This intriguing video with UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner dispels many myths about the way humans are wired and explains the science behind empathy and kindness. Despite many of us believing in social Darwinism (the mistaken view that survival of the fittest translates into being naturally selfish; the most ruthless of us will achieve better success etc), […]
An invisible shield around Earth was discovered last week by scientists, one of whom said the strange “donut-like” rings which surround our planet 7,200 miles (11,600 km) above the Earth’s atmosphere are like something out of Star Trek. The shield is invisible and strong, and has been found blocking ‘killer electrons’ from bombarding our planet […]
In this video Harvard scientists demonstrates an optical technique that allows us to see movement in air. A point source of light is reflected from a concave mirror and focused onto the edge of a razor blade, which is mounted in front of the camera. Light refracted near the mirror and intercepted by the blade gives […]
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company is currently developing a micro-satellite network that will work to bring cheap and unrestricted internet access to the world. He said on his twitter page this week that they are in the early stages of development on the project, and that more details will […]
It was reported by ABC News that Peyton Robertson a sixth-grader won $25,000 for his innovative sandbag design that does not need sand. His invention uses expanding salt which nothing was said about the environmental impact it could have. We need more kids like this questioning our old outdated technologies.
On Thursday, October 16th, world renowned scientist Masaru Emoto passed away after a lifetime of incredible accomplishments. Dr. Emoto is most well known for his experiments with water, where he studied the effect that words and intention had on water crystals at a microscopic level. There is a very close relationship between human thought and the […]
By John Vibes True Activist. Pollution in the world’s waterways is one of the most serious challenges that our species is facing, and creative solutions are going to be needed in order to solve this problem. People from all over the world have recognized this issue and have been working hard to come up with […]
Research carried out by a team from the University of East Anglia showed how the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), could be useful for shrinking tumors. The scientists injected THC into laboratory mice bearing human cancer cells, and were able to identify for the first time two receptors in particular that were responsible for […]