SciFriday: Space COVID!

September 11, 2020

A new academic paper suggests that SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, arrived here last October from outer space. Not surprisingly, the astronomers who co-authored the paper have been trying to prove that life on Earth likewise arrived from space for nearly fifty years.

SciFriday: Stardust, Saturn, and Subterranean Goat

July 10, 2020

Scientists have proposed that life was seeded on Earth by carbon floating into our atmosphere from a burned-out star. We also discuss Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 and 2010, the importance of Saturn (the planet and the god).

Internet Freedom in the Post-COVID World

April 28, 2020

Twitter and YouTube have banned accounts and videos that shared information about COVID-19 deemed inaccurate, but two college professors argue in a new article that tech giants should cooperate with government to censor information on the web.

Impeachment Show Goes Public

November 13, 2019

The opening day of the public impeachment hearings boils down to career diplomats upset that President Trump dared to exercise his authority over American foreign policy.

Showdown in Syria

October 14, 2019

Syria’s army moved into positions that could bring it into conflict with Turkish forces battling Kurdish militia. Meanwhile, the Kurds appear to have reached an agreement with Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad.

Back to the Beginning

June 16, 2019

BACK TO the beginning! Today, we begin our study of the Old Testament, nearly five years after our very first dive into Genesis 1.

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