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A place to discuss issues around climate change and global warming.
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Alternate Theories
A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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May 14th, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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Where did Mankind get shorted
YukonJack's thread regarding what our greatest gift over all the other animals is made me think to start this one. I've heard people point out the short comings of the human animal before, versus the design of other animals. So, what animal trait did... (by karrie)
May 14th, 2010 by VanIsle last post
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Panic attacks
This: Panic attack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ever had one? They're fun, right? It's for the people that want to have the feeling of dying when you're not actually dying. (by Icarus27k)
May 12th, 2010 by Blackleaf last post
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Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree to defy Earth's gravity on Nasa space flight
In 1666, English scientist Sir Isaac Newton was in his garden in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire when he noticed an apple fall from a tree. Legend has it that the apple landed on his head, and he instantly came up with the concept of universal gravitation. ... (by Blackleaf)
May 12th, 2010 by Johnnny last post
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Giant Beaver Dam
Our national animal has been at it again. This time it has engaged in the construction of a massive dam that is estimated to have taken 35 years to construct. Take that oil sands tailing ponds. Beaver dam visible from space (by Bar Sinister)
May 10th, 2010 by Praxius last post
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Where is the sense?
As soon as you mention using herbicides or insecticides on your garden, you hear people muttering something about "chemicals" and you are regarded as the worst pariah on earth. Yet these same people squander $millions every day ingesting tons of... (by JLM)
May 6th, 2010 by eanassir last post
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Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens POPULAR!
Professor Stephen Hawking has warned of the dangers of making contact with extraterrestrials. The Cambridge University theoretical physicist, who has neuro-muscular dystrophy but is still the greatest mind in the world today, has said that intelligent... (by Blackleaf)
May 5th, 2010 by Tonington last post
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Germany: 15% of its work done. Canada: still in REM sleep.
Would you like to see a glimpse of the future? A few Canadians already have. And even General Motors is taking a second look at the future after dismissing it as a fantasy. Canada in general? Stumbling backwards into the future: The Gospel of Green... (by AnnaG)
May 5th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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Hawking backs possibility for humans to travel millions of years into the future
After saying last week that intelligent extraterrestrials almost certainly exist and Earthlings should avoid making contact with them, Cambridge University astrobiologist Stephen Hawking now says that it is possibly for humans to travel millions of years... (by Blackleaf)
May 5th, 2010 by Tonington last post
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Rise of the SuperWeeds
Yet another legacy of Monsanto is now being seen across the US. Round-Up ready Monsanto seeds and subsequent use of Round-Up (also known as glyhosate) has now spawned a host of super weeds that are forcing farmers to use even stronger herbicides. So far... (by Mowich)
May 3rd, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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life found in liquid asphalt lake
Life found in liquid asphalt lake 23/04/2010 3:54:19 PM CBC News Researchers have found life in a toxic lake of liquid asphalt, a discovery that challenges... (by spaminator)
May 3rd, 2010 by SirJosephPorter last post
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Tests confirm offspring of hybrid polar-grizzly bear
Tests confirm offspring of hybrid polar-grizzly bear - CTV News See.... I told you the Polar Bears would adapt. :-P (by Praxius)
Apr 29th, 2010 by GreenFish66 last post
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Geologic time scale, when and how to use it
This is split from the Hawking alien warning thread. For starters, it's not what you said. You can differentiate stone age and the industrial age with techniques employed by geologists, but you couldn't delineate the arrival of computers. For... (by Tonington)
Apr 29th, 2010 by ironsides last post
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Hypersonic Test Vehicle Falcon goes missing on test flight, DARPA admits
Hypersonic Test Vehicle Falcon goes missing on test flight, DARPA admits | News.com.au Well whoops... they never said they found it either. Well besides the obvious joke of it perhaps going to warp and off to Klingon space, is anybody else... (by Praxius)
Apr 28th, 2010 by CDNBear last post
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Sycrude: It was the Ducks' Fault
This is an interesting defence. Oil giant Syncrude maintains that it was not at fault in the case of 1600 ducks dying in their hazardous waste pond due to the fact that it was the ducks who foolishly chose to land in the ponds; ponds which Syncrude had a... (by Bar Sinister)
Apr 25th, 2010 by JLM last post
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Not too much salt
Another "the science is settled" myth takes a kick in the teeth. (by Walter)
