It Turns Out That Our Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

Image Credit: NASA MSFC IN BRIEF New research on samples from the Apollo missions shows that our Moon had an atmosphere 3 to 4 billion years ago. The research suggests that there may already be a source of ice on the Moon that astronauts and colonists can use. TO THE MOON New research shows that our Moon once had an atmosphere 3 to 4 billion years ago. It formed when volcanic eruptions rocked the ancient satellite, propelling gases above its surface too rapidly for them to seep into space. The surface of the Moon is peppered with impact basins filled with … Continue reading It Turns Out That Our Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

ARE YOU AN EMOTIONAL GARBAGE CAN?

If you have an emphatic heart you need to protect it, or else we can often slip into the problem that I will describe in this post: Sometimes help isn’t helping anybody and helping on this agenda will only wear you out. Posted  by Soren Dreier Author: Soren Dreier There is another thing that we have to take into account, and that is: You don’t really have an emphatic heart; the reason you chose to help – when it’s not real help, is to seek power over others by making yourself indispensable and thereby making others codependent. If you do that, the … Continue reading ARE YOU AN EMOTIONAL GARBAGE CAN?

The Education of a Bomb Dog

(Reed Young) image: https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/F5RfcnkLRsmaBslZU-ZJq1R5788=/800×600/filters:no_upscale()/https://public-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/Bomb-Dogs-explosive-detection-canine-training-631.jpg A top training academy works double time to meet skyrocketing demand for canines who can sniff out danger By Joshua Levine SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE When I first meet a likable young Labrador named Merry, she is clearing her nostrils with nine or ten sharp snorts before she snuffles along a row of luggage pieces, all different makes and models. They’re lined up against the back wall of a large hangar on a country road outside Hartford, Connecticut. This is where MSA Security trains what are known in the security trade as explosive detection canines, or EDCs. Most people … Continue reading The Education of a Bomb Dog

The Face of Australia’s Surveillance: Malcolm Turnbull’s Facial Recognition Database

                                                         image edited by F. Kaskais By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Never miss an opportunity in the security business. A massacre in Las Vegas has sent its tremors through the establishments, and made its way across the Pacific into the corridors of Canberra and the Prime Minister’s office. Australia’s Malcolm Turnbull is very keen to make hay out of blood, and has suggested another broadening of the security state: the creation of a national facial recognition data … Continue reading The Face of Australia’s Surveillance: Malcolm Turnbull’s Facial Recognition Database

THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION: A WORLD AWAKENING

by Sahara Devi, Guest Waking Times  We are currently living in the most profoundly transformative time in the history of the Planet. Never mind the Industrial Revolution or even the advent of our current techno wonder-world: this is a time of Awakening Consciousness on a planetary level, and not one single being or location on the earth will remain untouched. Of course, you may not be remotely aware of this, as we each experience life depending upon where we put our attention — and right now there is a reality show of international proportions grabbing the spotlight from nightly news to social … Continue reading THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION: A WORLD AWAKENING

Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Freedom and the Significance of the Pause

One of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s original watercolors for The Little Prince “Freedom is the capacity to pause in the face of stimuli from many directions at once and, in this pause, to throw one’s weight toward this response rather than that one.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Everything can be taken from a man,” the great Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl wrote in his timeless treatise on the human search for meaning, “but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” A generation later, James Baldwin examined how we imprison ourselves and … Continue reading Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Freedom and the Significance of the Pause