Could there possibly be a natural piezoelectric effect under New York City? Under Manhattan Island is a 542 million-year-old Paleozoic crystalline rock formation. The garnet, silliminate and quartz under New York City are all around a 7 on the Moh’s scale (imagine diamonds are a...

Though astrology hasn't been considered a science for thousands of years, on Thursday, February 4th, 2011, the Bombay High Court in India reaffirmed that it is indeed a "science? when it dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that challenged astrology as a science. The 100-page PIL...

The constellation Ophiuchus (prior Serpentarius) is old news, so old that even the astronomer, astrologer and mathematician Ptolemy (90 AD) knew about it and so did most of the ancient world. Current and past pole stars according to the precession of the equinoxes 2012 Wiki That the earth...

FSC cigarettes even more dangerous? After lighting up are you experiencing more headaches, stomach cramps or a coppery taste in your mouth? Does your new FSC (fire-safe cigarette) taste bad, cause dry mouth and are you coughing more? New York State was one of the first states...

Before the 1970s, there were no regulations protecting the environment. It was perfectly legal for a factory to dump toxic waste into streams and spew toxic fumes in the air. In 1962, Rachel Carson, a renowned biologist and nature writer, published "Silent Spring", a work against...

Did you know that the word "masticate" is derived from the Greek word "mastiha?" Mastiha is a miraculous resin that seeps from the mastic tree (Pistachia Lentiscus var. Chia) only on the Greek Island of Chios in the Eastern Aegean Sea. In 1998, Mastiha was distinguished...

These very strange cloud formations suddenly appeared in the sky around 8:30 p.m. when the sun was setting in Union Square Park in NYC today. Moments before their appearance, people were casually sitting on the steps of the park entrance and carrying on as most New...

After studying 30,000-year-old sedimentary DNA from permafrost deposits in the Yukon a Canadian research team from the University of Alberta and McMaster University have found that microbes "have been building their defences to antibiotics since the time of woolly mammoths". Their research findings published on August...

The mechanics of sleep and the process by which we store and retrieve memories has from ancient times been approached through many myths and theories, but it is only recently that hard science is seriously uncovering these mysteries of the mind. A study in Nature Neuroscience,...