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Weekender: Mindfulness Over Matter
"Mindfulness" is becoming the latest buzz word being applied as a solution in almost every industry, profession and human condition in the developed world. In British newspapers published in 2004, the term was used in articles just twice, yet ten years later that figure had risen to 150 mentions.

But what is exactly is mindfulness and why is it becoming a global panacea?

The practise of mindfulness has been derived from ancient Buddhist philosophies, and is described in the dictionary as "the meditative state of being both fully aware of the moment and of being self-conscious of and attentive to this awareness; a state of intense concentration on one's own thought processes; self-awareness."

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21-11-2014
Pollution and Climate Change Turning Canadian Lakes Into Jelly
A combination of industrial pollution and climate-change-driven oxygen loss is turning the great Canadian lakes into jelly, according to new research by Cambridge University scientists published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

A "battle of the plankton" between two competing species, Holopedium and the planktonic Daphnia, has been taking place in the delicate ecosystem of the lakes; however, calcium depletion in the lakes is making survival difficult for Daphnia, which require the mineral to form a vital component of their exoskeleton defending them from predators, and consequently populations of Holopedium have doubled since the 1980s. Without the presence of Daphnia, algae is multiplying and providing an unlimited food source for its competitor.

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20-11-2014
WHAT Is the Breakaway Civilization Doing to Us?
Whitley Strieber begins by asking Joseph and Catherine a question he will ask Richard Dolan again next week: what would they do about the implant? Then Whitley and Anne tell a shocking story about being exposed to radiation in the early nineties, in a situation that killed one of their beloved cats.

Joseph and Catherine respond from their deep knowledge of what might be happening. Is the implant dangerous? Does the brain tumor that Anne Strieber has developed have anything to do with what happened in the early nineties?

Listen as Joseph Farrell and Catherine Austin Fitts bring to light some truly startling information

Catherine Austin Fitts' website is Solari.com.

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19-11-2014
The Breakaway Civilization, Part 1
November 21, 2014
There is substantial evidence that another human civilization exists that is far in advance of our own. But who are they, and how have they gained their technological advantage?

This week, we begin a two week discussion with Joseph Farrell, Catherine Austin Fitts and Richard Dolan about the breakaway civilization, what it is, why it exists, how it came to possess its technologies, and why it is so secretive.

In this first week, Whitley Strieber begins by offering proof that it actually exists, in the form of the implant in his ear. He remembers it being put in by people, not aliens. It has been studied and found to be far in advance of anything that is publicly available. So people with advanced technical knowledge installed it.

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19-11-2014
Should We Let Them In?
Wednesday November 19, 2014
You've probably heard it said--or experienced firsthand--that we can invite Visitor phenomena into our lives. But should we? Is it wise to open the door to the unknown? This is the conversation I expected to have with Karen Cavalli, author of Let Them In: 30 Years of Secret Experiences. However, this was not what she meant by letting them in.

What she means is far richer and involves a refreshingly elegant approach to all paranormal experiences across the board. Brace yourself. Discussions this good are why The Experience exists!

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19-11-2014
Another Viral Threat From Out Of Africa?
Ebola may not be the only viral threat to come out of Africa. Another family of viruses, deadly in some cases, may have already jumped from fruit bats into humans in Africa, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Communications.

The study provides the first, preliminary scientific evidence that “spillover” of henipaviruses into human populations is underway.
Henipaviruses are known to cause rare infections, with some strains harmless, and others with mortality rates approaching 90 percent (similar rates to Ebola). This family of viruses has been a concern since two of its members, Nipah and Hendra, emerged in Australia and Southeast Asia less than 20 years ago.

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19-11-2014
Tails, Birds, Nests and the Passing Seasons
It’s fall, and birds and squirrels are stocking up on food for winter and building materials for their nests. Squirrels, like some dogs, have long fluffy tails. Other dogs have their tails docked. This is an old tradition, which originated among the European upper classes. The dogs of the lower classes had big fluffy tails like many mutts do today.

Whitley remembers when he was a kid, they had a dog with an immense fluffy tail, who was chased every spring and fall by hordes of birds after that hair. She used to rush along the ground, racing from shelter to shelter, followed by a literal flock of birds.

Where we live, dogs are not let out to run free, but I’m watching squirrels having the same problem that plagued Whitley’s dog.

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18-11-2014
Is Depression An Infectious Disease?
Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease, according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Stony Brook University. In a paper published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Dr.Canli suggests that major depression may result from parasitic, bacterial, or viral infection. He presents examples that illustrate possible pathways by which these microorganisms could contribute to the etiology of MDD.

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18-11-2014
Brains Absorb More Information From Real Books Than From E-Books
Science has great news for bibliophiles who can’t quite get the same buzz from downloading an e-book onto their Kindle as they do from the purchase of a good old-fashioned paper novel.

Aside from the fact that Kindle removes the sensory experience of book-ownership - you can’t touch, flick through, even smell a Kindle book - a recent study has suggested that readers who attempt to absorb information from an e-book are less likely to remember facts that those who read the same information from the printed page.

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17-11-2014
Weekender: The Rosetta Mission - Historic Moment or Monumental Cover-Up?
After an amazing ten year journey, the Rosetta mission landed its module Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko at 16:03 GMT on Wednesday.

Rosetta was launched on 2 March 2004 on an Ariane 5 rocket, and has already made history by becoming the first spacecraft to orbit a comet after it reached its long-awaited destination on August 6th 2014.

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14-11-2014