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400 published scientific papers have proven the old adage that “music is medicine.” Neurochemical benefits of music can improve the body’s immune system, reduce anxiety levels and help regulate mood in ways that drugs have difficulty competing. “We’ve found compelling evidence that musical interventions can play a health care role in settings ranging from operating rooms to family clinics,” says Prof. Levitin of McGill University’s Psychology Department. “But even more important
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“The promise of music-based treatments is that they are noninvasive, have minimal or no side effects, are inexpensive, convenient, and completely ‘natural,’” write the authors. Contrast that with presurgical anxiety reducing benzodiazepines, which are known to induce a number of unwanted side-effects, including amnesia, agitation, and hyperactivity.
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Here is the riddle Elon Musk asks: “You’re standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west, and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?” And do you think you know what the location is?
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If you want to get the answer you can check out this video, apparently Elon Musk has been using this riddle, when interviewing people
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“I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers”. This led him to study the world of animal entomology, biology, cannabis growing and everything related to the world of bees. He has been working with the bees to produce “cannahoney”, however when we spoke with him he said he “can’t sell it now as the cost is too high” he also added that he needs to “improve his tech” for it to be a viable option.
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While any humans who ate the honey would end up buzzing, the bees are unable to enjoy the effects of the drug, the Frenchman has been quoted as saying. "The bees that produce the canna-honey are not affected by cannabinoids because they do not have an endocannabinoid system," the beekeeper told a cannabis news site.
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The plant’s leaves act as solar panels to generate the electricity and the microorganisms placed in the pot by the creators are nourished by the organic substances created by the photosynthesis. Those microorganisms then break up the waste and some of the electrons are set free and travel through the nano wires in the most efficient way to power your devices. Set-up only requires the user to first remove the USB cable from inside the pot, pour in water to start the activation process, pot a p
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We take for granted things we have today. We live in an extraordinary time. Just imagine that 200 years ago there was no electricity. Only few decades ago, there was no internet. Now we have access to all the world's knowledge. Technology allows us to travel around the planet in a matter of hours. Many of us can do things that our ancestors couldn't even imagine being possible and yet, we don't ap
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Having access to clean, free energy will enable poverty-stricken communities to not only light their homes but to connect to the internet and get educated. Bhargava says the reason the majority of those who are poor stay poor is because they have no power. He aims to fix this with the free energy bicycle. One bicycle could potentially provide a small village with electricity if each household spends an hour per day pedaling the bike.
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Access to electrical power is the first step toward economic advancement for billions of people living in poverty. Free Electric can light their homes and shops, make food storage possible, and usher them into the 21st century.
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According to a review published in the journal Health Physics in 2010, smoking tobacco has resulted in “443,000 deaths and 5.1 million years of potential life lost among the U.S. population each year from 2000 through 2004.” Furthermore, the review estimated that the associated collective radiation dose from smoking is “more than 36 times that to the workers at all the U.S. nuclear power plants, U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons facilities, and crews of all the vessels in the U.S.
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I definitely agree that there are numerous serious health risks involved with smoking cigarettes particularly long term. I don't however like this argument because the number of people smoking cigarettes is astronomically higher than the number of people working at nuclear facilities.
