The Real World

Because Science Matters

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."

Edwin Powell Hubble

The Nature of Science, 1954

All reports written by Alex Martin. Opinions and personal experiences are denoted as such.
All information accessed directly from this page is factual, or widely accepted as true in the scientific community.
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Science is a collective pursuit, and can allow us to form relevant values and policies that benefit and shape our society. But we must first understand what science is and how it can be misrepresented, and why proper communication is so important. Read More.

The Story of Climate Change

Climate change is a natural cycle, but it is being exacerbated by human activity. This is an in-depth look into what climate change really is, and how the current inefficiency of human industry is catalyzing the process at a dangerous rate. Part 1

Life with Solar: the First Month

Personal Experience: So you want to buy solar panels, but don't know where to start? How about starting small? Check out the first 32 days I spent using solar power, and how I plan to move forward. Read Article

Got Time? Nobody Does

Time doesn't exist. So...what is it? Why do our brains perceive it? And how can time change within the fabric of space if it's not even real? Learn More (coming soon)

Protect Planets! Or...Not?

Opinion Piece: Humans will likely set foot on Mars in the next 10 to 20 years, leaving little time to settle space exploration's most divisive debate: do we seed Mars with Earth-life, or do we forever quarantine ourselves? Read More

Gravity Needs Its Space

Our understanding of gravity has changed over the centuries and continues to become more precise. Now the emerging consensus is that gravity is nothing more than how the fabric of space is stretched in any local region. Learn more (coming soon)

Shadow Bender

Did you know you can bend shadows? Try this simple trick you can do anywhere, with any strong source of light. Amaze your friends and family, and even yourself! Learn More

I'm (Not) Blue

What does the sky have in common with the veins in the back of your hand? They're both lying to you. Learn More (coming soon)

You've Never Been "Cold."

Make like the first law of thermodynamics and spread the word: being "cold" is just an illusion. There's just no such thing as "cold energy" in the universe, and there's an easy way to prove it. Learn More (coming soon)