Richard Dawkins is Oxford University’s “Professor for the Public Understanding of Science.” Author of the landmark 1976 book, The Selfish Gene, he’s a brilliant (and trenchant) evangelist for Darwin’s ideas. In this talk, titled, “Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science,” he suggests that the true nature of the universe eludes us, because the […]
The folks at EchoGeek.org have just pubbed an interesting and funny video report on the Ohio Aerospace Institute’s solid state aircraft. According to them, this revolutionary plane will be able to soar for long periods of time and utilize flapping to regain lost altitude. Enjoy the show!
In just a few months, the most complex and expensive scientific instrument to ever be built by mankind will be turned on. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) promises to recreate the conditions right after the Big Bang. By revisiting the beginning of time, scientists hope to unravel some of the deepest secrets of our Universe. […]
Imagine yourself getting up this morning to learn that today will be the last day of humanity on earth. This is exactly what End Day, a docu-drama that was recently produced by the BBC, tries to depict. Inspired by the predictions of scientists, End Day creates apocalyptic scenarios that go beyond reality. In a single […]