Weekend Diversion: Top 5 Great Christmas Sweaters (Synopsis)

“Devote yourself, but do not lose who you are!” –Marvel vs. Capcom With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s officially the holiday season here in the USA (and in many other places across the world), and so it’s time to kick that off with a great holiday song by Calexico, Gift X-change, and to check out the fusion … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Top 5 Great Christmas Sweaters (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #37: From spacetime’s birth to simple gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Every week brings a new set of challenges, but also a new opportunity to find not only … Read moreComments of the Week #37: From spacetime’s birth to simple gratitude

Ask Ethan #64: What happens to matter as the Universe expands? (Synopsis)

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” –Molière So if the Universe is expanding and cooling, what does that mean for the matter in it? Sure, it’s easy to visualize how radiation cools: it has a wavelength, space expands, and so as the wavelength gets stretched, the energy drops. But the … Read moreAsk Ethan #64: What happens to matter as the Universe expands? (Synopsis)

The Most Precise Signal in the Universe (Synopsis)

“We… are what happens when a primordial mixture of hydrogen and helium evolves for so long that it begins to ask where it came from.” –Jill Tarter But that doesn’t mean we can’t also look to the hydrogen itself, and use its information to learn about where other things may have come from! An extraordinary example … Read moreThe Most Precise Signal in the Universe (Synopsis)