Wiki Wednesday – Orch-OR

Orchestrated Objective Reduction: Orchestrated objective reduction (Orch-OR) is a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness conceptualized by the theoretical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff, which claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale quantum activities inside the cells, most prevalent in the brain’s neurons. It combines approaches from the radically different angles…


What If It Was Poison?

Does our demand for instant gratification in the realm of sex supersede all other concerns? Will we even examine the effects of the birth control pill? Not on nature, it seems…: At first glance, most fish caught in the Delaware River look perfectly normal. But scientists who investigated further discovered something very unusual. A sampling…