Category Archives: Science

The Last Man on the Moon

Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing The Last Man on the Moon directed by Mark Craig, a documentary about Eugene Cernan,  Commander of Apollo 17, the final lunar landing. The best part? A Q&A with Capt. Eugene Cernan himself, … Continue reading

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Four Faces of an Alien God

Isn’t that a really cool title? It’s the name I gave to my most experimental piece of flash fiction, which is now published by LampLight, a quarterly magazine of literary dark fiction. The issue is available for USD 2.99 in a variety … Continue reading

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Reality as a Mathematical Construct – really??

I’m reading cosmologist Max Tegmark’s Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality. I’m a sucker for popular science books on maths and physics, especially when they’re as well-written as this one. Max Tegmark argues that not … Continue reading

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Starry and stormy nights at CAO

Just spent a fantastic weekend at CAO, the Carr Astronomical Observatory two hours north of Toronto, near Thornbury, Ontario. Any RASC member can avail of the wonderful dark sky facilities at CAO, but every July CAO holds its annual Star-B-Q, … Continue reading

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Particle Fever

If you haven’t seen Particle Fever, I highly recommend it. It’s a 99 minute documentary on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and the physicists behind the search for the elusive ‘God Particle’ – the Higgs Boson. And no, the documentary is not just … Continue reading

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Go NASA Go!

What’s the best thing about going to Orlando, Florida? (Apart from the fact that its actually warm and sunny, not a ridiculous -25 C in mid-March). That would be the Kennedy Space Center. This is the closest a mere mortal can … Continue reading

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Emails from the future, Part 1

I get a lot of spam emails. I delete literally hundreds of them every day. A boring and thankless task until I decided to have some fun with them. What will spam in the future look like? Very similar to … Continue reading

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