From bio-weapons to genetically designed humans, there's plenty of controversy surrounding modern day research, yet plenty of curious people willing enough to look beyond. "Are people dying and suffering needlessly because of all these committees and all these rules?" asks Josiah Zayner, a scientist, bio-hacker, and founder of the biotech company The Odin, which supplies low-cost CRISPR kits for the consumer market.
In a recently aired clip on CBS, Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku talks about experiments that scientists have been doing with weather modification. The experiments that he discusses sound strangely similar to what we know about the HAARP facility in Alaska. These experiments seem to operate in the same way, by shooting lasers and nanoparticules into the sky.
The continent of Africa usually isn't considered by the world to be the most popular tourist destination nor the wealthiest, but many would be surprised at how rich it is in natural resources considering its size.
This video promotion produced by UNICEF Chile (United Nations Children's Fund) is supposedly meant to teach children that accepting others can lead to valuable experiences; a statement which most of us can agree with.
For those who haven't witnessed his abilities, most people consider Richard Turner to be the most talented card mechanic alive today. In this amazing video, he performs on the show "Fool Us" which Penn and Teller host to demonstrate exactly why many magicians still study his work even today.
The Necronomicon mentioned by H.P. Lovecraft is more than an account of Cthulhu and a source of creepy art by H.R. Giger. The Necronomicon "book of the dead" is an ancient manual of spells and incantations which was rediscovered in the 1920's. Certain details of the text were published by Lovecraft, though he was but one of several authors of the time who mention the cursed book in their works.
Imagine a future in which buildings tower miles over the streets below, tourists take day trips to the edge of our atmosphere, and multiple space stations can be spotted drifting across the night sky. To make this sci-fi vision a reality, we will need to create new kinds of structures that are lightweight but still strong and tough.
In what is being called the biggest attack on the Amazon in fifty years, Brazil has just opened a massive area of the rainforest up to mining. A formerly protected national reserve twice the size of New Jersey, which is home to several indigenous tribes, has been officially abolished and will be turned over to mining interests.
This film was shown only once, and with no advance notice on stations in only five US cities. The original Michael Eisner intro helps spark a sense of nostalgia which few documentaries today can capture.
In the quest for the most innovative inventions, scientists are probing all directions for ways to interact and influence the world around them. What happens however when that drive for progression gets pushed further than one may hope to consider. In today's media fueled chaos, it's not common to feel a bit dismayed at some of the horrible events affecting many people imprisoned by the beliefs of those around them.
One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled fields undermined the Roman Empire and other ancient societies around the world. Other agricultural myths hinder recognizing the potential to restore degraded soils to feed the world using fewer agrochemicals.