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A place to discuss issues around climate change and global warming.
Alternate Theories
A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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Jul 28th, 2009 by EagleSmack last post
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Heimlich Maneuver
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... (by TenPenny)
Jul 22nd, 2009 by sirlorenzo last post
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It was me who dreamed up Neil Armstrong's immortal line, says British scientist
It is one of the most famous utterances of the 20th Century, up there with Churchill's "We shall fight them on the beaches..." In July 1969, Neil Armstrong said the words "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" as he became the first... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2009 by gopher last post
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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... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 16th, 2009 by captain morgan last post
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Amateur photographer captures the electrifying moment lightning strikes his neighbour
Francis Evans was lying comfily cosily in his bed watching TV when a storm brew up outside. It started thundering ad lightning and so the 63-year-old decided to try and photograph a bolt. When a bolt of lightning hit neighbour's boat on the... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 15th, 2009 by Tonington last post
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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... (by Tonington)
Jul 7th, 2009 by Free your mind last post
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sonoluminescence
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)
Jul 5th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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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... (by CanadianLove)
Jul 2nd, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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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... (by Spade)
Jun 29th, 2009 by darkbeaver last post
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Plasma in Three Dimensions
Dual bands of ultraviolet light mark streams of plasma circling Earth's equator. ... (by darkbeaver)
Jun 28th, 2009 by Nuggler last post
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Wildlife charity urges children to play spot the roadkill travel game
Britain's roads are amongst the safest in the world - the sixth safest in fact. Only Malta, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway have safer roads than Britain (it's interesting to note that in both Malta and Britain drivers drive on the left, and... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 28th, 2009 by darkbeaver last post
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Human Swine Flu
Mexico shuts schools, museums to stop flu outbreak Print ... (by darkbeaver)
Jun 23rd, 2009 by Doolallytapper last post
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Toxic Victims - Agent Orange Gagetown
The victims of the testing of Agent Orange on the military bases at Gagetwon PEI are going to get money for their suffering. They deserve it: -they were lied to: "this stuff kills insects, how could it harm you?" -they got sick and died early ... (by Karlin)
Jun 21st, 2009 by Dexter Sinister last post
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Scientists Admit Lightning Exists On Mars
Saturday, June 20, 2009 Scientists Admit Lightning Exists On Mars University of Michigan: First direct evidence of lightning on Mars detected. ANN ARBOR, Mich.For the... (by darkbeaver)
Jun 20th, 2009 by Doolallytapper last post
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Prince Charles, the Frog Prince
Prince Charles has launched an internet campaign to save the world's rainforests, backed by his two sons and a South American frog. The three princes star in a 90 second video which was first aired at 6pm last night. The video shows Charles, Wills... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 19th, 2009 by Nuggler last post
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Time to Think of Cutting Next Winter's Bills
Here is a link to a program in Ontario called Net Metering. They do not pay you for power that you produce, but excess power produced can be banked on the grid for up to 12 month to be used at a later date. I plan on using this program if I ever... (by CanadianLove)
Jun 12th, 2009 by corycountree last post
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Movement Restored To Paralyzed Limbs In Monkeys Through Artificial Brain-muscle Conne
ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2008) — Researchers in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have demonstrated for the first time that a direct artificial connection from the brain to muscles can restore voluntary movement in monkeys whose arms... (by hermanntrude)
Jun 11th, 2009 by Kakato last post
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Improving Canada?
