Ahmar Mustikhan
Ahmar Mustikhan

Ahmar Mustikhan

World

Ars longa, vita brevis. Atheist. Writer. First openly gay Baloch on earth. Citizen of world mostly, otherwise Baloch, Burmese and American. Follow @mustikhan.. view profile

Parm Parmar
Parm Parmar

Parm Parmar

Travel

Parm Parmar is a freelance travel and food writer based in Toronto. Connect with her on twitter @parmiep, or via her blog Planet Blue Adventure... view profile

Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg

Health

Martha is a Chicago-based health writer and author of the expose "Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health." .. view profile

June Rousso
June Rousso

June Rousso

Health

June Rousso, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and holistic health consultant in N.Y.C. with a focus on dietary and lifestyle changes to support health. .. view profile

Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza

Anthony Carranza

Business

Digital and social media journalist reporting on the latest happenings on the web. Existing contributor to Social Media Today and Examiner... view profile

Liz Leafloor
Liz Leafloor

Liz Leafloor

Science

Liz Leafloor is an Editor, Writer and Designer. She explores mysterious subjects, strange science, and hidden histories... view profile

Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Sheila Kemper Dietrich

Life

Sheila is the Founder and CEO of Livliga. She created Livliga and the VisualQs philosophy out of a desire to embrace and share a healthier lifestyle. .. view profile

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives to fish... view profile

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

Barry has been a music, theater and travel writer for over a decade for various publications. .. view profile

John Christopher Fine
John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

is a marine biologist with two doctoral degrees, has authored 24 books, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution... view profile

Miles Young
Miles Young

Miles Young

Travel

Travel Duder covers vacations, destination, travel tips, hotels, gear and everything else an adventurer needs to know... view profile

Jake Crosby
Jake Crosby

Jake Crosby

Health

Epidemiologist and graduate student at University of Texas School of Public Health, Editor of Autism Investigated www.autisminvestigated.com.. view profile

Dennis Adonis
Dennis Adonis

Dennis Adonis

News

Dennis Adonis is a Contributing Writer at The Epoch Times, Yahoo.com, The Oslo Times, CNN, and several other media outfits He is also the Author of 19 books... view profile

Adam Torkildson
Adam Torkildson

Adam Torkildson

Business

I am a business owner, and have been involved in startups and large companies at many different levels. Which I love to write about... view profile

Jerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

World

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist. American by birth and now based in South America, Jerry covers social justice issues globally... view profile

DJ Miller
DJ Miller

DJ Miller

Tech

DJ Miller is an accomplished tech writer and blogger. In his spare time he writes

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Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.
Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Opinion

Currently a Licensed Water Resources Civil Engineer in NJ, Carol has also been a political blogger in NJ since 2007, after being elected Councilwoman in 2006. .. view profile






  • Andaman’s Marine Life Laboratory; Five Star Science

    Andaman’s Marine Life Laboratory; Five Star Science

    Probably for the first time in history a five star resort has built a Marine Life Laboratory.

    On the sleepy little island of Langkawi, Malaysia, The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort has embraced ocean conservation in a most amazing way. Yesterday, on World Ocean Day, they opened the doors of their new “multi-purpose” marine laboratory.…

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  • Asian Air Pollution Causes Super-storms

    Asian Air Pollution Causes Super-storms

    Last November Category 5 Typhoon “Nuri” roared towards Japan and the Bering Sea with 300 km per hour winds. Incredible video images and headlines popped up all over the internet as well as talk of 50-foot-plus waves and the endangered Alaskan crab fishing fleet. This super-typhoon was so powerful that it changed the entire Northern …

    Read More

  • Drowning Paradise; Global Warming Kills the Carteret Islands

    Drowning Paradise; Global Warming Kills the Carteret Islands

    Global warming is killing the Carteret Islands as tides sweep away a people’s community and culture.

    The last time I wrote about global warming,the collapse of ice sheets and rising sea level several readers contacted me with views ranging from “Stop scaring my children” to “Don’t you know climate change is a hoax”. We all …

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  • Are we killing the Great Barrier Reef?

    Are we killing the Great Barrier Reef?

    I began my research on the Great Barrier Reef way back in the 70’s.

    There didn’t seem to be many fishermen around then and everywhere I looked the coral and marine life was flourishing. It was incredible!

    Yesterday I read a research report by Dr. Matthew Spencer and Jennifer Cooper from the prestigious NIMBioS Institute. …

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  • Witches’ Familiars, Spirit Guardians and Demons

    Witches’ Familiars, Spirit Guardians and Demons

    The folk lore of the wicked witch and her diabolical familiar is a well-known and often repeated tale. When the seasons change and the nights get long it’s not uncommon to see images and symbols of a dark-cloaked witch with an evil black cat or toad at her side. This is a fantastic archetype of

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  • Extraordinary: Woman’s Missing Brain Surprises Doctors

    Extraordinary: Woman’s Missing Brain Surprises Doctors

    When a 24 year old Chinese woman approached doctors complaining of nausea and dizziness, none of them could have expected what an extraordinary case they were dealing with. A brain scan revealed something shocking– part of the woman’s brain was missing.

