Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
Many people are aware that domestic violence (DV) is a common feature of many custody cases. What few people realize, however, is what has been referred to as the family court system’s “dirty little secret”: while half the men who batter their wives also abuse their children, in states across the nation (and in countries […]
A shocking discovery of radiation linked to Japan’s failed Fukashima’s nuclear reactor off the California coast. Kelp normally contains a radioactive isotope of iodine 131 and has a half life of 8 days and it is not harmful. The concern arose on a scientists hunch to test samples before and after and discovered the potentially […]
Researchers have been working to create GMO rice that contains human blood protein chemically identical to human serum albumin, the most abundant protein found in human blood plasma. At Wuhan University, National Research Council of Canada and the Center for Functional Genomics at the University at Albany, colleagues inserted the gene encoding HSA into their […]
In January 2012, Fairtest, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, reported that a decade of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policies had actually slowed the rate of education progress. The report, “NCLB’s Lost Decade for Education Progress,” concluded that the law had “failed badly both in terms of its own goals and more […]