Genes show mysterious Paleo-Eskimos survived 4,000 years until sudden demise

Genetics seems to have really come into its own in recent years, shining light on many prehistoric mysteries: Genes show mysterious Paleo-Eskimos survived 4,000 years until sudden demise - The Washington Post. New genetic research on ancient bones reveals that a prehistoric population of hunters migrated into the high Arctic of North America and Greenland and … Continue reading Genes show mysterious Paleo-Eskimos survived 4,000 years until sudden demise

This is the amazing design for NASA’s Star Trek-style space ship, the IXS Enterprise – The Washington Post

NASA engineer and physicist Harold White announced a few years ago that he was working on a potentially groundbreaking idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Yes, like in “Star Trek.” And now, to boldly go where no designer has gone before, Mark Rademaker — who is collaborating with White — has … Continue reading This is the amazing design for NASA’s Star Trek-style space ship, the IXS Enterprise – The Washington Post

Are we nearing the end of science? – The Washington Post

Are we nearing the end of science? That is, are we running out of answerable questions, leaving us with only some mop-up duty, working around the edges of the great scientific achievements of Darwin, Einstein, Copernicus, et al.? via Are we nearing the end of science? - The Washington Post. This seems tangentially related to … Continue reading Are we nearing the end of science? – The Washington Post

The struggling space age

The Washington Post has an interesting summary of the state of the space industry, contrasting the "New Space", private companies, with "Old Space", Nasa.  The article is interlaced with interesting photos and is well worth the time investment.  Another article on NBC talks about the White House's new space transportation policy. I'm a space enthusiast. … Continue reading The struggling space age