Only five more days of wall-to-wall eclipse-related news stories!
- As this year’s great American eclipse approaches, a reminder: the ancient Greeks built an eclipse-predicting computer 2000 years ago – the Antikythera Mechanism.
- Shadow bands are a solar eclipse mystery that not everyone sees.
- Afraid of the dark? Why eclipses frightened ancient civilizations.
- Most archaeologists think the first Americans arrived by boat. Now, they’re beginning to prove it.
- Life after death: Vilca and the most sacred psychedelic ritual in the world.
- Why do we see monsters in the mirror?
- Why is Odin the new god of choice for white supremacists.
- Placebo sommelier: Cheap wine tastes better when you’re told it’s expensive.
- Here’s why some people experience auditory hallucinations.
- These next-generation space suits could allow astronauts to explore Mars.
- Why NASA is sending bacteria into the sky on balloons during the eclipse to investigate possible life on Mars.
- Age is important when considering life on planets near red dwarf stars.
- How a NASA spacecraft may help aliens find Earth. And from our archives: why comics legend Jack Kirby thought this was a very bad idea.
- Leaping in the wrong direction – investigating where real science ends and pseudoscience begins is a slippery topic.
Quote of the Day:
The true guide of life is to do what is right.