A madman dreams of tuning machines

A madman dreams of tuning machines : the story of Joseph Weber, the tragic hero of science who followed Einstein’s vision and pioneered the sound of space-time


The death of moral relativism

Considered by conservatives to be one of postmodern society’s greatest threats, moral relativism may now be a relic of the past.



The most detailed map of the Universe ever

The Universe is staggeringly huge. This is where we sit in a map of more than 100,000 galaxies.



Scientific regress

Scientific regress / by William A Wilson
May 2016
The problem with ­science is that so much of it simply isn’t. Last summer, the Open Science Collaboration announced that it had tried to replicate one hundred published psychology experiments sampled from three of the most prestigious journals in the field.


NYT columnist interviews MIT nuclear physicist on cold fusion and his path to faith

New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat, interviews MIT professor of nuclear science and engineering, Ian Hutchinson, on the future of nuclear science, and the history of science and Christianity – in general, and in his own life.




Evangelicals and space exploration: do we have Curiosity?

In between the high-res images of the grainy Martian landscape and a “hot” mohawked NASA technician, the safe landing of the new-and-improved, SUV-sized Mars rover Curiosity has reignited public debate on the United States’ place in the world of space exploration.


Did we just discover aliens? Scientists aren’t ruling it out

Aliens are not a thing. We know this, right? Well, maybe. Turns out that, almost despite themselves, some of the world’s leading astronomers are taking seriously the question of whether or not we are alone on Earth. Among them, Yale’s Tabetha Boyajian, who has stumbled into what might be one of the biggest mysteries in the galaxy.


Scientists unveil new ‘Tree of Life’

A team of scientists unveiled a new tree of life on Monday, a diagram outlining the evolution of all living things. The researchers found that bacteria make up most of life’s branches. And they found that much of that diversity has been waiting in plain sight to be discovered, dwelling in river mud and meadow soils.


Devotion from April 2016 Board meeting

Devotion led by Peter Eyland at the ISCAST Board meeting of 5 April 2016




Mars Society to launch Mars 160 twin desert-arctic analog missions

ISCAST Fellow and Board member Jonathan Clarke has been selected to go to Mars ... well not quite (yet!) ... he and six others will spend 160 days in a Mars simulation in the desert and the arctic in the next year.


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