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A place to discuss issues around climate change and global warming.
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A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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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)
Feb 15th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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Seawolf
:canada: I learned about these guys when i was working at alice arm off the BC coast line. Pretty awesome fish species, its a shame they are at risk. Seawolf (fish) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (by Johnnny)
Feb 15th, 2010 by countryboy last post
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The Power of Positive Thinking to Reverse Aging! POPULAR!
BBC News - Can the power of thought stop you ageing? (by Spade)
Feb 14th, 2010 by L Gilbert last post
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Oldest remains of English royalty unearthed
England has been a monarchy for a very long time - over 1000 years, in fact. At one time, what is now England was instead a collection of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, each with their own royal family. These kingdoms often went to war with each other and... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 13th, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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Itís a cycle, itís a cycle, itís a cycle!
3 Nov 09 - Listen (free) to this eye-opening interview with author Robert Felix, climatologist Dr. Timothy Ball and meteorologist Joe DAleo. Its a cycle, its a cycle, its a cycle! It is worthwhile listening to gives another... (by Sparrow)
Feb 12th, 2010 by Machjo last post
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Mixed Races Gaining Ground
Miscegenation, the practice of people of different "races" intermarrying is becoming more and more common world wide. In Canada, of course, this phenomenon is well known and brings possible benefits by widening the gene pool. Contrary to racist doctrine... (by Bar Sinister)
Feb 9th, 2010 by Tonington last post
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Denial of Environmental Disasters
When studying the history of environmental disasters over the last half century or so a pattern of denial and obfuscation emerges. This can be clearly seen in the following examples. In the late 1940s scientific studies indicated that DDT... (by Bar Sinister)
Feb 9th, 2010 by petros last post
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Vitamin D for breast cancer
Breast cancer virtually "eradicated" with higher levels of vitamin D by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor (NaturalNews) In a gathering of vitamin D researchers recently held in Toronto, Dr. Cedric Garland delivered a blockbuster... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 8th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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To Boldly Stay!
Now that the Obama administration has pulled the fuse from the American Candle pointed at our own Miss Luna, like, who's going to go? I remember the excitement when Armstrong muffed his line from Mare Tranquillitatis (or somewhere in Arizona). Jeepers,... (by Spade)
Feb 7th, 2010 by bobnoorduyn last post
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Climate Change Will be Expensive
According to a recent study the cost of a meltdown in the arctic could cost 2.4 trillion dollars. According to the study the arctic is currently warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world and its impact on the rest of the world could be... (by Bar Sinister)
Feb 2nd, 2010 by petros last post
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Are aliens out there? Heavens, I hope so! POPULAR!
Human beings (except Millwall fans and the inhabitants of Glasgow) are this planet's only highly intelligent species. But are there any other highly intelligent species elsewhere in the Universe? In 1950, the great Italian physicist Enrico Fermi,... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 31st, 2010 by Blackleaf last post
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Pub fans hail the world's first 3D broadcast of a sporting event
Today's English Premier League match between north London giants Arsenal and Manchester United was significant in two ways: it was a battle between two of this season's title contenders, and it was the first sporting event in the world to be shown in 3D.... (by Blackleaf)