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Mad Scientists Using Mosquitoes As Bio Weapons

(Shenali Waduge)  Not many would think or accept that the AIDS virus was a man-made creation. Similarly, the swine flu, anthrax and various other pandemic flus have their origins in laboratories meaning they have been created by man. We are slowly witnessing another epidemic of sorts in the dengue fever which causes flu-like symptoms but eventually leads to death if not treated in time.

Canadian’s Threatened With Jobs For Criticizing The Government

(CBC News)  Parks Canada employees across the country have received letters warning they’re not allowed to criticize the agency or the federal government. The directive comes as the agency cuts hundreds of jobs or curtails work hours. “I am aware that during this time of significant transition, the concept of loyalty can have a very particular meaning. However, as employees of the public sector, our duty is to support the elected government,” employees were told.

DHS Pushing For National ID By 2013

(Zoeth Flegenheimer) On May 11, 2012 the United States entered its fourth consecutive year of non-compliance with the Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID regulations. Together with the Obama administration’s pledge not to enforce Real ID regulations and the imposing account of 25 states openly opting out of the program, it appeared REAL ID was dead in the water.

New Legislation Will Force Companys To Track All Your Online Activity

(Alan Travis)  The government is to offer a blank cheque to internet and phone firms that will be required to track everyone’s email, Twitter, Facebook and other internet use under legislation to be published on Thursday. The Home Office has confirmed it will foot the bill, thought to run into tens and possibly hundreds of millions, for collecting and storing the extra social media and web browsing records needed to implement the scheme, which critics have dubbed an “online snooper’s charter”.

Activist Put In Jail For Reading 1984

(  This Sunday, June 10, 2012, I attempted to take part in a protest-action: over the course of a few hours, I would take the metro back and forth from Berri to Jean-Drapeau station to peacefully protest my disagreement with the Formula 1 Grand Prix, which in my opinion promotes sexism.

How Microsoft And Yahoo Are Selling Politicians Access To You

(Lois Beckett)  Microsoft and Yahoo are selling political campaigns the ability to target voters online with tailored ads using names, Zip codes and other registration information that users provide when they sign up for free email and other services. The Web giants provide users no notification that their information is being used for political targeting.

The Fed’s Elite Clubhouse Rules

(Robert Scheeer)  Statistics are boring, but it’s important to wrap your head around this latest one from the Federal Reserve as the definitive epitaph for the American dream. Wall Street’s financial shenanigans, the banking games that made some fat cats outrageously wealthy as they turned home mortgages into toxic securities, wiped out 20 years of growth in American families’ net worth.

Election Apocalypse: Greeks Hoard Canned Food

(Herald Sun)  Nervous Greeks are withdrawing up to 800 million euros ($1.01 billion) a day and stocking up on canned food as they fear the country will be forced to leave the eurozone after this Sunday’s election. Greek citizens fear the ramifications of a return to the country’s previous currency, the drachma, if the radical left-wing party and strong election contender SYRIZA wins this weekend.

Agenda 21 Invades Orlando

(BAHL)  Every two years, in keeping with governmental regulation, mandatory continuing education for many professional licensees is required. Last week, in order to keep my Certified Residential Appraiser license in good standing, 40 hours were taken in at the Peabody Hotel in on tourism row in Orlando.

Obama Has $1 Million Dollars In JP Morgan Checking Account,Over 10 Million In Assets

(Nick Allen)  The president’s financial disclosures for 2011, released by the White House, showed he has $500,000 to $1 million in a JPMorgan Chase private client asset management checking account. The disclosure came as controversy deepened over the bank’s $2 billion dollar losses. The US Justice Department has opened an FBI probe into the trading loss, and embattled chief executive Jamie Dimon faced criticism at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Tampa, Florida.

