Humans, The Future

Electronic Tattoos

Science fiction has given birth to many new technological advancements simply by inspiring curiosity. As our technological knowledge has increased we have been able to explore even more possibilities. We have now reached a point where nano-technology has merged with 3D printing and bio-MEM research to create an entirely new playground for the physicists of… Continue reading Electronic Tattoos

Mythology

Fairies – Supernatural Friends or Foes?

Legends surrounding fairies have been passed down by written, and verbal means, for thousands of years. The term is now used to describe supernatural beings that perform specific tasks. In each society, other names have been used for fairies, such as the moira in Ancient Greece and the fata in Ancient Rome. These beings were… Continue reading Fairies – Supernatural Friends or Foes?

The Future, Threats to Mankind

Bacterial Evidence of Life on Mars – Meteorite AH 84001

Mars is the closest planet to ours in the Solar System, and several of the meteorites that have been found on Earth have been identified as pieces of rock from its surface. In addition, it is believed that there was once liquid water available on the planet. Scientists are always exploring the possibility that Mars… Continue reading Bacterial Evidence of Life on Mars – Meteorite AH 84001

Books

12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

Watership Down - Richard Adams (1972) Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the… Continue reading 12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

Books, Films, Humans

Strange Cases of Memory Loss

Amnesia can take different forms, which include: long and short term memory loss, as well as the inability to form new memories. Researchers have spent a significant period documenting cases of amnesia, as well as the possible causes. During this time some of the strangest cases that have been recorded include: Ansel Bourne The inspiration… Continue reading Strange Cases of Memory Loss

Mythology

Runic Magic – Symbolic Objects

For more than a thousand years, runic symbols with magical properties have been inscribed onto objects to make them more powerful. Small items stamped with these were carried around for good luck, protection and general well-being. Runic charms were also carved into wooden and metal amulets to ensure peace and prosperity, as well as larger… Continue reading Runic Magic – Symbolic Objects

Humans

Eidetic Minds

A photographic memory has been coveted by many a scholar and student, since its concept has been recognized. Having the ability to recall everything that we looked at, exactly as we saw it, for an extended period of time could be extremely beneficial in many circumstances. Disappointingly, however, a photographic memory has never been proven… Continue reading Eidetic Minds

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

Books, Films

Lesser known characters from LOTR

The Mouth of Sauron In the movies we only saw the Mouth of Sauron once and we certainly never heard him referenced by his name. In actuality “The Mouth of Sauron” actually speaks directly to Sauron and is one of the truly evil characters in the book. He is a thorn in the side of… Continue reading Lesser known characters from LOTR

Books, Films

King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

King Arthur is the subject of many legends and stories that have survived throughout the ages. The king became an influential leader during his reign in the 5th century, gaining the title ‘The One True King of the Britons.’ This was because the kingdom he left behind believed that he would return to defend the… Continue reading King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’