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Fiji to sell world's first climate-change 'green' bonds
20 October 2017 - Fiji will issue a $50 million 'green' bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its Prime Minister said on Wednesday (18 October). The Pacific Island nation is seen as particularly vulnerable to climate change, with some of its 300 low-lying islands susceptible to rising seas. Poland and France have also issued sovereign green bonds to raise funds for renewable power, subsidize energy-efficient buildings, tree planting, and other environmental projects. (more)

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees
20 October 2017 - Some flowers create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday (18 October). Bees are drawn to the color blue, but it's hard for flowers to make that color in their petals. Instead, some flowers use a trick of physics. They produce a blue halo when sunlight strikes a series of tiny ridges in their thin waxy surfaces. The ridges alter how the light bounces back, which affects the color that one sees. (more)

The UK just installed its first 'seabin' to clean plastic-polluted waters
18 October 2017 - Our oceans fill with millions of tons of plastic every single year. Portsmouth Harbor, in the UK, aims to combat this problem with the seabin, a new device that sucks plastic, oil, and other debris from the water. The seabin is, as its name suggests, a bin made up of a large fiber net and a dock-based pump. The device is aimed at collecting pollution of all sizes, down to floating debris as small as 2mm in diameter. It's even capable of collecting oil from the water, a priceless innovation in the event of an oil spill. (more)

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
16 October 2017 - It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in orbit to a distant spot in the sky. What they witnessed in mid-August and revealed Monday (16 October) was the long-ago collision of two neutron stars -- a phenomenon California Institute of Technology's David H. Reitze called 'the most spectacular fireworks in the universe.' Measurements of the light and other energy emanating from the crash have helped scientists explain how planet-killing gamma ray bursts are born, how fast the universe is expanding, and where heavy elements like platinum and gold come from. (more)

Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light
16 October 2017 - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday, 16 October. The waves, caused by the collision of two extremely dense neutron stars some 130 million years ago, were first detected in August by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories, known as LIGO, in Washington state and Louisiana as well as at a third detector, named Virgo, in Italy. (more)

What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold
16 October 2017 - When two extremely dense neutron stars crashed together in a distant galaxy, astronomers struck scientific gold, confirming previously unproven theories, including some from Albert Einstein. Scientists announced Monday that after picking up two faint signals in mid-August, they were able to find the location of the long-ago crash and see the end of it play out. Measurements of the light and other energy that the crash produced helped them answer some cosmic questions. (more)

'This is the future': Solar-powered family car hailed by experts
15 October 2017 - A futuristic family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid has been hailed as 'the future' as the annual World Solar Challenge wrapped up in Australia. The innovative bi-annual contest, first run in 1987, began in Darwin a week ago with 41 vehicles setting off on a 3,000km (1,860-mile) trip through the heart of Australia to Adelaide. Cars in the race were mostly developed by universities or corporations, with teams hailing from around the world. (more)

A fire department in Puerto Rico is now powered by solar
13 October 2017 - The Barrio Obrero fire station on Friday installed a 4-kilowatt solar system that will provide it with full power, including its communications system. The station has been without reliable power since Hurricane Maria struck the island on September 20. 'Putting this in is the difference between life and death in this community,' Capt. Richard Birt told CNBC by phone. (more)

Dutch team wins Australia solar-powered car race 7th time
12 October 2017 - A Dutch team won a solar-powered car race across Australia for a seventh time Thursday 12 October), with a University of Michigan car taking second place in the biennial event. The Nuon team's Nuna 9 car averaged more than 80 kph (50 mph) to reach the World Solar Challenge finish line in the southern coastal city of Adelaide after five days of racing across 3,022 kilometers (1,878 miles) of Outback highway from Darwin in the north. This year's race attracted 95 teams from more than 20 countries. It marks 30 years since the first World Solar Challenge in 1987. (more)

Oxford to become first UK city to ban petrol and diesel cars from center
12 October 2017 - The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its center as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution. Whilst London is rolling out an 'ultra low emission zone', which will see the most gas-guzzling vehicles pay daily charges to enter the city center from 2020, Oxford's 'Zero Emission Zone' will ban emitting vehicles from entering part of the city center from that date. (more)


