Bermuda Triangle
By: Richard Serra
The real mystery of the Bermuda Triangle is the result of not knowing why a ship or a plane suddenly loses contact, and never to be heard from again. However this mystery "is" based on fact, a fact that ships and planes have in the...
The need for Personal Character in Science
By: Carl Danko
One of the more wonderful experiences of life is being involved in the sciences. The rich diversity of facts and conjectures makes each day an opportunity to see the world much like a small child does: with sparkling delight. How sad it is that personal...
Can we Separate Science from Ideology
By: Darrin A Yarbrough
"In its broadest sense, science (from the Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") refers to any systematic knowledge or practice. In its more usual restricted sense, science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge based on scientific method, as well as to the organized body of knowledge...
The drawbacks of Daylight Saving Time
By: Roberta Velyn
We drive up to the church on Sunday morning and there are no other vehicles. Have we moved the clock ahead a week early? Has everyone else forgotten to set their clocks ahead? We settle into a pew, wondering silently whether we're confused or just...
By: David Stillwagon
One of the signs that winter is approaching is setting back the clock one hour. You gain an hour of sleep but you also lose an hour of daylight. When spring comes you get that hour back but you lose that hour of sleep. How...
The difference between Ephemeris Time and Terrestrial Dynamic Time
By: B. Stone
Ephemeris Time (ET) and Terrestrial Dynamic Time (TDT) are both stable time standards devised to replace variable solar time. They are extremely precise methods of measuring time. The difference is that Terrestrial Dynamic Time is based on atomic time, while Ephemeris Time is based on...
Science is self Correcting
By: Cameron Foster
Society today misunderstands what science really is. It is not magic. It is not a religion. It's a rational process of determining reality, nothing more and nothing less. By its very nature, the body of increasing scientific knowledge will, over the course of time, sometimes...
Daylight Saving Time explained
By: Harry Lacey
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is, to many, a bizarre concept. While living in Paris, Benjamin Franklin first suggested that the populace should be awaken by cannon to make the most of the early sunlight, saving money on candles. It was, needless to say, something of...
The drawbacks of Daylight Saving Time
By: David Thackston
There are many positive effects that daylight saving time affords us, such as extra daylight hours in the evening and the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Due to some of the more pronounced negative factors however, the practice is not without its controversies and...
By: Carol Robidoux
Ben Franklin was only kidding when he suggested 225 years ago that towns should employ the use of church bells or cannon blasts, if necessary, to wake citizens at sunrise so they could take full advantage of sunlight - a thrifty alternative to pricy candle...

 

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