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Pandemic: A Horizon Guide

Pandemic: A Horizon Guide

2009, Health

This is a story played out in an era of unprecedented technical change in which new scientific advances have given us the tools to confront some of nature's greatest threats and where shifting national rivalries have shaped their implementation. It is...

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Life After Food

Life After Food

2013, Health

Humanity is going to continue to grow. Everybody eats and everyone needs energy and these constraints are only going to get tighter and we're going to have to improve our understanding of the body and nutrition and design something new. Some people...

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The Sacred Science

The Sacred Science

2011, Health

A good friend of Nick Polizzi told him he had Parkinson's disease. He started trying to find out if there are any natural means to cure Parkinson's, because you can't do it with drugs. What he found is that if you trace the origins of western...

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Contagion

Contagion

2013, Health

The ghosts of men and women fill the walls of government hospitals across India. They stare silently, suspended in limbo between the living and the dead. These patients are the infected, victims of a contagion so lethal it kills almost one and a half...

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King Corn: You Are What You Eat

King Corn: You Are What You Eat

2007, Health

When Ian Cheney and his best friend Curt Ellis graduated from college they thought they were done with professors and they supposed to feel like they had their whole lives ahead of them, but they just heard some rather disconcerting news. Some day...

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Invisible Threat

Invisible Threat

2013, Health

It's bad enough to catch a disease naturally but to take a disease and turn it into a weapon, to enhance the disease, to make it more virulent or more contiguous or more resistant to known vaccines it just kind of goes off the charts there. It's...

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The Truth 365

The Truth 365

2012, Health

In less than ten years social media has taken the world by storm. We can now communicate with almost anyone from anywhere effortlessly and instantly and the ways we use social media are endless: to stay in touch, for entertainment, to express...

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Seeds of Death

Seeds of Death

2012, Health

Every single independent study conducted on the impact of genetically modified food shows that it damages organs, it causes infertility, it causes immune system failure, it causes holes in the GI tract, and it causes multiple organ system failure. The...

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Rise of the Superbugs

Rise of the Superbugs

2012, Health

The human race has always been at war with bacteria, but the development of antibiotics in the 1930s and '40s gave us the upper hand over the bugs that were killing us. Suddenly we were superhuman. Prior to that, bacterial meningitis had 100%...

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Surviving the Cold

Surviving the Cold

2013, Health

Valery Malkov made the headlines when he fell out of a train in Siberia in -40 degrees Celsius wearing practically nothing, ran for 30 minutes to the next station and survived. The man said that he had gone to the train's vestibule for a smoke. As he...

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