Excellent Perseid Meteor Shower Expected – Aug 11-13

Every August, just when many people go vacationing in the country where skies are dark, the best-known meteor shower — the Perseid meteor shower — makes its appearance. The “shooting stars” promise to deliver an excellent show this year to anyone with clear and dark skies away from urban and suburban lights. The best time … Read moreExcellent Perseid Meteor Shower Expected – Aug 11-13

Coronal mass ejection headed toward Earth

Early Sunday morning, the Sun’s surface erupted and blasted tons of plasma (ionized atoms) into interplanetary space directly toward us. When this coronal mass ejection arrives early in the day on August 4th, it could create a spectacular light show, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has reported. When a coronal mass ejection reaches Earth, it interacts … Read moreCoronal mass ejection headed toward Earth

Insights on healthy aging

[This is a repost from the Harvard Gazette … original here] Harvard researchers have uncovered a mechanism through which caloric restriction and exercise delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by rejuvenating the connections between nerves and the muscles that they control. The research, conducted in the labs of Joshua Sanes and Jeff Lichtman, … Read moreInsights on healthy aging

Big Bang Abandoned in New Model of the Universe

I’m not sure I can embrace this idea yet … but … A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end. Wun-Yi Shu at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan has developed an innovative new description of the … Read moreBig Bang Abandoned in New Model of the Universe

How to cope with Westboro Baptist Wingnuts

The Westboro Baptist church truly push the boat of intolerance far out into uncharted territories and are best known for picketing funerals. Yes, you did indeed read that correctly, under the cover of the US first amendment right to freedom of speech they excel at being truly offensive by turning up at funerals and holding … Read moreHow to cope with Westboro Baptist Wingnuts