Why The $100m ‘Alien Listening Project’ May Be A Huge Waste Of Time

Empire State Tribune

New hunt for alien life: Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire back $100 million quest to find ET by 2025 A new search for intelligent alien life using two of the world’s most powerful telescopes has been launched by leading scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking. The telescopes will scour one million of the closest stars […]

NASA: Pluto’s moons are going to get ‘geeky’ sci-fi names!


While people get excited as new updates on Pluto emerge, astronomers are busy thinking up names for it’s moon. And yes, those names are going to be geeky! NASA has kept the naming process public. Predictably, the result was a dream for sci-fi fans everywhere. According to the International Astronomical Union – the official governing […]

‘Oleogustus’ joins sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami! Fat is now a flavor…


Oleogustus. It even sounds fatty. Remember that fat kid named ‘Augustus Gloop’ from Willy Wonka who got stuck in a chocolate pipe? Sounds to me like that was the inspiration behind this quirky taste. However, its simply named after the Latin term for fat taste, and according to experts it is not as delicious or […]

NASA: Pluto is Red like Distant Cousin Mars


Nasa has just released this astonishing new picture of Pluto ahead of the flyby which is now less than 10 minutes away now and the countdown is on as we speak! The heart-shaped feature which was first spotted last week is more visible, as is the reddish hue. Pluto is red Nasa has announced. The […]

Connie St. Louis: How genuine is the woman who took down Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt via Twitter campaign?


Connie St. Louis, director of science journalism at City University, London and the woman whose relentless twitter campaign eventually led to the resignation of Nobel laureate, Tim Hunt. But who really is Connie St. Louis? Many women working in science centers, laboratories caught on her twitter campaign, and posted sarcastic tweets to get back at […]

Nobel-prize winning scientist Tim Hunt landed in hot water with UCL after sexist comments about Women Scientists – guests laughed at joke


Think before you speak… particularly if you plan on saying something condescending about women scientists. This ain’t the 17, or 18th century when men could get away with their bigoted, sexist statements about women in their field. Times are changing for the opposite gender, and they are now more aware of their rights than ever […]

Sci-fi movies in reality, landing on a comet: Risky mission for orbitor Rosetta


Looks like science fiction shows were not for far from their mark in predicting space craft landings on comets. The fantasy soon turned into reality when the first orbitor to a comet Rosetta was launched in 2004. It arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ten years later. Since then, it has been studying the comet’s nucleus and […]

Moon Coated With Mysterious Dust ?


A cloud of moon dust is hanging over the moon and will fill in craters and eventually filling in the footsteps of astronauts, as stated by University of Colorado, Boulder’s Mihaly Horanyi. The speck of dust hangs over the moon for only a few minutes before showering back onto the lunar surface, but the dust […]

Rosetta and Alice have been doing a wonderful job of discovering Comet 67P in place of the missing Philae Lander


Comet atmospheres have long been an interest of scientists. And thanks to a NASA instrument onboard the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft, their curiosity has been sated. One of the things that scientists found out thanks to the Alice instrument is that electrons near the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was the cause of the rapid […]

Not Drinking Water is as Bad as Drinking and Driving


As long as it’s the right beverage, like water, then there is no problem at all. Drivers are actually encouraged to drink water before they hit the road. Study says that a dehydrated driver gets as easily irritated as when a drunk driver would. Scientists from Loughborough University made a study on drivers who had […]