Walter Wartenweiler

669 Flips | 16 Magazines | 569 Likes | 1,870 Following | 767 Followers | @Waltika1972 | After years in the business world of IT I spend now time healing from childhood trauma and blogging about it on https://healing.ly

ARC Team Wanted!

With <i>Star Lawyers Book 1, Jump Gate Omega</i>, I will be launching a new sci-fi series, which some readers have tagged “Star Trek meets Law & Order.” …

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

Huge Sperm Whale Reduced to Empty Carcass After Ingesting 64 Lbs of Plastic

The ocean's trash problem is getting out of hand.<p>Indigestion can be crippling, leaving one toilet-bound for days. In the ocean, however, it can send …

Sperm Whale

Why Science Fiction is Vital to Human Survival - Tom Shepherd

“Without vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)<p>Dinosaurs Didn’t Write Science Fiction<p>You don’t ordinarily associate dinosaurs and KJV biblical …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other …

Physics

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.<p>New evidence reveals that they created the world's oldest known cave paintings and even wore seashells as body ornaments. Both behaviors suggest that they thought symbolically and had an artistic sensibility like modern …

Humanity

Sundered Journey (Shadyia Ascendant Book 3) Kindle Edition

<b>The thrilling adventure continues in Book Three!</b><p>Shadyia and Deresi are trapped in a deserted city. Separated by powerful forces, they become pawns in …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Sleep

In Just 4 Hours, Google's AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

"This algorithm could run cities, continents, universes."<p>Chess isn't an easy game, by human standards. But for an artificial intelligence powered by …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Scientists find 'behemoth' black hole so big it could challenge our understanding of the universe's beginning

Scientists just found a very huge, very young supermassive black hole. As far as we know, it shouldn't be able to exist, and it just might re-write …

Universe

A Missing Piece Falls Into Place in the Saga of Michael Flynn

A whistleblower alleges that the former national-security adviser promised that sanctions on Russia would be “ripped up.”<p>A whistleblower claims that then-National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn promised that sanctions on Russia would be “ripped up,” enabling a business project for which he’d worked …

The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

High-tech neuroprosthetic ‘Luke’ arm lets amputee touch and feel again

“When I went to grab something, I could feel myself grabbing it. When I thought about moving this or that finger, it would move almost right away,” …

Robotics

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.<p>Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made …

Uber’s flying taxis want you to soar above the traffic in Los Angeles by 2020

In the future, car traffic will have no effect on your taxi ride — at least, that is what Uber and NASA are counting on. On Wednesday, November 8, at …

Los Angeles

Dinosaurs would have survived if asteroid hit Earth elsewhere, scientists claim

When the cosmos shoots pool, it plays for keeps. It sank a six-mile-wide rock in our pocket of the solar system 66 million years ago. The smack of the asteroid against Earth released energy on the order of billions of atomic bombs. Dinosaurs were the cataclysm's most famous victims, joined by sea …

Dinosaurs

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Seven giant radio galaxies were discovered, suggesting there may be many more out there.

Seven new large extragalactic radio sources, or giant radio galaxies, were discovered—and astronomers were able to find them by looking at images …

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a devastating genetic disorder.<p>The treatment marks a rare and striking success for the field of regenerative medicine, which has been struggling to …

Cell Biology

Trump's latest impeachable actions

At the core of President Trump’s unfitness and his malfeasance in office is his interaction with the Justice Department and the courts. This goes from the merely verbal denigration of the courts — “a joke,” “a laughingstock,” “so-called judges” — to actual actions such as firing the FBI director, …

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers.<p>The climate report, obtained by NPR, notes that the past 115 years are "the warmest in the history of modern …

Climate Change

Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot

| <b>Published —</b> Thursday 26 October 2017<p>Sophia the android addressed the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh yesterday to the delight of hundreds of …

Scientists say "ecological armageddon" is imminent due to massive insect deaths

Dropping Like Flies<p>The amount of flying insects living in Germany has dropped precipitously over the past 25 years, according to a new study. Dozens …

Ecology

Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

Dyslexia is often described as trying to read letters as they jump around the page. Because of its connections to reading difficulties and trouble in …

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren't going quite the way you'd like them to, it's often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Self-improvement

Flying Insects Are Disappearing at Huge Rates, And We Should All Be Worried

But we can help them survive!<p>Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn't be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But …