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California fires are going to get worse – Directed Energy Weapons & smart meters

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The fires in and around Santa Rosa, California continue to cause interest due to their link with electromagnetism and, ultimately Smart Meters. View the video below about Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) and the link with Smart Meters.
Google continues to make incursions in our lives through the creation of the Google Home Mini see below).Google will, of course, make it’s impact through the proliferation 5G technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). Not only will 5G be weaponized and evidenced by the videos on the California fires, Kevin Mottus, the admirable spokesman for the California Brain Tumor Trust in the video below lucidly explains the dangers ahead. 
Mottus’ concerns are succinctly echoed by Dr. Paul Heroux, PhD, on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Thanks to EMF Refugee for the heads-up.
Please circulate widely.

John Weigel
Ireland

Updates

Renowned human rights advocate Melanie Vritschan’s newborn baby medically kidnapped by Brussels hospital Erasme under false psychiatric charges

US-Europe Joint Investigation Team press release: For immediate distribution worldwide

BRUSSELS, BE – World-renowned human rights activist Melanie Vritschan, member of the US-Europe Joint Investigation Team, has had her newborn baby, Amethyst Vritschan. removed from her care in L’Erasme Hopital in Brussels, Belgium, where she gave birth on October 18, on trumped-up charges of psychiatric instability.

Melanie Vritschan gave birth by planned Ceaserean to the healthy baby girl, Amethyst Vritschan on Wednesday, October 18, at L’Hopital Erasme in Brussels, Belgium. Mother and child were both reported as doing very well shortly after the birth by Dr. Katherine Horton, high-energy physicist, former CERN scientist, founder/lead member of the US-Europe Joint Investigation Team, who was present as her friend, colleague, and companion at the hospital, and accompanied her into the operating-room.

The US-Europe Joint Investigation Team is a human rights group and investigative team investigating the reports of non-consensual directed-energy weapons, neuro weapons, and bioweapon experimentation and operation that Americans and Europeans, as well as other world citizens, are reporting in large numbers today.

Melanie Vritschan is also the founder of ICATOR, the International Coalition Against Electronic Torture and Robotization of Living Beings, and vocal human rights advocate for the rights of all human beings to be free of non-consensual military/Intelligence experimentation, electromagnetic abuse, covert implantation, neurotechnology assault, and bio-robotization.

Ms. Vritschan came to world attention recently when a surgeon removed part of a large, strangulating metallic implant from her neck, which had been covertly implanted-possibly by the Belgian intelligence agency State Security Service, headed by Jaak Raes, since intelligence agencies are now known to be engaging in clandestine implantation practices, possibly by NSA/DARPA, since this resembled a NSA/DARPA/Motorola patent using self-assembling nanotechnology, and was being used to inflict pain at her throat. This story was covered earlier by NewsInsideOut journalist Alfred Webre. This non-biological, metallic implant was recently spectroscopically and electronically analyzed in a laboratory by Dr. Horton as well as another scientist and was found to carry titanium-in no way biological or from the human body-in its makeup.

https://newsinsideout.com/2017/10/jit-press-release-renowned-human-rights-advocate-melanie-vritschans-newborn-baby-medically-kidnapped-brussels-hospital-erasme-false-psychiatric-charges/

The headband that makes you smarter: US military reveals a bizarre device that increases learning by 40% – and it could be commonly used by 2022

• The non-invasive device applies a current to the brain’s prefrontal cortex

• This causes changes in connectivity between different brain areas

• In trials on macaques, it was shown to increase learning by 40 per cent

• Researchers are now seeking FDA approval, and suggest the device will be widespread in five to ten years

But experts have revealed such a device in reality – and claim it could increase learning by 40 per cent.

The device, which is described as ‘non-invasive transcranial direct current ‘ (tDCS) was designed by researchers from HRL Laboratories and McGill University in Montreal, with funding from the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA).

