Teaching Angela to appreciate history
Comet Elenin is on its way into the solar system. Cue silly conspiracy theories. (Aside: Gravity is the law). But a recent Coronal Mass Ejection may signal the beginning of the end for Elenin as amateur astronomers report a dimming of the comets coma that suggest an imminent breakup.
An entire planet made (potentially) of diamond.
Very bad news on the James Webb Space Telescope.
This week we interview Bianca Verlinden, Ph.D candidate at the University of Pretoria. We interviewed her following a public talk she gave on GMOs at the SciBono Discovery Center.
“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.” ~ Terry Prachett & Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
Johannesburg Skeptics in the Pub: 7 September, 19:00, Brazen Head Pub, cnr Linden Street and Anne Crescent, Sandton.
Cape Town “A sceptically sceptical event for sceptics“: 9 September, 18:30, A Touch of Madness, 12 Nuttall Rd, Cape Town.