March 23, 2017

Here's what happens if you get too close to a neutron star

A neutron star is one of the most dangerous objects in the universe. Neutron stars are the densest things besides black holes. A stone sized piece of this star would weigh 100 million metric tons.

March 22, 2017

Watch this astonishing time lapse video of cell division

This looks like CGI, but it's real. The video's creator says, “It was done with a custom designed microscope based on the ‘infinity optical design’. It is not available by any manufacturer. I built it. I used LEDs and relevant optics to light the egg. They too were custom designed by me. The whole microscope sits on anti-vibration table. I have to say that it doesn't matter too much what microscope people use to perform this. There are countless other variables involved in performing this tricky shot, such as for example: the ambient temperature during shooting; the time at which the eggs were collected; the handling skills of the operator; the type of water used; lenses; quality of camera etc.”

Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘Ours is a God of steadfastness and encouragement’

English Summary: “Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, today we reflect on two words used by Saint Paul in the opening reading: steadfastness and encouragement. Paul says that both are contained in the message of the Scriptures, but even more, that ours is a God of steadfastness and encouragement (cf. Rom 15:4-5). In the Christian life, we are called to spread hope by supporting and encouraging one another, especially those in danger of faltering. But we do so with the strength provided by the Lord, who is our unfailing source of hope. Faithful to the Apostle’s injunction, may we always live in harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus.”

March 16, 2017

C.S. Lewis Doodle: ‘Mere Christianity’ and Christian marriage

This is an illustration of C.S Lewis’ fourth talk of his third BBC radio series called ‘Christian Behaviour’. This became Chapter 5 of Book 3, in the book called ‘Mere Christianity'.

March 14, 2017

What's the most difficult place to get to in the world?

From Pitcairn Island to Mount Sidley, these are some of the most difficult places to get to in the world.

College students support religious freedom for Muslims. For Christians, not so much...

Everyone agreed that a creative professional should have the foundational freedom to decline work that conflicts with their conscience or beliefs. But, when faced with a situation that goes against current cultural expectations, like a Christian photographer declining to promote a same-sex wedding, the gears start grinding. If a law that forces someone to promote something against their beliefs is so laughable, so unimaginable…then why is it so difficult to extend the same freedom to a Christian creative professional?

March 8, 2017

Why airplanes don't fly faster

Time is the enemy of the privileged few. Cost is the enemy of the masses.

March 7, 2017

Your ears can actually hear the difference between hot and cold water

Hot and cold water sound different when you pour them, and you've probably known this all your life without even realizing it.

March 3, 2017

A reminder that Major League Baseball players have ridiculously good reflexes

Watch this New York Mets player catch a flying bat in midair...

March 1, 2017

C.S. Lewis on Christianity and sexual morality

This is an illustration of Lewis’ 4th talk of the third radio series called ‘Christian Behaviour’, which became Chapter 5 of Book 3, in his book ‘Mere Christianity’.