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Blog posts on science, history, nature, climate change and conspiracy theories 

Photo of Mars by Hubble Telescope. Source: NASA, ESA, and STScI

In 2021 Mars Will Have Three New Visitors

New Visitors to Planet Mars include NASA Mars2020 Perseverance rover UAE's Hope space-probe and China's Tianwen-1 mission. All were launched in July 2020 and arriving in February 2021.

Human computers

Fantastic Women Series – NASA’s Computers

NASA's Computers. One small step for a man, a giant push from the women behind him: How a group of women heroes helped put a man on the moon.

Voynich Manuscript from Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious book that has puzzled experts as to its true purpose. Its writing and illustration have not been deciphered.

Colours of Mercury - Credit NASA

Take A Trip to Mercury!

Let's take a trip to the planet Mercury. Use your cursor to check out its surface inside! The spacecraft Bepi Colombi is on its way to orbit the planet in 2025 & took amazing images of Earth on its wa...

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Astronomical Institute Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Fantastic Women Series – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Fantastic Women Series post about the astrophysicist who co-discovered the first radio pulsar in 1967 but – surprise surprise - the Nobel Prize this discovery received in 1974 did not include her name...

Earthrise taken on December 24 1968 by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders NASA

Earth Day During Unprecedented Times

Since 1970, April 22 has been celebrated as Earth Day to promote environmental conservation and protection. This year is its 50th anniversary.

Scanning electron micrograph depicting Yersinia pestis bacteria (the cause of bubonic plague). Public Domain

A Brief History of Pandemics

Here is A Brief History of Pandemics. What are pandemics? How do they spread? Some well-known ones in history like the plague, swine flu and Spanish flu.

Morphology of Coronavirus. Image by Center for Disease Control (CDC)

What are Zoonotic Diseases? Is Covid 19 a Zoonotic disease? FAQs

FAQ on diseases that jump from animals to humans like Covid19 and their transmission. Series will include information on the plague, Spanish flu, swine, bird flu & Covid19.

Apollo 11 Launch Aboard the Saturn V Rocket / NASA

A History of the Rocket

A History of the Rocket, Rocket Science and Space Exploration. How humanity reached space and how scientists like Robert Goddard founded modern rocketry.