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Life on Earth likely started 4.1 billion years ago — much earlier than scientists thought

UCLA geochemists have found evidence that life likely existed on Earth at least 4.1 billion years ago — 300 million years earlier than previous research suggested. The discovery indicates that life may have begun shortly after the planet formed 4.54 billion years ago. The research is published today in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National …

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The Gary Null Show – 09.25.15

Prof. Lisa Miller is a professor of clinical psychology and the Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is also the founder of the Spirituality Mind-Body Institute at Columbia and the co-editor in chief of the journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice published by the American Psychological Association. For the past 20 years Prof. Miller has been conducting scientific research on the integration of spirituality with mental health and wellness, and has published almost 100 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. She has degrees from Yale University and received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa is the author of the recent book “The Spiritual Child: The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving” which is accumulation of many years of research providing a sound basis supporting the important role spirituality play in human development. Her website is LisaMillerPhd.com

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Martha Rosenberg – They’ve nominated WHO to head the FDA?

FDA nominee thinks being a Pharma consultant is a “very good thing” Imagine a doctor who “served as a director, officer, partner, employee, advisor, consultant or trustee for Genentech” and reports 23 financial links to drug companies including stock ownership being FDA commissioner? A doctor who defends Merck’s Vioxx behavior which cost thousands of lives and said “many of us …

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The war on drugs has reached into the womb – and threatens abortion rights – Jessica Valenti

What does the war on drugs have to do with the war on abortion? More than you’d think: the anti-choice movement has been successfully using drug laws to give fetuses legal personhood rights for years. Today, 18 states consider drug use while pregnant to be child abuse – a standard that not only punishes pregnant women who need help, but that has …

Earth ‘entering new extinction phase’ – US study

The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties. The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal. The findings echo those in a report published by Duke University last year. One …

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Coal is dying all by itself – Tim McDonnell

Coal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last week from Duke University found that Even China, which produces and consumes more coal than the rest of the world put together, is expected to hit peak coal use within a decade, in order to meet its promise to President …

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‘Millions Affected’ As Scientists Hide Side Effects from Medical Treatments

Many adverse side effects and even deaths are occurring due to medical negligence. Specifically, this is due to the irresponsibility of scientists who are not reporting the results of their clinical trials to the public, as required by a 2007 law. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the public access website clinicaltrials.gov draws 57,000 visitors a day, including …

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Are You Strong Enough to Unplug for 24 Hours?

I admit that the idea of disconnecting for National Unplugging Day makes me nervous. I feel as if I am almost always connected by one device or another and that seems necessary. Between taking care of your children, tending to responsibilities at work and keeping up with friends, there’s a good chance you own a cell phone, computer and/or tablet. …