As much as we know about space today, the wonders of deep space are still astounding.
There’s no way that we mere humans could ever comprehend the environment or the forces at work there.
Such is the case of what a new study has revealed. Astronomers recently discovered that a new type of supernova could form when dead stars crash into live stars.
A supernova is a massive explosion that takes place upon the death of a star. Their outbursts are incredibly bright and typically outshine all surrounding suns in the dead star’s galaxy. …
Could you imagine a political environment where congressional Democrats and Republicans had thriving personal relationships with one another away from Congress?
Where even their families would get together for social functions?
Actually, they once did. And it wasn’t that long ago.
Supreme Court nominees received nearly unanimous confirming votes during those times, regardless of the President’s party that nominated them.
However, such blatant camaraderie is seen as an unpardonable sin in the eyes of constituents today. The division has become so bad that one could say that it’s the only thing that unites us.
Among political circles, we often hear…
Space has always fascinated humans.
But what space has to show us must be gradually consumed — because often it defies all reason — at least the reason that we’ve grown to understand on Earth.
Imagine describing to our ancient ancestors the idea of space-time or the existence of black holes. Such information would undoubtedly overwhelm a society that is still enamored with mere visuals of the night sky.
Although we’ve had the privilege of learning so much about the universe in modern times, there is still plenty of mind-blowing mysteries to be discovered by future generations.
Space is something…
As our world moves forward in time, we’ve learned that innovation has proven to be its savior time and time again.
When it seems that humankind has run out of answers about feeding its hungry or maintaining global health, an idea comes out of nowhere to save the day. And these ideas come from any number of sources.
Today, our world is speeding into the vortex of another crisis. Of course, I am referring to the environment and climate change.
The warning signs have been there for decades, but our society has become so bureaucratic that brushfires get ignored. While…
We’ve all experienced a narcissistic moment or two in our lives.
You know, the time when you wondered what it’d be like to become CEO of your own company. And if you dared, you wondered what it’d be like to become God of the entire universe one day.
While becoming CEO might be a stretch, becoming God may not be. Indeed, you and I will never become a God, but humankind, in general, could actually take a bold step toward becoming one in the not-so-distant future.
The ability of our science to read genomes has catapulted our overall grasp of…
It’s hard to find any period in modern history that has created more political theater in the United States than the last few decades. This fervor intensifies every two years with each election cycle and seems to be reaching a crescendo.
Today’s political disagreements are radically different from those of the past. It’s not just a difference in policy anymore; it’s a prevailing belief that the other party will destroy the country.
For instance, let’s consider presidential nominees for the Supreme Court. Not that long ago, nominees were passed with an overwhelming majority as Senators from the president’s opposing party…
The Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean is one of those things in our world that we take for granted. It chugs along daily, providing countless benefits to our way of life.
But it seems that its very existence is being jeopardized because of global warming. In fact, a recent study published in February of this year claims that the Gulf Stream is weaker today than any time over the last 1600 years.
To fully appreciate the urgency surrounding this news, one must first understand the inner workings of the Gulf Stream and what it provides to the world.
Even the most casual fan of United States colonial history has heard about the failed colonization attempt of Roanoke Island, where all the settlers mysteriously vanished.
However, what is less known are the repeated attempts made by European countries to settle North America. These expeditions began almost a century before the landing of the Jamestown colonists in Virginia.
From the 1520s until the 1600s, there were numerous attempts to establish permanent colonies within modern-day Canada and the United States. Yet almost every one of them failed.
Colonial life was highly treacherous, as they typically lacked the tools, supplies, and ample…
As being viewed as the gleaming pinnacle of the world just a few decades ago, we see that the United States government of today has managed to devour itself — one bite at a time.
Make no mistake — most of the damage has been self-inflicted.
Watching this debacle over the years has been synonymous with watching an alcoholic friend begin spiraling out of control — until the inevitable crash occurs. Along the way, you voice concerns and can only hope they realize what’s happening, but they usually don’t.
The signs have been there for many years, only to be…
The level of wildfires that the world is experiencing today is downright frightening.
In the United States, we are used to seeing repeated wildfires on the west coast. And recently, the Amazon region has experienced them as well. But there are many others taking place throughout the world.
Apparently, all of these wildfires pale in comparison to those in Siberia. In fact, reports indicate that smoke from Russia’s Siberia region, where wildfires are running rampant, has reached the North Pole for the first time ever — according to NASA.
One expert reports that the Siberian wildfires are more prominent than…