Last week, Haim Eshed, the former Israeli Space Security Chief said that both Israel and the United States had been contacted by aliens from a Galactic Federation. More details are offered in his book, where he says the aliens insist that humanity isn’t ready for a full “first contact” yet.


They’re small, dim, red or brown, and common across the galaxy. They’ll never go supernova like some of the larger stars in our galaxy, and never form a black hole. And unlike our sun, most will never explode into red giants. They’re also less bright than the sun and can’t…


As a kid, I thought few things were stranger and more repulsive than fungi. They smelled weird, looked strange, were sometimes poisonous, grew on dead things, and — for some reason I could not fathom — were used as pizza toppings. Who wanted to eat such things when there were…


The website for Matrix Resurrections was revealed this week, encouraging fans to choose either the red or blue pill as they delve into the film’s universe. But while the film’s premise is science fiction — Machines going to war with humans for control of the planet, and subsequently locking humanity…


We’ve all heard stories of elders who remained active, with sharp memories well into their old age. There are also more fantastical stories like those of Methuselah, Ponce de Leon and the fountain of youth, or even Highlander, where humans live to extraordinary ages through one means or another. …


NASA is one of America’s most beloved public institutions. They’ve sent men to the moon and speedy probes to the realm outside our solar system. They’ve landed rovers on Mars and taken closeups of Pluto.

A century ago, NASA’s achievements were consigned to the realm of science fiction, but today…


How People are Taking Medicine into their own Hands

The 21st century is here and though we have inherited some of the technological marvels that were predicted, many and more are still in the distant future. We have our cordless communicators (cellphones), and remote navigation and directions (map apps), and even our version of the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the…


Earth Day has been around for over 50 years, turning environmentalism from something associated only with hippies and activists into a classroom discussion topic and a cause for celebration. But all too often when we think of our planet we are filled with a sense of sadness or even dread…


It was the autumn of 1987 and America was in a bit of a dark place. The Cold War was ongoing, and the future of the world was still uncertain. Many still feared nuclear war, and the ripples of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island were still making their way through…


You might have seen it on the news. You might have heard it that friends that always has “hot investing tips.” GameStop stock, GME, or “Gamestock” as Elon Musk called it, has been soaring to unbelievable heights the past few months. In November, shares were trading around $11–12, but as…

Ryan Walraven, PhD

I’m a physics postdoc, writer, and photoshopper who likes to send cats into space.

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