My dad worked for NASA, recruited John Glenn and knew Neil Armstrong
My father was one of those who worked feverishly behind the scenes 50 years ago to get astronauts safely to the moon and back
What if our natural satellite didn’t exist?
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This January, John Hawks (of his eponymous weblog) and I are moderating a session as part of the education track at Science Online in North Carolina.
The multi-billion-dollar cancer drug Avastin is no longer an approved treatment for breast cancer treatment, per a long-anticipated announcement made Friday by the U.S.
I am one of the people who reacted strongly to a science fiction story sexist piece of crap published by Nature in their Futures section titled Womanspace .
Vegetarian or vegan readers, would you have a problem with eating meat is the protein was grown in a lab? There would be no* animal cruelty involved, and no living breathing animals would have to die to end up on your plate...
An image of an inventor, captured with his own invention:Louis Daguerre, a pioneer in photographic chemistry, would have been 224 years old today.Not as though he would have lived anywhere near that long...
Earlier this month, Nature Publishing Group and Scientific American proudly launched the completion of Scientific American 's archives, dating back to the first issue from August 28, 1845...
The God of the Gaps must be feeling mightily squeezed these days. Is it any surprise that someone wants to give him/her/it a whole new universe in which to hang out?Clay Farris Naff tries to do just that in a post today on the Scientific American guest blog titled, "A Secular Case for Intentional Creation." The post isn't about the creation of Earth or humanity, which Naff kindly considers settled, but about the creation of our universe itself...
“Does aught befall you? It is good. It is part of the destiny of the Universe ordained for you from the beginning.”-- Marcus Aurelius, Stoic Philosopher and Emperor of Rome, in Meditations, circa 170 CE“'He said that, did he?...
In September, headlines erupted when the solar company, Solyndra, announced that it would be filing for bankruptcy just 2 years after the company received $535 million in federal loan guarantees under the Recovery Act...
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