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Diverse group teams up to bring solar power to Caribbean
16 November 2017 - A charity founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson is teaming up with the Clinton Foundation and others to bring solar power to the storm-ravaged Caribbean. The venture is being called Solar Saves Lives. The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, is also involved. (more)

US: Wisconsin businessman creates fund for solar energy
16 November 2017 - A Wisconsin businessman has created a fund that awards grants to nonprofits trying to move toward solar energy. Cal Couillard created Solar for Good, which awards the grants with the help of the advocacy group RENEW Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Radio reported. (more)

Germany, Britain inject $153 million in Amazon climate change fight
14 November 2017 - Germany and Britain will provide a combined $153 million to expand programs to fight climate change and deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, according to a statement from the Brazilian government on Tuesday (14 November). For the first time, the program will grow to include the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil's top producer of soy beans, where the rapid expansion of soy and beef farms have made it a hotspot for deforestation. (more)

Syria formally joins Paris climate agreement: U.N.
14 November 2017 - Syria has formally jointed the 2015 Paris deal aimed at slowing climate change, the United Nations said on Tuesday, leaving the United States as the only country opposed to the pact. Syria, racked by civil war, and Nicaragua were the only two nations outside the 195-nation pact when it was agreed in 2015. Nicaragua's left-wing government, which originally denounced the plan as too weak, signed up last month. (more)

Water wizards: Dutch flood expertise is big export business
12 November 2017 - The Dutch government teamed up earlier this year with Japan and the U. N. Environment Program to create a Global Center of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in the Netherlands that will be formally launched Tuesday on the sidelines of the Bonn conference. Housing the water expertise center in the Netherlands was a no-brainer. ...The Dutch struggle to keep the country dry has been a constant fact of life for centuries. The Dutch government earmarks 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) per year to keep up its defenses against high water. But while the costs are high, expertise and technology developed by the Dutch are becoming increasingly valuable commodities. (more)

Saudi Arabia says remains committed to climate accord
11 November 2017 - Saudi Arabia remains committed to the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, the energy minister for the world's top oil exporter said on Saturday, 11 November. Khalid al-Falih's statement came as almost 200 countries started talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord .... 'For our part, the kingdom will remain committed to maintaining our national contributions on taking climate actions that would also enable sustainable development in line with Saudi Vision 2030,' Falih said. (more)

UK 'will support' neonicotinoid pesticide ban
9 November 2017 - An extended ban on controversial neonicotinoid pesticides will be supported by the UK, Environment Secretary Michael Gove says. The UK has previously resisted tighter restrictions on the pesticides, saying there was insufficient evidence. Mr Gove says that's no longer the case. 'The weight of evidence now shows the risks neonicotinoids pose to our environment, particularly to the bees and other pollinators which play such a key part in our [British Pound] 100bn food industry, is greater than previously understood,' said Mr Gove. (more)

Sheep can recognize Barack Obama's face, new study shows
8 November 2017 - A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. The Cambridge University study published Wednesday [8 November] also shows that sheep can recognize the faces of their human handlers without any prior training. It had been known that sheep can recognize familiar faces of other sheep and of humans. Lead scientist Professor Jenny Morton says sheep have advanced face-recognition abilities comparable to those of humans and monkeys. (more)

Sheep recognize familiar and unfamiliar human faces from two-dimensional images
8 November 2017 - One of the most important human social skills is the ability to recognize faces. Humans recognize familiar faces easily, and can learn to identify unfamiliar faces from repeatedly presented images. Sheep are social animals that can recognize other sheep as well as familiar humans. ...Together these data show that sheep have advanced face-recognition abilities, comparable with those of humans ... (more)

Stellar encore: Dying star keeps coming back big time
8 November 2017 - Astronomers reported Wednesday [8 November] on a massive, distant star that exploded in 2014 -- and also, apparently back in 1954. This is one supernova that refuses to bite the cosmic dust, confounding scientists who thought they knew how dying stars ticked. Las Cumbres, a global network of robotic telescopes, continues to keep watch. (more)


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Physicist Amanda Weltman: Using knowledge for good
14 November 2017 - Award-winning physicist Amanda Wellman first learned Transcendental Meditation as a child, then returned to the practice in 2008: 'It was a time in my life when TM was really most welcomed and I found that it helped me to settle my mind at times when it can feel overfull or harried. A settled calm mind is of extraordinary value to anyone but especially for me as a mother and a scientist.' In a recent interview Dr Weltman explored the many ways physics benefits society, especially through technology - plus her love of mathematics, problem-solving, and 'understanding the world around me. Physics is the most precise way to do this.' The Next Einstein Forum Fellow promotes science education and is actively engaged in organizations in several countries to implement programmes for girls. She says, 'we should all be finding ways to improve ourselves. That is the only place we can start, and, in that way, we can slowly change the world.' (more)

Log home in Australia built according to principles of Maharishi Vastu Architecture
25 October 2017 - The unique construction of a log home in Australia is featured in the current newsletter of Maharishi Vastu Architecture -- building in according with ancient principles of Natural Law. The construction company, Estonia Log Homes, first built the house in Estonia for quality control of precise Vedic measurements, then dis-assembled and shipped the home to New South Wales. The owner and a local builder worked alongside four Estonians who travelled to Australia especially for the project. After a few days the workmen returned to Estonia and the owner said, 'I was left alone to enjoy the quiet and the very strong feeling of silence in the new house even though it still had no roof. It is very simple, ingenious process and a joy to be able to see and appreciate how it is all connected and constructed.' View photos and links to more Maharishi Vastu projects. (more)

