Dressing Up Science: Richard Feynman And The Costume Parties Of Al Hibbs (Synopsis)

“I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.” -Richard Feynman Scientists have long had a reputation for being uptight, serious, and even killjoy personalities. But 50+ years ago, Richard Feynman was forcing everyone who felt that way to challenge their assumptions. With his brash attitude … Read moreDressing Up Science: Richard Feynman And The Costume Parties Of Al Hibbs (Synopsis)

He’s on fire! How the hot hand helped Golden State become NBA champions (Synopsis)

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” -Arnold Glascow When someone makes a shot, it’s a little instinctive to want to give them the ball again to see if they’ll make another. If they make three or four in a row, you’ll really want to ride that ‘hot hand’ as … Read moreHe’s on fire! How the hot hand helped Golden State become NBA champions (Synopsis)

Top 10 gifts for lovers of outer space (Synopsis)

“It is worthy of notice that in Table VI the brighter variables have the longer periods. It is also noticeable that those having the longest periods appear to be as regular in their variations as those which pass through their changes in a day or two.” -Henrietta Leavitt The past year has held a slew … Read moreTop 10 gifts for lovers of outer space (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #137: from quantum entanglement to string theory’s basics

“A thing may be of deeper impossibility than another, in the sense that you can be more deeply underwater–but whether you are five feet or five fathoms from the surface you are still all wet.” -Brian McGreevy With everything going on in the world, it’s always a wonderful reminder that here at Starts With A Bang! we’re … Read moreComments of the Week #137: from quantum entanglement to string theory’s basics

Be thankful for the Universe that created you (Synopsis)

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” -Frank A. Clark There’s a lot to be thankful for, and some of those things are truly universal. The world we share, the Sun we orbit, the galaxy we reside in and the Universe … Read moreBe thankful for the Universe that created you (Synopsis)

Gift This, Not That: Coloring the Universe vs. The Hubble Cosmos (Synopsis)

“The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject… And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will … Read moreGift This, Not That: Coloring the Universe vs. The Hubble Cosmos (Synopsis)

Gift This, Not That: Year In Space vs. Space Views From Hubble Calendars (Synopsis)

“No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.” –Quintus Ennius For the space, science or astronomy enthusiast, there’s nothing like looking up at the Universe with your own eyes and discovering it. But during the day, while you’re seated at your desk, office or computer, many of us crave … Read moreGift This, Not That: Year In Space vs. Space Views From Hubble Calendars (Synopsis)