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Evolving: The Human Effect And Why It Matters by Daniel J. Fairbanks (book review).

August 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Evolving: The Human Effect And Why It Matters by Daniel J. Fairbanks (book review).

As can be seen from the title, ‘Evolving: The Human Effect And Why It Matters’, Daniel J. Fairbanks’ book is about evolution with a special concentration on Man and how he spread across this planet. This book strongly hits the creationists and those who believe in the so-called ‘intelligent design’ with proof of evolution but […]

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Super Fuel by Richard Martin (book review).

July 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Super Fuel by Richard Martin (book review).

When I reviewed ‘God And The Atom’ by Victor J. Stenger, he pointed out Richard Martin’s book ‘Super Fuel’ as an important book pointing out thorium as a safer alternative to uranium as the radioactive fuel in nuclear power plants. The nice lady publicist at Macmillan came up with a copy noting it was released […]

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The Mystery Of Existence: Why Is There Anything At All edited by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn (book review).

July 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mystery Of Existence: Why Is There Anything At All edited by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn (book review).

Editors John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn bring together the views of some fifty scientists and philosophers questioning…well…the universe and everything in this book ‘The Mystery Of Existence: Why Is There Anything At All’. Some things like the Stephen Hawking quote that he knows how the universe works but not why it bothers to exist […]

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Rocket Girl: The Story Of Mary Sherman Morgan by George D. Morgan (book review).

July 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rocket Girl: The Story Of Mary Sherman Morgan by George D. Morgan (book review).

  I suspect even author George D. Morgan recounting the life of his mother, Mary Sherman Morgan here in this book, ‘Rocket Girl’ never remotely dreamed her significance when young. Mary felt constrained not to talk about her work to even her own children and it only came out at her funeral to them that […]

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God And The Atom by Victor J. Stenger (book review).

July 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
God And The Atom by Victor J. Stenger (book review).

Victor J. Stenger’s examination of the atom in this aptly named book, ‘God And The Atom’, begins very much with its history. As I’ve covered the history of science before, I’ll hit the highlights of things that I might have not been aware of or need further note. Although Stenger admits that the greatest discoveries […]

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Earth is not alone… there’s another blue planet.

July 13, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Earth is not alone… there’s another blue planet.

Astronomers making visible-light observations with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have deduced the actual color of a planet orbiting another star 63 light-years away. The planet is HD 189733b, one of the closest exoplanets that can be seen crossing the face of its star. Hubble’s Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph measured changes in the color of light […]

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Computing With Quantum Cats by John Gribbin (book review).

June 27, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Computing With Quantum Cats by John Gribbin (book review).

My first impression from the title. ‘Computing With Quantum Cats’ was that author John Gribbin was going to be discussing the next generation of quantum level computers. Mostly, this book starts off with the history of computers, starting off with Alan Turing and the evolving hardware of World War Two that could decode German ciphers. […]

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The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz (book review).

June 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz (book review).

‘The Turbulent Universe’ is the final book by philosopher Paul Kurtz, who died in 2012. In many respects, the first two-thirds of the book is a whistle-stop tour of the sciences, our universe and culture. All of which tended to be familiar territory to me but will no doubt be a good refresher for anyone […]

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NASA versus asteroids. Can humanity survive?

June 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
NASA versus asteroids. Can humanity survive?

NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. The challenge, which was announced at an asteroid initiative industry and partner day at NASA Headquarters in Washington, is a large-scale effort that will use multi-disciplinary collaborations and a variety of partnerships with […]

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Black Hole bonanza in Galaxy next door.

June 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Black Hole bonanza in Galaxy next door.

Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered an unprecedented bonanza of black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way. Using more than 150 Chandra observations, spread over 13 years, researchers identified 26 black hole candidates, the largest number to date, in a galaxy outside our […]

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