This month’s Skepchick Challenge: Yessenia of Queereka has agreed to part with every last hair on her head if we can reach our goal of raising $2,500 by June 4 to send students to the Secular Student Alliance Conference in Las Vegas this June. That amount will cover travel, lodging, and conference fees for 20 students, 10 from SAC City Freethinkers and 10 from the Atheists and Skeptics Society at Berkeley (BASS). Students are the future (and arguably the present) of the movement, […]
We’re so familiar with the current configuration of the planets in the Solar System, but did the planets always orbit in this way? Did they form further out and then migrate inward to their current positions? And what about other star systems out there? Ep. 301: Planetary Migration Jump to Shownotes Jump to Transcript Show [...]
We created Astronomy Cast to be timeless, a listening experience that’s as educational in the future as it was when we started recording. But obviously, things have changed in almost 7 years and 300 episodes. Today we’ll give you an update on some of the big topics in space and astronomy. What did we know [...]
Today on the program, we'll speak to the author of a new book, The Origin of Feces, about why waste matters. Plus, we'll learn about the earliest use of pottery for cooking; we'll hear the heart-breaking tale of the fate...