Video-Planned Parenthood’s Gendercide Abortions Gaining Controversy

(Caroline May)  On Wednesday, pro-life investigative group Live Action released another hidden-camera video, this time revealing two Planned Parenthood clinics in Hawaii advising a woman how to obtain a sex-selective abortion if her child is a baby girl. The video highlights clinics in Maui and Honolulu. According to Planned Parenthood of Hawaii CEO Andrea Anderson, the staff in the video acted appropriately.

Selling A Used IPad May Be Criminal Pending Supreme Court Ruling

  (Marvin Ammori)  The Supreme Court will soon hear a case that will affect whether you can sell your iPad — or almost anything else without needing to get permission from a dozen “copyright holders.” Here are some things you might have recently done that will be rendered illegal if the Supreme Court upholds the lower court decision: 1. Sold your first-generation iPad on Craigslist to a willing buyer, even if you bought the iPad lawfully at the Apple Store. 2. Sold your dad’s used Omega watch on eBay to buy him a fancier (used or new) Rolex at a…

Police- We Aren’t Losing Our Freedom, We’re Giving It Away

(Eric Peters)  The police state is not only here – it is being welcomed with open arms.  Exhibit A: In Aurora, Colorado, police searching for suspected bank robbers locked down an entire intersection, dragooned 40 random motorists out of their cars at gunpoint, handcuffed them and “asked” for permission to search their vehicles. (See here for the ABC News story.)

Peter Schiff Show-Rand Paul Speaks Out On Romney Endorsement

(Thomas Dishaw)  Rand Paul Takes his show on the road visiting  Peter Schiff for a candid interview regarding the endorsement of Mitt Romney. Although Rand has been getting flamed by supporters of the liberty movement he does make sense on a lot of his points.  This interview is defiantly worth a listen. [youtube_sc url=””]

24 Year Old Gets Three Life Sentences For Witnessing A Drug Deal

(RT)  It’s been nearly 20 years since Clarence Aaron was put in jail for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine, and unless President Obama steps in, the 19-year veteran of the American prison system is expected to stay there for a while. A long while. Aaron wasn’t buying, selling or even touching coke when cops busted the then 23-year-old college student in 1993. Instead Aaron was simply a witness of a plotted crack transaction and associate of the buyer and seller, who, unlike him, pled guilty and gave law enforcement their full cooperation.

Police Arrest 15 Year Old Ottawa Girls For Trafficking

(AP)  Two 15-year-old girls have been arrested for human trafficking inOttawa and another 17-year-old girl was being sought Tuesday for her alleged role in forcing teens into prostitution, police said. “It’s shocking,” police spokesman Staff Sergeant John McGetricksaid of the pimping case. Ottawa police said they found three female victims, aged 13 to 17 years, who had been lured to a Walkley Road residence in a middle class neighborhood of the city, abducted and delivered up to adult clients. The two accused girls, both 15, face multiple charges including human trafficking, robbery, procuring, forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault, uttering threats and abduction. Police are continuing…

Unhealthy Nation-Pizza Vending Machines Coming To US

(Huff Po)  Move aside, sushi robots — there’s a new automated chef in town. Thanks to Italian inventor Claudio Torghel, for the past three years Europe has enjoyed vending machine pizza, made from scratch in two-and-a-half minutes flat. Now, its distributor, A1 Concepts, plans to bring the contraption to the U.S. The machines, aptly named “Let’s Pizza,” will likely be installed in malls, airports, supermarkets, colleges, gas and bus stations and hospitals. A1 Concepts’ CEO Ronald Rammers explained to that the pies cook at such a fast rate because of the infra-red oven.

Bill Gates Wants Bracelets To Monitor Your Kids In The Classroom

(Valerie  Strauss)  In the ‘you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff’ category, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is spending about $1.1 million to develop a way to physiologically measure how engaged students are by their teachers’ lessons. This involves “galvanic skin response” bracelets that kids would wear so their engagement levels could be measured.

