From artificial breast milk to endless laws that micro-manage lives, there’s no shortage of news stories that make us shake our heads in bewilderment.
Eben Rey hosts Project Next (formerly RadioAlchymy), the early morning radio show aired on KPFK that tackles taboo subjects that the MSM won’t touch. A story she reviews in depth today is the fate of the failed Russian probe to Mars called Phobos-Grunt that is carrying tons of radioactive fuel and is expected to fall back to earth in early January. She also describes a recent incident in Los Angeles that involved an apparent lone gunman, Tyler Brehm, who was reportedly distraught about a relationship break-up and may have been taking prescription drugs prior to his murderous rampage.
Phobos: The larger and inner of the two planetary satellites of Mars
[Greek origin: fear, or deity who personifies fear; see -phobe].
Russian Mars probe’s fiery reunion with Earth could help re-entry predictions
by Leonard David
published in the Christian Science Monitor
Dec. 19, 2011
Tracking experts are predicting that Phobos-Grunt will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere on Jan. 9, 2012, but at present, the forecast includes an uncertainty of plus or minus 5 1/2 days. The probe is full of several tons of propellant — a hefty load of toxic hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide fuel.
Pets need seat belts too, expert says
Author: Darlene Dunn, Staff writer
Published: Nov. 10, 2011
California recently approved a law that prohibits pets from riding in the laps of their owners.
Hollywood shootout: Music executive dies of injuries
Los Angeles Times
Dec. 12, 2011
Breast Is Best: Chinese Cows Produce Human Milk
Uploaded by skynews on Jun 8, 2011
Scientists in China have genetically modified cows to produce human breast milk. The milk is said to bring health benefits, but critics say the risks to consumers are not yet fully known.