This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
WORLD WATCH 1. Nanocellulose is a new incredibly strong material made

of wood and plant matter that has been turned to pulp and then reformed into tightly woven nanobits. Transparent and incredibly strong, the stuff is reportedly tougher than steel and extremely lightweight, which is why the U.S. military is already showing interest in the stuff. It also apparently conducts electricity well, meaning it could potentially be used for computing. Extreme Tech reports that the first U.S. plant to make Nanocellulose, opened by the Forest Service in Madison, Wisconsin, has already received visits by execu- tives from IBM and Lockheed Martin. w

wete eeh

betes in dogs, the first time this treatment has worked to treat the disease in a large animal, according to a study published online in the journal Diabetes (February 1).For the study, Spanish researchers induced diabetes in bea- gles between 6 months and 1 year old. They then injected the dogs’ skeletal muscles with viruses carrying genes for insulin and glucokinase, an enzyme involved in pro- cessing glucose. Following the treatment, the researcher confirmed that the genes had been incorporated into the DNA of the dogs, which were able to regulate their own blood sugar levels without medical help. And when they exercised, they no longer had episodes of hypoglycemia. w

2. w.h-cets.o 3. wtesinitcm Chemicals that are used as weed killer, flame retar-

dant, and sunscreen are startlingly common in your super- market. But you won’t find “carcinogens,” “paint chemi- cals,” or “beaver anal gland juice” on the back panel. They’ll be hidden under names like “Butylated HydroxyAnisole” or “natural flavoring.” Break through the science experiment to find out what you’re really eating.h

t:/elhyho nteprsmnhat/2sais-hnsyu-od e/xet/ eselh1-crettig-orfo

4. A Sauk County dairy farmer headed for trial on criminal charges related to the sale of raw milk could have his fate determined by a legal tactic that encourages jurors to vote their conscience regardless of the facts and the law. [The start date for the trial was moved forward to May 20, 2013 by the Sauk County Court]. On June 2, 2010, representa- tives of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) conducted a raid at the Vernon Hershberger farm. DATCP agents intention- ally destroyed nearly 300 gallons of fresh milk by pour- ing blue dye into the bulk tank, claiming the milk was “adulterated and misbranded”—even though there was no logical, factual, or scientific basis for this...h fr esnra.o

amrotilcm 20

farm animals! This is truly a breakthrough in mainstream exposure to this issue. If her fans can hear this and heed the message, she will have done a world of good for the cause. Factory farm animals never know a single day of normal, pain free life. We can turn this horror around!w wrdvcmpg/22hm

5. . w.xrmtc.

cmete e141-aoells--ha-odcie togrta-elrwne- aeilmd-rmwo- up

o /xrm/390nncluoeacepcnutv- srne-hnkva-odrmtra- aefo -od pl

Gene therapy has successfully banished type 1 dia-

County have quietly used a network of sophisticated devices called license-plate readers (LPR) to monitor and record the movements of thousands of everyday drivers. Even as you read this, police cars equipped with LPR are patrolling the streets, automatically scanning and photographing every license plate in sight, tagging each with a GPS coordinate and filing the information away. For years. With 36 million scans and counting—an average of 14 for every registered vehicle in the county—the database provides a mappable, searchable record of the movements of thousands of indi- vidual drivers. w

6. wsctba.o /adeoatce151 lcnepaercg.t l ies-lt-eonhm 7. The infamous bat disease called white-nose syndrome

has already killed nearly 7 million bats; it has spread to 19 U.S. states and at least four Canadian provinces since its New York discovery in 2006. Now the disease has staked a claim to yet another location: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, the 10th national park where white-nose has been found. A bat suspected of suffering from white-nose syndrome was also found for the first time on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, and officials in Great Smoky Mountains National Park suspect the disease is there, too. Bats are believed to carry the disease -- but so, possibly, do people. w

w.ilgcliest.r wbooiadvriyog olt.o /ae94.t l Since around 2010, police agencies in San Diego Martha Stewart speaks out about cruelty to factory




tp/w w


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36