Secret Service Invests In New Technology To Collect Your Wireless Communication Data

(Madison Ruppert)  An electronics company out of Victor, New York has been awarded a $32,540 contract by the U.S. Secret Service to provide 26 shielded test enclosures known as “RF [Radio Frequency] isolation test products” in order to help the Secret Service identify and collect data from wireless communication devices.


(NTEB)  “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17) In a little while, the above scene in Revelation 13 will become a global reality. People can no longer buy or sell without the mark of the beast. And sometimes that would mean no longer being able to eat! The USDA is now considering biometric…

The U.N. Seeks To Tax The Internet

(Charles C. W. Cooke)  The U.N. recently revived its long-held desire to take control of the Internet. It is unlikely to get its way. So, led by European nations — who else? — it has hit upon another means by which to exercise its influence: Taxes. CNET reports:

FBI Secretly Creates Internet Police

(RT)  The FBI was rather public with its recent demands for backdoor access to websites and Internet services across the board, but as the agency awaits those secret surveillance powers, they’re working on their own end to have those e-spy capabilities. Not much has been revealed about one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s newest projects, the Domestic Communications Assistance Center, and the FBI will probably try to keep it that way.

U.S. Banks Preparing For A Collapse, Cancelling Summer Vacations

(Kenneth Shortgen Jr)  On June 1, market rumors were coming out of a hedge fund luncheon stating that Pimco, JP Morgan, and other financial companies were cancelling summer vacations for employees so they could prepare for a major ‘Lehman type’ economic crash projected for the coming months. These rumors came on a day when the markets nearly came to capitulation, with the DOW falling more than 274 points, and gold soaring over $63 as traders across the board fled stocks and moved into safer investments. Todd Harrison tweet: Hearing (not confirmed) @PIMCO asked employees to cancel vacations to have “all…

9 Dirty Food Secrets You Should Know

(PF Louis)  Last year, Big Ag and the food industry in general had successfully lobbied legislation in some states to prohibit undercover photos and videos from being taken of factory farming livestock scenarios and disallowed mainstream media outlets from receiving and displaying those photos or videos.

Natural Drug Can Block Free Will And Erase Your Memory

(Beth Stebner)  A hazardous drug that eliminates free will and can wipe the memory of its victims is currently being dealt on the streets of Colombia. The drug is called scopolamine, but is colloquially known as ‘The Devil’s Breath,’ and is derived from a particular type of tree common to South America. Stories surrounding the drug are the stuff of urban legends, with some telling horror stories of how people were raped, forced to empty their bank accounts, and even coerced into giving up an organ. Danger: ‘The Devil’s Breath’ is such a powerful drug that it can remove the…

Internet Under Attack,Harry Reid And Joe Lieberman Introduce Another Destructive Bill

(CAA)  Despite the fact that the dangerous Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) and Protect IP Acts (PIPA) were shelved after facing vehement opposition from the American people, Congress continues to look for ways to tax, regulate, and control your internet activity. Senator Harry Reid is bringing a new cybersecurity bill straight to the Senate floor for a vote, ignoring Republicans who have asked for the opportunity to debate and markup the legislation. The bill — the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, sponsored by Senator Joseph Lieberman — contracts the Department of Homeland Security to oversee private sector internet networks. (And, if they can control it, they can tax…

Lakota Man Accuses Hospital Of Burning ‘KKK’ Into His Torso

(Stephan C. Webster)  A 68-year-old, blind South Dakota man says after a two week stay in a Rapid City hospital, he returned home with unusual wounds on his abdomen which his caretakers soon discovered appear to spell out the letters “KKK.” Vernon Traversie, who’s of Lakota descent and lives with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, claimed in a YouTube video published this week that he believes he was the victim of a hate crime, and a retired nurse that examined a photo of his wounds reportedly claimed that the letters appear to have been burned into his flesh. Traversie told the Last…

