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

No room for religion in government

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

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

Atheist Census Malaysia

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