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Topics and developments in science and medicine, presented by Futurism.

  • Marshall Barnes
    Published 2 months ago
    Why "The Good Stuff" Isn't, When it Comes to Time Travel

    Why "The Good Stuff" Isn't, When it Comes to Time Travel

    Wheezy Waiterm, AKA Craig Benzine, is the main host for a geek/nerd Youtube show called The Good Stuff. I don't watch these kinds of shows, because for the subjects I like, it's always above the pay grade of the show hosts and they either wind up pretending they know or understand it, or kiss the ass of some scientist they interview. Then later is what happens when the hapless cast of The Good Stuff have on the greatest fraud in the history of physics, Ronald L. Mallett. Nothing, and I mean nothing of any significance related to time travel has resulted from Ronald Mallett's claims, which are often exaggerated and baseless, if not outright lies, despite the fact he hides behind Einstein like a religious zealot hides his terrorism behind the name of his god. For the record, Einstein didn't even like the idea of time travel and since Mallett is supposed to be such a fanboy for the man, he should know that. And for ALL OF YOU, I don't care if you're a geek, nerd, armchair physicist or some PhD in theoretical physics in some community college somewhere—Guess what? The fact that all the solutions for time travel derived from Einstein's theories require a SPACE PROGRAM should tip you off that they're not exactly applicable solutions to the problem at hand and the answers actually lie elsewhere. That none of you are too swift on that account is probably why you don't realize how insane it makes you all look. Right. INSANE, or have you forgotten the quote that has been erroneously attributed to your favorite genius, pre-Hawking. You know—"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"? Like, you know, like constantly trying to force relativity to produce time travel results. Good quote. Certainly applies to all of the aforementioned suspects, but no, Einstein didn't say it. After all, as a professional researcher, I check my sources. More on time travel and its dubious links to the theories of Relativity, momentarily.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 months ago
    HAARP What It Actually Is

    HAARP What It Actually Is

    A conspiracy nut that cannot think critically would have you believing that HAARP is used for weather control. The document “Owning the Weather for Military Use,” found on Global Research.ca states that weather modification is possible as part of domestic and international security without people knowing about it or having a say in how HAARP would be used. HAARP is supposed to generate rain, fog, or storms on earth, but it's not limited to modifying space weather. The seven year drought California faced that has brought PG&E to its knees with the current power shut off crisis of which I’m not personally affected by, is over thanks to majorly wet winters in 2018 and 2019. I’m writing this article to see what facts or fiction can come out of actually researching this stuff instead of taking a Facebook meme at face value. HAARP is actually a project that is studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere. The research facility went from the hands of the United States Air Force to the University of Alaska Fairbanks on August 11th, 2015.
  • Laura Sotillos Elliott
    Published 3 months ago
    Why Should I Care About How Scientists Do Their Science?

    Why Should I Care About How Scientists Do Their Science?

    Hi again everyone! Holidays had me completely out of the creative zone, but I’m back to tell you about the science of mental disorders. However, before that, I am going to start with a more broad post about how scientists find out about the brain.
  • Robert Lea
    Published 3 months ago
    Science Journalists Are Not Doing Enough to Inform the Public About Climate Change

    Science Journalists Are Not Doing Enough to Inform the Public About Climate Change

    It's a sweltering hot July day and I'm sat in a small room on the campus of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland with about 50 science journalists and communicators. We've all gathered for the preliminary workshops of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2019.
  • Robin Brooks
    Published 3 months ago
    5G Is Actually Electromagnetic Genocide Disguised As Entertainment

    5G Is Actually Electromagnetic Genocide Disguised As Entertainment

    At this point in time, many people think 5G will bring our society more prosperity through faster and better data transmission and communication. As is often the case; what is sold to us as true, is in actual fact a Grand Deception, which is most certainly the case with 5G. It is, in actual fact, a stealth technology that almost certainly will turn out to be the end game for humanity. It will make us perpetually visible to invisible masters, while simultaneously cooking and frying our cells to the very core. It is an extinction event, specifically developed for eugenics, similar to the better known genetic engineering of plants and animals with the altering of DNA through GMO-food. People, animals, fish, insects, and plants are hereby cross-contaminated through the consumption and absorption of genetically modified species. Not without reason have these engineered products earned the title ‘Frankenstein Food’.
  • Pouria Nazemi
    Published 3 months ago
    INO: Beyond a Dream

    INO: Beyond a Dream

    Mahmoud Ghomi, also known as Moshaver-al-Molk Mahmoudi, was among 42 students who had been sent to Europe by the national scholarship in 1858 to learn modern science and technology. This was the first group of Iranian students who were selected to learn modern science and bring it back to Iran. It was a part of the famous Iranian chancellor Amir Kabir's initiations for reforms in Iran.
  • Dave Smith
    Published 4 months ago
    Your DNA Data Can Be Used to Make a Scarf

    Your DNA Data Can Be Used to Make a Scarf

    You may have heard the often-quoted fact that humans and chimpanzees share 96% of their DNA in common. You also share 90% of your DNA with your cat, and a surprising 60% with a banana!
  • Dave Smith
    Published 4 months ago
    Who’s Your Daddy?

    Who’s Your Daddy?

    The DNA test as we know it today is a very recent development. It only became available around three decades ago, giving families & lawmakers at last, a solid, accurate, and scientific way to prove who is the father of a child.
  • Dave Smith
    Published 4 months ago
    You Can Now Do a DNA Test Before a Baby Has Even Been Born

    You Can Now Do a DNA Test Before a Baby Has Even Been Born

    DNA testing as we know it has been around since the 1980s, when the development of PCR finally gave scientists an accurate, reliable way to test if two individuals were related. But it probably wasn't until the late 90s and early 2000s that the idea of a DNA test really entered the popular conversation, thanks to reality talk shows such as The Jeremy Kyle Show in the UK and The Jerry Springer Show in the States. Today, there are several commercial companies that can perform a paternity test and settle family disputes, using little more than a cheek swab taken from the child, and their alleged father.
  • Christen Hutcheson
    Published 5 months ago
    The Most Advanced Civilization in the Universe

    The Most Advanced Civilization in the Universe

    "The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to use."
  • Nick Shibanov
    Published 5 months ago
    You Are a God That Believes It Is an Ant

    You Are a God That Believes It Is an Ant

    As you read this, I ask you to suspend your disbelief, for it will keep you exactly where you are. If you choose to open your mind to what I am about to say, your life may never be the same. Everything I say you are able to verify and validate through your own experiences and contemplations. Do not believe my words, for all words are fragmented projections of the truth. Instead, let them guide you along your path, and lead you to your bliss. Your bliss is different from mine or anyone else, that is the beauty of being human. When all of humanity follows their bliss, doors will open that we cannot yet see. This is the world I seek by not seeking.
  • Bentham Science Publishers
    Published 5 months ago
    New Frontiers in Bio-Inspired Design

    New Frontiers in Bio-Inspired Design

    Nature has provided opportunities for scientists to observe patterns in biomaterials which can be imitated when designing construction materials. Materials designed with natural elements can be robust and environment-friendly at the same time. Advances in our understanding of biology and materials science, coupled with the extensive observation of nature, have stimulated the search for better accommodation and compression of materials and the higher organization and reduction of mechanical stress in man-made structures.