News tagged with modern science

At last, how many alien civilizations are there?

During the space age, 1961 was a special year: the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit Earth, while the American astronomer Frank Drake developed the now famous Drake Equation. This ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Astronomy
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Fields for feelings

While some people experience great benefit when visiting churches, mosques and similar holy sites, she notes that others get a similar reward from crop-circle tourism. Enthusiasts refer to the circles as ...

dateNov 26, 2012 in Social Sciences
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The evolution of creationism

Throughout history, people have sought to understand how the world came to be and how it has changed over time. This curiosity has produced a rich legacy of science and philosophy and impacted and influenced religion and ...

dateNov 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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UN launches 'Heritage of Astronomy' portal

Observatories in Britain, France and the United States, a pharaonic temple in Egypt, a 3,000-year-old pillar in China and a 1920s tower in Berlin have been inscribed on a UN-backed heritage list for astronomy, ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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