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If We're Banning Books, Why Not the Bible?

7 May 2022 7 minute read 0 comments The Happy Neuron

As a response to a recent wave of book banning, Chaz Stevens wants to ban the Bible. He might have a point. Banning books in the US isn't new. As far back 1637, well before US independence, the Puritans banned the book New English Canaan. Written by...

Abortion Hypocrisy: Morally Opposed but Willing to Help

2 Mar 2022 5 minute read 2 comments The Happy Neuron

A majority of pro-life Americans are willing to help friends and family get an abortion, while opposing it for others. A new study published in the journal Science Advances demonstrates glaring hypocrisy among American conservatives. On one hand, the...

The Healing Power of Psychedelics, According to Science

16 Feb 2022 12 minute read 2 comments The Happy Neuron

Modern science is slowly rediscovering how psychedelic substances can treat an array of mental illnesses. About 1000 years ago, a shaman was buried in a southern-Bolivian cave with a ritualistic pouch full of psychoactive substances. Made of 3 fox sn...

Catching Sunlight in a Bottle, a Big Step for Renewables

16 Feb 2022 4 minute read 0 comments The Happy Neuron

German scientists can now store the Sun’s energy in a jar and release it when needed as clean-burning hydrogen gas. Solar energy has a big problem: we can’t control the Sun. It obviously doesn’t shine at night and the amount of its energy reaching th...

Solar Energy Has an Aluminum Problem

3 Feb 2022 5 minute read 1 comment The Happy Neuron

Solar is growing rapidly, but producers are running out of aluminum, a not so carbon-friendly material. The solar industry has 2 big problems. First, aluminum is a key material in creating solar panels and the infrastructure necessary to get them up...

The Government Wants To Keep Your Identity Safe With Blockchain

23 Nov 2021 6 minute read 0 comments The Happy Neuron

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce, recently published a white paper, in which they proposed blockchain as a solution to data breaches. The authors focus on the pros and cons of top-down v...

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Is Actually Good for the Environment

23 Nov 2021 6 minute read 0 comments The Happy Neuron

Bitcoin has gotten a lot of hate recently because of its energy consumption and carbon footprint, but—quite counterintuitively—it might be the missing piece to a cleaner future. In early 2021, some prominent people have spoken out against Bitcoin sto...