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Explainer: we can learn a lot from the changing night sky

You cannot feel or hear the world turning. It does not rumble through space. But you can see it turn with your own eyes every day and night. And, with patience, you can see Earth travel around the Sun.

Science
Michael Brown

Trump has embraced pseudoscience and its deceptive tactics in a post-truth world

As a scientist, I expect the Trump presidency to have a curious familiarity.Why? Because the relentless stream of falsehoods and character attacks of Trump’s campaign mainstreamed disinformation tactics that biologists, immunologists and climate

Science
Associate Professor Michael Brown

UFOs, climate change and missing airliners: how to separate fact from fiction

By Associate Professor Michael Brown If you’ve been on social media then perhaps you’ve seen the “Ancient Aliens” meme; a wild-haired alien aficionado Giorgio A. Tsoukalos attributing all manner of...

Associate Professor Michael Brown

UFOs, climate change and missing airliners: how to separate fact from fiction

By Associate Professor Michael Brown If you’ve been on social media then perhaps you’ve seen the “Ancient Aliens” meme; a wild-haired alien aficionado Giorgio A. Tsoukalos attributing all manner of...

Associate Professor Michael Brown

UFOs, climate change and missing airliners: how to separate fact from fiction

By Associate Professor Michael Brown If you’ve been on social media then perhaps you’ve seen the “Ancient Aliens” meme; a wild-haired alien aficionado Giorgio A. Tsoukalos attributing all manner of...

Michael Brown

Science fact vs fiction in Star Wars and other sci-fi movies: relax, and enjoy the entertainment

by Michael Brown. It’s a month since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and for pedants there’s much to find wrong with the Star Wars movies. Laser beams...

Michael Brown

Science fact vs fiction in Star Wars and other sci-fi movies: relax, and enjoy the entertainment

by Michael Brown. It’s a month since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and for pedants there’s much to find wrong with the Star Wars movies. Laser beams...

Michael Brown

Science fact vs fiction in Star Wars and other sci-fi movies: relax, and enjoy the entertainment

by Michael Brown. It’s a month since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and for pedants there’s much to find wrong with the Star Wars movies. Laser beams...