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Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

Posted: January 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Kiss My . . ., Science News, University of Chicago | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to MidnightThe Doomsday clock ( Wiki Below) has ticked another minute closer to midnight on the back of global uncertainty on how to deal with the threats of nuclear weapons and climate change.

“It is now five minutes to midnight,” said Allison Macfarlane, chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS), which created the clock in 1947 as a barometer of how close the world is to an apocalyptic end.

The last decision by the group, which includes a host of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, moved the clock a minute further away from midnight in 2010 on hopes of global nuclear cooperation and the election of US president Barack Obama. However, the latest decision pushes the clock back to the time it was at in 2007.

Increasing nuclear tensions, refusal to engage in global action on climate change, and a growing tendency to reject science when it comes to major world concerns were cited as key reasons for the latest tick on the clock.

“It is clear the change that appeared to be happening at the time is not happening, not materialising,” co-chair Lawrence Krauss said. “Faced today with the clear and present dangers of nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the continued challenge to find new and sustainable and safe sources of energy, business as usual reigns the norm among world leaders.” Read the full article »»»»

HPV: Throat Cancer Linked to Cunnilingus and Fellatio

Posted: October 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Blip, Diana Detox, Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, Medicated, Science, Science News, Toxically Engineered | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on HPV: Throat Cancer Linked to Cunnilingus and Fellatio

Human Papillomavirus – HPV – has been all over the medical journals and alerts of late. In the U.S. theres an epidemic going on right now, raising concerns about, well, oral sex and throat cancer. First hypothesized in 2005, a research study at the College of Malmö in Sweden suggested that performing unprotected oral sex on a person infected with HPV might increase the risk of oral cancer. The study found that 36 percent of the cancer patients had HPV compared to only 1 percent of the healthy control group :: Read the full article »»»»

COUCH-POTATOES! Each Hour of TV Cuts 22 Minutes OFF Your Life

Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Health, Kiss My . . ., Science News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on COUCH-POTATOES! Each Hour of TV Cuts 22 Minutes OFF Your Life

Couch PotatoIf estimates are correct, then TV viewing is in the same league as smoking and obesity! In a new study into the healthy habits of couch potatoes, a University of Queensland study has compared watching television to smoking and similar unhealthy habits.

This comes on the back of a study last year with similar findings, do we sense a theme? Dr Veerman from Queensland Universitys School of Population Health says that the small proportion of people who watch six – or more – hours of television a day would reduce their lifespan by almost 5 years.

Each hour of TV you watch could cut 22 minutes from your lifespan,Veerman’s study has found.

Dr Lennert Veerman, from the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and colleagues, report their findings today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine :: Read the full article »»»»

Bubble Bubble Toil And . . .

Posted: August 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Astronomy, Cosmology, Favorite New Thought, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Physics, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bubble Bubble Toil And . . .

The theory that our universe is contained inside a bubble, that multiple alternative universes exist inside their own bubbles, the ‘multiverse’  is  for the first time, being tested by physicists. Two Theories, Two Teams of Researchers. Eternal Cycle vs Bubble Theory!

The inflationary paradigm has been very successful at explaining the initial conditions giving rise to our observable universe. Turning back the clock even further, considering the initial conditions forinflation itself leads to the surprising possibility that ourobservable universe might only be a tiny piece of a vastmultiverse, the majority of which is still undergoing ac-celerated expansion. In this scenario, known as eternal-inflation, our observable universe resides inside a single bubble nucleated out of a false vacuum of space. The rate of bubble formation is outpaced by the accelerated expansion of theinflating false vacuum, and therefore inflation does notend everywhere.

According to inflationary theory, the universe started from a point of infinite density known as the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago, expanded extremely rapidly for a fraction of a second and has continued to expand much more slowly ever since, during which time stars, planets and ultimately humans have emerged. That expansion is now believed to be accelerating and is expected to result in a cold, uniform, featureless universe.

OK, WE HEAR YOU! Two points . . .

Firstly English, Got It.

Secondly, lets step back a couple of years to December 2010:

Revered mathmatical physicist Roger Penrose at University of Oxford and Vahe Gurzadyan at Yerevan State University in Armenia announced that they had found patterns of concentric circles in the cosmic microwave background, the echo of the Big Bang. Penrose claims that the circular patterns seen in the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe mission data on the Cosmic Microwave Background suggest that space and time perhaps did not originate at the Big Bang but that our universe continually cycles through a series of aeons, and we have an eternal, cyclical cosmos. He also refutes the idea of inflation, a widely accepted theory of a period of very rapid expansion immediately following the Big Bang. An extraordinary discovery, evidence of something that occurred before the Big Bang. Penrose says this is exactly what you’d expect if the universe were eternally cyclical. Each cycle ends with a big bang that starts the next cycle. Read the full article »»»»

Dirty Pictures Pretty Please

Posted: July 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Blipvert, Buster Cookson, Cankler, Favorite New Thought, Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Dirty Pictures Pretty Please

WE Want Your Trashy Pix . . .

Garbage, Litter, Trash! Pictures of it that is. We need photos of incidental garbage, trash, litter. The pix will be used in a study of litter.
What we’re looking for: any quality pictures taken by you of curbside litter, trash, garbage, if you want credit for you pix you need to send details.

email pix + country + postcode/zip (where the picture was taken) to info@highpants.com