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    About 20 years ago in the Florida Keys I was lucky enough to witness the entry of a 'bolide' into the atmosphere. At one point brilliant enough to light up the whole landscape, it partially fragmented, dulled to cherry-red and disappeared off towards Cuba. The night was very quiet and I stood there- waiting to hear an anticipated double bang from supersonic flight. Nothing, no sound at all.

    Registration open! SSE Annual Conference Encore October 20-22, 2023 Online at Airmeet
    Get Ready for a Unique Online Experience! The 41st annual SSE Conference took place July 23 - 26, 2023, at Indiana University, where maverick scientists worldwide shared the latest and most advanced thinking on edge science topics. This online conference encore is an opportunity to (re)experience the event - plus exclusive online presentations - in a highly interactive, virtual space.

    This encore will take place online at Airmeet from October 20-22, 2023. Long talks, short talks, and panels will be shared on several exciting topics, including psychic functioning, tai chi, healing, subtle energy, UAP/UFOs, remote viewing, altered states of consciousness, AI, and more.

    Speakers will be in attendance for live Q&A sessions, and the SSE will provide multiple opportunities to network in various virtual spaces between talks. If you'd like to participate in these social events, please plan to attend with your microphone and camera. Recordings from the event will be available exclusively to attendees for a minimum of six weeks after the conference encore, so consider registering regardless of your availability on October 20-22.

    Registration is $47 for General Admission and $23 for SSE Members for the full 3-day event. Proceeds will support the SSE's mission to provide a professional forum for presentations, criticism, and debate concerning topics, which, for various reasons, are ignored or studied inadequately within mainstream science.

    For Online Program and Registration, click here.
    Tinfoil hat not required for early bird registrants.

    The 'exposed' DVD is have received was pre-marked with exposure locations. It has not been etched - an interesting observation is that if you breath on it the condensation lingers around the damage zones...a surface charge effect that lingers, perhaps.

    The Era of Global Risk

    The Era of Global Risk: An Introduction to Existential Risk Studies
    This innovative and comprehensive collection of essays explores the biggest threats facing humanity in the 21st century; threats that cannot be contained or…

    An Introduction to Existential Risk Studies



    PRINTED EDITIONS This book is part of a 2-volume set. The other volume in the set is: An Anthology of Global Risk

    This innovative and comprehensive collection of essays explores the biggest threats facing humanity in the 21st century; threats that cannot be contained or controlled and that have the potential to bring about human extinction and civilization collapse. Bringing together experts from many disciplines, it provides an accessible survey of what we know about these threats, how we can understand them better, and most importantly what can be done to manage them effectively.

    These essays pair insights from decades of research and activism around global risk with the latest academic findings from the emerging field of Existential Risk Studies. Voicing the work of world leading experts and tackling a variety of vital issues, they weigh up the demands of natural systems with political pressures and technological advances to build an empowering vision of how we can safeguard humanity’s long-term future.

    The book covers both a comprehensive survey of how to study and manage global risks with in-depth discussion of core risk drivers: including environmental breakdown, novel technologies, global scale natural disasters, and nuclear threats. The Era of Global Risk offers a thorough analysis of the most serious dangers to humanity.

    Inspiring, accessible, and essential reading for both students of global risk and those committed to its mitigation, this book poses one critical question: how can we make sense of this era of global risk and move beyond it to an era of global safety?

    There was a wide use of arsenic compounds, at one time, in wood preservatives, paints, wallpapers, and wall/plaster fungicidal washes. They helped to make damp buildings habitable - by preventing the growth of toxic molds and reducing insect infestation. We didn't all die of arsenic poisoning (although some historians seem obsessed by the idea that Napoleon Bonaparte died of arsenic poisoning from the furniture paint and wallwaper in his room, when in exile).

    In the late 1950's a factory in East London making 'Lin-Crusta' arsenic-impregnated wall coverings and as a sideline arsenic fly-papers closed down, and post-closure some of the workers started to fall sick. The cure for their ills was found to be micro-dosing with more arsenic.

    Dear Alan Smith ,
    Would it be possible to have a Forum dedicated to discussing each video topic from the conference in Poland? Or would that be too complicated?
    Again, deeply grateful for all of your hard work.

    Not too daunting if by 'forum' you mean 'thread'. If you care to pick a video - preferably an experimental science one. since theory discussions often generate more heat than light, we could try.

    An estimated 23 million people worldwide live on ground contaminated with potentially dangerous concentrations of toxic metal-mining waste, such as lead, zinc, copper and arsenic. Researchers analysed how waste from 22,609 active metal mines — and seven times as many abandoned ones — is distributed by rivers and deposited in floodplains. "Whether those people will be affected by that contamination, we simply can't tell with this research," says ecologist and study co-author Chris Thomas. "But there is agriculture and irrigation in many of those areas." Crops and livestock can accumulate high levels of harmful metals.

    BBC | 4 min read

    What was once Scotland’s most radioactive beach has been re-opened to the public, after a multi-million-pound clean-up operation.

    Contractors have been sifting through 10,000m3 of sand and soil – the equivalent of four Olympic swimming pools of material – at Dalgety Bay in Fife since 2021 in a bid to identify particles of radium-226 and its radionucleotides.

    Two year clean-up of Scottish beach clears radioactive material from second world war planes
    Multi-million pound operation removed over 6000 particles of highly radioactive radium-226 and associated radionuclides

    We have arranged for synchronised world time. :) Otherwise we could try split sessions, an early morning and an evening one in the UK (for example) would catch almost everybody in the world at a fairly convenient time. We could have the usual 20-30 minute presentations allowing time for questions. Some theory, and some experimental in content. , so 'webinar like'. Breakout rooms demand a fair few participants and I suspect would need a lot of bandwith. That might evolve, but not from the start.