Throwback Thursday: Most Planets in the Universe are Homeless (Synopsis)

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” –Wayne Dyer We like to think of our Solar System as typical: a central star with a number of planets — some gas giants and some rocky worlds — in orbit around it. Yes, there’s some variety, with binary or trinary star systems … Read moreThrowback Thursday: Most Planets in the Universe are Homeless (Synopsis)

Messier Monday: Messier’s Final Galaxy, M110 (Synopsis)

“The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.” –William Wordsworth Galaxies may be the most common type of object identified in the Messier catalogue, and considering that there are at least … Read moreMessier Monday: Messier’s Final Galaxy, M110 (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The Forest Man of India (Synopsis)

“The trees are man’s best friends; but man has treated them as his worst enemies. The history of our race may be said to be the history of warfare upon the tree world. But while man has seemed to be the victor, his victories have brought upon him inevitable disasters.” –Nathaniel Egleston When things you’ve … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Forest Man of India (Synopsis)

Ask Ethan #59: Double the flame, half the time? (Synopsis)

“The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long — and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy. Look at you: you’re the Prodigal Son; you’re quite a prize!” –Dr. Eldon Tyrell, Blade Runner Some questions that we look at are fun to consider because of how far outside our own experience they are, but … Read moreAsk Ethan #59: Double the flame, half the time? (Synopsis)

Throwback Thursday: The Bad Math of the Biggest Loser (Synopsis)

“Our external environment no longer seems to have any firm boundaries, any limits, or any positive cues about when to stop consuming anything. I mean, there is a reason that people get fat — it’s easy and cheap to get high-calorie, tasty food.” –Bob Harper There are plenty of good things we can all do to get … Read moreThrowback Thursday: The Bad Math of the Biggest Loser (Synopsis)