By: Tarek Musslimani
The element calcium follows the trend in properties that is seen with magnesium and sodium and potassium elements. Namely, it is toxic to mammals in its metallic form, while it is unharmful in its ionic form. Actually, calcium ion is not only unharmful but also...
Galileo Galilei: A biography
By: Sherrie Smith
Harken then to this great and new wonder. The first discover of the solar spots, as also of all other celestial novelties, was our Lincean academician and he discovered them in the year 1610, wrote Galileo about himself in his Dialogue on the Great...
The latest discoveries about the sun
By: Sue Alexander-Barnes
Our Sun, an average star in a backwater of the Milky Way galaxy, has excited both awe and curiosity since the dawn of humankind. Scientists have been studying the Sun intensively since around the mid 1800s, when the study of sunspots led the English amateur...
A brief history of the search for life on Mars
By: Mark Waybill
Life on Mars is one of the most well known subjects concerning our star system to everyday people. Whether it be from science fiction movies, television series or books, or from the various missions to the planet in recent years, speculation on the issue has...
Large Hadron Collider Black Hole
By: Mark Waybill
The Large Hadron Collider, in my opinion, will not and does not have the potential to destroy the Earth. The project is backed by many people, and a good number of these people are scientists who have experience and knowledge in the area for which...
Moon Landing Hoax
By: Mark Waybill
Anyone who thinks that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did not walk on the moon is ignorant of a few things, in my opinion, which make such an accusation of the moon landing being a hoax ridiculous. There are conspiracy theories for just about every...
By: John Traveler
On March 16, 1926, the American physicist Robert Goddard successfully launched the first liquid fuel rocket. A young German student at the time, Wernher von Braun took interest in Goddard's work and aspired to some day build a rocket that would carry man to the...
Should People be Allowed to Live on Mars
By: Gary C. Gibson
.Well, I should at least be allowed to live on Mars. With the discovery of vast underground networks of lava tubes around Arsis Mons and elsewhere subterranean troglodyte low-income housing is inevitable on that world. Sure there shall be impressive social bureaucracy and vast...
Book reviews: The Blind Watchmaker, by Richard Dawkins
By: Philo Gabriel
This is a book about evolution, but not as much about the evolution/creationism conflict as one might expect. I kind of like that. I've read quite a few articles and books by scientists directly debating and debunking creationism, and absolutely there's a place for that...
Are the Moon Landings Real
By: Nathan Grace
On the 40th anniversary of the Apollo missions there are many who believe it to be a hoax. Conspiracy theories have always been popular and this is one of the biggest. The landings become even more incredible as we look back at their technological...

 

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