Questioning Truth, Reality and the Role of Science | Quanta Magazine
For people who visit this blog more often, it is no secret that I love science. I feel it’s amazing that we humans, in only a few thousand years, have found out so much about our world, the cosmos and our place in it. We owe that understanding to people with inquisitive minds, prepared to follow the evidence where it leads and who dare to question everything. Today, we call these people scientists. In the past, we might have called them heretics.
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There’s new evidence for the mysterious mega-Earth known as Planet 9. There’s long been speculation about mystery objects in our solar system. A tenth planet hiding out behind the orbit of Pluto, a dark companion of the sun and even a “killer planet” by the name of Nibiru.
Much of that is nonsense or speculation by Doomsday prophets. However, scientists have reasons to believe there may be an undiscovered planet as yet out there…
There’s New Evidence for the Mysterious Mega-Earth Known as Planet 9 | @curiositydotcom
Today life has conquered every square inch of Earth, but when the planet formed it was a dead rock. How did life get started?
— Read on www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161026-the-secret-of-how-life-on-earth-began
An interesting look at the understanding of how life began on Earth.
Coffee Could Help You Tolerate the People You Work With
An avid coffee drinker like myself probably needs no encouragement to regularly take in a cup of coffee. I positively love the stuff. Drinking coffee also has several health benefits, proven by scientific research. For instance, coffee boosts brain function, helps to burn body fat and lowers your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Now, researchers have also found that coffee may help you tolerate your colleagues better. So what are you waiting for?
Coffee Could Help You Tolerate the People You Work With | @curiositydotcom
Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof
Source: A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing