Category Archives: Science

A Scheme of Heaven is a deep investigation of astrology from a scientist’s perspective

Fun book review at BoingBoing: We humans are castaways on an ocean of uncertainty. Since the beginnings of history, our ancestors sought knowledge and understanding about their lives, their relationship with the cosmos, and perhaps take a peek into their … Continue reading

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Disrupting death: Could we really live forever in digital form?

Virtual reality, robots, chatbots and holograms could allow us to exist perpetually. Whether we should choose the option is a different story. Alison DeNisco Rayome | c/Net In 2016, Jang Ji-sung’s young daughter Nayeon passed away from a blood-related disease. … Continue reading

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The 17-year cicadas are coming!!

I was driving back to Montreal from Corpus Christi 17 years ago… the sound driving through the Virginias at night was unbelievable! – cPaul The bug-eyed Insects are emerging from the earth in Southwest Virginia this year, bringing a cacophony … Continue reading

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The science of digital music and why analog isn’t actually better

Interesting podcast @ overcast.fm – cPaul https://overcast.fm/+YH-6sfwtY

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A very (very, very) big asteroid to pass close-by!

A big – very big – asteroid passed relatively close to Earth this morning (April 29, 2020). Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 passed at a safe distance, at some 4 million miles (6 million km), or about 16 times the Earth-moon … Continue reading

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Flamingos form firm friendships

Researchers at the University of Exeter have conducted research that indicates flamingos form life-long friendships! Flamingos form friendships that last for years, new research shows. The five-year study reveals that, despite being highly social as part of large flocks, flamingos … Continue reading

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Possible New ‘Mini-Moon’ Detected in Orbit Around Earth

Astronomers from the Catalina Sky Survey say they have detected a rare mini-moon around Earth. Sadly, we shouldn’t get too attached to our new natural satellite, as the rock—if that’s indeed what it is—will only hang around for a few … Continue reading

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What Makes Dogs So Special? Science Says Love

When I studied Animal Psychology at University a thousand years ago (ok… 40), the last expert word on animal empathy was that it did not exist, other than through our anthropomorphization of our animal friends. Those who have lived with … Continue reading

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Betelgeuse Ready to Explode?

Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical Betelgeuse has been very volatile lately, and astronomers are watching to determine if it’s terminal or just going through a phase. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/betelgeuse-supernova_n_5e436de2c5b6d0ea38102b0a?ri18n=true

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Why Life On Other Planets Will Resemble Ours

ONEZERO.MEDIUM.COM | by Steve LeVine | Jan 28, 2020 Scientists, now routinely detecting potentially habitable planets in space, are the closest yet to determining the truth about aliens. But there is another question that almost none talk about: If other … Continue reading

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Immune Discovery “May Treat All Cancer”

by James Gallagher : BBC News A newly-discovered part of our immune system could be harnessed to treat all cancers, say scientists. The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests. … Continue reading

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The US Environmental Protection Agency is Becoming a Cancer Risk

Industry-friendly regulators are letting chemical companies flood the country with toxins. It should be a scandal. by Sam Pizzigati | Posted at Common Dreams today This January, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society showing  “the sharpest … Continue reading

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Oh, for f’cks sake…

Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight 2020 Doomsday Clock AnnouncementWashington, D.C. • January 23, 2020 From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: “Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Known Impact Crater Confirmed in Australia

A 70-kilometer-wide (43-mile) impact structure in the Australian Outback has been dated to 2.2 billion years old, making it the oldest known asteroid crater on Earth. Fascinatingly, this asteroid likely plunged into a massive ice sheet, triggering a global-scale warming … Continue reading

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