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I previously wrote about the excessive use of tear gas against protesters in Ferguson, MO, where Darren Wilson will not face charges for killing unarmed citizen Michael Brown. Unfortunately, tear gas was used recklessly again tonight, hitting peaceful protesters as well as journalists.Brown is another name to add to the increasingly long list of unarmed men and women killed by police. There is no justification for killing someone that does not present an armed and […]
Source: Wikimedia Commons The movie Interstellar involves many interesting scientific concepts, including the fluidity of time. On Earth, time moves at the same speed for all of us – otherwise our watches would constantly need to change how fast they move. However, time can change in two specific scenarios.If someone is moving significantly faster than us on EarthIf someone is under the effects of more gravity than us on EarthAstronauts on the International Space […]
(Note: Please donate to the Mike Alsbury Memorial Fund, as he leaves behind a wife and two small children ages 10 and 17.)It's been a rough week for space travel. First, an unmanned ISS resupply rocket launched erratically and had to be destroyed by NASA safety operators. Next, the Virgin Galactic spacecraft SpaceShipTwo suffered a mishap that resulted in the loss of life. Pilot Michael Alsbury was killed when SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert while attempting to […]
The CBS sci-fi show Extant, which recently wrapped up its first season. It inspired a few posts of mine about the constellation Orion, the speed of sound versus the speed of light, and the idea of being weightless. On a personal level, I enjoyed seeing a prime time sci-fi television show with a Black woman as the lead.I was lucky enough to be invited on the Black Girl Nerds podcast to speak with Extant creator Mickey Fisher and show runner Greg Walker. We chatted about the show, […]
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