Where were you half a billion years ago?

Insects are everywhere and, as far as we humans are concerned, they always have been and always will be. We, as a species, have been around for about 200,000 years. The first members of the primates – the taxonomic order we belong to – emerged around 80 million years ago. And the first vertebrates to leave the sea…

Mother Earth has caught the Flu

If Earth was a forty year old woman, how long would humans have lived on her? That’s one of the questions asked in the Science Corner of our website. Well, if Earth turned 40 years old today at noon, multicellular life would have appeared on her when she was fifteen, the Dinosaurs would have shown…

Time flies when you’re having fun – or does it?

“Time stretches if you keep busy.” That is the title of a recent article on the New Scientist website that caught my attention, because it seems to contradict the common notion that time appears to pass faster when you’re having fun (which I tend to equate with keeping busy, for some reason).  We would probably…