Category Archives: Science

Big Bang May Have Created a Mirror Universe Where Time Runs Backwards

Tim De Chant of Nova from PBS – Why does time seem to move forward? It’s a riddle that’s puzzled physicists for well over a century, and they’ve come up with numerous theories to explain time’s arrow. The latest, though, … Continue reading

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Jonas Salk: A Life

A book by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs – Review by David Oshinsky in the New York Times – Nobody could recall a medical press conference quite like this one. On April 12, 1955, families huddled around radios, as if listening to the World Series or a championship … Continue reading

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Have Aliens Found Us? A Harvard Astronomer on the Mysterious Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua’

By Isaac Chotiner of the New Yorker – On October 19, 2017, astronomers at the University of Hawaii spotted a strange object travelling through our solar system, which they later described as “a red and extremely elongated asteroid.” It was … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Science, Space travel, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Majority of Americans Believe It Is Essential That the U.S. Remain a Global Leader in Space

By Cary Funk and Mark Strauss of Pew Research – Majorities say the International Space Station has been a good investment for the country and that, on balance, NASA is still vital to the future of U.S. space exploration even … Continue reading

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Potential super-Earth found nearby after decades-long hunt

By Nadia Drake of National Geographic Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems to be orbiting a small, dim red star. If it’s truly there, the alien planet would at least partly fulfill a fantasy decades in the making, … Continue reading

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