April 16th, 2014
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THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: REGENERATION – AND OTHER THINGS –  A STEP CLOSER… (WELL, AT LEAST IN MICE)

THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: REGENERATION – AND OTHER THINGS – A STEP CLOSER… (WELL, AT LEAST IN MICE)

At one time, rodents -rats and mice – were excoriated by most of humanity for having been the carriers of deadly plagues, but perhaps now humanity may owe a tiny word of thanks to the lowly rodent; scientists have succeeded, for the first time ever, in reversing the aging process in a mammalian organ, and[More...]

MORE BANKER SUICIDES… AND MORE HIGH OCTANE SPECULATION…

MORE BANKER SUICIDES… AND MORE HIGH OCTANE SPECULATION…

The dead bodies in the banking business just keep piling up, this time, in LIchtenstein, where a banker has been found murdered, and in the Netherlands, where a banker, his wife, and young daughter, are victims: Lichtenstein bank CEO Frick Murdered 48 Year Old Man Killed in Bank Garage Former Bank Helped Trigger Collapse By[More...]

A STUNNER: GOLDMAN TO ABANDON HFT!?

A STUNNER: GOLDMAN TO ABANDON HFT!?

This one is a stunner; there’s no other way to put it folks, and it is such a stunner that one simply cannot avoid some High Octane Speculation concerning it, and I suspect, that it may venture even beyond that, into Oxygen Deprived Speculation. Zero Hedge has reported on a story that Goldman Sachs may be abandoning[More...]

THAT MYSTERIOUS LIGHT ON MARS: IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER

THAT MYSTERIOUS LIGHT ON MARS: IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER

By now, most of you have probably heard of that mysterious light on Mars that was photographed by NASA’s Curiosity rover, but in case you haven’t check out these articles shared with us by Mr. V.T., Ms. P.H., Mr. G.B. and many other regular readers here(and a big thank you to them!): NASA offers 3[More...]

THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: HUMAN SUSPENDED ANIMATION TRIALS

THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: HUMAN SUSPENDED ANIMATION TRIALS

Here’s yet another development to put in your transhumanist scrapbook, courtesy of Mr. V.T. who shared it. This weeks scrap for the scrapbook? Suspended animation trials on humans are slated to begin at a Pittsburgh hospital: Humans will be kept between life and death in the first suspended animation trials If all this sounds a[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM APRIL 10 2014

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM APRIL 10 2014

Joseph comments on two important articles, this, from Der Spiegel, interviewing the German Interior Minister Thomas de Maziere, and Zero Hedge commenting on important international financial clearing developments in Russia: German Minister: ‘US Operating Without any Kind of Boundaries’ US THreatens Russia with More Sanctions on Petrodollar busting deal  

APRIL FOOLS? RUSSIA’S GPS SATELLITE SYSTEM GOES DOWN FOR SIX HOURS

APRIL FOOLS? RUSSIA’S GPS SATELLITE SYSTEM GOES DOWN FOR SIX HOURS

Ms. K.N. sent this article to me, and in the light of what I’ve been blogging about the past two days concerning space, this one is also worthy of mention. It seems that on April fool’s day, Russia’s GLONASS satellite system, its version of the GPS satellite system, went down completely: [UPDATED] Russian GPS-Alternative Satellites Went[More...]

CHINA WANTS TO LAUNCH 50 SURVEILLANCE SATELLITES IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS

CHINA WANTS TO LAUNCH 50 SURVEILLANCE SATELLITES IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS

There’s yet another development in space affairs that is worth reporting, in the wake of yesterday’s blog about the break between NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos over America’s dissatisfaction with Russia’s incursion into the Crimean peninsula. As most of you know by now, I’ve been maintaining for some time that the BRICSA nations would attempt to[More...]

US/NASA SUSPEND SPACE COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA

US/NASA SUSPEND SPACE COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA

In last week’s News and Views from the Nefarium for April 3, 2014, I outlined recent Russian financial initiatives, including the coming establishment of domestic clearing in Russia free of the dollar, as a step towards a system of international clearing also free of it. For those who have been following this website, I’ve been arguing[More...]

THE BEARER BONDS SCANDALS REVISITED: ATTEMPT TO DEPOSIT FAKE BONDS THWARTED AT VATICAN BANK, PART TWO

THE BEARER BONDS SCANDALS REVISITED: ATTEMPT TO DEPOSIT FAKE BONDS THWARTED AT VATICAN BANK, PART TWO

Yesterday I began this short mini-series of articles and blogs dealing with the most recent counterfeit bonds scandal that has occurred, this time in connection with the Vatican Bank, or the Institute for Religious Works. As I noted yesterday, there are three (and really, when you count them carefully, four) parallels between this most recent affair,[More...]