It seems that all too frequently we read another exciting announcement that an extrasolar planet has been detected, one that … Continue reading Can Planets in the Habitable Zone Actually Support Life?
Tsunamis are a recurring theme in disaster movies. The Impossible depicts a family’s struggle to survive in the aftermath of … Continue reading Was Mars Once Plagued by Tsunamis?
I was 12 years old when I first learned to ski. Our family was visiting relatives in Washington for Christmas, … Continue reading Why Skiers Can Be Thankful for Bacteria
Every year on April 22, millions of people worldwide will gather on local beaches, streets, and parks to collect trash, … Continue reading 10 Ways to Thank God on Earth Day
The northern and southern lights (aurora borealis and aurora australis) splash colorful lights onto the sky, aweing spectators; but this … Continue reading Radiation on Mars Endangers Life
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” These words … Continue reading Red Clay Reveals Extraordinary Climate Cycle
The Avalon and Cambrian explosions, events that marked the sudden appearance of myriad complex life-forms, present two of the biggest … Continue reading Modern Brains Emerged in the Cambrian Explosion