Article 21: Perhaps the most groundbreaking occurrence of the Ordovician is the colonization of the land. The end of the Ordovician is a ‘Snowball Earth’ period, the first mass extinction in the history of our planet.
Article 20: The Cambrian is the springtime for life on our planet. It is the time when most of the major groups of animals first appear in the fossil record.
Article 19: Many of the most exciting events during the history of the Earth and of life occur during the Proterozoic. Stable continents first appear as well as the first living organisms.
Article 18: If you were able to travel back, in order to visit the Earth during the Archean, you would likely not recognize it as the same planet we inhabit today.
Article 17: The name ‘Hadean’ comes from Hades, the underworld of the Greek mythology. It refers to the hellish conditions of the Earth during the earliest part of its history.
Article 16: In volume 17, page 350 – at about 2/3 of the distance between the Big Bang and Now – we come across the birth of our Sun, of our Solar System and of our planet Earth.
Part 14: The Cosmic Calendar is a method to visualize the vast history of the universe, in which its 13,8 billion year lifetime is condensed down into a single year.
Part 13: The Solar System’s location in the Milky Way is a factor of great importance in the evolutionary history of life on Earth. It has given the Earth long periods of stability for life to evolve.
Part 12: The vast majority of our Solar System’s mass, 99,9 %, is in the Sun, with most of the remaining mass contained in Jupiter. For the four terrestrial planets together, including our Earth, less than 0,002% is left.
Part 11: Just like you and me, our Sun and all the other stars have a life cycle of conception, embryo, birth, childhood, adulthood, old age and death. Crucial is how massive they are.
Part 10: And the gold and the silver in the ring around your finger or in your neckless, have also been ‘cooked’ in a supernova explosion.
Part 9: Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus: they are all ‘cooked’ in the stars!
Part 7: The universe is not only ‘big in space’, it’s ‘big in time’ as well. Consequently, studying the universe makes us travel both space and time.
Part 6: From a few millionths of a second after the Big Bang onwards, the chronology of the development of the universe is being studied, understood and mapped by modern physics.
Part 5: According to the dissident Cyclic Universe theory, the Big Bang was not the beginning of time, but the bridge to a past, filled with endlessly repeating cycles of evolution.
Part 4: The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model of the birth and the expansion of the universe. However, it still is a challenge to modern cosmology to understand that very first ‘lilliputian moment’ of birth.
Part 3: Homo sapiens has produced a great diversity of wonderful guesswork about the birth of the universe. Or has the universe no distinct starting point? Has each beginning another beginning?
Part 2. Photographed from a far away vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. That pale blue dot, that’s here, that’s us, that’s home.
Part 1: Like messages in a bottle, stones can tell us wonderful stories. They whisper of the mysteries of deep time and deep space and introduce us into our own Big History.
The internet is abuzz with news that Google wants to change the way it ranks website pages in its search engine.
Where do all our many languages come from? There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today yet about 2,000 of them are spoken by less than 1,000 people.
A look at the latest scientific excitement about nano-particles and their side effects on the human body.
Shanti reflects on the universe and its amazing work to produce us, encourages us to participate in this gift of life and ultimately to wake up.
As reported widely in the media recently, Microsoft is developing a ‘smart bra’ that will be able to detect women’s moods and combat overeating.
According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun’s vast magnetic field is about to flip.
Osho News attemps to give a picture of what is happening with Microsoft, NSA, Prism, etc… and how it affects us all.
Over the last year or so, there have been increasingly reports by people about ‘strange sounds’ they heard – and that globally.