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What Will the Constellations Look Like in 50,000 Years?

by Camron Assadi - Twitter: @teiwaz on October 12th, 02010

Discovery News has a feature in which astronomer Robert Hurt of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center uses space simulation software Starry Night to explain how Earth’s view of five major constellations will change over time, like Ursa Major:

“Stargazers of the future will look into a different night sky. That’s because the stars. . .   Read More

Malaria Through Millennia

by Camron Assadi - Twitter: @teiwaz on July 15th, 02010

“The malaria parasite has been responsible for half of all human deaths since the Stone Age” is the quote that jumped off the page in a recent article by Sonia Shah in the Wall Street Journal.

Entitled “The Tenacious Buzz of Malaria” the article places malaria in a long term perspective:
Malaria has shaped our. . .   Read More

Surprises in Amber

by Camron Assadi - Twitter: @teiwaz on April 13th, 02010

The Long Now Foundation is always looking at materials that are best suited for long-term preservation. Perhaps tree resin should be added to the list, after all it’s been preserved as amber since the Carboniferous period (around 320 million years ago). The notion may be too Jurassic Park to be seriously considered, but. . .   Read More

What Is Time?

by Camron Assadi - Twitter: @teiwaz on March 11th, 02010

Wired Science has posted a thought-provoking interview with Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll about the arrow of time, which points from past to future. We all perceive this arrow and can measure its passage with clocks, but very little is understood about how and why it works that way. Carroll explains:
We remember the. . .   Read More

NY Times Magazine: “The Future is Drying Up”

by Camron Assadi - Twitter: @teiwaz on October 25th, 02007

The cover story from the of the New York Times Magazine this past weekend is entitled “The Future is Drying Up,” an excellent look at the work being done in the near term to cover the population explosion in the American West, as water resources become harder to allocate. It’s definitely worth a read. . .   Read More

A Map of the Biggest Here

by Camron Assadi - Twitter: @teiwaz on September 25th, 02007

The Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York’s Central Park West features the Hayden Planetarium, a unique building designed to display amazing interstellar content.

Opened to the public on Feburary 19, 2000, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space is. . .   Read More