Fusion power, will save humanity in 10 years? September 19, 2019 5:48 am Posted in: Science & Technology - The world really is a carbon fossil fuels based economy. It has given us all the modernity that the developed world enjoys. Coal, oil and natural gas are the main energy sources. Some nuclear fission, though radioactive environmental concerns linger. Renewables, mostly solar and wind are still far away from being a significant part of our main energy sources - and may never be. Carbon fossil fuels will not last forever and will get more costly as time goes on.… Continue Reading
Navy UFOs Navy says those UFO videos are real, or not? September 18, 2019 5:37 am Posted in: Science & Technology - The U.S. Navy has confirmed that three online videos purportedly showing UFOs are genuine. The service says the videos, taken by Navy pilots, show “unexplained aerial phenomena,” but also states that the clips should have never been released to the public in the first place. They show two separate encounters between Navy aircraft and UFOs. So if the U.S. Navy admits that a UFO video is real, does this mean UFOs are real? No, it is not necessarily true. It… Continue Reading
Russian Vector Russian laboratory fire with smallpox virus – pandemic starts? September 17, 2019 16:23 pm Posted in: News, Science & Technology - Apocalyptic thriller story couldn't be better, an accident at a top-secret government bioweapons research facility in Russia. Recently, a gas explosion occurred at Vector, the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in the science town of Koltsovo, some 20 km (12 miles) from Novosibirsk, the third most populous city in Russia. The research center is one of only two places in the world allowed to retain a stock of the Variola viruses that cause smallpox. The other one is a Centers for… Continue Reading
Drone Wars Heathrow Drone Wars, prelude to terrorism, protests, and crime? September 16, 2019 13:55 pm Posted in: News, Science & Technology - A group called Heathrow Pause Action is attempting shut down Heathrow Airport in the U.K. Their action is in what they say, the response to the U.K. government’s lack of constructive progress on the climate and environmental emergency declared by Parliament on May 1st, 2019. The omission is aggravated, even further, by the U.K. government’s decision to back Heathrow expansion, despite the scientific advice against it - so they say. A spokesman for Heathrow Pause Action said it would "definitely… Continue Reading
Apocalypse Preppers Apocalypse Preppers, what are the best things to barter? September 12, 2019 3:12 am Posted in: Culture, Science & Technology - It is not difficult to conjure up Apocalyptic nightmare scenarios - such as an asteroid hitting the Earth, the eruption of a supervolcano,  a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, global pandemic or got forbid a nuclear war. Still, other scenarios perhaps not global, but can be nevertheless localized Apocalypse events - such as hurricanes, floods, electric grid blackouts, or civil unrest. Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called Survivalists or Preppers) who actively prepare for events like this.… Continue Reading
French Killer Green Slime Killer green slime, is modern agriculture killing us? September 11, 2019 8:09 am Posted in: Economy, Politics, Science & Technology - Six French Brittany beaches were closed because of a mass of dangerous killer green algae slime. The bay of Saint-Brieuc was the focus, with bulldozers piling so much green algae into trucks on the beach, that an inland treatment center, where green algae are dried out and disposed of, briefly closed due to an unbearable stench. Local residents complained the smell was so bad it woke them up at night. Several people have died, including 30 wild boars. Environmentalists say… Continue Reading
Fiber Clothing The future is organic lab grown fiber clothing? September 9, 2019 17:18 pm Posted in: Science & Technology - Clothing and fashion changes like the weather. But the fiber that makes them has not significantly changed over time. Clothing in the past was made mostly from plant and animal materials - silk, cotton, and leather, for example. More recently, in the last 100 years, the explosion of synthetic fibers came to market. Nylon was the very first synthetic fiber ever created. It debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair. Nylon quickly replaced silk and wool because of its "strong as… Continue Reading
Sharpie Gate Sharpie-Gate, is the U.S. controlling, weaponizing hurricanes? September 9, 2019 9:22 am Posted in: Politics, Science & Technology - Now that hurricane Dorian is fading both on the weather map and the news, events turn to the rescue and recovery of those that suffered in its path. Still others in the conspiracy world are raising questions of what really happened during the events of Dorian. Not only the strange path of hurricane Dorian, but as well the seemingly strange manufactured stories that accompanied it. The conspiracy story says that the U.S. was secretly involved with weather modification in order… Continue Reading
Google Glass Remember Google Glass – are Smartglasses coming back? September 1, 2019 11:57 am Posted in: Science & Technology - Remember Google Glass? Google started selling a prototype of Google Glass to qualified "Glass Explorers" in the U.S. in 2013, for a limited period for $1,500, before it became available to the public in 2014. A not real successful launch and a long time ago in terms of technology innovation. It had an integral 5-megapixel still/720p video camera and was a bit clumsy. The headset did receive a great deal of criticism as well, amid concerns that its use could… Continue Reading
Hurricane Dorian, disaster in the making? August 29, 2019 5:22 am Posted in: News, Science & Technology - The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season is likely to be "back-end loaded," according to AccuWeather Hurricane. AccuWeather meteorologists are sticking with their original forecast of 12 to 14 named systems for 2019, which includes both tropical storms and hurricanes for the Atlantic basin through the end of the year. AccuWeather first issued its Atlantic hurricane forecast for 2019 on April 3. The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is said that tropical activity may last longer than 2018 as El Nino pattern fades.… Continue Reading
