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  • ATLAS and CMS experiments shed light on Higgs properties (CERN)

    09/01/2015 10:59:51 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 12 replies
    ATLAS and CMS experiments shed light on Higgs properties 01 Sep 2015 Results of the analyses by individual experiments (coloured) and both experiments together (black), showing the improvement in precision resulting from the combination of results. Geneva/Saint Petersburg, 1st September 2015. Three years after the announcement of the discovery of a new particle, the so-called Higgs boson, the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations present for the first time combined measurements of many of its properties, at the third annual Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference (LHCP 2015). By combining their analyses of the data collected in 2011 and 2012, ATLAS and CMS...
  • Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results

    08/28/2015 9:40:14 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | AUGUST 27, 2015 | By Ian Sample
    A major investigation into scores of claims made in psychology research journals has delivered a bleak verdict on the state of the science. An international team of experts repeated 100 experiments published in top psychology journals and found that they could reproduce only 36% of original findings. The study, which saw 270 scientists repeat experiments on five continents, was launched by psychologists in the US in response to rising concerns over the reliability of psychology research. “There is no doubt that I would have loved for the effects to be more reproducible,” said Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology who...
  • BREAKING: Court blocks pro-life group from releasing new fetal body part videos

    07/29/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Life Site ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Jalsevac
    The California Superior Court has issued a narrow temporary restraining order preventing the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life group, from releasing further undercover video footage taken of three top-level staff of StemExpress. CMP is the organization behind the series of three videos released over the past three weeks exposing the alleged harvesting and sale of body parts from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood – body parts that are then purchased by StemExpress. CMP has alleged that the fees paid by StemExpress to Planned Parenthood violate federal law prohibiting the sale and trafficking of human tissue. While Planned Parenthood...
  • Babies Die from Federal Medical Experiments

    06/04/2014 3:47:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Federal officials are defending an unconscionable act. Between 2005 and 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported research on 1,316 premature newborns without requiring parents to be told their baby could die and the baby's oxygen monitor would not show their child's true oxygen level - a violation of their own ethics rules, reports Sharyl Attkisson at The Daily Signal. The experiment was carried out on premature infants at 22 sites. The purpose: to determine how much supplemental oxygen premies should receive. According to NIH, 28,000 premies are born each year out of 3.9 million births, with 14,000 -...
  • The left's anti-science: The culture of speculation, Global Warming and Evolution

    04/04/2014 5:25:29 PM PDT · by Moseley · 194 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 4, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The stakes are higher than most conservatives realize. When the fraud of man-made global warming finally dies, folks will start thinking: What else were we lied to about? How could the high priests of modern knowledge have confidently insisted something that was never remotely plausible? A key element of progressivism is having wise philosopher-kings who make benevolent decisions for the masses. It is a core element of conservatism that you can make decisions for yourself. But for progressives, it is essential to convince the public that the designated authorities know better than you do, including what to eat, how to...
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • Justina Pelletier’s Mother Collapses After Court Orders Daughter to Non-Medical Foster Care Facility

    02/25/2014 3:24:53 AM PST · by No One Special · 78 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 24, 2014 | Christian Newswire
    BOSTON,—The family of Justina Pelletier was emotionally distraught after a judge sentenced their sick daughter to the foster care system without access to her previous medical care. Justina is at the center of a legal battle between the Pelletier family and Boston Children’s Hospital over custody and proper medical treatment. Attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel filed a motion for pro hac vice to represent the Pelletiers, but the judge took the rare move of allowing the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to respond to the motion, effectively denying the specialist attorney from arguing in the hearing. To...
  • Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts

    12/03/2005 10:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent 7 minutes ago He's a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it's a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is "wedded to the spectacular," notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan. Van Duyn's FBI and other U.S. agencies are interested enough...
  • Derren Brown - The Experiments: The Assassin (Full)

    12/15/2012 10:17:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | ScepticaTV
    Programming an assassin. Video at link
  • The EPA’s Disturbing Human Experiments

    10/07/2012 6:46:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 10/03/2012 | by Arnold Ahlert
    If the shocking allegations contained in a lawsuit filed last Friday by responsible science advocate Steven Milloy are accurate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a major scandal on its hands. As reported by the National Legal and Policy Center, Milloy initiated litigation in U.S. District Court in Virginia, based on evidence he accumulated via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He alleges that the EPA engaged in disturbing experimentation that deliberately exposed human beings to airborne particulate matter the agency itself considers lethal. The experiments were conducted at EPAÂ’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina...
  • EPA's Science Evokes Nazi Death Camp Memories

