Whitley Strieber offers for our subscribers the fifth in his series of nine crop circle meditations. This one deals with side two of the second triad, the triad of the mind. Side one was understanding, side two is knowledge.

Listen as Whitley takes us down the road to a kind of inner knowledge that we seldom touch, and we use the power of one of the crop circles to help us go even deeper on our own.

Many people are having very profound experiences with these mediations. Whitley urges you to start with them from the beginning if you haven’t started yet.read more

Becoming a vegetarian is one way to help combat global warming, but will it make you smarter?

A new study shows that intelligent children are more likely to become vegetarians later in life. Researchers in the UK found that people who were vegetarians by age 30 had an IQ five points higher at the age of 10. There was no difference in IQ scores between strict vegetarians and people who said they were basically vegetarian but also ate fish or chicken.

Vegetarians are more likely to be female, to have more education and (therefore) a better job and to be in a higher social class. However, they don?t necessarily earn more money.
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Five years ago, we warned that this might happen and now it has: the Northwest Passage–the direct shipping route from Europe to Asia–is now clear of ice, for the first time since records started being kept 30 years ago.

BBC News reports that "historically, the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans has been ice-bound through the year." But global warming has changed that.

In LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson writes that since "the opening of the fabled Northwest Passage and the recent announcement that Arctic Sea ice has reached a new record summer low are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to polar problems."
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It was like a scene from Superstorm in England yesterday as tornadoes swept across the center of the country. As we have reported on Unknowncountry before, the most likely cause of the extraordinarily violent weather that has been experienced in the UK this year is that the Gulf Stream is weakening.

Tornado-like winds tore roofs off of houses and uprooted trees. BBC News quotes one resident of an area that was hit by the storms says the sky turned “completely black.” We are familiar with descriptions like these in the US, where tornadoes are not that uncommon and residents of states where they hit are prepared for them, but they are a fairly new phenomenon in the UK and have caught the residents of that country by surprise.

Art credit: gimp-savvy.com
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