Science, Technology and Innovation

It’s Time To Stop Living On The Internet

Civil, meaningful discourse isn’t going to happen on Facebook or Twitter. Gracy Olmstead The Federalist It happens when we set the vitriol aside and break bread together. This week, I didn’t… It’s Time To Stop… Read More »

‘Lost continent’ found under Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

(CNN) – Found — one lost continent, hiding underneath a tropical holiday destination. Juliet Perry CNN It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team, led by South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent. The lava-covered piece of… ‘Lost continent’ found… Read More »

The Environmentalist War On Science

The EPA just threw out five years of fracking safety research to appease green extremists. Jeff Stier The Daily Caller Although early drafts found no evidence that fracking has had a “widespread, systemic” impact on drinking water, the final report claims that there isn’t “enough information to make a broad conclusion.” How absurd… The Environmentalist War… Read More »

Science doesn’t care if you believe in it or not

Whether you believe in climate change or not, the laws of physics will continue to work and ice will continue to melt. Mark McCaughrean Al Jazeera News On October 31 last year, a large crack opened in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica and a huge iceberg, 5,000 square kilometres in size, will likely soon calve into the Southern Ocean. Although visible at… Science doesn’t care… Read More »

Milky Way galaxy is being pushed across the universe

(CNN) – Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is being pushed across the universe by a large unseen force, according to new research. Ashley Strickland CNN Although it may not seem like a friendly gesture, the newly discovered Dipole Repeller is actually helping our galaxy on its journey across the expanding universe. Researchers have known… Milky Way galaxy… Read More »

Assisted dying: The complications of legalising killing humans

As an intensive care specialist in the emergency department of one of Canada’s leading teaching hospitals, Dr Scott Anderson has seen a lot of people die. Larry Cornies ABC He has delivered bad news to grieving families at hospital bedsides. He has had to tell them that… Assisted dying: The complications of… Read More »

Depression could increase risk of cancer death, research says

People who are frequently depressed or anxious may run a higher risk of dying from certain types of cancer, researchers said on Thursday. French Press Agency npr Medical records of more than 160,000 adults in England and Wales showed that those describing themselves as psychologically distressed were more likely to succumb to cancer, especially of the colon, prostate and pancreas. Leukaemia and cancer of… Depression could increase risk of… Read More »

In the age of YouTube, what’s the point in Saudi Arabia’s cinema ban?

In 2008, a rare screening of the Saudi comedy film “Manahi” in Jeddah raised hopes — that were eventually dashed — that a then three-decade ban on cinema in the kingdom could be lifted. Haifaa Al Mansour CNN (CNN) – This week marked the end of another period of prolonged excitement about the possibility of re-opening cinemas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which have been banned since the 1980s. My hopes in this… In the age of YouTube, what’s… Read More »

She’s two years old, works in restaurant – inexperience shows

Jie Jie’s flashing eyes and can-do attitude belie the fact that she’s quite possibly the worst waitress in the world Johan Nylander Asia Times Her name is Jie Jie, she is two years old and works in a suburb of the city of Guangzhou in southern China. She’s mostly dressed in… She’s two years old, works in… Read More »

Beyond borders

The Asian giant’s area of national interest is no longer confined to its continental region – a fact that has serious geopolitical implications, Roger Bradbury writes Roger Bradbury Asia Times Paul Keating’s analysis of China’s geopolitical strategy, offered in his 24 December interview with veteran political journalist Paul Kelly, was at once fascinating and provocative. But it was built on… Beyond borders… Read More »

Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies And Full Term Babies, Too

When Ali Andrew Li was born on Jan. 7, he was gently placed on his mother’s chest, where doctors cleaned and examined him and covered him with a warm blanket. npr “I just loved it,” his mother, Salma Shabaik, a family physician who lives in Los Angeles, says. “It was really nice to… Kangaroo Care Helps… Read More »

Scientists Discover Prehistoric Giant Otter Species In China

Six million years ago, giant otters weighing more than 100 pounds lived among birds and water lilies in the wooded wetlands of China’s Yunnan province. Merrit Kennedy npr That’s according to new research from a team of scientists who discovered a well-preserved cranium of the newly-discovered species in an open lignite mine in 2010. They recently published their… Scientists Discover Prehistoric… Read More »

Innovation is critical for the next generation of farming

Agriculture must produce enough to feed a growing world population while minimizing its ecological footprint. Bernd Naaf Politico Several times a year, when I am able to spend time in the fields with them, I simply marvel at the abilities of modern farmers to provide the food we all need to live. On a per capita… Innovation is critical… Read More »