Rocks remember, and so do we

“Geologists have a saying: rocks remember.” –Neil Armstrong Looming up above us, hundreds of thousands of miles away, is the largest moon in the inner solar system: our Moon. One of the greatest achievements in the history of our planet culminated on July 20th, 1969, when the first creatures from our world set foot on … Read moreRocks remember, and so do we

With All The Suffering in the World, Why Invest in Science?

“I am looking at the future with concern, but with good hope.” –Albert Schweitzer As you all know, the most ambitious interplanetary mission ever attempted — Mars Science Laboratory — successfully landed its Curiosity rover on Mars earlier this week. Last night, I had the opportunity to go on my local news and speak a … Read moreWith All The Suffering in the World, Why Invest in Science?

43 years later, we're seven minutes away from a second giant leap forward.

“The achievements of Apollo were so bold and our subsequent efforts so timid that the energy of those years seems like a youthful dream.” –Buzz Aldrin 43 years ago today, humanity took our first steps on another world, venturing nearly 400,000 kilometers from home and walking on the surface of the Moon. Of course, what … Read more43 years later, we're seven minutes away from a second giant leap forward.