The Pacific Northwest Earthquake & Tsunami (The REALLY Big One)

The Pacific Northwest Earthquake & Tsunami (The REALLY Big One)

Jul 16

We now know that the Pacific Northwest has experienced forty-one subduction-zone earthquakes in the past ten thousand years. If you divide ten thousand by forty-one, you get two hundred and forty-three, which is the average amount of time that elapses between earthquakes. We are now three hundred and fifteen years into a two-hundred-and-forty-three-year cycle. When the next full-margin rupture happens in the Pacific Northwest, everything west of Interstate 5, including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Salem (the capital city of Oregon), Olympia (the capital of Washington), and some seven million people will suffer the worst natural disaster in the history of North America. FEMA projects that nearly thirteen thousand people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. Another twenty-seven thousand will be injured, and the agency expects that it will need to provide shelter for a million displaced people, and food and water for another two and a half million…

‘Megathrust’ Earthquake Overdue For U.S. North-West Coast

‘Megathrust’ Earthquake Overdue For U.S. North-West Coast

Apr 29

The north-west coast of the U.S. could be devastated by a huge movement of undersea plates known as a ‘megathrust’ earthquake, scientists say. A review of the dangers posed by the Juan de Fuca plate released in the wake of the Japanese quake has raised fears that the Pacific seaboard could be similarly ravaged…

Japanese Earthquake-Tsunami Show Flaws In Just-In-Time Production

Japanese Earthquake-Tsunami Show Flaws In Just-In-Time Production

Mar 22

In a globalized economy where manufacturers have moved ever more toward lean inventories and “just-in-time” production — keeping ultra-low quantities of parts on hand to avoid holding expensive stocks of parts — a speedy response was vital because a disruption to the global supply chain would spread quickly, shuttering plants employing legions of workers around the world. Numerous manufacturers and suppliers have already warned of possible supply disruptions that are seen potentially affecting everything from consumer products such as Apple Inc’s iPad to Boeing’s long-awaited Dreamliner. The most immediate threat to manufacturers stems from the fact that the weakest link in the global supply chain is what Japan is best known for: high-end, highly technical parts like semiconductors, which also weigh very little…

Former USGS Geologist Predicts Major Earthquake For California

Former USGS Geologist Predicts Major Earthquake For California

Mar 16

A former United States Geological Survey scientist says a major quake on the West Coast is imminent. Jim Berkland predicts has an average 80 percent success rate predicting earthquakes. While Berkland has scored many direct hits with earthquake predictions — they fall within his self-described “seismec window” — his greatest claim to fame was his accurate prediction of the powerful 1989 temblor that rocked San Fransisco four days before it occurred. Now the earthquake prognosticator admits he’s worried about the prospects of a strong quake hitting the West Coast of the US sometime during March 2011, particularly around March 19th…

How To Help The Earthquake & Tsunami Survivors In Japan

How To Help The Earthquake & Tsunami Survivors In Japan

Mar 13

Japan has experienced a horrific earthquake and tsunami, with thousands of deaths reported so far, tremendous property damage, and a developing crisis at the country’s nuclear plants. Japan needs and has asked for help. Aid groups have sprung into action and need your support. Here is a list of organizations to which you can donate…

Photos & Resources: Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake

Photos & Resources: Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake

Feb 25

Photos and resources from the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake…

Today’s News

Today’s News

Jul 06

Headline news from the soul-stirring, mind-tweaking, brain-cell-building universe of NHNE…

New Evidence Places ‘Ossuary of James’ In ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus’

New Evidence Places ‘Ossuary of James’ In ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus’

Apr 05

New chemical tests done on the ossuaries from “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” comparing it with the controversial “James son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” ossuary indicate that there is an extremely high probability that the James ossuary was originally taken from “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”…

Many Mormons Loose Faith Searching for Truth

Many Mormons Loose Faith Searching for Truth

Nov 14

Around the world and in the United States, where the faith was founded, the Mormon Church is grappling with a wave of doubt and disillusionment among members who encountered information on the Internet that sabotaged what they were taught about their faith…

