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    For my reading I chose lines 170-180 in Othello Act 3, scene 3. This is where Iago is speaking to Othello about how he shouldn’t take Casios actions as an issue and Iago is often going to deeply into

    Othello Reading

    IMG_1424 For my reading I chose lines 170-180 in Othello Act 3, scene 3. This is where Iago is speaking to Othello about how he shouldn't take Casios actions as an issue and Iago is often going to deeply into...

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    Act 3 scene 3 in Othello is where things really start to get exciting as Iago begins to plant the seeds of jealousy in Othello. During this scene Iago and Othello have a lot of dialogue where Iago brings about his

    Othello Analysis

    Act 3 scene 3 in Othello is where things really start to get exciting as Iago begins to plant the seeds of jealousy in Othello. During this scene Iago and Othello have a lot of dialogue where Iago brings...

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    After Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972, left to come back to Earth, people seemed to check it off their list. The moon hadn’t showed us too much excitement and the next great challenge was

    Colonizing the Moon

    After Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972, left to come back to Earth, people seemed to check it off their list. The moon hadn't showed us too much excitement and the next great challenge...

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    Radiation is everywhere! Lucky for us the Earth’s magnetic field protects people on the planet from this radiation by trapping the particles in radiation belts that surround the globe. These areas in space are

    Deadly Space Radiation

    Radiation is everywhere! Lucky for us the Earth's magnetic field protects people on the planet from this radiation by trapping the particles in radiation belts that surround the globe. These areas in space are called Van Allen belts and...

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    • The world is very fantastic because we can see how the world protect the human and animal and any sometimes that live in the world.

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    With the list of unexplored places on Earth growing smaller and smaller everyday, the odds of us finding new evidence pointing to our planet’s origins decreases. Surprisingly we could look to the stars to learn

    Fossils on the Moon

    With the list of unexplored places on Earth growing smaller and smaller everyday, the odds of us finding new evidence pointing to our planet's origins decreases. Surprisingly we could look to the stars to learn more. The moon is lifeless,...

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    • This is very interesting because I like the universe and the mystery the universe. I learned about the life of the moon and the last time when the human visited the moon, was in 1972. The interesting thing about the moon and its mysteries.

    • Hey Charlie! This is pretty freaking cool! I never would have thought that the moon could be key in learning about the history of the Earth. With the constant shift of focus on our astral bodies with each president in America that you mentioned in a previous post, I somewhat doubt we’ll be able to accomplish much on the actual exploration of this idea for quite some time. Even so, I’m sure with increasing understanding and research we will be able to do more with this in the future, preferably sooner rather than later. I can’t wait to see where you went with this!

    • Charlie,

      This post is awesome. I did some research on panspermia for the astronomy poster for physics that we had to do, and found some very cool data analytics. While looking online relating to this subject, I found that there is a solar system containing about 6 or 7 planets that are extremely close to each other. The article further describes how life can possibly move quickly in time, jumping from one planet to another. The equations in the article look crazy but after reading about them, they were essentially theories on how organisms travel through space and how many different probability outcomes of organisms landing on planets there could be. Towards the end of the article, the equations started to get more theory oriented. Also, there was the brief mention to Abiogenesis, but the article essentially said it was too complicated to address in this publication. This is the link if your interested, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.00878.pdf. I thought it was really cool about how we could find more about our past on the moon too. Thanks for the post.

      -JTK

    • Dear Charlie,
      I am very intrigued by your article because it involves space and the greater world around us. I’ve always had a special interest in the world around us and like that you wrote such an insightful article about it.One thing you said that stands out for me is: “It is possible that the moon’s surface holds an unprecedented fossil record of life on Earth or from our surrounding planets.” I think this is interesting, because this would give us a chance to explore our surroundings. Your article reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was taking a test, and there was this article that was discussing whether life could exist in the Arctic lakes. In there, they conducted research on one of Jupiter’s moons in a similar fashion and found that there is a possibility for life to exist. This just leads to show that the Earth is just as connected and important as the rest of the Solar System. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this article was very well-written.

