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From DISCOVER: "After Pluto: New Horizons’ Next Target is a Relict of Creation"

Discover Magazine

October 18, 2016
Eric Betz

An artist’s impression of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flying past its next target. (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Steve Gribben) … 805 more words

Basic Research

The Importance of Writing "Ernesto," Part 1

My short story “Ernesto,” which originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, has just been reprinted by Lightspeed… 881 more words


From Discover: "How Astronomers Plan to Solve the Mystery of the 'Alien Megastructure Star' "

Discover Magazine

July 31, 2016
Corey S. Powell

In the constellation Cygnus, the faint star formally known as KIC 8462852 displays irregular, enigmatic changes in brightness. 2,136 more words

Basic Research

"Grandiose Religious Delusion of Revelation"

A remarkable case report describes the brain activity in a man at the moment that he underwent a revelatory experience. According to the authors, Israeli researchers Arzy and Schurr, the man was 46 years old. 294 more words

Early Church

Young Minds Create Breakthrough Communications

I (Cathy) was amazed to recently read about two Washington University sophomores, David Azodi and Thomas Pryor, who’s work was highlighted in Discover Magazine. These clever young men have been recognized for an invention that could break down communication barriers for the deaf. 101 more words


Exploration in Yellowstone Lake

We like national parks, and are surprised to learn that the body of water pictured above hasn’t actually been explored much. The good news is that there are efforts underway to send an underwater drone down into the lake’s depths to better study this interesting site of thermal activity. 705 more words

National Parks

My top 3 favorite blogs right now

In this age of information overload, only the best websites and blogs emerge. Below the three that have emerged as my current favorites.

Ari’s Take – … 153 more words