Property, Politics & Global Environmental Change

An Examination of Private vs. Common Land Tenure Regimes in Theory and Practice Mention the ‘tropical forest crisis’ to UN officials, timber dealers, taxi drivers or New York Times readers and they will tell you it is due to ‘overpopulation’, ‘underdevelopment’ and ‘primitive slash-and-burn agriculture’. Asked about solutions, they will point to technical rather than…

The Psychedelic Experience: LSD and Buddhist Practices

“Tricycle” magazine described the boom of LSD during the 1960s as blowing the generation gap wide open. They described it as “the old were appalled while the young were enthralled.” In his manuscript for Flashbacks Leary wrote, “Some students quit school and pilgrimage eastward to study yoga on the Ganges. Not necessarily a bad development…

Conclusion: The Science of Smell

What Does This All Mean? Therefore, whether or not humans want to admit this commonality with animals and insects, every species is impacted by pheromones. Pheromones affect all the processes vital to the continuation of life on this planet: from helping each species to select its mate, to ensuring females ovulate at the opportune time…

Menstrual Cycle Modulator: The Science of Smell

How Do Pheromones Affect a Female’s Menstrual Cycle? A woman’s menstrual cycle can be altered by the pheromones transmitted by either males or females. This chemical signal can cause her cycle to become synchronized, shortened, or lengthened. The male pheromones which affect females are the primer pheromones. Many studies have been conducted on different mammals…

Mother-Infant Bonding: The Science of Smell

How Are Pheromones Used? The bond between a mother and her child are much deeper than just emotional heart strings. Pheromones are exchanged in the womb, through breastfeeding, and through other means of physical contact which create a lifelong bond between mothers and their children. Both humans and nonhumans use pheromones as a means of…

Same-Sex Attraction: The Science of Smell

Is There Biological Reasoning for Homosexuality? Evidence supporting the biological reasoning for existence of homosexuality in the human species is growing. Even though there are still some who believe that homosexuality is a choice rather than an inborn trait, stemming either from a religious or conservative viewpoint, the recent research into pheromones has a reassuring…

Opposite-Sex Attraction: The Science of Smell

What Does Science Have to Do with Mate Selection? When thinking about mate selection, rarely do thoughts turn to science and biology, although both are shown to play an important part of mate selection. There are no romantic comedies called Love at First Sniff or articles in Cosmopolitan entitled: How to Get the Best Body…

De-Sexing the Bonobo

Primates have captured the hearts and imaginations of researchers and the general public alike. While the physical and behavioral similarities between primates and humans fascinate almost anyone, regardless of scientific background, researchers focus on the intriguing evolutionary importance of primates. Though both reasons represent entirely valid motives for interest in primate species, they are not…

Interference in Visual Working Memory is Related to Less Accurate Response

Introduction Memory is a tool on which many people rely heavily every day. How and what is remembered plays a significant role in determining how people act in their daily lives (Araya, Ekehammar & Akrami, 2003). It is important to understand how memory works as a way of understanding more about people in general, and…

Safety Benefits of the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS)

This paper will examine the human factors errors that the EGPWS has helped to minimize as well as the human factors involved with designing and maintaining the new technology.[1] According to the Flight Safety Foundation, a leading organization dedicated to lowering the risks in aviation, the four most pressing aviation safety issues are Controlled Flight…