New Science
 

New Science

  • Poem: Quadrents of Ascent ...

    Within quadrants of descent, languishing… While worlds traversing darkest hours, A butterfly dreams of realms beyond, A course of flight all too unfamiliar.
  • New Galaxy Found Near the Earth's Milky Way

    Astronomers from Case Western Reserve University say they have discovered a new galaxy, a collection of stars hovering undetected just outside the huge Andromeda spiral.Researchers said the newest known resident of the celestial neighbourhood, dubbed Andromeda VIII, was unmasked when they realised that some stars thought to be part of the big spiral galaxy were moving at a different velocity.
  • New Thoughts on Modern Technology

    Theoretically, at the atomic level, energy currents form when electrons move between atoms. An atom contains protons with a positive charge, neutrons with a neutral charge and electrons with a negative charge. All three form an uncharged atom. Many things in nature tend to reach a neutral state. Equilibrium within an atom is very similar to the balance between “Yin” and “Yang,” a theory already known in ancient China. An electron carries a negative Yin charge.
  • Comfort-Food Cravings May Be Body’s Attempt to Put Brakes on Chronic Stress

    The finding offers an explanation into how chronic stress can be inhibited, or curbed. While the body's acute response to stress -- say to being cut off in traffic by a speeding car -- diminishes through a naturally occurring inhibitory feedback mechanism of the adrenal stress system, its chronic response to stress -- in which a barrage of threats, scares or frustrations occur over days, weeks or months -- becomes chronically excited. Over time, the elevated stress level can initiate a host of deleterious effects on the body -- a loss or gain of weight, depression, obesity and a loss of brain tissue.
  • Reuters: Scientists to Probe Near Death Experiences

    Scientists probing the paranormal said on Wednesday they hoped to set up a major experiment in Britain trying to find out once and for all whether the mind can step outside the body at the brink of death. The proposed study would involve interviewing people who had survived cardiac arrest to see if they had had an out of body experience while on the operating table.
  • Study Shows Brain Activity Influences Immune Function

    By monitoring activity levels in the human brain's prefrontal cortex, the researchers demonstrate for the first time that people who have more activity in the left side of this area also have a stronger immune response against disease. The findings, soon to be published in the on-line edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pinpoint one of the mechanisms underlying the link between mental and physical well-being.
  • Sage Improves Memory, Study Shows

    The team, from the Medicinal Plant Research Centre (MPRC) at the Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria, UK, have provided scientific evidence for claims dating back centuries. They studied texts by well-known herbalists such as John Gerard, who wrote about sage in 1597, saying that ‘It is singularly good for the head and brain and quickeneth the nerves and memory”, and Nicholas Culpeper, whose 1652 text says “It also heals the memory, warming and quickening the senses”.
  • A Rock from Outer Space

    The news report said that the rock was determined to be several million years old, but a product of modern technology was found within the rock. The report also indicated that the picture of the rock showed that objects resembling a nut and a bolt were embedded in the rock. The rock is estimated to be from the Paleozoic period, a time when, according to evolutionists, modern humans did not yet exist.
  • European Space Agency: Ulysses Sees Galactic Dust on the Rise

    However, the dust particles move very fast, and produce large numbers of fragments when they impact asteroids or comets. It is therefore conceivable that an increase in the amount of interstellar dust in the Solar System will create more cosmic dust by collisions with asteroids and comets.
  • Free Association of Red – Yellow – Blue, the Three Primary Colours

    Once, while writing to a friend about some things I had come to understand about painting, I paused when I got to the three primary colours of Red - Yellow - Blue to ponder this question: What should be the correlation of these 3 basic colours to the three cosmic characteristics, Zhen - Shan – Ren (Truthfulness – Compassion – Forbearance)?
  • Tales from the Practice of Medicine: Injury (II)

    I asked, “Where did you get your epilepsy, your mother’s side or father’s side?” She replied, “From my mother’s side, my grandmother.” She looked heavyhearted. “When I was bullied and abused, I would wish I was sick. Afterwards I could control when I wanted to be sick, which was a form of protection. The outcome was unexpected and I gradually got weaker and weaker. Finally I had difficulty walking.
  • Tales From the Practise of Medicine: Injury (I)

    I took out a set of acupuncture needles and quickly acupunctured her Ren Zhong point (located between the nose and the mouth). Before she realised what was going on, the needle had already gone in about three centimetres. I asked her to breathe deeply, while I gently moved the needle in and out. One minute later, the pain had greatly subsided and she could stand upright. I asked her to walk a few steps with the needle in, and watched her face transform from pain to relief.
  • New Science: Facing up to man’s prehistoric civilisation

    The evolution theory is just a theory. It should not be considered unquestionable dogma. We should develop new and more reasonable theories along with the accumulation of new findings. If we simply hold onto a theory that is more than one hundred years old and refuse to let it evolve, our understanding of the nature of life will forever be a myth.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Helps Stroke Patients

    This is another case in which the wisdom of traditional Chinese culture rises to humanity’s attention. In this case, it is a compound from traditional Chinese medicine that shows great promise in helping people from all cultures with a debilitating disease at a low cost, high effectiveness, and very few, if any, side effects. One wonders what a great blessing to humankind it would be if only the theories and principles of this ancient practise were applied more broadly in the world.
  • A Baby Picture of the Universe Tell its Age

    In addition, the new portrait precisely pegs the age of the Universe at 13.7 billion years old, with a remarkably small one percent margin of error. The WMAP team found that the Big Bang and Inflation theories continue to ring true. The contents of the Universe include 4% atoms (ordinary matter), 23% of an unknown type of dark matter, and 73% of a mysterious dark energy. The new measurements even shed light on the nature of the dark energy, which acts as a sort of an anti-gravity