Sunday, 23 October 2011

A thought for a Sunday

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."

Alice Walker (b. 1944)

(Found at the start of this film trailer) Grow into these trousers... >>

Sunday, 16 October 2011

A thought for a Sunday

"People get the wrong idea. If you're a scientist the two most exciting things you can be are wrong or confused, because that means there's a lot left to learn, and we are living in very exciting times. We're just like the early map makers in a sense. Just a lifetime ago we knew of one galaxy in the entire universe, now we know there are 400 billion galaxies. In a single human lifetime our picture of the universe has changed so much it's not surprising that we are continually surprised".

Lawrence M. Krauss (b. 1954)
Speaking on BBC Radio 4 - Material World - 13/10/2011 Grow into these trousers... >>

Friday, 14 October 2011

Bad Astronomy at TED

The highly entertaining Phil Plait gives a talk to TEDx about asteroid impacts on the Earth, and how we may be able to avoid them.

From the 6 mile wide rock which may have wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago to the smaller, more recent, Meteor Crater and Tunguska impacts the Earth has been under continuous bombardment from space.

How can we escape the next big one? Phil Plait explains...

TEDxBOULDER - Phil Plait - An Asteroid Impact Can Ruin Your Whole Day. And Your Species

Visit Phil's award winning blog at Bad Astronomy. Grow into these trousers... >>