50 years of the Space Age

Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant events of the 20th century. Technology never exists in a vacuum … no matter what technical advancement we think of, there are always social, political, and ideological currents swirling around it as well as the technical currents …

The race to Mars

By Lyle Bateman Contributing Writer, [GAS] It makes for very good science fiction. Mankind has been fascinated by the red planet for millenia … ancient people told stories about the God of War when watching Mars transit the skies, and more recent thinkers have speculated on ancient civilizations living and dying on Mars. Even in […]

How to turn milk into sugar

This is an extremely cool science experiment. It doesn’t cost much and will amaze everyone you know. Ok, the result isn’t exactly sugar, but nonetheless, the project is still extremely interesting. All you need is: 1- A box of baking soda 2- One teaspoon of citric concentrate 3- Half a teaspoon of honey 4- A […]

The Pale Blue Dot

Here are a few things for you to ponder this morning about our Earth, our beloved homeworld. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity — in all this vastness — there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is […]