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humanism, women’s equality, sustainability, and education


World’s First 150-Year Old Person

Posted: Tue, June 10, 2014 | By:


by David Kekich

Did you know bamboo is the fastest growing plant? Some species grow four feet in one day! Bamboo reaches full height in one growth spurt of about two months.

this essay first appeared in HERE

But don’t plant it today and expect… Continue Reading

Adaptation to and Recovery from Global Catastrophe

Posted: Tue, June 03, 2014 | By:


Human survivors of a global catastrophe may be able to adapt to post-catastrophe conditions and recover civilization.

by Timothy M. Maher Jr. and Seth D. Baum, 2013. Adaptation to and recovery from global catastrophe. Sustainability, vol. 5, no. 4 (April), pages 1461-1479.

(Seth Baum is Keynote Speaker at… Continue Reading

Modernizing the Education System

Posted: Tue, June 03, 2014 | By:


by Pratoriate Monk

There has been much reported on the problems with our education system: that students in the United States are lagging behind many of their peers in other countries in mathematics, science and reading. The typical response is to look at class sizes or at student performance… Continue Reading

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: H+

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

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