Autism Parents Reply To CNN: ‘Hear This Well’

Autism Parents Reply To CNN: ‘Hear This Well’

Sep 09

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen recently addressed “anti-vaxxers” (parents with children who were harmed by vaccinations). In a condescending tone, Cohen declared “Vaccines are safe; autism is not a side effect of vaccines. Or to say it another way because some people don’t hear this well, vaccines do not cause autism.” Afflicted families responded by posting vaccination horror stories on YouTube and launching a grassroots campaign called “Hear This Well”…

Stephen Gaskin, Founder Of ‘The Farm’, Dies At 79

Stephen Gaskin, Founder Of ‘The Farm’, Dies At 79

Jul 03

Stephen Gaskin, a hippie guru who in 1971 led around 300 followers in a caravan of psychedelically painted school buses from San Francisco to Tennessee to start “The Farm”, a commune that has outlived most of its countercultural counterparts while spreading good works from Guatemala to the South Bronx, died on Tuesday at his home on the commune, in Summertown, Tenn. He was 79…

The Ghosts of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami (Updated)

The Ghosts of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami (Updated)

Apr 13

Excerpt: “Reverend Kaneda exorcised 25 spirits from Rumiko Takahashi. They came and went at the rate of several a week. All of them, after the wartime sailor, were ghosts of the tsunami. For Kaneda, the days followed a relentless routine. The telephone call from Rumiko would come in the early evening; at nine o’clock her fiancé would pull up in front of the temple and carry her out of the car. As many as three spirits would appear in a single session. Kaneda talked to each personality in turn, sometimes over several hours: he established their circumstances, calmed their fears and politely but firmly enjoined them to follow him towards the light. Kaneda’s wife would sit with Rumiko; sometimes other priests were present to join in with the prayers. In the early hours of the morning, Rumiko would be driven home. ‘Each time she would feel better, and go back to Sendai, and go to work,’ Kaneda told me. ‘But then after a few days, she’d be overwhelmed again.’ Out among the living, surrounded by the city, she would become conscious of the dead, a thousand importunate spirits pressing in on her and trying to get inside…”

The Vision of Twelve Stones

The Vision of Twelve Stones

Apr 07

As the universe gradually takes recognizable form, we see our solar system develop. We see our sun and planets. We see moons, asteroid belts, and comets. Then our planet fills our mind’s eye. We watch it evolve through its many stages: Primal gases whirl around, volcanoes erupt, vast oceans of water form, land rises from the tumultuous seas — and then begins to cool. Now, for the first time, life begins to form in the oceans and in the thick, gaseous air. Creatures come into being and begin their long journey to ever-increasing consciousness. We see the first one-celled creatures and watch them slowly transform themselves into new, more complex and aware creatures: plants, ferns and trees; fish, amphibians, and animals that can live on land, in the sea, and in the air. Ages pass and vast numbers of species come and go. Some disappear in the twinkling of an eye, the result of some global catastrophe, while others slowly evolve into other forms. Finally, after eons of growth, we see the Earth as she exists today. From the deep recesses of space we look at her and are stunned by her magnificent beauty. And we are also shaken by how fragile she seems floating all alone in the vast darkness of space…

How Civilizations Fail & Can Be Saved (Updated)

How Civilizations Fail & Can Be Saved (Updated)

Mar 25

How, exactly, do powerful empires collapse, and why? Researchers now believe they’ve found an answer, one that has troubling implications for today — because we’re clearly on the road to ruin…

60 Minutes: The Gift of Endless Memory (Updated)

60 Minutes: The Gift of Endless Memory (Updated)

Jan 12

It is often said that we are our memories — that web of experiences, relationships, thoughts, and feelings that make us who we are. We don’t remember it all of course. That would be impossible. Or would it? There has been a discovery in the field of memory recently, so new you won’t find it in any textbook. It’s so hard to fathom, there are some who remain unconvinced. For the moment, the scientists studying it are simply calling it “superior autobiographical memory.” And unless you happen to know one of the handful of people discovered so far who have it, get ready to be amazed…

Why 2013 Was & Wasn’t The Best Year In Human History

Why 2013 Was & Wasn’t The Best Year In Human History

Dec 27

Five reasons why 2013 was the best year in human history and nine reasons it wasn’t…

Reports Of Mystery Booming Noise Growing? (Updated)

Reports Of Mystery Booming Noise Growing? (Updated)

Jul 26

Unexplained booms have been reported since at least the 1850’s. What is causing them? Are they increasing?

