Five years ago, we reported that a virus may be responsible for schizophrenia. Now there’s evidence that someday, we may be able to cure autism and schizophrenia with a vaccine. That’s the good news. The bad news: housework is good for your mental health!

In Scientific American, Melinda Wenner writes: “The strongest evidence pertains to schizophrenia, but autism, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have also been linked to bacterial, viral or parasitic infections in utero, in childhood or in maturity.”

Why do some people develop schizophrenia? Children of women who undergo an extremely stressful event?such as the death of a close relative?during the first trimester of pregnancy appear more likely to develop it.
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The level of methane?one of the most dangerous greenhouse gases?rose last year, after being stable for a decade, and researchers now think these emissions are coming from wetlands around the melting Arctic region. A Canadian expedition to the Arctic has found “vast cracks,” stretching for over 10 miles, in the ice cap there.

In BBC News, David Shukman quotes Canadian expedition member Derek Mueller as saying, “I was astonished to see these new cracks. It means the ice shelf is disintegrating, the pieces are pinned together like a jigsaw but could float away.”

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When you hear about global warming, don’t forget where you heard about it first!

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This week our resident psychic medium Marla Frees talks to the remarkable Jackie Lapin about our word’s onrushing fate and how we can live the best possible lives despite the fact that everything is falling apart around us. Then Linda Howe returns to the cattle mutilation frontier and a refusal of the authorities to help that is shockingly revealing.

Jackie Lapin is the founder of United World Healing, an international organization that unites people around the world in the process of conscious creation. Unlike so many, she offers a positive, direct and hopeful means of making useful change in a world that is teetering on the brink.
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For the first time but not the last, we are welcoming an active participant in to the microphone. Marla Frees interviews “Anna” about her experiences and her powerful discoveries with a consciousness teacher that both she and Marla have worked with.

This is the first of what will be an ongoing series on this website, because there are so many remarkable people who come here, people who have had sightings, have had close encounters, and have, in many cases, ongoing experiences with the unknown we call “the visitors.”

Marla Frees is a psychic medium, and she can give you a reading. To learn more, visit her website,

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