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Spielberg’s “Lincoln” with Daniel Day-Lewis – Going in My Collection

What a movie! See it while it is still in theaters. Daniel Day-Lewis brings Lincoln to life – he was born to play the part. Sally Fields, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones – and, of course, Director Spielberg, how many Academy Awards can one movie get? I think Tony Kushner will be remembered as much for the “Lincoln” screenplay as his wonderful, powerful screenplay for “Angels in America.”

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by William Rivers Pitt Read at Truthout.org Unless something truly extraordinary intervenes, we are on the cusp of what could become the bleakest winter in living memory. There are 166 days standing between us and... The post via Truthout.org: Mitch McConnell Is Sacrificing the Entire Economy to Impede Biden Administration appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

via Washington Post: Trump’s racist appeals powered a White evangelical tsunami

By Dana Milbank Read at Washington Post As partisans and analysts puzzle over the higher-than-expected turnout for President Trump (nearly 6 million fewer votes than for President-elect Joe Biden, but still high), they are poring over groups... The post via Washington Post: Trump’s racist appeals powered a White evangelical tsunami appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

via Washington Post: This is a massive failure of character among Republicans — with evangelicals out in front

By Michael Gerson Read at Washington Post One of the better speeches I helped produce for George W. Bush was never given. On election night 2000 — standing outside in the rain, at an Austin victory... The post via Washington Post: This is a massive failure of character among Republicans — with evangelicals out in front appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

via Washington Post: Trump’s election challenge looks like a scam to line his pockets

By Dana Milbank Read at Washington Post President Trump isn’t really trying to overturn the election. He’s simply running one more scam before he leaves office that would enable him to enrich himself. That’s the... The post via Washington Post: Trump’s election challenge looks like a scam to line his pockets appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

My family knew the Bush family. Looking back, I can think of nothing that comes close to what Donald Trump is doing to stop President-elect Biden from taking part in Intelligence Briefings to prepare to... The post Trump deserves to be stripped of citizenship and deported appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

Joe, please bore us! Kamala, please heal us!

  Want more political videos and commentary? Show your support. The post Joe, please bore us! Kamala, please heal us! appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

The post TO ADMIT WE NEED OUR ENEMIES IS THE ONLY WAY OUT OF OUR 2020 MESS appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

via The Atlantic: The Supreme Court Is Helping Republicans Rig Elections

Adding more justices to the bench might be the only way to stop them. By Adam Serwer For a judge with a brilliant legal mind, Amy Coney Barrett seemed oddly at a loss for words. Does... The post via The Atlantic: The Supreme Court Is Helping Republicans Rig Elections appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

Have confidence in American democracy—we’ll be okay

  Want more political videos and commentary? Show your support. The post Have confidence in American democracy—we’ll be okay appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

via The Washington Post: Seeking power in Jesus’ name: Trump sparks a rise of ‘Patriot Churches’

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — The new congregation is gathered in a barn in Lenoir City, Tenn., with a roof that has a 60-foot American flag painted on it. And they are praying for a Trump landslide.... The post via The Washington Post: Seeking power in Jesus’ name: Trump sparks a rise of ‘Patriot Churches’ appeared first on Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog. [...]

Plato - Crito

After having been unjustly convicted of the bogus charges brought against him in that most infamous and influential of trials, Socrates was asked to propose a penalty for himself. Defying everyone's expectations (exile, paying a fine, delivering a public apology, etc.), Socrates claimed he should be rewarded with free room and board at the Prytaneum. This response upset the Athenians so much that an even greater number than those who had originally found him guilty decided the proper sentence should now be death.In the Crito, and against all sorts of arguments—moral, prudential, political, philosophical—urging him to escape this unjust punishment,… [...]

The Philosophy of Christopher Nolan

Ever since I first watched Memento and its fascinating exploration of the philosophical question of personal identity as constituted by memory through time, film director Christopher Nolan has been on my radar. And, Insomnia aside, he has consistently managed to set the bar higher and higher to the point where he stands on a category of cinematographic and philosophical genius all by himself.In addition of being a master of character development, non-linear storytelling and building hair-raising suspense—not to say anything about the pure aesthetic beauty of his films—Nolan is a director of big ideas. There's virtually no film in which he… [...]

