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A Stellar Engine, Literally

A Stellar Engine, Literally

Often, in science fiction, it’s not easy to tell what came before: the science or the fiction. Many inventions appeared in the ink before they did in reality. The submarine, for example, surfaced in the 1870 Jules Verne classic, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” much before it made it to our naval fleets. The […]

Environment under the Conservative Party

Environment under the Conservative Party

The results of the election are in, and it is clear that Britain voted overwhelmingly for a Conservative government. But how do the results of this affect our environment? Although not a notoriously a ‘green’ party, there is argument to suggest the Conservative interest in the environment is developing. When the Conservatives came into power, […]

Shale fracking in the UK

Shale fracking in the UK

Fracking is a recent craze which has spilt Britain’s opinions. The process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc. so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas; could arguably change fuel shortages and material deprivation forever. Not long has the fracking business taken off, but also opposition […]

Health and Lifestyle

A vitamin D variant may be key to treating deadly pancreatic cancer

A vitamin D variant may be key to treating deadly pancreatic cancer

Good  vitamin D can help combat pancreatic cancer. U.S. researchers have found an amped-up version of vitamin D can make pancreatic cancer tumours more vulnerable to chemotherapy. The study from the Salk Institute in California found a drug the researchers developed that makes vitamin D more stable, resilient and effective increased the lifespan of mice by […]

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CAN YOU READ THIS? VISUAL TRICK
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Could coffee protect DNA from damage?

Could coffee protect DNA from damage?

Four-week coffee consumption affects energy intake, satiety regulation, body fat, and protects DNA integrity I have always been a green tea lover but I am considering to become a coffee addicted, and I will tell you why: Three to four cups of a ‘special’ coffee rich in green coffee bean compounds and roast products may […]

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Anthropology and Psychology

Nonsense syllables and early memory research

Nonsense syllables and early memory research

In this day and age the study of memory is an everyday occurrence in psychology labs across the globe, and memory research has taken on even more importance now that diseases like Alzheimer’s pose such a threat. But who were the first psychologists  involved in conducting memory research?   Aside from Wilhelm Wundt and G.E. […]

Life’s a video game?

Life’s a video game?

If you’re a keen gamer maybe it’s difficult to put the controller down and turn off the Xbox or Playstation, and detach yourself from the virtual world you were experiencing. It’s possible you’ll continue thinking about the game well into the rest of the day or night, planning and strategising. This is pretty normal behaviour […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trying to learn a new language? Then trying harder won’t help!

Trying to learn a new language? Then trying harder won’t help!

Many adults who try to learn a new language often struggle, whilst children can pick up a language with relative ease, whether it is being immersed in a foreign environment or learning at school. For adults, however, even being immersed in a language can still prove difficult – and if they try harder to learn […]

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Space and Universe

Workers Unite! The Singularity Beckons.

Workers Unite! The Singularity Beckons.

The Singularity is that moment in the near future when artificial intelligence will surpass that of our own. We don’t know what that’ll look like, but folks like futurist, Ray Kurzweil, tell us that it’s when human beings and machines will effortlessly merge. In “Singularity Sky,” Charles Stross walks down an altogether different avenue. He […]

Where Was Earth’s Water Born?

Where Was Earth’s Water Born?

The question of where all of Earth’s water came from has been a scientific puzzle. It was long presumed that the planet wasn’t born with it, but that it appeared some 700 million years later—likely from comets. But data sent back by Rosetta from comet 67/P refutes that theory, reports The New York Times. The […]

NASA To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

NASA To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

A couple of years ago, NASA announced that it was developing a “warp drive” that would enable “faster-than-light” travel. A few months back, it revealed what a spacecraft, equipped with such a technology, might look like. The project—a collaboration between starship designer Mark Rademaker and NASA aerospace engineer Harold White—has yielded the I.X.S. Enterprise. Though […]

History and Archeology

When World Collides: The untold story of the Americas after Columbus

When World Collides: The untold story of the Americas after Columbus

The untold story of the Americas after Columbus. This series, originally airing on National PBS television, explores the changes to both Europe and the Americas after 1492. The program was filmed on location in Spain, The Netherlands, Mexico, Peru and Bolivia. Hosted by Ruben Martinez. When Worlds Collide from Mitch Wilson on Vimeo.

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Belintash – Bright Star Over Rhodope

Belintash – Bright Star Over Rhodope

Belintash is a Thracian sanctuary, located 30 km from Asenovgrad in the Rhodope Mountain,Bulgaria. Belintash is a word meaning white or good stone. It might also have a Turkish origin meaning rock of knowledge. In recent years Belintash became an attractive center for many followers of esoteric trends; ufologists, psychics and others. The surface of […]

Rape is Crime Against Humanity. Prosecute Vatican, Now

Rape is Crime Against Humanity. Prosecute Vatican, Now

What would you think of a state that consciously allowed abusive actions to occur? A state that has no interest that such actions are a violation of basic human rights as well as a number of international treaties? A state where any attempts of accountability made by international bodies have led to shameful cover-ups? This […]

Economy and Technology

8 simple rules for Internet company promotion

8 simple rules for Internet company promotion

In the Internet as well as offline communication separated tools should not be used because they are all linked together and interfere with other tools directly and indirectly. For example search engine promotion is supported by social network promotion, articles and press-releases publishing and is impossible without a specially created corporate website. The latter actively […]

4 scenarios of changes on luxury market customers behavior and loyalty in Russia

4 scenarios of changes on luxury market customers behavior and loyalty in Russia

Changes in Russian economic status of population and market due to economic sanctions by western European countries against Russia make goods manufacturers, retailers adapt to the economic turbulence and recession, which certainly cannot but affect the premium and luxury goods and services market. What will the luxury goods consumption trends be in 2015? How will […]

A Stellar Engine, Literally

A Stellar Engine, Literally

Often, in science fiction, it’s not easy to tell what came before: the science or the fiction. Many inventions appeared in the ink before they did in reality. The submarine, for example, surfaced in the 1870 Jules Verne classic, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” much before it made it to our naval fleets. The […]

Other Recent Posts

A Portrait of a question: The Question of Fruit Flies

A Portrait of a question: The Question of Fruit Flies

    What shapes the questions asked by scientific researchers? As part of the series A Portrait of a Question, this short documentary explores Dr. Kevin McGhee’s interest in schizophrenia and how fruit flies can help identify some of the genetic factors behind this brain disorder. Find out more about research at Bournemouth University at https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/research […]