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Issue 396 In This Issue September 20th, 2014

Editors Corner

Greetings,
Did you know that Burlington, Vermont now runs on 100% renewable electricity? All of their energy now comes from renewable sources. Click here

Speaking of renewable sources, Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells hold great potential in medicine. Not long ago, a health-ministry committee in Japan gave clearance for human trials of next-generation iPS cells. Just 4 days after this happened, a Japanese woman received an implant of retinal pigment epithelium cells, generated from these next-generation stem cells, into an eye to help stop macular degeneration. Click here

Technology is getting better all the time. 3D printing is no exception, and it's popularity is sky-rocketing. Avi Reichental looks at what this means and "What's next in 3D printing". Click here

There's more, but I will leave the rest for you to discover and enjoy.
Have a wonderful week.

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Science Watch

Japanese woman is first recipient of next-generation stem cells
A Japanese woman in her 70s is the first person to receive tissue derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, a technology that has created great expectations since it could offer the same regenerative potential as embryo-derived cells but without some of the ethical and safety concerns. In a two-hour procedure starting at 14:20 local time today, a team of three eye specialists lead by Yasuo Kurimoto of the Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, implanted a 1.3 by 3.0 millimetre sheet of retinal pigment epithelium cells into an eye of the Hyogo prefecture resident, who suffers from age-related macular degeneration, a common eye condition that can lead to blindness. The procedure took place at the Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation, next to the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), where ophthalmologist Masayo Takahashi had developed and tested the epithelium sheets. Takahashi had reprogrammed some cells from the patient's skin to produce induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. ('Pluripotent' means able to differentiate into virtually any type of tissue in the body.) She then coaxed those cells to differentiate into retinal pigment epithelium cells and grow into a sheet for implantation.

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Technology Watch

What’s next in 3D printing


‘Google 2.0’ looking to build cities and airports in the future
Google’s self-driving cars could find themselves carrying passengers through cities custom-built by the same company, if the search giant’s plans for the future ever come to pass. Not content with investing in state-of-the-art robots and pouring money into alternative energy, Google is reportedly drawing up plans to build model cities and airports, according to a new article in The Information. As Google plans for a future where its search engine doesn’t compose the bulk of its revenue, the website reports that company co-founder Larry Page has established a team of workers to explore long-term projects for “ Google 2.0,” including ideas for how to build better cities and more efficient airports. “A little over a year ago, Google CEO Larry Page convened his direct reports, the company’s dozen or so senior vice presidents, for a project that would take up two days a week for a couple of months,” The Information reported. “About 100 other employees” are also taking part in this effort. Since these projects are considered to be even more far-off than the work being done by the Google X team – driverless cars, robotics – plans for city-building and the like will be handled by a separate division dubbed “Google Y.”

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History Watch

Modern Europeans Descended From At Least Three Ancient Populations Within The Last 7,000 Years
The modern European descended from the mixing at least 3, not 2, ancient populations within the last 7,000 years, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. Recent genetic analysis conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Tübingen in Germany have now documented a genetic contribution from a third ancestor: Ancient North Eurasians. This group appears to have contributed DNA to present-day Europeans as well as to the people who travelled across the Bering Strait into the Americas more than 15,000 years ago. "Prior to this paper, the models we had for European ancestry were two-way mixtures. We show that there are three groups. "This also explains the recently discovered genetic connection between Europeans and Native Americans. "The same Ancient North Eurasian group contributed to both of them," " said David Reich, professor of genetics at HMS and co-senior author of the study. The research team also discovered that ancient Near Eastern farmers and their European descendants can trace much of their ancestry to a previously unknown, even older lineage called the Basal Eurasians.

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Why The Legend Of Robin Hood May Be Wrong
According to legend, Robin Hood was a heroic outlaw from Nottingham, UK. Living in Sherwood Forest, he was famous for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Now, according to new research, it seems we will have to re-evaluate Robin Hood's true origin. Is everything we know about the legend of Robin Hood really wrong? The legend of Robin Hood is believed to date back to the reign of King John in the 13th century. He was one of three prominent outlaws, including Fulk Fitzwarin and Eustace the Monk, but while the latter two were clearly identified historical figures, it is unclear who exactly Robin Hood was. Forests during this time were covered by forest law and were protected as private places for the king, where he could hunt. Many fugitives used these areas, however, to hide out and both Sherwood and Barnsdale Forest feature heavily in the legends. Robin Hood was first referred to in the late 14th century and tales throughout the 15th century including such tales as Robin Hood and the Monk, and Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne.

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On The Lighter Side

Why a good book is a secret door

In The News

100% of power for Vermont city now renewable
Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water, and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city’s edge. When it did, Burlington joined the Washington Electric Co-operative, which has about 11,000 customers across central and northern Vermont and which reached 100 percent earlier this year. ‘‘It shows that we’re able to do it, and we’re able to do it cost effectively in a way that makes Vermonters really positioned well for the future,’’ said Christopher Recchia, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service. It’s part of a broader movement that includes a statewide goal of getting 90 percent of Vermont’s energy from renewable resources by 2050, including electricity, heating, and transportation. Across the state, Vermonters are urging their electric utilities to provide them with renewable sources of power, and the utilities are listening, Recchia said. It’s also a growing movement across the country, as governments and businesses seek to liberate themselves from using power produced by environmentally harmful fossil fuels.

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Veteran MD buys farm and prescribes food as medicine
Meet Dr. Ronald Weiss, MD, an internist with a successful 25-year medical practice in West New York who moonlights as an assistant professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Weiss, a 52-year-old married father of two, sold his lucrative practice and liquidated all his assets so he could buy a 348-acre, 18th-century farm adjacent to Schooley's Mountain, in Long Valley, New Jersey. In June of 2014, he launched Ethos Health, a combination of community supported agriculture (CSA) and his iconoclastic food-as-medicine medical practice. The farm currently supports 90 families on a membership basis with a seasonal repertoire of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Weiss believes that plant-based "whole foods are the most powerful disease-modifying tools available to practitioners -- more powerful than any drugs or surgeries." Weiss professes, and science agrees, that inflammation is the root of many if not most chronic diseases. It therefore stands to reason that nutritionally dense, fresh fruits and vegetables are the best anti-inflammatory medicine money can buy, and it also conforms to the principal, mostly ignored maxim of Western medicine: "First do no harm."

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RSE Newsletter

Now Available - JZ's Amazing Interview with Whitley Strieber!
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"2014 was a summer sizzler: Earth’s hottest on record" added to Ramtha's teachings on this subject:
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Student Accomplishments: Laura Mooney wins holding the NOW!
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“Hundreds of reports of meteor (sighted from B. C. to Oregon) but no confirmation” - added to Ramtha on this:
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Yelm's Nisqually Valley News “Judge Denies Freedom Foundation’s Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit”:
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Yelm's Nisqaully Valley News “JZ Knight Reports Seeing UFO in Italy”:
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"Massive black hole in tiny galaxy, astronomers say"
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“Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water?” - added to Ramtha's teachings on this:
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Saturday September 20th @ 6pm: Conversation with Miceal - The Seven Deadly Sins: Part 2
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