Voltaire - Candide

The philosophical problem of evil—the question of how the existence of unnecessary suffering is possible in a world created and sustained by an all-powerful, all-knowing and benevolent deity—has vexed theologians and philosophers for millennia.Apologists have attempted to vindicate God's goodness in various versions of what is known as theodicy. One of the most famous was articulated by the Enlightenment polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Given that he thought the existence of contingent beings requires an explanation that is itself not contingent, Leibniz deployed a really clever argument to prove the metaphysical necessity of the existence of God. Since God was for… [...]

Arrow - A Celebration of Love

Life is hard enough as it is. Existence, in many ways, is suffering. Obviously, some have it much worse than others, and that matters, but at some point in our lives we all experience pain, disease, loss, betrayal. We struggle with existential angst, with the fear of meaninglessness, with questions of character, with the impending coming of oblivion. We struggle to pay rent, to put food on the table, and to have enough energy at the end of the day to make a positive difference in the world.And we don't all find love. Few things make the loneliness of existence… [...]

If 'Despacito' Were Written by an Evo-Devo Biologist

If you are a geek, you are likely to get excited over things others might find boring, laughable, lame, etc. You still like what you like, but you also know when to keep that to yourself.But sometimes you stumble upon something so incredibly brilliant that, no matter what else may be going on in your life, you just have to let your inner geek go nuts. And the following parody of 'Despacito' is just such an instance... [...]

James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley

James Baldwin, the great essayist, poet, civil rights activist, writer and orator, would have turned 93 this week. In order to commemorate the importance of his memory and legacy, we are showcasing today the very famous Cambridge debate in which—while surrounded by an overwhelmingly white audience—he courageously and adeptly defended the proposition that “The American Dream is at the expense of the American negro” against the influential conservative writer William F. Buckley, Jr.Prior to this debate, Buckley had made his reputation as a leading American conservative, at least partly, through his writings opposing the civil rights movement and desegregation, and by… [...]

Genius of the Ancient World - Socrates

Few figures have been more important and influential in the history of civilization than the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates. And it's not simply that he was a philosopher either. Despite the importance of the intellectual contributions made by his predecessors, and despite the vast differences between them (just think Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Parmenides, Heraclitus, Democritus, etc.), virtually all philosophers who preceded him were ultimately consigned to the category of Pre-Socratics.So what exactly was so special about Socrates that it would be he, and not any of his forerunners, who would be generally recognized to be the first master of philosophy?… [...]

The Presocratics

Anyone who's ever contemplated Raphael's celebrated painting The School of Athens knows that the painting centers, quite literally, around Plato and Aristotle (the former pointing up toward his transcendent Realm of the Forms, while the latter attempts to ground his understanding of reality on a much more naturalistic conception). A quick glance also reveals a few other obvious personalities: Socrates, Diogenes the Cynic, Pythagoras, and Euclid (or perhaps Archimedes?). But if you look even closer, you can see that this painting is also paying homage to the Presocratics, those thinkers who dared to imagine the cosmos might be intelligible to… [...]

President Obama's Farewell Address

As his presidency sadly comes to an end, President Obama delivered last night what is sure to become one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in his already admirable history of powerful and memorable speeches.In a time when democracy, justice, freedom, equality and human rights have come under threat in America—as a right-wing administration inspired by unabashed hatred, divisiveness, racism, xenophobia and greed prepares to take office—President Obama's message is a sober and thoughtful reminder that this experiment in self-governing is not a foregone conclusion but a process that requires permanent work, vigilance and cooperation.Thank you for being an… [...]