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WeFood, in Amager, Copenhagen, sells bread, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, frozen goods and dry foods that are past its official expiration date as well as household goods with slight imperfections or damaged packaging, according to The Local Denmark. Prices at the store are 30 to 50 percent cheaper compared to any other supermarket in the city. The new venture came out of successful crowdfunding as well as partnerships with large and small Danish grocers and manufacturers who help stock WeF
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“It’s ridiculous that food is just thrown out or goes to waste. It is bad for the environment and it is money spent on absolutely nothing. A supermarket like WeFood makes so much sense and is an important step in the battle to combat food waste,”
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While the world has been distracted by hula hoops, pet rocks, dot coms, fiber optics and the latest new App to hypnotize the masses, engineers, and inventors have quietly been at work trying to understand what Tesla meant when he said, “Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point in the universe." We have not taken these words lightly. This was a man with a visionary mind who had an experience walking through a park in Budapest that allowed him
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It is important to add that Tesla predicted the mobile phone in 1926: "When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one
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‘Mad honey’ is known to be a powerful hallucinogen and recreational drug as well as being ascribed many medicinal features. The honey is thought to be effective in treating everything from hypertension and diabetes to poor sexual performance, when taken in small doses. In large doses; however, it can be highly toxic and even fatal. There are legends of yogis living in the area that were like medicine men who could administer the right does to humans seeking the flower’s more desirable qual
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This tribe in Nepal ‘hunts’ mad honey for its very interesting properties. Though it can be medicinal, and fetch a high price, locals still barely make a profit after the efforts they go to obtain it:
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Be positive, stay social Many of the participants described “being happy”, “always cheerful”, “never melancholy” and being content with a “rich life” and family relationships. Typical examples from siblings include Samuel, 95, who said he is “interested in people, interested in life”. His sister Ethel, 93, added: “[I am] interested in things, and everything that’s going on.” Whilst Sarah, 95, one of two sisters, told us: “Oh, I am always happy” and her sister Mariah
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While it appears that genes are not as crucial to longevity as previously assumed, the general consensus is that about a third of longevity is attributable to genes. Researchers were recently successful in rejuvenating old stem cells’ regenerative potential in mice, according to a study published in Cell Reports in January. "Studies have already shown that even a single gene mutation can lead t
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Tesla vehicles are known for two things: being 100% electric and offering supreme luxury. Their past cars, which were the Tesla Roadster, a sports car, and the Model S, a luxury liftback, pushed $100,000 even with the tax incentives of purchasing an all-electric car. On Thursday the company released specifics for their new Model 3, which is not only still all-electric and luxury, but is now offered at an affordable price that will help bring electric vehicles to the masses. Because of it’s aff
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Since the Tesla is a car with zero-emissions, it’s important that this vehicle, and others like it, be made available to a wider-range of people by offering the models in lower prices, like the Model 3. As the climate is rapidly changing because of human intervention, the more humans there are that own cars like these that can cut down on their annual emissions, the better.
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“Not only can we ourselves eat it, but also taking into account our land and water – which is particularly important – resources Russia could become the world’s largest supplier of healthy, environmentally friendly, high-quality food that has long been missing in some western producers,” Putin stated. “Especially as the demand on the global market for such products is growing,” he continued.
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Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fyodorov also believes that Russia must remain a GMO-free country. At a meeting of deputies representing rural areas organized by United Russia, he said that the government will not “poison their citizens.”
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How exactly is the eco-friendly fuel produced? The process includes three steps. The first one involves the generation of energy from renewable resources, such as solar, wind and hydropower. This energy is then used for reversible electrolysis, a process aimed at splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. After this, the hydrogen is mixed with carbon monoxide (CO), which is extracted from carbon dioxide (CO2) collected from the atmosphere. The result is a so-called ‘blue crude’, which is then
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The eco-friendly material is the main component of a pre-fabricated wall system called Hempbuild – a mixture of the plant’s woody core and a lime-based binder. The system was supplied by Hemcrete Projects, an English housing company that specializes in hemp-based construction. So far, two prototype houses have been completed in the Achabeag township, both with very different designs. Peter Smith of Roderick James Architects explained the decision to use the Hemp-build walling system to Green
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“Hembuild ticks all of the boxes when it comes to delivering sustainable properties, and the system is ideally suitable for what are two totally different styled houses but which fulfil the requirements of a scheme where the use of natural materials and environmental sustainability are the order of the day.” http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/09/06/scotland-village-houses-being-built-with-hemp/
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Like trees, air-capture technology traps CO2 from the ambient air. However, as the team at Carbon Engineering points out, “planting enough trees in the numbers needed would require diverting vast amounts of agriculturally productive land. In fact, to absorb enough CO2 as an air-capture facility, trees would require roughly a thousand times more land.” Unlike trees, however, air-capture plants can be built on land that cannot be cultivated, such as deserts. David Keith, a professor at Harvar
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This video explains the rationale and motivation behind direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere (air capture), the air capture process itself, and what Carbon Engineering is doing to commercialize air capture in today's economy.
