How Thinking Like A Scientist Can Improve Your Daily Life (Synopsis)

“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.” -Ernest Rutherford It’s a difficult thing to do, to go against your gut instinct. It’s even more difficult when your gut is backed up by the facts you’ve found doing your own independent research. But the greatest hallmark of science isn’t digging … Read moreHow Thinking Like A Scientist Can Improve Your Daily Life (Synopsis)

Watch: Four Gas Giants In Orbit Around Another Star For The First Time (Synopsis)

“The Beta Pic animation looked so cool that we’ve wanted to do more. We wanted to make one that was even more impactful for the audience and could begin to show what one of these systems looks like.” -Jason Wang In 2004, humanity was able to take the first direct image of an exoplanet around … Read moreWatch: Four Gas Giants In Orbit Around Another Star For The First Time (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #146: From zero gravity to our Solar System’s end

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” -Neil Gaiman Another week, another slew of … Read moreComments of the Week #146: From zero gravity to our Solar System’s end

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime? (Synopsis)

“‘Space-time’ – that hideous hybrid whose very hyphen looks phoney.” -Vladimir Nabokov Sure, you know what space and time are. If you heard of Einstein and relativity, you might know that they’re not absolute quantities, but that how you experience distances and the ticking of clocks is dependent on your motion through the Universe. But … Read moreAsk Ethan: What Is Spacetime? (Synopsis)

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future (Synopsis)

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” -G. K. Chesterton Worried about the environment of Earth today? Here’s a sobering fact: we already know how it’s all going to end. Not just when the next ice age will come or the next supervolcano will blow, but on cosmic scales … Read moreHow Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future (Synopsis)

How the anthropic principle became the most abused idea in science (Synopsis)

“There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, ‘I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.’” -Shel Silverstein When it was first proposed in 1973 by Brandon Carter, there were only two simple statements that one could hardly disagree with concerning the anthropic principle: 1.) We must … Read moreHow the anthropic principle became the most abused idea in science (Synopsis)

World’s largest telescope will revolutionize the future of astronomy (Synopsis)

“For my confirmation, I didn’t get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.” -Wernher von Braun Sure, going to space is great for overcoming Earth’s atmosphere, but it’s no substitute for the sheer size of what … Read moreWorld’s largest telescope will revolutionize the future of astronomy (Synopsis)

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole’s Information Goes (Synopsis)

“Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” -Stephen Hawking Throw a book into a black hole, and the information must somehow wind up inside. Same goes for a star, a planet, or even a single proton: that information must be maintained. But allow enough time to pass, and quantum theory … Read moreNobody Knows Where A Black Hole’s Information Goes (Synopsis)

Colliding asteroids to blame for Earth’s meteors (Synopsis)

“Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.” -Henry W. Longfellow When you look at the meteors striking Earth today, as well as over the past 466 million years, you find something surprising: they don’t line up with the population … Read moreColliding asteroids to blame for Earth’s meteors (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #145: from identical snowflakes to science and God

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” -Neil Gaiman Here we are, at the … Read moreComments of the Week #145: from identical snowflakes to science and God