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A new study shows that practicing mindfulness—focusing one’s awareness and attention on the present—significantly lessens law enforcement professionals’ stress and anger. Police officers face unique challenges everyday: departmental politics, pending litigation, irregular shifts. And on the street, they come face-to-face with criminals, violence and death, and situations that threaten their own safety. This stress is […]
The sky above us—historically defined as a common resource—is being redefined as it becomes saturated with new technologies, including especially drones. Over one million drones were sold in 2015 alone, and a hot debate is underway about who has the right to fly them and where. The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which regulates […]
Mobile phone usage has become an integral part of our lives. However, the effects of the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by these devices on biological systems, including reproductive systems in particular, are still in active debate. A fundamental hindrance to this debate is that there is no clear mechanism to explain how such non-ionizing […]
A recent JAMA study found Mindful-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to be just as effective as commonly prescribed antidepressants drugs. MBCT teaches patients to regard depressive thoughts as just thoughts and not facts, ultimately leading to greater awareness of the situation that allows the individual a new way to respond to depressive thoughts and related feelings […]
A new theory has emerged as a possible explanation for climate change. Human generated electromagnetic radiation may contribute to global warming by diverting a natural energy force termed KELEA (kinetic energy limiting electrostatic attraction) from its presumed association with cosmic rays. This theory states that cosmic ray delivered KELEA normally participates in the formation of […]