Science and Technology

A time of unprecedented danger: It is 90 seconds to midnight

WASHINGTON – This year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward, largely (though not exclusively) because of the mounting dangers of the war in Ukraine. The Clock now…

Social Networks and the Evolution of Conscience

Social networks are a very old human practice. With the emergence of the internet, they have gained a global strength and formats unprecedented in history. However, the most common view of the effect of social networks on contemporary societies is…

Ten years after the departure of Aaron Swartz, a great fighter for free knowledge

This January 13 marks the tenth anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s physical departure. A day that has been instituted in his honor as “Cyberactivism Day”. Wikipedia – another magnificent undertaking of free access to collective knowledge – informs us that Aaron,…

UN: Trapped Sediment Robbing World’s Large Dams of Vital Water Storage Capacity ~26% Loss by 2050 Foreseen

Original storage capacity lost to sediment by 2050: 1.65 trillion cubic meters, roughly equal to the combined annual water use of India, China, Indonesia, France and Canada Losses undermine water security, irrigation, power generation, more Trapped sediment has robbed roughly 50,000 large dams worldwide…

Generation and self-consumption, the way to clean energy in Argentina

With large projects held back by the economic crisis and lack of infrastructure, Argentina seems to see an alternative path towards greater sustainability of its energy matrix in small renewable energy ventures, promoted by industries, businesses and private users sensitive…

Island cores unravel mysteries of ancient Maltese civilisation

It’s part of a field of work that is expanding the use of archaeological techniques into environments where they were previously thought to be unusable. The Temple Culture of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean began nearly 6,000 years ago…

Artificial intelligence, technoscience and humanist culture

The Silicon Valley model is to accelerate the process of modernising the health sector, or the health industry as they call it, by digitising its processes, practices and services. The new medical order is based on the application of data…

Metrorail: Another success story of Bangladesh

Metrorail, one of the mega projects of the government, is no longer a dream but a visible reality. Its trial run has started last year. The train started from Diabari in the capital and returned to the depot through Pallavi.…

Experts from four continents condemn false solutions to the biodiversity crisis: Nature for Business, 30×30 and Biotechnology for Biodiversity COP15

So-called “solutions” to the biodiversity and climate crises are being developed, not for the protection of biological diversity, but to ensure the unsustainable continuation of business as usual. The Global Biodiversity Framework being negotiated at COP 15 includes proposals for…

Pandora’s box of nuclear progress

Why uranium mining, nuclear energy, and atomic bombs are all steps in the path to destruction By Cymry Gomery, Coordinator of Montréal for a World BEYOND War This op-ed was inspired by a presentation by Dr. Gordon Edwards of the…

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