The device applies a current to an area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5008179/Darpa-reveals-device-increases-learning-40.html

A Watchman Report; Your AR15 is not going to be enough…

 

Directed Energy Weapons over California with Elana Freeland

 

Analysing Santa Rosa fires. Directed energy? DEW

 

How and why CA fires were DEW created

 

Officials, California fires are going to get worse – Directed Energy Weapons & smart meters

 

Google to build world’s first digital ‘UTOPIA’ with parks in sky & AI weather

The metropolis will have computer-driven shuttles, “floating” parks – and even boast its own artificial weather.

Residents will live in loft-like flats, allowing them to work from home at the touch of a button.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/654004/google-digital-metropolis-city-search-pictures-concept

• Keeps you informed and up to date with instant news & other updates without lifting a finger

• Master the kitchen using timers, step-by-step recipes, conversions & more

• Start your smart home, compatible with the latest smart lights and thermostats

The Google Home team is aware of an issue impacting a small number of Google Home Mini devices that could cause the touch control mechanism to behave incorrectly. We immediately rolled out a software update on October 7 to mitigate the issue.

//store.google.com/ca/product/google_home

If North Korea can kill 90% of Americans in a year, why did DoD just defund the Congressional EMP Commission?

At a House hearing yesterday, experts warned members of Congress that a North Korean EMP attack could kill 90% of Americans within one year, calling it an “existential threat.”

But despite this looming crisis, the Department of Defense has decided now was the time to defund the Congressional committee that has been studying the threat since 2001.

The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack has been around for nearly two decades, but their efforts have mostly been restricted to making sure that the U.S. national command authority and U.S. strategic forces could continue to function. Meanwhile “no major efforts were then thought necessary to protect critical national infrastructures.” Apparently, the plan was that our defense would be so effective, no further steps were needed.

This has all changed with recent strides in nuclear weaponry by North Korea. The results of an EMP strike could be apocalyptic.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-17/if-north-korea-can-kill-90-americans-year-why-did-dod-just-defund-congressional-emp-

– 5G: You’ve been warned –

Forcing a total, saturated 5G future… without safety checks

 

MUST WATCH – the SCARIEST 3-1/2 minutes EVER! – 5G will weaponize everything

 

5G, AI & the NWO smart control grid with Max Igan

 

5G Wireless Radiation Dangers

 

Something strange is happening with insects

 

Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/18/warning-of-ecological-armageddon-after-dramatic-plunge-in-insect-numbers

Scientists warn of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after study shows flying insect numbers plummeting 75%

The number of flying insects has plummeted by 75 per cent in the last 25 years, according to a study that suggests we are approaching an “ecological Armageddon”.

The implications for humanity are profound, with insects providing an essential role for life on earth as pollinators of plants and prey for larger animals.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/flying-insects-numbers-drop-ecological-armageddon-75-per-cent-plummet-a8008406.html

U.S. life expectancy is declining, new calculations show

The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer.

But lifespans aren’t necessarily extending to offer equal time on the beach. Data released last week suggest Americans’ health is declining and millions of middle-age workers face the prospect of shorter, and less active, retirements than their parents enjoyed.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-23/americans-are-retiring-later-dying-sooner-and-sicker-in-between

From Prof. Olle Johansson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Spain: Electromagnetic fields and their adverse effects on our health

“Electromagnetic fields and their adverse effects on our health” at the presentation session of The Madrid International Scientific Declaration on Electromagnetic Fields and Health Effects, September 28, 2017, at the Real Academia Nacional de Medicina (Madrid):

From Angela Tsiang, California

Wang and Xie and Yu 2017 study found cell phone users had 38% more headaches than non-cell phone users. Results were statistically significant.

Mobile phones, cordless phones and rates of brain tumors in different age groups in the Swedish National Inpatient Register and the Swedish Cancer Register during 1998-2015

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-12802-9

Hardell L, Carlberg M (2017). Mobile phones, cordless phones and rates of brain tumors in different age groups in the Swedish National Inpatient Register and the Swedish Cancer Register during 1998-2015. PLoS One. 12(10): e0185461. Published online Oct 4, 2017.

Please see 2 important studies, summarized in Dr. Moskowitz’ email below.

