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May 27, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles analysis & background - Family Farmers Worse Off Despite High Prices - "Tim A. Wise: Family farmers caught in the middle between corporate monopolies" - The Real News Network video - May 24, 2011
  • History of Korea - Articles news - Historical records bound for ‘World Memory’ list - "... Ilsungrok,” a diary-style log of Joseon-era kings’ daily lives, and collections of documents on the Gwangju Democratization Movement of 1980..." - Korea Joongang Daily - May 26, 2011
  • Mars - Articles news - Mars formed rapidly into runt of planetary litter - "A computer simulation based on new radioactive decay data showed that the Red Planet must have reached half its present size only 2 million years after the formation of the solar system." - Astronomy News - May 26, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - TEPCO now admits that three Fukushima reactors have melted, large holes present in containment vessels - Natural News - May 27, 2011
  • Water - Articles news - Resurrecting the Dead Sea - "With the Dead Sea drying up as a result of rising water demand, the historic body of water may one day disappear." - Discovery News - May 25, 2011
  • Cosmos - Articles news - The Ancient Red Dot --The Oldest Most Distant Object in the Universe Discovered - "A gamma-ray burst known as GRB 090429B for the 29 April 2009 date when it was detected by NASA's Swift satellite has been found to be a candidate for the most distant object in the Universe at an estimated distance of 13.14 billion light years."- The Daily Galaxy - May 26, 2011
  • Black hole - Articles news - Why are Supermassive Black Holes at Galactic Cores Spinning Faster than Ever in the History of the Universe? - "... in recent times a large fraction of the most massive black holes have somehow spun up. A likely explanation is that they have merged with other black holes of similar mass, which is a truly spectacular event, and the end product of this merger is a faster spinning black hole..." - The Daily Galaxy - May 24, 2011
May 24, 2011
  • Plate tectonics - Articles news & other - Dynamics of Earth's Core Linked to Movement of Tectonic Plates - "The inner core of the Earth is simultaneously melting and freezing due to circulation of heat in the overlying rocky mantle, according to new research..." - The Daily Galaxy - May 19, 2011
  • Planets - Articles news - "Hundreds of Billions of Undetected Solo Planets Roam the Milky Way" - "The team estimates there are about twice as many of them as stars. In addition, these worlds are thought to be at least as common as planets that orbit stars. This would add up to hundreds of billions of lone planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone." - The Daily Galaxy - May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
  • Monsanto - Articles news & background - Dr. Huber's warning... - Summary of Dr. Huber's letter and videos to explain the details - Food Democracy Now! - May 4, 2011
  • Monsanto - Articles news & background - Monsanto pesticide found to infect plants with AIDS-like disease - "When Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and internationally-recognized plant pathologist, wrote a letter back in January to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, warning him about a new mystery disease showing up primarily in genetically-modified (GM) crops, the notice fell on deaf ears." - Natural News - May 18, 2011 (Also watch the video of an interview with Dr. Huber under the head videos on the same page)
May 18, 2011
  • North Korea's nuclear power - Articles news - North Korea and Iran's missile power - "A leaked UN report claims North Korea and Iran are exchanging illicit missile technology, using China as a transit hub." - Aljazeera Inside Story video - May 16, 2011
  • Saudi Arabia - Articles news - Saudi Arabia opens world's largest women's university - "But where will graduates of mammoth institution find jobs? Women only comprise 14.4 percent of the Saudi national work force." - The Jerusalem Post - May 17, 2011
  • Korea North-South relations - Articles news - N.Korea Keeps Sending More Workers to Kaesong Complex - "The number of North Korean workers at the Kaesong Industrial Complex has been growing even as Seoul halted all other trade with the North after deadly attacks on the Navy corvette Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island last year." - The Chosunilbo - May 18, 2011
  • Bolivia - Articles news - Can Bolivia Harvest Its Forests Sustainably? - "... a logging concession run by an indigenous Ayoreo community. The project, along with dozens of similar forest management programs across the Amazon region north of Bolivia, are making sustainable logging a reality instead of an oxymoron." - Time - May 16, 2011
