The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

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Author: James Hamblin

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Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children...

Airlines Call for More Security…

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Author: Associated Press

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The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 highlights the need for security improvements both in tracking aircraft and screening passengers before they board planes, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday. The global airline body also announced it is creating a task force that will make recommendations by the end...

The Health Costs of our Late-Night Light Addiction

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Author: Eli Chen

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In the summer of 2012, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a new policy stating that nighttime light exposure is hazardous to human health. “The primary human concerns with nighttime lighting include disability glare [the reduction of visibility caused by bright light, and a major driving risk]... and various health...

Fault Could Cause ‘Quake From Hell’ in LA

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Author: Associated Press

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Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault. The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra...

Psychic Spies of the Cold War

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Author: Paul Darin

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The U.S. government’s use of trained psychics for military application has a history dating back at least a few decades. Project Stargate was an umbrella codename for a project funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It was created in response to intelligence reports that the Soviet Union was engaging...

Impressions of Inferiority

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Author: Ida Lawrence

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Darkness brought us alive. Deep, rich, restorative darkness; filled with infinite potentiality,fertility, beauty, information of the ages… the magnificent pattern of it All. Beloved darkness. And we turn our face away from the word ‘darkness’ and from the thought of darkness. The light is what we value, the light is what...

8 Examples of the Science of Nature’s Wisdom

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Author: Lewis Herridge

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In Aldous Huxley’s enduring master piece Brave New World, you find that world controllers have created an ‘ideal’ society. They cleverly use genetic engineering, brainwashing, recreational drugs and sex to keep all it members happy consumers. Many people draw comparisons as to where our society presently is and where it...

How to Prove the Paranormal?

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

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A growing number of scientists are calling for a shift in scientific methods to acknowledge phenomena commonly experienced but difficult to study according to conventional methods. Here’s a look at some insights from scientists who explore paranormal phenomena or matters related to human consciousness. They discuss how science can move...

How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

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Author: Becky Oskin - Video

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The earthquake struck at 5:36 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Good Friday. When the first shaking hit, many parents were in the kitchen, fixing dinner. For more than 4 minutes, the earth buckled and lurched all across southern Alaska. Few people returned home to their meals that night. In Anchorage,...