NASA may upgrade Pluto back to planet status

I’m lobbying for them to rename it “Brontosaurus”. [Read more...]

Extremely cool!

Gorgeous five year time lapse of the sun from NASA: [Read more...]

Meet the Three Priests…

…whose work may allow us to explore under the ice of alien worlds. [Read more...]

This is a Big Deal

Lower rent Egyptians got mummy masks made from scraps of papyrus, sort of like papier mache. So what? So this: it looks like at least one mummy mask dating from the first century has, among other scraps, a fragment of the oldest know gospel manuscript in history, a piece of the gospel of Mark. It [Read More...]

10 Quotes from Nobel Prize Winning Scientists

…on the compatibility of faith and science. [Read more...]

There are two sorts of people I want to hear from…

…when it comes to climate change and the Church’s take on it. One is Catholics who actually know the Church’s teaching.  I pretty much assume the pope has that base covered, so I’m waiting to hear from him and whatever he winds up saying. The other is actual, like, real people who actually know, like [Read More...]

Rocket Scientists Do Their Doody

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It’s really quite a cozy little planet God has created for us

We live in the hollow of his Hand, protected from all sorts of stuff that howls in the void outside and seeks our destruction. The earth is like a sheltered nursery or a warm cabin with a bright crackling fire in the fireplace while a storm rages outside the door and wolves stalk the dark [Read More...]

Stephen Hawking and the Media Rolodex

Every few months, Stephen Hawking will emit some comment that, on the lips of any other person, would be dismissed as the sort of thing one of Art Bell’s daffier guests might say. Most recently, he has been talking about his fears that AI could end the human race. If I were to seriously start [Read More...]

Is Pluto Making a Comeback?

And if so, what do we call it? I vote “Planet Emeritus”. [Read more...]


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