Tag Archives: Mystery

Arafat’s widow calls for body to be exhumed

Gregg Carlstrom Al Jazeera It was a scene that riveted the world for weeks: The ailing Yasser Arafat, first besieged by Israeli tanks in his Ramallah compound, then shuttled to Paris, where he spent his final days undergoing a barrage … Continue reading

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The Righteous Road to Ruin

Chris Hedges truthdig.com “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” A book by Jonathan Haidt. Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” trumpets yet another grand theory … Continue reading

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Incredible Human Journey 4/5 Australia (BBC)

BBC Evolution Documentary Broadcast (2010) Alice looks at our ancestors’ seemingly impossible journey to Australia. Miraculously preserved footprints and very old human fossils buried in the outback suggest a mystery: that humans reached Australia almost before anywhere else. How could … Continue reading

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Study sheds new light on importance of human breast milk ingredient

Phyllis Picklesimer EurekAlert URBANA – A new University of Illinois study shows that human milk oligosaccharides, or HMO, produce short-chain fatty acids that feed a beneficial microbial population in the infant gut. Not only that, the bacterial composition adjusts as … Continue reading

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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Source: TED We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on … Continue reading

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Arundhati Roy Global Research Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare…. How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests? The corporate or Foundation-endowed NGOs are global finance’s way of buying into resistance movements, literally like shareholders … Continue reading

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Johann Hari: How Goldman gambled on starvation

Johann Hari Independent By now, you probably think your opinion of Goldman Sachs and its swarm of Wall Street allies has rock-bottomed at raw loathing. You’re wrong. There’s more. It turns out that the most destructive of all their recent … Continue reading

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New twist in antimatter mystery

Paul Rincon BBC News Physicists have taken a step forward in their efforts to understand why the Universe is dominated by matter, and not its shadowy opposite antimatter. A US experiment has confirmed previous findings that hinted at new phenomena … Continue reading

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Is Barefoot Contact With the Earth Necessary For Health?

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Feeling “grounded” is an increasingly uncommon experience in this day and age, and it should be, considering we … Continue reading

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The Le Roy Teen Mystery: How to Treat Mass Psychogenic Illness

Maia Shalavitz TIME State health officials recently added three more people to the list of people diagnosed with a mysterious tic-like illness that has affected more than a dozen students — mostly high school girls — in Le Roy, N.Y., … Continue reading

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