Science Archive

Short Science: MAVEN Arrives at Mars this Weekend and Just in Time…

Happenstance has the MAVEN Mars Orbiter arriving right before Mars gets a close shave from a comet.

3 for Thursday: 3 Historic Examples of Comets in Art

Sometimes comets were seen as bad omens, but for artists they were often muses and made their way into famous art.

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: A Review of What If?

Randall Munroe's "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" is exactly what it says it is.

What the Bible Looks Like When Compared to Fantasy Fiction

While comparing the Bible to fantasy fiction is not likely to settle well with about 28 percent of Americans, I did exactly that for On Faith this week.

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Pre-scientific Medicine in Art

From drilling holes in heads to sperm filled with little men, there's no doubt that medicine today is much better than it's pre-scientific origins.

What If My Younger Self Friended Me on Facebook?

If by some strange experiment of internet time travel you were friended by your younger self on Facebook, would accept it?

3 for Thursday: 3 Examples of Believing is Seeing

When we look into the clouds, sometimes what we find is exactly what we were looking for in the first place.

Short Science: How to Find an Exoplanet

Ever wonder how scientists find exoplanets? MinutePhysics has your back with this short introductory video.
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