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How the Earth rides around the Sun, and how that impacts our clocks and calendars.

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SpaceX just announced that the first private citizen to fly to the moon will be Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion entrepreneur. Yusaku has bought all the seats on the flight, choosing to invite 6-8 artists to join him. He has named his project dearMoon. The artists will be commissioned to produce works inspired by the […]

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/ February 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Falcon Heavy and Starman

Falcon Heavy and Starman

When I first heard that Elon Musk was sending his personal Tesla Roadster to Mars, I looked on TheOnion.com for the story. He wasn't kidding. SpaceX's test launch and flight of the world's biggest rocket was spectacular, including the mind boggling synchronous return of the twin rocket boosters.

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Randall Munroe, the author of the fantastic XKCD web comic, created this graphic charting Earth’s average temperature from 20,000 BCE. This visual representation is very helpful in putting our planet’s relative temperature fluctuations in the context of time, planetary events and human expansion. It is not a coincidence that the startling change in the last […]

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Breathtaking views of mother Earth from NASA and the International Space Station.

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Sam Harris delivers a thought provoking TED Talk, arguing that Western culture relies too heavily on moral relativism, and that science can help us make moral decisions.

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At the TED2010 conference Bill Gates made the case that humanity needs an Energy Miracle: the invention of an incredible and multifaceted solution providing cheap energy with zero CO2 emissions.

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