International terrorism – the modern terrorist

The famous French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) wrote in his book on the origins of government, The Social Contract (1762), that no laws are binding unless agreed upon by the people. The idea became one of the chief influences that brought about the French Revolution in 1789. During the revolution some small groups of radical factions supported rule by violence and terror. Read more…

Nuclear weapons made from guinea pigs: Is there any truth to this?

Guinea pig

Whether we like them or not, most people see guinea pigs as cute, small, fluffy mammals, which kids usually take care as pets. However, there are reports circulating online saying that these tiny creatures are made into weapons of mass destruction. Is there any truth to such claims?

Why does it have to be guinea pigs? And can this type of weapon wipe out the existence of guinea pigs, worst, our own existence? Read more…

Johns Hopkins cancer diet hoax emails

Since 2004, millions of people have received emails titled “Johns Hopkins Cancer Diet” and “Johns Hopkins Update” claiming that the Johns Hopkins University private research hospital proclaims alternative methods for curing cancer. This is a hoax.

The emails usually start off with “This is an extremely good article. Everyone should read it. After years of telling people chemotherapy is the only way to try to eliminate cancer, Johns Hopkins is finally starting to tell you there is an alternative way.Read more…

Bad hair day?

Karl Nessler hair dryer

Having a bad hair day? Spare some thought for your great-grandparents because in their time it took about 10 hours to complete the process of waving hair to withstand washing, weather and time.

The advent of electricity sparked a major change in the concept of hairdressing when in London in 1906 the hairdresser Karl Nessler – who was called Charles Nestlé – invented the permanent-wave machine. Read more…

It’s time to regulate the gig economy

Technology is used to monitor workers doing platform-based work. It can also be used to regulate work and protect workers.

Over a century ago, labor laws began to be instituted in diverse countries throughout the world. These laws were intended to provide protection to workers in what was recognized as an unequal relationship of exchange, but it also gave authority to managers to organize and direct their employees’ work. Read more…

New stem cell method produces millions of human brain and muscle cells in days

Scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have created a new technique that simplifies the production of human brain and muscle cells – allowing millions of functional cells to be generated in just a few days.

Human pluripotent stem cells are ‘master cells’ that have the ability to develop into almost any type of tissue, including brain cells. They hold huge potential for studying human development and the impact of diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and heart disease. Read more…

TV vs Video – in numbers

The faster the internet gets – for the web and mobile – the more mind-blowing the video viewing statistics. Every day more than 20 billion videos are viewed on YouTube, Snapchat and Facebook, meaning each visitor to those sites watches more than 10 videos per day.

Add other video sharing services like Vine, Vimeo, Twitter, Twitch, Snapchat, Photobucket, LiveLeak, Flickr, DailyMotion, etc. plus streaming video platforms such as Viewster, Netflix, Amazon, etc. and the online video viewing numbers are astronomical. Read more…

How the Ouija board got its sinister reputation

The Ouija board didn’t always have a sinister reputation. In fact, the Ouija board developed out of Spiritualism, a movement known for its optimistic views about the future and the afterlife.

By now, most have vague notions of the Ouija board horror narrative, in which demonic spirits communicate with – even possess – kids.

Director Mike Flanagan furthers this trope in his film “Ouija: Origin of Evil.” Read more…

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