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The discovery that EEG coherence increases during Transcendental Meditation
30 September 2017 - Dr David Orme-Johnson continues his review of groundbreaking research on brain activity during Transcendental Meditation in the EEG lab at Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in the early 1970s. This work 'laid the foundation for measuring brain orderliness during the experience of transcending, and greatly expanded our knowledge of Transcendental Consciousness,' Dr Orme-Johnson said. The pioneering application of computers to calculate a precise measure of brain wave synchrony called coherence showed that the alpha1 EEG brain waves, which research had found to increase during TM and to be synchronous, were highly coherent across the brain. This work 'allowed us, and scientific research in general, to remove subjective judgement, and to detect and explore more subtle changes in global brain dynamics'. (more)

How transcending optimizes your brain: Revolutionary TM research advanced the science of human potential
12 September 2017 - What happens to the brain when we practise Transcendental Meditation and transcend? Do we experience a new state of consciousness that's different from waking, dreaming, or sleeping? If so, how does that help us realize our highest human potential? 'These were some of the questions that our group of international researchers were trying to answer in the 1970s,' writes David Orme-Johnson, PhD, one of the principal researchers on the Transcendental Meditation technique worldwide, with over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. 'Based at Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in the Swiss and French Alps, we were on a quest to create a scientific portrait of Transcendental Consciousness' - the state experienced during practice of the TM technique. (more)

Enlightened buildings and communities for health and happiness: Groundbreaking conference to be held in Florida
3 August 2017 - The first annual conference on 'Developing Enlightened Buildings and Communities: How Vedic Architecture, Community Design, and Green Building Influence Health, Happiness, and Lifestyle,' will be held 8-10 September in Orlando, Florida. Real estate professionals from around the world will explore the most innovative ideas in real estate development and their impact on communities and inhabitants. The conference will integrate Maharishi Vastu - the architectural and community planning science of ancient India - with recent lifestyle trends such as sustainability, community building, and wellness. Speakers include prominent architects and award-winning real estate developers including Jeffrey Abramson, a partner in the Tower Companies, who developed the first 200,000 square-foot Maharishi Vastu, LEED Platinum office building in the world. (more)

Maharishi School sophomore wins two important competitions
28 July 2017 - When we last heard from Pranav Chhalliyil, a sophomore at Maharishi School in Iowa, USA, he had just won third place in the Microbiology category in the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles. Pranav went on to another prestigious global competition, the 2017 International BioGENEius Challenge, where he won the intensely competitive GENE Pool Competition. Pranav was also the National Winner, as well as an International Finalist, in another part of the BioGENEius experience - the 2017 Global Healthcare Challenge, which focuses on the medical applications for each participant's research. To qualify to present, Pranav had first earned a championship at the 2017 Iowa State Science and Technology Fair. He was the one student selected to represent Iowa in the 2017 International BioGENEius Challenge, and the youngest finalist in the BioGENEius Challenge and at its host event, the Bio International Convention. (more)

How to neutralize stress in the workplace
19 July 2017 - Each workplace environment is unique, but in this era they have a common thread - stress. Pavel Khokhlachev, a Russian-English conference interpreter based in London, offers insight into how the Transcendental Meditation technique (TM) not only benefits interpreters - but can positively impact professionals who work in high-stakes scenarios, travel for work, or regularly deal with a stressful environment. Khokhlachev reviews TM research findings of deep rest and relaxation during the practice, as well as reduced stress, anxiety, and PTSD, lower blood pressure, improved brain function, and enhanced work performance - all of which he has found helpful in the 'extremely demanding' work of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. 'It's a great feeling to know that no matter how stressful and hectic my day is, I can always sit down, close my eyes and 20 minutes later feel rested, composed and alert,' he says. (more)

The launch of scientific research on enlightenment
10 July 2017 - This is the continuation of an article, 'A Scientist's Quest for Enlightenment,' in which renowned researcher David Orme-Johnson, PhD, describes his personal journey toward uncovering the science of higher states of consciousness. After earning his doctorate in psychology and learning Transcendental Meditation in 1970, Dr. Orme-Johnson became interested in studying the physiological correlates of the reduced stress, increased happiness, and other benefits resulting from TM practice. Realizing that the descriptions of higher states of consciousness given by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation programme, were 'research hypotheses that could be tested in the laboratory', Dr Orme-Johnson soon became one of the foremost contributors in a new, groundbreaking field of scientific research. (more)

