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About Bob Pershing

I started writing articles as an amateur journalist since I was a high school student. My articles cover stories for children magazines. But before launching my career as a journalist, I earned my MS in Physics and electrical engineering and conducted research in radar communication. Owing to my previous background and my strong interest in writing articles and putting a human face on groundbreaking stories about science, technology, health and sustainability, I decided to work as a part-time freelance journalist, writing articles in English, French and Arabic media. I also enjoy drawing caricatures which I normally send them to French media. While I am at home I love to solve mathematics and play soccer. I live in UK.

Do Superstitions Have Any Actual Scientific Basis Behind Them?

By | 2017-11-27T18:22:55+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Paranormal, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , , |

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 any element of reality, while some others are still subjects of debate. The main question is how real superstitions are. Are they [...]

The Nature of Human Consciousness: Are We Quantum Beings?

By | 2017-11-27T18:22:16+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

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 theory about what happens in [...]

Calendar of the Formation and Evolution of the Universe

By | 2017-11-27T18:22:12+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Categories: Earth, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One of the greatest challenges of the modern astrophysics is an explanation about the origin (or formation) and evolution of the universe. This issue has been a heated source of discussions during the past centuries and even before since man began to learn about the universe. Following Einstein’s general theory of relativity in 1917 about [...]

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

By | 2017-11-27T18:22:07+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|

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 dwarf”. This unique discovery was [...]

These Nikola Tesla’s Innovations Show How Ahead of His Time He Actually Was

By | 2017-11-27T18:19:06+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Last January was the 73rd year of the death of the great scientist Nikola Tesla. 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 electricity, and it is now the time to take a look at the [...]

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

By | 2017-11-27T18:19:02+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Categories: Extraterrestrials & UFOs, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , |

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 exoplanets, Kepler is also used [...]

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

By | 2017-11-27T18:18:57+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

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 matter" theory to explain why [...]

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

By | 2017-11-27T18:18:53+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , |

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 Earth. The asteroid 2013 TX68 [...]