Ben Bova: A naval war chronicle that changed the course of history
Published 10/27/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
Last Wednesday marked the 69th anniversary of the greatest sea battle the world has ever known.
Ben Bova: 'Inka-Dinka-Doo' and beyond: Why I 'nose' I still like Durante
Published 10/20/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Down memory lane with the late great Jimmy Durante
Ben Bova: Reimagining war at sea
Published 10/13/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
Cruise conjures images of warfare at sea
Ben Bova: Expanding horizons via travel: So what else is new?
Published 10/6/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 3 comments
They say that travel is broadening.
Ben Bova: Why we travel into space
Published 9/29/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 19 comments
Last week we talked about going to Mars
Ben Bova: Given the opportunity, would you fly to Mars?
Published 9/22/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 3 comments
Given the opportunity, would you fly to Mars?
Ben Bova: Automated flight control vs. human pilots: Which do you trust?
Published 9/15/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Place: An RAF training airfield in Scotland.
Ben Bova: Art of laughter isn't necessarily foreign to all scientists
Published 9/8/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 4 comments
Scientists are usually portrayed in the news and entertainment media as sober, virtually humorless people.
Ben Bova: Knowledge of science is vital to citizens of a democracy
Published 9/1/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 9 comments
The ancient Athenian leader Pericles said that in a democracy, a man who takes no interest in politics is not a harmless citizen, but a useless citizen.
Ben Bova: Science-fiction conventions not just for nerds
Published 8/25/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Labor Day is nigh, and that means the World Science Fiction Convention is about to convene.
Ben Bova: Flaming out -- from Earth to the heavens
Published 8/18/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
When I look at the decay and imminent bankruptcy of a city like Detroit, I'm struck by the similarities between the life of a city and the life of a star.
Ben Bova: Down to earth: Here and there
Published 8/11/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
A few random thoughts.
Ben Bova: Terrorism threats through the ages
Published 8/4/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
The threat we face today ...
Ben Bova: Turning on renewable energy sources just makes good sense
Published 7/28/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
Our planet Earth receives more energy from the Sun in one hour than the entire human race consumes in a whole year.
Ben Bova: Back, back, back, back ... to the Moon
Published 7/21/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
We have just passed the 44th anniversary of the first human landong on the Moon.
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