November 21, 2014

Four Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films That Should Be Holiday Classics

Many people watch the great holiday films around the winter solstice season – “Miracle on 34th Street,” “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and all […]
November 18, 2014

Four Bizarre Prototypes of Cold War Weapons

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union took place at the same time as the so-called “Space Age” or “Atomic Age,” a […]
November 5, 2014

Four More Weird Cryptids

The number of undiscovered species on Earth is estimated to be in the millions, if not the billions. For all of the biodiversity that our planet […]
November 3, 2014

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Mars

Hello again. Last time, we adopted a different format to take a look at NASA’s aspirations in relation to our mysterious neighbor, Mars. This time around, […]
October 25, 2014

Who’s Out There?—Something Somewhere Not In Thermodynamic Equilibrium?

In his 1992 book Steps Toward Life, Nobel Prize winner and Director of the Max Planck Institute, Manfred Eigen, focuses on the origins of life. He introduces the […]
October 24, 2014

Four Great Scientists and Their Obvious Mistakes

The great scientists of history are some of the smartest and wisest people who ever lived. These individuals are sometimes singlehandedly responsible for bringing massive progress […]
October 22, 2014

Thoughts on Bionicle

For the better part of a decade, Lego fans the world over followed the toys and storyline of an intricate sci-fi universe set on a planet […]
October 21, 2014

25 Years Ago, NASA Envisioned Its Own ‘Orient Express’

The National Aero-Space Plane was to be a revolutionary advance beyond the space shuttle. In his 1986 State of the Union address, President Ronald Reagan promised “a new […]
October 13, 2014

Teen trying to make an out-of-this-world dream a reality

NASA’s replacement for the retired space shuttle will take humans farther than ever before. The Space Launch System (SIS) will travel to asteroids, and eventually, to […]