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Issue 437 In This Issue July 11th, 2015

Editors Corner

Greetings,
Did you know that researchers have figured out how to use lasers combined with ultrasound as a new biological tissue imaging technique? In layman's terms, think of it a bit like X-Rays only better and less destructive, and they can use it to see a lot more then just bones or metal. Click here

Speaking of sound, did you know that plants can "hear" their leaves being chewed on? When researchers played the sound of leaves being chewed to mustard plants, the plants primed their leaves with the same chemical deterrent as they would have if something was actually chewing on their leaves. Click here

Nature can seem odd at times. For example, have you heard that there are sharks hanging out in an underwater volcano (when it's not erupting)? Divers had a hard time getting near the volcano because the water was so hot and/or acidic that when they tried, they got mild skin burns. Click here

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Technology Watch

Listening with Lasers: Hybrid Technique Sees Into Human Body
A human skull, on average, is about 6.8 millimeters (0.3 inches) thick, or roughly the depth of the latest smartphone. Human skin, on the other hand, is about 2 to 3 millimeters (0.1 inches) deep, or about three grains of salt deep. While both of these dimensions are extremely thin, they present major hurdles for any kind of imaging with laser light.  Why? The photons in laser light scatter when they encounter biological tissue. Corralling tiny photons to obtain meaningful details about tissue has proven to be one of the most challenging problems laser researchers have faced to date.  However, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) decided to eliminate the photon roundup completely and use scattering to their advantage. The result: an imaging technique that would peer right into a skull, penetrating tissue at depths up to 7 centimeters (about 2.8 inches). 

The photoacoustic effect
The approach, which combines laser light and ultrasound, is based on the photoacoustic effect, a concept first discovered by Alexander Graham Bell in the 1880s. In his work, Bell discovered that the rapid interruption of a focused light beam produces sound. 

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Garden Watch

Gardening for Butterflies
Having a garden is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Tangible benefits can be gained from interacting directly with the natural world, including healing faster after an illness and improving kids’ creativity and learning. Just think about how the scent of an aster or the feel of its petals completely changes your mood! Flowers and other plants are beautiful and inspiring, but what I call the fourth dimension in gardening is even more so. This fourth dimension includes the insects and favorable wildlife that are attracted to your garden. Here, I will talk about butterflies, whose color and life are as beautiful as a wind-blown meadow. How can you welcome these insects into your garden year-round?

Native Plants
First, it’s important to select plants that are native to your region. Butterflies and other insects have evolved with the bloom time and taste of plants they know best. When properly sited, native plants can be easier to maintain. Great sources for native plants can be found via the Pollinator Partnership’s regional guides and at sites like Find Native Plants. Make sure you incorporate host plants for caterpillars – zizia for black swallowtails, milkweed for monarchs, and baptisia for sulphurs.

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RSE Newsletter

Sophie Sykes new book making news: ‘In the Age of the Miraculous’:
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“7 Things Emotionally Successful People Do Differently” added to #Ramtha teachings on DNA, telomeres (July 9, 2015):
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“Study: Last time it was this hot, seas rose 20 feet” added to #Ramtha on climate change (July 10, 2015):
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History Channel presents “The Devil’s Graveyards," featuring a Blue Grid (scroll to July 6, 2015):
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The interior of #JZ-Rose now on the Google Maps virtual tour - check it out - For All Things Beautiful:
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If you missed #JZKnight on Coast-to-Coast or wish to re listen, be sure to catch this inspiring interview:
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“Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage” (July 7, 2015):
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Jason Padgett speaks @ Spiritual Bootcamp-wrote "Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel"
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Project Hope II - David Batten travels to Olympia, WA with his mum - more miracles abound (July 7, 2015):
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“Greenland Experiences Sudden Onset of Melt Season” added to #Ramtha from 2006 on Greenland ice melt (July 7, 2015):
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Science Watch

