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What if the moon disappeared?

We recently received the following question about the moon:

…would we miss the moon if it did not exist? I’m not asking what crazy improbable situation would be needed to remove the moon, just what the observable differences upon the Earth would be if there was no moon? Obviously there would be tidal differences, but […]

Cat Child Found in Cave!

(X-posted on Skepchick!)

Vikki Thomas, intrepid journalist for The Sun, reports that “A CAT-BOY has stunned medics with his ability to SEE in pitch black with eyes that GLOW in the dark.” All the preceding CAPITAL LETTERS are THE SUN’S, possibly designed to FREAK YOU THE HELL OUT because OMG CAT-BOY WILL DESTROY US ALL!

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The SGU Website and the Rogues Gallery Update

Thanks for your patience while we upgrade the SGU website. There have been a few hiccups while we move the site to a new host and completely update the site itself.

At this point it seems as if we have identified all of the major problems – you should no longer be getting that annoying […]

Billions and Billions of Earths

At the recent AAAS (American Associations for the Advancement of Science) meeting in Chicago, Dr. Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science gave a talk in which he claimed that there are probably 100 billion earth-like planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. He arrives at this number by extrapolating from the number of stars […]

Set Lasers to Heal

Scanning the science news recently I started seeing articles with titles like: “Doctors demo Star Trek healing laser”.

Of course I had to check it out and what I found was even better than I hoped.

Irene Kochevar and Robert Redmond of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, have created a way […]