11 Chemicals Creating ‘Global, Silent Pandemic’ of Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia, Study Finds |

Children today may be at a greater risk of developing cognitive and behavioral issues including autism, ADHD and dyslexia, due to exposure to “new” chemicals, reveals an unsettling new study.

The study, published in The Lancet Neurology, finds a list of common chemicals are likely contributing to what the researchers are calling the “global, silent pandemic of neurodevelopmental toxicity” in children, reports Forbes

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Facebook and Monsanto: top shareholders are identical

Seven of the top 12 shareholders of Facebook and Monsanto are identical.

Even more to the point, three of the top five shareholders are the same.

The top shareholder, at the moment, in Monsanto is The Vanguard Group, which is number two on the list of top Facebook shareholders.

FMR, LLC, is the number one Facebook shareholder. For Monsanto, it’s number two.

The State Street Corporation is the number three shareholder for both Facebook and Monsanto.

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company is Monsanto’s number five shareholder, and ranks at number four for Facebook.

The other top dozen shareholders of both Monsanto and Facebook are Jennison Associates, Sands Capital Management, and the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund.

Yes, these are all investment funds, and they spread their enormous money around. They own shares of many, many publicly traded companies

But the comparison of Monsanto and Facebook illustrates how, at the top of the food chain, there is connected wealth. These investment funds can, if they choose to, intercede in companies’ proxy votes to alter company policy.

Read the full story: http://www.minds.com/blog/view/294274078234120192/facebook-and-monsanto-top-shareholders-are-identical

Disarming HIV With a Pop

“Sep. 19, 2013 — Pinning down an effective way to combat the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, the viral precursor to AIDS, has long been challenge task for scientists and physicians, because the virus is an elusive one that mutates frequently and, as a result, quickly becomes immune to medication. A team of Drexel University researchers is trying to get one step ahead of the virus with a microbicide they’ve created that can trick HIV into “popping” itself into oblivion.” DAVEI

Interested? Read on: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130919140621.htm

Original: http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/September/DAVEI-HIV-molecule/

Huge Water Reserve Discovered in Kenya

A huge discovery of water has been uncovered in Kenya that can supply water to the country for about 70 years! This is a joyous find for the local people as they generally don’t have access to clean water very easily. This is a great example of what some technological assistance and love for others can do for people in need. It’s also clear that if more wealthy countries took the time, we could assist everyone in need on this planet with the means we have available to us as of this moment. Hopefully this inspires further action!

According to ITV News “The pool, which was found more than 300 metres underground, is so large you could put Loch Ness into it approximately 25 times.”

An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing material such as gravel, sand and silt. Using a well, water can be extracted from the materials and used for multiple purposes. Technically speaking, newly discovered Lotikipi Basin Aquifer should never run dry as the well is replenished by water run off from distant mountains.

Original Source: Collective Evolution

Lotikipi in numbers courtesy of ITV News

The aquifer is approximately 100 km (62 miles) by 66 km (41 miles).
It has a surface area of 4,164 km squared.
It contains an estimated 200 billion cubic metres of fresh water.
Lotikipi alone holds 900% more than Kenya’s current water reserves.