Interesting and intriguing blogs, blog posts, articles, videos and photos, hand-picked and served up fresh on Sundays.
- Fukushima Daiichi power plant, one year later. Scientific American has in-depth reports on last year’s devastating tsunami and earthquake, and the road ahead for Japan.
- Still believe that the world will end on December 21 because the Mayan calendar says so? Yeah, about that… NASA is here to burst your bubble.
- Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the most astounding fact about the universe.
- Should secular society steal ideas from religion? Philosopher Alain de Botton, an atheist, thinks so. In his latest book Religion for Atheists, de Botton believes that atheists have been too dismissive of the good aspects of religion. As you can imagine, de Botton’s remarks have drawn a variety of positive and negative comments from the atheist blogosphere. I’ll be blogging my thoughts about the book when I receive a copy this week.