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Lunar Return Won’t Harm the Moon

Many who didn’t witness the Apollo landings, or who are new to the idea of space resources, think that mining the Moon (or any other extraterrestrial body) will permanently scar heaven’s landscape. Our solar system is vast, which makes the…

Is the Day Getting Longer or Shorter?

As the moon pulls away from the Earth, our planet’s rotation is slowing, making our days 1/75,000 second longer each year, writes Ian Sample. If the day never seems long enough to get everything done, be grateful at least that…

Creationism

We take this revealed framework of history as our basic datum, and then try to see how all the pertinent data can be understood in this context. Whitcomb and Morris Creationism, the belief that the universe and the various forms of life…

Is Planet 9 Real And is it a Threat to Earth?

NASA believes that there is a “compelling case” for the existence of Planet 9 as further astonishing evidence piles up. But what is Planet 9 and is there a threat to Earth? The American space agency is looking for signs that could…

Where Is ‘Planet Nine’ Already?

In 2016, when astronomers made the case for a ninth planet, orbiting far beyond Neptune, that could explain a strange clustering of objects in the outer reaches of our solar system, they were hopeful it would be found in less than five…

Planet Nine, Show Thyself

Astronomers have found tantalizing new evidence that strengthens the case for a ninth planet beyond Neptune—but some still doubt its existence. In 2016, when astronomers made the case for a ninth planet, orbiting far beyond Neptune, that…

The Science Of Sleep, Creativity And Insomnia

What drives human progress? Humans have been indulging in abstract art for millennia, long before the earliest known complex civilisations emerged. Cave paintings in Europe and Indonesia date back at least 40,000 years. But that’s recent…

How Sleep Makes Your Mind More Creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative? It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the…