Humans, Threats to Mankind

Secret Laboratories – Hidden Experiments and Research

Throughout modern history there have been many experiments which have taken place without the knowledge of the general public. Many of these have been both unethical and unnecessary, and have been conducted for ‘the greater good.’ The majority of them are ordered by the government or military, of influential countries, and include: Porton Down, Britain… Continue reading Secret Laboratories – Hidden Experiments and Research

Humans

Circus Freaks – Unexpected Talent on Display

Throughout history, many people that were born with physical deformities were ostracized by both their family and the society they lived in. Our modern culture views putting humans on display because they are different as immoral and degrading. This opinion may not have been shared by many of the ‘circus freaks,’ as they unexpectedly found… Continue reading Circus Freaks – Unexpected Talent on Display

The Future

The Future of the Computer

The more powerful computer technology gets the smaller the devices that control them become. A team led by David Blaauw, at the University of Michigan, has recently developed an entire computer that measures less than half a centimeter. The proportion was achieved by taking into consideration the size of the computer’s battery. They reduced the… Continue reading The Future of the Computer

Humans, The Future

Biohybrid Robots – Artificial Intelligence with Human Features

The human body works in remarkable ways. Our skeleton creates a base for muscles, ligaments and joints which make it easier for us to perform intricate tasks. Although robots can do many of the same things humans can, their ability to maneuver is limited in several ways. Biohybrid robotics is a field that is rapidly… Continue reading Biohybrid Robots – Artificial Intelligence with Human Features

Books, Films

The Brothers Grimm

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm were two German siblings who became renowned for their collaboration as authors, prolific researchers and lexicographers among others. They are best known for their work “Grimm Fairy Tales”. This effectively led to the birth of the modern study of folklore. While some of their literary work is meant for children,… Continue reading The Brothers Grimm

Films, Humans

Stan Lee – Marvel Comics Real Life Superhero

Stan Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922, but legally changed his name after becoming a well-known comic writer. Lee’s interest in writing began at an early age and by 1939, he had become an assistant at Martin Goodman’s comic book publishing company. By the 1960s, the company became known as Marvel… Continue reading Stan Lee – Marvel Comics Real Life Superhero

Humans

Experiments Done on Humans – The Evils of the Holocaust

Although my book, When Darkness Prevails, deals with human experimentation and is pure fiction, there are real-life periods in history when the human race has performed evil experiments on its own kind. The darkest period occurring during the second world war. The events of the Holocaust were some of the most horrific in modern history, leaving… Continue reading Experiments Done on Humans – The Evils of the Holocaust

Books, Films

J. R. R. Tolkien – ‘The Father of Modern Fantasy Literature’

The mastermind behind the modern classics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a British writer, poet and professor. He wrote his two most popular novels, while working as a professor at Oxford University, which renewed interest in the fantasy genre and earned him the nickname ‘father of modern… Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien – ‘The Father of Modern Fantasy Literature’

Genetic Engineering, Humans

Secret Experiments – Unethical Projects for the ‘Greater Good’

Many immoral experiments have been conducted for research, to test medications or even just out of sheer curiosity. The experiments often violate the basic human rights of the victims, and can even affect their descendants in some cases. The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male In Tuskegee, Alabama, between 1932 and 1972,… Continue reading Secret Experiments – Unethical Projects for the ‘Greater Good’

The Future

Animal Adaptations – Unexpected Evolution

There are some animals that have evolved to survive in situations so extreme, or isolated, that the changes they undergo have surprised many researchers. These include: Cockroaches Believed to be one of the biggest nuisances and most hated insects in society, cockroaches are also one of the most resilient species in the world. Scientists believe… Continue reading Animal Adaptations – Unexpected Evolution