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In the latest salvo from science, prominent astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has announced that he is an atheist, claiming that science’s explanation of the origins of the universe are more convincing. Moreover, he says that scientific fact and religious miracles are incompatible.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A candidate would likely face challenges from the national press on the relevance of the Bible to modern science.
A team of scientists from Wheaton College have produced the first geological map of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. The map, which has been published by the USGS, was created using images taken by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft.
Scientists have studied a visual illusion first discovered by Galileo Galilei, and found that it occurs because of the surprising way our eyes see lightness and darkness in the world.
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics announces a multimillion-dollar partnership with the Krembil Foundation to establish prestigious research chairs for two of the world’s top young
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On this day 540 years ago, the revolutionary mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Toruń, Poland. His last work and his explanation of Heliocentrism challenged the way we thought about our Solar System and the Earth’s place in it.
In the classic tradition of the dialogue, this one-hour play has Darwin and Galileo debating issues raised by us having evolved.
Science-writer Shaun Johnston has posted online the script for a 40-minute play designed to stimulate discussion among biology and philosophy student groups on the mechanism and meaning of evolution
Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...
Sunspot -- A sunspot is a region on the Sun's surface (photosphere) that is marked by a lower temperature than its surroundings, and intense magnetic activity. Although they are blindingly bright, at temperatures of roughly 5000 Kelvin, the contrast with the surrounding material at some 6000 Kelvin leaves them clearly visible as dark spots. Interestingly, if they were isolated from the surrounding photosphere they would be brighter than an electric arc. History Apparent references...
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