Parrots are forward-thinking animals. As such, they waste a lot of food.
Quantum theorists look to decipher meaning from their equations as if pondering mystical runes. They do so blithely, from a perspective divorced from the mechanics of actualization.
Southeastern Australia is ablaze with “catastrophic” wildfires after years of parching. The national government denies that global climate change has anything to do with the fires, calling those who think otherwise “raving lunatics.”
Climate scientists have consistently underestimated climate change and continue to do so.
There have been various theories as to why Neanderthals went extinct. A new theory injects disease as a downer.
Common folklore has houseplants able to freshen and oxygenate the air. Alas, not so much.
Carbon emissions continue to rise despite the cry of a “climate emergency.” Consumers are doing their part to drive self-extinction in their SUVs.
There is no federal oversight of tap water in Canada, nor do most provinces monitor drinking water quality. So Canadians drink poisoned water.
America has grown grotesquely dysfunctional; a trend long in the tooth.
For the umpteenth time, a group of scientists feeling a “moral obligation” have issued a warning to the world’s political establishment of “a climate emergency.”
A native of northeast Africa, the vulturine guineafowl is the largest bird in its genus. Taxonomically, this bird is more dinosaur than guineafowl. But its sociality is post-modern.
Plastic refuse fouling the oceans is a major contributor to sea life decline. The primary source of sizable marine plastic is fishermen who are negligently destroying their own livelihoods.
India was among the earliest human civilizations. India may now be one of the earliest civilizations to collapse from its own wastes and mismanagement.
The heliopause is the boundary between the solar system and interstellar space.
The world economy is grinding down. The protracted trade war started by President Trump is sapping economic vitality. A recent demonstration of inter-bank mistrust forced federal intervention. American employment and consumer spending are slipping. The economy of Germany, the stronghold of Europe, is sputtering. Growth in China is slowing. Climate change is taking an increasing toll as a harbinger of self-extinction. Yet stock markets, especially America’s, generally remain buoyant. How?
Astrophysicists are muddling their way through a gross discrepancy related to their gross misapprehension of how and when the universe began.
President Donald Trump (Damnable Don) is committed to environmental desecration. That he can act out his malevolence demonstrates the indifference of America’s political establishment to environmental protection.
Plants are sensitive to touch and respond according to what is touching them. The feel of a neighboring plant receives a distinct reaction from that of an herbivore or falling rain.
The mind affects the body and vice versa. What is their interface? From antiquity, the mind-body problem has been the quintessential issue of natural philosophy and science, as it addresses the fundamental nature of existence.
Following the environmental debacle of DDT, chemists thought themselves clever by synthesizing variants of molecules that plants themselves produce to ward off their pests. An obvious candidate was nicotine. Neonicotinoids illustrate how clever can kill.
18th-century Scottish social philosopher and political economist Adam Smith well stated that “the theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts is the one that must rule all observation.” That theory is energyism.
As a treat on this most mystical of celebratory days, a history of Halloween.
A fresh projection of sea level rise based upon satellite readings triples the number of people affected by 2050 than previously estimated. This new forecast is still an underestimate, as will be discovered next year.
Time is a fable of the mind which fizzles in physics.
Remembrance is the root of mental illness.