Update: Why the Thirty Meter Telescope Project must be Allowed to Proceed

In a much anticipated and decisive victory for the forces of reason, rationality and science, the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources Approves Conservation District Use Permit allowing construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea to proceed! I reproduce the Press Release from TMT dated 29 September of this year below without comment … More Update: Why the Thirty Meter Telescope Project must be Allowed to Proceed

Order out of Chaos-Harnessing the Power of Nature

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D speaks on a recent segment of NBC’s Today show with Willie Geist. The particular thrust of Dr. Tyson’s remarks centered on the importance of science in a world that has become increasingly uncertain but yet, more reliant on technology. In a recent segment of NBC’s “Today” show, friend and Astrophysicist … More Order out of Chaos-Harnessing the Power of Nature

European Southern Observatory To Announce “Unprecedented Astronomical Discovery” Monday, 16 October

Update to ESO Announcement – In a galaxy far, far away, the Optical Counterpart to Historic Gravity Wave Detection Observe Media Advisory: Press Conference at ESO HQ Announcing Unprecedented Discovery 11 October 2017 ESO will hold a press conference on 16 October 2017 at 16:00 CEST, at its Headquarters in Garching, Germany, to present groundbreaking … More European Southern Observatory To Announce “Unprecedented Astronomical Discovery” Monday, 16 October

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Gravity Wave Detection

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… This now famous opening scroll of Star Wars is a fitting and appropriate way to begin this story as it describes -perfectly- the environment, origin and progenitor of these waves. Yesterday, 3 October, in what the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy described simply as “a discovery … More 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Gravity Wave Detection

Einstein’s warning – and why even a small nuclear war could destroy humanity

Originally posted on Matthew Wright:
Albert Einstein once explained that nuclear weapons changed everything – except the way we think. He was right, of course. That worries me. There’s been a lot of talk about rogue-state nuclear weapons of late. A war using such appalling devices seems a real possibility – more so than during…

The Cassini-Huygens Legacy of Science and Discovery at Saturn

September 7, 2017 After Cassini: Pondering the Saturn Mission’s Legacy Cassini’s discoveries are feeding forward into future exploration of the solar system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute › Full image and caption (Author’s note: The Cassini orbiter is scheduled to be deorbited and plunge into Saturn’s cloud tops this Friday, September 15 at 4:55 AM, PDT. … More The Cassini-Huygens Legacy of Science and Discovery at Saturn