Confirmation of coal plant pollution dangers: Fetal health has improved in areas where such plants have been shut down

(Natural News) In the first study of the effects of the shutdown of a coal-fired power plant due to a federal regulation on single pollution source, researchers from the Lehigh University discovered higher birth weight and reduced risk of premature births after the shutdown. The research specifically studied the effects of the Portland Generating Station, a coal-fired…

Scientists make healthier oat cookies by replacing white flour with baru

(Natural News) In a study published in the journal Food Science and Technology, food scientists made oat cookies with baru almond (Dipteryx alata Vog.) instead of soy oil and wheat flour to make them more nutritious and environmentally friendly. For the study, researchers from the University of Campinas and Instituto de Tecnologia de Alimentos in Brazil…

Effects of a high-fat diet are reduced with the golden tickseed

(Natural News) Good news for diabetics: A study, published in Chinese Herbal Medicines, revealed that the golden tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria) can be used to treat insulin resistance. The researchers, who were from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College and China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, determined the effect of ethyl acetate extract of…

A promising candidate for a colorectal cancer cure may be in this TCM capsule

(Natural News) Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer in the world today. According to a study published in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, the addition of Quxie Capsule, a traditional Chinese medicine, can improve the outcomes of conventional treatment against colorectal cancer. Among the different types of cancer, colorectal cancer…

A tropical fruit found to be an effective natural fruit fly killer

(Natural News) There is an irony about a tropical fruit providing a natural means of killing a fruit fly. Brazilian researchers  investigated the possibility of using extracts from the seeds of Annona (Annonaceae) fruits as organic insecticides against the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). They reported that the seed extracts could kill the fruit flies and stop…

What is the best way to extend the lifespan of bread?

(Natural News) One of the most effective means of storing bread dough for later use is to freeze it. However, this method can negatively affect the properties of the dough. Mexican researchers determined the best way to freeze dough while preserving its properties for when it is defrosted and used to bake bread. Freezing is…

3 Ways Facebook is Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, the clearer it becomes that these initiatives are not at all designed to foster independent thought and discourse, but to ultimately ensure that public online discourse doesn't stray too far from official state narratives.

Mark Weisbrot, a co-director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, recently slammed Facebook’s decision to work with US government-funded organizations as "Orwellian" — especially given the fact these organizations themselves "specialize in overseas propaganda."

Thus while claiming to fight Russian, Iranian, and other propaganda these very groups will strictly enforce an official establishment Washington and NATO view of world events.

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YouTube appears to be down… (10-16-18, at 1600 HST; 0200 UTC)

[Kp update 1700 HST: it’s back, baby!!]

No idea what’s going on. I’ve noticed others pointing this out. But I did see a Tweet from Team YouTube:

Team YouTube Verified account @TeamYouTube

Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.
3:41 PM – 16 Oct 2018