Corporate giant Monsanto, known for its controversial business model, lobbying, and its widely criticized genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has officially joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a group of powerful interests including major banks and Big Oil backing the United Nations “Agenda 21” scheme for so-called “sustainable development.” Critics, however, expressed alarm over the announcement, saying the global “sustainability” push is really a transparent plot to centralize power in the UN and enrich special interests at the expense of private property rights, national sovereignty, and individual liberty.
As prices of 3D printers decline and the availability of software for such printers increases, the opportunity for average citizens to manufacture their own firearms at home is making legislators increasingly nervous.
A leaked report by the United Nations presents evidence that fear-mongering over global warming may be a little too ambitious.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is calling for help in developing an underwater node that can hide and store drones and then deliver them to the surface of the sea by remote control.
A recent deep space discovery is calling into question scientific assumptions that have been taken for granted for generations. The scale of one Large Quasar Group (LQG) is massive — in fact, scientists estimate its size at approximately four billion light years across. But even more significantly, it also appears to be unique, and thus fundamentally challenges the assumption that the universe is homogeneous, lacking any significant variation in observable phenomena wherever one may happen to look.
Following the pattern set by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Justice Department refuses to disclose how, when, and how often the federal government uses GPS to track vehicles.
Aaron Swartz, a software prodigy and an Internet freedom fighter, was found dead in his New York City apartment on Friday of an apparent suicide. Internet freedom fighters around the world mourned.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been caught fudging the climate data again, and its MSM choir, as usual, uncritically reports the doctored data and scary scenarios as facts.
The release of a conveniently long-lost report showing that fracking is safe puts New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in a tight spot: continue to appease environmentalists by delaying further the development of the rich Marcellus Formation under his state, or letting the free market extract those resources and generate thousands of jobs and millions in revenue to the state.
While brutal blizzards and freezing temperatures blanket much of the world, the major media keep up a steady drumbeat of alarmism concerning the nonexistent "crisis" of global warming.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has announced her resignation after four years at the EPA. Her tenure was marked by controversial policies involving a number of high-profile issues including global warming, the Keystone XL pipeline, and emissions controls on coal-fired plants. And recent scrutiny over Jackson’s use of an alias e-mail account has led some to believe that her resignation was inevitable.