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)


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AP Explains: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague
16 November 2017 - Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. . . . The U.S. isn't alone. Many countries are experiencing 'disturbing trends of increasing bloom incidence' and growing economic losses, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. (more)

Mindfulness training for teens fails important test
14 November 2017 - Mindfulness involves a conscious focus on and awareness of your present state of mind and surroundings, without judgment or reaction. A recent critical evaluation of the adult literature on mindfulness identifies a number of weaknesses in the extant research, including a lack of randomized control groups, small sample sizes, large attrition rates, and inconsistent definitions of mindfulness. Moreover, a systematic review of intervention studies found insufficient evidence for a benefit of mindfulness on attention, mood, sleep, weight control, or substance abuse. ... In an effort to address these limitations, Catherine Johnson, Christine Burke, Sally Brickman, and Tracey Wade conducted a large-scale study including a randomized control group to assess the benefits of mindfulness training in teens. ... Despite the numerous outcome measures employed in the study, there was no evidence of any benefit for the mindfulness group at either the immediate post-test or the follow up. In fact, anxiety was higher at the follow up for males in the mindfulness group relative to males in the control group. The same was true for participants with low baseline depression and low baseline weight concerns; mindfulness training led to an increase in anxiety in these individuals over time. (more)

Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years
13 November 2017 - Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn't go up at all, scientists reported Monday [13 November]. Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year, according to an international team of scientists. Most of the increase came from China. The report by the Global Carbon Project team dashed hopes that emissions from the burning of coal, oil, and gas had peaked. (more)

Smog chokes Indian capital as emergency measures fail to bring relief
13 November 2017 - A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital, New Delhi, on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week. A U.S. embassy measure showed levels of poisonous airborne particles, known as PM 2.5, had reached 498 on Monday afternoon, compared with the upper limit of 'good' quality air at 50. (more)

US: Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer
12 November 2017 - The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it for their crops. Water levels in the Ogallala aquifer have been dropping for decades as irrigators pump water faster than rainfall can recharge it. An analysis of federal data found the Ogallala aquifer shrank twice as fast over the past six years compared with the previous 60, The Denver Post reports. (more)

Scale of 'nitrate timebomb' revealed
10 November 2017 - Huge quantities of nitrate chemicals from farm fertilisers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet, a study says. Researchers at the British Geological Survey say it could have severe global-scale consequences for rivers, water supplies, human health, and the economy. In a paper in Nature Communications, the scientists from BGS and Lancaster University estimate that up to 180 million tonnes of nitrate are stored in rocks worldwide -- perhaps twice the amount stored in soils. They say this is the first global estimate of the amount of nitrate trapped between the soil layer and the water-bearing aquifers below. They warn that over time the nitrate will inevitably slowly seep into the aquifers. (more)

South Asia smog disrupts travel, sickens thousands in Pakistan
10 November 2017 - Two weeks of thick toxic smog has disrupted normal life in parts of Pakistan, with flights canceled, road accidents surging and nearly 15,000 people being hospitalized in and around Lahore, officials said on Friday (10 November). The Pakistani crisis is part of a wider smog emergency that has hit neighboring India, forcing authorities in New Delhi on Friday to plan to spray water over the city. (more)

2017 set to be one of top three hottest years on record
6 November 2017 - 2017 is set to be one of the hottest three years on record, provisional data suggests, confirming yet again a warming trend that scientists say bears the fingerprints of human actions. Petteri Taalas, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said: 'The past three years have all been in the top three years in terms of temperature records. This is part of a long term warming trend. We have witnessed extraordinary weather, including temperatures topping 50C in Asia, record-breaking hurricanes in rapid succession in the Caribbean and Atlantic reaching as far as Ireland, devastating monsoon flooding affecting many millions of people and a relentless drought in East Africa.' (more)

US: 5 years after Superstorm Sandy, the lessons haven't sunk in
27 October 2017 - Five years after Superstorm Sandy was supposed to have taught the U.S. a lesson about the dangers of living along the coast, disaster planning experts say there is no place in America truly prepared for climate change and the tempests it could bring. That is true even in New York and New Jersey, where cities and towns got slammed by deadly floodwaters that rose out of the Atlantic on the evening of Oct. 29, 2012. While billions have been spent to repair the damage, protecting vulnerable infrastructure, people, and property across the nation from the more extreme weather that climate change could bring is going to require investment on a staggering scale, easily costing hundreds of billions, perhaps trillions. (more)

Iraq's vast marshes, reborn after Saddam, are in peril again
26 October 2017 - In the southern marshlands of Iraq, Firas Fadl steers his boat through tunnels of towering reeds, past floating villages and half-submerged water buffaloes in a unique region that seems a world apart from the rest of the arid Middle East. The marshes, a lush remnant of the cradle of civilization, were reborn after the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein when residents dismantled dams he had built a decade earlier to drain the area in order root out Shiite rebels. But now the largest wetlands in the Middle East are imperiled again, by government mismanagement and new upstream projects. (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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