Apr 24th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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Giant man eating bacteria inhabit the oceans
Giant Bacteria Colonise the Oceans - by Stephen Leahy - 2010-04-22 A mat the size of Uruguay composed of giant bacteria has been discovered in the mid-depths These bacteria have a very old lineage, stretching back as much as 2.5 billion years... (by darkbeaver)
Apr 23rd, 2010 by SirJosephPorter last post
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Iceland's volcano
I feel sorry for the people of Iceland, their economy is at a stand still and now this. Bad for people with respiratory ailments, Bad for travel Insurance companies, bad for air traffic the cost by the time it is back to normal must be astronomical.... (by Socrates the Greek)
Apr 23rd, 2010 by coldstream last post
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Earth Day 2010
Happy birthday Lenin. (by Walter)
Apr 21st, 2010 by GreenFish66 last post
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Study: Computer brain games useless
Just another stupid idea - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca Do you agree with the report towards these types of games? Have you had any personal experience in using any of these games? (by Praxius)
Apr 20th, 2010 by Ron in Regina last post
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Decision on massive B.C. hydro project
BC is a growing province, 460.000 people will be supplied with uninterrupted clean energy for 100 years. What is that mean for the people in the area? a catch... (by Socrates the Greek)
Apr 20th, 2010 by Cliffy last post
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Growing Oil Industry
The oil sector is showing signs of great growth with its rising prices and decreasing supply. This is evident in the high oil and gas investment in recent times. Investors are making a beeline to purchase oil and gas stocks in the stock market. The oil... (by Boyce58)
Apr 19th, 2010 by Johnnny last post
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What does future volcanic activity have to do with our future?
Just about everything. Lets start with Crater Lake National park, one on the most beautiful parks I have ever been to. Its past is only legend now, but is the stories of the residents over 7,700 years ago the eruption of Mt. Mazama almost was the end... (by ironsides)
Apr 19th, 2010 by Twila last post
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fanged leech pulled from girls nose
Fanged leech pulled from girl's nose New species of blood sucker feeds from the body orifices of mammals Tyrannobdella rex, which means "tyrant leech king," the... (by spaminator)
Apr 15th, 2010 by theconqueror last post
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The American Moon Base Is Dead
The American Moon Base Is Dead I was listening to President Obama speech on the future of NASA and he killed the American moon base plan because according to him We done that already He instead wants to develop deep space missions using new... (by Liberalman)
Apr 12th, 2010 by Tonington last post
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Big Pharma Liars All
Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck (opinion) By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor February 18 - It's being called the largest research fraud in medical history. Dr. Scott Reuben, a former member of... (by darkbeaver)
Apr 9th, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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With new CANDU developments should we sell?
"Earlier this week Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) announced that it had successfully burned a fuel bundle that uses Natural Uranium Equivalent (NUE). NUE is fuel is made by mixing recovered uranium from spent fuel of light water reactors with... (by sputnik)
Apr 4th, 2010 by Blackleaf last post
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From pop star to physicist: Meet the Liam Gallagher of science
Usually, physics is viewed as a boring and unfathomable subject for many people, and physicists as nerdy types wearing NHS glasses and patched up Aran sweaters. But thanks to a former pop star, the subject is being made more accessible to the British... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 2nd, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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X-Treme Macho Climate Change for Men
Thursday, April 1, 2010 Phaethon "Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around the earth, and a great... (by darkbeaver)
Apr 2nd, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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How a capacitor really works
YouTube - MIT Physics Demo -- Dissectible Capacitor (by darkbeaver)
Mar 29th, 2010 by Don Shelton last post
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Founders of British obstetrics 'were callous murderers'
For over 250 years, they have commanded respect from doctors. But were the founders of British obstretics, William Hunter and William Smellie, really serial killers? The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine(JRSM) claims that they were. A detailed... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 24th, 2010 by Blackleaf last post
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"Swindon, we have a problem." UK's answer to Nasa is launched in Wiltshire
Move over NASA (especially with Obama Barack all but dismantling it). Here comes the UK Space Agency (UKSA), based in Swindon! The wealthy Wiltshire town, famous for its steam locomotive museum, has been named as the home of Britain's first space... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 17th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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Happy Pi Day!!!
