Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Mutation in key gene allows Tibetans to thrive

Mutation in key gene allows Tibetans to thrive
The gene mutation that enables people to thrive at high altitudes is much more common in Tibetans than Han Chinese and may represent the strongest instance of natural selection ever documented in a human population. From the Guardian, by Cian O’Luanaigh A gene that controls red blood cell production...
July 5th, 2010 | Evolution | Read More

Vegetarian Brains

Vegetarian Brains
Vegetarians are more intelligent, says study Posted by Tino Verducci from The Future is Vegan Frequently dismissed as cranks, their fussy eating habits tend to make them unpopular with dinner party hosts and guests alike. But now it seems they may have the last laugh, with research showing vegetarians...
June 30th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Noam Chomsky and Latin America

Noam Chomsky and Latin America
Noam Chomsky speaks about the future and predicts difficult situations for China and India. On the other hand he analyzes the appearance of progressiveness in Latin America as very important. For the first time in 500 years, LA is moving towards a degree of independence and a kind of integration and...
June 7th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

How Dudus stayed ahead of the Police

How Dudus stayed ahead of the Police
The fugitive whose supporters have reduced the Jamaican capital to a war zone used improvised bombs, closed-circuit TV and cross-dressing mercenaries to defend his stronghold, police said yesterday. From The Times Online by James Bone As the manhunt for Christopher “Dudus” Coke entered its third...
June 7th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

That’s one Miraculous Conception

That’s one Miraculous Conception
Its not Immaculate, but its certainly miraculous… Oral conception. Impregnation via the proximal gastrointestinal tract in a patient with an aplastic distal vagina. Case report. [Ed. note: There is no abstract, so we're including most of the original article below. It's a bit long, but trust us--it's...
June 3rd, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke extradition entangles local and international law

Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke extradition entangles local and international law
US request gives Jamaica’s prime minister chance to reclaim control of Tivoli and other lawless Kingston communities. From The Guardian by Maxine Williams Since August 2009, the extradition request for one man has spiralled Jamaica into a nightmare which has claimed dozens of lives, injured just...
June 3rd, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Botticelli’s love drug

Botticelli’s love drug
A new discovery suggests that Botticelli’s masterpiece Venus and Mars shows the effects of a hallucinogenic plant – but is the real drug the painting itself? From the Guardian by Jonathan Jones The Florentine Renaissance weaver of floral fantasies Sandro Botticelli is a magical artist. Just to...
June 1st, 2010 | Arts | Read More

The First Synthetic Life Form

The First Synthetic Life Form
Craig Venter and his team have built the genome of a bacterium from scratch and incorporated it into a cell to make what they call the world’s first synthetic life form // function getOmnitureData_86922730001() { var omniture = new Object(); omniture.prop43="Video"; omniture.prop44="Video:...
May 21st, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

The World Peace Conference

The World Peace Conference
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 19 to 22, 2010 http://pwccc.wordpress.com/ Working Group 3: draft February 2010 Preamble We, the peoples of Earth: gratefully acknowledging...
April 30th, 2010 | Environment | Read More

The most isolated tribe in the world?

The most isolated tribe in the world?
In the days after the cataclysmic tsunami of 2004, as the full scale of the destruction and horror wreaked upon the islands of the Indian Ocean became apparent, the fate of the tribal peoples of the Andaman Islands remained a mystery. It seemed inconceivable, above all, that the Sentinelese islanders...
March 22nd, 2010 | Evolution | Read More