Patrick O'Neal

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Jack Monroe: poverty can happen to anyone

I didn't manage to say very much on Channel 5's The Big Benefits Row, beyond an opening remark about people not being able to just rock up to a food bank with a carrier bag and help themselves. I started to talk about the Trussell Trust when Edwina Currie, also on my panel, cut over me to talk …

Obama-Satan lookalike cut from film version of hit mini-series The Bible

Controversial scenes in which an actor with a startling resemblance to US President Barack Obama portrayed Satan have been cut from the big-screen version of a hit mini-series about Jesus' life.<p>Producers of Son of God, which is based on the hugely popular 2013 TV mini-series The Bible, said they …

Heart-Fixing Super Glue Can Mend Blood Vessels And Was Inspired By Slugs

A rather amazing new glue has been developed that can mend heart tissue, negating the need for suturing and stapling - and it was inspired by …

Finance's hold on our everyday life must be broken | Costas Lapavitsas

The rampant capitalism that has brought the market into every corner of society needs to be reined in<p>The mature economies of the modern world, particularly the United States and Britain, are often described as "financialised". The term reflects the ascendancy of the financial sector. Even more …

Move your money from the high street and help to achieve a fairer society

The most significant card I received over the holiday period was one I had to sign myself: a Visa debit for my new current account. It marked the end of a 13-year relationship with my old bank, four years shorter than British customers typically stick it out, but still two longer than the average …

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The national magazine of the Sierra Club<p>☰<p>Back to top<p>Sierra …

'The internet mystery that has the world baffled' For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world's finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301... http://fw.to/2zIWJkg

iGrow: a helmet that cures baldness (and plays music) Sometimes a gadget comes along that leaves you baffled at how such a thing can actually exist. They are either incredibly good, or shockingly bad. It’s hard to know which category iGrow fits into, since it looks like something that would be laughed out of the Dragon’s Den studio, yet promises boldly to solve a problem that blights the lives of millions of men. Paul Davies takes a look... http://fw.to/EIrP2NL

To Roam Again The Pyrenees: Scientists Plan To Clone Extinct Mountain Goat

The last bucardo died in 2000, killed by a falling tree.<p>Spanish scientists are checking in on a batch of cells, frozen in liquid nitrogen 14 years ago. The cells belonged to the last bucardo, a Pyrenean sub-species of mountain goat that went extinct in 2000, and researchers have received funding to …

How This Tiny Plastic Box Could Help Humans Inhabit Other Planets [Video]

Launching even small experiments into space can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Most of the money goes toward a spaceship or rocket ride to beat Earth's gravity, but another big chunk is the experimental equipment. Just one 10-centimeter cube in which to cram experiments, for example, can set a …

7 Charts That Could Convince You To Become A Vegetarian

Even if some of us never want to give up meat, strong reasons exist for sticking with vegetables only.<p>Global meat production almost doubled between 1980 and 2004, and the upward trend will only continue, according to a 2005 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations …

Jeremy Scahill: the man exposing the US Dirty War

Jeremy Scahill, whose provocative documentary Dirty Wars is released in the UK this week, has been described as a "progressive journalist" and an activist in the same mould as Glenn Greenwald. Is "progressive" a word he is comfortable with? "It's not a term I would reject in terms of my personal …

New widget counts global warming happening at 4 Hiroshima atomic bombs per second

Global warming is accumulating in the Earth's climate system at a rate equivalent to about 4 Hiroshima atomic bomb detonations, 2 Hurricane Sandys, or 4 magnitude 6.0 earthquakes per second.<p>The amount of energy building up on Earth due to human-caused global warming can be difficult to picture. 250 …

25 Behind the Scenes Movie Photos You Can’t Un-See

Scientists 'Eavesdrop' On A Brain

Just remove some skull and add some electrodes and you've got a mind wiretap.<p>A team of researchers from Stanford say they've created a system to "eavesdrop" on the brain, allowing them to monitor a person's brain activity while that person moves around (and thinks) in a normal environment, instead …

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Want to Help the Environment? Eat Weird, Delicious Fish

To improve biodiversity in the world’s oceans, experts want to help people acquire a taste for species that usually get thrown back.<p>Reuters<p>The mandate at an <i>Atlantic</i> working summit on Wednesday was intense: figure out how the world’s resources can be used more thoughtfully. Unexpectedly, in two …

David Cameron's assault on the young isn't callous – it's much worse than that. "Let us hope this plan to stop supporting the under-25s is just posturing. The sheer barbarism of the outlined idea is breathtaking" Ally Fogg: http://gu.com/p/3j9xn/tw

Stem Cell Breakthrough in Mice Points Toward a Way to Repair Tissue in Humans

The field of regenerative medicine hopes one day to be able to produce new, healthy tissues and organs with patients’ own DNA by turning some of the …

Video of Amazon Gold Mining Devastation Goes Viral in Peru

Rhett A. Butler, <i>Mongabay</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Video of illegal gold mining operations that have turned a portion of the Amazon rainforest into a moonscape went …

Friday’s Big Global Warming Report: 5 Takeaways

Climate scientists express increased confidence of human link to global warming.<p><b>In the last century, the air and the water has warmed, snow and ice has melted, and the seas have risen. The world’s climate scientists already knew that, but they expressed renewed confidence in those troubling trends</b> …

Fracking Chemicals May Be Unknown, Even To Gas Drillers, Lawsuit Documents Suggest

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, known widely as "fracking," have been pushing hard for natural gas companies to disclose all of the chemicals in the fluids that are used in the process. But what if the companies themselves don't even know what those chemicals are?<p>Documents from a lawsuit against …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Scientists accidentally create real-life lightsaber

It’s the news that Star Wars fans have been waiting for for years – scientists have created a lightsaber.<p>However, the weapon will be of little use if …

“Truck decals so realistic, you’ll call the cops on us!”

“Truck decals so realistic, you’ll call the cops on us!”<p><b>#3. Decal Company Attempts to Attract Customers by Pretending to Be Kidnappers</b><p>What would you think if you were driving to work and saw this in front of you? You’d think “I’d better ask the driver of that truck where he got that delightful decal so I can get one myself,” right? Right? Why are you looking at us like that?

“Looks like a hard commute.”

“Looks like a hard commute.”<p>Being a news anchor is a tough gig. Everything you do is live, leaving no room for errors. Also, the goddamn pancake makeup you wear on the air smothers your pores, so they’re constantly screaming for help as you try to read the news soberly and solemnly, like a Greek statue slowly coming to life.

Maybe both tablets fell on Moses’s head and he grew Wile E. Coyote lumps

Maybe both tablets fell on Moses’s head and he grew Wile E. Coyote lumps.

This is a man's forehead - and yes, that's a nose: http://bbc.in/16BFHZs The 22-year-old suffered severe damage to his nose in a car crash in China, so surgeons decided to grow a new one. It's taken nine months and soon he'll have a transplant so it's located in the middle of his face.

21 Video Game Easter Eggs You Won’t Believe Are Real

You guys the 1% are eating balloons for dinner. BECAUSE THEY CAN

You guys the 1% are eating balloons for dinner. BECAUSE THEY CAN.<p><b>#6. The Edible Balloon</b><p>There are certain foods everyone knows to never order on a first date because you just look ridiculous eating them. You probably want to avoid any kind of noodle-based dish, for instance, or anything on a stick. And if you find yourself at Alinea, a restaurant in Chicago, you might want to avoid ordering their edible goddamn balloon.