Archive for Nature, Science & Tech

Answer to 17 things to know when flying

People when flying in a plane from here to there to nowhere usually take it in stride, thinking they know all about it. Well, maybe not. This Infographic by SilverDoor.co.uk might [...]

Smartphones ARE dumbing us down — here’s how

Carolanne Wright's essential article on the subject. Published in Wakeup-World.

Stephen Hawking: Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us

Hawking says, "This aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason." By Aatif Sulleyman, published [...]

Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

The light from a 1800 year old star collision will arrive to be seen from Earth in 2022, writes Sarah Knapton in The Telegraph, UK. Published on January 7, 2016.

Ice music on Lake Baikal

Frozen spectacle in Lake Baikal creates its own beautiful music - a blend of the sound of water with the tinkling of glass shards.

The Supermoon

A supermoon will appear in the night’s sky (December 13 into December 14, 2016). In case you cannot see it, here's one that was captured on video last year in Australia.

Suicidal Wasps

In this fascinating, hilarious and ever-so-slightly creepy talk, British science journalist Ed Yong tells the story of his favorite parasites. Shown on TED.

Scientists Claim Saraswati River Did Exist

... and debunk a 5,000-year-old myth. Prithviraj Singh writes in the Hindustan Times, Dehradun, India, on September 27, 2016

Woman Crossing A Busy Intersection

Observations by Rick at Optimal Wellness Labs.

Gigapixels of Andromeda

To watch this video is awesome in the true meaning of the word (usually misused in context).

Inside the Heart of the Orion Nebula

A new and extraordinary deep view of the nebula. Marisa Gertz writes in TIME Magazine on July 12, 2016.

Urgent Call to Ban Micro-Beads!

Micro-plastics threaten our oceans' ecosystem as juvenile fish are becoming addicted to micro-beads. By author 'number 23' at AnonHQ.com, published on Natural Blaze on July 2, 2016

Luminous Beauty of Jupiter’s Auroras

Huge non-stop lightshow dwarfs the Earth’s transient polar displays, say Nasa scientists, as they carry out project to observe effects of solars winds. Published in The Guardian [...]

Hidden In Our DNA

Physicists discover a second layer of information in our DNA, writes Arjun Walia. Published in Collective Evolution on June 9, 2016.

Tim Peake’s Stunning Photos From ISS

After six months circling the Earth in the International Space Station, Tim Peake returned to terra firma on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Unplug!

Joshua Krause calls upon humanity to break free and stop being slaves to technology. Published by ZenGardner.com on April 23, 2016.

Aliens Existed in the Past

In a recently published study, empirical evidence shows the likelihood of humans being the only intelligent life form in the history of the universe as ten-billion-trillion to one. [...]

Water Has Memory

Water - just a liquid or much more?

Bacteria Have A Collective Memory

Josh Richardson from Wake Up World reports on a recent study that found groups of bacteria can develop a collective memory that can increase their tolerance to stress. Published [...]

The Sounds of Celestial Music

Sounds of outer space recorded by NASA.

Stunning Aurora Borealis

Mesmerizing footage of our planet viewed from space.

The Internet May Be Changing Your Brain…

... in ways you've never imagined. Carolyn Gregoire of The Huffington Post interviewed Nicholas Carr, author of 'The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains'. Published [...]

Pufferfish Holds Vigil Until Help Arrives

Article with video by White Wolf Pack, published on Sott.net, 25th March 2016.

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why, writes Carolyn Gregoire in The Huffington [...]

Facebook ‘affects your brain like doing cocaine’

...states Professor Ofir Turel of California State University, Fullerton, USA. Rob Waugh reports in metro.co.uk on February 16, 2016

A Total Solar Eclipse Coming March 8/9, 2016

The folks at ScienceAlert represent this rare event in a more humorous light than citing pure scientific facts that we usually get. Read on about what you ought to know!

India’s Mysterious Glowing Forests

During monsoon season, the rain-drenched jungles of the Western Ghats can give off an eerie glow, allowing a rare glimpse into one of nature’s spectacular eccentricities, writes [...]

Duck or Rabbit?

Chloe Farrand writes about the 100 year-old optical illusion that could tell you how creative you are. Published in the Independent on February 14, 2016.

Mysterious Patterns Discovered in Kazaksthan

New satellite images from NASA have revealed unusual, massive patterns on the Earth's surface.

Being Close to Nature

Some impressions of our planet - on video.

Science Reaching the End of the Mind’s Abilities

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics. Jessica Orwig writes in the Business Insider on January 15, 2016.

A Rare Celestial Show

Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will all be visible from Earth when they appear in a diagonal row before dawn on January 20th, writes Lee Moran in The Huffington Post.

An Illusion

Is it real, can it be real? A massive hologram shows a created illusion and is a reminder of the illusory world we generally find ourselves in.

Left-handedness Has Its Perks

In general, about one-tenth of the world’s population are southpaws.

Who Is Who In This Story?

Addiction to technology as seen by creative French photographer, Antoine Geiger.

Photobombed by Aurora Borealis

Stunning aurora borealis dwarfs Milky Way time-lapse project.

Fiery Lenticular Clouds

More and more news reports about unusual cloud structures and weather patterns emerge.

Reconstructing Jesus

Science is used to flesh out the face of religion, writes Liz Leafloor in Ancient Origins on December 16, 2015.

Memories Passed Down In Genes From Ancestors

Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias. Genetic switches allow offspring to inherit the experience of their [...]

Scientist Challenges Monsanto

Shiva Ayyadurai is offering to give the Monsanto company a $10 million building if they can disprove his claims about GMO regulations, writes Eric Kiefer in Montclair Patch, New [...]

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

Small acts of generosity support well-being, writes Christopher Bergland at Psychology Today on October 20, 2015.

Scientists Figure Out Centuries Old Pendulum Clock Puzzle

After more than three centuries, scientists say they have figured out why pendulum clocks hung on the same wall tend to sync up - with one clock's pendulum swinging to the left [...]

Connecting with Extraterrestrial Civilisations

Karunesh (Andreas Mamet) interviews Dr. Steven Greer for Radio Ici et Maintenant in Paris, 28th July 2015.

Neuroscience backs up “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing, writes Olivia Goldhill on Quartz, September 20, 2015.

Scientists Prove Women ARE Stronger than Men

Research into the strengths of the sexes, reported by RT on June 16, 2015,

Intuition’s important role in guiding our decisions

Intuition's most important role is that it alerts us to the path, people, and circumstances that we will uniquely find fulfilling, writes Julie Eakin in Spirituality & Health.

After Earthquake in Chile, Ground Moved Astonishing 140 cm

... (that is about 4 feet 7 inches) say scientists after their initial analysis. Reported by Tech Insider on September 21, 2015.

Tornado on Sun’s Surface

Reported by Ron Dicker in The Huffington Post, USA, on September 10, 2015

Homing In On Pluto

Stunning clear views of Pluto, the most distant celestial body in our sun system. Published by The Guardian on September 17, 2015.

First Ever Observation: Double Eclipse of the Sun

Reported by spaceweather.com on September 16, 2015