Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Life is Impossible (BBC Documentary)

This documentary will possibly not only NOT answer the questions you may have concerning the origin of life on Earth, but will probably also raise questions that never occurred to you. The main reason why I decided to post it here is that it is an excellent demonstration of how science works on the search for the truth. It is an exciting exercise of critical thinking! I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Invasive Species

See the catastrophic economic, public health and ecological impacts of the spread of invasive species worldwide.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

When Does Your Baby Become Conscious? - ScienceNOW

credit: Sofie Gelskov

Take a look at this interesting article from Science regarding when the first signs of consciousness can be found in babies:

When Does Your Baby Become Conscious? - ScienceNOW

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Science Under Attack (BBC Horizon Documentary)

This is a very interesting BBC documentary that shows how, all over the world,  science appears to be facing not scrutiny, but what can really be defined as attack. The public are increasingly skeptical not only about scientific views on complex (and seemingly controversial) issues like climate change, but also about long established certainties like the safety of vaccines or the fact that HIV causes AIDS.
The documentary also shows what is behind such attacks and sheds light on the actual scientific knowledge concerning the matters in question.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

The Burden of Freedom

Common sense tells us that the way to maximize freedom is to maximize choice. American psychologist Barry Schwartz argues, however, that having too much choices is actually a bad thing. Watch this interesting video and learn why.

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