Neil Armstrong is dead
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, is dead. This is a solemn hour. Pic is public domain.
Perspective: How large is a solar flare?
Astronomy is awesome greatly due to its huge size. It is impossible for any human being – a brilliant scientist...
The day of amazing news, part 1: the Higgs Boson...
CERN finally released the long awaited news, the greatest physics breakthrough in a very long time – the Higgs...
The War on Error
Quote of the Day #25
I trust in the gospel of doubt and wonder. It is often the pride of mankind which makes them think they have all the...
xkcd: Forgot Algebra
I’ve wondered about this. It’s hard for me not to be a jerk when I hear someone say they don’t...
Wrong!
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Star greater than the Milky Way?
At a party a few days ago, I was standing outside with a couple of friends viewing the incredible night sky when we...
The Beautiful Cosmos: M106
A beautiful picture of the M106 galaxy, lost in the vastness of space. Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral...
Books of March 2012
These are the books read or listened to in March. Philip Plait: “Death from the Skies! The Science Behind the End of...