CIA Torture Methods Covered by High-Level Government Officials

CIA Torture Methods Covered by High-Level Government Officials

Further research shows that CIA’s illegal torture operations were not concealed from high-level government officials who, on the contrary, have also backed up and covered the agency’s illegal deeds by various means. The recent U.S. Senate report shows that since 9/11 the CIA has been covertly torturing about 100 people, while 26 weren’t even supposed to be interrogated. The report led to a huge … [Read more...]

FDA Approves $11,000 Cheaper Hepatitis C Drug

FDA Approves $11,000 Cheaper Hepatitis C Drug

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved AbbVie’s Viekira Pak, a new hepatitis C cure, that will challenge Gilead Sciences’ more expensive cure. Both FDA and Medicaid programs hoped that the new drug would bring some real competition in hepatitis C drug market. However, there wasn’t much improvement, since AbbVie is going to sell a 12-week kit of the new drug for $83,319. … [Read more...]

Make-a-Wish Coins Changed Colors of Yellowstone’s Hot Spring Pool

Morning Glory Pool

Researchers from the Montana State University found how Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs really looked like nearly 75 years ago, before they got polluted with make-a-wish coins and debris coming from tourists. It seems that the hot springs Morning Glory pool initially had a deep blue color, instead of the orangey green tint it displays nowadays. Scientists said that they got these r … [Read more...]

Wolves and Other Large Carnivores Thrive in Europe, New Study Shows

Wolves and Other Large Carnivores Thrive in Europe, New Study Shows

Swedish researchers found that the population of grey wolves, brown bears, wolverines and Eurasian lynx is experiencing resurgence in its numbers across Europe. For their study, scientists gathered data from all European countries excluding Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and published their findings Thursday in Science. Researchers said that the results were surprising since Europe has twice as … [Read more...]

Half of Dr Oz’s Medical Recommendations Are False or Inaccurate, Study Shows

Half of Dr Oz’s Medical Recommendations Are False or Inaccurate, Study Shows

A study published on Wednesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) by Canadian researchers shows that more than half of Dr Oz’s medical recommendations are not backed by proper scientific evidence. Dr Mehmet Oz, also known as “America’s doctor”, was many times criticized for often sacrificing the  scientific accuracy of his claims for the sake of the show. However, more than 2 million people wa … [Read more...]

Caramel Coated Apples are the Prime Suspect in Five Deaths and the Latest Listeria Outbreak in 10 States

Caramel Coated Apples are the Prime Suspect in Five Deaths and the Latest Listeria Outbreak in 10 States

The state and federal health officials are looking into a listeria outbreak which may be connected to caramel coated apples that are responsible for five deaths and 28 hospitalized people in 10 states. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement in which the warn people about consuming commercially prepackaged caramel coated apples until information that … [Read more...]

Tropical Deforestation Could Affect Climate Changes on Both Regional and Global Scale

Tropical Deforestation Could Affect Climate Changes on Both Regional and Global Scale

Experts believe that tropical deforestation could have a massive impact on global warming and the patterns of rainfall in tropical regions which could lead to agricultural distress and other regional climate changes. A study revealed that cutting trees in tropical rainforests does not affect only the amount of carbon dioxide which increases in the air people breathe but also interferes with the … [Read more...]

Researchers Found the Deepest Fish Ever Recorded [+Video]

Researchers Found the Deepest Fish Ever Recorded in the Mariana Trench

This week, the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) reported that Falkor, its deep-sea expedition vessel, has found the deepest fish ever recorded, at 26,722 feet (8,145 m) beneath sea level. The strange looking white fish was spotted swimming in the Mariana Trench, a 7-miles-deep underwater canyon and Earth’s deepest place. The previous record of the deepest fish on the planet was by almost 1,640 ft ( … [Read more...]

Google Plans Android for Cars That Doesn’t Require Smartphone

Google Plans Android for Cars That Doesn’t Require Smartphone

Anonymous Google sources say that the tech giant is now working on designing a new Android version that could be directly incorporated into cars allowing drivers to be 24/7 connected with no help from a smartphone. Google already has an Android version for car use – Android Auto, but that version needs a phone to be connected to the vehicle and a compatible car with a built-in screen. Two G … [Read more...]

US Doctors Get Fined for Not Complying with HITECH Act

US Doctors Get Fined for Not Complying with HITECH Act

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently notified more than 250,000 health professionals that they would get paid 1 percent less in reimbursement rates next year from both  Medicare and Medicaid since they failed to give a “meaningful use” of the electronic health records (EHR). Since 2011, more than 400,000 eligible professionals have received incentives under the Medicare … [Read more...]