Wealth of US middle class now lower than Canada’s – report

Published time: April 23, 2014 00:59 Reuters / Emmanuel Foudrot American workers who previously made up the wealthiest middle class in the world have lost that distinction, according to new research that attributes the economic stagnation on rising income inequality in the US. Economic growth in the US continues to be as strong if not…

Requested Re-Post from MAY 2013 – Russian aircraft conduct a nighttime “simulated” attack on key Swedish military and civilian installations

EEV: This is a requested Re-Post from MAY 2013 Russian ‘Attack’ Raises Questions Over Sweden’s Readiness May. 2, 2013 – 06:56PM   | By GERARD O’DWYER   | HELSINKI — Sweden’s Defense Ministry  is set to discuss the implementation of new advance warning and rapid reaction structures  after the disclosure that Russian aircraft conducted a nighttime “simulated”…

The internet mystery that has the world baffled

For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the   world’s finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But   to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301 By Chris Bell 11:00AM GMT 25 Nov 2013 One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer   analyst from Uppsala…

Sweden closes four prisons as number of inmates plummets

Decline partly put down to strong focus on rehabilitation and more lenient sentences for some offences Richard Orange in Malmö theguardian.com,              Monday 11 November 2013 11.33 EST Prison numbers in Sweden, which have been falling by around 1% a year since 2004, dropped by 6% between 2011 and 2012 and are expected to do…

Religion could disappear by 2041 because people will have replaced God with possessions, claims leading psychologist

Dr Nigel Barber’s book debunks the popular  belief that religious groups will dominate atheistic ones because they  collectively have more children He said the market for formal religion is  being squeezed by modern substitutes such as sport and entertainment in more  developed countries Added that atheists are heavily concentrated  in richer countries and religion will…

Atlas of Prejudices

Each person has a different way of looking at the world, but these views are often bundled in the form of prejudices. In his new book, “Atlas of Prejudice,” recently published in Germany, Bulgarian designer Yanko Tsvetskov, 38, has created satirical maps based on national and historical clichés. In Germany, the book has been published…

Russian aircraft conduct a nighttime “simulated” attack on key Swedish military and civilian installations last month

Russian ‘Attack’ Raises Questions Over Sweden’s Readiness May. 2, 2013 – 06:56PM   | By GERARD O’DWYER   | HELSINKI — Sweden’s Defense Ministry  is set to discuss the implementation of new advance warning and rapid reaction structures  after the disclosure that Russian aircraft conducted a nighttime “simulated” attack on key Swedish military and civilian installations  last…

So that’s what Assange has been doing inside the embassy! WikiLeaks releases 1.7m US diplomatic and intelligence reports covering every country in the world

Wikileaks  releases database of U.S. diplomatic records from 1973 to  1976 Henry  Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State and National Security  Adviser Julian  Assange worked on project inside Ecuadorian Embassy in London Australian  Wikileaks founder, 41, sought refuge at the embassy last  June By  Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 20:00 EST, 7  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 20:00…

Increased risk of sleep disorder in children who received swine flu vaccine : Up to 16-fold increased risk

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Results consistent with findings from Finland and Sweden, but may still be overestimated The results are consistent with previous studies from Finland and Sweden and indicate that the association is not confined to Scandinavian populations. However, the authors stress that the risk may still be overestimated, and…

Mood-modifying drugs for humans also alter fish behavior

Contact: Natasha Pinol npinol@aaas.org 202-326-6440 American Association for the Advancement of Science Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in rivers and streams inspire changes in wildlife This release is available in Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, and Chinese.              IMAGE:   This is a perch (Perca fluviatilis). Click here for more information.      Pharmaceutical drugs that…

Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot : Doctors are fearful of having their reputations ruined by reporting possible links

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent | Reuters – 8 mins ago STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Emelie is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she’s often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with friends. She is…

Low muscle strength in adolescence linked to increased risk of early death

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Effect similar to classic risk factors such as weight and blood pressure Research: Muscular strength in male adolescents and premature death: cohort study of one million participants Low muscle strength in adolescence is strongly associated with a greater risk of early death from several major causes, suggests…