Let's hear your thoughts on making our country more environmentally friendly! ;-) (by SteveBee)
Jun 11th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Cool Web Page That Shows Oil Imports/Exports Of Past 50 Years For All Countries
Energy Export Databrowser This is a web site where you can check oil, coal, hydropower, nuclear or gas usage and production in countries over the past 50 years. Or check them all together. (by dumpthemonarchy)
Jun 3rd, 2009 by Blackleaf last post
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Kebabs and chips: How photographer took incredible close-ups of London's wildlife
The pigeon is not exactly the most loved animal, being seen as a pest and crowding in huge numbers in places such as London's Trafalgar Square. But photographer Simon de Glanville loves them. Simon has used scraps of food to take incredible... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 3rd, 2009 by Niflmir last post
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Genetically modified glowing monkeys
Scientists in a storm over day-glo monkeys Scientists in a storm over day-glo monkeys - Asia-Pacific, World News - Independent.ie ... (by karrie)
Jun 2nd, 2009 by Niflmir last post
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Quantum Physics vs. Relativity
This is for the science buffs... Perhaps some of you can help me understand this issue a little better... I've been told and read many times that there are some problems when you try to mix Einstein's relativity with quantum physics. At least... (by s_lone)
May 31st, 2009 by CDNBear last post
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Dwarf Planet Eris
This is not exactly up to the minute news. Eris was discovered a few years ago but it has had a couple name changes that might have blurred the story a bit. I didn't pay too much attention at the time but in my mind, the news is that Eris is bigger than... (by #juan)
May 31st, 2009 by Blackleaf last post
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Iím first in the pecking order round here, deer! Angry swan sees off young fawn
An angry swan didn't fancy sharing its space on the Thames with a young deer which wanted to cool down in the sweltering temperatures. So, with an angry peck, the swan showed the deer who's boss and threw it out. These photos weren't taken in the... (by Blackleaf)
May 28th, 2009 by Blackleaf last post
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Thrushing torrent: Mother bird uses herself as a dam to protect nest from drainpipe
Mothers are usually prepared to put their bodies on the line to save their young, and mother birds are no different. A thrush has saved her chicks from being washed away after she used her body as a dam in an overflowing drainpipe. The scene has... (by Blackleaf)
May 26th, 2009 by Dexter Sinister last post
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A Breakthrough in Our Understanding of Evolution
A 47 million year old fossil has resulted in a major breakthrough in our understanding of evolution. The fossil was discovered in 1983 in the Messel Pit, Germany, near Frankfurt, and had been until recently in private collections, according to an article... (by SirJosephPorter)
May 24th, 2009 by Niflmir last post
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Pictured: Stunning images of kingfishers in action
Charlie Hamilton James has been obsessed with the kingfisher since he was just six. And he has spent thousands of hours photographing the beautiful birds in their gorgeous surroundings from a hideaway in his old milworkers' cottage in Bristol. His... (by Blackleaf)
May 23rd, 2009 by CanadianLove last post
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Bio-Char
I wrote this for a bio-pellet maker's forum and thought I would pass it on for you to read. Char is very easy to make in the bon-fire season. An air tight metal container, with a single airhole, is all you need. But your wood inside seal the can, not... (by CanadianLove)
May 23rd, 2009 by MissAnnika last post
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Snow rollers
Cool. These rolls are between 18 and 24 inches tall, and are formed naturally by the wind. ... (by Walter)
May 21st, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Do you really save time? Train versus plane
Image credit: Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal) Appears in UN publication here: Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Carbon Neutrality - Maps and Graphics at UNEP/GRID-Arendal (by Tonington)
May 21st, 2009 by Nuggler last post
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Birth control for men in one injection
Birth control for men in one injection Contraception using injections, im not happy about this ,most people dont like injections at the best of times,tho making males responsible in this way would prevent unwanted births. Your thoughts.? (by Free your mind)
May 20th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Have you heard The Hum? The throbbing noise that just won't go away?
Thousands of people across the world have experienced it. You are lying in bed, late at night, and all is quiet except for a persistent and annoying (and quite spooky) humming sound. This often keeps the victim awake for hours, and if they venture... (by Blackleaf)
May 20th, 2009 by Blackleaf last post
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Yew must be kidding: Amazing tree with a canopy the width of Royal Albert Hall
There is a tree at Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire that is no ordinary tree. With a circumference of almost 200yds, it's canopy is the size of London's Royal Albert Hall, where the Last Night of the Proms is held. The tree has the widest canopy... (by Blackleaf)
May 15th, 2009 by Niflmir last post
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Study plunges theory of cosmology into crisis
Public release date: 5-May-2009 Print | E-mail | Share ] Close Window ] Contact: Dr. Pavel Kroupa pavel@astro.uni-bonn.de 49-228-736-140 University of Bonn Study plunges standard... (by darkbeaver)
May 15th, 2009 by Scott Free last post
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The construction of the upper atmosphere.