    The young woman had lived normally for two decades, but had experienced dizziness and …

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  • Cloning: The Science of Resurrection

    Cloning: The Science of Resurrection

     

    What do woolly mammoths, pandas, and John Lennon have in common?

    Someone out there wants them cloned. And depending on how quickly science and biotechnology develops, that might come about sooner rather than later.

    Cloning is the process of creating an exact genetic replica of an organism. We have cloned animals in the past, …

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  • Forget Killer Robots, It’s the Rise of the Cyborgs

    Forget Killer Robots, It’s the Rise of the Cyborgs

    There’s an old curse which says ‘may you live in interesting times’. 

    Cursed we are then, for living in very interesting times, especially in the innovative fields of robotics, neuroscience, and biomedical technologies. As we hurtle toward the potential disaster of a robot apocalypse, we should examine the upside of the ongoing cyborg revolution.

    It’s …

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  • Is Biofuel the Answer?

    Is Biofuel the Answer?

    The UK Energy Research Centre claimed (2009) that oil production was likely to peak before 2030 and possibly as early as 2020. We are facing a time when oil becomes increasingly expensive as resources dry up. Scientists in Kuwait predicted in 2010 (the latest prediction) that world conventional crude oil production will peak in 2014; …

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  • Incredible Things That Have Fallen From the Sky

    Incredible Things That Have Fallen From the Sky

    Humans in their hectic, day-to-day lives are often too busy rushing about to pause and reflect; to stop, look up, and gaze at the beautiful sky. But perhaps we should pay more attention to matters above, because history shows that when we least expect it, strange things can fall out of the sky and change

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  • Ancient Remains: Iron Age Necromancy on the Bones of the Dead?

    Ancient Remains: Iron Age Necromancy on the Bones of the Dead?

    In 2012 ancient remains were discovered in a bog in Denmark – not an uncommon occurrence. However, after examining the bones, archaeologists were startled by what appeared to be a brutal desecration of the skeletal remains. The macabre discovery tested what we thought we knew about the rituals and beliefs of Iron Age man. Archaeologists

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  • The Strange Things We Shoot into Space

    The Strange Things We Shoot into Space

    It’s official – humanity loves shooting things into space. Over the course of human space exploration we’ve shipped many strange things into our upper atmosphere and beyond in the name of curiosity, discovery, and science.

    This was demonstrated most recently through the art exhibit, Exobiotanica. Japanese artist Azuma Makoto launched a large helium balloon into …

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  • Falling Stars and Black Stone: Humanity’s Worship of Meteorites

    Falling Stars and Black Stone: Humanity’s Worship of Meteorites

    NASA’s Curiosity rover recently discovered a massive metal meteorite on the surface of Mars. The first encounter of its type, the two meters (6.5 feet) wide iron meteorite has been named ‘Lebanon’, and scientists are eager to examine the find. It is the largest ever discovered on the planet.

    Back on Earth, meteorites have …

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  • Ring of Skulls: Ancient and Modern Sacrifices to the Water Gods

    Ring of Skulls: Ancient and Modern Sacrifices to the Water Gods

    The macabre discovery of a ring of children’s skulls buried in the earth around lakes in Germany and Switzerland has revealed an age-old tradition of making offerings and sacrifices to the water gods.

     

    Archaeologists from Basel University, Switzerland found the skulls of children forming a protective ring around the settlements in what they believe …

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  • Snakes With Beards and Other Strange Serpent Tales

    Snakes With Beards and Other Strange Serpent Tales

    The snake is one of the oldest and most pervasive mythological symbols in the world. There are as many creation myths about snakes as there are religions and cultures, and as many interpretations to the meaning of the serpent as there are stars in the sky.

    Certainly a powerful symbol, the snake is often seen …

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  • Ancient Ink: Mummies and Their Amazing Tattoos

    Ancient Ink: Mummies and Their Amazing Tattoos

    Tattoos have played a role in the lives of prehistoric and modern man alike. Societal status, art, religion, and medicine all create a tradition in tattoo design that spans across centuries and around the globe. Depending on the times and culture, body art was considered to be lowly and barbaric, or a signifier of very …

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  • Antarctic Ice Collapsing; Sea To Rise

    Antarctic Ice Collapsing; Sea To Rise

    Just over a month ago I was sitting somewhat bewildered at my desk and rereading two research papers about the antarctic ice collapsing. I had known about sea level rise for many years now but this was big news; the enormous West Antarctic ice shelf was melting and breaking up on a slow slide into …

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  • Shark Attacks; The Australian Story

    Shark Attacks; The Australian Story

    I’ve spent the last 40 years in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and shark attacks were always a big concern. During the ‘early days’ I saw so many sharks that I included them in my census work just because they were all around me. In many places, sharks of all species averaged about …

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  • World Ocean Day and eight kids

    World Ocean Day and eight kids

    Another year had passed and concerned people were celebrating World Ocean Day on June 8th. We all depend on a healthy and clean ocean for our very survival and the latest scientific research is painting a dismal picture of things to come. Most of us know we need to act to turn around the damage …

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  • Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    Tired of Sending The Same Lame Gifts To Clients?

