A Child of the Stars

A Child of the Stars

So the question are – How old are you, and how were you made? Simple: Mummy and Daddy, birds and the bees, evolution, DNA, a one Mr. Charles Darwin, reproduction, genetics—we all know the story. We all have a birthday to remind us, and we all tend to try and forget...
Nuclear Power: How It Works, Part 2

Nuclear Power: How It Works, Part 2

Last time we looked at nuclear power and how we get electricity from splitting the atom, this time we shall look at what happens when the chain reaction is allowed to proceed in an uncontrolled manner. The first example we shall look at is when a nuclear bomb...
What IS electricity?

What IS electricity?

A simple question—but when you think about it, maybe…just maybe…it’s not as simple as it seems: (“Go on, hit me with it,” I hear you scream.) Well, just what exactly is electricity? I can tell you this: without it we would be in trouble. Yep,...
Life on Mars

Life on Mars

Really—could there be life on Mars? I recently read a fantastic article from The Economist which detailed the periodic expulsion of brine water over the surface of Mars. So, it seems that as if it wasn’t already—the search for alien life just got a whole lot...