The Ancient Egyptians were very much keen to understand the night sky. They began their research on stars in around 4000BC. There were numerous reasons why the Ancient Egyptians studied astronomy. The foremost reason was that stars can help to …Read More »
Helmut and I have just returned from a little shindig over in San Antonio Texas. We were there attending the national NSTA conference. The conference went very well for everyone involved.
While there we unveiled for the first …Read More »
Please watch the video below. It is well worth your time.
The march from lush land to desert is not as inexorable as it may seem. By recruiting an unlikely ally, it appears that Mr. Savory has come up with …Read More »
Recently, defined in this case as late last night, I returned from a brief vacation to Brazil. While there I saw many things.
Part of the trip was to Iguassu Falls, the largest waterfall on Earth. It is composed of …Read More »
The meteor that crashed to earth in Russia was about 55 feet in diameter, weighed around 10,000 tons and was made from a stony material, scientists said, making it the largest such object to hit the Earth in more than …Read More »
A large space rock known as asteroid 2012 DA14 will be zipping by our planet on Feb. 15, coming within 28,000 km of Earth, the closest approach ever seen for an object its size. You can catch the event live …Read More »
Below is wild speculation from an unused corner of my mind, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
As we know, some people claimed that the world was supposed to end on December 21st 2012. As far as …Read More »
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, prime numbers are a mathematician’s.
And Curtis Cooper at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg has just found the biggest, shiniest diamond of them all.
As part of the Great Internet Mersenne …Read More »
There are two schools of thought which have been around since the dawn of humanity. They have always been at odds with each other, but historians will say that in the early 21st century is when they reached their maximum.…Read More »
NASA is building an incredible lunar digging robot that could work all day, every day for years. This robot will be as different from the Curiosity rover as night and day, according to a news release from the space agency. …Read More »