  • Russia - Articles news - A Quiet Revolution in the Kremlin - "President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree inconspicuously named “Security Council Questions” that suddenly and unexpectedly grants unprecedented powers to the Security Council secretary." - The St. Petersburg Times - May 18, 2011
  • Exoplanets - Articles news - "Super-Earth" Exo-Planet Found to Meet Key Criteria for Life - "... A super-Earth exoplanet, Gliese 581d, a rocky world orbiting a red dwarf star called Gliese 581, located around 20 light years from Earth..." - The Daily Galaxy - May 17, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear meltdown actually occurred just 16 hours after earthquake, more meltdowns on the way - Natural News - May 18, 2011
May 17, 2011
May 16, 2011
  • Arab world - Videos - Modern Slavery in Gulf Countries - "Adam Hanieh: Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states created a super exploited migrant work force after facing a radicalized Arab working class in the 60's" - The Real News Network - May 14, 2011
  • Sirius - New page! - Sirius in ancient civilizations and esoteric societies - The Mysterious Connection Between Sirius and Human History - "Since ancient times and across multiple civilizations, Sirius, the dog star, has been surrounded with a mysterious lore. Esoteric teachings of all ages have invariably attributed to Sirius a special status and the star’s importance in occult symbolism is an attestation of that fact." - Secret Arcana
  • Israel - South Korea relations - Articles news - Why South Koreans are in love with Judaism - "The South Korean ambassador to Israel, Ma Young-sam, raised eyebrows recently when he told reporters the Talmud was mandatory reading for Korean schoolchildren." - The Jewish Chronicle Online - May 12, 2011
  • Mars - Articles news - An Ancient Lake on Mars -- Once a HotSpot for Life? - The Daily Galaxy - May 13, 2011
  • Monsanto - Articles news - More Problems with Glyphosate: US Rice Growers Sound the Alarm - "Adding to the natural rice industry’s woes after Bayer CropScience contaminated a third of the US rice supply with transgenic rice in 2006, the widespread application of Bayer’s glufosinate and Monsanto’s glyphosate is reducing crop yields, and burning and deforming rice plants that survive." - Global Research - May 15, 2011
May 15, 2011
  • Music - Videos - Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong - video - (About Eric Whitacre: "Eric Whitacre is one of the most performed composers of his generation. After creating and conducting the "virtual choir" in 2010 -- hundreds of voices from around the world singing together on YouTube -- he's back with a larger, even more ambitious work: "Sleep."")
  • China - Videos - "The Chinese Model" - Orville Schell about capitalism Chinese style - The Real News Network video - May 13, 2011
  • Congo, Democratic Republic - Articles news - Will Congo's troubling rape statistics compel any change? - "Reacting to the new statistics boiled down to “four women raped every five minutes” in Congo, a few people questioned the accuracy of the findings, or suggested that “we don't need figures like this to know sexual violence is a problem.”" - The Christian Science Monitor - May 13, 2011
  • Oppression in North Korea - Articles news - North Korea may have abducted as many as 180,000 people over the past six decades, according to a report by a United States-based human rights group - Radio New Zealand News - May 13, 2011
  • Haiti - New page! - Articles news - Former Pop Star Sworn In As Haiti's New President - "With expectations of change running high, former bad-boy pop star Michel Martelly was sworn in Saturday as the president of impoverished Haiti, still reeling from last year's devastating earthquake." - wsoctv.com - May 14, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Fukushima radiation fails to deter dairy farmers - video - "In a radiation hotspot downwind of Japan's stricken nuclear plant, farmers explain why they can't leave their cows despite fears of contamination" - guardian.co.uk - May 13, 2011
  • Monsanto - "Articles news - "Every 30 Minutes": Crushed by Debt and Neoliberal Reforms, Indian Farmers Commit Suicide at Staggering Rate - "We speak with Smita Narula of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University Law School, co-author of a new report on farmer suicides in India." - Democracy Now! video - May 11, 2011
May 14, 2011
  • Health food - Articles diverse - Is cabbage the ultimate anti-cancer food? - "The cancer-preventing effects of cabbage are due, at least in part, to the antioxidant richness of the vegetable." - Natural News - May 12, 2011