Breakthrough Technology: Google Internet Balloons

Breakthrough Technology: Google Internet Balloons

Jun 17

Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. While the project is still in the very early testing stages, Google hopes eventually to launch thousands of the thin, polyethylene-film inflatables and bring the Internet to some of the more remote parts of the globe, narrowing the digital divide between the 2.2 billion people who are online and the 4.8 billion who aren’t…

WakaWaka Power

WakaWaka Power

Jan 14

WakaWaka Power is a super efficient personal solar power station that charges your iPhone and any other smartphone or shines 40 hours of excellent reading light, all on just one day of solar charge. A lifesaver for those without electricity. For every WakaWaka Power sold during this pre-sale campaign the creators of WakaWaka will give two WakaWaka Lights (lights only) to Haiti, where 370,000 people still live in makeshift shelters without electricity…

CDC Prepares for Zombie Apocalypse

CDC Prepares for Zombie Apocalypse

Sep 06

“The zombies are coming!” the Homeland Security Department says. Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you’re prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack…

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Sep 06

So, you live on Planet Earth and are wondering what you can do to insure a graceful passage through whatever changes may come your way. And you want advice that you can use any time, any place, even when faced with the kind of apocalyptic changes that are presently knocking on our global door. Here are a few practical suggestions…

Is Jesus Reaching Out To Muslims Through Their Dreams? (Updated)

Is Jesus Reaching Out To Muslims Through Their Dreams? (Updated)

Jul 09

Is Jesus Christ reaching out to Muslims through their dreams and encouraging them to embrace his teachings? This is exactly the phenomenon that some former Islamic adherents claim they have personally experienced. Numerous stories about Muslims, among others, who see the Christian savior in their dreams and convert as a result are streaming out of the Middle East…

Robbins, Chopra, Hawken, Mitchell & Others Disavow Movie ‘Thrive’

Robbins, Chopra, Hawken, Mitchell & Others Disavow Movie ‘Thrive’

Jun 21

“Thrive” is the name of a richly produced and controversial film that asks, and attempts to answer, some of the deepest questions about the nature of the human condition and what is thwarting our chances to prosper. Elaborately funded, with appealing imagery and beautiful music, it features interviews with many leading progressive voices. And yet ten of these leaders have taken the highly unusual step of signing a statement formally disassociating ourselves from the film. Why have Amy Goodman, Deepak Chopra, Paul Hawken, Edgar Mitchell, Vandana Shiva, John Perkins, Elisabet Sahtouris, Duane Elgin and Adam Trombly, as well as yours truly, gone to the trouble of signing our names to this public statement?

Terence McKenna’s Theory Of Everything

Terence McKenna’s Theory Of Everything

Jun 11

All about Terence McKenna, Timewave Zero Theory, and McKenna’s belief that all of human history and cultural and scientific evolution were moving inexorably towards a “strange attractor” at the end of time (which could occur when the Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012)…

Invasive Species From Japan Ride Tsunami Debris To U.S. Shore

Invasive Species From Japan Ride Tsunami Debris To U.S. Shore

Jun 10

When a floating dock the size of a boxcar washed up on a sandy beach in Oregon, beachcombers got excited because it was the largest piece of debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan to show up on the West Coast. But scientists worried it represented a whole new way for invasive species of seaweed, crabs and other marine organisms to break the earth’s natural barriers and further muck up the West Coast’s marine environments. And more invasive species could be hitching rides on tsunami debris expected to arrive in the weeks and months to come…