Reading Time: 2 minutes NASA has released footage of the clearest solar eclipse by a Martian moon ever recorded. Captured by the Perseverance Mars rover, the 40-second recording shows Phobos, the largest of the two Martian moons, crossing between the rover location and the Sun. The eclipse—sometimes called a transit because the apparent size of Phobos is much smaller […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Thirty years ago, one-sixteenth of Americans identified with no religion. Now it’s nearly a third. For Generation Z, it’s close to half. These are people who share many basic values about how to make the most of this one world and one life. But we are fragmented and disconnected and poorly defined, so our cultural […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Secular Coalition for America responds to a recent article in the Washington Post.
Reading Time: < 1 minute OnlySky columnist Jack Bowen thinks we’ve got it all wrong when it comes to what makes us happy. In his TEDx talk at Stanford University, the philosopher, drummer, and coach argues that awe should not result from the things that make us happy and grateful. It should instead be the starting point from which everything […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute “Dustin Yellin makes mesmerizing artwork that tells complex, myth-inspired stories. How did he develop his style? In this disarming talk, he shares the journey of an artist — starting from age 8 — and his idiosyncratic way of thinking and seeing.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute It was not part of the plan. On February 14, 1990, the Voyager I spacecraft was beyond Neptune, 3.7 billion miles from the Sun, when it turned and took a series of photos of the planets of our Solar System. Known as the Family Portrait series, the images were not part of the original mission […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s common knowledge that the US healthcare system is deeply broken. But this explainer video by Vox drills down on the details in one painful area: the outrageous difference in cost compared not only to other countries, but to other regions of the US—and even different providers in the same hospital.