Brain tumor rates are rising in the US: The role of cell phone & cordless phone use

For additional evidence that cellphone and cordless phone use increase

brain tumor risk and that brain tumor incidence has been increasing in the U.S.

see 

“Should Cellphones Have Warning Labels?”
and

STORYLINE vs. REST-OF-THE-STORY:

Brain cancer incidence, cellphone use, and trends data

http://www.saferemr.com/2016/06/storyline-vs-rest-of-story-brain-cancer.html

Hardell and Carlberg (2015) reported that brain tumor rates have been increasing in Sweden based upon the Swedish National Inpatient Registry data. Hardell and Carlberg (2017) reported that brain tumors of unknown type increased from 2007-2015, especially in the age group 20-39 years of age. According to the authors, “This may be explained by higher risk for brain tumor in subjects with first use of a wireless phone before the age of 20 years taking a reasonable latency period.”

Hardell and Carlberg 2017 study showed increasing trend in brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors over the period 2007-2015, statistically significant for males. It appears that the tumor rate is about 50% higher in 2015 than it was in 2007. Below are charts of brain tumor incidence from 1998 to 2015 – the increasing trend from 2007 to 2015 can be seen clearly from the charts:

Attack on embassy in Cuba NOT from sound. Health effects on US diplomats in Moscow from radar exposure or radiation , according to neurologist Dr. Gizzi. He said among possible causes are a virus, poison ultrasonic nor subsonic waves – have not been known to be produced by either hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, balance and visual problems, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues and difficulty sleeping”Previously the attacks on the US embassy in Cuba had been reported to possibly be from a “sonic” weapon. However, it appears now that what caused the attack is unknown, since the symptoms experienced by those attacked –

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/us/politics/us-embassy-cuba-attacks.html

The symptoms suffered by the embassy employees are all typical of “microwave sickness”, i.e. ill effects from exposures to low levels of microwave radiation

https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/microwave%20sickness ,
aka EHS, or electrohypersensitivity
https://ehtrust.org/science/electromagnetic-sensitivity/

This attack is reminiscent of the attack by the Russians on the US embassy in Moscow with MICROWAVE RADIATION during the Cold War from the 1950s that did not stop until 1979

Some articles about it

 http://people.com/archive/the-microwave-menace-is-zapping-us-all-warns-writer-paul-brodeur-vol-9-no-4/

• http://www.nytimes.com/1979/05/30/archives/soviet-halts-microwaves-aimed-at-us-embassy.html?mcubz=0

• https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1977/11/12/us-protests-sudden-increase-in-radiation-at-moscow-embassy/a5cd66a8-4d03-41a4-a4cb-bf70c7d2cddc/?utm_term=.9d8b694cdb4

In 1978, epidemiologist and Professor Abraham Lilienfeld from John Hopkins University was hired to do a study on the health effects on US embassy employees in Moscow who had been microwaved by radar by the Russians. The complete report

Lilienfeld, A.M., Tonascia, J., and Tonascia S., Libauer, C.A., and Cauthen, G.M., 1978: “Foreign Service health status study – evaluation of health status of foreign service and other employees from selected eastern European posts”. Final Report (Contract number 6025-619073) to the U.S. Dept of State, July 31, 1978. can be found here
https://ntrl.ntis.gov/NTRL/dashboard/searchResults/titleDetail/PB288163.xhtml
 
– at top is a link to download .

The study is long, over 400 pages. The conclusion of the Lilienfeld study was that no significant health effects were seen (the study was looking mainly for differences in cancer and morbidity rates), however, if you look at the individual data tables, some statistically significant increases in health effects (p<0.05) can be found in US Embassy employees who were irradiated by radar in Moscowcompared to a similar population that was not located in Moscow. There were about 3500 employees and dependents at the US embassy in Moscow during the study period.

p. 156, Table 6.22, Males only

Protozoal Intestinal disease, p = 0.001

Benign Neoplasms, p= 0.04

p. 169, Table 6.27, Males only

Psoriasis, p=0.009

Eye problems, p = 0.0002

p. 175, Table 6.31, Males only

Depression, p = 0.004

Irritability, p = 0.009

Difficulty Concentrating, p = 0.001

Memory Loss, p = 0.008

p. 172, Table 6.29, Females only (fewer female workers at the embassy compared to males)

