Science drives human investigation in Antarctica today, yet there's a reason why geologists often take centre-stage. Governments really want to know what's under the ice.

Whisper the word: oil. Some predictions suggest the amount of oil in Antarctica could be 200 billion barrels, far more than Kuwait or Abu Dhabi.
You might know Dick Cheney as the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and the disinformation about Weapons of Mass Destruction in the lead up to the Iraq War. But those weren't his only ideas...
International solidarity activists are attempting to protect Gaza's only rehabilitation hospital, the Israel Defense Forces
has indicated it plans to bomb. The activists joined elderly disabled patients unable to leave, because the rest of Gaza's
hospitals are in a state of emergency... *Here's full article Link [print version]: =>
*(detailed) UPDATE =>
[by Dave McGowan]: Shocking, wide-ranging compendium -- documenting decades of horrific crimes, blackmail ops.
& child exploitation perpetrated by protected ('omerta') networks of colluding politicians & financial elites, felons for hire,
mafia cabals, compromised law enforcement, and corrupt courts -- (unfortunately, still highly relevant in terms
of current UK news, etc.)

"Doctors treating patients in Gaza have accused Israel of using experimental weapons on Palestinian civilians.
Addressing reporters at a press conference on Sunday, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry
in Gaza said, “Medical teams have registered injuries consistent with those caused by DIME [dense inert metal explosives]
and other banned weapons.”

Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere
Today's generation of heterosexual husbands are happier when their wives are better-educated than they are, a new study suggests.
Chart: Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan 1994-2013