Human beings landed on the Moon fifty years ago. While it's impressive that this feat still remains the high-water mark of human achievement all these decades later, the idea of putting humans back on the Moon within the next decade seems a bit underwhelming.
India and Pakistan do not have the most cordial relationship. Skirmishes between these two nuclear-armed nations are not as uncommon as they should be, and tensions appear to be getting worse.
Since 1947, the hand of the Doomsday Clock has oscillated back and forth—a sort of prophet of nuclear catastrophe. The clock is intended as a symbolic representation of how strained international relations and continued nuclear arms development have provided a recipe for disaster.
Mars is a bit of reach. It would be a huge undertaking—and an epic accomplishment—for our civilization if we're ever able to establish a human presence on the red planet. Despite the costs, there are a few reasons why it might be a good idea to start thinking about Mars more seriously.
The thousand-year-old Tibetan text Bardo Thodol, translated as "Liberation Through Understanding in the Between", and known widely by its popular name, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is a Buddhist text about death, reincarnation, and achieving liberation from
It's widely agreed upon that planning for the future is a smart thing to do. Imagine that we have two options: option a) involves sitting around playing video games all day and never even wanting to achieve anything more; option