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Caffeine acts through neuronal adenosine A2A receptors to prevent mood and memory dysfunction triggered by chronic stress

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This abstract is technical and it may not be obvious what it is saying, but it is great news for coffee drinkers (and tea drinkers too). One of the neural circuits in our uses a neurotransmitter called glutamate. When too much of this activity happens it fries the neurons which is not a Good Thing. We like our neurons and …

Howard Armstrong – Chinatown – YouTube

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This is a different version than is on the CD. Howard Armstrong is playing mandolin here instead of fiddle. For those who don’t know Howard Armstrong was one of the great musical geniuses of America. He spoke a half a dozen languages. He was a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and instrumentalists. His band, Bogen, Martin and the Armstrongs was rediscovered by Steve …

The Fund for Peace

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This is an interesting analysis of the state of the world. Wouldn’t it be nice if the US were in the list of sustainable countries? We need to keep educating people and work for political change. Click on the map to open a magnified version. Copyright (C) FFP 2015 We are pleased to present the eleventh annual Fragile States Index. The …

Catholics Divided Over Global Warming | Pew Research Center

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It is interesting to see that the motivated reasoning that leads to ignoring the massive evidence that the climate is being changed by humans transcends even religion. I suppose that is partially due to the general trend for religion to be less important in people’s lives. In a way, it points to climate change denial as being like a religion …

With Little Fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage – The New York Times

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Now the folks in Indiana, Alabama and so on are going to have to change their tune about immigrants. They will have to take in refugees who flee Mexico so they won’t have to be around married gay people. With With Little Fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and PAULINA VILLEGASJUNE 14, 2015 Hiram Gonzalez, …