Brighter Brains

humanism, women’s equality, sustainability, and education


The Importance of Cholesterol

Posted: Sun, June 01, 2014 | By:


by Alexander Kristensen

Just for a moment, think about how a human being evolves in utero. The fetus receives a rich supply of the most essential nutrients needed for development, everything it needs, delivered directly from the mother’s womb.

Now consider an egg, from a hen. Independent… Continue Reading

Global Existential Risks Conference (June 14, 2014)

Posted: Sat, May 31, 2014 | By: Transhumanism

Apocalypse? or Transcendence? Utopia? or Dystopia? Is Human Destiny an Immortal Paradise? or Miserable Extinction via a Bang, or a Whimper?

Will Tomorrow Bring: Pandemic Diseases? Killer Asteroids & Comets? Famine? Nuclear Annihilation? Water Scarcity? Poisonous Arctic Methane Gas? Volcanic Eruptions? UnFriendly Artificial Intelligence? Run-Amok Nanotech Grey Goo? Unending… Continue Reading

Mangyan “Laying Hens Project”

Posted: Sun, May 04, 2014 | By: Philippines


by Sally Melendres

The San Lorenzo Ruiz Academy school/community needs startup capital of 70,000.00 pesos for the following items:

P 40,000.00 for 40 hens (Lohman breed)

P 10,000.00 for the construction of laying hens cage

P 20,000.00 for feeds

We have already received USD20.00,… Continue Reading

Your Child’s Brain on Technology: Video Games

Posted: Fri, May 02, 2014 | By:


By Hank Pellissier

“Hi honeys, I’m home!”

You skip into your house after a brutal day at the office, greeting your offspring with a generous smile.

“I’m so happy to see everybody!”

Silence. No one looks at you. Everyone is hunched over, hypnotized by a gizmo.

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Your Child’s Brain on Technology: Cell Phones

Posted: Fri, May 02, 2014 | By:


by Hank Pellissier

Cell phones are synonymous with teenagers, and they carry risks: traffic accidents, quite emphatically; and, more debatably, brain tumors.

The causal connection between cell phones and brain tumors has been suggested for awhile, but it’s a matter of dispute. A 2013 study byContinue Reading

Keeping Kids Safe from Intestinal Worms

Posted: Thu, May 01, 2014 | By:


from Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Mutinlupa City, Philippines

Philippine statistics say that 7 out of 10 Filipino schoolchildren are infected with intestinal worms. Based on recent surveys by the Department of Health and the DepEd, approximately 67% of all school-age children have soil-transmitted elminthiasis (STH) or what we… Continue Reading

What Does Jesus Want the World To Be Like?

Posted: Mon, April 28, 2014 | By:


by Sally Melendres

My teacher in Philosophy - Rev. Father Anacleto Titus Mananzan - said, “the primary purpose of creation and existence is for us to share in the Divinity of Christ.” He stressed that we are all partakers of the Divine Nature.

For me, to understand Christ’s… Continue Reading

How I was Called to Serve the Mangyans

Posted: Mon, April 28, 2014 | By: Philippines


by Rosalina Melendres

Please allow me to share with you my humble beginnings. I come from a very poor family in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. We lived in a squatter’s area in Barangay Camilmil. There were ten (10) children in the family. My father worked as a security guard,… Continue Reading

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