Archive for October, 2010 :

Asteroid Strike Could Force Humans Into Twilight Existence
October 28th, 2010

The massive loss of protection against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation resulting from an asteroid splashdown would likely force humans into a vampire-style existence.

Moving Illusions: Now You See It, Now You Don’t
October 28th, 2010

If dots on a screen are surrounded by certain types of moving pattern, fixing your eyes on one of the dots can make the others disappear. This illusion, called motion-induced blindness, was discovered 20 years ago.

How Do You ID the Body of a Border Crosser?
October 24th, 2010

Last August, the Los Angeles Times reported that so far this year, the bodies of 170 border crossers have been found in Pima County, Arizona. That means 2010’s body count might break recent records: In 2007, 218 bodies had been found.

Auto X-Prize Winners Ultra Low-Tech
October 24th, 2010

Was the auto X-prize rigged? The evidence suggests “YES”.

The Startling Effects of WiFi (Wireless Devices)
October 23rd, 2010

Not feeling as well as you could or should, got Wifi or other wireless devices? – get rid of them!

CERN Scientists Eye Parallel Universe Breakthrough
October 22nd, 2010

Physicists probing the origins of the cosmos hope that next year they will turn up the first proofs of the existence of concepts long dear to science-fiction writers such as hidden worlds and extra dimensions.

This Curious Existence: How Life Finds it’s Way
October 20th, 2010

It’s no surprise why recent news about a 42-year-old mother giving birth to a child who, astonishingly, was born from an embryo frozen 20 years ago, has many talking.

Did Japan Space Probe Bring Back Alien Life?
October 19th, 2010

Like something out of a sci-fi movie, did alien particles find their way inside a space probe that landed on an asteroid and returned to Earth?

Mondays Less Miserable Than Tuesdays, Research Finds
October 19th, 2010

Bob Geldof famously sang about his dislike of Mondays, but it appears that most people find Tuesday the most miserable day of the week.

End animal cruelty, choose vegan options
October 18th, 2010

Americans are indeed spending less of their income on food than ever before, but billions of farmed animals are still paying the highest cost of all: a life of intensive confinement and suffering.

Pamela: Vegan diet has helped Hep C
October 18th, 2010

Pamela Anderson reckons turning vegan has helped her to manage Hepatitis C.

More Evidence for Psychic Phenomena
October 17th, 2010

Would you want to live in a world where our memory would work backwards and forewords? Well, according to a recent series of scientific studies by Daryl Bem, we already live in that world!

Tiny Tubes Point to Ancient Life
October 17th, 2010

Tiny tubes thought to have been etched into South African rocks by microbes are at least 3.34 billion years old, scientists can confirm.

Urine of Ancient Species Proves Useful in Climate Research
October 17th, 2010

Researchers have used many resources to study historical and future climate change. But nobody has ever published an extensive study examining fossilized animal urine.

What is Going On In the Brain When We Experience Déjà Vu?
October 17th, 2010

A certain Jennifer Cashen, from Carrboro, N.C. asked what goes on in the brain when we experience déjà vu, to which Paul Reber, a psychology professor at Northwestern University, answers here.

Medical Research Mostly Bogus
October 15th, 2010

Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong, yet Doctors continue to rely on the lies to support their backwards and dangerous practices.

Roundup Herbicide Causes Birth Defects
October 4th, 2010

Another study has confirmed that Monsatano’s herbicide Roundup causes birth defects. Pregnant women should consume only organic food if possible and avoid areas that have been sprayed with the deadly herbicide.

Microalgae is the Next Big Biofuel Source
October 2nd, 2010

Microalgae could help turn the tide on climate change by providing clean, green energy for everything from light bulbs to planes.

Meat Should Carry a Health Warning
October 2nd, 2010

The consumption of meat has serious negative consequences for humans and the planet.