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Engineering a Martian Revolution

Jun 25, 2015

As part of a British Interplanetary Society conference, a diverse group of thinkers are contemplating how denizens of a future Martian colony could counteract the emergence of a dictator.

Knapp's News 6/21/15

Jun 21, 2015

George Knapp shares a number of news items that have recently caught his attention, including an article about a cosmic experiment, and photos of America's nuclear weapons legacy

Knapp's News 6/20/15

Jun 20, 2015

George Knapp shares some recent items that caught his attention this week, including a report by Greg Boone on the 1985 Poughkeepsie Black Boomerang UFO incident, and a piece on how Google has turned the former Alameda Naval Air Station into a mad science...

Astronaut's Breathtaking Photo of Great Pyramids

Jun 13, 2015

On his final day aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Terry Virts captured a truly breathtaking photo of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

New Images of Hyperion

Jun 1, 2015

Saturn's strange spongy moon, Hyperion, was photographed one last time by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sunday, as it came within 21,000 miles of the irregularly shaped body.

Knapp's News 5/30/15

May 30, 2015

George Knapp shares some online items that have recently caught his attention, including a report by The Humane Society on puppy mills, a piece with video on why the US Air Force is developing hypersonic weapons, an essay on the astonishing mathematical...

Europa Mission's Instruments Unveiled

May 26, 2015

NASA announced that in its upcoming mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, their spacecraft will carry nine scientific instruments to assess the possibility or potential for life. More here.

Memorial on the Moon

May 25, 2015

As Memorial Day honors soldiers who died in combat, we also remember the people who've died in the service of space exploration. In August of 1971, a plaque and statuette were placed on the surface of the moon. More.

Belvoir Winery Footage

May 17, 2015

Dave Schrader shares this video of a mapped figure at Missouri's Belvoir Winery, a former Odd Fellows hospital and orphanage.

Knapp's News 5/17/15

May 17, 2015

George Knapp (pictured in a 1999 photo with the great musician B.B. King who recently passed away) shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention

Blue Sunset on Mars

May 14, 2015

The Curiosity rover recently caught a blue-tinged sunset on Mars. Though the Martian sky is yellow to orange, the blue hue was attributed to the planet's frequent dust storms, which cause a kind of light scattering.

New Images of Ceres' Bright Spots

May 12, 2015

The clearest images yet of Ceres' mysterious bright spots have been obtained by NASA's probe Dawn.

A Galaxy Far, Far Away...

May 9, 2015

An international team of astronomers has found a galaxy that is farther away from Earth than any other galaxy

Hubble Finds Giant Halo Around Andromeda

May 8, 2015

Researchers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy like an immense atmosphere.

Poll on Ceres' Mysterious Bright Spots

Apr 29, 2015

NASA has set up a poll for the public to vote on what is the likeliest cause for the mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. More here.

NExSS-- NASA's New Search for ET Life

Apr 27, 2015

NASA's new initiative is bringing together scientists from different fields to work on the search for life on planets outside our solar system. Called NexSS or the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science, experts in Earth science, planetary science,...

Knapp's News 4/26/15

Apr 26, 2015

George Knapp shares a number of news items that have recently caught his attention including articles on an effort to make Nessie the national animal of Scotland, a baffling death in Los Angeles

Hubble Silver Anniversary

Apr 23, 2015

Commemorating Friday's 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope launch, NASA has released a breathtaking image which captures an amazing 3,000 stars nestled amongst a vibrant gas cloud.

Meet the 'Supervoid'

Apr 21, 2015

Scientists have a discovered a "supervoid"-- an empty spherical blob (circled in white in the image) that currently holds the title of being the largest known structure in the universe-- a mind boggling 1.8 billion light years across.

Knapp's News 4/19/15

Apr 19, 2015

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention, including articles about mind uploading, and death by black hole

Fairy Circles Share Pattern w/Zebrafish Cells

Apr 14, 2015

A fascinating new study has revealed that the mysterious fairy circles which appear in the arid grasslands of Namibia (pictured) share a mathematical pattern with the skin cells of zebrafish. More here.

Liquid Water Found on Mars

Apr 13, 2015

New research indicates that liquid water exists just under the surface in certain areas of Mars. Culled from findings of the Mars Curiosity rover, it's believed that a liquid brine forms. More.

Autonomous Car Makes Historic Trip

Apr 3, 2015

For the first time in history, an autonomous car has completed the cross country journey from San Francisco to New York City.

Knapp's News 3/29/15

Mar 29, 2015

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including articles on the power of elves in Iceland, and the quest to revive the extinct Mammoth

Knapp's News 3/28/15

Mar 28, 2015

George Knapp shares some online items that have recently caught his attention, including a piece on how current technology can be used to detect alien spaceships traveling at near light speeds.

Earth-like planets in Alpha Centauri?

Mar 27, 2015

There could Earth-like planets orbiting a star in our nearest solar system—Alpha Centauri. Scientists used Hubble data to find a dip in the light from a recently discovered planet, Alpha Centauri B, caused when it passes in front of the star. Evidence...

Ceres' Mysterious Spots

Mar 26, 2015

One of the subjects Linda Moulton Howe reports on in the 3/25/15 show is the mysterious lights seen on the dwarf planet Ceres (located between Mars and Jupiter)

Free Audio Clips 3/25/15

Mar 26, 2015

This week, our two free audio clips are from 10 years ago-- March 2005, when Rosemary Ellen Guiley talked about nefarious ETs, and James McCanney and Dr. David Morrison debated the merits of Velikovsky's theories.

New Cloaking Device Proposed

Mar 25, 2015

A new sci-fi-like cloaking device could protect soldiers from the shock waves caused by explosions. Under patent to Boeing, the idea is to use a veil of heated, ionized air as a kind of shield that would minimize the damage from blast waves which can...

In the News 3/22/15

Mar 22, 2015

Today's news stories include articles about advances in AI that will lead to universal translators, a pill that let's you feel another person's pain, and a woman who claims she has recorded actual poltergeist activity in her home.