Category: History

Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

November’s supermoon —a term used to describe a full moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit — was the biggest and brightest supermoon in almost 69 years. In fact,...

Lawmakers Call for 1st NASA SLS Rocket to be Named for Last Man on Moon

Lawmakers Call for 1st NASA SLS Rocket to be Named for Last Man on Moon

Two U.S. lawmakers have authored new legislation to name the first of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rockets after the last man to leave footprints on the moon. Culbertson and Aderholt introduced their bill in...

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,...

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...

Addiction

Addiction

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

What Is CRISPR and How Could It Edit Your DNA?

What Is CRISPR and How Could It Edit Your DNA?

Gene-editing tool CRISPR is everywhere in the news, but what is it and could it eliminate disease?

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?