China Bans the name Muhammad, Fatima… for newborns

  Wednesday, 26 April 2017 In response to unrest in the predominantly Muslim portions of far western China, Beijing has banned baby names that refer to Islam. Local authorities in the far western reaches of the world’s fourth-largest country have received notice that babies can no longer be named as anything that could be construed…

The economic elite still call the shots for financial policy

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017   According to a dissertation at the University of Helsinki, multinational elites continue to be committed to an interconnected global economy characterized by the free movement of the factors of production University of Helsinki   According to a dissertation at the University of Helsinki, multinational elites continue to be committed to an…

Two in 5 GPs to ‘quit within 5 years’

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017   Large scale survey exposes severity of impending GP shortfall University of Exeter   Around two in every five GPs in the South West have said they intend to quit within the next five years, exposing the magnitude of the region’s impending healthcare crisis suggesting that the picture for the UK may…

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017   Michigan State University   EAST LANSING, Mich. – As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public — and viral — new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system. In a trio of studies, Michigan…

What are common dermatologic features of classic movie villains?

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017   The JAMA Network Journals   Dermatologic features are used in movies to contrast good and evil in heroes and villains. So what features are common? In a new article published by JAMA Dermatology, Julia A. Croley, M.D., of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and colleagues used the all-time top…

Babies cry most in UK, Canada, Italy & Netherlands

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017   Babies cry more in Britain, Canada and Italy, than the rest of the world — according to new research by the University of Warwick. University of Warwick   Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries — proved for first time by new research by the…

Top Clinton aide, summoned by Congress, found dead

Monday, 03 April 2017 Just days after being summoned to appear before Trey Gowdy’s congressional committee to testify about Hillary Clinton’s email server, one of her aides was found dead at home of “natural causes.” John Wilson McGill, 34, was pronounced dead on his couch by a private doctor after suffering an apparent heart attack.…

Follow-up study suggests group meditation reduced murder rates in large US cities

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017   Large groups practicing the advanced Transcendental Meditation program were associated with significant reductions in murder rates in US urban areas during the period 2007-2010 Maharishi University of Management   Caption A slightly rising trend in the urban murder rate during the baseline was reversed significantly when the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi…

21st century famines have nothing to do with a lack of food

Famine killed nearly 75 million people in the 20th century, but had virtually disappeared in recent decades. Now, suddenly, it is back. In late February a famine was declared in South Sudan, and warnings of famine have also recently been issued for Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. Moreover, in January the Famine Early Warning System (FEWSNET)…

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…

Admiral among US Navy officers accused of trading sex for secrets

  15 MARCH 2017 • 12:42AM The fraudster at centre of scandal known as ‘Fat Leonard’ has admitted using prostitutes and extravagant dinners to coax vessels in the US Seventh Fleet to his contracting facilities. The American Navy officers are accused of accepting Cuban cigars, tens of thousands of dollars of Champagne and the services…

Eight Navy officers ‘held a raging $50,000 party over several days which featured a rotating cast of prostitutes and an orgy where General Douglas MacArthur memorabilia was used in sex acts’

  Nine military men were indited for the ‘Fat Leonard’ bribe scandal on Tuesday Eight Navy officers – including an admiral- and one Marine were indited They are accused of taking bribes in the form of prostitutes, gifts and hotels In return they would give Leonard Glenn Francis – aka Fat Leonard- military info Francis…