    By Deborah Asseraf

    So you’ve got your drill down, on your client’s birthdays (or their kid’s birthday depending on how savvy you are) you ship off a basket of fruit, bottle of wine or a table book. A gift so bland that whether you were sending it to someone you’ve met yesterday or your cousin …

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  • Andaman’s Marine Life Laboratory; Five Star Science

    Andaman’s Marine Life Laboratory; Five Star Science

    Probably for the first time in history a five star resort has built a Marine Life Laboratory.

    On the sleepy little island of Langkawi, Malaysia, The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort has embraced ocean conservation in a most amazing way. Yesterday, on World Ocean Day, they opened the doors of their new “multi-purpose” marine laboratory.…

    Read More

  • Asian Air Pollution Causes Super-storms

    Asian Air Pollution Causes Super-storms

    Last November Category 5 Typhoon “Nuri” roared towards Japan and the Bering Sea with 300 km per hour winds. Incredible video images and headlines popped up all over the internet as well as talk of 50-foot-plus waves and the endangered Alaskan crab fishing fleet. This super-typhoon was so powerful that it changed the entire Northern …

    Read More

  • Drowning Paradise; Global Warming Kills the Carteret Islands

    Drowning Paradise; Global Warming Kills the Carteret Islands

    Global warming is killing the Carteret Islands as tides sweep away a people’s community and culture.

    The last time I wrote about global warming,the collapse of ice sheets and rising sea level several readers contacted me with views ranging from “Stop scaring my children” to “Don’t you know climate change is a hoax”. We all …

    Read More

  • Are we killing the Great Barrier Reef?

    Are we killing the Great Barrier Reef?

    I began my research on the Great Barrier Reef way back in the 70’s.

    There didn’t seem to be many fishermen around then and everywhere I looked the coral and marine life was flourishing. It was incredible!

    Yesterday I read a research report by Dr. Matthew Spencer and Jennifer Cooper from the prestigious NIMBioS Institute. …

    Read More

  • Antarctic Ice Collapsing; Sea To Rise

    Antarctic Ice Collapsing; Sea To Rise

    Just over a month ago I was sitting somewhat bewildered at my desk and rereading two research papers about the antarctic ice collapsing. I had known about sea level rise for many years now but this was big news; the enormous West Antarctic ice shelf was melting and breaking up on a slow slide into …

    Read More

  • World Ocean Day and eight kids

    World Ocean Day and eight kids

    Another year had passed and concerned people were celebrating World Ocean Day on June 8th. We all depend on a healthy and clean ocean for our very survival and the latest scientific research is painting a dismal picture of things to come. Most of us know we need to act to turn around the damage …

    Read More

  • Climate Change, Me and Polar Bears; A Final Entry

    Climate Change, Me and Polar Bears; A Final Entry

    In my last report about climate change I was looking at the plight of polar bears as their frozen habitat shrinks into oblivion. It’s all very sad but it is after all half a world away. I’m still OK, right?

    Actually it’s bad news for all of us. I live only a few hundred kilometres …

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  • Tipping Points and Shark Fin Soup

    Tipping Points and Shark Fin Soup

    I’ve spent most of my life working close to sharks. They were always a concern and I certainly have had a few moments when I doubted the sense in what I was doing. But now I’m concerned about what’s happening to sharks on a global scale. I’m concerned about tipping points and the shark fin …

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  • Oceanic Whitetip Sharks Are Pushed Toward Extinction by Shark Finning

    I was being towed behind a small boat 150 km from shore and counting reef fish as part of my underwater surveys on the Great Barrier Reef. On one side of me the water was about 10 metres deep, bright and colorful with coral and fish and then it plunged down to nearly 1000 metres …

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  • Ghost Fishing and the Staggering Cost of Rubbish

    Not many people know what ‘ghost fishing’ is. It sounds scary and in fact is; but not for the reasons you might think.

    Ghost fishing is when lost or discarded fishing equipment just keeps on catching fish. The caught fish die and attract more marine life to their death. This endless circle of destruction can …

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  • The Sea Butterfly Effect

    Mathematicians have developed the concept of chaos theory. In a nutshell, this says that some processes are incredibly sensitive to the conditions at the time they start; things can turn out very differently with each tiny variation at the beginning.

    This lead to the term, the Butterfly Effect, coined by Edward Lorenz (1917-2008) and created …

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  • Great Barrier Reef Dives to ‘Endangered’ Listing?

    It’s hard to believe! It was 43 years ago that I put my head underwater and first saw the Great Barrier Reef. I was a lot younger and very naive. Lots of years working for the Government changed both of those facts.

    My proudest day was when I reported for work as the Queensland Government’s …

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  • We’re Building a Coral Reef for Our Children

    On December 26, 2004 a tsunami generated by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, the third largest earthquake in recorded history, roared into Datai Bay on the Northwest corner of Langkawi, Malaysia. This bay and its nearby surroundings support the best coral reef development in the sleepy waters of this quiet island. When the tsunami struck, it swept …

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