Energy and Intention: Why Thoughts and Prayers Matter

Fatigued and weaving unsteadily on wobbly legs, long-struggling New Day member Kofi Kingston was about to lose the WWE Championship match to madman environmentalist Daniel Bryan. But the 82,000 member audience cheered their lungs out, creating a palpable and unifying energy that went beyond sound. Months before, when Joe Anoai, aka Roman Reigns, walked to… Continue reading Energy and Intention: Why Thoughts and Prayers Matter

Mauna Kea Telescope: Symbol of Hope and Faith

There is a cultural controversy occurring in Hawaii over whether it is right – a moral, not legal issue – for the state to build a $1.4 billion thirty-meter (18 stories!) telescope on Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. Ethnic Hawaiian elders claim this state-owned site has religious significance and want… Continue reading Mauna Kea Telescope: Symbol of Hope and Faith

Wolves Revive Yellowstone: Scientists Get Schooled

brown wolf in green forest, side view

watch video Reintroducing wolves in Yellowstone National Park drastically improved the ecological health of the area. This amazing video reveals the miracle of nature and the fallibility of science and scientists. When wolves were hunted by the government predator control program during the early 1900's ecologists believed it was best for the park. They have… Continue reading Wolves Revive Yellowstone: Scientists Get Schooled

Do Animals Have Souls?

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go to podcast The animal lovers in your family will enjoy this interesting and moving segment of Science Friday. Ira Flatow interviews primatologist and prolific author Frans de Waal about his latest book Mama’s Last Hug:Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves. Pet owners know their dogs and cats are responsive and loving… Continue reading Do Animals Have Souls?

A Lava Cricket Rave

cricket sitting on black, wet lava

Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii oozed tons of lava daily for years. It covered roads, burned homes, and remade acres of land. Yet, on top of this unlikely Candyland, lava crickets flock to mate and gorge on plant debris and sea foam. ‘ūhini nēnē pele in Hawaiian and Caconemobius fori in scientificese,… Continue reading A Lava Cricket Rave