Science & Environment


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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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Oct 7th, 2009 by Kakato last post
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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... (by Liberalman)
Oct 6th, 2009 by Tonington last post
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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... (by Tonington)
Oct 5th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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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... (by karrie)
Oct 5th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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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-... (by Tonington)
Oct 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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New hints about life on Mars POPULAR!
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... (by eanassir)
Oct 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Yes, There's Water on the Moon 1 Attachment(s)
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 last post
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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... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 25th, 2009 by petros last post
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Light bulbs.
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... (by petros)
Sep 22nd, 2009 by mit last post
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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. (by #juan)
Sep 22nd, 2009 by Lou Garu last post
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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,... (by Tonington)
Sep 10th, 2009 by karrie last post
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FoodScaping
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... (by karrie)
Sep 10th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Amazing new Darwin Centre, home for 17million insects and 3million plants
The new 78 million Darwin Centre at London's Natural History Museum is about to open. Shaped like a giant coccoon, it is 92ft high and houses 17 million insects and 3 million plants on its eight floors. Beetles collected by a young Charles Darwin... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 9th, 2009 by Tonington last post
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Smells of death reveal a common evolution
Read the rest here. This research could be used in part to make very good repellents! (by Tonington)
Sep 8th, 2009 by shadowshiv last post
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An Unresolved Paradox in Science. 1 Attachment(s)
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... (by SirJosephPorter)
Sep 6th, 2009 by shadowshiv last post
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Marketed Bulemia?
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... (by karrie)
Sep 6th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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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... (by AnnaG)
Sep 4th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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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. (by AnnaG)
Sep 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Harper manipulating the scientific process POPULAR!
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... (by Tonington)
Aug 31st, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Artificial Symmetry
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... (by darkbeaver)
Aug 30th, 2009 by thatone last post
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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... (by FAC)
Aug 30th, 2009 by thatone last post
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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... (by mit)
Aug 29th, 2009 by lone wolf last post
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Cloud formations
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Aug 23rd, 2009 by Spade last post
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After 500 years, the patter of tiny paws: Beavers start to breed again in Britain
Once upon a time, the beaver was a common sight in Britain, just like it is nowadays in Canada. But, due to hunting, the buck-toothed rodents became extinct in the 16th Century in Scotland and the 12th Century in England. Now, programmes are... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 23rd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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155million years old and still inky: The perfectly preserved squid fossil
Could this be a bit of a blow to Darwinists? Despite being 155 million years old (or so the scientists say) this squid fossil is so perfectly preserved it looks as though it died much more recently (maybe it did). In fact, scientists have even... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 23rd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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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) ... (by AnnaG)
Aug 16th, 2009 by Blackleaf last post
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Featherless Ralph the penguin back in the swim of things after getting a new wetsuit
Spare a thought for this little fellow. Ralph, a Humboldt penguin, has a condition which leaves him almost always featherless. Whereas other Humboldts lose their old feathers to grow new ones, Ralph's new feathers always fall out in just one day.... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 9th, 2009 by whispergently last post
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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... (by whispergently)
Aug 5th, 2009 by Stretch last post
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CROP CIRCLES alien or man made
The growing phenomenon of crop circles are they man made? or alien made? you decide ? (by quandary121)
Aug 5th, 2009 by Blackleaf last post
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Saved for the nation: The oak trees that shaded Henry VIII and his bride-to-be Jane
Savernake Forest in Wiltshire is where King Henry VIII courted his soon-to-be third wife Jane Seymour - the mother of the future King Edward VI - beneath the trees. It's also the location of the Belly Oak. According to legend, the Devil appears to... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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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... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 1st, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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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)
Aug 1st, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Why We Like Beaches The Aquatic Ape Theory
Aquatic Ape Theory Lecture at Shrewsbury (Darwin's Birthplace) February 2009 NEW How we became Human On YouTube Part 1, Part ... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 31st, 2009 by cory countree last post
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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... (by humanbeing)
Jul 29th, 2009 by lone wolf last post
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Gloriously British: UK's attempt to put a cheddar cheese into space ends in failure
The Americans, who like things being done on a grand and glitzy scale, have put the odd man into space and even on the Moon. But the Yanks cannot beat the British at one thing - eccentricity (and cricket). Rather than putting a man, or even a... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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The South of France?... No, it's harvest time at Britain's largest lavender farm
One of the advantages of having plenty of rain, as Britain does, is that the land isn't blighted by scorched, yellowed grass as Southern Europe is, and we don't have parched desert areas, such as in the United States or Australia. Instead, Britain's... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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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. ... (by Blackleaf)
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)