    10/06/2012 5:43:56 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 5 replies
    Warning Signs ^ | 10/6/2012 | Alan Caruba
    The “EPA has admitted to a federal court that it asks human guinea pigs to sacrifice their lives for regulatory purposes—and $12 per hour.” That was a recent news item reported by’s founder, Steve Milloy. “EPA has responded to our emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against its ongoing human experiment (called ‘Captain’) involving the air pollutant” known as “fine particles” ...
  • Human bones could reveal truth of Japan's 'Unit 731' experiments

    02/16/2010 4:15:58 PM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 32 replies · 1,769+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 02/16/2010 | Julian Ryall
    More than 60 years after the end of the Second World War, the name "Unit 731" still has the power to generate shock, revulsion and denial in Japan. The Imperial Japanese Army's notorious medical research team carried out secret human experiments regarded as some of the worst war crimes in history. Its scientists subjected more than 10,000 people per year to grotesque Josef Mengele-style torture in the name of science, including captured Russian soldiers and downed American aircrews.The experiments included hanging people upside down until they choked, burying them alive, injecting air into their veins and placing them in high-pressure...
  • Vets sue CIA, Defense over military experiments

    01/07/2009 12:07:48 PM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 423+ views
    AP ^ | 07 Jan 2009 | PAUL ELIAS
    Six veterans who claim they were unwittingly exposed to dangerous chemicals and germs during government-sponsored Cold War experiments have sued the CIA, Department of Defense and other agencies. The vets volunteered for military experiments they say were part of a program started in the 1950s to test nerve agents, biological weapons and mind-control techniques. They allege in their federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in San Francisco that they are in poor health today because of the experiments. They are demanding health care and a court ruling that the program was illegal.
  • Why people believe weird things about money

    01/16/2008 1:25:06 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 67+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | January 13, 2008 | Michael Shermer
    Evolution accounts for a lot of our strange ideas about finances. Would you rather earn $50,000 a year while other people make $25,000, or would you rather earn $100,000 a year while other people get $250,000? Assume for the moment that prices of goods and services will stay the same. Surprisingly -- stunningly, in fact -- research shows that the majority of people select the first option; they would rather make twice as much as others even if that meant earning half as much as they could otherwise have. How irrational is that? This result is one among thousands of...
  • Woman subjected to CIA experiments to get her day in court[Canada]

    02/23/2007 11:18:46 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 4 replies · 431+ views
    CNews ^ | 22 Feb 2007 | DENE MOORE
    A federal court judge will review the case of a Montreal woman unwittingly subjected to CIA brainwashing experiments, refusing a federal government application to dismiss her lawsuit. Janine Huard is seeking approval from the court for a class action lawsuit on behalf of potentially hundreds of patients who were subjected to the Cold War-era experiments funded jointly by the U.S. spy agency and the Canadian government. "First off, I note that the plaintiff showed courage and determination in tackling the United States government and the CIA," Judge Luc Martineau wrote in a judgement released this week. Huard, 79, was a...
  • US Government to Authorize Nazi-Like Human Experiments

    09/06/2006 11:00:27 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 55 replies · 1,804+ views ^ | 9 6 06 | Richard D. Ackerman
    The FDA is presently considering guidelines that would allow scientists to conduct "emergency research" on patients without any informed consent. PFLC is launching a direct challenge to these proposed regulations which would allow Nazi-like experimentation on human beings. Do you remember from history what the Nazi party and Joseph Mengele did to human subjects during WWII? These reprobates conducted dangerous medical experiments on innocent people without consent. Many people died as a result of the Nazis' human experiments and many others suffered a lifetime of post-experimental trauma and injury. This is not to mention the deprivation of basic human dignity...
  • A Modern Auschwitz North Korea’s Camp 22 - (it's happening all over again; revolting!)

    05/03/2005 5:17:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,087+ views
    PFM.ORG ^ | MAY 2, 2005 | CHARLES COLSON
    Note: The following commentary contains graphic descriptions of human-rights abuses that may not be suitable for some readers. The story was reminiscent of the horrors of Auschwitz. Kwon Hyuk, who recently defected from North Korea, was telling a British journalist what it was like to work at Camp 22, North’s Korea’s infamous concentration camp. As Hyuk recalled, “I witnessed a whole family being tested on suffocating gas and dying in the gas chamber. The parents were vomiting and dying, but till the very last moment they tried to save the kids by doing mouth-to-mouth breathing.” Above the glass chamber, scientists...
  • Human Starvation Experiments by UNIT 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army (Scientific Results)

    03/30/2005 7:30:24 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 86 replies · 2,480+ views
    Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army; Human Experimentation ^ | 30 March 2005 | AmericanInTokyo (w/references)
    IMPERIAL JAPANESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: Witness Account "C" Test How Long a Human Being Could Survive With Just Water and Biscuits Imperial Japanese Medical Orderly Ishibashi witnessed: (Translation) "I saw the malnutrition experiments. They were conducted by the project team under the technician Yoshimura. He was a civilian project team under the technician Yoshimura. He was a civilian member of Unit 731. The purpose of the experiments, I believe, was to find out how long a human being could survive just with water and biscuits. Two individuals were used for this experiment. They continuously circled a prescribed course within...
  • Abuses Endangered Veterans in Cancer Drug Experiments

