Featured Image: Vicente Fox, (Former) President of Mexico. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain). Fox and associates want to open a world wide chain of Marijuana retail and medical stores starting in Washington . . . Sort of like a ‘higher’ Starbucks.
LOS ANGELES — Two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the U.S. and in over 50 other countries on Saturday.“March Against Monsanto” protesters say they wanted to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it. Founder and organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in436 cities in 52 countries. . . . Read Complete Report~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~From youtube uploaded by RussiaTodayPublished on May 25, 2013
Protesters across the US are joining the worldwide rally against biotech giant Monsanto and genetically engineered crops. The mass protest comes shortly after the Senate turned down a bill that would allow states to require the labeling of GM foods –
RT’s Anastasia Churkina reports from New York City.
Researchers at Penn state have developed a new method for calculating the habitable zone around stars. The computer model based on new greenhouse gas databases provides a tool to better estimate which extrasolar planets with sufficient atmospheric pressure might be able to maintain liquid water on their surface. The new model indicates that some of the nearly 300 possible Earth-like planets previously identified might be too close to their stars to to be habitable. . . . Read Complete Report
A gruesome episode in Austria has seen an actor slit his own throat on-stage
This takes the biscuit for the weirdest story of the week. Actor Daniel Hoevels, in the final scene of Schiller’s masterpiece Mary Queen of Scots at Vienna’s Burgtheater, slit his own throat when it turned out that the prop knife he was using was in fact a real knife. The knife, mercifully, missed the carotid artery. Otherwise he could have been in real trouble. . . . Read Complete Report
(CNN) — Don Hartsell knows his idea could be considered crazy.
“I thought this project was so large, so ambitious, that no one would take me seriously,” says the Texas resident and aircraft enthusiast. “In fact, I was concerned they would think I was insane.”
Hartsell is talking about his World Sky Race, which as conceived would be a grand global spectacle. If all goes according to plan, a fleet of airships will take off from London in 2014 and race each other around the world, watched by millions of spectators, before finishing six months later just outside of Paris.
The event is planned as a series of 18 back-to-back races that will circumnavigate the globe. Although the route isn’t finalized, the proposed path will take pilots over at least four continents and about 130 United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) World Heritage sites — among them the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and the Palace of Versailles. . . . Read Complete Report
With the United States’ conflicts in the Arab world drawing to a close, the government is using some of the technology honed on battlefields overseas on the home front.
Over the next few weeks, the U.S. military will begin to test a 72-foot-long, unmanned surveillance blimp in southern Texas that could be used to spot drug traffickers and undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. via its border with Mexico. Read Complete Report