Rahil Bhagat – Which country has the best programmers? Hint: It’s not the US

If you ever wondered about which country produces the best programmers, wonder no more. A new report from California-based HackerRank, a service that administers tests to developers around the world, says it’s China. Second place goes to Russia, and Poland takes bronze. Traditional programming powerhouses like the US and India came in at 28th and 31st, respectively. HackerRank offers its community of …


Energy Stew – M.J. Evans – 07.08.16

Do the Sumerian tablets only present a myth? Maybe not.

These ancient tablets were first translated in the late 1800’s and archeologists were unfamiliar with flying ships. What imagination they were thought to hold! They spoke of gods who came from these ships and they brought technology to build monuments. They also brought conflict and war. Zecharia Sitchin was a recent scientist who saw that these ancient tablets showed some of our modern technology that was previously misunderstood in the old translations. It’s fascinating when you look at the tablets with a modern eye and realize that these ancient people wrote in depth about space ships and interstellar communications. The gods who emerged from these ships brought a civilization with them and taught these early minds how to use technology.

Today’s science still can’t explain how old monuments were built with such perfection that needed very advanced tools. There are even elaborate writings about the mating of these gods with early cavemen and the leap to human sapiens that was able to happen. Science is still baffled about how sophisticated intelligence evolved as normal evolution would have been too slow. Zecharia Sitchin wrote many books about these old tablets but he’s gone now and his work is being maintained by M.J. Evans who recently wrote Zecharia Sitchin and the Extraterrestrial Origins of Humanity. This is a story that’s very captivating and represents many years of detailed research. You might want to learn more about it.

Tune into my interview with M.J. Evans.


The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 05.18.16

With a passionate condemnation of psychiatric “euthanasia”–that’s how I begin. Then my guest Bob Nikkel talks about pioneering programs in mental health and their funding by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health, including a US family-oriented therapeutic intervention with an 80% success rate in returning people with acute psychosis to community, school, work, and ultimately to a better and happier life. Psychosocial therapies work; drug therapies make people worse. This is what science is confirming.


Progressive Commentary Hour – 03.08.16

Dr. Toni Bark is a physician in both pediatric and adult rehabilitartion medicine. She was the director of a pediatric emergency room at Michael Reese Hospital and a director of the Integrative department for Advocacy at Good Shepherd Hospital in Chicago. She is the former vice president of the American Institute of Homeopathy and has studied with many famous international homeopathic doctors. In addition to her medical degree from Rush Medical College and pediatric internship at New York University, Dr Bark received a masters in medical disaster preparedness and was an adjunct professor at Boston Univeresity. She currently has a private practice in the Chicago area that incorporates homeopathy, nutrition and a variety of bioenergetics medical disciplines. She is also the co-producer of the documentary film – “Bought” – which shows how Big Pharma and Big Food have sold out our health. Her website and blog is Disease-Reversal.com

Dr. Brian Hooker is an Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University in California, and a senior consultant for ARES Corporation, specializing in environmental restoration design. As a bioengineer, Dr. Hooker spent 16 as a team leader for the Dept of Energy’s Genomes to Life Center for Molecular and Cellular Systems at its Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he investigated gene-protein networks, cell signaling and cellular metabolic pathways. He is a prominent leader in the organization Focus Autism, which is investigating the scientific evidence for a vaccine-autism connection. Brian has a 16 year old son with autism and has been active in autism community for a decade. Over the years Brian has filed many FOIAs with federal health agencies and has received 1000s of pages of documents that support the need to question the efficacy and safety of vaccination. He has been a point independent researcher in the recent whistleblower case with Dr. Thompson from the CDC regarding vaccine dangers. His website is FocusAutism.org

Becky Estepp is the Director of Commnications for Health Choice, a non profit organization focusing on increasing awareness about health choices, vaccine risks, industrialized food, environmental risks, nutrition, and ways to prevent of chronic diseases in adults and children. Health Choice is also active in countering the vaccine bills being pushed by private industry and government upon states to mandate vaccines and remove vaccine exemption. She has worked extensively on issues related to vaccine safety and has appeared on Fox News, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CNN and other media outlets. She and her husband Jack are the parents of two sons, the oldest, Eric, who has autism. The website is HealthChoice.org.

Mark Blaxill is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism, editor at large for Age of Autism, a director of SafeMinds, and a frequent speaker at autism conferences. He writes often on autism, science, and public policy issues for Age of Autism and has published numerous articles, letters, and commentaries on autism in journals such as Public Health Reports, the International Journal of Toxicology, the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Neurotoxicology and Medical Hypotheses. He has also been invited to peer review articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Epidemiology, Pediatrics and others. Mark is the co-author of “Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man Made Epidemic” and a leading voice in Health Choice. His websites are AgeOfAutism.com and SafeMinds.com


Expanding Mind – NeuroTribes – 08.27.15

A talk with journalist and science writer Steve Silberman about autism activism, the vaccine wars, and his terrific new book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.

Five companies control more than half of academic publishing BY RALPH TURCHIANO

A study at the University of Montreal shows that the market share of the five largest research publishing houses reached 50% in 2006, rising, thanks to mergers and acquisitions, from 30% in 1996 and only 20% in 1973. “Overall, the major publishers control more than half of the market of scientific papers both in the natural and medical sciences and …


Infectious Myth – Wallace Thornhill and the Electric Universe – 04.21.15

David Crowe speaks with Wallace Thornhill about the “Electric Universe”. Wallace is among a number of scientists who believe that it is electrical forces that drive the universe, including our universe, and that gravity can be thought of as simply a weak electrical force. Is it possible that Einstein is wrong, very wrong? At the very least, this discussion will make you think.


Big Bang Beam: Large Hadron Collider Restarts After Two-Year Break

By Alan Boyle NBC News Researchers have begun circulating beams of protons in the Large Hadron Collider after a two-year shutdown for upgrades — and they expect to ramp up quickly to reach uncharted frontiers in particle physics. “Beam went smoothly through the whole machine. It’s fantastic to see it going so well after two years and such a major …