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4 Psychology Myths You Probably Thought Were True

Do you know brain facts from fiction? The post 4 Psychology Myths You Probably Thought Were True appeared first on disinformation.

Is Scurvy the New Diabetes?

Scurvy is the new poor people’s disease in the United States. Yes you read that right. Leigh Cowart tells the sad story at Medium: … It’s true: Scurvy is not something that you will readily encounter in mainstream American life, since death from lack of vitamin C requires poor medical care and consistent and prolonged lack of access to fresh or fortified foods.

‘Bigfoot Smiled at Me’, says Texas Man

terry priest (CC BY 2.0) What’s up with Texans and weird Bigfoot stories? via Cryptozoology News: Texas — A man claims he had multiple encounters with a “Bigfoot” creature in Marion County.

Minimalist Movie Posters by Nick Barclay

Nick Barclay is a “freelance designer who designs things.” He has a collection of minimalist movie posters available on his website.

Inverted Totalitarianism: A New Way of Understanding How the U.S. Is Controlled

Chalmers Johnson via Alternet: Reviewed: Democracy Incorporated by Sheldon S. Wolin (Princeton University Press, 2008) It is not news that the United States is in great trouble.

Orphanage trips by Aussie schools are doing more harm than good

Australian private schools are increasingly taking their senior students to volunteer in orphanages, but they’re doing more harm than good.

Puppets vs. the FCC

Re-published with permission from Art Killing Apathy On the eve of the FCC decision to uphold Net Neutrality, activists provided an artful activism show of continued support for digital rights and freedoms.

Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon “Love Me, I’m a Liberal”

Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon perform the song “Love Me, I’m a Liberal” at a special benefit for Paul Williams in San Francisco on June 28, 2009.

First Full Body Transplant Two Years Away

An Italian doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready, per the Guardian: A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.

Jimmy Dore on How the Media is Screwing You, The Young Turks, and more!

Jimmy Dore is a comedian, show-host and best-selling author. In this interview Ron Placone and Jimmy go full-throttle on the corporate media, misinformation, creationism vs.

Using ‘Fuzzy Logic’ to Optimize Hybrid Solar/Battery Systems

This image shows the fuzzy logic algorithm which reads the consumption energy and the monthly average of daily solar radiation and gives the output of the system which is the PVP surface and the battery capacity.

Criminologist’s study shows lack of mental health care for prisoners

[AndreasS] (CC BY 2.0)via ScienceDaily: New research by a UT Dallas criminologist has found that a substantial number of prison inmates have not received treatment for mental health conditions.

Water Fluoridation May Increase Risk of Underactive Thyroid Disorder

Luis (CC BY 2.0) Can you guess the number one prescribed medication in the USA between 2013-2014?  It was for under-active thyroid!

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

Glenn Greenwald writes at the Intercept: One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction.

Marquis de Sade’s Descendant in Discussion With Victoria’s Secret for “Sade” Lingerie Line

I’d like to offer this up as a working prototype. Nothing says sexy like a portrait of the man who inspired the word “sadism” over the crotch.

Chicago Police Detain Americans at Abuse-Laden ‘Black Site’

Spencer Ackerman writes at the Guardian: The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

Ancient Clay Tablet Contains Customer Complaint — circa 1750 BC

Photo Cred: Reddit user tbc34 There’s a clay tablet at the British Museum that contains something social media users know all too well: a customer complaint. Apparently the wrong grade of copper ore was delivered to Nanni, and this severely pissed Nanni off.

It turns out male sexuality is just as fluid as female sexuality

Why is it that women can retain their heterosexuality if they kiss, but if men do the same they’re labeled gay?

Monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn

This is an artist’s impression of a quasar with a supermassive black hole in the distant universe. Credit: Zhaoyu Li/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Misti Mountain Observatory via ScienceDaily: Scientists have discovered the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time.

Why Brian Williams is a Distraction From True War Propagandists | Weapons of Mass Distraction

Abby juxtaposes the outrage over Brian Williams’ lie about his experience in Iraq with the lack of concern with lies peddled by journalists like Judith Miller in the lead up to the Iraq War.