Books, The Future

Sci-fi Predictions – Stories that Give a Preview of the Future

Science fiction writing is often packed with inventions that test the limits of our imagination. Even though the authors write these stories for entertainment purposes, many of them have unintentionally predicted future events, or items, that have since become a part of every day life. These include: Tanks H.G. Wells became one of the world’s… Continue reading Sci-fi Predictions – Stories that Give a Preview of the Future

Threats to Mankind

Plague Doctors – History’s Hopeful Healers

The Black Death is one of history’s most devastating pandemics, which was first discovered in 1320 in the Gobi Desert. By 1346, it had spread to Europe and rampaged through the continent killing approximately 50 million people. Most of these deaths occurred in the cities, where it was spread by fleas living on the rats… Continue reading Plague Doctors – History’s Hopeful Healers

Humans

Disturbed Minds – Real Life Human Experiments

Many times, reviewing history can reveal the more dangerous side of humanity. It can also show our unexplained cruelty, as these disturbing human experiments will demonstrate: Experiments on Newborns In the 1960s, researchers at the University of California used newborns as the subjects of their tests to find out more about blood pressure. The 113… Continue reading Disturbed Minds – Real Life Human Experiments

Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering – Altering Humans

The human genetic composition is what determines our health, personal traits and even our behaviour. Genes are passed on to us from our parents, and can also be the source of many imperfections as well as hereditary diseases. As humans we are always trying to make everything better, including ourselves. This has resulted in the… Continue reading Genetic Engineering – Altering Humans

Humans, The Future

Futuristic Technologies That Already Exist

Hover cars Did you ever think you’d fly in a car? Hover cars have always been considered too futuristic for reality. People have believed that it’s impossible to have cars that can fly, and we are happy with thinking of them as part of the movies. However, this is one of the 10 future technologies… Continue reading Futuristic Technologies That Already Exist

Humans, Threats to Mankind

Real Life Plague Outbreaks – The Black Death

Plague is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacteria usually found in small animals or fleas, but can be transferred to humans and larger animals. There are three different strains of the bacteria, which can be transmitted by being bitten, having direct contact with someone who is infected or by inhaling the bacteria.… Continue reading Real Life Plague Outbreaks – The Black Death

Humans

Reading the Mind – Is Telepathy Really Possible?

Even though the vast majority of the population doesn’t believe in mind reading, there are many people that believe it is possible. There are also some who have mastered the art and will be able to tell you what you are thinking most of the time. For many of these, the talent is a natural… Continue reading Reading the Mind – Is Telepathy Really Possible?

Genetic Engineering, Humans

Human Cloning – The Duplication of a Living, Breathing Being

Cloning is the process of creating an exact replica of something or, in the case of human cloning, somebody. There are many ethical concerns about the cloning of humans, and there have been laws passed in several countries declaring it illegal. In addition, the United Nations issued a Global Declaration on Human Cloning in 2005,… Continue reading Human Cloning – The Duplication of a Living, Breathing Being

Threats to Mankind

Viruses – A serious threat to mankind

Emerging viral diseases are always high value news items. However, how will viruses change over the next few years? In recent years, the most significant virus of them all, in terms of human cases and death toll, was the emergence of Covid. But there has also been Ebola, as well as chikungunya fever, which appeared… Continue reading Viruses – A serious threat to mankind

Genetic Engineering

Genetic Modification – Changing an Organism’s Genetic Composition

The process of altering an organism’s genetic make-up, to ensure that it will have certain characteristics, is known as genetic modification or genetic engineering. It has already been applied to plants and animals for many years. Even though genetic modification can be used to cure life threatening diseases, many argue that it is immoral to… Continue reading Genetic Modification – Changing an Organism’s Genetic Composition