The world is changing so swiftly that things that might have seemed like science fiction just a decade or two ago are now becoming the norm. For some time now, scientists around the world have been working on developing animal-human hybrids – or chimeras – for the mass production of human organs to be used in transplant operations. The ethical issues involved are obviously immense, but researchers justify their work by noting that around 20 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.
Until recently, this work has been largely theoretical, with strict regulations in place that experimental pregnancies have to be terminated before reaching full term. Back in 2016, MIT Technology Review found that at least three U.S. teams were actively working on this type of research, with the establishment of around 20 successful pregnancies in the preceding year. (Related: Scientists have grown a pig-human hybrid creature in a lab.)… more
Jews News: Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), told foreign media that nearly 777,000 tons of water tainted with tritium, a byproduct of the nuclear process that is notoriously difficult to filter out of water, will be dumped into the Pacific Ocean as part of a multibillion-dollar recovery effort following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.
That year, an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, killing more than 15,000 people and leading to a series of meltdowns at the TEPCO-owned Fukushima No. 1, or Daiichi, nuclear power plant, causing it to spew radiation that has plagued the region ever since.
While much progress has been made to clean the area, the company has yet to deal with the water that was used to cool the plant’s damaged reactors, causing it to become tainted with tritium. more …
Opinion by Bible Prophecy: What me worry? Just because there are a lot of 7’s in 777,000 and 70 is the number associated with Jerusalem and now is the time of Israel’s 70th year anniversary, I fail to see a connection.
And besides 777,000 tons of water tainted with tritium in the vast Pacific Ocean can’t possibly be a concern, can it?
I did a little checking: According to Wikipedia, tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. The electrons emitted by the radioactive decay of the tritium cause phosphors to glow:
And just because negative consequences are associated with exposure to tritium, even at low doses (here), which could lead to adverse health effects such as an increased risk of mutation and cancer, I ask you,
what could possibly go wrong?
Kim Jong-un has called Friday’s missile test launch over Japan a ‘shining victory in the standoff with the United States’, claiming that the U.S. is in ‘mortal fear’ of North Korea.
The missile flew over the northern island of Hokkaido, where thousands were awoken by air-raid sirens for the second time in just three weeks, and landed some 1,240 miles off the cape of Erimo just before 7am local time (10pm Thursday GMT).
The rocket, believed to be a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), flew for about 19 minutes over a distance of about 2,300 miles, according to South Korea’s military – far enough to reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which is 2,100 miles from North Korea…. read more
An earthquake measuring 5.3 has hit northern Japan.
It came hours after at least 30 people were killed in an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, sparking a Tsunami warning in Japan.
The epicentre of the 20km-deep earthquake hit the north western Akita Prefecture just before 10am local time (1.26pm GMT).
“This earthquake poses no tsunami risk,” the agency said on its website.
Japan Met Agency issued a tsunami warning for the country at 2am local time, over fears high waves triggered by the Mexico earthquake could hit Japan… read more
Some 120 000 people were ordered or advised to evacuate on Sunday, July 23, 2017 after record-breaking rain hit Japan’s Akita Prefecture, causing floods and landslides.
According to The Japan Times, there have been no injuries reported so far, but JMA warned of more flooding as ‘an active rain front that brought record rain to parts of Akita decided to park itself over the Tohoku region.’
24 000 people from the cities of Yurihonjo, Daisen and Senboku, as well as the town of Misato were ordered to evacuate after it was reported that houses had been flooded and landslides had struck various parts of the prefecture. The storm caused flooding along stretches of the Omono River, while several other rivers were deemed at risk of overflowing their banks. Another 96 000 people in six cities and three towns were advised to evacuate and urged to prepare for floods and landslides… read more
Tritium has become a symbol for why nuclear power is dangerous.
In June 2011, an AP investigation found leaks of this radioactive chemical from old and corroded pipes beneath 48 of 65 U.S. nuclear plants. National coverage followed, just three months since the meltdown at Fukushima, Japan. Leaks entered groundwater (up to hundreds of times above the federal limit), and sometimes drinking wells and aquifers.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulators had not notified the public of this threat. This lax attitude shows how government is just a dupe for the nuclear industry it supposedly regulates. “The public health and safety impact of this is next to zero,” proclaimed industry spokesperson Tony Pietrangelo – with no supporting evidence.<!–more–>
Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean.
In an interview with local media, Takashi Kawamura, chairman of TEPCO, said: “The decision has already been made.” He added, however, that the utility is waiting for approval from the Japanese government before going ahead with the plan and is seeking the understanding of local residents.<!–more–>
Opinion: And we wonder why the sea life is dying (Sea Life and Birds Dying, Why?). Scripture tells us that the sea life will die along with the birds.
To understand North Korean strategy today, we must first understand the implications of its geography.
Korea is a peninsula jutting southward from Manchuria surrounded by the Yellow and Japan seas. It shares an 880-mile-wide border with China and has a 30-mile frontier with Russia.
Korea’s northeastern border is about 70 miles from Vladivostok, Russia’s major eastern port. The southeast corner juts to within 100 miles of Japan to its south, and the peninsula’s southwest shore angles westward only about 300 miles from Shanghai.
Editor’s note: This article was originally written in 2016.<!–more–>