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Episodes – Brain Science Podcast

Sep 26, 2012 by

Dr. Campbell is an experienced emergency physician with a long-standing interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness. In this podcast she shares recent discoveries from the world of neuroscience in a way that people of all backgrounds can enjoy. Dr. Campbell believes that understanding how the brain works gives us insight into what makes [...]

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Sensory Overdrive and Sensory Deprivation

Sep 25, 2012 by

Limited practice, however, is associated with emotional and psychological therapy, an antidote to a daily overdose of stimuli. Below the jump, a review of the London clinic Floatworks, where visitors pay for short sessions which block everything out and are akin to meditation; and below that, the first part of the BBC Horizon program which [...]

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Why There’s No Jail Time For Wall Streeters

Sep 24, 2012 by

While obvious maggots like Bernie Madoff and Alan Stanford are thankfully rotting in jail, not a single Wall Street executive, lieutenant or soldier responsible for the pump-and-dump mortgage-backed racket that decimated America’s most prolific dream machine and economic engine has come close to being locked up.There’s no maybe about it. While the rhetoric was harsh [...]

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Hugh Newman – Speaker at Pythagoras Conference, Indiana, October 2012

Sep 23, 2012

Hugh Newman – Speaker at Pythagoras Conference, Indiana, Oct 2012 See it on, via Mindscape Magazine

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Could GM Maize Cause Tumours, Kidney, Liver Problems?

Sep 22, 2012

Rats fed genetically modified crops suffered more premature deaths, tumours, kidney and liver problems, a worrying new study has found. Rats fed genetically modified crops suffered more premature deaths, tumours, kidney and liver problems, a worrying new study has found. The research suggests rats fed GM maize, grown with or without herbicide “Roundup”, or those [...]

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Giant Marble Harvests Energy from Sun and Moon

Sep 21, 2012

It looks like a giant, glass marble. But this globe is no game. It’s a sun-tracking, solar energy concentrator created by Barcelona-based architects Rawlemon and, according to the designers, is able to collect not just sunlight but moonlight as well. The weatherproof sphere is designed to rotate and follow the sun across the sky. It’s [...]

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97 Percent of Our DNA Has a Higher Purpose And Is Not ‘Junk’

Sep 20, 2012

The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but it turns out that so-called junk DNA plays critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave. The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous [...]

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GMO Labelling Proposal in California

Sep 19, 2012

Just how much is it worth to chemical giants like Monsanto to make Proposition 37 – a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered food – go away?   Enough to contribute $4.2 million so far to a campaign to defeat it, that’s how much.!   Monsanto’s not the only major chemical company hoping [...]

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New Monkey Species Discovered In Africa

Sep 18, 2012

A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, researchers have said.   The species, known locally as the Lesula, was discovered after a young female was seen being kept captive at the home of a primary school director in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.   The young animal resembled an owl-faced [...]

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Monsanto Ejected from Hungary

Sep 17, 2012

n an effort to rid the country of Monsanto’s GMO products, Hungary has stepped up the pace. This looks like its going to be another slap in the face for Monsanto. A new regulation was introduced this March which stipulates that seeds are supposed to be checked for GMO before they are introduced to the [...]

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