Tag: 04 – Science

26/03/12

Is time travel possible? This is a perennial question of science fiction, and real scientists investigate the possibility of these sorts of journeys too. The case for forwards time travel is scientifically solid. In fact, many of us have already time traveled in exactly this way. The faster we travel, the slower time passes. Take [...]

26/03/12

Allow me to start with a confession: I once surfed an American sports site. It featured an article about football or rugby or something, and what I recall was how odd they thought it was that the said sport had captains: “a very English thing,” they said. To show my disagreement, I feel this is a [...]

26/03/12

Well, it seems as if autumn’s already begun to stake its claim on Wellington (did summer even arrive? I must have missed it). While your course-related costs haven’t quite run out and your flatmates are all still talking to each other, why not get together and have a good home-style roast with all the trimmings? [...]

26/03/12

After getting out of a bad relationship last year I recently found a new boyfriend. He’s really great to me; takes me out to lovely dinners and I feel like he really understands me, not the normal bullshit you get from boys. He’s also an athlete which gives him a smokin’ hot body. There’s one serious problem though: [...]

26/03/12

the Placebo Effect – WTF Scientists are generally pretty good at explaining the world around us by way of logic and evidence–that is, after all, their job. Nonetheless, there is some shit out there that is still very puzzling. I know you’re probably thinking, “oh yeah like buzzy physics and multiple dimensions and time travel and that.” [...]

26/03/12

Gryphon theatre is beginning its 2012 season with Vivienne Plumb’s The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in her Sleep, adapted by the author from her short story. At the helm is first-time director (and some-time producer) Shannon Tubman, whose intention is simple: “For me, the main goal is to see if I could entertain people, and [...]

26/03/12

Bent

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I believe the concept of “community” is vital to those of us who lie somewhere along the queer*/ rainbow spectrum. It’s a catalyst for both social and political change. It allows us to share in life’s rich journey of discovery and exploration by meeting friends, family and lovers, and serves as the first step on [...]

26/03/12

MYTH: CRACKING KNUCKLES CAUSES ARTHRITIS. Is the person sitting next to you in lectures making that annoying cracking sound with their knuckles? Have you told them they will get arthritis, just to shut them up? Fear not knuckle crackers, for there is no empirical proof of a link between this habit and arthritis. The audible noise [...]

26/03/12

According to a study done in 2003 by the University of California, yes. It found that in California openly gay men and women were 70 per cent more likely to smoke than people who were not openly gay. Recently this has been backed up by evidence from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The [...]