Should we be Spending Money on Science?

Spending Money on Science

I saw a conversation on social media yesterday that I felt compelled to write about. The discussion was around NASA spending money on science, space exploration and related technologies.

The debate revolved around a simple question. Is spending billions on such scientific endeavours moral in a world where poverty is rife?

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How does Gravity Work? Hero Dad: The Fourth Coming

How Does Gravity Work

In this, the latest edition of Hero Dad, we tackle another question about how the world works for your sprogs. How does gravity work?

The kids will obviously ask this question in a different form. But any enquiry about why we don’t just float off into oblivion, or why a ball hits the ground will certainly do.

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Hero Dad Part Three: How Big is the Universe?

How Big is the Universe

Daaaaaad, how big is the Universe? As intrepid parents we need to know the answers to such mind boggling questions.

Short answer: Massive, enormous, huge, gargantuan (other words for big available). The closest neighbouring star is Proxima Centauri, which at conventional speeds would take an eye watering 18,000 years to reach. Better set off now, aye?

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Detox Diet Scams – It’s All Absurd Myths and Nonsense

Detox Diet Scams Failed Vegan

Nothing riles me more than seeing people who don’t know any better being taken for a ride by scammers. They crawl out of their dingy holes in just about every walk of life. Among the worst of them are the con-artists who claim that they can magically better your health through some sort of “detox”. These detox diet scams are wrong, pure and simple.

Let’s explore this murky subject in a little more detail.

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Star Trek: It Defined Who I Am and Hopefully Our Future

Star Trek was the first TV program I remember making an effort to watch. Not in the sense that kids turn on their usual channel and sit in front of whatever’s on. With Star Trek, I actually checked the TV mag (remember those?) and also made sure I was ready to enjoy it.

It certainly helped that I grew up in a family of Trekkies. But to me Star Trek is more than just a thing on TV. It actually contributed to who I am today.

Can we learn anything from this fictions version of the future?

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Hero Dad Part 2: How Many Colours are in a Rainbow?

Rainbow

How many colours are there in a rainbow? Dad’s need to have a broad general knowledge. We get asked questions spanning everything from helicopters to bogies.

Therefore, in part two of Hero Dad, I’ll equip you with the grey matter ammunition you need to thwart the oldest of school myths.

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