Sehalusnya Titik Cahaya (Pale Blue Dot)

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

51st anniversary of Valentina Tereshkova’s spaceflight

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

Dishonesty: The truth about Lies

“(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

You Are Here

Our home, in the known Universe.

“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. Continue reading