Senomyx: Fetus Will Be Used To Make Beverages
Reports of the so-called Senomyx fetus hoax have been floating around for quite some time. It has been reported as early as 2011 by CBS News and other sources. Patents taken out by Senomyx outline the process that uses kidney cells from an aborted fe [...]
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Solar power cheaper than coal: One company says it’s cracked the code
Over time I’ve grown more and more suspicious of stories about breakthrough technologies. I always think back to those heady days of EEStor, the guys who were going to make a battery that would revolutionize grid storage and electric cars alike. †[...]
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Massive Louisiana sinkhole caused by oil industry just keeps on growing
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Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet
Someone hacked almost half a million devices around the world. Why? They wanted to see what the internet looked like. It wasn’t malicious. The file itself was the size of a small JPEG. It was given the absolute lowest priority. And it was set to s [...]
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Major grocers on frankenfish: ‘Hell no, we won’t sell that!’
Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and other grocery chains that together run more than 2,000 stores across the U.S. announced this week that they would not sell AquaBounty Technologies’ AquAdvantage® Salmon, aka frankenfish, even if the Food and [...]
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Too big to prosecute: How Monsanto slipped the DOJ’s grasp
Hey so remember a few months ago when we told you about how the Department of Justice quietly slipped its Monsanto investigation into the shredder? The global GMO giant was “pleased,” activists were pissed, and we were left wondering how that wh [...]
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Don’t let the biotech industry steal your food democracy!
We regret to inform you, but late last week Congress succeeded in passing Section 735, aka the Monsanto Protection Act, in the Continuing Resolution spending bill - HR 933. Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry have used their lobbying power [...]
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Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast. Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at [...]
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Watch an awesome sixth-grader testify for marriage equality
Last night, twelve year-old Matthew Lannon delivered an impassioned testimony before Rhode Island’s Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of marriage equality. The sixth-grader from Providence, who has two moms and two dads, ended his statement by sa [...]
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This beige liquid could be the only food you need to eat for the rest of your life
Rob Rhinehart, a 24-year-old software engineer living in Atlanta, has invented the last food you’ll ever need to eat. He calls it Soylent, and it’s basically a very nutritious liquid meal, which is meant to be ingested the same way one might inge [...]
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Salt, sugar, and fat: Why we can’t quit junk food’s holy trinity
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us traces how these ingredients worked their way into our food in ever-larger amounts, not by accident but as part of a concerted effort by food companies to make their products as irresistible and addictive [...]
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