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    What happened to nature?
    How to stay in touch with our biological origins in a world devoid of nature? The majestic nature that once inspired poets, painters and...

    The great enhancement debate
    What will happen when for the first time in ages different human species will inhabit the earth at the same time? The day may be upon us when people...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.

    Via NewScientist.com

    1. Farthest North - Steve Jones, geneticist
    2. The Art of the Soluble - V. S. Ramachandran, neuroscientist
    3. Animal Liberation - Jane Goodall, primatologist
    4. The Foundation trilogy - Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist
    5. Alice in Wonderland - Alison Gopnik, developmental psychologist
    6. One, Two, Three... Infinity - Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist
    7. The Idea of a Social Science - Harry Collins, sociologist of science
    8. Handbook of Mathematical Functions - Peter Atkins, chemist
    9. The Mind of a Mnemonist - Oliver Sacks, neurologist
    10. A Mathematician’s Apology - Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician
    11. The Leopard - Susan Greenfield, neurophysiologist
    12. Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior - Frans de Waal, psychologist and ethologist
    13. Catch-22 / The First Three Minutes - Lawrence Krauss, physicist
    14. William James, Writings 1878-1910 - Daniel Everett, linguist
    15. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Chris Frith, neuroscientist
    16. The Naked Ape - Elaine Morgan, author of The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis
    17. King Solomon's Ring - Marion Stamp Dawkins, Zoologist

    Photo of the Vasconcelos Library by Eneas De Troya
    Mon, Apr 21, 2008  Permanent link

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    As the Secretary General of the United Nations, an organization of 147 member states who represent almost all the human inhabitants of the planet earth, I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system, into the universe, seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and its inhabitants are only a small part of this immense universe that surrounds us, and it is with humility and hope that we take this step.

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    Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link

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    Nature has made a determined comeback In the 20 years since Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 turned a bustling Soviet city into a ghost town. The people are gone, and in their place are now thriving populations of deer, elk, wild boar, wolves, and even lynx. Trees are pushing up through Lenin Avenue and moss is clinging to the broken sidewalks and abandoned buildings throughout the 19-miles that make up the Exclusion Zone.

    Tim Mousseau of the University of South Carolina has been studying the effects of radiation on Chernobyl's wildlife, and told National Geographic that despite the higher levels of genetic abnormalities, "one of the great ironies of this particular tragedy is that many animals are doing considerably better than when the humans were there."

    Radiation levels are still too high for long term exposure, but the Ukraine has opened up the nearby city of Pripyat to daytrippers looking to catch a glimpse of what an urban center would look like after 20 years without a human footprint.


    Shots from Flickr users Mattbr, Marc Morte, Dazzababes, MaisonBisson, and MarkNelson.
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    View and download broadcast quality video... some even available in HD.

    Thu, Oct 4, 2007  Permanent link

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    Space Technology - This is what's in it for you™
    Thu, Sep 13, 2007  Permanent link

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    Future of the species in 8 seconds:
    Wed, Aug 29, 2007  Permanent link
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    Astronomers are inviting members of the public to help them make new discoveries by taking part in a census of one million galaxies.

    From the site:
    Galaxyzoo harnesses the power of the internet - and your brain - to classify a million galaxies. By taking part, you'll not only be contributing to scientific research, but you'll view parts of the Universe that literally no-one has ever seen before and get a sense of the glorious diversity of galaxies that pepper the sky.
    Wed, Aug 8, 2007  Permanent link

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    Worldwithoutoil.org has launched an alternate reality online game that envisions the very real possibility of a global oil shock, inviting people to play by submitting blogs, audio, video and photos of a petro-less existence. From their website:
    WORLD WITHOUT OIL aims to help fill a huge gap in our nation's thinking about oil and the economy. As people everywhere grapple with the problem of growing global demand for petroleum, no one has a clear picture of oil availability in the future, nor is there a clear picture of what will happen when demand inevitably outstrips supply. That will depend in large part upon how well people prepare, cooperate, and collectively create solutions. By playing it out in a serious way, the game aims to apply collective intelligence and imagination to the problem in advance. “Play it, before you live it.”

    Via boingboing.net.
    Thu, May 3, 2007  Permanent link

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    Philosopher, architect, designer, entrepreneur, author, teacher, artist, eco-engineer, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller delivered an epic 42-hour ramble called Everything I know over two weeks during the winter of 1975.

    These lectures in their entirety are archived and available at the Grey Lodge. Though the audio/video quality is occasionally a bit dubious, Fuller's intelligence and charisma shine through.


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    Fri, Apr 27, 2007  Permanent link
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    A 50 light-year-wide view of the Carina Nebula, released to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 17th anniversary. More images here.
    Wed, Apr 25, 2007  Permanent link

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