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express
The Saturday briefing: Knowledge is powerunderstandable units, they work out at: a) just over 11 and a half days; b) 31.
The Saturday briefing: Knowledge is power
express / Posted 10 hours ago
understandable units, they work out at: a) just over 11 and a half days; b) 31.7 years; c) 31,709 years. The astronomer Carl Sagan celebrated his two billionth second when he turned 63. The Queen will celebrate her three billionth second in five... Read more
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Metro Silicon Valley
Pot Shots | Religious Dogma | Cannabis as Medicineyears to Chinese emperor and herbalist Chen Nung, who bandaged battle wounds wi
Pot Shots | Religious Dogma | Cannabis as Medicine
Metro Silicon Valley / Posted 2 days ago
years to Chinese emperor and herbalist Chen Nung, who bandaged battle wounds with cannabis leaves. In 1977, astronomer Carl Sagan mused in The Dragons of Eden that perhaps cannabis was the world's first agricultural crop: "It would be wryly... Read more
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Boston Globe
Former Red Sox pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee is running for governor of Vermontto the Chicago Tribune, his platform also included outlawing baseball’s designa
Former Red Sox pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee is running for governor of Vermont
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
to the Chicago Tribune, his platform also included outlawing baseball’s designated hitter, AstroTurf, and domed stadiums. Lee also said his presidential cabinet would include civil rights activist Dick Gregory, scientist Carl Sagan, and Larry... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Violent young Sun may have seeded life on Earthsuggests that Mars was also paradoxically warm and wet around the same time," p
Violent young Sun may have seeded life on Earth
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
suggests that Mars was also paradoxically warm and wet around the same time," planetary scientist Ramses Ramirez of the Carl Sagan Institute in New York noted in a comment on the study. It may have experienced "similar solar-atmospheric... Read more
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The Economic Times
Violent young Sun may have seeded life on Earthsuggests that Mars was also paradoxically warm and wet around the same time," p
Violent young Sun may have seeded life on Earth
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
suggests that Mars was also paradoxically warm and wet around the same time," planetary scientist Ramses Ramirez of the Carl Sagan Institute in New York noted in a comment on the study. It may have experienced "similar solar-atmospheric... Read more
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Perth Now
‘This is a huge step forward’findings provide a neat answer for what has been called the “faint young star p
‘This is a huge step forward’
Perth Now / Posted 4 days ago
findings provide a neat answer for what has been called the “faint young star paradox”. The paradox was first put forth by Carl Sagan and George Mullen in 1972 after they discovered signs of liquid water on Earth around four billion years ago. The... Read more
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Adelaide Now
‘This is a huge step forward’findings provide a neat answer for what has been called the “faint young star p
‘This is a huge step forward’
Adelaide Now / Posted 4 days ago
findings provide a neat answer for what has been called the “faint young star paradox”. The paradox was first put forth by Carl Sagan and George Mullen in 1972 after they discovered signs of liquid water on Earth around four billion years ago. The... Read more
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News.com.au
‘This is a huge step forward’findings provide a neat answer for what has been called the “faint young star p
‘This is a huge step forward’
News.com.au / Posted 4 days ago
findings provide a neat answer for what has been called the “faint young star paradox”. The paradox was first put forth by Carl Sagan and George Mullen in 1972 after they discovered signs of liquid water on Earth around four billion years ago. The... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Violent young Sun may have seeded life on Earth: studysuggests that Mars was also paradoxically warm and wet around the same time,” p
Violent young Sun may have seeded life on Earth: study
The Borneo Post / Posted 4 days ago
suggests that Mars was also paradoxically warm and wet around the same time,” planetary scientist Ramses Ramirez of the Carl Sagan Institute in New York noted in a comment on the study. It may have experienced “similar solar-atmospheric... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Martin Baron: Revive the lost art of listeningfor their own ends, repeating them — or staying silent when they know full well
Martin Baron: Revive the lost art of listening
Dallas Morning News / Posted 4 days ago
for their own ends, repeating them — or staying silent when they know full well they are untrue. The late astronomer Carl Sagan used to say that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” If you encounter extraordinary claims, ask... Read more
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PhysOrg
Violent young Sun may have seeded life on Earthsuggests that Mars was also paradoxically warm and wet around the same time," p
Violent young Sun may have seeded life on Earth
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
