Science, Technology and Innovation

No water needed: Methane-based life possible on Saturn’s moon Titan, study says

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RT - Researchers from the Cornell University have developed a methane-based, oxygen-free life form that theoretically may exist in the cold and harsh environment of the planet Saturn’s giant moon Titan, defying the idea that water is necessary for life. Scientists modeled the cell membrane of small organic nitrogen compounds, and it can function in extremely cold liquid methane temperatures: ... Read More »

Elon Musk’s high-speed Hyperloop to be built in California next year

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Elon Musk’s revolutionary pneumatic transport system might actually happen as plan unveiled for a first, full-scale 200mph test track The Telegraph – By Rob Crilly, New York When Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire, announced his plans for a near-supersonic transport system of passenger capsules levitating inside tubes it sounded like science fiction. Now the concept is to get its first working ... Read More »

Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns

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Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness — the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space. It’s from just 900 million years after the big bang, and the old quasar — a shining object produced by a massive black hole — is 420 trillion times more luminous than our sun. The Washington Post ... Read More »

How Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with ALS decades ago, is still alive

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On April 20, 2009, a moment arrived that doctors had foretold for decades. The Washington Post – By Terrence McCoy Stephen Hawking, a scientist who overcame debilitating disease to become the world’s most renowned living physicist, was on the cusp of death. The University of Cambridge released grim prognoses. Hawking, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 21, was ... Read More »

No, the sun isn’t driving global warming

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Over the weekend, Greenpeace and the Climate Investigations Center published a set of documents — reported on bymultiple media outlets, including the Post – showing apparent ties between longtime climate doubting researcher Wei-Hock (“Willie”) Soon and several energy industry funders. The Washington Post – By Chris Mooney Soon, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, did not respond to requests for comment for this article, or to several calls from the Post’s Terrence McCoy. According ... Read More »

A band apart

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The Bushmen people’s belief that they are amongst human’s most ancient races has reportedly been proven Geographical Written by  Tom Hart Published in Cultures ‘As important [for the Bushmen] as the element of belonging, was the feeling of being known. Perhaps this more than anything else sets him apart from us and the rest of Africa,’ wrote Laurens van der ... Read More »

Nuclear Energy Is Dirty, Unsafe And Uneconomic: Environmental Scientist

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NUCLEAR DEBATE – The announcement of a Royal Commission in South Australia into nuclear energy is a waste of time and money, says Dr Mark Diesendorf*. New Matilda - By Mark Diesendorf Should the nuclear industry be expanded? A surprising development in the intermittent nuclear debate has been the announcement by the South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, that the state will hold a Royal ... Read More »

Dolphins Colonized Mediterranean Sea 18,000 Years Ago, Says New Study

Bottlenose dolphins 1a LLLL – According to a new study reported in the journal Evolutionary Biology, bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) only colonized the Mediterranean after the last Ice Age, approximately 18,000 years ago. The study is the most detailed ever conducted into the genetic structure of the bottlenose dolphin population in the Mediterranean to date. Its authors, including Dr Andre Moura of the University of ... Read More »

Japan Looks to Ocean for Renewable Energy

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As an island nation, Japan controls large swaths of ocean territory, about the sixth-greatest expanse of any country in the world, according to government data. That is stark contrast to its relatively meagre land area, which ranks near the middle of list, in 60th place. So it makes sense for Japan to look to the seas for renewable energy — ... Read More »

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder

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In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” Global Research – By Jefferey Jaxen Infowars – Theme: Biotechnology and GMO, Science and Medicine In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, ... Read More »