Carl Sagan’s Birthday – Quote on the Universe and Delusion

Carl Sagan was born on this day in 1934. He did so much during his life to popularize science and to wake people up to the wonder of the Universe, and to promote skeptical thinking. Check out this video where he discusses the possibility of extraterrestrial life –> https://youtu.be/u9WHs49nlHk

Carl Sagan Delusion Quote

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Science News – July 9th, 2016

Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…

First, this week NASA’s Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter after a five year journey and is now orbiting the gas giant. The mission will collect in depth data about Jupiter that will help us to understand how the planet formed. Read more from Popular Science here.

Second, this week China finished constructing the world’s largest radio telescope. With a dish the size of 30 football fields the telescope will search for signs of intelligent life in space and can help us learn more about the early days of the universe. Read more from Scientific American here.

Third, researches have discovered evidence of neanderthal cannibalism in northern Europe. Bones were found with signs of having been cut and broken to extract marrow. Read more from Phys.org here.

Those are just a few of the exciting things going on in the world of science this week. Have you heard about any other interesting science news lately? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Science Quote – Galileo on Human Ingenuity and Discovery

In science there is always something waiting to be discovered!

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The Pioneer 10 Plaque and Other Messages to Aliens

When Pioneer 10 was launched 33 years ago it was carrying a plaque developed by astronomers Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, that was intended to provide any aliens that happen to find the craft in the future with some information about human beings. What details were on the plaque? And what other such messages have we sent out into space?

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Science Quote – Carl Sagan on the Obligation to Become Spacefaring

Do you think our species will ever live outside of Earth?

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A Pioneer 10 Anniversary

On this day 33 years ago the Pioneer 10 spacecraft became the first man-made object to pass beyond Pluto’s orbit and out of our solar system. The craft sent back the first close up photos and direct observations of Jupiter. The last faint signal from Pioneer 10 was received in 2003, but it continues to travel further into space. It is headed toward the star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus, and should reach it in about 2 million years.

Pioneer 10 Art
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Science News – June 3rd, 2016

Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…

First, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry has revealed that a dagger found in the tomb of King Tut was made from a meteorite. The blade has resisted rust and age and its origin had been a puzzle until now. Read more from the Smithsonian here.

Second, scientists have outlined a plan to create an entire synthetic human genome in the lab. This could lead to medical breakthroughs, but it raises many concerns and would be a daunting task. Read more from NPR here.

Third, the Hubble telescope has taken measurements that conflict with studies of the left over radiation from the Big Bang, and show the Universe is expanding 5 to 9% faster than previously thought. The reason for the discrepancy is not yet known but may have something to do with unknown subatomic particles or with dark energy. Read more from the Guardian here.

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Science Quote – Richard Dawkins on the “Poetry of Reality”

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Science News – May 27th, 2016

Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…

First, scientists entered the Bruniquel Cave in southern France, which had been sealed off for thousands of years, and found mysterious semicircles of stalagmites and evidence of fires that had been created by Neanderthals. Uranium dating shows the rings were stacked up 175,000 years ago, which makes them among the oldest structures created by our human relatives ever found. What the purpose of the structures was is still a mystery. Do you have a theory? Read more from the Smithsonian here.

Second, astronomers using the world’s most powerful telescope and a gravitational lensing technique were able to detect the faintest galaxy of the early universe yet found. The galaxy was born just after the Big Bang and appears to us as it was 13 Billion years ago. Read more from Phys.org here.

Third, the American military has reported the first instance of a bacteria resistant to colistin, a drug considered the last resort in killing superbugs. Although resistant to this last resort drug, the bacteria in this case was luckily not resistant to a class of drugs called carbapenems, and the patient who was carrying the bacteria is now well. However, if bacteria that are resistant to carbapenems are also able to acquire the resistance to colistin they may be unstoppable. Read more from the New York Times here.

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