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Independent: Nicola Sturgeon jeered in TV debate after suggesting Scotland will hold another referendum

Independent.co.uk. Another referendum on Scotland’s independence could be back on the political agenda within a year, Nicola Sturgeon has admitted. The SNP leader, dropping her guard during the televised debate in Edinburgh, hinted that her party could seek another vote on whether Scotland should...

Independent: How the recommended low levels of salt in your diet might actually be dangerous

Independent.co.uk. For years, the federal government has advised Americans that they are eating too much salt, and that this excess contributes yearly to the deaths of tens of thousands of people. But unknown to many shoppers urged to buy foods that are “low sodium” and “low salt,” this...

Independent: ”Lynx to be reintroduced into wild in Britain after a 1300-year absence”

INDEPENDENT. The predators eat deer, rabbits and hares among other animals but are not considered a risk to people. Lynx are to be reintroduced into the wild in Britain after a 1,300-year absence, under an ambitious “rewilding” plan drawn up by a conservation charity. The Lynx UK Trust would...

The Guardian: ”What is the average penis size? Find out with this interactive graphic”

THE GUARDIAN. What is the average penis size? A new study has produced a chart to determine where a man’s penis size falls in relation to the rest of the population. "A new study has attempted to address this question by conducting a systematic review of studies measuring penis size...

Wikipedia – A So-Called ’Free Encyclopedia’ Controlled by Special Interest Groups

A personal reflection by Norbert Cobabus | Source: Wiki-rath.org "In the years prior to my retirement, before summer 2009, I was directly involved with Wikipedia. The German National Library, where I was employed for almost 35 years, had a project in which – based on its literary data – it...

Gregory Mannarino: ”We Now Stand At The Precipice of Global War and Financial Ruin”

"Russia has now retaliated against both the US sanctions and deliberate manipulation of the price of crude oil, (by the US and Saudi Arabia), in attempts to hurt the Russian economy." "Russia in response has now cut energy to six European countries, and now it's just a matter of time...

Google’s nanobots to search inside the human body

RT.COM. Google wants your body to host a search engine, using a pill to diagnose health issues like cancer or heart disease. The nanoparticles inside would travel through the bloodstream and send their findings back to an exterior sensor. "The project, run by the company’s secretive Google X research and...

Peaceful Coup in Thailand Restores Organic Agriculture & Sustainable Farming

Natural Society. Following a May 22nd coup in Southeast Asia’s Thailand, the new military-led government has unveiled plans to support organic agriculture and sustainable agricultural reforms. This is an unprecedented departure from the unsustainable populist subsidies that proceeded it in Thailand, one which can be found in various degrees...

New study: Homeopathy is generally better than placebo

Homeopathy is generally superior to placebo, particularly in immune-related conditions. But it has been discounted by ideologically biased researchers, who have excluded almost all published studies, referring to virtual data, and using inappropriate statistics, writes physician Robert Hahn in a critical analysis in Forschende Komplementärmedizin. Text: David Finer, 16 January, 2014 Furthermore,...

Rupert Sheldrake on Guerilla Skeptics and Wikipedia

Last month, I gave a technical seminar at the newly-opened Sainsbury Laboratory, in Cambridge University, on the plant hormone auxin, on which I used to work in Cambridge. This is now online here as an audio file, together with the slides: Auxin Seminar. I have just released a new Science...