Pope Francis has called on leaders worldwide to take steps towards a global financial reform that would benefit everyone. He intends to overhaul the traditionally secretive Vatican Bank to meet Europe’s standards and boost the institution’s transparency. Continue reading
Beginning in late 2006 — early 2007, abnormally high die-offs, about 30–90% of all hives of European honey bee colonies began in North America. There are fears that neonicotinoids, a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically related to nicotine, are linked to the rapid decline of honeybees. Biotech conglomerates assert that no link has been proven between the use of neonicotinoids and the declining number of bees. The exact cause has been debated at length and numerous studies conducted, but no conclusive evidence has been found. Continue reading
Commander Chris Hadfield has been making some videos recently on board the International Space Station. This one is a full music video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”.
Shortly after the designs for “The Liberator,” the world’s first functioning 3D printable gun, were on the web, they were removed from public access at the request of the U.S. Department of Defense Trade Controls citing possible arms trafficking violations and claiming control of the information. The files are currently hosted on several torrent sites like The Pirate Bay which have no intention of censoring the information. Continue reading
Really excited for this movie to hit theaters, its based on my all time favorite book by Orson Scott Card. It’s scheduled to premiere November 1, 2013 and will star Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. For more info about Ender’s Game, check out if-sentinel.com or IMDb.