Amanda Skinner

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How to Make Your Own Sparklers

There are many motivations to DIY. Sometimes, as with stock made from scraps, it’s an economical choice. Sometimes, like with yogurt, we might prefer …

Farmers Unable to Repair Tractors Because Copyright: Never a Side Effect, But Core Intention of Law

This week, there have been stories about farmers who can’t legally repair their John Deere tractors, as copyright monopoly legislation prohibits …

"Open Sesame" Shows the Importance of Seed Saving

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>The seed saving movement is growing. Communities are banding together to save and share heirloom and open pollination seeds that are in …

Monsanto -- A Sustainable Agriculture Company?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Monsanto, leading the pack of chemical technology companies that have infiltrated the seed business with their patented genetically …

Drone Drops Beneficial Bugs Onto Corn Fields - Drone360

By Carl Engelking | April 20, 2015 4:05 pm<p>A University of Queensland agricultural student has built a drone that will bug you for all the right …

FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.<p>Of 28 examiners with the FBI …

Save the Very Hungry Caterpillars

Photo: Brett Whaley<p>Monophagy—relying entirely on a single food source—is a risky survival strategy for a species. Some make it work, like the …

Monsanto Draws Outrage Over "Bee-Friendly" Facebook Post

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Last month's National Honeybee Day (August 16) marked the sixth annual event – a day started by beekeepers to build community awareness …

This Hollywood Restaurant Grows Your Food Next To Your Table

The chain, Tender Greens, is adopting a drought-friendly kind of farming.<p>At the Hollywood location of Tender Greens, a California fast food chain that serves salads and sandwiches, diners are surrounded by next week’s lunch: A forest of aeroponic towers grows everything from peas and strawberries …

Same-sex attracted men and their wives asks SCOTUS to rule against marriage equality.

There are a lot of terrible arguments against same-sex marriage, but this may be the worst: The Supreme Court must not protect gay couples’ …

Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Discovered in UK Cathedral

The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.<p>The …

New Controversy Surrounds Alleged 'Jesus Family Tomb'

A new piece of evidence is reigniting controversy over the potential bones of Jesus of Nazareth.<p>A bone box inscribed with the phrase "James, son of …

Some US Organic Farmers Going Out of Business Due to GMO Contamination

<b>Christina Sarich</b> <b><br>April 12,2015</b><p><b>(Natural Society) Let’s stop GMO’s from taking over</b><br>If you’re a farmer who wants to grow any crops that aren’t owned by …

GPS tracking counts as a “search”, says US Supreme Court

Torrey Dale Grady is a repeat sex offender who has finished serving time in US prison.<p>Grady isn’t disputing the court’s assertion that he’s a …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Youth Sports Lawsuit Shows Kids Are Better Served On The Bench Than Before The Bench

<b>by Arthur L. Caplan & Lee H. Igel</b><b><br>NYU Sports & Society</b><p>If you’re a parent and your kid gets benched by the coach of her sports team, what do you do? You file a lawsuit. Of course you do. It is the American way and, in fact, a reality that is occurring in growing numbers across the country. But …

New Guidelines for Pesticides in Food

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Eighty-five percent of Americans are concerned about pesticides in produce,1 and rightly so. The US uses about 1.1 <i>billion</i> pounds of …