John Berger - Ways of Seeing

Art critic John Berger's recent death has left a huge void in the world of art appreciation. While his career prompted numerous controversies and instances of outrage and public condemnation, Berger's attacks on what sometimes amounts to the condescending and elitist attitude of his own profession helped popularize the appreciation of art. His 1972 BBC documentary series Ways of Seeing, as well as its subsequent eponymous book, helped bring the world of thoughtful art appreciation to an entire generation of people who may have otherwise never gotten interested in the fine arts. Unlike conventional forms of art criticism and appreciation—which tend… [...]

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The 14th Annual Lion's Roar Online Auction, our biggest fundraising event of the year, is open for bidding. The post The 14th Annual Lion’s Roar Online Auction has begun appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

Ephrat Livni reflects on years of spiritual study with the moon as her guide. The post Become Friends with the Moon appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

Buddhism has changed as it has spread from country to country. What do you think is the main characteristic of American Buddhism? The post Share Your Wisdom: What do you think is the main characteristic of American Buddhism? appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

We all have an attitude, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, our own way of approaching life. You can start to take a bodhisattva’s attitude toward life by practicing generosity and appreciation. The post The Bodhisattva Attitude appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

Enlightenment is everywhere we look, says Joan Sutherland — we can choose to notice it, but at the same time, we can also trust that it will find us, wherever we are. The post Everything Is Enlightenment appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

Tibetan Buddhist teacher Dagri Rinpoche has been declared to have “committed sexual misconduct, which also qualifies as spiritual abuse given his position as a spiritual teacher.” The post Dagri Rinpoche found to have committed sexual misconduct, FPMT states appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment. The post Six Kinds of Loneliness appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

Are we all alone in this world or at one with everything? Nick Walser shines a spotlight on the paradoxical nature of loneliness. The post All Alone or One With Everything? appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

The iconic doll, once notorious for her unattainable body proportions and unabashed materialism, is changing her ways one Buddhist practice at a time. The post Barbie, a Mindfulness Vlogger? appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

Melvin Escobar teaches metta, a concentration practice to cultivate unconditional goodwill for all. In precarious times like these, it’s a way to listen to our hearts. The post Loving-Kindness: May All Beings Be Happy appeared first on Lion's Roar. [...]

Giuliani: Votes from 28 states were sent to Germany and Spain to be fraudulently rigged by Smartmatic

(Natural News) What do Venezuela, a third-world socialist nation in economic ruin, and the United States have in common? Everything if we are talking about the fraudulent 2020 election. Believe it or not, the very same voting machines and technologies used to install dictators in Venezuela are now being used in the U.S. to rig... [...]

Pfizer demands "emergency" authorization from FDA for experimental Covid-19 vaccine

(Natural News) After declaring its own experimental Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine to be “safe,” “effective,” and ready to go, drug giant Pfizer is now planning to file for emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a press release, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech indicated plans to immediately petition the... [...]

Now it’s just getting stupid: AMA declares racism a “public health threat” in virtue-signal to leftists

(Natural News) For nearly a year, Democrats and left-wing academics who claim to know all about COVID-19 “science” have been telling us fairy tales like all masks work, perpetual lockdowns are good and don’t cause additional harm, and President Donald Trump didn’t lift a finger in response to the pandemic. First of all, the only... [...]

Courts and Congress will decide this election, not CNN

(Natural News) The only way Joe Biden stands any chance whatsoever of truly becoming president-elect is if the courts, and more than likely the Supreme Court, decides such after weighing all the evidence, says Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis. In an op-ed for Fox News, Ellis explained that mainstream media outlets like CNN do not... [...]

Up to 25,000 mail-in ballots simultaneously requested by nursing home residents in Pennsylvania

(Natural News) Joe Biden and the Democrat Party should be joining Donald Trump in scrutinizing every statistical anomaly and every claim of voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election. What are the odds that up to 25,000 nursing home residents of the same age group would simultaneously request a mail-in ballot at the same date... [...]

