Month: July 2013

A Mysterious Hum Is Driving People Around The World CrazyIt creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away. It’s known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that’s heard in places as disparate as Taos, N.M.; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland.  

6 Apocalyptic Technologies That Most People Have Not Even Heard About YetToday, scientists are rapidly developing bizarre new technologies that most science fiction writers never even would have dreamed of a couple decades ago. For example, would you be willing to get rid of your bank card and start paying for things with only your

Plague-infected squirrel closes California campgroundsLos Angeles County public health department officials confirmed Wednesday that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague and closed four campgrounds as a precaution. “Plague is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, which is why we close affected campgrounds and recreational

US blows out $16.7 trillion debt limitThe US Treasury has already exceeded the federal legal borrowing limit of $16.7 trillion in May. That signals the main structural problems remain unresolved putting at risk the fragile recovery.

4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no workFour out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy,

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash The numbers tell the story — in votes and dollars. On Wednesday, the House voted 217 to 205 not to rein in the NSA’s phone-spying dragnet. It turns out that those 217 “no” voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense

7 killed in US drone strike in northwest Pakistan Seven suspected militants were killed and three others wounded when a US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, triggering strong condemnation from Islamabad. The attack took place just before sunset yesterday in a village in Shawal area, some 50 kilometres

Spacecraft Sees Giant ‘Hole’ In the SunA space telescope aimed at the sun has spotted a gigantic hole in the solar atmosphere — a dark spot that covers nearly a quarter of our closest star, spewing solar material and gas into space.  

Broadcast giant ‘dropping Limbaugh, Hannity’In a story by Dylan Byers, the Politico says an industry source claims Cumulus is planning to let go of both Limbaugh and Hannity from its stations at the end of the year. The source indicated the broadcasting giant won’t renew its contracts with both popular voices, removing the two most

SWAT teams new face of police agencieswhile American armed forces may be limited in their ability to enforce the law, the act is essentially being circumvented by militarizing local enforcement, equipping it with some of the same equipment, training and tactics used in war zones. Radley Balko raised the issue recently a Wall Street Journal