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Will global warming change our diets ?

There could soon be shortages of staple foods like potatoes due to the effects of climate change. A new report on global warming released by the Unite…

Top brain surgeon claims afterlife exists

A Harvard-educated neurosurgeon had a change of heart after he had his own near-death experience. Dr Eben Alexander had previously dismissed the idea …

Mosquitoes Turn Midnight Snack into Breakfast

In places where malaria is rampant, a common defense is to sleep under a insecticide-laden mosquito net. The nocturnal mosquito of the genus Anopheles can’t penetrate the netting, and will die from the insecticide if they try. But malaria rates did not plummet as expected. Did the bed nets fail? No, the mosquitos changed -they [...]

Drought’s Effect on Groundwater as Seen From Space

When most people think of drought, they probably think of dead and dry vegetation – you know, things that are above ground. But data from the twin NASA satellites of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) [...]

The Missing Links: Building a Helicopter Out of Trash

The Original Sin City Las Vegas from way before the Strip. (While these pictures are fine, other parts of this site may be NSFW.) * Parachuting Off the Eiffel Tower Has Always Been A Bad Idea It is today. And it definitely was in 1912. * The Game of Kings. Slimy, Cheating Kings. Apparently, cheating at chess is [...]

Could a nuclear ‘binge’ solve global warming?

Professor Peter Wadhams is concerned that the world hasn’t been doing enough to tackle climate change. With carbon dioxide levels increasing at an ala…

Could palm trees grow in the Antarctic ?

If climate change continues then the Antarctic could be transformed in to a lush forest zone. The prediction comes following the discovery by scientis…

Conversion of a Climate Change Skeptic

Physicist Richard Muller was skeptical of the whole climate change claim, but unlike most skeptics who are content to be just armchair critics, he did something about it. In 2010, Muller and a team of [...]

Antarctica was lined with trees 15M years ago

Parts of Antarctica would have enjoyed a warmer climate ripe with greenery around 15 million years ago. The change would have come about temporarily d…

Boys Choirs Dealing with Earlier Puberty

Over the past few years, you’ve probably read about how the age of puberty for girls is getting gradually younger. Surprise! Boys are affected, too. And the phenomenon is causing trouble for the world’s most famous boys choirs. At the venerable St. Thomas Boys Choir, where Bach once drilled pupils in their scales, leaders have redoubled [...]