Goodbye, red marble

I hear NASA has found water on Mars (BBC).”This is the first time Martian water has been touched and tasted,” says William Boynton, mission scientist. That’s progress: Pretty marbles become habitats. Are we really gearing up to go to Mars? When my dad was a boy in the 1920s, children still thought the moon was […]

The pleasant poetry of Genesis

The 1925 trial against John Scopes for teaching the theory of evolution in Tennessee was the first U.S. trial to be broadcast on national radio and is still making waves. Today many of the states in the US require public schools to teach the creation of the world according to the book of Genesis on par with Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Wish upon a star

NASA’s new image-sharing website, Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight wish I may, wish I might have the wish I wish tonight.