Miscellaneous

Pesticides linked to dwindling bird numbers -Dutch study

Study finds insect eating birds are in decline in parts of Europe where pesticides have been used that have also been linked to Colony Collapse Disorder

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline are affecting other species, scientists say

Pesticide contaminating soils with highly toxic chemicals “5,000 to 10,000 times more toxic to bees than DDT” – which is already banned

Monsanto’s seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests

Monsanto’s plans to embark on the widespread cultivation of genetically modified alfafa put on hold following nationwide protests

Keep your gays and your aid, defiant Uganda tells West

World Bank and Western governments withholding aid to Uganda to force it to change its anti-homosexuality laws

London ‘Could Host 2016 Olympics’ As Rio Falls Behind Schedule

Preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are so far behind schedule that the games chiefs are thought to be considering a plan B

Supervolcanoes the biggest threat to the UK, Cabinet Office report warns

Supervolcanoes the biggest threat to the UK, Cabinet Office report warns

Volcanic blast ‘as great a threat to UK security as nuclear terrorism’, says government report. Although given that “terror threats” are routinely exaggerated, it’s probably a far greater threat

Pakistani man arrested for eating baby

Pakistani man arrested for eating baby

A Pakistani man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of cannibalism — three years after he was jailed for the same offence

Ohio geologists link small earthquakes to hydraulic fracturing

Seismologists establish a ‘direct’ link between fracking and recent minor earthquakes in Ohio

Not Dave

Why I Had a Vasectomy

Sex is Russian roulette. Dave decided to remove the bullet.

Scott County received its MRAP last year. Click to enlarge

Munson: Heavy-duty military equipment given to police

Part of an ongoing trend in which U.S. police are being equipped with heavy duty military hand-me-downs. Exactly the sort of equipment needed to deal with civil unrest

Animals fleeing Yellowstone spark fears of volcanic eruption

Animals fleeing Yellowstone spark fears of volcanic eruption

In case you missed a recent Visible Origami post, something has obviously disturbed animals in Yellowstone National Park. Do they instinctively sense an impending volcanic eruption?

UFO or secret fighter jet? The mysterious triangular craft pictured flying over Texas

UFO or secret fighter jet? The mysterious triangular craft pictured flying over Texas

Aviation experts believe the triangular-shaped craft could be secret military project

30 Survey Results That Sound False But That Are Actually True

30 Survey Results That Sound False But That Are Actually True

Like they say: you get the rulers you deserve and given America’s current ruling administration this only seems to confirm that

Legal experts ‘can’t believe’ US general avoided jail time in sex assault case

Given that sexual assaults carried by U.S. military personnel are at an all-time high this raises further questions about the prevailing ethics in the ranks

The Malaysian Airliner Is NOT Missing & Much More

The Malaysian Airliner Is NOT Missing & Much More

The son of a former insider tells what he knows about Flight MH370, Operation Paperclip, hidden technologies and the coming World War

Israelis on Maiden Square? Click to enlarge

Camouflaged Israeli soldiers on Maidan Square

According to an Israeli website, a unit of 35 armed and masked men and women is on Maidan square, Kiev, commanded by four former IDF officers

Ukraine semi-officially accused NATO block in killing its citizens during disturbances in Kiev

A little late but worth noting before it disappears down the memory hole forever

Courts Help Gays Pimp Their Sons

Courts Help Gays Pimp Their Sons

“The judge told me …that my son needed to get used to a homosexual lifestyle, and he then ordered no contact between me and my son.”

Let's Recognize Aaron Swartz's Martyrdom

Let’s Recognize Aaron Swartz’s Martyrdom

Aaron Swartz’s murder will prove in vain as long as it’s ruled a suicide.

One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society

One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society

Kevin Roose reports on how he gate crashed an exclusive gathering for Wall Street insiders. Includes video