What is a lipid molecule?
By: Tami Port MS
Lipids are organic molecules that are hydrophobic or insoluble in water because the non-polar, covalent bonds linking carbon and hydrogen aren't attracted to the polar bonds of water. The four major categories of lipids include fats, phospholipids, waxes and steroids.* Fats *Fats and oils...
Facts about Venus
By: Lin Barrett
If, in our solar system, Earth had a twin, that sister planet was long thought to be Venus. Venus is the second planet from the sun in our solar system, orbiting between Mercury and Earth. With Mercury, Venus comprises the "inferior" planets, those whose...
By: Cody Hodge
If SETI was successful in finding an alien message, what would happen on Earth? No doubt a message delivered to us by an alien civilization would have tremendous effects on society. It would fundamentally alter our beliefs, values, and how we perceive ourselves in the...
By: Elton Gahr
Just as space travel is becoming democratized as private companies gain the ability to reach outer space the search for extra terrestrial intelligence is also leaving the venue of government and moving into the private sector and at the forefront of that movement is...
By: Muhammad Fahd Waseem
To the question "Are the stars we see really there?", there is a simple, if non-committal, answer: maybe. We see things when light is either emitted by something and it reaches our eyes, or else, light is reflected off something and it reaches our...
An explanation of the Fermi paradox
By: A. C. Crabtree
The Golden Age of Science Fiction in the 40s and 50s introduced the idea of, and interest in extraterrestrial life into the popular psyche. The idea that alien life forms could be out there in the universe has an almost universal appeal. Space is so...
By: Elton Gahr
With a universe as vast as ours and very little way of knowing where anyone else might be where do you begin to look for signals from other worlds? This is the question that SETI asked itself before beginning project Phoenix and the answer it...
By: Elton Gahr
Having spent years now looking into space hoping that someone will speak to us from the void humans have just began to realize that perhaps it will be up to us to send the message, but this leads to a question. How do you introduce...
By: Cody Hodge
There are many aspects of the ancient world that we don't understand, and we marvel at some of the artifacts they have left behind. Whether it be the Nasca Lines in Peru, or the monuments left on Easter Island, there are a number of people...
By: Cody Hodge
What is the difference between stars and planets? The differences are numerous, and there are some stark differences between the two types of stellar bodies. Without stars, there would be no planets, and therefore there would be nothing to observe in the sky. Without planets...

 

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