  • Russia - Articles news - All-female sect worships Vladimir Putin as Paul the Apostle - "Vladimir Putin has become the object of veneration for a bizarre Russian all-female sect whose followers believe that the tough-talking prime minister is a reincarnation of the early Christian missionary Paul the Apostle." - History News Network - May 12, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles analysis & background - Unnatural selection: Wily weeds outwit herbicides - "The weedkillers atrazine and simazine were introduced in 1958. Ten years later, a plant nursery in the US that had been regularly using the pesticides reported that they were no longer effective against a plant called common groundsel – the first confirmed case of herbicide resistance." - New Scientist - May 9, 2011
  • Cosmos - Articles news - Epic Finding: A Constant of Nature May Vary in Different Parts of the Universe - "... one of the constants of nature appears to be different in different parts of the cosmos, supports the theory that our solar system is an area of the Universe that is "just right" for life..." - The Daily Galaxy - May 12, 2011
  • Cosmos - Articles news - Engines of Creation? New theory Says Some Black Holes May Be Survivors from An Earlier Universe - "... some so-called primordial black holes might have been created in the Big Crunch that came before the Big Bang, which supports the theory that the Big Bang was not a single event..." - The Daily Galaxy - May 11, 2011
  • Neanderthals - Articles news - Were Neandertals and Modern Humans Just Ships in the Night? - "A new radiocarbon dating study of a Neandertal site in Russia concludes... that Neandertals and modern humans were probably like ships in the night. (have met only for a shorter period) - History News Network - May 11, 2011
  • Neanderthals - Articles news - Neanderthals' Last Stand Possibly Found - "A newly found prehistoric toolkit suggests Neanderthals may have lingered in Russia's Ural Mountains as recently as 33,000 years ago." - Discovery News - May 12, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Japan Confirms Fukushima Nuclear Reactor 4 Leaning And In Danger Of Complete Collapse - "Nuclear expert on Russia Today reports on the danger of a complete collapse of Fukushima nuclear reactor 4" - video on Alexander Higgins blog - May 10, 2011
  • Iran - New page! - Articles news - Iran's power struggle - "What does the rift between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mean for Iran?" - Aljazeera Inside Story video - May 10, 2011
  • Terrorism - Articles news - Bin Laden email system prevented detection by US - "Bin Laden email: His methods, described in new detail to The Associated Press by a counterterrorism official and a second person briefed on the U.S. investigation, served him well for years and frustrated Western efforts to trace him through cyberspace." - The Christian Science Monitor - May 12, 2011
  • Terrorism - New page! - Articles background & analysis - Interview with Osama bin Laden - "Denies his Involvement in 9/11 Full text of Pakistani paper's Sept 01 "exclusive" interview" - Global Research - May 9, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles news - Neighbors oppose strawberry farms' fumigant use - "California regulators approved use of methyl iodide in December despite opposition from scientists and environmental and farmworker groups who claim it's highly toxic and can cause cancer. The chemical would likely be used primarily in California's $2 billion strawberry industry, which last year produced nearly 90 percent of the nation's strawberries on over 37,000 acres." - The Kansas City Star - May 13, 2011
May 10-13, 2011
Several articles and links that i posted have disappeared. I don't know what caused it but the problems seem to be with Blogger.

May 9, 2011
  • Human races - Articles news & other - Heidelberg Man Links Humans, Neanderthals - "What was thought to be a cousin turns out to be parent on the human evolutionary family tree. The last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals was a tall, well-traveled species called Heidelberg Man, according to a new PLoS One study." - Discovery News - May 4, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Fukushima Groundwater Contamination Worst in Nuclear History - "A report from the Japanese Nuclear Safety Commission Ex-Secretariat, Dr. Saji, credits the current status of the accident to "luck". Gundersen discusses what could have happened if the wind had been blowing in-land." - Fairewinds Associates video - May 6, 2011

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