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

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

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

Books, Films

Science Fantasy – A Combination of Genres

Speculative fiction can be divided into three branches: science fiction, which uses science and technology to explain things that are unique to a story; fantasy, which explains things that don’t exist in our world using magic, or the supernatural; and alternate history, which includes descriptions of events, or objects, that are possible in our world… Continue reading Science Fantasy – A Combination of Genres

Genetic Engineering, Threats to Mankind

Man-Made Diseases – Death Created in a Lab

Many scientists have proposed the theory that a high number of diseases currently plaguing humans are unnatural, and have been created by mankind it laboratories worldwide. The theory also proposes that those behind these creations are the government and other influential leaders within our society. The main reasons behind their creation are population control and… Continue reading Man-Made Diseases – Death Created in a Lab

Films

Marvel Comics – The Journey to the Big Screen

The 60s, 70s and 80s were remarkable years for Marvel Comics. They gained a well deserved reputation as a major storytelling company and, with it, financial success. The comics they produced told unique tales and contained fantastic artwork, which attracted many fans, both locally and internationally. By the 1980s, comic books had become collector’s items,… Continue reading Marvel Comics – The Journey to the Big Screen