Science and Technology

24.01.2016 Darío Aranda

Argentine Social Movements Strike Back Against Monsanto

Argentine Social Movements Strike Back Against Monsanto

The biotechnology giant continues attempts to build its GMO seeds plant in Argentina, despite three years of unflinching popular opposition. The world’s largest GMO corporation never imagined that it would suffer one of its major setbacks in a small, rural town in central Argentina. Popular opposition, irregularities in the company’s … »

03.01.2016 Silvia Swinden

Purpose in Life protects from cognitive decline

Purpose in Life protects from cognitive decline

A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry in 2012 has just been widely reported. Its title: “Effect of Purpose in Life [PIL]on the Relation Between Alzheimer Disease Pathologic Changes on Cognitive Function in Advanced Age” The study defines purpose in life as “the tendency to … »

01.12.2015 Tony Henderson

COP21: handing the mike over to CO2 skeptics

COP21: handing the mike over to CO2 skeptics

It is always of benefit universally when people meet face-to-face, whether individual problems or international problems can better be resolved. Thus, COP21 is worth holding as an event but why are nation’s top people there, the presidents etc? Why not the government executives with environmental, science and technology portfolios, alongside … »

27.11.2015 Tony Henderson

Climate Change – but which direction?

Climate Change – but which direction?

Paris Climate Change Conference – November 2015 – The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, … »

08.11.2015 Tony Henderson

GMO vs Biodiversity

GMO vs Biodiversity

Bio diversity is crucial for any species to survive, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as plants destroy bio diversity with their perfect copies waiting for a specialized disease or parasite to ravish the clones. Swati Srivastava (Avatar name on social media) gives some “simple facts” about GMOs: 1) There is not … »

14.10.2015 Tony Henderson

Climate-change controversy – fuel to the fire

Climate-change controversy – fuel to the fire

“Perth electrical engineer’s discovery will change climate change debate”, is the headline in a PerthNow article, reported by Miranda Devine (October 4, 2015). A footnote says that Dr David Evans “has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science.” The reporter concludes that the mathematical … »

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