Researchers discover ancient flower that naturally treats diabetes; Big Pharma immediately begins developing synthetic version
Israeli researchers have discovered an amazing plant native to their region that apparently helps treat type-2 diabetes naturally without the need for drugs or injections. But rather than promote the actual plant as a therapeutic option for patients, the team is instead working with drug companies to isolate the plant's "active ingredient" so it can be synthesized and turned into a patented, corporate-owned pharmaceutical drug. The plant is known as Chiliadenus iphionoides, or sharp varthemia, and it has a stocky, furry-looking stem that produces spiny yellow flowers. In both cellular and animal models, extracts from this aromatic shrub have been shown to exhibit antidiabetic activity, helping to improve sugar absorption into muscle and fat cells, as well as reduce blood sugar levels. Based on these powerful outcomes, as reported in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, sharp varthemia appears to be a godsend for people who suffer from diabetes mellitus, which the American Diabetes Association says is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. today. But you won't find the plant at your local CVS or Walgreens pharmacy, and you likely never will.

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Weather Watch

June was a scorcher in the Western U.S.
The U.S. West is still baking. The temperatures for June are in and five Western states saw their warmest June ever (helping to make the month the second warmest June for the contiguous U.S.), and four continue to see their warmest year-to-date, just as 2015 hits the halfway mark. In drought-plagued California, “we’re beating the record set just last year” and “not by a razor thin margin,” Daniel Swain, a PhD student at Stanford University, said. The huge area of considerable warmth in the Pacific Ocean that has been hanging around for two years now is one of the main drivers for the sultry western weather, and is getting a boost from the very healthy El Niño event that looks to be in place through the end of the year. These forces are also acting on the background warming that results from the extra heat trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere by ever-increasing greenhouse gas levels, which increases the odds for such high temperature records. The heat spells bad news for the tenacious drought that is now in its fifth year in California, as well as newly expanded drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest, which saw a paltry winter snowpack during the balmy winter.

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Nature Watch

There are sharks living in a volcano, and this is not a drill

Just when you think the world can’t get any surprise you any more, you learn that there are sharks swimming around in a volcano. Truth really is stranger than fiction: Syfy brought us Sharknado and then the universe counters with Sharkcano, otherwise known as Kavachi. This very, very active volcano off the Solomon Islands is 60 feet underwater, and sharks and rays have apparently been hanging out in its caldera between eruptions.

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Plants react to the sound of being eaten alive
The discovery was made in 2014, by researchers Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft from the University of Missouri. It's been known for a while that sounds can affect the way plants germinate, and the expression of some of their genes, says Appel. "But just why plants were sensitive to airborne sound was a mystery". Self-preservation is as good an evolutionary strategy as you get, so the pair set out to test whether plants were able to respond to the miniscule vibrations caused by having their leaves chewed. With the help of a laser and some reflective tape, Cocroft -- an expert in bioacoustics -- recorded the vibrations made by a caterpillar chewing on leaves of a mustard plant, and then played the soundtrack to other plants of the same type. Control plants were played two hours of silence, in a kind of botanical John Cage tribute. Appel then measured the levels of bad-tasting chemicals that the plants produce to deter predators, like glucosinolates, which gives mustard its sharp flavour. Sure enough, the plants that 'heard' the chewing sound had higher levels of those compounds when they were later grazed upon. So the feeding vibrations had primed the plants for later attack.

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Calendar of Events

July 7th to 11th @ 7:30pm & 12th @ 3pm: SRO Production of Pajama Game!
Live theater at its musical best! $20 Tickets on Sale at door and Yelm Food Co-op.

July 18th @ 7:30pm: "20 Years and Counting"
Compilation of all the actors and directors and casts performing in Yelm for the last 20 years. Live cameo performances of greatest moments.

July 23rd @ 7pm: "Poets of Yelmshire"
Suggested $5 donation. Open mic for newcomer poets.

Luxury Rt ride to the Seahawks Home games
Long black stretch limo courtesy of the Triad Theater available to take the stress and worry of driving and parking. No DUIs! Can accommodate a group of 6 $400 rt 360 790-7490

July 30th @ 7pm: Chelsey Weber-Smith and Johnny Toulouse — "The Broken Moodring Tour"
Suggested Donation $5 min.

Aug 2nd @ 7pm: Joe Bongiorno in Concert! "Whisperings"
An enchanting evening of piano music.(no 1 alternative easy listening to performer on major radio stations and aired videos. Also featuring Amy Janelle and Brad Jacobsen. Tickets $20. Vip early Seating: $30 Tickets at door and Yelm Food Co-op

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