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    After learning that NASA might have plans to go back to the moon under the Trump administration, I was inspired to get to the root of whether this would be a good idea. The past three presidents have changed the

    Six Reasons We Should Build a Base on the Moon

    After learning that NASA might have plans to go back to the moon under the Trump administration, I was inspired to get to the root of whether this would be a good idea. The past three presidents have changed...

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    • I agree that a base on the moon would be well worth the cost. It could open doorways for many new areas of space research. It is also the next logical step in the exploration of our solar system, providing a stepping stone for a trip to Mars. However, a project like that would be pretty expensive, and there would be a lot of opponents to the idea. Despite this is, a base on the moon and humans on Mars are things I would like to see in my lifetime, and it seems possible.

    • I enjoyed reading your article, this is a very interesting topic and exciting for the future of science and humanity. However I disagree with you. I believe there is much more to learn on mars than there is on the moon. The faster we can get to mars the better and quicker we will be able to make huge advancements in our knowledge of space and time. Here is a video arguing this point https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/7wu0sw/why_should_we_go_to_mars/?st=JDJTL1E3&sh=bfb135c6

    • I really enjoyed this article, it made you think about a different type of life other than the ones we have right now. I agree with you that the most logical process to achieving our goal of reaching Mars would be establishing a habitable environment on the Moon. This would open so many doors to improving the exploration of space.

    • Charlie I think your topic is very interesting. I agree that all though very expensive and time consuming I think budding a base in space is worth it. I think it could provide a lot of opportunities for the future of our Earth. It would be one step closer for us to figure out how we could live on a different planet. This base would also allows us an opportunities to travel to other planets and possible find a planet that is suited for human needs. I would like to see us pursue these goals sometime in the near future.

    • Hi Charlie,

      I found you’re post very interesting. Space travel and exploring the universe is very fascinating to me. I think building a base on the moon would be cool, but it may be an inefficient use of resources and time. I think if we were to colonize any of the planets in our solar system, our best bet would actually be mars. Not only is it relatively close to Earth, there is also evidence that there was water on Mars, and potentially even life many, many years ago. I think you would find this article interesting.

      https://www.space.com/37200-read-elon-musk-spacex-mars-colony-plan.html

    • Hi Charlie!

      Really awesome idea for an essay. I think a lunar base is necessary if humanity wants to create stable colonies on Mars, or other planets/moons. Even if the lunar base acts as just a simple “halfway” stop, it will still end up being cost effective.

      Although scientists have found massive oil reserves on Mars, the Moon also holds potential as a future energy source with ample helium-3, which has potential to become a key part of fusion reactors.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium-3

      Gook Luck!

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    Recently the our president Donald Trump has declared that he plans to shift NASA’s direct focus from Mars back to the Moon. These last several years Obama set the focus of NASA on reaching Mars. This looked like t

    Trumps shift from Mars to the Moon

    Recently the our president Donald Trump has declared that he plans to shift NASA’s direct focus from Mars back to the Moon. These last several years Obama set the focus of NASA on reaching Mars. This looked like the...

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    • Charlie,
      This a fantastic topic, and I had no idea how much politics affected NASA. I guess I forgot that NASA is a government funded organization. It sucks that they are at the whims of whoever is in office. I’m sure they have more knowledge of what is best for this country in terms of exploration than any president does. Its very unfortunate that politics can hinder our progress on science, because in my opinion they should be separate. I think you might like this piece which takes a similar approach:
      http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/03/16/nasa_and_congress_we_must_get_politics_out_of_nasa.html
      Thanks so much for the interesting article, I look forward to hearing more.

    • It is discouraging that politics can impede the exploration of science. However, it might be the more practical option. Space travel is expensive, and a mission to Mars might not seem like the best allocation of resources. Faith is not lost though, as companies like SpaceX have put out exciting deadlines for Mars exploration. Either way, a trip to space, Mars or the Moon, is exciting.

    • Charlie, this is a very interesting insight. I have always found it to be counter intuitive for a president to change the focus of NASA’s work when so much money has already gone into it. My dad used to work at NASA in the aerospace medicine program and so this is a topic that has been floating around my household for quite some time. It would be interesting to see what NASA would accomplish if politics stayed out of it. I’m looking forward to seeing your future writings! Btw here is a link that could be useful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budget_of_NASA

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    Brave New World and 1984 are both dystopian novels written in the early to mid 20th century. These books invoke fear into the audience with a terrifying future and outlook into our society. Although both novels

    Are the people in Brave New World polarized like our current society?

