Baby sea turtles struggle for survival after hatching in Mexico
History of Science

Evolution and Survival of the Fittest

July 21, 2020

Survival of the fittest explains how the most flexible survive new or harsh conditions. Evolution, on the other hand, explains how they get fitter and fitter to survive more and more. Does this mean there is an ultimate ‘fittest’ species that all other creatures must turn into? […]

Human and fake monkey hand evolution from primates concept
History of Science

The Story of Human Evolution: Were We Chimps?

July 21, 2020

Humans were never chimpanzees that grew smart and lost hair until they looked like modern humans. Human evolution is a much more complicated process, concerned with the survival of humans through changing environmental conditions. […]

Portrait of a Bonobo. Democratic Republic of the Congo.
History of Science

What Is Evolution, and What Is Not?

July 21, 2020

One of the most studied topics of science is evolution and its essence. Evolution is not the story of Genesis or why living creatures came to life. It is not proof that all species evolve only to get more complex. So what is evolution? […]

A crater-filled black and white 3D illustration of the Moon.
Astronomy

The Many Craters on the Moon

July 18, 2020

By Sabine Stanley, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University The dark spots on the Moon are called maria. The largest of the maria, Oceanus Procellarum, may or may […]

Half Moon showing the interior regions in the form of indentations.
Astronomy

The Future on the Moon: Lunar Bases

July 18, 2020

If humans do venture to spend significant time on the Moon, then in addition to a protective base, they’ll also need resources. What are the available options on the Moon,and how we can keep an eye on them for the future? […]

Super moon. Colorful sky with cloud and bright full moon over seascape in the evening. Serenity nature background, outdoor at nighttime. Cross process.
Astronomy

Moon’s Gravitational Force, Tides, and Earth’s Speed

July 15, 2020

Moon’s gravitational force is the reason behind high and low tides. However, this is not the only effect. The Earth’s rotational speed is also regulated by the Moon’s gravity, even though it is smaller than Earth and has a much weaker gravity. […]

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