Weekend Diversion: Science Rock Stars

“Sounds of laughter shades of life Are ringing through my open ears Exciting and inviting me Limitless undying love which Shines around me like a million suns It calls me on and on across the Universe” –The Beatles Now that you’ve all given thanks for all the great things you’ve got, it’s time to enjoy … Read more

An Astrophysicist Gives Thanks

“The Sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” –Galileo So tomorrow is American Thanksgiving, and it’s one of our traditions that I’m most happy to take part in. So without any ado, … Read more

Monday Madness: WE WON!

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” –Malcolm Forbes It is official; you voted and the world has listened. I am proud to welcome you to the best physics blog in the world! We not only won physics.org‘s best blog, we were also the people’s choice award winner! Thanks to the judges, thanks to all … Read more

Weekend Diversion: Save The Words!

“No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.” –Henry Brooks Adams There are plenty of advocates out there for letting go of the great, descriptive, but outdated words of our language. And I simply can’t get on board with that. As … Read more