Thursday, December 27, 2007

Make me Sustainable

I just ran across this while doing some research this morning. Looks interesting and worth some time. Check it out.

Medicinal Honey

According to this article there is a type of honey that is a rather potent natural antibiotic.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Education w/out the high dollar attached to it

Just check this out.

Say goodbye to fossil fuels

A California company upstart backed in part by Google seems to have figured out a way to make affordable solar panels. A few more details are available in this article.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Worth the read! Solar plan for the future

Here's the link. It's worth the time to read and to spread the information.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Coal ash is more radioactive than nuclear waste

This article gives the figures for radiation risk, but points out that the greater risk of coal is the carbon emissions. It also brings up the risks involved with nuclear.

Who knew that using the wind to sail could be profitable?

This article is about new kite technology being added to commercial ships. It's expected to reduce shipping fuel costs by at least 20% and emissions by a similarly large number. Once again proving that wind power could be the key. It's just a matter of finding all the potential applications.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Need a reason to shut off your TV?

This article touches on the results of a study of the effect of watching violence.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Fertility Diet

This article I found takes an interesting look at diet and fertility. Once again, all that we've been told is good for us may not be true. Or worse what we've been told is bad for us may actually be good.

This is a MUST see!

The Story of Stuff is a VERY illuminating presentation of the cycle of goods. The site is also home to a host of ideas on how you can be part of the solution and how you can get involved.

Again the site is

Story of Stuff

Revisiting Stem Cells

I had posted earlier about an article on how a couple of groups had created stem cells from skin cells in this post.

Now there's an update. One scientist has figured out how to do this without using a cancer causing gene. The article can be found here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Staying married is the new green goal!

According to this article divorce is driving up resource use. If you want to be green stay married (or at least take up room mates).

Monday, December 3, 2007

The earth wins again

This article foretells of the coming of geothermal technologies to the united states as a piece in the green energy puzzle.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

How do you view intelligence?

A very intersting article on how to instill the best learning practices in children. A good read even just for self evaluation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Worried about Diabetes or Alzheimer's?

Perhaps you need to "Retune the Body with a Partial Fast".

This article touches on the potential benefits of "water only" fasting about one day a week. Sounds interesting. If you figure you'd be cutting out the average 2000 calories of one day per week it could have some serious affects on weight. I didn't see a warning on there, but I'd throw in a disclaimer about the potential risks of not eating especially for a pregnant or nursing woman.

If all else fails colonize!

BBC News details the plans for a manned trip to mars in this article. It seems that they are devising means of sustaining life outside of safe atmospheres and plan to use the moon as an R&D lab. Oddly no details for the return trip from Mars to Earth...

The internet is no longer for porn

...It's for terrorism. All I can say is WOW. Found this over on slashdot and looked up the full text of the bill.

I know! I know! Let's trounce our rights to express ourselves to protect ourselves.... wait wasn't that the patriot act?

Goods for Children

This site offers a sharing system that leaves the users paying only shipping for goods they need for their children. I plan on looking into it to see what it's all about. I'll edit this when I do.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Buy One, Get One

This is pretty cool. Buy a laptop for $399 and another one goes to a child in a developing country.

Nirak did.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Could the public health be at risk with the adoption of nanotechnology? The short answer seems to be, we don't know. According to this report it seems the long range effects of nanotech hasn't been tested.

Perhaps it's time that the public, instead of reacting to what's been forced on them by industrial progress, grabbed the bull by the horns as it were and demand that due caution and care be exhibited even on a scale as small as nanotechnology.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The controversial STEM-CELLS

Looks like some scientists have found a potential way to work around the ethical road blocks of using embryonic stem-cells using skin cells and a chemical compound to inject genes into the cells to produce stem-cell like cells.

The unfortunate part is that it looks like viral activity, so there are potential issues that have to be researched before mass adoption.


As someone who was encouraged to eat a low-fat, low carb diet I find this article VERY interesting

In fact it makes me down right mad. I am currently sitting at 206 lbs after having made a decline down to 160 lbs. Yeah the weight loss was there, but the model to maintain apparently wasn't. Perhaps there's some ideas in this. Now to find a glycemic index and see where I might have been going way wrong previously, that may have lent itself to my ravenous appetite.

Edit: 6:01 PM
With a quick Google Search I found this site It appears to have lots of useful information and a searchable database.