Space is one of the only scientific topics that has successfully managed to bridge the gap between science and society. It offers the chance to explore not only our past by searching for extra-terrestrial life, but also the possibility to explore the future, and our capabilities to inhabit other solar system bodies and develop interstellar flight.
People shake hands, swap email addresses, finish taking the final pictures, eventually stop whooping and cheering, but no one can really stop talking about what they have just seen. We have all been part of history today with record numbers of people being witness to the final mission.
All the country's attention was on the unedifying site of two scrawny kids wrestling with each other in front of a baying audience. This was not a fla...
Today's planned launch of the twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) spacecraft, which are being sent into orbit about the Moon at the end of the year, are the latest in a series of unmanned spacecraft that have in the past few years revolutionised our understanding of our nearest neighbor in space.
Switching over from the news to watch the start of a story that looks set to consider the way the police, the media and the government interact feels right. Despite taking place in 1956, just on the cusp of Suez, the series has fortuitously arrived as the country is gripped by another crisis of government. Meanwhile, featuring a collection of 'misfits' who would, like the current cast of Glee, easily rule any normal high school with their bright white smiles and perky charm, The Glee Project is frighteningly positive.