March 7, 2015
MIAMI (AP) - Developers are proposing to build the nation's biggest shopping mall in northwestern Miami-Dade County.

Oil futures fall for third straight week

MarketWatch - March 7, 2015
Crude-oil futures fell more than 2% on Friday and tallied their third straight weekly loss as a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report sent the dollar sharply higher.

Self-driving cars could reduce car crashes by 90 pct

Daily Sabah - March 7, 2015
The widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles could lead to a 90 percent decrease in car collisions in the United States, according to a report released Thursday by consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

El Niño arrives in Northwestern United States

PerfScience - March 7, 2015
Last year, some experts had suggested that a huge El Niño would arrive in late 2014. The long anticipated warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation has finally arrived.

Stone Tool Discovered in Oregon Older Than Any Human Civilization in the US

Yibada - March 7, 2015
A stone tool recently discovered in the high desert of eastern Oregon is raising new questions about when the first humans actually came to the United States.

DNA testing clears woman after 35 years in Nevada prison

Christian Science Monitor - March 7, 2015
DNA testing cleared Cathy Woods, a Nevada woman, who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 murder she did not commit.

Across the USA, flu season winding down

USA TODAY - March 7, 2015
DENVER - Flu season is beginning to tail off, but thousands of Americans still are grappling with the illness blamed for killing nearly 100 kids, doctors and federal officials say.

2.4 Billion People Worldwide Suffer From Untreated Tooth Decay

SMN Weekly - March 7, 2015
Lead researcher Dr. Wagner Marcenes, of Queen Mary University of London, said it is alarming to see that the prevention and treatment of tooth decay has been neglected despite known ways to both treat and prevent the problem.

UN Official: ISIS Destruction of Ancient City of Nimrud, Artifacts a 'War Crime'

ABC News - March 6, 2015
The head of the United Nation's cultural organization said today that the continued looting and destruction of ancient artifacts - most recently ISIS's “bulldozing” of one of Mesopotamia's greatest cities - constitutes nothing less than a “war crime.

US economy creates 295000 jobs in February

MSNBC - March 6, 2015

The U.S. economy created 295,000 jobs in February, defying expectations that the bitter winter weather in the Northeast might significantly depress job growth, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%. 

February jobs’ report marks the 12th consecutive month that the economy has added more than 200,000 jobs per month, indicating that the pace of the recovery has gained steam and that the economy is in a robust period of economic expansion.

That's love. Eagle covered in snow protects eggs

USA TODAY - March 6, 2015
You can barely see the head of a bald eagle, with snow reaching past its neck, protecting eggs in the storm. But love and dedication were in clear view.

Lockheed Martin's laser weapon destroyed a truck from a mile away within ...

Mashable - March 6, 2015
Lockheed Martin announced on Thursday that a prototype for a new leaser weapon system had successfully destroyed the engine of a small truck "in a matter of seconds from more than a mile away.

Trade deficit falls 8.3% to $41.8 billion

USA TODAY - March 6, 2015
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit in January dropped sharply as both exports and imports fell. The Commerce Department said Friday that the deficit fell 8.3% to $41.8 billion in January from $45.6 billion in December.

'Googling' information is making us mentally lazy, study claims

Daily Mail - March 6, 2015
A study has shown that people who have strong cognitive skills spend less time on their devices than those with less brain power. Those who think in an analytical way also pick up their phone less frequently because they remember things or are able to work ...

Dirty water kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer

New York Daily News - March 6, 2015
Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than  AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say.

Jeb Bush aides used private domain for public business

CNN - March 5, 2015
Photos: Political families - Debbie Dingell announced Friday, February 28, that she would run for the seat held for 58 years by her husband, Rep. John Dingell, D-Michigan, who announced earlier that he was retiring.

Islamic State crisis: Thousands flee Iraqi advance on Tikrit

BBC News - March 5, 2015
A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS) has caused about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.

PLO to end historic Israeli security agreement

BBC News - March 5, 2015
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has decided to end a security co-operation agreement with Israel which dates back to the Oslo Accords of 1993.