Anemia, p = 0.03

Ulcers, p = 0.04

Exposure Levels to the employees:

1953-May 1975: Max. 5uW/cm2, 9hrs/day

June 1975 – 2-7-76: 15uW/cm2, 18hrs/day

Since 2-7-76: <1uW/cm2, 18hrs/day

Exposure levels were all below US government exposure guidelines (FCC exposure limit: 1000uW/cm2)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines Electromagnetic Sensitivity on “Vital Signs” Saturday morning, Oct 21

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, has produced a program on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity which is currently being shown on CNN International. If it doesn’t get bumped, CNN will air this program in the U.S. on October 21 and November 4. The US version will be shorter than the international and online version because the US has more commercials.

You can watch the program online now by viewing the following three videos on the CNN website:

Part 1 (9-minute video): Welcome to the National Quiet Zone – with Diane Schou and Dr. David Carpenter. In a small West Virginia town, a restriction on wireless internet and phone signals provides a refuge to disconnect.

http://cnn.it/2floP7A

Part 2 (7-minute video): Reducing Wireless Exposure – with Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Melissa Chalmers, Kevin Mottus, and Dafna Tachover. As the world becomes more connected, how can you reduce your exposure to electromagnetic fields?

http://cnn.it/2yBjBgB

Part 3 (5-minute video): Living in the National Quiet Zone – with Leo Halepli. What life is like for a young man from Turkey now living in the small town of Green Bank, West Virginia.

http://cnn.it/2wgekcD

Note: Dr. Gupta’s statement that non-ionizing radiation cannot cause DNA damage is false. The National Toxicology Program found that mice and rats exposed to non-ionizing, cell phone radiation developed DNA damage. About 30 studies in all including six human studies have found evidence of DNA damage from exposure to low-intensity radiofrequency radiation (RFR). The DNA damage appears to be an indirect effect of the oxidative stress caused by exposure to RFR.

Long Islanders sue in Federal court over cell tower health concerns

CBS New York, Oct 19, 2017

http://cbsloc.al/2yDFOMX

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

Website: http://www.saferemr.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SaferEMR

Twitter: @berkeleyprc

Republican lawmakers’ posh hideaway bankrolled by secret corporate cash

Bank records: Comcast, Microsoft, Koch helped fund GOP convention ‘cloakroom’

Comcast Corp., Microsoft, Koch Companies Public Sector, the National Retail Federation, Health Care Service Corp., the American Petroleum Institute, Chevron and AT&T are among the companies, associations and lobbying powerhouses that funded a limited liability company called “Friends of the House 2016 LLC,” according to bank records.

Comcast Corp., Microsoft, Koch Companies Public Sector, the National Retail Federation, Health Care Service Corp., the American Petroleum Institute, Chevron and AT&T are among the companies, associations and lobbying powerhouses that funded a limited

liability company called “Friends of the House 2016 LLC,” according to bank records.

For example, Comcast Corp., which wrote a $200,000 check to Friends of the House 2016 LLC, isn’t listed as a donor by the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee.

Microsoft gave a $1.8 million in-kind contribution of software to the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, records show, but no cash.

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/10/18/21213/republican-lawmakers-posh-hideaway-bankrolled-secret-corporate-cash

An Electronic Silent Spring – October, 2017 newsletter from Katie Singer

Here’s October, 2017’s Electronic Silent Spring Newsletter:

It reports on rarely reported consequences of smart phones and smart meters:

1. Depletion of natural resources

2. Addiction

3. Loss of democracy and liability

4. Fire

5. Death by distraction

6. Brain tumors

Here are my archived newsletters: http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/newsletter-archive/

http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/october-2017-newsletter/

From Virginia Farver, Ft. Collins, Colorado

IDA Dark Skies…IT NEVER ENDS!

