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A Brief and Incomplete History of Launching Animals Into Space

Pretty much ever since humans discovered flight, we’ve been strapping animals into our new devices just to see what would happen. Over the last 330 years or so, we’ve launched dogs, cats, chimps, monkeys, roosters, ducks, spiders, fruit flies, silk worms, ants, bees, moss, turtles, rabbits, jellyfish, amoebae, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, goldfish, and one Enlightment-era [...]

The Myths and Marvels of Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest-altitude navigable lake on earth. It spans two countries and thousands of years of civilization. In fact, those who live there consider it the birthplace of the Incas. Read more about this fabled lake and see gorgeous pictures at Environmental Graffiti. Link (Image credit: Wikipedia user Skykid 123ve)

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “We Went to the Moon and We Discovered Earth”

In the second installment of the “We Stopped Dreaming” series, Neil deGrasse Tyson puts forth a simple argument: that NASA’s missions to the moon and beyond caused humans to focus attention on the Earth. He runs through the list of accomplishments in environmental policy that occurred while the Apollo missions were underway, and [...]

Some Awesome People That I Used To Know

(YouTube link) The world is full of talented people. At the YouTube link, you can find a printed list of them with their websites linked. The music is “Somebody That I Used to Know” performed by Walk Off the Earth. Don’t feel bad; I’m sure there’s something you can do very well, too. -Thanks, Mikel Torres!

Japanese scientists find 8th-century mystery

Earth was hit by a mysterious blast of cosmic radiation at some point during the 8th century AD. Scientists in Japan have been able to learn of the in…

Alan Scott, the Original Green Lantern, Comes Out as Gay

Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is back. This time, DC Comics has a twist for comic lovers: Alan is back as a gay man. Appearing in next week’s EARTH 2 #2, Alan Scott is the only Green Lantern of [...]

Exploring the mysteries of the Earth’s core

Author Jules Verne portrayed the Earth’s core as an alien landscape, but what is really down there ? While you aren’t likely to find dinosaurs and gia…

All of the Water on Earth and Europa

All of the water on the Earth, gathered together, looks like just a tiny marble. The Jovian moon Europa has 2-3 times as much. Scientists think that beneath an icy surface lies an ocean 80 to 170 kilometers deep. But it will do us no good. We are forbidden to land on Europa. Link | Image: Kevin [...]

Is there a hidden planet in our solar system?

An undiscovered planet four times larger than the Earth could be lurking in the outer solar system. Astronomer Rodney Gomes of the National Observator…

The Four Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Carrin Welch’s Four Rocking [...]