New Energy Bill: Reducing Our Dependence on Foreign Oil

The U. S. economy is feeling the brunt of skyrocketing oil prices as the nation's dependence on foreign oil continues to grow. We need a responsible energy plan to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. President Bush and Senator Kerry appear to be skirting the real issues involved. Growing... Read More

America and its Collision Course

Energy ESP #7 - America and its Collision CourseCrude oil explodes through $46.50 as the problems are growing -It's bigger than Iraq, bigger than Bin Laden and even bigger thanthe next election. America has entered into an exhaustive racefor survival - And nobody is talking about it.Talking about what you... Read More

Positive Effects of Carbon Dioxide for Plant Growth

Many articles have been written about the negative effects of carbon dioxide. Sick Building Syndrome, loss of concentration due to high levels of carbon dioxide, asphyxiation in breweries or wine cellars, all these things spring to mind when we hear the magic phrase carbon dioxide. Yet, perhaps today when Venus... Read More

Marine News - Summer 2004 - Our Ocean Environment

Our oceans are home to many marine mammals, fish, turtles, corals and others. The delicate balance between man and the ocean is constantly being challenged by the demands of our society. Most of our planet is covered by water, a necessary ingredient of human life. The state of our oceans... Read More

How Body Piercing Works -- The Ins and Outs of this Cutting Edge Process

Body piercing (defined as any piercing beyond the standard earlobe piercing) has become such a popular form of body modification that between five and ten percent of the population of the United States has indulged in at least one form of it at some time in their lives. In most... Read More

The Joy of Recycling

I have always been an advocate of recycling. Even though I am not always convinced of its financial viability, I am thoroughly convinced of its value as a means of increasing public awareness of the cost of our consumerism. In the 20+ years I have been in the organizing profession,... Read More

Energy and America

America is entering into a time of Energy crisis. It could easily be the greatest crisis that human-kind is to face. America can not continue to lead the world econimcally and drain it dry at the same time. The National Collegiate Clean Energy Initiative is working to unite American students... Read More

Diamond Flashes

Beyond magnificence and splendor, the world of diamonds evolves on stirred grounds. When the stake is so important, interests collide. But technology develops following its onward course. Here are some interesting off-stage events in the diamond industry and innovations in technology.De Beers sued by head of the Diamond BourseDerek Parsons,... Read More

The Valuable Individual

How can we, as individuals, participate in waste management? Because some of us are so overwhelmed with Earth's problems, we feel that our contributions have no real consequence in the end. For others, social barriers can be an issue. A lady we once knew confessed that she did not want... Read More

Trash Talk Your Way to a Better World

North Americans account for less than 10% of the world's population, yet we produce 50% of the world's garbage and consume more than 33% of it's resources. If everyone consumed like the average North American, we would require three Earths!Authors Dave and Lillian Brummet offer an upbeat, proactive look at... Read More

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To Get More Out of Science, Show the Rejected Research
New York Times
Not surprisingly, other scientists often cannot reproduce published findings, which undermines trust in research and wastes huge amounts of time and money. These practices also create a shaky knowledge base for science, preventing scholars from ...

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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem
New York Times
I AM a scientist who studies plants. I like plants. I think about plants almost every hour of the day, and several hours of the night as well. I respect plants and I know there's more to them than meets the eye, because I've been measuring their ...


How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything
The Week Magazine
Look, science is really important. And yet, who among us can easily provide a clear definition of the word "science" that matches the way they employ the term in everyday life? So let me explain what science actually is. Science is the process through ...


