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How humans have changed over the past 100 years

July 24th, 2014 at 8:32 am » Comments Off

(Some) people have grown taller People are getting taller and they are also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these changes have occurred in the past 100 years, scientists say.    



How sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%

July 17th, 2014 at 9:21 am » Comments Off

Rosemary has been associated with memory enhancement since ancient times. There are many well known health benefits of the herb rosemary but scientists are now studying its specific effects with regard to memory with outstanding results.    



The Laws of Exponential Capabilities

July 15th, 2014 at 8:24 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: When people like Google CEO, Larry Page, Virgin’s Richard Branson, and X-Prize Foundation CEO, Peter Diamandis, talk about us entering into a period of abundance, there has been a natural tendency to assume we’ll be entering into a life of leisure. People won’t have to work as hard and we will all […]



Top 7 military weapons most people have never heard of

June 8th, 2014 at 8:07 am » Comments Off

Lun-class Ekranoplane History of weapon design is full of examples of human ingenuity run amok. “What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of,” a group of Quora users asked. The answers provide an amazing insight into the history of war, and offer examples of some of the most ingenious — yet […]



Launching the Whole Earth Genealogy Project

May 16th, 2014 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Some of us get bitten by the genealogical bug early in life, others a bit later. But there are few of us who haven’t been haunted by the question – where did I come from?    



New genetic test can trace your DNA back 1,000 years

May 6th, 2014 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

The new DNA test was over 80 percent successful in tracing people from around the world back to their ancestral origins. Most people can broadly trace our ancestral roots to a country or general region on the planet. But a new DNA test can locate where your relatives lived over 1,000 years ago, and in […]



The Singularity and Our Collision Path with the Future

April 18th, 2014 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, has predicted that we will reach a technological singularity by 2045, and science fiction writer Vernor Vinge is betting on 2029, a date that is ironically on the hundredth anniversary of the greatest stock market collapse in human history.    



Which Requires More Faith, Science or Religion?

April 11th, 2014 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: For the past several months I’ve been wrestling with this topic, and how to discuss it from a centrist viewpoint.    



What job creation looked like under the last six presidents

April 8th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

There are many differences between the president’s terms. Overall employment was smaller in the ’80s, so a different comparison might be to look at the percentage change. Of course the participation rate was increasing in the ’80s (younger population and women joining the labor force), and the participation rate is declining now. But these graphs […]



The Great Barrier Backlash

April 5th, 2014 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: My wife Deb and I just returned from a weeklong trip to South Korea where much of our travel inside the country involved riding on the high-speed KTX Train (Korean Transit eXpress) from city to city.    



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