Author: Kaye

The Little Dipper: Host of the North Star

The Little Dipper: Host of the North Star

Ursa Minor, though, is almost entirely represented by the Little Dipper. The handle forms the Little Bear’s tail, and the dipper’s cup forms its flank. The most famous star in the Little Dipper is Polaris,...

The (Cosmological) Axis of Evil

The (Cosmological) Axis of Evil

We orbit a typical star, in a typical spiral galaxy, in a typical branch of a typical supercluster. Our planet and its evolutionary leap to intelligent beings could’ve occurred in any old spot around...

Chinese Experiment Reaches Space Station in Historic First

Chinese Experiment Reaches Space Station in Historic First

A Chinese experiment is now on the International Space Station (ISS), having reached the orbiting lab Monday (June 5) aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft. The experiment will be installed on the U.S. side of...

How Do Scientists ‘Weigh’ Stars?

How Do Scientists ‘Weigh’ Stars?

Stars are enormous balls of hot gas located many trillions of miles away, but when they’re observed from the Earth, they appear as tiny shining dots visible in the night sky. In a new...

Brain is a Quantum Computer

Brain is a Quantum Computer

The laws of quantum mechanics prove that information can exist even in empty space . Quantum entanglement (connection between pairs or groups of particles) supposes that all information in our brain (i.e. our soul)...

Record Cave Dive Leaves Mystery | National Geographic

Record Cave Dive Leaves Mystery | National Geographic

May 3, 2011 — An Australian team has made a record-breaking dive in what may be the world’s deepest coldwater cave. But the explorers still haven’t reached the end of this New Zealand cave,...

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

The Stonehenge monument in England is known for its alignment with the summer solstice sunrise, and a is popular destination for revelers welcoming the longest day of the year. The inner “horseshoe” of the...

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War — the result of the US’s opioid epidemic. That’s one takeaway from a new report by Josh...