Category Archives: Science
Amidst an era of debate in the United States over gun ownership and regulation, Defense Distributed has created the first gun that can be printed from a 3D printer. They plan to publicly release the blueprints online – when this happens, anybody with a 3D printer will be able to print off their own, lethal gun.
Canadian doctors from McGill University discovered a surprising cure for the lazy eye – Tetris! The treatment is not only radical; Tetris has proven to be more effective than traditional eye patch treatments.
It’s hard to forget the BP oil spill. It’s arguably one of the most disastrous oil spills in history. The spill came at a huge cost to the Gulf of Mexico, devastating marine life as well as the livelihoods of those that depended on it. As for BP oil – the cost of settlement’s and clean-up came in at a whopping $37.2 billion and counting.
Environmental groups, the government, and activists everywhere have been fighting to protect the defenceless Gulf of Mexico. It’s simple – if they don’t fight for it, who else will? Well, actually, the Gulf of Mexico can fight for itself!
What if I told you that there existed a parasite that can influence your brain? You might deny it , but you’d probably accept it as fact – there are so many weird and rare bacteria that anything is possible.
But, what if I told you it wasn’t rare at all? You might get concerned, but may feel comforted in the fact that you’re in a developed nation – all those weird illnesses and common infections occur amongst the masses of impoverished people in third world countries.
Now, what if I told you that it’s the most prevalent infection throughout all of humanity – developed nations included. You may feel disturbed, and the truth is: you should be.
Toxoplasm gondii, the parasite in question, has undoubtedly had immeasurable effects on human culture and history – from the wars we fight, to the everyday decisions we make.