No, there is no error in the title. It is not pie day, but Pi day on 14 March (today). Pi, the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle, has captivated imaginations for thousands of years -- perhaps even since the first person tried to... (by SirJosephPorter)
Mar 15th, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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Archaeologists uncover headless corpses of 51 Vikings executed by Saxons
A discovery in Dorset has shed further light on England's violent and bloody past. Archaeologists have discovered the skeletons of 51 headless corpses near Weymouth, Dorset, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games will be held. The... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 13th, 2010 by VanIsle last post
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Tanning Beds Deadly
I always suspected that exposing oneself to the UV rays of a tanning bed was a very bad idea and now the Canadian Cancer Society seems to have backed up my suspicions. Apparently tanning beds are not only not a good idea they are a very good way to end... (by Bar Sinister)
Mar 4th, 2010 by gopher last post
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Science Discovers Fish Good for Brains
Feb 02 10:45 Fish oil supplements 'beat psychotic mental illness' Taking a daily fish oil capsule can stave off mental illness in those at highest risk, trial findings suggest. A three-month course of the... (by darkbeaver)
Mar 4th, 2010 by El Barto last post
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FACTORS affecting life expectancy
What are the factors that affect life expectancy and how much does each contribute? Is the healthcare system a contributing factor, if so by how much? (by JLM)
Mar 4th, 2010 by Johnnny last post
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Murchison meteorite and the origin of life
Murchison meteorite and the origin of life Life came to our Earth embedded in the meteoritic rocks. It confirms the origin of life from the previous solar... (by eanassir)
Feb 22nd, 2010 by L Gilbert last post
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Climate Change Deniers Channelling the Tobacco Industry
I have posted material similar to this elsewhere, but I thought this a useful addition. The article claims that climate change deniers are using techniques similar to those used by the tobacco industry to obfuscate the climate issue. What the... (by Bar Sinister)
Feb 21st, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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Tobacco Plants And Solar Cells
Tobacco Plants And Solar Cells The tobacco plants will soon be growing in fields across North America. The scientists have found a new process to grow solar cells on the plants so fossil fuels will be on the extinct list like the dinosaurs ... (by Liberalman)
Feb 20th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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C14 Pole Shift, Noodle Soup, rockroll&freeze
Home C14, Pole Shift, Noodle Soup It is not a matter of interpretation. Unlike such things as encoded information within ancient Mayan or Egyptian or Hindu monuments, heiroglyphs, and stellae, the Carbon 14 ratio is not an interpreted bit of... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 17th, 2010 by SirJosephPorter last post
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American Marten Newfoundland population
Species Ive seen Martins south of Sudbury at Killarney Provincial Park, and out west of Sudbury by Lake Panache. And one lived next to my weather haven while i worked in the Yukon... Last week the newpaper picture sections featured a marten in the... (by Johnnny)
Feb 16th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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Isaac Newtons Electric Universe
"And now we might add something concerning a certain most subtle spirit which pervades and lies hid in all gross bodies; by the force and action of which spirit the particles of bodies attract one another at near distances, and cohere, if contiguous; and... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 16th, 2010 by Johnnny last post
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The Piping Plover in Eastern Canada
Species at Risk Public Registry (by Johnnny)
Feb 15th, 2010 by Tonington last post
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Climategate scientist: There's been no Global Warming since 1995
The scientist at the centre of a British university's climate change scandal has admitted that he has trouble keeping track on the raw data which is crucial to the theory of climate change. Professor Jones, of the University of East Anglia, told the... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 15th, 2010 by Cliffy last post
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3,000 year old shipwreck found off Devon coast
One of the world's oldest shipwrecks has been found of England's south western coast. The trading vessel was carrying an extremely valuable cargo of tin and hundreds of copper ingots from the Continent when it sank off the coast of Devon around the... (by Blackleaf)