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Brain Evolution due to Specific DNA Differences

Brain Evolution due to Specific DNA Differences

Scientists have long analyzed the brains of chimpanzees and men to determine what caused the increase in brain size of humans during the evolutionary process. The genetic makeup of man and chimpanzee is virtually identical, so why did man’s brain grow larger enabling advanced capabilities such as mastering abstract language and complex math? Scientists at […]

Mars and a Cloudy Mystery

Mars and a Cloudy Mystery

Events occurring above the surface of Mars are not unusual. Ice crystal clouds caused by water or carbon dioxide and auroral emissions caused by magnetic field changes are common. Scientists are baffled by a hazy plume which rises 600 miles above the planet’s surface. The cause of these ‘clouds’ has no explanation. This phenomenon was […]

Dangers of Smoking Were Underrated

Dangers of Smoking Were Underrated

I was a teenager when I the first efforts to convince smokers to stop their dangerous habit began. I began smoking when I was sixteen years old, with the full consent of my mother. There were ads on television constantly telling us about the advantages of smoking tobacco. When the Marlboro Man began advertising, nearly […]

Venus: an Inhospitable Planet

Venus: an Inhospitable Planet

Venus is often called earth’s ‘sister planet;’ and sometimes its ‘twisted sister.’ They are relatively the same size; but that’s where the similarity ends. Temperatures on Venus reach a level hot enough to melt lead. It might surprise you to know that more than 40 spacecraft have been launched toward Venus since 1960 by NASA, […]

Fructose and Type II Diabetes

Fructose and Type II Diabetes

New research has revealed changes in the medical approach to type II diabetes. Previously it was believed that carbohydrates were the ultimate villain. Now scientists believe that added fructose is the greater culprit. The dietary guideline for diabetics allows 25 percent added sugars. This will change. As the number of type II diabetes cases continues […]

General Public Believes They Know More Than Science

General Public Believes They Know More Than Science

I have long maintained that the intelligence quotient of the average American has greatly declined in the last 30 years. Our nation reads little, and researches subjective information even less. Our people spend time playing video games, and watching television. The latter is the biggest culprit; for some unknown reason, people believe what they see […]

E-Cigarettes a Danger to Your Health

E-Cigarettes a Danger to Your Health

California health officials have declared that ‘e-cigarettes’ are a serious danger to the health of those who choose to use them. Designed to help smokers break the habit of cigarettes, these devices have now been proven to have another set of health related problems which can be dangerous. What are e-cigarettes? They are device which […]

I Married a Neanderthal

I Married a Neanderthal

Two-hundred to two-hundred and fifty thousand years ago sub-humans walked throughout Europe. They were eventually called Neanderthals and evolved into human life as we know it today through the mating process. Scientists believe they have recovered a skull in northern Israel which is significant to that evolutionary change. They believe that this is the first […]

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