Shedding Light in the Darkness

Cell Phones, Radiation & Teenage Brains

cell060908Smartphone radiation could be destroying the memory performance of a new generation of adolescents, a new Swiss study has warned. Cumulative exposure to mobile devices over the course of a year negatively affects the figural memory of adolescents, scientists found. Read more of this post


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Vaccines

Vaccine-Safety-Testing“Late last year, Slate published an investigative report detailing how pharmaceutical giant, Merck, used “flawed” and “unreliable” pre-licensing safety studies to push through approval of its multi-billion-dollar bonanza, the HPV vaccine,” writes Robert F. Kennedy Jr. “For veteran safe vaccine advocates, like myself, the most shocking aspect of the expose was that Slate published it at all.” Read more of this post

U.S. Government Opposes Mothers Breastfeeding

lullaby-trust-breast-feeding-imageA shocking new report in the New York Times suggests the United States government tried to defeat a resolution by the World Health Organization in Geneva to encourage breastfeeding around the world. The intensity of the administration’s opposition to the breast-feeding resolution stunned public health officials and foreign diplomats, the Times reported. Read more of this post

Curcumin Dramatically Improves Memory & Mood

Turmeric+by+Steven+Jackson_midDaily consumption of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers. Read more of this post

Stay Human – Michael Franti’s New Powerful Documentary

franti699_8516736992688416684_nThere’s a moment early on in Michael Franti’s brilliant new documentary “Stay Human,” where he ponders the struggle we often face between feeling pessimistic about life and maintaining hope in our divisive, conflicted world. How do we thwart cynicism and encourage optimism he wonders? Read more of this post

Amazing Geometry of Stonehenge

stonehenge-aerialThe builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras’ theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed. Read more of this post

New Argentine Study Links Glyphosate to Miscarriages, Birth Defects

2452.jpgPeople living in an Argentine town in the heart of the GM soy and corn growing area suffer miscarriages at three times and birth defects at twice the national average rate, a new study shows. In addition, the study found a correlation between a high environmental exposure to glyphosate and an increased frequency of reproductive disorders (miscarriage and birth defects). Read more of this post

Another Blow to Monsanto – Glyphosate Poses Significant Health Concern Study

Stop-Glyphosate-1024x444The Guardian reports on a new study that shows glyphosate can have disrupting effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteria at doses considered safe. Glyphosate is the core ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and levels found in the human bloodstream have spiked by more than a 1,000% in the last two decades. Read more of this post

Uranus Moving into Taurus Until 2026

uranus-in-taurusDo continuing volcanic eruptions on the Big Island herald the  impact of Uranus moving into Taurus on May 15? The last time Uranus was in Taurus was between 1934 and 1941, and 1850 – 1859. Read more of this post

FDA Coverup of Glyphosate Detected in Food

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US government scientists have detected the weedkiller glyphosate linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Guardian reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate for two years, but has not yet released any official results. Read more of this post