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Bob Pershing is a UK-based journalist who started writing articles since he was a high school student. Before launching his career as a journalist, he earned an MS in Physics and Electrical Engineering and conducted research in radar communication. Owing to his previous background and his strong interest in writing articles and putting a human face on groundbreaking stories about science, technology, health, and sustainability, Bob decided to work as a part-time freelance journalist, writing articles in English, French, and Arabic media. You can follow him on Linkedin.

Do Superstitions Have Any Actual Scientific Basis Behind Them?

Superstitions are among issues that have long been perceived to have some unrevealed secrets as their origins. With the progress of science and scientific methods, some old superstitions have faded away for not having an element of reality, while some others are still subjects of debate. The main question is…

The Nature of Human Consciousness: Are We Quantum Beings?

The nature of human consciousness is one of the most challenging yet less understood problems in cognitive science. As Ken Palmer, the psychology professor, and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at Northwestern once remarked: The debate about the neural basis of consciousness rages because there is no widely accepted…

Astronomers Just Discovered a Star with an Almost Purely Oxygen Atmosphere!

For the first time, Brazilian researchers have discovered a star with the almost purely oxygen atmosphere. The newly discovered star, named SDSSJ124043.01+671034.68 and nicknamed "Dox,” is the first ever seen star with 99% of its atmosphere composed of pure oxygen. The star is categorized as what is called a “white…

4 Nikola Tesla’s Innovations That Show How Ahead of His Time He Was

Last January was the 73rd year of the death of the great scientist Nikola Tesla. Many of Tesla's innovations have changed the world. On January 7th, 1943, this Serbian-American scientist lost his life. He was regarded as the founder of the present electrical and power technologies, grid lines, and AC…

We’re Now One Step Closer to the Discovery of Intelligent Alien Life Thanks to a New Method

Over the past decade, there has been a tremendous amount of effort to find intelligent alien life on exoplanets, i.e., other planets out of our solar system. The 2009 launching of NASA’s Kepler telescope boosted the hunting of the new planets. Primarily designed to be used for the finding of…

What Is Dark Matter? New Research Sheds New Light on This Unsolved Mystery

Dark matter is one of the unsolved mysteries in physics and astrophysics. This hidden matter, which is believed to form as much as 85% of the total matter in the universe, was first introduced about 60 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky. He developed and later proposed his “missing…

Potentially Hazardous 100-Foot Asteroid 2013 TX68 Will Pass Close to Earth Next Month

The asteroid 2013 TX68 is reported to be passing by the Earth on March 5, 2016. While NASA researchers are still trying to find out its exact trajectory, it is estimated that the asteroid may get as close to Earth as 11000 miles, i.e., closer than some communication satellites orbiting…

The Discovery of Gravitational Waves Is Now a Reality – What’s Next?

A long-time effort to detect gravitational radiation has finally led to a triumphant conclusion - for the first time after about a century of extensive effort, scientists have finally succeeded to verify and detect it. The discovery of gravitational waves was carried out with the participation of over 1000 physicists…