The construction of the gaseous layers (of the upper atmosphere) The upper atmosphere which is above the troposphere. The troposphere is the air: mixture of many gases: the nitrogen, the oxygen, the argon, water vapor, CO2 and other trace gases... (by eanassir)
May 11th, 2009 by Niflmir last post
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Meltdown! A 2012 solar superstorm could send us back into the dark ages
2012 will be the year of the London Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. But it could also be the year of an event that we wouldn't be looking forward to. It could be the year that a huge solar storm hits the Earth and, if it does, it could... (by Blackleaf)
May 3rd, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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The Improbability of God 1 Attachment(s) POPULAR!
Much of what people do is done in the name of God. Irishmen blow each other up in his name. Arabs blow themselves up in his name. Imams and ayatollahs oppress women in his name. Celibate popes and priests mess up people's sex lives in his name. Jewish... (by Scott Free)
Apr 30th, 2009 by darkbeaver last post
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The Sick State of Todays Science POPULAR!
15 February 2009 Its Time for Change But scientists, who ought to know Assure us that it must be so. Oh, let us never, never doubt What nobody is sure about. Hilaire Belloc (by darkbeaver)
Apr 29th, 2009 by Blackleaf last post
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Electric cars are nothing new. Thomas Parker had one in 1884
You may think that the electric car is a fairly new invention, but a Mr Thomas Parker had one in Victorian Britain. Mr Parker apparently built an electric car in 1884. To make a living, he electrified the London Underground and created overhead... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 27th, 2009 by MHz last post
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Do Not Take A Swine Flu Vaccine!
Do Not Take A Swine Flu Vaccine! By Dr. Patricia A. Doyle Global Research, April 26, 2009 Jeff Rense Program I am making a plea to everyone who reads this, please, please DO NOT TAKE ANY VACCINE THAT IS PURPORTED TO 'PREVENT' THIS... (by darkbeaver)
Apr 26th, 2009 by darkbeaver last post
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A Bed Time Story
picture of the day chronological archive subject archive ... (by darkbeaver)
Apr 22nd, 2009 by Socrates the Greek last post
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In an English field, the cattle created by Hitler
"Ve vere only following udders!" The quiet, tranquil English countryside is not normally the place you would expect to find a beast created by the Nazis which was seen as an unwanted reminder of German oppression and efforts to build a master Aryan... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 20th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Stephen Hawking is 'very ill' in hospital
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has been rushed to hospital. The 67-year-old, who is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, is undergoing tests at... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 19th, 2009 by eanassir last post
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Hand of God: Scientists reveal amazing X-ray image of a supernova in deep space
We've already seen pictures of his eye... now we have the first image of the hand of God. The ghostly blue cloud seems to form an outstretched thumb and fingers grasping a burning lump of coal. This astonishing image was taken by Nasa's Chandra... (by Free your mind)
Apr 18th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Talks Adam Grosser: A new vision for refrigeration
Adam Grosser talks about a project to build a refrigerator that works without electricity -- to bring the vital tool to villages and clinics worldwide. Tweaking some old technology, he's come up with a system that works. Adam Grosser and his... (by Free your mind)
Apr 17th, 2009 by russ743 last post
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Laptop Radiation
Does anyone else have a laptop and is concerned, like myself, about the emissions from it? I spend a lot of hours, especially during the winter months, on the computer. I have it sitting on an inch-thick pine board across the armrests of my comfy-chair.... (by dancing-loon)