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Topics and developments in science and medicine, presented by Futurism.

Are Humans A Virus On The Planet?
Out of every living organism on Earth, humans identify the closest with a virus. We expand uncontrollably, we destroy our host (our host being Earth,) and we have no stable means of not eradicating ou...
Iria Vasquez-Paez6 months ago
Occam’s Razor
Occam’s razor is a term attributed to William of Ockham (1287-1347), an English Franciscan friar, philosopher and early scientist, who took a vow of poverty, and who helped come up with a concept that...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
We Earth Humans Are Polymorphic
By polymorphic, this means that we can all look different from one another. We even look different from our parents or like a combination of both parents. Unless we are twins, we all have genetic vari...
Jacob Copeland7 months ago
Science, Religion, and Our Future
One thing I find in great abundance while observing the behaviors and beliefs of my fellow people is an utter lack of realization that we are a kind of ape, "monkey" if you wish to speak in modern sla...
Rebekah Gilmour7 months ago
Nature vs Nurture - Can Our Personality Traits Be Reversed?
Over the last few days, I have been perplexed by a simple question. A question which became two questions, a downward spiral of questions— and then a migraine. How did I become this person? Is it some...
Michelle Spittle7 months ago
Are the Mayan’s Correct? Are We Heading for an Environmental Catastrophe?
The world is heading for an environmental catastrophe. This essay will focus on the belief of some leading scientists and environmentalists that we are in the process of a sixth mass extinction due to...
Rich Monetti8 months ago
At Northern Westchester Hospital, the Future Is Now for the Gamma Knife
Imagine if there was a better way to address an inoperable brain tumor than dousing the entire organ with multiple radiation treatments. What if doctors could concentrate an array of radiation beams t...
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Amelia Schaefer8 months ago
Why You Should LOVE the Ocean
Picture this: your toes in the sand, the sun on your face, an icy drink in your hand, and the ocean as far as you can see. What's better than that? Nothing much, especially if you're from the Midwest ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez8 months ago
Telepathy
Telepathy The psychic faculty of telepathy occurs when one person tries mind-to-mind communication on another person. Telepathy is a mental realm exclusively, and is a form of non-physical communicati...
Marshall Barnes8 months ago
Paul Sutter (the "Spaceman") Makes My Points For Me: Why Most Physicists Know Nothing About True Time Travel Science
I think we could all agree that if someone is going to speak or write on something, then they should at least know what they're talking about, right? Well, a couple of months ago, I wrote piece for Fu...
Francesca Lovett8 months ago
Silver Is a Girl's Best Friend?
Silver has long been valued as a precious metal, and it has been used in currency throughout many civilizations in the past and present. It has the highest conductivity of electricity and heat and the...
Jacob Holcomb8 months ago
Time Travel: A Primer for the 4th Dimension
Time travel has been a dream of science fiction writers for at least a hundred years. In 1889, Mark Twain wrote A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, a story about a contemporary (19th Century)...
Alan Kotok8 months ago
One Blood Test Fits All Diseases
Imagine giving a small blood sample to test for the presence of disease. You're probably saying, "Big deal — Don't we already have that?" and you would be right. But now imagine giving a blood sample ...
Crow Zing 9 months ago
The Elephant Man Clinical Trial: Part Two
Dr. Ganesh Suntharalingam was called in when his colleague explained the situation to him. Rob: "They had the mask tightly on our faces because the blood and fluids were leaking into our lungs." They ...
Crow Zing 9 months ago
The Elephant Man Clinical Trial: Part One
In 2006, when eight men checked into the Northwick General Hospital in London for taking part in a clinical trial for a new drug, they never thought they would be fighting for their lives. The trial w...
Kryptos Journal9 months ago
Tracking HIV: The Spread and Origin
HIV and AIDs is by far the worst epidemic we’ve seen in the 21st century. Approximately 1 in 4 people are infected and many cultures are affected without the healthcare to prevent or care for the peop...
Crow Zing 9 months ago
Are We Going to Cure Cancer with CRISPR?
Remember GATTACA, the movie featuring Ethan Hawke living in a world where the genetics of people are improved because they use biometrics to help edit the genes of those subjected to disorders? The ma...
Tach One Is the Speed of Light
Conventional wisdom on Earth currently views the ultimate speed at which objects can travel to be the speed of light. This was explained by Albert Einstein in his theory of relativity.