News-in-Transition

20 October 2017

Valé do Capão, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil - Photo by Saru Narayana

20 October 2017

 - Scientists are warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after discovering the number of flying insects has fallen by three-quarters over the past 27 years.

Researchers in Germany have documented a steep decline at dozens of nature reserves.

Their findings have sparked fears the foodchain will collapse because insects are important pollinators and serve as meals for birds and other small creatures.

It is thought the decline may be caused by agricultural pesticides used to stop insects eating crops.

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20 October 2017

 - More attention is finally being given to determining the ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Previous concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where it was found to threaten juvenile fish that were becoming addicted to them.

Perhaps even worse is that “an investigation by Orb Media revealed that microplastics were present in 83 percent of drinking water samples. The study encompassed more than a dozen countries, including the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Lebanon, Indonesia, Equator, and India.”

In a startling case of “the more you seek, the more you find,” a new study orchestrated by a bachelor student and her supervisor from the Leiden University, the Netherlands, along with help from citizen investigators, began collecting samples of European beach sand. It turns out that plastic particles abound in outlandish concentrations right under our feet as we walk among apparently clean and beautiful sand.

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19 October 2017

Heal Yourself - Your cells are listening. Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.

These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body.

When this perspective was introduced to me, I was suffering from a severe chronic pain disorder. I suddenly imagined incorporating this concept into my meditation routine.

I thought, can my body hear me… can I talk to it to gain its cooperation in healing this condition?

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19 October 2017

Children are pictured using gardening tools to create more play space at the nursery, where 15 hours of care is provided for free each week, with subsidised fees for any extra time

 - An outdoor pre-school where children are kept outside in all weathers and are only allowed to play with toys they made themselves has been named Britain's Best Nursery.

No matter the weather, children play and learn outdoors at the innovative and unique Dandelion Education Nursery.

It was set up by former primary school teachers Hayley Room and Emma Harwood who left the classroom to bring children back to their roots.

Ms Room, 44, said: 'There are no plastic toys here at Dandelion. The only toys that you see here are made by the children themselves.

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18 October 2017

 - They work together, talk to each other and use tools. A new study links the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their brains.

Whales and dolphins (Cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects – much like human societies. A new study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution on October 16, 2017, has linked the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their brains.

The study created a large dataset of information on brain size and social behaviors of 90 different species of dolphins, whales, and porpoises. It found overwhelming evidence that the animals have sophisticated social and cooperative behavior traits, similar to many found in human culture.

According to the study, these societal and cultural characteristics are linked with brain size and brain expansion, known as encephalisation, defined as the amount of brain mass related to an animal’s total body mass.

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18 October 2017

 - Fluoride is a neurotoxin when consumed in excess. Despite this, it is recommended by powerful government figures and the American Dental Association (ADA). Fortunately, it seems at least one common ingredient is beneficial at clearing it out of the body and brain, and that is curcumin — a component of the turmeric root.

According to the study “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence,” which was published in Pharmacognosy Magazine, the spice turmeric prevents — and in some cases reverses — damage caused by exposure to fluoride. This is important, as fluoride has been proven to adversely affect people’s health when ingested — not just used as a topical agent for stronger, whiter teeth.

For instance, after analyzing 27 studies on the effects of fluoride, the Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University discovered that there is a strong correlation between fluoride and adverse effects on brain development. Additionally, there are now more than 50 human studies have linked fluoride to reduced IQ in children and adults. Fluoride has also been proven to contribute to a low thyroid (an epidemic in the modern world, specifically in the locations where soils are low in iodine), cause nervous system degeneration and impair pineal gland function. Learn more here. All of these findings affirm the importance of the latest discovery, the curcumin aids the elimination of the trace mineral.

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17 October 2017

karimic-tools-144 - 10/15 ~ Mercury (thoughts) ~oppose~ Uranus (radical shift): This energy tends to make your mind work in over-drive. Not that you think too much, but rather you may tend to think, speak and process information faster than usual...

 - 10/16 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~sextile~ Saturn (organization & structure):This energy is good for getting serious and organized because the Sun also brings some much-needed clarity. With Saturn involved, practical actions based on responsible assessments will be rewarded, whereas, blowing things off or leaving loose ends will cost you (usually fairly immediately, the instant karma way)...

