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: Stone to Iron to Silicon

September 4, 2020

INNOVATION IN SCIENCE and technology is not inherently evil, but it’s a powerful lure that draws humanity back to the false promise of the serpent in Eden: Ye shall be as gods.

SciFriday: Five Years!

August 21, 2020

TODAY MARKS five years since SciFriday debuted on SkyWatchTV! We celebrate by showing that first effort and discussing why Sharon is now literally half (but also twice) her former self. Also: New research suggests that

SciFriday: Tumuli and Things in the Sky

August 14, 2020

Archaeologists have been investigating some mysterious, huge piles of rock overlooking the Valley of Rephaim near Jerusalem. They’ve been tentatively dated to about the time of Isaiah and Hezekiah, but that’s just a guess.

SciFriday: Your Secret Surveillance Score

August 7, 2020

Surveillance capitalism reaches much deeper into your life than you know. Specialized tech companies are mining your personal data to assemble digital profiles to predict your future behavior.

SciFriday: Photobombing the Comet

July 31, 2020

We’ve reached a strange point in human history: Taking photographs of the stars is becoming more difficult because of the man-made satellites in orbit that keep getting in the way.

SciFriday: Beware of the Blob!

June 26, 2020

Geologists have discovered monstrous, continent-sized blobs of hot rock near the boundary between the earth’s mantle and its molten iron core.

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