RT | In 2011 and 2013 the light shining from a distant star dropped by an unprecedented 20 percent, leading some astronomers to wonder if something very, VERY, big is blocking it from Earth’s view.
Fusion.net | Our sci-fi future just got a whole lot closer to becoming a reality, after the Food and Drug Administration gave the okay to a field trial that would release genetically modified Zika-killing mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.
Daily Mail | The federal government is planning to lift a moratorium on funding of controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human.
London Independent | Invention of ‘neural dust’ could mean people will be able to communicate with computers using the power of their mind.
NY Daily News | Americans are living large — and not in a good way.
Michael Snyder | So far this week, we have seen the most dangerous volcano in Mexico erupt, and three major volcanoes in Indonesia all erupted within the space of just 72 hours.
Ice Age Now | “Did you vote for these people to tell you how to live? And who will receive the tax and what will they use it for?”
Anna Scanlon | It’s bad news for those who work in an office.
RT | The number of Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s who have had no sexual partners as adults has significantly grown over the past decades, a recently-published study has shown.
Kit Daniels | Will we transcend the predatory elite to reach the stars?
London Guardian | Battery status indicators are being used to track devices, say researchers from Princeton University – meaning warnings of privacy exposure have come to pass.
Al Jazeera | Pregnant women advised to avoid busy district as barrier protection during sex is urged to limit risk of transmission.
Zero Hedge | With the government losing faith in the central bank’s capabilities, it seems perhaps they should not be throwing stones from their glass house.
Daily Mail | Amazon plans to test its delivery drones in Britain, meaning customers in the UK could soon receive their packages from the internet giant by air, rather than post.
Sky News | There is a one-in-2,700 chance of an asteroid known as Bennu hitting our planet – bringing with it death and destruction.
London Telegraph | Approximately 50,000 British holidaymakers currently in Florida should avoid unprotected sex for the rest of the summer holidays because of the risk from Zika virus, according to government advice.
Daily Mail | China has allocated 199 million yuan ($29.76 million) to spend on its weather modification programme as part of efforts to combat drought and reduce the impact of natural disasters.
Bloomberg | U.S. health officials said Friday that four cases of Zika virus were transmitted locally by mosquitoes in Miami, the first evidence of the virus spreading that way in the continental U.S.
London Independent | There have been no new antibiotics discovered for 30 years.
Daily Caller | “We all know it’s happening. It’s real. It’s happening now.”
CBS LA | Residents from Sacramento to Los Angeles and Las Vegas reported seeing mysterious lights streaking across the night sky.
Anna Scanlon | New estimates have shown that around 1.65 million women in Latin America could become infected with Zika while they are pregnant, with Brazil carrying the highest number of all.
The College Fix | A first-year seminar class on tap this fall at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay promises to merge civil rights with pollution.
The Sun | People’s Republic takes the lead in race to build super-secure communications network of the future.
Sky News | Experts are warning that humans “have the most to lose” from the manmade, toxic pollutants that marine life are being exposed to.
The Sun | Nightmare scenario means humanity will be simply unable to power the systems which keep us alive.
The Daily Sheeple | For the past two years ISIS had made a terrifying name for itself.
Daily Mail | In the 2004 film, iRobot, Will Smith’s character must stop an army of robots from outnumbering humans and taking over the world.
Daily Mail | Strange bubbles have been discovered in the Arctic permafrost – adding to mysterious behaviour seen in the region, including the sudden appearance of giant holes in northern Siberia.
RT | The amount of radioactive substances in seabed off Fukushima is hundreds of times higher than before the disaster, a report issued by Greenpeace reveals.
CBS News | Oliver Stone is clearly not a fan of Pokemon Go.
Real Science | NOAA claims global temperatures are the hottest ever, based on some rather spectacular junk science. NOAA doesn’t actually have any temperature data over most of the land surface.
New American | Internationalists and climate alarmists are freaking out.
The Daily Sheeple | As far as most people are concerned, the current wave of robotic automation that’s sweeping the globe is frightening enough.
Anna Scanlon | Utah health officials have confirmed that an elderly woman who passed away in late June has died after contracting the Zika virus.
Sputnik | The so-called robot revolution may ride roughshod over people’s right to privacy, Gor Nakhapetyan, advisor to the Russian innovation center Skolkovo, told Sputnik.
London Independent | China had hoped to guide the satellite back to Earth – but they might not be able to.
Truth Revolt | “So what did the 97 percent actually say?”
Mac Slavo | Pressure has been building for over a century, and simply must be released,
Defence One | As military-grade robotics get cheaper and more capable, someone will arm them and put them on American streets.
The Hill | A bill to keep states from issuing their own mandatory labeling laws for foods made with genetically modified ingredients sailed through the Senate on Thursday despite pushback from Democrats.
Julie Fidler | As if severe water pollution and Zika weren’t bad enough.
Daily Mail | Scientists say tedium can lead to our views becoming extreme.
RT | The US Department of Defense is using an animated online course about a zombie pandemic to teach active-duty military nurses about population health.
Daily Mail | Experts reveal what it would take to live forever digitally.
Reuters | The dreaded act of parallel parking could soon become a thing of the past with Chinese inventors backing their new parking robot to take away the stress for anxious drivers.
RT | Tests carried out by a German watchdog revealed Kinder chocolate bars and two other brands tested positive for a hazardous cancer-causing substance.
Michael Snyder | There are some “major concerns” about what the scientists at CERN are doing these days.
Eric Worrall | The alleged weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation appears to be triggering a growing amount of speculation about abrupt cooling, like the plot of the movie “The Day After Tomorrow”.
Zero Hedge | Once operational, FAST will be able to detect radio signals from as far away as one thousand light years – evidently that’s where the aliens are.