    02/06/2005 12:59:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 987+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 6, 2005 | DEBORAH SONTAG
    IN HARM'S WAY ALBANY, NY - Carl M. Steubing, a decorated Battle of the Bulge veteran whose experience of war made him a pacifist but also instilled in him a zest for living life at full tilt, took his diagnosis of gastroesophageal cancer in 2001 as a challenge. With a thatch of white hair and a rich baritone voice, Mr. Steubing, at 78, was not ready to succumb to illness. A retired music educator and wedding photographer, he remained active as a church choir director, expert cook, painter, golfer and fisherman. He was married to a woman 24 years his...
  • Man found with 157 pounds of remains, including two heads

    07/19/2003 7:05:57 PM PDT · by Brian S · 48 replies · 257+ views
    <p>A former autopsy assistant allegedly stockpiled 157 pounds of human remains, including two well-preserved heads, because he was curious and wanted to conduct his own research in anatomy, police said Saturday.</p> <p>David Lawrence Beale was arrested Friday after a tip led police to a shed near his home and a storage locker he rented in this quiet college town about 75 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lt. Jim Harritt said.</p>
  • Albuquerque lab experiments will study nuclear explosions

    12/28/2002 3:52:18 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 202+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 28, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Albuquerque lab experiments will study nuclear explosions 12/28/2002 Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE - Sandia National Laboratories may soon be in the business of simulating nuclear explosions using small amounts of electrically charged plutonium. The experiments, which could start next summer, would mark the first time the lab uses the radioactive lead-like metal in its massive nuclear fusion machines. Sandia's gymnasium-sized "Z" and Saturn machines are normally used to create tiny but intense bursts of radiation for fusion research. The Department of Energy wants to use the machines to fire a small piece of metal against a plutonium target. Instruments would...
  • 'Millions exposed' in 1960s experiments (secret experiments London Spraying bugs from planes )

    09/14/2002 8:26:31 PM PDT · by USA21 · 5 replies · 184+ views
    bbc. ^ | Friday, 13 September, 2002 | By Mike Thompson
    'Millions exposed' in 1960s experiments Radioactive gas was flung from Harwell During the early 1960s millions of people were exposed to clouds of radioactive xenon gas from the Harwell Nuclear Research Establishment, the BBC has discovered. The gas was sprayed from the top of an incinerator stack at the Oxfordshire facility. Over four lunchtimes in July 1961, men in white body suits released large clouds of the gas over English towns and villages to help estimate what effect a biological or chemical warfare attack would have on Britain. Until now nobody outside of a select few ever knew what they...
  • Lawmakers Want Information On Use Of Nerve Gas In '60s

    06/19/2002 1:06:31 PM PDT · by TheSentry · 15 replies · 338+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 13, 2002 | David Goldstein
    Lawmakers want information on use of nerve gas in '60s * By David Goldstein, The Kansas City Star * WASHINGTON - Two members of Congress intend to call for an investigation into the secret testing of nerve gas and chemical and biological agents on U.S. servicemen in the 1960s. *  Rep. Mike Thompson of California and Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, both Democrats, plan to introduce legislation in their respective chambers next week, urging that the Pentagon reveal more information about the tests, known as Project SHAD. *   "If it's classified, we can deal with classified material," said Nelson,...
  • Army tests have Keys in uproar

    04/24/2002 8:44:43 AM PDT · by · 10 replies · 325+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 04/21/02 | JENNIFER BABSON
    Posted on Sun, Apr. 21, 2002 BY JENNIFER BABSON BOCA CHICA KEY - They worry about allergies and immune system difficulties and ailments yet to be diagnosed. A few bolted for points north; others shuttered windows and stayed inside. Word that the U.S. Army was conducting biological and chemical detection tests off Key West last week -- using a crop duster to spray what it says are benign substances over a small swath of the Gulf -- set alarm bells ringing for some on this island chain. ''Monday I had my house closed up all day and the air...
  • The Truth About North Korea

    04/03/2002 8:44:15 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 1 replies · 345+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 4-2-2002 | Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    Receive FREE updates by email: The Truth About North KoreaBy Reed Irvine and Cliff KincaidApril 2, 2002 A recent Gallup Poll found that while Americans generally have a negative opinion of North Korea, these attitudes were less negative than views of Iran and Iraq – the other two "axis of evil" countries identified by President Bush in his State of the Union Address. Gallup said that, to some degree, this was because "Americans know less about North Korea than the other two countries." Dr. Norbert Vollertsen is trying to change that. He is the German doctor who spent 18...