There was a story in our local newspaper this morning about Idaho (one of the national parks) has gone dark. They are putting in Blue hue LED lights in all of our street (including neighborhood) lights. The blue hue LED lights damage the retinas of the eyes. This has gotten out of control! Here is another link:

IDA’s Energy Vision 2050: A smart energy system strategy …

www.energyplan.eu

IDA’s International Dark Skies Association

www.energyplan.eu/idasenergyvision2050/

A planet without the human race

The HFGW gravwave LLC is planning to have broadband through the earth starting in 2019. There is something called the ‘Jason Report’ through the Defense Science Advisory Panel. There is also HFRGW – High Frequency Relic Ground Wave. Sounds like they are planning very soon to have a planet without humans. These emissions will be from 100-1000MHz. It will be used for broadband and to get rid of power-lines and cell towers. It will also be used for global surveillance.

www.vixra.org/pdf/1510.0365v1.pdf

Transportation Sciences Corporation, Gravwave Division

www.vixra.org

2 I. Introduction In the past several years there have been dramatic advances in at least three areas of technology that suggested to us a rather immediate pathway to …

www.stealthskater.com/Documents/Baker_02.pdf

Gravity Wave – StealthSkater

www.stealthskater.com

3 if on the Internet, Press on your browser to return to the previous page (or go to www.stealthskater.com) else if accessing these files from the CD in a MS …

Emory Midtown Hospital adopts ‘smart’ baby bottles for NICU

It’s one of the first internet-connected devices being used in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

As a physical therapist, June Garber’s fingers have guided her work with premature babies for nearly four decades in the NICU at Emory University’s Hospital in midtown Atlanta.

She still relies on her hands to diagnose her small patients, but now she also uses a tablet that shows spikes and plateaus.

“You can feel their chest rise and fall as they feed. With your finger on their chin, you can tell when they swallow,” Garber explained. “The thing that you’re seeing on the screen that’s different from what you would be able to see if I was just sitting here feeding a baby is that you can tell what their tongue is doing in their mouth.”

https://www.wabe.org/emory-midtown-hospital-adopts-smart-baby-bottles-nicu/

Recommended website

From Karen Johnson-Leuthner

Huawei expects big things after emergence into U.S. solar market

By Kelly Pickerel | October 14, 2016

Bates Marshall, a seasoned veteran of the U.S. solar energy market with over 20 years of executive experience, is now in charge of Huawei’s FusionSolar growth strategy in the United States. Marshall was previously both senior VP at Advanced Energy and VP with SMA Solar. He joinedHuawei in May 2016 as vice president and general manager.

https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2016/10/huawei-expects-big-things-emergence-u-s-solar-market/

Leszczynski will lecture in Helsinki, Finland

On November 28, 2017 I will lecture for The Finnish Society for Natural Philosophy.

Place: Tieteiden talo, room 505 (Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki)

Time: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017; 18:15-20:00

Lecture in English; Q&A in English & Finnish

Wireless radiation and health: The past, the present and the future

Dariusz Leszczynski*, PhD, DSc, Dosentti

University of Helsinki, Finland & Frontiers, Lausanne, Switzerland

Member of the IARC Working Group that classified wireless radiation as a possible human carcinogen

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/leszczynski-will-lecture-in-helsinki-finland/

We need to continue research on the effects of mobile phone radiation

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are assuring that there is no reason to be concerned about the effects of mobile phone radiation and that the current safety standards protect all users. At the same time scientists are calling for more research. Why?

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/%E2%80%A2we-need-to-continue-research-on-the-effects-of-mobile-phone-radiation/

Washington conference and US Senate hearing on mobile phones and health

For many years Europe has led the way in mobile phone research because the funding was available there. In the present situation of scientific uncertainty in this area, research community is hoping that US would get more involved in this much needed research by providing necessary funding.

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/%E2%80%A2washington-conference-and-us-senate-hearing-on-mobile-phones-and-health/

How reliable is the epidemiological evidence on mobile phones and cancer?

The opening lecture of the recent BioEM 2009, the Joint Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association in Davos, Switzerland (http://bioem2009.org/) was given by Anssi Auvinen. He reviewed all to date published epidemiological studies dealing with mobile phones and cancer. In the conclusion of his talk Auvinen said that we have performed sufficiently many epidemiological case-control studies but that their scientific evidence is of insufficient quality to reliably draw any health-risk-related estimates. Responding to the question from the audience, Auvinen admitted that execution of more of the case-control studies will not improve the situation, because of the unavoidable biases, and will be only waste of time and money.

