Pada tahun 1977, sebuah kapal angkasa dilancarkan untuk meneroka planet-planet dan kawasan angkasa. Voyager 1 telahpun berjaya meneliti dunia-dunia berjiran kita, dan pelbagai fenomena angkasa lain. 13 tahun kemudian, setelah selesai misinya, Voyager dibiar meneruskan perjalanan ke angkasa luar buat selama-lamanya. Sebelum ia meninggalkan sistem suria kita pada tahun 1990, … Continue reading
In a recent news report, a State assemblyman from Kelantan told the legislative assembly that the current dengue outbreak is a calamity from God because the government does not fully adhere to Islamic principles. “Through the ages, God had brought disasters to those who transgressed His laws and it is the … Continue reading
By K Shan The question remains to be deliberated. Will the Chinese tolerate an open campaign for the abolishment of the Vernacular schools? Will the Malays tolerate publication questioning the Al Quran and hadis? Will the indigenous people of Malaya and Borneo tolerate questioning of the special position as an … Continue reading
You can experience the thrill of discovery, the incredible, visceral feeling of doing something no one has ever done before, see things no one has seen before. Know something no one else has ever known. No crystal balls, no tarot cards, no horoscopes. Just you, your brain, and your ability … Continue reading
Fifty one years ago today, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. As a Russian cosmonaut, she flew solo aboard Vostok 6. After spending three days in orbit, she then parachuted to ground after ejecting at 20,000 feet during re-entry. Upon her safe return, Ms. Tereshkova was awarded the … Continue reading
In case you haven’t seen it yet, there are HD cameras outside the International Space Station, streaming live 24 hours a day.
“(Dis)honesty” examines how humans navigate the complicated landscape of honesty – from the white lies that serve as a necessary social lubricant to those that cause irreparable harm. It combines the rigorous experimental approach of behavioral economics with personal anecdotes from individuals who traveled questionable paths for a long time: … Continue reading
Atheist Census aims to build a picture of the world’s atheists – where they are, their genders and ages, their education and religious (if any) background – and use that information to demonstrate the presence and importance of atheists in societies around the world. So far, there have been only … Continue reading