Dark Matter; Your phone has been permanently bugged, even if factory reset-Wikileaks

Dark Matter 23 March, 2017 Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Dark Matter”, which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to…

Nunes: Trump transition members were under surveillance during Obama administration – POLITICO

Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under U.S. government surveillance following November’s presidential election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday. Nunes said the monitoring appeared to be done legally as a result of what’s called “incidental collection,” but said he was concerned because it was not…

The Pentagon has never been audited. Has no idea where $10 trillion dollars has gone since 1996| Thomas Hedges | Opinion | The Guardian

On Thursday, Donald Trump released a preliminary budget proposal that calls for a $52bn increase in military spending. But just last December, a Washington Post investigation found that the Pentagon had buried a report that outlines $125bn in waste at the Department of Defense. That gap between lawmakers’ calls to blindly increase spending at DoD…

Bacterial Strains may help fix Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

We briefly review the research ” ‘Good’ bacteria is potential solution to unchecked inflammation seen in bowel diseases ” in regard to helping the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Citation Tile: NLRP12 attenuates colon inflammation by maintaining colonic microbial diversity and promoting protective commensal bacterial growth. Nature Immunology, 2017;…

Can quantum theory explain why jokes are funny?

Public Release: 17-Mar-2017   Researchers are taking the first steps towards of a quantum theory model of humor, to explain what really happens on the cognitive level in the moment when we ‘get the joke’ Frontiers Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 789. Whether this pun makes you giggle or groan in pain, your…

Giving birth may be riskier today than in the past

Public Release: 16-Mar-2017 Wiley A new article explores how the double burden of malnutrition and the global obesity epidemic may be reshaping obstetrical difficulties experienced by women. Malnutrition in socioeconomically challenged populations can alter growth and reduce both stature and the dimensions of the pelvis in women while in these very same populations the obesity…

‘Harmless’ painkillers associated with up to 50% increased risk of cardiac arrest

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017 Researchers advise avoiding diclofenac and limiting ibuprofen to 1200 mg per day European Society of Cardiology Sophia Antipolis, 15 March 2017: Painkillers considered harmless by the general public are associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to research published today in the March issue of European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.1…