Category: Geology

“Super-Hero Alien Hunter”–China Offering $1 Million for Western Chief Scientist to Run Its New FAST Radio Telescope

“Super-Hero Alien Hunter”–China Offering $1 Million for Western Chief Scientist to Run Its New FAST Radio Telescope

With a dish the size of 30 football fields, China’s new FAST radio telescope, which measures 500 meters in diameter, dwarfs Puerto Rico’s 300-meter Arecibo Observatory. Having the world’s largest and most powerful new...

Why Total Solar Eclipses Are Total Coincidences

Why Total Solar Eclipses Are Total Coincidences

Total solar eclipses, when the moon nearly perfectly covers the sun, have fascinated humans since at least the time of the earliest civilizations.  Astronomers at the time interpreted the events as omens of disaster,...

Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren’t Any)

Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren’t Any)

The search for life elsewhere in the universe is one of the most compelling aspects of modern science. Given its scientific importance, significant resources are devoted to this young science of astrobiology, ranging from rovers...

Finding Extraterrestrial Life May Rely on Identifying Traces Rather Than Aliens

Finding Extraterrestrial Life May Rely on Identifying Traces Rather Than Aliens

When the famous 15th-century inventor and scientist Leonardo da Vinci examined petrified shells with borings in them long ago, he had a remarkable insight. The strange fossilized formations, he determined, were likely left behind...

The Speed of Light is NOT About Light | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

The Speed of Light is NOT About Light | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

The speed of light is often cited as the fastest anything can travel in our universe. While this might be true, the speed of light is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of this...

Why Japan’s Crime Rate Is So Low

Why Japan’s Crime Rate Is So Low

After the worst knifing incident since World War Two occurred, Japan still has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. Why is Japan so safe?

Japan Rejected Over 99% Of Refugees Last Year. Here’s Why.

Japan Rejected Over 99% Of Refugees Last Year. Here’s Why.

With an increasing number of refugees around the world, countries are opening up their doors. But, this isn’t the case for Japan.

Introducing “Kleptopus”, The Shell-Stealing Veined Octopus

Introducing “Kleptopus”, The Shell-Stealing Veined Octopus

Check out the unique fort-building skills of the veined octopus. Known for unusual behaviour like bipedal walking (and its shameless shell theft), this is definitely not your average cephalopod!