Stephen Hawking backs $100 Million Russian Effort to Build a Relativistic Space Probe

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The quest to send a physical probe to the nearest stars is heating up – renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking has teamed up with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, to launch a laser propelled space probe at 20% of the speed of light, on a 20 year mission to physically visit the…

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Environmentalists Going Nuclear on Pluto

Guest essay by James Wanliss Every technology has costs and benefits. Horses and oxen can draw carts but they also draw flies. Fire can cook food, but can also burn down the kitchen. Energy use allows us to feed our children, but environmentalists claim human energy use causes global warming, which will fatally transform the…

'Blind flying pig test' from climate model says islands will lack precipitation while being submerged by sea-level rise

From the University of Colorado at Boulder and “when pigs fly, climate models will capture all the missing details” department comes this oinker of a press release. Islands facing a dry future Today’s global climate models do not capture the effects of climate change on islands’ aridity Island nations could be forgiven for feeling slighted.…