February 27, 2014

The Top Four Body Modifications in Science Fiction

The Top Four Body Modifications in Science Fiction One of the great draws of speculative fiction, and a theme that has been recapitulated again and again, […]
February 26, 2014

What’s the Deal with Antimatter?

What’s the Deal with Antimatter? Antimatter is one of the weirdest aspects of the universe. It’s right up there with black holes, the big bang and […]
February 25, 2014

Five Sci-fi Apocalypses People Actually Believe In

To hear science fiction tell it, all human life or even the planet Earth itself can be destroyed a dozen times over before breakfast. Apocalyptic events […]
February 24, 2014

Who’s Out There? A Problem With Numbers

When we think about possible life in the universe, we soon encounter numbers. There’s too many of them, both large and small. We simply can’t grasp how huge […]
February 22, 2014

Mars Bound With Your Help!

Hello, my name is Alyssa Carson call sign “Blueberry” and at the age of 3, I wanted to fulfill my dream of being an astronaut. I […]
February 20, 2014

First Communications Satellite Was a Huge Balloon

We depend on communications satellites. These space-based relay stations are more active than we realize, receiving signals from the ground, filtering them, changing their frequencies, and […]
February 17, 2014

The Cosmos, Explained: Neil deGrasse Tyson On His New Series

When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series “Cosmos: A Personal Journey,” in 1980, it soon become most widely watched PBS show in the world, and […]
February 14, 2014

Visiting Michoud

Today I went to Michoud down in the bayou in New Orleans, LA. I saw the last and final existing External Tank. I was able to […]
February 13, 2014

Chinese moon rover Yutu is awake

It was widely reported on Wednesday that China’s first moon rover – called Yutu or, in English, Jade Rabbit – failed to connect with mission controllers […]