Secrets to a longer, healthier life: How modern scientific discoveries and ancient holistic traditions can reverse ageing
16 May 2017 - Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, presents 'a new science of ageing that integrates the discoveries of modern science with those of an ancient health science - Maharishi AyurVeda, a holistic approach to ageing that enhances the mind and body from deep within, using the wisdom of the body's inner intelligence'. Dr Schneider is Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University of Management. His research has been supported by US$25 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. He cites many studies, including those demonstrating that 'older individuals who practise Transcendental Meditation show lower rates of mortality - they live significantly longer with better physical and mental health than control subjects who do not meditate. . . . Simply put, stress speeds ageing. And effective stress reduction slows it down.' (more)

Don Arney inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame: TM allows me to mine the 'kernels of innovation'
13 May 2017 - One of 15 extraordinary innovators inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (US) last week is Don Arney, inventor of the aerial fire-fighting 'Bambi Bucket', now used in over 110 countries. Suspended from a helicopter, the lightweight, collapsible bucket delivers huge quantities of water in a concentrated column. It was used to cool Japan's Fukushima nuclear site after the 2011 tsunami. Describing the creative process of this invention, Arney credited his long Transcendental Meditation practice, twice a day since 1970, which allows him to mine the 'nuggets of information' and 'kernels of innovation' that bubble up from deeper levels of the mind. In his NIHF acceptance speech in Washington, DC, he also paid tribute to his long-time business partner Mark McCooey, who transformed Arney's invention into an iconic product used around the world, saving forests, homes and lives. (more)

Vincent Bataoel: 'We infuse the principles of being stress free and relaxed into our company'
7 March 2017 - Vincent Bataoel and his wife Nelina Loiselle have spent the last decade building Above Green, a successful consulting company which helps clients such as Bank of America, San Francisco Airport, and the US military get their buildings LEED Certified - a highly regarded green building certification programme used around the world. As an unfulfilled college student, Vincent's keen interest in quantum physics, neuroscience, and human potential eventually led him to the Maharishi University of Management website. 'Everything on the site was talking about health, human potential, and consciousness. I knew it was the place for me.' Vincent and Nelina continue to practise Transcendental Meditation, which they learned at MUM - a well-proven tool for increasing resilience. 'We meditate every day', says Vincent. 'It's an important part of our personal lifestyle, but also our business lifestyle. We've tried to infuse the principles of being stress free and relaxed into our company.' (more)

A scientist's quest for enlightenment
30 January 2017 - Renowned researcher David Orme-Johnson, PhD, shares his personal journey toward uncovering the science of higher states of consciousness. From an early age he sought to learn more about a state of transcendental bliss he had read about, and briefly glimpsed. This led to the study of philosophy, a doctoral degree in psychology, and to Transcendental Meditation. Learning the technique in 1970, Dr Orme-Johnson experienced 'an amazing sense of being at home with myself. And I was utterly calm when I came out. . . . I learned there was a name for the unbounded awareness I had experienced as a child: Transcendental Consciousness. . . . Now I had regular access to it through my TM practice.' Dr Orme-Johnson made substantial contributions to the new, rapidly developing field of research on the physiological correlates of this state and its beneficial effects in human life - 'a global scientific exploration of enlightenment'. (more)


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Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers
19 October 2017 - The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists. Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife and it was known that some species such as butterflies were declining. But the newly revealed scale of the losses to all insects has prompted warnings that the world is 'on course for ecological Armageddon', with profound impacts on human society. The new data was gathered in nature reserves across Germany but has implications for all landscapes dominated by agriculture, the researchers said. (more)

Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain
16 October 2017 - Late season wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Portugal have killed at least 35 people ... authorities said Monday (16 October), making 2017 by far the deadliest year on record for forest blazes in the country. In neighboring Spain, wildfires have also killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation of thousands in the northwest region of Galicia, as the remnants of winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned the flames along Iberia's Atlantic coast. ... A prolonged drought has made the calamity worse this year. (more)

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks
16 October 2017 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday (16 October) warned of cyber risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after Belgian researchers discovered a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. The alert from the DHS Computer Emergency Response Team said the flaw could be used within range of Wi-Fi using the WPA2 protocol to hijack private communications. It recommended installing vendor updates on affected products, such as routers provided by Cisco Systems Inc or Juniper Networks Inc. (more)

