The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward by a half of one minute, only days after Donald Trump became President of the United States of America.
In his new book Who rules the World? Noam Chomsky talks about The Doomsday Clock, nuclear weapons, climate change and the prospects of survival for the human species.
In the coming decades, our ability to find and catalogue exoplanets within our own galaxy will improve exponentially and although direct observation may well be impossible, we will be able to measure the exact composition of a distant planet’s atmosphere by analysing the light that has reached us. From this, several things follow. The composition […]
Imagine standing in the most beautiful garden you’ve ever seen. The sun is shining, the grass is lush. To your left are rolling hills that become the feet of great mountains. To your right just through the foliage the gentle undulating land meets a golden beach and the crashing waves of a mighty ocean. You […]
Our understanding of the Universe does not change through discovery. Our discoveries change the fabric of the Universe itself – inventing it as we go. – Your Joyful Benefactor
When I was a kid I had an astronomy book with some rather vivid illustrations that depicted intelligent life on other worlds. There was a very tall skinny alien who lived on a small planet that had a lower gravity than earth but he had large ears because the thin atmosphere of his home meant […]