Category Archives: Science Friction

Evolving stupidity

Lately I have had to ask myself what decade I’m actually living in. Consider the fact that science teachers all over America are afraid to teach about evolution in classrooms because principals and parents will object and may cause more … Continue reading

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Saturn orbited by delicious treats

Scientists, having studied the images and data being returned from Saturn’s moon Titan, now say that the satellite is made up of a delicious creamy dessert with a hard sugar topping. In an amazing and almost completely unexpected turn of … Continue reading

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Smoking is stupid

After a 57-year study of 465 people in Scotland, scientists say that smoking is not just bad for your health, it makes you stupid. Smokers did significantly worse on cognitive tests than former smokers and non-smokers. The study tested patients … Continue reading

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Monkey see, monkey don’t

An old story, but one of those that just makes us stop in our tracks and think, “What the fuck?” So… High School teachers in Dover, Pennsylvania, are no longer allowed to teach evolution without suggesting that there’s no way … Continue reading

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Clone on!

The United States filed to strongarm the United Nations into ratifying an international treaty banning all forms of cloning, including cloning for research, i.e. stem cell research. The European community wanted a clone stoppage as well, but only for reproductive … Continue reading

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The speed of dreams

NASA plans on sending its scramjet to Mach 10, or 7,200 miles per hour next week over the Pacific Ocean. That’s fast enough to fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in around 20 minutes. The scramjet is a pilotless … Continue reading

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Fat head

A study from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that obesity may make you dumber as you grow older. “Apple-shaped” people show elevated cognitive decline due to high blood pressure and high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose in … Continue reading

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The robot in your future

Chances are, within the next 3 or 4 years you’re going to own a robot. It’ll probably spend its time vacuuming your rug or mowing your lawn, but the United Nations says that there will be 4.1 million domestic robots … Continue reading

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Taps

Yay, more bad news about the environment! According to the United Nations, people need a minimum of 50 liters of water per day for drinking, washing, cooking and sanitation. But in 1990 over 1 billion people didn’t have that. And … Continue reading

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That was no monkey, that was my…

In what could be one of the most important scientific discoveries in decades, what may be a new breed of primate has been discovered – a tree nesting not an ape / bigger than a chimp. Oh sure they call … Continue reading

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