Hubble Unveils Deepest View Of The Universe Ever (Synopsis)

“In other words, theory attempts to segregate the minimum number of possible worlds which must include the actual world we inhabit. Then the observer, with new factual information, attempts to reduce the list further. And so it goes, observation and theory advancing together toward the common goal of science, knowledge of the structure and observation … Read moreHubble Unveils Deepest View Of The Universe Ever (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #109: from quantum communication to science by democracy

“Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.” -Robert Frost Our first week of may has gone by here at Starts With A Bang, and we’re just $26 in pledges short, over on Patreon, of unlocking our next goal! In addition, we’ve also guest-starred on a Podcast/radio show over at Science For The People, on stories from Beyond … Read moreComments of the Week #109: from quantum communication to science by democracy

Ask Ethan: How Does Dark Matter Interact With Black Holes? (Synopsis)

“A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.” –Paul Klee When it comes to normal matter, dark matter is a bit of a puzzle. Other than through the gravitational force, there’s no way we’ve yet figured out to make it interact. Try and collide it with … Read moreAsk Ethan: How Does Dark Matter Interact With Black Holes? (Synopsis)

Science is not a democracy, and never can be one (Synopsis)

“Even when Darwin’s teaching first made its appearance, it became clear at once that its scientific, materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature, was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology.” -Trofim Lysenko When it comes to many issues, democracy and popular opinion does and should determine the outcome. But when … Read moreScience is not a democracy, and never can be one (Synopsis)

The science of atomic bombs, and how we stopped Hitler’s (Synopsis)

“I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” -J. Robert Oppenheimer The nucleus of the atom holds many secrets, not the least of which is the key to the release of energy hundreds of thousands-to-millions of times more efficient than any chemical means known. In order to build and develop the first atomic bomb, a … Read moreThe science of atomic bombs, and how we stopped Hitler’s (Synopsis)

Curiosity’s First Visit To The Martian Dunes, In Visuals (Synopsis)

“Actually I think Art lies in both directions – the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing.” -Peter Hammill When fine-and-coarse-grained sand is carried by the winds across uneven terrain, sand dunes form … Read moreCuriosity’s First Visit To The Martian Dunes, In Visuals (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #108: from runaway spaceships to the Universe’s age

“Science is the only self-correcting human institution, but it also is a process that progresses only by showing itself to be wrong.” -Allan Sandage As April leaves us and May commences here at Starts With A Bang, I’m so pleased to inform you that amazing things are happening! Thanks to the support of everyone on Patreon, we’re over … Read moreComments of the Week #108: from runaway spaceships to the Universe’s age