'Science' Archive

Out-of-body Experiences Debunked

September 25th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / 12 comments

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- British and other European researchers have found a way to induce out-of-body experiences using virtual reality goggles. The researchers, who used the ...

"Biofilm" Alert

September 25th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Science / 3 comments

For years we've been hearing about increases in "antibiotic-resistant bacteria." This was a troubling enough development. Not being a microbiologist, I assumed that the problem was ...

Greenland Ice Melt Triggers Earthquakes

September 8th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Greenland Ice Melt Triggers Earthquakes

The Greenland ice cap is melting so quickly that it is triggering earthquakes as pieces of ice several cubic kilometres in size break off. Scientists monitoring events ...

The Dopler Effect

August 24th, 2007 / Future Tech, Newswire, Science, Television / 2 comments

[UPDATED 08.24.07 -- Now that I've finished the series] Well, first an apology for what was a very hasty post. This is positively the last time I will review a series ...

Monkeys Take Over Town

August 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Science / 1 comment

This startling story of vervet monkeys should remind us of how smart and amazingly human-like they actually are. They form raiding parties. They post lookouts and communicate. They follow ...

Self-replication and evolution occur in inorganic matter

August 18th, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Self-replication and evolution occur in inorganic matter

Now, an international team has discovered that under the right conditions, particles of inorganic dust can become organised into helical structures. These structures can then interact with each other in ...
The Enemies of Reason

The Enemies of Reason

August 16th, 2007 / Science, Television / 19 comments

It's hard to imagine there are any atheists or humanists who don't know about Richard Dawkins' new series. But it's so powerful and well put together, ...

Reefer Madness...Again

July 27th, 2007 / Drug War, Newswire, Science / 7 comments

Smoking just one cannabis joint raises danger of mental illness by 40% A single joint of cannabis raises the risk of schizophrenia by more than 40 per cent, a disturbing ...

Pope acquiesces to evolution, climate change

July 25th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Pope acquiesces to evolution, climate change

H/T Religious Freaks Pope: Creation vs. Evolution Clash an 'Absurdity' Pope Benedict XVI said the debate raging in some countries — particularly the United States and his native Germany — ...
The Battle for the Human Soul

The Battle for the Human Soul

June 26th, 2007 / Religion, Science / 6 comments

Graphic from IHT. The International Herald Tribune ran a fantastic article today, which illustrates the increasing futility of religions maintaining their doctrines of mind/body and spirit/matter ...

Google's street views have privacy advocates crying

June 7th, 2007 / Newswire, Science, Society / Comments Off on Google's street views have privacy advocates crying

Street-scene photographs added to Google Maps and Earth last week capture passers-by in delicate situations and have privacy advocates accusing the world's most popular Internet search firm of breaking its ...

NASA chief regrets remarks on global warming

June 6th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Science / Comments Off on NASA chief regrets remarks on global warming

LOS ANGELES - The head of NASA told scientists and engineers that he regrets airing his personal views about global warming during a recent radio interview, according to a video ...

Forget the Big Bang Theory

June 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Forget the Big Bang Theory

Now, renegade physicists are making a new case. That it didn't all start in an instant. That there is no beginning, and no end. And those are fighting words in ...

Worried families ditch their Wi-Fi

June 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Science, Society / 1 comment

Sinead Griffiths, a researcher from Walthamstow, north-east London, also had Wi-Fi removed from her home. She says: "There is not enough information available on the subject. I don't want to ...

Clerics, misinformation defeat condoms in Algeria

May 30th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science, Society / Comments Off on Clerics, misinformation defeat condoms in Algeria

They face an uphill task. Many Algerians in television interviews claimed AIDS can be transmitted simply by being in contact with someone who had it. Others, swayed by hard-line clerics, ...

The Case for Mandatory Organ Donation

May 8th, 2007 / Newswire, Science, Society / Comments Off on The Case for Mandatory Organ Donation

Now some leading ethicists and doctors are re-examining the principle of informed consent in government organ-donor programs, arguing that harvesting from cadavers should be a routine procedure just like autopsies ...

Arctic Ice Retreating More Quickly Than Computer Models Project

April 30th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Arctic Ice Retreating More Quickly Than Computer Models Project

BOULDER—Arctic sea ice is melting at a significantly faster rate than projected by even the most advanced computer models, a new study concludes. The research, by scientists at the National ...