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No stars in Star Wars hyperspace_COSMOS science magazine

No stars in ‘Star Wars’ jump into hyperspace

Monday, 14 January 2013

Remember that dazzling moment in the Star Wars movies when the Millennium Falcon goes into hyperspace and a kaleidoscope of stars streaks past the ship?

O Christmas tree, filled with bugs

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But, er, that’s not quite right.

DCF 1.0

Just the facts ain’t enough, ma’am

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 - 8 comments

Simply presenting people with evidence does not alter beliefs, especially those that are deeply held. But that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate quackery.


The long decline

Thursday, 3 May 2012 - 4 comments

Are we approaching a tipping point in world history, when the power and pre-eminence of the West, which began with the Age of Enlightenment in the 1600s, is finally slipping away? Many experts think so.

NASA debunks 2012 apocalypse myths_COSMOS science magazine

NASA debunks 2012 apocalypse myths

Thursday, 12 November 2009 - 22 comments

The world is not coming to an end in 2012, NASA insists in a rare campaign to dispel widespread rumours fuelled by the Internet and a new blockbuster movie.


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