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    The Universe Is Us, And We Are The Universe

    by  • March 15, 2016 • science • 2 Comments

    Fascinating work being done by Sir Roger Penrose and Professor Stuart Hameroff which suggests the brain is constantly linked on the quantum level to fluctuations in the very structure of the universe and reacts accordingly. Instead of the brain being a computational device, it’s actually more like an orchestra making music from all the...

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    Can Google Solve Death?

    by  • September 23, 2013 • science • 0 Comments

    A couple of posts back, I opened a review of Ray Kurzweil’s book Transcend with the line, ‘Want to live forever?’  Seems that quite a few people do, and some are prepared to put a big heap of cash up front to make that happen. Google has just announced the launch of Project Calico, an...

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    Live Forever – Book Review

    by  • September 10, 2013 • Books, science • 0 Comments

    TRANSCEND by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman Want to live forever? This is the book for you. That may sound like a fatuous statement to accompany some woolly, magical thinking guide, but everything here is based on the latest scientific studies (all referenced, if you don’t want to take the authors at their word)....

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    Stonehenge Origins Uncovered

    by  • December 20, 2011 • Mysteries, Places, science, Standing Stones • 3 Comments

    Experts have identified the precise location in Wales of some of the megaliths used in the construction of Stonehenge. It’s a pretty major achievement to discover the location of the millennia-old quarry down to a few metres, but this also throws up some new mysteries. The rhyolitic rocks differ from all others in South...

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    Bow To Your Tentacled Overlords

    by  • June 15, 2011 • science • 1 Comment

    New research suggests cephalopods may have developed consciousness before mammals – the first truly thinking creatures on the planet. Scientists have found cephalopods – including squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses – can use tools, navigate mazes, learn from each other, mimic other species and solve complex problems. Yet they followed a completely different evolutionary line...

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    The Limits Of Science

    by  • May 10, 2011 • science • 0 Comments

    “We live in an age in which science enjoys remarkable success. We have mapped out a grand scheme of how the physical universe works on scales from quarks to galactic clusters, and of the living world from the molecular machinery of cells to the biosphere. There are gaps, of course, but many of them...

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    A New Force Of Nature

    by  • April 8, 2011 • science • 0 Comments

    Research physicists using a particle accelerator may have discovered a new force of nature. The team at the Tevatron is currently analysing its data before announcing it has found a previously-unknown particle. If it is in fact true, Dr Hooper believes that the mystery particle represents an undiscovered “fundamental force”. “We’d essentially be saying...

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