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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.

John’s latest books, eBOOK “Blockchain Made Simple” Blockchain is poised to revolutionize business and government data management. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HCY7QPZ
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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Google Science Fair Winner Develops Fast, Cheap Ebola Test

Seventeen-year-old Science Fair Winner develops a $25, fast, easy test for Ebola. The Ebola epidemic is over but an easy-to-use test is still critical.

Doctors Without Borders Reports in NEJM Malaria Medicine Helps Ebola Patients

Medecins Sans Frontieres reports that antimalarial drug, artesunate-amodiaquine vs artemether-lumefantrine greatly improved Ebola patient survival.

Linus Pauling Vitamin C Theory Vindicated?

Decades ago Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling was ostracized for proposing Vitamin C as a cancer treatment. Now there is evidence he was right.

Historic Hurricane Slams Into Mexico Coast

Hurricane Patricia is a category 5 hurricane and with wind gusts over 245 mph it is the strongest hurricane ever recorded. It is heading across Mexico and toward Texas.

CERN LHC Advances Sub-Atomic Physics Symmetry 50-years in One Go

The ALICE experiment at the CERN LHC has demonstrated symmetry to a higher level than previously by a factor of about 100 times.

Shock Jock Donnie Trump On CNN Today

Republican Candidate and Shock Jock, Donald Trump, today ducked every chance to give details on any issue during an early morning interview with CNN.

Update On Possible Cyber Attack

Just because it isn't obviously an outside hacker doesn't mean it isn't a pre-programmed attack in the router software.

Is a Major Cyber Attack Underway??

The DHS says no but as a 40+ year computer security specialist I see a possible major attack underway.

$30,000 AAAS Prize for Graduate Research in Biology

The application deadline for AAAS and & SciLifeLab Prize For Young Scientists is in 28 days. This prize is for graduate work by recent PhD's.