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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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May 26th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Saturn was the brown-dwarf primary for Earth Mars Venus.
Stars in Collision Part 1 ... (by darkbeaver)
May 18th, 2010 by EagleSmack last post
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)