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.
Feb 29th, 2008
Oct 7th, 2009 by Kakato
Know Your Sh!t
Because of the H1N1 pandemic that has already started to sweep North America and because the health agencies are predicting a 30 to 40% of the people will be off work or worse case scenereo dying I felt this is an important subject so I took this...
2009 Nobel Prize in Physics
The Nobel Prize in Physics this year includes a Canadian! One half of the prize goes to Charles K. Kao from Standard Telecommunication Laboratories and Chinese University of Hong Kong for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light...
Oct 5th, 2009 by AnnaG
Green Peace Activists Arrested
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested 16 Greenpeace protesters, including 13 who had chained themselves to a Shell oilsands upgrader plant in northern Alberta. Police moved in around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, 24 hours after the activists scaled three...
Oct 5th, 2009 by AnnaG
2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine
Today the Nobel Committee announced the winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medecine. The winners- Elizabeth H. Blackburn from UC San Francisco, Carol W. Greider from John Hopkins University, and Jack W. Szostak from Harvard Medical School-...
Oct 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG
New hints about life on Mars
New hints about life on Mars Because of their economic difficulties the Americans reduced their programs about Mars. On the other hand, many of people interested to search about life on Mars, have striven to study the already available pictures of...
Oct 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG
Yes, There's Water on the Moon
Source: Yes, There's Water on the Moon | Universe Today Three different spacecraft have confirmed there is water on the Moon. It hasn't been found in deep dark craters or hidden underground. Data indicate that water exists diffusely across the...
(by Ron in Regina)
Oct 1st, 2009 by AnnaG
Mysterious Orang Pendek apeman spotted by expedition
A British expedition in Indonesia have spotted the mysterious apeman which supposedly lives there. The Orang Pendek, Indonesian for "short man", was spotted by two members of the team on the vast island of Sumatra - the sixth largest island in the...
Sep 25th, 2009 by petros
First they banned incandescent light bulbs, now people are miffed the compact floroscent have mercury. That leaves LED. I don't like the idea of mercury in the house in any form so I've been considering LED. I was looking at some 7W LED cool...
Sep 22nd, 2009 by mit
Mini Heat Wave...
Well, at least compared with what we've been having it is a heat wave of sorts. According to the weatherman, the temperature will get to at least 25C(77F) today and up to 27C(about 81F) later in the week. I love it.
On the evolution of The Origin of Species
An interesting view of the evolution of Darwin's thoughts and ideas. The caption of this website begins with a simple assertion that science is often perceived as a fixed notion, that changes very little after initial discovery. This of course is false,...
Sep 10th, 2009 by karrie
A notion struck me out walking, after discussing environmentally kind landscaping practices in the lawn care thread. The idea of foodscaping. Now, if we're devoting such time and energy to beds and bushes and trees, shouldn't we be getting more out of...
An Unresolved Paradox in Science.
I got the idea for this thread from one of Ron's post about experimentation by the Nazis. This is an unresolved paradox in science. Let me paint a vivid, lurid picture for you. There is this brilliant, innovative scientist, let us call him doctor...
My gripe of the day is 'cleanses'. While I can understand the allure of some of the cleanses, those that market themselves for long term use strike me as nothing more than cleverly marketed bulemia. If I were to brag to my friends tomorrow that...
Sep 6th, 2009 by AnnaG
Fire in space
I recently had a discussion about fire and how temperature has an effect upon it. The idea of fire in space popped into the discussion (I think because the one I was discussing the issue with thought he could catch me up somehow). Fire is simply hot gases...
Sep 4th, 2009 by AnnaG
Urbanization — An Emerging Humanitarian Disaster
it goes on and concludes ... - NEJM -- Urbanization -- An Emerging Humanitarian Disaster Scary. I'm glad we are rural folks and not going to hold our breath waiting for the governments to act.
Sep 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG
Harper manipulating the scientific process
The fate of Vancouver's medically supervised safer injecting facility, known as Insite, hangs in the balance as three B.C. Court of Appeal justices weigh arguments by the Harper government aimed at overturning an earlier ruling that provided the program a...
