Books, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy

Flatland – Book review

Flatland is a science fiction novel published in 1884. I finally got hold of the book and finished reading it today. It is a very short book but since I don't have much time to read these days, I took a week or so to finish it. My edition had like 133 pages, but I… Continue reading Flatland – Book review

Books, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy

Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman

This is one of my most favorite books and Feynman is one of my favorite scientists. I read this book again this year, since it had been more than a decade since I last read this book. It was almost like reading it for the first time since I did not remember most part of… Continue reading Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman

Books, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy

The Martian – Book Review

Author: Andy Weir "Apollo 13 meets Cast away" - This line itself made me pick up the book. I did not have to read the synopsis further before deciding to pick up this book. The book is written in the form of logs, left by an astronaut (Mark Watney) stranded in Mars, alone. One reason… Continue reading The Martian – Book Review

Death Valley, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy, Travel, USA

Things to do at night – Death Valley

When we recently planned a trip to Death Valley National Park, people said spending 3 days in Death Valley would be wasteful since there wasn't much to do in Death Valley. But 3 days were not enough for Death Valley. Really! There is a lot to see and do! Death Valley is gifted with a… Continue reading Things to do at night – Death Valley

Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy

Russian space missions

This is a continuation of my post: Planetary Missions. While the earlier post was mostly biased towards NASA, this post is mostly about USSR's missions. I browsed through "Russian federal space agency" website sometime back and found information on many of their space missions. http://www.roscosmos.ru/ (OR) http://www.federalspace.ru/ I thought I will make a brief summary of my findings… Continue reading Russian space missions

Books, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy

How I killed Pluto… and Dragons of Eden – Book Review

I love reading non-fiction books, especially those on science. That should explain why I always expected and was excited to receive encyclopedias as my birthday gifts from my parents. Every year they would give me some series of books or some huge encyclopedia, mostly on science. I told you I am a nerd 😀 This… Continue reading How I killed Pluto… and Dragons of Eden – Book Review

Personal, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy

Star Gazing

Hubby and I started off with this hobby recently by enrolling into an astronomy club. Thankfully, we both love science and astronomy and hence it is just awesome fun. Attended couple of talks and hubby ended up buying another telescope for himself. I already had one.We bought another reflector, this one bigger than the old… Continue reading Star Gazing

Books, Sci-Fi, Science and Fantasy

Hawking’s grand design

Just some months back, there was a lot of hullabaloo about Stephen Hawking's new book, where he stated : "Modern physics has now proved that God played no role in the creation of the universe." Atheists and theists, everyone was commenting on this statement. Theists wrote a lot of posts (just on WordPress) refuting Hawking's… Continue reading Hawking’s grand design