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Researchers from the Hughes Research Laboratories, based in California, have announced a way of speeding up leaning; similar to what was portrayed in the Matrix movie some 17 years ago. The researchers described a simulator they have developed, which can feed information directly into people’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time. This new process will be far faster than the conventional “life imitating art.” The process will guide the first step in developing advanc
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It is interesting, I wonder if there are any side effects...
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Hormone Regeneration There are secretagogues, which increase the endocrine glands’ ability to secrete more hormone, and there are substances that truly regenerate hormones which have degraded (by emitting electrons) into potentially carcinogenic “transient hormone” metabolites. One of these substances is vitamin C. A powerful electron donor, this vitamin has the ability to contribute electrons to resurrect the form and function of estradiol (estrogen; E2), progesterone, testosterone, for i
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Ayahuasca is a psychoactive healing elixir from the Amazon rainforest, a bitter tea consumed during healing ceremonies by native peoples of Peru, Brazil, Columbia and Ecuador. Ayahuasca is the only combinatory vision-inducing agent in the world. Like a tea, ayahuasca is made by brewing a combination of bark from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine (aka “the vine of the soul”) and leaves from Psychotria viridus (aka chakruna). Shamans describe it as a sacred plant medicine that “opens a portal t
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Solvik-Olsen: Can we expect Tesla to revolutionize mass transit when it comes to buses? Musk: We have an idea for something which is not exactly a bus, but would solve the density problem in intercity situations. I think we need to rethink the whole concept of public transport and create something that people are actually gonna like a lot more. I don’t want to talk too much about it. When asked if he was referring to the Hyperloop system that would transport people through high-speed vacuum
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Perhaps Musk is considering an autopiloted bus that could pick up a number of passengers enroute to the train station?
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“After the IMF came out with their study showing that fossil fuels are subsidized to the tune of $6 trillion a year [it’s was actually $5.3 trillion in 2015]–like $6 trillion per year,” Musk said. “Then some representatives from the oil and gas industry added up all the incentives that Tesla had received and will receive in the future, which happens to coincide with the $6 billion figure.” “We need to appeal to the people–educate people to sort of revolt against this and to fight
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What makes this star, called KIC8462852, so bizarre is the drastic changes in light we see from it over time. Many stars experience temporary fluctuations in brightness, increasing and decreasing in luminosity over time, but KIC8462852's changes are severe by comparison. Between 2009 and 2013, astronomers using the Kepler space telescope discovered that it would sometimes lose up to 20% of its brightness. What's more, the changes didn't follow any obvious pattern. That would suggest something
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Quick commenting from Michio Kaku about this structure
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A new study reveals that prairie voles console loved ones who are feeling stressed — and it appears that the infamous “love hormone,” oxytocin, is the underlying mechanism. Until now, consolation behavior has only been documented in a few nonhuman species with high levels of sociality and cognition, such as elephants, dolphins and dogs.
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Milk represents 60 to 70 percent of the carbon footprint of a cup of coffee with a few tablespoons of milk; for a latte, it’s more like 80 or 90 percent. Per cup, black coffee produces 21 grams of CO2; each latte, 340 grams.
