Send in the nanorobots

If you're a fan of science fiction, you've probably heard the term "nanorobots," "nanobots" or even "nanites." ┬áMost likely, you have some rough idea of what they do and how they work. They've been used to wipe out diseases from the bloodstream, perform delicate repairs on equipment, augment human abilities, and other things. They're practically … Continue reading Send in the nanorobots

Frontline for cats: what you should know

I once spent a week in a small North Carolina town visiting with a good friend of mine. We had become friends online because I had read some very enlightening posts she had written. She had interesting thoughts on religion, world events and politics. The Greyhound ride down there wasn't fun: fourteen hours of being … Continue reading Frontline for cats: what you should know

Hickeys and Cupping: They Suck

Listen, kids--don't give each other hickeys. Hickeys are dumb. They make you look trashy. And when you're proud of them, you're showing exactly how much of a child you are. Listen, athletes--that thing you're doing with suction cups that leave bruises? Cupping? Yeah, they're dumb too. If you're getting anything from it, it's the placebo … Continue reading Hickeys and Cupping: They Suck

Are genetically modified (GMO) foods safe?

I'm gonna say it right here and now: genetically modified crops are safe to eat, and the hoopla surrounding it isn't much more than a bunch of conspiracy theorists getting people riled up. I'm sure you've heard of Monsanto. While Monsanto has gotten themselves in hot water in the past, it was not because their … Continue reading Are genetically modified (GMO) foods safe?

Clean Water Tech: Get to Know It

We've seen enough survival shows on TV now to know that when you're in a survival situation, you need water. People in the real world could start suffering from dehydration on the way from the grocery store back to their car (you know who you are). Whether you're Les Stroud or not, you probably know … Continue reading Clean Water Tech: Get to Know It

Marijuana, cancer and you

I know what's gonna happen when my pot-smoking readers say when they see I've written an article about marijuana: they'll think, or say, "I knew he called himself the 'Chronic' Scientist for a reason." And they'll think the same thing every time I write an article about weed. And the thought of that amuses me. … Continue reading Marijuana, cancer and you

Sorry, Bill W. Your 12 Steps Need Revising

I'd like to kick off this post by talking about one of my favorite movies, Fight Club. I'm a big fan; I have a Tyler Durden leather jacket and I've read the book. I've gone on to read other books by the author of the book, Chuck Palahniuk. There's a lot of decay in Fight … Continue reading Sorry, Bill W. Your 12 Steps Need Revising

Say No to Detoxing!

So you've decided on the detox. You're gonna purge those toxins from your body. Maybe even push out a fecal impaction. All those toxins and impurities are affecting your health, both physical and mental. These toxins and impurities include: Metabolic waste from cells Accumulated environmental toxins such as pesticides on your food Heavy metals Chemicals … Continue reading Say No to Detoxing!

The Truth About Tea Tree Oil

If you're into "natural" products, chances are you've heard of tea tree oil. It's used widely in topical products and shampoos. So, is it safe? Effective? Worth the money? According to Holistic Online, tea tree oil has a "wide range of applications": Tea tree oil is active against all three categories of infectious organisms: bacteria, … Continue reading The Truth About Tea Tree Oil

Homeopathic Medicine: A Diluted Mess

You know, there are many "alternative" medicines in this world, and I'm not going to tackle all of them. Some of them may have some kind of merit, even if they are unscientific. And if they really help people, who am I to confront them? But there are cases where non-traditional medicines fly not only … Continue reading Homeopathic Medicine: A Diluted Mess