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August 2012

Autism May Happen Because We're Too Clean

Autism may be caused by sperm degeneration in older dads, but it could ALSO be caused by a weakened immune system in the mother. Modern immune systems are less efficient than those in the past. Why?...
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How to Change the Climate: Bioengineer Humans

If we can't get human beings to stop contributing to climate change, maybe we need to re-eingineer humans. Many contactees (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this interview) think "the Grays" are...
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Don't Eat It, Recycle It!

With concerns about the possible health and environmental effects of oil dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon disaster still fresh in mind, scientists have created a new dispersant made from edible ingredients that both...
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Eavesdropping Insects Save the Coffee

While we humans go about our daily conversations (often on cell phones), we don't realize that the whole world is talking and...
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It's Dangerous to be Too Clean (Part II)

We may be dirty, but exposure to common antibacterial chemicals and preservatives found in soap, toothpaste, mouthwash and other personal-care products may make children more likely to have food and environmental allergies.

Researcher Jennifer Savage says, "We saw a...
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Too Many Tires? Turn Them into Roads!

We have too many tires and we don't know how to dispose of them. Here's a logical idea: Turn them into roads.

They can also be turned into streets that are QUIETER, and long term...
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New Whitley Strieber Insight on Climate

In his dynamic new Insight, Whitley Strieber points out that time is running out--it's time for big business AND environmentalists to WORK TOGETHER to...
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Our Brain Takes Snapshots

It turns out that the human brain takes a series of snapshots, very quickly, that appears to us as continuous perception. This is the way a movie filmstrip works--the dark line between each frame tricks the eye and the brain to perceiving a series of still images as moving. Could this be why it is so difficult for us to see the visitors--that they...
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We're Running Out of Fish

In the future, the wide variety of fish available in our grocery stores and fish markets may be only a memory. Commercial fishers are netting huge numbers of fish, while dams such as the Hoover, built along the Colorado River, have stopped freshwater from flowing into fish breeding grounds.

Salmon are not only losing their breeding...
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Did a Hormone Create Human Civilization?

Researcher Paul Zak thinks so, and he's proving it by taking blood samples from all sorts of people, from a bride and groom on their wedding day to tribal warriors in Papua New Guinea as they prepare to perform traditional rituals. He's looking for levels of oxytocin, known as the...
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Calling All Contactees!

Anne Strieber wants to continue her wonderful contactee interviews for subscribers, but she's run out of ...
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Bad Sperm in Israel--We Know Why

Sperm quality is down everywhere, and the suspected causes range from estrogen in our drinking water to pesticides, but Israel worse off than other developed countries. This is a real problem for women...
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Can Animals Outrun Climate change?

Nearly one-tenth of hemisphere's mammals are unlikely to outrun climate change.

A safe haven could be out of reach for 9% of the Western Hemisphere's mammals, and as much as 40% in certain regions, because the animals just won't move...
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Salt Has a Bad Reputation

Sugar can make you stupid and margarine makes you aggressive and salt gives you high blood pressure, right? Wrong.

Nutritionists used to tell us that salt would raise our blood pressure, cause...
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Memory May be Genetic

We know that we inherit genes from our ancestors, but can we inherit their memories? This happens among animals and insects: Birds are born with their migration patterns within them and the Monarch butterfly,...
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What About Airport Germs?

As if X-rays weren't enough, we have to take our shoes off in an airport. Do we pick up dangerous germs if we've forgotten to wear socks? And what about those bins--is the TSA line going to replace...
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Eat Dessert After Breakfast

A weight researcher claims that dieters have less hunger and cravings throughout the day and are better able to keep off lost weight if they eat dessert after breakfast.

Endocrinologist Daniela Jakubowicz says, "The goal of a weight loss diet should be not only weight reduction but also reduction of hunger and cravings, thus...
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UK Ends UFO Investigations, Despite Many Unexplained Sightings

The Ministry of Defense (MOD--the UK equivalent of the Pentagon in the US) will no longer investigate UFO sightings after ruling there is "no evidence" they pose a threat, despite the fact that a senior aviation official has admitted that the country is visited by one unidentified flying object a month.

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Teleportation is Real

A Chinese team of researchers have teleported a qubit (a standard unit of data in quantum computing) over 60 miles. In the Daily Mail, Mark Prigg reports that a group of European and Canadian researchers say they've beaten this coup by teleporting information from one of the Canary Islands to another, almost 90 miles apart.

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You're Being WATCHED

A camera system called "Trapwire," created by the CIA, is being installed in the US. Closed-circuit TV surveillance of this sort is common in the UK, where cameras were set up on city streets years ago to detect IRA bombings, and they have been efficient at catching terrorists as well.
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The Mystery of Autism Finally SOLVED

After all the controversy over the possible causes of the plague of autism in the West, a new study has finally revealed that older men are more likely to father a child who develops autism (or schizophrenia) because of random sperm mutations that become more numerous with advancing paternal age, and we live in an age of divorce, where men often...
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NASA Spots Arctic Melt

NASA doesn't just search for life on other planets, its satellites also search the Earth for evidence of melting glaciers. Their "IceSat," which uses lasers to measure the thickness of ice, has discovered that Arctic ice is vanishing 50% faster than expected--at a...
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It's Dangerous to be Too Clean

Why do we have so much bacteria all over our bodies? One reason may be that they fight off viruses. That's why it can be dangerous...
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Teachers are Changing Their Local Ecologies

They're not doing it by talking to their students about climate change in their classrooms, they're doing it at the END of the school year, by releasing the exotic pets they're kept in their science labs all year. Since most of these creatures are not native to the area where they're "...
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A Good Reason to Smile

There's nothing like a smile--it's a powerful tool, because it helps us heal. Feeling good usually makes us smile, but...
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Future of Mosquito-Borne Disease Will be Surprising

Dengue fever most likely will become a disease the United States must learn to live with as climate change creates opportunities for the disease to gain a foothold.

But after careful...
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Heat is the Biggest Killer

When it comes to bad weather, heat waves kill more people than tornadoes, blizzards or hurricanes, which doesn't bode well for global warming. For instance, during 3 excruciating weeks in August of 2003, an epic heat wave broiled parts of Europe and killed an estimated 70,000 people. It was so hot electrical cables melted, nuclear reactors could...
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Smartphone Apps Protect and Warn

Iphones make many of us nervous, but new iphone apps can save you from both big and small problems. One of these apps warns you about high levels of solar activity, which fluctuates over an 11-year cycle, It's likely to peak over the next year, which could send...
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Your Boss isn't Just Smart, He's LUCKY

We should stop praising the world's top CEOs because a new study by a business journal shows that they are not as good as everyone thinks they are--they're LUCKY!

In the June 25th edition of the Financial Times, Lucy Kellaway writes: "Take Bill Gates. Had he not come from a well-off family--making it easy for him to indulge his...
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Duped by Our Own Brains

Why do the elderly support politicians who want to do away with Medicare and Social Security? Scientists say this is because a specific area of the brain has deteriorated or is damaged.

By examining patients with various forms of brain damage, researchers have pinpointed the precise location in the human brain, called the...
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