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A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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Jun 30th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
Archaeologists begin dig on buried stone circle TEN times bigger than Stonehenge
Stonehenge may be Europe's most famous prehistoric monument, but it's certainly not the biggest. It's not even the biggest stone circle. Avebury, nearby Stonehenge in Wiltshire, is much larger than its more famous cousin. But even bigger than... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 29th, 2010 by Goober last post
Bipolar Disorder
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... (by JLM)
Jun 28th, 2010 by johnsamuel last post
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Moved: Tips for Pest prevention in Toronto
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Jun 25th, 2010 by Liberalman last post
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... (by Chiliagon)
Jun 24th, 2010 by Avro last post
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Moved: Big Bang ..Big BS, astronomical redshift is an artifact of distance!
(by Martin Timothy)
Jun 24th, 2010 by Avro last post
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... (by Avro)
Jun 23rd, 2010 by Johnnny last post
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)
Jun 22nd, 2010 by Ron in Regina last post
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... (by SirJosephPorter)
Jun 22nd, 2010 by SirJosephPorter last post
what if?
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... (by Chiliagon)
Jun 17th, 2010 by Chiliagon last post
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... (by Chiliagon)
Jun 16th, 2010 by Dexter Sinister last post
Earths Expansion and Declining Seas POPULAR!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Islands Prove Earth Expansion and Declining Sea Levels New Scientist: Shape-shifting islands defy sea-level... (by darkbeaver)
Jun 13th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
Limitations of human brain mean we may never understand the secrets of universe
The limitations of the human brain mean we may never understand the secrets of the universe, says Britain's top scientist. Lord Rees, who is the President of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific institution, has said that questions about... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 7th, 2010 by spaminator last post
walking fish
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 ... (by spaminator)
Jun 7th, 2010 by JLM last post
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... (by karrie)
Jun 6th, 2010 by Stretch last post
Monsanto's GM corn MON863 shows kidney, liver toxicity in animal studies
Researchers fed rats either unmodified corn or diets containing 11 or 30 percent MON863 for 90 days. The rats who ate modified corn were found to exhibit signs of liver and kidney toxicity, as well as signs of hormonal changes. Posted Apr 12, 2007 08:01... (by Stretch)
Jun 6th, 2010 by L Gilbert last post
Going underground! Clever animals cross road in hidden tunnel to avoid being hit
Blinking in the sunshine, the rabbit surveys its surroundings. But the creature isn't in the relative safety of a field or desolate moorland, but at the side of a busy road. The cute little bunny isn't going to get squished. Instead, it's going to... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 4th, 2010 by ironsides last post
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Moved: 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... (by SirJosephPorter)
Jun 4th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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Moved: US considers setting fire to Gulf of Mexico oil leak
BBC News - US considers setting fire to Gulf of Mexico oil leak What are your thoughts? Good idea to burn or do you know of a better idea? (by Praxius)
Jun 1st, 2010 by GreenFish66 last post
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Moved: 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... (by Stretch)
May 30th, 2010 by Machjo last post
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... (by Blackleaf)
May 28th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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... (by petros)
May 26th, 2010 by dumpthemonarchy last post
Peak Oil is here POPULAR!
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. ... (by dumpthemonarchy)
May 26th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
THC is anticarcinogenic: US gov, 1996 1 Attachment(s)
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... (by darkbeaver)
May 25th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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)
May 25th, 2010 by dumpthemonarchy last post
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... (by dumpthemonarchy)
May 24th, 2010 by The Old Medic last post
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,... (by SirJosephPorter)
May 24th, 2010 by bill barilko last post
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Moved: Rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico
This will blow you away! Wow the things you know nothing about! Oil platform - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 8O (by jjaycee98)
May 22nd, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
Dead Dynosaurs on Titan , Saturns Fossil Moon
Titan has "Hundreds of Times More" Liquid Hydrocarbons Than Earth | Universe Today (by darkbeaver)
May 21st, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
Saturn was the brown-dwarf primary for Earth Mars Venus.
Stars in Collision Part 1 ... (by darkbeaver)
May 18th, 2010 by EagleSmack last post
Carpenter Ants
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... (by #juan)
May 17th, 2010 by talloola last post
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... (by Icarus27k)
May 16th, 2010 by JLM last post
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? (by JLM)
May 16th, 2010 by Kreskin last post
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... (by YukonJack)
May 14th, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)