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The Health Almanack

By: Nichols, Thomas Low, 1815-1901

Description: Description based on: 1885

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Putting the Science in Science Fiction

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: This article describes the influence of the evolving science world and how it directly affects the creative part of the 'New Age' science fiction novels and movies.

Excerpt: It is no longer necessarily the case, unfortunately. Perhaps it is because I am now one of those supposedly older, wiser professors who should think professional science all the time and not discuss SF with my students. But perhaps it is because SF itself has changed. Most of my fellow students and early colleagues grew up reading the SF of the '40s, '50s and '60s. During the '70s and '80s SF became much more nihilistic, dark, meaningful and eventually political...

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A Terrible Thing to Lose: Zombie Science and Science Fiction in Jo...

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: This article describes the many reasons as to why fictional zombie writings shouldn't be eliminate from literature. It also goes through the history of zombies.

Excerpt: In contrast, the classic movie monster, Frankenstein, is basically a zombie, in that it is composed of cadaver parts and animated by a mad scientist, but lacks the modern concepts of hunting and feeding on humans. Consider, for example, the humorous zombies of Piers Anthony's Xanth series: The Zombie Master is a human sorcerer who reanimates corpses as servants. The corpses are constantly losing parts, and present no real danger to humans, but only one individua...

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Health: Its Friends and Foes

By: Mussey, R. D.(Reuben Dimond),1780-1866
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The Neuroscience of Darkships

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: Tedd Roberts explains the scientific studies of degenerative diseases of the brain and what directly causes these diseases.

Excerpt: There are diseases currently known to twenty-first-century medical science that selectively attack synapses--Alzheimer's disease affects synapses and neuron cell bodies--but a more specific example is Myasthenia Gravis in which the body's own immune system attacks the synapse between muscle and the muscle control neurons (Motor Neurons). Many of these diseases are associated with age; it has been estimated that if humans lived long enough, we would all exhibit o...

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The Conquest of Planet Baen

By: Bob Kruger

Description: Bob Kruger explains the history of his creation of a social media video game called Planet Baen with Tony Daniel. Bob and Tony wanted to figure a way to integrate eBooks into the game as form of advertising as well as making it fun for everyone playing the game.

Excerpt: Planet Baen so far represents a very small step toward realizing Tony’s vision for using a game to promote books. So far, I’m encouraged. I can foresee mapping the territory of Planet Baen, placing the various freeholds in spatial relation to each other and allowing the players to compete for new territories to manage. I see possibilities for one-on-one challenges; player-contributed content; new, more responsive interfaces. The audience will determine what happ...

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The Aliens Are Not Among US

By: Les Johnson

Description: The Aliens are Not Among Us touch into the scientific theory that we are not the only living 'beings' in our universe. It touches into the theories of evolution and science and based on research that it is almopst close to impossible that we can be the ONLY living beings.

Excerpt: Consider dolphins. Many believe that dolphins are intelligent, that they have language and that they experience many of the higher-order thought processes that we previously considered being the sole province of humanity. That’s just great for the dolphins—as they swim around in the ocean, seemingly carefree, playing with each other and amusing human biologists and tourists alike. But without fire they will never be able to alter their environment to build space...

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Lebensregeln : Ernstes Un Heiteres Aus Der Gesundheitspflege

By: Reclam, Carl Heinrich,1821-1887
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Health and Efficiency; an Address ... Delivered at the Banquet of ...

By: Darlington, Thomas, 1858-1945
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Family Therapy: Learning to Love Mercury and Pluto

By: William Ledbetter

Description: William Ledbetter describes our growing curiosity to discover more about our galaxy and universe as we want for a new exciting discovery to spark our interest.

Excerpt: So what do we do in the interim? Try to understand or at least accept the quirks and oddities of those we are stuck with? We actually have a great planetary family. Yes, the bigger siblings, Jupiter and Saturn, always get their way, but have used their impressive gravity to nearly sweep our Solar system clean of dangerous debris, making it a safer place for the little ones like Earth and Mars. Of course there is solemn and moody Venus who refuses to talk to anyo...

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On Training for War

By: Tom Kratman

Description: This essay compares the style of military training in science fiction novels and film with actual military training in real life.

Excerpt: We trained hard, to be sure, miles on thousands of miles of marching with heavy packs (where “heavy” could and often did mean more than body weight), and still more awkward loads, alternatively freezing and roasting, bleeding and blistering. And doing not very much, really. As a character development tool the program had much to recommend it. As a training regimen, it left something to be desired.

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From Smart Flesh to Custom Organs: The Growing Science of Tissue E...

