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The world’s first synthetic hamburger was grown from protein derived from bovine stem cells. Research is currently being conducted on synthetic meat or lab-grown meat in the United States and Europe. As non-appealing as this may sound for most Americans, researchers say lab-grown meat could help reduce our environmental footprint. It would help cut down […]
At the beginning of the school year students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School within the Northside Independent School District were told their old student ID badges were no longer valid. During registration they were required to obtain new badges containing a radio frequency identification tracker chip. Students refusing the chips […]
On October 19th, 2012 the Associated Press’ Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production released an updated guide for how to cover immigration titled HYPERLINK “http://www.ap.org/content/press-release/2012/reviewing-the-use-of-illegal-immigrant \ released”“Reviewing the use of ‘illegal immigrant.’” Tom Kent, the AP’s Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production, wrote that recent discussions about the i-word have given the AP […]
The Occupy movement has prompted the US government on the need to be prepared for mass demonstrations. Weapon manufactures are jumping at this opportunity to capitalize on the current demand for non-lethal crowd controlling tools. A 5 million watt tactical cattle prod has been developed just for that purpose. Donovan Hunter of Stunning Developments, Inc. […]
Violence rages in Northern Burma. As the new reformist civilian government attempts to displace the ethnic group, the Kachin. As resistance mounts it is primarily by the ethnic resistance group known as the K.I.A (Kachin Independence Army). The new government is largely made up of the former members of the military dictatorship the Junta. Under […]