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Issue 443 In This Issue August 22nd, 2015

Editors Corner

With all the talk over the years of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere increasing, and recently of carbon nano tubes being excellent for potential use in technology, have you ever wondered if there is a way to cheaply and easily strip the carbon from carbon dioxide and make it useful? Researchers have now apparently demonstrated a technology that could potentially do just that. Click here

Speaking of the atmosphere, you may have seen air current maps of our planet on the internet, but most likely they weren't anywhere near real-time. Did you know that NOAA now has a real-time air current map with current and future predicted air currents (updated with new forecasts every 6 hours)? Click here

On a slightly different subject, do you consume food products that have, or may have, Xanthan Gum in them? Do you know what Xanthan Gum is? If not, you may want to read about it and decide for yourself if you still want to ingest it. Click here

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In The News

Why shade balls aren’t such a great idea after all
Here’s how the news works circa 2015: A story gets reported, usually by journalists for major media outlets like the Associated Press or The New York Times. Then, when it starts to get traction on social media and shows up in your Twitter feed or your Facebook, the aggregators jump on it. Aggregators are human vultures with lots of student loan debt who put their own particular spin on someone else’s story by turning it into a listicle or writing a clever reaction piece or reducing a 3,000-word feature into a meme. I am one of those vultures — ripping the meat out of stories and regurgitating them here for you. And, while most journalism school graduates probably dream of breaking stories rather than aggregating them, I didn’t go to j-school, and I rather enjoy the roadkill. There are times, however, when this system — thousands of people clacking away at their laptops, re-reporting a story without fact-checking the original work — breaks down. Remember shade balls? This is one of those stories.

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You Decide

Tianjin explosion leads to massive fish die-off, mysterious foam falls out of the sky, burning the skin of citizens as Chinese government declares everything's fine
The first pictures of the mass fish die-offs and cyanide-infused rainfall have now emerged from Tianjin, China, following the catastrophic blast that has unleashed a wave of speculation about its real cause. Chinese dissidents told Natural News they believe the blast was carried out by the Pentagon using an exotic space-based weapon, and that it was intended to send a message to China to stop devaluing the yuan (i.e. currency wars). The official explanation from the Chinese government -- which tells the truth about as rarely as the Obama administration -- is that this was merely a chemical explosion caused by some local business knuckleheads storing too much sodium cyanide in a storage facility. Chinese dissidents told Natural News that this was a secondary explosion, and indeed, there are multiple reports of two explosions taking place at Tianjin ground zero.

From the BBC: The China Earthquake Networks Centre said the initial explosion, in a city with a population of around 15 million, had a power equivalent to three tonnes of TNT detonating, while the second was the equivalent of 21 tonnes. The second was so big that satellites orbiting Earth picked it up as well. Chinese data site Cnbeta published pictures showing the sudden flare.

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What Exactly is Xanthan Gum and Should You Eat It?
If you’ve read the labels on packaged food lately, chances are good that you’ve seen xanthan gum listed on the label. And, like most people you probably hesitated, wondering, “What exactly is xanthan gum?” To help you make your own decision, let me share some information about xanthan, how it is made and research as to whether this substance is healthy or not. Xanthan gum is a carbohydrate that is secreted by bacteria known as Xanthomonas campestris. It is used as a thickener and stabilizing ingredient in packaged foods and now, many baked goods, particularly gluten-free ones. It is also used in many sauces and condiments, including McDonald’s rib sauce, for example. Xanthan gum occurs when these Xanthomonas campestris bacteria are mixed with fermented sugars, such as corn sugar, sugar from sugar beets or lactose, wheat, or soy to form a gummy substance. And, yes, the corn, sugar beets, dairy, wheat and soy likely contain genetically-modified organisms. And, for those people with allergies to any of these items, you may be getting more than you bargained for when you eat a food item containing xanthan.

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On The Lighter Side

Activists Place Party Hats On Surveillance Cameras For George Orwell’s Birthday

To celebrate author George Orwell’s 110th birthday earlier this year, Dutch artists worked together to decorate surveillance cameras with party hats.

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September 19th @ 4pm: Phoenix Rising's grand Fall Celebration & Fundraiser
Kick up your spurs and come celebrate with us at Schorno's Agri-Business/Nisqually Springs Farm. There will be live music with the BEATNIKS, the most sought after band in the area, delicious food catered by Garden To Gourmet. a Dessert Dash, Raffles, Raised Paddle Call, an Art auction with unique art from the students, and much, much more! It will be a night to remember! Limited tickets available. Get your tickets now at Garden to Gourmet, the Yelm Food Coop or The Phoenix Rising School.
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How young blood might help reverse aging. Yes, really

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Technology Watch

We Were Blown Away By This Beautiful Wind Map

Though software engineer Cameron Beccario did it first with "Earth," now NOAA has launched its own real-time wind model displayed over the gorgeous backdrop of the world at night.

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Researcher Demonstrates How to Suck Carbon from the Air, Make Stuff from It
A new method for taking carbon dioxide directly from the air and converting it to oxygen and nanoscale fibers made of carbon could lead to an inexpensive way to make a valuable building material—and may even serve as a weapon against climate change. Carbon fibers are increasingly being used as a structural material by industries like aerospace and automotive, which value its strength and light weight. The useful attributes of carbon fibers, which also include electrical conductivity, are enhanced at the nanoscale, says Stuart Licht, a professor of chemistry at George Washington University. The problem is that it’s very expensive to make carbon fibers, much less nanofibers. Licht says his group’s newly demonstrated technology, which both captures the carbon dioxide from the air and employs an electrochemical process to convert it to carbon nanofibers and oxygen, is more efficient and potentially a lot cheaper than existing methods.

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Calendar of Events

August 22nd @ 7pm: TimeQuest
What is the assassination was stopped by way of a time traveller? $5

August 23rd @ 4pm: Replay - Breakfast with Simon Part 1
Featuring: Simon Parkes, Miceal Ledwith, Linda McCallum & Alison Baker. Admission to offset costs for this production: $10 (1/2 price seats for lodge seating on the left of the stage)

September 5th: The Triad Art Gallery - Grand Opening
Memberships are available now! Presentation space is available. Be sure to see our exhibit by Paul Keesler, local sculptor!

The Triad Arts Center - Artist Directory
Sponsored by the Yelm Business Association Expose Yourself! Get in the Bible of Local Artists! Like having your own exhibit in the Triad Arts Gallery via virtual reality! Your name is linked in our Artist Directory to your website! We have 800+ regular viewers on our site including Los Angeles, San Diego, Todos Santos and Las Vegas Art Lovers. Once you are in the are in forever! Cost is one time set up fee of $10 (after Sept it will be $20 so sign up now!) check to Triad PO Box 2040 Yelm WA 98597

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Fall Celebration & Fundraiser!
Kick up your spurs and come celebrate with us at Phoenix Rising's grand Fall Celebration & Fundraiser September 19th at Schorno's Agri-Business/Nisqually Springs Farm. There will be live music with the BEATNIKS, the most sought after band in the area, delicious food catered by Garden To Gourmet. a Dessert Dash, Raffles, Raised Paddle Call, an Art auction with unique art from the students, and much, much more! It will be a night to remember! Limited tickets available. Get your tickets now at Garden to Gourmet, the Yelm Food Coop or The Phoenix Rising School. Click here for more information

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