In 1985 Scientists who were a part of the British Antarctic Survey published results showing that there was a hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic shocking the scientific community as the decline was far higher than anticipated. In a rare case of quick action to an environmental threat, later
Islam is often portrayed in the media as being the main motivation behind a lot of atrocities being committed in the world today, such as terrorism, suppression of women and non-muslims, dismemberment of criminals, etc..
On the other hand many muslim immigrants seem to live peacefully together
Do-Gooders, philanthropists, humanitarian people, the ones who care; gotta love 'em. But is it always good to care? I'd like to relay a story my principal related to the school long ago: Once upon a time there was a caterpillar stuck in its cocoon and a goodly well-meaning stranger grabbed his sciss
The cost of DNA testing has fallen dramatically. Now that it’s available to many more people should we be testing ourselves and our children? Or is the process still in its infancy and too prone to error?
So let it be with Caesar?
Is it true that we do not posthumously celebrate philanthropy as much as we denounce/celebrate evil? Hitler versus Mother Teresa? Can you name a late philanthropist for every Jack the ripper, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Husein, Gadaffi, Guy Fawkes and so on? Do we know o
Competition is a boon not a bane. In economics we are made to believe that if regulation was removed altogether we will have perfect free market economies in the long run; that will be more efficient than any economic scenario imaginable in the short run.
In academia: The idea that competitio
The science budget is one of the area’s most likely to be cut or at least frozen when the cuts in government spending begin to bite. However many scientists criticise this as undermining our economy in the longer term. The Obama administration in the USA is increasing its science budget and the r
From China in Asia to Nigeria, Africa, mobile innovation has taken a rapid penetration. However, this is possible as young people fully embrace new technologies and become active users. But then, questions arises that these innovations on the other hand become time waster/stealer from young people f
American scientists are warning that obesity has overtaken smoking as the biggest threat to people’s health. This is not a particularly new issue. While we are slowly reducing the numbers of people who are smoking the obesity ‘epidemic’ continues. To make matters worse give up smoking and you
The qualities of humans have empowered the species to a degree that no other species has achieved during the history of life on Earth, through the development of social systems and technologies that make possible an intense exploitation and management of the environment. This power has allowed huma
Biofuels are often seen as a possible short term miracle cure for all sorts of ills, most obvious is climate change, they are zero carbon as burning them is simply putting the CO2 that has already been taken out of the atmosphere by the plants in order to grow. But biofuels also have other uses, fro
Space is the obvious next step for militaries all over the world. Many of the ‘civilian’ rocket launches into space have really been part of military programs for creating ICBMs or anti satellite weapons. Many satellites in space are used by the military. However with the exception of Reagan’s
The National Institute of Abuse and Alcoholism survey has been released. It puts into question whether introducing children to alcohol is helpful, a commonly held belief. The survey takes the view that it is not helpful, moreover they state that it can cause alcoholism in later life for those childr
A chimp called Santino in Furuvik Zoo in Sweden has rekindled interest in the similarities between chimpanzees and human beings by being observed to be capable of forward planning. Santino was observed stockpiling stones before the zoo opens so that he can throw them at visitors once they arrive. Th
Metaphysics has been around for centuries, but now with recent advances in science we are beginning to discover that which we see may only be a hologram, which means the things we see may not really be there and only constructs of our imagination, tho be it our combined imagination, this is connecte
PSYCHOLOGY - The medical condition Schizophrenia (not to be confused with multiple personality disorder) is a debilitating psychological condition, and although there are treatments available it is unclear as to what causes schizophrenia in the first place. Some theories suggest the condition may or
As the new free music on demand program, Spotify, gains momentum amongst music lovers everywhere including the support of U2 whom released their new album with spotify free to all, a week before general release, can Spotify capitalise on the slow demise of Pirate bay and help stop illegal music down
This debate is raised to review the study culture followed amongst the school students generally the senior ones of class 12 th . Choice of studying by understanding has certain benefits whereas cram study also has certain benefits..But actually which one is the best suited and most effective for s