Comments of the Week #83: From galaxy death to the stability of matter

“As I was going up the stair I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. I wish, I wish he’d stay away.” -Hughes Mearns Although every week at Starts With A Bang is special, there’s something extra special brewing here. Sure, we’ve got the “normal stuff” of the articles we’ve written: Do galaxies die? (for Ask … Read more

A Warm Welcome to our New Writers! (Synopsis)

“Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves…” –William Shakespeare It isn’t every day that I pause to make an announcement, but it also isn’t every day that I have news quite like this! Thanks to the new Starts With A Bang digs over … Read more

A New Adventure for a New Year!

“Actually, I wasn’t happy or sad. I was medium. And medium is the happiest that I’ll ever be.” –Axe Cop It’s been an amazing journey over the years, sharing the joys and wonders of the Universe with you. From the smallest subatomic particles, the most fundamental interactions and the shortest timescales imaginable to the stars, galaxies, … Read more

Weekend Diversion: Celebrate the Universe ― and Carl Sagan ― with me!

“History is full of people who out of fear, or ignorance, or lust for power has destroyed knowledge of immeasurable value which truly belongs to us all. We must not let it happen again.” –Carl Sagan From the streets and people of our hometown to the nations, planets, stars and galaxies (and beyond) of our … Read more

Weekend Diversion: A Story To Tell

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” –Rudyard Kipling You might not believe it, but when I was a kid, I hated writing. Absolutely hated it. And it wasn’t because I didn’t have anything to write, or because I didn’t enjoy communicating my thoughts, or because I didn’t like … Read more