Shocking Images Document the Disturbing Living Conditions of Indonesia’s Mentally Ill

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Pengabatan Alternatif Jasono (Jasono Alternate Treatmant), Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia: Agus sings in his cage, his hands moving in an intricate dance. Agus is confined in a cell so he cannot run away. He is being held at Jasono Alternative Treatment, a private shelter with three patients in Cilicap, Central Java. Jasono, the owner, learned his method of treatment from a Pesantren in Jakarta; He sprays water on the men and women and gives them an herbal drink.

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Mitochondrial “Collateral Damage” Thanks to Big Pharma

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“Mitochondrial damage is now understood to play a role in a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Recently it has become known that iatrogenic (physician or treatment-caused) mitochondrial damage explains many adverse reactions from medications.” – John Neustadt, MD and Steven Pieczenik, MD

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Powerful Photos Of Gang Members Who Have Traded Violence For Tattoo Art

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In the desert landscape of Indio, California, eight young men cast off their involvements within the Mexican gang system in hopes of forging non-violent lives as a brotherhood of tattoo artists. For Desert Ink, Australian photographer Jonathan May tells the story of the men of Art and Ink tattoo shop, weaving together a murky and enigmatical tale of loss and redemption.

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First Proof That Wild Animals Really Can Communicate With Us

When humans speak up, the little African birds called honeyguides listen—and can understand, a new study confirms for the first time.

Honeyguides in northern Mozambique realize that when a man makes a special trilling sound, he wants to find a bees’ nest—and its delectable honey.

Birds that hear this trill often lead human hunters to a nest, receiving a reward of honeycomb.

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