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Resistance Radio – Guest: Laura Cunningham and Kevin Emmerich – 01.21.18

Laura Cunningham is an artist-naturalist, author, and biologist. Kevin Emmerich is a biologist and former National Park ranger. They co-founded a conservation organization, Basin and Range Watch that works toward preserving the last non-destroyed regions of California and Nevada deserts. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Project Censored – 09.05.17

Mickey’s guest for the hour is the academic, and prolific author, Henry Giroux of McMaster University in Canada. They discuss some of the consequences of neoliberalism and authoritarianism for the US, and how US political culture deteriorated to a level that allowed Trump to be elected.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Expanding Mind – Psychedelic Science – 04.27.17

Neuroscientist and former psychedelic researcher Matthew Baggot talks about anxious mysticism, the MAPS conference, the default mode network, and the blind spots within psychedelic research. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Jay Walljasper – Tapping the Power of Place to Keep Us All Healthy

One number stands above all others as the best indicator of good health. It’s not your blood pressure, cholesterol level, average daily calories or even the age at which your grandparents die. It’s your zip code. This fact has sent shockwaves across the county. The chief aspiration of American democracy is that everyone deserves an equal opportunity for life, liberty …

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What I’m really thinking: the Oxford student

When I tell people I go to Oxford University, they look at me with admiration. “Wow, that’s fantastic,” they say. “You must have the best time there.” There’s not much else to do but smile and agree. You know that, for most people, this is an incredible achievement, but that can’t overcome the feeling of dread you feel at the start of every term. People …

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Warning: Superbugs on Track to Kill More People Than Cancer

Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are on track to kill more people than cancer, the UK’s chief financial minister will warn Thursday.By 2050, Chancellor George Osborne will say, antimicrobial resistance could claim the lives of as many as 10 million people a year globally unless global action is taken. By comparison, the World Heath Organization (WHO) estimates that 8.2 million people die each year from cancer. The …

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CSIRO AUSTRALIA – Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world’s seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic in their gut. The study, led by Dr Chris Wilcox with co-authors Dr Denise Hardesty and Dr Erik van Sebille and published today in the journal PNAS, …

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New tool could predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance

Large magnetic storms from the Sun, which affect technologies such as GPS and utility grids, could soon be predicted more than 24 hours in advance. Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are eruptions of gas and magnetised material from the Sun that have the potential to wreak havoc on satellites and Earth-bound technologies, disrupting radio transmissions and causing transformer blowouts and blackouts. …

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Turmeric Boosts Working Memory In One Small Dose – Sayer Ji

Interest in turmeric as a tonic and regenerative agent for brain conditions is growing rapidly. Given the increased prevalence of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, as well as an alarming uptick in brain cancer and the cognitively impairing metabolic dysregulations associated with type 2 diabetes. Turmeric and its primary polyphenol curcumin hold great promise as an alternative to pharmaceuticals, none of …

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These 15 animal species have the lowest chance for survival: Researchers urge to act

Climbing rats, seabirds and tropical gophers are among the 15 animal species that are at the absolute greatest risk of becoming extinct very soon. Expertise and money is needed to save them and other highly threatened species. A new study shows that a subset of highly threatened species – in this case 841 – can be saved from extinction for …