Tornadoe’s Tear Down Midwest

(Sean Murphy)  The television was tuned to forecasters’ dire warnings of an impending storm when Greg Tomlyanobich heard a short burst from a tornado siren blare after midnight Sunday. Then silence. Then rumbling. The 52-year-old quickly grabbed his wife and grandson, hurrying them into the emergency cellar as debris whirled around their heads at their mobile home park in northwest Oklahoma. They huddled inside with about 20 other people before the tornado – among dozens that swept across the nation’s midsection during the weekend – roared across the ground above, ripping homes from their foundations. “It scared the hell out…

Cheney: Obama “Has Been An Unmitigated Disaster To The Country”

(AP)   Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago. “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country,” Cheney said of President Barack Obama. “I can’t think of a time when I felt it was more important for us to defeat an incumbent president today with respect to Barack Obama. I think he has been an unmitigated disaster to the country,” Cheney said at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in…

Facebook Providing Police With Detailed Printout’s On Users

(Rosa Golijan)  If police officers were to file a subpoena for your Facebook information, they would receive a printout of the data from the social network. This printout would be so detailed, complete and creepy that you should strive to be a good law-abiding citizen, just to prevent it from ever existing. We have just learned about the true nature of Facebook’s responses to subpoenas thanks to documentsuncovered by the Boston Phoenix, an alternative weekly. While researching a story about a man dubbed the “Craigslist Killer,” reporters at the Phoenix had access to “a huge trove of case files released by the Boston Police Department.”…

Hunger Games: How Banks Gamble On Food Prices & People Starve

(Grace Livingstone)  Speculation by large investment banks is driving up food prices for the world’s poorest people, tipping millions into hunger and poverty. Investment in food commodities by banks and hedge funds has risen from $65bn to $126bn (£41bn to £79bn) in the past five years, helping to push prices to 30-year highs and causing sharp price fluctuations that have little to do with the actual supply of food, says the United Nations’ leading expert on food. Hedge funds, pension funds and investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital now dominate the food commodities markets, dwarfing…

Miami PD Releases Information About Its Drone Program

(Jennifer Lynch)  EFF recently received records from the Miami-Dade Police Department in response to a Public Records request for information on its drone program. These records provide additional insight intodomestic drone use in the United States, and they reinforce the importance of public access to information on who is authorized to fly drones inside US borders. The records the Miami-Dade PD released include the Federal Aviation Administration-issued Certificate of Authorization (COA) to fly the MDPD drones. This appears to be the first time a law enforcement agency has made its COA available to the public without redactions. The COA and the other records EFF received…

Secret Service Agents Busted Because They Refused To Pay Hooker

(Alison Gendar)  Most of the Secret Service agents embroiled in a prostitution scandal brought women back to their Colombia hotel rooms before President Obama arrived in town for an international summit, Rep. Pete King said Saturday. King said the raunchy rendezvous involved 11 agents and went sour when an agent refused to pay one of the women, who were presumed to be hookers. “The agent said, ‘I don’t owe you anything,’ but gave the woman some money,” said King (R-L.I.),the head of the House Homeland Security Committee, who was briefed on the matter. “I don’t know how much, and it was settled right there.”…

LA Police Fire 90 Rounds At Fleeing, Unarmed Teen

(Stephen C. Webster)  A Los Angeles teen was killed by a hail of police gunfire on Wednesday night after eight officers fired 90 rounds in total as he appeared to point an object at them, according to The Associated Press. Police confronted 19-year-old Abdul Arian following a car chase that was caught on video, during which he allegedly called 911 and warned that he had a weapon and would hurt officers if they pointed firearms at him. After he was gunned down, officers discovered that he was unarmed. Arian also allegedly published a number of disturbing messages on his Facebook page,…

Pats Tight End: I would F Tebow To Take His Virginity

(CBS) – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spoke at the University of Rhode Island Thursday night and he raised some eyebrows with a comment about Tim Tebow. Gronk was taking questions from URI students at Edwards Auditorium, when one decided to play a controversial game with him. The game, which can’t be named here, presents the contestant with the names of three people. The contestant is asked to choose which one to marry, which one to “have a roll in the hay with,” and which one to kill. Gronkowski’s choices: Betty White, Jets head coach Rex Ryan, and his…

