If you want to leave the Matrix clap your hands - Street-Art in Berlin
One of the most remarkable "sixth" senses in the animal kingdom is magnetoreception -- the ability to detect magnetic fields -- but exactly how it works remains a mystery. Now, researchers in Japan may have found a crucial piece of the puzzle, making the first observations of live, unaltered cells responding to magnetic fields. Many animals are known to navigate by sensing the Earth's magnetic field, including birds, bats, eels, whales and, according to some studies, perhaps even humans. However, the exact mechanism at play in vertebrates isn't well understood. One hypothesis suggests it's the result of a symbiotic relationship between the animals and magnetic field-sensing bacteria. But the leading hypothesis involves chemical reactions induced in cells through what's called the radical pair mechanism.
Essentially, if certain molecules are excited by light, electrons can jump between them to their neighbors. That can create pairs of molecules with a single electron each, known as a radical pair. If the electrons in those molecules have matching spin states, they will undergo chemical reactions slowly, and if they're opposites the reactions occur faster. Since magnetic fields can influence electron spin states, they could induce chemical reactions that change an animals' behavior. In the living cells of animals with magnetoreception, proteins called cryptochromes are thought to be the molecules that undergo this radical pair mechanism. And now, researchers at the University of Tokyo have observed cryptochromes responding to magnetic fields for the first time.
“We’ve not modified or added anything to these cells,” says Jonathan Woodward, co-lead author of the study. “We think we have extremely strong evidence that we’ve observed a purely quantum mechanical process affecting chemical activity at the cellular level.”
The research was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Umbrella Corporation (Resident Evil)
"Soon after the opening of its pharmaceutical subsidiary, Umbrella began developing biological weaponry for militaries across the world as part of a worldwide conspiracy to accumulate deadly viruses directly prohibited by the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. Umbrella Pharmaceuticals was able to cover this by researching vaccines for the same viruses. Umbrella's true goal was not, in fact, a capitalistic urge for monopolisation of a lucrative industry, but eugenics."
The Syndicate's Controlled Demolition
Since 2008, the global capitalist elites (the syndicate) silently pulled upwards of 100 trillion dollars out of the "real" economy into more "secure" vehicles: Offshore havens, Real-estate (buying entire cities), take-over of industries and massive privatization of public infrastructure and resources. Simultaneously, the central banks around the planet created money at an unprecedented rate, making the syndicate exponentially more rich - simply doing nothing. After a decade of this scheme, the next risk management "challenge" has come into focus: There are trillions of dollars of liabilities in the "real" economy, which the syndicate wants to detach itself from: Pensions, Insurances, Loans, Social Safety-Nets et cetera. So what to do? Historically, a controlled demolition of the economy is a effective solution: Through manufactured wars, civil wars and general chaos, the bottom 80% of the economy crashes into a highly depressed state. Inevitably, institutions collapse and liabilities magically evaporate. And while everybody is distracted and hurting, new totalitarian control structures are installed and power is consolidated in the same old hands.
Set of folding screen painted with trees and plants. Japan, Edo period, 1600-1630
Poem from Cold Mountain
This excerpt is taken from The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain by Red Pine. English reprint permission provided by translator. All English copyright reserved by translator. Cold Mountain [Han Shan] was a hermit in the Tang Dynasty, who produced hundreds of poems, which were later collected and associated with his name.
Put your attention on sensing the energy between your palms
Large Stones Below Umgot River in India