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Bering Sea meteor strike last Christmas could have destroyed New York and killed 20 million.

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bering Sea meteor strike last Christmas could have destroyed New York and killed 20 million.

Last December (2018), an untracked and rather unexpected meteor exploded over the Bering Sea releasing 173 kilotons of energy, or more than ten times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. To put this event in context, if this meteor came in on a less fortunate angle and hadn’t air-burst, but instead struck the […]

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Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

As author Roger A. Sedjo points out in his introduction to ‘Surviving Global Warming’, we’ve known global warming and climate change has been happening since the 1980s and simply haven’t done enough to curb it. We’ve seen rapid changes in the weather this year so we should all know something’s going on. Sedjo points out […]

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Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

March 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

There’s always a question of just how big can the Haynes books get? I guess David M. Harland’s book, ‘Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual’, says all the way to the top. As I’m pretty familiar with a lot of this information so I was literally here for […]

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Scientists reverse time at the quantum level (no Timelords involved).

March 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Scientists reverse time at the quantum level (no Timelords involved).

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past. The […]

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NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had this to say to SFcrowsnest yesterday, speaking about their plans to go from the Moon to Mars. “President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request […]

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Want to see a Dragon splash down?

March 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Want to see a Dragon splash down?

ASA passed a major milestone Friday in its goal to restore America’s human spaceflight capability when SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returned to Earth after a five-day mission docked to the International Space Station. About 6 hours after departing the space station, Crew Dragon splashed down at 8:45 a.m. EST approximately 230 miles off the coast of […]

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Origins: How The Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell (book review).

March 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Origins: How The Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell (book review).

I hope we’re all aware of how early Man, Homo erectus, spread out from Africa but have you wondered how the ecology affected all of this, especially as it also encompassed several Ice Ages. With Lewis Dartnell’s latest book, ‘Origins: How The Earth Made Us’, you get to see this. All species grow and diverge […]

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Mars by Rod Pyle (book review).

March 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mars by Rod Pyle (book review).

Mars is the planet most like the Earth in terms of environmental conditions and the one that holds most tightly to popular imagination. When HG Wells published his ‘War Of The Worlds’ in 1897, scientists couldn’t quite resolve surface details through the telescopes of the time and some believed they could see canals criss-crossing the […]

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The World Of Dinosaurs by Dr. Mark Norell (book review).

March 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
The World Of Dinosaurs by Dr. Mark Norell (book review).

It wasn’t that long ago that everyone ‘s idea of what dinosaurs looked like was limited to comparisons with the slow, sluggish reptiles of today. Robert Bakker and the Dinosaur Renaissance began transforming them into the dynamic animals we saw in ‘Jurassic Park’. But as alert and agile as these new dinosaurs seem, they’re still […]

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SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule successfully docks with space station.

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule successfully docks with space station.

For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated U.S. crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, has docked with the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Known as Demo-1, […]

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