Ring Of Fire Is Roaring,Historic Earthquakes On The Horizon

(American Dream)  Does it seem to you like there has been an unusual amount of seismic activity around the world lately?  Well, it isn’t just your imagination.  The Ring of Fire is roaring to life and that is really bad news for the west coast of the United States.  Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire. Considering the fact that the entire west coast of the United States lies along the Ring of Fire, we should be very concerned that the Ring of Fire is becoming more…

Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizers And Cleaners, Fueling Resistant Superbugs

(Anthony Gucciardi)  Drug-resistant superbugs, such as the heavily defiant strain of tuberculosis that is now popping up across the globe, are causing serious shockwaves throughout the medical community. Rampant use of antibiotics for unnecessary conditions and pumping livestock up with an exorbitant amount (around 80% of the entire United States antibiotic supply) of drugs is a leading factor, but research shows that anti-bacterial hand sanitizers and cleaners are also contributing to the problem. Anti-bacterial products have become commonplace in many households and classrooms across the nation, though they are especially prevalent in India — where scientists say the overall use of antibiotics in…

Millions Against Monsanto: The Food Fight Of Our Lives

(Ronnie Cummins) “If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” — Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.” — Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications, quoted in the New York Times, October 25, 1998 For nearly two decades, Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have exercised near-dictatorial control over American…

Greece Is Using A Bartering System In Lieu Of The Euro

( Mark Lowen)  As Greece wonders whether its debt crisis will eventually spell its exit from the euro, one town, Volos, has formed an alternative local currency A few months ago, an alternative currency was introduced in the Greek port city of Volos. It was a grass-roots initiative that has since grown into a network of more than 800 members, in a community struggling to afford items in euros during a deepening financial crisis. The handicrafts stall at Volos central market lies at the end, just past the homemade jams. After perusing what there is on offer, Hara Soldatou picks out…

Study: Autism Linked to Industrial Food, Environment

(Common Dreams)  A new study by Clinical Epigenetics, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses largely on diseases, has found that the rise in autism in the United States could be linked to the industrial food system, specifically the prevalence of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the American diet. The study, published yesterday online, explores how mineral deficiencies could impact how the human body rids itself of common toxic chemicals like mercury and pesticides. The report comes just after a different report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, documented a startling rise in autism in the United States. An autistic child (photo: Help with…

24 Facts About Taxes In The United States, That Will Blow Your Mind

(Economic Collapse Blog)  The U.S. tax code is a complete and utter abomination and it needs to be thrown out entirely.  Nobody in their right mind would ever read the whole thing – it is over 3 million words long.  Each year, Americans spend billions of hours and hundreds of billions of dollars trying to comply with federal tax requirements. Sadly, it is the honest, hard working Americans in the middle class that always get hit the hardest.  The tax code is absolutely riddled with loopholes that big corporations and the ultra-wealthy use to minimize their tax burdens as much as possible. …

Zimmerman Charged With Second Degree Murder

(CBSMiami) – George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment,” state attorney Angela Corey said. Corey also had a message for those who have been rushing to judgment on the case. “You cannot know what it’s like to launch this type of investigation and come to this conclusion,” State Attorney Angela Corey said during the press conference. ”We don’t prosecute by public pressure or petition.” State Attorney Corey said both of Martin’s parents, Sybryna Fulton and Tracy Martin,…

Washington Post-George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Shooting

(Sari Horowitz)  Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. It was not immediately clear what charge Zimmerman will face. Martin, 17 and unarmed, was shot and killed Feb. 26 by Zimmerman, who said he was acting in self-defense. Police in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting took place, did not charge Zimmerman, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law. Corey told reporters Tuesday night that she would hold a news conference about the…

