SETI Live's data on Kepler-186's solar system could be revealing evidence of extraterrestrial life. SETI may have seen ET's satellite signals already. Here is the data and my analysis. From my own expertise and experience in astronomy, specifically classifying signals for SETI Live... I say there is a better than 50/50 chance we have found that we are not alone.
When Elise Andrew, the
creator of the phenomenally popular social media site I
F***ing Love Science, shared her personal Twitter account in 2013
with the site's fans, she said the Internet “lost its mind.”
At first, the influx of
comments might have seemed benign enough. People commented that they
were surprised she was female; some added they also thought she was
A decade ago, science academic was worked into a holy war by the belief that President Bush hated science. What were the reasons? They are hard to remember now. He federally funded human embryonic stem cell research for the first time - but he limited it to existing lines. That was a big one, for people who were never voting for a Republican anyway.
It was a more gullible time. Political activists had no trouble at all spreading the belief that it was a "ban", something that would be impossible today, because we learned how to read and use Google since then.
10 years later, White House acceptance of science has not only not improved, it is worse than ever, and no one outside the kookiest fringes is blaming Republicans for it.
Do BICEP2 data provide a proof of cosmic inflation? As early as March 17, a Stanford report asserted « New evidence from space supports Stanford physicist's theory of how universe began ».
Long-time readers of this blog (are there any left ?) know me well since I often used to write posts about personal matters here and in my previous sites. However, I am aware that readers come and go, and I also realize that lately I have not disclosed much of my personal life here; things like where I work, what's my family like, what I do in my pastime, what are my dreams and my projects for the future. So it is a good idea to write some personal details here.
The habitable zone planet announced by NASA today is most probably Mars Like...at best a frozen snowball or slushball. I make this determination based on a sober reading of NASA'S press release
. Kepler-186f is a star approximately 500 light years away in the Kepler 186 system. Kepler 186 is a red dwarf, and 186f is the fifth planet from it's star, and it is smaller than the other planets in it's system. This planet receives much less solar heat than Earth. If it is not Venus like or Mars like in it's atmosphere then it is habitable. Even then it is likely much colder than Earth.
As icy as it is in NASA's Image seen all over the web...
Most of us don't give much thought to the idea of escaping our problems on Earth by going into space. But those who want to colonize Mars often see it as an urgent need for humanity, to have a potential "second home" as they see it. It's also a common theme of science fiction, for instance in "If I forget thee, Oh Earth" by Arthur C. Clarke. In this case his young protagonist is on the Moon, looking towards the Earth.
Here, the concepts and theories behind FIER (pronounced as "fire") are explored to better understand why FIER is an essential step towards quality education. The
article starts with an introduction of FIER's abstract components, proceeds on accountability in teaching and
learning processes, and ends on setting student-centered learning outcomes, the
learning stye-based outcomes (LSBO).
I am posting some ideas here to promote discussion of the psychology of conspiracism
I suggest that the mere fact of knowing that some events have been caused by C may overly influence an observer to look first for C even if an indifferent observer would consider C unlikely in the particular case.
Professional forester and writer Norm Benson recently got a healthy dose of anti-science environmentalism, because he wrote an article endorsing a vitamin-enriched bowl of rice
that, nonetheless, is protested by Greenpeace, Union of Concerned Scientists and everyone else who hates science more than they love children.