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07.10.2015

Solar powered flat-pack emergency shelters from IKEA

Solar powered flat-pack emergency shelters from IKEA

IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing – writes Lori Zimmer for Inhabitat. “IKEA has just turned its flat pack sensibilities from the urban apartment to the global village by unveiling a comfortable, solar-powered shelter that can provide emergency housing for natural disaster victims and refugees.”… »

14.09.2015

Insidious isotopes

Insidious isotopes

INSIDIOUS ISOTOPES by Carol Wolman, MD INSIDIOUS-   causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed  ISOTOPE– any one of various forms in which the atoms of a chemical element can occur I’m writing this now because of two alarming developments in the US: 1)    The Nuclear… »

30.08.2015

Thomas Lowenhaupt on Face 2 Face

Thomas Lowenhaupt on Face 2 Face

This week’s show starts with our friend, the singer and guitarist Gabriella Callender, and continues with Tom Lowenhaupt to discuss .nyc and Internet Top Level Domains in NYC and around the World. Read more about .nyc in New York… »

27.08.2015

No mind’s eye: UK scientists term inability to visualize memories ‘aphantasia’

No mind’s eye: UK scientists term inability to visualize memories ‘aphantasia’

Can’t imagine the faces of your loved ones? Or visualize your memories? If this applies to you, then you’re probably one of those people who have the rare condition scientists have recently termed “aphantasia.” Visualization results in the activity in certain areas of the brain, providing pictures based on our… »

21.08.2015

Mapping New York City’s Civic Commons

Mapping New York City’s Civic Commons

New York, August 20, 2015 – Churchill nailed it in 1947 when he said “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others which have been tried from time to time.” For decades thereafter traditional Western Democracy was the tarnished global standard. But with the Internet’s ascent… »

19.08.2015

World’s nuclear facilities vulnerable to cyber-attacks

World’s nuclear facilities vulnerable to cyber-attacks

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17, 2015 (IPS) – As hackers continue to rampage through closely-guarded information systems and databases with monotonous regularity, there is a tempting new target for cyber-attacks: the world’s nuclear facilities. By Thalif Deen writing for Inter Press Service A warning has… »

02.07.2015

Calls for Israel to pass a law regulating the Atomic Energy Commission

Calls for Israel to pass a law regulating the Atomic Energy Commission

Members of the Israeli movement against nuclear weapons, together with former MK Mossi Raz and author and historian Prof. Avner Cohen, demand that within 90 days the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, initiate legislation mandating and regulating the status of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission “as is customary in democratic states”. The… »

01.06.2015

‘Huge paradigm shift’: Biggest cancer breakthrough in 40 years sees tumors disappear

‘Huge paradigm shift’: Biggest cancer breakthrough in 40 years sees tumors disappear

Terminally ill cancer patients have seen miracle reversals, with some tumors completely disappearing, thanks to new drugs, which follow trials with “spectacular” results. Doctors now promise to save tens of thousands of lives. The test results, announced on Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference in Chicago,… »

29.05.2015

New UK energy policy needed as nuclear giants take a hit

New UK energy policy needed as nuclear giants take a hit

Plans for a worldwide fleet of huge new nuclear reactors have collapsed, with the cancellation of a major project and no new orders being placed. By Paul Brown The European nuclear industry, led by France, seems to be in terminal decline as a result of… »

29.05.2015

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

By Prof. Vandana Shiva* 28 May 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service — Biodiverse ecological agriculture in women’s hands is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis. The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected,… »

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