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30
Sep
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New Jersey Transit offers no Failsafe

Hokoken Transit Train Accident - 1 Dead

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hoboken, NJ – One woman died and more than 100 were injured in a freak commuter train accident on Thursday during the morning rush.  The train tore through a barrier and slammed into the terminal wall igniting chaos and fear as the roof crashed to the ground. 

Officials have say they have not determined what caused the accident at one of the busiest in the New York region.   The woman who was killed was no on the train but standing on the platform waiting for her train.  Others were knocked to their knees based from the intense impact. 

A train is typically supposed to come to a stop about 10 to 20 feet in front of the barrier, the approaching speed into a station is 10 miles per hour. 

Thu
29
Sep
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Three Parent Child Successfully Born

Three Parent Embryo

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Two mothers and a father, a new fertility technique now offers the chance for a child to have three parents according to a recent report. 

A baby boy was born in Mexico on 6 April involving the process that involves adding genes from a donor woman to the mothers egg along with the father’s sperm to create an embryo.  The method was used to prevent the loss of a fetus after the mother suffered four such losses prior.   The parents side stepped a fairly rare neurological condition called Leigh syndrome. 

The FDA has not yet approved the technique forcing New York City Doctor John Zhang to travel to Mexico to complete the process of birthing the child. 

Tue
27
Sep
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Johnson and Johnson face more Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Johnson and Johnson again face3s a woman claiming its talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.   Already, Johnson and Johnson has been ordered to pay two women for negligence, in both cases the company is appealing the awards, but face an uphill fight.  One jury awarded a woman who says the Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder caused her ovarian cancer, $72 million the other $55 million. 

Mon
26
Sep
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Never suffer a Hangover again with this new Alcohol replacement

Tom Collins and Alcosynth

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

From time to time an exorbitant night can lead to a morning hangover.   With this new discovery, hangovers could be a thing of the past.   Professor Davit Nutt in the UK has created a synthetic alcohol that allows you to drink any desired amount and never have a hangover. 

Traditional alcohol is expected to be completely eliminated by the year 2050 according to media reports. 

The new drink is called Alcosynth a non-toxic drink designed to create the same positive effects of alcohol but without the negative consequences.  No barfing, no red eyes, no headache to worry about.  

Fri
23
Sep
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New York Bomber destabilize City Security

New York Pressure Cooker Bombers

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

An Afghan native is being sought in connection with explosions in New Jersey and Manhattan the wounded 29 people and launched fears of further bombings.  

Ahmad Khan Rahami who lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey home was raided by the FBI on Monday.  The naturalized U.S. citizen is considered armed and dangerous.  Mayor De Blasio said in a media report, “My experience is once the FBI zeroes in on someone, they will get them.” 

The first bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday night.  Five men were arrested connected to the two bombings attempting to cross the Verrazana Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn.  The men were then questioned at the FBI headquarters in Manhattan.  The federal authorities believe the men were headed to the airport at the time of their apprehension. 

Mon
21
Mar
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Raw Milk linked to Florida Death

Raw Milk, Millers Farm, Pennsylvania

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Miller’s Organic Farm has proven to be ground zero for a listeria outbreak says the CDC.  The Pennsylvania farm has been investigated since 2014, and has been connected to one Florida death and a separate case in California which led to sickness.

Listerosis can result in high fever, diarrhea, the bacteria is not usually cause death but for those with weakened immune systems it could pose a greater threat. 

Fri
18
Mar
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Tuna Lovers Beware!

Tuna Recall

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

For canned tuna lovers everwhere, I have bad news.  Both Bumble Bee an Chicken of the Sea have released an official Recall.  While no one has reported becoming ill, potential problems exists when cans were improperly sterilized. 

Bumble Bee Foods is pulling more than 30,000 cases while Chickek of the Sea are recalling 2,475 cases so far. 

Canners are asking consumers to check the UPC code found on the top of the can.  Here is what you need to know. 

Chicken of the Sea products include:

Chunk Light Tuna in Oil in 5-ounce cans with the UPC code of 0 4800000195 5, and the "best by" date of 2/10/19. The lot codes for those cans are 6OA3Z SCEES, 6OA3Z SCEES, 6OABZ SCEEB and 6OACZ SCEEB.

Thu
17
Mar
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PlayStaytion VR Headset - Better Late than Never

PlayStation VR Headset

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Sony’s new virtual reality headset is late for the expected launch but will come in at a surprisingly low price point.  Sony’s PlayStation VR headset to goes on sale October, 2016 at a price of $399. US - $100. less than expected by Wall Street. 

A lower price is Sony’s way of bolstering market share an investment that’s making investors smile.   The headset was expected to launch in the first quarter of this year. 

Comparatively, HTC’s Vive comes in at $799.  PlayStation VR, is $200. Less than Facebooks Oculus Rift. 

Wed
16
Mar
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Pain Pill addiction an American Epidemic

Chronic Pain

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning American’s about the dangers of taking prescription painkillers for treating common chronic diseases like arthritis. 

Alternative suggestions include physical therapy and over the counter pain medications before turning to painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet. 

Director, Dr. Tom Frieden recently said, "The risks of addiction and death are very well documented for these medications." He continued, "We're trying to chart a safer and more effective course for dealing with chronic pain."

11 percent of the U.S. population suffer from severe or chronic pain.  The National Health Interview Survey says 25.3 million people have experienced some form of pain every day for the past three months. 

Tue
15
Mar
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$6 Million:Henry Family Settles in Officer Shooting of Pace Student

DJ Henry, Pleasantville, NY

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A New York family of a slain college football player has reached a settlement of $6 million.  The city of Pleasantville, New York and Officer Aaron Hess was sued by the family of Danroy Henry Jr.  according to the Henry Family attorney Michael Sussman. 

In the announcement Sussman said, “The Henrys have been clear from the beginning that no monetary settlement could ever replace the deep loss of their beloved son DJ." He continued, While this aspect of their lawsuits has now been resolved, they will continue to deal with their deep loss by focusing on faith, family and the important work of the DJ Henry Dream Fund, which has provided opportunities for thousands of young people and will continue to do so."

Hess as cleared by a grand jury in the incident.   Hess was a white officer and Henry was a Black man. 

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