The impacts of Stephen Hawking’s contributions to science
By: Sally Morem
What is the nature of time? On May 16, 1989, the world-renown physicist Stephen W. Hawking discussed some of the ways science addresses this question in Northrup Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. He came up with some astonishing and thought-provoking...
By: Mister Maths
Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of India's greatest mathematical geniuses. He made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series.When he was nearly five years old, Ramanujan entered the primary school in Kumbakonam although he...
Facts about the super perigee moon
By: Melody Elizabeth
That’s No Super Moon The planets were finally in alignment for a genuine space phenomenon; the only people forecasting impending disaster were those least qualified to predict it. With all of the attention in the media outlets to the presaged Super Moon, astronomers and...
The Magellanic Clouds
By: D. Vogt
The Magellanic Clouds are a pair of nearby galaxies which are visible from the Southern hemisphere: the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the Small Magellanic Cloud. The oldest Middle Eastern astrological writings refer to these regions of the sky, but they were not given the name...
By: Alison Bowler
Around many discos and parties, the multicolored glow sticks have become a very familiar sight. These fun items utilize the property of chemiluminescence to produce their light. To get a glow stick to work a person has to break a thin walled fragile tube contained...
A look at the exercise regimen of an astronaut in space
By: Rex Coker
Astronauts spend over half their time in space exercising. The importance of exercise in weightless gravity slows muscle and bone growth. The goal of the astronaut is to keep their muscle tone and they use a variety of methods to slow down the degenerating causes...
How astronauts manage bodily functions in space
By: Cynthia Wall
During any speech given by an astronaut, there is one question that is a given: How do you go to the bathroom up there? Children always ask the question and adults are glad they do because they want to know too. The image of orbiting...
How to look inside a proton
By: Andrew J. Bennieston
The proton, one of the particles which make up the nuclei of atoms, is thought to be composed of three smaller particles called quarks. In order to observe the structure of the proton, and verify this theory, scientists must use novel techniques to probe the...
Visual observations of total solar eclipses
By: John Welford
On 20th May 1966 a partial solar eclipse was visible from where I then lived in southern England. I was aged 13 at the time, and my school class turned up for a science lesson to find the teacher hard at work "sooting" glass plates...
By: Valerie Williams
Semiramis. Astarte. Ishtar. Eostre. Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Queen of Heaven. Lady Day. Easter. This is just a sampling of some of the names the Spring Equinox is also known by. The Spring Equinox, as is the Winter Solstice, is a...

 

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