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Science News – Science Articles and Current Events. Cleantech News — Solar, Wind, EV News (#1 Source) Deepcold. Atomic Rockets. There are already a couple of novels in the works whose authors have acknowledged that this website was most helpful in providing technical information.

Atomic Rockets

Keep an eye out for them when they are published, I have read the early manuscripts and they are incredibly good. Through Struggle, the Stars by John J. Lumpkin. Late breaking news, the novel is now available in eBook form. Read about it here. Late breaking news: Through Struggle, the Stars is now available in eBook formatThrough Struggle, the Stars is now available in paperback format The Desert of Stars by John J. The Humanist Inheritance (aka The Last Great War) by Matthew Lineberger You can find more details on this page.

On the other hand is Philip Eklund, who provided some scientific details for this website, instead of the other way around. Bad Astronomy - Slate. Well, this is interesting: Astronomers looking for exoplanets—alien worlds orbiting other stars—have found a binary system (two stars orbiting each other) where both stars have a single planet orbiting them!

Bad Astronomy - Slate

Plenty of circumbinary planets have been found, where the exoplanet orbits both stars at some distance (think Tatooine), but it’s rare to find a binary star where both stars have their own planet (called circumprimary planets). The binary is called WASP 94AB (the 94th planetary system found by the Wide Angle Search for Planets, where the two individual stars are called A and B). Both stars are classified as F-types, somewhat more massive and hotter than the Sun. They orbit each other at a distance of at least 400 billion kilometers, about 90 times the distance of Neptune from the Sun. Drawing by Greg Laughlin The planets are both “hot Jupiters,” gas giants that orbit their respective host star closely. Heat. The other planet, WASP 94Bb, was discovered by accident! I love exoplanets!


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But the New York Times reports: A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure. Actually, it doesn’t. Not at all. The paper is all about the frequency of circumcision in the US; this is the only real data in the paper, and notice that a good chunk of it is speculation. Prevalence of adult circumcision in the United States during the past 6 decades (1948-2010). It does toss in a table purporting to show the tremendous risks of not circumcising baby boys, but this is not new — these are the same sloppy data that the author has been peddling for over a decade.

The author is Brian Morris, better known as the Man Who Hates Foreskins. Take that first condition, the likelihood of urinary tract infections. Or look at his claim of much greater rates of HIV infection. Armed with this hunch, rather than set up a website I chose to do some research. It’s also an argument that can cut both ways. Encyclopedia Astronautica. The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine. Scientific American. Science News – Science Articles and Current Events. Journal home : Nature. Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome.