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July 2012

SECOND Gigantic Power Failure Hits India

A second huge power outage across India left 600 million people sweltering in the dark. Gigantic traffic jams, stalled railway trains, closed airports and a general failure of infrastructure services have followed in the wake of what is now the largest power failure in history. Power is being restored across the country at this time.

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Trillions Hidden Away While Poor People Pay

A new study shows that the super-wealthy of the world have an estimated 21 trillion dollars hidden in secret bank accounts around the world. This is more that the gross domestic products of the US and Japan combined....
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Should We Be Nicer to Criminals?

Justice is different in different countries. In Mexico, they don't feed you in prison--if your family doesn't bring you food, you'll starve. US prison conditions vary, but our sentences are long compared to prison sentences in Europe or Scandinavia. We may not be...
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Prehistoric Brains in Modern Bodies

Our bodies may be modern, but our BRAINS are still prehistoric--at least according to one researcher, who says that our minds, bodies, businesses, governments, and social institutions are no longer capable of coping with the rapid rate of change in technology.

William Davidow, formerly head of the microprocessor division at Intel,...
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How Much Do Our Dogs Care About Us?

Sometimes dogs seem to be sent from heaven to be our friends, but is their empathy with us all in OUR minds?

Dogs and man have evolved together for the past 15,000 years. Researcher Deborah Custance...
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A Drug That May Prevent Alzheirmer's

If we can't walk it away, what will we do? Some 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and the numbers are expected to swell as the baby boom generation ages. Some very important drug trials are going on right now: people who are genetically guaranteed to develop the disease...
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Huge UFO Wave in Canada

UFO sightings in Canada neared a record high in 2011, of almost 1,000 sightings, at a rate of almost three per day. If it was happening here, would it be...
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Stay Away From the Pigs at the County Fair

If you can get Legionnaire's Disease from just walking past a hot tub, you can get the flu from looking at the pigs at a county fair--and some people did. The CDC reports that four people attending an Indiana county fair this month came down with flu traced to the pigs there...
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Freaks and Geeks

In 1968, a comedy called "The Odd Couple," starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, told the story of two divorced men, Felix Ungar (a neurotic neatfreak) and Oscar Madison (a fun-loving slob) who decide to live together. This is a script that plays itself out again and again as college starts and students find themselves paired with...
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Learn the Secret of Orenda

You may think you've read everything that Whitley Strieber has written, but you HAVEN'T, because his beautiful novel The Secret of Orenda, a thriller about a lost Indian tribe that remembers the secrets of the past, has never been...
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The REAL Secret of Easter Island

It's not those mysterious statues, it's something in the dirt that surrounds them. When researchers added rapamycin to the diet of healthy mice throughout their life span, their learning and memory was enhanced when they were young and actually IMPROVED when they ere old. Rapamycin is a bacterial product first isolated from soil on...
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Buried CO2 May Cause Quakes

Burying carbon dioxide in the ground or even in the ocean has been proposed as one of the solutions to the greenhouse gas...
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Gaydar is Instinctive

Gaydar is the ability to "sense" whether or not someone is gay. While it can be used to reinforce a person's animosity towards homosexuals, it can also save someone time--it's no use flirting with someone of the other sex who is only interested in...
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Learn the Secret of Orenda

You may think you've read everything that Whitley Strieber has written, but you HAVEN'T, because his beautiful novel The Secret of Orenda, a thriller about a lost Indian tribe that remembers the...
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Greenland is Melting

NASA satellites reveal that the surface of Greenland's massive ice sheet has melted this month over an unusually large area. NASA has been monitoring the Greenland melt for 30 years, and they're calling this one "unprecedented," partly because it's so large and also because it occurred at the COLDEST part of the country, Summit station....
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Bug Phones

We know that plants communicate with "clicks." Now it turns out that the insects that live on these plants use the soil they grow in to leave "voicemail" messages with each other in...
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Your Car Has a Black Box Too

When investigators look through the wreckage of a crashed airplane, one of the first things they search for is the "black box" (which is actually painted orange), because it recorded what happened to the plane during its last half hour of its flight, and also records cockpit conversations during that period of time. Now congress wants...
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Spying at the Olympics

Spying is not only going on at the Olympics (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), it's RAMPANT.

France is using the internet to check out the competition. Someone from the US...
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US Drought Means World May Starve

The US is going through the worst drought in half a century. Since we feed the world, this could lead to a global crisis as crop shortages push food prices up. The US supplies half the world's corn exports and a large amount of its soybeans and wheat. We even sell Texas-grown rice to Asian countries.

In the July 20th edition of the...
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Overrun by Mice

Think YOU'VE got mice? MILLIONS of field mice are overrunning farms in Germany, gobbling up crops and reducing yields by as much as 50%. It's the worst mouse plague in over 30 years.

Getting birds of prey to hunt the mice didn't help. Der Spiegel quotes farm spokesman...
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Premonition and Warning about Denver Movie Massacre

Linda Howe reports that on May 17, 2012, an FBI and Homeland Security "Roll Call Release" for Police, Fire, EMS and Security Personnel was distributed on the internet. The release states that "terrorists may seek to emulate overseas attacks on theaters here in the United States because they have the potential to inflict mass...
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Frightening Fukushima Report

A Japanese Parliament report says that the government's claims about Fukushima are a complete lie. A Japanese government inquiry has come to the conclusion that the nuclear accident at Fukushima was a preventable disaster rooted in government-industry collusion and the worst conformist conventions of Japanese culture. But if Fukushima radiation is...
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Wildfires Sparked by Climate Change

Climate Change dried out Colorado--hardly any snow fell in the winter, then spring rains didn't come. A spark was all that was needed to start a raging wildfire.
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Wobbly Furniture? You Need Stability

Your furniture can affect your psychology, since our decisions are caused by our circumstances. But HOW does this happen?

Some of this is pretty amazing: When researchers put participants in chairs that leaned slightly to the left, they became slightly more leftish in their political views.

When psychologists asked...
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Ad Spies

They're spying on us again (NOTE: subscribers can still listen to this show). Will there be no relief from what seems to be the end of privacy?...
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Quit With a Shot?

Smokers all know how tough it is to quit. Now researchers have developed (and successfully tested in mice) a VACCINE to treat nicotine addiction. A single dose protects mice over their...
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Learn the Secret of Orenda

You may think you've read everything that Whitley Strieber has written, but you HAVEN'T, because his beautiful novel The Secret of Orenda, a thriller about a lost Indian tribe that remembers the secrets of the past, has just been...
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Now the TSA Can Check Your Molecules Before You Fly

The Department of Homeland Security will soon be using a laser at airports that can detect everything about you from over 160 feet away. It can actually read you on a molecular level (in case you're hiding something in your genes?)

It will be able to read your adrenaline levels (measuring your level of tension and excitement), as...
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Problems With Your Sex Life? Lose Weight

Fat people have more cancer and less sex, so losing weight will not only make you more attractive, weight loss acts as a kind of natural...
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Whales Protecting Themselves

The oceans are becoming so noisy, that whales can hardly hear each other sing. The Navy admits that loud booms from its underwater sonar listening devices result in...
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