Just what are these changes that are so profoundly shaping evolution? Pollution, eutrophication, urbanisation, land clearance, habitat fragmentation, global climate change, over-hunting/fishing, invasion by exotic species, domestication, to name just a few.
Evidence suggests to scientists that the next magnetic field reversal — which is long overdue — could be closer than expected, though the timeframe for that in geological terms is still in thousand-year increments. The poles flipping would not likely portend the apocalypse, but there would be significant global consequences.
Using gene-editing techniques known as CRISPR/Cas9, an international team of researchers created what’s known scientifically as a chimera — an organism that contains cells from two or more different species.The creation of this interspecies chimera has been hailed as a significant first step towards generating human hearts, livers, kidneys, and other organs for patients in need.
There’s a lot about sleep that we don’t understand, like why we even sleep in the first place, for example. But we do know that sleep deprivation can lead to all kinds of health problems and not sleeping can lead to death. Here are more groundbreaking discoveries about sleep.
A recent fraudulent study that claimed the uncomfortable “pause” in warming was really no pause at all. That study, pretending warming had never stopped, was timed to help negotiating nations at the Climate Summit in Paris. It was timed to help them enact draconian economic measures to reduce warming. But, Bates reveals, that study was cooked on several counts. It was such a mess no self-respecting scientist would sign on to it.
Should you trust your intuition or logic? This video says both. Watch now and discover when it’s best to trust one over the other.
Professor Peter Turchin believes negative trends seem to be accelerating, and that in three years, the path to instability will seem unavoidable for the United States. However, he clarifies that Trump’s presidential election neither accelerates nor decelerates the process, but was simply a predicted aspect of his theory.
A new study that brought together researchers from Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom has concluded that the universe is an illusion. They came to this conclusion while studying irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) – the so-called ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang.
Carl Sagan: “I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.”
A supreme court ruling in Germany brings attention to the fact that the measles have never been proven to be a virus.
The discovery of the recent CRISPR means DNA altering has now caught up with human beings. Soon, we could see genetically modified human beings. In October 2016, we reported that a private biotechnology company in the United States, Editas Medicine is preparing to produce the first genetically modified human beings on Earth by 2017.
The new position of doomsday clock minute hand is the closest it’s been to the top since the hydrogen bomb tests of 1953. “It’s two and a half minutes to midnight,” the group stated, “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.”
People have come to see multi-tasking as a virtue, and so have required companies to make communication easier and faster. Facebook Messenger, for instance, has become a powerful tool for people to connect with each other.
The researchers discovered that the song “Weightless” (video included) resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.