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Crazy cat numbers: unusually high jaguar densities discovered in the Amazon rainforest

Crazy cat numbers: unusually high jaguar densities discovered in the Amazon rainforest | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
Jaguars (Panthera onca) are the biggest cat in the Americas and the only member of the Panthera genus in the New World; an animal most people recognize, the jaguar is also the third largest cat in the world with an intoxicatingly dangerous beauty.
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Resurrecting A Forest

Resurrecting A Forest | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it

For the cover story in the April 2013 issue of National Geographic, I explore an idea that sounds like pure science fiction: bringing extinct species back to life.

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Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready? | Video on TED.com

Throughout humankind's history, we've driven species after species extinct: the passenger pigeon, the Eastern cougar, the dodo ... But now, says Stewart Brand, we have the technology (and the biology) to bring back species that humanity wiped out.
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Ancient underwater forest off Alabama is much older than scientists thought

Ancient underwater forest off Alabama is much older than scientists thought | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
The ancient forest found 60 feet underwater about 10 miles offshore of Alabama is much older than originally thought. I collected samples of the trees during an AL.com scuba diving expedition to the forest.
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The War on Consciousness: Graham Hancock at TEDxWhitechapel

Graham Hancock tells the story of his 24-year relationship with cannabis brought to an abrupt halt in 2011 after an encounter with ayahuasca, the sacred visionary brew of the Amazon. Along the way he explores the mystery of death, the problem of consciousness, and the implications for the human future of a society that wages total war on true cognitive liberty.

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Arctic Drilling Is On Hiatus As Shell Packs It In

Arctic Drilling Is On Hiatus As Shell Packs It In | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
After a string of mishaps, Shell is pausing their bid to drill the Arctic seas
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Is Evidence-Based Medicine Only an Illusion?

In a system where half of all clinical trials are never made public, doctors are merely imagining that we're practicing evidence-based medicine, says Ben Goldacre, MBBS, one of the most vocal critic

 

He'd like to see all of the clinical study reports ever completed brought out of "dry storage archive...and everywhere else that people stack their old, crinkly, yellow paperwork" and made publicly available -- ideally on his new website, AllTrials.net, which recently signed on GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to release every study the company has ever done.

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INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE CAUGHT ON CAMERA by naturalists in the Amazon, by Paul Rosolie

A collection of camera trap images from a four week study in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, presented by naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie.

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Wade Davis » A Message to Young People

"But here is the amazing idea. If we are all cut from the same fabric of life, then by definition we all share essentially the same mental acuity, the same raw genius. So whether this intellectual potential is exercised through technological innovation, as has been the great achievement of the West, or through the untangling of complex threads of memory inherent in a myth, a priority of many other peoples in the world, is simply a matter of choice and orientation, adaptive insights and cultural emphasis."

 
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Hawai'i Leads the Way with Cutting-Edge Solar Energy Policy

Hawai'i Leads the Way with Cutting-Edge Solar Energy Policy | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
EARTHJUSTICE — This proactive approach to distributed solar is the next evolutionary step toward transforming the grid to enable homes and businesses to produce their own clean power ...
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Seattle and San Francisco consider divesting from fossil fuels

Seattle and San Francisco consider divesting from fossil fuels | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
San Francisco joins Seattle in looking at dropping fossil fuel investments from employee pension funds.
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Archive of 150,000 Bird Calls and Animal Sounds, with Recordings Going Back to 1929

Archive of 150,000 Bird Calls and Animal Sounds, with Recordings Going Back to 1929 | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
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Shift of the Ages -Free On-line Viewing Until February 5, 2013

Shift of the Ages -Free On-line Viewing Until February 5, 2013 | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
The Idle No More Movement and other related Global Movements, whether understood by all, as yet, are deeply rooted in the long held prayers and prophecies of I…
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Amazon Indians unite against Canadian oil giant

Amazon Indians unite against Canadian oil giant | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
Amazon Indians from Peru and Brazil have joined together to stop Canadian oil company destroying their land.
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Gabor Mate Answers Questions About Ayahuasca

Gabor Mate Answers Questions About Ayahuasca | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
Dr. Gabor Mate recently joined me at the Firehall Arts Centre, in Vancouver, for Q & As after my monologue Medicine, in which I describe my experi...

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Dr. Gabor Maté, who worked with Ayahuasca in the treatment of addiction, but needed to stop his activities facing legal issues, talking about ayahuasca...

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Dr. Gabor Maté, who worked with Ayahuasca in the treatment of addiction, talking about ayahuasca..

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Living on Earth: Amazon Deforestation on the Rise

Living on Earth: Amazon Deforestation on the Rise | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
After more than 6 years of steady declines the deforestation rate in the Brazilian Amazon has more than doubled in the last six months. Observers blame the deforestation in part on changes that weakened Brazil’s Forest Code.
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Brazilian Birds | A Sound Trip Through The Brazilian Nature

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Brazilian Birds: ambient internet radio station of bird calls in the Amazon

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Scientists Uncover Invisible Motion in Video

Scientists Uncover Invisible Motion in Video | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
A group of scientists have developed a system that amplifies tiny movements in videos, a technique that could have practical applications in fields as diverse as health care, manufacturing and law enforcement.

 

...when the video is run through an algorithm that can amplify both movement and color, the baby’s face blinks crimson with each tiny heartbeat.

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How Beijing is Shaping the Future of the Amazon

How Beijing is Shaping the Future of the Amazon | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
China has become Brazil’s main trading partner, giving it significant influence over the Amazon forest.
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The Lost Tribes of the Amazon

The Lost Tribes of the Amazon | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
Often described as “uncontacted,” isolated groups living deep in the South American forest resist the ways of the modern world—at least for now
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What if the Solution to our Energy Crisis is Already Invented?

What if the Solution to our Energy Crisis is Already Invented? | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
Support a clean energy kickstarter and help the world save energy with a simple DIY wood stove!

 

Rocket mass heaters are the cleanest and most sustainable way to heat the conventional home. They are extremely efficient: burning 1/10th the wood of a traditional wood stove. You would think that with 1/10th the wood there would be 1/10th the smoke, but it really works out to be closer to 1/1000th the smoke.

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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
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Amazon Watch - Your Actions Make the Difference for the Xingu and Its People

Amazon Watch - Your Actions Make the Difference for the Xingu and Its People | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
I am writing on behalf of the magical and mystical Amazon rainforest and the traditional populations that inhabit its sacred places. Last year you followed our battles and supported us, and your actions made a difference.
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Venom: The Bite That Heals

Venom: The Bite That Heals | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
Venom is nature's most efficient killer. Now we're discovering how it can cure as well.
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An Illustrated Guide to the World’s Creation Myths

An Illustrated Guide to the World’s Creation Myths | Places In The Forest | Scoop.it
Each culture has its own version of how the universe began. Artist Noah MacMillan brings this “visual vocabulary” to life
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