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: This article shares new technologies developed for tissue engineering.

Excerpt: So, how are we going to make electrical recording surfaces that can truly mold to the tissue it records from? We need something flexible, yet durable - and something we can make in any shape or size. Enter Smart Flesh the flexible printed circuit made from silk that adheres and flexes with skin, muscle or brain. This remarkable development comes from the laboratory of Dr. John Rogers at the University of Illinois. It is hard to say exactly which capability Dr. R...

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Indirectly Mistaken Decision Cycles

By: Tom Kratman

Description: This article describes the the psychological tactics used in war. No matter the mistakes made each time, it’s the same thinking pattern and execution that continuously keeps repeating itself through history and modern times.

Excerpt: Similar to Dickson’s Tactics of Mistake? Yes; think about it: Boyd proposes an analogy from the individual fighter pilot to the commander of a ground combat organization. Dickson proposed an analogy from an individual fencer to the commander of a ground combat unit. Boyd proposed that by cycling through the OODA loop faster than the enemy, we would finally get so far ahead that he would find himself in a position of vulnerability. Dickson similarly proposed a se...

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Methodological Approaches for Determining Health Manpower Supply a...

By: Harriet M. Kriesberg

Description: Health Planning Methods and Technology Series; DHEW publication, no. (HRA) 76-14512

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Gravity's Punch: The Heat of the Universe Got You Down? Fight Back...

By: Tony Daniel

Description: This article expressed Tony Daniel's interpretation on gravity and time and the theory of the the universe coming to an end.

Excerpt: Physical time and psychological time (and, in a broader sense, concepts of nature and nature itself), while not the same, are obviously fundamentally related. Witness how easy it is for us to grasp the relativity of time as predicted by the General Theory of Relativity, for instance, once we’ve understood a few appropriate analogies and/or mastered some math. The idea that nobody can understand Einstein is so much hogwash. People have adapted quite nicely to the...

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The Menace from Lydia: the Social Spider as Alien Invader

By: Robert E. Furey

Description: This article talks about the evolution of spiders how they've adapted to the environment.

Excerpt: Not all spiders do all things with their webbing, of course. And not all spiders solve the same problems in the same manner. For trapping insects there are webs covered with drops of glue and there are webs that are mechanically “sticky” with tiny loops of webbing along a strand that entrap insect feet in velcro-like lariats. The iconic image of a web-wrapped prey item subdued and hung up for later consumption is an incomplete view of what a spider can do with silk.

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Fracking and the American Comeback

By: J. R. Dunn

Description: America has now developed fracking - extraction of oil for means of making money and oil prices here cheaper. This article explains the history of fracking and the strategy developed so it benefits our economy.

Excerpt: Hydraulic fracturing is accomplished by pumping fluids at extremely high pressure into shale beds. Fracturing fluids consisting of 90 percent water, 9.5 percent sand, and a pinch of various chemicals are mixed in a blender on site before being injected at pressures of over 9,000 pounds per square inch into a shale formation. The water breaks up the shale, the sand holds the fractures open, and added chemicals aid extraction. Guar, an organic gum, assists water i...

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Science and Society in the Citizen Series

By: John Lambshead

Description: In this article John Lambshead explains the direct cause and effect of certain scientific studies and how its impacted civilization through the dyears.

Excerpt: Suspiciously, something else very special happened about seventy thousand years ago; the Toba Event. A super-volcano under Lake Toba in Sumatra let rip, causing global cooling and weather instability. Human beings came perilously close to extinction. We were reduced to somewhere between one thousand to ten thousand breeding pairs and this is seared into our genetics. We are the result of what is known as genetic bottlenecking, which is why the human genome is so...

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Columbia's First Victims

By: Terry Burlison

Description: Nick Mullen along with three fellow astronauts were the first victims of the Columbia space shuttle. This article describes exactly what took place during the accident as the four astronauts were poisoned by gasses from the space shuttle and how they almost lost their lives.

Excerpt: At 9:15 a.m., when they reached the 130-foot level of the RSS, Bjornstad, Cole and Wolford logged in, walked across the access ramp to the shuttle, then climbed down the four-foot ladder to the platform outside door 50-1 of the orbiter. Their task was to inspect and “close out” equipment in the back of the vehicle, near the main engines. The access door had been replaced by a curtain to provide easier access. According to their timeline the aft GN2 purge was com...

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Healthy Living

By: Winslow, C.-E. A. (Charles-Edward Amory), 1877-1957

Description: bk. 1. How children can grow strong for their country's service -- bk. 2. Principles of personal and community hygiene

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