Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean.


The nuclear disaster has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years and it’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.

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What was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history? Most people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d be wrong. In 2011, an earthquake, believed to be an aftershock of the 2010 earthquake in Chile, created a tsunami that caused a meltdown at the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. Three nuclear reactors melted down and what happened next was the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. Over the next three months, radioactive chemicals, some in even greater quantities than Chernobyl, leaked into the Pacific Ocean. However, the numbers may actually be much higher as Japanese official estimates have been proven by several scientists to be flawed in recent years.

  

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Radioactive Debris from Fukushima approaching North America’s western coast    

 

If that weren’t bad enough, Fukushima continues to leak an astounding 300 tons of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean every day. It will continue do so indefinitely as the source of the leak cannot be sealed as it is inaccessible to both humans and robots due to extremely high temperatures.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Fukushima has contaminated the entire Pacific Ocean in just five years. This could easily be the worst environmental disaster in human history and it is almost never talked about by politicians, establishment scientists, or the news. It is interesting to note that TEPCO is a subsidiary partner with General Electric (also known as GE), one of the largest companies in the world, which has considerable control over numerous news corporations and politicians alike. Could this possibly explain the lack of news coverage Fukushima has received in the last five years? There is also evidence that GE knew about the poor condition of the Fukushima reactors for decades and did nothing. This led 1,400 Japanese citizens to sue GE for their role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Even if we can’t see the radiation itself, some parts of North America’s western coast have been feeling the effects for years. Not long after Fukushima, fish in Canada began bleeding from their gills, mouths, and eyeballs. This “disease” has been ignored by the government and has decimated native fish populations, including the North Pacific herring. Elsewhere in Western Canada, independent scientists have measured a 300% increase in the level of radiation. According to them, the amount of radiation in the Pacific Ocean is increasing every year. Why is this being ignored by the mainstream media? It might have something to do with the fact that the US and Canadian governments have banned their citizens from talking about Fukushima so “people don’t panic.”

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Further south in Oregon, USA, starfish began losing legs and then disintegrating entirely when Fukushima radiation arrived there in 2013. Now, they are dying in record amounts, putting the entire oceanic ecosystem in that area at risk. However, government officials say Fukushima is not to blame even though radiation in Oregon tuna tripled after Fukushima. In 2014, radiation on California beaches increased by 500 percent. In response, government officials said that the radiation was coming from a mysterious “unknown” source and was nothing to worry about.

However, Fukushima is having a bigger impact than just the West coast of North America. Scientists are now saying that the Pacific Ocean is already radioactive and is currently at least 5-10 times more radioactive than when the US government dropped numerous nuclear bombs in the Pacific during and after World War II. If we don’t start talking about Fukushima soon, we could all be in for a very unpleasant surprise.

New Species of Psychedelic Lichen Contains Tryptamine and Psilocybin.


New Species of Psychedelic Lichen Contains Tryptamine and Psilocybin – Evolve + Ascend | Evolve + Ascend http://www.evolveandascend.com/2016/09/28/new-species-psychedelic-lichen-contains-tryptamine-psilocybin/ — shared by UC Mini

UFO Society Claims Proof of Alien Abductions, Sightings, Encounters.


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Real or hoax? In mid 1947, an extraterrestrial spaceship allegedly crashed in US desert. Some, including former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, claim the government covered it up because they do not know what they would do about it. The event is now known as “The Roswell UFO incident.” Photos of the UFO body soon emerged on the Internet, including the photo above.
For the past years, there has been evidence suggesting that “alien abductions” had occurred.

The Hills, who were placed under hypnosis, said they were taken by a big disc shaped aircraft and where taken into some kind of operating room where various invasive medical procedures were performed to them. Since then, many people have come forward to divulge their own extraterrestrial experience. Nonetheless, many at present are still skeptic about this phenomenon.

Fast forward to today, there are various organizations established to study UFO occurrences. One of which is the UFO & Paranormal Research Society of Australia (UFO-PRSA).

In an exclusive take, News.Au reported that this group which is composed of professionals claims they have enough proof of alien abductions, telepathy, encounters and sightings as they are the ones who experienced it themselves.

Researcher Moira McGhee, author of Contact Down Under: A Century of UFO sightings in Australasia and the Western Pacific said: “I don’t agree with everything people say. There’s a lot of conspiracy stuff. You don’t know what’s true and what’s not. Maybe none of us have the right answer. But the worst thing a researcher can do is to close their mind.”

“They need to believe anything is possible but have a big dose of skepticism too. If even one of these reports is true it will change mankind forever.”

Just recently, a report by Mirror UK said UFO enthusiasts had once again spotted a strange disc in one of NASA’s videos.

