WTF?

As the Earth becomes less able to support our rapidly increasing population, we are inclined to search for exoplanets, planets which are outside of our own Solar System. There are plenty of ongoing exoplanet search projects, several of which are succeeding in their objectives, and a considerable number more which have sadly yet to discover their first one. In any case, the data collected is not always explainable…

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Winter Is Coming…

Waking up last Wednesday, I took a glance outside to witness a featureless, gleaming expanse of white encasing the whole street. A minute, ashy substance was descending from the sky, and I knew immediately what this meant – the apocalypse had arrived. Yellowstone had finally erupted, and was scattering volcanic debris across the entire globe. If we didn’t die from building collapse, our lungs would surely suffer from particulates suspended in the air… Alternatively, it was snowing, but that’s such a rare event that I think I can exclude the possibility.

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You Can’t Escape

Life gets a bit stressful at times and all you wanna do is… escape. So you buy the cheapest retail space rocket you can from NASA and blast off into the universe at your local launch pad, leaving the Earth behind in your wake, a pale blue dot on the everlasting black canvas of spacetime. You leave behind all your worries, all your problems… your belongings, your family, your friends. Stretching your arms out,  you lie down to relax and enjoy a weekly release of The Nexus, your favourite science blog. But as you read, a sudden epiphany strikes your mind. Falling down to your knees, you shake your fists at the emptiness outside. You realise that… you can never truly escape.

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