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John McCormick


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. Medical Blog https://criticalmedicalnews.blogspot.com/

Other recent books are “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
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Who is Killing the First Amendment?

As readers of one of the few actual independent news services which is global in scope, Newsblaze readers are presumably interested in facts, and,...
Mathematics in the Physics Olympics.

Physics Olympics – No Drug Testing Required

Although most of the world was focused on the athletic Olympics in Brazil, there was actually another and arguably much more important Olympiad held...
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Why does Obama Say Climate Change Biggest Security Threat?

Donald Trump along with virtually every sitting and candidate Republican congressperson, plus religious conservatives say there is no such thing as global warming.See below...
flood water climate change. Photo by John McCormick.

Visit to Flood Area? – Trump RIGHT, Obama RIGHT

Trump RIGHT and Obama RIGHT? How can both be right when one went and the other didn'tDonald Trump was right to visit the...
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NSA Hack Update: Cisco Releases Urgent Patches

Sample code released by the Shadow Brokers group to demonstrate that it really did have Equation Group (NSA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK)...
TV Commercials Spy on Cell Phones and NSA Toolkit For Sale.

TV Commercials Spy on Cell Phones and NSA Toolkit For Sale

I've written before about the need for more security for businesses and especially reporters who need to protect themselves and sources, but two new...
María José Martínez-Patiño.

Gender Verification At The Olympics – Not So Simple

With the opening of the Olympics in Rio this is a great time to look at just how gender is verified in the athletes,...
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Explaining U.S. Election Bias – Reversion to the Mean?

People in other countries, and even many Americans don't really understand that much of the turmoil in the election process might be generated intentionally...
Gov. Kasich drops out of race.

Gov. Kasich Drops Out of GOP Race

At a few minutes after 5 p.m. eastern U.S. time Ohio Governor John Kasich is currently announcing in a press conference that he will...
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Air Rage Caused by First Class

According to a report by the National Academy of Sciences published May 2, the incidents of so called "air rage." Air Rage is unreasonably...
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Breaking News: Sepsis Deaths May Be Curbed With Chemotherapy Drug

Sepsis is responsible for about a quarter million deaths in just the U.S. each year.Sepsis, the body's reaction to infections, that is, inflammation, is...
Barack Obama at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Obama’s Last White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Pres Boffo, Wilmore Bombs

The social event of every year in Washington is the gigantic Dinner and Roast held at The Washington Hilton (the largest dining area and...
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American Political History 101 – QUIZ

Did You Know? How many of the following FACTS (not opinions) were you aware of? Political history is not quite what we thought it was.Surveys...
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Our Aging Planet – How Will The Planet Cope With Nearly...

By 2050 our rapidly shrinking aging planet (planetary warming costing coastal land from rising waters) will have nearly 1.6 Billion residents over the age...
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New Hope for 5.8 M Heart Patients In U.S. and 15...

Until now, most heart patients with some kinds of coronary artery disease were denied coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) because it was thought few...
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NIH Study – Trees Help You Live Longer From Mere Proximity!

Want to live longer? Think Green! A massive study shows that people living near trees and plants are much less likely to die of...
How likely are you to be killed by terrorist action.

Just How Likely Are You To Be Killed By Terrorist Action?

So, let's forget ideology. Forget whether we hate the current president because he is black, or support him because he is; forget the political...
Bernie Sanders with press at White House

Could Sanders Beat the Clinton Machine?

Social Democrat Bernie Sanders is running for President against strong opposition in the form of the Clinton machine.

Bird Flu Update WARNING New Virus Transmits Human to Human

The on again, off again concerns over avian flu spreading to humans are on again with breaking news from China of human-human transmission.
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ZIKA – A Cautionary Tale of Recycling, International Trade and Travel

It is believed the birth defect (microcephaly, meaning small head) occurring in large numbers in Brazil is caused by the Zika virus, carried by a mosquito.