More than 1 million New Yorkers have turned to food banks amid worsening pandemic lockdowns

(Natural News) With the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdowns being used to crush the economy, hunger has driven tens of thousands of New Yorkers to line up outside food banks and soup kitchens. In a recent report, the New York Times said that the number of people facing hunger in New York City (NYC) could be upwards of 1.5... [...]

Gov. Gavin Newsom's children attending in-person classes while other kids struggle with remote learning

(Natural News) In an Oct. 30 press conference, California Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed that his four children were back to studying in their private schools and receiving in-person education under the state’s “phased-in approach” to reopening schools. The Democrat governor made this announcement as most schools in California — including nearly all public schools in Sacramento County, where... [...]

5G interactions with bioengineered COVID is no laughing matter

(Natural News) In a satirical piece for Under the Button, writer Scott Newman imagines a scenario in which the Chinese Communist Party comes up with a next-generation version of COVID-19. He jokes that “COVID-20” will be an improvement over the previous rendition thanks to its higher chance of transmission, greater mortality rate, and 5G connectivity.... [...]

Lindsey Graham: Joe Biden not president-elect until court cases dismissed, states certify election

(Natural News) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, noted that President Donald Trump is still the president and that Joe Biden is not officially the “president-elect”—as some news outlets have described him—until Trump concedes or states have certified the result and court cases have been dismissed. (Article by Jack Phillips... [...]

Law professor compares questioning voting results to Holocaust denial

(Natural News) We have been discussing how the celebration of Joe Biden’s election as a “unifying” and “healing” moment has been lost on many who are calling for blacklists and retaliatory actions against anyone viewed as “complicit” in the Trump period.  Indeed, for years, I have been writing about a rising McCarthyism in our country  and the growing... [...]

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Aricebo’s Damage is so Serious and Dangerous, They’re Just Going to Scrap the Observatory Entirely

In the wake of a second structural failure, the NSF has announced that the iconic Arecibo Observatory will be decommissioned after 57 years of service. The post Aricebo’s Damage is so Serious and Dangerous, They’re Just Going to Scrap the Observatory Entirely appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

A High Resolution, Cross-Eyed Look at the Entire Surface of Mars

A group of amateur and professional astronomers have collaborated to create what may be the highest resolution global map of Mars ever created with images taken from Earth. The images were taken with the 1-meter telescope at the Pic-du-Midi observatory in the Pyrenees of France, during several nights in October and November, 2020 when Mars … Continue reading "A High Resolution, Cross-Eyed Look at the Entire Surface of Mars" The post A High Resolution, Cross-Eyed Look at the Entire Surface of Mars appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

Scientists Have Re-Analyzed Their Data and Still See a Signal of Phosphine at Venus. Just Less of it

The team that detected phosphine in Venus' atmosphere has reexamined the data and confirmed their discovery, with a few caveats and addendums. The post Scientists Have Re-Analyzed Their Data and Still See a Signal of Phosphine at Venus. Just Less of it appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

The First Civilization We Contact Will Have Been Around Much Longer Than Humanity

Recently at UT, author Matt Williams has been writing a series called “Beyond Fermi’s Paradox”, which takes a look at possible resolutions to one of the most famous questions in science: “Where is everybody?”  As Matt discusses, there are multiple hypothetical solutions, but there may eventually come a day when we can definitively answer it. … Continue reading "The First Civilization We Contact Will Have Been Around Much Longer Than Humanity" The post The First Civilization We Contact Will Have Been Around Much Longer Than Humanity appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

A 100-Meter Rotating Liquid Mirror Telescope on the Moon? Yes Please.

