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Nature Bats Last – 02.06.18

Today’s guest on Nature Bats Last is Dr Andrew Glikson, earth and paleo-climate scientist , visiting “Fellow at the Australian National University”. Many scholarly articles written about and by  Dr Glikson can be found at johnmenadue.com like this; https://johnmenadue.com/andrew-glikson-the-criminal-dimension-of-climate-change-a-new-book/ This episode and additional corroborating evidence will be published at my website KEVINHESTER.LIVE   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Ask Beatty – 07.03.17

Could your anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder?  And could your physical aches and pains be caused by anxiety or depression? Be consumer savvy and make sure that your practitioner has a mind/body perpective of who you are BEFORE making any final diagnosis.   Listen to ‘graduate’ messages from the Dalai Lama, Billie Jean King, Oprah …

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Resistance Radio – Taylor Jones – 10.09.16

Taylor Jones is the endangered species advocate for WildEarth Guardians, a western conservation group. She has a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is dedicated to preserving the incredible lifeforms of planet Earth. Today we talk about Joshua trees.

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Is two hours of screen time really too much for kids?

One of the most frustrating issues modern parents face is how to manage children’s screen time. Official guidelines say kids aged five to 18 years should spend no more than two hours a day using screens, and children under two years should not use a screen at all. But in a world dominated by tablets and mobile phones, these limits are proving to be virtually impossible …

Rachel Feltman – Worrying you might get hurt is worse than knowing you will, study finds

Sometimes scientific studies reaffirm things we already knew based on good ol’ common sense. You can look at those studies and be all, “Ugh, lol, duh, #wasteofmoney,” or you can say, “Wow, huh, I guess maybe now we can try to get to the root of all these human experiences we take for granted.” This is one of those studies. …

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Human impact has created a ‘plastic planet

Planet Earth’s oceans and lands will be buried by increasing layers of plastic waste by the mid-century due to human activity, according to research led by the University of Leicester. A new study, which has been published in the journal Anthropocene, examines the evidence that we now live in the Anthropocene, an epoch where humans dominate the Earth’s surface geology, …

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Wired for gaming: Brain differences in compulsive video game players

SALT LAKE CITY – Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Other changes are associated with distractibility and poor …

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Declines in whales, fish, seabirds and large animals disrupt Earth’s nutrient cycle

Giants once roamed the earth. Oceans teemed with ninety-foot-long whales. Huge land animals–like truck-sized sloths and ten-ton mammoths–ate vast quantities of food, and, yes, deposited vast quantities of poop. A new study shows that these whales and outsized land mammals–as well as seabirds and migrating fish–played a vital role in keeping the planet fertile by transporting nutrients from ocean depths …

Ice sheet collapse triggered ancient sea level peak

An international team of scientists has found a dramatic ice sheet collapse at the end of the ice age before last caused widespread climate changes and led to a peak in the sea level well above its present height. The team found the events 135,000 years ago caused the planet to warm in a different way to the end of …

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Can Self-Compassion Improve Well-Being in Teens?

Teenagers today face many challenges, often including intense expectations and pressures from their parents, teachers, and friends. Sometimes, however, their harshest critics are not any of these other people, but themselves. Could self-compassion help? In the first study, published this year in The Journal of Positive Psychology, Karen Bluth and Priscilla Blanton surveyed students in middle and high school about their levels of positive …