What is an Anunnaki? and 5 other questions for the impending apocalypse

As talk of nuclear war ramps up, technology spirals toward science-fiction, and natural disasters batter the globe, many people don’t require a fervent belief in Christian numerology to fear that the end is nigh. In case you need convincing, though, a strange prophecy has begun to circulate suggesting that the apocalypse will begin on Sept. […]

What is an Anunnaki? and 5 other questions for the impending apocalypse

As talk of nuclear war ramps up, technology spirals toward science-fiction, and natural disasters batter the globe, many people don’t require a fervent belief in Christian numerology to fear that the end is nigh. In case you need convincing, though, a strange prophecy has begun to circulate suggesting that the apocalypse will begin on Sept. […]

Why the Cassini spacecraft is NASA’s greatest achievement

Today, NASA’s venerable Cassini craft will fall into the clouds of Saturn, sending back scientific data even as it descends to its own demise. Then, it will go quiet, and the craft’s incredible 20-year odyssey will come to an epic end. Cassini’s mission has set an incredible benchmark to which future NASA missions can aspire, […]

The guardians of the rainforest

The world’s largest rainforest is once again in grave danger. (REUTERS/Bruno Kelly) Since 1978, the Amazon has lost some 289,000 square miles to cattle ranchers, soy producers, loggers, and industrial activity. Such rapid deforestation sparked a global “Save the Rainforest” movement in the late ’80s and ’90s that led to T-shirts, posters, concerts, and celebrity-led […]