About BEN BOVA
Ben Bova: Perhaps an armed society is the best defended society
Published 03/17/2013 at 4 a.m.
There's been a lot of furor over gun control recently.
Ben Bova: Guns, peace and peace of mind
Published 02/24/2013 at 4 a.m.
There's been a lot of furor over gun control. So far, it seems to me that the arguments back and forth have produced more heat than light.
Ben Bova: Let's go out to the movies -- and listen closely
Published 01/27/2013 at 4 a.m.
This week's Ben Bova column
Ben Bova: Merry Christmas viewing
Published 12/23/2012 at 4 a.m.
Let's see ... over and over again.
Ben Bova: What if ... ? A Christmas story
Published 12/16/2012 at 4 a.m.
I might be kind of elderly to be writing a letter to Santa Claus, but if I did, here's what I would say.
Ben Bova: Star wars a peace on earth
Published 12/09/2012 at 4 a.m.
Ben Bova: Sizing up the nuclear horizon
Published 12/02/2012 at 4 a.m.
The prospect of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons is very worrying. The present government of Iran supports terrorism, and the thought of nuclear-armed terrorists is certainly something to be scared of.
Ben Bova: Tis the season
Published 11/25/2012 at 4 a.m.
Although weve seen Christmas ads and sales since before Halloween, the Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the official start of the Christmas season.
Ben Bova: Neither candidate has said anything substantive about space program
Published 11/04/2012 at 3 a.m.
Tuesday is election day and, to me, it's remarkable that neither candidate has said anything substantive about space.
Ben Bova: Alternate history
Published 10/28/2012 at 4 a.m.
Alternate history. Its a sub-genre of science fiction where the author changes some turning point in history and we see what might have unfolded. Instead of the history we know, we get a story about a history that might have ...
Ben Bova: 'Ufology'
Published 10/07/2012 at 4 a.m.
New Mexico is filled with spectacular scenery, wonderful people, a proud and ancient history.
Ben Bova: 'Not everything is equal to everything else'
Published 03/04/2012 at 4 a.m.
Science is just another way of looking at the world, no better than philosophy or religion or whatever world view you personally want to adopt.
Ben Bova: Don't bother me with what's important
Published 02/05/2012 at 4 a.m.
That could well be the byword of the 2012 political campaign.
Published 01/22/2012 at 4 a.m.
A great Americans birthday slipped by a few weeks ago with hardly anyone noticing.
Ben Bova: Ben Bova ... Sizing up science behind us and ahead
Published 01/02/2012 at 9:44 a.m.
The Roman god Janus was the god of transitions, of endings and beginnings, of gates, doorways and time. He was usually portrayed as having two faces, one that looked forward, the other backward.
Ben Bova: Political right and left 'occupy' my thoughts
Published 12/04/2011 at 4 a.m.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Today I'd like to comment about the Tea Party movement.
BEN BOVA: Oct. 9, 2011 ... "Rocky" reminds us we can be contenders
Published 10/09/2011 at 6 a.m.
I saw the movie “Rocky” again on television a few nights ago. And, as usual, got a lump in my throat.
BEN BOVA: October 2, 2011 ... Mixed emotions on 54th anniversary of the Space Age
Published 10/02/2011 at 6:59 a.m.
Fifty-four years ago, come Tuesday, Soviet Russia launched the first artificial satellite of Earth: Sputnik 1.
BEN BOVA: Sept. 4, 2011... A slice of irony about global warming
Published 09/03/2011 at midnight 1 Comment
It’s an ill wind that blows no good.
BEN BOVA: Aug. 28, 2011 ... 'Don’t mess with science fiction fans.'
Published 08/28/2011 at 6 a.m.
By the time you read this, I will be in Albuquerque, attending a science fiction convention.
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