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Zika virus: Your questions answered
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016

Zika virus: Your questions answered
First isolated in 1947 and first described in a paper in 1952, Zika has long been known to occur in Africa and Southeast Asia—but until a decade ago, fewer than 15 cases had been described in the scientific literature.

Zika virus outbreak linked to release of genetically engineered mosquitoes... disastrous unintended consequences now threaten life across the Americas
GMO skeptics like myself have been warning for years of the unintended consequences of genetic pollution. Even when genetically engineered organisms are released into the world with the best of intentions, such actions can wreak havoc on the ecosystem and human civilization in ways that simply can't be foreseen by the world's most well-meaning scientists.

Larvicide Manufactured By Sumitomo, Not Zika Virus, True Cause Of Brazil's Microcephaly Outbreak: Doctors
The microcephaly outbreak in Brazil, which coincided with the spread of the Zika virus, continues to stun the world, even months after the incident was first reported.

Monsanto Breaks Silence On Zika Virus, Microcephaly And Sumitomo Larvicide

Stopping Zika may require genetically modified mosquitoes: UN

US Airstrikes Kill 38 Syrian Civilians Over 48 Hours
Strikes Targeted ISIS-Controlled Areas In and Around Hasakeh Province

Ankara Bombing Fails To Achive Strategic Changes
The bombing in Ankara yesterday killed 27 mostly military people. It was a big car bomb and a suicide attack.The Turkish government claims that the person who did this was one Saleh Nejar and also claims that he is connected to the Syrian Kurdish group YPG.

U.S. has asked Russia not to attack special forces in Syria: military

Russia warns Assad not to snub Syria ceasefire plan

Russia accuses Turkey of helping extremists recruit fighters

‘Russia a major military': President Obama backtracks on Moscow's defense capabilities: Russia's military campaign in Syria seems to have changed President Barack Obama's opinion of its armed forces. He now says it's "the second-most powerful military in the world." Two years ago he labeled Moscow as nothing more than a "regional power."

U.S. stationing tanks and artillery in classified Norwegian caves

Executions Continue; 146 Killed Across Iraq

Apple isn't protecting a shooter's iPhone data – they're defending digital privacy
As CEO Tim Cook's open letter to customers stating that Apple would oppose the order points out, the request ‘has implications far beyond the legal case at hand'

Inside the FBI's encryption battle with Apple
For months, the FBI searched for a compelling case that would force Apple to weaken iPhone security – and then the San Bernardino shooting happened

Upgrade Your iPhone Passcode to Defeat the FBI's Backdoor Strategy
It's true that ordering Apple to develop the backdoor will fundamentally undermine iPhone security, as Cook and other digital security advocates have argued. But it's possible for individual iPhone users to protect themselves from government snooping by setting strong passcodes on their phones — passcodes the FBI would not be able to unlock even if it gets its iPhone backdoor.

How Israel is 'turning Palestinians into Zionists'
Israel is forcing Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem to switch over to an Israeli-controlled curriculum.

Inflating the North Korean Threat Doesn't Help
Yet again North Korea has angered "the world." Pyongyang violated another United Nations ban, launching a satellite into orbit. The Japanese UN ambassador spoke of "outrage" on the Security Council. Washington is leading the campaign to sanction the North.

The US Economy Has Not Recovered And Will Not Recover

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