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Just a year ago a paper by Gilles-Eric Séralini published in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize created a stir in the anti-GMO community. It was … Continue reading
You can put almost any two variables on a graph and visually demonstrate a correlation. One very tongue in cheek chart that is making the rounds this week is the impact of the declining prevalence of Microsoft Explorer in the … Continue reading
Atoms and molecules make up our natural world, and those chemicals cycle though the biosphere without regard their origins.
NASA has a video out that outlines the latest research into the history of Mars as a planet formerly abounding with, and now devoid of, liquid water.
Much of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is based on the concept of energy lines or meridians that flow through your body. So far, there is no physiological explanation as to the source of this energy nor is there an explanation … Continue reading
I haven’t seen my chin for over 38 years. In that time, my facial has varied considerably in length, but I have never shaved it off. In fact I don’t ever remember shaving my upper lip, although in the excitement … Continue reading
Every year since 1990, people have gathered to watch Noble Prize winners hand out awards for improbable research. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate … Continue reading
A relatively new field is that of Neuroethics in which people attempt to discuss ethical responsibility in light of discoveries in neuroscience that question traditional concepts of Free Will, whatever they are. The National Core for Neuroethics at UBC attempts … Continue reading
I read this article this morning and it really made me dig back into my education where I learned a bit about atomic structure and and the science around electrons. It’s not an easy read, but it is a fascinating … Continue reading
Dracunculus medinensis, also known as the Guinea Worm, has been the cause of parasitic infection in humans for hundreds of thousands of years. This worm is the largest of the tissue parasite affecting humans. The adult female, which carries about … Continue reading