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Richard Dawkins: I once tried to commune with God – aged 13

'Angels at the altar' fantasy of now confirmed atheist revealed as leading scientist speaks at Edinburgh book festival<p>As a 13-year-old Richard Dawkins would fantasise about praying at an altar then seeing an angel dramatically appear in a burst of white light. Yes, one of the world's most strident …

US launches new surveillance satellite

US launches new satellite to collect high-resolution images of the earth<p>An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday to put a sharp-eyed, <b>Earth-watching satellite into orbit</b> for remote sensing company DigitalGlobe.<p>The 188-foot tall booster lifted …

Space Exploration

Great Venus and Jupiter conjunction of 2014

Venus and Jupiter are the brightest planets! Look east before dawn … closest planet-planet conjunction of 2014 August 18. Dazzling near moon August …

Astronomy

The Pterosaurs That Weren’t

Earlier this year, in the journal <i>Gondwana Research</i>, paleontologists Gerald Grellet-Tinner and Vlad Codrea announced an unexpected pterosaur. Consisting solely of a triangular hunk of bone found in the 70 million year old rock of Romania, the fossil was presented as a snout piece of <i>Thalassodromeus</i> …

Amazon’s Giant Arapaima On The Brink Of Extinction Due To Overfishing

The arapaima, a giant fish that used to dominate the Amazon river, has become a victim of overfishing and faces the threat of extinction in many …

What’s the Matter with Blue Chicken?

<b>In 1975 the late George Carlin appeared on Saturday Night Live with his famous rant about blue food.</b><p><i>Why is there no blue food? I can’t find blue food—I can’t find the flavor of blue! I mean, green is lime; yellow is lemon; orange is orange; red is cherry; what’s blue? There’s no blue! Oh, they say</i> …