Month: December 2013

Cosmic rays and cloud formation

Scientists has reproduced the Earth’s atmosphere in the laboratory and proved that clouds are seeded in part by incoming cosmic rays. Fluctuations in the cosmic-ray flux caused by changes in solar activity could play a role in climate change. Cosmic radiation Cosmic rays are very high-energy particles, mainly originating outside the Solar System. They may …

Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process

Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a “tyranny” that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the publications. Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, said …

DNA stores most of the information needed to build your entire body

I have read in a magazine that DNA stores most of the information needed to build the entire body. Well, this is true. Another thing in the sentence “most of the information” is also true, because if someone writes “most” it doesn’t mean “everything”. Why? Because our DNA can only provide the templates for the …

How could this be ignored?

Luc Montagnier, awarded the Nobel prize in medicine for his co-discovery of the Aids virus HIV, discovered that water is able to store information and that this information can be used to synthesize DNA sequences in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) without any of the target strands present to template the process. Rupert Sheldrake discovered …