Ophelia to bring hurricane-force wind, heavy rain to Ireland
15 October 2017 - Irish authorities ordered all schools in the country to close Monday (16 October) and warned cyclists and motorists to stay off roads as a storm with hurricane-force winds bore down on Ireland and the United Kingdom. Once a hurricane, Ophelia was classified as a post-tropical cyclone late Sunday (15 October) but was moving north with sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm could bring two to three inches (50 to 75 millimeters) of rain in western Ireland and Scotland, with coastal flooding and 'large and destructive waves' where it makes landfall. The classification of post-tropical refers to a cyclone's meteorological characteristics but such a storm can still have damaging winds and rains. (more)

Ireland, UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia
14 October 2017 - Wind gusts of up to 80 mph (130 kph) may lash the United Kingdom and Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles, the two countries' weather services warned Saturday (14 October). Ireland's Met Eireann weather service issued a 'status red' warning for the western Irish counties .... It said Ophelia could bring winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and gusts of more than 80 mph (130 kph) Monday, with the potential for structural damage, high seas, and flooding. Britain's Meteorological Office also warned of very windy weather Monday in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and northern England. By coincidence, Monday is the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, which killed almost 20 people in Britain and felled 15 million trees. (more)

Mexico quake leaves thousands stranded without a home
10 October 2017 - Rubble is all that remains of hundreds of houses rent asunder by the earthquake that struck Mexico in September, leaving owners lodging with relatives or friends, hoping their homes can be rebuilt or they can find new ones. At least 369 people died in the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit central Mexico, causing more devastation in the capital than any since the 1985 disaster that killed thousands. (more)

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google, Facebook
9 October 2017 - Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they're still inadvertently promoting it -- often at the worst possible times. Online services designed to engross users aren't so easily retooled to promote greater accuracy, it turns out. Especially with online trolls, pranksters and more malicious types scheming to evade new controls as they're rolled out. (more)

Winds, floods, and fire: US ties record for costly weather
6 October 2017 - Howling winds, deadly floods, fire, and ice so far this year have pushed the U.S. into a tie for weather disasters that topped $1 billion in damages. There have been 15 costly disasters through September, tying 2011 for the most billion-dollar weather disasters for the first nine months of a year. The record for a year is 16, and the hurricane season is not over yet. Between 1980 and 2007, the U.S. averaged only four billion-dollar disasters per year. In the decade since, the country has averaged 11 per year. ...'Climate change is impacting extreme weather in ways we hadn't anticipated,' Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University said in an email. But an even bigger factor is that more people moving into harm's way 'has created massive amounts of exposure in regions prone to severe weather events,' said Mark Bove, a meteorologist at insurance giant Munich Re. (more)

Not so sweet: 75 percent of honey samples had key pesticide
5 October 2017 - When researchers collected honey samples from around the world, they found that three-quarters of them had a common type of pesticide suspected of playing a role in the decline of bees. ...That demonstrates how pervasive a problem the much-debated pesticide is for honeybees, said authors of a study published Thursday [5 October] in the journal Science. ... Results varied by region. In North America, 86 percent of samples had the pesticide; Asia, 80 percent; Europe, where there's a partial ban, 79 percent; Africa 73 percent; the Australian region, 71 percent; and South America, 57 percent. Overall, 75 percent of the samples had at least one neonic, 45 percent had two or more, and 10 percent had four or more. (more)

Tropical Storm Nate pounds Central America, heads for U.S.
5 October 2017 - Tropical Storm Nate unleashed intense rainfall across much of Central America on Thursday (5 October), killing at least 3 in Costa Rica as it heads for the U.S. Gulf Coast where it is expected to strike as a hurricane this weekend. Nate is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday, National Hurricane Center (NHC) spokesman Dennis Feltgen said. The storm will be 'near hurricane intensity' when it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula late on Friday, the NHC said. U.S. officials from Florida to Texas told residents on Thursday to prepare for the storm. A state of emergency was declared for 29 Florida counties and the city of New Orleans. 'The threat of the impact is increasing, so folks along the northern Gulf Coast should be paying attention to this thing,' Feltgen said. (more)


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Modern sciences examine the branches of Natural Law, expressed as the disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, and physiology. The fulfilment of modern science is the discovery of the Unified Field of All the Laws of Nature, the unified basis of all streams of knowledge, and the unification of the fundamental force fields of Nature known to science - the electromagnetic, weak, strong, and gravitational fields.

The Unified Field of Natural Law is enlivened in individual awareness through the Transcendental Meditation Technique and the Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying. These are the technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science that make available to us the total potential of Natural Law and the total potential of human life.

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