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Dark matter riches?

How we know some galaxies have more than others. “Motions of the stars tell you how much matter there is. They don’t care what form the matter is, they just tell […]

A Mission to Return to the Moon and Stay

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?

Roberto Clemente: “You are wasting your time on Earth” when you refuse to make a difference.

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."

Jay Z and the Bygone Era of Activism

“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 […]

Bill Nye and Pat Robertson Agree on What?

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.   

Republicans Pray for Victory

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 […]

The Republican Stupid-Party Spiral Dilemma

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 […]

Replies to the Abraham Test

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 […]