Author Archive

Massive Methane Leak Spewing 50,000Kg/h For Months, No End In Sight

The methane stream that has been spewing for months over an underground natural gas reservoir near the affluent community of Porter Ranch (north of Los Angeles) illustrates “gaping vulnerabilities” in oversight and enforcement of greenhouse gas pollution rules, a California newspaper editorial board declared

Coordinated Paris Terror Attacks Leave 150+ Dead

On Friday the 13th, 2015, a series of attacks in downtown Paris sent the city into panic. France shut its borders within hours of the suicide bombings and armed takeover of the Bataclan theater. With multiple suicide bombings and armed gunmen running the street,

Cop shoots unarmed man 2 times in back: cleared of charges

David Kassick can be seen struggling on the ground on his belly, writhing in pain for the taser. Hummelstown police officer Mearkle continues to tase him again and again, somehow believing borderline torture would improve the situation. Apparently threatened by the cries of pain

Watch a citizen de-escalate a situation and get arrested as cops prepare to shoot

In the scene above, police were actively pursuing a driver fleeing at reasonably slow speeds. As the situation continues into more highly packed areas, an unknown citizen positioned himself in front of the car. Although described by the news commentator as a crazy person,

World’s first ocean cleaning system will be deployed in 2016

It is estimated that the majority of the world’s plastic, of which hundreds of millions of kilograms are produced each year, ends up in the world’s ocean. Once in the ocean it doesn’t float around aimlessly as might be expected, but instead it ends

How the Obama administration shielded Wall Street from prosecutions

Similar to how the Obama administration simply forgave and forgot war crimes and illegal wiretapping during the Bush administration, the Obama administration offered the same type of amnesty for banks and bankers who had bitten off more than they could chew in 2008. Society’s

6 Science-Backed Ways To Seem More Intelligent

These 6 science-backed ways to seem more intelligent may make you seem smarter, but unfortunately, the effect is only cosmetic. The sources are hyperlinked to each statement in the list. 1. Use a middle initial: it makes you seem more distinct and important 2.

4 Pictures To See How Google Is Tracking You & How You Can Influence It

It’s no secret that Google collects user data, and although this impacts the majority of us: most of us aren’t aware of exactly how much data is being gathered. After all, how many of us are aware that our voice commands via Android or

Sarah Silverman’s suggestion for feeding the world is good

Sarah Silverman famously suggested that we need to “sell the Vatican, feed the world” in 2009: Now, the video is not to be taken too seriously, but the idea isn’t that far from the truth. About 67-85 people control as much wealth as 1/2

Emissions cheating is “systemic,” 4 more companies caught

“These new test results [from Emissions Analytics] prove that the Volkswagen scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. What we are seeing here is a dieselgate that covers many brands and many different car models,” said Greg Archer, an emissions expert at Transport