Divisive speech: The fallout on Netanyahu will come soon enough

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 5, 2015

While Mr. Netanyahu was using his speech Tuesday to attack President Barack Obama for seeking an agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Switzerland meeting with the parties to try to resolve outstanding issues.

Chemists Use Nanoparticles in Tough, Self-Cleaning Paint

NBCNews.com - March 5, 2015
British and Chinese scientists say they have developed a new paint that can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel to make resilient surfaces that can clean themselves even after being scratched or scuffed.

Mars once had an ocean bigger than the Arctic

CNET -March 5, 2015
NASA scientists have analysed the water signatures in Mars' atmosphere to determine that the planet once had a primitive ocean bigger than the Arctic Ocean on Earth.

Self-driving car technology could end up in robots

PCworld - March 5, 2015
The development of self-driving cars could spur advancements in robotics and cause other ripple effects, potentially benefitting society in a variety of ways.

Stroke centers 'over an hour away' for one third of Americans

Medical News Today - March 5, 2015
It is vital that treatment for stroke is given as quickly as possible in order to minimize the amount of long-term damage that occurs.

McDonald's not alone nixing antibiotics

USA TODAY - March 5, 2015
While McDonald's new antibiotics policy is expected to be a strong catalyst toward change in how chicken is produced and sold, the world has not waited idly for McDonald's to act.

Spider Venom Could Be Key For Chronic Pain Relief

Pioneer News - March 4, 2015
Most people try to avoid spiders. Poisonous spiders, yeah, obviously, lets not mess with those. Unless, maybe you are a scientist and you are looking for a new kind of pain reliever.

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study

Philly.com - March 4, 2015
(HealthDay News) -- Most people dread the flu, and many work hard to avoid it. However, a new British study finds that the typical person over 30 only gets the illness about twice every decade.

Expert: Men Have 'Terrific Insecurities' About Penis Size, Want To Be 'Sexual ...

CBS Local - March 4, 2015
Cambridge, Mass. (CBS CONNECTICUT) - A new study asking “Am I Normal?” is the largest body of research analyzing penis size for 15,000 men and uncovers that most men “believe they're smaller than average” - something experts are calling

Even With an Unfavorable Court Ruling, Much of Obamacare Would Live On

New York Times - March 4, 2015
The case before the Supreme Court this week will not wipe Obamacare off the books. Unlike the case the court considered in 2012, which could have erased the Affordable Care Act entirely, this one concerns the application of only one provision of the law, ...

Israel to double amount of water supplied to Gaza

Haaretz - March 4, 2015
Palestinian children collect water during a five-day truce in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters. (Read this headline very carefully if you think the Palestinians are not in a type of prison. Many other life-sustaining things are being withheld, and relief organizations are prevented, by Israel, from supplying them. If these crimes were being perpetrated by any other country on earth, other than Israel, the world would have them sanctioned, blockaded, and forced to change their behavior.)

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Minimally invasive migraine treatment 'reduced painkiller use in 88% of patients'

Medical News Today - March 2, 2015
A new intranasal treatment for migraine has been found to lower use of pain-relief medication among 88% of patients in a retrospective analysis.

Peanut Eaters May Live Longer, Study Finds

Live Science - March 2, 2015
Peanuts may not only be a tasty snack but they may also help people live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the people in the study who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds) every day had a lower risk ...

Alzheimer's Protein Found in Young Brains for the First Time

TIME - March 2, 2015
For the first time, scientists have found evidence of a protein found in Alzheimer's disease, called amyloid, in the brains of people as young as 20.

Jindal blasts GOP for being 'fearful' of repealing Obamacare

National Monitor - March 1, 2015
Jindal argued that repealing the health care law was a linchpin of Republicans' campaign efforts in the hugely successful 2014 midterm elections, and the GOP shouldn't get away from that now.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a real measurable illness: researchers

CTV News - March 1, 2015
Nine years ago, Lisa Schneiderman contracted malaria on trip to Sierra Leone. Little did she know that her bout with the disease could trigger another condition -- one that would leave her exhausted for hours after simply getting up to fetch a cup of tea.

 

 
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