Tiny but colourful jumping “peacock spider”

A four millimetre long “peacock spider” that can wave a pair of legs and two patterned flaps as part of a mating ritual has been captured on camera. “The tiny arachnid, found in Australia, shows off a rainbow of colours to impress nearby females. It can raise a pair of legs and fan out two … Continue reading

Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

Astronomer and scientist Carl Sagan is one of my favorite science writers. I also consider him a hero. Few people have done as much to spark public interest in the wonders of science. Few fought more bravely or openly against the ignorance and bigotry that have hindered the advance of science since its beginnings. I’ll … Continue reading

Welcome to Goodheart’s Extreme Science!

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. It was the experience of mystery … Continue reading