Meanwhile, a real video of an alien abduction is being recreated in movie “Redlight.” It shows the story of a man from Florida trying to recall what has happened to him when he was abducted, through the smart phone video of the actual encounter.

It will be produced by Dempsey Tillman and Lawrence Razo.

Dogs CAN see in colour: Scientists dispel the myth that canines can only see in black and white.


 

  • Russian scientists found that dogs have a limited colour range in their vision
  • Canines use these colours to distinguish between items

There’s a common misconception that dogs can only see in monochrome and use varying brightness levels to identify the outlines of items.

Yet Russian scientists have now proved not only do dogs have a limited colour range, they use this visual spectrum to distinguish between objects and select certain items from a line-up.

Previously, dog trainers would avoid using coloured objects when training pets to do certain tasks, but these findings could improve how animals are trained and what they are capable of learning.

There's a common misconception that dogs can only see in monochrome and use brightness levels to see the outlines of items.

There’s a common misconception that dogs can only see in monochrome and use brightness levels to see the outlines of items. Russian scientists have now proved not only do dogs have a limited colour range, they use this visual spectrum to distinguish between objects and select certain items

WHAT COLOURS CAN DOGS SEE?

How the vision of the dog compares to humans

For decades, scientists believed dogs could only see in monochrome and used brightness levels – whether something looked lighter or darker next to another object – to identify outlines of items.

However, last year scientist Jay Neitz from the University of Washington, carried out experiments on dogs to test this theory.

Human eyes have three ‘cones’ that detect colour and can identify red, blue, green and yellow wavelengths created by light entering the eye.

Neitz discovered that dogs only have two cones – this means they can distinguish blue and yellow, but not red and green.

This is the same spectrum seen by humans when they have colourblindness.

A team of researchers from the Laboratory of Sensory Processing at the Russian Academy of Sciences tested the sight of eight dogs of varying sizes and breeds.

They wanted to expand on the work from the University of Washington last year.

Scientist Jay Neitz from the American university carried out experiments on dogs to test whether they could see in colour or not.

He discovered that while human eyes have three ‘cones’ that detect colour and can identify red, blue, green and yellow light; dogs only have two.

This means dogs can distinguish blue and yellow, but not red and green.

The Russian scientists therefore printed four pieces of paper in different colours; dark yellow, dark blue, light yellow and light blue.

The dark and light hues were used to test the theory that dogs use brightness levels to distinguish between items.

In the first test, researchers took a dark yellow and light blue sheet of paper, as well as a dark blue and light yellow combination and put them in front of food bowls placed inside locked boxes.

They then unlocked one of the boxes and put the dark yellow piece of paper in front of the box containing a piece of raw meat in each trial.

Each test involved the dogs being allowed to try to open one box before being taken away.

Human eyes have three cones and can see the full colour spectrum
Dogs have two cones so can't distinguish between red and green - similar to humans with colour blindness

Human eyes contain three ‘cones’ that can distinguish between red, blue, yellow and green light making it possible to see the full colour spectrum, left. Dogs only have two cones, meaning they can’t distinguish between red and green and see colours on a blue and yellow scale, right

It only took three trials for the dogs to learn which colour paper was sat in front of the box containing the raw meat.

Once the dogs could identify that a piece of dark yellow paper meant meat was nearby, the researchers wanted to check whether the animals were choosing this paper because of its brightness or its colour.

To do this they put the dark blue paper in front of one box and light yellow in front of another.

If the dogs chose the dark blue paper, the scientists could rule that the animals were making choices based on brightness.

During tests, different coloured paper was put in front of food bowls.

During tests, different coloured paper was put in front of food bowls. Dogs were trained to learn that dark yellow paper was always put in front of bowls containing meat. Even when light yellow paper was used, the dogs still found the meat meaning they used colour rather than brightness when making decisions

However, if they chose the light yellow paper, the choices were based on colour.

Each dog chose the light yellow paper – meaning they were making choices based on colour – more than 70 per cent of the time.

Six out of the eight dogs made the colour choice between 90 and 100 per cent of the time.

In conclusion, the researchers said: ‘We show that for eight previously untrained dogs colour proved to be more informative than brightness when choosing between visual stimuli differing both in brightness and chromaticity.

‘Although brightness could have been used by the dogs in our experiments, it was not.

‘Our results demonstrate that under natural photopic lighting conditions colour information may be predominant even for animals that possess only two spectral types of cone photoreceptors.’

 

 

A psychologist says parents should do these 17 things to raise a more confident child.


Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they’re scared of failing or disappointing others.

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This can end up holding them back later in life and prevent them from having a successful career.

“The enemies of confidence are discouragement and fear,” he says. So, as a parent, it’s your job to encourage and support your child as they attempt to tackle difficult tasks.

Here are 17 more tips for raising a confident child:

Natalie Walters contributed to a previous version of this article.

