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Global warming doesn’t feel very warm

Scientists have announced that the world for the year 2015 was an average of 1 degree celsius (that’s about 2 degree fahrenheit) warmer than has ever occurred in recorded history. But 1 degree?  That doesn’t sound like the potential catastrophe of … Continue reading

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What do mystics experience?

For thousands of years, there have been mystics who describe an experience of a transcendent reality that most humans beings do not have.  In different cultures and religions, this experience takes various forms, but they all seem to revolve around a loss of a sense … Continue reading

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How could global warming make our winters colder?

It seems pretty obvious to most people living in northern Europe, and both northern and southern states in America this winter that global warming is certainly not happening to them.  Yes, it’s warmer in Alaska than usual, but banks of … Continue reading

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9Spitch

The BBC is hosting a stargazing programme asking amateur astronomers to find galaxies in far outer space.  An engineer living in England, Zbigniew ‘Zbish’ Chetnik, has an observatory in his garden at home, and was the first person to spot a … Continue reading

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The human construct of time

By the time most of us have learned to read a clock, we have come to understand time as objective.  It might feel like a long time to Christmas or summer vacation, or a long time until we finally get … Continue reading

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Mars Menus

Right now there are two privately funded manned-missions planned to set out for Mars.  One is set to leave in 2018, the other in 2023.  They are unlikely to be the only departures for Mars in the next decade. At … Continue reading

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Christmas thoughts

The winter solstice was celebrated for thousands of years before  this time of the year became the time when Christmas was celebrated.  As it did with so many pagan rituals, the Roman church adapted the solstice celebrations and incorporated it … Continue reading

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