Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented escalation of the cold war by refusing to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces, is to be awarded new ‘Future of Life’ prize. A senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of … Continue reading Soviet submarine officer who prevented WWIII honored
It has been called ‘the Noah’s Ark of plant diversity’. An apt description – had Noah’s Ark been built to also withstand asteroid impacts and nuclear bombs. The Global Seed Vault at Svalbard’s arctic archipelago is practically impenetrable and, unless … Continue reading Doomsday Global Seed Vault in Norway Is a Forbidden Place
The big players in the GMO and agrochemical industry – Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, Syngenta, DuPont – are engaging in an extensive public relations, advertising, lobbying and political campaigning to make sure that genetically engineered crops (GMOs), and the chemical pesticides they … Continue reading Do You Trust Snopes? You Won’t After Reading This (long-form investigation)
James Barry started out life as Margaret Ann Bulkley, born to a very poor family in Ireland in the 1789. When Barry was a child it is believed she was raped by an uncle and gave birth to a child. … Continue reading Margaret Ann Bulkley Posed as a Man for 56 Years and Served as an Army Surgeon
Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American … Continue reading How The CIA Watched Over The Destruction Of Gary Webb
Police had stopped the investigation of Nicole van den Hurk’s murder, so her stepbrother falsely confessed in order to get her body reexamined for DNA testing. After Nicole van den Hurk’s 1995 murder case went largely ignored for more than … Continue reading Nicole van den Hurk’s Murder Case Went Cold – So Her Stepbrother Falsely Confessed
CEO Dan Price not only delivered on his promise he made in 2015, but he went above and beyond. His original promise was that the minimum wage salary would be $70,000 today it’s at $103,000! Read on… Four years ago, … Continue reading This CEO Took A Pay Cut To Give Employees $70,000 A Year. Now He’s Battling Amazon.