A team from UT Austin has renewed a proposal for a liquid-mirror telescope on the Moon that could study the first stars in the Universe. The post A 100-Meter Rotating Liquid Mirror Telescope on the Moon? Yes Please. appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

Earth and the Moon Might Have Captured an Old Upper Stage Rocket

According to NASA, an object detected between the Earth and Moon could actually be the spent stage of a rocket booster from the early Space Age. The post Earth and the Moon Might Have Captured an Old Upper Stage Rocket appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

There Might Be Water On All Rocky Planets

If you asked someone who was reasonably scientifically literate how Earth got its water, they’d likely tell you it came from asteroids—or maybe comets and planetesimals, too—that crashed into our planet in its early days. There’s detail, nuance, and uncertainty around that idea, but it’s widely believed to be the most likely reason that Earth … Continue reading "There Might Be Water On All Rocky Planets" The post There Might Be Water On All Rocky Planets appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

This week we are airing Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Dr. Ralph Lorenz, planetary scientist and aerospace engineer from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Ralph is the Mission Architect of the upcoming Dragonfly Mission to Titan, and the author of the new book, Saturn’s Moon Titan Owners’ Workshop Manual. Ralph was a member of the … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: November 18, 2020 – Dr. Ralph Lorenz, Planetary Scientist and Dragonfly Mission Architect" The post Weekly Space Hangout: November 18, 2020 – Dr. Ralph Lorenz, Planetary Scientist and Dragonfly Mission Architect appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

Some of the Milky Way’s oldest stars aren’t where they’re expected to be

Some of the oldest stars in our galaxy have orbits similar to the Sun, and we don't know why The post Some of the Milky Way’s oldest stars aren’t where they’re expected to be appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

Earth’s toughest bacteria can survive unprotected in space for at least a year

A remarkable microbe named Deinococcus radiodurans (the name comes from the Greek deinos meaning terrible, kokkos meaning grain or berry, radius meaning radiation, and durare meaning surviving or withstanding) has survived a full year in the harsh environment of outer space aboard (but NOT inside) the International Space Station. This plucky prokaryote is affectionately known … Continue reading "Earth’s toughest bacteria can survive unprotected in space for at least a year" The post Earth’s toughest bacteria can survive unprotected in space for at least a year appeared first on Universe Today. [...]

Perimeter Institute launches Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum Matter

Perimeter Institute launches Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum MatterThursday Oct 15, 2020A new research hub at Perimeter seeks to accelerate discovery in one of the fastest-growing fields in physics, thanks to a $10 million investment from the Riddell Family Charitable Foundation. [...]

Perimeter congratulates 2020 winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Perimeter congratulates 2020 winners of the Nobel Prize in PhysicsTuesday Oct 06, 2020This year’s winners were honoured for their discoveries relating to black holes. [...]

CHIME receives Governor General’s Innovation Award

CHIME receives Governor General’s Innovation AwardWednesday Jul 15, 2020The CHIME team is recognized for its outstanding and groundbreaking telescope. [...]

Perimeter participates in #Strike4BlackLives

Perimeter participates in #Strike4BlackLivesFriday Jun 26, 2020Perimeter Institute participated in the Strike for Black Lives and continues to evaluate ways to become a stronger ally in the fight against anti-Black racism. [...]

Perimeter among top winners at CCAE Awards

Perimeter among top winners at CCAE AwardsTuesday Jun 16, 2020The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education honoured Perimeter Institute with four Prix d’Excellence awards. [...]

Four new Simons Emmy Noether Fellows announced

Four new Simons Emmy Noether Fellows announcedMonday Jun 15, 2020The next group of Simons Emmy Noether Visiting Fellows includes four talented physicists with specialties ranging from the tiniest particles to large-scale theories of gravity. [...]

Anna Golubeva earns Borealis AI Fellowship

Anna Golubeva earns Borealis AI FellowshipMonday Jun 08, 2020Perimeter PhD student named one of 10 Borealis AI Fellows for her research in machine learning. [...]

Kevin Costello admitted as Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy

Kevin Costello admitted as Honorary Member of the Royal Irish AcademyWednesday May 27, 2020Perimeter Faculty member Kevin Costello was one of 29 members admitted in a virtual ceremony in May. [...]

Flash of insight opens new paths for Luke Santi Award winner

Flash of insight opens new paths for Luke Santi Award winnerThursday Mar 26, 2020Mackenzie Pereira, a first-year physics student at McGill University, is this year’s recipient of Perimeter’s Luke Santi Memorial Award for Student Achievement. [...]

