Comments of the Week #26: From Astrology to Stars to Dark vs. Normal Matter

“There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.” -Pink Floyd / Gerry O’Driscoll It’s been another fantastic week here at Starts With A Bang, where we’ve taken on a huge diversity of topics and run two fantastic posts from our contributing writers: Brian Koberlein and James Bullock. If you missed any … Read moreComments of the Week #26: From Astrology to Stars to Dark vs. Normal Matter

Ask Ethan #52: How long has the Universe been accelerating? (Synopsis)

“After all the ‘Universe’ is a hypothesis, like the atom, & must be allowed the freedom to have properties & to do things which would be contradictory & impossible for a finite material structure.” –Willem de Sitter Dark energy was one of the biggest surprises to come along in the past generation, from a scientific … Read moreAsk Ethan #52: How long has the Universe been accelerating? (Synopsis)

Throwback Thursday: Back-to-school advice for STEM students (Synopsis)

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.” –Oscar Wilde So Labor Day is this coming Monday, and that means the new school year is about to start. Whether you are or whether you know a young person, say in middle-or-high … Read moreThrowback Thursday: Back-to-school advice for STEM students (Synopsis)

The Brilliance of Scientific Assumption (Synopsis)

If you’ve ever heard someone dismiss evolution, the Big Bang or climate change as “just a theory” and wanted to pull your hair out, you’re not alone. In science, after all, theories are the most powerful ideas we have to explain the mechanism behind the most intricate observable phenomena in the Universe. But it’s where … Read moreThe Brilliance of Scientific Assumption (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #25: Black Holes, Dark Matter and Next-Gen Physics

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” -G.K. Chesterton It’s been a very busy week here at Starts With A Bang! You may have noticed that our blog’s main page has a new layout, some of you who follow me on social media may have noticed … Read moreComments of the Week #25: Black Holes, Dark Matter and Next-Gen Physics