J. D. Heyes
May 10, 2013
(NaturalNews) One of the primary goals of science is to advance knowledge and understanding to improve the human condition, but all too often this noble field of study has devolved into a profit-seeking quest for power, at the expense of mankind.
Indeed, the science of technology is perhaps the worst culprit, a team of mathematicians, philosophers and scientists at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute is warning.
The team, [...]
China doesn’t have long before the party is over. Their only current advantage is cheap labour and cheap manufacturing. The advantage is about to end…..
The winners in the world economy in 10 to 15 years will be the designers of things, not the makers.
The Economic ‘End Game’ of 3D Printing
Last week, Oxford University announced the development of synthetic material capable of performing some of the functions of living cells, built using a specially [...]
Island is site of one of history’s largest volcanic eruptions 3,600 years ago, which buried the islands of Santorini under metres of pumice
Volcano now showing signs of unrest and first seismic activity in 25 years
Molten rock chamber expanded up to 15 times size of London’s Olympic stadium in just over a year
giant ‘balloon of magma’ is inflating under the volcanic Greek island of Santorini, a study has warned.
The balloon is [...]
Fathers who fail to bond with their sons in the first three months could cause them lifelong behavioural problems, scientists say.
Loving contact with baby boys in their earliest days can help to produce a calmer, happier child at the age of one.
Although important for all children, it seems to be particularly important for boys to benefit from a strong paternal influence at a very early age, the researchers claim.
Dr Paul [...]
It’s a scientific prediction that will get dollar signs pinging in Steven Spielberg’s eyes: We could make contact with aliens in less than 100 years.
But according to one of our leading physicists, it is a matter for governments – rather than Hollywood – who should start preparing for our first extra-terrestrial encounter now.
Speaking at the Euroscience Open Forum conference in Dublin, Jocelyn Bell Burnell said: ‘I do suspect we are [...]
DNA tests on three bones confirmed they were probably from someone of Middle East origin – where John the Baptist came from
They also established they were likely to be from a man
When archaeologists claimed to have found the bones of John the Baptist amid the ruins of an ancient Bulgarian monastery experts were understandably sceptical.
But carbon dating tests carried out at Oxford University have provided scientific evidence to support the [...]
One of the biggest risks to the world’s financial health is the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market. It’s complex, it’s unregulated, and it ought to be of concern to world leaders that its notional value is 20 times the size of the world economy. But traders rule the roost — and as much as risk managers and regulators might want to limit that risk, they lack the power or knowledge to [...]
One of the flutes has been fashioned from mammoth ivory
Researchers have identified what they say are the oldest-known musical instruments in the world.
The flutes, made from bird bone and mammoth ivory, come from a cave in southern Germany which contains early evidence for the occupation of Europe by modern humans -Homo sapiens.
Scientists used carbon dating to show that the flutes were between 42,000 and 43,000 years old.
The findings are described [...]
He has been picked as an expert judge to help find the nation’s next biggest superstar on hit TV show The Voice.
But when Will.i.am arrived at a climate change debate recently, he showed a shocking lack of judgement.
The 37-year-old Black Eyed Peas star arrived for the talk at Oxford University in his private helicopter.
Error: When pop star Will.i.am attended at a climate change debate recently, he arrived in his massive [...]
DNA analysis to look for ‘cryptids’ – animals whose existence has been suggested but never proven
Samples of hair and teeth to be donated from around the world
DNA technology will ‘prove’ if samples are new species – or related to Man
An Oxford college is to analyse samples of Yeti hair and teeth in one of the most serious attempts yet made to track down the elusive and possibly mythical species.
Wolfson college [...]
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One of the biggest risks to the world’s financial health is the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market. It’s complex, it’s unregulated, and it ought to be of concern to world leaders that its notional value is 20 times the size of the world economy. But traders rule the roost — and as much as risk managers and regulators might want to limit that risk, they lack the power or [...]
Last summer I bumped into an old colleague. We hadn’t seen each other for years and it transpired that in the previous 18 months, her mother had died of cancer, her father had moved in with her and she had been made redundant.
Yet she seemed remarkably calm. How on earth was she coping? After joking about the healing power of gin, she admitted her secret: she had learned how to [...]
Bo Guagua, 24, hit out at claims he cashed in on parents’ wealth and power
Follows allegations he enjoyed lavish Oxford days before joining Harvard
Among claims are that he had champagne parties in room rather than study
New allegations that his mother confessed to killing ‘lover’ Neil Heywood
Earlier this week, the son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been fighting claims of his playboy lifestyle and denied that he ever drove [...]
Medical establishment seeks to chemically castrate ‘aberrant thoughts’
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, March 15, 2012
As part of the headlong rush towards a Brave New World society, the establishment is feverishly pushing pharmaceutical drugs that chemically castrate an individual’s ‘aberrant thoughts’, with the latest proposal claiming that people can be given a drug to “cure” racism.
A study conducted by Oxford University experimental psychologist Dr Sylvia Terbeck into the heart disease drug [...]
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Could a heart disease pill be the secret to combating racism? According to one study it is.
Researchers from Oxford University released a new study in the international medical journal Psychopharmacology showing that taking propranolol reduces “implicit negative racial bias.”
“Implicit racial bias can occur even in people with a sincere belief in equality,” Dr. Sylvia Terbeck, author of the study, told The Daily Telegraph. “Given the key role that [...]
The only quote worth noting from the just delivered speech by ECB executive board member José Manuel González-Páramo is the following: “We cannot completely delegate governance to financial markets. The euro area is the world’s second largest monetary area. It cannot depend solely on the opinions of ratings agencies and markets. It needs economic governance arrangements that are preventive and linear. This underscores my central point that a much more [...]
By Richard BlackEnvironment correspondent, BBC News
Coral reefs are subject to “multiple stressors” that could destroy many within a human generation
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Acid oceans turn ‘Nemo’ fish deaf
Coral reefs heading into crisis
2010 sets new temperature records
The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists.
In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high [...]
US First Lady Michelle Obama has told a group of British schoolgirls she knows of their fears for the future because she felt them herself when she was their age.
This was a different kind of transatlantic special relationship.
Michelle Obama was meeting a group of north London secondary schoolgirls, brought to Oxford University to raise their ambitions.
They were pupils from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson in Islington – a [...]
1) Business leaders fear for eurozone survival
“World business leaders see a growing risk that the eurozone could break up in the next three years, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by RBC Capital Markets, published on Monday.
Half of the 440 chief executives and heads of banks questioned say there is a greater than 50 per cent chance of one or more countries [...]
The scientist and researchers from Oxford University argue that official figures are inflated because member countries of the oil cartel, OPEC, over-reported reserves in the 1980s when competing for global market share.
Their new research argues that estimates of conventional reserves should be downgraded from 1,150bn to 1,350bn barrels to between 850bn and 900bn barrels and claims that demand may outstrip supply as early as 2014. The researchers claim it is [...]