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When a Devastating Solar CME Hits Earth...

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by Ken Hughes Mar 18. 1 Reply

House M.D. mind-reading technology

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Will we "Humans" evolve backwards?

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Radio Astronomy... "Sounds" of the Universe

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This was on 60 Minutes- What are your thoughts???

Started by Matt. Last reply by R Allan Worrell Feb 23, 2012. 7 Replies

My Review of the Ganzfeld Procedure

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Child with cat eyes 'he can see in the dark'

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10 Questions for Stephen Hawking

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Fun Science activities for kids? Any Suggestions?

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assuming world peace is possible

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Let us talk about unguided processes.

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How the Universe Makes the Building Blocks of Life

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Asteroid Impact Procedures

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SETI procedures

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Comment by Pope Beanie on October 7, 2010 at 3:35pm
It's really equally about the sun's pull, btw. They're saying that weather changes correlate with moon phases--which are global--and not just due to the local, twice-daily lunar tidal effect. The alignments of sun + moon cause the moon phases (independent of the earth's daily rotation), and it only seems to be more of a moon than sun thing because the moon phase is such an obvious visual cue. (Ha, I'm having a hard time explaining this!)

If the correlation between moon phase and weather is only 1% or 2% at most, then it's hardly even worth knowing about (in terms of predicting local weather). How my girlfriend(s) and I felt during a full moon in the park and the fact that my dog howls at it tell me that the psychological effect of phases is even more interesting. :)
Comment by Matt Coulthurst on October 5, 2010 at 5:55pm
I know this article is couple of years old, but I still think it is very cool.

Calculating the speed of light at home

If we'd been allowed to go to the girls' school* to do physics experiments like this I'd probably be a science geek instead of IT.

*I went to a single-sex high school. The boys' school didn't have kitchens at the time so any 'sissies' had to go to the girls' college for home economics. I always wondered what was 'sissy' about being one of the only boys available to 1500 girls.
Comment by Adrian on October 5, 2010 at 4:31pm
Something to think about if you're chilling out with your laptop whilst you read this.

"It may be called a laptop, but there could be a price to pay for using it on your lap regularly, say doctors."
Comment by Adrian on October 4, 2010 at 10:32pm
@Adriana not being a parent, I don't wish to directly criticise the individual parents, but merely point to a dichotomy.

And you are so right that there are some ridiculous costs and restrictions imposed on prospective adopters. As a male, I am biologically able to reproduce, perhaps, into my 90s, but, whilst there is no legal upper age limit in the UK, most agencies will not consider anyone over 45 - 3 months left!
Comment by Adrian on October 4, 2010 at 8:04pm
re the 4 million IVF children, it would be interesting to know how many children grew up in orphanages over the same period.
Comment by Sydni Moser on September 28, 2010 at 9:44am
Wonderful hour long documentary that is well worth your time...

Check HERE to find other the 5 other parts of this program:
Comment by Adrian on September 22, 2010 at 11:44am
This is addictive! My ex-partner is Gluconobacter oxydans, often found in sugar rich or alcoholic areas! Hahahahaha! Very true! However it claims she is non-pathogenic to humans, which I would have to disagree with!
Comment by Adrian on September 22, 2010 at 11:22am
You're being too modest, Adriana. If you'd done your full name then you would have coma back as Q9NUT2|ABCB8_HUMAN - found in the species Homo sapiens. You may be the only actual human amongst us! :-))))
Comment by Adrian on September 22, 2010 at 11:04am
How come Adriana gets to be the helpful bacterium, which rarely harms humans? Not fair! LOL!
Comment by Adrian on September 22, 2010 at 11:01am
If I use the basic form of my name then I cause typhoid fever; if I include my middle names, then I cause TB in cattle. Yay!
 

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When a Devastating Solar CME Hits Earth...

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by Ken Hughes Mar 18. 1 Reply

House M.D. mind-reading technology

Started by Radu Andreiu. Last reply by Pope Beanie Dec 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Will we "Humans" evolve backwards?

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Radio Astronomy... "Sounds" of the Universe

Started by Nathan Hevenstone. Last reply by Nelly Bly Feb 24, 2013. 6 Replies

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