By: Briar Miller
There is probably not a single person on the planet who has not looked up at the Moon and wondered how did it get there? Whose is that face that looks down at us? Is it made of green cheese?For most of us it...
By: Paul Wylie
It's The End Of The World As We Know ItAs the entire world descends into the chaos of wars and starvation, a little known experiment is about to take place outside of Geneva that could possibly end all life as we know it, and possibly...
By: John Gugie
This is a great topic. I'm not sure exactly what everyone's take on this question is but I'll just dive right in with my take on it. It might be something totally different than everyone else's opinion or take on the subject.Last year, I...
Star-gazers' guide to amateur astronomy
By: Stella Kaye
Finding Your Way Around the Heavens (This article is aimed at children in the U.K.) Anyone can just look up at the night sky and appreciate the heavens in all their magnificent glory, but how much more fun it could be if you...
By: Rod Kennedy
Within the lifetime of an average person, the stars in the night sky are constant and nearly unchanging. Historical records occasionally reflect rare events such as super novae, or the regular oscillations of variable stars such as Algol in Perseus the Hero. Yet if we...
By: Stephanie Sublett
This epitomizes what true science is about: refining our knowledge to better understand nature. At first, only Pluto's motion across the sky was known. Then the size and distance were estimated. Then its moon was resolved and later the moon was shown to be a...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
Often when we think of the search of Extra Terrestrial Intelligence we think and speak in awed, golden tones of how wondrous it would be to meet an alien civilization; to understand their culture(s), their language(s), architecture, art, music, their history, their philosophies and religions...
By: Gary Gagne
The first thing to do is to toss whatever it is you're smoking, drop and roll or duck and cover, whichever is more appropriate.The second thing, is to take out your cell phone and get lots of pictures. Nobody's going to believe you without...
By: Michael Grossman
The majority of writers who chose to respond to this essay seem to have misunderstood special relativity and gotten lost in the so-called Twin Paradox without discussing the physiological effects of living in space on the human body.Now that I mention it, it is...
By: Jimmy Nightingale
Remember the haunting sounds of Der-der-der-der-DUM when we communicated with aliens in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"? Nice stuff, Mr Spielberg. Well, I've never been to Wyoming, but anyone who has ever spent a lot of time out at sea at night will have...

 

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