meteor showers

Celestial Shows: The 2017 Summer Meteor Showers

As an avid skywatcher, I look forward to the annual summer meteor showers that create mesmerizing displays of light. It’s a nice feeling to leave behind the city lights, lie down in a field with friends, and stare at the sky for hours on end watching for meteors to streak across the sky. So, what meteor showers should you be watching for?
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

The James Webb Space Telescope: A Deeper Look at the Universe

The age of the universe. Dark matter. Black holes. Galaxies. Stars. Distant planets. For the past twenty years, the Hubble telescope has been orbiting the Earth while taking pictures of what lays deep within our universe. Hubble has provided answers to some of the pressing questions held by astronomers while uncovering new mysteries of our universe. The telescope ushered in a new age of astronomy. Now, after twenty years of construction, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be extending and continuing the discoveries of Hubble.
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Internet Privacy

Internet Privacy for the Average Citizen

Data laws have been all over the charts. The Senate passed a law three weeks ago stating that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are allowed to sell your browsing data to 3rd party ad agencies. Other countries have entire areas of the web completely blocked from view. How can we maintain internet privacy when the odds are stacked against us, the average citizen?
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TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

NASA and TRAPPIST-1 Discovered 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets

Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a priority for many in the science field. The time for that particular answer may not be that far away. It might be that we will soon be able to celebrate that we are not alone in this dark and immense universe. Why? Because the TRAPPIST-1 has discovered seven earth-size exoplanets.
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Mass Surveillance

Mass Surveillance and You

Mass surveillance is something we often hear about in passing; the topic seems to be pushed aside by other news stories and events all too often. We allow governments to indiscriminately surveil their whole population to, seemingly, prevent terrorism and other crimes. And we have seemingly convinced ourselves that this is the right thing to do. That this is the way to ensure our safety alongside our rights and freedoms.

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Dunning-Kruger effect, Facebook and Fake New

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Facebook and Fake News

Dunning-Kruger Effect. You probably have come across this term a couple of times. Especially now that there has been a lot of discussion on the internet that shows people’s predicaments. Most of which would make you slap your hand on your face just because the so called “opinions”, which individuals claim they are rightly entitled to, are illogical. Nonetheless, correct them and you will be tagged as self-righteous and oppositional.
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