17 feb. 2017

Human Impact on Climate Change is 170 Times Greater than Natural Forces, according to "The Anthropocene Equation"

A new equation has been published that has the potential to settle the debate of how big an impact human activity has had on the environment, in comparison to natural forces. This equation, created by the authors that proposed that we're living in a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene, is meant to offer a mathematical formalization of our everyday discourse regarding global warming -- putting hard numbers to what can oftentimes devolve into a nebulous argument -- and the result of the equation is alarming.

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Cannabis and Spirituality

February 17, 2017
One of the most controversial areas of exploration of the nature and needs of the soul involves whether or not psychoactive plants should be included in one's spiritual journey.

In this searching interview, Whitley explores the tradition of cannabis in spiritual search with Stephen Gray who has worked extensively with etheogenic medicines.

Why is it that the human brain is so exquisitely equipped to make use of cannabinoids? Do sacred plants in some way connect us to a greater consciousness that has perhaps put them here as a tool?

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Supernatural: "Refugees Claim Jesus Appeared to Save Them From Dying at Sea"



Source: Noticia Cristiana.com
Date: February 17, 2017
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Supernatural: "Refugees Claim Jesus Appeared to Save Them From Dying at Sea"


[While having nothing to do with UFOs, readers of Inexplicata will remember an article from 2005, "High Strangeness: Our Haunted Seas", which makes mention of similar situations elsewhere in the world. The rational, debunking explanation is dehydration and the terror of dying in the ocean, but there are elements that suggest otherwise. Our thanks to Andrés Salvador for drawing our attention to this matter -- SC]

When a powerful storm threatened to overwhelm a vessel conveying refugees fleeing from the Middle East, a miraculous apparition of Jesus Christ calmed the waters and saved the refugees' lives.

This surprising account was shared by Erick Schenkel, director of the "Jesus Film" project, which has reached communities around the world that do not know the Gospel.

"A group of refugees fleeing from the conflict in the Middle East was trapped while crossing the Aegean Sea toward Greece," says Schenkel.

The sea is extremely dangerous and many ships crossing the area are forced to turn back.

Terrified, Erick says the refugees began calling on God for help. "Suddenly, a brilliant, celestial figure appeared on the boat. Everyone aboard knew it was Jesus," he says.

The refugees were so convinced that it was a miracle, and that their experience had been real, that they decided to commit their lives to Christ.

Aside from facing a hazardous sea crossing, thousands of Syrian and Iraqi families have spent their nights in abandoned buildings, warehouses, garages and open spaces, says Erick.

To change this circumstance, the Jesus Film project is distributing solar-powered LED lights at refugee camps. The lamps include an audio playback unit and a speaker that contains the Gospel.

"In one instance, a missionary didn't have enough time to tell the refugee about the audio contained in the lamp. The next day, the refugee said to the missionary with joy: "You've not only given me light, you've given me the light of the world!"

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[Translation (c) 2017 S. Corrales, IHU]

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Dos asteroides lejanos apoyan la hipótesis del Planeta Nueve

El Gran Telescopio CANARIAS ha permitido observar por primera vez dos objetos transneptunianos extremos: 2004 VN112 y 2013 RF98. Las propiedades dinámicas de este par de asteroides sugieren que tienen un origen común y sugieren algo más importante: la existencia más allá de Plutón de un planeta desconocido en el sistema solar.
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A Group of Prominent Republicans Calls for a Carbon Tax

In a break from the established Republican party stance on climate change, a number of GOP icons, including former Secretaries of State James Baker III and George Shultz, and former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson Jr., are quietly advocating that sitting Republican lawmakers take the issue of global warming seriously, through the implementation of a carbon-tax. This approach stands in stark contrast to the party's traditional view on the subject, having not only repeatedly tried to ignore the issue, but have also actively tried to block greenhouse gas reduction efforts.

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16 feb. 2017

El planeta enano Ceres alberga compuestos precursores de la vida

La sonda Dawn de la NASA ha detectado por primera vez material orgánico en Ceres que, junto al amoníaco, agua helada, carbonatos y sales de su superficie, ofrecen los ingredientes para el nacimiento de la vida. Además los científicos piensan que estos compuestos prebióticos son nativos, es decir, que no los trajo ningún objeto externo.
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Anne's Valentine to You "We are Lovers"

I have gotten a message from my wife that I will post here in Anne's Diary. Ever since Trump won the election, I have taken these messages seriously. In September when I asked her who would win the election she immediatley said "Trump." At the time, of course, he was way behind in the polls and this seemed impossible, so I discounted it. I then asked her, "What will he do?" Her answer was "not much," and now that he has returned to Obama's foreign policy and seems to be having serious problems because of his connections to Russia, I am thinking that that might be true, also.

