Forget those WIMPy WIMPs, and move on up to WIMPzillas! “Eight solid light-years of lead…is the thickness of that metal in which you would need to encase yourself if you […]
Everything else has a 5:1 dark matter-to-normal matter ratio. But get a smaller and smaller galaxy, and dark matter skyrockets! “For the moment we might very well can them DUNNOS […]
A group of scientists got together to make a case for going back to the moon in the latest issue of New Space. They see it as a gateway which will open up the rest of our solar system, namely, Mars. The bigger question is how much is this side trip going to cost us?
The author of The Purpose Driven Life has a theory about why Paris happened: We haven't accepted Jesus.
Every year in Japan, a giant penis festival is held, while in America, Chrissy Teigen's nipple is banned. When will we get over our sexual Puritanism?
Good news for coffee drinkers across America: a U.S. government-appointed panel of scientists has found three to five cups a day doesn't pose any long-term health risks.
With Oscar Taveras on our minds, we remember another ballplayer who was taken much too young young. More than just a Hall of Fame outfielder, Roberto Clemente was a man committed to giving back. He died tragically at the age of 38 when a plane he chartered to deliver aid to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua crashed in the Caribbean Sea. "Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth."
“Luck is the residue of design.” – Branch Rickey Branch Rickey certainly knew a lot about luck because he was a master of design. He’s most famously known as the […]
With all the matter-and-energy so close together and so dense at the moment of the Big Bang, why didn’t it recollapse? Image credit: Mark A. Garlick / University of Warwick. […]
If we came to be just a few billion years earlier, we’d never know. Image credit: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum Astronomia), Hawaiian Starlight. “After all the ‘Universe’ […]
The wakefulness drug modafinil, dubbed “Professor’s little helper” has in some circles become the go-to drug for pushing the clock back. Much of the distribution is conducted illicitly, meaning the patient […]
“The hero was a big man; the celebrity is a big name,” wrote historian Daniel J. Boorstin in his 1962 book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America. The […]
In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share an article written by my former colleague Ross Robertson for EnlightenNext magazine called “A Brighter Shade of Green: Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21stCentury.” […]
Evolution is by definition a difficult concept to grasp since you can't observe it happening in front of you. Nevertheless, some unlikely converts are coming over to Bill Nye's point of view.
It’s just a few weeks until the U.S. presidential election, and while nothing is set in stone, Mitt Romney’s hopes are looking increasingly dim. Despite the depressed economy, which would […]
In an interview late last month, Republican senator Marco Rubio, who’s widely viewed to be laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run, announced that he doesn’t know how old […]
Sure, the Allies are advancing... but a snail could do it quicker!
Environmental groups and climate activists have been harshly critical of Mitt Romney’s unfortunate backtracking on climate science and his commitment to policy action. Much of the criticism has argued that […]
My post from last week, “The Abraham Test“, provoked a vigorous discussion (225 comments and counting as of this writing) about the morality of committing violence in God’s name. Since […]