All-Time High Unemployment: The Economic Depression In Europe Just Keeps Getting Deeper

The unemployment rate in the eurozone is higher than it has ever been before. This week we learned that eurozone unemployment came in at an all-time high of 12.2 percent for September. Back in January 2012, it was sitting at just10.4 percent. So anyone that believes that “things are getting better” in Europe is just being delusional. In fact, the economic depression in Europe just keeps getting deeper. The funny thing is that the mainstream media will barely call what is going on in Europe a “recession” even though the unemployment rates in both Spain and Greece are now much … Continue reading All-Time High Unemployment: The Economic Depression In Europe Just Keeps Getting Deeper

F.D.A. Finds 12% of U.S. Spice Imports Contaminated

NEW DELHI — About 12 percent of spices brought to the United States are contaminated with insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things, according to an analysis of spice imports by federal food authorities. The finding released on Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration is part of a comprehensive look at the safety of spice imports that has been years in the making. The federal authorities also found that nearly 7 percent of spice imports examined by federal inspectors were contaminated with salmonella, a toxic bacteria that can cause severe illness in humans. The shares of imported … Continue reading F.D.A. Finds 12% of U.S. Spice Imports Contaminated

A Decade Of Observing Earth From Space Has Given Us These Breathtaking Views [PHOTOS]

The European Space Agency may never have had the glamor of the Apollo missions or space shuttle launches, but they’ve quietly launched some of the most advanced Earth observation satellites around. The ESA’s Envistat satellite was the largest Earth observation satellite ever built. Since 2002, it has circled the Earth, collecting invaluable information on our environment and the advancing danger of climate change. Contact with Envistat was suddenly lost in April 2012, but the wealth of information it collected remains. Every week, the European Space Agency releases a new satellite image taken by Envistat and other Earth-observation satellites launched by … Continue reading A Decade Of Observing Earth From Space Has Given Us These Breathtaking Views [PHOTOS]

Giant mirrors reflect winter sun into Norwegian town of Rjukan

Residents of the small Norwegian town of Rjukan have finally seen the light. Tucked in-between steep mountains, the town is normally shrouded in shadow for almost six months a year, with residents having to catch a cable car to the top of a nearby precipice to get a fix of midday vitamin D. But on Wednesday faint rays from the winter sun for the first time reached the town’s market square, thanks to three giant mirrors placed on a mountain. Cheering families, some on sun loungers, drinking cocktails and waving Norwegian flags, donned shades as the sun crept from behind … Continue reading Giant mirrors reflect winter sun into Norwegian town of Rjukan

New NASA Map Shows Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Air Pollution

Each year millions of premature deaths world-wide result from various forms of air pollution. According to a new atmospheric pollution model designed by earth scientist Jason West of the University of North Carolina (data from which informs the NASA map shown above), some 2.1 million deaths per year result from just one particular form of atmospheric pollution: fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, which is emitted in car exhaust and smokestack effluent (and other industrial, domestic and natural sources). In general, these polluting particles in the atmosphere are referred to as aerosols (a mixture of particulate matter and air). Aerosols can … Continue reading New NASA Map Shows Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Air Pollution

Where Did the Maya Go?

Well, there certainly is an awful lot going on just now, isn’t there? Paradigms and belief systems are being crushed beneath the weight of the indifferent corruption which they spawned, as a gnarly case of reality cramps sets in among the masses across the planet. The planning of future wars while still mired down in the ones of our own making appeals to fewer people by the day, and thus the awakening surges like a tsunami across a planet in the throes of transformation, between Scylla and Charybdis, as it were. Eroded by built in corruption, the mighty capitalist empire … Continue reading Where Did the Maya Go?

How Brain Cells Are Like Little Universes

The structures of the universe and the human brain are strikingly similar. In the Eastern spiritual discipline of Daoism, the human body has long been viewed as a small universe, as a microcosm. As billion-dollar investments are made in the United States and Europe to research brain functioning, the correlations between the brain and the universe continue to emerge. The two pictures below illustrate the similarities. The top picture shows the neural network of a brain cell; the bottom picture shows the distribution of dark matter in the universe as simulated by Millennium Simulation. The pictures show a structural similarity … Continue reading How Brain Cells Are Like Little Universes