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John McCormick is a reporter, /science/medical columnist and finance and social commentator, with 18,000+ bylined stories and seven major books. He is a 38-year member of the National Press Club, retired emergency management coordinator, physicist, and member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a member of The Union of Concerned Scientists. He is a senior NewsBlaze writer who writes incisive, investigative stories.

John’s latest books, Sheep in the Rafters,” and “Everywhere I turn There’s a Wet Nose” a book for those who see dog hair as a condiment (about the science of and love for dogs) are available on Amazon.
The list of all of his books is here: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00287RNFS

Weight Loss, Where Does the Fat Go?

Weight loss - there are hundreds of diets being pushed on you the second you even hint you might want to drop some of...

Frost Quakes UFOs? Ghosts? Ghoulies? Nah, just cold weather

In the U.S. we are just exiting a period of bone chilling polar vortex temperatures and a lot of people are getting the shakes...

Scurvy – Most ICU Patients are Clinically Short of Vitamin C

Scurvy - Vitamin C is not just for Pirates of Penance Lymeys There used to be a major debate over the need for multivitamin pills....

Best and Worst 2 Foods – Coffee Good, Brown Rice Bad....

It seems every time you turn around there is another researcher saying something you love is bad for you. BUT I have some really good...

Latest Official US Gov Climate Change Report 2018

Climate change, the official stand of the U.S. government. Here are just a few of the highlights from the official report. Although Punxsutawney, PA, USA...

Romaine Lettuce and Blockchain, What Gives?

Here in the U.S., the Thanksgiving week started out with a major food scare because some people have died of bacteria in food. It turned...

Artificial Paradise Lost – California Fires

Just a month ago the first thing that would strike you as you drove or walked around Paradise, California was the dominant color of...

Why Does USPS Falsify Amazon Delivery Reports? An Investigative Report

Media reports and ads from security companies suggest that a lot of holiday packages get stolen. BUT is the problem as common as they...

Curing Sepsis and MRSA WITHOUT Antibiotics!

Two of the deadliest conditions people in advanced countries face are sepsis and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Since most doctors don't know how to treat...

Internet Undercover I.

Hiding online, a primer for everyman This is a reprint of my online security column as Science Editor of Perihelionsf.com What with all the revelations about...

What Does Google Know About You?

Did you realize you can see most of what Google already knows about you from your bookmarks in Chrome and photos to what maps...

The Week in Summary for Donald Trump – The Latest Self-Inflicted...

There is some new, seemingly critical, event each day in Washington. You really need a scorecard to keep track. In fact, reporters sometimes divide the...

Washington Insider Explains Trump’s Own Fake News Which he Keeps Repeating

While Trump is always accusing reporters of fake news, anyone who watches him for long sees that he always tries to disarm opponents IN...

Justice Dept. Appoints Special Counsel to Investigate Russia’s Involvement in Trump...

Robert Mueller, a former FBI director (12 years), has just been appointed to head the investigation into Russia's involvement in the last US presidential...

Trump Asked FBI to End Flynn Investigation: Ann Coulter Worries Trump...

Late Tuesday Washington time NBC disclosed that there existed a memo written by former FBI head Jim Comey where he records his shock at...

African-Americans in Segregated Neighborhoods Have Higher Blood Pressure

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has completed a study of high blood pressure in adult Blacks and found that African-Americans who live in...

Is Trump Competent to Hold Office? Some Suggest He’s Becoming Senile

In the context of national security and the fact that Candidate Trump called for the intelligence community to stop giving Candidate Hillary Clinton security...

Did Trump Reveal Classified Info to Russian Agents During Oval Office...

Topping off a 7 day period when the Associated Press interviewed him, President Trump made some incredible statements about how totally clueless he is...

Book Review: “The Book That Changed America.” Did Darwin Influence the...

During the recent unpleasantness (as some Southerners still refer to the US Civil War) it is interesting that Confederate soldiers who were essentially fighting...

Massive Ransomware Attack Strikes Hospitals and Others Worldwide

As of the time I write this, there are reports from 99 countries, INCLUDING the Russian Ministry of the Interior, of ransomware attacks. It...