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/how-reliable-is-the-epidemiological-evidence-on-mobile-phones-and-cancer/

Thermal or non-thermal: That is the question

When in year 2000 I began to attend the bioelectromagnetics scientific meetings I noticed that if someone commented that “the observed effects might be of thermal nature” this was the most certain way to “kill the presentation” and to nullify its scientific value. Why? Because it is commonly considered that present safety standards prevent any health hazard of thermal effects of mobile phone radiation. Another hot topic is whether mobile phone radiation, at levels permitted by the present safety standards, can induce or not, biological effects without the simultaneous increase of the temperature of the exposed biological material – the so-called non-thermal (or athermal) effects.

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/thermal-or-non-thermal-that-is-the-question/

From China with love

I started research on mobile phone radiation in 1999, ten years ago. Shortly after, in 2001, I began to speak about the possible biological effects of mobile phone radiation not only on scientific forums but also with the media and the general public. Since I considered my opinions as fact-based and moderate, I got surprised that this activity landed me “between a rock and a hard place“. I began to be criticized by those who interpret any piece of scientific evidence showing biological effect, as an indicator of health risk, and by those who interpret the same evidence as an indication of no risk at all. My opinions were considered as either not reaching far enough or reaching too far. In spite of it, I have continued the moderate line and I will do so also in my blog. In my opinion, the published science does not permit to make the final judgment on the possibility of health risk associated with the use of mobile phones. Furthermore, in my opinion, the available scientific evidence is insufficient to reliably support and justify the present no-health-risk-claims and the safety standards.

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/from-china-with-love/

Paul Heroux PhD interviewed by press before Supreme Court event 10/17/2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCW3l4TgC9U&feature=push-u&attr_tag=9JJfAS0Kd9n0x6Nn-6

Cell phone usage associated with lower academic performance

The Effects of Cell Phone Use and Emotion-regulation Style on College Students’ Learning

Cell phones are becoming an inevitable part of the classroom, but extant research suggests that using cell phones in the classroom impairs academic performance. The present study examined the impact of different cell phone policies on learning and emotion-regulation style. Participants were randomly assigned to one of four experimental conditions: cell phone usage allowed, cell phone possession allowed but without usage, cell phones removed, and a no-instruction control group. All participants watched a 20-minute lecture and were sent text messages to mimic classroom distractions. Afterward, participants took a multiple-choice test and filled out questionnaires assessing their level of obsessiveness, nomophobia, and mindfulness. Participants who had their cell phone taken away performed best on the test with no other differences. None of the emotional-regulation measures moderated the results. These findings provide important insight as to how cell phone policies can optimize learning in the classroom.Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.3323/abstract

Teen anxiety on the rise

American teens are suffering record anxiety. We’ll look at why. And what helps?

Teenage life can be stressful. Anxious. We know it. We get it. But in the last decade, the number of American teens reporting “overwhelming anxiety” has surged. For some, it’s just a lousy feeling. For others, it’s debilitating. Paralyzing. Severe anxiety. So why? Some look at the world now and say, “Why not? Look around!” Others point to social media, or parenting that may be too quick to protect. This hour, On Point: More American teens, more anxious than ever, and what to do about it. -Tom Ashbrook

http://nwpr.org/post/teen-anxiety-rise

More than 75 percent decrease in total flying insect biomass over 27 years across Germany
Changes in weather, land use, habitat do not explain overall decline

The total flying insect biomass decreased by more than 75 percent over 27 years in protected areas, according to a study published October 18, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Caspar Hallmann from Radboud University, The Netherlands, and colleagues.

Insects play a crucial role in ecosystem functioning, pollinating 80 percent of wild plants and providing a food source for 60 percent of birds. Previous research has shown an overall pattern of decline in insect diversity and abundance, but has focused on single species or taxonomic groups, rather than monitoring insect biomass over an extensive period.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019100927.htm

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