This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. For any Americans aged 30 and under reading this, I’ll wager that you were never exposed to Kristallnacht in any of your K-12 history classes.
Kristallnacht was a pogrom (a series of coordinated attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9th and [...]
This just in: it turns out that the Apollo 16 mission was our first encounter with alien life/technology.
According to a “psychic R&D operation” based in Austin, TX called Tranception Inc., the Apollo 16 astronauts deserve the Congressional Space Medal of Honor for the first ever alien encounter with some “shipwreck elements”.
Mike Wall has an interesting piece this week on how humans might avoid the fate of the dinosaurs. In the last ten years alone, asteroid detection has radically improved. So too, have our hypothetical solutions. As our universe is still a blind billiards game of asteroids, Trojans, and extinct comets wheeling about, it is with [...]
NASA has released high-res pictures of the Apollo 17 landing site. These were taking by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which has already sent back similar pictures. These are from lower orbit, and so are better resolution.
Visible in this picture are the tracks made by the lunar rover, the boot tracks made [...]
We recently received the following email in response to SGU episode #303 where we discussed the Bin Laden shooting:
Subject: Your lack of skepticism
Message: I wrote the words below elsewhere, but thought of you, the so-called “skeptics” who bought the whole bin Laden episode like gullible WalMart shoppers. True, he is dead, but your [...]