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Mysterious Beings…

When I first began to comprehend the possibilities of extraterrestrial life, I thought of the stereotypical images of aliens that probably come to mind when the word is mentioned. By this, I mean something that is easily recognized to be alive, a humanoid form with many of the same characteristics that we share. As I […] Continue reading

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Five Fascinating Firsts

1. The Geiger counter was now going so fast that they couldn’t hear the individual clicks anymore. 2. Will still couldn’t understand their explanation of how they were able to harness the quantum tunneling effect and apply it to objects on a macroscopic scale – such as the human body – but there was the portal device, in his […] Continue reading

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Don’t Pet That Monkey

Dear Me: Hey, how’s it going? Wait, never mind, I already know. What you’re interested in is how I am doing (you know what I mean). Well, I’m doing great. College is great; I wish you could hurry up and get here already. Actually, you know what, disregard my previous statement. Take your time. Enjoy […] Continue reading

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Science or Fiction?

Blog 3: Talking about time travel and relativity in this class and reading Kip Thorne’s book challenged many of the preconceptions I had about the applications and the reach of science. I had little knowledge of advanced physics concepts such as wormholes and time travelling. I knew that they were theoretically possible (meaning to me […] Continue reading

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Cause and Effect

I personally find the possibility of time travel, at least to the past, to be very unrealistic. As an aside, I do believe ‘time travel’, if it should be called that, is possible due to the principles of relativity. Just get in a spaceship (timeship?) traveling at the speed of light, and time will stop […] Continue reading

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A New Frontier

In February 2012, a team of Russian scientists from the Russian Antarctic Expedition managed to break the surface of Lake Vostok, Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake. This was a groundbreaking moment in polar research, as its is the first time in history that a subglacial lake has been accessible to humans.  The Russians had been at […] Continue reading

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A New Frontier

In February 2012, a team of Russian scientists from the Russian Antarctic Expedition managed to break the surface of Lake Vostok, Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake. This was a groundbreaking moment in polar research, as its is the first time in history that a subglacial lake has been accessible to humans.  The Russians had been at […] Continue reading

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