U. of Haifa scientists have found that LAN, or “light at night,” suppresses the secretion of melatonin in mice, which leads to rises in certain cancers.
This comes as more bad news to people finding themselves forced by Agenda 21-inspired urbanization schemes into dense cities that never sleep, where streetlights and other sources of artificial ambient light crash in through apartment windows.
From U. of Haifa announcement, today:
Earlier studies in which Prof. Haim has participated at the University of Haifa, have shown that people living in areas that have more night-time illumination are more susceptible to prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. The researchers’ hypothesis was that LAN harms production of melatonin, a hormone that is released from the pineal gland during the dark part of the 24h cycle and which is linked to the body’s cyclical night-day activity and seasonality. When this hormone is suppressed, the occurrence of cancer rises.
Sustainable cities, now in ruins. Photo: Bill McChesney/Flickr CC
Archaeologists studying ancient Mesoamerica are trading-in their machetes for satellites that can spy massive structures buried by time.
Using satellite images, scientists at the University of Central Florida are reporting that — long before Agenda 21 — Mayan architects were concentrating people into smaller areas, by weaving together living and work spaces.
It’s a stretch, greenwashing the Maya to make them appear relevant to 21st Century audiences. But that’s how science writers roll, these days.
The Maya’s reasons for forming self-sustaining city states were, after all, entirely defensive.
“Until now, Maya archeologists have been limited in exploring large sites and understanding the full nature of ancient Maya landscape modifications because most of those features are hidden within heavily forested and hilly terrain and are difficult to record. LiDAR effectively removes these obstacles.’It’s very exciting,’ said Arlen Chase. ‘The images not only reveal topography and built features, but also demonstrate the integration of residential groups, monumental architecture, roadways and agricultural terraces, vividly illustrating a complete communication, transportation and subsistence system.’”
Here’s one for Loren Coleman (The Copycat Effect) and the synchromystics. I’ve noticed several reports of collisions in the heavy and light-rail industries since May 28–and one intense, and fictitious scene, in Caprica, which appeared online earlier this year, in promos for the new series.
The Disney Monorail crash killed a 21-year old man who was raised in Disney’s planned community, Celebration.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Early scene from the Caprica pilot; Washington, DC, Metro crash; Green Line crash, Newton, Mass., May 28; the Disney Monorail crash.
WASHINGTON – At least two people are dead and nine people are injured after a Metro Red Line train derailed and collided with another Metro train, officials say.
The six-car train derailed and then collided with another train between the Takoma Park and Fort Totten stations around 5 p.m. Monday, trapping several passengers.