The Guardian

Ig Nobels: British researchers take coveted science humour prize
The Guardian
Not to be confused with the more prestigious – and lucrative – prizes doled out from Stockholm next month, the Ig Nobels are awarded for science that makes people laugh and then makes them think. The winners this year received their awards at a ...
Ig Nobel Prizes Celebrate Jesus Toast and Other Silly ScienceNBCNews.com
Harvard hosts spoof Nobel awards for silly scienceBusiness Insider
Ig Nobel Prizes 2014: Jesus Toast, Dog Poop and Raucous ScienceYahoo News
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'Hack My Brain,' Self-Improvement on Science Channel
New York Times
On Friday night, the Science Channel works the same territory with a three-part dose of nonsense called “Hack My Brain,” an Australian import in which a guy you've probably never heard of submits himself to assorted exercises that are alleged to ...


The Guardian

Faith and Wisdom in Science by Tom McLeish, review – rich and discursive
The Guardian
Decades ago, when I first started writing about science, I would often ask the scientist I happened to be quizzing whether he or she believed in God. (I probably started reading Richard Dawkins at about the same time). I stopped doing so quite soon ...


Quiz: Can You Answer 5th Grade Science Questions?
TIME
A new survey on scientific literacy from the Center for Accountability in Science found that most respondents failed to correctly answer questions designed for a 5th grade science class. “Most Americans are not armed with the basic facts about science ...

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Nat Geo Wild's Radical Approach to Science TV: Being Truthful
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Science television in America has had a rough few years. We've been told that mermaids exist (they don't) and that Megalodon lives (it doesn't). Investigative journalists have discovered that some wildlife shows mistreat animals. But Nat Geo Wild has ...

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CityLab

5 Key Themes Emerging From the 'New Science of Cities'
CityLab
Jacobs was also famous for excoriating the backward-looking “pseudo-science” of that era's planning and architecture, which she said seemed “almost neurotic in its determination to imitate empiric failure and ignore empiric success.” She urged city ...


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Royal Society 2014 Winton Prize for Science Books shortlist announced
The Guardian
If you enjoy science in all of its many expressions, then this year's contenders for the 2014 Science Prize are outstanding additions to your libraries, whether these are your community or university libraries or your personal bookshelves, and they are ...

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UAVs and The Future Enhancements of Tele-Robotics

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TSUNAMI The Next Big Wave:The Grandaddy of Them All

A few days ago on Melbourne's 60 Minutes, renowned scientist... Read More

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Einstein Half Dead

100 years ago Albert Einstein developed his Relativity Theory of... Read More

Pre-empt the Radiation or Die

At West Point, in a speech, President George W. Bush... Read More

Electric Power Production From Magnetic Tapes

ATHENS - GREECE, -- An individual person called Basil Dimitropoulos,... Read More

MAVs, UAVs, and Insect Flight Characteristics

MAVs and UAVs and Insect Flight Characteristics seem to have... Read More

Welcome to the Eye Science

Thousands of dyslexic students, across the UK, are referred of... Read More

Get Hot on Combustion

Energy in the form of heat is obtained when fuel... Read More

Can Rain Makers Really Make Rain?

Whenever there's a drought, someone will come up with the... Read More

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Your Soul Number, which defines your very essence or heart's... Read More

NASA Budget VS Social Programs

Balancing our quest for Space and its costs with the... Read More

Humans and Bees Go Back a Long Way

The ancient history of of man and bees has been... Read More

Megaliths and Pole Flips

The changes in the earth magnetic field away from the... Read More

The As Have it

ALTERNATE AND PARALLEL UNIVERSES: - The modern science of physics... Read More

Treating Chronic Mutational Hepatitis B with Chinese Medicine Vitalliver (Vigconic Suppositories)

Research Method:Quantitative determination by contrasting HBV-DNA of cases before and... Read More

Where Do Insects Go When It Rains?

Have you ever wondered where insects go when it rains?... Read More

Brain Waves Activating to the Tune of a Different Drummer?

Well, here is a most interesting thought. There are many... Read More

The Intricacies of a Compound Microscope

Have you ever used a compound microscope? Your first thought... Read More

Mars is not hollow; is it?

Is Mars Hollow? We are pretty sure it is not,... Read More

Heads Up Displays and Computer Human Interface

Heads Up Displays For High Tech Human Interface Need More... Read More