Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Can Love Be Defined By Science?

Welcome back my fellow learners, today we are going to learn about the scientific definition of LOVE!

Some people fear the scientific definition of love. They assume it will take away all the magic and mystery. I suggest that there is nothing to be scared about. Scientific definitions should they affect the public will only help to put people in touch with more things to wonder about. More commonly it gives people ways to be more accurate about somethings most of us do not understand or comprehend. And with that in mind let’s begin with the science and definition of love.

Human brains neurochemically and neuroelectrically compute everything that we do including love. A large amount of evidence is slowly be built which shows healthy real love creates all kinds of healthy neurochemical and biological things to occur. There is also an enormous amount of research showing the lack of real love in the lives’ of creatures can cause serious dysfunction and at rare times death. Not only this, we already know there are some things that are connected with love that causes all kinds of different neurochemical changes within a brain, which will then influence the biochemistry of a persons body. All this says is that one day the brain and biological sciences will be able to provide us something of a physiologically based definition of love. Hopefully such a definition will be understood by the masses, and maybe put to practical use with relationships. 

New discoveries add to our understanding of love, and how it is processed in the brain. This may also prove to be helpful medically. Currently research is not sufficient to be able to describe, let alone define love scientifically. In point of fact, we may never be able to do this, due to the fact love could be a phenomenon which is processed by the brain, but not however, created by it. But, every year several scientific disciplines are constantly finding new things out which relates to love. These discoveries offer us trend evidence as to what love is all about, and these discoveries could be quite useful.

Monday, 12 January 2015

What Happened To The Dinosaurs?

Welcome back my fellow learners, today we are going to find out what exactly happened to those Goliath all those decades ago

For over 150 million years, those Goliath known as dinosaurs ruled the Earth. They were so good at it, that other animal species, including mammals, had very little chance of taking anything but a secondary role on.

Then, suddenly nearly 65 million years ago, they all disappeared from the face of the earth completely. Did they have a quick and painless end?, or did this happen gradually?
With their search for answers to what wiped dinosaurs out, scientists looked beyond fossils. Geological evidence has some clues and contributed to several hypotheses of how dinosaurs become extinct.

This mystery is not a simple whodunit. The same evidence can sometimes be subject to several interpretations. To date there is no piece of evidence which can support only one hypothesis, above all others.

Scientific evidence are the building blocks of all hypotheses. To begin with, the same evidence can support multiple hypotheses. As more evidence comes to light, some hypotheses are then substantiated, whilst others are disproved, and eventually new ones are created.

Did a colliding giant asteroid or comet manage to change the shape of life on Earth?
It is agreed that an object which is 10 kilometres across, hit just off the coast of Yucatan peninsula over 65 million years ago.

According to some that maintain dinosaurs became extinction over night, the impact must have spelled a cataclysmic result.

For months, scientists state, that thick clouds of dust closed off the sun's rays, darkening and chilling the planet to dangerous levels for many plant life and, in turn, a lot of animals. When the dust finally lifted, greenhouse gases that were created by this impact made temperatures sky-rocket rising above pre-impact levels.

In only a few years, these frigid and sweltering extremes were the cause of the extinction of not only dinosaurs, but up to 70% of plants and animal life that were around at the time.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

What Is The Oldest Living Tree Species?

Welcome back my fellow learners, hope you all had a good New Year? Today we are going to learn about the Ginkgo tree.

This is one late bloomer. Ginkgo, which is the oldest tree species, has been used medicinally for around 4,000 years. However, it has only been the last two decades that medical researchers discovered evidence which could offer a glimmer of hope for a range of age-related issues.

Ginkgo trees, also referred to as maidenhairs, are planted on city streets. The tree's fruit gives out an awful smell when decomposing, and can sometimes cause skin irritations, however, the almond shaped seeds found within is a prize indeed within Asian markets. It is the pretty, fan-shaped leaf, not the fruit, which has excited scientists lately.

Although little known outside of health food stores, a concentrated extract has been the number one drug within Germany, where it is commonly used to aid asthma and circulation issues. And, unlike most plant-based agents, ginkgo preparations have been thoroughly tested on people, not just on animals and laboratories.

Powerful medicine
What's exactly is in ginkgo extract, and what does it do?

Gingko is said to greatly improve tinnitus, which is ringing in the ears, relieve a few Alzheimer's symptoms, decrease inflammation due to asthma and allergies, combat stroke damage, reduce multiple sclerosis outbreaks and decrease peripheral vascular disease.

The active ingredients include compounds known as ginkgolides. One of these, is ginkgolide B, has been proved to suppress a clot promoting substance found within the human body know as platelet activating factor, or PAF for short. Since PAF is a main player in a body fighting against allergic inflammation and asthma, the disease-fighting potential of this plant is most intriguing.

This and other substances have shown numerous benefits for old age, especially those resulting from a reduced blood supply to the brain. These effects are said to come from the ginkgo's ability to be able to dilate arteries and capillaries, which are the blood vessels which nourishes a body's tissues.  

Monday, 5 January 2015

What Is The Oldest Spoken Language In The World?

Welcome back my fellow learners, today we are going to find out about the oldest language in the world today.

All languages which are spoken today result from the slow and gradual evolution spanning from the first grunts humans used. There is no point where a language is not the same language, and should language X still be referred to as X over 2,000 years later, it's only for historical, cultural or other reasons, and not for linguistic ones. The actual answer to which is the oldest language, is there is none, because all languages are nearly as old.

But, should you ask which languages have a slower rate of evolution, such as a modern speaker could find texts comprehensible, then that's a whole different kettle of fish.

Firstly, there is virtually no way of knowing the pronunciation of languages which are more than a couple of centuries old. subsequently, even though modern Chinese today, could read older Chinese, it's unlikely they could understand anything should they hear it spoken today as it was then, so you have to agree to rely on written texts solely, for a better solution.

Secondly, forget about the linguistic tags which are attached to texts, such as Old Norse, this could be legible for today's Scandinavian speaker, whilst Old English will be less comprehensible for a person speaking today's English.

Lastly, it's hard to correctly understand the level of comprehension of an average person, especially should you factor in cultural differences, which could account for a population understanding older texts which otherwise display a similar amount of variation. For example, should a modern Arab speaker of a dialect would be able to understand texts from the 8th century, it's only due to the fact these texts were part of their education. Are Chinese children shown and taught ancient dialects? Tamil speakers? Icelandic speakers? We have no idea, however, it probably plays a serious role with their level of understanding.