Category archives for Astronomy

First Human-Robonaut Handshake in Outer Space

This is a feel good story of the day – the world’s first human to humanoid robot handshake, in space! The robot even sent out a tweet.

Huffington Post, Bad Science and AOL

Tonight, I saw this Twitter message from Carl Zimmer, a science writer journalist and reporter for whom I have great respect: MT @BadAstronomer: Media FAIL *again*. This time, it’s HuffPo and Apophis.. CZ: That’s $315 million of AOL FAIL now! While I remain a dedicated HuffPost blogger, I’m the first to recognize that giant…

2012 Apocalypse and Two Suns?

Please…someone tell me that this is a joke, a hoax, pseudoscience… I invite perspectives from astronomers, physicists, etc. According to The Huffington Post: According to Prof. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland: for at least a few weeks, we’d see a second sun, Carter says. There may also be…