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About Bennett Rieser

Bennett is a college-educated contract writer with WebProNews. When not bombarded by fascinating news or political upheaval, he spends his time relaxing with good friends, loyal family, and typically some of the many bastions of free internet discourse.
Copper May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease Copper May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is causing debate among scientists on the connections between copper intake in the diet and Alzheimer’s Disease. The study, conducted on mice, showed that a large amount of …

S. Korea Paper: North Has Meth, Hooker Problem S. Korea Paper: North Has Meth, Hooker Problem
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So if you thought the fake phone factory was bad enough, let alone the appeal to defectors, you may have to do a double-take. A journal entitled North Korea Review published a report that claimed rampant prostitution, human trafficking and …

Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, & The UK Fiasco Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, & The UK Fiasco

The last few days have been quite trying for those reporters at the Guardian that are trying to cover the Edward Snowden NSA story with any semblance of integrity. For anyone who may not have been following the entirety of …

Elmore Leonard, American Crime Novelist, Dead at 87 Elmore Leonard, American Crime Novelist, Dead at 87

Sad news this morning out of Detroit: one of America’s greatest crime novelists and the executive producer for the Eastern Kentucky crime drama Justified on FX has died at 87. Leonard passed on at 7:15 in the morning today at …

New Jersey Bans Gay Conversion, Joining California New Jersey Bans Gay Conversion, Joining California

Today, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) has announced he will be signing a bill that forbids the practice of attempting to convert a homosexual-identifying minor to heterosexuality via therapy. Already an outspoken opponent of the practice, Christie and New Jersey will …

Kim Jong-un Appeals to Defectors: ‘Come Back’ Kim Jong-un Appeals to Defectors: ‘Come Back’

A Reuters report published Sunday evening has an interesting tale of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, who is making it his mission to return defectors to their North Korean home. Far from the expected brutal tactics from the regime, …

Weiner’s Pseudonym Now A Hot-Dog Brand Weiner’s Pseudonym Now A Hot-Dog Brand
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Everyone’s favorite scandal-plagued New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner may never live his ordeal down. ABC News has taken notice of a Florida marketing man named Randall Richards who has teamed up with an Illinois hot dog manufacturer called Thrushwood …

Lackluster Landmine Efforts ‘Irritate’ Prince Harry Lackluster Landmine Efforts ‘Irritate’ Prince Harry

Sky News reports that Prince Harry is “irritated” that nations responsible for producing landmines are taking little responsibility in removing them. The prince’s opinion came secondhand from HALO Trust chief executive Guy Willoughby, who said that “The Prince has got …

Decision Reached in Porn Industry Suit Decision Reached in Porn Industry Suit
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Breaking news out of the west coast, especially if you like looking at naked people on the internet: the LA Times is reporting that a judge ruled on Friday on the Los Angeles County Safer Sex in the Adult Film …

In Some Cities, 911 Gets Abuse Victims Evicted In Some Cities, 911 Gets Abuse Victims Evicted
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The New York Times reported a startling story out of Norristown, PA: a woman named Lakisha Briggs, who suffered repeated instances of domestic abuse in her Pennsylvania row house, would be evicted if she called the police even to protect …

Euthanized Rats May Yield Near-Death Explanation Euthanized Rats May Yield Near-Death Explanation
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Ever since a reputable neurosurgeon made the claim that he had experienced the afterlife, a wave of experiments now seek to explain the phenomenon behind a near-death experience. NPR recently reported that a brief spike in brain activity that occurs …

Somalia Suffers World’s Worst Polio Outbreak Somalia Suffers World’s Worst Polio Outbreak

Less than 24 hours ago, the AP reported that a polio epidemic of “explosive” proportions had struck Somalia. The African country famed for its piracy and tribal conflicts may now claim it has more polio cases than the rest of …

Swedish Scientists Accidentally Create Upsalite Swedish Scientists Accidentally Create Upsalite

Like the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming, many of humanity’s coolest and most useful discoveries seem to happen by sheer accident or human error. This particular discovery is one for the history books: scientists have been trying for a …

Switzerland Installs ‘Sex Boxes’ to Regulate Prostitution Switzerland Installs ‘Sex Boxes’ to Regulate Prostitution
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The UK’s Telegraph reports that Zurich officials are trying a new method to manage prostitution and cut out the black market pimps who handle hookers: “sex boxes” that are to be utilized by johns and their dates are being installed, …

Study: An Active Sex Life Increases Your Wages Study: An Active Sex Life Increases Your Wages

The news is in, folks: gettin’ lucky increases your lifespan. A study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany has concluded that people who have sex four or more times a week earned more money than …

15,000 Year Old Petroglyphs Discovered in Reno 15,000 Year Old Petroglyphs Discovered in Reno

A discovery made northeast of Reno, NV just might shake the foundations of North American anthropology: petroglyphs located there have been dated to around 15,000 years ago. NPR covered the story. Paleoclimatologist and scientist emeritus with the U.S. Geological survey, …

Meet the ‘Marriage Saver,’ Samsung’s Fanciest TV Meet the ‘Marriage Saver,’ Samsung’s Fanciest TV

First only offered by LG Electronics, Samsung’s latest and greatest device is an OLED television. For those who may not know just what OLED is in comparison to an LED, LCD or a plasma screen, it stands for Organic Light-Emitting …

Irish Bog Body Older than King Tut Discovered Irish Bog Body Older than King Tut Discovered

Recently, a worker that was milling peat for the Bord na Móna utility company discovered an ancient mummy in an Irish bog. It is not uncommon to find preserved mummies in bogs, but this one is unique; scientists believe that …

Thanks to Big Pharma, Anyone can ‘Break Bad’ Thanks to Big Pharma, Anyone can ‘Break Bad’

This one will hit close to home, Kentuckians: an investigative report has revealed that the most popular form of meth manufacture (derivation from pseudoephedrine, a common decongestant) known as shake-and-bake or ‘one pot’ has a friend in the form of …

Restaurant Owner says Tips Do Disservice to Workers Restaurant Owner says Tips Do Disservice to Workers

Jay Porter, the owner and team leader over at the Linkery had an epiphany one day, and decided his San Diego restaurant should axe its tipping policy in favor of an 18 percent service charge on every check. That percentage, …

Month-Long State of Emergency Declared by Egypt Month-Long State of Emergency Declared by Egypt

The major news outlets are humming this morning after almost 100 Egyptians were killed when security officers stormed a pro-Morsi protest. The Egyptian government then imposed a month-long state of emergency that was declared less than two hours before this …

New Study: College Hookup Culture is Bogus New Study: College Hookup Culture is Bogus

Counterculture movements, typically with origins among the youth, are often accompanied by a great deal of fearmongering and anxiety on the part of worried parents and overreacting family values specialists. In the late 1960′s, reactions to the “summer of love” …

Neanderthals are Smarter than We Thought Neanderthals are Smarter than We Thought

The term “Neanderthal” is quickly going out of style as a derogatory term to describing a simpler person: researchers and archaeologists have uncovered evidence that European Neanderthals were making bone tools thousands of years before the arrival of the modern …

North Korea Unveils the Arirang, the Painfully Ironic Android Smartphone North Korea Unveils the Arirang, the Painfully Ironic Android Smartphone

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un was observed visiting a factory in Pyongyang where the Arirang, North Korea’s new Android-powered smartphone, was unveiled. The accompanying images of the Korean dictator have generated an interesting discussion, as no apparent electronics …