Science and Technology

24.01.2016

Argentine Social Movements Strike Back Against Monsanto

Argentine Social Movements Strike Back Against Monsanto

The biotechnology giant continues attempts to build its GMO seeds plant in Argentina, despite three years of unflinching popular opposition. The world’s largest GMO corporation never imagined that it would suffer one of its major setbacks in a small, rural town in central Argentina. Popular opposition, irregularities in the company’s… »

03.01.2016

Purpose in Life protects from cognitive decline

Purpose in Life protects from cognitive decline

A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry in 2012 has just been widely reported. Its title: “Effect of Purpose in Life [PIL]on the Relation Between Alzheimer Disease Pathologic Changes on Cognitive Function in Advanced Age” The study defines purpose in life as “the tendency to… »

20.12.2015

Prof. Hawking and the machines. Hopes, fears and possible misconceptions

Prof. Hawking and the machines. Hopes, fears and possible misconceptions

“Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. He told the BBC: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Scary stuff coming from a genius. And he… »

17.12.2015

Of Democracy and Climate – Two Lessons from Paris

Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, 17 December 2015 In the space of just a few days, two fundamental lessons have come from Paris for the world about democracy and climate. The media have been dealing with them as separate issues, but they… »

16.12.2015

1915-2015. How Einstein changed the way we understand the world 100 years ago

1915-2015. How Einstein changed the way we understand the world 100 years ago

Clocks run faster the higher you go. This is called gravitational time dilation. Orbits precess in a way unexpected in Newton’s theory of gravity. (This has been observed in the orbit of Mercury and in binary pulsars). Rays of light bend in the presence of a gravitational field. So light… »

01.12.2015

COP21: handing the mike over to CO2 skeptics

COP21: handing the mike over to CO2 skeptics

It is always of benefit universally when people meet face-to-face, whether individual problems or international problems can better be resolved. Thus, COP21 is worth holding as an event but why are nation’s top people there, the presidents etc? Why not the government executives with environmental, science and technology portfolios, alongside… »

27.11.2015

Climate Change – but which direction?

Climate Change – but which direction?

Paris Climate Change Conference – November 2015 – The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015,… »

08.11.2015

GMO vs Biodiversity

GMO vs Biodiversity

Bio diversity is crucial for any species to survive, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as plants destroy bio diversity with their perfect copies waiting for a specialized disease or parasite to ravish the clones. Swati Srivastava (Avatar name on social media) gives some “simple facts” about GMOs: 1) There is not… »

18.10.2015

We’re not as selfish as we think we are. Here’s the proof

We’re not as selfish as we think we are. Here’s the proof

Stories of greed and ego bombard us. But a new study shows that humans are inherently good George Monbiot for The Guardian Do you find yourself thrashing against the tide of human indifference and selfishness? Are you oppressed by the sense… »

14.10.2015

Climate-change controversy – fuel to the fire

Climate-change controversy – fuel to the fire

“Perth electrical engineer’s discovery will change climate change debate”, is the headline in a PerthNow article, reported by Miranda Devine (October 4, 2015). A footnote says that Dr David Evans “has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science.” The reporter concludes that the mathematical… »

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