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January 2012

Vets Having Trouble Behind the Wheel

Our Iraq and Afghanistan war vets are coming home with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disease), and due to the roadside bombs they encountered when they were abroad, many of them are having trouble...
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Smoking Dangers Kept Secret

Most of us now realize that smoking leads to lung cancer (and other diseases), but not everyone realizes that tobacco companies HID this data for years. A new analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including...
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A Hole in Time

A team of physicists has created a "hole in time," where things that happen are completely undetectable to ordinary observers. It's as if they never occurred. Called "temporal cloaking," this could eventually provide a way for a country like Iran or North Korea to make nuclear weapons in complete secrecy.

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A Worm is Stealing Your Facebook Facts

We know there are spies on Facebook, but worms too? A security firm warns that a computer worm has stolen 45,000 login credentials from Facebook, mostly from Facebook accounts in the UK and France. The same worm has been around since 2010 and is also responsible for stealing...
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Depressed? Get out in the sun!

Winter can be a depressing time of year. Gray days may keep you indoors, but if you're gloomy, you may need to get out in the sun, because low levels of vitamin D (the vitamin you get from sunlight) have been linked to depression.

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Animals are Disappearing and We're Covering it Up

Animals are going extinct for all sorts of reasons, and what's being done to some of them should be a CRIME. Many of the animal species at risk of extinction right here in the US have...
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Scientists Searching the Moon for Signs of ET

Believe it or not, researchers are using a computerized search to look at hundreds of thousands of NASA satellite images of the moon, looking for telltale signs that aliens have visited there. And if they've visited our moon, have they visited US?
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New Law: No Longer Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Not everyone realizes that a new law has been passed that allows the military to detain American citizens indefinitely without a trial, the way it sends foreigners to Guantanamo now. Even though the military and covert agencies say they don't want this kind of power, congress passed the bill anyway. Obama threatened to veto it, but let it pass...
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Deep Thinkers Like to Laugh

Especially when it comes to politics (with the state our Congress is in right now, what else is there to do?) But that shouldn't surprise us: deep thinkers have always had a sense of humor.
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Visit the NEW Communion Enigma Website

Solving the Communion Enigma has a new website, On it, you can listen to Whitley Strieber read Chapter One, read excerpts from...
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Should a Nonsmoker Wear a Patch?

In the future, we may all be wearing nicotine patches, even though we are NOT trying to quit smoking, because using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults.
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You May be Part Neanderthal

Neanderthals, who lived in Europe between 200,000 and 30,000 years ago and then disappeared (or interbred with modern man) were not the dumb brutes that we think of when we use the term as an unflattering description of someone. Actually, it should be a compliment: They were sensitive creatures who buried their dead in elaborate (for that time)...
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Math REALLY IS for the Birds

We know that the ancestors of birds were dinosaurs, so did these ancient giant creatures walk around counting the leaves on the trees? Because it turns out that some birds--pigeons, to be precise--are excellent at math. When it comes to counting, they match the...
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Whaling Drones

The Japanese have an insatiable appetite for whale meat, but environmentalists have a new weapon in their fight against whaling--in another...
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Evolution May Not Keep Up With Climate Change

If climate change accelerates, can animals and plants evolve quickly enough to keep up with it? Climate changes profoundly...
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Notice Today's Date

Yes, a date with all "ones" in it comes around regularly (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show) and we need to...
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What Columbus Brought to the New World

When Christopher Columbus and his crew landed on our shores in 1492, he brought many things with him--among them, the dreaded sexual disease syphilis, which can damage the heart, brain, eyes and bones, and can also be fatal.

This is shown by recent Indian skeletal evidence. In, Charles Q. Choi quotes evolutionary...
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Instant Learning is in Your future

New research suggests it may be possible to learn high-performance tasks with little or no conscious effort. It may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or...
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Buy Whitley's New Book and Get a FREE Bookplate

"Solving the Communion Enigma," Whitley Strieber's first nonfiction book about his Visitor experiences in over a decade, is in book stores NOW (you can watch the video here). In it, he tells about the extraordinary information he's learned about who and what these mysterious beings are....
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Will December be The End?

We don't know the answer to that, but if you had our beautiful 2012 crop circle calendar you'd at least be able to keep track of the passing days! You'll never see one in a store,...
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Death Plume From Fukushima Hit US Hard

The radioactive plume from the meltdown of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011, due to a 9.0 earthquake which led to a massive tsunami, was initially reported as harmless by the...
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Which Side are You On?

9 out of 10 people, all over the world, are right-handed. True ambidexterity occurs in less than 1% of the population. Why does the world skew to the right? Scientists still don't know.

Things like nipples and nostrils come in pairs on the outside of our bodies, but it...
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The Shroud of Turin May Be a Miracle After All

We've had provocative Dreamland shows about the mysterious Shroud of Turin (and subscribers can still listen to these shows). Now Italian government...
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Does China Have a Doomsday Weapon?

All nations have secrets. We're worried that both Iran and North Korea may have nuclear weapons, but China or Russia may have...
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Soon Your Computer Will Read Your Mind

Soon you won't have to type or even talk because a major computer manufacturer is working on a computer that will be able to read your mind.
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What Are You Doing Tomorrow?

And for the rest of 2012--Do you have any idea? If you had our beautiful 2012 crop circle calendar you'd KNOW! You'll never see one in a store window, because you can ONLY get it...
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Get a FREE Bookplate With Whitley's New Book

"Solving the Communion Enigma," Whitley Strieber's first nonfiction book about his Visitor experiences in over a decade, is in book stores NOW. In it, he tells about the extraordinary information he's learned about who and what these mysterious beings are. You can watch the video here.
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A Bad Boss Can Wreck Your Marriage

If you're lucky enough to have a job, do you take your work home with you? It turns out that having an abusive boss not only causes problems at work but can lead to strained relationships at home. The stress and tension have an impact on...
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Pollution May Cause Hurricanes

Pollution affects the ocean in many different ways. One of these is that it causes hurricanes. A recent increase in the intensity of tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea may be a side effect of increasing air pollution over the Indian sub-continent.

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