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So Zhou invented a purple bread that is rich in antioxidants and made entirely of natural compounds. It is digested 20% more slowly than white bread. The bread was created using anthocyanins extracted from black rice. Anthocyanins provide the pigment that is naturally occurring in grapes, blueberries, and sweet potatoes. Apart from giving these foods their vibrant color, anthocyanins have been proven to be rich in antioxidants that reduce inflammation, prevent cardiovascular disease, lower the r
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The Singaporean scientists’ purple bread isn’t commercially available yet, but bringing the superfood to major food manufacturers is in the works. Rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, low on the glycemic index, and made entirely of natural compounds, this may be the greatest innovation since sliced bread.
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When Minu Pauline, a restaurant owner in Kochi, India, saw a homeless woman eating scraps from a trashcan, she knew she had to do something. So, she decided to put a fridge outside of her restaurant Pappadavada. The street fridge is open 24/7 and is free for anybody to use. Restaurant patrons often leave leftovers or donated food in the fridge for hungry individuals, and Pauline herself leaves around 75-80 portions of food per day.
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Babies’ brains grow and develop as they interact with their environment and learn how to function within it. When babies’ cries bring food or comfort, they are strengthening the neuronal pathways that help them learn how to get their needs met, both physically and emotionally. But babies who do not get responses to their cries, and babies whose cries are met with abuse, learn different lessons. The neuronal pathways that are developed and strengthened under negative conditions prepare chil
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A new law that was passed that mandates that new buildings in commercial lots need to have either plants or solar panels on the roof. Having a garden on your roof sounds like a paradise, one that’s easily obtainable and should be happening all over the world. Plants create an isolating effect to help reduce the energy needed to heat or cool houses.They also absorb rainwater to help prevent leaks, provide a home to small critters and insects and most importantly it connects us back to nature. C
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Every year around 30,000 elephants are killed in Africa for their tusks, primarily to satisfy the demand for ivory products in Asia. Hong Kong is a key part of this trade as a major transit and retail hub, with a study last year revealing that there were more ivory items for sale in Hong Kong than in any other city in the world.
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Despite a ban on the international trade in ivory, African elephants are still being poached in large numbers. Tens of thousands of elephants are being killed every year for their ivory tusks. The ivory is often carved into ornaments and jewellery – China is the biggest consumer market for such products. The ban on international trade was introduced in 1989 by CITES (Convention on International
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A tablespoon of spirulina contains a small amount of fat (around 1 gram), including both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in about a 1.5:1 ratio. The quality of the protein in spirulina is considered excellent, comparable to eggs. It contains all the essential amino acids that we need. It is often claimed that spirulina contains vitamin B12, but this is false. It contains pseudovitamin B12, which has not been shown to be effective in humans
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A table spoon of spirulina contains Protein: 4 grams. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA. Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA. Copper: 21% of the RDA. Iron: 11% of the RDA. It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese, and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that we need.
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Reportedly, the new incinerator is one of 300 waste-to-energy plants that the Chinese government plans on building over the next three years. However, the plants are less about generating electricity and more about finding a solution to the existing trash problem. Said Chris Hardie from Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, the Denmark-based firm that won a competition to design the plant: “Waste-to-energy plants are not an energy solution. They are a way of dealing with waste and using this pro
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Significant improvements were found in the drumming group but not the control group: by week 6 there were decreases in depression (-2.14 SE 0.50 CI -3.16 to -1.11) and increases in social resilience (7.69 SE 2.00 CI 3.60 to 11.78), and by week 10 these had further improved (depression: -3.41 SE 0.62 CI -4.68 to -2.15; social resilience: 10.59 SE 1.78 CI 6.94 to 14.24) alongside significant improvements in anxiety (-2.21 SE 0.50 CI -3.24 to -1.19) and mental wellbeing (6.14 SE 0.92 CI 4.25 to 8.0
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Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s current president, said, “A time has come when we must take a stand and the stand is clear…Kenya is making a statement that for us ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants.” Kenyatta’s decision and his statements have been met with controversy, as some say that the country could have sold the estimated $150 million of ivory and used the money to fund further development for the country and protection for its wildlife.
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