Safety Archive

Gaza Oil and Gas: The Real Reason Behind War?

The death toll from Israeli violence in Gaza approached 1000 Palestinians by the 26th of July; the number is increasing, according to reports from hospitals and emergency care workers and activists there. The United Nations estimated that 80% of the dead were civilians, including a lot

How Does MSG Impact Your Health?

The short answer is: MSG is bad for you. Still, you can forgive some for not yet knowing this as the evidence of the negative effects of monosodium glutamate have only come to full fruition within the last 10 years. A meta-analysis published in 2006

Amazonian Tribe Emerges From Isolation In Brazil

Brazil’s Indian Affairs Department, FUNAI, announced last week that an uncontracted tribe emerged from the rainforest near the Brazil-Peruvian border and made peaceful contact on June 29th with Brazilian government scientists. Villagers from a settled indigenous community, know as the Ashaninka, radioed Brazilian authorities

Fueled By Us: The Deadliest Conflict You’ve Never Heard Of

The electronics we use every day could have a sinister side: they could contain slave-mined minerals in the Congo, otherwise known as ‘Conflict Minerals.’ The Second Congo War, also known as the Great War of Africa, caused by these conflict minerals, is not well

See The Human Cost Of Your iPhone… It Will Shock You

We’d like to think slavery is in the past, but this short and to-the-point documentary asks you to consider that the cellphone you’re holding in your hand may have involved something equally terrible: young Chinese workers enduring 15-hour days without holidays or rights. These

18 Safest Countries To Live In

Since 2007, each year the Global Peace Index has been issued by the IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace) and is a measurement of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness based on external and internal measures. Although it seems like the world is becoming crueller and

Is Taking “The Pill” Safe?

Asking the question of whether it is safe to be taking birth control pills yields differing results, depending on the context. Officially, and publicly, according to the US Department Of Health And Services: “Birth control pills are safe and work well in preventing pregnancy. Using

Antidepressants May Worsen Depression And Psychological Problems

A new study by the University of Liverpool, involving over 1800 individuals, found that an increase in suicidal thoughts and general psychological problems may be more often associated with antidepressants than commonly admitted. Although in many studies a decrease in depression in adult and

Killer drone flight: Video of UK’s autonomous drone released

The UK’s BAE Systems have unveiled footage of the unmanned combat drone, Taranis, on its maiden flight. While it hails the drone – capable of self-selecting targets – as “inspiration for nation,” activists are urging to ban the use of its auto-kill mode. Defense

Marijuana Criminalization Under Attack in Congress

Earl Blumenhauer gets annoyed by “Drug Czar” Boticelli’s inability to state whether marijuana was actually harmful, or if anyone had ever died from it. He rightfully questions if criminalization is really the answer. Although not explicitly stated in the clip: cannabis has many industrial