The Astroholic Live – Pride Edition

If you missed the latest The Astroholic Live, here’s the permalink to the Periscope video: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1eaKbYWbkZaxX I was joined by the wonderful Luís Costa Da Silva and we talked about the latest news from the National Astronomy Meeting as well as a lot of psychology.

Robert Hooke – The Forgotten Genius

Two scientists, both alike in dignity, In fair London, where we lay our scene… The birth of the scientific movement in the United Kingdom was a drama comparable to the one written by The Bard. Our two scientists are Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton. Both

Meet The Overly Powerful Black Hole RX J1532

I’ve been asked a few times about powerful supermassive black holes, and one of my old articles has suddenly become popular again, getting a thousand views in June, so I think we are in a new zeitgeist of black hole interests. So, I’ve prepared a

Thoughts about the March for Science

Yesterday some of us attended the London Science March (I would say about 20 but I’m not really sure as I didn’t get a chance to chat with everyone who I believe was with us). It was an exciting and exhilarating experience, and I’m glad

Atmosphere Detected Around A Small Super-Earth

If we want to discover signs of life on an exoplanet, our best option is to study its atmosphere, which is easier said than done. The exoplanets whose atmospheres have been studied so far don’t seem to have what we would consider ‘life-friendly’ conditions. But

The Ethics of Timetravel

I recently talked about how time travel to the past is unlikely to be possible. That came with the label that we haven’t found a law that tells us that it’s impossible just yet. We have hints, but no certainty. So what if time travel

Back to the Past

Time is a curious dimension. Although we might be still in space, there’s no way for us to be still in time. And while we can explore every direction in space, time has a preferred direction: forward. We are constantly traveling through time, and for