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Now I Know Why I’m an Elitist Snob; it’s Neurological

Science is one of those things that, unless you live in a particular field (and I don’t mean agricultural field) you are going to be one of the last to hear something new.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - Full Story

Toddlers Learn Language Through Data Mining

Data mining, according to Wikipedia, ‘is the principle of sorting through large amounts of data and picking out relevant information.’ Until now though data mining has been the playground of business intelligence and financial analysts, and even science is beginning to make use of the ability in extracting information from enormous data sets.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - Full Story

Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, and the Technological Deal of the 21st Century

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week,  then I will excuse you some measure of ignorance concerning the possibility of a hostile takeover of web original Yahoo. It seems that Microsoft, in a last ditch effort to gain market share on Google and a semblance of internet integrity, has put forth what is loosely being described as a ‘pleasant hostile takeover.’

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - Full Story

The Master Race Result of Mutation?

Hitler’s vision of a blue-eyed/blonde-haired master race may have been a little off the mark, according to new research. Apparently, all of us with those blue eyes that made Frank Sinatra so popular (or was it his voice and acting?) owe our darling blues to a genetic mutation.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - Full Story

Archaeological Evidence Belies Attack of the Australian Tsunami

In a press release that seems to cry “please listen to us, oh please”, Australian archaeologists from the Australian National University have suggested that coral and shell deposits found deep inland on the Australian mainland are not evidence of tsunamis.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - Full Story

Possible Breakthrough for Sufferers of Huntington’s

I don’t often get the chance to take a long hard look at medical news, but with the new year has brought the chance to write more and more for CFP. So it was with great anticipation that I looked at the news that two Indiana University Bloomington scientists had made progress in the cause to cure Huntington’s disease.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - Full Story

Were the Indians Noble Savages?

The Indians in North America were sleeping peacefully in their hogans, wigwams, and long houses during the early hours of October 12, 1492. They were dreaming as they had for centuries, of flashing salmon, thundering herds of bison, an arrow striking a deer, and the sound of corn rustling in the evening breeze, with no idea of the events that would happen that day when Europeans would step out of a small boat into the pounding surf. 

By Guest Column Don Boys, Ph.D.- Monday, February 4, 2008 - Full Story

Kitty Cat Traced to Middle East

A new genetic study published in this month’s Genomics journal shows that our favorite furry felines, from purebreds, mutts and feral, all can date their domestication back to those living in the Middle East. Tracked via genetic markers, through many twists and turns, they all hail from the same location.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Sunday, February 3, 2008 - Full Story

Males Now Unnecessary; Women Create Their Own Sperm

British scientists at the Newcastle University have announced that they are ready to turn female bone marrow into sperm. This type of research has been a high priority, using cells that theoretically can turn into any other type of cell. Naturally, a chorus of concerns and arguments has been raised almost immediately.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Sunday, February 3, 2008 - Full Story

Affordable Color Laser for the Home/Office? Oh, Brother!

A general trend with things technological is that prices and sizes drop and capabilities increase. So it is with color laser printers, which have gone from stratospheric hulks accessible only to large corporations, to much more manageable sizes and prices that nearly any home office can handle.

By Jim Bray - Friday, February 1, 2008 - Full Story

Weather Control to provide Rain Free Olympics

Not satisfied with providing us with a horde of smiling hostesses and an Opening Ceremony that is being billed as spectacular, the Chinese are looking to weather control to ensure a rain-free ceremony.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Thursday, January 31, 2008 - Full Story

Contact Lenses Brings out the Terminator in Anyone

The world just keeps getting further and further in to the advanced technical age we were promised (ok, not me, but my parents) when we (they) were kids. This time, it’s the futuristic idea of being able to see images or data on your glasses, or in this case, in your contact lenses.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Full Story

Have You Been Photonapped?

In a day and age where the internet has provided ease of access to everything, the big topic on everyone’s lips is that of ownership. Who owns what you write, what you take a photo of, what you listen too, what you watch?

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Full Story

String Theory slightly preferred… or at least, not disfavored!

To listen to people speak about string theory is a lesson in ambiguity. No one is willing to commit to a solid opinion, on either side of the coin, and they dance upon the fence as if they were auditioning for a Garfield strip.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Full Story

Steve Jobs versus the Book

Sometimes a story/article must be built upon very little. In church, it is often the case with a good pastor that you will get a whole sermon on one short sentence. Here is my chance to test my skills against the fanboy-god Steve Jobs, in much the same vain.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Full Story

Dinosaurs Big Goodbye Wetter than Previously Thought

When people think of the dinosaurs their minds will predominantly conjure up two thoughts; one regarding their lives – a fairly basic, and popular, Jurassic Park view – and one on the end of their lives. Many people are fascinated by just what it was that did in the dinosaurs. And though now the Alvarez hypothesis – the position that a large asteroid impacted the Yucatan Peninsula sixty-five million years ago – holds sway as lead theory, there is more to it than just “big asteroid go kablooie!”

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Full Story

Home Entertainment Becomes a “Servers” Industry

Prepare for your electronics to be assimilated.

By Jim Bray - Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - Full Story

Steven Pinker’s Utopian Dream

In today’s progressive milieu, the evolutionary psychologist is the anointed high priest to the morally disoriented masses. This new breed seeks to “dissect our moral intuitions”, while he hides behind the seemingly unbiased pretext that he is called to merely examine phenomena, not extract moral principles from it.

By News on the Net - Friday, January 25, 2008 - Full Story

Race to the Moon or Race to Mars

The Bush Government has of late been redirecting NASA’s efforts towards heading back to the Moon. But to many people, the term ‘heading back’ is exactly the problem. We’ve been there, and while everyone wants to get to Mars, the Moon is not the place to visit on the way.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - Full Story

Mass Extinctions Not So Easy to Come Back From

A recent report from the University of Bristol, and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week, focuses on just what it takes for real recovery to take place after a mass extinction. The study, conducted by Sarda Sahney and Professor Michael Benton focused upon the mass extinction at the end of the Permian era, known as the end-Permian mass extinction.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Monday, January 21, 2008 - Full Story