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THE HISTORY OF THE EARTH & THEN SOME

By Philip Francis | There have always been disagreements among scholars about how our planet was formed and when. From the traditional devotees of scientism who continually push back the date into the billions of years and which is purely based on preconceived contorted mathematical guesswork, to the creationists who put it at just tens of thousands of years, when they say ...

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Placebo Effect – The Amazing Power of Consciousness

Dr. Keith Holden | Research on the placebo effect is revealing some amazing discoveries about the power of belief. Placebos were created to control for suggestion, imagination, and bias in both investigators and patients in clinical studies.(1) At the time placebos were first introduced into medical research, investigators didn’t know how they produced their effects. As the field of neuroscience has ...

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Bee Plight – How You Can Help

Lulu Rose May Jervis | Our bees and other pollinators are in trouble. We have lost half our bees contained in managed hives since 1985. Historically (1950’s-1980’s) loss of 10% of colonies was considered significant. In more recent years, 20-30% mortality seems to be common. Here in the UK honeybees are domesticated, so they are entirely dependent on humans for ...

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The Dutch Are Generating 100% Sustainable Electricity From Plants

by Jeff Roberts | “Do you want to use your green roof to power your house? Would you like to see each wetland and rice paddy field in the world turned into a power plant without harvesting the plants?“ These are the questions to which Dutch start-up company, Plant-e, have the answers. Founded in 2009as a spin-off from the sub-department of Environmental Technology ...

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The Science on What Happens to your Brain During a Breakup..

by Alanna Ketler | This is really interesting. Have you ever noticed that after a breakup its like all bad memories of your ex significant other have been completely erased, and all you can remember is the good moments and times you’ve shared? A breakup takes you right back to the beginning of the relationship when things were still cute, fresh, new, and ...

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10 Proven Medical Uses For Cannabis

by Jeff Roberts | The widespread use of cannabis as a medicine can be traced back millennia, where early Chinese doctors, such as surgeon Hua Tuo (c. 140-208), used the plant as an anesthetic by reducing the plant powder and mixing it with wine for administration before surgery. In fact, the Chinese term for “anesthesia” (mázui 麻醉) literally means “cannabis intoxication.” ...

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Breaking: Activists Dangle From Bridge To Block Shell Oil Drilling, and it’s Working

Climate justice campaigners rappelling from a towering bridge and paddling in kayaks have so far successfully blocked Shell Oil’s fleet from leaving Portland, Oregon’s port to embark on a widely opposed drilling expedition in the Alaskan Arctic. Launched Tuesday and continuing overnight into Wednesday morning, the series of colorful direct actions comes just days after President Barack Obama gave the green-light for ...

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Since April 2014, Bee Population Has Declined 40% – 60%

Claire Bernish, The Anti-Media | In the worst colony die-off in nine years, American beekeepers lost 42.1% of their hives since April 2014, with the heaviest loss occurring in summer — a fact that has alarmed entomologists. As part of an annual survey in partnership with the US Dept of Agriculture, beekeepers reported that over two in five of their colonies had died, ...

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The First Baby Born After A Womb Transplant

A 36-year-old woman in Sweden has become the first in the world to give birth after receiving a womb transplant. The mother, who was born without a uterus, received a donated uterus from her close family friend -who was in her sixties. She prematurely delivered a healthy baby boy by caesarean section. Both mother and son are living healthy and ...

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Artificial Intelligence Advances: Robot Shows Signs of Self-Awareness

by Christina Sarich “I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.” ~ Bill Gates AI isn’t science ...

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