This post won't help identifying all scams but it should help re-calibrate your is-this-a-scam-dar. A few months ago a close family member asked if a certain site was legitimate, which reminded me that people do fall for these scams and are unable to read the telltale signs of a scam offer. The example I'll be … Continue reading Identifying Online Money-Making Scams
The popular thirteen-part miniseries narrated by Carl Sagan in the 1980s is currently getting a makeover courtesy of astrophysicist celeb Neil deGrasse Tyson. A lot has happened in the field of astronomy since the 80s, so this revamp was much needed and there is no shortage of new material to work with. As I … Continue reading Cosmos: A Very Biased Review
As much as I hate to rehash this tired theme, I think it’s worth discussing in light of a recent change I’ve undergone in my personal and professional opinions. Initially I was just going to blog about the death of link buying. Although this is no longer the focus of this post it most certainly … Continue reading If SEO isn’t dead, perhaps it’s time for it to die
There are many myths surrounding the explosion of Betelgeuse, regardless of the time frame in which the star is anticipated to go supernova. Some say it will be as bright as the full moon in the sky. Others take it a step further by suggesting it will outshine the Sun. Are these ludicrous statements, or … Continue reading Will Betelgeuse Kill Us?
The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is a coming together of international astronomers at a conference dedicated to educating, informing, and sharing information with space lawyers, engineers, astrobiologists, technicians, astrophysicists, astronauts, administrators etc. It is an exceptional opportunity not only to learn from some of the most famous and well-informed minds in the field but also … Continue reading 2011 IAC South Africa – African Astronomy
Everyone has heard the horror stories involving supervolcanoes exploding, meteor impacts, and asteroid-Earth collisions one day wiping out all terrestrial life on Earth, but what about the potential disasters few people talk about over drinks at a bar? The lesser publicized end of the world scenarios? And just how realistic are they actually? (I know … Continue reading 5 Strange End of the World Scenarios
Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell gave a talk at the University of Cape Town on the 12 April 2011 on this topic, discussing the astronomy-based evidence and scientific predictions for the end of the world in 2012, and whether they hold any weight. Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell has an exceptionally long list of credentials, the … Continue reading Will the world end in 2012? The astronomical evidence.