Aug 31st, 2009 by AnnaG
29 Structural & Civil Engineers Cite Evidence for Controlled Demolition of All 3 WTC High-Rises on 9/11 Artificial Symmetry The symmetry of collapse struck Paul Mason, a structural engineer in Melbourne, Australia, and...
Aug 30th, 2009 by thatone
Ottawa to ban baby bottles made with bisphenol A
The Canadian federal government announced Friday it intends to ban the import and sale of polycarbonate baby bottles containing bisphenol A, making Canada the first country in the world to limit exposure to the controversial chemical. But the...
Aug 30th, 2009 by thatone
If you are in Ontario - Look at the price of Green!
I was looking at my electricity bill and noticed a charge called Provincial benefit. This use to be a few dollars a month charge but now it is around $30 month. I went to the Independant Electricity Operator site www.ieso.ca for more info. It seems...
Aug 23rd, 2009 by AnnaG
Pharmaceutical companies solicit scientists to ghostwrite
Apparently not even scientific journals are to be trusted not to be biased any longer. (So that leaves Sir Potty with no reliable sources for information. They'll ALL be from biased right wing nuts. lol) ...
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccination
The following info could be helpful if you wish to avoid the harmful swine flu vaccination, should they try to make it compulsory here, as they already have in some other countries. NEVER ARGUE BECAUSE THEN YOU WILL GET IMMUNIZED! Just say 'I...
Aug 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG
The Human Shrub strikes again... with his wife the Human Shrubette
For the last couple of months, a "human shrub", whose identity remains a mystery, has been transforming neglected public gardens by pulling out the weeds and replacing them with brightly-coloured flowers. There are rumours that the Human Shrub is a...
Aug 1st, 2009 by AnnaG
Rattlesnake antivenom critical shortage
If you go out in the woods in rattler territory around Georgian Bay, be especially on the lookout. Mating season - late July and early August - is when the most bites occur. Due to some incredibly short-sighted planning, there is vaccine enough for one...
(by lone wolf)
Manna, transhumanism, future societies
This thread is about Marshall Brain's story, which is about technology, transhumanism, and the future economy. It is an interesting story to read. It's only about 8 pages long. It'll maybe take about twenty minutes for most people to read, less for...
Jul 29th, 2009 by AnnaG
Photograph: swallow flies through two-inch gap at 35 miles per hour
He's not Biggles, but he sure is an exceptional flyer. This little swallow was photographed travelling at 35mph through a two-inch gap. The swallow is one of a pair of breeding chicks in the mountainous Angus Glens area, near Dundee, Angus. ...
I heard an interesting documentary last night from Australia about the Heimlich Maneuver, and Dr Heimlich. Despite his claims, there seems to be no proof that the maneuver is any better than the previous back slaps etc that were used to stop choking...
Jul 19th, 2009 by gopher
Stunning photos of autumn deer rutting - in central London
The following stunning photos of rutting deer were not, as you might exepect, taken in the countryside. They were taken in the heart of London, the EU's largest city. The deer live in Richmond Park, the largest of London's eight Royal Parks and...
Smarter policy needed for healthy rivers
Like so many other eco-systems, rivers are feeling the pinch from human induced changes. Agricultural run-off, sprawling sub-urbs and other land-use changes, and under-treated municipal water. These four areas are the primary drivers of the declining...
An Experiment to Save The World | Watch Free Documentary Online Could sonoluminescence be the Answer too mankind's Energy problem Fusion has been the goal of science for decade's ,When we see some UFO videos we see them hovering over water maybe they...
(by Free your mind)
Save Some Money with Old Science.
We had a mini heat wave here last week. Not like some of you experienced, but it was hot for us. We don't usually break the 30C mark around here. What I did was to foil the windows were the overhang of the roof did not block the Sun's direct...
Jul 2nd, 2009 by Cliffy
Honey, Who Shrank the Kids (Well, Lambs, Not Kids)?
According the scientists, sheep on the Scottish island of Hirta have been getting smaller. Shrinking sheep blamed on climate change Scientists conjecture it's because of global warming - small sheep which severe winters used to do in are now surviving...
Plasma in Three Dimensions
Dual bands of ultraviolet light mark streams of plasma circling Earth's equator. ...