suggests that Mars was also paradoxically warm and wet around the same time," planetary scientist Ramses Ramirez of the Carl Sagan Institute in New York noted in a comment on the study. It may have experienced "similar solar-atmospheric... Read more
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Mashable
Extreme solar flares shot out by a young sun may have incubated life on Earthlessened the planet’s chances for habitability. “This so-called faint young su
Extreme solar flares shot out by a young sun may have incubated life on Earth
Mashable / Posted 5 days ago
lessened the planet’s chances for habitability. “This so-called faint young sun paradox, a problem initially raised by Carl Sagan and George Mullen, is perplexing because it is unclear why Earth was not permanently glaciated under the less... Read more
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International Business Times
Solar superflares bombarding Earth 4 billion years ago provided conditions right for life provided a window of opportunity for prebiotic life on Earth." In a related Ne
Solar superflares bombarding Earth 4 billion years ago provided conditions right for life
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
provided a window of opportunity for prebiotic life on Earth." In a related News & Views article, Ramses Ramirez, from the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, said that while some questions remain – including what would have happened when... Read more
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walesonline
There are craters on Mars named after Welsh townsname in 1979. The Martian featured Mawrth Vallis Dr North said Mawrth Vallis
There are craters on Mars named after Welsh towns
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
name in 1979. The Martian featured Mawrth Vallis Dr North said Mawrth Vallis was a name proposed by American astronomer, Carl Sagan, and looks like a river valley. “Mars was wetter than it is now and there were rivers and streams and oceans on... Read more
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The New Statesman
Why dissecting a frog explains nothing about lifeYet at the same time, I confess to being haunted by a notion – picked up from r
Why dissecting a frog explains nothing about life
The New Statesman / Posted 7 days ago
Yet at the same time, I confess to being haunted by a notion – picked up from reading Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, Carl Sagan and others – that we all too often miss out on one genuinely scientific principle that Carson advances in her... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Semisecret Chicagoans: You hardly knew they were hereSTAY University of Chicago: Bernie Sanders, presidential candidate Ed Asner,
Semisecret Chicagoans: You hardly knew they were here
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
STAY University of Chicago: Bernie Sanders, presidential candidate Ed Asner, actor Adam Silver, NBA commissioner Carl Sagan, cosmologist Northwestern University: Warren Beatty, actor Zach Braff, actor Charlton Heston, actor Fred... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
WiFi revisited: my visit to the Press CouncilWifi safety, he needs to learn to handle the inevitable criticism that will res
WiFi revisited: my visit to the Press Council
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 7 days ago
Wifi safety, he needs to learn to handle the inevitable criticism that will result. At the Press Council hearing I quoted Carl Sagan: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”. The evidence isn’t there to back up his position on Wifi.... Read more
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PhysOrg
Friendly giants have cozy habitable zones tooconditions might actually become warm enough for them to support life. And acco
Friendly giants have cozy habitable zones too
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
conditions might actually become warm enough for them to support life. And according to new research which comes from the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, this situation could last for some star systems into the billions of years,... Read more
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redOrbit
New research claims life can exist around red giant starsbasically giving a second wind to a planetary system," study author Ramses M. R
New research claims life can exist around red giant stars
redOrbit / Posted 10 days ago
basically giving a second wind to a planetary system," study author Ramses M. Ramirez, research associate at Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute, said in a news release. "Currently objects in these outer regions are frozen in our own solar system,... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
John Horgan is “skeptical” of skeptics, or: Homeopathy and bigfoot versus the quest for world peaceout against U.S. militarism and called for the end of war. Scientists like Eins
John Horgan is “skeptical” of skeptics, or: Homeopathy and bigfoot versus the quest for world peace
ScienceBlogs / Posted 10 days ago
out against U.S. militarism and called for the end of war. Scientists like Einstein, Linus Pauling, and the great skeptic Carl Sagan. Where are their successors? Noam Chomsky is still bashing U.S. imperialism, but he’s almost 90. He needs... Read more
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North Bay Bohemian
Sacred Grassyears to Chinese emperor and herbalist Chen Nung, who bandaged battle wounds wi
Sacred Grass
