Carl Sagan

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An unusual astronomical sundial related clock. Winston Churchills face. Bracken House, 1959, London

Reports suggest committed belief in pseudo-scientific bottom-water of the brownest hue is enjoying yet another revival. The word “committed” is import(...)

Ana Alonso-Serrano: ‘We need to push more for changing the image of a physicist as a man’

Physicist Ana Alonso-Serrano has spent much of her career thinking about what’s inside a black hole, an object which the world only caught a first gli(...)

Professor Brian Cox: “Most scientists who really think about their field need it to be simple so that they can understand it. For me, understanding something is a process of simplifying it.” File photograph: Nicky J Sims/Getty Images for Phil McIntyre Entertainment

If Professor Brian Cox picks up a rock, it’s time to listen. Not because he’s the threatening type, of course, but because it means he’s employing ite(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “We wanted to speak to a general audience, not just super science geeks like myself.”   “The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “We wanted to speak to a general audience, not just super science geeks like myself.”

The late Carl Sagan was a bit of a ham. But he was our ham. He was a ham for humanism and logical thinking. At the end of Emer Reynolds’s splendid new(...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s  Dark Night of the Soul  at the Galway Arts Festival

Two years ago Australian artist Patricia Piccinini populated the main gallery at the Galway International Arts Festival with oddly loveable creatures (...)

Professor Brian Cox, who says of climate change: “The longer you leave it the more expensive it will be to fix and the more damaging it will be.”

Prof Brian Cox is on the stage in the Olympia and behind him there is a photograph taken by Nasa’s Curiosity rover on Mars, in which Earth appears as (...)

Hubble Gallery Android app showcases the best images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope using content pulled from the NASA-run Hubblesite.org

I like finding decent open source apps, especially such useful and well-designed ones like Hubble Gallery. This Android app showcases the best image(...)

Paul O’Brien: Growth Hacker and start-up consultant

“Tech hub” is a meaningless term. As the sector grows in size and influence, almost every city in the US has attached the label to its list of local a(...)

Mobile phones will come to dominate and overwhelm other industries and precipitate a lot of very visible disruptions in how the world operates on the way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It need hardly be said that mobile computing has been the biggest advance in technology since the appearance of the personal computer in the 1980s, bu(...)

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