Immortality

Is physical immortality possible today? Nope, not yet, but you might be surprised to learn about somebody who has come quite close. In the 1950’s a young lady called Henrietta Lacks was admitted to Johns Hopkins and sadly diagnosed with cervical cancer. The doctors attending had not seen a tumor like it before, so they … Read more

New Scientist censored

The New Scientist had a story by their book editor Amanda Gefter called “How to Spot a Hidden Religious Agenda“. It was pulled from their web site; the explanation being that they “received a complaint about the contents of the story.” You can still find a copy here, and we’ve copied the text until we … Read more

Bad Universe

The secret is out. The skeptic astronomer, Phil Plate, had a super secret project that is now in the public domain. He has been working on a fabulous new Discovery channel series, here is a preview. It feels a bit like “Death from the skies” meets “Mythbusters”, lots of practical real science that de-bunks the … Read more

Massive Star Discovered

This is amazing … A newfound star has shattered the record as the most massive stellar monster ever seen, astronomers announced today. Weighing in at a whopping 265 times the mass of our sun, the behemoth may have actually slimmed down since birth, when it likely tipped the scales at 320 times the sun’s mass. … Read more