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
Nov 28th, 2009 by Cliffy
NATURE IN Canada
Hello.Could you tell me how Canadians care about the forests and the nature? *Why the Canadian nature is unique? *Is it true some Canadians lived in the forests???I've seen a video on Tv about Canadians build wooden challets and installs them in the...
Nov 23rd, 2009 by AnnaG
freaky creatures lurk in the abyss
News World Freaky creatures lurk in the abyss By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Updated: 23rd November 2009, 2:20am NEW ORLEANS -- The creatures living in the depths of the ocean are as weird and outlandish as the creations in a Dr. Seuss book: Tentacled...
Q: Can anything travel faster than light? A: No
All observers, regardless of their relative velocity, will always measure zero-mass particles such as photons traveling at the speed of light in a vacuum. If you were to accelerate towards the speed of light, you would see a blue shift in front and a red...
Nov 13th, 2009 by Cliffy
Vatican hosts conference on possible alien life
Vatican hosts conference on possible alien life CTV News | Vatican hosts conference on possible alien life Can the Vatican seriously consider Alien Life Forms ? Would findings from this be considered credible if they contradict most...
Nov 13th, 2009 by big
Gene mutation might explain why we talk, chimps don't
Gene mutation might explain why we talk, chimps don't CTV News | Gene mutation might explain why we talk, chimps don't Does this mean the talking bird have the mutated gene ? Can they start adjusting other species to have this mutation ?
Nov 13th, 2009 by Walter
Glen Beck, The climate of Fear
"IM BALL, NATURAL RESOURCES STEWARDSHIP PROJECT: Many times I`ve been tempted to say why am I doing this? Why am I running my head into a concrete wall? BECK: Tim Ball received a Ph.D. in climatology...
Nov 10th, 2009 by Niflmir
Birth control to save the planet
Study finds parents' carbon footprint multiplies 5.7 times per child August 07, 2009 Environmentalists tend to avoid the topic of population control. Too touchy. But the politically incorrect issue is becoming unavoidable as the global population...
Nov 8th, 2009 by AnnaG
A rainbow..... at night
Usually, the sight of a rainbow barely warrants a mention. But it does if the rainbow appears at night. Photographer Chris Walker was driving through a storm in Richmond, North Yorkshire, last Sunday when he spotted a rainbow, despite it being 7pm and...
Nov 6th, 2009 by Cannuck
Big bad companies...
Wow, the more I think about this the more I'm getting scared. I just went through a chain of events this past week which led me to pretty much dedicate the entire day googling about various topics regarding huge multi-national companies and their...
Nov 4th, 2009 by AnnaG
Big crack in Ethiopia: beachfront property soon to be available click for very large image (2.4MB) African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in the Making...
Oct 29th, 2009 by #juan
Well, it is what I research (at least tangentially), so I thought I would open up a thread on it. First off, what is a gravitational wave? If you imagine that information cannot immediately, than you can conclude that if the sun disappeared, it would...
Oct 23rd, 2009 by Spade
NASA May Not Moon US Again.
The article does say "...return to moon.." Perhaps the studios in the desert have all been torn down? Pity, though!
Good job and well done Canada!
The Solar Decathlon was just held in Washington DC. Twenty teams competed this year and the event was sponsored by the US Department of Energy. The competion is open to all and is related to the International Solar Car Challenge. The goal is to try...
Oct 20th, 2009 by Trex
Do you know where your Y chromosome has been?
Discover your deep ancestry! I recently got back the results of an analysis of my Y chromosome from National Geographic's Genographic Project. The project is tracing human migration out of Africa by means of genetic analysis, looking for markers (i.e....
(by Dexter Sinister)
Ontario's Wind Energy Paranoia
What's going on here folks.? Within 100 square miles of my county I think I may find 2 "dime store" CT wind generators, and maybe in the back woods stumble on a serious "dutch" sized monster if I look for a long time. Ontario is setting...
Oldest known human ancestor rewrites evolution theories
Source: Oldest known human ancestor rewrites evolution theories An international team of scientists unveiled Thursday the results of 15 years of study of one of the oldest known human ancestors, Ardipithecus...
(by Ron in Regina)
Oct 7th, 2009 by AnnaG
Urban Sprawl and Social Structure in Toronto
Hey guys! I'm a geography student from Germany and I'm looking for some statistical data to work with in a research paper. The general topic is urban sprawl and the social structure in the GTA or CMA. I need: -the growth rate of GTA's/CMA's...
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...