Politics Of Science Cult politics is about to kill science? August 25, 2019 12:34 pm Posted in: Culture, Featured, Science & Technology - On universities campuses, it seems politics rules the day. This has always been the case, but more so on actual politics of current events. This has changed and has even recently accelerated. Science seems to be more about political science, than science - even cultish in its behavior. This agenda-based science is seen by some as progressive, not political - others would disagree. Having the wrong ideas on campus can get a professor fired or a student suspended. New ideas… Continue Reading
Future Justice The future of legal justice, can robots save humans? August 23, 2019 20:53 pm Posted in: Politics, Science & Technology - People in North America have just 47% confidence in today's justice system - not impressive, is it? So is our justice systems are as they are, and they are just a necessary evil or, will a push come to improve the situation? Unfortunately, people don't think of this subject until it affects them - most of us are not embroiled in a legal process but a few times in our lives. News Forecasters will focus on civil justice rather than… Continue Reading
Amazon Fire The Amazon burns, Bolsonaro blames NGOs, New Green Deal coming? August 23, 2019 5:15 am Posted in: News, Politics, Science & Technology - Brazil has had more than 72,000 fire outbreaks so far this year, an 84% increase on the same period in 2018, according to the country’s National Institute for Space Research. More than half of them were in the Amazon. Wildfires often occur in the dry season in Brazil but they are also deliberately started in efforts to illegally deforest land for cattle ranching. The headlines are alarming, but what is the world going to do about it? Jair Bolsonaro, current… Continue Reading
Nuke Mars Elon Musk wants to nuke Mars, a long wait to get to Mars? August 19, 2019 8:41 am Posted in: Science & Technology - Elon Musk wants to nuke Mars. Really, he wants to drop a nuclear bomb on the Red Planet, and he took to Twitter to share his enthusiasm for the idea - in his dream of terraforming and colonizing Mars. Elon Musk first suggested nuking Mars back in 2015, when he argued that using bombs to destroy the planet’s poles would free enough carbon dioxide to increase the planet’s atmospheric temperature to that of Earth, though scientists warned that the plan wouldn’t… Continue Reading
Climate change could trigger a global food crisis, new U.N. report August 14, 2019 8:59 am Posted in: Science & Technology - If climate change is left unchecked, rising temperatures, extreme weather, and land degradation could trigger a global food crisis, according to a report by the United Nations. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change examined how agriculture will be affected by global warming, as well as how food production and other changes in land use are expected to contribute to climate change in the future. The U.N. group has suggested this could happen by the end of the century… Continue Reading
Life longevity discoveries will extend life spans well over 100? August 12, 2019 5:26 am Posted in: Culture, Economy, Politics, Science & Technology - Life extension (longevity) is the idea of extending the human lifespan, either modestly – through improvements in lifestyles, sanitation and medicine – or dramatically by increasing the maximum lifespan beyond its generally settled limit of 125 years. Beyond this 125 years barrier, the technology currently does not exist today. But is this about to change, and what are its societal implications? Breakthroughs in tissue rejuvenation, stem cells, regenerative medicine, molecular repair, gene therapy, pharmaceuticals, and organ replacement (such as with… Continue Reading
Violent video games causes mass shootings, ban them? August 7, 2019 13:40 pm Posted in: Culture, Politics, Science & Technology - There's a trend going around the internet, that says violent video games are a source of a lot of the recent mass shootings. U.S. President Donald Trump chimed in and suggest and blamed video games for fueling a violent culture. Following the recent massacres in El Paso and Dayton, the president said that it's time to do something about video games. Is this true video games are bad? News Forecasters ask if there is a coming a push to create… Continue Reading
The future of cryptocurrency, a passing fad, legal? August 7, 2019 3:54 am Posted in: Economy, Science & Technology - After the initial buzz of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and many others, thoughts turn to their future. Some have speculated that eventually they will all be outlawed - even unconstitutional. It is the view of many, that cryptocurrencies are the realm of anonymous people wanting to do nefarious financial mischievousness (drugs, illegal transfers, etc ...). Still, others believe, that they are just speculative trading vehicles, watching the prices skyrocket, crash and only to then rise again. We won't go into the… Continue Reading
Lawless 8chan censored, they will come for you soon August 5, 2019 18:03 pm Posted in: Culture, Politics, Science & Technology - Cloudflare ends services for "lawless" 8chan after the El Paso massacre this past weekend. Cloudflare said it was terminating its services to 8chan because this is where the El Paso gunman reportedly posted a racist "manifesto" shortly before killing 20 people. It also gave valuable insights into why it even occurred. In a blog post announcing the move, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince described the no-censorship site as "a cesspool of hate." Despite Cloudflare's move, Prince said terminating services to sites… Continue Reading
First human-monkey chimera, the dawn of a new human competing species? August 4, 2019 10:17 am Posted in: Science & Technology - Spanish scientists create a human-monkey chimera in China. The team led by Juan Carlos Izpisúa injected stem cells into the animal embryos as part of research aimed at finding a way to grow organs for transplants. This has sounded alarm bells in many ethics groups around the world. Would we accidentally create a new species to compete with the human race? This gives a new meaning to the word racist. Perhaps the new word will be "specialist." At least we… Continue Reading