articles tagged: nature
why aliens are more alien than ufologists think
# astrobiology

why aliens are more alien than ufologists think

If you want to get an idea of just how alien and bizarre an extraterrestrial might look like, consider the creatures that used to live right here on Earth some 500 million years ago.

why natural doesn’t mean safe or effective
# health

why natural doesn’t mean safe or effective

Alt med practitioners want "natural" to be synonymous with "good for you" and unnecessary to regulate. But natural can also be dangerous and alt med treatments might not be what they appear.

a question of faith and indoctrination
# politics

a question of faith and indoctrination

Sometimes believers don't proselytize because they're sure they have the truth. It's because they need affirmation of their beliefs.

what exactly do you mean by “natural?”
# science

what exactly do you mean by “natural?”

In a universe where everything is made of chemicals, "natural" is just a buzzword used to make a bigger profit.

when humans disappear
# science

when humans disappear

Sometimes you only know the impact of something when it's gone. Does that apply to humans as well?