by: Jonathan Benson (NaturalNews) Never before in the history of the world has the general public relied so heavily on pharmaceuticals to treat pain, calm nerves, or address a serious medical condition. And with so many different types of drugs, as well as different combinations of drugs available to consumers today, the threat of creating a deadly chemical experiment in your medicine cabinet couldn’t be more real. Most people who take pharmaceuticals probably aren’t thinking about how the individual drugs they take might act differently inside their bodies when exposed to other drugs. This phenomenon is called a drug interaction, … Continue reading Never combine these over-the-counter drugs – your life may be endangered
The Serengeti National Park. Photo by Medford Taylor/National Geographic Half of the Earth’s surface and seas must be dedicated to the conservation of nature, or humanity will have no future by Edward O Wilson (Edward O Wilson is a professor emeritus in entomology at Harvard. Half-Earthconcludes Wilson’s trilogy begun by The Social Conquest of Earth and The Meaning of Human Existence, a National Book Award finalist.) Unstanched haemorrhaging has only one end in all biological systems: death for an organism, extinction for a species. Researchers who study the trajectory of biodiversity loss are alarmed that, within the century, an exponentially rising extinction rate … Continue reading Half-Earth
by GabriellePickard Are we close to Doomsday? Will 2016 be the year the world meets its end? According to scientists implicated with the infamous “Doomsday Clock” we are. The Doomsday Clock characterizes a countdown to a potential global catastrophe. It was started in 1947 by members of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The clock is run at the University of Chicago by a group of scientists, 16 of which are Nobel Laureates. The theory behind the Doomsday Clock is that midnight represents the dawn of a global disaster. The clock is currently set … Continue reading Atomic Scientists Think 2016 Might Be The Year of Doomsday
How long until the Sun turns into a black dwarf? How long before the Earth is destroyed? Don’t lose too much sleep over these questions, because the human race will be extinct millions of years before anyone has to worry about such cosmic calamities. That is, if we’re not knocked out by a collosal asteroid first. Explore the Far Future, based on data from NASA, Nature and climate experts The Potsdam Institute. via: informationisbeautiful.net http://www.evolveandascend.com/2016/01/29/timeline-of-the-far-far-future/ Continue reading Timeline of the Far Far Future
This post was originally published on SamBrinson.com “The central riddle I’ve set out to solve concerns the self’s continuity in change: how can we remain the same people over time, even as we change, sometimes considerably?” ― Julian Baggini, The Ego Trick What makes you… YOU? Silly question right? But think about it… If you lost all of your memories, would you still be you? What about your senses? Mental faculties? Most of us take the question of ‘Who Am I?’ for granted, but thanks to the questioning nature of philosophers and psychologists we are closer than ever to getting … Continue reading 5 Ego Destroying Concepts That Prove There is No “You” After All
What science says about my outer beauty. BY CHIP ROWE PHOTO BY CHRISTINE ASHBURN Certainly my face isn’t for everyone. My bulbous nose drifts to the right, and my chin is a bit weak, although it’s skillfully hidden behind a goatee. It’s more difficult to hide the bags under my eyes or the fact I have lost most of my hair, which probably kept me from a career in television. And a few months ago, after more than four decades of checking the mirror daily for zits, I noticed that my right ear lobe is shorter than my left. How … Continue reading Am I Ugly?
Users of Wikipedia have created an interactive map that illustrates where all the wars documented since 2500 BC have taken place around the world. Data from Wikipedia has been used to put together a map of the world’s wars since 2500 BC, that illustrates where and when the world’s conflicts have occurred. A group of researchers took information from DBpedia in a community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make it available on the web. In DBpedia and Wikipedia they found 12,703 instances of military conflict battles that have a place and a date reference, and then used the Nodegoat system of data management to visualize them on a world map. The … Continue reading Map of World War Shows 4,500 Years of Global Conflict