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It’s Never Aliens. Until It Is.

I try my best to keep this column grounded in scientific fact. And I always try to go by the rule, “It’s never aliens.” But, two different stories have been making the rounds the last month or so, and “aliens!” seems to be a possible (if remote) ...

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Oh my. It’s been a big month in space exploration, with lots of exciting developments on a lot of different fronts. So, let’s get right to it. After a six-month journey from the Earth to Mars, NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars on ... Read more

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Did you know that just four forces make everything in the Universe work? It’s true! These are known as the “Fundamental Forces of Nature”, and this month, I’m going to give you a quick rundown of each one, starting with… Read more

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If it isn’t clear by now, Climate change is the biggest threat our species has ever faced. The recent report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, paints a grim picture of a future where our planet is too warm and the weather ... Read more

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For some reason, we humans are obsessed with speed. The faster a thing goes, the more impressive it is to us. This fascination probably has some sort of basis in how we evolved. The faster a person was, the more likely they were to escape ... Read more

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Well, the kids are back in school, and we’re about half way through Summer, so it must be time for another Research Roundup! The biggest science news of the summer is the launch (just days ago) of the Parker Solar Probe. Unlike previous missions ... Read more

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