This one blows my mind … you can click on the picture for a high resolution image … This beautiful emission nebula is visible as an extremely faint and large shell around its star. It might give the impression that its a fragile and delicate soap bubble decorating the havens, but in reality it has … Read moreNGC 7635 – The Bubble Nebula
As I’m sure you are aware by now, the world famous scientist, Prof. Stephen Hawking, has a new book coming out in which he explains that we don’t need God to explain the Big Bang. Our current understanding of modern physics is now sufficient and leaves no room left for the “God did it” hypothesis. … Read moreComments on “No God needed for Big bang”
Wow, its not a slow news day is it, this also is fascinating … Charles Darwin’s ecological experiment on Ascension isle By Howard Falcon-Lang Science reporter, BBC News A lonely island in the middle of the South Atlantic conceals Charles Darwin’s best-kept secret. Two hundred years ago, Ascension Island was a barren volcanic edifice. Today, … Read moreDarwin’s Secret experiment
Now this is really cool … Imperial College London News Release For immediate release Wednesday 1 September 2010 Researchers describe how to carry out the first experimental test of string theory in a paper published tomorrow in Physical Review Letters. String theory was originally developed to describe the fundamental particles and forces that make up … Read moreResearchers describe how to carry out the first experimental test of string theory
There is a great article in todays Guardian by Evan Harris (Previously a Liberal MP, secularist, and is very science friendly)… Is science teaching undermined by religious instruction in faith schools? The evolution-creationism debate in schools must be about religious education lessons not just science lessons. This is my blueprint for better RE From time … Read moreEvan Harris – On Teaching RE in schools
The 24th Dragon*Con is coming up on Sept 3-6 in Atlanta, Georgia. Its full of fascinating stuff such as Comics, Pop Art, Lots of Fan tracks, Contests etc, and attracts about 30,000 people over a setup that is spread over four hotel convention centers. Its history goes back to 1987, and is a project of … Read moreFree Vaccine Clinic at Dragon*Con!