"Collecting "imponderables" or interesting unanswered questions is one of my hobbies and I list a bunch of questions here. I decided to put them on this web site to encourage students to think creatively and identify deep questions. But anyone is welcome to enjoy them."
I am glad I do not have to be tested on this list! But it does keep the mind active and that is a good thing.
"Scientist Robert P.H. Chang of Northwestern University had no trouble persuading education officials in Mexico to introduce the burgeoning field of nanotechnology to schools there, but it's been a far tougher sell in the United States. In
Mass Extinction Underway
"The World Wide Web's Most Comprehensive Source of Information on the Current Mass Extinction."
They do not exaggerate! What a compilation of sites and links!
Scientists find dozens of new species in
The discoveries, described in a report compiled by WWF, include 30 unique fish species, two tree frog species, 16 ginger species, three tree species and one large-leafed plant species."
Unfortunately, we discover far fewer than we manage to extinguish, it seems, as increasingly various species go extinct.
This article points to the various explanations concerning the so-called placebo effect. This well-known and tested effect has a number of differing explanations, but we are warned that "the placebo can be an open door to quackery."
"Researchers and medical doctors sometimes give placebos to patients. Anecdotal evidence for the placebo effect is garnered in this way. Those who believe there is scientific evidence for the placebo effect point to clinical studies, many of which use a control group treated with a placebo. Why an inert substance, or a fake surgery or therapy, would be effective is not known. "
"Thousands of man-sized holes are carved into the barren rock near
More? see the links at left margin for other unusual places