North Bay Bohemian / Posted 10 days ago
years to Chinese emperor and herbalist Chen Nung, who bandaged battle wounds with cannabis leaves. In 1977, astronomer Carl Sagan mused in The Dragons of Eden that perhaps cannabis was the world's first agricultural crop: "It would be wryly... Read more
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Mashable
How dying stars could turn frozen worlds into habitable planetsat the Earth's orbit. It's going to be crazy hot," Lisa Kaltenegger, associate
How dying stars could turn frozen worlds into habitable planets
Mashable / Posted 10 days ago
at the Earth's orbit. It's going to be crazy hot," Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Carl Sagan Institute, told Space.com. Kaltenegger is a co-author on the new research, which appeared May 16 in the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Hawking's 'Genius' helps ordinary people tackle extraordinary questionson Wednesday, "Are We Alone," ponders whether Earth is the only planet in the g
Hawking's 'Genius' helps ordinary people tackle extraordinary questions
Houston Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
on Wednesday, "Are We Alone," ponders whether Earth is the only planet in the galaxy that could support life. There are, as Carl Sagan said, billions and billions of stars, and the odds are some of them have just the right combination of factors to... Read more
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PhysOrg
Hunting for hidden life on worlds orbiting old, red starsworlds, one needs to look around stars of all ages. In their work, Ramses M. R
Hunting for hidden life on worlds orbiting old, red stars
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
worlds, one needs to look around stars of all ages. In their work, Ramses M. Ramirez, research associate at Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute and Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Carl Sagan Institute, have... Read more
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Daily Mail
Sun's expansion could put icy moons in perfect spot for lifearound stars of all ages, according to said Dr Ramses Ramirez, lead author of t
Sun's expansion could put icy moons in perfect spot for life
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
around stars of all ages, according to said Dr Ramses Ramirez, lead author of the study and research associate at Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute in New York. Exoplanet hunters are especially interested in identifying planets that might be home to... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Best apps for family stargazingOne of my all-time favorite movies is “Contact.” The movie, based on the book
Best apps for family stargazing
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 13 days ago
One of my all-time favorite movies is “Contact.” The movie, based on the book “Contact” by Carl Sagan, stars Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. The plot revolves around a major discovery by Dr. “Ellie” Arroway, played by Foster. Ellie, a... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Ask Ethan: How many atoms do you share with King Tut?“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way tho
Ask Ethan: How many atoms do you share with King Tut?
ScienceBlogs / Posted 14 days ago
“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” -Carl Sagan Inside a typical human body, beneath the organs, cells and even molecules that define us, there are atoms: some 7 × 10^27 of them... Read more
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Orange County Register
Scientist Kip Thorne shows us where art, science and pop culture collidewe’re on the right track or not.” But he realized – as did such longtime frien
Scientist Kip Thorne shows us where art, science and pop culture collide
Orange County Register / Posted 16 days ago
we’re on the right track or not.” But he realized – as did such longtime friends and colleagues as Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan – that if they used only math, their progress toward cracking the mysteries of the stars and all the blackness... Read more
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Daily Mail
Should Martians have equal rights?the moral status of extraterrestrial life forms Researchers discuss the idea o
Should Martians have equal rights?
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
the moral status of extraterrestrial life forms Researchers discuss the idea of 'Mariomania', which can be traced back to Carl Sagan, who famously proclaimed: If there is life on Mars, I believe we should do nothing with Mars. Mars then belongs... Read more
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The Huffington Post
An Atheist Gave A 'Prayer' At A City Council Meeting, And The World Didn't Collapsesome of the most influential freethinkers, past and present, starting with one
An Atheist Gave A 'Prayer' At A City Council Meeting, And The World Didn't Collapse
The Huffington Post / Posted 17 days ago
some of the most influential freethinkers, past and present, starting with one of the leading astronomers of our time, Dr. Carl Sagan. And I quote: “Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious.” End quote. Regardless of the issues... Read more
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Boston Herald
The Dish: Rihanna, Wayne Brady, Andra Day, Lauryn Hill, Bruce Springsteen...riders: One Direction was big on homemade dessert,especiallyprofiteroles, while
The Dish: Rihanna, Wayne Brady, Andra Day, Lauryn Hill, Bruce Springsteen...
