She was helping Coca-Cola influence world health officials on sugar limits.
Dr. Barbara Bowman, Formerly of the CDC
We wish this were unusual. But in yet another blatant example of government/medical cronyism, Dr. Barbara Bowman, director of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the CDC (the Centers for Disease Control
The Philippine Government’s top lawyer has called for police to kill more suspected drug criminals, as he defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on crime against mounting criticism.
Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines last month.
Key points: Police have killed more than 110 people since Duterte won elections Country’s top lawyer says
A dwarf planet half the size of Britain has been found tumbling through space in the most distant reaches of the solar system.
The giant ball of rock and ice lies nine billion kilometres away on an orbit that swings far beyond the realm of Neptune, the most remote of the fully-fledged planets in
The featured Catalyst documentary, “Antibiotic Resistance,” offers a 30-minute-long review of some of the many factors contributing to this man-made scourge.
Today, people are so used to the idea that an antibiotic can cure just about any infection; few can even consider the possibility that someday this remedy may no longer be an option.
The US holds more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and Russia, the first time it has surpassed those held by the world’s biggest exporting nations, according to a new study.
Rystad Energy estimates recoverable oil in the US from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered areas amounts to 264bn barrels. The figure surpasses
A judge who asked an alleged rape victim why she “couldn’t keep her knees together” is facing a public hearing to keep his job in Canada.
Judge Robin Camp
During the 2014 trial of Scott Wagner, who was accused of raping a 19-year-old girl over a sink at a party, Judge Robin
A Special Air Service (SAS) soldier armed with just a Gurkha knife reportedly stabbed to death three Islamic State (Isis) jihadists who attempted to capture him in Fallujah. SAS soldiers are believed to be fighting Daesh (Isis) in Iraq and in Libya, advising counterparts and occasionally taking part in combat.
British SAS Emblem
The UK Government’s Digital Economy Bill, which is set to revamp current copyright legislation, has been introduced in Parliament. One of the most controversial changes is the increased maximum sentences for online copyright infringement. Despite public protest, the bill increased the maximum prison term five-fold, from two to ten years.
Play-doh was actually invented to become a wallpaper cleaner, but now we know it as a fun children’s toy. Just like Play-doh’s invention, scientists have just accidentally created small nanorods that are capable of harvesting water from the air. So, why are these carbon nanorods specia? After all, a lot of things can extract water
Is China secretly punishing Kim Jong Un for his nuclear mischief?
Stupid Dangerous Baby
Following North Korea’s latest nuclear test, in January, trade over the China-North Korea border dropped dramatically, according to newly released satellite imagery. The revelation has led experts to conclude that Beijing has been quietly punishing Kim by cutting off
I think I’m correct in saying that Bayer is an associate of IG Farben: the same IG Farben whose labour and product was used in the Holocaust…so it’s nice to see they haven’t strayed too far from their past.
During World War II, IG Farben used slave labor in factories that it built adjacent to
Migrants who are unable to pay people smugglers for their journey from Africa to Europe are killed for their organs, a former smuggler has said.
Nuredein Wehabrebi Atta, who has been sentenced to five years in prison for his involvement in moving migrants, told Italian police that migrants who couldn’t pay for journeys
By Dr. Mercola
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has hailed water fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.
Beginning in 1945, it was claimed that adding fluoride to drinking water was a safe and effective way to improve people’s dental health. Over the decades,
The first oil tanker of freely traded U.S. crude launched Thursday afternoon from the Port of Corpus Christi, about 160 miles north of the Texas border with Mexico.
An oil Tanker in Corpus Christi Texas
ConocoPhillips Co. COP, +0.19% and NuStar Energy
In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to take detainee Tariq Ba Odah to their country. If they succeeded, the transfer would mark a small step toward realizing President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the prison before he leaves office.
The leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Saturday released an audio statement issuing a stern warning against Western nations sending troops into his group’s territory. The audio statement was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s first in seven months, according to The Telegraph.
Baghdadi said the U.S. and its allies have
China has passed controversial new anti-terrorism laws, saying they are needed to combat growing threats.
Armed police stood guard in the Sanlitun area of Beijing on 26 December in response to warnings of a possible terror threat
The new laws, passed on Sunday by China’s legislature, create a new anti-terror agency and security
A new type of metal that’s both highly transparent and electrically conductive has been developed by researchers in the US, and at less than 5 percent the cost of current displays, it could see far cheaper smartphones in our pockets and enormous ‘smart windows’ in our homes.
The problem with current displays is that
Kim Dotcom is set to appeal a District Court judge’s decision that he and his co-accused are eligible to be extradited the United States to face copyright charges.
Just as soon as Judge Nevin Dawson handed down his decision today, Dotcom indicated he will challenge the ruling.
On Friday, President Obama repeated the need to bring high-tech leaders together with law enforcement and intelligence officials to better spot terrorist threats on the Internet.
But he also discussed the obstacles in doing so, in an era of encrypted smartphone apps and private social networking chats.
Some intelligence officials are worried that terrorists