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Where did all the Kahunas Go? An Amazing Story of Hawaiian Magic

Wednesday February 15, 2017
In Hawaiian culture kahunas are masters of their craft. For some, that craft was magic. We have heard the stories of their greatness, but where did they go? What happened to their knowledge? Finally, we have real answers to that and some of the other mysteries of this amazing island nation that is really a microcosm of the world. 

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The Survival of Orbital Algae Suggests That Life May Not Have Originated on Earth

An experiment that was conducted aboard -- or rather outside of -- the International Space Station, proves that biological organisms can survive the harsh environment of space for extended periods of time. The experiment was designed investigate how human expeditions to Mars could one day sustain themselves, and how the biology of extremophiles -- organisms that thrive in conditions that would be deadly to other creatures here on Earth -- would fare in the harshness of space. The success of the experiment not only provided surprisingly positive results, it also offers new evidence that life on Earth may have originated from elsewhere in the cosmos.

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15 feb. 2017

New Hurricane-Strength Storm Threatens to Continue the Current Arctic Warming Trend

For the third time this winter, temperatures in the Arctic are forecast to rise to near freezing, due to a massive storm that is brewing in the North Atlantic. The continued dumping of warm, moist air into the Arctic, along with the overall rise of global temperatures and a warm Arctic winter, is hampering the region's ability to generate new sea ice cover, already at a record low since the season started last September.

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14 feb. 2017

A Startling UFO in Normandy...if it is Normandy

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It is claimed that this object was taped in Normandy in western France, if so, then it is a form that appears from time to time and is a genuine unknown. However, it could also be fire on a mountainside and taped elsewhere. There are no mountains in Normandy high enough for this to be a fire on a mountainside in this geographical location.



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Trump Directive Delays the addition of the Imperiled Bumblebee to the Endangered Species List

The listing of the rusty patched bumblebee on the endangered species list in the United States has been delayed by a directive issued by the Trump administration that places a 60-day hold on all new regulations published in the Federal Register. This now-scarce species of bumblebee was due to be included in the endangered species list on February 10, but the delay pushes that inclusion back to March 21.

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11 feb. 2017

Spain: Police Look Into Alleged UFO sighting at Santuari de Misericordia (Reus)



Source: Diari de Tarragona.com
Date: 02.08.2017


Spain: Police Look Into Alleged UFO sighting at Santuari de Misericordia (Reus)

Local residence notified the Guardia Urbana to the presence of an unidentified flying object that gave gave off lights and bursts of color. Police officers have not dismissed any hypotheses out of hand, but are almost entirely sure it was a star.

"It looked like a large donut-shaped circle that gave off flashes of light. One was white, while the other, smaller one was orange." This was the eyewitness report provided by Vicenta Quillez, one of the residents of Reus who confirms the sighting of a UFO (unidentified flying object) flying over the Santuari de Misericordia, an event that prompted the Guardia Urbana to take a closer look at the events.


Quilez told "Diari" that the events occurred on Wednesday around seven o'clock in the evening. It was around this time that she and other neighbors became aware of the presence of a large circle of lights over the sanctuary. Quilez recalls that they looked at the object for nearly two hours, unable to ascertain its nature. It was then that the UFO ceased to be motionless "and began heading toward the mountains," she says, adding: "I've always had misgivings about UFOs, but I've never seen anything like this before."

The sighting took place from Avenida La Salle. Uncertain as to where to go from there, the locals decided to phone the Guardia Urbana. After repeated inquiries, this newspaper has learned that the police sent two cruisers to the Santuari de Misericordia to investigate the possible UFO sighting. Police officers did not dismiss the possibility of a light-emitting object. However, all appears to indicate it was a star made visible thanks to the clear skies."

[Translation (c) 2017, S. Corrales, IHU with thanks to Sylvia Syl]

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10 feb. 2017

New Brain Implant Technology Promises Practicability for Long-Term Use

Brain implants that allow the direct interface between the human brain and machines have been in development for some time now. However, aside from the daunting task of figuring out how to couple solid-state electronics with what amounts to a biological computer, another problem faced by researchers is the body's reaction to foreign objects: implanted electrodes work just fine when initially inserted, but over time scar tissue builds up over them, hampering their ability to both read and transmit electrical signals between themselves and their targeted neurons. However, researchers at Harvard Medical School have come up with a new method of implantation that may be able to avoid this problem, allowing for long-term use of such implants.

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