The “Moon Landing was a Hoax” claim is a very old trope these days, so much so, that it is a popular bit of cultural mythology. Are there really people who seriously embrace such conspiracy thinking? Very much indeed yes. To grasp that you need to remember that we live in a world where some … Read moreDid we really go to the Moon?
Within the UK there is a political party known as UKIP (or UK Independence Party). It has developed a bit of a reputation over the years as a bastion of some rather odd ideas and so this is all about the latest example of such weirdness. A previous and rather famous example was David Silvester, a Ukip councillor for … Read moreUKIP MP Claims: “Experts are wrong about the moon causing ocean tides”
The BBC reports that a company called Golden Spike intends to fly to the moon by 2020, and that they will sell tickets for $1.4bn (£871m) a pair. Anybody got a bit of spare change I can borrow, the odd billion perhaps rattling about in their pocket? The BBC also says that this company “plans to use … Read moreFly me to the moon … for $1.4 billion
Here is this weeks collection of science news stories that triggered my “Hey, that’s cool” detector. As always, if I’ve missed anything that is truly cool, then drop a comment and I’ll do an update that includes a hat tip you. In honor of the Pope’s visit to the UK, lets start with this one … Read moreScience Stories in the news this week – 12 Sept