By: Terrence Aym
Recently, the scientific community became excited over startling new evidence that life not only once existed on Mars, but may exist there today.Now, evidence has surfaced that another of Earth's neighbors may be harboring life: Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and the only...
Why scientists believe life may exist on Saturn's moon Titan
By: Nicholas Ward
Amazing, hard to believe, crazy, and wow, all might be some of the things coming to your mind as you read the title of this article. The very idea that life may exist outside our own in this universe in itself is enough to make...
Overview of lichens of mainland Yemen
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
An Overview of Lichens of Mainland Yemen Mainland Yemen is home to some of the most varied and lush vegetation although until recently, it has not had much attention from lichenologists. However, this is slowly changing. In recent years, lichenologists have identified 18 new lichens...
Why the human race is doomed to extinction
By: Ray Burke
Intelligent Extinction It struck me, while reading Bill Bryson’s “A Short History of Nearly Everything” that we humans are really here by the skin of our teeth. Our ancestors have dodged every single extinction event going for millions of years. They bided their...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Bioprospecting is a new term that describes the old process of finding promising biologicals for conversion from traditional or indigenous medicine to use in broader commercial medicine applications, often with great profit in exchange for little or no compensation. This is not a formal or...
By: Lea Miller
When you visit your doctor, you may be asked to give a blood sample for a series of tests that evaluate your health. The hematological values obtained from these tests can give your doctor important information about various components of your blood. One of the...
The theory of cosmic ancestry
By: D. Vogt
The theory of cosmic ancestry states that life on Earth originated in space, and that life as a whole has always been present within the universe, having no single identifiable point of origin (or, for that matter, point of ending in the distant future). Cosmic...
By: D. Vogt
If you can afford it, it can seem like a tempting option: instead of facing inevitable death at the end of a long, lingering illness, simply freeze yourself in a state of cryonic preservation, and have a reputable corporation store your body in a fridge...
What is bioprospecting?
By: D. Vogt
Bioprospecting refers to the practice of isolating medically useful active ingredients from traditional indigenous medicines around the world or from previously unutilized plants, both usually in developing countries, and both usually (though not necessarily) by agents of multinational pharmaceutical corporations or academic research units. Critics...
The Matrix theories: Homo sapiens - mammal or virus?
By: D. Vogt
One of the most fascinating parts of The Matrix was watching the gradual corruption of Agent Smith. Smith is at all times the arch-nemesis of Neo and the free humans. However, in the beginning, he is a loyal if somewhat overzealous agent of the System:...

 

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