PI-NRC partnership to fuel made-in-Canada breakthroughs

PI-NRC partnership to fuel made-in-Canada breakthroughsTuesday Mar 03, 2020A new collaboration between Canada's National Research Council and Perimeter Institute will facilitate leading-edge astrophysics and quantum research. [...]

Zebra finches amazing at unmasking the bird behind the song

Like humans who can instantly tell which friend or relative is calling by the timbre of the person's voice, zebra finches have a near-human capacity for language mapping. [...]

Researchers examine which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread

Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers developed a model to test the effectiveness of measures such as physical distancing, masks or social bubbles when used in various settings. [...]

Memories create 'fingerprints' that reveal how the brain is organized

While the broad architecture and organization of the human brain is universal, new research shows how the differences between how people reimagine common scenarios can be observed in brain activity and quantified. These unique neurological signatures could ultimately be used to understand, study, and even improve treatment of disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. [...]

A biochemical random number

Scientists have generated a huge true random number using DNA synthesis. It is the first time that a number of this magnitude has been created by biochemical means. [...]

Field geology at Mars' equator points to ancient megaflood

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars' equator around 4 billion years ago -- a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to data collected by NASA's Curiosity rover. [...]

From the inside out: How the brain forms sensory memories

A new study identifies a region of the thalamus as a key source of signals encoding past experiences in the neocortex. [...]

Healthy sleep habits help lower risk of heart failure

Healthy sleep habits are associated with a lower risk of heart failure. Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns (morning risers, sleeping 7-8 hours a day and no frequent insomnia, snoring or excessive daytime sleepiness) experienced a 42% reduction in the risk of heart failure compared to those with unhealthy sleep patterns. [...]

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to International Space Station

An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. [...]

Tree rings may hold clues to impacts of distant supernovas on Earth

Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet's biology and geology, according to new research. [...]

Climate change causes landfalling hurricanes to stay stronger for longer

Climate change is causing hurricanes that make landfall to take more time to weaken, reports a new study. Researchers showed that hurricanes that develop over warmer oceans carry more moisture and therefore stay stronger for longer after hitting land. This means that in the future, as the world continues to warm, hurricanes are more likely to reach communities farther inland and be more destructive. [...]

An object set to pass near Earth next month may in fact be a relic of the early Space Age. The post Earth's New "Minimoon" May be a 1960s-Era Rocket Booster appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

What happens when two neutron stars don't add up to a black hole? The post Gamma-ray Flash Heralds Birth of a Magnetar appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

Whenever Fomalhaut is "southing" (crossing the meridian due south), the first stars of Orion are just about to rise above the east horizon. And, the Pointers of the Big Dipper stand upright low due north, straight below Polaris. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, November 20 – 28 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The iconic Arecibo telescope, damaged by two cable failures within three months, is beyond repair. The post Damaged Arecibo Telescope To Be Dismantled appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

After 16 years, astronomers have figured out the origin of a strange ring of ultraviolet light, and shed light on a common — but rarely observed — event. The post The Case of the Blue Ring Nebula appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

The already tentative detection of phosphine is under heavy scrutiny from the scientific community. A problem with the ALMA data hasn't helped. The post Is the Phosphine Biosignature on Venus a Calibration Error? appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

Use high-speed cameras to capture spectacular live views of galaxies and high-res images of the Moon and planets. The post Two Ways to Use Video for Astrophotography appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

Modest but reliable, the annual Leonid meteor shower returns this week. Take an hour or two to relax and enjoy the show. The post Leonid Meteor Shower to the Rescue appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

A crew of four is headed to the International Space Station, on Crew Dragon’s first operational launch, Crew One. The post SpaceX Launches Four Astronauts to the International Space Station appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]

Astronomers have reconstructed the Milky Way's merger history, finding that our galaxy has absorbed five large satellite galaxies in the last 12 billion years. The post Stellar Fossils Reveal the "Kraken" in the Milky Way's Past appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]