The Naked Skeptic & The Singularity

Dr Karen Stollznow, author and skeptical investigator, writes a column on the CSI (Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) website under the name of “The Naked Skeptic”. Her latest posting is all about her visit to the Singularity summit conference that took place in San Francisco 14-15 Aug. Its a fascinating read … in her own words … Read more The Naked Skeptic & The Singularity

Amateur Stargazer captures video of meteor impact on Jupiter

Masayuki Tachikawa, an amateur astronomer from Japan, has managed to capture a video of a meteor impact on Jupiter a couple of days ago on 20th Aug. Using a video telescope at his home, he recorded a glow that lasted for around two seconds near Jupiter’s equator. “I took it for noise signals at first … Read more Amateur Stargazer captures video of meteor impact on Jupiter

In a galaxy far far away … for real …

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope photographed this amazing, spectacular and stunning image of spiral galaxy NGC 4911. If planning to visit, then take into account the fact that it lies over 320 million ligh-years away in the Coma cluster. If you want to see a larger image, just click the picture. NGC 4911, contains rich lanes … Read more In a galaxy far far away … for real …

Parents sacrifice 4-yr-old girl to become rich

This one simply leaves me stunned, shocked, sick and angry at the pointless stupidity … Lust for wealth drove a poverty- stricken couple to sacrifice their own four-year-old daughter at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s backward Sitapur district, about 90 km from here. The couple, identified as Srikrishna and Ramdevi, were told by a “tantrik” … Read more Parents sacrifice 4-yr-old girl to become rich