Jan 312012
 
Occupy DC Protesters Make Citizens' Arrest of Fox News Van

It's no secret that Occupy DC protesters aren't exactly fans of Fox News. So when the protesters noticed a Fox van illegally parked on K Street Monday, they took advantage of the situation. Several dozen protesters surrounded the empty van, which had already received a parking ticket from the city, and placed a handwritten "Citizen's […More…]

Jan 312012
 
North Korea Warns Citizens, Cell Phone Users Will Be Treated as 'War Criminals'

  LONDON: North Korea has warned its citizens against use of cell phones inside the country, saying anyone caught talking on mobiles would be branded as " war criminals" and punished accordingly, a media report said. North Korea has long relied on a total restriction of information to maintain control over its isolated citizenry, and […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Oklahoma Bill Outlaws Use of Fetuses in Food Industry

  A bill introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature has some people scratching their heads because it prohibits "the manufacturer or sale of food or products which uses aborted human fetuses." The internet has been buzzing with this news since the bill was introduced last week.  People are trying to figure out 1) Is this real? […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Embarrassing 'SHCOOL' Sign Replaced

  An emabarrassing mistake of the misspelling of "school" has been removed from the street outside a New York City school building. Utility workers used heavy machinery to remove the misspelled sign 'SHCOOL X-NG" on Tuesday. The blunder occurred when a contractor ripped up the street for utilitywork and replaced the existing markings. The city […More…]

Jan 312012
 
TV Stations Covers Ohio Bribery Trial With Puppets

Since cameras are barred from the high profile corruption trial of Democratic power broker Jimmy Dimora, a television station in Ohio has puppets acting during the testimony about hookers, gambling and sexually transmitted diseases.  In one scene, a furry hand stuffs cash down the shirt of a puppet prostitute. The station'snews director is the brainstorm behind […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Mystery Outbreak Could Bring On The Zombie Invasion

  At least 16 students have been stricken with a mysterious illness will Tourettes-like symptoms in LeRoy, NY.    Doctors say the students are experiencing a psychological condition called Conversion Disorder or Mass Psychogenic Illness.  Basically, it is when a bunch of people get together and start freaking out. Recently, parents unsatisfied with calling their […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Student Finds Cocaine in Textbook From Amazon

  Apparently Amazon.com is now sending students incentives to order text books form them. Sophia Stockton, a college junior in Kansas, received a surprise when she opened the textbook "Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues" purchased from Amazon.com.  A bag of cocaine was waiting for her between the pages. Stockton immediately took the cocaine and […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Nasa solves the mystery of Earth's 'missing energy' - it's all going into the sea, says space agency

Nasa's most baffling mystery  has been solved by an international team of satellite experts and oceanographers. "Where was the energy from the sun was going?" has been a question they've sought for some time. Scientists at Colorado's National Center for Atmospheric Research released a report two years ago claiming that satellite measurements of earth's heat […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Monster Pythons Are Wiping Out Florida's Mammal Populations

The population of pythons is growing in Florida with many of them pets that were turned loose by their owners when they got too big.  It appears the pythons are wiping out large numbers of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other mammals in the Everglades. A study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Cape Cod Rabies Death Heightens Awareness of Virus in Bats

Historically, rabies came with a warning.  A dog or other infected animal, staggering, perhaps foaming at the mouth, would launch an attack for no apparent reason.  Seeing this, people knew to back away. Pet vaccinations and prompt medical treatment have all but eliminated human loss of life due to rabies. Until last week, the last […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Meningococcal Meningitis Spreads in Five Vietnam Localities

  The Preventive Health Department under the Health Ministry reported that the meningococcal meningitis epidemic has spread in five provinces and cities in Vietnam.  To date, 11 patients, all of them children, have been confirmed to suffer from the disease Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial form of meningitis, a serious infection of the meninges that […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Mystery Explosion Destroys 2 Homes in Phoenix

  Investigators were combing through the charred remains of two Arizona homes for clues Monday after they were destroyed by a mysterious late-night explosion in a Phoenix suburb.  Local residents in Chandler, Arizona said they heard loud blasts and debris from the first home battering the house next door Sunday night. Police have been in […More…]

Jan 312012
 
Twitter Faces Censorship Charges, Blackout Call

  Twitter, championed as a tool of free expression during the Arab Spring, was facing censorship charges on Friday after announcing it can now block tweets on a country-by-country basis if legally required to do so. San Francisco-based Twitter stressed the move in no way compromised its commitment to free speech, but the backlash was […More…]

Jan 302012
 
Government Starts Study of Radiation Effects on Wildlife near Fukushima Plant

  The Ministry of the Environment has started a study to examine the effects of radiation from the disaster-struck Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant on nearby plant and wildlife, particularly their reproductive functions. The ministry — working with the Japan Wildlife Research Center and the National Institute of Radiological Sciences — is selecting local […More…]

Jan 302012
 
FBI Seeking Social Media Monitoring Tool

  The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a tool to mine social media for intelligence tips. The US domestic law enforcement agency is asking information technology contractors about the feasibility of building a tool that would "enhance its techniques for collecting and sharing 'open source' actionable intelligence." The January 19 open request […More…]

Jan 302012
 
USGS Monitors Earth’s Magnetic Field to Prepare For Magnetic Storms

Variable conditions in the space surrounding Earth – has important consequences for our lives inside Earth’s atmosphere. Solar activity occurring miles outside Earth’s atmosphere, for example, can trigger magnetic storms on Earth. These storms are visually stunning, but they can set our modern infrastructure spinning.  The USGS says large magnetic storms, for example, can interrupt […More…]