    Brave New World and 1984 are both dystopian novels written in the early to mid 20th century. These books invoke fear into the audience with a terrifying future and outlook into our society. Although both novels have had lasting...

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    One hundred years ago our world was extremely different. There was limited technology if any and the stuff we have today only belonged in imagination. In 1917 nobody could have predicted the advancements we have

    What technology will be in this world in 100 years?

    One hundred years ago our world was extremely different. There was limited technology if any and the stuff we have today only belonged in imagination. In 1917 nobody could have predicted the advancements we have made and how this...

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    • Hi Charlie,

      This was a very interesting point. I agree with you that in terms of technology, we have made huge strides in the past century starting from the industrial era. It seems as though we can only move forward and at an increasing exponential rate. I found the site with the predictions very intriguing, especially the prediction of space elevators. Although I am not sure of the sources of these predictions, the website claimed there is an 80% chance that space elevators will be available to the public in the next 100 years! That is amazing to me, and I hope the prediction comes true!

      Some questions as I was reading your essay, how do you use technology in your every day life? Where would you like to see our technological advances in the next 100 years?

    • I personally find his a very interesting topic, and I’d be lying if I said I’ve never looked it. If you haven’t already, I suggest taking a look at the Kardashev Scale. There a ton of websites and YouTube videos that can help explain it. The scale basically shows levels of advance civilizations and their technological capabilities.

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    The human population on Earth had doubled in the last 40 years and is expected to do so again in the next 40. Our population is growing at an exponential rate and this makes me wonder what effects this will have

    Will we eventually inhabit all natural land?

    The human population on Earth had doubled in the last 40 years and is expected to do so again in the next 40. Our population is growing at an exponential rate and this makes me wonder what effects this...

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    • Chuck! you know I’m a sucker for Hypotheticals and this presents a very interesting one. Since the roosevelt administration the US has placed value in preserving national park however we continue to allocate more land and resources to support our growing population much faster than can be replaced. I like the idea you add to this problem by bringing up how much land we use not just to live on but to travel through and to store these resources. I would like to hear more about the consequences of overpopulation and how technology is changing to accommodate for it. Will agricultural technology evolve to the point where it can support a huge population without using more land? How would population control polices be received and what would be the unintended consequences?
      my favorite part of this essay was your conclusion! I completely agree that the overwhelming odds are that humans will go extinct before we get a chance to completely populate all of earth. I also believe human technology and self preservation will prevent any possibility that over population will be our end. I find this thought both comforting and scary. I am excited to see what topic you choose to write about next hopefully it will deal with the same sort of scary possibilities.

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    Based on the world around me today, it is apparent that the Earth is growing worse and worse every single day we are on it. Throughout our history on the Earth, the number of extinct animals has increased, the

    Will our environment continue to grow unhealthier or will we be able to change that?

    Based on the world around me today, it is apparent that the Earth is growing worse and worse every single day we are on it. Throughout our history on the Earth, the number of extinct animals has increased, the...

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    • Charlie,
      I think a lot about this topic and your article gave me new insight on the issue of climate change. I didn’t know that one in six species is projected to be extinct by the end of the century. This upsets me because I believe that we need to respect mother nature. I hope that our generation can spark change in this issue, or at least slow it down. I found a video on CNN of a time lapse of melting glaciers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzRvmjBGqp8) . I think this would interest you because it shows the effects of climate change before our very eyes.

    • Charlie,
      Your post was a great, and I loved how you included interesting facts like, “By the end of the century, it is estimated that one in six species will be extinct”. This fact really appealed to me and hence surprised me. Today, we try our best to protect those species that are endangered by placing them under supervision, or by fining people to hunt them and/or disrupt them. But the statistics still say that “one of six species will be extinct”, that is mind blowing. I too hope that our generation will be able to make a positive impact on the world, at least one better than our previous generations. Thank you for your well thought out post!

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