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by / on March 17, 2014 at 7:06 pm / in Alternative Healing/ Holistic Medicine, Body, Drugs, Education, Health, Science

The Light That Burns: Night-time Illumination and Melatonin Suppression

Darkness is good for us; it is an ally that heals us. It is something to be embraced, not feared. From Palaeolithic times, up until very recently, the only major sources of light we would have experienced once the sun went down would have been starlight, moonlight and firelight. Life on this planet has evolved for three and a half […]

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by / on January 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm / in Alternative Healing/ Holistic Medicine, Body, Drugs, Health, Physics, Science

Feed Your Head: Harnessing Neurogenesis

The human brain contains around 86 billion neurons, and 86 trillion connections between these neurons. That is more connections than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy, or galaxies in the known universe. The human brain is one of the most complex and wondrous things we know of, and is the product over three and half billion years of […]

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by / on January 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm / in Current Events, Editorials, Education, Government, Media, Physics, Politics, Science

Scam/Hoax: Climate Change or Right-Wing Thinking?

After 52 passengers were rescued from a research ship trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve, right-wing fixtures of radio and TV unctuously mocked and ridiculed not only global warming claims but also the climate change scientists who tried to record its signs. Such ridicule is akin to going to a Green Bay Packer game in January and saying a […]

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by / on July 16, 2013 at 11:49 pm / in Current Events, Education, Movie/film reviews, News, Science, Uncategorized

Getting Fracked II

It’s a tale of ravage, rape, ruin, and nondisclosure – the latter only if you develop some leverage over the money and power behind what can be the fracking scourge. Sound like a soap opera? Don’t we wish! But a soap opera can be turned off and committed to oblivion. Fracking can be a plague with maybe 45% odds against […]

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by / on April 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm / in Philosophy, Physics, Science

The Best Of All Possible Worlds

We all read Voltaire’s “Candide” in our school days and the mantra still ricochets in our heads, “Oh yes, this is the best of all possible worlds” as the hero Dr. Pangloss goes about his series of misadventures. Voltaire was satirizing the words of an intellectual giant, a fellow by the name of Leibniz (co-inventor of the Calculus), and after […]

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by / on March 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm / in Editorials, Extraterrestrial, Physics, Science

Faith in the Unknown

Could you even imagine an airship originating from another world – autonomous, or maybe flown or guided by an alien creature? Even our Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – commonly called drones you probably haven’t seen, unless you live in Pakistan, Somalia, or Yemen, not a welcome sight, I’m sure. Even if seen, our – and by “our” I mean Earthling […]

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by / on February 5, 2013 at 9:03 am / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Education, Physics, Religion, Science, Society

A Type 0 Civilization

Planet Earth is inhabited by a Type 0 civilization, one which gorges on fossil fuels for energy, ideologically wants to retreat to the past, and fearfully searches for threatening shadows. We are stumbling toward a Type I civilization, considering the use of solar power, wind power, and other renewable types of energy, but we are almost hopelessly held back by […]

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by / on January 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm / in Culture, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Society

Philosophy: Pull it from the Tower

One of mankind’s greatest intellectual triumphs is its discovery of a love of wisdom commonly known as Philosophy. Unfortunately, especially in the United States, any mention of the term solicits a roll of the eyes and an insult about an ivory tower or some scatterbrained professor with mismatched socks. All the pea brains laugh and that’s the end of the […]

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by / on December 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm / in Current Events, Editorials, Extraterrestrial, Physics, Science

Can Gravity Be Cancelled?

We all see gravity at work when we take a step, throw something across the room, see rain fall, or leaves float to the ground. For something so common in our lives, it is still a mystery. We have two tested theories, not very recent theories at that: Newton’s from the 17th century and Einstein’s General Relativity (GR) from the […]

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by / on September 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm / in Body, Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Psychology, Relationships, Science, Sexuality, Society

Intersex, Part Two: Marriage Equality

This isn’t about “gay marriage” – bisexuals wish to marry as well – and it’s not a matter of “same-sex marriage” either, because this one still leaves intersex people in uncertainty.

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