 


1. Appreciate effort no matter if they win or lose

 

When you’re growing up, the journey is more important than the destination.

So whether your child makes the winning goal for his team or accidentally kicks it out of bounds, applaud their effort, Pickhardt says. They should never feel embarrassed for trying.

“Over the long haul, consistently trying hard builds more confidence than intermittently doing well,” he explains.


2. Encourage practice to build competence

Encourage your child to practice whatever it is they’re interested in — but do so without putting too much pressure on them.

Harmony Shu, a piano prodigy, told Ellen DeGeneres that she started practicing when she was just 3 years old.

“Practice invests effort in the confident expectation that improvement will follow,” Pickhardt explains.


3. Let them figure out problems by themselves

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If you do the hard work for your child then they’ll never develop the abilities or the confidence to figure out problems on their own.

“Parental help can prevent confidence derived from self-help and figuring out on the child’s own,” Pickhardt explains.

In other words, better that your child gets a few B’s and C’s rather than straight A’s, so long as they are actually learning how to solve the problems and do the work.


4. Let them act their age

Don’t expect your child to act like an adult. “When a child feels that only performing as well as parents is good enough, that unrealistic standard may discourage effort,” he says. “Striving to meet advanced age expectations can reduce confidence.”


5. Encourage curiosity

Sometimes a child’s endless stream of questions can be tiresome, but it should be encouraged.

Paul Harris of Harvard University told The Guardian that asking questions is a helpful exercise for a child’s development because it means they realize that “there are things they don’t know … that there are invisible worlds of knowledge they have never visited.”

When children start school, those from households that encouraged curious questions have an edge over the rest of their classmates because they’ve had practice taking in information from their parents, The Guardian reported, and that translates to taking in information from their teacher. In other words, they know how to learn better and faster.


6. Give them new challenges

Show your child that they can make and accomplish small goals to reach a big accomplishment — like riding a bike without training wheels.

“Parents can nurture confidence by increasing responsibilities that must be met,” Pickhardt explains.


7. Avoid creating short cuts or making exceptions for your child

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Special treatment can communicate a lack of confidence, Pickhardt says. “Entitlement is no substitute for confidence.”


8. Never criticise their performance

Nothing will discourage your child more than criticizing his or her efforts. Giving useful feedback and making suggestions is fine — but never tell them they’re doing a bad job.

If your kid is scared to fail because they worry you’ll be angry or disappointed, they’ll never try new things.

“More often than not, parental criticism reduces the child’s self-valuing and motivation,” says Pickhardt.


9. Treat mistakes as building blocks for learning

“Learning from mistakes builds confidence,” he says. But this only happens when you, as a parent, treat mistakes as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Don’t be over-protective of your child. Allow them to mess up every now and then, and help them understand how they can better approach the task next time.

Pickhardt says parents should see “uh-oh” moments as an opportunity to teach their kids not to fear failure.


10. Open the door to new experiences

Pickhardt says you, as a parent, have a responsibility to “increase life exposures and experiences so the child can develop confidence in coping with a larger world.”

Exposing children to new things teaches them that no matter how scary and different something seems, they can conquer it.


11. Teach them what you know how to do

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You are your child’s hero — at least until they’re a teenager.

Use that power to teach them what you know about how to think, act, and speak. Set a good example, and be a role model.

Pickhardt says watching you succeed will help your child be more confident that they can do the same.


12. Don’t tell them when you’re worried about them

Parental worry can often be interpreted by the child as a vote of no confidence, he says. “Expressing parental confidence engenders the child’s confidence.”


13. Praise them when they deal with adversity

Life is not fair. It’s hard, and every child will have to learn that at some point.

When they do encounter hardships, Pickhardt says parents should point out how enduring these challenges will increase their resilience.

It’s important to remind your child that every road to success is filled with setbacks, he adds.


14. Offer your help and support, but not too much of it

Giving too much assistance too soon can reduce the child’s ability for self-help, says Pickhardt.

“Making parental help contingent on the child’s self-help first can build confidence.”


15. Applaud their courage to try something new

Whether it’s trying out for the travel basketball team or going on their first roller coaster, Pickhardt says parents should praise their kids for trying new things. He suggests saying something as simple as, “You are brave to try this!”

“Comfort comes from sticking to the familiar; courage is required to dare the new and different,” he says.


16. Celebrate the excitement of learning

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Kids look to their parents for how they should react to things. So if you get excited about them learning how to swim, or speaking a new language, then they’ll be excited about those things too.

“Learning is hard work and, when accomplished, creates confidence to learn more, so celebrate this willingness to grow,” Pickhardt advises.


17. Be authoritative, but not too forceful or strict

When parents are too strict or demanding, the child’s confidence to self-direct can be reduced.

“Dependence on being told can keep the child from acting bold,” he says.