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Cosmos 2.0

We received this email the other day from Dustin, a listener in Kentucky:

“I’m both excited and nervous about the upcoming new Cosmos miniseries. I was wondering if you and the rogues had any thoughts on this news. Any concerns, expectations…? What kinds of issues and themes do you hope to see covered in the new Cosmos miniseries? The original Cosmos was [...]

Will Bob Novella Become a Cyborg?

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of hanging with good friends, railing against the sham that is American politics, planning the next awesome SGU creative project, and discussing nanotechnology.

Among my literary interests, I am a science-fiction author, and out of the SGU family, Bob Novella and I enjoy lengthy discussions on futurism. I’ve [...]

Another Addition to the Human Fam…

The notion of mankind as special creation was overthrown with Darwin. Since then, a series of anthropological finds have continued to illuminate a startling picture: Not only are we not the center of the universe, but there were a lot of different breeds of us. The earliest evolutionary family portrait is starting to look a [...]

Pseudo-Aliens Hiding in Meteorites?

Recently a scientist claimed in The Journal Of Cosmology, that he found micro-fossils within a meteorite that are likely from an alien bacteria-like organism.

The initial wave of reporting yet again showcased the sorry state of science journalism in the US. The Fox News “Exclusive”  went something like this

“We are not alone in the universe [...]

Did Ancient Tsunamis Bury Atlantis?

 

Shamelessly trying to exploit the fervor from Japan’s tragedy, online news outlets are trying to link the discovery of sunken ruins off of the Spanish coast to tsunamis.

First, the story:

University of Hartford Professor Richard Freund is the head of an international team of researchers searching for Atlantis. In 2009 and 2010, they [...]