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

The Enigma of Time

What does it mean, Albert Einstein asked in 1905, to say that a train arrives someplace — in Paris, say — at 7 o’clock? It should be noted that today, 30 June, 2017, is the 112th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies“, his Special Theory of Relativity, and thus it … More The Enigma of Time

Summer Solstice 2017

Southern-facing view for US eastern seaboard, mid-northern latitudes for this year’s Summer Solstice. In this view, note the position of the planets Mercury, very close to the sun, Mars, Venus and the Moon, our natural satellite. View via Stellarium. During the yearly journey around our star, the Earth passes four notable points, points that mark … More Summer Solstice 2017

“Anyone who denies over a century’s worth of established science & basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA…the Senate needs to stand up to Scott Pruitt & his dangerous views.” (Sen. Schatz) (420 character-9-liner on Pruitt’s lies)

Originally posted on Words We Women Write :
https://youtu.be/SHzRBMBVu-4 LIE: “I think that measuring, with precision, human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do & there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.” No, Scott Pruitt, it is EASY to measure & there is OVERWHELMING agreement. Carbon Dioxide is the PRIMARY greenhouse gas…

NASA Discovery Reveals Largest Group of Earth-Size Planets In Habitable Zone

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, an orbiting platform that observes the universe exclusively in the InfraRed  region of the spectrum, have announced the unprecedented discovery of a group of Earth-size planets in orbit around the cool, low-mass red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, three of which lie within the star’s habitable zone! The habitable zone … More NASA Discovery Reveals Largest Group of Earth-Size Planets In Habitable Zone