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Serbia's beekeepers struggle as insecticide poisoning hits honey bees
25 April 2019 - Early April in Serbia was sunny, orchards were in full bloom and honey bees from most of the country's 1.2 million beehives were busy collecting nectar and pollen. Within a week, however, bees suddenly started dying at several locations across the country. The pollen they were eating was poisonous because trees had been heavily oversprayed with insecticides. (more)

Sleepy athletes may face higher concussion risk
25 April 2019 - College athletes may face a higher risk for sport-related concussions if they have insomnia or even if they're just chronically sleepy, a new study suggests. Among 190 NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] Division-1 athletes who completed surveys for the study, the chance of getting a sports-related concussion during the next year was 14.6 times higher for those with both insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness than for those who were well rested. (more)

US: Poverty, other disadvantages tied to higher smoking risk
25 April 2019 - The more adversities people face, the more likely they are to start smoking and the less likely they are to quit, a U.S. study suggests. ... Nationwide, smoking has become less common in recent years, Leventhal said by email. But nearly all of the decline is concentrated among people with few if any disadvantages. (more)

Dumping plastic waste in Asia found destroying crops and health
24 April 2019 - Plastic waste imports into Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam jumped from mid-2017 to early 2018, leading to illegal operations dumping and open-burning. The world's recyclable plastic is being shipped to Asia where it is illegally dumped, buried, or burned in the country with the lightest regulations, environmentalists warned on Tuesday [23 April] calling for greater transparency in the global waste trade. (more)

Health apps may not disclose sharing your personal information
24 April 2019 - While nine out of 10 phone apps for depression and smoking cessation assessed in a recent study were found to be sharing user data with third parties, only two out of three disclosed they were doing so. Much of that data, including linkable identifiers, was shared with Google and Facebook, among others, but barely half of apps sharing data with those two giant companies told users about it, researchers report in JAMA Network Open. (more)

Greenland is melting even faster than experts thought, study finds
22 April 2019 - Climate change is eliminating giant chunks of ice from Greenland at such a speed that the melt has already made a significant contribution to sea level rise, according to a new study. With global warming, the island will lose much more, threatening coastal cities around the world. (more)

Mexico murder rate rises in first three months of 2019
22 April 2019 - The first three months of 2019 have seen a 9.6% increase in murders in Mexico, official figures suggest. The figures from the National System for Public Security are particularly worrying as 2018 had the highest murder rate since Mexico began keeping records of homicides. (more)

Philippines rocked by deadly 6.1-magnitude earthquake
22 April 2019 - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon on Monday [22 April], according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake could be felt in the capital of Manila as well as other parts of Luzon. CNN Philippines said that at least 52 aftershocks have been recorded. Skyscrapers swayed from the force of the quake, causing frightened office workers to flee the high-rise buildings in the capital. (more)

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Decreased Crime Rate chart

When one per cent of the population of a city or town practices Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, the crime rate significantly decreases over the long term. This is known as the Maharishi Effect, which is the phenomenon of the rise of coherence in the collective consciousness of any community.


The collective practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme creates harmony and coherence throughout the environment, leading to reduced hostility and increased cooperation between nations.

Reduced Armed Conflict chart

Large groups of individuals practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme create an environment of harmony and coherence for themselves and for the whole world.

Reduced Conflict chart

When the number of individuals practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme in a group excedes the square root of one per cent of a nation’s population,there is a significant reduction in conflict both at home and throughout the world.


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