Why don’t you live on Mars?

Oh I don’t know. It’s a lot further than I usually go to visit exotic places. There’s no breathable air. There’s no suitable soil to grow anything. I’m an outdoor kind of person, but you just can’t go out on Mars without a spacesuit. There’s dangerous solar radiation bombarding the place. NASA has established that... Continue Reading →

Why would the footprints of astronauts not be wiped out from the surface of the moon?

Well, there’s no air, and therefore no wind on the moon. There’s really not a lot that could wipe out the footprints. They’ll be there a long time. What will happen, eventually, however, is meteorites striking the moon. Really big ones might make the ground shake where the footprints are and cause the fine dust... Continue Reading →

NASA says Terraforming Mars Not Possible

This article was originally posted on Business Insider. A NASA-sponsored study found there's not enough carbon dioxide on Mars to deliberately modify the planet's atmosphere (known as terraforming). This means terraforming isn't a viable option to make the planet habitable for humans. Terraforming the planet was the entire basis for Elon Musk's plans to colonize... Continue Reading →

Asteroid Arrival! Japanese Probe Reaches ‘Spinning-Top’ Space Rock Ryugu

This image of asteroid Ryugu was taken June 26, 2018, by the Hayabusa2 probe's optical navigation camera, just a day before the probe's rendezvous with the space rock. The image was taken at about 14 miles (22 km) away from the asteroid. Credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute... Continue Reading →

5 Seconds versus 8 Seconds

Every 5 seconds someone is born. Every 8 seconds someone dies. We're in trouble. Eventually we'll be overrun, all the animals will die, and then we'll die.

Self-created problem

I have a new problem in my front yard. My front yard is divided into two parts by a small cement sidewalk that goes from the front door to the main sidewalk at the street side. Looking out the window on the left side there were a lot of weeds. So I went out there... Continue Reading →

HP Instant Ink not so Instant

It sounds really cool. Buy an HP printer, and they will send you free ink for life. 8:47 AM Godfrey: Hi there Wayne! How are you doing today? 8:48 AM Wayne Boyd: Hello Gedfrey, I'm Wayne Boyd. 8:49 AM Godfrey: Hi there Wayne! How are you today? 8:49 AM Wayne Boyd: I mean Godfrey -- bad... Continue Reading →

The Story of Human Origins in Africa Is Changing in a Way We Never Expected

This new idea makes a lot of sense. Originally posted on Science Alert. MIKE MCRAE 12 JUL 2018 The t-shirt representation of human evolution as a sequence of hunched primates standing tall is a popular cliché. Of course, deep down we know it has to be more complicated. New research argues we seriously don't know... Continue Reading →

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