Shutdown could cause you to get lost if navigating by cell phone near the North Pole

Shutdown could cause you to get lost if navigating by cell phone near the North Pole

Special to WorldTribune, January 17, 2019 The north magnetic pole is in constant flux, influenced by the movements of iron-rich fluids deep below the Earth’s crust. “Or at least that’s the theory — the whole thing is still somewhat of a scientific mystery,” according to ZMEScience.com. The static geographic north pole is what we navigate […]

Early astronomers: ‘Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe’

Early astronomers: ‘Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Bill Federer, Aug. 25, 2018 The Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), made a major contribution to the scientific revolution by discovering that the planets revolved, not around the Earth, but around the Sun. Copernicus, who had a doctorate in cannon (church) law, wrote: “The Universe, wrought for us by a supremely […]

Techs wanted, Americans need not apply

Techs wanted, Americans need not apply

Special to WorldTribune.com By Michelle Malkin Last month, there was a national “Day Without a Latino.” This week, the demonstration du jour shutting down schools and shops is a “Day Without a Woman.” Here’s my question for all the virtue-signaling protesters who pay lip service to better jobs and wages: Where’s your awareness-raising event for […]

A quantum physics revolution in self-awareness: The fallacy of identifying with the body

A quantum physics revolution in self-awareness: The fallacy of identifying with the body

Special to WorldTribune.com March 3, 2017 A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe” has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. […]

Forty-five years ago, July 31 . . .

Forty-five years ago, July 31 . . .

Special to WorldTribune.com [CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Apollo 15, USGS, NASA] On July 31, 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Iwrin and Dave Scott deployed the first Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon. Using it to explore their Hadley-Apennine landing site they spent nearly three days on the Moon while Al Worden orbited above. […]

‘Built like an armored tank’, Juno swoops through debris, radiation in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere

‘Built like an armored tank’, Juno swoops through debris, radiation in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere

Special to WorldTribune.com [CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION] NASA’s Juno spacecraft was to fire its main rocket engine late Monday to slow itself down from a speed of 150,000 mph (250,000 kph) and slip into orbit around Jupiter. With Juno on autopilot, the delicately choreographed move comes without any help from ground controllers. The […]

Meanwhile, on Mars it’s just another day, but where does Curiosity go for a tire change?

Meanwhile, on Mars it’s just another day, but where does Curiosity go for a tire change?

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS] Where is NASA’s rover Curiosity going on Mars? Its geographical goals are on the slopes of Mount Sharp, whose peak is seen in the background on the right. A key scientific goal, however, remains to better assess when and where conditions on Mars were once suitable […]