When could humans first set foot on Mars?
By: Sam E. Jones
There is a lot of talk lately about when a human being might first set foot on a planet other than Earth. For most of the past half century, most people would have agreed that if and when that event happened, that astronaut would likely...
Stephen Hawking argues against the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI)
By: Paul Rance
There are so many stars in the universe it would be very strange indeed if there was no life on any other planet but ours, and would that life be dangerous to us? Professor Stephen Hawking's fear, that extra-terrestrials would be unfriendly, is really judging...
How and why chemical changes occur
By: Ernest Capraro
Chemical changes are those changes that result from a chemical reaction. A chemical reaction involves the breaking and/or formation of a chemical bond. Anytime chemical bonds change, the new chemicals that are produced have their own unique set of properties. The change from old to...
By: Lynette Alice
The “God Particle” is the nickname given to the Higgs Boson Particle which is a subatomic particle. To understand why the God Particle has such a lofty nickname and why it is so important, a brief lesson particle physics in very simple terms is...
By: Lynette Alice
While almost everyone on the planet has heard of a black hole and has some very basic understanding of what they are, for most people they are a mystery. The terminology is confusing, the equations used to explain them beyond the grasp of most, and...
Beginner's guide to chemistry
By: Enigmatic
Chemistry can be a daunting subject for a lot of students. Since it's possible for high school students to take chemistry in Grade 11 (in Canada at least), this guide will go over what you need to know. Firstly, there's the two different, basic types...
Explaining chemistry to kids
By: Ernest Capraro
Chemistry is fascinating to all ages, children included. Sometimes the temptation is to think that chemistry is too complex for kids to understand. Granted, you probably shouldn’t try to have them calculate second-order rate laws right off the bat, but basic concepts like atoms...
Planet facts: Neptune
By: Jade Li
The Blue Planet, as it is often known by, is the eighth planet from the sun and named after the Roman god of the seas, Neptune. However, it wasn’t until the discovery of the planet Uranus that Neptune’s story truly begins. In the...
By: Ray Burke
What is Dark Fluid? There is so much darkness in the universe, no more so than man’s knowledge about what is out there and what it is made of. We used to think we knew the Standard Model, but every so often a new...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Physical scientists have a whole world of work to do in the Gulf Oil Spill. From anthro-biology to ethno-zoology, there is something to study and there will be practical applications that need to be developed from knowledge that is both old and new; general and...

 

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