Galway, A Gem of The North Atlantic

Galway has long been considered the cultural capital of Ireland. Festive and artsy with many unique and elaborately painted pubs, the city may be the best place to enjoy good food, a few pints and a good craic. Located on the west coast of the island, and serving as the half way mark on The … Continue reading Galway, A Gem of The North Atlantic

Dublin, Ireland and Globalization

My first time to Dublin was in March of 2009. I was 17 and visiting my sister who was studying abroad in the Irish Capital. It was my first trip to Europe and had no idea what to expect. I was curious on what I would experience but didn't have a whole lot of expectations. … Continue reading Dublin, Ireland and Globalization

A Winter Attempt On Ireland’s Highest Mountain: Carrauntoohil

Arriving in Kilarney in County Kerry was like a breath of fresh air after spending five days in Dublin. Not to be confused, Dublin is a fantastic city full of culture, but the hustle and bustle of the large capital city, combined with the increasing cosmopolitan vibes, provided for a welcome escape to the very … Continue reading A Winter Attempt On Ireland’s Highest Mountain: Carrauntoohil

Spotlight; Astronomer Frank Drake and The Drake Equation

  Astronomer Frank Drake, born in 1930, the same year Neil Armstrong was born, is one of the most famous and admired Astronomers of the late 20th century. He is best known for the ground breaking Drake equation but has also been involved in a number of other successful projects. Career At a young age, … Continue reading Spotlight; Astronomer Frank Drake and The Drake Equation

Titan; A Sci Fi-Esque Moon Beckons Explorers

  Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the solar system, just might be the most 'alien' yet, 'earth-like' world that science currently knows. There are so many elements of this world that make it a priority destination in space exploration but it's competition for projects and funding, grows every … Continue reading Titan; A Sci Fi-Esque Moon Beckons Explorers

Europa, An Alluring Destination

The ice covered Europa, one of the 79 known moons of Jupiter and the sixth largest moon in the Solar System, has captured the attention of scientists for decades. It is currently thought, that this unsuspecting world, may play host to some form of extraterrestrial life. Expedition Overview As our present knowledge suggests, imagining traveling … Continue reading Europa, An Alluring Destination

The Anomaly Of Fairfield, Iowa

  I can remember it like it was yesterday. June 6, 2013. The day I learned Transcendental meditation. I had been desiring to learn the esoteric technique ever since reading about the practice in a college credit, sociology course in High School. Brought to the West by Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a movement was … Continue reading The Anomaly Of Fairfield, Iowa

Russiaphobia; Not Good for America, Disastrous for The World

      It seems its near impossible in our current period, to turn on the news or surf the internet without coming across a news piece that regards Russia in a negative light. Not only are they apparently responsible for the election of Donald Trump, they are aggressively challenging the US and its allies … Continue reading Russiaphobia; Not Good for America, Disastrous for The World

Human Origins; Neanderthals and Language

Were Homo sapiens the first Hominids to have the ability to communicate with complex speech? It’s an elaborate and difficult question to answer. The relevance of whether or not Humans were the first to communicate with complex speech is however, a monumental question in our evolutionary history because language is something that separates us from … Continue reading Human Origins; Neanderthals and Language

“Mars Aint Easy.” The Challenge of Sending Humans to The Red Planet

    On November 26, 2018, NASA achieved another millstone with successfully completing the landing of the InSight Rover. To date, NASA and the United States are the only agency and country, to land on the fourth planet from the sun. This latest accomplishment is no doubt exciting and a prime example of what could … Continue reading “Mars Aint Easy.” The Challenge of Sending Humans to The Red Planet