A place to discuss issues around climate change and global warming.
A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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Jun 29th, 2010 by Goober
I understand that some people are born with bi polar disorder but a substantial percentage contract it after using street drugs. I'm just wondering if anyone happens to know what that percentage is. My wife has a niece who is bi polar contracted that...
who here has sworn off Fast food?
who's done the deed of saying no more to places like McDonalds, A&W, Wendy's Burger King, Pizza Joints, etc? if so, good for you! Those places are truly nothing but trouble for people and their health & Well-being! sure, it's easier to go and...
Jun 24th, 2010 by Avro
Who are the spindoctors behind the attack on Gasland?
Last night the award-winning documentary Gasland got a big bump in profile when it was aired on HBO. And by the looks of the PR attack campaign launched today, it looks like Gasland is starting to get under the skin of the oil and gas industry. I guess...
Jun 23rd, 2010 by Johnnny
Neanderthals Not Totally Extinct
Apparently those of Europeans ancestry have about one to four percent Neanderthal DNA. Now if someone says "Stop acting like a Neanderthal," those with Neanderthal ancestry can claim that they are only acting in character. That certainly explains the...
(by Bar Sinister)
Bodies: The Exhibition
I was in Omaha on business last week and they took me to see Bodies: The Exhibition. As one can imagine, there is very little worth seeing in Omaha (if you discount my cousin, who lives there). Anyway, they thought I may find it interesting. And...
So, you walk down the street and all of a sudden like out of a science fiction Movie, the sun goes down in seconds, .. which usually takes all day!! No the sun didn't suddenly burn out or any sort of disaster.. we just had a sudden shift in the...
How far does Science go for the improvement of Mankind?
Interesting question here, what would you say no to when it comes to improving Human life? new drugs that can cure illnesses that are currently life threatening, New Technology to make us live longer, cell reproduction, finding ways to fix spinal...
Earths Expansion and Declining Seas
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Islands Prove Earth Expansion and Declining Sea Levels New Scientist: Shape-shifting islands defy sea-level...
News Columnists / Mike Strobel This fish is nasty and dangerous and it walks! By MIKE STROBEL, Toronto Sun Last Updated: June 1, 2010 6:08pm ...
Jun 7th, 2010 by JLM
Environmental measures in your home
I went to resurrect an old thread that talked about my home made cleaner, because I wanted to post a video I found. Alas, the thread has been closed due to its advanced age... lol... so I will simply repost what I opened that thread with. Since coming...
Drill, baby, Drill! Environmentalists Have the Last Laugh.
Prof. Zelizer has written a comprehensive and informative review on CNN, as to how Republicans have been systematically gutting the environmental regulations for the past several decades. Nixon was the last Republican environmentalist, he...
its not a bloody spill, its a leak!
nobody spilt anything, we drilled into a pressurized pocket and **** happened and now we have a leak we cant stop....... BP launches PR fightback over oil spill Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA COVER-UP/DECEPTIONS/PROPAGANDA CURRENT...
May 30th, 2010 by Machjo
Demservative government wants UK space lift-off
Britain's new science minister, David Willetts, has declared that space is an important growth sector for the UK economy and that the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government will do all it can to support it. Willetts told the BBC: "I believe in the...
May 28th, 2010 by AnnaG
BP Sponsored Otter Habitat Opens In Long Beach
Good timing or what? May 23, 2010 That massive oil spill in the Gulf has made a lot of enemies for BP, and it's also created a real public relations problem for some of the...
Peak Oil is here
Thought I would let you know that peak oil is here. There has been no new supply coming online for over two years, and none forthcoming in the future. It won't happen tomorrow, but it is coming in about one year. ...
THC is anticarcinogenic: US gov, 1996
THC is anticarcinogenic: US government, 1996 "Thus, in our studies, rats and mice that received THC for 2 years exhibited body weight reductions, enhanced survival rates, and decreased tumor incidences in...
Life Created in Lab
US scientists have created the first synthetic cells. The cells are self-replicating and it is believed will eventually make it possible to create designer organisms to fulfill certain tasks. For example it is thought organisms could be created to clean...
(by Bar Sinister)
What happened to cloning?
This subject hasn't been in the news much for the last little while. Here's an organization that supports cloning. I really dislike the idea of cloning animals because the natural way is better, because a copy of a copy weakens the species, Dolly died...
Man Goes Without Food or Drink for Seven Decades
There is a Yogi in India who claims that he has gone without food or water for seven decades. Now, at first glance there may be nothing to it. Many people make all kinds of claims; most of them tend to be exaggeration or outright phony. However,...
I'm not sure what this means but this afternoon there was a virtuall swarm of blank ants on the end of my roof at one end. I'm guessing about 2 to 300 insects. Some of the ants had wings and some didn't.. I'm going to take a few samples to people...
Weight loss bad for you?
I was reading through some medical journals on the topic of overweight/pre-obese (a BMI of 25-30/kg) because I feel I need to lose a few pounds, and I came across some interesting findings. According to some recent stuides, weight loss can be neutral or...
May 16th, 2010 by JLM
Garlic for high blood pressure
Has anyone experimented with Garlic to see if it lowers High blood pressure and if so what results did you achieve?
May 16th, 2010 by Kreskin
Mankind's greatest gift
Mankind, being the most dominant life form, did not get to achieve that distinction by sheer luck. There have been many gifts to mankind by God/Providence/Nature, etc. that puts us where we are. What "gift" do you think was the most important or...
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...
May 14th, 2010 by VanIsle
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.
May 12th, 2010 by Johnnny
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
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...
Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...