Boston Herald / Posted 18 days ago
riders: One Direction was big on homemade dessert,especiallyprofiteroles, while Pharrell asked for a framed photo of Carl Sagan. But comedian Wayne Brady, who performed at Foxwoods Resort Casino this weekend, kept things simple: he just... Read more
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Salon.com
“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without GodMore than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We l
“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. This is a clear prescription for... Read more
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The Tyee
Fort Mac Blaze: Brace for New Era of Infernosso they scurried back across the cow yard in more than usual earnest, their hea
Fort Mac Blaze: Brace for New Era of Infernos
The Tyee / Posted 21 days ago
so they scurried back across the cow yard in more than usual earnest, their heads moving in delayed jerks.'' Astronomer Carl Sagan was so intrigued by the Chinchaga fire that he looked into the event to see how it might fit into his concept of a... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Just because a scientist said it doesn't make it trueAfter all, we assume that our present theories are correct. Earlier men assumed
Just because a scientist said it doesn't make it true
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
After all, we assume that our present theories are correct. Earlier men assumed their theories were correct in their time. Carl Sagan once wrote in his book, “The Demon Haunted World,” that “hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions” of people were... Read more
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PhysOrg
Now 40, NASA's LAGEOS set the bar for studies of Earthat Goddard and is now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge
Now 40, NASA's LAGEOS set the bar for studies of Earth
PhysOrg / Posted 23 days ago
at Goddard and is now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. LAGEOS carries a plaque designed by Carl Sagan to be a message to future civilizations. At the top, the numbers one through 10 are written in binary notation,... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
How do we know the distance to the stars?still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are r
How do we know the distance to the stars?
ScienceBlogs / Posted 23 days ago
still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” -Carl Sagan Glittering above high overhead, the canopy of night offers thousands of points of light, each one a blazing Sun,... Read more
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The Courier
Capital Life: What's on in Canberra's arts scene from March 4objects are juxtaposed with the ethereal, virtual world of the internet and soc
Capital Life: What's on in Canberra's arts scene from March 4
The Courier / Posted 24 days ago
objects are juxtaposed with the ethereal, virtual world of the internet and social media." We are Made of Star Stuff –Carl Sagan, by Jennifer Hawkins, Covet, by Networks and False Readings, by Jen Fullerton, are showing at Belconnen Arts... Read more
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The Boy Hotspur
Nike Done Wembley Pending – Harry Hotspurdictates that Wembley would only serve to benefit the short sighted egos of tho
Nike Done Wembley Pending – Harry Hotspur
The Boy Hotspur / Posted 28 days ago
dictates that Wembley would only serve to benefit the short sighted egos of those living within the M25 which when last Carl Sagan looked, is not the centre of the universe. Addionally, all the inherent misery of getting to Wembley (double that... Read more
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examiner.com
Spontaneous or supernatural origin of the universeis a naturalistic or evolutionary view of the universe. These two views oppose
Spontaneous or supernatural origin of the universe
examiner.com / Posted 28 days ago
is a naturalistic or evolutionary view of the universe. These two views oppose each other one hundred percent. Astronomer Carl Sagan had expressed the naturalistic position on origins. The first sentence of his 1980 book COSMOS reads: ""The Cosmos... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lest We Forget - the Centennial Anniversary of the Belgian Defeat of Germans in KigaliAs Carl Sagan stated "To understand the present we must understand the past": M
Lest We Forget - the Centennial Anniversary of the Belgian Defeat of Germans in Kigali
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
As Carl Sagan stated "To understand the present we must understand the past": May 6, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary that should be remembered by all Rwandans as it was on this day in 1916, that the second phase of colonial occupation began for... Read more
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Faster Louder
Track by track: Olympia - 'Self Talk'with the sound down.‘Different Cities’ ‘Different Cities’ is essentially a lov
Track by track: Olympia - 'Self Talk'
Faster Louder / Posted 29 days ago
with the sound down.‘Different Cities’ ‘Different Cities’ is essentially a love song, and nothing quite says love than Carl Sagan and the Golden Record. When I met Burke Reid to start talking about the album’s direction he asked me what I was... Read more

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