Video-Obama Calls Ronald Reagan A Wild-Eyed, Socialist, Tax Hiking Class Warrior

(Nicholas Ballasy)  President Barack Obama said the White House proposed “Buffet Rule” could be named the “Reagan Rule,” referring to former Republican President Ronald Reagan as a “wild-eyed, Socialist, tax hiking class warrior.” “This President gave another speech where he said it was ‘crazy’ — that’s a quote — that certain tax loopholes make it possible for multimillionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary,” Obama said at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Wednesday. “That wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior was Ronald Reagan.” Obama floated the idea of renaming the “Buffet Rule,” which…

Video-TSA Admits $1B Naked Body Scanner Fleet Worthless

(Jonathan Corbett)  My last video demonstrated how easy it is to take a metal object through TSA nude body scanners undetected.In this video, I interviewed an actual TSA screener to hear more about how these machines are an epic fail. “Jennifer,” who asked me not to use her real name or face, has been on the front lines of the TSA’s checkpoints for the last 4 years. Please share this video with your family, friends, and most importantly, elected officials in federal government. Make sure they understand that your vote is contingent on them fixing the abuse that 200,000 passengers face…

Graphic Video Of Teen Being Restrained & Shocked In Treatment Center

(Mike Beaudet)  Video of a student restrained and shocked for hours at the Judge Rotenberg Center was played in court on Tuesday after a years-long battle by the center to keep it from the public eye. The video, which shows former resident Andre McCollins screaming, writhing in pain, and begging for help, was played at the start of McCollins’ trial against the Canton-based Judge Rotenberg Center. The Rotenberg Center convinced a judge eight years ago to seal the video, and the battle continued up until Tuesday morning when their attorneys asked Superior Court Judge Barbara Dortch-Okara to bar FOX Undercover’s…

New Internet Provider Will Protect Customers From Gov’t Surveillance

(Declan McCullagh )  Nicholas Merrill is planning to revolutionize online privacy with a concept as simple as it is ingenious: a telecommunications provider designed from its inception to shield its customers from surveillance. Merrill, 39, who previously ran a New York-based Internet provider, told CNET that he’s raising funds to launch a national “non-profit telecommunications provider dedicated to privacy, using ubiquitous encryption” that will sell mobile phone service and, for as little as $20 a month, Internet connectivity. The ISP would not merely employ every technological means at its disposal, including encryption and limited logging, to protect its customers. It would…

How Political Corruption Is Responsible For 80% Of Your Cell Phone Bill

(Susie Madrak)  A few years ago, I had this idea. I was pretty sure that we could get a new populist movement sweeping the nation through pro-consumer actions aimed at two groups: cell phone carriers, and cable companies. Do you know anyone who likes their companies and who’s happy with the amount they’re paying? Me neither. Now I’m even more convinced it was a good idea after reading this piece by Matt Stoller in the Republic Report: Last year, a new company called Lightsquared promised an innovative business model that would dramatically lower cell phone costs and improve the quality…

Canada Introduces Plastic Bills,Looking To Go Digital

(Keith Wagstaff)  While Americans pull crumpled paper bills out of their pockets to pay for their Mega Millions tickets, Canadians are busy ditching all of their old currency. The Canadian government introduced plastic bills in November, recently announced it was doing away with pennies and now is looking to go digital. The Royal Canadian Mint has announced it will release a completely digital currency called MintChip. Aside from sounding delicious, MintChip will be stored on physical chips and will be able to hand both big purchases and nano-transactions – purchases less than $1. If this all sounds a lot like…

Robot With Human Skeleton Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence

(Keith Wagstaff)  I’ve written about a lot of creepy robots in my day but this one might be the creepiest. It is an anthropomimetic robot which, apparently, means it “imitates not just the human form, but also the biological structures and functions that enable and constrain perception and action.” In other words, it’s got lots of synthetic human parts like bones, muscles and tendons. Its name is ECCEROBOT (short for Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered Robot) and it’s being developed by Owen Holland at the University of Sussex.   The idea of biomimetic robots is not new — scientists have been building robots based on animals…