 - 10/18 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~conjunct~ Jupiter (expansion & learning): It is time to expand your thinking & develop more conscious awareness! This is a powerful energy assisting you on many levels. You will make connections easily & quickly that help you integrate newly acquired information or knowledge, making you appear psychic (or at least lucky) to others...

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17 October 2017

- The 2011 Japanese tsunami set the stage for something unprecedented, say marine biologists. For the first time in recorded history, scientists have detected entire communities of coastal species crossing the ocean by floating on makeshift rafts. According to a study published in the journal Science on September 29, 2017, nearly 300 species have appeared on the shores of Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast attached to tsunami debris.

The March 11, 2011 tsunami swept millions of objects along the Japanese coast out to sea, from small pieces of plastic to fishing boats and docks. These kinds of objects, scientists said, helped the species attached to them complete the transoceanic journey.

Scientists began finding tsunami debris with living organisms still attached washing up in Hawaii and western North America in 2012. So far, they’ve detected 289 living species on tsunami debris – including buoys, crates, vessels and docks- originating from Japan, and they suspect there are far more that escaped their notice. While the arrivals have slowed down, they haven’t stopped. The team was still finding new species when the study period ended in 2017.

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16 October 2017

 - Here’s an experiment to try next time you meet a baby, try holding a normal conversation. It is very difficult, isn’t it? Yes it is! Oh, yes it is!

When we talk to babies we all naturally switch into a high energy, sing song tone. We use simple words and short sentences. We sound excited. Our pitch rises at the end of the sentence. These particular characteristics of “parentese” or infant-directed speech (IDS) seem to be common across many languages.

A new study, published in Current Biology, has suggested there are universal changes in vocal timbre when talking to babies. Timbre describes the quality of a voice or a musical instrument. The difference between a violin and a trumpet playing the same note is a difference in timbre.

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16 October 2017

 - The Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal dominated the news cycle this week, as over 20 women publicly accused the media mogul of sexual harassment and assault—a massive revelation. However, as a result of the swarm of media coverage, several significant stories fell under the radar.
Here are 5 critical stories being ignored while America watches Hollywood burn:

1. Police Have Begun Making Massive Reversals in the Official Vegas Narrative - Police made significant changes to the timeline of the Las Vegas shooting this week, which drastically changed the official narrative. First, the story was that suspect Stephen Paddock encountered Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos in the hallway, and shot him in the leg after he unloaded a volley of bullets into a crowd of 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

In the revised timeline, which is actually backed up by audio that was released this week, Paddock shot Campos at least 6 minutes before he opened fire on the crowd from his window on the 32nd floor, and he fired a total of about 200 rounds into the hallway. A nearby maintenance worker witnessed the scene and reported it, which should have given law enforcement a clear location of exactly where their target was before the massacre officially began.

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15 October 2017

 - Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants — in one case, within hours of birth — the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children.

Even for scientists and doctors accustomed to confronting issues of life and death, the findings were frightening.

“You can play with this all you want,” Dr. Bill Weil, a consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics, told the group. The results “are statistically significant.” Dr. Richard Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado whose grandson had been born early on the morning of the meeting’s first day, was even more alarmed. “My gut feeling?” he said. “Forgive this personal comment — I do not want my grandson to get a thimerosal-containing vaccine until we know better what is going on.”

But instead of taking immediate steps to alert the public and rid the vaccine supply of thimerosal, the officials and executives at Simpsonwood spent most of the next two days discussing how to cover up the damaging data.

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15 October 2017

 - All vaccines have aborted fetal cells in them - just think, the day your baby is born it is primed for an autoimmune disease! No wonder the US has the Highest Infant mortality rate in the developed world and the highest autoimmune disease rate where people are slowly being killed by their own immune system.

Human Diploid Cells (aborted fetal tissue) provide the “Cell culture” in which vaccine formulas are often grown or nurtured. Current vaccines in circulation which contain aborted fetal tissue include:

1. Polio vaccine (inactivated/IPV) & Oral Polio (live virus) drops
2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine/MMR (Rubella component)
3. Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Poliomyelitis vaccine (DTaP/TdP)
4. Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine & Shingles (zoster) vaccine
5. Hepatitis A vaccine
6. Rabies vaccine

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