A thought experiment for the relativity skeptics

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” –Albert Einstein It may be hard to believe, seeing as how it’s been our leading theory of gravity for nearly a century now, but Einstein’s General Relativity is possibly the most frequently challenged scientific idea of all-time. Of course, it’s emerged victorious from each and … Read moreA thought experiment for the relativity skeptics

The Deepest View of the Universe. EVER.

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” –Joseph Campbell One of the bravest things that was ever done with the Hubble Space Telescope was to find a patch of sky with absolutely nothing in it — no bright stars, no … Read moreThe Deepest View of the Universe. EVER.

How the Higgs gives Mass to the Universe

“This is evidently a discovery of a new particle. If anybody claims otherwise you can tell them they have lost connection with reality.” –Tommaso Dorigo You’ve probably heard the news by now: the Higgs boson — the last undiscovered fundamental particle of nature — has been found. Indeed the news reports just keep rolling in; … Read moreHow the Higgs gives Mass to the Universe