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The Gary Null Show – 08.28.17

Today is August 28th and like always The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment and all things political around the world. In this episode Gary gives his thoughts on the tragic events in Houston and what we have to do moving forward. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Seerat Chabba – Scientists say they have found a ‘fifth force of nature’

In a move that could completely alter our understanding of the universe, a new study confirmed the possible discovery of a fifth fundamental force of nature. Published by theoretical physicists from the University of California, Irvine, in the journal Physical Review Letters, the study comes a year after a group of experimental nuclear physicists at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences identified a …

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PTSD nation? U.S. shootings inflict growing mental toll

Mass shootings from Newtown to San Bernardino are weighing ever more heavily on Americans, with signs of post-traumatic stress spreading far beyond the circle of survivors and loved ones, experts say. Gun violence kills about 30,000 Americans every year and mass shootings—rare in most countries—have been on the rise in the United States. According to tracking website gunviolencearchive.org, there were …

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Leid Stories – 09.30.15

Identity Politics and the 2016 Presidential Race

An Answer to the Question Often Asked of Immigrants

Louis DeSapio, professor of political science and of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of California-Irvine and coauthor of the recently released Uneven Roads, An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics, talks about the intersection of race, identity and immigration in the 2016 presidential race.

Host Utrice Leid in a commentary answers a question often asked of immigrants: “Why did you come to America?”

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Eric Holthaus – The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state’s Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the …

A third of the world’s biggest groundwater basins are in distress

Two new studies led by UC Irvine using data from NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites show that civilization is rapidly draining some of its largest groundwater basins, yet there is little to no accurate data about how much water remains in them. The result is that significant segments of Earth’s population are consuming groundwater quickly without knowing when …

Awe may promote altruistic behavior

Inducing a sense of awe in people can promote altruistic, helpful and positive social behavior according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “Our investigation indicates that awe, although often fleeting and hard to describe, serves a vital social function. By diminishing the emphasis on the individual self, awe may encourage people to forgo strict self-interest to improve the …

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A Happy Life or a Meaningful One? They Are Not the Same

Americans and the American social scientists who study them are obsessed withhappiness. What gets less attention is the perhaps deeper experience of meaningfulness. The two experiences are correlated – people who feel happy often feel that their lives are meaningful. Yet, a happy life is not the same as a meaningful one. In research(link is external) designed to distinguish between a happy …

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California Is Turning Back Into A Desert And There Are No Contingency Plans

Once upon a time, much of the state of California was a barren desert.  And now, thanks to the worst drought in modern American history, much of the state is turning back into one.  Scientists tell us that the 20th century was the wettest century that the state of California had seen in 1000 years.  But now weather patterns are …