Teaching Angela to appreciate history
August 17th, 1601 is the birthday of Pierre de Fermat, the man who sparked a 350 year long search for a general proof that no three positive integers can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn where n>2.
Guinea worm has been eliminated from Ghana.
SETIStars has saved the Allen Telescope Array.
Plesiosaurs may have given birth to live young.
Earth has an anti-matter halo.
An exoplanet has been discovered which is less reflective than coal.
Feature: 101 – UFOs
What is a UFO? Are Aliens visiting Earth? The UK Ministry of Defense has released another batch of UFO reports and we examine why they do not make good evidence for alien visitation. We also look at some of the more reasonable explanations about what UFOs might be.
“An education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.”
Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
- Skeptics in the Pub – Thursday, 18th August, 18:00. Pizetta, Davenport Road, Durban. This month’s topic: Skeptical Activism.
- Skeptics in the Pub – Saturday 20th August, 12:30 at Co.Fi, Brooklyn.