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

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

Out of this world

Extra-Terrestrial Life

Human beings are always asking questions and exploring the planet that we live on. Our curiosity is not just limited to the earth, however, but extends beyond our solar system and includes as much of the universe that we can imagine. This explains our constant search for life on other planets and prompts us to… Continue reading Extra-Terrestrial Life

Humans

Savants – Extraordinary Intellect

People with mental disabilities often find it difficult to function in the same way as those without one. Simple activities can require a significant effort, and conditions such as autism limit their communication and interaction abilities. This does not necessarily extend to all areas of their lives, and in many cases there are people with… Continue reading Savants – Extraordinary Intellect

Humans

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is the rare ability to move objects without actually touching them. It is speculated that it is done by using the mind, hence the other term used interchangeably psychokinesis – which is derived from the Greek words ‘psyche’ meaning mind, spirit, soul and ‘kinesis’ meaning movement. Seen as a super human ability, telekinesis is… Continue reading Telekinesis

Genetic Engineering, Humans

Bioprinting – The Future of Organ Donations

The idea of being able to make functional human organs, instead of waiting for uncertain donations, is not a new one. The demand for organs has always been higher than the supply, and there is the additional obstacle of the receiver’s body rejecting it even when a perfect match has been found. Research has facilitated… Continue reading Bioprinting – The Future of Organ Donations

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

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’

Films, The Future

Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

Although virtual reality is not a new concept, there have still been many improvements made to this gaming ‘tool’ so that it can now be used for a wider range of tasks. An increase in technology has made using virtual reality both more affordable and adaptable. Companies are continuously researching and discovering ways in which… Continue reading Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

Humans

Artificial Intelligence

Mention the very word artificial intelligence and armed killer cyborgs come to the mind of the common layman. The phobia of ‘self-awareness’ in machines has been the stuff of human nightmares since time immemorial.  In fact, this is pretty much the standard definition of AI as it is understood by non-technical people. However, it does… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence