History’s “worst” nun – Theresa A. Yugar

Juana Ramírez de Asbaje sat before a panel of prestigious theologians, jurists, and mathematicians. The viceroy of New Spain had invited them to test the young woman’s knowledge by posing the most difficult questions they could muster. But Juana successfully answered every challenge, from complicated equations to philosophical queries. Observers would later liken the scene…

History’s “worst” nun – Theresa A. Yugar

Juana Ramírez de Asbaje sat before a panel of prestigious theologians, jurists, and mathematicians. The viceroy of New Spain had invited them to test the young woman’s knowledge by posing the most difficult questions they could muster. But Juana successfully answered every challenge, from complicated equations to philosophical queries. Observers would later liken the scene…

Stellar Encounters and Scholz’s Star

We often think of the universe as being dauntingly large, so much so that traveling to the neareststar system, currently Proxima Centauri, seems only just within theoretical reach and eventhen, it will take many years to accomplish getting there.As a result, the idea of actually colonizing worlds that orbit other stars seems far inthe future,…